On October 1, 2020, ViewRay, Inc. (“ViewRay”) entered into that certain Agreement (the “Agreement”) by and among ViewRay, ViewRay Technologies, Inc. and Siemens, Healthcare GmbH (“Siemens”).
The Agreement (i) amends certain provisions of that certain Development and Supply Agreement, dated as of May 29, 2008 (as amended from time to time and as may be further amended, the “MRI Agreement”) pursuant to which Siemens supplies ViewRay with a magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”) system for integration into ViewRay’s MRIdian Linac, (ii) sets forth the parties’ understanding with respect to the supply of certain other components that are integrated into ViewRay’s MRIdian Linac and (iii) contains certain covenants relating to the proposed acquisition of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (“Varian”) by Siemens.
With respect to the MRI Agreement, the Agreement provides that, among other things, (i) upon Siemens’ development of a new or upgraded MRI system that meets certain specified conditions within the next five years, ViewRay shall have certain co-development and supply rights, (ii) the price for the next generation MRI system developed by Siemens shall not deviate substantially from the indicative pricing previously agreed by the parties, (iii) Siemens shall ensure supply continuity when transitioning to successive generations of the MRI system (subject to certain conditions and limitations) and (iv) the exclusivity restriction applicable to ViewRay shall terminate in the event that Siemens decides to develop, integrate or manufacture any MRI system intended for an MR Linac application internally or with a third party other than ViewRay.
In connection with and subject to the consummation of the proposed acquisition of Varian by Siemens, the Agreement provides that, among other things, (i) confidential ViewRay information shall not be shared with Varian, (ii) Siemens shall cause the dismissal of Varian’s patent infringement lawsuit against ViewRay (Case No. 3:19-cv-05697 (N.D. Cal.)) and grant ViewRay a license to the patents that are the subject of the lawsuit and (iii) Siemens and ViewRay shall negotiate a commercially reasonable arrangement enhancing the compatibility, connectivity, interface and workflow between ViewRay’s MRIdian Linac and Siemens’ relevant portfolio elements.
The foregoing description of the Agreement is only a summary and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.