GenSpera CEO, Craig Dionne, to Present Update on Lead Drug Candidate G-202 at 2014 Bio International Convention
GenSpera, Inc. (OTCQB:GNSZ), a leader in developing prodrug therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, announces that Chairman and CEO, Craig Dionne, PhD, will deliver a company overview at the 2014 BIO International Convention, on Tuesday, June 24th, at 11:15 PDT, in San Diego, CA (http://mybio.org/search/all?terms=GenSpera). Dr. Dionne will give an update of the ongoing G-202 Phase II trials in both hepatocellular carcinoma and glioblastoma patients and discuss upcoming milestones, as well as deliver a general GenSpera overview.
The Company will release the BIO presentation and update to investors following the June 24th session.
GenSpera’s technology platform combines a powerful, plant-derived cytotoxin (thapsigargin) with a prodrug delivery system that provides for the targeted release of drug candidates within a tumor. Unlike typical chemotherapeutic agents, thapsigargin results in cell death irrespective of the rate of cell division, which may provide an effective approach to kill both fast- and slow-growing cancers. GenSpera’s lead drug candidate, G-202, is activated by the enzyme PSMA, which is found at high levels in the vasculature of liver and glioblastoma cancers and in the vasculature of almost all other solid tumors. G-202 is therefore expected to have potential efficacy in a wide variety of tumor types.
G-202 Phase II clinical trials are underway in both hepatocellular carcinoma and glioblastoma patients.
The 2014 BIO International Convention is June 23-26 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.
The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.
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