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Nature of Business and Liquidity

Nature of Business and Liquidity
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Nature of Business and Liquidity  
Note 1. Nature of Business and Liquidity

Note 1 - Nature of Business and Liquidity


Nature of Business


Monopar Therapeutics Inc. (“Monopar” or the “Company”) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing proprietary therapeutics designed to extend life or improve quality of life for cancer patients. Monopar currently has four compounds in development: 1) Validive® (clonidine hydrochloride mucobuccal tablet; clonidine HCI MBT), a Phase 2b/3 clinical stage, first-in-class mucoadhesive buccal tablet for the prevention of radiation induced severe oral mucositis (“SOM”) in oropharyngeal cancer patients; 2) camsirubicin (generic name for MNPR-201, GPX-150; 5-imino-13-deoxydoxorubicin), a Phase 1b clinical stage novel analog of doxorubicin engineered specifically to retain anticancer activity while minimizing toxic effects on the heart; 3) MNPR-101, a preclinical stage uPAR-targeted antibody being developed as a radioimmunotherapeutic and companion diagnostic for advanced cancers and severe COVID-19; and 4) an early stage camsirubicin analog, MNPR-202, for various cancers.




The Company has incurred an accumulated deficit of approximately $38.6 million as of September 30, 2021. To date, the Company has primarily funded its operations with the net proceeds from the Company’s initial public offering of its common stock on Nasdaq, sales of its common stock in the public market under a Capital on DemandTM Sales Agreement, private placements of convertible preferred stock and of common stock and cash provided in the camsirubicin asset purchase transaction. Management estimates that currently available cash will provide sufficient funds to enable the Company to meet its obligations through December 2022. The Company’s ability to fund its future operations, including the clinical development of Validive and camsirubicin, is dependent upon its ability to execute its business strategy, to obtain additional funding and/or to execute collaborative research agreements. There can be no certainty that future financing or collaborative research agreements will occur in the amounts required or at a time needed to maintain operations, if at all.


The coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”) pandemic continues to affect economies and business around the world. In response to COVID-19 and its effects on clinical trials, in 2020 Monopar modified the original adaptive design Phase 3 clinical trial for its lead product candidate, Validive, to be a Phase 2b/3 clinical trial (“VOICE”) to better fit the types of trials which can enroll sufficient required patients in the current environment. This modification allowed the Company to activate the VOICE clinical trial without requiring near-term financing. To complete the VOICE clinical program, including, if required, completing a second Phase 3 confirmatory clinical trial, Monopar will require additional funding in the millions or tens of millions of dollars (depending on if the Company has consummated a collaboration or partnership or neither for Validive), which it is planning to pursue in the next 12 months. Due to many uncertainties, the Company is unable to estimate the pandemic’s financial impact or duration in light of vaccine rollouts and adverse new cases surging from COVID-19 variants at this time, or its potential impact on the Company’s current clinical trials, including COVID-19’s effect on drug candidate manufacturing, shipping, patient recruitment at clinical sites and regulatory agencies around the globe.