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NetworkNewsBreaks – Genprex Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) Announces Positive Preclinical Data Supporting NPRL2 Gene Therapy

Company: Genprex Inc. (GNPX)
Category: News

Genprex (NASDAQ: GNPX) is a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing life-changing treatments for patients with cancer and diabetes. The company today announced that its research collaborators have published positive preclinical data for the NPRL2 tumor suppressor gene, utilizing Genprex’s non-viral Oncoprex(R) Delivery System, in KRAS/STK11 mutant anti-PD1 resistant non-small cell lung cancer (“NSCLC”) in a humanized mouse model. “These positive preclinical data are very encouraging and support NPRL2 gene therapy as a potential treatment for a sub-group of NSCLC in which patients traditionally are resistant to existing therapies,” said Rodney Varner, president, chairman and CEO at Genprex. “We believe this data could support the potential for a new drug candidate in our pipeline, and it also provides further evidence that the Oncoprex(R) Delivery System has the ability to be successful using genes other than the TUSC2 gene we are already using in clinical trials with Reqorsa(R).”

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About Genprex Inc.

Genprex is a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing life-changing therapies for patients with cancer and diabetes. Genprex’s technologies are designed to administer disease-fighting genes to provide new therapies for large patient populations with cancer and diabetes who currently have limited treatment options. Genprex works with world-class institutions and collaborators to develop drug candidates to further its pipeline of gene therapies in order to provide novel treatment approaches. Genprex’s oncology program utilizes its systemic, non-viral Oncoprex(R) Delivery System, which encapsulates the gene-expressing plasmids using lipid-based nanoparticles in a lipoplex form. The resultant product is administered intravenously, where it is taken up by tumor cells that then express tumor suppressor proteins that were deficient in the tumor. The company’s lead product candidate, Reqorsa(R) Immunogene Therapy (quaratusugene ozeplasmid), is being evaluated in three clinical trials as a treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (“NSCLC”) and small cell lung cancer (“SCLC”). Each of Genprex’s three lung cancer clinical programs has received a Fast Track Designation from the FDA for the treatment of that patient population, and its SCLC program has received an FDA Orphan Drug Designation. Genprex’s diabetes gene therapy approach is comprised of a novel infusion process that uses an AAV vector to deliver Pdx1 and MafA genes directly to the pancreas. In models of type 1 diabetes, GPX-002 transforms alpha cells in the pancreas into functional beta-like cells, which can produce insulin but may be distinct enough from beta cells to evade the body’s immune system. In a similar approach, GPX-002 for type 2 diabetes, where autoimmunity is not at play, is believed to rejuvenate and replenish exhausted beta cells. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.Genprex.com.

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