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Quark Pharmaceuticals to Participate in 9th Annual Beyond Genome Conference
Date:6/11/2008

omplishment and the inhalation-based delivery of siRNA to the respiratory system demonstrate the unique strengths of our siRNA program."

For more information on the conference please visit: http://www.beyondgenome.com/

About Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a development-stage pharmaceutical company engaged in discovering and developing novel therapeutic RNAi drug candidates. Quark has a fully integrated drug development platform that spans therapeutic target identification to drug development. Quark's RNAi technology includes novel siRNA structures and chemistry that the Company believes provide Quark with freedom to operate in the siRNA intellectual property arena, as well as the ability to deliver siRNA locally and systemically to organs including the eye, ear, kidney, lung, spinal cord and bone marrow.

Quark's lead product, PF-4523655 (RTP801i-14), completing Phase I/IIa clinical trials, is a synthetic, chemically modified, siRNA molecule to temporarily inhibit the expression of Quark's proprietary target gene RTP801. PF-4523655 is licensed to Pfizer on an exclusive worldwide basis. Quark expects its partner, Pfizer, to continue to progress PF-4523655 through Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of AMD and diabetic macular edema (DME). In addition, Quark's current clinical pipeline includes AKIi-5, developed by Quark for the prevention of acute kidney injury (AKI) following major cardiac surgery, currently in Phase I/IIa clinical trials via systemic delivery. Based on publicly available information, Quark believes this was the first siRNA delivered systemically in a human clinical trial. The Company has licenses for AtuRNAi(TM) technology from Silence Therapeutics and additional RNAi intellectual property from Alnylam

Quark is headquartered in Fremont, California and operates research and development facilities in Boulder, Colorado and Ness
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