Description of the Business and Liquidity
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2018
|Description Of Business And Liquidity|
|Description of the Business and Liquidity||
MRI Interventions, Inc. (the “Company”) is a medical device company focused on the development and commercialization of technology that enables physicians to see inside the brain and heart using direct, intra-procedural magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”) guidance while performing minimally invasive surgical procedures.
The Company’s ClearPoint system, an integrated system comprised of reusable and disposable products, is designed to allow minimally invasive procedures in the brain to be performed in an MRI suite. The Company received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) in 2010 to market the ClearPoint system in the United States for general neurological interventional procedures. The Company’s ClearTrace system is a product candidate that is designed to allow catheter-based minimally invasive procedures in the heart to be performed in an MRI suite. Although still a product candidate, the Company has suspended its efforts to commercialize the ClearTrace system.
The Company has incurred net losses since its inception which has resulted in a cumulative deficit at September 30, 2018 of $106 million. Since inception, the Company has financed its operations principally from the sale of equity securities, the issuance of notes payable and license arrangements. As discussed in Note 6, in May 2017, the Company completed a private offering of equity units (the “2017 PIPE”) through which the Company received aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $13.25 million, before deducting placement agents’ fees and offering expenses aggregating approximately $1.3 million. As a result of the foregoing, the Company’s cash and cash equivalent balances at September 30, 2018 aggregated approximately $3.7 million.
The Company’s plans for the next twelve months reflect management’s anticipation of increases in revenues from sales of the ClearPoint System and related disposable products, as a result of greater utilization at existing installed sites and the installation of the ClearPoint System at new sites. Management also anticipates that growth in operating expenses will be modest in comparison to the anticipated growth in revenues, thus resulting in decreases in the Company’s operating loss and cash used in operating activities. However, there is no assurance that the Company will be able to achieve its anticipated results, and even in the event such results are achieved, the Company expects to continue to consume cash in its operations over at least the next twelve months.
As a result of the foregoing, the Company believes it will be necessary to seek additional sources of funds from the sale of equity or debt securities, which likely would result in dilution to the Company’s current stockholders, or from the establishment of a credit facility or the entry into an agreement with a strategic partner or some other form of collaborative relationship. There is no assurance, however, that the Company will be able to obtain such additional financing on commercially reasonable terms, if at all, and there is no assurance that any additional financing that the Company does obtain will be sufficient to meet its needs. If the Company is not able to obtain the additional financing on a timely basis, the Company may be unable to achieve its anticipated results, and the Company may not be able to meet its other obligations as they become due. An inability to obtain a sufficient amount of additional funding would create substantial doubt as to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.
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