SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 13, 2010
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On September 13, 2010 at 6:00 a.m. Pacific time, Santarus, Inc. (Santarus) hosted a conference call discussing: (1) its execution of exclusive license and supply agreements with Pharming Group NV granting Santarus the right to commercialize Rhucin® (recombinant human C1 esterase-inhibitor) in North America for the treatment of acute attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE) and other future indications; and (2) its acquisition of worldwide rights to a novel biologic drug candidate, an anti-VLA-1 antibody that has shown activity in multiple preclinical models of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, through the acquisition of Covella Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and by amending a related license agreement with Biogen Idec MA Inc. The transcript of the conference call is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.
A telephonic replay will be available for approximately 48 hours following the conclusion of the call by dialing 800-642-1687 for domestic callers, or 706-645-9291 for international callers, and entering reservation code 99127804. The call will be archived and accessible at www.santarus.com for approximately 14 days.
The foregoing information in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, together with the transcript of the conference call attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished pursuant to this Item 7.01 and shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and it shall not be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under the Exchange Act, whether made before or after the date hereof, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing to Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K.
By filing this Current Report on Form 8-K and furnishing this information, Santarus makes no admission as to the materiality of Item 7.01 in this report or the transcript of the conference call attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1. The information contained in the transcript of the conference call is summary information that is intended to be considered in the context of Santarus filings with the SEC and other public announcements that Santarus makes, by press release or otherwise, from time to time. Santarus undertakes no duty or obligation to publicly update or revise the information contained in this report, although it may do so from time to time as its management believes is appropriate. Any such updating may be made through the filing of other reports or documents with the SEC, through press releases or through other public disclosure.
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 hereunto duly authorized.