SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PolarityTE, Inc. (Nasdaq: PTE), a biotechnology company developing and commercializing regenerative tissue products and biomaterials, today announced that it has received correspondence from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) advising PolarityTE that the SEC’s investigation relating to a range of securities, financial, personnel, and other matters has concluded. The correspondence states that, based on the information the SEC has received to date, the SEC Staff does not intend to recommend an enforcement action by the SEC against PolarityTE.
The substance of the investigation was previously disclosed in PolarityTE’s reports filed with the SEC; most recently under the section “Risks Related to Our Common Stock” under Item 1A—Risk Factors of PolarityTE’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, filed with the SEC on March 12, 2020.
David Seaburg, PolarityTE’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We have worked hard over the past year and a half to cooperate fully with the SEC and to produce materials responsive to their requests. We have the utmost respect for the SEC and its investigative process, and we are of course pleased with the closure of this investigation. Now we look forward to continuing to focus on the growth of our business, and to address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
PolarityTE is focused on transforming the lives of patients by discovering, designing and developing a range of regenerative tissue products and biomaterials for the fields of medicine, biomedical engineering and material sciences. Rather than manufacturing with synthetic and foreign materials within artificially engineered environments, PolarityTE manufactures products from the patient’s own tissue and uses the patient’s own body to support the regenerative process. From a small piece of healthy autologous tissue, the company creates an easily deployable, dynamic and self-propagating product designed to regenerate the target tissues. PolarityTE’s innovative method is intended to promote and accelerate growth of the patient’s tissues to undergo a form of effective regenerative healing. Learn more at www.PolarityTE.com – Welcome to the Shift®.
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