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): October 3, 2017
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File No.)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
2275 Half Day Rd, Suite 200
Bannockburn, Illinois 60015
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (847) 572-8280
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On October 3, 2017, AveXis, Inc. (the Registrant) issued a press release to report top-line data from the Registrants Phase 1 clinical trial of AVXS-101 in spinal muscular atrophy Type 1. These data will be reported in a late-breaking breaking poster authored by Dr. Jerry Mendell, principal investigator in the trial and Curran-Peters Chair of Pediatric Research, Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at the Research Institute at Nationwide Childrens Hospital and The Ohio State University, during the 22nd International Annual Congress of the World Muscle Society in Saint Malo, France. A copy of this press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.