MEI Pharma Appoints Tina C. Beamon, J.D., as Chief Compliance Officer

Jul 7, 2021

SAN DIEGO, July 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP), a late-stage pharmaceutical company focused on advancing new therapies for cancer, today announced the appointment of Tina C. Beamon, J.D., as chief compliance officer, effective immediately. Ms. Beamon will be responsible for the enterprise-wide compliance programs that manage risks associated with core business activities.

"With her expert legal counsel and leadership, Tina strengthens our leadership team by bringing new knowledge and experience to guide MEI as we prepare for the potential commercialization of zandelisib, our lead drug candidate," said David M. Urso, J.D., chief operating officer and general counsel at MEI Pharma. "On behalf of our leadership team, I welcome Tina and look forward to working with her as we continue advancing our clinical pipeline and continue implementing pre-commercial strategies around zandelisib as a potential differentiated therapeutic for patients with B-cell malignancies."

Ms. Beamon joins MEI with over 20 years of legal and compliance experience across the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry, in which she was instrumental in providing guidance in support of nine launches for new products and indications. Most recently, she served as chief compliance officer at Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc. Prior to this, Ms. Beamon served as executive director of compliance and ethics at Alexion Pharmaceuticals and as senior counsel at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, where she supported the launch of their first commercial product in oncology. Ms. Beamon holds a bachelor's degree from University of Connecticut and received a J.D. degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law. 

"I look forward to supporting MEI's legal and compliance functions as the company continues to evolve and build upon its clinical success. This is a very exciting time for the organization as we advance our pipeline, develop plans for commercialization, and establish a culture of compliance and integrity that will support our ability to make a meaningful impact in patient lives," said Ms. Beamon.

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.

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