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Washington, DC 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

  January 19, 2023
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported)


OpGen, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)



(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)




File Number)



(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

9717 Key West Ave, Suite 100
, MD 20850
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip code)

(301) 869-9683
(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(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock OPGN 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

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐


Item 4.01 Changes in Registrant’s Certifying Accountant.


On January 19, 2023, CohnReznick LLP (“CohnReznick”), OpGen, Inc.’s (the “Company”) current independent public accounting firm, notified the Company that CohnReznick would decline to stand for re-appointment after completion of the audit for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022. In light of such determination, the Company is currently in the process of identifying a successor independent registered public accounting firm and will disclose its engagement of a new independent registered public accounting firm once the selection process has been completed, as required by the rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).


CohnReznick’s audit reports on the Company’s consolidated financial statements as of and for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 did not contain an adverse opinion or a disclaimer of opinion, and was not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles, except that the reports contained an explanatory paragraph stating that there was substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.


During the fiscal years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 and the subsequent interim period through January 18, 2023, there were no: (1) disagreements with CohnReznick on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedures, which disagreements, if not resolved to their satisfaction, would have caused them to make reference in connection with their opinion to the subject matter of the disagreement, or (2) reportable events under Item 304(a)(1)(v) of Regulation S-K.


In accordance with Item 304(a)(3) of Regulation S-K, the Company provided CohnReznick with a copy of the disclosures in this Current Report on Form 8-K prior to filing with the SEC and requested that CohnReznick furnish the Company with a letter addressed to the SEC stating whether it agrees with the above statements. A copy of CohnReznick’s letter dated January 20, 2023, stating that they agree with the statements made herein, is attached as Exhibit 16.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits


16.1 Letter from CohnReznick regarding change in certifying accountant
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)






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, thereunto duly authorized.

Date: January 20, 2023   OpGen, Inc.

/s/ Albert Weber

        Name:   Albert Weber
        Title:   Chief Financial Officer


Exhibit 16.1





January 20, 2023


Securities and Exchange Commission

100 F Street, N.E.

Washington, DC 20549


Ladies and Gentlemen:

We have read Item 4.01 of Form 8-K dated January 20, 2023 of OpGen, Inc. and are in agreement with the statements contained therein.


/s/ CohnReznick LLP