Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Convertible Notes Payable

Convertible Notes Payable
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Convertible Notes Payable

7. Convertible Notes Payable


The Company accounts for convertible notes payable (when it has determined that the embedded conversion options should not be bifurcated from their host instruments) in accordance with ASC 470-20, Debt with Conversion and Other Options.


On November 24, 2017 and January 31, 2018, the Company entered into securities purchase agreements with two investors, including the Company’s former Chairman of the Board, pursuant to which the company sold an aggregate principal of $1,000,000, and OPKO Health Inc., a related party, (collectively, the “Purchasers”), pursuant to which the Company sold an additional $1,000,000, of its 8% convertible notes (collectively, “Convertible Notes”) due on November 24, 2019 and January 31, 2020, respectively.


The Convertible Notes, with accrued interest, were convertible into common stock for $8.10 per share at the option of the Purchasers. In the event the Company completed a financing in which the Company received at least $10,000,000 in gross proceeds and issued common stock or common stock equivalents to the investor (a “Financing”) or there is a change of control of the Company (or sale of substantially all of the Company’s assets), the outstanding principal amount of the Convertible Notes would automatically convert. Upon the closing of a Financing, the conversion price of the Convertible Notes shall be the lesser of (i) $8.10 per share or (ii) the price per share of the securities sold in the Financing.


The Company evaluated the embedded conversion features within the Convertible Notes under ASC 815-15 and ASC 815-40 to determine if they required bifurcation as a derivative instrument. The Company determined the embedded conversion features do not meet the definition of a derivative liability, and therefore, do not require bifurcation from the host instrument. In addition, the down-round provision under which the conversion price could be affected by future equity offerings, qualified for a scope exception from derivative accounting with the Company’s early adoption of ASU 2017-11, Simplifying Accounting for Certain Financial Instruments with Characteristics of Liabilities and Equity, during the year ended December 31, 2017. Since the embedded conversion features were not considered derivatives, the convertible notes were accounted for in accordance with ASC 470-20, Debt with Conversion and Other Options.


In May 2018, the Company completed a financing and issued a total of 4,435,527 shares of common stock at $1.90 per share, for gross proceeds and net proceeds of $8,428,000 and $7,680,000, respectively. Although the total gross financing amount did not contractually effectuate the conversion feature of the Convertible Notes’ securities purchase agreements, the Company allowed Purchasers to convert the Convertible Notes to common stock at the $1.90 per share price of the May 2018 financing. All outstanding 8% convertible notes were converted to shares of common stock in May 2018 at the aggregate amount of the principal and accrued interest of for approximately $2,062,000 as of the date of conversion, for a total of 1,085,105 common shares issued. The conversion was approved by disinterested members of the Company’s Board of Directors.