Celularity made a startling announcement on Thursday, revealing that it was undertaking a strategic review and warning its employees to brace for possible job losses. With this development, the future of the company hangs in the balance as it seeks to chart a new path forward.
Company leaders are feeling optimistic that the restructuring process won’t result in any layoffs, and are doing their utmost to ensure the wellbeing of their staff.
Robert J. Hariri, CEO of Celularity, delved into the reason behind their warning, offering an insightful look into the company’s decision.
To meet the anticipated demand for our commercial biomaterial products in the United States and the Middle East, we are investing in increased production and reallocating our workforce and resources to prioritize our most promising cell therapy product candidates and programs. To make sure we are successful in this endeavor, we are taking the necessary steps to reduce our expenses.
Celularity is succeeding in its degenerative disease program, which includes promising therapeutic candidates for Crohn’s Disease and Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. To emphasize the progress it has made, the company is highlighting its growing capabilities in this area, aiming to soften the blow of any potential setbacks.
This month, a major breakthrough in the treatment of Crohn’s Disease was made. Data from three Phase I, Ib/2a and Ib studies revealed a clinically meaningful and long-lasting benefit for up to two years for the therapeutic. This is a significant step forward in the fight against this debilitating condition.
In a groundbreaking Phase I study, the therapeutic potential of placenta-derived mesenchymal-like adherent stomal cells was demonstrated with an astounding success rate of 83% in patients who received the therapy two years later.
Celularity is taking an exciting step forward in the fight against FSHD, by exploring a revolutionary new therapy derived from the placenta. This next-generation MLASC therapy promises to be a game-changer in treating FSHD, and Celularity is leading the charge in its development.
With a focus on osteoarthritis, the company is exploring the potential of its placental extracellular matrix product candidate to treat a model of the disease. Excitingly, this could lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of this debilitating condition.
Celularity has made considerable strides in treating degenerative diseases, and is now sharpening its focus on cost-cutting to prepare for a projected surge in biomaterials production this year. With this strategic review, the company is setting the stage for a successful and profitable venture.
Celularity is proud to announce its recent territory distribution agreement with CH Trading Group, making its Halal-Certified products available in more than 100 countries across the Middle East. This partnership marks a major milestone for Celularity, as it looks to expand its reach and make its products more accessible to customers in this region.