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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): July 7, 2022



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-36395   20-4139823

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


3655 Nobel Drive, Suite 260

San Diego, CA 92122

(Address of Principal Executive Offices and Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (858) 926-7655


Not Applicable

(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 of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
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   DARE   Nasdaq Capital Market


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 July 7, 2022, Daré Bioscience, Inc. (“Daré,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) received a grant payment of approximately $7.96 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (the “Foundation”). The payment was made pursuant to our grant agreement with the Foundation, dated as of June 30, 2021 (the “Grant Agreement”), under which we may receive up to a total of $48.95 million to support technology development and preclinical activities over the period of June 30, 2021 to November 1, 2026 (the “Grant Period”) to advance DARE-LARC1 in nonclinical proof of principle studies. As of July 7, 2022, we have received a total of approximately $19.41 million in non-dilutive funding under the Grant Agreement.


Additional payments under the Grant Agreement are contingent upon the DARE-LARC1 program’s achievement of specified development and reporting milestones during the Grant Period.






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 7, 2022 By: /s/ Sabrina Martucci Johnson
  Name: Sabrina Martucci Johnson
  Title: President and Chief Executive Officer






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