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): February 1, 2021

 

Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

 

001-13341 94-3171940
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

400 Oyster Point Blvd., Suite 505, South San Francisco, CA 94080

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

 

650-244-4990

(Registrant's telephone number including area code)

 

(Registrant's former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value TTNP Nasdaq Capital Market

  

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

 

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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. ¨

 

 

 

   

 

 

Item 8.01. Other Events.

 

On February 1, 2021, Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that studies of its kappa opioid agonist peptide, JT-09, has demonstrated high potency and specificity for the human kappa-opioid receptor. JT-09 is being developed for use in combination with the Company’s ProNeura® long-term, continuous drug delivery technology for the treatment of moderate-to-severe chronic pruritus (itch). A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits

 

The following exhibit is filed herewith:

 

Exhibit Number   Description
99.1   Press Release

 

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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:  February 4, 2021 TITAN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
   
  By: /s/ Kate Beebe Devarney, Ph.D.
  Name: Kate Beebe Devarney, Ph.D.
  Title: President and Chief Operating Officer

 

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