Navigation Links
Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Files Suit Against Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its Chief Scientific Officer and Senior VP of R&D, Dr. Mark G. Currie
Date:12/13/2011

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGYPD, SGYPU), a developer of new drugs to treat gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and diseases, announced today that it has filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court against Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: IRWD) and its Chief Scientific Officer and Senior VP of R&D, Dr. Mark G. Currie. 

The lawsuit alleges that after European patent 1,379,224 was granted to Synergy but prior to issuance, Ironwood and Dr. Currie opposed the patent before the European Patent Office and presented to the European Patent Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, data and arguments that were false, contradictory, inaccurate and misleading.  In its complaint, Synergy accuses Ironwood and Dr. Currie of, among other things, unfair competition, fraud and unjust enrichment and seeks $500 million in actual and punitive damages.

About Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Synergy is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of new drugs to treat gastrointestinal disorders and diseases. Synergy's proprietary drug candidate plecanatide is a synthetic analog of the human gastrointestinal hormone uroguanylin, and functions by activating the guanylate cyclase C receptor on epithelial cells of the GI tract. Synergy completed a Phase I study of plecanatide in healthy volunteers and a Phase IIa clinical trial in patients to treat chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) patients. In October 2011, Synergy initiated dosing of patients in a major Phase II/III clinical trial of plecanatide in CIC patients. Plecanatide is also being developed to treat constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome, with the first trial in IBS-C patients planned for 2012. Synergy's second GC-C agonist SP-333 is currently in pre-clinical development to treat inflammatory bowel diseases. More information is available at http://www.synergypharma.com.  


'/>"/>
SOURCE Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Synergy Business Solutions Acquires the Microsoft Dynamics SL Practice of Congruent Software, Inc.
2. Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. to Hold Conference Call on Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results on Monday, August 11, at 8:30 A.M. EDT
3. VioQuest Pharmaceuticals, Inc Q2/08 Review Issued by Scimitar Equity, LLC
4. Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Formation of Clinical Advisory Board
5. Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Adds Experienced Physician Dr. David St. Peter to Leadership Team
6. Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Present at the Natixis Bleichroeder Second Annual Hidden Gems Conference
7. Transdel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Retains The Investor Relations Group
8. Chemical Engineering Conference Highlights Energy, Biomedicine, Pharmaceuticals, Sustainability and Centennial
9. Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2008 Operational and Financial Results
10. Johnson & Johnson Completes Acquisition of Omrix Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
11. Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces $1 Million Financing
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... Band-LOK, LLC, ... announced today that two new patents have been allowed by the USPTO on ... Band-LOK, said, “We continue to explore additional clinically-relevant designs for both the implants ...
(Date:9/17/2017)... ... September 17, 2017 , ... GeneOne Life ... of Food and Drug Safety (KMFDS) for an Investigational New Drug application for ... Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The study in Korea represents the second clinical trial ...
(Date:9/14/2017)... ... September 14, 2017 , ... Boston Strategic Partners, ... with Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) and ‘big data’ to provide in-depth ... US healthcare spending exceeded $3.0 trillion with nearly 1/3 spent on hospitalizations. BSP ...
(Date:9/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... AMRI, a global contract research, development and ... quality of life for more than 25 years, today announced that John Iannone, ... International Standards Organization/Technical Committee 194: Biological and Clinical Evaluation of Medical Devices ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:3/29/2017)... -- higi, the health IT company that operates the largest ... , today announced a Series B investment from BlueCross ... new investment and acquisition accelerates higi,s strategy to create ... health activities through the collection and workflow integration of ... and secures data today on behalf of over 36 ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... , March 27, 2017  Catholic Health Services ... Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics for achieving Stage ... Model sm . In addition, CHS previously earned ... hospitals using an electronic medical record (EMR). ... high level of EMR usage in an outpatient ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025" report to their offering. ... The Global Biometric ... of around 15.1% over the next decade to reach approximately $1,580 ... market estimates and forecasts for all the given segments on global ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):