Synlogic Achieves Milestone in Development of Synthetic Biotic for IBD

Synlogic, Inc (Nasdaq: SYBX) a clinical stage company applying synthetic biology to beneficial microbes to develop novel, living medicines, announced on 3/6/19 the advancement of Synthetic Biotic medicines to the lead optimization stage in its collaboration with AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company, to develop an oral treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

“We are delighted with the progress of our collaboration with AbbVie, a world-class company with expertise in immunology and the development of treatments for patients with inflammatory bowel disease,” said Aoife Brennan, M.B, Ch.B., Synlogic’s president and chief executive officer “Our collaboration has enabled us to broaden the reach of our platform in inflammatory and autoimmune conditions while advancing our internal pipeline in rare metabolic diseases.”

The company currently has five candidates in development, including an oncology program.