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Item 1.01 Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement
On August 16, 2023, Synlogic Operating Company, Inc. (“Synlogic OpCo”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Synlogic, Inc. (the “Company”), F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd (“Roche Basel”) and Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. (“Roche US”, and together with Roche Basel, “Roche”) entered into an amendment (the “Amendment”) to the Pilot Collaboration and Option Agreement (the “Roche Collaboration and Option Agreement”), effective as of June 16, 2021, by and between Synlogic OpCo and Roche.
Under the Roche Collaboration and Option Agreement, Roche holds an exclusive option right (the “Option”) to negotiate a definitive collaboration and license agreement for the further development of a Synthetic Biotic medicine for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. The Amendment extends the deadline for Roche to exercise the Option until the later of (i) January 15, 2024 or (ii) ninety (90) days after Synlogic OpCo has (A) delivered certain research data to Roche and (B) does not plan to conduct further experiments under the Roche Collaboration and Option Agreement. A copy of the Roche Collaboration and Option Agreement is attached as Exhibit 10.29 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022.
This summary of the Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, a copy of which will be attached as an exhibit to the Company’s 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2023.
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.
|Date: August 16, 2023||Synlogic, Inc.|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|