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): January 23, 2019
SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
4955 Directors Place
San Diego, CA 92121
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (858) 203-4100
(Former Name, or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 8.01. Other Information.
Scilex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Scilex”), a subsidiary of Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc., recently executed a non-binding term sheet for the rights to ZTlido® (lidocaine medicated plaster 1.8%) in certain European countries with a major European pharmaceutical company. After discussions with such potential partner, Scilex also intends to withdraw its Marketing Authorization Application (“MAA”) for ZTlido® for the treatment of pain associated with post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN), and notified the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency in the United Kingdom (the application's Reference Member State) on January 23, 2019 of such intent. Scilex submitted its MAA in November 2017 through a hybrid regulatory pathway via the Decentralized Procedure. Scilex plans to resubmit the MAA in collaboration with such partner in the near future.
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.
SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS, INC.
|Date: January 23, 2019||By:||/s/ Henry Ji, Ph.D.|
|Name: Henry Ji, Ph.D.|
|Title: President and Chief Executive Officer|