Genprex (NASDAQ: GNPX), a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing life-changing treatments for patients with cancer and diabetes, today announced that it has strengthened its leadership team with the appointments of Mark S. Berger, M.D. to the newly-created position of chief medical officer and Hemant Kumar, Ph.D., CPM, EMBA to the newly-created position of chief manufacturing and technology officer. According to the update, Drs. Berger and Kumar will report to Rodney Varner, chief executive officer of Genprex. “It is my privilege and pleasure to welcome Mark and Hemant to our management team. Their collective accomplishments and deep domain expertise in clinical development and gene therapy manufacturing, respectively, will be of great value as they help guide Genprex and advance our important Acclaim-1 and Acclaim-2 clinical trials in non-small cell lung cancer this year,” said Varner in the news release. “As we continue to make progress with these studies, and to expand our technology pipeline, it is more important than ever to have medical affairs and manufacturing in such capable hands.”
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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. The company’s lead product candidate, REQORSA (quaratusugene ozeplasmid), is being evaluated as a treatment for non-small cell lung cancer. REQORSA 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. REQORSA 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 REQORSA for NSCLC in combination therapy with AstraZeneca’s Tagrisso (osimertinib) for patients with EFGR mutations whose tumors progressed after treatment with Tagrisso alone. For more information, visit the company’s web site at www.Genprex.com.
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