8-K 1 gnpx20210304_8k.htm FORM 8-K gnpx20190911_8k.htm



Washington, D.C. 20549 








March 3, 2021

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




90 - 0772347

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer

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1601 Trinity Street, #3.312.09, Austin, TX



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (512) 537-7997


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Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share




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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


Amendment to Patent and Technology License Agreement with The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center


On March 3, 2021, Genprex, Inc. (“Genprex”) and The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System, on behalf of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center (“UTMDACC”) entered into an amendment (the “Amendment”) to their Patent and Technology License Agreement (the “Original License Agreement”) entered into on May 4, 2020. The Amendment grants to Genprex a worldwide, exclusive, sublicensable license to an additional portfolio of six patents and one patent application and related technology (“newly Licensed IP”). The newly Licensed IP includes methods for treating cancer by administration of a TUSC2 therapeutic in conjunction with EGFR inhibitors or other anti-cancer therapies in patients predicted to be responsive to TUSC2 therapy. A TUSC2 gene-expressing plasmid is the active agent in REQORSA, Genprex’s lead drug candidate for non-small cell lung cancer. Pursuant to the Amendment, the Company shall (i) pay annual maintenance fees ranging from the mid five figures to the low six figures, (ii) total milestone payments of $6,150,000, (iii) a one-time fee in the mid five figures and (iv) certain patent related expenses.


Item 8.01 Other Events.


Investor Presentation


The investor presentation about Genprex, Inc. (the “Company”) that is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference may be presented at meetings with investors, analysts, and others, in whole or in part and possibly with modifications, from time to time on or after March 9, 2021. A copy of the investor presentation slides, substantially in the form expected to be used in such presentations and meetings, will be available on the Company’s website, www.genprex.com.


The information contained in the investor presentation is summary information that is intended to be considered in the context of the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings and other public announcements that the Company may make, by press release or otherwise, from time to time. The Company undertakes no duty or obligation to publicly update or revise the information contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K, although it may do so from time to time as its management believes is warranted. Any such updates may be made through the filing of other reports or documents with the SEC, through press releases or through other public disclosure.


The information presented in Item 8.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K and Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. The information in this Item 8.01 and Exhibit 99.1 of this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, whether made before or after the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K, regardless of any general incorporation language in any such filing.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.








Investor Presentation








Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.





Date: March 9, 2021


/s/ Ryan Confer


Ryan Confer


Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial Officer)