Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Basis of Presentation

Basis of Presentation
12 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements Disclosure [Text Block]
Basis of Presentation
Going Concern
Since its spin-off from Integrated BioPharma, Inc. in August 2008, the Company has incurred significant losses and negative cash flows from operations. The Company’s net loss was approximately $16.1 million and $10.7 million for the years ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively. As of June 30, 2017, the Company’s accumulated deficit was $72.1 million and it had cash used in operating activities of $13.2 million for the year ended June 30, 2017.
The Company has historically financed its activities through the sale of common stock and warrants. Through June 30, 2017, the Company has dedicated most of its financial resources to research and development, including the development and validation of its own technologies and the development of a proprietary therapeutic product against fibrosis based upon those technologies, advancing its intellectual property, the build-out and recommissioning of its CDMO facility, and general and administrative activities.
As of June 30, 2017, the Company has not completed development of or commercialized any vaccine or therapeutic product candidates. As such, the Company expects to continue to incur significant expenses and operating losses for at least the next year. The Company anticipates that its expenses and losses will increase substantially if the Company:
initiates clinical trials of its product candidates;
continues the research and development of our product candidates;
seeks to discover additional product candidates; and
adds operational, financial and management information systems and personnel, including personnel to support our product development and manufacturing efforts.
To become and remain profitable, the Company must succeed in commercializing its technologies or the Company, alone or with its licensees, must succeed in developing and eventually commercializing products that generate significant revenue. In addition, profitability will depend on continuing to attract and maintain customers for the development, manufacturing and technology transfer services offered by the Company’s subsidiary iBio CDMO.
On July 24, 2017, the Company entered into a common stock purchase agreement with Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC (“Lincoln Park”), an Illinois limited liability company, pursuant to which Lincoln Park has agreed to purchase from the Company up to an aggregate of $16,000,000 of the Company’s common stock (subject to certain limitations) from time to time over the 36-month term of the agreement (the “Lincoln Park Purchase Agreement”). As a result, on July 24, 2017, 1,200,000 shares of the Company’s common stock were issued to Lincoln Park as consideration for Lincoln Park’s commitment to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock under the agreement, and 2,500,000 shares of common stock were sold to Lincoln Park in an initial purchase for an aggregate gross purchase price of $1,000,000.
The extent to which the Company utilizes the purchase agreement with Lincoln Park as a source of funding will depend on a number of factors, including the prevailing market price of the Company’s common stock, the volume of trading in the Company’s common stock and the extent to which the Company is able to secure funds from other sources. The number of shares that the Company may sell to Lincoln Park under the purchase agreement on any given day and during the term of the agreement is limited. Additionally, the Company and Lincoln Park may not effect any sales of shares of our common stock under the purchase agreement during the continuance of an event of default under the purchase agreement.
On November 20, 2014, the Company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a Registration Statement on Form S-3 under the Securities Act, which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 2, 2014. This registration statement allows the Company, from time to time, to offer and sell shares of common stock, shares of preferred stock, debt securities, units comprised of shares of common stock, preferred stock, debt securities and warrants in any combination, and warrants to purchase common stock, preferred stock, debt securities and/or units, up to a maximum aggregate amount of $100 million of such securities.
On January 13, 2016, the Company entered into a contract manufacturing joint venture with the Eastern Affiliate. The Eastern Affiliate contributed $15 million in cash for a 30% interest in the Company’s subsidiary iBio CDMO LLC (“iBio CDMO”). The Company retained a 70% interest in iBio CDMO and contributed a royalty bearing license which grants iBio CDMO a non-exclusive license to use the Company’s proprietary technologies for research purposes and an exclusive U.S. license for manufacturing purposes. On February 23, 2017, the Company entered into an exchange agreement with the Eastern Affiliate pursuant to which the Company acquired substantially all of the interest in iBio CDMO held by the Eastern Affiliate in exchange for one share of the Company’s iBio CMO Preferred Tracking Stock, par value $0.001 per share. After giving effect to the transaction, the Company owns 99.99% of iBio CDMO.
On January 13, 2016, the Company also entered into share purchase agreements with Eastern pursuant to which Eastern agreed to purchase 10 million shares of the Company’s common stock at $0.622 per share. The closing for the sale of 3,500,000 of such shares occurred on January 25, 2016. The closing for the remaining 6,500,000 shares occurred in April 2016. In addition, Eastern agreed to exercise warrants it previously acquired to purchase 1,784,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at $0.53 per share.
As of the date of the filing of this report, iBio CDMO received $15 million for the capitalization of iBio CDMO and the Company has received approximately $7.2 million from Eastern for the acquisition of 10 million shares of common stock and the exercise of the warrants. Prior to the issuance of the shares of common stock pursuant to the purchase agreements with Eastern, Eastern beneficially owned approximately 30% of the Company’s common stock, as reported in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, filed with the SEC on October 13, 2015, calculated in accordance with the SEC’s beneficial ownership rules. As of the closing of the purchase agreements with Eastern and the simultaneous exercise by Eastern of its warrants to purchase iBio common stock, Eastern beneficially owned approximately 38% of the Company’s outstanding shares of common stock. As of the filing date of this report, Eastern owns approximately 36.4% of the Company’s outstanding common stock. See Note 11 in the consolidated financial statements for a further description of the transactions.
On May 15, 2015, the Company entered into a common stock purchase agreement with Aspire Capital Fund, LLC (“Aspire Capital”) pursuant to which the Company had the option to require Aspire Capital to purchase up to $15 million of its common stock over a three-year term. No shares were sold under the 2015 Facility. See Note 11 for a further description of the agreement. The agreement with Aspire was terminated on July 21, 2017.
The history of significant losses, the negative cash flow from operations, the limited cash resources currently on hand and the dependence by the Company on its ability – about which there can be no certainty – to obtain additional financing to fund its operations after the current cash resources are exhausted raises substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. These financial statements were prepared under the assumption that the Company will continue as a going concern and do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
The Company plans to fund its future business operations using cash on hand, through proceeds from the sale of additional equity or other securities, including sales of common stock to Lincoln Park pursuant to the common stock purchase agreement entered into on July 24, 2017, and through proceeds realized in connection with license and collaboration arrangements and the operation of our subsidiary, iBio CDMO.
The Company cannot be certain that such funding will be available on favorable terms or available at all. To the extent that the Company raises additional funds by issuing equity securities, its stockholders may experience significant dilution. If the Company is unable to raise funds when required or on favorable terms, this assumption may no longer be operative, and the Company may have to: a) significantly delay, scale back, or discontinue the product application and/or commercialization of its proprietary technologies; b) seek collaborators for its technology and product candidates on terms that are less favorable than might otherwise be available; c) relinquish or otherwise dispose of rights to technologies, product candidates, or products that it would otherwise seek to develop or commercialize; or d) possibly cease operations.