Basis of Presentation
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2018
|Accounting Policies [Abstract]|
|Basis of Presentation||
2. Basis of Presentation
The accompanying unaudited interim financial statements as of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017 (audited) and three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“US GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 8 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by US GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, the accompanying financial statements include all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring accruals, necessary for a fair presentation of the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented. The results of operations for the interim period ending September 30, 2018 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2018 or any future period.
These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2017, which are included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 16, 2018. The Company has incurred recurring losses and negative cash flows from operations since inception. To date, the Company has not generated significant revenues from operations. The Company sold its consumer probiotics business in 2016 and, as a result, has generated $-0- revenues. The Company incurred a net loss of $7,158,521 and used cash of $6,101,876 in its operating activities during the nine months ended September 30, 2018. As of September 30, 2018, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $108,617,988.
The Company expects to incur substantial expenditures to further develop each of its technologies. The Company believes the working capital at September 30, 2018, together with recent warrant exercises (See Note 10), will be sufficient to meet the business objectives as presently structured through the fourth quarter of 2019. As such, there is substantial doubt that we can continue as a going concern beyond that date.
The Company’s ability to continue operations after its current cash resources are exhausted depends on its ability to obtain additional financing or achieve profitable operations, as to which no assurances can be given. Cash requirements may vary materially from those now planned because of changes in the Company’s focus and direction of its research and development programs, competitive and technical advances, or other developments. Additional financing will be required to continue operations after the Company exhausts its current cash resources and to continue its long-term plans for clinical trials and new product development. There can be no assurance that any such financing can be realized by the Company, or if realized, what the terms thereof may be, or that any amount that the Company is able to raise will be adequate to support the Company’s working capital requirements until it achieves profitable operations.
The Company intends to seek additional funding through sublicensing arrangements, joint venturing or partnering, sales of rights to technology, government grants and public or private financings. The Company’s future success depends on its ability to raise capital and ultimately generate revenue and attain profitability. The Company cannot be certain that additional capital, whether through selling additional debt or equity securities or obtaining a line of credit or other loan, will be available to it or, if available, will be on terms acceptable to the Company. If the Company issues additional securities to raise funds, these securities may have rights, preferences, or privileges senior to those of its common stock, and the Company’s current shareholders may experience dilution. If the Company is unable to obtain funds when needed or on acceptable terms, the Company may be required to curtail its current development programs, cut operating costs and forego future development and other opportunities.
The entire disclosure for the business description and basis of presentation concepts. Business description describes the nature and type of organization including but not limited to organizational structure as may be applicable to holding companies, parent and subsidiary relationships, business divisions, business units, business segments, affiliates and information about significant ownership of the reporting entity. Basis of presentation describes the underlying basis used to prepare the financial statements (for example, US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Other Comprehensive Basis of Accounting, IFRS).
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef