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posted by mrpg on Thursday September 06 2018, @08:55AM   Printer-friendly
from the positive dept.

Theranos, Blood-Testing Company Plagued By Scandal, Says It Will Dissolve

Theranos — the Silicon Valley blood-testing startup whose former top executives are accused of carrying out a massive, years-long fraud — is shutting down.

David Taylor, who became CEO in June, said Theranos will dissolve after it attempts to pay creditors with its remaining cash. The news was first reported by The Wall Street Journal, which published the letter.

The letter explains that the company "intends to enter into an assignment for the benefit of creditors." This arrangement would allow for all of Theranos' assets, other than its intellectual property, to be assigned to a third party in trust for the company's creditors. The company says it has about $5 million remaining in cash.

Previously: Theranos Introduces New Product to Distract from Scandal
Theranos Lays Off 340, Closes Labs and "Wellness Centers"
Theranos Given Indirect Lifeline From Softbank
Blood Unicorn Fairy Tale: Theranos Founder Charged With Fraud
Elizabeth Holmes Steps Down as Theranos CEO as DoJ Levels Charges


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  • (Score: 2) by VLM on Friday September 07 2018, @11:29AM (1 child)

    by VLM (445) on Friday September 07 2018, @11:29AM (#731710)

    Hasn't it already been taken over and turned into the Islamic Republic of Airstrip One?

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  • (Score: 2) by bob_super on Friday September 07 2018, @04:56PM

    by bob_super (1357) on Friday September 07 2018, @04:56PM (#731839)

    Not quite : still officially a kingdom, for another 20 years until the lady thinks her son is ready to pass it up and let the popular grandson take her place.