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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) September 17, 2020


Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)


001-31822   84-1072256
(Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)


3950 South Country Club Road, Suite 470, Tucson, Arizona   85714
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


(520) 365-3100

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(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 Trading Symbol Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share AXDX

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

(The Nasdaq Capital 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 5.05Amendments to the Registrant’s Code of Ethics, or Waiver of a Provision of the Code of Ethics.


On September 17, 2020, the board of directors of Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. (the “Company”) adopted a new Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the “Code”), which applies to all directors, officers and employees of the Company and its subsidiaries. The Code was adopted to reflect current best practices, improve readability and more clearly communicate the Company’s expectations regarding ethical business conduct. The changes to the Code include, among other things: (i) additional guidelines relating the quality and safety of the Company’s products; (ii) clarification of the relationship with healthcare providers; (iii) expanded provisions relating to compliance with anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws and other laws related to the transaction of business internationally, including import and export regulations, as well as applicable laws relating to the billing of federal and state health care programs; and (iv) other administrative and non-substantive amendments.


The adoption of the Code did not relate to or result in any waiver, whether explicit or implicit, of any provision of the Company’s prior Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct. The foregoing summary of the Code does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Code, which is available on the Company’s website at: http://ir.axdx.com/governance-documents.








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.



Date: September 21, 2020 ACCELERATE DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
  /s/ Steve Reichling
  Steve Reichling
  Chief Financial Officer