Genprex (NASDAQ: GNPX), a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing life-changing treatments for patients with cancer and diabetes, today announced its appointment of Suzanne Thornton-Jones, Ph.D. as senior vice president, regulatory affairs. Dr. Thornton-Jones will leverage her expertise to guide Genprex’s regulatory submissions and strategy for its pipeline of gene therapy drug candidates. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Thornton-Jones to the Genprex team as her strategic regulatory and drug development expertise, including with novel gene therapy products, will be invaluable as we advance our innovative gene therapies to treat cancer and diabetes,” said Rodney Varner, chairman, president and CEO at Genprex. “We look forward to benefitting from Dr. Thornton-Jones’ deep domain experience at this important point in Genprex’s growth, particularly as we advance and expand our clinical development programs in oncology with our REQORSA(R) Immunogene Therapy drug candidate and progress the development of our diabetes gene therapy program toward first-in-human studies. We look forward to Dr. Thornton-Jones’ guidance as we drive these important clinical programs forward.”
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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 (“FDA”), and its SCLC program has received an FDA Orphan Drug Designation. 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 may be 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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