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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Synlogic, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYBX), a clinical stage company bringing the transformative potential of synthetic biology to medicine, today announced that it will present a poster on SYNB8802, an investigational Synthetic Biotic medicine for the treatment of Enteric Hyperoxaluria (HOX), during the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week, Oct. 22-25, 2020.
Title: Development of a Synthetic Biotic, SYNB8802, for the Treatment of Enteric Hyperoxaluria
Poster #: PO0650
Synlogic will present the results of an effort to engineer a Synthetic Biotic bacterial strain, SYNB8802, to metabolize oxalate in the GI tract as a new treatment for enteric hyperoxaluria. SYNB8802 is moving into human clinical studies where it will be assessed for safety and tolerability, strain kinetics, changes in plasma and urine biomarkers of strain activity, and the potential to reduce urinary oxalate.
Learn more about Synlogic's programs and pipeline by visiting https://www.synlogictx.com/.
About Enteric Hyperoxaluria
Enteric hyperoxaluria (HOX) is an acquired metabolic disorder caused by increased absorption of dietary oxalate, which is present in many common foods including leafy greens, nuts, and chocolate. Enteric hyperoxaluria often occurs as a result of a primary insult to the bowel, such as inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, short bowel syndrome, or as a result of surgical procedures such as Roux-en-Y bariatric weight-loss surgery.
Enteric hyperoxaluria results in dangerously high levels of urinary oxalate, which causes progressive kidney damage, kidney stone formation, and nephrocalcinosis. There are an estimated 250,000 patients with enteric hyperoxaluria in the United States. Enteric hyperoxaluria has no approved treatment options.
SYNB8802 is an engineered non-pathogenic strain of E. coli (Nissle), using Synlogic's Synthetic Biotic platform, designed to consume oxalate in the GI tract and lower urinary oxalate levels, potentially reducing kidney damage due to enteric hyperoxaluria. SYNB8802 is administered orally. SYNB8802 is currently undergoing IND-enabling studies.
Synlogic™ is bringing the transformative potential of synthetic biology to medicine. With a premiere synthetic biology platform that leverages a reproducible, modular approach to microbial engineering, Synlogic designs Synthetic Biotic medicines that target validated underlying biology to treat disease in new ways. Synlogic's proprietary pipeline includes Synthetic Biotics for the treatment of metabolic disorders including Phenylketonuria (PKU) and Enteric Hyperoxaluria (HOX). The company is also building a portfolio of partner-able assets in immunology and oncology.
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