Washington, DC 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):


December 4, 2018




Avinger, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction of



(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer
Identification No.)


400 Chesapeake Drive

Redwood City, California 94063

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


(650) 241-7900

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Item 3.01. Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing


On December 4, 2018, Avinger, Inc. (the “Company”) received a letter from the Listing Qualifications Department of The NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC (“Nasdaq”) notifying the Company that the Company was not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2), as the minimum bid price for the Company’s listed securities was less than $1 for the previous 30 consecutive business days. The Company has a period of 180 calendar days, or until June 3, 2019, to regain compliance with the rule referred to in this paragraph. To regain compliance, during the 180 day period, the bid price of the Company’s common stock must close at $1 or more for a minimum of ten consecutive business days. The notice has no present impact on the listing of the Company’s securities on Nasdaq.


In the event that the Company does not regain compliance with the Nasdaq Listing Rules prior to the expiration of the compliance period, it will receive written notification that its securities are subject to delisting. At that time, the Company may appeal the delisting determination to a hearings panel pursuant to the procedures set forth in the applicable Nasdaq Listing Rules.


The Company intends to actively monitor its bid price and will consider available options to resolve the deficiency and regain compliance with the Nasdaq Listing Rules, including conducting a reverse stock split.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.





Date: December 7, 2018


/s/ Mark Weinswig


Mark Weinswig

Chief Financial Officer