SAN DIEGO, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP), an oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for the treatment of cancer, announced today that Daniel P. Gold, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, will present an update on MEI Pharma and its lead oncology drug candidates, ME-143, ME-344 and Pracinostat, at the Stifel Nicolaus Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 3:50 p.m. Eastern time from the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston. A live webcast of the presentation can be accessed at www.meipharma.com/investor. A replay will be available approximately one hour after the presentation.
MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP) is a San Diego-based oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for the treatment of cancer. The Company's clinical development pipeline includes two proprietary isoflavone-based drug candidates, ME-143 and ME-344, and a potential best-in-class, oral histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, Pracinostat.
Results from a Phase I dose-escalation trial of intravenous ME-143 in heavily treated patients with solid refractory tumors were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in June 2012. The Company received FDA approval of its investigational new drug application for ME-344 in April 2012 and initiated a Phase I clinical trial of intravenous ME-344 in patients with solid refractory tumors shortly thereafter. Pracinostat has been tested in more than 150 patients in multiple Phase I and exploratory Phase II clinical trials, including advanced hematologic disorders such as acute myeloid leukemia and myelofibrosis. MEI Pharma owns exclusive worldwide rights to ME-143, ME-344 and Pracinostat. For more information, go to www.meipharma.com.
Under U.S. law, a new drug cannot be marketed until it has been investigated in clinical trials and approved by the FDA as being safe and effective for the intended use. Statements included in this press release that are not historical in nature are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You should be aware that our actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, which are based on management's current expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, our failure to successfully commercialize our product candidates; costs and delays in the development and/or FDA approval, or the failure to obtain such approval, of our product candidates; uncertainties or differences in interpretation in clinical trial results; our inability to maintain or enter into, and the risks resulting from our dependence upon, collaboration or contractual arrangements necessary for the development, manufacture, commercialization, marketing, sales and distribution of any products; competitive factors; our inability to protect our patents or proprietary rights and obtain necessary rights to third party patents and intellectual property to operate our business; our inability to operate our business without infringing the patents and proprietary rights of others; general economic conditions; the failure of any products to gain market acceptance; our inability to obtain any additional required financing; technological changes; government regulation; changes in industry practice; and one-time events. We do not intend to update any of these factors or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.