By Doug Macron

RXi Pharmaceuticals last week unveiled its therapeutic strategy, naming programs in dermal and ocular disorders as its key focuses, and achieving a corporate goal that the firm had failed to achieve under previous management.

These core areas, RXi President and CEO Noah Beerman said during a presentation at the Jefferies 2010 Global Life Sciences conference, "represent opportunities where RXi has the ability to take products into the clinic and through proof of concept."

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