Monday, May 2, 2022

C&EN: Nektar lays of 70% of employees

From this week's C&EN (by Jessica Marshall): 

Nektar Therapeutics says it will lay off 70% of its 700-plus employees. The news follows the April 14 announcement that Nektar and partner Bristol Myers Squibb were halting development of the interleukin-2 (IL-2) therapy bempegaldesleukin. The drug was intended to stimulate growth of T cells, which can attack cancer, but it failed in late-stage trials. Nektar, which focuses on immune modulation, says it will keep working on other drugs in its pipeline. 

 Best wishes to those affected. 

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