SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 15, 2017
SYNTHETIC BIOLOGICS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File No.)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
9605 Medical Center Drive, Suite 270
Rockville, MD 20850
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (301) 417-4364
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01. Other Events
On May 11, 2017, Synthetic Biologics, Inc., a Nevada corporation, (the “Registrant”) issued the attached press release that included notification that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a Breakthrough Therapy Designation for SYN-004 (ribaxamase) for the prevention of Clostridium difficile infection. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Synthetic Biologics, Inc. press release dated May 11, 2017|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Dated: May 15, 2017||SYNTHETIC BIOLOGICS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Steven Shallcross|
|Name: Steven Shallcross|
|Title: Chief Financial Officer|