Form 8-K PROGENICS PHARMACEUTICAL For: Jul 17

July 18, 2019 4:02 PM

 


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): July 17, 2019 


 

Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

Delaware

 

000-23143

 

13-3379479

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

 

 

 

 

One World Trade Center, 47th Floor, New York, New York 10007

 (Address of Principal Executive Offices)                   (Zip Code)

 

 

 

 

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (646) 975-2500

 

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


 

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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 $0.0013

PGNX

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 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).

 

Emerging growth company ☐ 

 

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Item 7.01.            Regulation FD Disclosure.

 

On July 17, 2019, Bausch Health Companies Inc. and Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a joint press release announcing that the U.S. District Court of New Jersey upheld the validity and determined Actavis Laboratories FL, Inc.’s (“Actavis”) infringement of a patent protecting RELISTOR® (methylnaltrexone bromide) tablets, expiring March 2031. Actavis, a subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, had challenged the validity of and had alleged non-infringement of Claims 2 and 5 of U.S. Patent No. 8,524,276, which protects the formulation of RELISTOR® tablets. A copy of the foregoing press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated in this Item 7.01 by reference.

 

The information in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, 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 in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

 

Item 9.01             Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

(d)          Exhibits.

 

Exhibit

No.

 

Description

   

99.1

 

Press Release announcing court’s upholding of the validity of patent protecting RELISTOR® tablets, dated July 17, 2019

 

 

 

 

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.

 

     

PROGENICS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

   

By:

 

/s/ Patrick Fabbio

 

 

Patrick Fabbio

 

 

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

 

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

Date: July 18, 2019

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

 

Investor/Media Contact:                               

Arthur Shannon

arthur.shannon@bauschhealth.com

(514) 856-3855

(877) 281-6642 (toll free)                              

 

COURT UPHOLDS THE VALIDITY AND DETERMINED ACTAVIS’ INFRINGEMENT OF PATENT PROTECTING RELISTOR® TABLETS

 

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. and NEW YORK, N.Y., July 17, 2019 – Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) (“Bausch Health” or the “Company”) and Progenics Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: PGNX), announced today that the U.S. District Court of New Jersey upheld the validity and determined Actavis’ infringement of a patent protecting RELISTOR® (methylnaltrexone bromide) tablets, expiring March 2031.

 

Defendant, Actavis Laboratories FL, Inc., a subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, had challenged the validity of and had alleged non-infringement of Claims 2 and 5 of U.S. Patent No. 8,524,276, which protects the formulation of RELISTOR® tablets.

 

Bausch Health is not aware of any other ANDAs filed with the FDA seeking approval of a generic version of RELISTOR tablets, and will continue to vigorously defend its intellectual property in these and other claims.

 

About Bausch Health

Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) is a global company whose mission is to improve people’s lives with our health care products. We develop, manufacture and market a range of pharmaceutical, medical device and over-the-counter products, primarily in the therapeutic areas of eye health, gastroenterology and dermatology. We are delivering on our commitments as we build an innovative company dedicated to advancing global health. More information can be found at www.bauschhealth.com.

 

About Progenics

Progenics is an oncology company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative targeted medicines and artificial intelligence to find, fight and follow cancer, including: therapeutic agents designed to treat cancer (AZEDRA®, 1095, and PSMA TTC); prostate-specific membrane antigen (“PSMA”) targeted imaging agents for prostate cancer (PyL™ and 1404); and imaging analysis technology (aBSI and PSMA AI). Progenics has two commercial products, AZEDRA, for the treatment of patients with unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma (rare neuroendocrine tumors of neural crest origin) who require systemic anticancer therapy; and RELISTOR® (methylnaltrexone bromide) for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation, which is partnered with Bausch Health Companies Inc.

 

Forward-looking Statements 
This news release may contain forward-looking statements, which may generally be identified by the use of the words "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "should," "could," "would," "may," "will," "believes," "estimates," "potential," "target," or "continue" and variations or similar expressions. These statements are based upon the current expectations and beliefs of management and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties discussed in the Company's most recent annual or quarterly report and detailed from time to time in the Company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Canadian Securities Administrators, which factors are incorporated herein by reference. In addition, certain material factors and assumptions have been applied in making these forward-looking statements, including that the risks and uncertainties outlined above will not cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements. The Company believes that the material factors and assumptions reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, but readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. Bausch Health undertakes no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this news release or to reflect actual outcomes, unless required by law.

 

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