Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 24, 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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 Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:







Title of each class


Trading Symbol(s)


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Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share




The NASDAQ Capital Market  


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Item 1.01        Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement. 


NeuroClear Asset Purchase Agreement


On March 24, 2020, NeuroClear Technologies, Inc. (“NeuroClear”), a majority-owned subsidiary of BioSig Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”), entered into an asset purchase agreement (the “Asset Purchase Agreement”) with Trek Therapeutics, PBC (“Trek”).  Pursuant to the Asset Purchase Agreement, Trek sold to NeuroClear all right, title and interest of Trek and its affiliates to certain assets (the “Purchased Assets”), which include: (i) certain compounds (the “Compounds”); (ii) an assignment and license agreement, dated as of July 12, 2016, by and between Trek and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, as amended (the “Assigned License Agreement”); (iii) all other contracts relating exclusively to the Purchased Assets; (iv) all intellectual property owned, licensed or otherwise controlled by Trek or any of its affiliates solely to the extent related to the Compounds, including patents, trademarks, know-how and the technical information; (v) certain regulatory material and applications related to the Compounds; (vi) all of Trek’s inventory, raw materials, active pharmaceutical ingredients, excipients, intermediaries, reagents, supplies, packaging, and work in progress owned by Trek solely to the extent relating to the Compounds; and (vii) each of the other assets, properties and rights of Trek and its affiliates, including any claim or action and domain names, solely to the extent related to the foregoing or that are necessary for the exploitation of the Purchased Assets.  In addition, NeuroClear assumed Trek’s liabilities under the Assigned License Agreement and other liabilities related to the Purchased Assets arising after the closing of the Asset Purchase Agreement.  


As consideration for the Purchased Assets, NeuroClear has agreed to pay Trek in upfront and milestone payments a combination of cash, shares of Trek’s common stock, which common stock may equal up to 10% of NeuroClear’s outstanding equity, and sublicense fees in the event NeuroClear sublicenses the Purchased Assets. 


Item 8.01        Other Events.


On March 25, 2020, the Company issued a press release announcing that the Company entered into the Asset Purchase Agreement with Trek.  A copy of the press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.


Item 9.01        Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


Exhibit Number





Press Release, dated March 25, 2020








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: March 25, 2020


/s/ Kenneth L. Londoner 




Name: Kenneth L. Londoner




Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer






Exhibit 99.1



BioSig subsidiary NeuroClear acquires license for a broad-spectrum anti-viral agent that may treat COVID-19. Laboratory results demonstrate high level of activity against COVID-19 in cell culture


Novel pharmaceutical Vicromax(tm)* has already undergone extensive animal testing and human clinical experience in other indications


Westport, CT, March 25, 2020 /GLOBE NEWSWIRE/ — BioSig Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSGM) (“BioSig” or the “Company”), a medical technology company commercializing a proprietary biomedical signal processing platform, today announced that its majority-owned subsidiary NeuroClear Technologies, Inc. acquired the rights to develop a novel pharmaceutical to treat Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).


In a preliminary internal review, the orally administered, broad-spectrum anti-viral agent Vicromax(tm) demonstrated strong activity against COVID-19 in cell cultures in laboratory testing. In this analysis, Vicromax(tm) was added to a tissue culture assay for SARS-CO-2 coronavirus (the causative agent for COVID-19) and an anti-viral effect was observed, which led to a reduction of over 90% of infectious viruses. The Company intends to pursue development of this agent for the treatment of COVID-19 through FDA-approved clinical trials.


The product candidate already completed Phase I and three Phase II trials in other indications, and underwent extensive animal testing and human clinical experience. The Company expects that Vicromax(tm) could be used alone or in a combination with other anti-viral agents or immune modulators.


“Stopping the COVID-19 pandemic and preventing similar viral threats in the future must be the number-one priority of all of us in the healthcare community," said Kenneth L. Londoner, Chairman and CEO of BioSig Technologies, Inc. "This very promising anti-viral is the result of tireless efforts by an accomplished group of pharmaceutical industry veterans, and we are doing everything in our power to ensure it gets tested and brought to market as soon as possible.”


The Company intends to develop Vicromax(tm) and take it through clinical trials under a new NeuroClear subsidiary, ViralClear Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The Company appointed Mr. Nick Spring as Chief Executive Officer of ViralClear and Mr. Steve King as Chief Operating Officer.


Mr. Spring is a seasoned global executive and entrepreneur with experience spanning both human and animal health. During his extensive career at Merck & Co., he led the worldwide franchise for live viral human vaccines as well as the strategic team that crafted the US launch plan for the HPV vaccine, Gardasil®, which became a billion-dollar franchise. Most recently, Mr. Spring was Founder and CEO of Humanitas, a biotechnology and life sciences consulting firm that advises blue-chip global companies. Previously, he served as President and CEO of a medical device company, Reliefband Technologies, and as Founder and CEO of Topaz Pharmaceuticals Inc, where he raised $35 million in private investment and took the company from concept to FDA approval to exit, selling the company for over $200 million to Sanofi. Earlier in his Merck career, Mr. Spring helped build the Ivermectin family of endectocides into a billion-dollar global franchise and manage the start-up of Merial, a Merck/Sanofi animal health joint venture. While at Merial, Mr. Spring was part of the strategic leadership planning team that laid the foundations for Heartgard® and the blockbuster Frontline® brand.


Mr. King is an experienced pharmaceutical executive with proven skills in business development, licensing, and small-molecule drug development and commercialization. Most recently, he served as President at 21159 Pharma, a strategic consulting and business development company. Previously he was Senior Vice President at Pii (Pharmaceutics International Inc), building the contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) in the US and the UK. Earlier in his career, Mr. King worked for Janssen Pharmaceuticals and managed international business development for UK-based R.P. Scherer Corporation (Catalent), which specializes in the development and supply of pharmaceutical products including softgel products. He earned his Pharmacy degree from the London School of Pharmacy.




About BioSig Technologies
BioSig Technologies is a medical technology company commercializing a proprietary biomedical signal processing platform designed to improve signal fidelity and uncover the full range of ECG and intra-cardiac signals (www.biosig.com).


The Company’s first product, PURE EP(tm) System is a computerized system intended for acquiring, digitizing, amplifying, filtering, measuring and calculating, displaying, recording and storing of electrocardiographic and intracardiac signals for patients undergoing electrophysiology (EP) procedures in an EP laboratory.


About NeuroClear Technologies

NeuroClear Technologies, a majority-owned BioSig subsidiary, is a medical technology company focused on electroneurogram recordings. The Company aims to address some of the biggest challenges of bioelectronic medicine devices through targeted stimulation and feedback loops for optimal therapy delivery.


Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements.” Such statements may be preceded by the words “intends,” “may,” “will,” “plans,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “predicts,” “estimates,” “aims,” “believes,” “hopes,” “potential” or similar words. Forward- looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, are based on certain assumptions and are subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, and cannot be predicted or quantified and consequently, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties associated with (i) our inability to manufacture our products and product candidates on a commercial scale on our own, or in collaboration with third parties; (ii) difficulties in obtaining financing on commercially reasonable terms; (iii) changes in the size and nature of our competition; (iv) loss of one or more key executives or scientists; and (v) difficulties in securing regulatory approval to market our products and product candidates. More detailed information about the Company and the risk factors that may affect the realization of forward-looking statements is set forth in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Investors and security holders are urged to read these documents free of charge on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.



  *Commercial name pending



Shareholder contact:

Media contact:



Andrew Ballou

Mario Ottiglio

BioSig Technologies, Inc.

High Lantern Group

Vice President, Investor Relations

Managing Director

54 Wilton Road, 2nd floor


Westport, CT 06880



+41 79 538 8624

203-409-5444, x133