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RXi Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Biotech Showcase™ 2014

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 6, 2014 /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 Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Geert Cauwenbergh, will present at the Biotech Showcase™ 2014 conference on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 9:30AM PST.  Dr. Cauwenbergh will discuss the development of RXI-109, a self-delivering RNAi compound designed to reduce dermal scarring, as well as business development opportunities with RXi's sd‑rxRNA® technology platform.

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A live webcast of the presentation will be available on the "Investors" section of the Company's website, www.rxipharma.com.  A replay of the presentation will be available 90 days.

Co-produced by Demy-Colton Life Science Advisors and EBD Group, Biotech Showcase is an investor and partnering conference devoted to providing private and public biotechnology and life sciences companies an opportunity to present to, and meet with, investors and pharmaceutical executives during the course of one of the industry's largest annual healthcare investor conferences. Now in its sixth year, Biotech Showcase is expected to attract upwards of 1,500 attendees. 

The Biotech Showcase™ 2014 Conference will take place January 13-15, 2014 at the Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco Union Square Hotel, California. To schedule a meeting with RXi Management at this conference, please contact Tamara McGrillen at tmcgrillen@rxipharma.com or via phone 508-929-3646.

About RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation

RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (OTCQX: RXII) is a biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative therapies based on its proprietary, self-delivering RNAi platform. Therapeutics that use RNA interference, or "RNAi," have great  promise because of their ability to down-regulate the expression of a specific gene that may be over-expressed in a disease condition. Building on the pioneering work of scientific founder and Nobel Laureate Dr. Craig Mello, a member of the RXi Scientific Advisory Board, RXi's first RNAi product candidate, RXI‑109, targets connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) to reduce dermal scarring (fibrosis), entered into human clinical trials in June 2012.  For more information, please visit www.rxipharma.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future expectations, planned and future development of RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation's products and technologies. Forward-looking statements about expectations and development plans of RXi's products involve significant risks, and uncertainties: risks that RXi may not be able to successfully develop its candidates, or that development of RNAi-based therapeutics may be delayed or not proceed as planned, or that we may not develop any RNAi-based product; risks that the development process for our product candidates may be delayed, risks related to development and commercialization of products by our competitors, risks related to our ability to control timing and terms of collaborations with third parties, and the possibility that other companies or organizations may assert patent rights preventing us from developing our products. Actual results may differ from those contemplated by these forward-looking statements. RXi does not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect a change in its views, events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release.

Contacts

RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Tamara McGrillen, 508-929-3646
tmcgrillen@rxipharma.com

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