Genprex (NASDAQ: GNPX), a clinical-stage gene therapy company developing potentially life-changing technologies for cancer and diabetes patients, today announced the promotion of Eric Chapdelaine to vice president of manufacturing. According to the update, Chapdelaine’s promotion is a result of the company’s achievement of key manufacturing milestones to support upcoming clinical trials of its lead drug candidate — GPX-001 (quaratusugene ozeplasmid). “The appointment of Eric to our senior team is a hallmark of our manufacturing achievements and highlights the progress we have made in scaling up our manufacturing to commercial scale, which will further supply our upcoming clinical trials,” said Michael Redman, Genprex’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.
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About Genprex Inc.
Genprex is a clinical-stage gene therapy company developing potentially life-changing technologies for patients with cancer and diabetes. Genprex’s technologies are designed to administer disease-fighting genes to provide new treatment options for large patient populations with cancer and diabetes who currently have limited treatment options. Genprex works with world-class institutions and collaborators to in-license and develop drug candidates to further its pipeline of gene therapies in order to provide novel treatment approaches. The company’s lead product candidate, “GPX-001” (“quaratusugene ozeplasmid”), is being evaluated as a treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (“NSCLC”). GPX-001 has a multimodal mechanism of action that has been shown to interrupt cell signaling pathways that cause replication and proliferation of cancer cells; re-establish pathways for apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in cancer cells; and modulate the immune response against cancer cells. GPX-001 has also been shown to block mechanisms that create drug resistance. In January 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Fast Track Designation for GPX-001 for NSCLC in combination therapy with osimertinib (AstraZeneca’s “Tagrisso(R)”) for patients with “EFGR” mutations whose tumors progressed after treatment with osimertinib alone. For more information about the company, visit www.Genprex.com.
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