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): October 7, 2019
SURFACE ONCOLOGY, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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|50 Hampshire Street, 8th Floor
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Registrants telephone number, including area code: (617) 714-4096
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|Common stock, $0.0001 par value per share||SURF||Nasdaq Global Market|
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Regulation FD Disclosure.
On October 7, 2019, Surface Oncology, Inc. issued a press release titled Surface Oncology to Host Analyst and Investor Day on November 18, 2019 in New York City. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The information in this Item 7.01 and Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto are intended to be furnished and shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Exchange Act) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall they be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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.
|SURFACE ONCOLOGY, INC.|
|Date: October 7, 2019||By:||/s/ J. Jeffrey Goater|
J. Jeffrey Goater
President and Chief Executive Officer
Surface Oncology to Host Analyst and Investor Day on November 18, 2019 in New York City
Keynote speaker: E. John Wherry, Ph.D., director, Penn Institute for Immunology, University of Pennsylvania, and Co-Director of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Penn
Presentations from Surface management to include strategic updates on current programs and introduction of preclinical pipeline asset SRF813 (targeting CD112R)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., October 7, 2019 Surface Oncology (Nasdaq: SURF), a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company developing next-generation immunotherapies that target the tumor microenvironment, today announced that the company will host its inaugural Analyst and Investor Day on Monday, November 18, 2019, at the Nasdaq Marketsite, 4 Times Square, 10th Floor, New York, NY.
Formal presentations will take place from 8:00 a.m-11:00 a.m. ET, followed by questions and answers from the full panel of presenters. Presentations will cover a variety of topics, including:
Corporate overview and strategic update: Jeff Goater, chief executive officer of Surface Oncology
Keynote presentation by Dr. E. John Wherry: Emerging trends in T cell exhaustion and immunotherapy of cancer
Overview and update of SRF617, a novel, potential best-in-class anti-CD39 antibody: Robert Ross, M.D., chief medical officer of Surface Oncology
CD39 is an enzyme critical to both the production of immunosuppressive adenosine and the breakdown of pro-inflammatory adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
Overview and update of SRF388, a first-in-class antibody targeting IL-27: Vito Palombella, Ph.D., chief scientific officer of Surface Oncology
IL-27 is an immunosuppressive cytokine involved in resolving T cell mediated inflammation. Elevated levels of IL-27 and IL-27 induced gene expression signatures have been identified in certain types of cancer.
Introduction to Surfaces first natural killer (NK) cell targeting program, SRF813, a highly differentiated approach to targeting CD112R: Pamela Holland, Ph.D., vice president of biology at Surface Oncology
CD112R is a recently identified immune checkpoint protein that contributes to both T cell and NK cell suppression through its role as an inhibitory receptor. Blockade of CD112R promotes antitumor responses through innate and adaptive arms of the immune system.
A live webcast of the Analyst and Investor Day will be available on the Surface Oncology website at https://investors.surfaceoncology.com/news-events/events.
About Dr. John Wherry:
E. John Wherry, Ph.D., is the Richard and Barbara Schiffrin Presidents Distinguished Professor, chair of the Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics, and director of the Penn Institute for Immunology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the co-director of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Penn, as well as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Surface Oncology. His research has focused on T cell exhaustion in chronic viral infections and cancer. His work has defined the developmental biology and molecular regulation of
T cell exhaustion, role of checkpoints including PD-1, LAG-3 and others and significantly informed the development of immunotherapies for human cancer.
About Surface Oncology:
Surface Oncology is an immuno-oncology company developing next-generation antibody therapies focused on the tumor microenvironment with lead programs targeting CD73, CD39, IL-27 and CD47. Surfaces novel cancer immunotherapies are designed to achieve a clinically meaningful and sustained anti-tumor response and may be used alone or in combination with other therapies. The Company has a pipeline of seven novel immunotherapies and a strategic collaboration with Novartis focused on NZV930 (CD73) and potentially one additional undisclosed program. For more information, please visit www.surfaceoncology.com.
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