Plus Therapeutics Receives $1.9 Million Advance Payment from CPRIT and Plans to Present at the CPRIT Innovations in Cancer Prevention and Research Conference
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plus Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: PSTV) (the “Company”), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing targeted radiotherapeutics with advanced platform technologies for central nervous system cancers, today announced that the Company will present data from its ReSPECT-LM clinical trial evaluating the Company’s lead radiotherapeutic, rhenium (186Re) obisbemeda, for the treatment of leptomeningeal metastases at the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Innovations in Cancer Prevention and Research Conference VI. The conference is taking place October 2-3, 2023, in Galveston, Tex. The poster presentation is titled, Report of Phase 1 Part A of the ReSPECT-LM Trial: Rhenium (186Re) Obisbemeda (186RNL) in Leptomeningeal Metastases (LM).
The presentation will be showcased during the Poster Session on October 3, beginning at 7:00 a.m. A copy of the poster will be made available under the Presentations tab of the Investors section of the Company’s website following the meeting at https://ir.plustherapeutics.com.
In August 2023, Plus Therapeutics received an advance payment of grant funds of approximately $1.9 million, as planned, as part of its overall $17.6 million award contract, which CPRIT executed in September 2022. The contract provides for funding from CPRIT over the three-year grant period starting on August 31, 2022, and follows the expected increase of development costs as the ReSPECT-LM clinical trial progresses to later stages.
About Plus Therapeutics
Plus Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing targeted radiotherapeutics for difficult-to-treat cancers of the central nervous system with the potential to enhance clinical outcomes for patients. Combining image-guided local beta radiation and targeted drug delivery approaches, the Company is advancing a pipeline of product candidates with lead programs in recurrent glioblastoma (GBM) and leptomeningeal metastases (LM). The Company has built a robust supply chain through strategic partnerships that enable the development, manufacturing and future potential commercialization of its products. Plus Therapeutics is led by an experienced and dedicated leadership team and has operations in key cancer clinical development hubs including Austin and San Antonio, Texas. For more information, visit https://plustherapeutics.com/ and https://respect-trials.com.
About the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
CPRIT was created by the Texas Legislature and approved by a statewide vote in 2007 to lead the Lone Star State’s fight against cancer. In 2019, Texas voters again voted overwhelmingly to continue CPRIT with an additional $3 billion for a total $6 billion investment in cancer research and prevention.
To date, CPRIT has awarded over $3 billion in grants to Texas research institutions and organizations through its academic research, prevention and product development research programs. CPRIT has recruited 281 distinguished researchers, supported the establishment, expansion or relocation of 52 companies to Texas and generated over $7.66 billion in additional public and private investment. CPRIT funding has advanced scientific and clinical knowledge and provided 8.2 million life-saving cancer prevention and early detection services reaching Texans from all 254 counties. Learn more at cprit.state.tx.us.
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