Apyx Medical Corporation ("Company", "Apyx Medical", "we", "us", or "our"), formerly known as Bovie Medical Corporation, was incorporated in 1982, under the laws of the State of Delaware and has its principal executive office at 5115 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL 33760.
We are a medical technology company and the developer of J-Plasma® (marketed and sold under the Renuvion™ Cosmetic Technology brand in the cosmetic surgery market), a patented plasma-based surgical product for cutting, coagulation and ablation of soft tissue. J-Plasma technology utilizes a helium ionization process to produce a stable, focused beam of plasma that provides surgeons with greater precision, and minimal invasiveness. The Company also leverages its expertise through original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreements with other medical device manufacturers.
On August 30, 2018, we closed on a definitive asset purchase agreement with Specialty Surgical Instrumentation Inc., a Tennessee Corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Symmetry Surgical Inc. ("Symmetry"), pursuant to which we divested and sold our electrosurgical "Core" business segment and related intellectual property, including the Bovie® brand and trademarks, to Symmetry for gross proceeds of $97 million in cash. The divestiture and sale of our Core business segment to Symmetry allows us to further focus on our strategic objective of commercializing our J-Plasma technology, including the RenuvionTM brand in the cosmetic surgery market. We also entered into with Symmetry a transition services agreement, a Patent Licensing Agreement, a Disposables Supply Agreement, and a Generator Manufacturing and Supply Agreement, the latter of which will establish us as an OEM-provider of generators to Symmetry for a period of at least 10 years.