9. Sale of Assets
In May 2010, the Company sold to a newly-formed corporation affiliated with its principal OEM customer certain of its OEM surgical tube assets, comprised principally of inventory, equipment, intellectual property and certain other intangible assets, as well as all necessary manufacturing documentation needed to perform contract assembly services for general purpose CO2 lasers. The total sale price for these assets was $225,000, of which approximately $154,000 was paid at the time of closing, with the balance in a note receivable totaling $71,000. At the closing of the transaction and as of December 31, 2010, the note receivable was fully reserved. Following the sale, Dr. Robert I. Rudko, who was a director and a stockholder of the Company at the time, acquired a minority interest in the corporation that purchased the OEM assets. In conjunction with this transaction, in the year ended December 31, 2010, the Company recorded an initial gain on sale of assets of $98,000. In March 2011, Dr. Rudko resigned from the Company’s board of directors. Also in March 2011, the Company reached an agreement with the acquiring company to settle the note receivable at a reduced amount of $40,000. This amount was collected in April 2011, and was recorded as a gain when cash was received during the second quarter of 2011.