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Co-Founder Gavin MacBeath, Ph.D. Joins Merrimack Pharmaceuticals as a Senior Director and the Head of Translational Research
Date:5/26/2010

ortant Network Biology is in the context of co-developing drugs and companion diagnostics that identify which patients will respond most effectively.”

Dr. MacBeath will continue to direct a research lab at Harvard Medical School and will serve as a bridge between Merrimack and Harvard’s academic community. Dr. MacBeath received his Bachelors of Science at the University of Manitoba and his doctorate in Macromolecular and Cellular Structure and Chemistry at the Scripps Research Institute.

About Merrimack
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of novel medicines for the treatment of cancer and inflammation. The Company is advancing a robust pipeline of engineered therapeutics paired with molecular diagnostics. Merrimack’s first two oncology candidates, MM-121, partnered with sanofi-aventis, and MM-111, are in Phase 1 clinical testing with multiple pre-clinical development and research stage programs in the pipeline. MM-121 and MM-111 are investigational drugs and have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or any international regulatory agency. The Company’s proprietary Network Biology discovery platform, developed with the help of leading scientists from MIT and Harvard, integrates the fields of engineering, biology and computing to enable mechanism-based model driven discovery and development of both therapeutics and diagnostics. Merrimack is a privately-held company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For additional information, please visit http://www.merrimackpharma.com.

Contact: Kathleen Petrozzelli, Corporate Communications, 617-441-1043, kpetrozzelli(at)merrimackpharma(dot)com; Betsy Raymond Stevenson, 860-984-1424, RaymondStevenson Healthcare Comms betsy(at)raymondstevenson(dot)com

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