ADVISORY, Aug. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
RXi Pharmaceutical Corporation (Nasdaq:RXII), a biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative therapies addressing major unmet medical needs using RNA-targeted technologies, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.
In honor of the occasion, Geert Cauwenbergh, President & Chief Executive Officer will ring the Closing Bell.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Friday, August 8, 2014 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
RXi Pharmaceutical Corporation Contact:
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463
Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
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About RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Nasdaq:RXII):
RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Nasdaq:RXII) is a biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative therapies based on its proprietary, self-delivering RNAi (sd-rxRNA®) platform. Therapeutics that use RNA interference, or "RNAi," have great promise because of their ability to down-regulate the expression of specific genes that may be over-expressed in disease conditions. Building on the pioneering work of scientific founder and Nobel Laureate Dr. Craig Mello, a member of the RXi Scientific Advisory Board, RXi's first RNAi product candidate, RXI‑109, entered into human clinical trials in June 2012 and is currently being evaluated in Phase 2 clinical trials to reduce the formation of dermal scars (fibrosis). RXI‑109 targets connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), which may also be key in the development of retinal scarring. RXi's sd‑rxRNA oligonucleotides are designed for therapeutic use and have drug-like properties, such as high potency, target specificity, serum stability, reduced immune response activation, and efficient cellular uptake. These hybrid oligonucleotide molecules combine the beneficial properties of conventional RNAi and antisense technologies. This allows sd‑rxRNAs to achieve efficient cellular uptake and potent, long-lasting intracellular activity. For more information, please visit www.rxipharma.com.
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