HOUSTON, March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Moleculin Biotech, Inc., (MBRX) ("Moleculin" or the "Company"), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oncology drug candidates, all of which are based on license agreements with The University of Texas System on behalf of the MD Anderson Cancer Center, today announced that Walter Klemp, Chairman and CEO and Jonathan Foster, Chief Financial Officer, will present at the following investor conferences:
- Oppenheimer 29th Annual Healthcare Conference – Management will present on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 3:20 p.m. ET. The Conference will be held at the Westin New York Grand Central Hotel in New York City.
- 31st Annual ROTH Conference – Management will be available on Monday, March 18, 2019 for one-on-one meetings with investors. The Conference will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Dana Point, CA.
About Moleculin Biotech, Inc.
Moleculin Biotech, Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of highly resistant cancers. Moleculin has three core technologies, all of which are based on discoveries made at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center by Dr. Waldemar Priebe and his team. The Company's clinical-stage drugs are Annamycin, a Next Generation Anthracycline being studied for the treatment of relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, and WP1066, an Immune/Transcription Modulator targeting brain tumors, pancreatic cancer and AML. The Company is also engaged in preclinical development of additional drug candidates, including additional Immune/Transcription Modulators, as well as Metabolism/Glycosylation Inhibitors. Moleculin's Next Generation Anthracycline, Annamycin, we believe, is unlike any currently approved anthracyclines, as it is designed to avoid multidrug resistance mechanisms with little to no cardiotoxicity. Annamycin has preliminary clinical data suggesting its potential to become the first successful therapy suitable for the majority of relapsed or refractory AML patients and is currently in two Phase I/II clinical trials. WP1066 is one of several Immune/Transcription Modulators capable of stimulating immune response to tumors by inhibiting the errant activity of Regulatory T-Cells (TRegs) while also inhibiting key oncogenic transcription factors, including p-STAT3, c-Myc and HIF-1α. These transcription factors are widely sought targets that may also play a role in the inability of immune checkpoint inhibitors to affect more resistant tumors. Moleculin is also developing new prodrugs to exploit the potential uses of inhibitors of glycolysis. The Company's lead Metabolism/Glycosylation Inhibitor compound, WP1122, provides an opportunity to cut off the fuel supply of tumors by taking advantage of their overdependence on glucose as compared with healthy cells. New research also points to the potential for the glucose decoy (2-DG) within WP1122 to be capable of enhancing the usefulness of checkpoint inhibitors.
For more information about the Company, please visit http://www.moleculin.com.
Joe Dorame, Robert Blum or Joe Diaz
Lytham Partners, LLC
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