Danish biotech Forward Pharma files for $200m IPO

Forward Pharma, a biopharmaceutical company focused on a proprietary formulation of dimethyl fumarate for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form F-1 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of its ordinary shares. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined. Forward Pharma intends to list its ordinary shares on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “FWP.”

Forward Pharma is preparing to initiate a Phase 3 clinical trial using FP187, a proprietary formulation of dimethyl fumarate (DMF) for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Since its founding in 2005, the company has worked to advance unique formulations of DMF, an immune modulator, as a therapeutic to improve the health and well-being of patients with immune disorders including MS. FP187, Forward Pharma’s clinical candidate, is a DMF formulation in a delayed and slow release oral dose, which the Company plans to advance for the treatment of relapsing remitting MS, or RRMS, and other immune disorders, such as psoriasis.

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