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): September 2, 2020


BioSig Technologies, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)





(State or other jurisdiction

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

of incorporation)


Identification No.)


54 Wilton Road, 2nd Floor

Westport, Connecticut



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)


(203) 409-5444

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 1.01        Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement. 


On September 2, 2020, ViralClear Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“ViralClear”), a majority-owned subsidiary of BioSig Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”), as successor-in-interest to Trek Therapeutics, PBC (“Trek”), entered into a second amendment (the “Amendment”) to an assignment and license agreement, as amended (the “Original Agreement”), with Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (“Vertex”), originally entered into on July 12, 2016, by and among Vertex and Trek.  ViralClear is developing Merimepodib for the treatment of COVID-19.


Among other modifications to the Original Agreement, pursuant to the Amendment, all references to “TREKtx” will be amended to refer to ViralClear. Additionally, the Amendment eliminates the first two milestone events (the first being the initiation of a Phase 2 clinical trial of a product in a non-HCV indication in the field of use, and the second being the initiation of a Phase 3 clinical trial of a product in a non-HCV indication in the field of use) and the associated milestone payments (totaling $6 million) listed in the Original Agreement. The amendment enables ViralClear to execute on their program for COVID-19. The Amendment now has only two milestone events and associated milestone payments. Further, the running royalties rate has been increased in the Amendment to 6%, from 5% in the Original Agreement.


The foregoing description of the terms and conditions of the Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1, and which is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01        Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


Exhibit Number





Amendment No. 2 to Assignment and License Agreement, dated as of September 2, 2020, by and among ViralClear Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.









Date: September 3, 2020    


/s/ Kenneth L. Londoner 




Name: Kenneth L. Londoner




Title: Executive Chairman





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