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Senomyx announces commercialization of its sweetener

San Diego-based Senomyx Inc. (Nasdaq: SNMX), a company using proprietary taste science technologies to discover, develop and commercialize novel flavor ingredients for the food, beverage, and ingredient supply industries, announced Friday the first commercialization of its Sweetmyx S617 was achieved.

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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.

MEDICAL

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

The U.S. Green Building Council has certified the new Central Plant at UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center as a LEED Gold building, the first stand-alone medical center energy plant to achieve this distinction.

MEDICAL

UC San Diego Health names Maysent as interim CEO

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

TECHNOLOGY

Reva Medical appoints Groves as CEO

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Biocept abruptly loses CFO

BIOTECH

Quidel chairman steps down for new job

GREEN

Navy signs agreement to purchase renewable energy

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Evoke spikes on analyst report

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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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