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)
April 24, 2018
Menlo Therapeutics Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
(Commission File Number)
(I. R. S. Employer
200 Cardinal Way, 2nd Floor
Redwood City, California 94063
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure
Japan Tobacco Inc. and Torii Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd (together referred to as “JT Torii”), Menlo Therapeutics Inc. (the “Company”)’s partners for development and commercialization of serlopitant in Japan, have informed the Company that they have decided to halt the recently initiated Japanese Phase 2 clinical trial of serlopitant. JT Torii has indicated that they are reevaluating their serlopitant development program based upon evolving commercial considerations in Japan. Based upon communication with JT Torii, the Company expects that the JT Torii license agreement for serlopitant will ultimately be terminated.
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.
Menlo Therapeutics, Inc.
/s/ Steven Basta
Date: April 24, 2018
By: Steven Basta
President and Chief Executive Officer