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InvestorNewsBreaks – Genprex Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) Inks Deal with University of Pittsburgh for Exclusive License to Diabetes Technology
January 5, 2023

InvestorNewsBreaks – Genprex Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) Inks Deal with University of Pittsburgh for Exclusive License to Diabetes Technology

Genprex (NASDAQ: GNPX), a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing life-changing therapies for patients with cancer and diabetes, has entered into an exclusive license agreement with the University of Pittsburgh. According to the announcement, the agreement gives Genprex a worldwide, exclusive license to a patent application along with related technology; the agreement also grants the company a worldwide, nonexclusive license to use certain related know-how. The agreement is related to gene therapy for type 2 diabetes using the genes of the Pdx1 and MafA transcription factors. The company believes that the technologies licensed from the university may have the potential to change the course of the disease and provide long-term efficacy for millions of individuals diagnosed with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. “This marks the company’s third technology license this year supporting our diabetes program, demonstrating the continued strengthening of our intellectual property portfolio, our diabetes program and our position as a lead innovator in emerging diabetes gene therapies,” said Genprex president and CEO Rodney Varner in the press release. “We are thrilled to have secured multiple cutting-edge technologies from Pitt that expand our diabetes gene therapy program and specifically target type 1 and type 2 diabetes.”

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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, which 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, nonviral ONCOPREX(R) Nanoparticle Delivery System, which the company believes is the first systemic, gene-therapy delivery platform used for cancer in humans. ONCOPREX encapsulates the gene-expressing plasmids using lipid nanoparticles. The resultant product is then administered intravenously, where it is then taken up by tumor cells that express proteins that are deficient in the body. The company’s lead product candidate, REQORSA (quaratusugene ozeplasmid), is being evaluated in two clinical trials as a treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (“NSCLC”), with each of these clinical programs receiving a fast track designation from the Food and Drug Administration, as well as small cell lung cancer. Genprex’s diabetes gene therapy approach is comprised of a novel infusion process that uses an endoscope and an adeno-associated virus (“AAV”) vector to deliver Pdx1 (“Pdx1”) and MafA (“MafA”) genes 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, please visit the company’s website at www.Genprex.com

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