SAN DIEGO, Aug. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kintara Therapeutics, Inc. (formerly DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) ("Kintara" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: KTRA) announced today that it has regained compliance with the minimum bid price requirement for continued listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market pursuant to Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) (the "Minimum Bid Price Rule"). On August 19, 2020, Kintara received a letter from the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. stating that because Kintara's shares had a closing bid price at or above $1.00 per share for a minimum of ten (10) consecutive business days, Kintara's stock had regained compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Rule and the matter is now closed.
Located in San Diego, California, Kintara is dedicated to the development of novel cancer therapies for patients with unmet medical needs.
Kintara is developing two late-stage, Phase 3-ready therapeutics for clear unmet medical needs with reduced risk development programs. The two programs are VAL-083 for GBM and REM-001 for CMBC.
VAL-083 is a "first-in-class", small-molecule chemotherapeutic with a novel mechanism of action that has demonstrated clinical activity against a range of cancers, including central nervous system, ovarian and other solid tumors (e.g. NSCLC, bladder cancer, head and neck) in U.S. clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Based on Kintara's internal research programs and these prior NCI-sponsored clinical studies, Kintara is currently conducting clinical trials to support the development and commercialization of VAL-083 in GBM.
Kintara is also advancing its proprietary late stage photodynamic therapy (PDT) platform that holds promise as a localized cutaneous or visceral tumor treatment as well as in other potential indications. REM-001 therapy, has been previously studied in four Phase 2/3 clinical trials in patients with CMBC, who had previously received chemotherapy and/or failed radiation therapy. With clinical efficacy to date of 80% complete responses of CMBC evaluable lesions and with an existing robust safety database of approximately 1,100 patients across multiple indications, Kintara is advancing the REM-001 CMBC program to late stage pivotal testing.
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