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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 21, 2021
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Item 1.01
Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On April 21, 2021, AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Commercial Supply Agreement (the “CSA”) with Catalent Pharma Solutions, LLC (“Catalent”), effective March 31, 2021, under which Catalent will provide certain services to the Company in connection with the processing and packaging of a packaged single dose applicator containing the sublingual tablet 30 mcg sufentanil dosage form contained in the pharmaceutical product, DSUVIA® (sufentanil), intended for commercialization.
The term of the CSA is for a period of five years from the first date upon which the United States Food and Drug Administration approves Catalent as a packaging manufacturer of the single dose applicator containing DSUVIA in the United States (the “Commencement Date”). The term shall automatically be extended for successive two-year periods, unless and until one party gives the other party at least 24 months’ prior written notice of its desire to terminate as of the end of the then-current term.
The Company will pay Catalent an annual fee beginning on the first day of the month following the month during which the Commencement Date occurs. Prior to the Commencement Date, the Company will pay Catalent a monthly facility fee. Pursuant to the CSA, the Company will purchase each 10-pack carton of the single does applicator containing DSUVIA from Catalent at an agreed price through December 31, 2022, and pay other fees set forth in the CSA. All pricing and fees, with the exception of raw materials, may be adjusted on an annual basis, effective on January 1 of each calendar year, beginning with January 1, 2023, subject to certain limitations. Price increases for raw materials will be passed through to the Company.
The foregoing summary of the CSA does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the CSA, a copy of which will be filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ending June 30, 2021.

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.
Date: April 27, 2021
/s/ Raffi Asadorian
Raffi Asadorian
Chief Financial Officer