8-K 1 f8k_051817.htm 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): May 18, 2017


XBIOTECH INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

British Columbia, Canada
(State of Incorporation)
   
001-37347

(Commission File Number)

 

N/A
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

8201 E Riverside Dr. Bldg 4, Ste 100

Austin, Texas

(Address of principal executive offices)

78744

(Zip Code)

 

(512) 386-2900

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

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

 

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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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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

 

 

Item 8.01 Other Events.

 

CHMP Opinion

 

On May 18, 2017, XBiotech Inc. (the “Company”) announced that it has received a negative opinion from the European Medicines Agency’s (“EMA”) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (“CHMP”) for its Marketing Authorization Application for its lead product candidate in Europe.

 

The Company plans to promptly notify the EMA of its request for a re-examination and will have 60 days to submit its grounds for appeal. The Company firmly believes it has a strong position for re-examination.

 

 

This Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements, including declarations regarding management's beliefs and expectations, that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “expects,” “plans,” “contemplate,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “projects,” “intend” or “continue” or the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Forward-looking statements are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are subject to the disclosures set forth in "Risk Factors" in our SEC filings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Date:  May 18, 2017 XBIOTECH INC.
   
   
  By:  /s/John Simard                                    
  John Simard
  Chief Executive Officer and President