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Synlogic Announces Abstract Accepted for Poster Presentation at the International Conference on Microbiome Engineering 2023

- Poster presentation on SYNB1353 program for homocystinuria includes findings from process improvements to improve activity of methionine degradation -

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 07, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synlogic, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYBX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company advancing novel, oral, non-systemically absorbed biotherapeutics to transform the care of serious diseases, announced that an abstract outlining the SYNB1353 program as a potential treatment for homocystinuria (HCU), including findings from fermentation process improvements to increase activity of methionine degradation, has been accepted and will be presented at the International Conference on Microbiome Engineering 2023, held in Berkeley, California on December 8th to 10th.

Poster presentation details are as follows:

  • Title: Improvements of SYNB1353, an Engineered Bacteria for the Treatment of Homocystinuria Lead to Increased In vitro and In vivo Degradation of Methionine
  • Date: Saturday, December 9, 2023
  • Session & Time: Poster Session B, 11:35 am – 12:45 pm PST
  • Presenter: David Lubkowicz, Ph.D., Head, Strain Engineering & Characterization and HCU Program Lead at Synlogic

For more information, please visit the conference website. The poster will be available following the conference on the Synlogic website.

About Homocystinuria (HCU) & SYNB1353

HCU is a rare metabolic disease characterized by extreme levels of homocysteine and caused by an inherited deficiency in an enzyme known as cystathionine beta-synthase (CBS). When CBS is absent, homocysteine builds up in the blood and urine, putting patients at risk of multisystem complications, including acute thromboembolic events, optical damage from lens dislocation, skeletal deficiencies, and neurocognitive impairments. Methionine (Met), an essential amino acid in dietary protein, is a required precursor to homocysteine, and a restrictive, low-Met diet is a standard treatment for lowering total homocysteine (tHcy). SYNB1353 is a novel, orally administered, non-systemically absorbed drug candidate designed to consume Met in the gastrointestinal tract, thereby lowering lower homocysteine levels in patients with HCU. It is the first drug candidate developed through a research collaboration between Synlogic and Ginkgo Bioworks and the first investigational medicine developed on Ginkgo's platform to enter the clinic. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Rare Pediatric Disease Designation, Fast Track designation and Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) to SYNB1353 for the potential treatment of HCU. Synlogic holds worldwide development and commercialization rights to SYNB1353.

About Synlogic 

Synlogic is a clinical-stage biotechnology company advancing novel, oral, non-systemically absorbed biotherapeutics to transform the care of serious diseases in need of new treatment options. The Company’s late-stage pipeline is focused on rare metabolic diseases, led by labafenogene marselecobac (SYNB1934), currently being studied as a potential treatment for phenylketonuria (PKU) in Synpheny-3, a global, pivotal Phase 3 study. Additional product candidates address diseases including homocystinuria (HCU), enteric hyperoxaluria, gout, and cystinuria. This pipeline is fueled by the Synthetic Biotic platform, which applies precision genetic engineering to well-characterized probiotics. This enables Synlogic to create GI-restricted, oral medicines designed to consume or modify disease-specific metabolites – an approach well suited for PKU and HCU, both inborn errors of metabolism, as well as other disorders in which the disease–specific metabolites transit through the GI tract, providing validated targets for these Synthetic Biotics. Research activities include a partnership with Roche focused on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and a collaboration with Ginkgo Bioworks in synthetic biology, which has contributed to two pipeline programs to date. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram

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