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Synthetic Biologics to Present at the 16th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference in New York City

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that Jeffrey Riley, CEO, is scheduled to present at the 16th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference, sponsored by H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC. Mr. Riley is scheduled to present at 10:25 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City.

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A live webcast of Synthetic Biologics' presentation may be accessed by logging onto the internet at http://wsw.com/webcast/rrshq24/syn. After the presentation, a replay will be archived and accessible for 30 days at the same website.

Mr. Riley, as well as Synthetic Biologics' CFO, C. Evan Ballantyne, will be available to participate in one-on-one meetings with investors and analysts who are registered to attend the conference. If you are an institutional investor, and would like to attend the Company's presentation, please register for the Rodman & Renshaw conference using the following link www.rodm.com. Once your registration is confirmed, you will be prompted to log into the conference website and may request a one-on-one meeting with the Company.

About Synthetic Biologics, Inc.

Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN) is a biotechnology company focused on the development of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases. The Company is developing an oral biologic to protect the gastrointestinal microflora from the effects of IV antibiotics for the prevention of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection, an oral treatment to reduce the impact of methane producing organisms on constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (C-IBS), a series of monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of Pertussis and Acinetobacter infections, and a biologic targeted at the prevention and treatment of a root cause of a subset of IBS. In addition, the Company is developing an oral estriol drug for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) and cognitive dysfunction in MS. For more information, please visit Synthetic Biologics' website at www.syntheticbiologics.com.

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