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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 5, 2023




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-38978   47-4839948

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



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(IRS Employer

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26 Landsdowne Street

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Common stock, par value $0.001 per share   FULC   The Nasdaq Global Market

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Item 1.01

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On July 5, 2023, Fulcrum Therapeutics, Inc., or Fulcrum, entered into a license agreement with CAMP4 Therapeutics Corporation, or CAMP4, pursuant to which Fulcrum received a worldwide exclusive license (including the right to sublicense) from CAMP4 to rights under its Diamond Blackfan Anemia, or DBA, program, which includes certain small molecule compounds, composition of matter and method of use patent rights, and know-how for Fulcrum to research, develop, manufacture, use, commercialize or otherwise exploit therapeutic products in any indication, including the grant of a sublicense under certain intellectual property rights that CAMP4 has licensed under an agreement with Children’s Medical Center Corporation, or CMCC.

Fulcrum agreed to make an undisclosed upfront non-refundable, non-creditable payment to CAMP4 within the timeframe specified in the license agreement. If Fulcrum succeeds in developing and commercializing licensed products, CAMP4 will be eligible to receive (i) up to $35.0 million in development and regulatory milestone payments, and (ii) up to $35.0 million in sales milestone payments. CAMP4 is also eligible to receive royalties on worldwide net sales of licensed products ranging from mid-single digit to low-double digit, subject to potential reduction following loss of patent coverage, the launch of certain generic products or royalty stacking for licenses of third party intellectual property. The royalties will expire on a product-by-product and country-by-country basis upon the latest to occur of (i) the expiration of all valid patent claims covering the compounds in such country, (ii) the expiration of all regulatory exclusivities in such country, and (iii) 10 years following the first commercial sale of in such country. Fulcrum is responsible for the costs associated with the development and regulatory approvals of licensed products.

Unless earlier terminated in accordance with its terms, the license agreement continues on a country-by-country and licensed product-by-licensed product basis until the expiration of the royalty term in each country, at which time the license agreement expires with respect to such licensed product in such country and Fulcrum will have a fully-paid up, royalty-free and perpetual license to the licensed patent rights and know-how with respect to such licensed product in such country. CAMP4 has the right to terminate the license agreement in the event of Fulcrum’s non-payment (subject to cure periods and tolling for bona fide disputes). CAMP4 may also terminate the license agreement if Fulcrum challenges certain patents sublicensed to Fulcrum by CAMP4. Either party may terminate the license agreement in its entirety for the other party’s material breach if such other party fails to cure the breach. Either party may also terminate the agreement in its entirety upon certain insolvency events involving the other party. Fulcrum has the right to terminate the license agreement with CAMP4 for any or no reason upon prior written notice to CAMP4.

The foregoing description of the material terms of the license agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the agreement, a copy of which Fulcrum intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an exhibit to its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ending September 30, 2023.

Forward-Looking Statements.

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this current report on Form 8-K and the materials filed herewith are forward-looking statements, including the potential benefits of Fulcrum’s exclusive license agreement with CAMP4 and potential milestone and royalty payments due to CAMP4 thereunder. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “target,” “will,” “would” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Any forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations of future events and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those set forth in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks associated with biopharmaceutical development, Fulcrum’s ability to continue to advance its product candidates into and through clinical trials; initiate and enroll clinical trials on the timeline expected or at all; obtain and maintain necessary approvals from the FDA and other regulatory authorities; replicate in clinical trials positive results found in preclinical studies and/or earlier-stage clinical trials; obtain, maintain or protect intellectual property rights related to its product candidates; manage expenses; realize the anticipated benefits of the strategic realignment; manage executive and employee turnover; and raise the substantial additional capital needed to achieve its business objectives, among others. For a discussion of other risks and uncertainties, and other important factors, any of which could cause Fulcrum’s actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see the “Risk Factors” section, as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties, and other important factors, in Fulcrum’s most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this current report on Form 8-K and the materials filed herewith represent Fulcrum’s views as of the date hereof and should not be relied upon as representing Fulcrum’s views as of any date subsequent to the date hereof. Fulcrum anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause Fulcrum’s views to change. However, while Fulcrum may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Fulcrum specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.


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.


Date: July 10, 2023     By:  

/s/ Curtis Oltmans

    Name:   Curtis Oltmans
    Title:   Chief Legal Officer