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Former Employee - Research Associate in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Research Associate in Palo Alto, CA

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Great benefit Friendly environment Effective communication with management

Cons

Not many projects work on

Advice to Management

Build more strong scientific teams

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  1. Future for Affymax after Hematide is murky

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    Former Employee - Research Associate IV in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate IV in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Affymax

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It has a peptide drug for anemia that is likely to be approved by the FDA. The drug has efficacy, low cost of goods, and is a good candidate for Medicare preference for the treatment of anemia for the dialysis patient population. The safety profile and monthly administration of the drug is a big advantage over the currently marketed drugs for anemia.

    Cons

    No more research for new targets for new drugs in the pipeline. All work was focused on the one drug; what is next? Unless a new target is identified, there isn't much for people at Affymax to do. They already laid off 95% of the researchers, so all that history and expertise is gone. It seems to be solely focused on getting Hematide through the trials, and now that they are ready to submit data to the FDA, what happens to anyone who isn't in sales and marketing?

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to Takeda and make some money for the stockholders, or start up R&D again. The latest worry about cardiovascular effects really caused the stock to tank. Can it be explained, or are there changes that can be made in the administration of Hematide that would ameliorate that effect? Try some positive spin in the marketing approach.


  2. Fair

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Affymax

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good industry to be in

    Cons

    Poor management at senior levels

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so hierarchical with your technical staff


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