Steven A. Kriegsman, President and CEO of CytRx, added, "RNAi therapeutics holds tremendous promise as cures for diseases caused by proteins that cannot be targeted by conventional drugs. We are pleased that Dr. Rana and his colleagues are receiving recognition from the scientific community in developing a breakthrough that could expedite the development of important therapeutic treatments."
About CytRx Corporation
Los Angeles, California-based CytRx Corporation is a biopharmaceutical research and development company engaged in the development of high-value human therapeutics. The Company owns three clinical-stage compounds based on its small molecule "molecular chaperone" co-induction technology. In September 2006 CytRx announced that arimoclomol was shown to be safe and well tolerated at all three doses tested in its Phase IIa clinical trial in patients with ALS. The Company expects to announce results of its completed open-label extension trial in the second quarter of 2007. The Company plans to enter a Phase IIb clinical trial with arimoclomol in ALS in the second half of 2007, subject to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acceptance. The FDA has granted Fast Track designation and Orphan Drug status to arimoclomol for the treatment of ALS and has also been granted orphan medicinal product status for the treatment of ALS by the European Commission. The Company is also developing a potential Phase II clinical plan for arimoclomol in stroke recovery. For more information on the Company, visit www.cytrx.com.
About RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Worcester, Massachusetts-based RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation,
a majority-owned subsidiary of CytRx Corporation, is a
biopharmaceutical research and development company that focuses on
developing RNAi-based therapeutics for the treatment of human
disease. RXi's initial focus is on neurodegenerative diseases,
oncology, type 2 diabetes and obesity. RXi