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 GC-C receptor on epithelial cells of the GI tract. Plecanatide has recently completed a Phase IIa clinical trial in patients to treat chronic constipation. Synergy plans to initiate a Phase II/III 90-day repeated-oral-dose, placebo-controlled clinical trial of plecanatide in chronic constipation 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.
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