Evoke Pharma
Evoke Pharma Inc (Form: 8-K, Received: 09/12/2017 08:41:57)

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 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): September 12, 2017

 

EVOKE PHARMA, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

 

 

Delaware

 

001-36075

 

20-8447886

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

 

420 Stevens Avenue, Suite 370

Solana Beach, California

 

92075

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (858) 345-1494

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report.)

 

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Item 8.01 Other Event.

 

On September 12, 2017, Evoke Pharma, Inc. (“Evoke” or “the Company”) issued a press release announcing that it has completed subject dosing for a comparative exposure pharmacokinetic (PK) study comparing Gimoti™ to the listed drug, Reglan ® Tablets.  Gimoti is the company’s lead drug candidate for the treatment of symptoms associated with acute and recurrent diabetic gastroparesis. The company expects to announce data from the trial in the fourth quarter of 2017, followed by a 505(b)(2) New Drug Application (NDA) submission by the end of 2017 or early 2018.

 

The study was designed to demonstrate that a proposed dose of Gimoti has a similar systemic exposure to that of the listed drug, Reglan Tablets. The study, conducted at a single study site, is a single dose, 4-way crossover design that enrolled approximately 100 healthy volunteers who each received Reglan Tablets and three different doses of Gimoti in a random sequence.

 

 

Forward Looking Statement

 

The Company cautions you that statements included in this Current Report on Form 8-K that are not a description of historical facts are forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "could," "intend," "target," "project," "contemplates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential" or "continue" or the negatives of these terms or other similar expressions. These statements are based on the Company's current beliefs and expectations. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding: the Company’s plans to include the PK data in the 505(b)(2) NDA for Gimoti; the timing of announcement of the results of the PK trial and the timing of the submission of the NDA to the FDA; the Company’s expectation that the PK trial will be the final clinical trial for Gimoti; and the Company’s belief that there is a large unmet need for an effective treatment for diabetic gastroparesis. Actual results may differ from those set forth in this press release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company's business, including, without limitation: risks associated with successfully, conducting, completing and receiving favorable results from the PK trial; later developments with the FDA that may be inconsistent with the already completed pre-NDA meetings, including inconsistent conclusions reflected in the official meeting minutes from the FDA; the inherent risks of clinical development of Gimoti; the Company is entirely dependent on the success of Gimoti, and the Company cannot be certain that it will be able to submit an NDA for Gimoti or obtain regulatory approval for or successfully commercialize Gimoti; risks associated with manufacturing new formulations of Gimoti for use in the PK trial; the Company’s dependence on third parties for the manufacture of Gimoti as well as the submission of the NDA; the Company’s dependence on Spaulding Clinical Research to conduct the PK trial; the Company may require additional funding to complete the PK trial and submit the NDA, and will require substantial additional funding to commercialize Gimoti, and may be unable to raise capital when needed, including to fund ongoing operations; and other risks detailed in the Company's periodic reports it files with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update this report to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. This caution is made under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

 

 

 


 

SIGNATURES

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.

 

 

 

 

 

EVOKE PHARMA, INC.

 

 

 

 

Date: September 12, 2017

 

 

 

By:

 

/s/ Matthew J. D’Onofrio

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

Matthew J. D’Onofrio

 

 

 

 

Title:

 

Executive Vice President,
Chief Business Officer and Secretary