'Moon­shot' at liv­er cell ther­a­py biotech Am­bys Med­i­cines comes to an end

Am­bys Med­i­cines, backed by Third Rock Ven­tures and a part­ner to Take­da, closed its doors in re­cent months with­out a big pub­lic dis­clo­sure, but mul­ti­ple em­ploy­ees flashed sig­nals on a net­work­ing site.

The South San Fran­cis­co biotech planned to make a he­pa­to­cyte re­place­ment cell ther­a­py for liv­er dis­ease, but per one for­mer em­ploy­ee, Am­bys “could not con­vince in­vestors to bring this trans­for­ma­tive ther­a­py to pa­tients at this time,” ac­cord­ing to a LinkedIn post. A for­mer ex­ec­u­tive wrote on the job net­work­ing plat­form that the shut­ter­ing was due to “a set of un­for­tu­nate cir­cum­stances.”

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