Cerus 8-K 2006
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 30, 2005
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
2411 Stanwell Drive
Concord, California 94520
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (925) 288-6000
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On December 30, 2005, Cerus Corporation (the Company) announced that it has submitted a CE Mark application for approval to market its INTERCEPT Blood System for plasma in Europe. A copy of the Companys press release, entitled Cerus Submits CE Mark Application for European Approval of the INTERCEPT Blood System for Plasma, is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.
In addition, on December 30, 2005, the Company announced that it has submitted an investigational new drug application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to initiate a Phase 1 safety trial for CRS-100, a Listeria-based immunotherapeutic designed to treat patients with cancer that has metastisized to the liver. A copy of the Companys press release, entitled Cerus Submits IND Application for CRS-100 to FDA, is furnished as Exhibit 99.2 hereto.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Press Release, dated December 30, 2005, entitled Cerus Submits CE Mark Application for European Approval of the INTERCEPT Blood System for Plasma.
99.2 Press Release, dated December 30, 2005, entitled Cerus Submits IND Application for CRS-100 to FDA.
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.