Synlogic Announces Appointment of Michael Jensen as Chief Financial Officer

Cambridge, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synlogic, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYBX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing medicines for metabolic and immunological diseases through its proprietary approach to synthetic biology, today announced the appointment of Michael Jensen as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Jensen brings extensive and diversified experience within global pharmaceutical and medical device companies to Synlogic, spanning analytics, financial management, information systems, and operations.

“I am delighted to welcome Michael to Synlogic,” said Aoife Brennan, M.B. Ch.B., Synlogic President and Chief Executive Officer. “Michael has an impressive finance and operations background from his roles at multiple biopharma and healthcare companies. This broad experience will be critical as we progress toward late phase development.”

“I’m excited to join Synlogic during such a transformational and pivotal time as we are on track to begin a Phase 3 study for our lead program in phenylketonuria (PKU) in the second half of this year,” said Mr. Jensen. “I see great promise in the future of Synlogic as we advance our clinical-stage drug candidates and ongoing research to address unmet medical needs and change patients' lives through Synlogic’s approach to treating diseases in entirely new ways through the promise of synthetic biology.”

Prior to joining Synlogic, Mr. Jensen was the CFO at Intrinsic Therapeutics, a commercial-stage medical device company focused on delivering treatments to improve surgical efficacy. Prior to Intrinsic, Mr. Jensen held financial leadership roles at several biotech and healthcare companies including Taconic Biosciences, Straumann North America, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Novartis, and Novo Nordisk Inc. He holds a Master of Economics and Business Administration degree from Copenhagen Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark, and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Towson University in Baltimore, MD.

About Synlogic 

Synlogic is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing medicines through its proprietary approach to synthetic biology. Synlogic’s pipeline includes its lead program in phenylketonuria (PKU), which has demonstrated proof of concept with plans to start a pivotal, Phase 3 study in the second half of 2022, and additional novel drug candidates designed to treat homocystinuria (HCU) and enteric hyperoxaluria. The rapid advancement of these potential biotherapeutics, called Synthetic Biotics, has been enabled by Synlogic’s proprietary, reproducible, target-specific drug design. Synlogic uses programmable, precision genetic engineering of well-characterized probiotics to exert localized activity for therapeutic benefit, with a focus on metabolic and immunologic diseases. Synlogic is also working with Roche in a research collaboration focused on the discovery of a novel Synthetic Biotic for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease and with Ginkgo Bioworks to include additional undisclosed preclinical assets, combining Synlogic’s approach to Synthetic Biotics with Ginkgo’s Codebase and Foundry services. For additional information visit

Forward-Looking Statements

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