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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 10, 2021
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On March 10, 2021, ContraFect Corporation (the Company) entered into a cost-share contract (the BARDA Contract) with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. Under the BARDA Contract, the Company will receive funding of up to an estimated $86.8 million to advance the development of the Companys product candidate, exebacase (CF-301), as a new anti-staphylococcal treatment modality (direct lytic agent).
The base period for the BARDA Contract includes government funding of up to $9.8 million to reimburse expenses for approximately one year to support the conduct of the ongoing Phase 3 clinical trial and futility analysis. Following successful completion of the base period, the BARDA Contract provides for approximately $77.0 million of additional BARDA funding for five options in support of the completion of the Phase 3 clinical trial of exebacase, further clinical and non-clinical studies, manufacturing, supply chain, clinical, regulatory and administrative activities. Under the BARDA Contract, the Company will be responsible for its cost share of up to an estimated $84.1 million if all development options are completed. The contract period-of-performance (base period plus option exercises) is up to approximately six years.
The BARDA Contract contains terms and conditions that are customary for contracts with BARDA of this nature, including provisions giving the government the right to terminate the contract at any time for its convenience.
The foregoing description of the BARDA Contract does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the BARDA Contract, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
The Company issued a press release on March 11, 2021 announcing the BARDA Contract. A copy of the press release is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The information in Item 7.01 of this report (including Exhibit 99.1) 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, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|10.1||Cost-Sharing Agreement by and between ContraFect Corporation and the BioMedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, dated March 10, 2021.|
|99.1||Press release of ContraFect Corporation, dated March 11, 2021.|
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: March 12, 2021||By:||/s/ Natalie Bogdanos|
|General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|