Synergy Pharmaceuticals to Present at 2012 BIO International Convention
NEW YORK, June 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SGYP) (Nasdaq:SGYPU) (Nasdaq:SGYPW), a developer of new drugs to treat gastrointestinal disorders and diseases, today announced that its President and CEO, Gary S. Jacob, Ph.D, will present at the 2012 Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Business Forum and International Convention taking place June 18-21, 2012 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, MA.
Dr. Jacob will provide an update on Synergy's lead drug plecanatide and a corporate overview on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 3:45 p.m. ET.
About Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Synergy is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of new drugs to treat gastrointestinal disorders and diseases. Synergy's lead proprietary drug candidate plecanatide is a synthetic analog of the human gastrointestinal hormone uroguanylin, and functions by activating the guanylate cyclase C receptor on epithelial cells of the GI tract. The company completed a Phase I study of plecanatide in healthy volunteers and a Phase IIa clinical trial in CIC patients. In October, 2011, Synergy initiated dosing of patients in a major Phase II/III clinical trial of plecanatide to treat chronic idiopathic constipation. Plecanatide is also being developed to treat constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome, with the first trial in IBS-C patients planned for 2012. Synergy's second GC-C agonist SP-333 is currently in pre-clinical development to treat inflammatory bowel diseases. More information is available at http://www.synergypharma.com.
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