Oncology biotech Monopar Therapeutics files for a $40 million IPO

Monopar Therapeutics, a Phase 3 biotech developing therapies for cancer and the side effects of chemo, filed on Thursday with the SEC to raise up to $40 million in an initial public offering.

Monopar Therapeutics has three candidates in its pipeline. Its lead product candidate, Validive, is designed to reduce the incidence and effects of severe oral mucositis in patients undergoing chemoradiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer. The company intends to begin a Phase 3 clinical trial for Validive in the 4Q19.

The Wilmette, IL-based company was founded in 2014 and plans to list on the Nasdaq under the symbol MNPR. JonesTrading is the sole bookrunner on the deal. No pricing terms were disclosed.

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