QualityStocks News - RXi Pharmaceuticals Appoints Seasoned Medical Experts to Scientific Advisory Board

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New SAB members to lend critical skills complementary with company’s clinical development of RXI-109

...bring a wide spectrum of scientific and clinical experience to the development effort...

QualityStocks would like to highlight RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a publicly traded biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing innovative therapies based on its proprietary, next-generation RNAi platform. Therapeutics that use RNA interference, or “RNAi,” have great promise because of their ability to “silence,” or down-regulate, the expression of a specific gene that may be overexpressed in a disease condition.

In the company’s news yesterday,

Biotech company RXi Pharmaceuticals announced Dr. Jeannette Graf and Dr. Leroy Young have been added to its Scientific Advisory Board where their experience and research expertise will contribute to the ongoing development of the company’s lead compound.

Dr. Graf is a board certified, clinical and research dermatologist with a private practice in Great Neck, NY. She is an assistant clinical professor of Dermatology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York; an accomplished product developer; and author of best-selling Stop Aging, Start Living. Dr. Graf has made multiple television and news appearances on national news and popular cable programs including: The Dr. Oz Show, Fox And Friends, MSNBC, The View, Inside Edition, Focus On Women, CBS Early Show, Good Morning America, Mike and Juliet, and Sirius Radio. In addition, she is quoted in numerous national print and online publications.

Dr. Young is the director of the BodyAesthetic Research Center in St. Louis, Missouri. He is board certified in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, and has held several academic positions in the fields of surgery and plastic surgery at the Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis Missouri. Dr. Young is also the author of numerous patents and publications.

RXI-109, currently in phase I clinical study, is RXi Pharmaceuticals’ self-delivering RNAi compound (sd-rxRNA®) developed to reduce dermal scarring in planned surgeries. The addition of Dr. Graf and Dr. Young strengthen the company’s advisory board as it guides continued research and development of RXI-109.

“Dr. Graf and Dr. Young are notable additions to our Scientific Advisory Board,” Dr. Geert Cauwenbergh, president and CEO of RXi Pharmaceuticals stated in the press release. “Together Dr. Young and Dr. Graf bring a wide spectrum of scientific and clinical experience to the development effort that RXi has underway with RXI-109, the first self-delivering RNAi to enter into clinical development. In addition, they also bring a unique understanding of the cosmetic surgery and dermatology space, with in-depth knowledge of the need gaps that still exist today in the management of scarring.”

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