FORM 8 - K




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 28, 2012




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   000-21937   68-0262011
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)


File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

2550 Stanwell Drive

Concord, California 94520

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (925) 288-6000



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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On November 28, 2012, Cerus Corporation (the “Company”) entered into an amendment (the “Amendment”) to the supply and manufacturing agreement, dated March 1, 2008, with Porex Corporation (the “Supply Agreement”). The Amendment is effective as of January 1, 2013 (the “Effective Date”). The Amendment extends the initial term of the Supply Agreement from December 31, 2012 to December 31, 2014. The Amendment also specifies the prices to be paid by the Company and the minimum purchase order requirements to be made by the Company under the Supply Agreement for any given calendar year as of the Effective Date.

The foregoing is only a brief description of the material terms of the Amendment and does not purport to be complete. The Amendment will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. The Company will be requesting confidential treatment for certain terms of the Amendment, which will be filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission.




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.


Dated: December 3, 2012     By:  

  /s/ Kevin D. Green


  Kevin D. Green

  Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer