8-K 1 a50619e8vk.htm 8-K e8vk
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 21, 2008
Artes Medical, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
Delaware   001-33205   33-0870808
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
5870 Pacific Center Boulevard
San Diego, California 92121

(Address of Principal Executive Offices, with zip code)
(858) 550-9999
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
     Artes Medical, Inc. (the “Company”) today announced that due to current economic conditions the Company is reducing its employee force to less than fifteen employees.  After exploring available financing opportunities and potential strategic alternatives to raise funds necessary to support its operations, the Company has concluded that it is no longer able to continue business operations in the ordinary course.  Suffering from reduced sales due to decreasing consumer spending, the Company has not been able to negotiate a resolution with the its existing lender, Cowen Healthcare Royalty Partners, L.P., that would address the Company’s anticipated future liquidity issues either through a forbearance or bridge loan.  To the extent that the Company is not able to access liquidity in the immediate future it is expected that the Company will need to explore orderly liquidation through a formal bankruptcy process.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
Dated: November 21, 2008
  By:   /s/ Karla R. Kelly    
    Karla R. Kelly    
    Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and
Corporate Secretary