CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Synlogic, Inc., (Nasdaq: SYBX) a clinical stage company applying synthetic biology to beneficial microbes to develop novel, living medicines, today announced 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.”
“Synlogic is a leader in the use of synthetic biology for the development of novel bacterial therapeutics,” said, Lisa Olson Ph.D., Vice President, Immunology Research, AbbVie. “Synlogic’s Synthetic Biotic platform has the potential to enable development of treatments for inflammatory disorders, such as IBD. We are pleased with the progress that our combined teams continue to make in the development of this novel approach.”
Synlogic is pioneering the development of a novel class of living medicines, Synthetic Biotic medicines, based on its proprietary drug development platform. Synlogic leverages the tools and principles of synthetic biology to genetically engineer beneficial microbes to perform or deliver critical functions missing or damaged due to disease. Synthetic Biotic medicines are designed to act locally and have a systemic effect to address disease in patients. Synlogic’s two lead programs, SYNB1020 and SYNB1618, are orally administered and target hyperammonemia as a result of liver damage or genetic disease, and phenylketonuria, respectively. Synlogic is also developing SYNB1891 as an intratumorally-administered Synthetic Biotic medicine for the treatment of cancer. In addition, the company is leveraging the broad potential of its platform to create additional Synthetic Biotic medicines for the treatment of liver disease, as well as inflammatory and immune disorders including Synlogic’s collaboration with AbbVie to develop Synthetic Biotic-based treatments for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). For more information, please visit www.synlogictx.com.
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