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GRTS Gritstone Bio

Filed: 17 Aug 21, 7:00am

 

 

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): August 17, 2021

 

 

Gritstone bio, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware 001-38663 47-4859534

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification Number)

5959 Horton Street, Suite 300

Emeryville, California 94608

(Address of principal executive offices, including Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (510) 871-6100

 

 

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(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.0001 GRTS 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 8.01

Other Events.

On August 17, 2021, Gritstone bio, Inc. (the “Company” or “Gritstone”) announced that it entered into a funding agreement with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) for up to $20.6 million to advance the development of Gritstone’s CORAL COVID-19 vaccine program with an initial focus in South Africa. Under the terms of the agreement, CEPI will fund a multi-arm Phase I study evaluating the CORAL program’s SAM vaccine in naïve, convalescent, and HIV positive patients. The funding will also support pre-clinical studies, scale-up and formulation development to enable more stable drug product.

A copy of the press release with the foregoing announcement is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.

 

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
No.

  

Description

99.1  Press Release dated August 17, 2021
104  Cover Page Interactive Data 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.

 

  GRITSTONE BIO, INC.
Date: August 17, 2021  By: 

/s/ Andrew Allen

   Andrew Allen
   President and Chief Executive Officer