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RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces the Start of Their First Phase 2 Study with RXI-109 for Treatment of Hypertrophic Scars in Conjunction with Scar Revision Surgery
Date:11/13/2013

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (OTCQX: 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 first patient has been enrolled in a Phase 2 study with the anti-scarring product RXI-109. In this study (RXI-109-1301), patients with a long hypertrophic scar in the lower abdominal area are eligible to receive scar revision surgery and subsequent treatment with RXI-109 in one of two treatment regimens.  Patients will receive RXI-109 or placebo on a blinded basis at the distal ends of their revised scar, leaving a central untreated section of the scar. Each patient's revised scar area will provide the opportunity to compare the appearance of the revised areas after treatment with RXI-109 or placebo or when left untreated.  This design allows for intra-subject comparison of the three revised scar segments, as such increasing the power of the study.

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"The start of the first Phase 2 clinical study with RXI-109 is a very important step in bringing our first self-delivering (sd-rxRNA®) RNAi closer to the market," said Dr. Geert Cauwenbergh, President and CEO of RXi Pharmaceuticals. He added that, "Not only can the outcome of this first Phase 2 study create a novel treatment approach in an area where no FDA approved drugs exist; it should also confirm the clinical relevance of our proprietary sd-rxRNA approach for human diseases in a broader sense, creating numerous business development opportunities that could add substantial value to our company."

In its public disclosures, the Company has indicated that two additional Phase 2 studies will be in
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