IONIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (NASDAQ:IONS) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

IONIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (NASDAQ:IONS) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On June 19, 2017, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into agreements (the “Purchase Agreements”) with affiliates of BioMed Realty, L.P. (“BioMed”) to which the Company will purchase the real property located at 2855 Gazelle Court, Carlsbad, California (the “Gazelle Property”) for a purchase price of $79.4 million and the real property located at 2282 Faraday Avenue, Carlsbad, California (the “Faraday Property”) for a purchase price of $14.0 million (collectively, the “Sale”).
The Company is currently leasing both properties from BioMed. The Gazelle Property is the Company’s primary research and development facility and is approximately 176,000 square foot. The Faraday Property, which is approximately 28,704 square foot, is used by the Company for manufacturing. The Sale is scheduled to close in July 2017, subject to customary closing conditions.

About IONIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (NASDAQ:IONS)

Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., formerly Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is engaged in discovering and developing ribonucleic acid-targeted (RNA-targeted) therapeutics. The Company operates through two segments: Ionis Core and Akcea Therapeutics. The Company’s Ionis Core segment is developing a drug discovery platform. The Company’s Akcea Therapeutics segment consists of the operations of its subsidiary, Akcea Therapeutics, Inc., which develops and commercializes drugs for cardiometabolic disorders. The Company is developing transformational drugs, which include nusinersen, IONIS-TTR and volanesorsen that are designed to treat patients with orphan diseases. In addition to its Phase III programs, the Company has a pipeline of drugs in Phase II development, which includes IONIS-FXI and IONIS-APO(a)-L. Its Phase II pipeline includes drugs to treat patients with severe and rare diseases, viral infections, ocular diseases, metabolic disorders and cardiovascular diseases.

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