MEI Pharma and Kyowa Kirin to Present Clinical Data from Phase 1b Study of Zandelisib in Combination with Zanubrutinib at the European Hematology Association 2021 Virtual Congress


SAN DIEGO and TOKYO, May 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- MEI Pharma, Inc.  (NASDAQ: MEIP), a late-stage pharmaceutical company focused on advancing new therapies for cancer, and Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd. (Kyowa Kirin, TSE: 4151), a global specialty pharmaceutical company creating innovative medical solutions utilizing the latest biotechnology, today announced updated clinical data from a Phase 1b study of zandelisib, an investigational selective phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase delta ("PI3Kδ")  inhibitor in clinical development for the treatment of B-cell malignancies, in combination with zanubrutinib (marketed as BRUKINSA®), an inhibitor of Bruton's tyrosine kinase developed by BeiGene, Ltd., in patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell malignancies, will be highlighted in an oral presentation at the European Hematology Association (EHA) 2021 Virtual Congress to be held June 9 – 17, 2021.

Oral Presentation Title: Tolerability and Efficacy of the Combination of PI3K-Delta Inhibitor Zandelisib (ME-401) and BTK Inhibitor Zanubrutinib in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory (R/R) B-cell Malignancies: Initial Results
Session Title: Indolent & mantle cell lymphoma – Clinical
Presenter: Jacob Soumerai, M.D., lead author on the abstract, study investigator and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Abstract ID: S214

The abstract is available on the EHA Annual Congress website. All presentations will be made available on the EHA website for on-demand viewing on June 11, 2021.

About MEI Pharma
MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP) is a late-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing potential new therapies for cancer. MEI Pharma's portfolio of drug candidates contains four clinical-stage assets, including zandelisib, currently in an ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial which may support accelerated approval applications with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Each of MEI Pharma's pipeline candidates leverages a different mechanism of action with the objective of developing therapeutic options that are: (1) differentiated, (2) address unmet medical needs and (3) deliver improved benefit to patients either as standalone treatments or in combination with other therapeutic options. For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter @MEI_Pharma and on LinkedIn.

About Kyowa Kirin
Kyowa Kirin strives to create and deliver novel medicines with life-changing value. As a Japan-based Global Specialty Pharmaceutical Company with a heritage of 70+ years, we apply cutting-edge science including an expertise in antibody research and engineering, to address the needs of patients and society across multiple therapeutic areas including Nephrology, Oncology, Immunology/Allergy and Neurology. Across our four regions – Japan, Asia Pacific, North America and EMEA/International – we focus on our purpose, to make people smile, and are united by our shared values of commitment to life, teamwork/Wa, innovation, and integrity. You can learn more about the business of Kyowa Kirin at:

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