PharmaEssentia Announces Appointment of Meredith Manning to President of the Americas

Manning, formerly US General Manager, to lead geographic expansion efforts as the Company initiates partnership evaluations in Latin America

BURLINGTON, Mass.--()--PharmaEssentia USA Corporation, a subsidiary of PharmaEssentia Corporation (TPEx:6446), a global biopharmaceutical innovator leveraging deep expertise and proven scientific principles to deliver new biologics in hematology and oncology, announced the appointment of Meredith Manning to President of the Americas, effective immediately.

“PharmaEssentia has continued to build momentum with our strong pipeline and partnerships around the world. Now, with a world-class foundation built in the U.S. and launch underway, we are expanding our growth ambition across the American continents to address the clear gaps today in therapeutic options for the treatment of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs),” said Ko-Chung Lin, PhD, co-founder and chief executive officer. “Meredith has built an incredible team of expert leaders and has established a strong infrastructure already in Boston, so they are well poised to build our presence with communities in both North and South America.”

In this new scope, Ms. Manning will be supported by her U.S. leadership team to evaluate potential commercial strategies and partnerships to reach MPN patient communities throughout the American continents, with a near-term focus on Canada and Latin America. The company’s ongoing clinical trial SURPASS-ET, evaluating a potential therapy in the treatment of essential thrombocythemia (ET) has recently expanded into sites in Canada.

“The progress we’ve made in the last two years has been transformative for our mission and has established the right foundation to enable strong and sustainable growth as we expand into new markets,” said Ms. Manning. “Together with our seasoned leadership team here in the U.S., I am optimistic that we can introduce our portfolio in areas that remain underserved today to help advance care of people with MPNs around the world.”

Ms. Manning has served as General Manager for the U.S. subsidiary of PharmaEssentia since February 2020, expanding the team nearly three-fold since her arrival and leading the organization through the U.S. regulatory approval and commercial launch of the Company’s first product, BESREMi®. With a sharp focus on data-driven market insights and commercial strategy, Ms. Manning’s career has been focused on introducing transformative therapies into underserved communities. She was previously Chief Commercial Officer at resTORbio, and prior to that served as a vice president of marketing for a seven-brand hemophilia portfolio at Baxter BioScience (now Takeda). Earlier in her career, Meredith built and managed successful commercial teams for Vertex and Pfizer.

About PharmaEssentia

PharmaEssentia Corporation (TPEx: 6446), based in Taipei, Taiwan, is a rapidly growing biopharmaceutical innovator. Leveraging deep expertise and proven scientific principles, the company aims to deliver effective new biologics for challenging diseases in the areas of hematology and oncology, with one approved product and a diversifying pipeline. Founded in 2003 by a team of Taiwanese-American executives and renowned scientists from U.S. biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, today the company is expanding its global presence with operations in the U.S., Japan, China, and Korea, along with a world-class biologics production facility in Taichung. For more information, visit our website or find us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Forward-Looking Statement

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the commercialization plans and expectations for commercializing BESREMi in the United States, and the potential benefits or competitive position of BESREMi. For those statements, we claim the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and similar legislation and regulations under Taiwanese law. These forward-looking statements are based on management expectations and assumptions as of the date of this press release, and actual results may differ materially from those in these forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. These factors include PharmaEssentia’s ability to launch BESREMi in the United States, whether BESREMi is successfully commercialized and adopted by physicians and patients, the extent to which reimbursement is available for BESREMi, and the ability to receive FDA and other regulatory approvals for additional indications for BESREMi. Any forward-looking statements set forth in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. We do not undertake to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date hereof.

Contacts

Kellie Hotz, kellie_hotz@pharmaessentia.com

Release Summary

PharmaEssentia's Meredith Manning has been appointed President, The Americas.

Contacts

Kellie Hotz, kellie_hotz@pharmaessentia.com