Bioptix Announces Streamlining of Workforce
Bioptix, Inc. (BIOP) (“Bioptix” or the “Company”), announced that on January 14, 2017 the Board of Directors of the Company adopted a plan under which the Company will terminate certain employees associated with the September 2016 acquisition of its subsidiary, Bioptix Diagnostics, Inc. The Company commenced terminations on January 16, 2017 and terminations are expected to be completed within 30 days. The Company may pay severance benefits in certain circumstances of up to one month base salary. The Board determined to take the action following a review and assessment of the anticipated time to realization of benefits from the acquisition, further product development required and the sales forecasts, costs and results of operations projected during the near to mid-term period. The Company is reviewing possible strategic alternatives for the business.
None of the Company’s current Board members, with the exception of the CEO, were employees or Board members of the Company at the time of the Bioptix purchase.
Michael Beeghley, Chairman of the Board of Directors commented “The Board and executive team are committed to growing the business of the Company and enhancing prospects for growth and increasing shareholder value. In this endeavor we may explore strategic alternatives that would be accretive to the Company as a whole and that would maximize shareholder value.”
About Bioptix, Inc.
Bioptix, Inc., through its subsidiary Bioptix Diagnostics, Inc., acquired Enhanced Surface Plasmon Resonance (“eSPR”) instruments designed to increase the flexibility and reliability of SPR for a broad range of applications during 2016. The Company is developing a plan to address technical and other initiatives related to eSPR while it continues to be a licensor of important patents and technology in its intellectual property portfolio.
Forward Looking Statements:
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