As states gradually reopen, the U.S. economy is showing signs of life after one of the most significant downturns in history.
Genprex Initiates Site Recruitment for Acclaim-1 Clinical Trial for the Treatment of Non-Small Cell...
Genprex, Inc. ("Genprex” or the "Company”) (NASDAQ: GNPX), a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing life-changing therapies for patients with cancer and diabetes, is pleased to announce it has commenced clinical trial site recruitment for its upcoming Acclaim-1 clinical trial for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). As planned, the timing of the patient recruitment and enrollment puts the Company on track for its Acclaim-1 clinical trial to commence in the first-half of 2021. Acclaim-1 is an open-label, multi-center Phase 1/2 clinical trial that combines Genprex’s lead drug candidate, REQORSA™ immunogene therapy with AstraZeneca PLC’s Tagrisso in patients with late stage NSCLC with mutated epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFRs), whose disease progressed after treatment with Tagrisso. Genprex received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Fast Track Designation for its Acclaim-1 patient population in January of 2020. "Our clinical team is engaging with prestigious cancer centers and research institutions across the U.S. to ensure we select optimal study sites, which play an important role in the success of a clinical trial,” said Rodney Varner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Genprex. "We look forward to working with leading clinical investigators who will help drive our mission
The price of Bitcoin hit a new all-time high on Monday as investors increasingly scoop up risky assets amid the topsy-turvy pandemic economy. The controversial cryptocurrency’s value hit an all-time peak of $19,864.15, shattering its previous high-water mark of $19,783.21 which was set back in December 2017. It was recently up 6.1 percent at $19,306.35. Bitcoin has gained more than 170 percent this year, with most of that growth coming since September. Investors cite demand for riskier assets amid unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimulus, hunger for assets perceived as resistant to inflation, and expectations that cryptocurrencies will win mainstream acceptance as payment companies including PayPal and Square have recently allowed their use. “Bitcoin is a natural safe haven for those seeking shelter from rapidly increasing central bank money printing and the inflation that everyone agrees is already increasing,” said Sergey Nazarov, co-founder of Chainlink, a decentralized network that provides data to smart contracts on the blockchain. This most recent crypto craze is benefiting from an unprecedented, pandemic-marred market reality in which stocks are trading at nosebleed prices while bond yields are hovering around zero. That combination, experts say, has created a whole new class of crypto investor that is viewing
Once the coronavirus vaccine is widely distributed, you may not be able to fly on commercial airlines without first having been inoculated if some in the airline industry have their way.The news comes as the first doses of vaccine will likely be distributed this month, as multiple pharmaceutical manufactures have announced effective vaccines.What are the details?Airline industry leaders are reportedly exploring the implementation of a "digital passport," which would provide airlines with health information on passengers, including whether they have received the COVID-19 vaccine.The International Air Transport Association announced last week that it is in the final stages of developing what it hopes is "universally accepted documentation" to track passenger health information, The Hill reported.The so-called "travel pass" will "manage and verify the secure flow of necessary testing or vaccine information among governments, airlines, laboratories and travelers," the IATA said in an announcement."Testing is the first key to enable international travel without quarantine measures. The second key is the global information infrastructure needed to securely manage, share and verify test data matched with traveler identities in compliance with border control requirements," IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac said.IATA senior vice president Nick Careen added, "Our main priority is to get people
ValueHealth And Penn State Health Announce Strategic Joint Venture To Develop High-Performance Surgical Network
LEAWOOD, Kan., Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueHealth, LLC, a nationally recognized tech-enabled surgical platform company, and central Pennsylvania-based Penn State Health today announced a new joint venture to develop a...
A man who broke into his ex-girlfriend's home in South Pasadena, California, on Saturday was fatally stabbed and beaten by the woman's mother and sister, who defended her using golf clubs and kitchen knives, authorities said in a press release.According to police, the man, identified as 40-year-old Justin Goss, threw a large concrete paver through the front window of his estranged former girlfriend's home before stepping inside and proceeding to choke the woman and punch her in the face. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lieutenant Barry Hall said that the woman's mother and sister immediately came to her defense, first unsuccessfully attempting to pull him off before using the weapons they had at their disposal."They tried to pull him off, and it didn't work; he was too strong," Hall told the Los Angeles Times. "So they had to resort to using weapons."When law enforcement officers arrived on the scene at 10 a.m. local time on Saturday following a domestic violence call, they found the window shattered and reportedly heard the women screaming inside. When they entered the residence they found Goss bloodied and beaten.South Pasadena police officers administered aid to Goss before the South Pasadena Fire Department arrived and pronounced the