Menu

Layoffs, Restructuring at GSK

GlaxoSmithKline is eliminating 900 US jobs—most in R&D.

Dec 4, 2014
Tracy Vence

WIKIMEDIA, BRADLEY JDrug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) said it will be eliminating 900 US employees in restructuring its research and development (R&D) efforts, among other things, FierceBiotech reported. But not all 900 will be laid off, GSK said, noting some employees may be relocated to other facilities. The firm’s Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, facility will be hit hardest by the changes.

“The details are still unfolding, but we expect as part of this restructure existing roles will be lost in our US R&D and commercial organizations by the end of 2015,” a GSK spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal’s Pharmalot.

“Some R&D roles will be relocated to the Philadelphia area, and some staff will be offered relocation,” GSK told Fierce. “Cuts are not being made across the board but are strategic, focused changes to allow GSK to operate more efficiently. . . . This is a rescaling of work to reflect market forces that were anticipated but that have accelerated and are affecting the entire industry.”

Hints at changes to come at the pharmaceutical firm came earlier this year. In April, GSK and Novartis agreed to swap assets totaling more than $20 billion. Novartis said it would buy GSK’s oncology business, while GSK agreed to purchase Novartis’s vaccines division.

November 2018

Intelligent Science

Wrapping our heads around human smarts

Marketplace

Sponsored Product Updates

Complete Pathology Solutions: Make Every Minute Count

Complete Pathology Solutions: Make Every Minute Count

From sample collection and handling, to fixation and processing, tissue staining, and covering all your IHC and water purification needs—you can have confidence in the quality of your results with MilliporeSigma's one-stop pathology solution.

Preparing Cell Or Tissue Lysates For ELISA Kits

Preparing Cell Or Tissue Lysates For ELISA Kits

RayBiotech manufactures over 2,000 high fully validated, GMP-compliant ELISA kits. In this blog post we explain how to prepare cell or tissue lysates for ELISA Kits.

Norgen Biotek Achieves Illumina Propel Certification as a Service Provider for Next Generation Sequencing

Norgen Biotek Achieves Illumina Propel Certification as a Service Provider for Next Generation Sequencing

Norgen Biotek Corp., an innovative privately held Canadian biotechnology company focusing primarily on nucleic acid and protein stabilization and purification, as well as providing high quality services to the scientific community, today announced that it has become Propel-Certified through Illumina as a Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) service provider.

Slice® Safety Cutters for Lab Work

Slice® Safety Cutters for Lab Work

Slice cutting tools—which feature our patent-pending safety blades—meet many lab-specific requirements. Our scalpels and craft knives are well suited for delicate work, and our utility knives are good for general use.