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Description of Business

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



Adial Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company” or “Adial”) was converted from a limited liability company formed under the name ADial Pharmaceuticals, LLC, formed on November 23, 2010 in the Commonwealth of Virginia to a corporation and reincorporated in Delaware on October 1, 2017. Adial is presently engaged in the development of medications for the treatment of addictions and related disorders.


The Company has commenced its first Phase 3 clinical trial of its lead compound AD04 (“AD04”) for the treatment of alcohol use disorder. Both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and the European Medicines Authority (“EMA”) have indicated they will accept heavy-drinking-based endpoints as a basis for approval for the treatment of alcohol use disorder rather than the previously required abstinence-based endpoints. Key patents have been issued in the United States, the European Union, and other jurisdictions for which the Company has exclusive license rights. The active ingredient in AD04 is ondansetron, a serotonin-3 antagonist. Due to its mechanism of action, AD04 has the potential to be used for the treatment of other addictive disorders, such as opioid use disorder, obesity, smoking, and other drug addictions.


On June 11, 2020, the Company concluded a registered direct offering of 2,820,000 shares of common stock and in a concurrent private placement the sale of warrants to purchase 2,115,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $2.00 per share. The shares of common stock and accompanying warrants were sold at a combined at-the-market price of $1.85 for a share and three quarters warrant. Gross proceeds of the offering, totaled $5,217,000, which after offering expenses, resulted in net proceeds of $4,657,215.


On September 21, 2020, the Company concluded a private placement of 357,143 shares of common stock at an above market price of $1.40 per share. Gross proceeds of the offering totaled $500,000, with no material expenses.