SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 14, 2020
CANCER GENETICS, INC.
(Exact Name of Company as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
201 Route 17 North 2nd Floor, Rutherford, New Jersey 07070
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Company’s telephone number, including area code (201) 528-9200
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock||CGIX||The Nasdaq Capital Market|
Item 8.01. Other Events.
Cancer Genetics, Inc. (the “Company”) will be relying on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Order under Section 36 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Granting Exemptions From Specified Provisions of the Exchange Act and Certain Rules Thereunder dated March 4, 2020 (Release No. 34-88465) (the “Order”) to delay the filing of its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 (the “Report”) due to the circumstances related to COVID-19. In particular, COVID-19 has continued to cause severe disruptions in critical personnel’s transportation and limited access to the Company’s facilities in Rutherford, New Jersey (just outside of Manhattan) negatively impacting the ability of its staff and professional advisors to perform their various functions. This has, in turn, delayed the Company’s ability to prepare the Report. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company expects to file the Report no later than June 29, 2020 (which is 45 days from the Report’s original filing deadline of May 15, 2020).
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Company will be including the following Risk Factor in its Report:
Our business is subject to risks arising from epidemic diseases, such as the recent global outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
The recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, which has been declared by the World Health Organization to be a pandemic, has spread across the globe and is impacting worldwide economic activity. A pandemic, including COVID-19 or other public health epidemic, poses the risk that the Company or its employees, contractors, suppliers, courier delivery services and other partners may be prevented from conducting business activities for an indefinite period of time, including due to spread of the disease within these groups or due to shutdowns that may be requested or mandated by governmental authorities. While it is not possible at this time to estimate the impact that COVID-19 could have on the Company’s business, the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigation measures have had and may continue to have an adverse impact on global economic conditions which could have an adverse effect on the Company’s business and financial condition, including impairing the ability to raise capital when needed.
The continued spread of COVID-19 and the measures taken by the governments of countries affected could disrupt the supply chain of material needed for the Company’s Discovery Services and could delay future projects from commencing due to COVID-19 related impacts on the demand for Company services and therefore have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition and results of operations.
In addition, the Company’s corporate and accounting functions are located in New Jersey and are currently subject to a shelter-in-place mandate. The Company’s U.S. based preclinical laboratory is located in Pennsylvania and is subject to a stay-at-home order, and many of the Company’s customers worldwide are similarly impacted. As a healthcare provider, the Company is allowed to remain open in compliance with the shelter-in-place and stay-at-home mandates and continue to provide critical services in the development of new therapies and the fight against cancer. The Company is still providing Discovery Services, and has yet to experience a slowdown in project work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; however, the future of many projects may be delayed. The global outbreak of COVID-19 continues to rapidly evolve, and the extent to which COVID-19 may impact business, results of operations and financial position will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence, such as the ultimate geographic spread of the disease, the duration of the outbreak, travel restrictions and social distancing in the United States and other countries, business closures or business disruptions, and the effectiveness of actions taken in the United States and other countries to contain and treat the disease.
Also, it may hamper our efforts to provide our investors with timely information and comply with our filing obligations with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains statements as to the Company’s beliefs and expectations of the outcome of future events that are forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Examples of these statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the anticipated impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on travel and physical locations, and the anticipated impact of such outbreak on our results of operations. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, including levels of consumer, business and economic confidence generally. The duration of the COVID-19 outbreak and severity of such outbreak, the pace of recovery following the COVID-19 outbreak, the effect on our supply chain, our ability to implement cost containment and business recovery strategies; and the adverse effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on our business or the market price of our common stock and the risk factors described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and our subsequent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including subsequent quarterly reports on Forms 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K are uncertain. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking statements made by it to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date hereof or the occurrence of unanticipated events.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|CANCER GENETICS, INC.|
|By:||/s/ John A. Roberts|
|Name:||John A. Roberts|
|Title:||President and Chief Executive Officer|
|Date: May 15, 2020|