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Going Concern and Management's Plans

Going Concern and Management's Plans
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  


The Company has not generated any revenues and has incurred significant losses since inception. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company incurred a net loss of $16,198,585 and used $6,330,045 of cash in operations. As of March 31, 2021, the Company has an accumulated deficit of $64,556,223 and a working capital deficit of $25,324,166. The Company expects to invest a significant amount of capital to fund research and development. As a result, the Company expects that its operating expenses will increase significantly, and consequently will require significant revenues to become profitable. Even if the Company does become profitable, it may not be able to sustain or increase profitability on a quarterly or annual basis. The Company cannot predict when, if ever, it will be profitable. There can be no assurance that the intellectual property of the Company, or other technologies it may acquire, will meet applicable regulatory standards, obtain required regulatory approvals, be capable of being produced in commercial quantities at reasonable costs, or be successfully marketed. The Company plans to undertake additional laboratory studies with respect to the intellectual property, and there can be no assurance that the results from such studies or trials will result in a commercially viable product or will not identify unwanted side effects.

A continuation or worsening of the levels of market disruption and volatility seen in the recent past as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic could have an adverse effect on the Company’s ability to access capital, on the Company’s business, results of operations and financial condition. Management continues to monitor the developments and has taken active measures to protect the health of the Company’s employees, their families and the Company’s communities. The ultimate impact will depend heavily on the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and public health responses, the efficacy of vaccines, the availability thereof, and the willingness of individuals to receive such vaccines, as well as the substance and pace of macroeconomic recovery, all of which are uncertain and difficult to predict considering the continuing evolving landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic and the public health responses to contain it.

Management has evaluated, and will continue to evaluate, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry and has concluded that while it is reasonably possible that the virus could have a negative effect on the Company’s financial position or results of its operations, the specific impact is not readily determinable as of the date of these condensed consolidated financial statements. To date, only the follow-up time for patient data for the Phase 2b Dupuytren’s disease clinical trial has been delayed as a result of COVID-19, but such follow-up is now completed. The condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

These condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared under the assumption of a going concern, which assumes that the Company will be able to realize its assets and discharge its liabilities in the normal course of business. The Company’s ability to continue its operations is dependent upon obtaining new financing for its ongoing operations. Future financing options available to the Company include equity financings and loans and if the Company is unable to obtain such additional financing timely, or on favorable terms, the Company may have to curtail its development, marketing and promotional activities, which would have a material adverse effect on its business, financial condition and results of operations, and it could ultimately be forced to discontinue its operations and liquidate. These matters raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern for a reasonable period of time, which is defined as within one year after the date that the condensed consolidated financial statements are issued. Realization of the Company’s assets may be substantially different from the carrying amounts presented in these condensed consolidated financial statements and the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that may become necessary, should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.