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, 2015
RELMADA THERAPEUTICS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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|of incorporation)||Identification No.)|
757 Third Avenue, Suite 2018
New York, NY
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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (212) 376-5742
|(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)|
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Item 8.01. Other Events
On December 9, 2015, Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) announced topline results of a proof-of-concept pharmacokinetic study in healthy volunteers using its BuTab (REL-1028), an investigational, oral formulation of buprenorphine, an opioid that is broadly used to treat both addiction and chronic pain. BuTab is designed to be delivered orally and reach safe and effective blood levels of buprenorphine through the gastrointestinal route of administration due to its modified release profile. There are currently no commercially available oral formulations of buprenorphine that result in gastrointestinal absorption.
Members of the Company’s senior management team will hold a conference call on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. ET. Also participating in the conference call is one of the Company’s scientific advisors, Gavril Pasternak, M.D., Ph.D., Anne Burnett Tandy Chair in Neurology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and laboratory head in the Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry Program within the Sloan-Kettering Institute. Dr. Pasternak’s research focuses on opioid receptors and their mechanisms of action. He has demonstrated the importance of different sets of mu receptor subtypes in the actions of various opioid analgesics and identified a set of subtypes that offer a unique target for the development of analgesics lacking opioid side-effects.
A copy of the Company’s press release, which issued earlier today and discusses the matters above, is attached hereto as item 99.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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 9, 2015||RELMADA THERAPEUTICS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Sergio Traversa|
Chief Executive Officer