WILMETTE, IL, USA I July 09, 2024 I Monopar Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: MNPR), a clinical-stage radiopharma company focused on developing innovative treatments for cancer patients, today announced the enrollment of the first patient in its first-in-human Phase 1 dosimetry and imaging clinical trial of MNPR-101-Zr. This novel radiopharmaceutical imaging agent combines MNPR-101, Monopar’s antibody that selectively targets the urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR), with the radioisotope zirconium-89.

Monopar’s Phase 1 clinical trial, led by internationally recognized nuclear medicine physician Professor Rodney Hicks at the Melbourne Theranostic Innovation Centre, aims to assess the safety and dosimetry of MNPR-101-Zr in up to 12 patients with advanced cancers. This is the first human study to evaluate a radiolabeled monoclonal antibody targeting uPAR.

“uPAR is a well-credentialed cancer target found in some of the most aggressive, deadly cancers, including pancreatic, triple negative breast, and colorectal cancers. We are very much looking forward to seeing the biodistribution and dosimetry data from this study,” said Chandler Robinson, MD, Monopar’s Chief Executive Officer.

“We are pleased to enroll our inaugural patient. Encouraging preclinical results in several challenging cancers underscore the potential of uPAR as a promising target to battle some of the most lethal cancers,” added Andrew Cittadine, Monopar’s Chief Operating Officer.

Further information about this clinical trial is available at www.ClinicalTrials.gov under study identifier NCT06337084.

About Monopar Therapeutics Inc.

Monopar Therapeutics is a clinical-stage radiopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative treatments for cancer patients, including Phase 1-stage MNPR-101-Zr for imaging advanced cancers and late preclinical-stage MNPR-101 radio-immuno-therapeutic (RIT) for the treatment of advanced cancers, as well as early development programs against solid cancers. For more information, visit: www.monopartx.com.

SOURCE: Monopar Therapeutics