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): May 23, 2013
AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
75 Sidney Street
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (617) 299-5000
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On May 17, 2013, AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the Company) was informed by its partner, Astellas Pharma Inc. (Astellas), that Astellas no longer intends to submit a Marketing Authorization Application to the European Medicines Agency for tivozanib for the treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Astellas also informed the Company that it does not intend to fund any future trial(s) in RCC under its strategic collaboration with the Company.
In February 2011, the Company entered into a Collaboration and License Agreement with Astellas, pursuant to which the Company and Astellas share responsibility for continued development and commercialization of tivozanib in the United States, Canada and Mexico and in Europe under a joint development plan and a joint commercialization plan, respectively.
The Company is currently evaluating the effect of Astellas decision on the clinical and regulatory path forward for tivozanib in RCC.
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.
|AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|
Date: May 23, 2013