CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Synlogic announced today that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Jose Carlos Gutierrez-Ramos, Ph.D., will speak at the Jefferies 2017 Global Healthcare Conference on Friday, June 9th at 1:30 p.m. in New York City. Synlogic is advancing a novel new class of living medicines using the company’s proprietary discovery and development platform. The company’s Synthetic Biotic™ medicines are designed to perform critical functions or deliver therapeutic factors to compensate for what is missing or damaged due to disease. Synthetic Biotic medicines have the potential to be deployed against a wide array of diseases – from rare metabolic disorders to inflammatory bowel disease to cancer.
About Synthetic Biotic™ Medicines:
Synlogic’s innovative new class of Synthetic Biotic medicines leverages the tools and principles of synthetic biology to genetically reengineer beneficial, probiotic microbes to perform critical functions or deliver therapeutic factors to compensate for what is missing or damaged due to disease. The company’s two lead programs target a group of rare metabolic diseases – inborn errors of metabolism (IEM). Patients with these diseases are born with a faulty gene, inhibiting the body’s ability to breakdown commonly occurring by-products of digestion that then accumulate to toxic levels and cause serious health consequences. When delivered orally, these medicines can act from the gut to compensate for the dysfunctional metabolic pathway and have a systemic effect. Synthetic Biotic medicines are designed to clear toxic metabolites associated with specific metabolic diseases and promise to significantly improve the quality of life for affected patients.
Synlogic™ is pioneering the development of a novel class of living treatments, Synthetic Biotic™ medicines, based on its proprietary drug discovery and development platform. Synlogic’s initial pipeline includes Synthetic Biotic medicines for the treatment of rare genetic diseases, such as Urea Cycle Disorder (UCD) and Phenylketonuria (PKU). In addition, the company is leveraging the broad potential of its platform to create Synthetic Biotic medicines for the treatment of more common diseases, including liver disease, inflammatory and immune disorders, and cancer. Synlogic is collaborating with AbbVie to develop Synthetic Biotic-based treatments for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). For more information, please visit synlogictx.com.
Forward Looking Statements:
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