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Viking Therapeutics initiates clinical trial

San Diego-based Viking Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VKTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel, first-in-class or best-in-class therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders, said it has initiated the clinical development program for VK5211, the company's lead program for muscle and bone disorders.

MEDICAL

Illumina completes acquisition of GenoLogics

San Diego-based Illumina Inc. (Nasdaq: ILMN) announced it has completed the acquisition of GenoLogics Life Science Software Inc., a developer of industry leading laboratory information management systems (LIMS) for life sciences organizations.

FINANCE

Vital stages partial rebound after freefall

Stock in San Diego's Vital Therapies Inc. (Nasdaq: VTL) shot up nearly 50 percent over the weekend and early morning trading Monday, after the company revealed that the test results on its proposed treatment for liver failure were better than the company first thought.

GENERAL

On the Agenda: Starting a business, permits, water forum on tap this week

BIOTECH

Senomyx announces commercialization of its sweetener

GENERAL

Hospitals leery of some tech innovations

MEDICAL

UCSD Jacobs Medical Center's central plant earns LEED Gold certification

MEDICAL

UC San Diego Health names Maysent as interim CEO

GENERAL

On the Agenda: Small businesses, awards, fine print on tap this week

TECHNOLOGY

Reva Medical appoints Groves as CEO

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Getting a flu shot? There are new options

TRENTON, N.J. — People planning on getting a flu shot this season have several options to discuss with their doctors.

Hospitals leery of some tech innovations

Although a growing niche of health-tech companies in San Diego is creating new technologies aimed at improving patient care, that will not mean much unless there are major changes in the culture at hospitals, clinics and medical research centers, according to participants at a Daily Transcript executive roundtable this week.

UCSD’s Moores Cancer Center projects promise growth, collaboration

For Dr. Scott Lippman, director of the UCSD Moores Cancer Center, the future for research and treatment is bright thanks to two significant expansion projects on the local horizon.

City transforms century-old hotel into affordable housing

San Diego's downtown skyline temporarily lost a landmark this summer as a construction crane removed the long-faded 2,000-pound neon sign for the Hotel Churchill, bringing it down from the seven-story perch where it had stood since the eve of World War II.

Carlsbad desalination plant nearly ready for production

The two elements of Poseidon Water's Carlsbad Desalination Project are expected to soon converge to bring San Diego County up to 54 million new gallons of potable water per day.

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Interview with Shelley Lyford, Paul Downey

July 16, 2015 -- George Chamberlin speaks with Shelley Lyford, CEO of West Health, and Paul Downey, president and CEO of Serving Seniors, about participating in the Conference on Aging in Washington, D.C., and the various issues addressed.

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