Merrimack cancer drug flop prompts new round of layoffs

After discontinuing work on its sole drug candidate in a clinical trial, Cambridge, Mass.-based Merrimack Pharmaceuticals will complete another round of layoffs, according to The Boston Business Journal.

The drugmaker paused work on MM-310, a cancer treatment, after observing signs of peripheral neuropathy in clinical trial participants. Discontinuation of the cancer treatment development comes six months after Merrimack shelved production of a different cancer drug.

As a result, the drugmaker plans to lay off an undisclosed number of its 27 employees.

The company said it will invest resources toward development of its two preclinical drug candidates.

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