Isis Pharmaceuticals 8-K 2007
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): September 7, 2007
ISIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
1896 Rutherford Road
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(Address of Principal Executive Offices and Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (760) 931-9200
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On September 7, 2007, Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Isis) announced the launch of Regulus Therapeutics LLC, a joint venture with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of microRNA (miRNA) therapeutics.
A copy of the Press Release related to this announcement is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
This report includes forward-looking statements regarding the future therapeutic and commercial potential of Isis technologies and intellectual property related to microRNA therapeutics being discovered and developed by Regulus. Any statement describing Isis goals, expectations, financial or other projections, intentions or beliefs is a forward-looking statement and should be considered an at-risk statement, including those statements that are described as Isis goals. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, particularly those inherent in the process of discovering, developing and commercializing drugs that are safe and effective for use as human therapeutics, and in the endeavor of building a business around such products. Isis forward-looking statements also involve assumptions that, if they never materialize or prove correct, could cause its results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Although Isis forward-looking statements reflect the good faith judgment of its management, these statements are based only on facts and factors currently known by Isis. As a result, you are cautioned not to rely on these forward-looking statements. These and other risks concerning Isis programs are described in additional detail in Isis annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, and its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2007, which are on file with the SEC. Copies of this and other documents are available from the Company.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
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