Mérieux NutriSciences offers specialized statistical services and training in support of all our Sensory and Consumer studies.

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Our expert statistics team is on the cutting edge of research and academia, and are frequently involved in scientific publications and posters on research projects. Their knowledge of innovative methodologies covers a wide spectrum, including:

Sensory analysis

  • Napping
  • Flash profiling
  • Free profiling
  • Pivotal profiling
  • Free sorting
  • Temporal dominance of sensations (TDS)
  • Polarized sensory positioning (PSP)
  • Discriminatory tests

Consumer tests

  • Mean drop penalty analysis
  • Preference mapping
  • Sensory trade-off
  • Total unduplicated reach and frequency (TURF)
  • Kano model

Statistical models

  • Analysis of variance (ANOVA) and comparison models
  • Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA)
  • Principal component analysis (PCA)
  • Multiple factor analysis (MFA)
  • Factorial correspondence analysis (FCA)
  • Hierarchical ascendant classification (HAC)
  • Bayesian networks or Bayes models
  • K-means clustering
  • Partial least squares (PLS) regression

Some of our most commonly requested services include data mining of your study results, including statistical research and data analysis according to study type. We can also provide your teams with customized training in statistical analysis techniques.

Mérieux NutriSciences uses specific statistical software for sensory analysis, including:

  • Bayesialab
  • SAS
  • Xlstat
  • MiniTab
  • SPSS