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): August 17, 2021
Gritstone bio, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
5959 Horton Street, Suite 300
Emeryville, California 94608
(Address of principal executive offices, including Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (510) 871-6100
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|Common Stock, par value $0.0001||GRTS||The Nasdaq Global Select Market|
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On August 17, 2021, Gritstone bio, Inc. (the “Company” or “Gritstone”) announced that it entered into a funding agreement with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) for up to $20.6 million to advance the development of Gritstone’s CORAL COVID-19 vaccine program with an initial focus in South Africa. Under the terms of the agreement, CEPI will fund a multi-arm Phase I study evaluating the CORAL program’s SAM vaccine in naïve, convalescent, and HIV positive patients. The funding will also support pre-clinical studies, scale-up and formulation development to enable more stable drug product.
A copy of the press release with the foregoing announcement is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release dated August 17, 2021|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|GRITSTONE BIO, INC.|
|Date: August 17, 2021||By:|
/s/ Andrew Allen
|President and Chief Executive Officer|