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Opertech Bio, Inc.

We Make Sense of Taste®

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2011
  • Employees 4
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website opertechbio.com

Company Summary

Opertech Bio has developed a pioneering approach to measuring taste, a multi-billion market covering the food and beverage, flavor ingredients, and pharmaceutical industries. Opertech's clientele include many of the world's largest and best known food and beverage, flavor ingredient and consumer healthcare companies. Opertech Bio’s technology can be used to discover new flavor ingredients, measure palatability and optimize flavor formulations.


  • Mr. Horvitz is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience managing life sciences companies. He has helped transition his 3 previous organizations from venture backed start-ups to publicly traded companies, raising over $250 million. Previoulsy he was CFO of Redpoint Bio and prior to that he co-founded 3-Dimensional Pharmaceuticals, where he worked from its inception in 1993 until its acquisition by Johnson & Johnson in 2003.

  • Kyle Palmer, CSO, is the inventor of Opertech's taste evaluation technology and is a world renowned expert in the field of taste biology. Previously, he was Sr Director of Research with Redpoint Bio and an Associate Research Fellow at Schering-Plough. Dr. Palmer is a classically trained pharmacologist. He has a B.S. from Hobart College, M.S. from Rutgers University in Biopsychology, and Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan.


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