Taste and smell comprise two of the main five senses we have as human beings. Some of our earliest memories as humans include the tastes and smells of our childhood. For most people, taste and smell are part of our everyday life. It is one of life’s great pleasures and one that we typically share with family and friends. Like the other senses, we take them for granted until they are longer there. When the sense of smell is lost, 80-90% of what we perceive as taste (the ability to detect flavor in food) is also lost.
Of all the senses, smell also has the most direct cognitive connection with memory. Without smell, there are memories that may never be accessed again. Over 15 million people in the U.S. alone have chronic smell and flavor loss, which can be brought on by something as basic such as the common flu or allergic rhinitis. It can also be a symptom of a neurodegenerative condition.ABOUT US
With the emergence of COVID-19, smell loss has entered the public mind. While the majority of patients who experience smell and flavor loss due to COVID-19 will recover, recent studies have shown that significant portion of the post-COVID population may experience a long term full or partial deficit. Still others may be left with smell and flavor distortions that can interfere with daily life.COVID-19
Cyrano Therapeutics is developing a patented nasal spray to treat and restore smell and flavor via intranasal delivery directly to the olfactory mucosa as a chronic daily therapy.INVESTORS