RXi Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 18th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference

Jan 26, 2016, 07:02 ET from RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) a biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing innovative therapies primarily in the areas of dermatology and ophthalmology today announced that the Company's President and CEO, Dr. Geert Cauwenbergh, will present at the 18th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. ET in New York City. 

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Dr. Cauwenbergh will present a corporate overview that includes the Company's clinical programs and the multiple business development opportunities available based on RXi's proprietary sd-rxRNA® platform, immunotherapy agents and extensive intellectual property portfolio.  The presentation will be webcast and available on the "Investors - Event Calendar" section of the Company's website, www.rxipharma.com.       

To schedule a meeting with RXi Pharmaceuticals' management team at this conference, contact Investor Relations at ir@rxipharma.com.

About the BIO CEO & Investor Conference

Now in its eighteenth year, the BIO CEO & Investor Conference is the largest investor conference focused on established and emerging publicly traded and select private biotech companies. Each year this conference provides a neutral forum where institutional investors, industry analysts, and senior biotechnology executives have the opportunity to shape the future investment landscape of the biotechnology industry.  The conference will be held February 8-9, 2016 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

About RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation

RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) is a biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing innovative therapeutics primarily in the areas of dermatology and ophthalmology that address high-unmet medical needs.  Building on the pioneering work of RXi's Scientific Advisory Board Chairman and Nobel Laureate Dr. Craig Mello, our discovery and clinical development programs are based on siRNA technology as well as immunotherapy agents. These compounds include, but are not limited to, our proprietary, self-delivering RNAi (sd-rxRNA®) compounds for the treatment of dermal and ocular scar formation. It also includes an immunomodulator, Samcyprone™, a proprietary topical formulation of diphenylcyclopropenone (DPCP), for the treatment of disorders such as warts, alopecia areata, non-malignant skin tumors and cutaneous metastases of melanoma.

RXi's robust pipeline, coupled with an extensive patent portfolio, provides for multiple product and business development opportunities across a broad spectrum of therapeutic areas. We are committed to being a partner of choice for academia, small companies, and large multinationals. We welcome ideas and proposals for strategic alliances, including in- and out-licensing opportunities, to advance and further develop strategic areas of interest. Additional information may be found on the Company's website, 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: our ability to successfully develop RXI-109, Samcyprone™ and our other product candidates (collectively "our product candidates"); the future success of our clinical trials with our product candidates; the timing for the commencement and completion of clinical trials; our ability to enter into strategic partnerships and the future success of these strategic partnerships; and our ability to deploy our sd-rxRNA® technology through partnerships, as well as the prospects of these partnerships to provide positive returns. Forward-looking statements about expectations and development plans of RXi's product candidates and partnerships involve significant risks and uncertainties, including the following: risks that we may not be able to successfully develop and commercialize our product candidates; risks that product development and clinical studies may be delayed, not proceed as planned and/or be subject to significant cost over-runs; risks related to the development and commercialization of products by competitors; risks related to our ability to control the timing and terms of collaborations with third parties; and risks that other companies or organizations may assert patent rights preventing us from developing or commercializing our product candidates. Additional risks are detailed in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q under the caption "Risk Factors."  Readers are urged to review these risk factors and to not act in reliance on any forward-looking statements, as actual results may differ from those contemplated by our forward-looking statements. RXi does not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect a change in its views, events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release.


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