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)

June 4, 2018

 


 

BioXcel Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 


 

Delaware

 

001-38410

 

82-1386754

(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(I. R. S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

780 East Main Street

Branford, CT 06405

(Address of principal executive offices, including ZIP code)

 

(203) 643-8060

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company   x

 

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

 

On June 4, 2018, BioXcel Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing data from preclinical studies of the Company’s BXCL701 and Nektar Therapeutics’ NKTR-214 as a potential combination therapy for pancreatic cancer patients at the 2018 American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, being held June 1-5, 2018 in Chicago, IL.  Results from the preclinical study demonstrate that BXCL701, a dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP) and fibroblast activation protein (FAP) inhibitor, in combination with NKTR-214, a CD122-biased agonist, and an anti-PD-1 antibody represents a new treatment approach against pancreatic cancer. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)         Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

 

 

 

99.1

 

Press release, dated June 4, 2018.

 

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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.

 

 

Date: June 4, 2018

BIOXCEL THERAPEUTICS, INC.

 

 

 

/s/ Vimal Mehta, Ph.D.

 

Vimal Mehta, Ph.D.

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

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