Arena Pharmaceuticals 8-K 2005
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): May 4, 2005
Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On May 4, 2005, Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was granted patent number 03 718 323, entitled 5-HT2C Receptor Modulators, by the European Patent Office. The patent relates to novel compounds that modulate the 5-HT2C serotonin receptor, which is thought to be involved in the regulation of food intake and may be useful in pharmaceutical compositions for the treatment of obesity. APD356, discovered by Arena, is an orally available 5-HT2C receptor modulator covered under the patent. Arena intends to validate the patent in 31 European jurisdictions, including Germany, France, Italy, the United Kingdom and Spain, as well as Hong Kong.
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 the 5-HT2C serotonin receptors profile and pharmaceutical behavior and Arenas intention to validate the European patent covering 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 success of Arenas research and clinical studies and Arenas ability to obtain and defend its patents. 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.