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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
 
 

 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
 
September 20, 2023
 

 
Avinger, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
001-36817
20-8873453
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
400 Chesapeake Drive
Redwood City, California 94063
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
 
(650) 241-7900
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
 
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
 
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
 
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
 
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
 
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, par value $0.001 per share
 
AVGR
 
The Nasdaq Capital Market
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
 
 

 
Item 8.01. Other Events
 
As previously disclosed, on May 20, 2022, Avinger, Inc., (the “Company”), entered into an At the Market Offering Agreement (the “ATM Agreement”) with H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC (the “Agent”), as sales agent, pursuant to which the Company may offer and sell shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Shares”), initially up to an aggregate offering price of $7,000,000, from time to time in an at-the-market public offering. On August 3, 2022, the Company determined to suspend sales under the ATM Agreement and terminated the continuous offering of the initial aggregate offering price of $7,000,000. In March 2023, the Company determined to resume sales under the ATM Agreement, up to an aggregate offering price of $1,149,028 and on September 18, 2023, the Company increased the amount available for sale by up to an additional aggregate offering price of $2,133,181.
 
The Company has determined to increase the amount available for sale under the ATM Agreement, up to an additional aggregate offering price of $1,074,690. The Shares sold under the ATM Agreement will be offered and sold pursuant to the Company’s shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-263922), which was initially filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 29, 2022 and declared effective on April 7, 2022, and a prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the at-the-market offering filed with the SEC on September 20, 2023.
 
Because there is no minimum offering amount required pursuant to the ATM Agreement, the total number of Shares to be sold under the ATM agreement, if any, and proceeds to the Company, if any, are not determinable at this time. The Company expects to use any net proceeds for primarily for working capital and general corporate purposes, which may include research and development of the Company’s Lumivascular platform products, preclinical and clinical trials and studies, regulatory submissions, expansion of its sales and marketing organizations and efforts, intellectual property protection and enforcement and capital expenditures. The Company has not yet determined the amount of net proceeds to be used specifically for any particular purpose or the timing of these expenditures. The Company may use a portion of the net proceeds to acquire complementary products, technologies or businesses or to repay principal on its debt; however, it currently has no binding agreements or commitments to complete any such transactions or to make any such principal repayments from the proceeds of this offering, although it does look for such acquisition opportunities. Accordingly, the Company’s management will have significant discretion and flexibility in applying the net proceeds from the sale of these securities.
 
A copy of the opinion of the Company’s counsel relating to the validity of the Shares that may be sold pursuant to the ATM Agreement is filed herewith as Exhibit 5.1.
 
This Current Report on Form 8-K, including the exhibits filed herewith, shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Shares that may be sold pursuant to the ATM Agreement, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of the Shares in any state or country in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or country. 
 
 

 
Item 9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
(d) Exhibits:
 
Exhibit No.
 
Description
5.1
 
23.1
 
104
 
Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document) 
 
 

 
SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
   
AVINGER, INC.
     
     
Date: September 20, 2023
By:
/s/ Jeffrey M. Soinski
   
Jeffrey M. Soinski
Chief Executive Officer
 
 

Exhibit 5.1

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September 20, 2023

Avinger, Inc.

400 Chesapeake Drive

Redwood City, CA 94063

 

Re:

Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-263922)

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

We have acted as counsel to Avinger, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), in connection with the filing by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) of a Prospectus Supplement (the “Prospectus Supplement”), dated September 20, 2023, to the prospectus, dated April 7, 2022, included in the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-263922) (the “Registration Statement”) filed by the Company with the Commission under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), relating to the offer and sale by the Company of up to $1,074,690 of shares (the “Shares”) of the Company’s common stock, $0.001 par value per share (the “Common Stock”), pursuant to that certain at the market offering agreement, dated May 20, 2022 (the “ATM Agreement”), by and among the Company and H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC (the “Manager”). Capitalized terms used and not otherwise defined herein have the meanings ascribed to them in the ATM Agreement.

 

We have examined such documents and have reviewed such questions of law as we have considered necessary or appropriate for the purposes of our opinions set forth below. In rendering our opinions set forth below, we have assumed the authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals, the genuineness of all signatures and the conformity to authentic originals of all documents submitted to us as copies. We have also assumed the legal capacity for all purposes relevant hereto of all natural persons. As to questions of fact material to our opinions, we have relied upon certificates or comparable documents of officers and other representatives of the Company and of public officials.

 

Based on the foregoing, we are of the opinion that the Shares, when issued and delivered against payment of the consideration therefor specified in the ATM Agreement, will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.

 

Our opinions expressed above are limited to the Delaware General Corporation Law.

 

We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to a Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed by the Company with the Commission on the date hereof, which Current Report on Form 8-K will be incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement, and to the reference to our firm under the heading “Legal Matters” in the Prospectus Supplement. In giving this consent, we do not admit that we are within the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act or the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder.

 

 

Very truly yours,

/s/ Dorsey & Whitney LLP

 

111 S. Main Street | Suite 2100 | Salt Lake City, UT | 84111 | T 801.933.7360 | F 801.933.7373 | dorsey.com

 

 
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