Pieris Pharmaceuticals lays off 70% of workforce after AstraZeneca ends asthma medicine partnership
Pieris Pharmaceuticals is laying off about 70% of its workforce in a “corporate restructuring” to preserve cash a little less than a month after AstraZeneca axed an agreement with the biotech to conduct a Phase IIa study for elarekibep, an inhaled asthma medicine.
In SEC filings, Pieris said that as of Dec. 31 last year, there were 127 full-time employees and 17 permanent part-time employees — with 20 staffers in the US and 124 in Germany.
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