Washington, D.C. 20549






Specialized Disclosure Report



Cerus Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   000-21937   68-0262011

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


2550 Stanwell Drive, Concord, California   94520
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Chrystal N. Menard

Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel

(925) 288-6000

(Name and telephone number, including area code, of the person to contact in connection with this report.)



Check the appropriate box to indicate the rule pursuant to which this form is being filed, and provide the period to which the information in this form applies:


Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13p-1) for the reporting period from January 1 to December 31, 2017.




Section 1—Conflict Minerals Disclosure

Item 1.01 Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report

Conflict Minerals Disclosure

This Form SD of Cerus Corporation (the “Company”) is filed pursuant to Rule 13p-1 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for the reporting period January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.

A copy of the Company’s Conflict Minerals Report is provided as Exhibit 1.01 to this Form SD and is publicly available on the Company’s website at

Item 1.02 Exhibit

As specified in Section 2, Item 2.01 of this Form SD, the Company is hereby filing its Conflict Minerals Report as Exhibit 1.01 to this report.

Section 2—Exhibits

Item 2.01 Exhibits

The following exhibit is filed as part of this report.


Exhibit No.



1.01    Conflict Minerals Report of Cerus Corporation


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 duly authorized undersigned.


Cerus Corporation  
By:   /s/ Chrystal N. Menard     May 31, 2018
Chrystal N. Menard  
Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel