February freeze hits biotech as companies cut staff, thin pipelines and merge to survive
Biotech market conditions have been frigid for over a year now. Company after company has laid off staffers, thinned out pipelines, and a number have even shut down.
Thursday morning, a new round of mergers, staff cuts, and strategic reviews hit the sector.
While the industry has been under pressure for some time, the latest round of changes is a sign that more and more companies are running low on cash. These biotechs are making tough decisions to keep their drug programs alive in a market where new capital is hard to come by.
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