|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2016
|Accounting Policies [Abstract]|
The Company anticipates operating losses to continue for the foreseeable future due to, among other things, costs related to research funding, development of its product candidates and its preclinical and clinical programs, strategic alliances and the development of its administrative organization. The Company has incurred recurring losses since inception and as of September 30, 2016, had an accumulated deficit of $25,706,214. In June 2016, the Company completed a sale of shares of its common stock pursuant to the terms of a securities purchase agreement under which the Company sold an aggregate of 5,960,000 shares of its common stock in a registered direct offering to investors at a purchase price of $2.50 per share with net proceeds to the Company totaling approximately $14,875,000. The Company expects the cash on hand of $18,909,348 at September 30, 2016 together with the remaining milestone payments of $1,500,000 from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc. (CFFT) which the Company expects to receive in the first quarter of 2017 (See Note 13), to be sufficient to meet its operating and capital requirements into the fourth quarter of 2017 based on current planned expenditures.
Should the Company be unable to raise sufficient additional capital, the Company may undertake cost-cutting measures including delaying or discontinuing certain clinical activities. The Company will need to raise significant additional capital to continue to fund the clinical trials for Resunab. The Company may seek to sell common or preferred equity or convertible debt securities, enter into a credit facility or another form of third-party funding, or seek other debt financing. The sale of equity and convertible debt securities may result in dilution to the Companys stockholders and certain of those securities may have rights senior to those of the Companys common shares. If the Company raises additional funds through the issuance of preferred stock, convertible debt securities or other debt financing, these securities or other debt could contain covenants that would restrict the Companys operations. Any other third-party funding arrangement could require the Company to relinquish valuable rights.
The source, timing and availability of any future financing will depend principally upon market conditions, and, more specifically, on the progress of the Companys clinical development programs. Funding may not be available when needed, at all, or on terms acceptable to the Company. Lack of necessary funds may require the Company, among other things, to delay, scale back or eliminate some or all of the Companys planned clinical trials.