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|Item 8.01|| |
On August 17, 2020, UNITY Biotechnology, Inc. (“UNITY” or the “Company”) announced the 12-week results from its Phase 2 study of UBX0101 in patients with moderate-to-severe painful osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. There was no statistically significant difference between any arm of UBX0101 and placebo at the 12-week endpoint for change from baseline in WOMAC-A, an established measurement of pain in OA. Given these results, UNITY does not anticipate progressing UBX0101 into pivotal studies and will narrow the Company’s near-term focus to its ongoing ophthalmologic and neurologic disease programs.
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Reference is made to the Exhibit Index attached hereto.
Any statements contained in this Form 8-K regarding matters that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: the Company’s expectations regarding near-term focus on ophthalmologic and neurologic disease programs; the Company’s expectations for collection and release of its Phase 2 24-week data and Phase 1b high-dose, repeat dose study; and the Company’s expectations regarding the sufficiency of its cash resources. Risks and uncertainties that contribute to the uncertain nature of the forward-looking statements include: the satisfaction of closing conditions for each subsequent tranche of the loan agreement; the expectation that the Company will need additional funds to finance its operations; the unpredictability of the regulatory process; the Company’s reliance on third parties for the manufacture of its product candidates; possible regulatory developments in the United States and foreign countries; and the Company’s ability to attract and retain senior management personnel. These and other risks and uncertainties are described more fully in the Company’s most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 31, 2020, as well as other documents that may be filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this Form 8-K. The Company undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.
|99.1||Press release titled “UNITY Biotechnology Announces 12-week data from UBX0101 Phase 2 Clinical Study in Patients with Painful Osteoarthritis of the Knee”|
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|UNITY BIOTECHNOLOGY, INC.|
|Date: August 17, 2020||By:|
|Chief Financial Officer|