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 23, 2018
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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4400 Route 9 South, Suite 3100, Freehold, New Jersey 07728
(Address of principal executive offices) (zip code)
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Stephen M. Fleming, Esq.
30 Wall Street, 8th Floor
New York, New York 10005
Phone: (516) 833-5034
Fax: (516) 977-1209
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|Item 1.01||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement|
On October 23, 2018, Avactis Biosciences, Inc. (“Avactis”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Avalon GloboCare Corp. (the “Company”), and Arbele Limited (“Arbele”) for the establishment of AVAR BioTherapeutics (China) Co. Ltd. (“AVAR”), a Sino-foreign equity joint venture, pursuant to an Equity Joint Venture Agreement (the “AVAR Agreement”), which will be owned 60% by Avactis and 40% by Arbele. The purpose and business scope of the Joint Venture is to research, develop, produce, sell, distribute and generally commercialize CAR-T/CAR-NK/TCR-T/universal cellular immunotherapy in China. Avactis is required to contribute USD $10 million (or equivalent in RMB) in cash and/or services, which shall be contributed in tranches based on milestones to be determined jointly by AVAR and Avactis in writing subject to Avactis’ cash reserves. Within 30 days, Arbele shall make contribution of USD $6.66 million in the form of entering into a License Agreement with AVAR granting AVAR with an exclusive right and license in China to its technology and intellectual property pertaining to CAR-T/CAR-NK/TCR-T/universal cellular immunotherapy technology and any additional technology developed in the future with terms and conditions to be mutually agreed upon Avactis and AVAR and services.
In addition, Avactis is responsible for:
|●||Contributing registered capital of RMB 5,000,000 for working capital purposes as required by local regulation, which is not required to be contributed immediately and will be contributed subject to Avactis’ discretion;|
|●||assist AVAR in setting up its business operations and obtaining all required permits and licenses from the Chinese government;|
|●||assisting AVAR in recruiting, hiring and retaining personnel;|
|●||providing AVAR with access to various hospital networks in China to assist in the testing and commercialization of the CAR-T/CAR-NK/TCR-T/universal cellular immunotherapy technology in China;|
|●||assisting AVAR in managing the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility and clinic to be developed by AVAR;|
|●||providing AVAR with advice pertaining to conducting clinicals in China; and|
|●||within 6 days of signing the AVAR Agreement, Avactis is required to pay to Arbele $300,000 as a research and development fee with an additional two payments of $300,000 (for a total of $900,000) to be paid upon mutually agreed upon milestones.|
Arbele, in addition to the above described contribution, shall be responsible for the following:
|●||No later than November 1, 2018, enter into a License Agreement with AVAR; and|
|●||provide AVAR with research and development expertise pertaining to clinical laboratory medicine when hired by AVAR.|
AVAR’s Board of Directors shall consist of three directors, of which two(2) directors shall be appointed by Avactis who shall initially be David Jin, M.D., Ph.D and one other director to be determined by Avactis and agreed to by Arbele. One director shall be appointed by Arbele who shall initially be John Luk, Dr. Med.Sc., EMBA
The foregoing information is a summary of each of the agreements involved in the transactions described above, is not complete, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of those agreements, each of which is attached an exhibit to this Current Report on Form 8-K. Readers should review those agreements for a complete understanding of the terms and conditions associated with this transaction.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Equity Joint Venture Agreement by and between Avactis Biosciences, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Avalon GloboCare Corp., and Arbele Limited for the establishment of AVAR (China) BioTherapeutics Ltd. dated October 23, 2018
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|AVALON GLOBOCARE CORP.|
|Dated: October 29, 2018||By:||/s/ Luisa Ingargiola|
|Name: Luisa Ingargiola|
|Title: Chief Financial Officer|