Sangamo lays off 160+ staffers, winds down facility, punts clinical programs in drastic revamp
Months after chopping about a quarter of its US workforce, Sangamo Therapeutics is back with another round of layoffs to tighten its belt. As the California biotech closes down a facility in Brisbane early next year, it will be cutting another 40% of the remaining crew, or 162 roles.
Sangamo says it’s looking to simplify the organization and focus on its epigenetic regulation therapies to treat neurological diseases, as well as AAV capsid delivery technologies. That will mean suspending new investment in and offloading two of its most advanced programs — including a gene therapy for Fabry disease and a CAR-Treg program for autoimmune conditions, both of which are in Phase I/II trials.
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