Imago Raises $80m Series C To Take Bomedemstat Into Phase III
Company Plans IPO In 2021 To Fund Additional Pivotal Trials
The $80m financing will support a Phase III myelofibrosis study for the LSD1 inhibitor and earlier-stage programs, but additional late-stage studies will require an initial public offering, likely next year.
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