UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
  
 
FORM 6-K
 
 
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
 
For the month of April 2021
 
 
Commission File Number:  001-39034
 
 
BELLUS HEALTH INC.
 

(Name of registrant)


275 Armand-Frappier Blvd.
Laval, Québec
H7V 4A7
Canada

(Address of principal executive offices)


 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.
 
 
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SIGNATURES
 
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, thereunto duly authorized.
 
  BELLUS Health Inc.  
         
         
         
Date: April 13, 2021
By:
/s/ Ramzi Benamar  
    Name:
Ramzi Benamar
 
    Title:
Chief Financial Officer
 

 


Form 6-K Exhibit Index
 
Exhibit
Number
 
Document Description
 
 
 
 


Exhibit 99.1


BELLUS Health Inc.
275 Armand-Frappier Blvd.
Laval, Quebec, Canada H7V 4A7

 
BELLUS Health to Present at the Bloom Burton & Co. Healthcare Investor Conference
 
LAVAL, Quebec—April 13, 2021— BELLUS Health Inc. (Nasdaq:BLU; TSX:BLU) (“BELLUS Health” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of refractory chronic cough and other hypersensitization-related disorders, today announced that Roberto Bellini, BELLUS Health's President and Chief Executive Officer, will present a corporate overview of the Company at the Bloom Burton & Co. Healthcare Investor Conference.

Presentation Details:

Event: Bloom Burton & Co. Healthcare Investor Conference
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET
 
A live webcast of the presentation may be accessed on the Events & Presentations page under the Investors & Media section of BELLUS Health's website at www.bellushealth.com. Following the event, an archived webcast will be available on the Company’s website.
 
About BELLUS Health (www.bellushealth.com)
 
BELLUS Health is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of refractory chronic cough and other hypersensitization-related disorders. The Company's product candidate, BLU-5937, is being developed for the treatment of refractory chronic cough and chronic pruritus associated with atopic dermatitis.
 
Refractory chronic cough is a cough lasting more than 8 weeks despite appropriate treatment for underlying condition(s). It is estimated that there are approximately 9 million patients in the United States suffering from refractory chronic cough. Refractory chronic cough is associated with significant adverse physical, social, and psychosocial effects on health and quality of life. Currently, there is no specific therapy approved for refractory chronic cough and current treatment options are limited.
 
Chronic pruritus associated with atopic dermatitis is an irritating sensation that leads to scratching and persists for longer than 6 weeks in atopic dermatitis patients. It is estimated that 5% of adults in the United States suffer from atopic dermatitis – almost all report symptoms of pruritus with over 50% of patients attributing chronic pruritus as their most burdensome symptom. Despite currently available treatments targeting atopic dermatitis, there continues to be a lack of options targeting the burden of pruritus in patients with atopic dermatitis.
 
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Danny Matthews
Director, Investor Relations and Communications
danny@bellushealth.com

Media:
Julia Deutsch
Solebury Trout
jdeutsch@soleburytrout.com

Source: BELLUS Health Inc.