Clinical-stage, gene-therapy company Genprex (NASDAQ: GNPX) this morning announced that it has retained the services of leading pharmaceutical branding agency, Addison Whitney, representing the next step toward commercialization of its lead drug candidate. Utilizing its 28-year history, Addison Whitney will oversee the proprietary and non-proprietary drug naming process for the company’s drug candidate for non-small cell lung cancer, presently known as Oncoprex(TM) immunogene therapy. “Retaining Addison Whitney is an important step in bringing our drug candidate to market,” Genprex Chairman and CEO Rodney Varner stated in the news release. “Obtaining regulatory approval of proprietary and non-proprietary drug names is a necessary step in securing marketing approval, and Addison Whitney has an impressive track record in obtaining such name approvals.”
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About Genprex Inc.
Genprex, Inc. is a clinical stage gene therapy company developing potentially life-changing technologies for cancer patients, based upon a unique proprietary technology platform, including Genprex’s initial product candidate, Oncoprex(TM) immunogene therapy for non-small cell lung cancer (“NSCLC”). Genprex’s platform technologies are designed to administer cancer fighting genes by encapsulating them into nanoscale hollow spheres called nanovesicles, which are then administered intravenously and taken up by tumor cells where they express proteins that are missing or found in low quantities. Oncoprex has a multimodal mechanism of action whereby it interrupts cell signaling pathways that cause replication and proliferation of cancer cells, re-establishes pathways for apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in cancer cells, and modulates the immune response against cancer cells. Oncoprex has also been shown to block mechanisms that create drug resistance. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.Genprex.com.
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