8-K 1 ea130845-8k_oramedpharma.htm CURRENT REPORT





Washington, D.C. 20549






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): December 2, 2020


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


DELAWARE  001-35813  98-0376008
(State or Other Jurisdiction  (Commission  (IRS Employer
of Incorporation)  File Number)  Identification No.)


1185 Avenue of the Americas, Third Floor, New York, New York   10036
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)



(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class  Trading symbol  Name of each exchange on which
Common Stock, par value $0.012  ORMP  The Nasdaq Capital Market, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange


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Item 8.01. Other Events.


On December 2, 2020, Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (the “Company”) announced that it has screened the first patients in a global trial of its oral insulin capsule ORMD-0801 for the treatment of Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The patients were screened at a U.S. site participating in the Company’s trial, being conducted at U.S., EU and Israeli clinical sites. The trial will be comprised of eight clinical sites: three in the EU, three in the U.S. and two in Israel. The trial will measure efficacy endpoints via MRI-PDFF for 12-weeks dosing.


Forward-looking Statements


This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements. For example, the Company is using forward-looking statements when it discusses the future sites, data and patient enrollment for the NASH study, the potential efficacy and benefits of ORMD-801. In addition, historic results of scientific research and clinical trials do not guarantee that the conclusions of future research or trials will suggest identical or even similar conclusions. These forward-looking statements are based on the current expectations of the management of the Company only, and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, including the risks and uncertainties related to the progress, timing, cost, and results of clinical trials and product development programs; difficulties or delays in obtaining regulatory approval or patent protection for its product candidates; competition from other pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies; and its ability to obtain additional funding required to conduct its research, development and commercialization activities. In addition, the following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: changes in technology and market requirements; delays or obstacles in launching its clinical trials; changes in legislation; inability to timely develop and introduce new technologies, products and applications; lack of validation of its technology as the Company progress further and lack of acceptance of its methods by the scientific community; inability to retain or attract key employees whose knowledge is essential to the development of its products; unforeseen scientific difficulties that may develop with its process; greater cost of final product than anticipated; loss of market share and pressure on pricing resulting from competition; laboratory results that do not translate to equally good results in real settings; its patents may not be sufficient; and finally that products may harm recipients, all of which could cause the actual results or performance of the Company to differ materially from those contemplated in such forward-looking statements. Except as otherwise required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. For a more detailed description of the risks and uncertainties affecting the Company, reference is made to the Company’s reports filed from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.







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.


  By: /s/ Nadav Kidron
  Name:  Nadav Kidron
  Title: President and CEO


December 2, 2020