Mersana Therapeutics

Syndax appoints Dr. Briggs Morrison CEO, Michael Metzger president and COO

Monday, June 15, 2015

Syndax Pharmaceuticals, a privately held oncology company based in Waltham, Mass., has announced that Briggs W. Morrison, M.D., is joining the company as CEO and a member of the board of directors, and Michael A. Metzger is joining the company as president and chief operating officer. Morrison joins Syndax from AstraZeneca, where he was executive vice president, global medicines development and chief medical officer. Metzger joins from Regado Biosciences, where he was president and CEO through the company’s strategic merger with Tobira Therapeutics.

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Mersana initiates phase Ib of lead cancer drug

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Massachusetts-based Mersana Therapeutics announced the initiation of a phase 1b extension study with its lead cancer product, XMT-1001, a novel DNA topoisomerase I inhibitor based on the company’s Fleximer polymer conjugate platform, in second-line gastric cancer and second-/third-line non-small cell lung cancer.  The study will be carried out in 10 clinical centers in the U.S. 

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