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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 21, 2022



Lucira Health, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




Delaware   001-39976   27-2491037
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


1412 62nd Street

Emeryville, California

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)     (Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (510) 350-8071

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class




Name of each exchange
on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share   LHDX    NASDAQ Global Select Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

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Item 1.02 Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.

On December 21, 2022, Lucira Health, Inc. (the “Company”) repaid in its entirety and voluntarily terminated its loan and security agreement, dated February 4, 2022 (as amended, the “Loan Agreement”), by and among the Company, Hercules Capital, Inc. (“Hercules”), in its capacity as administrative agent and collateral agent (in such capacity, the “Agent”), and Hercules and Silicon Valley Bank as lenders, which had provided for term loans in an aggregate principal amount of up to $80.0 million available in four tranches (the “Term Loans”).

The Loan Agreement was scheduled to mature on February 1, 2026; however, the Company elected to repay all amounts outstanding under the Loan Agreement using cash on hand. The Company paid an end of term charge of $1.075 million in connection with the termination of the Loan Agreement. As collateral for the obligations, the Company granted to the Agent a senior security interest in all of Company’s right, title, and interest in, to and under substantially all of Company’s personal property and other assets, excluding certain intellectual property assets, and, upon the termination of the Loan Agreement, all security interests granted to the secured parties thereunder were terminated and released.

The Term Loans bore interest at a per annum rate equal to the greater of (i) (a) 5.50% plus (b) the prime rate (as reported in the Wall Street Journal) and (ii) 8.75%. The Loan Agreement contained customary events of default, representations and warranties and covenants, including financial covenants requiring the Company to maintain certain minimum cash and revenue levels upon the occurrence of specified events as more fully set forth in the Loan Agreement.



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 hereunto duly authorized.


      Lucira Health, Inc.
Date: December 28, 2022     By:  

/s/ Richard Narido


Richard Narido

Interim Chief Financial Officer