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Description of the Business and Financial Condition

Description of the Business and Financial Condition
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2020
Description Of Business And Liquidity  
Description of the Business and Financial Condition
1. Description of the Business and Financial Condition


ClearPoint Neuro, 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 capital equipment 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 reduced its efforts to commercialize the ClearTrace system.


On February 12, 2020, the Company changed its corporate name from MRI Interventions, Inc. to ClearPoint Neuro, Inc., pursuant to a Certificate of Amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware. In addition, effective as of February 12, 2020, the Company’s Board of Directors adopted the Second and Amended Restated Bylaws, to reflect the name change of the Company. No other changes were made to the Company’s certificate of incorporation or bylaws. In connection with the Company’s name change, effective as of the opening of trading on February 12, 2020, the Company’s shares of common stock commenced trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “CLPT.”




On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization characterized the spread of a novel strain of coronavirus (“COVID-19”) as a global pandemic, and on March 13, 2020, the President of the United States proclaimed that the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States constituted a national emergency. Continued widespread infection in the United States is a possibility. Extraordinary actions have been taken by federal, state and local governmental authorities to combat the spread of COVID-19, including issuance of “stay-at-home” directives and similar mandates for many individuals to substantially restrict daily activities and for many businesses to curtail or cease normal operations.  These measures, while intended to protect human life, have led to reduced economic activity, including the postponement or cancellation of elective surgical procedures, which historically have represented approximately 80% of the number of surgical procedures using the Company’s ClearPoint system. Furthermore, the recessionary conditions on the financial markets and global economy caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, as hospitals postpone or reduce capital purchases and overall spending. The rapid development and fluidity of the situation precludes any prediction as to the ultimate impact COVID-19 will have on the Company’s business, financial condition, results of operation and cash flows, which will depend largely on future developments directly or indirectly relating to the duration and scope of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.




The Company has incurred net losses since its inception, which has resulted in a cumulative deficit at June 30, 2020 of $116 million. In addition, the Company’s use of cash from operations amounted to $4.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and $2.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2019. Since its inception, the Company has financed its operations principally from the sale of equity securities, the issuance of notes payable, product and service contracts and license arrangements.


As discussed in Note 7, in May 2019, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with certain accredited investors under which such investors purchased 2,426,455 shares of the Company’s common stock at $3.10 per share (the “2019 PIPE), resulting in proceeds of approximately $7.5 million, before deducting offering expenses aggregating approximately $94,000.


In addition, as discussed in Note 5, in January 2020, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with two investors under which the Company issued to such investors an aggregate principal amount of $17.5 million of floating rate secured convertible notes (the “2020 Secured Notes”), resulting in proceeds, net of financing costs paid and payable, and a commitment fee paid to one of the investors, of approximately $16.8 million. From the net proceeds received from the issuance of the 2020 Secured Notes, which have a five-year term, the Company repaid and retired the 2010 Junior Secured Notes Payable (the “2010 Secured Notes”) that otherwise would have matured in October and November 2020.


Also, as discussed in Note 5, in April 2020, the Company received $896,000 in proceeds through a loan funded under the Payroll Protection Program as part of the CARES Act. Management’s plan during the period in which the Company is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is to retain the Company’s employee base and, pending the ultimate duration and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and by using the funds for the purposes described under the terms of the loan, consider whether to repay the loan in conformity with its terms or request that all or a portion of the loan, as applicable under its terms, be ultimately forgiven. However, there is no assurance that the Company would be successful in obtaining such forgiveness.


Based on the foregoing, in management’s opinion, cash and cash equivalent balances at June 30, 2020, when combined with the proceeds from issuance of the 2020 Secured Notes (after repayment of the 2010 Secured Notes) and receipt of the proceeds from the loan funded under the Payroll Protection Program, are sufficient to support the Company’s operations and meet its obligations for at least the next twelve months.