Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:SGYP), today announced its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Gary S. Jacob, will present a corporate update at the UBS Global Healthcare Conference on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 9:30am (ET) at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York City.
A live webcast of Synergy’s presentation will be accessible through the Investors section of the company’s website at
. To access the webcast, please log on to the Synergy website approximately 15 minutes prior to the start time to ensure adequate time for any software downloads that may be required. A replay of the webcast will be available on Synergy’s website for 180 days following the conference.
About Synergy Pharmaceuticals
Synergy Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SGYP) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapies based on the natural human hormone, uroguanylin, to treat gastrointestinal diseases and disorders. Uroguanylin is a natural hormone produced by humans in the small intestine and plays a key role in regulating the normal functioning of the digestive tract through its activity on the guanylate cyclase-C (GC-C) receptor. The GC-C receptor is known to be a primary source for stimulating a variety of beneficial physiological responses. Synergy has created two unique analogs of uroguanylin – plecanatide and SP-333 – designed to mimic the natural hormone’s activity on the GC-C receptor and target a variety of gastrointestinal conditions. Plecanatide is currently in two pivotal phase 3 clinical trials for chronic idiopathic constipation and has successfully completed a phase 2b dose-ranging study in patients with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. SP-333 is currently in phase 2 development for opioid-induced constipation and is also being explored for ulcerative colitis. For more information, please visit