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Washington, D.C. 20549



(Amendment No. 1)



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 12, 2022



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)








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3545 John Hopkins Court, Suite #250

San Diego, CA





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Explanatory Note

aTyr Pharma, Inc. (the “Company”) is filing this Amendment No. 1 on Form 8-K/A (this “Amendment”) to amend the Form 8-K filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 13, 2022 (the “Original Report”). The text of the Original Report correctly identified that it was being filed under Item 8.01 (Other Events). However, due to administrative error, the Original Report was incorrectly tagged on the SEC’s EDGAR system and mistakenly filed under Items 2.02 (Results of Operations and Financial Condition) and 9.01 (Financial Statements and Exhibits) instead of Item 8.01 (Other Events). The sole purpose of this Amendment is to correctly tag and refile the Original Report on the SEC’s EDGAR system as a filing only under Item 8.01 (Other Events). No disclosure in the text of the Original Report, which is reproduced below in its entirety, was changed as a result of this Amendment.

Item 8.01  Other Events.

On April 12, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted aTyr Pharma, Inc. orphan drug designation for its lead therapeutic candidate, efzofitimod, for the treatment of systemic sclerosis (SSc, also known as scleroderma).










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/ Jill M. Broadfoot



Jill M. Broadfoot



Chief Financial Officer




Date: April 14, 2022