ReWalk Announces Binding Offer to Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV) – German Social Accident Insurance
83 million Germans, covered for work and commuting-related accidents, have the opportunity to access ReWalk products if the requirements and personal suitability are met
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. and YOKNEAM ILIT, Israel, BERLIN, Germany. May 12, 2020// ReWalk Robotics, Ltd. (Nasdaq: RWLK) (“ReWalk” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer of robotic medical devices for individuals with lower limb disabilities, announced the acceptance of the binding offer by DGUV (Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung / The German Social Accident Insurance) to provide qualified spinal cord injury (SCI) patients with the ReWalk 6.0 robotic exoskeleton device. This binding offer applies for the provision of ReWalk Exoskeletons for all insured persons of the 36 different DGUV members/insurances. In 2018, nearly 83 million Germans were insured against work-related, commuting and school accidents and against occupational diseases under DGUV.
Qualified SCI patients who are beneficiaries of DGUV have the opportunity to be supplied with a ReWalk 6.0 exoskeleton for home and community use. Additionally, the necessary training and device support will be provided to those who have suffered an at-work or commute to work or school-related incident, and who are deemed eligible for the program.
“Germany’s health care system is a world leader in establishing new standards of care for their population,” said Larry Jasinski, CEO of ReWalk. “This new national process will change many lives, and alters the landscape by defining exoskeletal ReWalking as a lifestyle path provided by the health care system. Building a defined process where clinicians and injured individuals can properly obtain this technology to enable walking sets the standard not only for Germany, but all other countries.”
We have placed over 580 ReWalk exoskeletons to date worldwide. The Company received FDA clearance in 2014, and the CE Mark in 2012. The Company has been working with SCI patients around the world to provide devices to qualified users, in addition to working with insurers to establish national procurement policies.
How it works: ReWalk is a wearable robotic exoskeleton that provides powered hip and knee motion to enable individuals with lower-limb disabilities, such as paraplegia, to stand upright and to walk. The user initiates mobility in the ReWalk with a computer-based control system and motion sensors, as well as a lightweight brace support. The system allows the user to stand, walk and turn, and is intended for use indoors and outdoors. The ReWalk allows for controlled, independent walking and mimics the natural gait of an able-bodied person.
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About ReWalk Robotics Ltd.
ReWalk Robotics Ltd. develops, manufactures and markets wearable robotic exoskeletons for individuals with lower limb disabilities as a result of spinal cord injury or stroke. ReWalk’s mission is to fundamentally change the quality of life for individuals with lower limb disability through the creation and development of market leading robotic technologies. Founded in 2001, ReWalk has headquarters in the United States, Israel and Germany. For more information on the ReWalk systems, please visit www.rewalk.com.
ReWalk® is a registered trademark of ReWalk Robotics Ltd. in Israel and the United States.
ReStore® is a registered trademark of ReWalk Robotics Ltd. in Europe and an allowed trademark in the United States.
In addition to historical information, this press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements may include projections regarding ReWalk’s future performance and other statements that are not statements of historical fact and, in some cases, may be identified by words like “anticipate,” “assume,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “future,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “seek” and similar terms or phrases. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on management’s current expectations, which are subject to uncertainty, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of ReWalk’s control. Important factors that could cause ReWalk’s actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, among others: ReWalk’s management’s conclusion, and its independent registered public accounting firm’s statement in its opinion relating to its consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, that there is a substantial doubt as to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern; the current COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected and may continue to affect adversely business and results of operations; ReWalk’s ability to have sufficient funds to meet certain future capital requirements, which could impair the Company’s efforts to develop and commercialize existing and new products; ReWalk’s ability to maintain compliance with the continued listing requirements of the Nasdaq Capital Market and the risk that its ordinary shares will be delisted if it cannot do so; ReWalk’s ability to establish a pathway to commercialize its products in China; ReWalk’s ability to maintain and grow its reputation and the market acceptance of its products; ReWalk’s ability to achieve reimbursement from third-party payors for its products; ReWalk’s limited operating history and its ability to leverage its sales, marketing and training infrastructure; ReWalk’s expectations as to its clinical research program and clinical results; ReWalk’s expectations regarding future growth, including its ability to increase sales in its existing geographic markets and expand to new markets; ReWalk’s ability to obtain certain components of its products from third-party suppliers and its continued access to its product manufacturers; ReWalk’s ability to repay its secured indebtedness; ReWalk’s ability to improve its products and develop new products; the outcome of ongoing shareholder class action litigation relating to its initial public offering; ReWalk’s compliance with medical device reporting regulations to report adverse events involving the Company’s products, which could result in voluntary corrective actions or enforcement actions such as mandatory recalls, and the potential impact of such adverse events on ReWalk’s ability to market and sell its products; ReWalk’s ability to gain and maintain regulatory approvals; ReWalk’s expectations as to the results of, and the Food and Drug Administration’s potential regulatory developments with respect to its mandatory 522 postmarket surveillance study; ReWalk’s ability to maintain adequate protection of its intellectual property and to avoid violation of the intellectual property rights of others; the risk of a cybersecurity attack or breach of the Company’s IT systems significantly disrupting its business operations; the impact of substantial sales of the Company’s shares by certain shareholders on the market price of the Company’s ordinary shares; ReWalk’s ability to use effectively the proceeds of its offerings of securities; the risk of substantial dilution resulting from the periodic issuances of ReWalk’s ordinary shares; the impact of the market price of the Company’s ordinary shares on the determination of whether it is a passive foreign investment company; and other factors discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in ReWalk’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 filed with the SEC and other documents subsequently filed with or furnished to the SEC. Any forward-looking statement made in this press release speaks only as of the date hereof. Factors or events that could cause ReWalk’s actual results to differ from the statements contained herein may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for ReWalk to predict all of them. Except as required by law, ReWalk undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
Chief Financial Officer
ReWalk Robotics Ltd.