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): September 7, 2017



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Nevada   001-12584   13-3808303

(State or other jurisdiction of


  (Commission File No.)   (I.R.S. 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.



Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (the “Company”) will be making several investor presentations over the next several weeks, including a presentation at the 2017 Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, in New York, New York. In connection with the presentations, the Company intends to discuss the slide presentation attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto, which is incorporated herein by reference.


The slide presentation attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report includes “safe harbor” language pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, indicating that certain statements contained in the slide presentation or in the press release are “forward-looking” rather than historical.


The Company undertakes no duty or obligation to update or revise information included in this Report or any of the Exhibits.



Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits





99.1   Synthetic Biologics, Inc. investor presentation dated September 7, 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:  September 7, 2017 SYNTHETIC BIOLOGICS, INC.
  By: /s/ Steven Shallcross
    Name: Steven Shallcross
    Title:  Chief Financial Officer