ReneoLabs is the innovator behind a groundbreaking balm that combats taste dysfunction caused by COVID, pregnancy, or chemotherapy. This specially-formulated balm features a unique scent that helps neutralize unpleasant tastes.

Remco Gevers
Radboud University
Biomedical Sciences

Over het initiatief / About the initiative


In welke fase zit jouw initiatief? / In what stage is your initiative?

Uitgewerkt conceptfase

Heb je jouw initiatief al gevalideerd? / Did you validate your initiative?


Meer informatie over jouw initiatief / More info about your initiative

In 2020, Remco Gevers started the idea phase by looking into the actual meaning of taste problems according to patients undergoing chemotherapy. This made it possible to think of a problem-driven innovation.

Now, ReneoLabs is a team of medical students, who are fascinated by the mechanisms of taste problems. Insights in these mechanisms made it possible for Remco to build a concept: the balm containing a unique scent. The team of ReneoLabs converted this concept into an actual product, which is tested on safety, shelf life, and compatibility at SkinConsult.

In 2023, ReneoLabs won the validation market in Nijmegen, organised by StartUp.

Wat is er anders/nieuw aan jouw idee/oplossing t.o.v. bestaande oplossingen? / What is different/new about your idea/solution compared to existing solutions??

Currently, coping with taste problems asks for avoidance of specific foods or complex dietary adaptations.

ReneoLabs is unique in the use a simple product like a balm to help people who experience taste problems.  Besides this, the balm can be cheaper than current solutions.

Wat zijn jouw volgende stappen om het verder te ontwikkelen? / What are your next steps to develop the initiative?

Up until now, ReneoLabs garanteed safety of the balm and interesent and confidence in the balm by many people. The next step is to gather evidence of the effectiveness. It is important to let our potential customers experience the balm and give feedback about this experience.

Wat heb je nodig om (nog meer) impact te maken met dit initiatief? / What do you need to make (more) impact with this initiative?

For us, it is possible to make impact, when we have validated the effect of our balm by people who experience taste problems. That is why we are searching for people who are willing to try our product and give us feedback, preferably in (the area of) Nijmegen.