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S-1/A
AVEXIS, INC. filed this Form S-1/A on 02/01/2016
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          In addition to side effects caused by the product candidate, the administration process or related procedures also can cause adverse side effects. If any such adverse events occur, our clinical trials could be suspended or terminated.

          If in the future we are unable to demonstrate that such adverse events were caused by the administration process or related procedures, the FDA, the European Commission, the EMA or other regulatory authorities could order us to cease further development of, or deny approval of, AVXS-101 for any or all targeted indications. Even if we are able to demonstrate that any serious adverse events are not product-related, such occurrences could affect patient recruitment or the ability of enrolled patients to complete the trial. Moreover, if we elect, or are required, to delay, suspend or terminate any clinical trial of AVXS-101, the commercial prospects of such product candidate may be harmed and our ability to generate product revenues from this product candidate may be delayed or eliminated. Any of these occurrences may harm our ability to develop other product candidates, and may harm our business, financial condition and prospects significantly.

          Additionally, if AVXS-101 receives marketing approval, the FDA could require us to adopt a REMS to ensure that the benefits outweigh its risks, which may include, among other things, a medication guide outlining the risks of the product for distribution to patients and a communication plan to health care practitioners. Furthermore, if we or others later identify undesirable side effects caused by AVXS-101, several potentially significant negative consequences could result, including:

    regulatory authorities may suspend or withdraw approvals of such product candidate;

    regulatory authorities may require additional warnings on the label;

    we may be required to change the way a product candidate is administered or conduct additional clinical trials;

    we could be sued and held liable for harm caused to patients; and

    our reputation may suffer.

          Any of these events could prevent us from achieving or maintaining market acceptance of AVXS-101 and could significantly harm our business, prospects, financial condition and results of operations.

As an organization, we are in the process of conducting our first Phase 1 clinical trial, and have never conducted pivotal clinical trials, and may be unable to do so for any product candidates we may develop, including AVXS-101.

          We will need to successfully complete our ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial and complete pivotal clinical trials in order to obtain FDA approval to market AVXS-101. Carrying out later-stage clinical trials and the submission of a successful BLA is a complicated process. As an organization, we are in the process of conducting our first Phase 1 clinical trial, have not previously conducted any later stage or pivotal clinical trials, have limited experience in preparing, submitting and prosecuting regulatory filings, and have not previously submitted a BLA for any product candidate. In addition, we have had limited interactions with the FDA and cannot be certain how many additional clinical trials of AVXS-101 will be required or how such trials should be designed. Consequently, we may be unable to successfully and efficiently execute and complete necessary clinical trials in a way that leads to BLA submission and approval of AVXS-101. We may require more time and incur greater costs than our competitors and may not succeed in obtaining regulatory approvals of product candidates that we develop. Failure to commence or complete, or delays in, our planned clinical trials, could prevent us from or delay us in commercializing AVXS-101.

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