BILLERICA, Mass., April 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Conformis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFMS) today announced that on April 17, 2020 the Company entered into a $4,719,800 promissory note with East West Bank (NASDAQ:EWBC) under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) to mitigate the negative financial and operational impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) authorizes the SBA to make available low-interest rate loans to qualified small businesses under the PPP. According to the terms of the PPP, all or a portion of the loan may be fully forgiven if the funds are used for payroll costs (and at least 75% of the forgiven amount must have been used for payroll), interest on certain other outstanding debt, rent, and utilities.
About Conformis, Inc.
Conformis is a medical technology company that uses its proprietary iFit Image-to-Implant technology platform to develop, manufacture, and sell joint replacement implants and instruments that are individually sized and shaped, which we refer to as personalized, individualized, or sometimes as customized, to fit each patient’s unique anatomy. Conformis offers a broad line of sterile, personalized knee and hip implants and single-use instruments delivered to hospitals. In clinical studies, the Conformis iTotal CR knee replacement system demonstrated superior clinical outcomes, including better function and greater patient satisfaction, compared to traditional, off-the-shelf implants. Conformis owns or exclusively in-licenses issued patents and pending patent applications that cover personalized implants and patient-specific instrumentation for all major joints.
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