8-K 1 d8k.htm FORM 8-K FORM 8-K

 

 

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): September 1, 2011

 

 

SEQUENOM, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

 

DELAWARE   000-29101   77-0365889

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

3595 JOHN HOPKINS COURT

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA 92121

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(858) 202-9000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

N/A

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

 

 

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Item 8.01. Other Events.

On September 1, 2011, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, pursuant to Section 21C of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), entered a cease-and-desist Order against us relating to our public statements made between June 2008 and January 2009 regarding our trisomy 21 test then under development. In accordance with the cease-and-desist Order, we have agreed not to commit or to cause any future violations of Sections 10(b) and 13(a) of the Exchange Act, and Rules 10b-5, 12b-20, 13a-1, and 13a-11 promulgated thereunder, and monetary penalties were not imposed against us.

 

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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.

 

    SEQUENOM, INC.
Date: September 1, 2011     By:  

/s/ Clarke Neumann

      Clarke Neumann
      Vice President and General Counsel

 

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