IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Endologix, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELGX) (“Endologix” or “the Company”), a developer and marketer of innovative treatments for aortic disorders, today announced that, after evaluating a variety of strategic options, it has initiated a voluntary Chapter 11 case and simultaneously filed a consensual plan of reorganization supported by Deerfield Partners (“Deerfield”) as its largest creditor. The Company firmly believes these actions provide the best path to address financial challenges resulting from COVID-19 and the related delays in elective medical procedures and to realize the full benefits of operational enhancements made over the past two years. Under the terms of the plan filed today, Endologix will become a private company and emerge financially well-equipped to realize the full potential of the most advanced and innovative abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) pipeline in the industry.
“We are excited to begin a new chapter for our organization now characterized by financial stability. Although COVID-19 has presented a delay in many AAA procedures that, in turn, has negatively impacted our revenue, we remain confident we have taken the right steps to ensure we are consistently providing valued support to customers and the patients we serve with the highest quality products and the most talented and committed employees in the industry,” said John Onopchenko, Chief Executive Officer of Endologix. “The path we are now taking to strengthen our balance sheet and transition to private ownership will allow us to accelerate our progress with our strong patient-first business focus, an enduring spirit of innovation, and an unrelenting commitment to advancing our life-saving products supported by industry-leading evidence.”
Mr. Onopchenko continued: “As Endologix’s largest lender, Deerfield has demonstrated consistent support for our Company’s business strategy and mission to transform aortic care for life. We are confident that, with their continued support and the benefit of this comprehensive financial restructuring, we will be well-positioned to serve physicians and patients for many years to come. We remain focused on elevating the standard of care for patients suffering from AAA by advancing our strategy and executing our plans with confidence. We will initiate the commercial launch of Alto in the U.S. market in the coming weeks and in Europe later this year. In addition, we intend to enroll our first patient in our ChEVAS ONE IDE in Q3 2020 and initiate enrollment of our Alto RCT later this year, while preparing our Nellix 3.5 PMA submission to the FDA. These are just a few meaningful, near-term steps to execute our strategy, now bolstered by new investment and a secure financial foundation to reach our full potential.”
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