Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2017
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  



The Company anticipates operating losses and negative cash flows from operations 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, 2017, had an accumulated deficit of $55,004,411. On October 26, 2017, the Company consummated an underwritten public offering of shares of its common stock pursuant to which the Company sold an aggregate of 4,650,000 shares of its common stock to institutional investors at a purchase price of $7.00 per share with net proceeds to the Company totaling approximately $30,397,000 (“October 2017 Offering”) (See Notes 9 and 13). The Company expects the cash on hand of $36,597,469 at September 30, 2017 together with the proceeds from the October 2017 Offering and the remaining milestone payment of $500,000 from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc. (“CFFT”), which the Company received in the fourth quarter of 2017 (See Note 8), to be sufficient to meet its operating and capital requirements at least 12 months from the filing of this 10-Q.


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 anabasum. 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.