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): January 25, 2013
THRESHOLD PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)||
170 Harbor Way, Suite 300
South San Francisco, California 94080
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
On January 25, 2013, Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. issued a press release announcing that Threshold’s partner Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, through its division Merck Serono, initiated the global Phase 3 MAESTRO (MetastAtic or unrESectable pancreaTic adenocaRcinOma) study assessing the efficacy and safety of investigational hypoxia-targeted drug TH-302 in combination with gemcitabine in patients with previously untreated, locally advanced unresectable or metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma. The initiation of the Phase 3 MAESTRO study resulted in Threshold earning a $30 million milestone payment from Merck KGaA pursuant to the terms of Threshold's license and co-development agreement with Merck KGaA, which includes an option for Threshold to co-commercialize in the U.S. The press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
Exhibit 99.1 Press release dated January 25, 2013.
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: January 25, 2013
|Exhibit 99.1||Press release dated January 25, 2013.|