Toronto, Ontario – September 11, 2017 – NOVADAQ Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: NVDQ) (“NOVADAQ” or the “Corporation”) today announced that, it has filed a Form 15F with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to terminate the registration of its common shares under Section 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) and its reporting obligations under Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. This has been done following the closing on September 1, 2017 of its plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act pursuant to which, among other things, Stryker Corporation acquired all of the outstanding common shares of the Corporation for US$11.75 per share in cash.
About NOVADAQ Technologies Inc.
NOVADAQ’s global mission is to enable physicians with point-of-care imaging solutions that provide real-time clinically significant and actionable information to improve care quality and lower healthcare costs. Using NOVADAQ’s SPY fluorescence imaging technology, physicians can personalize therapy and achieve optimal results through the precise visualization of blood flow in vessels, micro-vessels, tissue perfusion and critical anatomical structures during the course of treatment. More than 250 peer-reviewed publications demonstrate that the use of SPY technology can reduce post-procedure complication rates and the cost of care for a broad variety of surgical treatments, helping to ensure that patients benefit from the very best possible treatment and outcome.
SPY Imaging Systems are U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) cleared, Health Canada licensed, CE Marked and registered worldwide for use in multiple surgical specialties and medical applications. The endoscopic version of SPY technology, known as PINPOINT, combines the fluorescence imaging capabilities of SPY with the high definition visible light visualization to establish a new standard in the quality and performance of minimally invasive surgery. The SPY PHI open surgery portable, handheld imager is FDA 510(k) cleared and CE Marked and is indicated for the visualization of blood flow and tissue perfusion in plastic, reconstructive, micro and gastrointestinal surgeries. NOVADAQ’s LUNA Fluorescence Angiography System is intended to provide fluorescence images for the visual assessment of blood flow in vessels and related tissue perfusion during cardiovascular surgical procedures. Examples of its use in cardiovascular applications include confirming blood flow through the peripheral vasculature and in extremities. NOVADAQ is the exclusive worldwide distributor of LifeNet Health’s DermACELL acellular tissue products for wound and breast reconstruction surgery.
NOVADAQ, SPY, PINPOINT, LUNA and the illumination square design are registered trademarks of NOVADAQ Technologies, Inc. SPY PHI is a trademark of NOVADAQ Technologies, Inc. DermACELL is a registered trademark of LifeNet Health, Inc.
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