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Rexahn Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE MKT: RNN) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing best-in-class therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. Rexahn’s clinical development programs directly target specific proteins that are selectively expressed in human cancer cells, resulting in increased efficacy and reduced toxicity. In preclinical studies these drug candidates are effective against multiple drug resistant cancers and have shown to increase the effectiveness of various FDA approved cancer treatments. Rexahn is also developing specific biomarker tests that will help identify which patients will be most responsive to its treatments. The Company’s nanotechnology-based drug delivery system has shown it can make FDA approved chemotherapy drugs more effective.

Our clinical development pipeline consists of three novel compounds:

Archexin® is a unique anti-sense drug candidate that specifically targets the cancer cell signaling protein Akt-1. Archexin is the only specific inhibitor of Akt-1 in clinical development. The activated form of Akt-1, which is involved in cancer cell growth, survival, angiogenesis, and drug resistance, has been shown to be present or elevated in more than 12 different human cancer cell lines, including pancreatic and renal cell carcinoma. By inhibiting Akt-1, Archexin has shown to inhibit the growth of human renal cell carcinoma cell lines and exhibit a longer survival benefit in the human renal cell carcinoma animal xenograft model. Thus, while Akt-1 is a very specific anti-cancer target, it may have broad therapeutic potential across multiple types of cancer.

RX-3117 is a next generation, orally bioavailable nucleoside analog that is activated (phosphorylated) by the enzyme Uridine Cytidine Kinase 2 (UCK2) and inhibits both DNA and RNA synthesis which induces apoptotic cell death of tumor cells. UCK2 is overexpressed in multiple human tumors, but has a very limited presence in normal tissues. This unique specificity for cancer cells may lead to an improved efficacy and safety profile in cancer patients. This profile differs from existing nucleoside compounds (such as the widely used chemotherapy gemcitabine), which are activated by the enzyme DCK which is expressed in both cancer cell and in normal healthy tissue leading to significant toxicities at therapeutic doses. RX-3117 has demonstrated broad spectrum anti-tumor activity against 100 different human cancer cell lines (including Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), breast, ovarian, pancreas, colon, renal, brain, bladder, cervical) and efficacy in 17 different mouse xenograft models (including colorectal, non-small cell lung, pancreatic and renal cell carcinoma) superior to that of gemcitabine.

Supinoxin (RX-5902) is an orally administered, first-in-class, small molecule inhibitor of phosphorylated-p68 (P-p68). P-p68, which is selectively expressed in cancer cells and is absent in normal tissue, increases the activity of multiple cancer related genes including cyclin D1, c-jun and c-myc, and plays a role in tumor progression and metastasis. Over-expression of P-p68 has been observed in solid tumors, such as melanoma, colon, ovarian and lung.

These clinical development programs are part of a growing oncology drug pipeline that consists of highly differentiated and exciting anti-cancer compounds.

Our strategy is to continue building a significant clinical development pipeline of innovative therapies that we will commercialize on our own or with other pharmaceutical partners. Rexahn’s powerful discovery engine and differentiated product pipeline provide the opportunity for a high value generating biopharmaceutical company.


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Management Team

Peter Suzdak, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer 

Dr. Peter Suzdak joined Rexahn Pharmaceuticals in February 2013. Dr. Suzdak has over 25 years of diverse experience, including several management positions, in the pharmaceutical industry. Most recently, Dr. Suzdak was Chief Scientific Officer of Corridor Pharmaceuticals, a company developing small molecule compounds to treat pulmonary and vascular disorders. Prior to Corridor Pharmacueitcals, he was co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer of Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals, a company focused on therapies for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Previous to Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Artesian Therapeutics, a company engaged in the development of small molecule therapeutics for cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Suzdak’s experience also includes his position as Senior Vice President of Research and Development of Guilford Pharmaceuticals, a company that developed therapeutics and diagnostics for neurological diseases and cancer, and as Director of Neurobiology for Novo Nordisk. Dr. Suzdak holds a Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Connecticut.

Rick Soni, MBA
President and Chief Operating Officer

Rick Soni joined Rexahn in 2008 with over 20 years of sales, marketing, product planning and business development experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining Rexahn, Mr. Soni held leadership roles at Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals, Inc., with responsibility for commercial development, corporate strategy and execution of licensing and acquisition of therapeutics, diagnostics and medical devices. Previously, Mr. Soni has held a variety of management positions at Novartis and Schering-Plough. Mr. Soni has a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Tae Heum (Ted) Jeong, D. Mgt.
Sr. Vice President  and Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Jeong has been Chief Financial Officer of Rexahn Pharmaceuticals since 2002. He oversees all aspects of capital raising, accounting, operations, and corporate development for Rexahn. He is also responsible for investor relations, and played a key role in Rexahn’s 2008 listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) AMEX. For the past 16 years, he has extensive experience in venture capital and investment banking industry that includes role at Hyundai Venture Investment Corporation where he managed the Biotechnology investment team. Dr. Jeong holds a Doctor of Management from University of Maryland and an M.S. in Finance from Johns Hopkins University

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RNN News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 04/18/2018 06:05:33 AM
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#3794   50 cent jump in Premarket.... n3m3sis 04/13/18 08:43:58 AM
#3793   Rise up to 1.7 yesterday now back down. Woulfe 04/06/18 01:32:03 PM
#3792   That's what I can't understand, all time lows DorianGray 04/02/18 01:22:33 PM
#3791   At this rate we will be at 10 ttubular 03/28/18 03:06:22 PM
#3790   What’s going on with this one. Another sharp Woulfe 03/27/18 11:51:17 AM
#3789   It's a 10k of jibber jabber, but there DorianGray 03/14/18 01:08:34 AM
#3788   What’s your opinion on the recent 10k filed today? Woulfe 03/09/18 09:51:51 PM
#3787   We were sitting at all time lows, I've DorianGray 03/07/18 10:48:12 PM
#3786   Welcome back to the 1.70’s... volume is picking up. Woulfe 03/07/18 03:29:07 PM
#3785   Heavy volume at the end of the day DorianGray 02/28/18 09:59:45 PM
#3784   Either being heavily manipulated down & will be Woulfe 02/28/18 04:37:15 PM
#3783   I'm a patient person but this is ridiculous, DorianGray 02/28/18 03:30:49 PM
#3782   Seven stars cloud great buy in right now. Efever 02/23/18 09:45:36 AM
#3781   I like the chart and I just got rayank 02/20/18 04:55:03 PM
#3780   The pipeline: rayank 02/20/18 03:59:22 PM
#3779   The tree is getting shook... Woulfe 02/15/18 03:42:58 PM
#3778   I don't know if the MM's are stalling DorianGray 02/14/18 10:35:08 AM
#3777 DorianGray 02/12/18 11:19:53 AM
#3776   Data looks good. Do shorts begin covering....??? the gipper 02/12/18 08:49:15 AM
#3775   Week In Review: Tsinghua University Invests $276 Million Woulfe 02/12/18 12:39:55 AM
#3774 Woulfe 02/10/18 02:45:55 AM
#3773   Zhejiang Haichang Biotechnology - anyone find any good Woulfe 02/09/18 07:45:38 PM
#3772   When will this bio bloodbath end?? Biotech Pharmer 02/09/18 12:38:54 PM
#3771   Rexahn Pharmaceuticals' RX-3117 could be a blockbuster, says n3m3sis 01/23/18 08:55:53 AM
#3770   RNN hasn't updated their pipeline on their own DorianGray 01/20/18 04:47:51 PM
#3769   Data always looks good but here we are DorianGray 01/20/18 04:45:55 PM
#3768   They presented data from the Phase II Rx-3117 Spideyboy 01/19/18 01:07:57 PM
#3767   just anticipation of news moving this. Anything Tdash 01/19/18 12:47:18 PM
#3766   news leak??News must be good! Are we the gipper 01/19/18 12:19:04 PM
#3765   Let us just hope..... n3m3sis 01/19/18 09:06:10 AM
#3764   Well I was just posting as something is Spideyboy 01/19/18 09:02:11 AM
#3763   Saddle up Belus! n3m3sis 01/19/18 07:59:33 AM
#3762   About Time :) n3m3sis 01/19/18 07:45:50 AM
#3761   Rexahn today to present Phase IIa RX-3117 data Spideyboy 01/19/18 05:17:01 AM
#3760   Working for now, Q1 data will be the tell.GLTA scary larry 01/16/18 04:42:27 PM
#3759   Holding good here from 2.00+. Mr_Popeye 01/16/18 04:39:50 PM
#3758   All good here scary larry 01/16/18 04:29:53 PM
#3757   That's ok, we're on the side of the Mr_Popeye 01/16/18 03:50:51 PM
#3756   Four flat tires out of gas wtf scary larry 01/12/18 03:21:11 PM
#3755   This one rarely holds gains in the long Woulfe 01/12/18 02:54:31 PM
#3754   I think the same thing, Lots of spikes Belus 01/11/18 10:39:00 PM
#3753   Been awhile delayed sheesh scary larry 01/11/18 11:30:10 AM
#3752   Patience..... Mr_Popeye 01/10/18 12:18:53 PM
#3751   It's not starting at all. scary larry 01/10/18 09:54:48 AM
#3750   Looking at a Great Year for Rexahn Phamra, Belus 01/05/18 09:10:19 AM
#3749   Low volume, quiet beginning to 2018. Should make Woulfe 01/02/18 01:30:04 PM
#3748   Aren't we due for THREE catalysts by the JohnnySahn 12/22/17 10:48:59 PM
#3747   Shorts must really be spooked, putting up a the gipper 12/21/17 06:25:22 PM
#3746   Looks Like we are headed North for 2018, :) Belus 12/21/17 08:46:46 AM
#3745   I own a lot of shares in this Belus 12/04/17 10:42:29 PM