Check-Cap Announces Receipt of Nasdaq Minimum Bid Price Notification
ISFIYA, Israel and BOSTON, Jan. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Check-Cap Ltd. (the “Company” or “Check-Cap”) (NASDAQ: CHEK, CHEKW), a clinical-stage medical diagnostics company engaged in the development of C-Scan®, an ingestible capsule for preparation-free, colorectal cancer screening, today announced that the Company received a letter from Nasdaq (the “Letter”), indicating that the Company is not in compliance with the minimum bid price requirement for continued listing set forth in Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) which requires listed securities to maintain a minimum bid price of $1.00 per share.
The Letter has no immediate effect on the Company’s Nasdaq listing or the trading of its ordinary shares. According to the Letter, the Company has 180 calendar days, or until July 17, 2018, to regain compliance with the minimum bid price requirement. The Company can regain compliance, if at any time during this 180 day period, the closing bid price of its ordinary shares is at least $1 for a minimum of ten consecutive business days, in which case the Company will be provided with a written confirmation of compliance and this matter will be closed. If the Company cannot demonstrate compliance by the end of the grace period, the Nasdaq’s staff will notify the Company that its ordinary shares is subject to delisting. The Company may then be eligible for an additional 180 day grace period if it meets the Nasdaq Capital Market’s initial listing standards with the exception of the minimum bid price requirement.
During the grace period, as may be extended, Check-Cap’s ordinary shares will continue to trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “CHEK”.
Check-Cap is a clinical-stage medical diagnostics company developing C-Scan®, the first capsule-based system for preparation-free colorectal cancer screening.
Utilizing innovative ultra-low dose X-ray and wireless communication technologies, the capsule generates information on the contours of the inside of the colon as it passes naturally. This information is used to create a 3D map of the colon, which allows physicians to look for polyps and other abnormalities. Designed to improve the patient experience and increase the willingness of individuals to participate in recommended colorectal cancer screening, C-Scan removes many frequently-cited barriers, such as laxative bowel preparation, invasiveness and sedation.
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