SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 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)   February 7, 2020

 

NANOVIRICIDES, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

Nevada 001-36081 76-0674577
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation)
(Commission File
Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification
No.)

 

1 Controls Drive,
Shelton, Connecticut
06484
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

 

(203) 937-6137

(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

 

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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). Emerging growth company ¨

 

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. ¨

 

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

 

Title of each class:   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered:
Common Stock   NNVC   NYSE-American

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

 

Appointment of Makarand Jawadekar

 

Effective February 7, 2020, the Board of Directors of NanoViricides, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Makarand “Mak” Jawadekar, Ph.D., as a new member of the Board. Dr. Jawadekar was appointed as an Independent Member of the Board of Directors, and will serve as a member of the Company’s Audit, Compensation and Nominating Committees.

 

Makarand “Mak” Jawadekar, 69, has over 35 years of experience in the pharma industry spanning both business and research activities. Dr. Jawadekar has extensive experience in joint ventures, alliance management, contracting, outsourcing, benchmarking, performance metrics, pharmaceutical research and development, drug delivery technologies, formulations, clinical supply manufacturing and packaging, clinical trial materials, pharmaceutics, and pharmaceutical sciences. He also has deep knowledge and global experience working across the United States, Europe, India, and other parts of Asia, including Japan and China. He has helped create several pharma R&D partnerships, joint ventures, and collaborations during his career.

 

Dr. Jawadekar serves as a strategic advisor to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies through his independent consultancy, founded in 2010, after retiring from Pfizer, Inc., as Director, Portfolio Management & Analytics, and as Vice President, Asia Colleague Resource Group, in Pfizer Global R&D division. From 1982 to 2010, Dr. Jawadekar held roles of increasing responsibility in technical, management, and business development positions at Pfizer, in the areas of Drug Delivery Technology Assessment, Strategic External Alliance Management, Strategic CMC, Pharma R&D, Clinical Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology Transfer and Scale-up, beginning as a research scientist in formulations development.

 

Dr. Jawadekar serves on the boards of two public companies, namely: Preveceutical Medical Inc. (CSE: PREV), and Cardax, Inc. (OTC: CDXI), as an independent board member. He also serves on the Strategic and Scientific Advisory Boards of several companies, including Actinium Pharma (NYSE-Amer.: ATNM), Saama Technologies, Inc., and Diant Pharma, Inc., as well as Tonino Lamborghini SpA, Italy. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors at Abilities Inc., a New York based, non-profit organization. Mak holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Minnesota, and was honored with an honorary D.Sc. degree by DYP Mumbai University, recommended by the President of India.

 

The Company believes Dr. Jawadekar’s long history as a pharmaceutical and biotech professional, particularly in alliance development and management, in business strategy, and in pharmaceutical sciences and CMC in drug delivery, render him well qualified to serve as an independent member of the Board of Directors.

 

Resignation of James Sapirstein

 

Effective February 10, 2020, James Sapirstein resigned as a Member of the Board as well as a Member of its Audit, Nominating and Compensation Committees. Mr. Sapirstein resigned as a result of his recent appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of AzurRX BioPharma, Inc. and did not indicate that his decision to resign was a result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.

 

 

 

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

  (d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.   Description
10.1   Form of Director Retainer Agreement

 

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 THEREUNTO DULY AUTHORIZED.

 

      NANOVIRICIDES, INC.
       
Date: February 11, 2020   By: /s/ Anil Diwan
      Name: Anil Diwan
Title: Chairman, President

 

 

 

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