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Quark Pharmaceuticals to Present Data on its siRNA Therapeutic Programs in Kidney and Lung Diseases
Date:11/2/2009

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing novel RNA interference (RNAi)-based therapeutics, today announced that James D. Thompson, Ph.D., Vice President, Pharmaceutical Development, will present a case history of QPI-1002, the first systemically administered synthetic siRNA, at the Joint Symposium of the 5th Annual Meeting of Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society and the 19th Antisense Symposium in Fukuoka, Japan, November 3-6, 2009. The company also announced that Elena Feinstein, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, will participate in the RNAi for Developing Targeted Therapeutics track at this year's CHI Discovery on Target Conference in Boston, November 2-4, 2009.

Dr. Thompson's presentation will be part of a session titled, "Clinical Studies and Therapeutic Development," which will be held on Thursday, November 5. The case study on QPI-1002 will detail Quark's progress in its independent development of the first systemic administration of a synthetic siRNA in humans, results from Quark's IND-enabling efficacy and toxicology studies and the largest cGMP manufacture of synthetic siRNA of its time. Dr. Feinstein's presentation, titled "Use of siRNA for Amelioration of Aseptic Lung Inflammatory Conditions," will take place on Wednesday, November 4 and will present Quark's preclinical studies for aseptic lung inflammation.

Daniel Zurr, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Quark, said, "Drs. Thompson and Feinstein's presentations demonstrate Quark's leadership and continued innovation in the discovery and development of siRNA therapeutics. Quark's strength in preclinical discovery has promoted development of a robust pipeline that provides our company with growth opportunities within a broad range of therapeutic areas. We are nicely positioned to progress our clinical stage drug candidates, including t
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