Osiris Therapeutics 8-K 2006
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): December 9, 2006
OSIRIS THERAPEUTICS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (410) 522 - 5005
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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ITEM 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
On December 9, 2006, Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. issued a follow-on press release announcing updates on the Phase II trial evaluating Prochymal for the treatment of acute graft vs. host disease. The study found that patients were twice as likely to have total clinical resolution of their disease when Prochymal was added to steroid therapy, compared to reported results for steroids alone. The study also found that patients experiencing this complete response had a survival rate of over 90% at day 120. The press release is attached hereto as an exhibit to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is being filed pursuant to this Item 8.01 as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The information included herein, including Exhibit 99.1 furnished herewith, shall not be deemed to be filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be incorporated by reference into any filing pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any incorporation by reference language in any such filing, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
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.