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Synthetic Biologics: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) _ Synthetic Biologics Inc. (SYN) on Wednesday reported a loss of $4.2 million in its second quarter.

On a per-share basis, the Rockville, Maryland-based company said it had a loss of 3 cents.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 4 cents per share.

In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, the company's shares hit 12 cents. A year ago, they were trading at 61 cents.

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