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Additional Data on CombinatoRx Drug Candidates CRx-102 and CRx-139,Presented at EULAR

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 14, 2007 - CombinatoRx, Incorporated (NASDAQ: CRXX) today announced the presentation of additional data related to its immuno-inflammatory product candidates, CRx-102 and CRx-139, at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Annual Congress of Rheumatology meeting, June 13-16, 2007 in Barcelona, Spain.

CRx-102

In a poster entitled "Inhibition of Macrophage and Chondrocyte Inflammatory Mediators by CRx-102, a Novel Synergistic Combination Drug Candidate", Fraser, et.al. further insights into the novel mechanism of action of CRx-102 were unveiled. The synergistic combination of the two agents, dipyridamole and prednisolone, was found to modulate converging intracellular signaling pathways to synergistically inhibit key inflammatory modulators and mediators (TNF-alpha, MIP-1a, RANTES, MDC, IL-6 and MMP-9) that control disease progression and contribute directly to disease pathology.

In a poster entitled "Response and State-Attainment Criteria in Hand OA: Analysis from a Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial of CRx-102, A Novel Synergistic Combination Therapy", Kvien, et.al., reliable outcome measures to evaluate clinically meaningful benefits of CRx-102 treatment in osteoarthritis (OA) from an individual patient perspective were evaluated. CRx-102 consistently showed clinically meaningful benefit across these outcome measures and responder analyses:

-- BLISS response of individual pain of less than or equal to 20 (27% CRx-102 vs. 6% placebo, p=0.035)

-- Modified OMERACT-OARSI response (50% CRx-102 vs. 30% placebo, p=NSS)

-- AUSCAN 20/50/70 (AUSCAN 70: 23% CRx-102 vs. 3% placebo, p=0.037)

In a satellite symposium presentation, Dr. John Kirwan, of the Bristol Royal Infirmary in the UK and principal investigator in the CRx-102 phase 2a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) trial, gave a talk entitled "A Therapy Rejuvenation: Glucocorticoids in Arth
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