ACCELERON PHARMA INC. (NASDAQ:XLRN) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(b) Effective April 5, 2019, Robert K. Zeldin, M.D. is no longer employed by Acceleron Pharma Inc. (“Acceleron”) in his position as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Acceleron.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On April 4, 2019, Acceleron issued a press release announcing the discontinuation of development of ACE-2494, a systemic muscle agent the company had been studying in a Phase 1 healthy volunteer trial for the potential treatment of neuromuscular disorders.
A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
On April 5, 2019, Acceleron and Celgene Corporation (“Celgene”) issued a press release announcing thatCelgenehas submitted a Biologics License Application (BLA) for luspatercept for the treatment of adult patients with very low to intermediate risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)-associated anemia who have ring sideroblasts and require red blood cell (RBC) transfusions, and for the treatment of adult patients with beta-thalassemia-associated anemia who require RBC transfusions.
A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.
ACCELERON PHARMA INC Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 xlrn-20190405form8kxex991.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Exhibit Exhibit 99.1Acceleron Discontinues Development of Phase 1 Molecule ACE-2494 Cambridge,…
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About ACCELERON PHARMA INC. (NASDAQ:XLRN)
Acceleron Pharma Inc. is a United States-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutic candidates that are based on mechanisms, which the human body uses to regulate the growth and repair of its cells and tissues. Its therapeutic candidates are used to treat serious and rare diseases. The Company’s pipeline includes Luspatercept, Sotatercept, Dalantercept, ACE-083, ACE-2494, ACE-1332, ACE-3891, ACE-2798, ACE-2536 and ACE-2395. Luspatercept promotes red blood cell production. It is developing Sotatercept for the treatment of chronic kidney disease. Dalantercept treats cancers by inhibiting blood vessel formation by inhibiting signaling through the activin receptor-like kinase (ALK) 1 receptor. ACE-083 is for the treatment of focal muscle disorders. ACE-2494 is designed to treat systemic muscle disorders. ACE-3891, ACE-1332, ACE-2798, ACE-2536 and ACE-2395 are in preclinical stage of development.