Why Are HTG Molecular Diagnostics Shares Plunging Today

  • HTG Molecular Diagnostics HTGM stock is down on Tuesday after the company announced a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.
  • According to the filing, HTG Molecular Diagnostics will operate as a "debtor-in-possession" business during the bankruptcy. 
  • It's also seeking a variety of first-day motions that will allow it to continue normal operations.
  • The filing also accelerates the obligations of the company's debts, including a $2.68 million loan held by Silicon Valley Bank, now a division of First-Citizens Bank and Trust Company.
  • HTG Molecular Diagnostics notified the termination of Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Byron Lawson at the start of the month. 
  • However, the company also signed a deal for his consulting services during a one-month transition period. This has the company agreeing to pay Lawson $23,000.
  • In its Q1 earnings release, the company said partnering discussions had been initiated with global biopharmaceutical companies around its portfolio of drug candidate molecules in oncology and neurodegenerative disease indications
  • In addition, HTG has initiated partnering conversations regarding the use of HTG's drug discovery engine within the partners' portfolios of drug assets.
  • HTG Molecular reported Q1 sales of $1 million, on a net loss of $5 million.
  • Price Action: HTGM shares are down 45.8% at $0.91 on the last check Tuesday.
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