Genprex (NASDAQ: GNPX), a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing life-changing therapies for patients with cancer and diabetes, today announced its entry into definitive agreements with health care-focused institutional investors. The agreements are for the sale and issuance of 7,425,744 shares of the company’s common stock and warrants to purchase up to 7,425,744 shares of common stock at a combined offering price of $1.01 per share of common stock and accompanying warrant, in a registered direct offering priced at-the-market under the Nasdaq rules. The warrants have an exercise price of $0.885 per share, exercisable at the date of issuance and expiring five years following the issuance date. Subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions, the closing of the offering is expected to occur on or about July 21, 2023. H.C. Wainwright & Co. is acting as the exclusive placement agent for the offering.
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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 proprietary, non-viral ONCOPREX(R) Nanoparticle Delivery System, which encapsulates the gene-expressing plasmids using lipid nanoparticles. 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) (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 have received a Fast Track Designation from the Food and Drug Administration. Genprex’s diabetes gene therapy approach is comprised of a novel infusion process that uses an adeno-associated virus (“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 are distinct enough from beta cells to evade the body’s immune system. In a similar approach, GPX-003 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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