SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) February 16, 2021
|MERIDIAN BIOSCIENCE, INC.|
|(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)|
|(State or Other Jurisdiction of|
|(Commission File Number)|
3471 River Hills Drive,
(Address of principal
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (513) 271-3700
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report.)
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Title of each class
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|Common Stock, no par value||VIVO||NASDAQ Global Select Market|
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Regulation FD Disclosure.
On February 16, 2021, Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (“Meridian” or the “Company”) issued a press release regarding its emergency use authorization application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with respect to its Revogene SARS-CoV-2 test. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated by reference herein.
Information in the press release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and performance of the Company. All such forward-looking statements are based largely on the Company’s experience and perception of current conditions, trends, expected future developments and other factors, and on management’s expectations, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to, those factors described in the press release, and the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any financial or other projections or other forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise.
The information in Item 7.01 of this Form 8-K and in the press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in Item 7.01 of this Form 8-K and Exhibit 99.1 shall not be incorporated by reference in any filing (whether made before or after the date hereof) or any other document under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in any such filing or document.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release dated February 16, 2021|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)|
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.
|MERIDIAN BIOSCIENCE, INC.|
|Date: February 16, 2021||By: /s/ Bryan T. Baldasare|
|Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
|(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)|