SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): January 22, 2018
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On January 22, 2018, Astellas Pharma Inc. and Vical Incorporated announced that ASP0113, an investigational DNA vaccine being developed for cytomegalovirus (CMV)-seropositive hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients, did not meet its primary or secondary endpoints in the Phase 3 HELIOS clinical trial. The vaccine was generally well-tolerated, with injection-site reactions being the most commonly reported adverse event. A press release announcing the outcome of the clinical trial is attached at Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Press release issued by Astellas Pharma, Inc. and Vical Incorporated on January 22, 2018.
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.
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|Date: January 22, 2018||By: ||/s/ ANTHONY A. RAMOS |
| || ||Anthony A. Ramos|
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