Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Improvements and Equipment, net

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Improvements and Equipment, net
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Property, Plant and Equipment [Abstract]  
Property, Plant and Equipment Disclosure [Text Block]
8.
Improvements and Equipment, net
 
Improvements and equipment consist of the following (in thousands):
 
 
 
 
 
December 31,
 
 
 
Useful Life
 
2017
 
 
2016
 
 
 
(Years)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Machinery and equipment
 
3-10
 
$
4,911
 
 
$
5,041
 
Office furniture and equipment
 
3-10
 
 
344
 
 
 
337
 
Leasehold improvements
 
(A)
 
 
594
 
 
 
595
 
 
 
 
 
 
5,849
 
 
 
5,973
 
Less: Accumulated depreciation and amortization
 
 
 
 
(4,286)
 
 
 
(3,881)
 
Improvements and equipment, net
 
 
 
$
1,563
 
 
$
2,092
 
 
(A)
Leasehold improvements are amortized over the shorter of the remaining lease term or estimated useful life.
 
Depreciation and amortization expense was $706,000 and $1.8 million for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.