SOURCE: Senomyx, Inc.

January 15, 2008 08:00 ET

Senomyx Announces Appointment of David Berger as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - January 15, 2008) - Senomyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNMX), a leading company focused on using proprietary taste receptor technologies to discover and develop novel flavor ingredients for the packaged food and beverage industry, announced today the appointment of David B. Berger to the position of Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Berger has more than 12 years of experience advising senior management and corporate boards of public and emerging growth companies in biotechnology, medical diagnostics and information technology industries.

Mr. Berger's broad range of expertise includes commercial transactions, intellectual property licensing, domestic and international product commercialization, human resources, and in-depth knowledge of SEC and NASDAQ reporting requirements. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President, Legal Affairs at Biosite Incorporated and was the managing attorney responsible for all commercial aspects of legal affairs. His prior experience includes serving as an attorney with Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, where he functioned as outside general counsel for an array of technology companies with respect to strategic business and licensing transactions, as well as general corporate matters. Mr. Berger received his J.D. at Stanford Law School and was granted a B.A. in Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.

"We are very fortunate to have someone with David's wealth of legal accomplishments join Senomyx," said Kent Snyder, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. "Senomyx has collaborations with seven world-class food, beverage, and ingredient supply companies and is the owner or exclusive licensee of 113 issued patents and 371 pending patent applications in the U.S., Europe, and elsewhere. David's experience with licensing and negotiations, intellectual property, and other corporate activities are therefore particularly appropriate for Senomyx and we are pleased to have him become a member of our management team."

About Senomyx, Inc. (

Senomyx is a leading company using proprietary taste receptor technologies to discover and develop novel flavor ingredients in the savory, sweet, salt and bitter areas. Senomyx has entered into product discovery and development collaborations with seven of the world's leading food, beverage, and ingredient supply companies: Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Cadbury Schweppes, Campbell Soup Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Firmenich SA, Nestlé SA, and Solae, LLC. Nestlé is currently marketing products that contain one of Senomyx's flavor ingredients. For more information, please visit

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