Foundation Medicine, Inc.
Foundation Medicine, Inc. (Form: 8-K, Received: 09/13/2017 16:32:33)

 

 

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): September 8, 2017

 

 

Foundation Medicine, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   001-36086   27-1316416

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

150 Second Street

Cambridge, MA

  02141
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (617) 418-2200

Not Applicable

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

 

 

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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On September 8, 2017, the Company and Roche entered into a Fifth Amendment (“Amendment”) to the Collaboration Agreement, by and among the Company, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, and Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., dated January 11, 2015, as amended (the “R&D Collaboration Agreement”), which reduced certain exclusivity provisions relating to blood-based tumor mutational burden assays.

The foregoing description of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, which is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference, and by reference to the full text of the R&D Collaboration Agreement, which was attached as Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K/A filed on August 21, 2015.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit

No.

  

Description

10.1    Fifth Amendment to Collaboration Agreement, by and among the Company, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd and Hoffman-La Roche Inc., dated September 8, 2017.


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: September 13, 2017

   

FOUNDATION MEDICINE, INC.

    By:  

/s/ Robert W. Hesslein

      Robert W. Hesslein
      Senior Vice President and General Counsel


EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit

No.

  

Description

10.1    Fifth Amendment to Collaboration Agreement, by and among the Company, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd and Hoffman-La Roche Inc., dated September 8, 2017.

Exhibit 10.1

***Text Omitted and Filed Separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission

Confidential Treatment Requested Under

17 C.F.R. Sections 200.80(b)(4) and 240.24b-2

FIFTH AMENDMENT TO

COLLABORATION AGREEMENT

This Fifth Amendment (“ Fifth Amendment ”) to the Collaboration Agreement (the “ Agreement ”) by and between F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, with an office and place of business at Grenzacherstrasse 124, 4070, Basel, Switzerland, and Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., with an office and place of business at 150 Clove Road, Suite 8, Little Falls, New Jersey 07424, U.S.A. (together, “ Roche ”), on the one hand, and Foundation Medicine, Inc., with an office and place of business at 150 Second Street, Cambridge, MA 02141, U.S.A. (“ FMI ”), on the other hand (each a “ Party ,” and collectively, the “ Parties ”), as such Agreement has been amended from time to time, is entered into by and between the Parties and shall be considered effective as of the 8 th of September, 2017 (the “ Fifth Amendment Effective Date ”). Capitalized terms used in this Fifth Amendment and not otherwise defined herein are used with the meanings ascribed to them in the Agreement.

 

  1. Section  1.27. Section 1.27 of the Agreement is hereby replaced with the following:

1.27 Excepted Activities

The term “Excepted Activities” shall mean […***…].

[Signature page follows.]


IN WITNESS WHEREOF , the Parties hereto have caused this Fifth Amendment to be executed and effective as of the Fifth Amendment Effective Date. All other terms and conditions of the Agreement remain in force and effect.

 

FOUNDATION MEDICINE, INC.     F. HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE LTD
Signed:  

/s/ Steven J. Kafka

    Signed:  

/s/ Luc Schnitzler

Name:   Steven J. Kafka, Ph.D.     Name:   Luc Schnitzler
Title:   President & Chief Operating Officer     Title:   Global Alliance & Asset Director
      F. HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE LTD
      Signed:  

/s/ Stefan Arnold

      Name:   Stefan Arnold
      Title:   Head Legal Pharma
      HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE INC.
      Signed:  

/s/ John P. Parise

      Name:   John P. Parise
      Title:   Authorized Signatory

 

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