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Guided Therapeutics, Inc. (PINK SHEETS: GTHP), the maker of a rapid and painless testing platform based on its patented biophotonic technology, has made significant strides toward reducing its debt and ongoing operating expenses.
- The Company has reached agreements with its key executives and some of its board members to forgive and/or reduce its debt with them, thereby reducing the Company’s debt obligations by over $1.6 million.
- The Company believes that additional reductions in debt have occurred due to an increase in conversions to common stock by creditors holding convertible notes.
- Plans are in place and discussions have been held to reduce debt further by a combination of forgiveness and conversion of debt to equity at fixed prices.
“Reducing our debt to more manageable levels is a first step in improving our balance sheet and making the Company more financeable, and we have made significant progress towards this goal,” said Gene Cartwright, President and CEO of Guided Therapeutics, Inc. “A second step is to reduce our monthly burn rate, and to that end we have reduced those ongoing expenses by over 50% compared to this time a year ago.”
About Guided Therapeutics
Guided Therapeutics, Inc. (PINK SHEETS: GTHP) is the maker of a rapid and painless testing platform based on its patented biophotonic technology that utilizes light for the early detection of disease at the cellular level. The Company’s first product is the LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan, a non-invasive device used to detect cervical disease instantly and at the point of care. In a multi-center clinical trial with women at risk for cervical disease, the technology was able to detect cervical cancer up to two years earlier than conventional modalities, according to published reports. For more information, visit: www.guidedinc.com.
The Guided Therapeutics LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan is an investigational device and is limited by federal law to investigational use in the U.S. LuViva, the wave logo and "Early detection, better outcomes" are registered trademarks owned by Guided Therapeutics, Inc.
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