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Harnessing the science within patents to predict the future in food and drink, beauty and wellness

Patents are the largest library of scientific information in the world. Our partnership with Mintel has unlocked a fresh audience for Cipher intelligence. For those working in research and innovation, predictive analysis is a vital component. Never has nutrition and wellness been more important.

FMCG Module

The Cipher Food & Drink Module includes:

The Food and Drink taxonomy includes 42 Classifiers structured in 3 top level classes:

  • Claim
  • Ingredients
  • Technology

Download the Cipher Food & Drink Taxonomy below.  Find out more about our offer to get access to Mintel Patent Watch reports.

The Cipher Beauty & Wellness Module is currently in beta. For more information email us

Partnering with Mintel

Working with Cipher will allow our experts at Mintel to harness the power of AI to understand faster and earlier how the food and drink and beauty and personal care industries could develop, and will help future-proof our clients’ businesses.

Peter Haigh, CEO, Mintel

Food & Drink Taxonomy


Food & Drink Taxonomy


To get the full details of this Food & Drink taxonomy:

  • 3 top classes
  • 42 classifiers in the module

Download the Taxonomy by completing this form.

The Cipher Beauty & Wellness Module is currently in beta. For more information email us

Download Taxonomy – FMCG

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