Arena Pharmaceuticals 8-K 2005
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): August 25, 2005
Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
6166 Nancy Ridge Drive, San Diego, California 92121
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On August 25, 2005, Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. publicly announced that (i) an assessment of follow-up echocardiograms taken approximately 90 days after patients received their first doses of APD356 in its Phase 2a clinical trial indicates no apparent drug effect on heart valves or pulmonary artery pressure after four weeks of dosing; and (ii) it completed enrollment of its Phase 2b clinical trial of APD356 with approximately 460 patients.
Certain statements in this Form 8-K are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements include statements about Arenas clinical trials of APD356. For such statements, Arena claims the protection of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual events or results may differ materially from Arenas expectations. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the results of continued monitoring of echocardiograms, the results of preclinical or clinical trials may not be predictive of future results, the results of the Phase 2b study and any future studies of APD356, Arenas ability to partner APD356, the timing, success and cost of Arenas research, out-licensing endeavors and clinical studies, Arenas ability to obtain additional financing, and the timing and receipt of payments and fees, if any, from Arenas collaborators, including Ortho-McNeil and Merck. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by Arenas forward-looking statements are disclosed in Arenas filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements represent Arenas judgment as of the time of the filing of this Form 8-K. Arena disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements, other than as may be required under applicable law.
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.