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HELICOS BIOSCIENCES CORP 8-K 2008

Documents found in this filing:

  1. 8-K
  2. Ex-99.1
  3. Graphic
  4. Graphic

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


FORM 8-K

 


 

CURRENT REPORT

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

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

Delaware

 

001-33484

 

05-0587367

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

 

 

 

One Kendall Square
Building 700
Cambridge, Massachusetts

 



02139

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

(617) 264-1800

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Not applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 


 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

o                     Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425).

 

o                     Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12).

 

o                     Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b)).

 

o                     Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c)).

 

 

 

 



 

Item 5.02                                             Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

 

(d)           The Board of Directors of Helicos BioSciences Corporation (“Helicos” or the “Company”) elected Elisabeth K. Allison, PhD to serve as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors effective January 28, 2008.  Dr. Allison will serve as a Class I Director whose initial term will expire at the annual meeting of stockholders held in 2008.  Dr. 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.  The Board has not yet determined what committees Dr. Allison may serve on.  There are no arrangements between Dr. Allison and any other persons pursuant to Dr. 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 Dr. 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 Dr. Allison’s 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

 

 

(d)

Exhibits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

99.1

 

Press Release of the Company dated January 31, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SIGNATURES

 

                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.

 

 

HELICOS BIOSCIENCES CORPORATION

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Stanley N. Lapidus

 

 

Name: Stanley N. Lapidus

 

 

Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

 

Dated:  January 31, 2008

 

 

 

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INDEX OF EXHIBITS

 

 

 

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

 

 

 

99.1

 

Press Release of the Company dated January 31, 2008

 

 

 

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