SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
March 28, 2005 (March 24, 2005)
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|Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On March 24, 2005, Cytokinetics, Incorporated (the Company) and Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Portola) entered into the First Amendment to Collaboration and Facilities Agreement (the Amendment), which amends certain provisions of the Collaboration and Facilities Agreement, by and among the Company and Portola, dated as of August 19, 2004 (the Collaboration Agreement).
Under the Collaboration Agreement, Portola provides the Company with research and related services and access to a portion of Portolas facilities and personnel to support such services. Charles J. Homcy, M.D., is the President and CEO of Portola, a member of the Companys Board of Directors and a consultant to the Company.
The Amendment extends the term of the Collaboration Agreement to December 31, 2005, and amends certain other terms and conditions of such agreement. In addition, the Amendment provides for the purchase and installation of certain equipment by Portola and use of such equipment in connection with Portola providing the Company with research services under the Collaboration Agreement.
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.
|/s/ James H. Sabry|
|James H. Sabry|
|President and Chief Executive Officer|
|Dated: March 28, 2005|