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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On October 7, 2020, Scilex Holding Company, a majority-owned subsidiary of Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (“Scilex”), issued a press release announcing continuous sales growth in ZTlido® (lidocaine topical system) 1.8% from quarter to quarter in 2020 and Scilex’s expectation that it will complete enrollment of its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial for SP-102 (SEMDEXA™) in 2020. The preliminary financial information included in the press release is based on Scilex’s current expectations and may be adjusted as a result of, among other things, completion of customary quarterly review procedures. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The information contained in this Item 7.01 and Exhibit 99.1 furnished as part of Item 9.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for the 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 into any registration statement or other filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference to such filing.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release, dated October 7, 2020.|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File, formatted in Inline Extensible Business Reporting Language (iXBRL).|
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.
|SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS, INC.|
|Date: October 7, 2020||By:||/s/ Henry Ji, Ph.D.|
|Name: Henry Ji, Ph.D.|
|Title: Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer|