Genprex (NASDAQ: GNPX), a clinical-stage gene therapy company developing potentially life-changing technologies for patients with cancer and diabetes, today announced that it is scheduled to join the U.S. broad-market Russell 3000 Index, which includes the 3,000 publicly traded companies on the Nasdaq and NYSE exchanges with the largest market capitalizations. According to the update and a preliminary list of additions, Genprex will join the index when FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider, reconstitutes its 2020 indices after the markets close on Friday, June 26, 2020. “The selection of Genprex for the Russell 3000(R) Index will add to the awareness of our company among institutional investors, money managers and index funds, as well as highlight to them our suitability as an investment,” Genprex’s CEO and Chairman Rodney Varner said in the news release. “This inclusion indicates that our leadership in developing gene therapies is resonating with investors. It comes at a time when we are preparing to initiate our Phase I/II clinical trial to evaluate our lead drug candidate, Oncoprex, in combination with AstraZeneca’s Tagrisso(R) for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (“NSCLC”) and preparing to file our IND to initiate a clinical trial of Oncoprex in combination with Merck’s Keytruda(R) in NSCLC. We believe our inclusion in the Russell 3000 Index is yet another significant milestone for us, as it will further increase our exposure with a broader group of institutional investors.”
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About Genprex, Inc.
Genprex, Inc. 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, Oncoprex(TM), is being evaluated as a treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (“NSCLC”). Oncoprex 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. Oncoprex 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 Oncoprex immunogene therapy for NSCLC in combination therapy with osimertinib (AstraZeneca’s Tagrisso(R)). For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.Genprex.com
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