Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Financing

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Financing
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Stockholders' Equity Note [Abstract]  
Financing

9. Financing


Public Offering


On May 7, 2018, the Company closed an underwritten public offering (the “Offering”) in which it issued and sold (i) 4,875,000 shares of common stock together with a number of common warrants to purchase 2,437,500 shares of its common stock, and (ii) 9,500,000 pre-funded warrants, with each pre-funded warrant exercisable for one share of common stock, together with a number of common warrants to purchase 4,750,000 shares of its common stock. The public offering price was $1.44 per share of common stock, $1.43 per pre-funded warrant and $0.01 per common warrant. The net proceeds to the Company were approximately $18.8 million, net of underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses. The common stock warrants expire five years after date of issuance and have an exercise price of $1.584 per share. As of September 30, 2018, 3,054,667 common stock warrants have been exercised for an additional $4.8 million of proceeds to the Company and all pre-funded warrants have been exercised. In connection with the offering the Company entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”), dated May 2, 2018 with A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners (A.G.P.), as representative of the underwriters. The Underwriting Agreement contained customary representations, warranties, and agreements by the Company, customary conditions to closing, indemnification obligations of the Company and the Underwriters, including for liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), other obligations of the parties and termination provisions.


At the Market Offering


On January 18, 2018, the Company entered into a Common Stock Sales Agreement with H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC, (“HCW”) as sales agent, pursuant to which the Company may sell from time to time, at its option, shares of its common stock, for the sale of up to $3,658,000 of shares of the Company’s common stock and on March 15, 2018 filed with the SEC  a prospectus supplement for an additional aggregate offering of up to $1,300,000 shares of Common Stock. Sales of shares of Common Stock have been made pursuant to the Company’s shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-221201) filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), dated November 13, 2017. As of September 30, 2018, the Company sold an aggregate of 1,545,449 shares of common stock under the HCW Sales Agreement resulting in net proceeds of approximately $3.7 million.


Common Stock Warrants


In connection with the May 7, 2018 public offering, the Company issued 9,500,000 pre-funded warrants and 7,187,500 common stock warrants each of which are exercisable for one share of common stock. The pre-funded warrants had an exercise price of $0.01 per share and as of September 30, 2018 all pre-funded warrants have been exercised. The common stock warrants have an exercise price of $1.584 per share and expire five years from the issuance date. As of September 30, 2018, 3,054,667 common stock warrants have been exercised. The warrants have been accounted for as equity instruments. The fair value of the common stock warrants of approximately $7.8 million at the date of issuance was estimated using the Black-Scholes Merton model which used the following inputs: term of 5 years, risk free rate of 2.78%, 0% dividend yield, volatility of 124.14%, and share price of $1.30 per share based on the trading price of the Company’s common stock.


In connection with the March 23, 2017 public offering, the Company issued warrants to purchase 682,500 shares of common stock with an exercise price of $10.00 per share that expire five years from the issuance date. In connection with the Company’s July 23, 2013 initial public offering, the Company issued warrants to the underwriters for 12,500 shares of common stock issuable at $125.00 per share which expired July 22, 2018. On March 10, 2011, the Company issued warrants to purchase shares of common stock to third parties in consideration for a private equity placement transaction of which 1,738 warrants remain outstanding. The warrants have an exercise price of $4.80 per share and expire ten years from the issuance date.


During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, 3,054,667 common stock warrants have been exercised and 12,500 common stock warrants have expired. No warrants were exercised during the same period in 2017. As of September 30, 2018 the Company has outstanding warrants to purchase 4,132,833 shares of common stock issuable at $1.584 per share, 296,159 shares of common stock issuable at $10.00 per share; and warrants to purchase 1,738 shares of common stock issuable at $4.80 per share. These warrants do not meet the criteria required to be classified as liability awards and therefore are treated as equity awards.