RXi Pharmaceuticals CEO to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Healthcare Conference

WORCESTER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Nasdaq: RXII), a biopharmaceutical company pursuing the development and commercialization of proprietary therapeutics based on RNA interference (RNAi), today announced that the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, Noah D. Beerman, will present a corporate overview at the 6th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Healthcare Conference, on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 9:00 am BST (4:00am EDT) at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, UK.

A live webcast of the presentation will be available on the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's website, www.rxipharma.com. A replay of the presentation will be available for 30 days.

About RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation

RXi Pharmaceuticals is a discovery-stage biopharmaceutical company pursuing the development and commercialization of proprietary therapeutics based on RNA interference (RNAi) for the treatment of human diseases. RXi has a comprehensive therapeutic platform that includes both novel RNAi compounds and advanced delivery methods that can potentially be applied for local and systemic applications, against targets that may be undruggable by other modalities. RXi uses its proprietary version of RNAi compounds -- rxRNA™ -- that provide an advanced alternative to conventional small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) and define the next generation of RNAi technology. These include rxRNAori™, rxRNAsolo™, and sd-rxRNA™ (or “self delivering” RNA), which are distinct from, and potentially convey significant advantages over, classic siRNAs. RXi Pharmaceuticals believes it is well positioned to compete successfully in the RNAi-based therapeutics market with its accomplished scientific advisors, including Dr. Craig Mello, recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize for his co-discovery of RNAi; a management team that is experienced in developing RNAi products; and a strong and early, but broad, intellectual property position in RNAi chemistry and delivery. www.rxipharma.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future expectations, plan and future development of RXi Pharmaceutical Corporation's products and technologies. These forward-looking statements about future expectations, plans and prospects of the development of RXi Pharmaceutical Corporation's products and technologies involve significant risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including the risk that the development of our RNAi-based therapeutics may be delayed or may not proceed as planned and we may not be able to complete development of any RNAi-based product, the risk that the FDA approval process may be delayed for any drugs that we develop, risks related to development and commercialization of products by our competitors, risks related to our ability to control the timing and terms of collaborations with third parties and the possibility that other companies or organizations may assert patent rights that prevent us from developing our products. Actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by these forward-looking statements. RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation does not undertake to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect a change in its views or events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release.



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