RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ:RXII)

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Player Avatar zzlangerhans (99.83) Submitted: 12/6/2011 1:25:09 PM : Outperform Start Price: $0.51 RXII Score: +309.42

This is just a wild swing at a problematic little biotech hitting the 0.5 CAPS threshold. I don’t have a good explanation for why I’m green thumbing it here, other than I think they can remain solvent until they can get their phase III NeuVax breast cancer immunotherapy trial up and hyping.

From a recent PR:

In September, Galena announced a strategic transaction involving its new RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation subsidiary. As part of the strategic transaction, the company contributed its RNAi program to RXi and changed its name from RXi Pharmaceuticals to Galena Biopharma to reflect its focus on developing its portfolio of targeted cancer therapies.

From Wikipedia:

Galena is the natural mineral form of lead sulfide. The crystals are bright when fresh but often receive a dull tarnish after exposure to air. Galena is often mined for its silver content. One of the oldest uses of galena was as kohl, which, in Ancient Egypt, was applied around the eyes to reduce the glare of the desert sun and to repel flies, which were a potential source of disease.

Galena is the county seat of, and largest city in, Jo Daviess County, Illinois in the United States, with a population of 3,429 in 2010. The city is a popular tourist destination known for its history, historical architecture, and ski and golf resorts. Galena was the residence of Ulysses S. Grant as well as several other war generals, entertainers, and politicians.

If you know how the name Galena reflects the company’s focus on targeted cancer therapies, then you’ve been dipping into the same stash of shrooms as Galena’s CEO. Where can I get some?

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Member Avatar portefeuille (99.60) Submitted: 12/6/2011 6:22:32 PM
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Bleiglanz in German ...

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleiglanz

Member Avatar portefeuille (99.60) Submitted: 12/6/2011 6:45:22 PM
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Blei-Glanz -> lead brilliance.
I hated these somewhat "archaic" names when I had my inorganic chemistry verbal exam. It ended up being mostly about carbon (it could have been any element and carbon was the one I happened to have "studied" the night before, so I knew all kind of details like the melting temperature of some type of steel. I was feeling a little ashamed of knowing that melting temperature, so I told him that I could tell him the temperature if he wanted me to. I think he was a little impressed. oh well, I knew almost nothing about quite a few elements.). One of the questions was "do you ski?", as the professor wanted to direct the interview in the direction of graphite.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ski_wax#Glide_wax
The main problem of that exam was that quite a few people told me to not look at one of the professor's hands as he was missing a finger or two, but they did not remember which hand and I think I was too nervous to think about it during the exam ...
That may have been the best "exam" of my life as I knew everything he asked at the beginning, so towards the end he just let me make up my own questions and I gave him a "best of little known facts about carbon" show. My worst "exam" followed around 6 months later. 20 minutes verbal exam and I was more or less unable to talk from minute 10 to minute 15. The professor gave me a glass of tap water to drink and asked me whether I did not maybe declare myself ill to get a chance to get a "new attempt" next semester because this attempt was not going that well for me ...
At around minute 15 he started asking me the most basic definition to give me some "confidence back". That worked somewhat. He was not all that happy with the whole situation especially as he saw that I was best of 200 or so students in the preceding written exam. very humiliating experience ...

Member Avatar portefeuille (99.60) Submitted: 12/6/2011 6:46:29 PM
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missing a finger or two
-> http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/things_i_wont_work_with/

Member Avatar portefeuille (99.60) Submitted: 12/6/2011 6:52:50 PM
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declare -> want to declare

I ended getting a 1.0 for the AC exam and a 3.0 for the horror exam (algebra) (1.0 being the best and 4.0 being the worst "not failed" result).

Member Avatar portefeuille (99.60) Submitted: 12/6/2011 6:53:59 PM
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ended -> ended up

Member Avatar portefeuille (99.60) Submitted: 12/6/2011 7:23:38 PM
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AC <-> Anorganische Chemie <-> IC <-> Inorganic Chemistry

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anorganische_Chemie
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inorganic_chemistry

Member Avatar portefeuille (99.60) Submitted: 12/6/2011 7:58:41 PM
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verbal -> oral

Member Avatar portefeuille (99.60) Submitted: 12/6/2011 7:58:53 PM
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done.

Member Avatar Momentum22 (29.53) Submitted: 2/3/2012 10:23:00 PM
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Put a little Galena in your glass and the girls will come real quick...

Member Avatar hydrodan (< 20) Submitted: 3/1/2012 10:25:54 PM
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Some sort of spinoff is happenning this month, they are recreating the RXII entity. It's strange though, they are calling it a "dividend", but it looks like a 1:1 share distribution for GALE stock holders as of March 8th. Reminds me of the original CytRx spinoff when they created RXII, and they originally planned a 7:1 Cytrx to RXII share ratio, but so many people loaded up on shares, it wound up being about 12:1...

Member Avatar portefeuille (99.60) Submitted: 3/21/2012 5:14:15 PM
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AC <-> Anorganische Chemie <-> IC <-> Inorganic Chemistry
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AC <-> Anorganische Chemie <-> Inorganic Chemistry <-> IC

Member Avatar mbates50 (< 20) Submitted: 7/5/2012 3:28:17 PM
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well. all I can say is that I had the same feeling about Arena and I went all in. Could it happen again?

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