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): August 13, 2018
XERIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
180 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 1810
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definite Agreement.
On August 13, 2018, Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) and SHL Pharma, LLC (“SHL”) entered into a Product Supply Agreement (the “SHL Agreement”) for the manufacture and assembly of an auto-injector drug delivery device (the “Device”) used by the Company in its lead product candidate, the Glucagon Rescue Pen. The SHL Agreement is effective as of August 1, 2018. The Devices subject to the SHL Agreement are developed pursuant to a Joint Development Agreement between the Company and Scandinavian Health Limited, an affiliate of SHL, entered into on January 29, 2016.
Pursuant to the SHL Agreement, the Company is obligated to submit to SHL non-binding annual forecasts and monthly rolling forecasts (of which a portion includes a binding period) for supply of the Device and assembly services. The Company agreed to purchase the Devices in an assembled form at a specified price per unit in U.S. dollars, subject to adjustment from time to time, including due to changes in costs and assembly and changes in price indices. The initial term of the SHL Agreement is five years from the effective date and can be renewed for multi-year terms unless either party provides required advance written notice. The SHL Agreement also contains customary provisions relating to, among others, termination, limitations of liability, confidentiality and indemnity obligations.
The foregoing description of the SHL Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the SHL Agreement, a copy of which will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ending September 30, 2018.
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.
Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Date: August 17, 2018
/s/ Barry M. Deutsch
Barry M. Deutsch
Chief Financial Officer