Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Subsequent Events

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Subsequent Events
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  
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Certain Option Grants
On January 21, 2021, the Company granted certain individuals options to purchase 345,350 shares of common stock, subject to shareholder approval at the Company's Annual Shareholder Meeting held on April 15, 2021. Shareholders approved the increase in the option pool on April 15, 2021. The options have an average exercise price of $9.74 per share, with a contractual term of 10 years, and a vesting period of 25.00% per year over 4 years. The options have an aggregate grant date fair value of $2.5 million that was calculated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. Variables used in the Black-Scholes option pricing model include: (1) discount rate of 1.03% based on the daily yield curve rates for U.S. Treasury obligations, (2) expected life of 6.25 years based on the simplified method (vesting plus contractual term divided by two), (3) expected volatility of 90.77% based on the historical volatility of comparable companies' stock, (4) no expected dividends and (5) fair value of the Company's stock of $16.47 per share.

FDA Approval of Generation 2.2 Device

On April 28, 2021, the FDA notified the Company that it had deemed our Generation 2.2 device substantially equivalent and cleared the technology to be marketed for previously approved indications.

Merger Agreement

On May 8, 2021, the Company entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with AbbVie Inc. (“AbbVie”) and Scout Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AbbVie (“Merger Sub”), under which Merger Sub will merge with and into the Company, with the Company continuing as the surviving corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of AbbVie (the “Merger”).

Upon the closing of the Merger, each outstanding share of Company common stock, other than shares owned by the Company, AbbVie or Merger Sub (which will be cancelled) and shares with respect to which appraisal rights are properly exercised and not withdrawn under Delaware law, will automatically be converted into the right to receive $22.60 in cash, without interest (the “Merger Consideration”).

Each stock option outstanding and unexercised immediately prior to the effective time of the Merger (the “Effective Time”) will be converted into the right to receive a cash payment, without interest, in an amount equal to the excess of the Merger Consideration over the per share exercise price that would be due in cash upon exercise of such stock option. Each restricted stock unit award outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time will be converted into the right to receive a cash payment, without interest, in an amount equal to the Merger Consideration. Each warrant to purchase Company common stock outstanding and unexercised immediately prior to the Effective Time will be converted into the right to receive a cash payment, without interest, in an amount equal to the excess of (i) the number of shares of common stock subject to the warrant, multiplied by the Merger Consideration over (ii) the number of shares of common stock subject to the warrant, multiplied by the per share exercise price of such warrant.
The consummation of the Merger is subject to certain customary closing conditions, including (i) the adoption of the Merger Agreement by the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Stockholder Approval”), (ii) the expiration or termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”), and (iii) that no judgment or law is in effect that enjoins, makes illegal or otherwise prohibits the consummation of the Merger. Moreover, each party’s obligations to consummate the Merger are subject to certain other conditions, including (a) the accuracy of the other party’s representations and warranties (subject to certain materiality exceptions), (b) the other party’s compliance in all material respects with its obligations under the Merger Agreement, and (c) in the case of AbbVie and Merger Sub only, (i) the absence of any pending claim, proceeding or other action by a governmental authority that seeks to prevent, prohibit or make illegal the consummation of the Merger or materially limit AbbVie’s ability to own, control, direct, manage or operate the Company and (ii) the absence of any effect, change, event, development or occurrence that, individually or in the aggregate, has had or would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect (as defined in the Merger Agreement) that is continuing. Subject to the satisfaction of the closing conditions, closing of the Merger is expected to occur in the second half of 2021.

The Merger Agreement contains representations and warranties and covenants of the parties customary for a transaction of this nature. Until the earlier of the termination of the Merger Agreement and the Effective Time, the Company has agreed to operate its business in the ordinary course of business in all material respects and has agreed to certain other operating covenants and to not take certain specified actions prior to the consummation of the Merger, as set forth more fully in the Merger Agreement. The Company has also agreed to convene and hold a meeting of its stockholders for the purpose of obtaining the Stockholder Approval. In addition, the Merger Agreement requires that, subject to certain exceptions, the Board recommend that the Company’s stockholders approve the Merger Agreement.

The Merger Agreement contains certain termination rights for the Company and AbbVie, including, among others, the right of (1) the Company to terminate the Merger Agreement in order to enter into an agreement providing for a Superior Proposal (subject to the Company’s compliance with certain obligations under the Merger Agreement related to such Superior Proposal and such termination) and (2) AbbVie to terminate the Merger Agreement if the Board changes its recommendation with respect to the Merger Agreement. The Merger Agreement also provides that under specified circumstances, including in the event of termination as described in (1) or (2) above, the Company will be required to pay AbbVie a termination fee of $18,625,000.

In connection with a termination of the Merger Agreement under specified circumstances involving failure to obtain clearance under the HSR Act to consummate the Merger (or failure to remove certain legal restraints, or to resolve certain pending claims or proceedings, arising under antitrust laws with respect to the Merger) within six months from the date of the Merger Agreement, subject to two extensions of three months each (provided other closing conditions are satisfied), or involving a non-appealable legal restraint of the Merger arising under antitrust laws, AbbVie may be required to pay the Company a reverse termination fee of up to $20,000,000.