HELICOS BIOSCIENCES CORP 8-K 2008
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): January 28, 2008
HELICOS BIOSCIENCES CORPORATION
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On January 31, 2008, Helicos BioSciences Corporation (Helicos or the Company) filed a Current Report on Form 8-K under Item 5.02 (the Original Filing) to report the appointment of Elisabeth K. Allison, Ph.D. to its Board of Directors. Because Ms. Allison had not been appointed to serve on any committee of the board at the time the Form 8-K was filed, disclosure of the committee of the board on which she would serve was not included in accordance with Instruction No. 2 of the Instructions to Item 5.02. This Form 8-K/A is filed as an amendment to the Original Filing.
(d) The Board of Directors of Helicos BioSciences Corporation (Helicos or the Company) elected Elisabeth K. Allison, Ph.D. to serve as a member of the Companys Board of Directors effective January 28, 2008. In addition, effective as of the date of this Form 8-K/A, Ms. Allison became a member of the Compensation Committee. Ms. Allison will serve as a Class I Director whose initial term will expire at the annual meeting of stockholders held in 2008. Ms. Allison is currently a principal at ANZI Partners, a transactional firm specializing in acquisitions, strategic partnerships, joint ventures, licensing, and distribution agreements in the publishing and software industries since 1995. There are no arrangements between Ms. Allison and any other persons pursuant to Ms. Allison was selected as a director. There are no transactions, or proposed transactions, to which the Company is or was to be party and in which Ms. Allison had a direct or indirect material interest that are required to be disclosed under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. A copy of the press release announcing Ms. Allisons election is filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
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.
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