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): July 9, 2012
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
4505 Emperor Blvd., Suite 200
Durham, North Carolina 27703
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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 below):
|¨||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 210.14d-2(b))|
|¨||Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))|
|Item 7.01.||Regulation FD Disclosure.|
On May 30, 2012, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the Company) received notification from the United States Adopted Names Counsel (USANC) that the name ulodesine had been accepted as a United States Adopted Name (USAN). The Company intends to use the USAN ulodesine going forward for its Phase-3-ready gout treatment previously known as BCX4208. After August 1, 2012, the USAN information on ulodesine will be scheduled for posting on the USANC website (available at http://www.ama-assn.org/go/usan). At the same time, the USAN information on ulodesine will be submitted to the United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Inc. for publication in the USP Dictionary of USAN and International Drug Names.
The information in this report is furnished and is not deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, is not subject to the liabilities of that section and is not deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
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.
|Dated: July 9, 2012||BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|General Counsel, Corporate Secretary|