Nephros Inc. Receives Extension To Submit AMEX Plan Of Compliance
NEW YORK, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nephros, Inc. today announced that the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) has granted the Company a one week extension, until August 24, 2006, to submit a plan of compliance advising the AMEX of the action the Company has taken, or will take, that would bring it into compliance with the AMEX continued listing standards. The Company intends to submit a compliance plan to the AMEX Staff by August 24th.
As previously announced, the Company received notice from the AMEX in July that the Company is not in compliance with certain conditions of the continued listing standards of Section 1003 of the AMEX Company Guide. Specifically, AMEX noted the Company's failure to comply with Section 1003(a)(ii) of the AMEX Company Guide relating to shareholders' equity of less than $4,000,000 and losses from continuing operations and/or net losses in three out of its four most recent fiscal years and Section 1003(a)(iii) of the AMEX Company Guide relating to shareholders' equity of less than $6,000,000 and losses from continuing operations and/or net losses in its five most recent fiscal years.
About Nephros Inc.
Nephros, Inc., headquartered in New York, is a medical device company developing and marketing products designed to improve the quality of life for the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patient, while addressing the critical financial and clinical needs of the care provider. Nephros also markets filtration products complimentary to its core ESRD therapy business. ESRD is a disease state characterized by the irreversible loss of kidney function.
Nephros believes that its products are designed to remove a range of harmful substances more effectively, and more cost-effectively, than existing ESRD treatment methods; particularly with respect to substances known collectively as "middle molecules," due to their molecular weight, that have been found to contribute to such conditions as dialysis related amyloidosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, degenerative bone disease and ultimately, to mortality in the ESRD patient.
Using the company's dual stage filter architecture, Nephros has developed a new proprietary water filtration device that is designed to remove a broad range of bacteria, viral agents and toxic substances, including salmonella, hepatitis, HIV, Ebola virus, ricin toxin, legionella, fungi and e-coli. Nephros received its first order for a water filter product from a major New York City hospital in January 2006.
Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Such statements may include statements regarding the efficacy and intended use of Nephros's technologies under development, the timelines for bringing such products to market and the availability of funding sources for continued development of such products and other statements that are not historical facts, including statements which may be preceded by the words "intends," "may," "will," "plans," "expects," "anticipates," "projects," "predicts," "estimates," "aims," "believes," "hopes," "potential" or similar words. For such statements, Nephros claims the protection of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, are based on certain assumptions and are subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of Nephros. Actual results may differ materially from the expectations contained in the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such differences include the risks that: (i) Nephros may be unsuccessful in devising a practicable plan of action to timely regain compliance with the AMEX listing standards; (ii) products that appeared promising to Nephros in research or clinical trials may not demonstrate anticipated efficacy, safety or cost savings in subsequent pre-clinical or clinical trials; (iii) Nephros may not obtain appropriate or necessary governmental approvals to achieve its business plan or effectively market its products; (iv) Nephros's technology and products may not be accepted in current or future target markets, which could lead to the failure to achieve market penetration of Nephros's products; (v) Nephros may not be able to sell its ESRD or water filtration products at competitive prices or profitably; and (vi) Nephros may not be able to secure or enforce adequate legal protection, including patent protection, for its products. More detailed information about Nephros and the risk factors that may affect the realization of forward-looking statements is set forth in Nephros's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Nephros's Annual Report on Form 10-KSB filed with the SEC for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2005. Investors and security holders are urged to read those documents free of charge on the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov. Nephros does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Contact: Mark Lerner, CFO Garth Russell / Todd Fromer Nephros, Inc. KCSA Worldwide Tel: 212-781-5113 212-896-1250 / 212-896-1215Nephros, Inc.
CONTACT: Mark Lerner, CFO of Nephros, Inc., +1-212-781-5113; or GarthRussell, +1-212-896-1250, or Todd Fromer, +1-212-896-1215, both of KCSAWorldwide for Nephros, Inc.