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Liquidity, Going Concern and Other Uncertainties

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Liquidity, Going Concern and Other Uncertainties
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Liquidity Going Concern and Other Uncertainties [Abstract]  
LIQUIDITY, GOING CONCERN AND OTHER UNCERTAINTIES

2 — LIQUIDITY, GOING CONCERN AND OTHER UNCERTAINTIES

 

The unaudited condensed financial statements have been prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”), which contemplate continuation of the Company as a going concern. The Company is in a development stage and has incurred losses each year since inception and has experienced negative cash flows from operations in each year since inception and has an accumulated deficit of approximately $28.1 million as of September 30, 2020. Based on the current development plans for AD04 in both the U.S. and international markets and other operating requirements, the Company does not believe that the existing cash and equivalents are sufficient to fund operations for the next twelve months following the filing of these unaudited condensed financial statements, though the Company expects cash on hand to be sufficient to fund operations to the end of the third quarter of 2021. These factors raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, during the first three quarters of 2020, the Company experienced delays in certain countries in obtaining regulatory approval required to commence the trial in such countries, resulting in significantly slowed trial enrollment (see Other Uncertainties below). Enrollment has since improved, though enrollment in higher cost sites in Scandinavia have recovered more quickly than in lower cost sites in Central and Eastern Europe. The Company presently projects completion of its phase three trial near the end of the fourth quarter of 2021. These delays, and increasing trial costs, mean that cash on hand is no longer projected to be sufficient to reach database lock, if present trends continue. There continues to be uncertainties regarding the potential impact of COVID-19 on our clinical trial and the associated cash projections. While the Company’s current estimates include the overhead costs necessary to support operations during the extended trial period and other costs increases associated with conducting trial activities impacted by the pandemic, additional delays and cost increases could add to those estimates.

  

The Company’s plans include raising additional capital from various potential sources, including equity and/or debt financings, grant funding, and strategic relationships. Although management is actively pursuing financing and other strategic plans, there are no assurances that such financing or other strategic plans will be available on acceptable terms, or at all. Without additional funding, the Company would be required to delay, scale back or eliminate some or all of its research and development programs, which would likely have a material adverse effect on the Company and its financial statements.

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities in the ordinary course of business. The financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might result from the outcome of the uncertainties described above.

 

Other Uncertainties 

 

Generally, the industry in which the Company operates subjects the Company to a number of other risks and uncertainties that can affect its operating results and financial condition. Such factors include, but are not limited to: the timing, costs and results of clinical trials and other development activities versus expectations; the ability to obtain regulatory approval to market product candidates; the ability to manufacture products successfully; competition from products sold or being developed by other companies; the price of, and demand for, Company products once approved; the ability to negotiate favorable licensing or other manufacturing and marketing agreements for its products.

 

The Company also faces the ongoing risk that the coronavirus pandemic may further slow, for an unforeseeable period, the conduct of the Company’s trial. The effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic may also increase non-trial costs such as insurance premiums, increase the demand for and cost of capital, increase loss of work time from key personnel, and negatively impact our key clinical trial vendors and supplier of our active pharmaceutical ingredient. The full extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic impacts the clinical development of AD04, the Company’s suppliers and other commercial partners, will depend on future developments that are still highly uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence at this time, all of which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, and results of operations.