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As filed with Securities and Exchange Commission on September 3, 2021

Registration No. 333-            

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM S-1

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

HELIUS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   3845   36-4787690

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(Primary Standard Industrial

Classification Code Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

642 Newtown Yardley Road, Suite 100

Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940

(215) 944-6100

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)

 

 

Dane C. Andreeff

President and Chief Executive Officer

Helius Medical Technologies, Inc.

642 Newtown Yardley Road, Suite 100

Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940

(215) 944-6100

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

 

Copies to:

Phillip D. Torrence, Esq.

Meredith Ervine, Esq.

Honigman LLP

650 Trade Centre Way, Suite 200

Kalamazoo, Michigan 49002

(269) 337-7700

 

 

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to public: From time to time after this Registration Statement becomes effective, as determined by the selling stockholder.

If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933 check the following box.  ☒

If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ☐

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ☐

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(d) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer      Accelerated filer  
Non-accelerated filer      Smaller reporting company  
     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 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.  ☐

 

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

 

Title of Each Class of

Securities to Be Registered

 

Amount

to be

Registered(1)

 

Proposed

Maximum

Offering Price

Per Share(2)

 

Proposed

Maximum
Aggregate

Offering Price(2)

  Amount of
Registration Fee

Class A common stock, par value $0.001 per share

  731,958   $14.32   $10,481,638.56   $1,143.55

 

 

 

(1)

Represents 31,958 shares of Class A common stock to be issued to the selling stockholder named herein and 700,000 shares of Class A common stock that may be issued to the selling stockholder at the option of the registrant, in each case pursuant to a purchase agreement between the registrant and the selling stockholder. Pursuant to Rule 416(a) under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”), this registration statement also covers an indeterminate number of additional number of shares of Class A common stock issuable upon stock splits, stock dividends, dividends or other distribution, recapitalization or similar events with respect to the shares of Class A common stock being registered pursuant to this registration statement.

(2)

Estimated solely for purposes of calculating the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(c) under the Securities Act, based on the average of the high and low prices per share of the Class A common stock as reported on the Nasdaq Capital Market on September 1, 2021.

The Registrant hereby amends this Registration Statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the Registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this Registration Statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act or until the Registration Statement shall become effective on such date as the Commission, acting pursuant to said Section 8(a), may determine.

 

 

 


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The information in this prospectus is not complete and may be changed. The selling stockholder named in this prospectus may not sell these securities until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and the selling stockholder named in this prospectus is not soliciting offers to buy these securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted.

 

Subject to completion, dated September 3, 2021

PROSPECTUS

 

LOGO

731,958 Shares of Common Stock

 

 

This prospectus relates to the resale, from time to time, of up to 731,958 shares of our Class A common stock, par value $0.001 per share, or common stock, by Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC, which we refer to in this prospectus as Lincoln Park or the selling stockholder. The shares of common stock to which this prospectus relates includes up to 700,000 shares that we may sell to Lincoln Park, from time to time after the date of this prospectus, in our sole discretion, pursuant to a purchase agreement between us and Lincoln Park dated September 1, 2021, which we refer to as the Purchase Agreement, and 31,958 shares to be issued to Lincoln Park in consideration for its commitment to purchase shares of our common stock at our direction under the Purchase Agreement.

We are not selling any securities under this prospectus and we will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares by Lincoln Park. However, we may receive aggregate gross proceeds of up to $15,000,000 from the sale of shares to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement, from time to time in our discretion after the date of this prospectus and after satisfaction of other conditions in the Purchase Agreement.

Lincoln Park is an “underwriter” within the meaning of Section 2(a)(11) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act.

 

 

Lincoln Park may sell the shares of common stock described in this prospectus in a number of different ways and at varying prices. See “Plan of Distribution” on page 26 for more information about how Lincoln Park may sell the shares of common stock being registered pursuant to this prospectus.

We have agreed to bear all of the expenses incurred in connection with the registration of the shares to which this prospectus relates. Lincoln Park will pay or assume discounts, commissions, and fees of underwriters, selling brokers or dealer managers, if any, incurred in connection with the sale of shares of our common stock.

Our common stock is listed on The Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “HSDT” and on the Toronto Stock Exchange “TSX” under the symbol “HSM”. However, we have applied to voluntarily delist our common stock from the TSX effective September 9, 2021. On September 2, 2021, the last reported sale price of our common stock as reported on The Nasdaq Capital Market was $15.15 per share.

Our business and investment in our common stock involve significant risks. These risks are described in the section titled “Risk Factors ” beginning on page 7 of this prospectus. You should also consider the risk factors described or referred to in any documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus, and in any applicable prospectus supplement, before investing in these securities.

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

 

 

The date of this prospectus is             , 2021


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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

     1  

PROSPECTUS SUMMARY

     2  

THE OFFERING

     6  

RISK FACTORS

     7  

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND INDUSTRY DATA

     9  

USE OF PROCEEDS

     11  

DILUTION

     12  

THE LINCOLN PARK TRANSACTION

     13  

THE SELLING STOCKHOLDER

     19  

DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK

     21  

PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

     26  

LEGAL MATTERS

     28  

EXPERTS

     28  

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

     28  

INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE

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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

This prospectus is part of a registration statement that we filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC. Before making your investment decision, we urge you to carefully read this prospectus and all of the information contained in the documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus, as well as the additional information described under the headings “Where You Can Find More Information” and “Incorporation of Certain Documents by Reference.”

To the extent there is a conflict between the information contained in this prospectus, on the one hand, and the information contained in any document incorporated by reference in this prospectus, on the other hand, you should rely on the information in this prospectus, provided that if any statement in one of these documents is inconsistent with a statement in another document having a later date—for example, a document incorporated by reference in this prospectus—the statement in the document having the later date modifies or supersedes the earlier statement.

We further note that the representations, warranties and covenants made by us in any agreement that is filed as an exhibit to any document that is incorporated by reference herein were made solely for the benefit of the parties to such agreement, including, in some cases, for the purpose of allocating risk among the parties to such agreement, and should not be deemed to be a representation, warranty or covenant to you. Moreover, such representations, warranties or covenants were accurate only as of the date when made. Accordingly, such representations, warranties and covenants should not be relied on as accurately representing the current state of our affairs.

We have not, and the selling stockholder has not, authorized anyone to provide you with any information other than that contained in or incorporated by reference in this prospectus, any prospectus supplement or in any related free writing prospectus filed by us with the SEC. This prospectus does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities other than the securities described in this prospectus or an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy such securities in any circumstances in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful. You should assume that the information appearing in this prospectus, any prospectus supplement, the documents incorporated by reference and any related free writing prospectus is accurate only as of their respective dates. Our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may have changed materially since those dates.

 

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PROSPECTUS SUMMARY

This summary highlights information contained elsewhere in this prospectus and does not contain all of the information that you should consider in making your investment decision. Before deciding to invest in our securities, you should read this entire prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference herein and therein carefully, including our financial statements and related notes, the information in the section “Risk Factors,” and “Where You Can Find More Information.” Unless otherwise specified or the context otherwise requires, references in this prospectus to the “Company,” “Helius,” “we,” “us”, and “our” refer to Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Helius Medical, Inc., or HMI, Helius Medical Technologies (Canada), Inc., or HMC, Helius Canada Acquisition Ltd., or HCA, and Helius NeuroRehab, Inc., or HNR.

All trademarks or trade names referred to in this prospectus are the property of their respective owners. Solely for convenience, the trademarks and trade names in this prospectus are referred to without the ® and symbols, but such references should not be construed as any indicator that their respective owners will not assert, to the fullest extent under applicable law, their rights thereto. We do not intend the use or display of other companies’ trademarks and trade names to imply a relationship with, or endorsement or sponsorship of us by, any other companies.

Company Overview

We are a neurotech company focused on neurological wellness. Our purpose is to develop, license and acquire unique and non-invasive platform technologies that amplify the brain’s ability to heal itself.

Our first product, known as the Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator, or PoNSTM (“PoNS”), is an innovative non-surgical device, inclusive of a controller and mouthpiece, which delivers electrical stimulation to the surface of the tongue to provide treatment of gait deficit. The PoNS device is indicated for use in the United States as a short term treatment of gait deficit due to mild-to-moderate symptoms from multiple sclerosis (“MS”) and is to be used as an adjunct to a supervised therapeutic exercise program in patients 22 years of age and over by prescription only. It is authorized for sale in Canada as a class II, non-implantable, medical device intended as a short term treatment (14 weeks) of gait deficit due to mild and moderate symptoms from MS, and chronic balance deficit due to mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury (“mmTBI”) and is to be used in conjunction with physical therapy. The PoNS is an investigational medical device in the European Union (“EU”) and Australia (“AUS”). It is currently under premarket review by the AUS Therapeutic Goods Administration.

Corporate History

NeuroHabilitation Corporation, or NHC, a Delaware corporation, incorporated on January 22, 2013, is involved in the medical device industry. In January 2013, HMI entered into an exclusive rights agreement whereby Advanced Neuro-Rehabilitation LLC, or ANR, granted NHC exclusive worldwide rights to ANR’s trade secrets, knowhow and patent pending technology for a non-invasive means for delivering neurostimulation through the oral cavity, in exchange for a 50% equity investment in NHC and a 4% royalty of NHC’s revenue collected from (a) the U.S. sales of products covered by any claim of the patent pending rights to end users and (b) services related to the therapy or use of such products in therapy services.

On June 13, 2014, we acquired a 100% interest in NHC pursuant to a plan of merger whereby our wholly-owned subsidiary was merged with and into NHC and all of the common shares in the capital of NHC were cancelled in consideration for the issuance of an aggregate of 201,714 shares of our common stock to the shareholders of NHC. NHC, which changed its name to Helius Medical, Inc. in December 2018, is now our wholly-owned subsidiary. Prior to the transaction we had no active business.


 

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On January 31, 2019, we formed another wholly owned subsidiary, Helius NeuroRehab, Inc., a Delaware corporation. On October 10, 2019, we formed Helius Canada Acquisition Ltd., a company incorporated under the federal laws of Canada and a wholly owned subsidiary of Helius Medical Technologies (Canada), Inc., a company incorporated under the federal laws of Canada, which acquired Heuro Canada, Inc. from Health Tech Connex Inc. on October 30, 2019.

Lincoln Park Transaction

On September 1, 2021, we and Lincoln Park entered into the Purchase Agreement and a registration rights agreement, or the Registration Rights Agreement. The Purchase Agreement provides that, subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, we may sell to Lincoln Park up to $15.0 million of shares of common stock from time to time during the term of the Purchase Agreement. Pursuant to the terms of the Registration Rights Agreement, we have filed the registration statement that includes this prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to register for resale under the Securities Act up to 731,958 shares of common stock that may be issued and sold by us to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement.

Under the terms and subject to the conditions of the Purchase Agreement, the Company has the right, but not the obligation, to sell to Lincoln Park, and Lincoln Park is obligated to purchase up to $15.0 million of the Company’s Common Stock. Such sales of Common Stock by the Company, if any, will be subject to certain limitations set forth in the Purchase Agreement, and may occur from time to time, at the Company’s sole discretion, over the 36-month period commencing on the date that the conditions to Lincoln Park’s purchase obligation set forth in the Purchase Agreement are satisfied, including that the registration statement that includes this prospectus is declared effective by the SEC and a final prospectus relating thereto is filed with the SEC (the date on which all of such conditions are satisfied, the “Commencement Date”).

From and after the Commencement Date, on any business day selected by the Company on which the closing sale price of the Common Stock is not below $1.00, the Company may, by written notice delivered by us to Lincoln Park, direct Lincoln Park to purchase up to 20,000 shares of Common Stock on such business day, at a purchase price per share that will be determined and fixed in accordance with the Purchase Agreement at the time we deliver such written notice to Lincoln Park (each, a “Regular Purchase”), provided, however, that the maximum number of shares we may sell to Lincoln Park in a Regular Purchase may be increased to (i) up to 25,000 shares, provided that the closing sale price of the Common Stock on the applicable purchase date is not below $20.00 and (ii) up to 30,000 shares, provided that the closing sale price of the Common Stock on the applicable purchase date is not below $25.00 (each, of such share and dollar amounts subject to adjustment for any reorganization, recapitalization, non-cash dividend, stock split, reverse stock split or other similar transaction as provided in the Purchase Agreement). In any case, however, Lincoln Park’s maximum purchase commitment in any single Regular Purchase may not exceed $2,000,000. The purchase price per share of Common Stock sold in each such Regular Purchase, if any, will be based on prevailing market prices of the Common Stock immediately preceding the time of sale as computed under the Purchase Agreement.

In addition to Regular Purchases, provided that we have directed Lincoln Park to purchase the maximum amount of shares that we are then able to sell to Lincoln Park in a Regular Purchase, we may, in our sole discretion, also direct Lincoln Park to purchase additional shares of Common Stock in “accelerated purchases,” and “additional accelerated purchases” as set forth in the Purchase Agreement. The purchase price per share of Common Stock sold in each such accelerated purchase and additional accelerated purchase, if any, will be based on prevailing market prices of the Common Stock at the time of sale as computed under the Purchase Agreement. There are no upper limits on the price per share that Lincoln Park must pay for shares of Common Stock in any purchase under the Purchase Agreement.


 

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The Company will control the timing and amount of any sales of Common Stock to Lincoln Park pursuant to the Purchase Agreement. Lincoln Park has no right to require the Company to sell any shares of Common Stock to Lincoln Park, but Lincoln Park is obligated to make purchases as the Company directs, subject to certain conditions.

Actual sales of shares of Common Stock to Lincoln Park will depend on a variety of factors to be determined by the Company from time to time, including, among others, market conditions, the trading price of the Company’s Common Stock and determinations by the Company as to the appropriate sources of funding for the Company and its operations. The net proceeds under the Purchase Agreement to the Company will depend on the frequency and prices at which the Company sells shares of its stock to Lincoln Park. The Company expects that any proceeds received by the Company from such sales to Lincoln Park will be used for working capital and general corporate purposes.

A total of 731,958 shares of common stock that may be issued to the selling stockholder are being offered by this prospectus. Depending on the market prices of common stock at the various times the Company may elect to sell shares to the selling stockholder under the Purchase Agreement, the Company may be required, under the Registration Rights Agreement, to register for resale under the Securities Act additional shares of common stock that it may sell to the selling stockholder in order for it to receive the total commitment of $15,000,000 available under the Purchase Agreement.

Under applicable rules of the Nasdaq Capital Market, the Company may not issue or sell to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement more than 19.99% of the shares of the Common Stock outstanding immediately prior to the execution of the Purchase Agreement (the “Exchange Cap”) (or 463,321 shares, based on 2,317,772 shares outstanding immediately prior to the execution of the Purchase Agreement), unless (i) we obtain stockholder approval to issue shares of Common Stock in excess of the Exchange Cap to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement in accordance with applicable Nasdaq rules or (ii) the average price of all applicable sales of our Common Stock to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement equals or exceeds the lower of (A) the official closing price of the Company’s Common Stock on Nasdaq immediately prior to the execution of the Purchase Agreement and (B) the average official closing price of our Common Stock on Nasdaq for the five consecutive trading days immediately prior to the execution of the Purchase Agreement, adjusted such that issuances of Common Stock to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement will not be subject to the Exchange Cap limitation under applicable Nasdaq rules. In any event, the Purchase Agreement specifically provides that the Company may not issue or sell any shares of its Common Stock under the Purchase Agreement if such issuance or sale would breach any applicable Nasdaq rules.

In all instances, the Purchase Agreement prohibits the Company from directing Lincoln Park to purchase any shares of Common Stock if those shares, when aggregated with all other shares of Common Stock then beneficially owned by Lincoln Park (as calculated pursuant to Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Rule 13d-3 thereunder), would result in Lincoln Park beneficially owning more than 9.99% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock (the “Beneficial Ownership Cap”).

The Company has agreed with Lincoln Park that it will not enter into an additional “equity line” or a substantially similar transaction whereby a specific investor is irrevocably bound pursuant to an agreement with the Company to purchase securities over a period of time from the Company at a price based on the market price of the Common Stock at the time of such purchase for a period defined in the Purchase Agreement. Lincoln Park has covenanted not to cause or engage in any manner whatsoever, any direct or indirect short selling or hedging of the Company’s shares.

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“Commitment Shares”), to be issued on the business day following the delisting of the Company’s Common Stock on the Toronto Stock Exchange, which the Company anticipates will occur on September 9, 2021. The Commitment Shares are included in the 731,958 shares of common stock registered under the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part.

The Purchase Agreement and the Registration Rights Agreement contain customary representations, warranties, conditions and indemnification obligations of the parties. The Company has the right to terminate the Purchase Agreement at any time with one business days’ notice, at no cost or penalty. During any “event of default” under the Purchase Agreement, Lincoln Park does not have the right to terminate the Purchase Agreement; however, the Company may not initiate any regular or other purchase of shares by Lincoln Park, until such event of default is cured. In addition, in the event of bankruptcy proceedings by or against the Company not discharged within 90 days, the Purchase Agreement will automatically terminate.

Corporate Information

Our principal executive offices are located at 642 Newtown Yardley Road, Suite 100, Newtown, PA 18940 and our telephone number is 215-944-6100. We maintain a corporate website at www.heliusmedical.com. We make available free of charge through our Internet website our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K, and any amendments to these reports, as soon as its reasonably practicable after we electronically file such material with, or furnish such material to the SEC. We are not including the information on our website as a part of, nor incorporating it by reference into, this prospectus or the registration statement of which it forms a part. Additionally, the SEC maintains a website that contains annual, quarterly, and current reports, proxy statements, and other information that issuers (including us) file electronically with the SEC. The SEC’s website address is http://www.sec.gov.


 

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THE OFFERING

 

Common stock offered by selling stockholder

  

The shares being sold by this prospectus consist of:

  

•   31,958 Commitment Shares to be issued to Lincoln Park as consideration for its commitment to purchase shares of our common stock under the Purchase Agreement; and

  

•   Up to 700,000 shares of our common stock we may issue and sell to Lincoln Park from time to time, at our sole discretion, during the 36-month period commencing on the Commencement Date in accordance with the Purchase Agreement.

Selling stockholder

   Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC. See “Selling Stockholder” on page 19 of this prospectus.

Use of proceeds

  

We will not receive any proceeds from the sale of common stock by Lincoln Park pursuant to this prospectus.

 

We may receive gross proceeds of up to $15.0 million from the sale of shares to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement after the date of this prospectus. Such proceeds will be used for funding operations, working capital and general corporate purposes. See “Use of Proceeds” on page 11 of this prospectus.

Risk factors

   You should read the “Risk Factors” section included or incorporated by reference in this prospectus for a discussion of factors to consider carefully before deciding to invest in shares of our common stock.

Trading Markets

   Our common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “HSDT” and on the TSX under the symbol “HSM.” However, we have applied to voluntarily delist our common stock from the TSX effective September 9, 2021. See “Description of Capital Stock – Common Stock Listing.”

Unless otherwise indicated, all information in this prospectus assumes no exercise of the outstanding options or warrants described above.

Effective after the close of business on December 31, 2020, we completed a 1-for-35 reverse split of our common stock. The reverse stock split did not change the par value of our stock or the authorized number of common or preferred shares. All share and per share amounts for all periods presented in this prospectus and the documents incorporated herein by reference have been adjusted to reflect the reverse stock split.


 

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RISK FACTORS

An investment in our securities has a high degree of risk. Before you invest you should carefully consider the risks and uncertainties described below and in the “Risk Factors” section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2021, each of which is incorporated by reference herein, and the other information in this prospectus. Any of the risks and uncertainties set forth herein and therein could materially and adversely affect our business, results of operations and financial condition, which in turn could materially and adversely affect the trading price or value of our securities. Additional risks not currently known to us or which we consider immaterial based on information currently available to us may also materially adversely affect us. As a result, you could lose all or part of your investment.

Risks Related to the Offering

The sale or issuance of shares of our common stock to Lincoln Park may cause dilution, and the sale of shares of common stock acquired by Lincoln Park, or the perception that such sales may occur, could cause the price of our common stock to fall.

On September 1, 2021, we entered into the Purchase Agreement with Lincoln Park, pursuant to which Lincoln Park has committed to purchase from us up to $15.0 million of shares of our common stock at our discretion. As consideration for Lincoln Park’s commitment to purchase shares of our common stock at our direction under the Purchase Agreement, we agreed to issue 31,958 Commitment Shares to Lincoln Park on the business day next following the date our shares of common stock are delisted from the TSX.

The 731,958 shares of our common stock being registered for resale hereunder consist of (i) the 31,958 Commitment Shares to be issued to Lincoln Park for its commitment to purchase shares of our common stock at our direction under the Purchase Agreement, and (ii) up to 700,000 shares of our common stock that we may, in our sole discretion, elect to sell to Lincoln Park from time to time over the 36-month period commencing on the Commencement Date. The purchase price for the shares of our common stock that we may sell to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement will fluctuate based on the public trading price of our common stock. Depending on market liquidity at the time, sales of such shares of our common stock may cause the public trading price of our common stock to decrease.

We generally have the right to control the timing and amount of any future sales of shares of our common stock to Lincoln Park. Sales of shares of our common stock, if any, to Lincoln Park will depend upon market conditions and other factors to be determined by us. We may ultimately decide to sell to Lincoln Park all, some or none of the additional shares of our common stock that may be available for us to sell pursuant to the Purchase Agreement. Therefore, sales to Lincoln Park by us could result in substantial dilution to the interests of other holders of our common stock. Additionally, the sale of a substantial number of shares of our common stock to Lincoln Park, or the anticipation of such sales, could make it more difficult for us to sell equity or equity-related securities in the future at a time and at a price that we might otherwise wish to effect sales. If and when we do sell shares of our common stock to Lincoln Park, after Lincoln Park has acquired the shares of common stock, Lincoln Park may resell all, some or none of those shares of common stock at any time or from time to time in its discretion.

We may not have access to the full amount available under the Purchase Agreement with Lincoln Park.

Although the Purchase Agreement provides that we may sell up to $15.0 million of shares of common stock to Lincoln Park, only 731,958 of the shares of common stock that may be issued to Lincoln Park are being offered under this prospectus, of which (i) 31,958 shares represent the Commitment Shares to be issued to Lincoln Park

 

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for its commitment to purchase shares of our common stock at our direction under the Purchase Agreement and (ii) up to 700,000 shares of our common stock that we may, in our sole discretion, elect to sell to Lincoln Park from time to time over the 36-month period commencing on the Commencement Date. As a result, depending on the market prices of our common stock at the times we elect to issue and sell shares to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement, if any, we may need to issue and sell to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement more than the 700,000 purchase shares being registered for resale by Lincoln Park under the registration statement that includes this prospectus, in order to receive proceeds equal to the $15,000,000 total purchase commitment available to us under the Purchase Agreement. In such case, before we can sell any additional shares to Lincoln Park, we will need to register for resale under the Securities Act such additional shares of common stock, which will require additional time, resources and cost to us. In addition, the issuance and sale of such additional shares of common stock by the Company to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement could cause substantial dilution to our stockholders.

In addition, under the rules of the Nasdaq Capital Market and the terms of the Purchase Agreement, in no event may we issue or sell to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement shares of our common stock in excess of the Exchange Cap of 463,321 shares (including the 31,958 Commitment Shares), which represents 19.99% of the shares of our common stock outstanding (based on 2,317,772 shares outstanding) immediately prior to the execution of the Purchase Agreement, unless (i) we obtain stockholder approval to issue shares of our common stock in excess of the Exchange Cap or (ii) the average price of all applicable sales of our common stock to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement equals or exceeds $15.1661 per share, so that such issuances and sales would be exempt from the Exchange Cap limitation under applicable Nasdaq rules. In addition, Lincoln Park cannot be required to purchase any shares of our common stock if such purchase would cause Lincoln Park’s beneficial ownership of our common stock to exceed the Beneficial Ownership Cap. Our inability to access a portion or the full amount available under the Purchase Agreement, in the absence of any other financing sources, could have a material adverse effect on our business.

Our management will have broad discretion over the use of the net proceeds, if any, from our sale of shares of common stock to Lincoln Park, you may not agree with how we use the proceeds and the proceeds may not be invested successfully.

Our management will have broad discretion as to the use of the net proceeds from our sale of shares of common stock to Lincoln Park, and we could use them for purposes other than those contemplated at the time of commencement of this offering. Accordingly, you will be relying on the judgment of our management with regard to the use of those net proceeds, and you will not have the opportunity, as part of your investment decision, to assess whether the proceeds are being used appropriately. It is possible that, pending their use, we may invest those net proceeds in a way that does not yield a favorable, or any, return for us. The failure of our management to use such funds effectively could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, operating results and cash flows.

 

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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND INDUSTRY DATA

This prospectus including the documents that we incorporate by reference, contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Any statements about our expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance are not historical facts and may be forward-looking. These statements are often, but are not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “plans,” “projects,” “potential,” “continuing,” “ongoing,” “expects,” “believes,” “intends,” “targets,” “predicts,” and similar words or phrases. Accordingly, these statements involve estimates, assumptions and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in them.

The forward-looking statements included or incorporated by reference in this prospectus include but are not limited to statements relating to: the Company’s future growth and operational progress, including pre-commercial activities for the PoNS device, expected time to begin commercialization of the PoNS device in the U.S., the COVID-19 pandemic, including its impact on the Company, clinical development plans, product development activities, plans for U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, filings and their subsequent approvals, other foreign or domestic regulatory filings, the safety and effectiveness of our product, the timeline for our improvement plans, our market awareness, our ability to compete effectively, the ability and limitation of our manufacturing source(s), our distribution network, the adequacy of our intellectual property protection, our future patent approvals, our future expenses and cash flow, our ability to become profitable, our future financing arrangements, our accountants’ future perspective including our ability to continue as a going concern, any future stock price, our ability to build commercial infrastructure, and our ability to receive reimbursement coverage under Medicare, Medicaid or under other insurance plans.

Such forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by Helius, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive political and social uncertainties and contingencies. The factors and assumptions used by management of the Company to develop such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, uncertainties associated with the Company’s capital requirements to achieve its business objectives, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company’s ability to train physical therapists in the supervision of the use of the PoNS Treatment, the Company’s ability to secure contracts with rehabilitation clinics, the Company’s ability to obtain national Medicare coverage and to obtain a reimbursement code so that the PoNS device is covered by Medicare and Medicaid, the Company’s ability to build internal commercial infrastructure, secure state distribution licenses, build a commercial team and build relationships with Key Opinion Leaders, neurology experts and neurorehabilitation centers, market awareness of the PoNS device, future clinical trials and the clinical development process, manufacturing and supply chain risks, potential changes to the MCIT program resulting from the 60-day deferral of the program implementation, the product development process and FDA regulatory submission review and approval process, other development activities, ongoing government regulation and other factors included in the section entitled “Risk Factors.”

Although we believe the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions at the time they were made, they are subject to risks and uncertainties, known and unknown, which could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ significantly from such forward-looking statements.

You should carefully read this prospectus, any prospectus supplement and any related free writing prospectus and with the understanding that our actual future results may materially differ from what we expect.

Except as required by law, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in any forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available.

 

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This prospectus supplement contains and incorporates by reference certain market data and industry statistics and forecasts that are based on Company-sponsored studies, independent industry publications and other publicly available information. Although we believe these sources are reliable, estimates as they relate to projections involve numerous assumptions, are subject to risks and uncertainties, and are subject to change based on various factors, including those discussed under “Risk Factors” in this prospectus and under similar headings in the documents incorporated by reference herein. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on this information.

 

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USE OF PROCEEDS

This prospectus relates to the shares of common stock that may be offered and sold from time to time by Lincoln Park. We are not selling any securities under this prospectus and we will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares by Lincoln Park.

However, we may receive up to $15.0 million in aggregate gross proceeds under the Purchase Agreement from any sales of common stock we make to Lincoln Park pursuant to the Purchase Agreement after the date of prospectus. Any proceeds we receive from our sale of shares of common stock to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement will be used for funding operations, working capital and general corporate purposes.

We have not determined the amount of net proceeds to be used specifically for such purposes. As a result, management will retain broad discretion over the allocation of any proceeds from the sale of any shares of our common stock under the Purchase Agreement.

The allocation of the net proceeds we receive from our sale of shares of common stock to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement, if any, represents our estimates based upon our current plans and assumptions regarding industry and general economic conditions, our future revenues and expenditures.

The amounts and timing of our actual expenditures may vary significantly and will depend on numerous factors, including market conditions, cash generated or used by our operations, business developments and opportunities that may arise and related rate of growth. We may find it necessary or advisable to use portions of the proceeds we receive from our sale of shares of common stock to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement for other purposes.

Circumstances that may give rise to a change in the use of proceeds and the alternate purposes for which the proceeds may be used include:

 

   

the existence of other opportunities or the need to take advantage of changes in timing of our existing activities;

 

   

the need or desire on our part to accelerate, increase or eliminate existing initiatives due to, among other things, changing market conditions and competitive developments; and/or

 

   

if strategic opportunities present themselves (including acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing and other similar transactions).

From time to time, we evaluate these factors and other factors and we anticipate continuing to make such evaluations to determine if the existing allocation of resources, including the proceeds we receive from our sale of shares of common stock to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement, is being optimized. Pending the application of the net proceeds as described above, we will hold the net proceeds from this offering in short-term, interest-bearing, securities.

 

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DILUTION

The sale of our common stock to Lincoln Park pursuant to the Purchase Agreement will have a dilutive impact on our stockholders. In addition, the lower our stock price is at the time we exercise our right to sell shares to Lincoln Park, the more shares of our common stock we will have to issue to Lincoln Park pursuant to the Purchase Agreement and our existing stockholders would experience greater dilution.

Net tangible book value per share prior to this offering is equal to our total tangible assets minus total liabilities, all divided by 2,317,772 shares of common stock outstanding at June 30, 2021. Our historical net tangible book value as of June 30, 2021 was approximately $7.1 million, or $3.08 per share of our common stock.

After giving effect to (i) the issuance of 31,958 shares of our common stock to Lincoln Park as Commitment Shares and (ii) the sale of 700,000 shares of our common stock to Lincoln Park pursuant to the Purchase Agreement at an assumed sale price of $14.49 per share of our common stock (which represents the closing price of our common stock on September 1, 2021) and after deducting estimated offering expenses payable by us, our as-adjusted net tangible book value as of June 30, 2021 would have been approximately $17.2 million, or $5.63 per share. This represents an immediate increase in net tangible book value of $2.55 per share to existing stockholders and an immediate dilution of $8.86 per share to investors in this offering.

The number of shares of common stock that will be outstanding after this offering as shown above is based on 2,317,772 shares of our common stock outstanding as of June 30, 2021, and excludes the following:

 

   

631,016 shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of stock options outstanding as of June 30, 2021, at a weighted-average exercise price of $38.92 per share;

 

   

593,924 shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of warrants outstanding as June 30, 2021, at a weighted-average exercise price of $16.32 per share;

 

   

an aggregate of 127,328 shares of common stock reserved for future issuance under our 2018 Plan as of June 30, 2021;

 

   

an aggregate of 100,000 shares of common stock reserved for future issuance under our Inducement Plan adopted following June 30, 2021 or any of the stock options issued thereunder; and

 

   

an aggregate of 8,290 restricted stock units outstanding as of June 30, 2021.

To the extent that outstanding options or warrants are exercised or new awards are issued under our equity incentive plans, there may be further dilution to investors participating in this offering. In addition, we may choose to raise additional capital because of market conditions or strategic considerations, even if we believe that we have sufficient funds for our current or future operating plans. If we raise additional capital through the sale of equity or convertible debt securities, the issuance of these securities could result in further dilution to our stockholders.

 

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THE LINCOLN PARK TRANSACTION

General

On September 1, 2021, we entered into the Purchase Agreement with Lincoln Park, pursuant to which Lincoln Park has agreed to purchase from us up to an aggregate of $15.0 million of our common stock (subject to certain limitations) from time to time over the term of the Purchase Agreement. Also on September 1, 2021, we entered into the Registration Rights Agreement, pursuant to which we filed with the SEC the registration statement that includes this prospectus to register for resale under the Securities Act the shares of our common stock that may be issued to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement.

This prospectus covers the resale by the selling stockholder of up to 731,958 shares of our common stock, comprised of: (i) 31,958 Commitment Shares that we agreed to issue to Lincoln Park as a fee for making its irrevocable commitment to purchase our common stock under the Purchase Agreement, one business day following the delisting of our common stock from the TSX, and (ii) up to an additional 700,000 shares of our common stock that we have reserved for sale to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement from time to time after the date of this prospectus, if and when we determine to sell additional shares of our common stock to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement.

Other than the Commitment Shares that we agreed to issue to Lincoln Park following the delisting of our common stock from the TSX as a fee for making its irrevocable commitment to purchase our common stock under the Purchase Agreement, we do not have the right to commence any sales of our common stock to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement until all of the conditions set forth in the Purchase Agreement have been satisfied on the Commencement Date, including that the SEC has declared effective the registration statement that includes this prospectus and the delisting of our common stock from the TSX. From and after the Commencement Date, we may, from time to time and at our sole discretion for a period of 36-months, on any business day that we select on which the closing sale price of our common stock equals or exceeds $1.00 per share, direct Lincoln Park to purchase in a Regular Purchase up to 20,000 shares of our common stock, which amount may be increased depending on the market price of our common stock at the time of sale, subject to a maximum commitment of $2,000,000 per Regular Purchase. In addition, at our discretion, Lincoln Park has committed to purchase other “accelerated amounts” and/or “additional accelerated amounts” under certain circumstances. We will control the timing and amount of any sales of our common stock to Lincoln Park. The purchase price of the shares of our common stock that may be sold to Lincoln Park in Regular Purchases under the Purchase Agreement will be based on the market price of our common stock immediately preceding the time of sale as computed under the Purchase Agreement. The purchase price per share will be equitably adjusted as provided in the Purchase Agreement for any reorganization, recapitalization, non-cash dividend, stock split, or other similar transaction as set forth in the Purchase Agreement. We may at any time in our sole discretion terminate the Purchase Agreement without fee, penalty or cost upon one business day notice. There are no restrictions on future financings, rights of first refusal, participation rights, penalties or liquidated damages in the Purchase Agreement or Registration Rights Agreement, other than restrictions on our ability to enter into additional “equity line” or a substantially similar transaction whereby a specific investor is irrevocably bound pursuant to an agreement with us to purchase securities over a period of time from us at a price based on the market price of our common stock at the time of such purchase). Lincoln Park may not assign or transfer its rights and obligations under the Purchase Agreement.

As of September 1, 2021, there were 2,317,772 shares of our common stock outstanding, of which 2,199,970 shares of our common stock were held by non-affiliates. Although the Purchase Agreement provides that we may sell up to an aggregate of $15.0 million of our common stock to Lincoln Park, only 731,958 shares of our common stock are being registered for resale under this prospectus, which represents the 31,958 Commitment Shares that we agreed to issue to Lincoln Park as a fee for making its irrevocable commitment to purchase our common stock under the Purchase Agreement and an additional 700,000 shares of our common stock that we

 

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may issue and sell to Lincoln Park in the future under the Purchase Agreement, if and when we sell shares of our common stock to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement. Depending on the market prices of our common stock at the time we elect to issue and sell shares of our common stock to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement, we may need to register for resale under the Securities Act additional shares of our common stock in order to receive aggregate gross proceeds equal to the $15.0 million total commitment available to us under the Purchase Agreement.. If we elect to issue and sell to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement more than the additional 700,000 shares of our common stock being registered for resale by Lincoln Park under this prospectus, which we have the right, but not the obligation, to do, we must first register for resale under the Securities Act any such additional shares of our common stock, which could cause additional substantial dilution to our stockholders. The number of shares of our common stock ultimately offered for resale by Lincoln Park is dependent upon the number of shares of our common stock we ultimately decide to sell to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement.

Under applicable Nasdaq rules, in no event may we issue or sell to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement shares of our common stock in excess of the Exchange Cap of 463,321 shares (including the 31,958 Commitment Shares), which represents 19.99% of the shares of our common stock outstanding (based on 2,317,772 shares outstanding) immediately prior to the execution of the Purchase Agreement, unless (i) we obtain stockholder approval to issue shares of our common stock in excess of the Exchange Cap or (ii) the average price of all applicable sales of our common stock to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement equals or exceeds $15.1661 per share, so that such issuances and sales would be exempt from the Exchange Cap limitation under applicable Nasdaq rules. In any event, the Purchase Agreement specifically provides that we may not issue or sell any shares of our common stock under the Purchase Agreement if such issuance or sale would breach any applicable rules or regulations of The Nasdaq Stock Market.

The Purchase Agreement prohibits us from directing Lincoln Park to purchase any shares of our common stock if those shares of our common stock, when aggregated with all other shares of our common stock then beneficially owned by Lincoln Park and its affiliates, would cause Lincoln Park’s beneficial ownership of our common stock to exceed the Beneficial Ownership Cap.

Issuances of our common stock to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement will not affect the rights or privileges of our existing stockholders, except that the economic and voting interests of each of our existing stockholders will be diluted as a result of any such issuance. Although the number of shares of our common stock that our existing stockholders own will not decrease, the shares of our common stock owned by our existing stockholders will represent a smaller percentage of our total outstanding shares of our common stock after any such issuance of shares of our common stock to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement.

Purchase of Shares of our Common Stock under the Purchase Agreement

Under the Purchase Agreement, from and after commencement, on any business day that we select on which the closing sale price of our common stock equals or exceeds $1.00 per share, subject to adjustment, we may direct Lincoln Park to purchase up to 20,000 shares of our common stock in a Regular Purchase on such business day, provided, however, that the Regular Purchase may be increased to up to 25,000 shares of our common stock, provided that the closing sale price of our common stock is not below $20.00 on the purchase date, or up to 30,000 shares of our common stock, provided that the closing sale price of our common stock is not below $25.00 (the “Regular Purchase Share Limit”). In each case, Lincoln Park’s maximum commitment in any single Regular Purchase may not exceed $2,000,000. The Regular Purchase Share Limit is subject to proportionate adjustment in the event of a reorganization, recapitalization, non-cash dividend, stock split or other similar transaction; provided, that if after giving effect to such full proportionate adjustment, the adjusted Regular Purchase Share Limit would preclude us from requiring Lincoln Park to purchase shares of our common stock at an aggregate purchase price equal to or greater than $150,000 in any single Regular Purchase, then the Regular Purchase Share Limit will not be fully adjusted, but rather the Regular Purchase Share Limit for such Regular

 

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Purchase shall be adjusted as specified in the Purchase Agreement, such that, after giving effect to such adjustment, the Regular Purchase Share Limit will be equal to (or as close as can be derived from such adjustment without exceeding) $150,000.

The purchase price per share for each such Regular Purchase will be equal to the lower of:

 

   

the lowest sale price for our common stock on the purchase date for such shares of our common stock; and

 

   

the arithmetic average of the three lowest closing sale prices for our common stock during the 10 consecutive business days ending on the business day immediately preceding the purchase date of such shares of our common stock.

In addition to Regular Purchases described above, we may also direct Lincoln Park, on any business day on which we have properly submitted a Regular Purchase notice directing Lincoln Park to purchase the maximum number of shares of our common stock that we are then permitted to include in a single Regular Purchase notice, to purchase an additional amount of our common stock, which we refer to as an Accelerated Purchase, not to exceed the lesser of:

 

   

30% of the aggregate number of shares of our common stock traded during all or, if certain trading volume or market price thresholds specified in the Purchase Agreement are crossed on the applicable Accelerated Purchase date, which is defined as the next business day following the purchase date for the corresponding Regular Purchase, the portion of the normal trading hours on the applicable Accelerated Purchase date prior to such time that any one of such thresholds is crossed, which period of time on the applicable Accelerated Purchase date we refer to as the Accelerated Purchase Measurement Period; and

 

   

300% of the number of purchase shares purchased pursuant to the corresponding Regular Purchase.

The purchase price per share for each such Accelerated Purchase will be equal to the lower of:

 

   

96% of the volume weighted average price of our common stock during the Accelerated Purchase Measurement Period on the applicable Accelerated Purchase date; and

 

   

the closing sale price of our common stock on the applicable Accelerated Purchase date.

We may also direct Lincoln Park, not later than 1:00 p.m., Eastern time, on a business day on which an Accelerated Purchase has been completed and all of the shares of our common stock to be purchased thereunder (and under the corresponding Regular Purchase) have been properly delivered to Lincoln Park in accordance with the Purchase Agreement prior to such time on such business day, to purchase an additional amount of our common stock, which we refer to as an Additional Accelerated Purchase, of up to the lesser of:

 

   

30% of the aggregate number of shares of our common stock traded during a certain portion of the normal trading hours on such Accelerated Purchase date as determined in accordance with the Purchase Agreement, which period of time we refer to as the Additional Accelerated Purchase Measurement Period; and

 

   

300% of the number of purchase shares purchased pursuant to the Regular Purchase corresponding to the Accelerated Purchase that was completed on such Accelerated Purchase date on which an Additional Accelerated Purchase notice was properly received.

We may, in our sole discretion, submit multiple Additional Accelerated Purchase notices to Lincoln Park prior to 1:00 p.m., Eastern time, on a single Accelerated Purchase date, provided that all prior Accelerated Purchases and Additional Accelerated Purchases (including those that have occurred earlier on the same day) have been completed and all of the shares of our common stock to be purchased thereunder (and under the corresponding Regular Purchase) have been properly delivered to Lincoln Park in accordance with the Purchase Agreement.

 

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The purchase price per share for each such Additional Accelerated Purchase will be equal to the lower of:

 

   

96% of the volume weighted average price of our common stock during the applicable Additional Accelerated Purchase Measurement Period on the applicable Additional Accelerated Purchase date; and

 

   

the closing sale price of our common stock on the applicable Additional Accelerated Purchase date.

In the case of Regular Purchases, Accelerated Purchases and Additional Accelerated Purchases, the purchase price per share will be equitably adjusted for any reorganization, recapitalization, non-cash dividend, stock split, reverse stock split or other similar transaction occurring during the business days used to compute the purchase price.

Other than as described above, there are no trading volume requirements or restrictions under the Purchase Agreement, and we will control the timing and amount of any sales of our common stock to Lincoln Park.

Events of Default

Events of default under the Purchase Agreement include the following:

 

   

the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part lapses for any reason (including, without limitation, the issuance of a stop order), or any required prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus are unavailable for the resale by Lincoln Park of our common stock offered hereby, and such lapse or unavailability continues for a period of 10 consecutive business days or for more than an aggregate of 30 business days in any 365-day period;

 

   

suspension by our principal market of our common stock from trading for a period of one business day;

 

   

the de-listing of our common stock from the Nasdaq Capital Market, our principal market, provided our common stock is not immediately thereafter trading on the New York Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq Capital Market, the Nasdaq Global Market, the Nasdaq Global Select Market, the NYSE American, the NYSE Arca, or the OTCQX Best Market or the OTCQB Venture Market operated by OTC Markets Group Inc. (or nationally recognized successor thereto);

 

   

the failure of our transfer agent to issue to Lincoln Park shares of our common stock within two business days after the applicable date on which Lincoln Park is entitled to receive such shares of our common stock;

 

   

any breach of the representations or warranties or covenants contained in the Purchase Agreement or Registration Rights Agreement that has or could have a material adverse effect on us and, in the case of a breach of a covenant that is reasonably curable, that is not cured within five consecutive business days;

 

   

any voluntary or involuntary participation or threatened participation in insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings by or against us;

 

   

if at any time we are not eligible to transfer our common stock electronically; or

 

   

if at any time the Exchange Cap (to the extent applicable under the terms of the Purchase Agreement) is reached and our stockholders have not approved the issuance of common stock in excess of the Exchange Cap in accordance with applicable Nasdaq rules.

Lincoln Park does not have the right to terminate the Purchase Agreement upon any of the events of default set forth above. During an event of default, all of which are outside of Lincoln Park’s control, we may not direct Lincoln Park to purchase any shares of our common stock under the Purchase Agreement.

 

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Our Termination Rights

We have the unconditional right, at any time, for any reason and without any payment or liability to us, to give notice to Lincoln Park to terminate the Purchase Agreement. In the event of bankruptcy proceedings by or against us, the Purchase Agreement will automatically terminate without action of any party.

No Short-Selling or Hedging by Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park has agreed that neither it nor any of its affiliates shall engage in any direct or indirect short-selling or hedging of our common stock during any time prior to the termination of the Purchase Agreement.

Prohibitions on Similar Financings

Subject to specified exceptions included in the Purchase Agreement, we are limited in our ability to enter into any new “equity line” or similar transaction whereby an investor is irrevocably bound to purchase securities over a period of time from us at a price based on the market price of our common stock at the time of such purchase.

Effect of Performance of the Purchase Agreement on Our Stockholders

All shares of our common stock being registered for resale hereunder which may be issued or sold by us to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement are expected to be freely tradable. It is anticipated that shares registered in this offering will be sold from time to time over a period of up to 36-months commencing on the date that the registration statement including this prospectus becomes effective. The sale by Lincoln Park of a significant amount of shares of our common stock registered in this offering at any given time could cause the market price of our common stock to decline and to be highly volatile. Sales of our common stock to Lincoln Park, if any, will depend upon market conditions and other factors to be determined by us. We may ultimately decide to sell to Lincoln Park all, some or none of the additional shares of our common stock that may be available for us to sell pursuant to the Purchase Agreement. If and when we do sell additional shares of our common stock to Lincoln Park, after Lincoln Park has acquired the shares of our common stock, Lincoln Park may resell all, some or none of those shares of our common stock at any time or from time to time in its discretion. Therefore, sales to Lincoln Park by us under the Purchase Agreement may result in substantial dilution to the interests of other holders of our common stock. In addition, if we sell a substantial number of shares of our common stock to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement, or if investors expect that we will do so, the actual sales of shares of our common stock or the mere existence of our arrangement with Lincoln Park may make it more difficult for us to sell equity or equity-related securities in the future at a time and at a price that we might otherwise wish to effect such sales. However, we have the right to control the timing and amount of any additional sales of our common stock to Lincoln Park and the Purchase Agreement may be terminated by us at any time at our discretion without any cost to us.

Pursuant to the terms of the Purchase Agreement, from and after commencement, we have the right, but not the obligation, from time to time to direct Lincoln Park to purchase up to $15.0 million of our common stock. Depending on the price per share at which we sell our common stock to Lincoln Park pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, we may need to sell to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement more shares of our common stock than are being offered under this prospectus in order to receive aggregate gross proceeds equal to the $15.0 million total commitment available to us under the Purchase Agreement. If we choose to do so, we must first register for resale under the Securities Act such additional shares of our common stock, which could cause additional substantial dilution to our stockholders. The number of shares of our common stock ultimately offered for resale by Lincoln Park under this prospectus is dependent upon the number of shares of our common stock we direct Lincoln Park to purchase under the Purchase Agreement.

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Park under the Purchase Agreement equals or exceeds $15.1661 per share, such that the transactions contemplated by the Purchase Agreement are exempt from the Exchange Cap limitation under applicable Nasdaq rules and (ii) any shares of our common stock if those shares, when aggregated with all other shares of our common stock then beneficially owned by Lincoln Park, would exceed 9.99%.

The following table sets forth the amount of gross proceeds we would receive from Lincoln Park from our sale of up to 700,000 shares of our common stock that we are registering hereby that we may issue and sell to Lincoln Park in the future under the Purchase Agreement at varying purchase prices from and after commencement:

 

Assumed Average
Purchase Price
Per Share

   Number of Registered Shares
of our Common Stock to be
Issued if Full Purchase(1)
     Percentage of Outstanding
Shares of our Common Stock
After Giving Effect to the
Issuance to Lincoln Park(2)
    Gross Proceeds from the Sale
of Shares of our Common
Stock to Lincoln Park Under
the Purchase Agreement(1)
 

$1.00

     700,000        23.0   $ 700,000  

$5.00

     700,000        23.0   $ 3,500,000  

$10.00

     700,000        23.0   $ 7,000,000  

$14.49 (3)

     700,000        23.0   $ 10,143,000  

$15.00

     700,000        23.0   $ 10,500,000  

$20.00

     700,000        23.0   $ 14,000,000  

$25.00

     600,000        20.3   $ 15,000,000  

 

(1)

Although the Purchase Agreement provides that we may sell up to $15.0 million of our common stock to Lincoln Park, we are only registering 731,958 shares of our common stock for resale under this prospectus, including 31,958 Commitment Shares we agreed to issue to Lincoln Park as a commitment fee for making its irrevocable commitment to purchase our common stock under the Purchase Agreement, which may or may not cover all the shares of our common stock we ultimately sell to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement, depending on the purchase price per share. We have included in this column only those shares registered for resale in the offering made by this prospectus (excluding the Commitment Shares), without regard for the Exchange Cap or the Beneficial Ownership Cap. We may only issue shares of our common stock in excess of the Exchange Cap if we obtain stockholder approval to do so, or if the average price of all applicable sales of our common stock to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement equals or exceeds $15.1661 per share.

(2)

The denominator is based on 2,317,772 shares of our common stock outstanding as of September 1, 2021, adjusted to include the 31,958 Commitment Shares and number of shares of our common stock set forth in the adjacent column. The numerator is based on the number of shares of our common stock set forth in the adjacent column.

(3)

The closing sale price per share of our common stock on September 1, 2021.

 

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THE SELLING STOCKHOLDER

This prospectus relates to the possible resale by the selling stockholder, Lincoln Park, of shares of our common stock that may be issued to Lincoln Park pursuant to the Purchase Agreement. We are filing the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part pursuant to the provisions of the Registration Rights Agreement, which we entered into with Lincoln Park on September 1, 2021 concurrently with our execution of the Purchase Agreement, in which we agreed to provide certain registration rights with respect to sales by Lincoln Park of the shares of our common stock that may be issued to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement.

Lincoln Park, as the selling stockholder, may, from time to time, offer and sell pursuant to this prospectus up to 731,958 shares of our common stock that we have issued or may issue to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement. The selling stockholder may sell some, all or none of the shares of common stock. We do not know how long the selling stockholder will hold the shares of our common stock before selling them, and we currently have no agreements, arrangements or understandings with the selling stockholder regarding the sale of any of the shares of common stock. See “Plan of Distribution.”

The table below sets forth, to our knowledge, information concerning the beneficial ownership of shares of our common stock by the selling stockholder as of September 1, 2021. The percentages of shares owned before and after the offering are based on 2,317,772 shares of common stock outstanding as of September 1, 2021, which includes the Commitment Shares we agreed to issue to Lincoln Park that are offered by this prospectus. The information in the table below with respect to the selling stockholder has been obtained from the selling stockholder.

Beneficial ownership is determined in accordance with the rules of the SEC and includes voting or investment power with respect to shares. Unless otherwise indicated below, to our knowledge, all persons named in the table have sole voting and investment power with respect to their shares of common stock. The inclusion of any shares in this table does not constitute an admission of beneficial ownership for the person named below.

Throughout this prospectus, when we refer to the shares of common stock being offered by this prospectus on behalf of the selling stockholder, we are referring to the shares of common stock sold pursuant to the Purchase Agreement unless otherwise indicated.

 

Name of Selling Stockholder

   Shares Beneficially Owned
Prior to Offering
    Percentage
of Shares
Beneficially
Owned
Prior to
Offering
    Shares to
be Sold in this Offering
Assuming We Issue the
Maximum Number of
Shares Under the
Purchase
Agreement (3)
     Percentage
of Shares
to be
Beneficially
Owned
After
Offering
 

Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC (1)

     47,984 (2)      2.1     731,958        *

 

*

Represents less than 1% of the outstanding shares and assumes all shares of common stock registered hereunder have been resold by Lincoln Park.

(1)

Josh Scheinfeld and Jonathan Cope, the Managing Members of Lincoln Park Capital, LLC, the manager of Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC, are deemed to be beneficial owners of all of the shares of Class A common stock owned directly by Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC. Messrs. Cope and Scheinfeld have shared voting and investment power over the shares of Class A common stock being offered under the registration statement filed with the SEC in connection with the transactions contemplated under the Purchase Agreement and the Registration Rights Agreement. Neither Lincoln Park Capital, LLC nor Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC is a licensed broker dealer or an affiliate of a licensed broker dealer.

(2)

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  accordance with Rule 13d-3(d) under the Exchange Act, we have excluded from the number of shares of our common stock beneficially owned prior to the offering all of the shares of our common stock that we may issue and sell to Lincoln Park pursuant to the Purchase Agreement from and after commencement, because the issuance and sale of such shares of our common stock to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement is solely at our discretion and is subject to certain conditions, the satisfaction of all of which are outside of Lincoln Park’s control, including the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part becoming and remaining effective under the Securities Act. Furthermore, under the terms of the Purchase Agreement, issuances and sales of shares of our common stock to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement are subject to certain limitations on the amounts we may sell to Lincoln Park at any time, including the Exchange Cap and the Beneficial Ownership Cap.
(3)

Although the Purchase Agreement provides that we may sell up to $15.0 million of our common stock to Lincoln Park, only 731,958 of the shares of common stock that may be issued to Lincoln Park are being offered under this prospectus which represents: (i) 31,958 shares to be issued as Commitment Shares and (iii) an aggregate of 700,000 shares that may be sold by us to Lincoln Park at our discretion from time to time over a 36-month period commencing after the satisfaction of certain conditions set forth in the Purchase Agreement. Depending on the price per share at which we sell our common stock to Lincoln Park pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, we may need to sell to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement more shares of our common stock than are offered under this prospectus in order to receive aggregate gross proceeds equal to the full $15.0 million available to us under the Purchase Agreement. If we choose to do so, we must first register for resale under the Securities Act such additional shares. The number of shares ultimately offered for resale by Lincoln Park is dependent upon the number of shares we sell to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK

The following description of our capital stock and provisions of our Certificate of Incorporation and Amended and Restated Bylaws are summaries. You should also refer to the Certificate of Incorporation and the Amended and Restated Bylaws, which are filed as exhibits to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part.

General

Our Certificate of Incorporation authorizes us to issue up to 150,000,000 shares of common stock and 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share, all of which shares of preferred stock are currently undesignated. Our board of directors may establish the rights and preferences of the preferred stock from time to time.

As of June 30, 2021, there were (i) 2,317,772 shares of common stock outstanding; (ii) no outstanding shares of preferred stock; (iii) 631,016 shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of outstanding stock options; (iv) 593,924 shares of common stock issuable upon the exercise of outstanding warrants; and (v) 8,290 restricted stock units. At a special meeting of our stockholders on December 28, 2020, our stockholders approved a reverse split of our outstanding common stock at a ratio in the range of 1-for-5 to 1-for-35 to be determined at the discretion of our Board of Directors, whereby each outstanding 5 to 35 shares would be combined, converted and changed into 1 share of our common stock, to enable the Company to comply with Nasdaq’s continued listing requirements. Following such meeting, our board of directors approved a final reverse stock split ratio of 1-for-35. We filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware a Certificate of Amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation to effect the reverse stock split. The reverse stock split was effective as of 5:00 pm Eastern Time on December 31, 2020, and our common stock began trading on a split adjusted basis on The Nasdaq Capital Market and TSX on January 4, 2021. All share and per share amounts presented herein have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the reverse stock split.

Common Stock

Voting

Each holder of our common stock is entitled to one vote for each share on all matters submitted to a vote of the stockholders, including the election of directors. Our stockholders do not have cumulative voting rights. Because of this, the holders of a majority of the shares of common stock entitled to vote in any election of directors can elect all of the directors standing for election, if they should so choose.

Dividends

Subject to preferences that may be applicable to any then-outstanding preferred stock, holders of our common stock are entitled to receive ratably those dividends, if any, as may be declared from time to time by the board of directors out of legally available funds.

Liquidation

In the event of our liquidation, dissolution or winding up, holders of our common stock will be entitled to share ratably in the net assets legally available for distribution to stockholders after the payment of all of our debts and other liabilities and the satisfaction of any liquidation preference granted to the holders of any then-outstanding shares of preferred stock.

 

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Rights and Preferences

Holders of our common stock have no preemptive, conversion or subscription rights and there are no redemption or sinking fund provisions applicable to the common stock. The rights, preferences and privileges of the holders of our common stock are subject to, and may be adversely affected by, the rights of the holders of shares of any series of preferred stock that we may designate in the future.

Preferred Stock

Our board of directors has the authority under our Certificate of Incorporation, without further action by our stockholders, to issue up to 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock in one or more series, to establish from time to time the number of shares to be included in each such series, to fix the rights, preferences and privileges of the shares of each wholly unissued series and any qualifications, limitations or restrictions thereon, and to increase or decrease the number of shares of any such series, but not below the number of shares of such series then outstanding.

Our board of directors may authorize the issuance of preferred stock with voting or conversion rights that could adversely affect the voting power or other rights of the holders of our common stock. The purpose of authorizing our board of directors to issue preferred stock and determine its rights and preferences is to eliminate delays associated with a stockholder vote on specific issuances. The issuance of preferred stock, while providing flexibility in connection with possible acquisitions and other corporate purposes, could, among other things, have the effect of delaying, deferring or preventing a change in control of us and may adversely affect the market price of our common stock and the voting and other rights of the holders of our common stock. It is not possible to state the actual effect of the issuance of any shares of preferred stock on the rights of holders of common stock until the board of directors determines the specific rights attached to that preferred stock.

Anti-Takeover Provisions

Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law

We are subject to Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, which prohibits a Delaware corporation from engaging in any business combination with any interested stockholder for a period of three years after the date that such stockholder became an interested stockholder, with the following exceptions:

 

   

before such date, the board of directors of the corporation approved either the business combination or the transaction that resulted in the stockholder becoming an interested stockholder;

 

   

upon completion of the transaction that resulted in the stockholder becoming an interested stockholder, the interested stockholder owned at least 85% of the voting stock of the corporation outstanding at the time the transaction began, excluding for purposes of determining the voting stock outstanding, but not the outstanding voting stock owned by the interested stockholder, those shares owned (1) by persons who are directors and also officers and (2) employee stock plans in which employee participants do not have the right to determine confidentially whether shares held subject to the plan will be tendered in a tender or exchange offer; or

 

   

on or after such date, the business combination is approved by the board of directors and authorized at an annual or special meeting of the stockholders, and not by written consent, by the affirmative vote of at least 66 2/3% of the outstanding voting stock that is not owned by the interested stockholder.

In general, Section 203 defines a “business combination” to include the following:

 

   

merger or consolidation involving the corporation or any direct or indirect majority-owned subsidiary of the corporation and the interested stockholder;

 

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any sale, transfer, pledge or other disposition of 10% or more of the assets of the corporation involving the interested stockholder (in one transaction or a series of transactions);

 

   

subject to certain exceptions, any transaction that results in the issuance or transfer by the corporation or by any direct or indirect majority-owned subsidiary of the corporation of any stock of the corporation or of such subsidiary to the interested stockholder;

 

   

any transaction involving the corporation or any direct or indirect majority-owned subsidiary of the corporation that has the effect of increasing the proportionate share of the stock or any class or series of the corporation beneficially owned by the interested stockholder; or

 

   

the receipt by the interested stockholder of the benefit of any loans, advances, guarantees, pledges or other financial benefits by or through the corporation.

In general, Section 203 defines an “interested stockholder” as an entity or person who, together with the person’s affiliates and associates, beneficially owns, or within three years prior to the time of determination of interested stockholder status did own, 15% or more of the outstanding voting stock of the corporation.

Certificate of Incorporation and Amended and Restated Bylaws

Our Certificate of Incorporation provides that the authorized number of directors may be changed only by resolution of the board of directors, and vacancies and newly created directorships on the board of directors may, except as otherwise required by law or determined by the board of directors, only be filled by a majority vote of the directors then serving on the board of directors, even though less than a quorum.

Our Amended and Restated Bylaws provide that all stockholder actions must be effected at a duly called meeting of stockholders and eliminate the right of stockholders to act by written consent without a meeting. Our Amended and Restated Bylaws also provide that only our Chairman of the board of directors, Chief Executive Officer or the board of directors pursuant to a resolution adopted by a majority of the total number of authorized directors may call a special meeting of stockholders.

Our Amended and Restated Bylaws also provide that stockholders seeking to present proposals before a meeting of stockholders to nominate candidates for election as directors at a meeting of stockholders must provide timely advance notice in writing, and specify requirements as to the form and content of a stockholder’s notice. At any meeting of stockholders for the election of directors at which a quorum is present, the election will be determined by a plurality of the votes cast by the stockholders entitled to vote at the election.

Our Certificate of Incorporation and Amended and Restated Bylaws provide that the stockholders cannot amend many of the provisions described above except by a vote of 66 2/3% or more of our outstanding Common stock. As described above, our Certificate of Incorporation gives our board of directors the authority, without further action by our stockholders, to issue up to 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock in one or more series.

The combination of these provisions will make it more difficult for our existing stockholders to replace our board of directors as well as for another party to obtain control of us by replacing our board of directors. Since our board of directors has the power to retain and discharge our officers, these provisions could also make it more difficult for existing stockholders or another party to effect a change in management. In addition, the authorization of undesignated preferred stock makes it possible for our board of directors to issue preferred stock with voting or other rights or preferences that could impede the success of any attempt to change our control.

These provisions are intended to enhance the likelihood of continued stability in the composition of our board of directors and its policies and to discourage coercive takeover practices and inadequate takeover bids. These provisions are also designed to reduce our vulnerability to hostile takeovers and to discourage certain tactics that may be used in proxy fights. However, such provisions could have the effect of discouraging others from making

 

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tender offers for our shares and may have the effect of delaying changes in our control or management. As a consequence, these provisions may also inhibit fluctuations in the market price of our stock that could result from actual or rumored takeover attempts. We believe that the benefits of these provisions, including increased protection of our potential ability to negotiate with the proponent of an unfriendly or unsolicited proposal to acquire or restructure our company, outweigh the disadvantages of discouraging takeover proposals, because negotiation of takeover proposals could result in an improvement of their terms.

Choice of Forum

Our Certificate of Incorporation provides that the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware will be the exclusive forum for:

 

   

any derivative action or proceeding brought on our behalf;

 

   

any action asserting a breach of fiduciary duty;

 

   

any action asserting a claim against us arising pursuant to the Delaware General Corporation Law, our Certificate of Incorporation or our Amended and Restated Bylaws; or

 

   

any action asserting a claim against us that is governed by the internal affairs doctrine.

The provision does not apply to suits brought to enforce a duty or liability created by the Exchange Act.

The enforceability of similar choice of forum provisions in other companies’ certificates of incorporation has been challenged in legal proceedings, and it is possible that, in connection with any action, a court could find the choice of forum provisions contained in our Certificate of Incorporation to be inapplicable or unenforceable in such action. Our Certificate of Incorporation further provides that the federal district courts of the United States will be the exclusive forum for resolving any complaint asserting a cause of action arising under the Securities Act, subject to and contingent upon a final adjudication in the State of Delaware of the enforceability of such exclusive forum provision.

Participation Rights of Investors in October 2020 Private Placement

Pursuant to the securities purchase agreement for the October 2020 Private Placement, as amended, if we issue any shares of common stock or common stock equivalents for cash consideration, indebtedness or a combination thereof, with certain exceptions (including equity line of credit transactions), within twelve months of the closing of the private placement, each purchaser who subscribed for at least $250,000 in the private placement has the right to participate in up to such purchaser’s pro rata portion of 30% of the such subsequent financing on the same terms, conditions and price provided for in the subsequent financing.

Registration Rights

Pursuant to the terms of convertible notes issued to A&B (HK) Company Limited in October 2015 and December 2015, we agreed to register any shares issued upon the conversion of such convertible notes upon the request of A&B (HK) Company Limited. As of June 30, 2021, A&B (HK) Company Limited beneficially owned 71,306 shares of Common stock that were issued upon the conversion of such convertible notes.

Transfer Agent and Registrar

The transfer agent and the registrar for the Company is American Stock Transfer & Trust Company LLC, 6201 15th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11219; Telephone: 800-937-5449.

 

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Common Stock Listing

Our common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “HSDT” and on the TSX under the symbol “TSX”. However, the Company believes that the trading volume of its shares on the TSX no longer justifies the expense and administrative efforts associated with maintaining the listing, and we have applied to voluntarily delist our common stock from the TSX effective at the close of trading on September 9, 2021.

 

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PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

The shares of our common stock offered by this prospectus are being offered by the selling stockholder, Lincoln Park. The shares may be sold or distributed from time to time by the selling stockholder directly to one or more purchasers or through brokers, dealers, or underwriters who may act solely as agents at market prices prevailing at the time of sale, at prices related to the prevailing market prices, at negotiated prices, or at fixed prices, which may be changed. The sale of our common stock offered by this prospectus could be effected in one or more of the following methods:

 

   

ordinary brokers’ transactions;

 

   

transactions involving cross or block trades;

 

   

through brokers, dealers, or underwriters who may act solely as agents;

 

   

“at the market” into an existing market for the shares of our common stock;

 

   

in other ways not involving market makers or established business markets, including direct sales to purchasers or sales effected through agents;

 

   

in privately negotiated transactions; or

 

   

any combination of the foregoing.

In order to comply with the securities laws of certain states, if applicable, the shares of our common stock offered by this prospectus may be sold only through registered or licensed brokers or dealers. In addition, in certain states, the shares of our common stock offered by this prospectus may not be sold unless they have been registered or qualified for sale in the state or an exemption from the state’s registration or qualification requirement is available and complied with. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Lincoln Park has agreed with the Company that it shall not offer or sell any shares of Class A Common Stock that may be issued to Lincoln Park pursuant to the Purchase Agreement (A) directly to any person whom, to Lincoln Park’s knowledge, is (I) a person resident in Canada or (II) a person acquiring such securities for the benefit of another person resident in Canada, or (B) on any “marketplace” (as such term is defined in National Instrument 21-101 Marketplace Operation) in Canada.

Lincoln Park is an “underwriter” within the meaning of Section 2(a)(11) of the Securities Act.

Lincoln Park has informed us that it intends to use an unaffiliated broker-dealer to effectuate all sales, if any, of our common stock that it has acquired and may in the future acquire from us pursuant to the Purchase Agreement. Such sales will be made at prices and at terms then prevailing or at prices related to the then current market price. Each such unaffiliated broker-dealer will be an underwriter within the meaning of Section 2(a)(11) of the Securities Act. Lincoln Park has informed us that each such broker-dealer will receive commissions from Lincoln Park that will not exceed customary brokerage commissions.

Brokers, dealers, underwriters or agents participating in the distribution of the shares of our common stock offered by this prospectus may receive compensation in the form of commissions, discounts, or concessions from the purchasers, for whom the broker-dealers may act as agent, of shares of our common stock sold by Lincoln Park through this prospectus. The compensation paid to any such particular broker-dealer by any such purchasers of shares of our common stock sold by Lincoln Park may be less than or in excess of customary commissions. Neither we nor Lincoln Park can presently estimate the amount of compensation that any agent will receive from any purchasers of shares of our common stock sold by Lincoln Park.

We know of no existing arrangements between Lincoln Park or any other stockholder, broker, dealer, underwriter or agent relating to the sale or distribution of the shares of our common stock offered by this prospectus.

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prospectus, including, if and when required under the Securities Act, to disclose certain information relating to a particular sale of shares of our common stock offered by this prospectus by the selling stockholder, including the names of any brokers, dealers, underwriters or agents participating in the distribution of such shares of our common stock by the selling stockholder, any compensation paid by Lincoln Park to any such brokers, dealers, underwriters or agents, and any other required information.

We will pay the expenses incident to the registration under the Securities Act of the offer and sale of the shares of our common stock included in this prospectus by Lincoln Park. We have agreed to indemnify Lincoln Park and certain other persons against certain liabilities in connection with the offering of shares of our common stock offered by this prospectus, including liabilities arising under the Securities Act or, if such indemnity is unavailable, to contribute amounts required to be paid in respect of such liabilities. Lincoln Park has agreed to indemnify us against liabilities under the Securities Act that may arise from certain written information furnished to us by Lincoln Park specifically for use in this prospectus or, if such indemnity is unavailable, to contribute amounts required to be paid in respect of such liabilities.

Lincoln Park has represented to us that at no time prior to the Purchase Agreement has Lincoln Park or its agents, representatives or affiliates engaged in or effected, in any manner whatsoever, directly or indirectly, any short sale (as such term is defined in Rule 200 of Regulation SHO of the Exchange Act) of our common stock or any hedging transaction, which establishes a net short position with respect to our common stock. Lincoln Park agreed that during the term of the Purchase Agreement, it, its agents, representatives or affiliates will not enter into or effect, directly or indirectly, any of the foregoing transactions.

We have advised Lincoln Park that it is required to comply with Regulation M promulgated under the Exchange Act. With certain exceptions, Regulation M precludes the selling stockholder, any affiliated purchasers, and any broker-dealer or other person who participates in the distribution from bidding for or purchasing, or attempting to induce any person to bid for or purchase any security which is the subject of the distribution until the entire distribution is complete. Regulation M also prohibits any bids or purchases made in order to stabilize the price of a security in connection with the distribution of that security. All of the foregoing may affect the marketability of the securities offered by this prospectus.

This offering will terminate on the earlier of (i) termination of the Purchase Agreement or (ii) the date that all shares of our common stock offered by this prospectus have been sold by Lincoln Park.

Our common stock is listed on The Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “HSDT” and on the Toronto Stock Exchange “TSX” under the symbol “HSM”. However, we have applied to voluntarily delist our common stock from the TSX effective September 9, 2021.

No Sales to Canadian Residents

The shares of our Class A Common Stock offered under this prospectus may not be resold to any person resident in Canada, to any person acquiring such shares for the benefit of any person resident in Canada or on any marketplace in Canada.

 

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LEGAL MATTERS

Honigman LLP, Kalamazoo, Michigan, will issue a legal opinion as to the validity of the securities offered by this prospectus.

EXPERTS

The consolidated financial statements as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, and for the years then ended, incorporated by reference in this prospectus and the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part have been so incorporated in reliance on the reports of BDO USA, LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, incorporated herein by reference, given on the authority of said firm as experts in auditing and accounting. The report on the consolidated financial statements contains an explanatory paragraph regarding the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

We file reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC in accordance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Our reports, proxy statements and other information filed with the SEC are available free of charge to the public over the Internet at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. These documents may also be accessed on our website at www.heliusmedical.com. We are not including the information on our website as a part of, nor incorporating it by reference into, this prospectus or the registration statement of which it forms a part.

INCORPORATION OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE

The SEC allows us to “incorporate by reference” in this prospectus much of the information we file with the SEC, which means that we can disclose important information to you by referring you to those publicly available documents. The information we incorporate by reference is an important part of this prospectus, and certain information that we will later file with the SEC will automatically update and supersede this information. Later information that we file with the SEC will automatically update and supersede the information that is either contained, or incorporated by reference, in this prospectus, and will be considered to be a part of this prospectus from the date those documents are filed.

We incorporate by reference into this prospectus and the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part the information or documents listed below that we have filed with the SEC, and any future filings we will make with the SEC under Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14, or 15(d) of the Exchange Act (other than information furnished under Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of Form 8-K or Schedule 14A), including all filings filed pursuant to the Exchange Act after the date of the registration statement and prior to effectiveness of the registration statement, and following effectiveness of the registration statement and until the termination or completion of the offering of the securities covered by this prospectus:

 

   

Our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the SEC on March 10, 2021, including the information specifically incorporated by reference into such Annual Report on Form 10-K from our definitive proxy statement for our 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders filed with the SEC on April 23, 2021;

 

   

Our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, filed with the SEC on May 17, 2021, and for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, filed with the SEC on August 12, 2021;

 

   

Our Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on  January 11, 2021 January 19, 2021February  1, 2021March 4, 2021 March 11, 2021 (as amended on  April 19, 2021),

 

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March 29, 2021 April 7, 2021May 27, 2021June 2, 2021, and  June 15, 2021, July  8, 2021, July  26, 2021, August 17, 2021, August 19, 2021, August  25, 2021 and September 2, 2021; and

 

   

The description of the Registrant’s Common Stock contained in the Registrant’s Form 8-A (File No. 001-38445) filed with the Commission on April  4, 2018, as amended by the description of the Common Stock contained in Exhibit 4.7 to the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, and as further amended by any subsequent amendment or report filed for the purpose of updating such description.

We will furnish without charge to you, on written or oral request, a copy of any or all of the documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus including exhibits to these documents. You should direct any requests for documents to Helius Medical Technologies, Inc., Attn: Chief Financial Officer, 642 Newtown Yardley Road, Suite 100, Newtown PA 18940, or via e-mail at inquiry@heliusmedical.com. Our phone number is (215) 944-6104.

You also may access these filings on our website at http://www.heliusmedical.com. We do not incorporate the information on our website into this prospectus and you should not consider any information on, or that can be accessed through, our website as part of this prospectus (other than those filings with the SEC that we specifically incorporate by reference into this prospectus).

 

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PART II

INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS

 

Item 13.

Other Expenses of Issuance and Distribution.

The following table sets forth the various expenses to be incurred in connection with the sale and distribution of the securities being registered hereby, all of which will be borne by us (except any underwriting discounts and commissions and expenses incurred by the selling stockholder for brokerage, accounting, tax or legal services or any other expenses incurred by the selling stockholder in disposing of the shares). All amounts shown are estimates except the SEC registration fee.

 

     Amount  

SEC registration fee

   $ 1,143.55  

Accounting fees and expenses

   $ 25,000

Legal fees and expenses

   $ 75,000

Transfer agent fees and expenses

   $ 15,000  

Miscellaneous fees and expenses

   $ 8,856.05
  

 

 

 

Total

   $ 125,000
  

 

 

 

 

Item 14.

Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

We are incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware. Section 102 of the Delaware General Corporation Law permits a corporation to eliminate the personal liability of directors of a corporation to the corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for a breach of fiduciary duty as a director, except where the director breached his or her duty of loyalty, failed to act in good faith, engaged in intentional misconduct or knowingly violated a law, authorized the payment of a dividend or approved a stock repurchase in violation of Delaware corporate law or obtained an improper personal benefit.

Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law provides that a corporation has the power to indemnify a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation and certain other persons serving at the request of the corporation in related capacities against expenses (including attorneys’ fees), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlements actually and reasonably incurred by the person in connection with an action, suit or proceeding to which he or she is or is threatened to be made a party by reason of such position, if such person acted in good faith and in a manner he or she reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, and, in any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was unlawful, except that, in the case of actions brought by or in the right of the corporation, no indemnification shall be made with respect to any claim, issue or matter as to which such person shall have been adjudged to be liable to the corporation unless and only to the extent that the Court of Chancery or other adjudicating court determines that, despite the adjudication of liability but in view of all of the circumstances of the case, such person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity for such expenses which the Court of Chancery or such other court shall deem proper.

As permitted by the Delaware General Corporation Law, our amended and restated bylaws provide that: (1) we are required to indemnify our directors and executive officers to the fullest extent permitted by the Delaware General Corporation Law; (2) we may, in our discretion, indemnify our other officers, employees and agents as set forth in the Delaware General Corporation Law; (3) we are required, upon satisfaction of certain conditions, to advance all expenses incurred by our directors and executive officers in connection with certain legal proceedings; (4) the rights conferred in the bylaws are not exclusive; (5) we are authorized to enter into indemnification agreements with our directors, officers, employees and agents; and (6) we may secure insurance on behalf of any director, officer, employee or other agent for any liability arising out of his or her actions in that capacity regardless of whether we would otherwise be permitted to indemnify him or her under the provisions of Delaware law.

 

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We have entered into indemnification agreements with our directors and officers. These agreements provide broader indemnity rights than those provided under the Delaware General Corporation Law and our Certificate of Incorporation. The indemnification agreements are not intended to deny or otherwise limit third-party or derivative suits against us or our directors or officers, but to the extent a director or officer were entitled to indemnity or contribution under the indemnification agreement, the financial burden of a third-party suit would be borne by us, and we would not benefit from derivative recoveries against the director or officer. Such recoveries would accrue to our benefit but would be offset by our obligations to the director or officer under the indemnification agreement.

We maintain a directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policy. The policy insures directors and officers against unindemnified losses arising from certain wrongful acts in their capacities as directors and officers and reimburses us for those losses for which we have lawfully indemnified the directors and officers. The policy contains various exclusions.

 

Item 15.

Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities.

The following sets forth information regarding all unregistered securities sold by the registrant in the three years preceding the date of this registration statement.

On September 1, 2021, we entered into a purchase agreement with Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC pursuant to which we have the right to sell to Lincoln Park up to $15.0 million in shares of common stock, subject to certain limitations, from time to time over the 36-month period commencing on the date that a registration statement covering the resale of the shares is declared effective by the SEC. We agreed to issue 31,958 Commitment Shares to Lincoln Park as consideration for its commitment to purchase our shares under the Purchase Agreement, following the delisting of our common stock from the TSX.

On October 21, 2020, we entered into a securities purchase agreement with certain purchasers, pursuant to which we agreed to sell and issue, in a private placement, an aggregate of 187,646 shares of common stock. Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, we also issued 93,817 Warrants. The Warrants have an initial exercise price of $15.82 per share and expire on October 26, 2023, except that Warrants issued to insiders, and affiliates of insiders, have an initial exercise price of $16.1665 per share and expire on October 26, 2023. Joseph Gunnar & Co., LLC acted as placement agent for the Company in connection with the private placement. The Company issued warrants to the Joseph Gunnar & Co., LLC to purchase 961 shares of common stock, with an exercise price of $19.775 per share.

On March 18, 2020, we entered into a securities purchase agreement with certain purchasers, pursuant to which we agreed to sell and issue to such purchasers, in a registered direct offering, an aggregate of 178,776 shares of our common stock, at $12.25 per share. Pursuant to the purchase agreement, in a concurrent private placement, on March 20, 2020 we issued to the purchasers warrants to purchase up to 178,776 shares of common stock. The warrants are exercisable beginning on September 21, 2020 at an exercise price of $16.10 per share and expire on September 22, 2025. H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC acted as placement agent for the private placement.

In March 2018, we issued 15,874 shares of common stock upon the exercise of warrants at an exercise price of $236.25 per share. During the second quarter of 2018, we issued 405 shares of common stock upon the exercise of warrants at an exercise price of CAD$262.50 per share. The issuance of these securities was exempt from registration pursuant to Regulation S of the Securities Act as an offering outside the United States. During the third quarter of 2018, we issued 1 share of common stock upon the exercise of warrants at an exercise price of CAD$262.50 per share. The issuance of these securities was exempt from registration pursuant to Regulation S of the Securities Act as an offering outside the United States.

Unless otherwise noted, the transactions described in Item 15 were exempt from registration under the Securities Act pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act in that such sales did not involve a public offering, under

 

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Rule 701 promulgated under the Securities Act, in that they were offered and sold either pursuant to written compensatory plans or pursuant to a written contract relating to compensation, as provided by Rule 701, or under Rule 506 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act.

 

Item 16.

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules.

(a) Exhibits.

The exhibits to the registration statement are listed in the Exhibit Index attached hereto and incorporated by reference herein.

(b) Financial Statement Schedules.

No financial statement schedules are provided because the information called for is not required or is shown either in the financial statements or notes.

 

Item 17.

Undertakings.

 

  (a)

The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:

 

  (1)

To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to the registration statement:

 

  (i)

To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”);

 

  (ii)

To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and

 

  (iii)

To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;

provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i), (ii) and (iii) do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement.

 

  (2)

That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

  (3)

To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

 

  (4)

That, for the purpose of determining liability under the Securities Act to any purchaser,

 

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  (i)

each prospectus filed by the Registrant pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) shall be deemed to be part of the registration statement as of the date the filed prospectus was deemed part of and included in the registration statement; and

 

  (ii)

each prospectus required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(2), (b)(5), or (b)(7) as part of a registration statement in reliance on Rule 430B relating to an offering made pursuant to Rule 415(a)(1)(i), (vii) or (x) for the purpose of providing the information required by Section 10(a) of the Securities Act shall be deemed to be part of and included in the registration statement as of the earlier of the date such form of prospectus is first used after effectiveness or the date of the first contract of sale of securities in the offering described in the prospectus. As provided in Rule 430B, for liability purposes of the issuer and any person that is at that date an underwriter, such date shall be deemed to be a new effective date of the registration statement relating to the securities in the registration statement to which that prospectus relates, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof; provided, however, that no statement made in a registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement or made in a document incorporated or deemed incorporated by reference into the registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement will, as to a purchaser with a time of contract of sale prior to such effective date, supersede or modify any statement that was made in the registration statement or prospectus that was part of the registration statement or made in any such document immediately prior to such effective date.

 

  (b)

The Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the Registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

  (c)

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the indemnification provisions described herein, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit

Number

  

Exhibit

  3.1    Certificate of Conversion filed with the Delaware Secretary of State on July  18, 2018 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Form 10-Q filed August 9, 2018)
  3.2    Certificate of Incorporation, as corrected (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Form 8-K filed October 30, 2018)
  3.3    Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Form 8-K filed on December 31, 2020)
  3.4    Bylaws as amended and restated (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 to the Form 10-Q filed August 9, 2018)
  5.1    Opinion of Honigman LLP
10.1*    Separation and Release Agreement between Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. and Philippe Deschamps, dated August  23, 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Form 8-K filed with the SEC on August 25, 2020)
10.2*    Employment Agreement by and between Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. and Dane C. Andreeff effective as of June  14, 2021 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Form 8-K filed with the SEC on June 15, 2021)
10.3*    Employment Agreement by and between Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. and Jeffrey S. Mathiesen effective as of June  14, 2021 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Form 8-K filed with the SEC on June 15, 2021)
10.4*    Consulting Agreement between Helius Medical, Inc. and Mitch Tyler, dated December  10, 2014 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.5 to the Form 10-12G filed with the SEC on February 6, 2015)
10.5    License Agreement between Advanced NeuroRehabilitation, LLC and Yuri Danilov, Mitchell Tyler, Kurt Kaczmarek and John Klus, dated June 29, 2011 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.8 to the Amendment to Form S-1 filed with the SEC on September 23, 2014)
10.6    Amended and Restated Patent Sub-License Agreement between Advanced NeuroRehabilitation, LLC and Helius Medical, Inc, having an effective date of January 22, 2013 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Form S-1 filed with the SEC on July 14, 2014)
10.7    Second Amended and Restated Patent Sub-License between Advanced NeuroRehabilitation, LLC and Helius Medical, Inc, dated June 6, 2014, but having an effective date of January 22, 2013 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.7 to the Form S-1 filed with the SEC on July 14, 2014)
10.8    Master Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between Helius Medical, Inc, Advanced NeuroRehabilitation, LLC, Yuri Danilov, Mitchell Tyler, Kurt Kaczmarek and U.S. Army Medical Material Agency and U.S. Army Medical Material Development Activity, dated effective February 1, 2013 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Form S-1 filed with the SEC on July 14, 2014)
10.9    Notice of Modification No.  1 to Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between Helius Medical, Inc., Advanced NeuroRehabilitation, LLC, Yuri Danilov, Mitchell Tyler, Kurt Kaczmarek and U.S. Army Medical Material Agency and U.S. Army Medical Material Development Activity, dated April 29, 2014 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.5 to the Form S-1 filed with the SEC on July 14, 2014)

 

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Exhibit

Number

  

Exhibit

10.10    Notice of Modification No.  2 to Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between Helius Medical, Inc., Advanced NeuroRehabilitation, LLC, Yuri Danilov, Mitchell Tyler, Kurt Kaczmarek and U.S. Army Medical Material Agency and U.S. Army Medical Material Development Activity, dated January 12, 2015 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.12 to the Form 10-12G filed with the SEC on February 6, 2015)
10.11    Design and Manufacturing Consultant Agreement between Helius Medical, Inc. and Clinvue, LLC, dated January  30, 2013 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Form S-1 filed with the SEC on July 14, 2014)
10.12    Commercial Development-to-Supply Program between Helius Medical, Inc. and Ximedica, dated October 25, 2013 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to the Form S-1 filed with the SEC on July 14, 2014)
10.13*    Separation and Release Agreement between Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. and Joyce LaViscount, dated August  17, 2021 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Form 8-K filed with the SEC on August 19, 2021)
10.14‡    Asset Purchase Agreement between the Company and A&B (HK) Company Limited, dated as of October  9, 2015 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to the Form 8-K filed with the SEC on October 16, 2015)
10.14.1    Amendment to Asset Purchase Agreement between the Company and A&B (HK) Company Limited, dated as of October  30, 2017 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Form 8-K filed with the SEC on November 2, 2017)
10.14.2    Supplemental Agreement to Asset Purchase Agreement Dated October  9, 2015, between Helius Medical, Inc. and A&B (HK) Company Limited, dated as of August 15, 2018 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.27 to the Form 10-K filed March 14, 2019)
10.15    Sole-source cost sharing contract between Helius Medical, Inc. and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) dated as of July 7, 2015 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.22 to the Form S-1 filed with the SEC on May 4, 2016)
10.15.1    Amendment to Sole-Source Cost Sharing Contract between Helius Medical, Inc. and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), dated November 7, 2016 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Form 8-K filed with the SEC on November 21, 2016)
10.16*    Amended and Restated June 2014 Equity Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.3 to the Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on November 9, 2017)
10.16.1*    2014 Stock Incentive Plan Form of Option Grant Agreement (incorporated by reference to Exhibit  10.23.1 to the Transition Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 3, 2017)
10.17*    2016 Omnibus Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.25 to the Transition Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 3, 2017)
10.17.1*    Amendment Number 1 to the 2016 Omnibus Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit  10.25.1 to the Transition Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 3, 2017)
10.17.2*    Amendment Number 2 to the 2016 Omnibus Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit  4.7 to the Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed with the SEC on May 18, 2017)
10.17.3*    2016 Omnibus Incentive Plan Form of U.S. Option Grant Agreement (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.8 to the Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed with the SEC on May 18, 2017)
10.17.4*    2016 Omnibus Incentive Plan Form of Canada Option Grant Agreement (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.9 to the Registration Statement on Form S-8 filed with the SEC on May 18, 2017)

 

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Exhibit

Number

  

Exhibit

10.18    Commercial lease agreement dated March  29, 2017 between Helius Medical, Inc. and 660 Tudor Square, L.P. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.26 to the Transition Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 3, 2017)
10.19†    Employment agreement between Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. and Jennifer Laux, dated July  9, 2018, (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Form 10-Q filed August 9, 2018)
10.20*    2018 Omnibus Incentive Plan, as amended (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Form  10-Q filed November 8, 2018)
10.20.1*    2018 Omnibus Incentive Plan Form of Option Grant Agreement (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Form 10-Q filed November 8, 2018)
10.20.2*    2018 Omnibus Incentive Plan Form of Restricted Stock Unit Grant Agreement (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to the Form 10-Q filed November 8, 2018)
10.20.3*    2018 Omnibus Incentive Plan Form of Option Grant Agreement—2020 Retention Grant (incorporated by reference to Exhibit  10.1 to the Form 8-K filed on October 7, 2020)
10.20.4*    2018 Omnibus Incentive Plan Form of Option Grant Agreement – Initial Grants to Dane C. Andreeff and Jeffrey S. Mathiesen (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Form 8-K filed on June 15, 2021)
10.20.5*    Amendment to the Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. 2018 Omnibus Incentive Plan, effective May  25, 2021 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Form 8-K filed May 27, 2021)
10.21*    Non-employee Director Compensation Policy (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.7 to the Form 10-Q filed May 17, 2021)
10.22    Form of Warrant Indenture dated April  13, 2018 by and between Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. and Computershare Trust Company of Canada (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Form 8-K filed April 12, 2018)
10.23    Form of Securities Purchase Agreement (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Form 8-K filed March 18, 2020)
10.24#+    Form of Securities Purchase Agreement dated October 21, 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Form 8-K filed on October 26, 2020)
10.25#    Underwriting Agreement dated as of January 28, 2021, by and between Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. and Ladenburg Thalmann  & Co. Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 1.1 to the Form 8-K filed on February 1, 2021)
10.26    Form of Warrant (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Form 8-K filed March  18, 2020)
10.27    Form of Warrant to Purchase Common Stock issued pursuant to the Securities Purchase Agreement, dated October  21, 2020 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Form 8-K filed on October 26, 2020)
10.28    Form of Warrant to purchase shares of common stock (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 of Company’s Amendment No.  1 to the Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed on January 20, 2021 (File No. 333-251804))
10.29    Warrant Agency Agreement dated as of February  1, 2021, by and between Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. and American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to the Form 8-K filed on February  1, 2021)
10.30    Form of Underwriter Warrant (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.3 of Company’s Amendment No.  1 to the Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed on January 20, 2021 (File No. 333-251804)).

 

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Exhibit

Number

  

Exhibit

10.31    Employment Agreement by and between Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. and Antonella Favit-Van Pelt, effective as of July 7, 2021
10.32    Registration Rights Agreement, dated September  1, 2021 by and between the Company and Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Form 8-K filed on September 2, 2021)
10.33#    Purchase Agreement, dated September  1, 2021 by and between the Company and Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Form 8-K filed on September 2, 2021)
10.34    First Amendment to Securities Purchase Agreement, dated September 1, 2021
10.35    Consulting Agreement between Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. and Jonathan Sackier, dated March  8, 2021 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Form 10-K filed on March 10, 2021)
10.36    2018 Omnibus Incentive Plan Form of Stock Grant Notice and Award Agreement (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Form 8-K filed April 7, 2021)
10.37*    Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. 2021 Inducement Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.5 to the Form S-8 filed July 7, 2021)
10.38*    Form of Stock Option Grant Notice, Option Agreement and Notice of Exercise under the Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. 2021 Inducement Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.6 to the Form S-8 filed July 7, 2021)
10.39    Form of Indemnification Agreement (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.24 to the Form 10-K filed March 10, 2021)
21.1    Subsidiaries of Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 21.1 to the Form 10-K filed March 10, 2021)
23.1    Consent of BDO USA, LLP
23.2    Consent of Honigman LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1 hereto)
24.1    Power of Attorney (included in signature page hereto)

 

*

Indicates a management contract or compensatory plan.

Confidential information has been omitted and filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Confidential treatment has been granted with respect to this omitted information.

#

Schedules and exhibits to this agreement have been omitted pursuant to Item 601(a)(5) of Regulation S-K. The Company agrees to furnish any omitted schedules or exhibits upon the request of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

+

A list of the omitted schedules and exhibits to this agreement is as follows: Exhibit A: Schedule of Purchasers; Exhibit B: Form of Warrant; Exhibit C: Accredited Investor Qualification Questionnaire; Exhibit D: Bad Actor Questionnaire; and Exhibit E: Selling Stockholder Questionnaire.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement on Form S-1 to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Newton, State of Pennsylvania, on September 3, 2021.

 

Helius Medical Technologies, Inc.
By:  

/s/ Dane C. Andreeff

  Dane C. Andreeff
  President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned officers and directors of Helius Medical Technologies, Inc., a Delaware corporation, do hereby constitute and appoint each of Dane C. Andreeff and Jeffrey S. Mathiesen as his or her true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent, with full power of substitution and re-substitution, for him and in his name, place, and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments, exhibits thereto and other documents in connection therewith) to this Registration Statement and any subsequent registration statement filed by the registrant pursuant to Rule 462(b) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, which relates to this Registration Statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorney-in-fact and agent full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in connection therewith, as fully to all intents and purposes as he might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorney-in-fact and agent, or his substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this Registration Statement on Form S-1 has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Signature

  

Title

 

Date

/s/ Dane C. Andreeff

   President, Chief Executive Officer (Principal   September 3, 2021
Dane C. Andreeff    Executive Officer) and Director  

/s/ Jeffrey S. Mathiesen

   Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial   September 3, 2021
Jeffrey S. Mathiesen    Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)  

/s/ Edward M. Straw

   Director   September 3, 2021
Edward M. Straw     

/s/ Sherrie Perkins

   Director   September 3, 2021
Sherrie Perkins     

/s/ Mitchell E. Tyler

   Director   September 3, 2021
Mitchell E. Tyler     

/s/ Blane Walter

   Director   September 3, 2021
Blane Walter     

 

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