|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2021
|Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]|
The accompanying 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 March 31, 2021, had an accumulated deficit of $320,158,506. 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 expects the cash, cash equivalents, and marketable debt securities of $124,012,000 at March 31, 2021 and the remaining $2,500,000 of proceeds that we expect to receive under the 2018 CFF Award before the end of 2021 will be sufficient to meet its operating and capital requirements at least twelve months from the filing of this 10-Q.
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 to, among other things, delay, scale back or eliminate some or all of the Company’s planned clinical or preclinical trials.
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 was authorized to offer and sell up to $150 million of its common stock pursuant to the August 2020 Sale Agreement. During the quarter ended March 31, 2021, the Company sold shares of its common stock under the August 2020 Sale Agreement for which the Company received gross proceeds of approximately $60,681,000, less issuance costs incurred of approximately $1,820,000. (See note 12)
The entire disclosure when substantial doubt is raised about the ability to continue as a going concern. Includes, but is not limited to, principal conditions or events that raised substantial doubt about the ability to continue as a going concern, management's evaluation of the significance of those conditions or events in relation to the ability to meet its obligations, and management's plans that alleviated or are intended to mitigate the conditions or events that raise substantial doubt about the ability to continue as a going concern.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef