UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                               

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR SECTION 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  July 2, 2020

 

ANIXA BIOSCIENCES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

000-11254

11-2622630

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

(Commission
File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

 

3150 Almaden Expressway, Suite 250

San Jose, CA

95118

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

 

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (408) 708-9808

                                                                                               

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

                                               

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation to the registrant under any of the following provisions:

o        Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

o        Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

o        Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

o        Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


            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, par value $0.01 per share

 

ANIX

 

The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

 

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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 o

 

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. o

 

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Item 8.01        Other Events.

On July 2, 2020, Anixa Biosciences, Inc. issued a press release announcing that it has strategically realigned its business focus and redirected resources to exclusively focus on the development of therapeutics and vaccines in high-need patient populations, including continued development of its breast cancer vaccine, CAR-T therapy and Covid-19 discovery technologies and expanding its therapeutics portfolio.  As part of this realignment, the company has suspended development of the Cchek™ liquid biopsy technology.  A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01        Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

The following exhibits are filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K:

Exhibit No.        Description

99.1                  Press Release dated July 2, 2020

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SIGNATURE

 

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.

 

 

Dated: July 2, 2020

 

ANIXA BIOSCIENCES, INC.

By: 

/s/ Amit Kumar

Name: Dr. Amit Kumar

Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

 

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