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January 30, 2002 Intelligent Sensor Technology, Inc., also referred to as "INSENT", is registered in Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa, Japan.

April 1, 2002 Following the transfer of the taste sensor business from Anritsu Corporation, INSENT launches itself as a business focusing on the development of taste sensors and the provision of related services.

July 16, 2002 INSENT's capital reaches 52.5 million yen.

October 26, 2002 INSENT's capital reaches 55 million yen.

November 19, 2002 INSENT receives an award at the Kanagawa Business Audition.

October 2003 INSENT receives support as part of a Venture Supportware project from the Venture Enterprise Center.

December 30, 2003 INSENT's capital reaches 91 million yen.

April 2004 INSENT is recognized as an Innovative Small and Medium Enterprise by Kanagawa Prefectural Government.

September 2004 INSENT Corporation establishes a new company, Taste & Aroma Strategic Research Institute Co. Ltd., providing marketing, consulting and content-based services based on the digitalized taste measurement of foodstuffs to provide clear and straightforward taste information to customers.

November 2005 INSENT receives an incentive award from Kanagawa Prefectural Government at the 22nd Kanagawa High-Tech Grandprix.

December 31, 2006
INSENT's capital reaches 95 million yen.

April 2007 Under the financial support program “Risk-taking Funds for Technology Development,” Japan Science and Technology Agency recognizes the successful development of the TS-5000Z taste sensing system.
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July 2007 INSENT starts selling the TS-5000Z Taste Sensing System (Japanese language version) to the Japanese market.

February 2008 INSENT is recognized by Kanagawa Prefectural Government as a "Kanagawa Standard" for its high-tech taste sensing technology and business plan.

March 2008 Together with Prof. Toko, INSENT receives an award from the Resona Foundation for Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion at the 20th Awards for New Technology and New Products of Small and Medium Enterprises.

February 2009 The successful development of the sweetness sensor by INSENT is recognized by Mitsubishi-UFJ Technology Development Foundation of Japan, who provided financial support.

March 2009 INSENT receives 4 awards from the Institute of Industrial Promotion, Kawasaki, at the 58th Kawasaki Entrepreneur Audition Business and Idea Seed Market.

April 2009 INSENT is selected as one of 300 small and medium enterprises that are supporting innovation in Japan by the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency of Japan.

June 2009 INSENT launches the TS-5000Z Taste Sensing System (English language version) for the global market.

July 2009 Together with Prof. Toko, INSENT receives the 34th Inoue Harushige Award from Japan Science and Technology Agency.

July 2009 INSENT receives the 3rd Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award Special Prize from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan.

December 2010 INSENT's capital reaches 125 million yen.

April 2011 Prof. Toko and INSENT receive a technical award from the Iijima Memorial Foundation for the Promotion of Food Science and Technology.



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