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STEREOTAXIS, INC. filed this Form S-1/A on 06/17/2004
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We may not generate cash from operations necessary to commercialize our existing products and invest in new products.

       If we require additional funds to meet our working capital and capital expenditure needs in the future, we cannot be certain that we will be able to obtain additional financing on favorable terms or at all. If we need additional capital and cannot raise it on acceptable terms, we may not be able to, among other things:

  •  enhance our existing products or develop new ones;
 
  •  expand our operations;
 
  •  hire, train and retain employees; or
 
  •  respond to competitive pressures or unanticipated capital requirements.

       Our failure to do any of these things could result in lower revenues and adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations, and we may have to curtail or cease operations.

We have incurred substantial losses in the past and may not be profitable in the future.

       We have incurred substantial net losses since inception, and we expect to incur substantial additional and increasing net losses for at least the next several years as we seek additional regulatory approvals, launch new products and generally scale up our sales, marketing and manufacturing operations to commercialize our products. We had net losses of approximately $17.0 million in 2001, $21.5 million in 2002, $24.0 million in 2003 and $7.8 million in the three months ended March 31, 2004, and at March 31, 2004 we had an accumulated deficit of $95.3 million. A small portion of our accumulated deficit is attributable to investments in development of products for neurosurgical applications, which was our primary focus in the first several years after our inception in 1990. Because we may not be successful in completing the development or commercialization of our technology in these areas, your return on these investments may be limited. Moreover, the extent of our future losses and the timing of profitability are highly uncertain, and we may never achieve profitable operations. If we require more time than we expect to generate significant revenues and achieve profitability, we may not be able to continue our operations. Our failure to achieve profitability could negatively impact the market price of our common stock. Even if we do become profitable, we may not be able to sustain or increase profitability on a quarterly or annual basis. Furthermore, even if we achieve significant revenues, we may choose to pursue a strategy of increasing market penetration and presence at the expense of profitability.

Our reliance on contract manufacturers and on suppliers, and in some cases, a single supplier, could harm our ability to meet demand for our products in a timely manner or within budget.

       We depend on contract manufacturers to produce most of the components of our systems and other products. We also depend on various third party suppliers for the magnets we use in our NIOBE cardiology magnet systems and for our guidewires and electrophysiology catheters. In addition, some of the components necessary for the assembly of our products are currently provided to us by a single supplier, including the magnets for our system, and we generally do not maintain large volumes of inventory. Our reliance on these third parties involves a number of risks, including, among other things, the risk that:

  •  we may not be able to control the quality and cost of our system or respond to unanticipated changes and increases in customer orders;
 
  •  we may lose access to critical services and components, resulting in an interruption in the manufacture, assembly and shipment of our systems; and
 
  •  we may not be able to find new or alternative components for our use or reconfigure our system and manufacturing processes in a timely manner if the components necessary for our system become unavailable.

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