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): December 18, 2017


HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)













(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)



3430 E. Global Loop

Tucson, AZ



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (877) 289-2615


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Item 8.01

Other Events.


On December 18, 2017, HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. (the “Company”) and QIAGEN Manchester Limited (“QIAGEN”), a U.K. corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of QIAGEN N.V., amended the first statement of work (“SOW One”) under the Master Assay Development, Commercialization and Manufacturing Agreement (“Master Agreement”) between the parties.

SOW One, dated June 14, 2017, relates to the development and use of a next generation sequencing-based clinical‑trial assay (the “Project”) that is the subject of a sponsor project agreement between QIAGEN and a pharmaceutical company (“Pharma One”). The Project is one of two development programs announced to date for different pharmaceutical companies under the Master Agreement.

Initial-phase development activities under SOW One are complete, and the SOW One amendment relates to next‑phase development activities for the Project (“Next-Phase Activities”). QIAGEN has agreed to pay the Company low, single‑digit millions of dollars in development fees for the Next‑Phase Activities, which are expected to be completed in early Q1 2018. In addition, the Company and QIAGEN will share any incremental net profits (as determined under the Master Agreement) generated as a result of Next‑Phase Activities. Successful completion of the Next‑Phase Activities is expected to lead to further Project development activities and the potential commercialization of a companion diagnostic assay for a corresponding Pharma One drug.

QIAGEN North American Holdings, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of QIAGEN N.V., owns 833,333 shares of the Company’s common stock, and holds a subordinated convertible promissory note issued by the Company in the principal amount of $3.0 million.

Forward Looking Statements

Statements contained in this report regarding matters that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about the anticipated benefits or outcomes of SOW One, as amended, and the potential development and commercialization of a clinical‑trial or companion diagnostic assay. Words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “intends,” “will,” “goal,” “potential” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, though not all forward-looking statements necessarily contain these identifying words. These forward‑looking statements are based upon management’s current expectations, are subject to known and unknown risks, and involve assumptions that may never materialize or may prove to be incorrect. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the risk that the development activities contemplated by SOW One, as amended, may not be performed as expected, or at all, the risk that the development work under SOW One, as amended, may not support the development and commercialization of a clinical‑trial or companion diagnostic assay, risks associated with the process of developing, marketing and commercializing the Company’s products, the Company’s ability to achieve and sustain sufficient market acceptance, and the capabilities of the Company’s product and service solutions to keep pace with rapidly changing technology and customer requirements. These and other factors are described in greater detail in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2017. All forward-looking statements contained in this report speak only as of the date on which they were made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.




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.









HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc.




Dated: December 20, 2017




/s/ Shaun D. McMeans





Shaun D. McMeans





Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer