Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 8, 2017
Cocrystal Pharma, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
1860 Montreal Rd, Tucker, GA
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (425) 398-7178
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 5.02 
Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On February 23 2017, Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an agreement with James J. Martin to serve as the interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company as an independent contractor beginning February 27, 2017. Mr. Martin will be compensated $125 per hour up to a maximum of $7,500 per week.
Mr. Martin, 50, has served as Chief Financial Officer of Non-Invasive Monitoring Systems, Inc. (OTCPink:NIMU) since January 2011. Since November 2016, he has served as Chief Financial Officer of Motus GI Holdings, Inc, a privately held medical device company. From September 2014 to November 2016 Mr. Martin served as Chief Financial Officer of VBI Vaccines Inc. (formerly SciVac Therapeutics, Inc.) (NASDAQ: VBIV), a pharmaceutical development and manufacturing company. From April 2014 to September 2015, Mr. Martin served as Chief Financial Officer of Vapor Corp, Inc. (NASDAQ: VPCO), a vaporizer retail and wholesale company. From January 2011 to October 2, 2013, Mr. Martin served as Chief Financial Officer of SafeStitch prior to its merger with TransEnterix, Inc.
Previously, on February 8, 2017, the Company had entered an agreement with Craig Hooson, a financial consultant with Tatum LLC, to serve as the Company’s interim Chief Financial Officer. The Company delayed reporting Mr. Hooson’s appointment on Form 8-K pending its planned issuance of a press release. However, on February 17, 2017, prior to beginning his work for the Company, Mr. Hooson withdrew his acceptance of the Company’s offer.
Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d) Exhibits.
Exhibit No.               
10. 1                                            
James Martin Consulting Agreement
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.
Cocrystal Pharma, Inc.
 Date: February 24, 2017
By: /s/ Gary Wilcox
Name: Gary Wilcox
Title: Interim Chief Executive Officer