NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: SGYP), a developer of new drugs to treat gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and diseases, today announced that Dr. Gary S. Jacob, the company's president and chief executive officer, is scheduled to present at BIO-Europe Spring 2011 Conference in Milan, Italy on March 14-16. Dr. Jacob’s presentation will be given at the Milano Convention Centre, Level 1, Room yellow 3 at 11:00 am CET on March 15, 2011.
About Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Synergy is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of new drugs to treat gastrointestinal disorders and diseases. Synergy's proprietary drug candidate plecanatide is a synthetic analog of the human gastrointestinal hormone uroguanylin, and functions by activating the guanylate cyclase C (GC-C) receptor on epithelial cells of the GI tract. Plecanatide has recently completed a Phase IIa clinical trial in patients to treat CC. The Company plans to initiate a Phase II/III 90-day repeated-oral-dose, placebo-controlled clinical trial of plecanatide in CC patients in the second half of 2011. Plecanatide is also being developed to treat IBS-C, with the first trial in IBS-C patients planned for 2012. More information is available at http://www.synergypharma.com.
Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Gary S. Jacob, Ph.D., 212-297-0020
President and CEO
Investors and Media:
Rx Communications Group, LLC
Melody A. Carey, 917-322-2571
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