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DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPANY

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DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPANY
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2022
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DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPANY

Note 1 - Description of the Company

 

H-CYTE, Inc (“the Company”) is intended to continue as a hybrid-biopharmaceutical company dedicated primarily to developing new treatments for patients with chronic respiratory and pulmonary disorders. During the last three years, the Company has evolved into two separate divisions with its entrance into the biologics and device development space (“Biotech Division”). This division is complementary to the Company’s Lung Health Institute (LHI) autologous infusion therapy business (“Infusion Division”) and is focused on underserved disease states. H-CYTE is shifting its focus on acquiring and developing early-stage companies or their technologies in the areas of therapeutics, medical devices, and diagnostics. The goal is to develop these companies and incubate their technologies to meaningful clinical inflection points.

 

On June 3, 2022, the Company closed its clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Company has now closed all of its clinical operations in the autologous infusion therapy business which delivered treatments for patients with chronic respiratory and pulmonary disorders. The Company will continue to pursue regulatory approval of the device that was utilized in the treatment provided at the clinics. The Company also has a continued interest in the commercialization of the DenerveX device. The Company has begun to transform itself into a biologics and therapeutic device incubator company to bring new technologies to market.

 

The consolidated results for H-CYTE include the following wholly-owned subsidiaries: H-CYTE Management, LLC, Medovex Corp, Cognitive Health Institute, LLC, and Lung Institute Tampa, LLC and the results include Lung Institute Dallas, LLC (“LI Dallas”), Lung Institute Nashville, LLC (“LI Nashville”), Lung Institute Pittsburgh, LLC (“LI Pittsburgh”), and Lung Institute Scottsdale, LLC (“LI Scottsdale”), as Variable Interest Entities (“VIEs”). Additionally, H-CYTE Management, LLC was the operator and manager of the various Lung Health Institute (LHI) clinics: LI Dallas, LI Nashville, LI Pittsburgh, and LI Scottsdale. The LI Dallas and LI Pittsburgh clinics did not reopen in 2020 after the temporary closure of all LI clinics due to COVID-19. These two clinics will remain permanently closed. During the first quarter of 2022, the Company decided to close the LI Tampa and LI Nashville clinics. During the second quarter of 2022, the Company closed the LI Scottsdale clinic, the final LHI clinic.

 

On June 10, 2022, the Company amended (the “Amendment”) its Articles of Incorporation to effectuate a one-for-one thousand reverse stock split (the “Reverse Split”) of its common stock. The Reverse Split was approved by FINRA on June 10, 2022 and effectuated on June 13, 2022. Pursuant to the Amendment, the Company also reduced the authorized shares of common stock to 500,000,000. As a result of the Reverse Split, as of June 30, 2022, the Company has 257,282 shares of common stock outstanding and 494,579,119 shares of Series A Preferred Stock outstanding. As a result of the Reverse Stock Split, the Series A Preferred Stock conversion ratio is now one thousand shares of Series A Preferred Stock converts into one share of common stock. Accordingly, the 494,579,119 outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock are now convertible into an aggregate of 494,579 shares of common stock.

 

Impact of COVID-19

 

The coronavirus outbreak (“COVID-19”) has adversely affected the Company’s financial condition and results of operations. The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on businesses and the economy in the United States is expected to continue to be significant. The extent to which the COVID-19 outbreak will continue to impact businesses and the economy is highly uncertain. Accordingly, the Company cannot predict the extent to which its financial condition and results of operation will be affected.

 

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) announced a global health emergency caused by a new strain of the coronavirus and advised of the risks to the international community as the virus spread globally. In March 2020, the WHO classified the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic based on the rapid increase in exposure globally. The spread of COVID-19 coronavirus has caused public health officials to recommend precautions to mitigate the spread of the virus, especially as to travel and congregating in large numbers. In addition, certain states and municipalities have enacted quarantining regulations which severely limit the ability of people to move and travel.

 

In addition, the Company is uncertain of the full effect the pandemic will have on it for the longer term since the scope and duration of the pandemic is unknown, and evolving factors such as the level and timing of the distribution of efficacious vaccines across the world and the extent of any resurgences of the virus or emergence of new variants of the virus, such as the Delta variant and the Omicron variant, will impact the stability of economic recovery and growth. The Company may experience long-term disruptions to its operations resulting from changes in government policy or guidance; quarantines of employees, customers and suppliers in areas affected by the pandemic; and closures of businesses or manufacturing facilities critical to its business.

 

 

Autologous Infusion Therapy (“Infusion Division”)

 

The Company’s Infusion Division develops and implements innovative treatment options in autologous cellular therapy (PRP-PBMC) to treat chronic lung disorders. Committed to an individualized patient-centric approach, this division consistently provides oversight and management of the highest quality care to the LHI clinics located in Tampa, Nashville, and Scottsdale, while producing positive medical outcomes following the strictest CDC guidelines. During the first quarter of 2022, the Company decided to close the clinics in Tampa and Nashville. During the second quarter of 2022, the Company closed its clinic in Scottsdale. The Company has now closed all of its clinical operations in the autologous infusion therapy division which delivered treatments for patients with chronic respiratory and pulmonary disorders.

 

Biotech Development (“Biotech Division”)

 

During the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company completed a review of the R&D status regarding the exclusive product supply and services agreements with Rion, LLC (“Rion”) to develop and distribute (post U.S. Food & Drug Administration, the “FDA”, approval) a biologic combining its PRP-PBMC (“PRP”) technology with Rion’s exosomes (“EV”) technology for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (“COPD”). The Company has determined a single entity biologic from an alternative commercial source will be a more viable solution. The Company has decided to move away from Rion’s PRP technology and is progressing towards alternate biologics and therapeutic devices to meet the needs of the business.

 

As of June 30, 2022, the Company has closed all of the LHI clinics and has moved away from the Infusion Division as part of its future plans. The Company has also decided that the Biotech Division will begin to transform into a medical biosciences incubator company focusing on bringing new biologics and therapeutic device technologies to market for various health conditions.