Washington, D.C. 20549









For the month of September, 2023

Commission File Number: 001-36815



Ascendis Pharma A/S

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)



Tuborg Boulevard 12

DK-2900 Hellerup


(Address of principal executive offices)



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This report on Form 6-K shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference into the registration statements on Form S-8 (Registration Numbers 333-203040, 333-210810, 333-211512, 333-213412, 333-214843, 333-216883, 333-228576, 333-254101, 333-261550 and 333-270088) and Form F-3 (Registration Numbers 333-209336, 333-211511, 333-216882, 333-223134, 333-225284 and 333-256571) of Ascendis Pharma A/S (the “Company” or “Ascendis”) (including any prospectuses forming a part of such registration statements) and to be a part thereof from the date on which this report is filed, to the extent not superseded by documents or reports subsequently filed or furnished.



On September 14, 2023, the Company announced that the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (“CHMP”) has adopted a positive opinion and recommended the approval of TransCon PTH (palopegteriparatide) as a parathyroid hormone (“PTH”) replacement therapy indicated for the treatment of adults with chronic hypoparathyroidism. The European Commission’s final decision on the Company’s Marketing Authorisation Application is expected within 67 days after the positive opinion. TransCon PTH is a prodrug of parathyroid hormone (PTH [1-34]) administered once daily.

CHMP adopted its positive opinion following its review of the totality of the Company’s clinical package for TransCon PTH (palopegteriparatide), which included data from the global Phase 3 PaTHway and Phase 2 PaTH Forward trials in adult patients with hypoparathyroidism, both of which used the same drug/device combination product that Ascendis plans to make available as its commercial product, if approved. Ascendis plans its first European Union launch of TransCon PTH (palopegteriparatide), if approved, in Germany in early 2024.

Forward-Looking Statements

This report contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this report regarding Ascendis’ future operations, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. Examples of such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to (i) the timing of the final European Commission decision on the approval of TransCon PTH; (ii) Ascendis’ plans to launch TransCon PTH in Germany in early 2024, if approved; and (iii) Ascendis’ plan to make available the same drug/device combination used in the Phase 3 PaTHway Trial and the Phase 2 PaTH Forward trials as its commercial product for TransCon PTH, if approved. Ascendis may not actually achieve the plans, carry out the intentions or meet the expectations or projections disclosed in the forward-looking statements and you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions, expectations and projections disclosed in the forward-looking statements. Various important factors could cause actual results or events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements that Ascendis makes, including the following: dependence on third party manufacturers, distributors and service providers for Ascendis’ products and product candidates; unforeseen safety or efficacy results in Ascendis’ development programs or on-market products; unforeseen expenses related to commercialization of any approved Ascendis products; unforeseen expenses related to Ascendis’ development programs; unforeseen selling, general and administrative expenses, other research and development expenses and Ascendis’ business generally; delays in the development of its programs related to manufacturing, regulatory requirements, speed of patient recruitment or other unforeseen delays; Ascendis’ ability to obtain additional funding, if needed, to support its business activities; the impact of international economic, political, legal, compliance, social and business factors, including inflation, the effects on its business from the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing conflicts such as that in the region surrounding Ukraine and Russia. For a further description of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to Ascendis’ business in general, see Ascendis’ Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 16, 2023 and Ascendis’ other future reports filed with, or submitted to, the SEC. Forward-looking statements do not reflect the potential impact of any future licensing, collaborations, acquisitions, mergers, dispositions, joint ventures, or investments that Ascendis may enter into or make. Ascendis does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.


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.


    Ascendis Pharma A/S
Date: September 14, 2023     By:  

/s/ Michael Wolff Jensen

      Michael Wolff Jensen
      Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer