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): December 13, 2017
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On December 13, 2017, AveXis, Inc. (the Registrant) will host a live webcast to announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the FDA) has notified the Registrant that it may initiate its planned Phase 1 trial of AVXS-101 in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) Type 2 using the intrathecal formulation produced by the Registrants Good Manufacturing Practice commercial manufacturing process. A copy of the slides to be presented during the webcast is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The information in this Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K (including 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, 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 8.01. Other Events.
On December 13, 2017, the Registrant issued a press release regarding the initiation of its planned Phase 1 trial of AVXS-101 in SMA Type 2 using the intrathecal formulation produced by the Registrants Good Manufacturing Practice commercial manufacturing process. A copy of this press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.