RXi Pharmaceuticals Granted Patent in China for Lead Clinical Candidate RXI-109

[PR Newswire] – MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (RXII), a biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing innovative therapies primarily in the areas of dermatology and ophthalmology, today announced that it has been granted a patent from the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China (SIPO) for the composition and methods of use for RXI-109 and other connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) targeting self-delivering RNAi compounds (sd-rxRNA®) for the treatment of fibrotic disorders, including skin fibrosis. RXI-109 and other CTGF-targeting sd-rxRNA® compounds may be beneficial for the treatment of fibrotic diseases, including dermal scarring, a condition with a much higher prevalence in people with darker skin. In China, individuals tend to have skin types between III and V. The prevalence rates for hypertrophic scarring in individuals with higher-scoring Fitzpatrick phototypes can be up to 40-70% following surgery, making China a significant market for RXI-109 in the treatment of dermal scarring. According to Persistence Market Research, China is predicted to be one of the fastest growing markets for scar treatments in Asia. http://us.rd.yahoo.com/finance/news/rss/story/*http://finance.yahoo.com/news/rxi-pharmaceuticals-granted-patent-china-110200392.html