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

January 2, 2020

Date of Report

(Date of earliest event reported)

 

DURECT CORPORATION

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Delaware

 

000-31615

 

94-3297098

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

10260 Bubb Road

Cupertino, CA 95014

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

(408) 777-1417

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

(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:

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

Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered

Common Stock $0.0001 par value per share

Preferred Share Purchase Rights

DRRX

The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

(The 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. 

 

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Item 8.01 Other Events

 

On January 2, 2020, DURECT Corporation issued a press release announcing the results from its Phase 2a clinical trial of DUR-928 in patients with mild to moderate plaque psoriasis. Twenty-two patients completed the study, applying DUR-928 topically to the plaque on one arm and the vehicle (placebo) to a similar plaque on the other arm daily for 28 days. DUR-928 did not demonstrate a benefit over vehicle (placebo) based on Investigator’s Global Assessment (IGA), which was the scoring system for the primary analysis, or in any of the secondary analyses. Daily topical application of DUR-928 was well tolerated with no meaningful differences in adverse events between the treatment and vehicle (placebo) groups. There were no AEs attributed to the study drug. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference. 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

 

 

 

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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 hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

DURECT Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

Date: January 2, 2020

 

By:

 

/s/ Michael H. Arenberg

 

 

 

 

    Michael H. Arenberg

    Chief Financial Officer

    

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

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