Agios Pharmaceuticals is cutting the company’s staff numbers by 50 as part of plans to lay low on exploratory research efforts to focus on the success of late-stage initiatives.

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Spero Therapeutics is laying off approximately 75 percent of the company’s workforce as part of a restructuring operation in light of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s expected rejection of Spero’s New Drug Application (NDA) for bacterial diseases. 

Weeks after Imara announced plans to discontinue the development of tovinontrinein for sickle cell disease, beta-thalassemia and heart failure indications, the company culled 83 percent of its workforce.

Pharmaceutical giant Novartis announced a global restructuring that will reportedly include cutting thousands of jobs.

Following the ongoing trend in the pharmaceutical industry, bluebird bio orchestrated a restructuring that includes saving financially and cutting staff. The restructuring is designed to prolong the company’s budget as bluebird bio awaits decisions from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

As Novartis explores the possible sell-off of its Sandoz business, the company is undergoing a significant transformation that it says will save about $1 billion in operations costs by 2024.

Gemini Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharma company dedicated to developing treatments for genetically defined age-related macular degeneration (AMD), announced a series of corporate updates. Among these is a corporate restructuring that will see 80 percent of the company’s workforce laid off.


A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary proposed on February 18 that it would submit to an independent examination of the corporate restructuring the healthcare giant undertook in an attempt to settle in U.S. bankruptcy court thousands of lawsuits alleging that J&J baby powder and other talc products cause cancer.


After 50 years, Sanofi is giving itself a bit of a branding make-over with a new logo and a restructuring of the France-based company’s corporate umbrella in support of its three-year-old “Play to Win” strategy.

Deciphera Pharmaceuticals announced a restructuring with the intention of prioritizing clinical development of specific programs and streamlining the Waltham, Mass.-based company’s commercial operations. In addition to cutting one of its programs, Deciphera plans to reduce about 140 positions.