GNBT Generex Biotechnology
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 8, 2021
GENEREX BIOTECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On February 8, 2021, Generex Biotechnology Corporation and its majority owned public entity NuGenerex Immuno-Oncology, Inc., (collectively “Generex”) received a wire transfer of Two Million Dollars USD ($2,000,000.00) towards its COVID-19 vaccine development initiatives from its China Partners (as defined below) pursuant to the Ii-Key Innovative Vaccine Development Agreement signed November 13, 2020, as amended by the extension terms signed December 15, 2020 (collectively the “Agreement”), with Beijing Youfeng International Consulting Co., Ltd (“BYIC”), National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (“NIVDC”) and Beijing Guoxin Haixiang Equity Investment Partnership (“BGHEIP” and together with BYIC and NIVDC, the “China Partners”).
To date Generex has received a total of Three Million One Hundred Thousand Dollars USD ($3,100,000.00) from the China Partners, broken down as follows:
|1.||One Hundred Thousand Dollar USD ($100,000.00) “Performance Guarantee Fee” payment.|
|2.||Three Million Dollars USD ($3,000,000.00) towards its COVID-19 vaccine development initiatives.|
Generex filed a FORM 8K for the signed November 13, 2020, Ii-Key Innovative Vaccine Development Agreement on November 18, 2020. Also, Generex filed a FORM 8K/A for the signed December 15, 2020, Extension Agreement on December 17, 2020. Lastly, Generex filed a FORM 8K for the signed January 6, 2021, Performance Guarantee Fee Agreement on January 8, 2021.
Ii-Key Platform Overview
The Ii-Key-SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is designed as a “Complete Vaccine” that has the potential to induce the T-Cell and antibody immune responses that can provide protective immunity with long-lasting immunologic memory against SARS-CoV-2 in a highly specific manner to ensure safety. Ii-Key is a platform technology enabled by the amino acid key sequence “LRMK” that is shared across the platform. The LRMK key sequence works by its ability to deliver any desired peptide epitope of interest directly to the MHC Class 2 complex on the surface of antigen presenting cells. Once a suitable target epitope is identified, an Ii-Key vaccine candidate is created by means of synthetic peptide synthesis, which produces a single linear amino acid chain that includes the Ii-Key sequence, a short inert linker sequence, and the target epitope of interest. In this way, the target epitope is delivered by the Ii-Key sequence directly to antigen presenting cells, resulting in an immune system stimulation.
About the China Partners
Beijing Youfeng International Consulting Co., Ltd. is the "China High-tech Industrialization Research Society Public Health Working Committee" to provide development strategy consulting and design, projects implementation and management.
National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention of Chinese Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention is an independent legal entity under the CDC. It is also the only national-level research institution for the prevention and control of viral diseases and medical virology in China.
Beijing Guoxin Haixiang Equity Investment Partnership (Limited Partnership) is a limited partnership established by Beijing Guoxin Zhongshu Management Co., Ltd. as an executive partner and Zhejiang Haixiang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and is effectively existing. Beijing Guoxin Zhongshu Management Co., Ltd. is an equity investment institution which has completed the registration of private fund manager in China Securities Investment Fund Industry Association. Zhejiang Haixiang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. is a public company that mainly produces specialty APIs, preparations and fine chemicals, and has large-scale production capabilities for peptide preparations.
Statements in this report may contain certain forward-looking statements. All statements included concerning activities, events or developments that the Generex expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and projections about future events and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results and performance to be materially different from any future results or performance expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. Known risks and uncertainties also include those identified from time to time in the reports filed by Generex with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which should be considered together with any forward-looking statement. No forward-looking statement is a guarantee of future results or events, and one should avoid placing undue reliance on such statements. Generex undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Generex cannot be sure when or if it will be permitted by regulatory agencies to undertake additional clinical trials or to commence any particular phase of clinical trials. Because of this, statements regarding the expected timing of clinical trials or ultimate regulatory approval cannot be regarded as actual predictions of when Generex will obtain regulatory approval for any “phase” of clinical trials or when it will obtain ultimate regulatory approval by a particular regulatory agency. Generex claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements that is contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Additional information on these and other risks, uncertainties and factors is included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8- K and other documents filed with the SEC.
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 thereunto duly authorized.
Date: February 10, 2021
GENEREX BIOTECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
By: Joseph Moscato, CEO, President