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2010-06-01 15:51:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Merrimack Pharmaceuticals today announced that it will present at the Jefferies 2010 Global Life Sciences Conference in New York City. Robert Mulroy, President and Chief Executive Officer, will provide a company overview at 11:00am EDT, Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City, New York. About Merrimack Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of novel medicines for...

2010-04-30 13:34:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Merrimack Pharmaceuticals' MM-111 Team Leader Charlotte McDonagh, Ph.D., will discuss the development of this novel, bispecific antibody on Tuesday, May 4, at the BIO 2010 International Convention in Chicago, Illinois. Designed to specifically inhibit ErbB3 signaling in ErbB2 over-expressing cancer cells, MM-111 binds to the critical ErbB2/ErbB3 cell receptor signaling complex and disables it from activating the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase...

2010-04-17 06:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that it will present pre-clinical data on MM-121 and MM-111, the two lead candidates in the company's pipeline of five novel cancer antibodies, at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) being held April 17 - 21, 2010, in Washington, D.C. MM-121 Two posters will show pre-clinical data on MM-121, a monoclonal antibody designed to block signaling of the ErbB3...

2010-02-22 06:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the first patient has received an initial dose in a Phase 1/2 clinical study combining MM-121 with Tarceva(®) (erlotinib) in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This is the first of multiple trials that Merrimack and sanofi-aventis expect to initiate in 2010 as part of a broad Phase 2 clinical development program for MM-121. MM-121, Merrimack's lead oncology...

2009-10-01 06:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and sanofi-aventis announced today the signing of an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement for the development and co-commercialization of MM-121, a first-in-class, fully human monoclonal antibody designed to block signaling of the ErbB3 receptor. MM-121 is currently in Phase 1 clinical testing. Under the terms of the agreement, sanofi-aventis will make an upfront payment of $60 million and will be responsible...

2009-09-21 07:05:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announced today that Clet Niyikiza, Ph.D., has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Development. Dr. Niyikiza comes to Merrimack from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) where he was Vice President and Medicine Development Leader for oncology. Dr. Niyikiza has extensive drug development experience with a career that spans over 18 years in the pharmaceutical industry in which he has led ten New Drug Application teams that...

2009-03-09 08:35:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of novel treatments for cancer and autoimmune disease, today announced that Ulrik B. Nielsen has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer and Edward (Tad) J. Stewart to Senior Vice President of Business Development. "Ulrik and Tad have both played critical roles in building Merrimack into the fully integrated...

2008-08-11 09:00:21

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the first patient has received an initial dose in a Phase 1 clinical study of the Company's first oncology product, MM-121, a fully human monoclonal antibody and a first-in-class therapeutic designed to block signaling of the ErbB3 receptor. ErbB3 is a receptor in the ErbB family, a pathway that plays a critical role in cancer signaling. With the initiation of the Phase 1 trial, MM-121 becomes...