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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) March 30, 2021

 

CARA THERAPEUTICS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware 001-36279 75-3175693
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
     
4 Stamford Plaza
107 Elm Street
, 9th Floor
Stamford
, Connecticut
  06902
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)
     
Registrant's telephone number, including area code (203) 406-3700
     

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2.):

 

¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share CARA The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨.

 

 

 

 

Item 7.01. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

 

On March 30, 2021, Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) and Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma jointly issued a press release announcing that the European Medicines Agency has accepted to review the Marketing Authorization Application for difelikefalin injection for the treatment of pruritus associated with chronic kidney disease in hemodialysis patients.

 

The information furnished under this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or subject to the liabilities of that section. The information shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any other filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission made by the Company, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)

Exhibits 

 

Exhibit No. Description
99.1 Press Release dated March 30, 2021
104 Cover page interactive data file (formatted as Inline XBRL)

 

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SIGNATURES 

 

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.

 

 

CARA THERAPEUTICS, INC.

   
  By: /s/ THOMAS REILLY
    Thomas Reilly
    Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

Date: March 30, 2021

 

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