RXi Pharmaceuticals to Present at 12th Annual Biotech Symposium

RXi Pharmaceuticals to Present at 12th Annual Biotech Symposium

<0> RXi Pharmaceuticals CorporationTamara McGrillen, 508-929-3646 </0>

RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (OTC: RXII), a biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative therapies addressing major unmet medical needs using RNA-targeted technologies, today announced that the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Geert Cauwenbergh, will present a poster and participate in a CEO panel at the 12th Annual Biotech Symposium -

Dr. Cauwenbergh will present a poster, during the Company Showcase session, which will highlight the development of RXI-109, a self-delivering RNAi compound designed to reduce dermal scarring, as well as business development opportunities with RXi’s sd-rxRNA® technology platform. Dr. Cauwenbergh will also participate in a CEO panel, “Lather, Rinse, Repeat", which will discuss the panel’s business development experiences and insights in the life science industry.

Presented by BioNJ and Pennsylvania Bio, the 12th Annual Biotech Symposium is the foremost bioscience conference in the Mid-Atlantic region, bringing together top bioscience leaders from around the world. The meeting will take place on Monday, October 22, 2012 at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.

The poster will be available on the company’s website at:

RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (OTC: RXII) is a biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative therapies based on its proprietary, next-generation RNAi platform. Therapeutics that use RNA interference, or “RNAi,” have great promise because of their ability to “silence,” or down-regulate, the expression of a specific gene that may be over-expressed in a disease condition. 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, which targets CTGF (connective tissue growth factor), entered into a human clinical trial in June 2012 to evaluate its safety, tolerability and potential efficacy for scar prevention. For more information, please visit .

    

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