Bayer announces manufacturing layoffs

Oct 05, 2018

Bayer AG announced it will cut 227 jobs connected to its Berkeley, California manufacturing operations, as it preps a new manufacturing plant in Germany.

The layoffs come after Bayer used voluntary packages to eliminate 200 more positions, as the drugmaker shifts hemophilia A patients to next-generation drugs. Bayer won FDA and European regulatory approvals last month for its latest, long-acting hemophilia treatment, Jivi.

Bayer has been phasing out Kogenate — its main hemophilia A drug manufactured in Berkeley for the past two decades — in some markets, such as Canada and parts of the European Union, as it brings online two new blood-clotting drugs.

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