BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCRX) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCRX) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

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On September 1, 2018, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a contract (the “CDC Contract”) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the “CDC”) for the procurement of up to 50,000 doses of RAPIVAB® (peramivir injection), the Company’s approved influenza therapy, over a five year period. During the base period of September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 the CDC may purchase up to 10,000 doses of RAPIVAB® for a total price of approximately $6.9 million. The CDC also has the option in each of the four subsequent years to purchase up to an additional 10,000 doses at the same per unit price, resulting in a total potential contract value of approximately $34.7 million over five years, if all contract options are exercised.

The CDC Contract contains a number of terms and conditions that are customary for government contracts of this nature, including provisions giving the government the right to terminate the contract at the government’s discretion.

The above description of the CDC Contract is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the CDC Contract filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 1.01. Other Events

On September 6, 2018, the Company issued a news release announcing the events described in Item 1.01. A copy of the news release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding future results, performance or achievements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause BioCryst’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that could affect the forward-looking statements contained herein include: that the CDC may purchase smaller quantities of RAPIVAB® than currently anticipated, or none at all; that the Company relies on third-party manufacturers to manufacture RAPIVAB® in a timely manner and in accordance with applicable governmental regulations, and any failure of such third-party manufacturers to perform their obligations could impact the Company’s ability to supply RAPIVAB® to the CDC Contract; and that government contracts contain certain terms and conditions, including termination provisions, that subject the Company to additional risks. Please refer to the documents BioCryst files periodically with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically BioCryst’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K, all of which identify important factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in BioCryst’s projections and forward-looking statements.

Item 1.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits


BIOCRYST PHARMACEUTICALS INC Exhibit
EX-10.1 2 exh_101.htm EXHIBIT 10.1 EXHIBIT 10.1       TABLE OF CONTENTS Page 2 of12 Section Document/Clause/Provision Page No . A Standard Form 1449 l B Continuation ofSF1449 (Block 19 – 24) 3 C Contract Clauses 5 D Contract Documents,…
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About BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCRX)

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BioCryst) is a biotechnology company. The Company designs, optimizes and develops small molecule drugs that block enzymes involved in the pathogenesis of diseases. The Company focuses on the treatment of rare diseases. The Company uses X-ray crystallography, computer modeling of molecular structures and chemistry techniques to focus on the three-dimensional molecular structure and active site characteristics of the enzymes that control cellular biology. Its drug candidates include RAPIVAB, RAPIACTA, PERAMIFLU, Avoralstat, BCX7353, other second generation hereditary angioedema (HAE) compounds, BCX4430 and Forodesine. Its product RAPIVAB contains peramivir. Peramivir is an intravenous neuraminidase inhibitor approved in various countries for the treatment of patients with influenza, in the United States as RAPIVAB. RAPIVAB is used for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza. Its BCX4430 is a broad-spectrum antiviral (BSAV) research program.

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