Finance Watch: Ferring Shutters San Diego R&D Site As Even Money-Making Firms Cut Costs
Searches For Strategic Alternatives, Workforce Reductions Ongoing Broadly
Restructuring Edition: After reporting record revenue, but lower profits due to rising costs, Ferring has decided to consolidate R&D in Europe. Also, Codiak has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will sell off its assets, while Exicure, Applied Molecular Transport, Gamida Cell and others revealed new job cuts.
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Restructuring Edition: Biogen and Sana add to their layoff totals. Exscientia announced R&D program cuts while Syros, PTC, AM-Pharma, Societal CDMO, Nighthawk and Kinnate revealed layoffs to conserve cash. Also, Impel is exploring strategic options and Applied Molecular Transport will disappear in a merger with Cyclo.
Private Company Edition: Genesis raised $200m, Rapport brought in $150m and Cellares closed a $255m round. Also, Ferring got $300m up front in a royalty deal, Fore Biotherapeutics raised a $75m series D and Vaxxas won a $3.67m Wellcome grant to advance a next-generation typhoid vaccine.
Restructuring Edition: FibroGen follows its clinical setback with a 32% reduction in force, cutting 104 jobs. Also, Amarin named a new CEO, but cut all US sales and 30% of non-sales US roles, and 9 Meters is headed for dissolution after Chapter 7 bankruptcy, while several others seek strategic alternatives.