WVE Wave Life Sciences

Filed: 29 Mar 21, 4:09pm





Washington, D.C. 20549



Form 8-K




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 29, 2021




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7 Straits View #12-00, Marina One

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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: +65 6236 3388



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Item 7.01

Regulation FD Disclosure.

On March 29, 2021, Wave Life Sciences Ltd. (the “Company” or “Wave”) issued a press release announcing data from the Company’s Phase 1b/2a PRECISION-HD2 and PRECISION-HD1 clinical trials evaluating investigational WVE-120102 and WVE-120101, respectively, in patients with Huntington’s disease (HD). A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by reference herein.

In addition, the press release indicated that Wave management will host an investor conference call at 4:30 p.m. ET on March 29, 2021 to discuss the results and provide a business update. For purposes of the call, and in connection with the announcement described above, the Company plans to share an investor slide presentation during the investor conference call, which will be available on the “For Investors & Media” section of the Company’s website at

The information in this Item 7.01 is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.


Item 8.01

Other Events.

On March 29, 2021, the Company disclosed that it has submitted a clinical trial application (CTA) for WVE-N531. WVE-N531 is the Company’s investigational splicing candidate being developed for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) who are amenable to exon 53 skipping. WVE-N531 is the Company’s third clinical candidate to utilize novel PN backbone chemistry modifications, an advancement in rational drug design from Wave’s PRISMTM discovery and drug development platform. It is also the Company’s first splicing candidate and first DMD candidate with PN backbone chemistry modifications. In preclinical experiments, judicious use of PN backbone chemistry modifications in stereopure oligonucleotides has generally increased potency, exposure and durability across the Company’s silencing, splicing and editing modalities.

The information set forth in the press release referred to in Item 7.01 above, other than the fifth and eighth paragraphs thereof and the information under the “Cash Guidance” subheading, is incorporated by reference into this Item 8.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.




99.1  Press Release issued by Wave Life Sciences Ltd. dated March 29, 2021
104  Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


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 hereunto duly authorized.




/s/ Paul B. Bolno, M.D.

 Paul B. Bolno, M.D.
 President and Chief Executive Officer

Date: March 29, 2021