Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA) Files An 8-K Regulation FD Disclosure

Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA) Files An 8-K Regulation FD Disclosure
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

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On December 10, 2018, Axovant Sciences GmbH reported topline results of a Phase 2 study for the investigational drug nelotanserin, and that Axovant will be discontinuing clinical development of nelotanserin. Nelotanserin is the subject of a Development, Marketing and Supply Agreement between Arena and Axovant. Additional information regarding the study results is provided in Axovant’s press release of the same date titled “Axovant Reports Results of Exploratory Phase 2 Clinical Study of Nelotanserin in Lewy Body Dementia Patients Experiencing REM Sleep Behavior Disorder.”

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this report on Form 8-K that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements about the expected development and activities under our collaboration agreement with Axovant. Words such as “expect,” “will,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, though not all forward-looking statements necessarily contain these identifying words. For such statements, we claim the protection of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual events or results may differ materially from our expectations. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, risks related to: topline data may not accurately reflect the complete results of a study or trial; nonclinical and clinical data are voluminous and detailed, and regulatory agencies may interpret or weigh the importance of data differently and reach different conclusions than Axovant or others, request additional information, have additional recommendations or change their guidance or requirements before or after approval; results of clinical trials and other studies are subject to different interpretations and may not be predictive of future results; unexpected or unfavorable new data; clinical trials and other studies may not proceed at the time or in the manner expected or at all; intellectual property rights; relying on collaborative arrangements, and the entry into or modification or termination of collaborative arrangements; regulatory approval and commercialization is uncertain; competition; and our collaborator’s financial and other resources. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by Arena’s forward-looking statements are disclosed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements represent our judgment as of the time of this report on Form 8-K. We disclaim any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements, other than as may be required under applicable law.

About Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA)

Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing small molecule drugs that target G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). The Company’s drug, Lorcaserin, is approved for marketing in the United States and South Korea for the indication of weight management, and is being commercialized under the brand name, BELVIQ. The Company’s drug candidates in clinical development include APD334 for autoimmune diseases, ralinepag for vascular diseases and APD371 for pain. APD334 is an orally available modulator of the sphingosine 1-phosphate subtype 1 (S1P1) receptor intended for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel diseases and rheumatoid arthritis. The Company’s programs under collaboration include nelotanserin for dementia-associated psychosis, temanogrel for thrombotic diseases and an undisclosed orphan GPCR for central nervous system indication(s).

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