Washington, D.C. 20549








Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): June 12, 2020



(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Delaware   0-26372   82-0429727

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


11682 El Camino Real, Suite 300

San Diego, CA

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (858) 997-2400


(Former name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report.)

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

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on
which registered
Common Stock   ADMP   Nasdaq Capital Market



Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On June 12, 2020, Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (the “Company” or “Adamis”) entered into a license agreement (the “Agreement”) with Matrix Biomed, Inc. (“Matrix” or the “Licensor”) to license rights under patents, patent applications and related know-how of Matrix relating to Tempol, an investigational drug. The exclusive license includes the worldwide use under the licensed patent rights and related rights of Tempol for the fields of COVID-19 infection, asthma, respiratory syncytial virus infection, and influenza infection. In addition, the exclusive license includes the use of Tempol as a therapeutic for reducing radiation-induced dermatitis in patients undergoing treatment for cancer. In consideration for Matrix providing the rights under its patent rights and related know-how relating to Tempol within the licensed fields, Adamis paid Matrix $250,000 and also issued to Matrix 1,000,000 shares of Adamis Series B Convertible Preferred Stock (“Series B Preferred”).

Under the Agreement, the Company will be responsible for funding preclinical and clinical development relating to products developed for the licensed fields of use, and for matters relating to compliance of any licensed products or development and testing of licensed products with laws and regulations. Licensor will provide, and the Company will purchase from Licensor, Tempol material for preclinical or clinical work or use in licensed products, and Licensor will provide the Company with other information and materials relating to testing and development of products within the licensed fields of use. The Agreement provides for the creation of a joint steering committee with members from the Company and Licensor to meet periodically and discuss issues relating to the development, testing and approval of products within the licensed fields of use.

Under the Agreement, if any products are commercialized, profits (as defined in the Agreement) from sales of licensed products will be shared equally between the parties. Profits are generally determined as net sales of licensed products less costs incurred by the Company for manufacturing, marketing and distribution of licensed products.

The Agreement contains other covenants of the Company and Licensor relating to, among other matters, funding of testing and development of licensed products, confidentiality, compliance with laws, and other matters. The Agreement includes customary provisions regarding prosecution, maintenance, infringement and enforcement of the licensed patents, books and records, indemnification and other matters. The Company may not sublicense its rights under the Agreement without the consent of Licensor, and neither party may assign its rights under the Agreement without the consent of the other party. The term of the Agreement continues until the expiration of the last to expire of the patents licensed under the Agreement and will terminate or may be terminated earlier upon the occurrence of certain other events including an uncured breach of the Agreement or failure to satisfy certain covenants. The Company may also terminate the Agreement with advance written notice to Licensor.

The Series B Preferred was established pursuant to a Certificate of Designation of Preferences, Rights and Limitations filed with the Delaware Secretary of State. Each share of Series B Preferred will automatically convert into one share of Common Stock after the occurrence of a Capital Event as defined in the Certificate of Designation. “Capital Event” is defined as the filing and effectiveness of an amendment to the Company’s certificate of incorporation (or similar charter documents) to either (i) increase the number of shares of Common Stock the Company is authorized to issue or (ii) effect a reverse split of the Common Stock, in either event sufficient to permit the issuance of shares of Common Stock upon conversion of all outstanding shares of Series B Preferred Stock. The conversion rate of the Series B Preferred is subject to proportionate adjustments for stock splits, reverse stock splits and similar events, but is not subject to adjustment based on price anti-dilution provisions or other events.

The foregoing description of certain terms of the Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Agreement that the Company intends to file as an exhibit to its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2020, or other report that the Company may file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).




Item 3.02 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.

The information provided in response to Item 1.01 of this Report is incorporated by reference into this Item 3.02. The shares of Series B Preferred, and the shares of common stock that are issuable upon conversion of the Series B Preferred, were issued in a private placement under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), and/or Regulation D under the Securities Act. Matrix represented that it was an accredited investor, as defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D, and that it was acquiring the securities for its own account, not as nominee or agent, and not with a view to the resale or distribution of any part thereof in violation of the Act.

Item 8.01 Other Events

On June 15, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing the entering into of the license agreement with Matrix described in Item 1.01 above. The press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. 

Forward Looking Statements


This Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may relate to future events or our future results of operations and may include, without limitation, the following statements: the company's beliefs concerning the safety and effectiveness of the compounds and drug product candidates that are the subject of the license agreement described in this Report; the results of any future clinical trials that the company or Matrix may conduct relating to the compounds and drug product candidates described in this Report; the ability to fund future product development; future revenues expected from any products that may be developed and approved for marketing by the FDA and other regulatory authorities; the company’s ability to commercialize any product candidates that are the subject of the license agreement described in this Report, itself or through commercialization partners; the company’s beliefs concerning the safety and effectiveness of any product candidates that may be developed; and the intellectual property protection that may be afforded by any of the licensed patents or patent applications. Such forward-looking statements include those that express plans, anticipation, intent, contingencies, goals, targets or future development and/or otherwise are not statements of historical fact.  These statements are only predictions, are not guarantees, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, and concern matters that could subsequently differ materially from those described in this Report, which may cause the company’s actual results to be materially different from those contemplated by these forward-looking statements.  There can be no assurances regarding the timing, cost or outcome of any current or future trials that may be conducted relating to the compounds and products described in this Report. There can be no assurances that we or any commercialization partners will file any New Drug Applications with the FDA regarding any of the drugs or products that are the subject of the license agreement described in this Report, or that any such NDAs will be approved by the FDA. In addition, forward-looking statements concerning our anticipated future activities assume that we can obtain sufficient funding to support such research, development and commercialization activities and continue our operations and planned activities. As discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, we will require additional funding, and there are no assurances that such funding will be available if required. We cannot assess the impact of each factor on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this Form 8-K represent the Company’s views as of the date of this Form 8-K. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause its views to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, it specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as required by applicable laws. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date after the date of this Form 8-K. Certain of these risks, uncertainties, and other factors are described in greater detail in the Company’s filings from time to time with the SEC, all of which are available free of charge on the SEC's web site at http://www.sec.gov.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d) Exhibits.


99.1       Press release dated June 15, 2020.




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:  June 15, 2020 By: /s/ Robert O. Hopkins
  Name: Robert O. Hopkins
  Title: Chief Financial Officer




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