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6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2020
Aug. 03, 2020
Document and Entity Information    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2020  
Entity Registrant Name Synthetic Biologics, Inc.  
Trading Symbol SYN  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   19,440,346
Entity Central Index Key 0000894158  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Amendment Flag false