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STEREOTAXIS, INC. filed this Form S-1/A on 06/17/2004
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Cash Flow and Requirements

       We expect to have negative cash flow from operations through at least the end of 2005. Throughout 2005, we expect to continue to invest heavily in the development and commercialization of our products, the expansion of our research and development programs and the advancement of new products into clinical development. We have substantially increased the overall level of our research and development expenditures from their levels in 2003 as a result of the alliance agreements described above and otherwise, and we expect that these expenditures will continue at substantially their current levels in the near term. In addition, our selling, general and administrative expenses will continue to increase in order to support our product commercialization efforts and implement procedures required by our status as a public company. Until we can generate significant cash flow from our operations, we expect to continue to fund our operations with existing cash resources that were primarily generated from the proceeds of private sales of our equity securities, from the proceeds of working capital and equipment financing loans and from the proceeds of this offering. In the future, we may finance future cash needs through the sale of other equity securities, strategic collaboration agreements and debt financings. We cannot accurately predict the timing and amount of our utilization of capital, which will depend on a number of factors, including:

  •  our success in developing markets for our products;
 
  •  continued progress of our research and development activities relating to new products and product improvements;
 
  •  our need to maintain an adequate amount of working capital and to finance capital expenditures;
 
  •  our ability to establish and maintain our strategic alliances;
 
  •  the timing, costs and outcome of regulatory approvals;
 
  •  the costs involved in preparing, filing, prosecuting, maintaining, defending and enforcing patent claims and other intellectual property rights;
 
  •  the need to acquire licenses to new technology;
 
  •  delays that may be caused by evolving regulatory requirements; and
 
  •  the status of competitive products.

       While we believe our existing cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, together with the net proceeds of this offering, will be sufficient to fund our operating expenses and capital equipment requirements through at least the next 24 months, we cannot assure you that we will not require additional financing before that time. We also cannot assure you that such additional financing will be available on a timely basis on terms acceptable to us or at all, or that such financing will not be dilutive to our stockholders. If adequate funds are not available to us, we could be required to delay development or commercialization of new products, to license to third parties the rights to commercialize products or technologies that we would otherwise seek to commercialize ourselves or to reduce the marketing, customer support or other resources devoted to our products, any of which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 
Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

       We do not currently have, nor have we ever had, any relationships with unconsolidated entities or financial partnerships, such as entities often referred to as structured finance or special purpose entities, which would have been established for the purpose of facilitating off-balance sheet arrangements or other contractually narrow or limited purposes. In addition, we do not engage in trading activities involving non-exchange traded contracts. As such, we are not materially exposed to any financing, liquidity, market or credit risk that could arise if we had engaged in these relationships.

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