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United States Securities and Exchange Commission
Division of Corporation Finance
Office of Healthcare & Insurance
100 F Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20549
Mary Beth Breslin
Ada D. Sarmento
Jim B. Rosenberg
Gritstone Oncology, Inc.
Registration Statement on Form S-1
Filed August 23, 2018
File No. 333-226976
Ladies and Gentlemen:
On behalf of our client, Gritstone Oncology, Inc. (the Company), we are hereby filing Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Statement on Form S-1 (Amendment No. 1). The Company previously filed its Registration Statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) on August 23, 2018 (the Registration Statement). Amendment No. 1 has been revised to reflect the Companys responses to the comment letter received September 14, 2018 from the staff of the Commission (the Staff). For your convenience, we are providing by overnight delivery a courtesy package that includes copies of Amendment No. 1, including copies which have been marked to show changes from the Registration Statement, as well as copy of this letter.
For ease of review, we have set forth below the numbered comment of your letter in bold type followed by the Companys response thereto.
September 17, 2018
Response dated September 6, 2018
Strategic Collaboration with bluebird bio, page 121
We note your response to our prior comment 1. Please revise the disclosure regarding this agreement on page 121 of your Registration Statement on Form S-1 to identify the royalty term.
Response: The Company respectfully acknowledges the Staffs comment and in response the Company has revised page 122 of the Registration Statement.
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September 17, 2018
We hope the foregoing answers are responsive to your comments. Please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone at (650) 463-3014 or by fax at (650) 463-2600 with any questions or comments regarding this correspondence.
Very truly yours,
/s/ Brian J. Cuneo
Brian J. Cuneo
of LATHAM & WATKINS LLP
Andrew Allen, M.D., Ph.D., Gritstone Oncology, Inc.
Jean Marc Bellemin, Gritstone Oncology, Inc.
Alan C. Mendelson, Latham & Watkins LLP
David Peinsipp, Cooley LLP