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Merrimack Announces Presentation of Preclinical Data at the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer
Date:6/30/2011

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that it will present preclinical data on MM-151, an oligoclonal therapeutic consisting of a mixture of three human antibody antagonists, and MM-398, a nanoliposomal encapsulation of irinotecan, at the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer, taking place July 3 – 7, 2011, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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MM-151MM-151 is designed to effectively block downstream signaling of the EGFR receptor, a key oncogene in various carcinomas. The poster will present pre-clinical data regarding the potency of MM-151 compared to existing monoclonal therapies targeting EGFR.Poster #3656 presents preclinical data on the ability of  MM-151 to effectively block EGFR pathway activation in in-vitro signaling and inhibit tumor cell growth in-vitro and in-vivo in lung cancer modelsPoster Session:  P2.070: Poster Session 2

Number:  3656

Date/Time:  Tuesday, July 5, from 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Location:  RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Exhibition HallMM-398  

MM-398 is designed to stably retain and protect irinotecan while in circulation in the body and enable efficient accumulation of the drug in solid tumors.  MM-398, in partnership with PharmaEngine, Inc., is in clinical development in colorectal, gastric and pancreatic cancer and in glioma.  The poster will present preclinical data on the safety and activity of MM-398 in lung cancer xenograft models.Poster #S420-421 presents preclinical data on MM-398's safety and activity Oral Session:  033.03: Preclinical Models 1

Number:  S420-421

Date/Time:  Wednesday, July 6, from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Location:  Room D201Ab
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