SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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 16, 2021
RELMADA THERAPEUTICS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
or other jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS
880 Third Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY
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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (212) 547-9591
|(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)|
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|Common stock, $0.001 par value per share||RLMD||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for forward-looking statements made by us or on our behalf. This press release contains statements which constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including but not limited to statements regarding the expected use of the proceeds from the offering. Any statement that is not historical in nature is a forward-looking statement and may be identified by the use of words and phrases such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “will,” “will likely result,” “will continue,” “may,” “plans to,” “potential,” “promising,” and similar expressions. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, including the risk factors described under the heading “Risk Factors” set forth in the Company’s reports filed with the SEC from time to time. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed, and actual results may differ materially from those projected. Relmada undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Readers are cautioned that it is not possible to predict or identify all the risks, uncertainties and other factors that may affect future results and that the risks described herein should not be a complete list.
|Item 1.01||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
On July 16, 2021, Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. (“Relmada” or the “Company”) entered into a license agreement with Arbormentis LLC, a privately held Delaware limited liability company, by which the Company acquired development and commercial rights to a novel psilocybin and derivate program from Arbormentis LLC, worldwide excluding the countries of Asia. Relmada will collaborate with Arbormentis on the development of new therapies targeting neurological and psychiatric disorders, leveraging its understanding of neuroplasticity, and focusing on this emerging new class of drugs targeting the neuroplastogen mechanism of action. Under the terms of the agreement, Relmada will pay Arbormentis an upfront fee of $15 million, consisting of a mix of cash and warrants to purchase the Company’s common stock, in addition to potential milestone payments totaling up to approximately $165 million related to pre-specified development and commercialization milestones. Arbormentis LLC is also eligible to receive a low single digit royalty on net sales of any commercialized therapy resulting from this agreement. The license agreement is terminable by the Company but is perpetual and not terminable by the licensor absent material breach of its terms by the Company.
The new licensed program stems from an international collaboration among U.S., European and Swiss scientists that has focused on the discovery and development of compounds that may promote neural plasticity. Dr. Paolo Manfredi, Relmada’ s Acting Chief Scientific Officer and co-inventor of REL-1017, and Dr. Marco Pappagallo, Relmada’ s Acting Chief Medical Officer, are among the scientists affiliated with Arbormentis.
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 20, 2021||RELMADA THERAPEUTICS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Sergio Traversa|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|