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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
 
November 29, 2021
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
 
Chimerix, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware 001-35867 33-0903395
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)
of incorporation)    
 
2505 Meridian Parkway, Suite 100
Durham, NC
 27713
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (919) 806-1074
 
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per shareCMRXThe Nasdaq Global 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).
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Item 8.01 Other Items.

As previously disclosed by Chimerix, Inc. (the “Company”), on March 24, 2021, the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (“BARDA”) issued a Small Business Sources Sought Notice (the “Original SSN”) seeking information on availabilities and capabilities for procuring, stockpiling, and investing in the development of FDA-approved smallpox antiviral(s) with alternative mechanism(s) of action to TPOXX®. The Company subsequently responded to the Original SSN with information on its relevant capabilities, experience and interest.

On November 29, 2021, BARDA issued a Pre-solicitation Synopsis – Notice of Intent to Sole Source (the “Notice”) which stated, among other things, BARDA’s intent to negotiate a sole source contract with the Company for the development and procurement of a smallpox therapeutic with a mechanism of action distinct from that of TPOXX® and with an NDA accepted by the FDA. The issuance of the Notice is a requisite step in the sole source contracting process and indicates BARDA’s intent to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP), and negotiate solely with Chimerix, following expiration of the notice period on December 14, 2021.

Forward-Looking Statements

The Company cautions you that statements included in this report that are not a description of historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding the Company’s plans to negotiate a sole source contract with BARDA and the timing of any request for proposal to be posted by BARDA. The inclusion of forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by the Company that any of these results will be achieved. Actual results may differ from those set forth in this report due to the risks and uncertainties associated with market conditions, as well as risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company’s business, including those described in the Company’s other filings with the Securities 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 Section 21E 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.
 
 Chimerix, Inc.
   
Dated: November 29, 2021  
  By:/s/ Michael T. Andriole
   Michael T. Andriole
   Chief Business and Financial Officer