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ADAP Adaptimmune Therapeutics

 

 

 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 28, 2020

 

ADAPTIMMUNE THERAPEUTICS PLC

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

England and Wales 1-37368 Not Applicable
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation)
 (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

60 Jubilee Avenue, Milton Park

Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4RX

United Kingdom

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

 

(44) 1235 430000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

  

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions: 

 

¨Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

¨Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol Name of each exchange on which
registered
American Depositary Shares, each representing 6 Ordinary Shares, par value £0.001 per share ADAP The Nasdaq Global Select Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

 

 

 

 

 Item 8.01Other Events.

 

 

On April 28, 2020, Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP) has adopted a positive opinion for Orphan Drug Designation for ADP-A2M4 for the treatment of soft tissue sarcomas.

 

Earlier this year, the Company received orphan drug destination from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its SPEAR T-cells targeting MAGE-A4 for the treatment of soft tissue sarcomas and Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy (RMAT) designation for the treatment of synovial sarcoma.

 

The press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.

 

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

 Exhibit No. Description of Exhibit
    
 99.1 Press release dated April 28, 2020
 104 Cover Page Interactive Date File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.

 

 ADAPTIMMUNE THERAPEUTICS PLC  
  
   
Date: April 28, 2020By:/s/ Margaret Henry
  Name:  Margaret Henry
  Title:    Corporate Secretary