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Senomyx (SNMX) Announces Appointment of Donald Karanewsky Ph.D. as CSO

Jun. 7, 2010 (Business Wire) — June 7, 2010–Senomyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNMX), a leading company focused on using proprietary taste receptor technologies to discover and develop novel flavor ingredients for the food, beverage, and ingredient supply industries, announced today the appointment of Donald S. Karanewsky, Ph.D., to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Karanewsky has been serving as Senior Vice President, Discovery since joining Senomyx in June 2007. His career accomplishments include leading successful discovery efforts at both biotechnology research organizations and large pharmaceutical companies.

“Don has been named Chief Scientific Officer in recognition of the significant contributions he has made to Senomyx through his scientific expertise and leadership,” stated Kent Snyder, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “We are privileged to have him direct our discovery and development efforts.”

Dr. Karanewsky received his Ph.D. and Masters degrees in Chemistry from Harvard University and was granted a B.S. in Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, from Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. He has directed research teams and played senior management roles at a number of biotechnology institutions including Idun Pharmaceuticals, Ligand Pharmaceuticals and The Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF). In addition, he held principal positions at Glaxo Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and the Squibb Institute for Medical Research. Dr. Karanewsky is an inventor on approximately 90 issued US patents and has authored over 70 scientific publications.

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, bitter, and cooling areas. The Company has product discovery and development collaborations with global food, beverage, and ingredient supply companies, some of which are currently marketing products that contain Senomyx’s flavor ingredients. For more information, please visit

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