Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  October 12, 2021


(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)




(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

File Number)

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

44 Milton Avenue

Alpharetta, GA


(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (866) 620-8655

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report): Not Applicable

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.0001


Nasdaq Capital Market

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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On October 12, 2021, Virios Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) will be posting a presentation to its website that may be used by the Company from time to time with investors, analysts, collaborators, vendors or other third parties. A copy of the presentation is furnished as Exhibit 99.1.

The information in this Item 7.01, including the attached exhibit, is furnished solely pursuant to Item 7.01 of Form 8-K. Consequently, such information is not deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. Further, the information in this Item 7.01, including the exhibit, shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into the filings of the registrant under the Securities Act of 1933.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This current report on Form 8-K contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than those of historical fact in this presentation and accompanying oral commentary are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may be identified by terminology such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “may,” “intend,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “estimate,” “potential” and “continue” and similar expressions, including the negative of these words, but not all forward-looking statements contain these words. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Company’s expectations regarding our future financial or business performance, plans, prospects, trends or strategies, objectives of management, competition and other financial and business matters; the potential, safety, efficacy, and regulatory and clinical progress of our current and prospective product candidates, planned clinical trials and preclinical activities, and projected research and development costs; the estimated size of the market for our product candidates; and the timing and success of our development and commercialization of our anticipated product candidates and the market acceptance thereof. Forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Further, certain forward-looking statements are based on assumptions as to future events that may not prove to be accurate. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following: the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, has adversely impacted and may continue to adversely impact our business, including our preclinical studies and clinical trials; our limited operating history, which may make it difficult to evaluate our current business and predict our future success and viability; we have and expect to continue to incur significant losses; our need for additional funding, which may not be available; our substantial dependence on the success of our lead product candidate; failure to identify additional product candidates and develop or commercialize marketable products; the early stage of our development efforts; potential unforeseen events during clinical trials could cause delays or other adverse consequences; risks relating to the regulatory approval process or ongoing regulatory obligations; our product candidates may cause serious adverse side effects; our reliance on third parties; effects of significant competition; the possibility of system failures or security breaches; risks relating to intellectual property; our ability to attract, retain and motivate qualified personnel; and significant costs as a result of operating as a public company. These and other risks and uncertainties are described more fully in the section titled “Risk Factors” in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and elsewhere in our filings and reports with the SEC. These risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from what is contained in (or may be implied from) any forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak as of the date they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update them except as may be required under applicable law.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)​ ​Exhibits.

Exhibit Number





Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted in Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)



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/ Angela Walsh



Angela Walsh


SVP of Finance and Corporate Secretary

October 12, 2021