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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nano-X Imaging and its founder Ran Poliakine agreed to pay practically $1.1 million to settle U.S. Securities and Alternate Fee expenses accusing the Israeli medical imaging firm of negligently deceptive traders about the fee to make its flagship product.
Poliakine was accused of claiming in 2020 and 2021 that Nano-X might mass-produce Nanox.ARC, purportedly a lower-cost different to current X-ray gadgets, for $8,000 to $12,000 every, whereas ignoring greater estimates supplied by firm executives, together with engineering executives.
The SEC stated Nano-X additionally touted the misleadingly low estimate earlier than and after its August 2020 preliminary public providing, which raised $165 million.
Poliakine was Nano-X’s chief govt on the time of the deceptive statements, and is now non-executive chairman, the SEC stated.
With out admitting or denying wrongdoing, Nano-X and Poliakine agreed to pay respective civil fines of $650,000 and $150,000, and Poliakine can pay $267,000 in disgorgement plus curiosity.
Nano-X declined further remark.