UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

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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 16, 2012

 

 

THRESHOLD PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Delaware 001-32979 94-3409596

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

 

170 Harbor Way, Suite 300
South San Francisco, California 94080

(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

 

 

(650) 474-8200

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

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:

 

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

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

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

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

 

 
 

 

Item 8.01 Other Events.

 

On March 16, 2012, Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. issued a press release announcing that the European Commission has granted Orphan Drug Designation for TH-302, a hypoxia-targeted drug, for the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma. The press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit 99.1 Press release dated March 16, 2012.

 

 
 

 

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 thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

  THRESHOLD PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
   
   
  By:  /s/ Joel A. Fernandes
    Joel A. Fernandes
Vice President, Finance and Controller

Date: March 19, 2012

 

 
 

 

Exhibit Index

 

Exhibit No.   Description
     
Exhibit 99.1   Press release dated March 16, 2012.