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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.

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.

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.

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.

The medical device company Reva Medical Inc. announced on Friday the appointment of Regina Groves as its chief executive officer.

San Diego's AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE: AHS) topped the most recent Investor's Business Daily list of "super winners" after its stock hit new highs due to a 40 percent jump in revenues over the past year.

Neuropore Therapies Inc. has commenced Phase 1 clinical trials with NPT200-11, a novel potential treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

PatientSafe Solutions, which provides smart point-of-care mobile solutions for health care, has named Balaji Sekar its chief financial officer.

San Diego-based Millennium Health LLC, the largest U.S. drug-testing lab, is contending with more legal fallout after reaching a tentative deal to settle a government probe over alleged billing irregularities.

Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) will end its contract with University of California, San Diego for the management of the Anti-amyloid treatment in the asymptomatic Alzheimer's disease study.

Metacrine Inc. has raised $36 million in a Series A financing.

Mirati Therapeutics Inc., an oncology company focusing on genetic and epigenetic drivers of cancer, and MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, have entered into a clinical trial collaboration related to lung cancer.

Five high schoolers and one college student were recognized by the County Board of Supervisors Tuesday for creating one-minute videos on suicide prevention and eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness.

Organovo Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ONVO), a biotechnology company focused on delivering scientific and medical breakthroughs using 3-D bioprinting technology, announced that the company has hired Paul Gallant as its general manager of the in vitro tissue service and product business.

Jerome Bonhomme has joined American Specialty Health Inc. as chief technology officer.

Two of San Diego’s health leaders say they won’t wait for the White House to act on policies to improve the lives of older Americans.

The molecular diagnostic technology deveoper Trovagene Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV) announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering on Friday for 4 million shares of its common stock.

A unique, accelerated safety certification program is underway at UC San Diego Extension in partnership with the Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego. The program emphasizes hands-on training, including a guaranteed job internship.

UC San Diego Health and AccentCare have created a jointly owned home health services agency to serve UC San Diego Health patients in San Diego and surrounding communities.

The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company Viking Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) has submitted an investigational new drug application to the Food and Drug Administration to initiate clinical development of its drug for treatment of patients with acute hip fracture.

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