Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
We are a development-stage oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel small molecules for the treatment of cancer. We were incorporated in Delaware in 2000 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Novogen Limited (“Novogen”). Our common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “MEIP”. In December 2012, Novogen distributed to its shareholders substantially all of its MEI Pharma common stock. Our business purpose is the development of drugs for the treatment of cancer. We are principally focused on the clinical development of our lead drug candidate, Pracinostat, which we are currently investigating in a Phase II clinical trial. Pracinostat is an orally available histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor that is currently being developed for advanced hematologic diseases such as myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). ... More ...