• Incanthera joined NEX Exchange Growth market in February
  • Raised £1.2mln ahead of IPO  
  • Has developed novel cream, Sol, to treat and prevent skin cancer.

How it’s doing

Sol, the cream, has already gone through the proof of concept stage and Incanthera (LON:INC) is looking for a partner to help it through the product development and marketing stage.

The technology uses a proprietary formulation and prodrug targeting technologies to deliver treatment specifically to the tumour.

Originally a spin-out from Bradford University’s Institute of Cancer Therapeutics, the aim is to find a commercial partner for Sol within 12-18 months.

Incanthera has also rights to a portfolio of ICT’s other cancer-targeting therapeutics and will use partnerships to take other candidates from this portfolio to market.

Aim-listed biotech Immupharma PLC (LON:IMM) has an 11.9% stake and warrants at the listing price of 9.5p plus an option to subscribe for a further £250,000 worth of shares by end October.

What the boss says: Simon Ward, CEO

Sol has huge potential in both the therapeutic and cosmetic markets, where it can help remove Solar Keratoses, which are a common cause of skin cancer, as well as being a preventative application.

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