MEIP stock falls on setback to U.S. marketing application of cancer drug (NASDAQ:MEIP)

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The late-stage biotech MEI Pharma (NASDAQ:MEIP) has lost ~44% in the pre-industry Friday soon after disclosing that the existing details will not be satisfactory to guidance a promoting software in the U.S. for zandelisib, a phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (“PI3K”) inhibitor drug candidate.

Updating the final result of a conference with the U.S. Food Drug Administration (Fda), the corporation and its Japanese associate Kyowa Kirin (OTCPK:KYKOF) claimed that the regulator informed a randomized demo would be demanded to evaluate PI3K inhibitors, like zandelisib.

MEI Pharma (MEIP) and Kyowa Kirin (OTCPK:KYKOF) experienced anticipated to search for the marketing and advertising authorization for zandelisib underneath the accelerated approval pathway with the knowledge from the solitary-arm Phase 2 TIDAL review that included follicular lymphoma (FL) sufferers.

Next the hottest regulatory direction, the duo does not prepare to post a advertising application primarily based on TIDAL knowledge.

Nonetheless, the companies will go on to aim on the Phase 3 COASTAL analyze, an ongoing randomized trial for the prospect. MEI Pharma (MEIP) expects there will be sufficient hard cash for functions to total its enrollment in 2024.

“Based on this check out, the company discouraged a submitting based mostly on the Period 2 TIDAL examine knowledge and emphasised that the corporations keep on initiatives with the ongoing, randomized Period 3 COASTAL review as prepared,” the firms stated about the conference.

In November, MEI Pharma (MEIP) obtained just after asserting knowledge from the TIDAL research.