Genprex (NASDAQ: GNPX), a clinical-stage gene therapy company developing potentially life-changing technologies for patients with cancer and diabetes, today announced that the United States Adopted Names (“USAN”) Council has approved the non-proprietary name quaratusugene ozeplasmid for GPX-001, formerly called Oncoprex(TM) immunogene therapy, the Company’s lead drug candidate for non-small cell lung cancer (“NSCLC”). “The USAN’s adoption of our non-proprietary name is another step toward advancing our lead drug candidate, GPX-001 for non-small cell lung cancer, toward commercialization,” Rodney Varner, chairman and CEO of Genprex, stated in the news release. “We look forward to the adoption and rollout of a brand name for this drug as we continue to move along the development pathway. In the meantime, we’ve focused our branding efforts on our proprietary, non-viral nanoparticle delivery system with our recognized Oncoprex(TM) name. We believe this delivery system is a significant differentiator for GPX-001, as well as an important platform delivery system that could be used for additional drug candidates.”
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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 patients with EFGR mutations whose tumors progressed after treatment with osimertinib alone. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.Genprex.com
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