SAN ANTONIO, TX - (NewMediaWire) - August 24, 2015 - GenSpera, Inc. (OTCQB: GNSZ) announced today that Craig A. Dionne, Ph.D., chairman and chief executive officer at GenSpera, will present at Rodman & Renshaw's 17th Annual Global Investment Conference on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 10:50 to 11:15 AM in Library (2nd floor), St. Regis Hotel, New York City.
Dr. Dionne stated, "I look forward to presenting interim data on our Glioblastoma Phase II trials, in addition to GenSpera's corporate partnership progress during Rodman & Renshaw's 17th Annual Global Investment Conference. This conference always draws sophisticated private investors, key leaders in the biopharmaceutical space and potential partners. I look forward to presenting to such a targeted audience."
Dr. Dionne's presentation will be webcast. To listen to the presentation which, will be archived for 90 days please use the following link: http://wsw.com/webcast/rrshq25/gnsz
Mipsagargin is a prodrug in human clinical trials for several different tumor types. Mipsagargin consists of a thapsigargin derivative, 12ADT, coupled to a peptide that helps solubilize the prodrug and prevents its internalization into cells until the peptide is removed. The mechanism of action targets the enzyme PSMA, which is highly expressed on the surface of almost all cancer tumor vasculature, including those of glioblastoma. PSMA recognizes and removes the peptide, releasing the active ingredient 12ADT into the cell and bringing about cell death. The prodrug delivery system ensures that mipsagargin is activated only within the tumor, thus providing greater anti-tumor efficacy and minimizing side effects.
GenSpera, Inc. is a San Antonio-based biotech company that unlocks conventional thinking to conceive, design, and develop cancer therapies. GenSpera's technology platform combines a powerful, plant-derived cytotoxin (thapsigargin) with a patented prodrug delivery system that provides for targeted release of drug candidates within tumors. GenSpera's lead drug candidate, mipsagargin, was granted Orphan Drug designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2013 for evaluation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer).
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