NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – RXi Pharmaceuticals this week announced that it has started a third Phase IIa trial for its anti-scarring treatment RXI-109.

RXI-109 is composed of siRNAs designed to inhibit connective tissue growth factor — a protein linked to wound healing and other fibrotic processes. It incorporates a proprietary self-delivering technology that enables cellular uptake of the RNAi molecules without the need for a delivery vehicle.

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