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Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Recent and Upcoming Presentations at Scientific Conferences
Date:8/5/2008

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Rib-X" or the "Company"), a development-stage company focused on the discovery and development of novel antibiotics for the treatment of antibiotic-resistant infections, announced today that company representatives are giving three presentations at two conferences this week.

Gordon Research Conference on Medicinal Chemistry, August 3-8

Ashoke Bhattacharjee, Ph.D, Senior Scientist, presented at the Gordon Research Conference on Medicinal Chemistry this week at Colby Sawyer College, New London, NH. Dr. Bhattacharjee introduced Rib-X's enhanced macrolide program in a poster session titled, "Structure-Based Drug Design Targeting Infectious Disease: Overcoming Resistance and Extending the Antimicrobial Spectrum of Macrolide Antibiotics." In his presentation on August 3 and 4, Dr. Bhattacharjee highlighted how the combination of structural insights from X-ray crystallographic studies of known and new antibiotics bound to the bacterial 50S ribosomal subunit with data-driven computational chemistry tools allows for a fresh look at macrolide antibiotics.

Additionally, Graham Johnson, Ph.D, Chief Research Officer of Rib-X will give a presentation in the "Late-Breaking Topics" session, Thursday, August 7. The title of the talk is "Discovery and Clinical Development of radezolid (RX-1741), a Designer Oxazolidinone" and will highlight the company's proprietary discovery process utilizing structural, computational and chemistry approaches; radezolid has distinct physical properties as well as a promising efficacy and safety profile.

Drug Discovery & Development of Innovative Therapeutics World Conference, August 4-7

Joseph DeVito, Ph.D, Associate Director, Discovery Biology, Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is presenting Rib-X's RX-04 program at IBC's 12th Annual Drug Discovery & Development of Innovative Therapeutics World Conference Technology Conference today at 11:00 A
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