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Synthetic Biologics Enters Into License With Cedars-Sinai Medical Center To Develop Novel Anti-infective Approaches For Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Obesity And Diabetes

Synthetic Biologics' Conference Call

Synthetic Biologics' Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Riley, will host a conference call on Monday, December 9 th at 9:00 a.m. EST. During the call, Mark Pimentel, M.D., FRCP(C), Director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Program at Cedars-Sinai, will provide an audio-visual presentation overview of the scientific basis and market opportunity of our new pathogen-specific approaches to archaea-associated diseases, such as, C-IBS, obesity and diabetes.

Interested parties should call 1-877-870-4263, (U.S. toll free), 1-855-669-9657 ( Canada toll free), or +1-412-317-0790 (International), fifteen minutes before the start of the call to register. Registered callers on the toll free line may ask to be placed in the queue for the Question & Answer Session. The call will also be webcast over the Internet with a slide presentation at http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=97322. If you are unable to participate during the live conference call, the webcast will be available for replay at the same URL, http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=97322 for 30 days after the call.

About Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Cedars-Sinai is internationally renowned for its diagnostic and treatment capabilities and its broad spectrum of programs and services, as well as advances in biomedical research and innovative medical education programs. For more than 20 years, Los Angeles-area residents have named Cedars-Sinai the "Most Preferred Hospital for All Health Needs" in National Research Corporation's annual Healthcare Market Guide survey. Cedars-Sinai Medical Group and Cedars-Sinai Health Associates both ranked among the top 10 physician groups in Southern California by Integrated Health Care Associates (IHA), a California leadership group of health plans, physician groups, and health systems. Today, Cedars-Sinai is committed to providing superior outpatient, acute and sub-acute patient care, breakthrough biomedical research, graduate and undergraduate medical education and community service.

About Synthetic Biologics, Inc.

Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN) is a biotechnology company focused on the development of product candidates for serious infectious diseases and other diseases. Synthetic Biologics is developing oral treatments targeting archaea, a non-bacterial intestinal form of life increasingly associated with chronic diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), obesity and type 2 diabetes, an oral biologic to protect the gastrointestinal microflora from the effects of IV antibiotics for the prevention of C. diff infection, and a series of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) for the treatment of Pertussis and Acinetobacter infections. In addition, the Company is developing an oral estriol drug candidate for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) and cognitive dysfunction in MS (with results of an ongoing 164 subject, 15 center, two-year, double blind, placebo controlled, Phase II relapsing-remitting MS clinical trial expected to be announced during the first half of 2014). For more information, please visit Synthetic Biologics' website at www.syntheticbiologics.com.

This release includes forward-looking statements on Synthetic Biologics' current expectations and projections about future events. In some cases forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "may," "should," "potential," "continue," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," and similar expressions. These statements are based upon current beliefs, expectations and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and include statements regarding the potential for the new anti-infective program and the role of the microbiome in C. difficile and C-IBS . The forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth or implied by any forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in Synthetic Biologics' forward-looking statements include, among others, our inability to obtain financing on acceptable terms to permit us to timely commence or complete the clinical trials and discovery programs consistent with our current expectations, our inability to successfully develop, receive regulatory approvals for or to commercialize new product candidates or achieve desired results from the new anti-infective program and other factors described in Synthetic Biologics' report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and any other filings with the SEC. The information in this release is provided only as of the date of this release, and Synthetic Biologics undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release on account of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.

SOURCE Synthetic Biologics, Inc.

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