Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 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 December 31, 2016, had an accumulated deficit of $33,276,489. 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. On February 28, 2017, the Company entered in a securities purchase agreement providing for the issuance and sale by the Company of 3,887,815 shares of its common stock in a registered direct offering to institutional and accredited investors at a purchase price of $7.00 per share with gross proceeds to the Company totaling $27,214,705 less estimated issuance costs of approximately $100,000 (“February 2017 Registered Direct Offering”) (See Note 15). The Company expects the cash on hand of $14,992,257 at December 31, 2016 together with the proceeds from the February 2017 Registered Direct Offering and the remaining milestone payment of $500,000 from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc. (“CFFT”), which the Company expects to receive in the second quarter of 2017 (See Note 14), to be sufficient to meet our operating and capital requirements into the fourth quarter of 2018 based on current planned expenditures.


Should the Company be unable to raise sufficient additional capital, the Company may be required to 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 JBT-101. 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 Company’s stockholders and certain of those securities may have rights senior to those of the Company’s 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 Company’s 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 Company’s 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 Company’s planned clinical trials.