Synlogic, Inc. has acquired Mirna Therapeutics, Inc.

On May 16, 2017, Synlogic, Inc., and Mirna Therapeutics, Inc. announced that the two companies had entered into an agreement to merge.

On August 28, 2017, this transaction was completed with Synlogic, Inc. beginning trading on August 28, 2017, on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol “SYBX”.

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).

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 diseases known as inborn errors of metabolism. Patients with these rare metabolic diseases are born with a faulty gene, which inhibits the body’s ability to break down commonly occurring by-products of digestion that then accumulate to toxic levels with serious health consequences. When delivered orally, these Synthetic Biotic medicines are designed to act from the gut to compensate for the dysfunctional metabolic pathway and have a systemic effect, clearing toxic metabolites associated with specific metabolic diseases. Synthetic Biotic medicines have the potential to significantly improve the quality of life for affected patients.