Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  




The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming the Company will continue as a going concern, which contemplates continuity of operations, realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business. The Company has incurred recurring losses since inception and as of September 30, 2020, had an accumulated deficit of $295,481,430. 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.


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 lenabasum and its preclinical drug candidates (see Note 4). 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. These factors among others cause management to conclude there is a substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. There have been no adjustments made to these consolidated financial statements as a result of these uncertainties.


On February 11, 2020, the Company consummated an underwritten public offering of shares of its common stock (“February 2020 Offering”) (See Note 10).


On April 7, 2020, the Company entered into an Open Market Sale AgreementSM (“April 2020 Sale Agreement”) with Jefferies LLC (“Jefferies”) pursuant to which Jefferies is serving as the Company’s sales agent to sell up to $75,000,000 of shares of the Company’s common stock through an “at the market offering,” (See Note 10).


In June 2020, the Company became entitled to receive $5,000,000 upon the Company’s achievement of a milestone related to the progress of the Phase 2b Clinical Trial, as set forth in the Cystic Fibrosis Program Related Investment Agreement (“Investment Agreement”) with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (“CFF”), a non-profit drug discovery and development corporation, pursuant to which the Company received a development award for up to $25,000,000 in funding (the “2018 CFF Award”) to support a Phase 2b Clinical Trial (the “Phase 2b Clinical Trial”) of lenabasum in patients with cystic fibrosis. The Company received the $5,000,000 payment from the CFF for this milestone achievement in July 2020. The Company expects the final $2.5 million remainder of the 2018 CFF Award will be paid to the Company upon the achievement of the last remaining milestone related to the progress of the Phase 2b Clinical Trial, as set forth in the Investment Agreement. (See Note 9).


On July 28, 2020, the Company entered into a Loan and Security Agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) with its subsidiary, Corbus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., as borrower, the Company, as guarantor, each lender party thereto (the “Lenders”), K2 HealthVentures LLC (“K2HV”), an unrelated third party, as administrative agent for the Lenders, and Ankura Trust Company, LLC, an unrelated third party, as collateral agent for the Lenders, pursuant to which K2HV may provide the Company with term loans in an aggregate principal amount of up to a $50,000,000. (See Note 13).


On August 7, 2020, the Company entered into an Open Market Sale AgreementSM (the “August 2020 Sale Agreement”) with Jefferies LLC (“Jefferies”), as sales agent, pursuant to which the Company may issue and sell, from time to time, through Jefferies, shares of its common stock, and pursuant to which Jefferies may sell its common stock by any method permitted by law deemed to be an “at the market offering” as defined by Rule 415(a)(4) promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The Company will pay Jefferies a commission of 3.0% of the aggregate gross proceeds from each sale of common stock and have agreed to provide Jefferies with customary indemnification and contribution rights. The Company has also agreed to reimburse Jefferies for certain specified expenses. As of August 7, 2020, the Company is authorized to offer and sell up to $150 million of its common stock pursuant to the August 2020 Sale Agreement. During the quarter ended September 30, 2020, the Company did not make any sales of its common stock under the August 2020 Sales Agreement.