Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 29, 2021



BridgeBio Pharma, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-38959   84-1850815

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


421 Kipling Street

Palo Alto, CA

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(650) 391-9740

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

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



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Common stock   BBIO   The Nasdaq Global Select Market

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Item 8.01. Other Events.

On March 29, 2021, QED Therapeutics, Inc. (“QED”), a subsidiary of BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. (the “Company”), entered into a license and collaboration agreement (the “License and Collaboration Agreement”) with Helsinn Healthcare S.A. (“HHC”) and Helsinn Therapeutics (U.S.), Inc. (“HTU”, collectively with HHC, “Helsinn,” and together with QED, the “Parties”), pursuant to which QED has agreed to grant HHC exclusive rights to develop, manufacture and commercialize QED’s product candidate, infigratinib, in oncology and all other indications except achondroplasia or any other skeletal dysplasias, worldwide, except for the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong and Macau (“Greater China”), and under which QED will receive a co-exclusive license to co-commercialize infigratinib in the United States in the licensed indications. The effectiveness of the transactions contemplated under the License and Collaboration Agreement is subject to specified conditions, including the expiration or early termination of any waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended.

Under the terms of the License and Collaboration Agreement, QED is eligible to receive payments totaling up to approximately $2.45 billion U.S. Dollars in the aggregate, including over $100.0 million U.S. Dollars in upfront, regulatory and launch milestone payments, and the remainder subject to the achievement of specified commercial milestones, as well as tiered royalties in the high teens as a percentage of adjusted net sales by Helsinn of the licensed products sold worldwide, outside of the United States and Greater China. Subject to approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, QED and HTU will co-commercialize infigratinib in the licensed indications in the United States and will share profits and losses on a 50:50 basis. QED and Helsinn will share global development costs for infigratinib in the licensed indications at a rate of 40 percent for QED and 60 percent for Helsinn.


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.


      BridgeBio Pharma, Inc.
Date: March 31, 2021      

/s/ Brian C. Stephenson

      Brian C. Stephenson
      Chief Financial Officer