NEW YORK, March 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NetworkWire — Genprex Inc. (NASDAQ:GNPX) today announces its placement in an editorial published by NetworkNewsWire ("NNW"), a multifaceted financial news and publishing company for private and public entities.
To view the full publication, titled “Advanced Medical Technologies Provides Unprecedented Targeting in Cancer Therapy,” visit: http://nnw.fm/l3DkV
Genprex is on the cusp of potentially delivering life-changing therapeutics for cancer patients by utilizing the company’s novel proprietary technology platform. Genprex’s initial product candidate, Oncoprex, an immunogene therapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), addresses the world’s leading cause of cancer death, which kills more than 140,000 patients in the United States each year alone.
Oncoprex encapsulates TUSC2, a powerful proven tumor suppressor gene, in a cholesterol nanoparticle engineered to target cancer cells. As Genprex chairman and CEO Rodney Varner explained, “It’s a systemic targeted approach. We say that the treatment is ‘targeted’ because the lipid nanoparticles are designed to be attracted like a magnet to the cancer cells and have an opposite charge.”
About Genprex, Inc.
Genprex, Inc. is a clinical stage gene therapy company developing potentially life-changing technologies for cancer patients, based upon a unique proprietary technology platform, including Genprex’s initial product candidate, Oncoprex™ immunogene therapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Genprex’s platform technologies are designed to administer cancer fighting genes by encapsulating them into nanoscale hollow spheres called nanovesicles, which are then administered intravenously and taken up by tumor cells where they express proteins that are missing or found in low quantities. Oncoprex has a multimodal mechanism of action whereby it interrupts cell signaling pathways that cause replication and proliferation of cancer cells, re-establishes pathways for apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in cancer cells, and modulates the immune response against cancer cells. Oncoprex has also been shown to block mechanisms that create drug resistance. Visit the company’s web site at www.genprex.com or follow Genprex on Twitter at twitter.com/genprex, Facebook at facebook.com/genprexinc, and LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/genprex.
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