Magenta CEO exits, 84% of staff let go as shuttering looms
After a patient death, Magenta Therapeutics scrapped its stem cell transplant drug and went searching for alternatives last week. As it seeks an exit, the biotech has now laid off 56 people.
That equates to 84% of the biotech’s workforce, including nearly the entire executive bench: co-founder, CEO and president Jason Gardner, as well as Magenta’s technical chief, commercial leader, lead people officer and clinical development head, per an SEC filing.
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