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BNKL 2019-09-16
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Bionik Laboratories Filing 2019-09-16

BNKL Filing


S-1 1 tv527766_s-1.htm FORM S-1

 

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 16, 2019

 

Registration No. 333-          

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

  

FORM S-1

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   3842   27-1340346
(State or Other Jurisdiction of   (Primary Standard Industrial   (I.R.S. Employer
Incorporation or Organization)   Classification Code Number)   Identification No.)

 

483 Bay Street, N105

Toronto, ON M5G 2C9

(416) 640-7887

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of Registrant’s executive offices)

 

Eric Michel Dusseux, CEO

Bionik Laboratories Corp.

483 Bay Street, N105

Toronto, ON M5G 2C9

(416) 640-7887

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

Copies to:

 

Stephen E. Fox, Esq.

Michael S. Williams, Esq.

Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C.

1425 RXR Plaza

Uniondale, New York 11556

(516) 663-6600

(516) 663-6601 (Facsimile)

 

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public:

From time to time after the Registration Statement becomes effective.

 

If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act, check the following box.  þ

 

If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ¨

 

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement number for the same offering.  ¨

 

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(d) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer  ¨ Accelerated filer  ¨
Non-accelerated filer  þ  Smaller reporting company  þ
  Emerging growth company  ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.  ¨

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

Title of Each Class of Securities
to be Registered
  Amount
to be
Registered 
(1)(3)
   Proposed
Maximum
Offering 
Price
Per Share 
(2)
   Proposed
Maximum
Aggregate
Offering Price 
(2)
   Amount of
Registration
Fee
 
Common Stock, $.001 par value   156,250   $3.40   $

531,250.00

   $

64.39

 

 

 

(1)Pursuant to Rule 416 under the Securities Act, the shares of common stock being registered hereunder include such indeterminate number of shares as may be issuable as a result of stock splits, stock dividends or similar transactions.

(2)Estimated solely for purposes of determining the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(c) under the Securities Act, computed based upon the high ($3.40) and low ($3.40) selling prices per share of the registrant’s common stock on September 10, 2019 on the OTCQB marketplace. The closing price for such shares on September 10, 2019 was $3.40.

(3)Represents shares of common stock issuable upon the exchange of Exchangeable Shares of the registrant’s indirect subsidiary Bionik Laboratories, Inc.

 

The Registrant hereby amends this Registration Statement on Form S-1 on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the Registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this registration statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 or until the registration statement shall become effective on such date as the Securities and Exchange Commission, acting pursuant to said Section 8(a), may determine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The information in this preliminary prospectus is not complete and may be changed. The Selling Stockholders may not sell these securities until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission becomes effective. This preliminary prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities nor does it seek offers to buy these securities in any state where the offer or sale is not permitted.

 

Subject To Completion, Dated September 16, 2019

 

PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS

 

BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.

 

156,250 Shares of Common Stock

 

This prospectus relates to the offer and sale from time to time of up to 156,250 shares of our common stock issuable upon the exchange, on a one-for-one basis, of Exchangeable Shares of our indirect subsidiary Bionik Laboratories, Inc. by the persons described in this prospectus, whom we call “selling stockholders”.

 

We are registering these shares as required by the terms of registration rights agreements between the selling stockholders and us. Such registration does not mean that the selling stockholders will actually exchange their Exchangeable Shares for our common stock and offer or sell any of these shares. The selling stockholders may offer the shares of our common stock at prevailing market prices at the time of sale, at prices related to the prevailing market price, at varying prices determined at the time of sale or at negotiated prices. See “Plan of Distribution” for additional information.

 

We are not offering any shares of common stock for sale under this prospectus and we will not receive any proceeds from sales of shares of our common stock by the selling stockholders.

 

Our common stock trades on the OTCQB marketplace under the symbol “BNKL.” The closing price of our common stock on September 10, 2019 was $3.40 per share.

 

These are speculative securities. See “Risk Factors” beginning on Page 4 for the factors you should consider before buying shares of our common stock.

 

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission or other regulatory body has approved or disapproved of these securities or determined if this prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

 

The Date of this Prospectus is                                .

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PROSPECTUS SUMMARY 1
RISK FACTORS 5
USE OF PROCEEDS 16
DETERMINATION OF OFFERING PRICE 16
MARKET PRICE OF AND DIVIDENDS ON COMMON STOCK AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS 16
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS 18
BUSINESS 25
MANAGEMENT 33
EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION 37
SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT 41
CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS 42
SELLING STOCK HOLDERS 43
DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES 45
PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION 46
LEGAL MATTERS 47
EXPERTS 47
WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION 47
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS F-1

 

We are responsible for the information contained in this prospectus. We have not, and the selling stockholders have not, authorized anyone to give you any other information, and neither we nor any selling stockholder take any responsibility for any other information that others may give you. The selling stockholders are offering to sell, and seeking offers to buy, shares of our common stock only in jurisdictions where offers and sales are permitted. The information contained in this prospectus is accurate only as of the date of this prospectus, regardless of the time of delivery of this prospectus or of any sale of our common stock.

 

BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

Unless otherwise noted, references in this prospectus to “Bionik,” the “Company,” “we,” “our,” or “us” means Bionik Laboratories Corp., the registrant, and, unless the context otherwise requires, together with its subsidiaries, Bionik Laboratories, Inc., a Canadian corporation (“Bionik Canada”) and Bionik, Inc., a Massachusetts corporation (formerly Interactive Motion Technologies, Inc., “IMT”). References to Bionik Canada refer to such company prior to its acquisition by the Company on February 26, 2015 and references to IMT refer to such company prior to its acquisition by the Company on April 21, 2016.

 

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

The information contained in this prospectus includes some statements that are not purely historical and that are “forward-looking statements.” Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Company and its management’s expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including its financial condition and results of operations. In addition, any statements that refer to projections, forecasts or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipates,” “believes,” “continue,” “could,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “might,” “plans,” “possible,” “potential,” “predicts,” “projects,” “seeks,” “should,” “will,” “would” and similar expressions, or the negatives of such terms, may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking.

 

The forward-looking statements contained in this prospectus are based on current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments. There can be no assurance that future developments actually affecting the Company will be those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties (some of which are beyond the parties’ control) or other assumptions that may cause actual results or performance to be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward- looking statements, some of which are described in the Section of this prospectus entitled “Risk Factors”.

 

 

 

 

Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the Company’s assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

 

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING INDUSTRY DATA

 

Unless otherwise indicated, information contained in this prospectus concerning our company, our business, the services we provide and intend to provide, our industry and our general expectations concerning our industry are based on management estimates. Such estimates are derived from publicly available information released by third party sources, as well as data from our internal research, and reflect assumptions made by us based on such data and our knowledge of the industry, which we believe to be reasonable.

 

 

 

 

PROSPECTUS SUMMARY

 

This summary highlights information contained elsewhere in this prospectus. This summary may not contain all of the information that may be important to you. You should read the entire prospectus carefully together with our financial statements and the related notes appearing elsewhere in this prospectus and incorporated by reference before you decide to invest in our securities. This prospectus contains forward-looking statements, which involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” and other sections of this prospectus.

 

Company Overview

 

Bionik Laboratories Corp. is a healthcare company focused on improving the quality of life of millions of people with neurological or mobility impairments by combining artificial intelligence and innovative robotics technology to help individuals from hospital to home to regain mobility, enhance autonomy, and regain self-esteem.

 

The Company uses artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to make rehabilitation methods and processes smarter and more intuitive to deliver greater recovery for patients with neurological or mobility impairments. These technologies allow large amounts of data to be collected and processed in real-time, enabling appropriately challenging and individualized therapy during every treatment session. This is the foundation of the InMotion™ therapy. The Company’s rehabilitation therapy robots are built on an artificial intelligence platform, measuring the position, the speed and the acceleration of the patient 200 times per second. The artificial intelligence platform is designed to adapt in real time to the patient’s needs and progress while providing quantifiable feedback of a patient’s progress and performance, in a way that the Company believes a trained clinician cannot.

 

Based on this foundational work, the Company has a portfolio of products focused on upper and lower extremity rehabilitation for stroke and other mobility-impaired individuals, including three InMotion™ robots currently in the market and two products in varying stages of development.

 

The InMotion™ therapy uses the Company’s robots to assist patients to rewire a segment of their brains after injury, also known as neuroplasticity. The InMotion™ Robots - the InMotion ARM, InMotion WRIST and the InMotion ARM/HAND – are designed to provide intelligent, adaptive therapy in a manner that has been clinically shown to maximize neurorecovery. The Company is also developing a home version of the InMotion™ upper-body rehabilitation technology, as well as a lower-body wearable assistive product based on the Company’s existing ARKE lower body exoskeleton technology, which could allow certain mobility impaired individuals to walk better. The Company intends to launch this mobility assistance solution into the consumer market when the Company has sufficient funds to develop this product.

 

The InMotion ARM InMotion ARM/HAND, and InMotion WRIST are robotic therapies for the upper limbs. InMotion™ robotic therapies have been characterized as Class II medical devices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, and are listed with the FDA to market and sell in the United States. More than 280 of our clinical robotic products for stroke rehabilitation have been sold in over 15 countries, including the United States. In addition to these fully developed, clinical rehabilitation solutions, we are also developing “InMotion™ Home”, which is an upper extremity product that allows the patient to extend their therapy for as long as needed while rehabilitating at home. This rehabilitation solution is being developed on the same design platform as the InMotion™ clinical products.

 

We believe recent payment changes in the US marketplace proposed and finalized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services create a favorable environment for greater clinical adoption of our robotic technology. For instance, the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014, or the Impact Act of 2014, began the shift toward standardizing patient assessment data for quality measures. The updated Prospective Payment System (PPS), SNF QRP (Quality Reporting Program) and SNF VBP (Value Based Purchasing) programs have further shifted reimbursement toward the needs of the patient and away from volume of services provided in the skilled nursing setting. Other programs have caused a similar shift in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility setting, as well. We expect that in the next 3-9 months, further incentives toward quality based care will be implemented, resulting in providers being publicly ranked, as well as financially rewarded, for quality reporting and better outcomes.

 

We have a growing body of clinical data for our products. More than 1,500 patients participated in trials using our InMotion™ robots, the results of which have been published in peer-reviewed medical journals (including the New England Journal of Medicine and Stroke).

 

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An earlier model of InMotion™ robots were used in a multicenter randomized controlled phase III interventional trial, funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment Program (RATULS) in the United Kingdom. The study was completed in 2018, included the enrollment of 770 stroke patients in a multi-center randomized controlled research trial to evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of robot-assisted training in post-stoke care. The Company is pleased that the RATULS trial confirmed the finding of previous research studies which demonstrated that robot assisted therapy improved upper limb impairment when compared with conventional care of stroke victims. The primary outcome for upper limb success was determined by an Action Research Arm Test (ARAT), with four distinct success criteria that varied according to baseline severity. This test with these success criteria was developed by the RATULS trial team for this study and has not been used previously in clinical trials. The findings of this major research trial demonstrated that robot assisted therapy improved upper limb impairment, however, using this ARAT measurement, the trial was unable to conclude that robot assisted therapy or enhance upper limb therapy resulted in improved upper limb functionality after stroke compared with usual care provided to patients with stroke related upper limb functional limitation. The study findings also showed that the attrition rate was drastically reduced in the patient population following either robotic therapy or enhanced upper limb therapy versus usual care only. Most of the withdrawals from the study were before 3 months of usual care due to the disappointment with the treatment allocation.

 

In addition to our proprietary in-house products, we had the exclusive right to market and sell the Morning Walk lower body rehabilitation technology owned by Curexo Inc., a South Korean company, within the United States. We have decided not to distribute the Morning Walk product due to market conditions in the U.S. and are renegotiating the contract with our distributor in Korea. We may in the future further augment our product portfolio through technology acquisition opportunities should they come available and if we are sufficiently capitalized to undertake these investments.

 

On December 14, 2018, we entered into a Sale of Goods Agreement (the “Agreement”) with CHC Management Services, LLC, or Kindred, pursuant to which, among other things, Kindred agreed to purchase from us in a first phase a minimum of 21 of the Company’s InMotion™ ARM Interactive Therapy Systems – a minimum of one for each of Kindred’s existing and soon-to-open affiliated inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and similar facilities described in the Agreement, and in a second phase a minimum of one InMotion™ ARM Interactive Therapy System for each future facilities of Kindred, during the four-year minimum term of the Agreement. Kindred entered into an initial purchase order for nine InMotion™ ARM Interactive Therapy System that shipped before December 31, 2018, with further robots in the year ended March 31, 2019 and quarter ended June 30, 2019 for a total of 21 InMotion™ robots sold up to the period ended June 30, 2019.

 

On January 23, 2019, we announced the commercial launch of our newest generation InMotion™ ARM/HAND robotic system for clinical rehabilitation of stroke survivors and those with mobility impairments due to neurological conditions. The improved new generation InMotion™ ARM/HAND was developed according to the same principals of motor learning and neuro plasticity that were incorporated into the original InMotion ARM robotic system and utilizes artificial intelligence and data analysis to provide individualized therapy and reports that empower patients.

 

It includes the following new features:

 

·Enhanced hand-rehabilitation technology: The updated hand robot provides therapy focused on hand opening and grasping for patients ready to retrain reach and grasp functional tasks.

 

·InMotion™ EVAL: The InMotion™ ARM/HAND offers the ability to assess hand movements in a precise and objective manner, allowing the clinician to better measure and quantify a patient’s progress and response to therapy.

 

·Improved, comprehensive reporting: Optimized report formats provide improved documentation of patient outcomes, improved ease of use and enhanced interpretation of evaluation results, allowing clearer indications of progress over their complete rehabilitation journey, all on one screen.

 

We have worked with industry leaders in manufacturing and design and have also expanded our development team through partnerships with researchers and academia. On May 17, 2017, we entered into a Co-operative Joint Venture Contract with Ginger Capital Investment Holding Ltd., pursuant to which the Company has a 25% interest and Ginger Capital has a 75% interest. As of the date of this 10-Q, Ginger Capital is obligated to contribute $725,000 to the joint venture and is required to contribute an additional $725,000 by May 22, 2023. To date, the Chinese partners of the JV have contributed $1,100,000 to the JV. Three InMotion™ robots have been delivered from us to the joint venture, which were used for product demonstration and for quality assessment by Chinese authorities. During the period ended June 30, 2019, due to regulatory restrictions only 3 new robots were shipped by Bionik to the Chinese JV according to contract terms.

 

On June 20, 2017, we entered into a joint development and manufacturing agreement with Wistron Medical Tech Holding Company of Taiwan to jointly develop a lower body assistive robotic product based on the ARKE technology for the consumer home market. As the lower body assistive robotic device is on an engineering hold due to prioritizing the development of the InMotion Home robotic device, no work has been done with Wistron recently.

 

We have also entered into an agreement with Cogmedix Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Coghlin Companies, a medical device development and manufacturing company located in West Boylston, MA, for the production of InMotion robots. The initial agreement is for turnkey, compliant manufacturing with the capability of scaling faster production to meet increased volume as the Company grows. In addition, our Massachusetts-based manufacturing facility is compliant with ISO- 13485 and FDA regulations.

 

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We currently hold an intellectual property portfolio that includes 4 U.S. patents and 1 U.S. pending patent, all 5 of which are pending internationally, as well as other patents under development. We may file provisional patents from time to time, which may expire if we do not pursue full patents within 12 months of the filing date. One of new provisional patent has recently been filed which the Company plans to file as a full patent prior to the 12-month deadline. The provisional patents may not be filed as full patents and new provisional patents may be filed as the technology evolves or changes. Additionally, we hold exclusive licenses to three additional patents of which one is currently being used for the InMotion Wrist and is licensed to us from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

We currently sell our products directly or can introduce customers to a third-party finance company to lease at a monthly fee over the term or other fee structure for our products to hospitals, clinics, distribution companies and/or buying groups that supply those rehabilitation facilities.

 

We introduced our new enhanced commercial version of the InMotion product line starting with the InMotion Arm in December 2017 then the InMotion Arm/Hand in January 2019. We sold 11 InMotion™ robots in the year ended March 31, 2018, 33 InMotion™ robots in the year ended March 31, 2019 and 8 robots in the first quarter ended June 30, 2019.

 

We had $790,379 of revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 (June 30, 2018 – $501,333).

 

History; Recent Developments

 

Bionik Laboratories Corp. was incorporated on January 8, 2010 in the State of Colorado. At the time of our incorporation the name of our company was Strategic Dental Management Corp. On July 16, 2013, we changed our name from Strategic Dental Management Corp. to Drywave Technologies, Inc. and changed our state of incorporation from Colorado to Delaware. Effective February 13, 2015, we changed our name to Bionik Laboratories Corp.

 

Bionik Laboratories Inc., which we refer to in this Form 10-Q as Bionik Canada, was incorporated on March 24, 2011 under the Canada Business Corporations Act.

 

On February 26, 2015, we entered into an Investment Agreement with Bionik Acquisition Inc., a company existing under the laws of Canada and our wholly owned subsidiary, and Bionik Canada whereby we acquired 100 Class 1 common shares of Bionik Canada representing 100% of the outstanding Class 1 common shares of Bionik Canada. After giving effect to this and related transactions, we commenced operations through Bionik Canada. Subsequently, on April 21, 2016, we acquired Interactive Motion Technologies, Inc., or IMT, a Boston, Massachusetts-based provider of effective robotic products for neurorehabilitation, including all of its owned and licensed products both commercialized and in development.

 

We effected a one-for-one hundred fifty reverse stock split on October 29, 2018. As a result of the reverse stock split, each one hundred fifty shares of our common stock automatically combined into and became one share of our common stock. Accordingly, as of October 29, 2018, there were 2,337,964 shares of our common stock issued and outstanding. Any fractional shares which would otherwise be due as a result of the reverse stock split were rounded up to the nearest whole share. The reverse stock split automatically and proportionately adjusted, based on the one-for-one hundred fifty reverse stock split ratio, all issued and outstanding shares of our common stock and exchangeable shares, as well as common stock underlying stock options, warrants and other derivative securities outstanding at the time of the effectiveness of the reverse stock split. The exercise price on outstanding equity based-grants was proportionately increased, while the number of shares available under our equity-based plans was also proportionately reduced. Share and per share data (except par value) for the periods presented reflect the effects of this reverse stock split. References to numbers of shares of common stock and per share data in the accompanying financial statements and notes thereto relating to dates prior to the reverse stock split have been adjusted to reflect the reverse stock split on a retroactive basis.

  

In June 2019, we commenced an up to $9 million convertible note offering, of which $5,510,000 has been raised through September 10, 2019.

 

Corporate Information

 

Our principal executive office is located at 483 Bay Street, N105, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2C9 and our main corporate telephone number is (416) 640-7887 x 508. Our principal US office is located at 80 Coolidge Hill Road, Watertown, MA, USA 02472, telephone number 617-926-4800. Our website is www.bioniklabs.com. Information on our website does not constitute a part of this prospectus.

 

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Available Information

 

We file electronically with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). We make available on our website at www.bioniklabs.com, free of charge, copies of these reports, as soon as reasonably practicable after we electronically file such material with, or furnish it to, the SEC.

 

The public may read or copy any materials we file with the SEC at the SEC’s Public Reference Room at 100 F Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20549. The public may obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330. The SEC maintains a website that contains reports, proxy and information statements, and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the SEC. The address of that website is www.sec.gov.

 

The information in or accessible through the websites referred to above are not incorporated into, and are not considered part of, this prospectus. Further, our references to the URLs for these websites are intended to be inactive textual references only.

 

The Offering

 

Common stock offered by the selling stockholders 156,250 shares of common stock, which are issuable upon the exchange, on a one-for-one basis, of Exchangeable Shares of our indirect subsidiary Bionik Laboratories, Inc.
   
Common stock to be outstanding after the offering 3,858,654 shares of common stock and Exchangeable Shares, based on our issued and outstanding shares of common stock and Exchangeable Shares as of September 10, 2019, and excluding common stock or other securities underlying any options, warrants or convertible promissory notes that may be outstanding.
   
Use of proceeds We will not receive any proceeds from the sale of common stock by the selling stockholders participating in this offering. The selling stockholders will receive all of the net proceeds from the sale of their respective shares of common stock in this offering. See “Use of Proceeds” on page 19 of this prospectus for more information.
   
Risk factors See “Risk Factors” on page 4 of this prospectus for a discussion of factors you should carefully consider before deciding to invest in our common stock.

 

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RISK FACTORS

 

An investment in our securities involves a high degree of risk. You should carefully consider the risks described below and all of the other information contained in this prospectus, including “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation” and our financial statements and related notes, before investing in our securities. If any of the possible events described in those sections or below actually occur, our business, business prospects, cash flow, results of operations or financial condition could be harmed. In this case, the trading price of our common stock could decline, and you might lose all or part of your investment.

 

The following is a discussion of the risk factors that we believe are material to us at this time. These risks and uncertainties are not the only ones facing us and there may be additional matters that we are unaware of or that we currently consider immaterial. All of these could adversely affect our business, business prospects, results of operations, financial condition and cash flows.

 

Risks Related to our Business

 

We have a limited operating history upon which investors can evaluate our future prospects.

 

We have a limited operating history based on our current business plan of commercializing and selling the InMotion™ robots, upon which an evaluation of our business plan or performance and prospects can be made.

 

The business and prospects of the Company must be considered in the light of the potential problems, delays, uncertainties and complications encountered in connection with a relatively new business and creating a new industry. The risks include, but are not limited to, the possibility that we will not be able to develop functional and scalable products and services, or that although functional and scalable, our products and services will not be economical to market; that our competitors hold proprietary rights that preclude us from marketing such products; that our competitors market a superior or equivalent product; that we are not able to upgrade and enhance our technologies and products to accommodate new features and expanded service offerings; or the failure to receive necessary regulatory clearances for our products. To successfully introduce and market our products at a profit, we must establish brand name recognition and competitive advantages for our products. There are no assurances that we can successfully address these challenges. If it is unsuccessful, we and our business, financial condition and operating results could be materially and adversely affected.

 

The current and future expense levels are based largely on estimates of planned operations and future revenues. It is difficult to accurately forecast future revenues because the robotics market has not been fully developed, and we can give no assurance that our products will continue to fuel revenue growth. If our forecasts prove incorrect, the business, operating results and financial condition of the Company will be materially and adversely affected. Moreover, we may be unable to adjust our spending in a timely manner to compensate for any unanticipated reduction in revenue we expect to generate as a result of our products. As a result, the failure to generate revenues would immediately and adversely affect the business, financial condition and operating results of the Company.

  

We cannot predict when we will achieve profitability.

 

We have not been profitable and cannot predict when we will achieve profitability. We have experienced net losses since our inception in 2010. We began generating revenues after April 21, 2016 as a result of the acquisition of IMT and the sale of the InMotion™ robots, and we do not anticipate generating significant revenues from other technologies in development until we successfully develop, commercialize and sell products derived from those technologies, of which we can give no assurance. Although we sold 11 InMotion™ robots during the year ended March 31, 2018 and 33 InMotion™ robots for the year ended March 31, 2019, we are unable to determine when we will generate significant recurring revenues, if any, from the future sale of any of our products, or generate increased recurring revenues from the sale of our commercialized InMotion™ robots.

 

We cannot predict when we will achieve profitability, if ever. Our inability to become profitable has forced us to curtail or temporarily discontinue certain of our research and development programs such as our lower body robotic assistive device and may force us to do so with other commercialization programs and our day-to-day operations. Furthermore, there can be no assurance that profitability, if achieved, can be sustained on an ongoing basis. As of March 31, 2019, we had an accumulated deficit of $46,357,373.

 

There is substantial doubt on our ability to continue as a going concern.

 

Our independent registered public accounting firm has issued a going concern qualification as part of its audit report that accompanies our 2019 audited financial statements included herein. As stated in the notes to our audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, we have a negative working capital deficiency and have accumulated a significant deficit. Our continued existence is dependent upon our ability to continue to execute our operating plan and to obtain additional debt or equity financing. There can be no assurance that the additional necessary debt or equity financing will be available, or will be available on terms acceptable to us, in which case we may be unable to meet our obligations or fully implement our business plan, if at all. Additionally, should we be unable to realize our assets and discharge our liabilities in the normal course of business, the net realizable value of our assets may be materially less than the amounts recorded in our financial statements.

 

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We are subject to significant accounts payable and other current liabilities.

 

We have accounts payable and other liabilities of approximately $4.7 million as of June 30, 2019. We also incur indebtedness from time to time to fund operations, which have historically been converted into equity but in the future may be required to be repaid at maturity. Our operations are not currently able to generate sufficient cash flows to meet our payable and other liabilities, which could reduce our financial flexibility, increase interest expenses and adversely impact our operations. We may not generate sufficient cash flow from operations to enable us to repay this indebtedness and to fund other liquidity needs, including capital expenditure requirements. Such indebtedness could affect our operations in several ways, including the following:

 

·a significant portion of our cash flows could be required to be used to service such indebtedness;

 

·a high level of indebtedness could increase our vulnerability to general adverse economic and industry conditions;

 

·any covenants contained in the agreements governing such outstanding indebtedness could limit our ability to borrow additional funds, dispose of assets, pay dividends and make certain investments;

 

·a high level of indebtedness may place us at a competitive disadvantage compared to our competitors that are less leveraged and, therefore, our competitors may be able to take advantage of opportunities that our indebtedness may prevent us from pursuing;

 

·debt covenants may affect our flexibility in planning for, and reacting to, changes in the economy and in our industry, if any; and

 

·any ability to convert or exchange such indebtedness for equity in the Company can cause substantial dilution to existing stockholders of the Company.

 

We may need to refinance or restructure all or a portion of our indebtedness and other liabilities on or before maturity. We may not be able to refinance any of our indebtedness or other liabilities on commercially reasonable terms, or at all.

 

A high level of indebtedness and other liabilities increases the risk that we may default on our debt obligations and other liabilities. We may not be able to generate sufficient cash flows to pay the principal or interest on our debt. If we cannot service or refinance our indebtedness and other liabilities or convert or exchange indebtedness for equity in the Company, we may have to take actions such as selling significant assets, seeking additional equity financing (which will result in additional dilution to stockholders) or reducing or delaying capital expenditures or our research and development programs, any of which could have a material adverse effect on our operations and financial condition.  In particular, we have outstanding indebtedness in the form of convertible promissory notes in excess of $5,510,000 million to third parties, which includes some of our affiliates. In the event the conversion features of such convertible promissory notes are not triggered, if we do not have sufficient funds and are otherwise unable to arrange financing to repay such indebtedness, our assets may be foreclosed upon, among other damages to lenders, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operation. The Company requires additional funding which it does not yet have secured and if this new funding is not received it will have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operation.

 

Our acquisition of companies or technologies could prove difficult to integrate and may disrupt our business and harm our operating results and prospects.

 

Potential acquisitions will likely involve risks associated with our assumption of some or all of the liabilities of an acquired company, which may be liabilities that we were or are unaware of at the time of the acquisition, potential write-offs of acquired assets and potential loss of the acquired company’s key employees or customers.

 

We may encounter difficulties in successfully integrating our operations, technologies, services and personnel with that of the acquired company, and our financial and management resources may be diverted from our existing operations. For instance, we diverted some resources from our existing technologies under development to focus on the InMotion™ robots acquired from IMT in April 2016. Offices outside of Canada or in multiple states or provinces, including our offices in Massachusetts have created a strain on our ability to effectively manage our operations and key personnel. We have consolidated accounting, finance and administration in Toronto. If we elect to further consolidate our facilities, we may lose key personnel unwilling to relocate to the consolidated facility, may have difficulty hiring appropriate personnel at the consolidated facility and may have difficulty providing continuity of service through the consolidation.

 

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End-user satisfaction or performance problems with any acquired business, technology, service or device, including the InMotion™ robots, could also have a material adverse effect on our reputation. Additionally, potential disputes with the seller of an acquired business or its employees, suppliers or customers and amortization expenses related to intangible assets could adversely affect our business, operating results and financial condition. If we fail to properly evaluate and execute acquisitions, our business may be disrupted, and our operating results and prospects may be harmed. 

 

We will require additional capital to support our present business plan and our anticipated business growth, and such capital may not be available on acceptable terms, or at all, which would adversely affect our ability to operate; and such capital may substantially dilute the interests of existing stockholders.

 

We will require additional funds to further develop our business plan and have been relying on convertible and term debt financing to fund the operation of our business. Based on our current operating plans, our resources are currently not sufficient to fund our planned operations, including those necessary to introduce development-stage products into the rehabilitation and mobility markets. Since it is unlikely that we will generate sufficient revenues from our operating activities to fund all of our operating and development plans, we will need to raise additional funds through debt, equity or equity-linked offerings or otherwise in order to meet our expected future liquidity requirements, including development of existing products, introducing other products or pursuing new product opportunities. Any such financing that we undertake will likely be dilutive to current stockholders or may require that we relinquish rights to certain of our technologies or products. For instance, as of March 31, 2018 and June 2018, we converted approximately $9.1 million of convertible promissory notes into approximately 1.25 million shares of common stock. As of July 20, 2018, we also converted approximately $4.7 million of convertible promissory notes into 683,396 shares of common stock. On March 28, 2019, the Company converted $4.65 million of convertible promissory notes and interest into 1,247,099 common shares. In June 2019, we commenced a new up to $9 million convertible note offering, of which we have raised $5,510,000 through September 10, 2019. We are evaluating future financing arrangements, as well.

 

We intend to continue to make investments to support our business growth through introducing new products, including patent or other intellectual property asset creation, the acquisition of other businesses or strategic assets and licensing of technology or other assets. To fully execute on our business plan, we will need additional funds to respond to business opportunities and challenges, including ongoing operating expenses, protecting our intellectual property, satisfying debt payment obligations, developing new lines of business and enhancing our operating infrastructure. While we will need to seek additional funding for such purposes, we may not be able to obtain financing on acceptable terms, or at all. In addition, the terms of our financings may be dilutive to, or otherwise adversely affect, holders of our common stock or common stock equivalents. We have previously and may again seek additional funds through arrangements with collaborators or other third parties. We may not be able to negotiate any such arrangements on acceptable terms, if at all. If we are unable to obtain additional funding on a timely basis, we may be required to curtail or terminate some or all of our business plans.

 

We may never complete the development of any of our proposed products or product improvements into marketable products.

 

We do not know when or whether we will successfully complete the development of the planned development-stage or next generation InMotion™ robots, or any other proposed, developmental or contemplated product, for any of our target markets. We continue to seek to improve our technologies before we are able to produce a commercially viable product. Failure to improve on any of our technologies could delay or prevent their successful development for any of our target markets.

 

Developing any technology into a marketable product is a risky, time consuming and expensive process. You should anticipate that we will encounter setbacks, discrepancies requiring time consuming and costly redesigns and changes and that there is the possibility of outright failure. We may not meet our product development, manufacturing, regulatory, commercialization and other milestones.

 

We have established milestones, based upon our expectations regarding our technologies at that time, which we use to assess our progress toward developing our products. These milestones relate to product roll-outs, technology and design improvements as well as to dates for achieving development goals and regulatory approvals, among other things. If our products exhibit technical defects or are unable to meet cost or performance goals or for any other reason, our commercialization schedule could be delayed and potential purchasers of our initial commercial products, may decline to purchase such products or may opt to pursue alternative products. Due to our current budgeting constraints and evolving timelines on our products in development, we are changing or delaying some of the timelines and milestones for our other technologies being developed.

 

We can give no assurance that our commercialization schedule will be met as we concentrate our efforts as we continue to develop our products.

 

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Customers will be unlikely to buy any of our proposed, developmental or contemplated products unless we can demonstrate that they can be produced for sale to consumers at attractive prices.

 

During the past year, we retained a third-party manufacturer to manufacture our products, in addition to our Boston-based manufacturing facility now used primarily for research and development purposes but may continue to be used to manufacture and assemble some or all of our products as needed. We can offer no assurance that either we or our manufacturing partners will continue to develop efficient, automated, low-cost manufacturing capabilities and processes to meet the quality, price, engineering, design and production standards or production volumes required to successfully mass market any of our existing or contemplated products. Even if we or our manufacturing partners are successful in developing such manufacturing capability and processes, we do not know whether we or they will be timely in meeting our product commercialization schedule or the production and delivery requirements of potential customers. A failure to develop such manufacturing processes and capabilities could have a material adverse effect on our business and financial results.

 

The price of our existing or contemplated products is in part dependent on material and other manufacturing costs. We are unable to offer any assurance that either we or a manufacturing partner from time to time will be able to reduce costs to a level which will allow production of a competitive product or that any product produced using lower cost materials and manufacturing processes will not suffer from a reduction in performance, reliability and longevity. Furthermore, although we have implemented a pricing structure for our existing products, we can give no assurance that this pricing structure will not require changes in the future that could affect the attractiveness of our pricing.

 

Our products may not be accepted in the market.

 

We cannot be certain that our current products or any other products we may develop, or market will achieve or maintain market acceptance. Market acceptance of our products depends on many factors, including our ability to convince key opinion leaders to provide recommendations regarding our products, convince distributors and customers that our technology is an attractive alternative to other technologies, demonstrate that our products are reliable and supported by us in the field, supply and service sufficient quantities of products directly or through marketing alliances, and price products competitively in light of the current macroeconomic environment, which, particularly in the case of the medical device industry, are becoming increasingly price sensitive. 

 

We are subject to extensive governmental regulations relating to the manufacturing, labeling and marketing of our products.

 

Our medical technology products and operations are or are expected to be subject to regulation by the FDA, Health Canada and other governmental authorities both inside and outside of the United States. These agencies enforce laws and regulations that govern the development, testing, manufacturing, labeling, advertising, marketing and distribution, and market surveillance of our medical products.

 

Under the United States Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, medical devices are classified into one of three classes — Class I, Class II or Class III — depending on the degree of risk associated with each medical device and the extent of control needed to ensure safety and effectiveness. Class II devices require a 510(k) premarket submission to the US FDA. The Company’s InMotion™ robots have been characterized as Class II devices by the FDA.

 

In addition to regulations in the United States, we will be subject to a variety of foreign regulations governing clinical trials and commercial sales and distribution of our products in foreign countries. Whether or not we obtain FDA approval for a product, we must obtain approval of a product by the comparable regulatory authorities of foreign countries before we can market the product in those countries. The approval process varies from country to country, and the time may be longer or shorter than that required for FDA approval. The requirements governing the conduct of clinical trials, product licensing, pricing and reimbursement vary greatly from country to country.

 

The policies of the FDA and foreign regulatory authorities may change and or additional government regulations may be enacted which could prevent or delay regulatory approval of our products and could also increase the cost of regulatory compliance. We cannot predict the likelihood, nature or extent of adverse governmental regulation that might arise from future legislative or administrative action, either in the United States or abroad.

 

Following the introduction of a product, these agencies will also periodically review our manufacturing processes and product performance. The process of complying with the applicable good manufacturing practices, adverse event reporting, clinical trial and other requirements can be costly and time consuming, and could delay or prevent the production, manufacturing or sale of our products. In addition, if we fail to comply with applicable regulatory requirements, it could result in fines, delays or suspensions of regulatory clearances, closure of manufacturing sites, seizures or recalls of products and damage to our reputation. Recent changes in enforcement practice by the FDA and other agencies have resulted in increased enforcement activity, which increases the compliance risk for the Company and other companies in our industry. In addition, governmental agencies may impose new requirements regarding registration, labeling or prohibited materials that may require us to modify or re-register products already on the market or otherwise impact our ability to market our products in those countries. Once clearance or approval has been obtained for a product, there is an obligation to ensure that all applicable FDA, Health Canada and other regulatory requirements continue to be met.

 

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We may be subject to penalties and may be precluded from marketing our products if we fail to comply with extensive governmental regulations.

 

The InMotion™ robots, and we believe certain other products under development, will be categorized as a Class II device in the U.S. Class II devices require a 510(k) premarket submission to the US FDA. However, the FDA has not made any determination about whether our proposed medical products are Class II medical devices and, from time to time, the FDA may disagree with the classification of a new Class II medical device and require the manufacturer of that device to apply for approval as a Class III medical device. In the event that the FDA determines that our medical products should be reclassified as a Class III medical device, we could be precluded from marketing the devices for clinical use within the United States for months, years or longer, depending on the specific changes to the classification. Reclassification of our products as Class III medical devices could significantly increase our regulatory costs, including the timing and expense associated with required clinical trials and other costs.

 

The FDA and non-U.S. regulatory authorities require that our products be manufactured according to rigorous standards. These regulatory requirements may significantly increase our production costs and may even prevent us from making our products in amounts sufficient to meet market demand. If we change our manufacturing process, regulatory authorities may need to review the process before it may be used. Failure to comply with applicable regulatory requirements discussed could subject us to enforcement actions, including warning letters, fines, injunctions and civil penalties, recall or seizure of our products, operating restrictions, partial suspension or total shutdown of our production and criminal prosecution.

  

Federal, state and non-U.S. regulations regarding the manufacture and sale of medical devices are subject to future changes. The complexity, timeframes and costs associated with obtaining marketing clearances are unknown. Although we cannot predict the impact, if any, these changes might have on our business, the impact could be material.

 

If we are not able to both obtain and maintain adequate levels of third-party reimbursement for our products, it would have a material adverse effect on our business.

 

Healthcare providers and related facilities are generally reimbursed for their services through payment systems managed by various governmental agencies worldwide, private insurance companies, and managed care organizations. The manner and level of reimbursement in any given case may depend on the site of care, the procedure(s) performed, the final patient diagnosis, the device(s) utilized, available budget, or a combination of these factors, and coverage and payment levels are determined at each payer’s discretion. The coverage policies and reimbursement levels of these third-party payers may impact the decisions of healthcare providers and facilities regarding which medical products they purchase and the prices they are willing to pay for those products. Thus, changes in reimbursement levels or methods may either positively or negatively impact sales of our products. 

 

We have no direct control over payer decision-making with respect to coverage and payment levels for our medical device products. Additionally, we expect many payers to continue to explore cost-containment strategies (e.g., comparative and cost-effectiveness analyses, so-called “pay-for-performance” programs implemented by various public and private payers, and expansion of payment bundling schemes such as Accountable Care Organizations, and other such methods that shift medical cost risk to providers) that may potentially impact coverage and/or payment levels for our current products or products we develop.

 

As our product offerings are expected to be diverse across healthcare settings, they will likely be affected to varying degrees by the many payment systems. Therefore, individual countries, product lines or product classes may be impacted by changes to these systems.

 

Product defects could adversely affect the results of our operations.

 

The design, manufacture and marketing of our products involves certain inherent risks. Manufacturing or design defects, unanticipated use of our products, or inadequate disclosure of risks relating to the use of our products can lead to injury or other adverse events. These events could lead to recalls or safety alerts relating to our products (either voluntary or required by the FDA, Health Canada or similar governmental authorities in other countries), and could result, in certain cases, in the removal of a product from the market. A recall could result in significant costs, as well as negative publicity and damage to our reputation that could reduce demand for our products. Personal injuries relating to the use of our products could also result in product liability claims being brought against us. The Company has product liability insurance to mitigate this risk. In some circumstances, such adverse events could also cause delays in new product approvals.

 

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Changes in reimbursement practices of third-party payers could affect the demand for our products and the prices at which they are sold.

 

The sales of our InMotion™ robot and proposed products could depend, in part, on the extent to which healthcare providers and facilities or individual users are reimbursed by government authorities, private insurers and other third-party payers for the costs of our products or the services performed with our products. The coverage policies and reimbursement levels of third-party payers, which can vary among public and private sources and by country, may affect which products are purchased by customers and the prices they are willing to pay for those products in a particular jurisdiction. Reimbursement rates can also affect the acceptance rate of new technologies. Legislative or administrative reforms to reimbursement systems in the United States or abroad, or changes in reimbursement rates by private payers, could significantly reduce reimbursement for procedures using the Company’s products or result in denial of reimbursement for those products, which would adversely affect customer demand or the price customers may be willing to pay for such products.

 

We could be exposed to significant liability claims if we are unable to obtain insurance at acceptable costs and adequate levels or otherwise protect ourselves against potential product liability claims.

 

The testing, manufacturing, marketing and sale of medical devices entail the inherent risk of liability claims or product recalls. The Company currently maintains product liability insurance; however, product liability insurance is expensive and may not be available on acceptable terms in the future, if at all. A successful product liability claim, or product recall could inhibit or prevent the successful commercialization of our products, cause a significant financial burden on the Company, or both, which in either case could have a material adverse effect on our business and financial condition. Although we carry product liability insurance, there is no guarantee that our insurance will adequately cover us against potential liability. If not, the results of our operations could be materially and adversely affected. In addition, any product liability claims brought in connection with any alleged defect of our products, whether with or without merit, could increase our product liability insurance rates or prevent us from securing continuing coverage at rates we could afford.

 

The results of our research and development efforts are uncertain and there can be no assurance of the commercial success of our products.

 

We believe that we will need to incur additional research and development expenditures to continue development of our existing and proposed products as well as research and development expenditures to develop new products and services. The products and services we are developing and may develop in the future may not be technologically successful. In addition, the length of our product and service development cycle may be greater than we originally expected, and we may experience delays in product development. If our resulting products and services are not technologically successful, they may not achieve market acceptance or compete effectively with our competitors’ products and services.

 

If we fail to retain certain of our key personnel and attract and retain additional qualified personnel, we might not be able to pursue our growth strategy.

 

Our future success will depend upon the continued service of Eric Dusseux, our Chief Executive Officer, and his executive team or any qualified replacement of those individuals. There can be no assurance that the services of any of these individuals will continue to be available to us in the future. We do not carry any key man life insurance policies on any of our executive officers. The failure to retain, or attract replacement, qualified personnel could have a material adverse effect on our business and our ability to pursue our growth strategy.

  

Recent executive and legislative actions to amend or impede the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and ongoing efforts to repeal, replace or further modify the Affordable Care Act may adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

Recent executive and legislative actions to amend or impede the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and ongoing efforts to repeal, replace or further modify the Affordable Care Act may adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

Since its adoption into law in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has been challenged before the U.S. Supreme Court, and several bills have been and continue to be introduced in Congress to delay, defund, or repeal implementation of or amend significant provisions of the Affordable Care Act. In addition, there continues to be ongoing litigation over the interpretation and implementation of certain provisions of the law. The net effect of the Affordable Care Act, as currently in effect, on our business is subject to a number of variables, including the law’s complexity, lack of complete implementing regulations and interpretive guidance, and the sporadic implementation of the numerous programs designed to improve access to and the quality of healthcare services. Additional variables of the Affordable Care Act impacting our business will be how states, providers, insurance companies, employers, and other market participants respond during this period of uncertainty surrounding the future of the Affordable Care Act.

 

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On January 20, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order that, among other things, stated that it was the intent of his administration to repeal the Affordable Care Act and, pending that repeal, instructed the executive branch of the federal government to defer or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement of the Affordable Care Act that would impose a fiscal burden on any state or a cost, fee, tax or penalty on any individual, family, health care provider, or health insurer. Additionally, on October 12, 2017, President Trump issued another executive order requiring the Secretaries of the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury to consider proposing regulations or revising existing guidance to allow more employers to form association health plans that would be allowed to provide coverage across state lines, increase the availability of short-term, limited duration health insurance plans, which are generally not subject to the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, and increase the availability and permitted use of health reimbursement arrangements. On October 13, 2017, the DOJ announced that HHS was immediately stopping its cost sharing reduction payments to insurance companies based on the determination that those payments had not been appropriated by Congress. Furthermore, on December 22, 2017, President Trump signed tax reform legislation into law that, in addition to overhauling the federal tax system, also, effective as of January 1, 2019, repeals the penalties associated with the individual mandate.

 

We cannot predict the impact that the President’s executive order will have on the implementation and enforcement of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act or the current or pending regulations adopted to implement the law. In addition, we cannot predict the impact that the repeal of the penalties associated with the individual mandate and the cessation of cost sharing reduction payments to insurers will have on the availability and cost of health insurance and the overall number of uninsured. We also cannot predict whether the Affordable Care Act will be repealed, replaced, or modified, and, if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, replaced or modified, what the replacement plan or modifications would be, when the replacement plan or modifications would become effective, or whether any of the existing provisions of the Affordable Care Act would remain in place.

 

Our operations in international markets involve inherent risks that we may not be able to control.

 

Our business plan includes the marketing and sale of our existing and proposed products in international markets. Accordingly, our results could be materially and adversely affected by a variety of uncontrollable and changing factors relating to international business operations, including:

 

·macroeconomic conditions adversely affecting geographies where we intend to do business;

 

·foreign currency exchange rates;

 

·political or social unrest or economic instability in a specific country or region;

 

·higher costs of doing business in foreign countries;

 

·infringement claims on foreign patents, copyrights or trademark rights;

 

·difficulties in staffing and managing operations across disparate geographic areas;

 

·difficulties associated with enforcing agreements and intellectual property rights through foreign legal systems;

 

·trade protection measures and other regulatory requirements, which affect our ability to import or export our products from or to various countries;

 

·adverse tax consequences;

 

·unexpected changes in legal and regulatory requirements;

 

·military conflict, terrorist activities, natural disasters and medical epidemics; and

 

·our ability to recruit and retain channel partners in foreign jurisdictions.

 

Our financial results may be affected by fluctuations in exchange rates.

 

Our financial statements are presented in U.S. dollars, while a portion of our business is conducted, and a portion of our operating expenses are payable, in Canadian dollars. Due to possible substantial volatility of currency exchange rates, exchange rate fluctuations may have an adverse impact on our future revenues or expenses presented in our financial statements. Our results of operations could be adversely affected if we are unable to successfully manage currency fluctuations in the future.

 

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Any weakness in internal control over financial reporting or disclosure controls and procedures could result in a loss of investor confidence in our financial reports and lead to a stock price decline.

 

We are required to evaluate our internal control over financial reporting under Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and report the results in our Annual Report on Form 10-K. We are also required to maintain effective disclosure controls and procedures. If material weaknesses arise and they are not remedied, we will be unable to assert that our internal controls are effective. Any failure to have effective internal control over financial reporting or disclosure controls and procedures could cause investors to lose confidence in the accuracy and completeness of our financial reports, limit our ability to raise financing or lead to regulatory sanctions, any of which could result in a material adverse effect on our business or decline in the market price of our common stock.

 

The industries in which we operate are highly competitive and subject to rapid technological change. If our competitors are better able to develop and market products that are safer, more effective, less costly, easier to use, or are otherwise more attractive, we may be unable to compete effectively with other companies.

 

The medical technology industry is characterized by intense competition and rapid technological change and we will face competition on the basis of product features, clinical outcomes, price, services and other factors. Competitors may include large medical device and other companies, some of which have significantly greater financial and marketing resources than we do, and firms that are more specialized than we are with respect to particular markets. Our competition may respond more quickly to new or emerging technologies, undertake more extensive marketing campaigns, have greater financial, marketing and other resources than ours or may be more successful in attracting potential customers, employees and strategic partners. 

 

Our competitive position will depend on multiple, complex factors, including our ability to achieve market acceptance for our products, develop new products, implement production and marketing plans, secure regulatory approvals for products under development and protect our intellectual property. In some instances, competitors may also offer, or may attempt to develop, alternative therapies that may be delivered without a medical device or a medical device superior to ours. The development of new or improved products, processes or technologies by other companies may render our products or proposed products obsolete or less competitive. The entry into the market of manufacturers located in low-cost manufacturing locations may also create pricing pressure, particularly in developing markets. Our future success depends, among other things, upon our ability to compete effectively against current technology, as well as to respond effectively to technological advances, and upon our ability to successfully implement our marketing strategies and execute our research and development plan.

 

We face competition from other medical device companies that focus on robotic rehabilitation solutions to individuals with neurological disorders.

 

We face competition from other companies that also focus on robotic rehabilitation solutions to individuals with neurological disorders. Hocoma, Motorika and Tyromotion are each currently selling products that may compete with our InMotion™ product and we believe that there are other smaller potential competitors in various stages of development that may compete with us directly or indirectly. Cyberdyne and Honda are the main competitors of one of our consumer development products. These companies have longer operating histories and may have greater name recognition and substantially greater financial, technical and marketing resources than us. Many of these companies also have FDA or other applicable governmental approval to market and sell their products, and more extensive customer bases, broader customer relationships and broader industry alliances than us, including relationships with many of our potential customers. Increased competition from any of these sources could result in our failure to achieve and maintain an adequate level of customers and market share to support the cost of our operations. We expect similar strong competition with respect to any other product or technology we develop or acquire.

 

Our industry is experiencing greater scrutiny and regulation by governmental authorities, which may lead to greater governmental regulation in the future.

 

In recent years, the medical device industry has been subject to increased regulatory scrutiny, including by the FDA, Health Canada and numerous other federal, state, provincial and foreign governmental authorities. This has included increased regulation, enforcement, inspections, and governmental investigations of the medical device industry and disclosure of financial relationships with health care professionals. We anticipate that governments will continue to scrutinize our industry closely, and that additional regulation by governmental authorities, both foreign and domestic, may increase compliance costs, exposure to litigation and other adverse effects to our operations.

 

Unsuccessful clinical trials or procedures relating to products under development could have a material adverse effect on our prospects.

 

The regulatory approval process for new products and new indications for existing products requires extensive clinical trials and procedures, including early clinical experiences and regulatory studies. Unfavorable or inconsistent clinical data from current or future clinical trials or procedures conducted by us, our competitors, or third parties, or perceptions regarding this clinical data, could adversely affect our ability to obtain necessary approvals and the market’s view of our future prospects. Such clinical trials and procedures are inherently uncertain and there can be no assurance that these trials or procedures will be completed in a timely or cost-effective manner or result in a commercially viable product. Failure to successfully complete these trials or procedures in a timely and cost-effective manner could have a material adverse effect on our prospects. Clinical trials or procedures may experience significant setbacks even after earlier trials have shown promising results. Further, preliminary results from clinical trials or procedures may be contradicted by subsequent clinical analysis. 

 

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In addition, results from our clinical trials or procedures may not be supported by actual long-term studies or clinical experience. If preliminary clinical results are later contradicted, or if initial results cannot be supported by actual long-term studies or clinical experience, our business could be adversely affected. Clinical trials or procedures may be suspended or terminated by us, the FDA or other regulatory authorities at any time if it is believed that the trial participants face unacceptable health risks.

 

Intellectual property litigation and infringement claims could cause us to incur significant expenses or prevent us from selling certain of our products.

 

The industry in which we operate, including, in particular, the medical device industry, are characterized by extensive intellectual property litigation and, from time to time, we might be the subject of claims by third parties of potential infringement or misappropriation. Regardless of outcome, such claims are expensive to defend and divert the time and effort of our management and operating personnel from other business issues. A successful claim or claims of patent or other intellectual property infringement against us could result in our payment of significant monetary damages and/or royalty payments or negatively impact our ability to sell current or future products in the affected category and could have a material adverse effect on its business, cash flows, financial condition or results of operations.

 

If we are unable to protect our patents or other proprietary rights, or if we infringe on the patents or other proprietary rights of others, our competitiveness and business prospects may be materially damaged.

 

We own 4 U.S. patents and 1 U.S. pending patent, all 5 of which are pending internationally, as well as other patents under development. We also have exclusive licensing rights to three patents of which one relates to components of our InMotion™ robots. We intend to continue to seek legal protection, primarily through patents, trade secrets and contractual provisions, for our proprietary technology, as cash flow allows. Such methods may not be adequate to protect us or permit us to gain or maintain a competitive advantage. Seeking patent protection is a lengthy and costly process, which we can give no assurance of success and there can be no assurance that patents will be issued from any pending applications, or that any claims allowed from existing or pending patents will be sufficiently broad or strong to protect our proprietary technology. There is also no guarantee that any patents we hold will not be challenged, invalidated or circumvented, or that the patent rights granted will provide competitive advantages to us. Our competitors have developed and may continue to develop and obtain patents for technologies that are similar or superior to our technologies. In addition, the laws of foreign jurisdictions in which we develop, manufacture or sell our products may not protect our intellectual property rights to the same extent, as do the laws of the United States and Canada.

 

Despite our efforts to safeguard our unpatented and unregistered intellectual property rights, we may not be successful in doing so or the steps taken by us in this regard may not be adequate to detect or deter misappropriation of our technologies or to prevent an unauthorized third party from copying or otherwise obtaining and using our products, technologies or other information that we regard as proprietary. Additionally, third parties may be able to design around our patents. Our inability to adequately protect our intellectual property could allow our competitors and others to produce products based on our technologies, which could substantially impair our ability to compete.

 

Adverse outcomes in current or future legal disputes regarding patent and other intellectual property rights or our ability to bring or defend against such actions due to lack of funds could result in the loss of our intellectual property rights, subject us to significant liabilities to third parties, require us to seek licenses from third parties on terms that may not be reasonable or favorable to us, prevent us from manufacturing, importing or selling our products, or compel us to redesign our products to avoid infringing third parties’ intellectual property. As a result, we may be required to incur substantial costs to prosecute, enforce or defend our intellectual property rights if they are challenged. Any of these circumstances could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and resources or results of operations.

 

Our ability to develop intellectual property depends in large part on hiring retaining and motivating highly qualified design and engineering staff with the knowledge and technical competence to advance our technology and productivity goals. We have entered into confidentiality and/or intellectual property assignment agreements with many of our employees and consultants as one of the ways we seek to protect our intellectual property and other proprietary technologies. However, these agreements may not be enforceable or may not provide meaningful protection for our trade secrets or other proprietary information in the event of unauthorized use or disclosure or other breaches of the agreements.

 

Our employees and consultants may unintentionally or willfully disclose our confidential information to competitors, and confidentiality agreements may not provide an adequate remedy in the event of unauthorized disclosure of confidential information. Enforcing a claim that a third party illegally obtained and is using our proprietary know-how is expensive and time-consuming, and the outcome is unpredictable. In addition, courts outside the United States are sometimes less willing to protect know-how than courts in the United States. Moreover, our competitors may independently develop equivalent knowledge, methods and know-how. Failure to obtain or maintain intellectual property protection could adversely affect our competitive business position.

 

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RISKS RELATED TO OUR SECURITIES AND GOVERNANCE MATTERS

 

The concentration of our capital stock ownership with insiders will likely limit your ability to influence corporate matters.

 

Our executive officers, directors, and their affiliated entities together beneficially own approximately 43% of our outstanding common stock. As a result, these stockholders, if they act together or in a block, could have significant influence over virtually all matters that require approval by our stockholders, including the election of directors and approval of significant corporate transactions, even if other stockholders oppose them. This concentration of ownership might also have the effect of delaying or preventing a change of control of our company that other stockholders may view as beneficial.

 

We may have undisclosed liabilities and any such liabilities could harm our revenues, business, prospects, financial condition and results of operations.

 

Before our going-public transaction in 2015 with Drywave, a public shell company that at the time was a start-up designer and manufacturer of massage systems, Bionik Canada conducted due diligence on the Company it believed was customary and appropriate for similar transactions. However, the due diligence process may not have revealed all material liabilities of the Company then existing or which may be asserted in the future against us relating to the Company’s activities before the consummation of the going-public transaction with Drywave. In addition, the agreement with the Company contains representations with respect to the absence of any liabilities and indemnification for any breach thereof. However, there can be no assurance that the Company had no liabilities upon the closing of the going-public transaction with Drywave or that we will be successful in enforcing the indemnification provisions or that such indemnification provisions will be adequate to reimburse us. Any such liabilities of the Company that survive the going-public transaction with Drywave could harm our revenues, business, prospects, financial condition and results of operations.

 

We do not expect to pay cash dividends on our common stock.

 

We anticipate that we will retain our earnings, if any, for future growth and therefore do not anticipate paying cash dividends on our common stock in the future. Investors seeking cash dividends should not invest in our common stock for that purpose.

 

Anti-takeover provisions in the Company’s charter and bylaws may prevent or frustrate attempts by stockholders to change the board of directors or current management and could make a third-party acquisition of the Company difficult.

 

The Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation and Amended and Restated Bylaws contain provisions that may discourage, delay or prevent a merger, acquisition or other change in control that stockholders may consider favorable, including transactions in which stockholders might otherwise receive a premium for their shares. These provisions could limit the price that investors might be willing to pay in the future for shares of the Company’s common stock.

 

We cannot assure you that the Company’s Common Stock will be listed on any national securities exchange or remain listed or quoted.

 

We cannot assure you that the Company’s common stock or other securities will ever be listed on any national securities exchange. Our stock began trading on the OTCQB market from the OTCQX market on August 14, 2017. If our Common Stock remains quoted on or reverts to an over-the-counter system rather than being listed on a national securities exchange, an investor may find it more difficult to dispose of shares or obtain accurate quotations as to the market value of the Company’s Common Stock.

 

We may not be able to establish a liquid market for the Company’s Common Stock or attract the attention of research analysts at major brokerage firms

 

We have been unable to establish a liquid market for the Company’s Common Stock. Moreover, we do not expect security analysts of brokerage firms to provide coverage of the Company in the near future unless we successfully uplist to a national securities exchange. Investment banks may be less likely to agree to underwrite secondary offerings on behalf of the Company or our stockholders due to our becoming a public reporting company not by means of an initial public offering of Common Stock. If all or any of the foregoing risks occur, it would have a material adverse effect on the Company.

 

We cannot predict whether an active market for the Company’s Common Stock will ever develop in the future. In the absence of an active trading market:

 

·Investors may have difficulty buying and selling or obtaining market quotations;

 

·Market visibility for shares of the Company’s Common Stock may be limited; and

 

·A lack of visibility for shares of the Company’s Common Stock may have a depressive effect on the market price for shares of the Company’s Common Stock.

 

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The Company’s Common Stock is quoted on the OTCQB marketplace operated by OTC Markets Group, Inc. since August, 14, 2017 as a result of not meeting the net tangible asset requirements of the OTCQX market. These markets are relatively unorganized, interdealer, over-the-counter markets that provide significantly less liquidity than NASDAQ or the NYSE. No assurances can be given that our Common Stock will ever actively trade on such markets, much less a senior market like the Nasdaq Capital Market. In any of these events, there could remain a highly illiquid market for the Company’s Common Stock and you may be unable to dispose of your Common Stock at desirable prices or at all.

 

An active and visible public trading market for the Company’s Common Stock may not develop and the market for our Common Stock is limited.

 

Our Common Stock is thinly traded, and any recently reported sales price may not be a true market-based valuation of our Common Stock. In addition, the stock market in general has experienced extreme price and volume fluctuations that have often been unrelated or disproportionate to operating performance. Consequently, holders of shares of our common stock may not be able to liquidate their investment in the Company’s shares at prices that they may deem appropriate.

 

The market price for our Common Stock may be volatile.

 

The market price for our Common Stock may be volatile and subject to wide fluctuations in response to factors including the following:

 

·Actual or anticipated fluctuations in our quarterly or annual operating results;

 

·Changes in financial or operational estimates or projections;

 

·Conditions in markets generally;

  

·Changes in the economic performance or market valuations of companies similar to ours;

 

·Announcements by us or our competitors of new products, acquisitions, strategic partnerships, joint ventures or capital commitments;

 

·Our intellectual property position; and

 

·General economic or political conditions in the United States, Canada or elsewhere.

 

In addition, the securities market has from time to time experienced significant price and volume fluctuations that are not related to the operating performance of particular companies. These market fluctuations may also materially and adversely affect the market price of shares of our common stock.

  

As our Common Stock is subject to the SEC’s penny stock rules, broker-dealers may experience difficulty in completing customer transactions and trading activity in our securities may be adversely affected.

 

The SEC has adopted regulations, which generally define “penny stock” to be an equity security that has a market price of less than $5.00 per share, subject to specific exemptions. Until recently when we effected our 1:150 reverse stock split, our common stock had a market price consistently below $5.00 per share. The market price of our Common Stock is currently and may in the future continue to be less than $5.00 per share and therefore would be a “penny stock” according to SEC rules, unless we are listed on a national securities exchange. Under these rules, broker-dealers who recommend such securities to persons other than institutional accredited investors must:

 

·Make a special written suitability determination for the purchaser;

 

·Receive the purchaser’s prior written agreement to the transaction;

 

·Provide the purchaser with risk disclosure documents which identify certain risks associated with investing in “penny stocks” and which describe the market for these “penny stocks” as well as a purchaser’s legal remedies; and

 

·Obtain a signed and dated acknowledgment from the purchaser demonstrating that the purchaser has actually received the required risk disclosure document before a transaction in a “penny stock” can be completed.

 

When our common stock is subject to these rules, broker-dealers may find it difficult to effectuate customer transactions and trading activity in our securities may be adversely affected. As a result, the market price of our securities may be depressed, and you may find it more difficult to sell your securities.

 

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IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE RISKS, BUSINESSES ARE OFTEN SUBJECT TO RISKS NOT FORESEEN OR FULLY APPRECIATED BY MANAGEMENT. IN REVIEWING THIS PROSPECTUS, POTENTIAL INVESTORS SHOULD KEEP IN MIND THAT THERE MAY BE OTHER POSSIBLE RISKS THAT COULD BE IMPORTANT. 

 

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This prospectus contains or incorporates by reference “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “may,” “should,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “projects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes” and words and terms of similar substance used in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance, identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements included or incorporated by reference in this prospectus include, for example, statements about:

 

·projected operating or financial results, including anticipated cash flows used in operations;

 

·expectations regarding capital expenditures; and

 

·our beliefs and assumptions relating to our liquidity position, including our ability to obtain additional financing.

 

Any or all of our forward-looking statements may turn out to be wrong. They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions or by known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors including, among others:

 

·the loss of key management personnel on whom we depend;

 

·our ability to operate our business efficiently, manage capital expenditures and costs (including general and administrative expenses) and obtain financing when required; and

 

·our expectations with respect to our acquisition activity.

 

Forward-looking statements represent management’s present judgment regarding future events. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of our control. Our actual results and financial condition may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Therefore, you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, among others, the risk factors identified under the caption “Risk Factors”, beginning on page 7 of this prospectus, and in the other the documents we have filed, or will file, with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements contained in this prospectus speak as of the date hereof and we do not undertake to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect a change in its views or events or circumstances that occur after such date.

 

USE OF PROCEEDS

 

The shares of our common stock offered by this prospectus are being registered solely for the account of the selling stockholders. We will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of these shares. We will not receive any proceeds from the exchange of any of the Exchangeable Shares.

 

DETERMINATION OF OFFERING PRICE

 

The selling stockholders will determine at what price they may sell the shares of common stock offered by this prospectus, and such sales may be made at prevailing market prices, or at privately negotiated prices.

 

MARKET PRICE OF AND DIVIDENDS ON COMMON STOCK AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS

 

Market Information

 

Our common stock is traded on the OTCQB marketplace under the symbol “BNKL” since August 14, 2017. Prior to that, our common stock was traded on the OTCQX marketplace under the symbol “BNKL” since August 19, 2015. Prior to that, our common stock was traded on the OTC Pink marketplace and was traded on such market prior to March 13, 2015 under the symbol “DWTP”. Our common stock did not trade between approximately July 15, 2013 and February 23, 2015. The closing price for our common stock on September 10, 2019 was $3.40 per share.

 

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The following table sets forth for the periods indicated the high and low sale prices per share of our common stock as reported on OTCQB marketplace, but as adjusted to reflect our October 29, 2018 1:150 reverse stock split:

 

Quarterly Period Ended  High   Low 
March 31, 2019  $100.00   $3.70 
June 30, 2019  5.05   2.95 
September 30, 2019 (through September 10, 2019  $4.00   $3.19 
           
March 31, 2018  $27.00   $9.75 
June 30, 2018  $12.60   $6.30 
September 30, 2018  $10.50   $4.80 
December 31, 2018  $12.50   $3.00 
           
March 31, 2017  $222.00   $54.00 
June 30, 2017  $71.25   $31.65 
September 30, 2017  $45.00   $15.75 
December 31, 2017  $36.75   $15.00 

 

We consider our common stock to be thinly traded and, accordingly, reported sales prices or quotations may not be a true market- based valuation of our common stock.

 

Holders

 

As of September 10, 2019, 3,702,404 shares of Common Stock were issued and outstanding, which were held by approximately 305 holders of record and 156,250 Exchangeable Shares were issued and outstanding, which were held by approximately 31 holders of record. The number of record holders was determined from the records of our transfer agent and does not include beneficial owners of common stock whose shares are held in the names of various security brokers, dealers, and registered clearing agencies. 

 

Dividends

 

We have not paid any dividends and we do not anticipate paying any cash dividends in the foreseeable future and we intend to retain all of our earnings, if any, to finance our growth and operations and to fund the expansion of our business. Payment of any dividends will be made in the discretion of our Board of Directors, after our taking into account various factors, including our financial condition, operating results, current and anticipated cash needs and plans for expansion.

 

Equity Compensation Plan Information

 

We adopted, and a majority of our stockholders approved, the 2014 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2014 Plan”). Under such plan, we may grant equity based incentive awards, including options, restricted stock, and other stock-based awards, to any directors, employees, advisers, and consultants that provide services to us or any of our subsidiaries on terms and conditions that are from time to time determined by us. An aggregate of up to 15% of our common stock and common stock reserved for issuance from the Exchangeable Shares are reserved for issuance under the 2014 Plan, and options for the purchase of 182,996 shares of our common stock have been granted and are outstanding as of March 31, 2019. The purpose of the 2014 Plan is to provide financial incentives for selected directors, employees, advisers, and consultants of the Company and/or its subsidiaries, thereby promoting the long-term growth and financial success of the Company.

 

The table below sets forth information as of March 31, 2019 with respect to compensation plans under which our common stock or Exchangeable Shares are authorized for issuance, as adjusted to reflect the one-for-one hundred fifty reverse stock split.

 

   (a)
Number of securities
to be Issued upon
exercise of
outstanding options,
warrants and rights
   (b)
Weighted-
average
exercise price of
outstanding
options,
warrants and
rights
   (c)
Number of securities
remaining available for
future issuance under
equity compensation
plans (excluding
securities reflected in
column (a))
 
Equity compensation plans approved by security holders   101,560   $    48.62    208,764 
Equity compensation plans not approved by security holders:               
Executive Stock Options   81,436   $24.15    - 
Total   182,996   $37.73    208,764 

 

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.

 

The following Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (“MD&A”) covers information pertaining to the Company up to June 30, 2019, and should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and related notes of the Company as of March 31, 2019 and 2018. Except as otherwise noted, the financial information contained in this MD&A and in the financial statements has been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. All amounts are expressed in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted.

 

The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of any contingent liabilities at the financial statement date and reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. On an on-going basis we review our estimates and assumptions. The estimates were based on historical experience and other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results are likely to differ from those estimates under different assumptions or conditions, but we do not believe such differences will materially affect our financial position or results of operations.

 

Forward Looking Statements

 

Certain information contained in this MD&A includes “forward-looking statements.” Statements which are not historical reflect our current expectations and projections about our future results, performance, liquidity, financial condition and results of operations, prospects and opportunities and are based upon information currently available to us and our management and their interpretation of what is believed to be significant factors affecting our existing and proposed business, including many assumptions regarding future events. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “will” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” or similar terms, variations of such terms or the negative of such terms. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Although forward- looking statements, and any assumptions upon which they are based, are made in good faith and reflect our current judgment, actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Actual results, performance, liquidity, financial condition and results of operations, prospects and opportunities could differ materially and perhaps substantially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements as a result of various risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those risks described in detail in the section of this prospectus entitled “Risk Factors” as well as elsewhere in this prospectus.

 

In light of these risks and uncertainties, and especially given the nature of our existing and proposed business, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements contained in this section and elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K will in fact occur. Potential investors should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Except as expressly required by the federal securities laws, there is no undertaking to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or any other reason.

 

Plan of Operation and Recent Corporate Developments

 

We are a global pioneering robotics company focused on providing rehabilitation solutions to individuals with neurological disorders, specializing in the designing, developing and commercializing of cost-effective physical rehabilitation technologies, prosthetics, and assisted robotic products. We strive to innovate and build devices that improve an individual’s health, comfort, accessibility and quality of life through the use of advanced algorithms and sensing technologies that anticipate a user’s ever move. Our product line includes three FDA-listed upper extremity clinical rehabilitation products currently on the market for clinical use, a gait rehabilitation product, a lower-body product being developed for the consumer market, as well as a potential pipeline to other new product candidates.

 

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Bionik Laboratories Corp. was incorporated on January 8, 2010 in the State of Colorado. At the time of our incorporation the name of our company was Strategic Dental Management Corp. On July 16, 2013, we changed our name from Strategic Dental Management Corp. to Drywave Technologies, Inc. and changed our state of incorporation from Colorado to Delaware. Effective February 13, 2015, we changed our name to Bionik Laboratories Corp.

 

Bionik Laboratories Inc., which we refer to in this Form 10-Q as Bionik Canada, was incorporated on March 24, 2011 under the Canada Business Corporations Act.

 

On February 26, 2015, we entered into an Investment Agreement with Bionik Acquisition Inc., a company existing under the laws of Canada and our wholly owned subsidiary, and Bionik Canada whereby we acquired 100 Class 1 common shares of Bionik Canada representing 100% of the outstanding Class 1 common shares of Bionik Canada. After giving effect to this and related transactions, we commenced operations through Bionik Canada. Subsequently, on April 21, 2016, we acquired Interactive Motion Technologies, Inc., or IMT, a Boston, Massachusetts-based provider of effective robotic products for neurorehabilitation, including all of its owned and licensed products both commercialized and in development.

 

We effected a one-for-one hundred fifty reverse stock split on October 29, 2018. As a result of the reverse stock split, each one hundred fifty shares of our common stock automatically combined into and became one share of our common stock. Accordingly, as of October 29, 2018, there were 2,337,964 shares of our common stock issued and outstanding. Any fractional shares which would otherwise be due as a result of the reverse stock split were rounded up to the nearest whole share. The reverse stock split automatically and proportionately adjusted, based on the one-for-one hundred fifty reverse stock split ratio, all issued and outstanding shares of our common stock and exchangeable shares, as well as common stock underlying stock options, warrants and other derivative securities outstanding at the time of the effectiveness of the reverse stock split. The exercise price on outstanding equity based-grants was proportionately increased, while the number of shares available under our equity-based plans was also proportionately reduced. Share and per share data (except par value) for the periods presented reflect the effects of this reverse stock split. References to numbers of shares of common stock and per share data in the accompanying financial statements and notes thereto relating to dates prior to the reverse stock split have been adjusted to reflect the reverse stock split on a retroactive basis.

 

In June 2019, we commenced an up to $9 million convertible note offering, of which $5,510,000 has been raised through September 10, 2019.

 

Significant Accounting Policies and Estimates

 

The discussion and analysis of the financial condition and results of operations are based upon the financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of any contingent liabilities at the financial statement date and reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. On an on-going basis we review our estimates and assumptions. The estimates were based on historical experience and other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results are likely to differ from those estimates under different assumptions or conditions, but we do not believe such differences will materially affect our financial position or results of operations.

 

The adoption of the FASB issued, ASU No. 2017-11, Earnings Per Share (Topic 260) Distinguishing Liabilities From Equity (Topic 480) Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): I. Accounting for Certain Financial Instruments With Down Round Features II. Replacement of the Indefinite Deferral for Mandatorily Redeemable Financial Instruments of Certain Nonpublic Entities and Certain Mandatorily Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests With a Scope Exception, allows a financial instrument with a down-round feature to no longer automatically be classified as a liability solely based on the existence of the down-round provision. The update means the instrument does not have to be accounted for as a derivative and be subject to an updated fair value measurement each reporting period. The Company adopted ASU No. 2017-11 in the quarter ended September 30, 2017. Accordingly, we have reissued our audited financial statements for the fiscal years ended March 31, 2017 and 2016 in accordance with SEC rules to reflect this adoption.

 

Results of Operations

 

From the inception of Bionik Canada on March 24, 2011 through June 30, 2019 and we have generated a deficit of $48,478,017.

 

We expect to incur additional operating losses through the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020 and beyond, principally as a result of our continuing research and development, building the sales and marketing team, long sales cycles and general and administrative costs predominantly associated with being a public company.

 

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For the Quarter ended June 30, 2019 compared to the Quarter ended June 30, 2018

 

Sales

 

Sales were $790,379 for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 (June 30, 2018 - $501,333). The revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 are comprised of sales of 8 (June 30, 2018 – 5) InMotion™ robots, service and warranty income.

 

Cost of Sales and Gross Margin

 

Cost of sales was $336,085 for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 (June 30, 2018- $253,163). Gross margin increased to 57.5% for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 (June 30, 2018 – 49.5%) due to economies of scale deriving from higher volume manufacturing.

 

Operating Expenses

 

Total operating expenses for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 were $2,622,989, compared to $2,882,941 for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, as further described below.

 

For the quarter ended June 30, 2019, the Company incurred $583,732 in sales and marketing expenses, compared to $542,659 for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. The increase in these expenses by $41,073 is mainly due to fees related to the expansion of the commercial team in fiscal 2019.

 

For the quarter ended June 30, 2019, the Company incurred research and development expenses of $816,523 (June 30, 2018– $676,743). The increase in research and development expenses relates primarily to the additional hires to strengthen the development team to support our new development projects as well as development material cost related to the projects.

 

The Company incurred general and administrative expenses of $841,693 for the quarter ended June 30, 2019, compared to $979,479 for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. The decrease in general and administrative expenses in 2019 over 2018 resulted from lower audit, legal and other public and IR related costs.

 

Stock compensation expense was $287,757 for the quarter ended June 30, 2019, compared to $595,412 for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, due to fewer option grants in the period ended June 30, 2019 compared to the period ended June 30, 2018.

 

Amortization of technology and other assets allocated from the purchase of IMT was $69,314 for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 (June 30, 2018 – $71,053). The amortization has decreased as certain assets acquired have been fully amortized. Assets acquired were workforce and non-compete agreements which is now fully amortized. Customer relationships is amortized over 10 years, patents and our exclusive license agreements over their lifetime and trademarks are indefinite and therefore are not amortized.

 

Depreciation amounted to $23,970 for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 (June 30, 2018 – $17,595).

 

Other Expenses

 

For the quarter ended June 30, 2019, the Company recorded $Nil as accretion expense compared to $134,251 for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 due to the amortization of the fair value as well as the anti-dilution feature recorded in connection with convertible debt financing.

 

For the quarter ended June 30, 2019, we had a gain of $Nil on the mark to market reevaluation of the shares to be issued. As of June 30, 2018, $2,048,697 was recorded as mark to market reevaluation of shares to be issued due to not having enough authorized shares to issue the shares of common stock upon conversion of our convertible promissory notes on March 31, 2018.

 

For the quarter ended June 30, 2019, we incurred other expense of $14,296 (June 30, 2018 – $37,420). The decrease in other expenses relates to lower interest expense in connection with indebtedness in the period ended June 30, 2019 compared to the period ended June 30, 2018.

 

For the quarter ended June 30, 2019, we incurred a foreign exchange gain of $(62,357) (June 30, 2018 – ($41,134)). On April 1, 2015, our subsidiaries changed their functional currency from the Canadian Dollar to the U.S. Dollar. This reflects the fact that the majority of the Company’s business is influenced by an economic environment denominated in U.S. currency as well as that the Company anticipates revenues to be earned in U.S. dollars.

 

Comprehensive Loss

 

Comprehensive loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 was $(2,120,644), resulting in loss per share of $(0.55), and for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, after retroactive adoption of ASU 2017-11 noted above, comprehensive loss was $(760,698), resulting in loss per share of ($0.44). The increase in the comprehensive loss is primarily due to the gain from mark to market reevaluation related to shares issued at June 12, 2018, which decreased the June 30, 2018 loss by $2,048,697.

 

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For the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2019 Compared to the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2018

 

Sales

 

Sales were $3,246,038 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 (March 31, 2018 - $987,431). The revenues for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 are comprised of sales of 33 (March 31, 2018 – 11) InMotion™ robots, service and warranty income.

 

Cost of Sales and Gross Margin

 

Cost of sales was $1,630,166 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 (March 31, 2018- $402,665), In fiscal year 2019, cost of sales included inventory write downs totaling $62,589 (2018 - $38,860) and product cost of sales of $1,567,577 (March 31, 2018 - $363,805).

 

If the inventory write downs were excluded from the gross margin of $1,615,872 (March 31, 2018- $584,766), it would result in a gross margin before inventory write-downs of $1,678,461 (March 31, 2018- $623,626).

 

Operating Expenses

 

Total operating expenses for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 were $11,103,252 and for the year ended March 31, 2018 was $10,354,032, as further described below.

 

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, the Company incurred $2,339,359 in sales and marketing expenses and for the year ended March 31, 2018 – $1,989,837. The increase in these expenses by $349,522 is due to the cost of hiring additional marketing and sales support employees, increased sales related expenses including commissions, as well as increased presence at conferences in fiscal 2019 over fiscal 2018.

 

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, the Company incurred research and development expenses of $3,174,892 (March 31, 2018– $2,825,200). The increase in research and development expenses relates primarily to the additional hires to strengthen the development team to support our new development projects.

 

The Company incurred general and administrative expenses of $3,893,393 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 and $3,585,484 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018. The increase in general and administrative expenses in 2019 over 2018 resulted from higher audit and legal related costs related to company financing activities and the addition of four new members to the Board of Directors and the write-off of $293,188 associated with an unsuccessful public capital raise.

 

Stock compensation expense was $1,347,399 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, compared to $1,540,580 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, due to fewer option grants in the year ended March 31, 2019 compared to the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018.

 

Amortization of technology and other assets allocated from the purchase of IMT was $278,997 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 (March 31, 2018 – $323,905). The amortization has decreased as certain assets acquired have been fully amortized. Assets acquired were workforce and non-compete agreements which is now fully amortized. Customer relationships is amortized over 10 years, patents and our exclusive license agreements over their lifetime and trademarks are indefinite and therefore are not amortized.

 

Depreciation amounted to $69,212 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018 (March 31, 2017 – $89,026)

 

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Other Expenses

 

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, the Company recorded $3,266,918 as accretion expense compared to $1,937,308 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018 due to the amortization of the fair value of the Company’s March 28, 2019 convertible notes offering as well as the conversion feature recorded in connection with the conversion of the July 20,2019 convertible debt financing.

 

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, we expensed share premium expense of $Nil (March 31, 2018 – $1,249,994). For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, the share premium expense was related to the Company’s convertible promissory notes and represents 25% of the principle investment amount of the original convertible promissory loans.

 

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, we had a gain in a fair value adjustment of $337,923 (March 31, 2018 - $Nil) related to not having enough shares at March 31, 2018 to fully convert certain loans and issuance of shares in June 2018, resulted in this gain.

 

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, we had a gain of $2,048,697 (March 31, 2018 – ($376,674)) on the mark to market reevaluation of the shares to be issued as of March 31, 2018 due to not having enough authorized shares to issue the shares of common stock upon conversion of our convertible promissory notes on March 31, 2018 as referred to above.

 

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, we incurred other expense of $262,596 (March 31, 2018 – $1,297,205). The decrease in other expenses relates to lower interest expense in connection with indebtedness in fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 compared to the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018 due to the lowering of the interest rate from 3% to 1% per month.

 

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, we incurred a foreign exchange gain of $507 (March 31, 2018 – ($102,999)). On April 1, 2015, our subsidiaries changed their functional currency from the Canadian Dollar to the U.S. Dollar. This reflects the fact that the majority of the Company’s business is influenced by an economic environment denominated in U.S. currency as well as that the Company anticipates revenues to be earned in U.S. dollars.

 

Other Income

 

For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, other income was $73,166 and for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, other income was $107,656, in each case related to interest and other income.

 

Comprehensive Loss

 

Comprehensive loss for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 was ($10,556,601) resulting in loss per share of $(4.47) and for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, after retroactive adoption of ASU 2017-11 noted above, comprehensive loss was $(14,625,790), resulting in loss per share of ($21.73). The decrease in the comprehensive loss is primarily due to higher revenue and gains from mark to market reevaluation related to shares issued at March 31, 2018 in the current year and the decrease in the earnings per shares is due to the increase in common shares issued due to the convertible loan conversions.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

We have funded operations through the issuance of capital stock, loans, grants and investment tax credits received from the Government of Canada. The Company raised in its 2015 private offering net proceeds of $11,341,397. Since 2015, the Company also obtained funds through additional government tax credits, incurring new convertible indebtedness totaling $18,469,681 that has since been converted into equity, a short-term loan of $400,000, that was repaid and raising $1,125,038 in June 2017 from its warrant solicitation. At March 31, 2019, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $446,779 (March 31, 2018- $507,311). Subsequent to March 31, 2019, the Company has obtained a $500,000 term loan from its Chairman and commenced an up to $9 million convertible loan raise, of which $5,510,000 has been raised through September 10, 2019.

 

Based on our current burn rate, we need to raise additional capital in the short term to fund operations and meet expected future liquidity requirements, as well as to repay our remaining existing indebtedness, or we will be required to curtail or terminate some or all of our product lines or our operations. We are continuously in discussions to raise additional capital, which may include or be a combination of convertible loans and equity which, if successful, will enable us to continue operations based on our current burn rate, for the next 12 months; however, we cannot give any assurance at this time that we will successfully raise all or some of such capital or any other capital. We recently were not successful in raising funds through the sale of equity in a public offering and have since commenced a new up to $9 million convertible notes financing round as discussed above. Furthermore, we do not have an established source of funds sufficient to cover operating costs after December 31, 2019 at this time and accordingly, there can be no assurance that the remaining $4 million of $9 million convertible note financing round will be successful or other necessary debt or equity financing will be available, or will be available on terms acceptable to us, in which case we may be unable to meet our obligations or fully implement our business plan, if at all. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The accompanying condensed consolidated interim financial statements do not include any adjustments to reflect the possible future effects on recoverability and reclassification of assets or the amounts and classification of liabilities that may result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

Additionally, we will need additional funds to respond to business opportunities including potential acquisitions of complementary technologies, protect our intellectual property, develop new lines of business and enhance our operating infrastructure. While we may need to seek additional funding for any such purposes, we may not be able to obtain financing on acceptable terms, or at all. In addition, the terms of our financings may be dilutive to, or otherwise adversely affect, holders of our common stock. We will also seek additional funds through arrangements with collaborators or other third parties. We may not be able to negotiate any such arrangements on acceptable terms, if at all. If we are unable to obtain additional funding on a timely basis, we may be required to curtail or terminate some or all of our product lines or our operations.

 

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Net Cash Used in Operating Activities

 

During the quarter ended June 30, 2019, we used cash in operating activities of $(1,323,946). The decreased use of cash in the quarter ended June 30, 2019, compared to a use of $(2,421,096) for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, is mainly attributable to the increase in revenues in the quarter ended June 30, 2019.

 

During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, we used cash in operating activities of $(9,232,411). The increased use of cash in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, compared to a use of $(7,710,862) for the year ended March 31, 2018 is mainly attributable to the build-up of inventory and accounts receivable due to the increase in sales in the current fiscal year.

 

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

 

During the quarter ended June 30, 2019, net cash used in investing activities was $(42,802), compared to $(7,844) for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.

 

Net cash used in investing activities in the quarter ended June 30, 2019 and 2018 was used for the acquisition of equipment related to the Company’s purchase of additional computer equipment due to the increase in engineers, equipment to help with the development of our technology and demo units to assist in the sales process.

 

During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, net cash used in investing activities was $(101,779), compared to $(21,567) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018. In the fiscal years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, there was no investment activity.

 

Net cash used in investing activities in 2019 and 2018 was used for the acquisition of equipment related to the Company’s purchase of additional computer equipment due to the increase in engineers, equipment to help with the development of our technology and demo units to assist in the sales process.

 

Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities

 

Net cash provided by financing activities was $1,450,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 compared to $2,881,323 for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. The decrease in the quarter ended June 30, 2019 is due to more capital raised in the fiscal 2019 period than the fiscal 2020 period.

 

Net cash provided by financing activities was $9,273,658 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 compared to $7,696,090 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018. The increase from the 2019 fiscal period to the 2018 fiscal period is due to successfully raising more capital in the 2019 fiscal period than the 2018 fiscal period.

 

Newly Adopted and Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

Newly Adopted 

 

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). The updated standard will replace most existing revenue recognition guidance in U.S. GAAP. The new standard introduces a five-step process to be followed in determining the amount and timing of revenue recognition. It also provides guidance on accounting for costs incurred to obtain or fulfill contracts with customers and establishes disclosure requirements which are more extensive than those required under existing U.S. GAAP. The FASB has issued numerous amendments to ASU 2014-09 from August 2015 through January 2018, which provide supplemental and clarifying guidance, as well as amend the effective date of the new standard. ASU 2014-09, as amended, is effective for the Company in the interim period ended June 30, 2018. The standard permits the use of either the retrospective or modified retrospective (cumulative effect) transition method. The Company adopted the new standard using the modified retrospective transition method. The Company has adopted ASU-2014-1 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 and it did not have a material effect on the consolidated financial position and the consolidated results of operations.

 

In November 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-17, “Balance Sheet Classification of Deferred Taxes,” which require that deferred tax liabilities and assets be classified on our Consolidated Balance Sheets as noncurrent based on an analysis of each taxpaying component within a jurisdiction. ASU No. 2015-17 is effective for the fiscal year commencing after December 15, 2017. The Company has adopted ASU-2015-17 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 and it did not have a material effect on the consolidated financial position or the consolidated results of operations.

 

In January 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-01 Financial Instruments - Overall (Subtopic 825-10): Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities. The updates make several modifications to Subtopic 825-10, including the elimination of the available-for-sale classification of equity investments, and it requires equity investments with readily determinable fair values to be measured at fair value with changes in fair value recognized in operations. The update is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 2017. The Company has adopted ASU 2016-01 for the year ended March 31, 2019 and it did not have a material effect on the consolidated financial position and the consolidated results of operations.

 

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In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases. This update requires organizations that lease assets to recognize on the balance sheet the assets and liabilities for the rights and obligations created by those leases. The new guidance will also require additional disclosure about the amount, timing and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases. The provisions of this update are effective for quarterly and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2018. The Company adopted ASU 2016-02 and it did not have a material effect on the consolidated financial position and the consolidated results of operations.

 

In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-15, “Statement of Cash Flows: Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments”. This ASU provides eight targeted changes to how cash receipts and cash payments are presented and classified in the statement of cash flows. ASU 2016-15 is effective for the fiscal year commencing after December 15, 2017. The Company has adopted ASU 2016-15 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 and it did not have material effect on the consolidated financial position or on the consolidated statement of cash flows.

 

In May 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-09, Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Scope of Modification Accounting (ASU 2017-09). The FASB issued the update to provide clarity and reduce the cost and complexity when applying the guidance in Topic 718. The amendments in this update provide guidance about which changes to the terms or conditions of a share-based payment award require an entity to apply modification accounting in Topic 718. The Company adopted ASU 2017-09 during the year ended March 31, 2019 and it did not have a material effect on the consolidated financial statements and the consolidated results of operations.

 

Recently Issued

 

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-01, “Business Combinations: Clarifying the definition of a Business” which amends the current definition of a business. Under ASU 2017-01, to be considered a business, an acquisition would have to include an input and a substantive process that together significantly contributes to the ability to create outputs. ASU 2017-01 further states that when substantially all of the fair value of gross assets acquitted is concentrated in a single asset (or a group of similar assets), the assets acquired would not represent a business. The new guidance also narrows the definition of the term “outputs” to be consistent with how it is described in Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The changes to the definition of a business will likely result in more acquisitions being accounted for as asset acquisitions. ASU 2017-01 is effective for acquisitions commencing on or after June 30, 2019, with early adoption permitted. Adoption of this guidance will be applied prospectively on or after the effective date and the Company does not expect this policy will have a material effect on the consolidated financial position or consolidated statement of cash flows.

 

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04, “Intangibles – Goodwill and Other” ASU 2017-04 simplifies the accounting for goodwill impairment by eliminating Step 2 of the current goodwill impairment test, which required a hypothetical purchase price allocation. Goodwill impairment will now be the amount by which the reporting unit’s carrying value exceeds its fair value, limited to the carrying value of the goodwill. ASU 2017-04 is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years, and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2019. The Company is still assessing the impact that the adoption of ASU 2017-04 will have on the consolidated statement of financial position and consolidated statement of operations.

 

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13 Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses of Financial Instruments, which introduces an expected credit loss methodology for the impairment of financial assets measured at amortized cost basis. The methodology replaces the probable, incurred loss model for those assets. The update if effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. The Company is still assessing the impact that the adoption of ASU 2016-13 will have on the consolidated statement of financial position and consolidated statement of operations.

 

Management does not believe that any other recently issued, but not yet effective accounting pronouncements, if adopted, would have a material effect on the accompanying condensed consolidated interim financial statements.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We had no off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources.

 

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BUSINESS

 

Company Overview

 

Bionik Laboratories Corp. is a healthcare company focused on improving the quality of life of millions of people with neurological or mobility impairments by combining artificial intelligence and innovative robotics technology to help individuals from hospital to home to regain mobility, enhance autonomy, and regain self-esteem.

 

The Company uses artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to make rehabilitation methods and processes smarter and more intuitive to deliver greater recovery for patients with neurological or mobility impairments. These technologies allow large amounts of data to be collected and processed in real-time, enabling appropriately challenging and individualized therapy during every treatment session. This is the foundation of the InMotion™ therapy. The Company’s rehabilitation therapy robots are built on an artificial intelligence platform, measuring the position, the speed and the acceleration of the patient 200 times per second. The artificial intelligence platform is designed to adapt in real time to the patient’s needs and progress while providing quantifiable feedback of a patient’s progress and performance, in a way that the Company believes a trained clinician cannot.

 

Based on this foundational work, the Company has a portfolio of products focused on upper and lower extremity rehabilitation for stroke and other mobility-impaired individuals, including three InMotion™ robots currently in the market and two products in varying stages of development.

 

The InMotion™ therapy uses the Company’s robots to assist patients to rewire a segment of their brains after injury, also known as neuroplasticity. The InMotion™ Robots - the InMotion ARM, InMotion WRIST and the InMotion ARM/HAND – are designed to provide intelligent, adaptive therapy in a manner that has been clinically shown to maximize neurorecovery. The Company is also developing a home version of the InMotion™ upper-body rehabilitation technology, as well as a lower-body wearable assistive product based on the Company’s existing ARKE lower body exoskeleton technology, which could allow certain mobility impaired individuals to walk better. The Company intends to launch this mobility assistance solution into the consumer market when the Company has sufficient funds to develop this product.

 

The InMotion ARM InMotion ARM/HAND, and InMotion WRIST are robotic therapies for the upper limbs. InMotion™ robotic therapies have been characterized as Class II medical devices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, and are listed with the FDA to market and sell in the United States. More than 280 of our clinical robotic products for stroke rehabilitation have been sold in over 15 countries, including the United States. In addition to these fully developed, clinical rehabilitation solutions, we are also developing “InMotion™ Home”, which is an upper extremity product that allows the patient to extend their therapy for as long as needed while rehabilitating at home. This rehabilitation solution is being developed on the same design platform as the InMotion™ clinical products.

 

We believe recent payment changes in the US marketplace proposed and finalized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services create a favorable environment for greater clinical adoption of our robotic technology. For instance, the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014, or the Impact Act of 2014, began the shift toward standardizing patient assessment data for quality measures. The updated Prospective Payment System (PPS), SNF QRP (Quality Reporting Program) and SNF VBP (Value Based Purchasing) programs have further shifted reimbursement toward the needs of the patient and away from volume of services provided in the skilled nursing setting. Other programs have caused a similar shift in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility setting, as well. We expect that in the next 3-9 months, further incentives toward quality based care will be implemented, resulting in providers being publicly ranked, as well as financially rewarded, for quality reporting and better outcomes.

 

We have a growing body of clinical data for our products. More than 1,500 patients participated in trials using our InMotion™ robots, the results of which have been published in peer-reviewed medical journals (including the New England Journal of Medicine and Stroke).

 

An earlier model of InMotion™ robots were used in a multicenter randomized controlled phase III interventional trial, funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment Program (RATULS) in the United Kingdom. The study was completed in 2018, included the enrollment of 770 stroke patients in a multi-center randomized controlled research trial to evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of robot-assisted training in post-stoke care. The Company is pleased that the RATULS trial confirmed the finding of previous research studies which demonstrated that robot assisted therapy improved upper limb impairment when compared with conventional care of stroke victims. The primary outcome for upper limb success was determined by an Action Research Arm Test (ARAT), with four distinct success criteria that varied according to baseline severity. This test with these success criteria was developed by the RATULS trial team for this study and has not been used previously in clinical trials. The findings of this major research trial demonstrated that robot assisted therapy improved upper limb impairment, however, using this ARAT measurement, the trial was unable to conclude that robot assisted therapy or enhance upper limb therapy resulted in improved upper limb functionality after stroke compared with usual care provided to patients with stroke related upper limb functional The study findings also showed that the attrition rate was drastically reduced in the patient population following either robotic therapy or enhanced upper limb therapy versus usual care only. Most of the withdrawals from the study were before 3 months of usual care due to the disappointment with the treatment allocation.

 

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In addition to our proprietary in-house products, we had the exclusive right to market and sell the Morning Walk lower body rehabilitation technology owned by Curexo Inc., a South Korean company, within the United States. We have decided not to distribute the Morning Walk product due to market conditions in the U.S. and are renegotiating the contract with our distributor in Korea. We may in the future further augment our product portfolio through technology acquisition opportunities should they come available and if we are sufficiently capitalized to undertake these investments.

 

On December 14, 2018, we entered into a Sale of Goods Agreement (the “Agreement”) with CHC Management Services, LLC, or Kindred, pursuant to which, among other things, Kindred agreed to purchase from us in a first phase a minimum of 21 of the Company’s InMotion™ ARM Interactive Therapy Systems – a minimum of one for each of Kindred’s existing and soon-to-open affiliated inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and similar facilities described in the Agreement, and in a second phase a minimum of one InMotion™ ARM Interactive Therapy System for each future facilities of Kindred, during the four-year minimum term of the Agreement. Kindred entered into an initial purchase order for nine InMotion™ ARM Interactive Therapy System that shipped before December 31, 2018, with further robots in the year ended March 31, 2019 and quarter ended June 30, 2019 for a total of 21 InMotion™ robots sold up to the period ended June 30, 2019.

 

On January 23, 2019, we announced the commercial launch of our newest generation InMotion™ ARM/HAND robotic system for clinical rehabilitation of stroke survivors and those with mobility impairments due to neurological conditions. The improved new generation InMotion™ ARM/HAND was developed according to the same principals of motor learning and neuro plasticity that were incorporated into the original InMotion ARM robotic system and utilizes artificial intelligence and data analysis to provide individualized therapy and reports that empower patients.

 

It includes the following new features:

 

·Enhanced hand-rehabilitation technology: The updated hand robot provides therapy focused on hand opening and grasping for patients ready to retrain reach and grasp functional tasks.

 

·InMotion™ EVAL: The InMotion™ ARM/HAND offers the ability to assess hand movements in a precise and objective manner, allowing the clinician to better measure and quantify a patient’s progress and response to therapy.

 

·Improved, comprehensive reporting: Optimized report formats provide improved documentation of patient outcomes, improved ease of use and enhanced interpretation of evaluation results, allowing clearer indications of progress over their complete rehabilitation journey, all on one screen.

 

We have worked with industry leaders in manufacturing and design and have also expanded our development team through partnerships with researchers and academia. On May 17, 2017, we entered into a Co-operative Joint Venture Contract with Ginger Capital Investment Holding Ltd., pursuant to which the Company has a 25% interest and Ginger Capital has a 75% interest. As of the date of this 10-Q, Ginger Capital is obligated to contribute $725,000 to the joint venture and is required to contribute an additional $725,000 by May 22, 2023. To date, the Chinese partners of the JV have contributed $1,100,000 to the JV. Three InMotion™ robots have been delivered from us to the joint venture, which were used for product demonstration and for quality assessment by Chinese authorities. During the period ended June 30, 2019, due to regulatory restrictions only 3 robots were shipped by Bionik to the Chinese JV according to contract terms.

 

On June 20, 2017, we entered into a joint development and manufacturing agreement with Wistron Medical Tech Holding Company of Taiwan to jointly develop a lower body assistive robotic product based on the ARKE technology for the consumer home market. As the lower body assistive robotic device is on an engineering hold due to prioritizing the development of the InMotion Home robotic device, no work has been done with Wistron recently.

 

We have also entered into an agreement with Cogmedix Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Coghlin Companies, a medical device development and manufacturing company located in West Boylston, MA, for the production of InMotion robots. The initial agreement is for turnkey, compliant manufacturing with the capability of scaling faster production to meet increased volume as the Company grows. In addition, our Massachusetts-based manufacturing facility is compliant with ISO- 13485 and FDA regulations.

 

We currently hold an intellectual property portfolio that includes 4 U.S. patents and 1 U.S. pending patent, all 5 of which are pending internationally, as well as other patents under development. We may file provisional patents from time to time, which may expire if we do not pursue full patents within 12 months of the filing date. One of new provisional patent has recently been filed which the Company plans to file as a full patent prior to the 12-month deadline. The provisional patents may not be filed as full patents and new provisional patents may be filed as the technology evolves or changes. Additionally, we hold exclusive licenses to three additional patents of which one is currently being used for the InMotion Wrist and is licensed to us from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

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We currently sell our products directly or can introduce customers to a third-party finance company to lease at a monthly fee over the term or other fee structure for our products to hospitals, clinics, distribution companies and/or buying groups that supply those rehabilitation facilities.

 

We introduced our new enhanced commercial version of the InMotion product line starting with the InMotion Arm in December 2017 then the InMotion Arm/Hand in January 2019. We sold 11 InMotion™ robots in the year ended March 31, 2018, 33 InMotion™ robots in the year ended March 31, 2019 and 8 robots in the first quarter ended June 30, 2019.

 

We had $790,379 of revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 (June 30, 2018 – $501,333).

 

History; Recent Developments

 

Bionik Laboratories Corp. was incorporated on January 8, 2010 in the State of Colorado. At the time of our incorporation the name of our company was Strategic Dental Management Corp. On July 16, 2013, we changed our name from Strategic Dental Management Corp. to Drywave Technologies, Inc. and changed our state of incorporation from Colorado to Delaware. Effective February 13, 2015, we changed our name to Bionik Laboratories Corp.

 

Bionik Laboratories Inc., which we refer to in this Form 10-Q as Bionik Canada, was incorporated on March 24, 2011 under the Canada Business Corporations Act.

 

On February 26, 2015, we entered into an Investment Agreement with Bionik Acquisition Inc., a company existing under the laws of Canada and our wholly owned subsidiary, and Bionik Canada whereby we acquired 100 Class 1 common shares of Bionik Canada representing 100% of the outstanding Class 1 common shares of Bionik Canada. After giving effect to this and related transactions, we commenced operations through Bionik Canada. Subsequently, on April 21, 2016, we acquired Interactive Motion Technologies, Inc., or IMT, a Boston, Massachusetts-based provider of effective robotic products for neurorehabilitation, including all of its owned and licensed products both commercialized and in development.

 

We effected a one-for-one hundred fifty reverse stock split on October 29, 2018. As a result of the reverse stock split, each one hundred fifty shares of our common stock automatically combined into and became one share of our common stock. Accordingly, as of October 29, 2018, there were 2,337,964 shares of our common stock issued and outstanding. Any fractional shares which would otherwise be due as a result of the reverse stock split were rounded up to the nearest whole share. The reverse stock split automatically and proportionately adjusted, based on the one-for-one hundred fifty reverse stock split ratio, all issued and outstanding shares of our common stock and exchangeable shares, as well as common stock underlying stock options, warrants and other derivative securities outstanding at the time of the effectiveness of the reverse stock split. The exercise price on outstanding equity based-grants was proportionately increased, while the number of shares available under our equity-based plans was also proportionately reduced. Share and per share data (except par value) for the periods presented reflect the effects of this reverse stock split. References to numbers of shares of common stock and per share data in the accompanying financial statements and notes thereto relating to dates prior to the reverse stock split have been adjusted to reflect the reverse stock split on a retroactive basis.

 

In June 2019, we commenced an up to $9 million convertible note offering, of which $5,510,000 has been raised through September 10, 2019.

 

Corporate Information

 

Our principal executive office is located at 483 Bay Street, N105, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2C9 and our main corporate telephone number is (416) 640-7887 x 508. Our principal US office is located at 80 Coolidge Hill Road, Watertown, MA, USA 02472, telephone number 617-926-4800. Our website is www.bioniklabs.com. Information on our website does not constitute a part of this prospectus.

 

Products in Market

 

InMotion™ Robots

 

Our suite of robotic rehabilitation products are the result of medical engineering research and original development at the Newman Laboratory for Biomechanics and Human Rehabilitation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

 

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We believe that our robotic products have exceptional capacity for measurement and immediate interactive response, which sets them apart from other therapy systems:

 

·Patient can be set up to rehabilitate on the InMotion™ robots within 2 minutes:

 

·InMotion™ robots senses the patient’s movement and responds to a patient’s continually changing ability;

 

·Using artificial intelligence, the robots guide the exercise treatment accordingly:

 

·If the patient is unable to move, the robot assists the patient to initiate movement towards the target;

 

·If coordination is a problem, using artificial intelligence, the robot “guides” the movement, allowing the patient to move towards the target and confirming that the patient is practicing the movement the correct way; and

 

·As the patient gains movement control, the robot provides less assistance and continually challenges the patient; and Provides quantifiable feedback on progress and performance that can be downloaded.

 

InMotion™ robots have been tested by leading medical centers in controlled clinical trials, including large randomized controlled clinical studies. Through research, we have determined that the best way to optimize robot therapy is by allowing the robots to focus on reducing impairments and allowing the therapist to assist on translating the gains into function.

 

We believe that our modular systems approach to neurorehabilitation is designed to optimize the use of robotics in a manner that is consistent with the latest clinical research and neuroscience, taking into account the latest understanding on motor learning interference and motor memory consolidation.

 

More than two hundred eighty InMotion™ robots have been sold for research and rehabilitation in over 15 countries, including the United States. Extensive research has shown the InMotion™ robots to be effective, especially for stroke, cerebral palsy and Parkinson’s disease. Based on clinical trials using the InMotion ARM, the American Heart Association (AHA) Stroke council and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recommended, in 2010, the use of robot-assisted therapy to improve upper extremity motor coordination in individuals with some voluntary finger extension in outpatient and chronic care settings. In the trial conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs, results demonstrated efficacy and a reduction in healthcare expenses when using the InMotion™ ARM when compared to non-robotic therapy.

 

InMotion™ ARM

 

The InMotion™ ARM is an evidence-based intelligent interactive rehabilitation technology that senses patient movements and limitations, providing assistance as needed in real time. It allows clinicians to effectively deliver optimum intensive sensor motor therapy to the shoulder and elbow to achieve the development of new neural pathways and helps patients regain motor function following a neurological condition or injury. We recently launched a new version of the InMotion™ ARM, which has a 40% smaller footprint than the previous generation and has wireless report printing, among other improvements. The product is characterized as a Class II medical device by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is listed with the FDA as 510(k) exempt, allowing the product to be marketed in the United States.

 

InMotion™ ARM/HAND

 

The InMotion ARM/HAND provides support for therapy involving reaching with grasp and release movements, and individual hand movements. It allows clinicians to efficiently deliver optimal intensive sensory motor therapy to the hand to develop new neural pathways and helps patients regain motor function following a neurological condition or injury. The product is characterized as a Class II medical device by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is listed with the FDA as 510(k) exempt allowing the product to be marketed in the United States. We recently launched our newest generation InMotion™ ARM/HAND, which has enhanced hand-rehabilitation technology and improved, comprehensive reporting, among other improvements. 

 

InMotion™ WRIST

 

The InMotion™ WRIST is an evidence based interactive rehabilitation device that senses patient movements and limitations and provides assistance as needed. It can accommodate the range of motion of a normal wrist in everyday tasks and can be used by clinicians as a stand-alone treatment option or in addition to the InMotion™ ARM. The InMotion™ WRIST enables clinicians to efficiently deliver optimum intensive sensor motor wrist and forearm therapy to patients with neurological conditions. The product is characterized as a Class II medical device by the U.S. and is listed with the FDA as 510(k) exempt allowing the product to be marketed in the United States. The Company is currently working on a new version of the InMotion™ Wrist.

 

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Product Pipeline

 

InMotion™ HOME

 

The InMotion™ Home is an upper extremity product that would allow patients to extend their therapy for as long as needed while rehabilitating at home and is being developed on the same design platform as the InMotion™ clinical products described above. The InMotion™ Home is currently in development and we have not yet determined a release date for this product.

  

Lower Body Robotic Products

 

The ARKE is a robotic lower body exoskeleton that was under development and designed for wheelchair bound individuals suffering from spinal cord injuries, stroke and other mobility disabilities. As a result of a combination of our concentrating on the commercialization of the InMotion™ robots, our lack of additional funds, and changes in the marketplace, we determined to suspend the further development of the ARKE as a rehabilitation device, and instead, building on our existing ARKE exoskeleton technology, a lower body robotic assistive device as well as other technology targeting the consumer market, that could allow mobility impaired individuals to walk better. This product development is on engineering hold at a technical development stage due to prioritizing the development of the InMotion™ Home robot.

 

Other Prospective Products

 

We have exclusively licensed the rights to manufacture and sell products and methodologies covered by a patent for a lower limb robotic rehabilitation apparatus and method for rehabilitating gait, owned in part by Dr. Hermano Igo Krebs, one of our former directors and executive officers; however, this product has not yet been developed.

 

We may from time to time expand our product offerings and enhance the strength of our Company through internal development, as well as through strategic and accretive partnerships or acquisitions from time to time.

 

Competition and Competitive Advantage

 

The medical technology equipment industry is characterized by strong competition and rapid technological change. There are a number of companies developing technologies that are competitive to our existing and proposed products, many of them, when compared to our Company, having significantly longer operational history and greater financial and other resources.

 

The primary competitor for the InMotion product line of upper-body rehabilitation robots is Hocoma, a Swiss-based company. Other competitors include Motorika and Tyromotion as well as other known and unknown smaller potential competitors that may compete with us directly or indirectly. We believe that the InMotion™ product line’s primary advantage over Hocoma is the evidence based, research proven data that supports each of our products. Evidence based, research proven data is used to support reimbursement from health systems, insurance companies and governments.

 

The prime competitors for our lower body robotics assistive device in development are Honda, Cyberdyne and Ekso Bionics. We expect it, once developed, to compete as a personal choice physical enhancement consumer product.

 

Our challenge will be achieving rapid market awareness and adoption of our emerging technology in rehabilitation and mobility centers throughout the U.S., Canada and any other market we may enter. Our existing InMotion™ robots and technologies are expected to significantly help with third party clinical trials and our ability to launch our lower-extremity development products into the market, as we intend to leverage third party clinical data on our rehabilitative products and international distributorships and relationships with rehabilitation centers around the world.

 

Robotic technology and its use in clinical settings is a new and emerging industry and is regulated by medical device regulatory agencies (such as the US Food and Drug Administration). We believe that we will face challenges of increased regulatory scrutiny, possible changes in regulator’s requirements, meeting quality control standards of various government regulators, increased competition in the future based on other new technologies, additional features and customizability, reduced pricing, clinical outcomes and other factors. Our strength in this market will depend on our ability to achieve market acceptance, develop new technologies, develop new products, implement production plans, develop marketing strategies, secure regulatory approvals, secure necessary data for reimbursement, protect our intellectual property and have sufficient funding to meet all these challenges.

 

The market for the Company’s other prospective products also has competition and is subject to rapid technological change and regulatory requirements. There can be no assurance that the Company will be in a strong position to respond quickly to potential acquisitions and other market opportunities, new or emerging technologies and changes in customer requirements. Failure to maintain and enhance our competitive position could materially affect the business and our prospects.

 

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Market Strategy

 

The Company’s current products are designed to be rehabilitation products and mobility solutions for patients in hospitals and clinics. We currently have three robotic products that are listed with the FDA, which are the products sold through our own sales team in the United States, as well as through third party distributors around the world. Our business plan in part relies on broad adoption of upper and lower body robotic rehabilitation products to provide neuro rehabilitation to individuals who have suffered a neurological injury or disorder.

 

The sales of our clinical and proposed products could depend, in part, on the extent to which healthcare providers and facilities or individual users are reimbursed by government authorities, private insurers and other third-party payers for the costs of our products or the services performed with our products. The coverage policies and reimbursement levels of third-party payers, which can vary among public and private sources and by country, may affect which products are purchased by customers and the prices they are willing to pay for those products in a particular jurisdiction. Reimbursement rates can also affect the acceptance rate of new technologies. Legislative or administrative reforms to reimbursement systems in the United States or abroad, or changes in reimbursement rates by private payers, could significantly reduce reimbursement for procedures using the Company’s products or result in denial of reimbursement for those products, which would adversely affect customer demand or the price customers may be willing to pay for such products. The change expected in 2019 under certain US government plans to reimburse SNF’s (Skilled Nursing Facilities) to be followed by IRF’s (Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities) based on outcome data, is expected to be beneficial to the Company in its sales efforts.

 

The Company has committed to a commercial strategy to maximize its efforts to position its solutions with multi-location, high patient volume rehabilitation organizations. The Company believes its robotic systems are a good match to the patient care and business objectives relevant to these larger organizations operating on a regional or national basis.

 

Outside of the US, we have used distributors to sell in local markets and we currently have a distributor in South Korea, as well as a joint venture partner in China. We plan in the near term to hire a sales director in Europe to increase our market penetration in Europe and surrounding areas. Our efforts to penetrate the European market are supported by having attained the CE marking which signifies that products sold in the European Economic Area (EEA) have been assessed to meet high safety health and environmental protection requirements.

 

We have not yet determined a release date for the InMotion™ Home, our planned home version of our InMotion™ product line. Our market strategy will be the development of hospital and clinic relationships that will allow us to gain acceptance of the technology among experts and patients. We are also seeking a number of government grants in collaboration with various hospitals and clinics to allow us to partially fund trials and research projects. We expect to gain traction among the doctors and experts involved in the distribution and buying groups that are established within those selected partner hospitals.

 

We currently sell our robots or can introduce customers to a third-party finance company to lease at a monthly fee over term or other fee structure for our products to hospitals, clinics, distribution companies and/or buying groups that supply those rehabilitation facilities.

 

Our market strategy also relies on identifying and entering into joint venture arrangements with third parties that can assist us with the development, commercialization and distribution of our technologies and products. For instance, we have entered into a relationship with Curexo Inc. of South Korea to distribute our InMotion™ robots to that market. Additionally, we established a cooperative joint venture enterprise with Ginger Capital Investment Holding Ltd. for the purpose of selling and distributing our InMotion™ robots in the People’s Republic of China.

 

Intellectual Property

 

We use intellectual property developed, acquired or licensed, including patents, trade secrets and technical innovations to provide our future growth and to build our competitive position. We have 4 U.S. patents and 1 U.S. pending patent, all 5 of which are pending internationally, and other patents under development. As we continue to expand our intellectual property portfolio, it is critical for us to continue to invest in filing patent applications to protect our technology, inventions, and improvements. However, we can give no assurance that we will have sufficient funds to do so or that competitors will not infringe on our patent rights or otherwise create similar or non-infringing competing products that are technically patentable in their own right.

 

Our patents and pending patents, all of which are expected to expire in 2033 or 2034, are as follows:

 

Patent   Status
Algorithms & Control Systems   Filed US & International
Sensory Technology   Issued in US & pending International
Robotics   Issued in US & pending International
Robotics   Issued in US & pending International
Robotics   Issued in US & pending International

 

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We may file provisional patents from time to time, which may expire if we do not pursue full patents within 12 months of the filing date. One new provisional patent has recently been filed which the Company plans to file as a full patent prior to the 12-month deadline. The provisional patents may not be filed as full patents and new provisional patents may be filed as the technology evolves or changes.

 

We have a trademark filed for the InMotion name in the US and European Union. This trademark is to be used for the robots and software that Bionik develops and sells related to this product line.

 

In addition, the following are the patents licensed to us that we acquired on April 21, 2016:

 

Patent #   Description   Date   Expiration
7,618,381   Wrist and Upper Extremity Motion (MIT License)   11/17/09   10/27/2024
             
7,556,606   Pelvis Interface: key components for effective motor neuro- Rehabilitation of lower extremities (MIT License)   07/07/09   05/17/2027
             
8,613,691   Dynamic Lower Limb Rehabilitation Robotic Apparatus and Method of Rehabilitating Human Gait (Krebs/Bosecker License)   12/24/13   4/16/2030

 

IMT entered into an Agreement, executed on December 31, 1999, to license two of the above-referenced patents from MIT with a royalty of 3% on sales within the United States and 1.5% for sales outside the United States, with a minimum annual royalty of $10,000. To date, we have not determined whether we intend to commercialize the patent relating to the pelvis.

 

Dr. Krebs, a former director and former executive officer and a founder of IMT, is a co-licensor pursuant to an Agreement dated June 8, 2009, of patent #8,613,691, pursuant to which we are required to pay Dr. Krebs and Caitlyn Joyce Bosecker an aggregate royalty of 1% of sales based on such patent. As this product connected to the patent is not yet commercialized, no sales have been made.

 

We have to date and generally plan to continue to enter into non-disclosure, confidentially and intellectual property assignment agreements with all new employees as a condition of employment. In addition, we also generally enter into confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements with consultants, manufacturers’ representatives, distributors, suppliers, investors, financial partners and others to attempt to limit access to, use and disclosure of our proprietary information.

 

Research and Development

 

Our research and development programs are pursued by engineers and scientists employed by us in Toronto and Boston on a full- time basis or hired as per diem consultants. InMotion™ robots are based on research and development originally done at MIT. Our InMotion™ Wrist product is based on a patent that we license from MIT.

 

We also work with advisors who are industry leaders in manufacturing and design and researchers and academia. Our leading robotic advisor is Dr. Neville Hogan of MIT. We are also working with subcontractors in developing specific components of our technologies. The primary objective of our research and development program is to advance the development of our existing and proposed products, to enhance the commercial value of such products.

   

For the fiscal years ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018 and the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2019, the Company incurred $3,174,892, $2,825,200 and $816,523, respectively, in research and development costs. Research and development expenses have increased due to increased staff members however, project development project costs are comparable to the prior year.

 

Government Regulations

 

General

 

Our medical technology products and operations are subject to regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and various other federal and state agencies, as well as foreign governmental agencies in Canada, Europe, South America and Asia. These agencies enforce laws and regulations that govern the development, testing, manufacturing, labeling, advertising, marketing and distribution, and market surveillance of our medical device products.

 

In addition to the below, other regulations we encounter are the regulations that are common to all businesses, such as employment legislation, implied warranty laws, and environmental, health and safety standards, to the extent applicable. We will also encounter in the future industry-specific government regulations that would govern our new products, if and when developed for commercial use. It may become the case that other regulatory approvals will be required for the design and manufacture of our products and proposed products.

 

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U.S. Regulation

 

Under the U.S. Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, medical devices are classified into one of three classes — Class I, Class II or Class III — depending on the degree of risk associated with each medical device and the extent of control needed to ensure safety and effectiveness. The InMotion™ robots are classified as Class II 510 (k) exempt products. Our manufacturing facility in Boston is compliant with ISO 13485 and FDA regulations.

 

We also are required to establish a suitable and effective quality management system, which establishes controlled processes for our product design, manufacturing, and distribution. We are doing this in compliance with the internationally recognized standard ISO 13485 Quality Management Systems. Following the introduction of a product, the FDA and foreign agencies may engage in periodic reviews of our quality systems, as well as product performance and advertising and promotional materials. These regulatory controls, as well as any changes in FDA or other foreign agencies’ policies, can affect the time and cost associated with the development, introduction and continued availability of new products. Where possible, we anticipate these factors in our product development processes. These agencies possess the authority to take various administrative and legal actions against us, such as product recalls, product seizures and other civil and criminal sanctions.

 

Foreign Regulation

 

In addition to regulations in the United States, we will be subject to a variety of foreign regulations governing clinical trials and commercial sales and distribution of our products in foreign countries. InMotion™ robots have also been designated as Class IIa devices in the EU. Whether or not we obtain FDA clearance for the marketing, sale and use of a product, we must obtain approval of a product by the comparable regulatory authorities of foreign countries before we can commence clinical trials or marketing of the product in those countries. The process varies from country to country, and the time may be longer or shorter than that required by the FDA. The requirements governing the conduct of clinical trials, product licensing, pricing and reimbursement vary greatly from country to country.

 

The policies of the FDA and foreign regulatory authorities may change and or additional government regulations may be enacted which could prevent or delay regulatory approval of our products and could also increase the cost of regulatory compliance. We cannot predict the likelihood, nature or extent of adverse governmental regulation that might arise from future legislative or administrative action, either in the United States or abroad.

  

Employees

 

As of September 10, 2019, we had 30 full-time employees, 2 part-time employees, 3 consultants and 3 paid student engineering students who are based in our principal executive office located in Toronto, Canada, and our Watertown, Massachusetts facility. These employees oversee day-to-day operations of the Company supporting management, engineering, research and development, sales and marketing and administration functions of the Company. As required, we also engage consultants to provide services to the Company, including quality assurance and corporate services. We have no unionized employees.

 

Subject to available funds, we plan to hire up to 5 additional full-time employees within the next 12 months whose principal responsibilities will be the support of our research and development, clinical development, production, sales and marketing and commercialization/ business development activities.

 

We consider relations with our employees to be satisfactory.

 

Legal Proceedings

 

From time to time, we may become involved in various lawsuits and legal proceedings, which arise in the ordinary course of business. However, litigation is subject to inherent uncertainties, and an adverse result in these or other matters may arise from time to time that may harm business.

 

We are not currently a party in any legal proceeding or governmental regulatory proceeding nor are we currently aware of any pending or potential legal proceeding or governmental regulatory proceeding proposed to be initiated against us that would have a material adverse effect on us or our business.

 

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MANAGEMENT

 

Directors and Executive Officers

 

Our executive officers and directors are as follows:

 

Name   Age   Position
Andre Auberton-Herve   57   Chairman of the Board
Eric Dusseux   51   Chief Executive Officer and Director
Michal Prywata   28   Chief Technology Officer and Director
Remi Gaston Dreyfus   64   Director
P. Gerald Malone   69   Director
Joseph Martin   71   Director
Charles Matine   61   Director
Audrey Thevenon   41   Director
Leslie Markow   58   Chief Financial Officer

Loren Wass

  57   Chief Commercial Officer

 

Andre Auberton-Herve: Chairman of the Board. Mr. Auberton-Herve has been the Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors since January 24, 2018. Mr. Auberton-Herve brings substantial leadership experience within strategic, operational, and financial activities from past roles. Mr. Auberton-Herve is the founder of 4A Consulting & Engineering, which provides strategic advice and consulting services with respect to renewable energy and digital innovation and has served as its President and CEO since its founding in July 2015. 4A Consulting provided consulting services to the Company from February 2017 until Mr. Auberton-Herve’s appointment as Chairman. Mr. Auberton-Herve co-founded Soitec SA, a publicly traded company on the Euronext Paris stock exchange which designs and manufactures innovative semiconductor materials which are used in many smartphone platforms and computing activities, where he was President and CEO from July 1992 until January 2015, then Chairman and Chairman Emeritus since September 2015. While at Soitec SA, Mr. Auberton-Herve was responsible for overseeing the strategic, operational and financial activities of the company. He built an international high-tech group in ten countries and five manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and the U.S. Mr. Auberton-Herve also led the company through its listing on Euronext in 1999, raising significant amounts of capital since then with some of the world’s largest investment banks. He has been nominated Knight of the Legion of Honor and Knight of the Order of Merit in France. Mr. Auberton-Herve holds a Doctorate degree in Semiconductor Physics and a Master’s degree in Materials Science from Ecole Centrale de Lyon in France. The Company believes that Mr. Auberton-Herve is qualified as a board member of the Company because of his substantial strategic, operational and leadership experience.

 

Dr. Eric Dusseux: Chief Executive Officer and Director. Dr. Dusseux has served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since September 1, 2017 and has served as a director since July 22, 2017. He is also a director of Mc10 Inc., a private company, which is developing a hardware and software platform for biometric healthcare analytics. He was previously the President Europe at Auregen BioTherapeutics SA and was a director at Auregen BioTherapeutics Inc., which is translating 3D bioprinting technology for innovative treatments for patients with rare disorders, since February 2017. Prior to that, from November 2016 through January 2017, Dr. Dusseux was President Europe at Bemido SA, a family office. From September 2012 to October 2016, Dr. Dusseux was an Executive Committee Member in the Corporate Strategy Department of Sanofi Pasteur SA, the vaccines division of Sanofi, a global healthcare leader, where he led corporate strategy, business intelligence, and international business development. He has also served in key roles at GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals from January 2008 to June 2012, leading product development and business growth strategy. Dr. Dusseux also gained significant experience providing strategic advice for numerous pharmaceutical, medical device, payer and biotechnology clients, while working for the Boston Consulting Group from 2002 to 2007. Dr. Dusseux is a Medical Doctor, specializing in Public Health. Dr. Dusseux also holds a Master of Science in Physical Chemistry and is a graduate of the French Business School H.E.C. in Paris (MBA, Isa). We believe that Dr. Dusseux is qualified as a board member of the Company because of his substantial strategic and leadership experience within the healthcare industry.

 

Michal Prywata: Chief Technology Officer and Director. Mr. Prywata is the co-founder of Bionik Canada and has served as our Chief Technology Officer since June 2017, Chief Operating Officer from April 2013 to June 2017, as a director from March 2011 to September 2018, and again since March 2019. Mr. Prywata previously served as our Chief Executive Officer from March 2011 to April 2013. Mr. Prywata studied biomedical engineering at Ryerson University until the end of his second year, with a focus on electronics and software development for medical products. He has a track record of winning technology showcases and inventing technologies that address significant unmet needs and untapped markets. He has spent the past 5 years with Bionik Canada, managing technological advancements, managing day-to-day operations, and developing concepts into products. In addition, Mr. Prywata, together with the Company’s other co-founder and its former CEO, was responsible for raising and securing initial seed capital and subsequent capital raises. Mr. Prywata is the co-inventor of the Company’s ARKE technology platform. Mr. Prywata serves as a member of the Board of Directors due to his being a founder of the Company and his current executive position with the Company. We also believe that Mr. Prywata is qualified due to his experience in the medical device industry.

 

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Remi Gaston-Dreyfus: Director. Mr. Gaston-Dreyfus has been a director of the Company since September 1, 2017. Since 2007, Mr. Gaston-Dreyfus has been the CEO and Founder of RGD Investissements S.A.S. in Paris, a developer of and investor in real estate assets in Paris. Prior to 2007, Mr. Gaston-Dreyfus was a shareholder, Chairman and CEO of the Photo-Journalism group A.G.I. (including Gamma Press Agency). Mr. Gaston-Dreyfus was a co-founder of a Parisian law firm in 1984 and was a French lawyer until 1992. We believe that Mr. Gaston-Dreyfus is qualified to serve as a member of the Board of Directors due to his experience as an entrepreneur and his legal training

 

P. Gerald Malone: Director. Mr. Malone has been a director of the Company since March 19, 2018. Since 1997, Mr. Malone has held a number of directorships and chairmanships in private and AIM listed companies in the healthcare, IT and energy sectors in the UK and the USA. He has extensive experience within the financial services sector, serving since 2001 as a board member and ultimately Chairman of Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Fund (FAX), a U.S. closed-end mutual fund. He also serves as a director of a number of other U.S. and Canadian closed- and open-end mutual funds, and of the Washington, D.C.-based Mutual Fund Directors Forum, a body representing independent fund directors. A Scottish lawyer by profession, Mr. Malone was previously a Member of Parliament in the U.K. from 1983 to 1997 and served as Minister of State for Health in John Major’s government from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Malone is qualified as a board member of the Company because of his substantial commercial strategic, government and leadership experience.

  

Joseph Martin: Director. Mr. Martin currently serves as Chairman of Brooks Automation, a global provider of automation, vacuum and instrumentation solutions. He also serves as a director of Collectors Universe, Inc., a third-party grading and authentication service for high-value collectibles, of Allegro Microsystems, a manufacturer of high-performance semiconductors for the automotive market, Fairchild Semiconductor, ChipPAC Inc. and Soitec Inc. In 2000 CFO Magazine awarded Mr. Martin the CFO of the Year award for turnaround operations. Mr. Martin holds an Executive Masters certification from The American College of Corporate Directors. We believe Mr. Martin is qualified to serve as a member of the Board of Directors due to his extensive board and financial expertise.

 

Charles Matine: Director. Mr. Matine serves as an Advisory Board Member of Enlaps, a start-up company providing a time-lapse solution to photographers, since February 2018. Since July 2015, Mr. Matine has served as a strategic advisor to C4 Ventures, a London-based venture fund supporting media, e-commerce and hardware startups. In April 2014, Mr. Matine founded B & Associates, a marketing and digital transformation consultancy firm, and has served as its CEO since April 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Matine served as a Business Unit Director of Apple France from July 2010 to April 2014, where he led the Education and Research business unit, and as a Senior Marketing Manager of Apple Europe from April 2006 to June 2010, where he was responsible for promoting Apple products and defining marketing, PR and branding strategies within central Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to Apple, Mr. Matine worked extensively in marketing and advertising, promoting technology products and brands throughout Europe. Mr. Matine studied at Sciences Po (the Paris Institute for Political Studies, Section Public Service) and holds the IFA-Sciences Po non-executive director certificate. We believe that Mr. Matine is qualified as to serve as a member of the Board of Directors because of his experience with product marketing and go-to-market strategies.

 

Audrey Thevenon, Ph.D.: Director. Dr. Thevenon serves as a Program Officer on the Board of Life Sciences at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (“NASEM”), a private, nonprofit institution that provides high-quality, objective advice on science, engineering, and health matters, since October 2016, and previously served as the Associate Program Officer of NASEM from August 2014 to October 2016. Dr. Thevenon also serves as the Managing Editor of the journal Institute for Laboratory Animal Research at NASEM. From February 2012 to July 2014, Dr. Thevenon was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MA. Dr. Thevenon has also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Hawaii in placental pharmacology. Dr. Thevenon has a Ph.D. and an MS both in Biology from Georgetown University, as well as an MS in Cell Biology & Physiology and a BS in Life Sciences and Environment from the University of Rennes 1 in France. We believe that Dr. Thevenon is qualified as to serve as a member of the Board of Directors because of her experience in medicine and scientific innovation. 

 

Leslie Markow: Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Markow has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since September 2014. She is a CPA CA in Canada, a US CPA (Illinois) and Chartered Director. From 2002 to 2004 and since 2010, Ms. Markow has provided outsourced CFO, controller and financial services on a part-time basis to numerous public and private companies. In addition, in 2012-2013, Ms. Markow was the Chief Financial Officer of Stewardship Ontario, a supply chain operator of Blue Box and Orange Drop Programs for industry in the Province of Ontario. In 2010-2012, Ms. Markow was the Chief Financial Officer of Blue Ocean NutraSciences Inc. (formerly Solutions4CO2 Inc.), a public CO2 solution industrial company. From 2004 to 2010, Ms. Markow was the Director of Client Service for Resources Global Professionals, a NASDAQ-listed global consulting firm. From 1991-2002, she held various positions at SunOpta Inc. a TSX-NASDAQ listed company, which at that time was named Stake Technology Ltd. and was an industrial technology manufacturer, including as Chief Administrative Officer, Vice-President Regulatory Reporting & Compliance, Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President–Finance and Controller. Ms. Markow started her career in 1983 with predecessors of PricewaterhouseCoopers, ultimately holding a position as Senior Audit Manager and in 1991, she moved to SunOpta Inc. Ms. Markow is a member of the Board of Directors and Chairperson of the Audit Committee of Jemtec Inc., a Canadian public company that sells monitoring hardware and software. She also is a member of Financial Executives Canada, where she is a past National Board Director, Toronto Board Director, Toronto Chapter President and the winner of the Toronto Leadership Award, and is a faculty member of The Directors College, which is a joint venture of McMaster University and The Conference Board of Canada.

 

Loren Wass: Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Wass has served as our Chief Commercial Officer since September 3, 2019. From January 2014 through August 2019, Mr. Wass the Vice President of Sales, Business Development and Reimbursement at ReWalk Robotics Ltd. (Nasdaq: RWLK), a medical device company focusing on rehabilitation, and was also a member of its Executive Committee. While at ReWalk, Mr. Wass was responsible for U.S. sales and business development, reimbursement activities and payer policy strategies and submissions. Mr. Wass holds a B.S. from Springfield College.

 

There are no family relationships among any of our current or proposed officers and directors.

 

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Involvement in Certain Legal Proceedings

 

To the best of our knowledge, none of our directors or executive officers has been convicted in a criminal proceeding, excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors, or has been a party to any judicial or administrative proceeding during the past ten years that resulted in a judgment, decree, or final order enjoining the person from future violations of, or prohibiting activities subject to, federal or state securities laws, or a finding of any violation of federal or state securities laws, except for matters that were dismissed without sanction or settlement. Each of our executive officers and directors has informed us that he or she, as the case may be, has not been involved in any of the events specified in clauses (1) through (8) of Regulation S-K, Item 401(f). Except as set forth in our discussion below in “Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence – Transactions with Related Persons,” none of our directors, director nominees, or executive officers has been involved in any transactions with us or any of our directors, executive officers, affiliates, or associates that are required to be disclosed pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Commission.

 

Term of Office

 

Directors are appointed to hold office until the next annual general meeting of stockholders or until removed from office in accordance with our bylaws. Our officers are appointed by our Board and hold office until removed by our Board.

 

All officers and directors listed above will remain in office until the next annual meeting of our stockholders, and until their successors have been duly elected and qualified. Our bylaws provide that officers are appointed annually by our Board and each executive officer serves at the discretion of our Board.

 

Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance

 

Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act requires the Company’s officers and directors, and persons who beneficially own more than ten (10%) percent of a class of equity securities registered pursuant to Section 12 of the Exchange Act, to file reports of ownership and changes in ownership with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the principal exchange upon which such securities are traded or quoted. Reporting Persons are also required to furnish copies of such reports filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act with the Company.

 

Based on our review of the copies of such forms received by us, and to the best of our knowledge, all executive officers, directors and greater than 10% stockholders filed the required reports in a timely manner in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, except for Mr. Maloberti (a former executive officer) who failed to timely file his Form 3, Mr. Gaston-Dreyfus, who failed to timely file 2 Form 4’s showing 2 transactions and Mr. Auberton-Herve, who failed to timely file a Form 4 showing 1 transaction.

 

Code of Business Conduct and Ethics Policy

 

We adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics that applies to, among other persons, our principal executive officers, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer or controller, and persons performing similar functions. Our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics is available on our website www.bioniklabs.com.

 

Corporate Governance

 

The business and affairs of the Company are managed under the direction of our Board of Directors which as of September 10, 2019 is comprised of Messrs. Auberton-Herve, Dusseux, Gaston-Dreyfus, Martin, Malone, Matine, Prywata and Dr. Thevenon.

 

There have been no changes in any state law or other procedures by which security holders may recommend nominees to our board of directors.

 

Committees of the Board of Directors

 

Presently, the Board has two standing committees — the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. All members of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee are required by the charters of the respective committees to be, independent.

 

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Audit Committee

 

On May 30, 2018, our Board formed an Audit Committee, of whom Messrs. Martin (Chairman) and Malone were initial members, with Charles Matine joining the Audit Committee on September 7, 2018. Each member of the Audit Committee is independent, and the Board has determined that Messrs. Martin, Malone and Matine are all independent and Mr. Martin is an “audit committee financial expert,” as defined in SEC rules. The Audit Committee acts pursuant to a written charter which is available through our website at www.bioniklabs.com.

 

The primary functions of the Audit Committee are to assist the Board in overseeing (i) the effectiveness of the Company’s accounting and financial reporting processes and internal controls and the audits of the Company’s financial statements, (ii) the qualifications, independence, appointment, retention, compensation and performance of the Company’s registered public accounting firm and (iii) the performance of the Company’s internal audit department or department or person(s) having the equivalent responsibility and functions.

 

Compensation Committee

 

On May 30, 2018, our Board formed a Compensation Committee, of whom Messrs. Malone (Chairman) and Martin were initial members, with Dr. Thevenon joining on September 7, 2018. Each of the members of the Compensation Committee is independent. The Compensation Committee acts pursuant to a written charter which is available through our website at www.bioniklabs.com.

 

The primary functions of the Compensation Committee are to (i) review and approve corporate goals and objectives relevant to executive compensation, (ii) determine and review the CEO’s and other executive officers’ compensation, and (iii) make recommendations to the Board concerning (a) compensation and (b) adoption of equity incentive plans. 

 

Director Independence

 

We use the definition of “independence” of The NASDAQ Stock Market to make this determination. NASDAQ Listing Rule 5605(a)(2) provides that an “independent director” is a person other than an officer or employee of the company or any other individual having a relationship, which, in the opinion of the Company’s Board, would interfere with the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the responsibilities of a director. The NASDAQ listing rules provide that a director cannot be considered independent if:

 

·The director is, or at any time during the past three years was, an employee of the company;

 

·The director or a family member of the director accepted any compensation from the company in excess of $120,000 during any period of 12 consecutive months within the three years preceding the independence determination (subject to certain exclusions, including, among other things, compensation for board or board committee service);

 

·The director or a family member of the director is, or at any time during the past three years was, an executive officer of the company;

 

·The director or a family member of the director is a partner in, controlling stockholder of, or an executive officer of an entity to which the company made, or from which the company received, payments in the current or any of the past three fiscal years that exceed 5% of the recipient’s consolidated gross revenue for that year or $200,000, whichever is greater (subject to certain exclusions);

 

·The director or a family member of the director is employed as an executive officer of an entity where, at any time during the past three years, any of the executive officers of the company served on the compensation committee of such other entity; or

 

·The director or a family member of the director is a current partner of the company’s outside auditor, or at any time during the past three years was a partner or employee of the company’s outside auditor, and who worked on the company’s audit.

 

Under such definitions, Messrs. Martin, Malone, Matine, Gaston-Dreyfus and Dr. Thevenon are considered independent directors. 

 

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EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

 

Compensation of Executive Officers

 

The following table sets forth information regarding each element of compensation that was paid or awarded to our named executive officers for the periods indicated.

 

Name and
Principal
Position
  Year (1)  Salary
($)
  Bonus
($)
  Stock
Awards
($)
  Option
Awards (2)
($)
  Non-Equity
Incentive Plan
Compensation
($)
  All Other
Compensation
($)
  Total
($)
Eric Dusseux (3)  2019  381,158  225,564    363,714    61,333  1,031,769
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)  2018  229,987  136,719    983,602    12,547  1,362,855
                         
Michal Prywata  2019  210,000  12,600        10,836  233,436
Chief Technology Officer  2018  210,000  103,590    67,450    11,247  392,647
                         
Leslie Markow  2019  210,000  31,500        10,968  252,468
Chief Financial Officer  2018  210,000  116,550    40,470    11,068  378,088
                         

Renaud Maloberti (5)

Former Chief Commercial Officer 

  2019  239,215  28,025    30,341    559  298,140
                         
Timothy McCarthy (4)  2019  31,372  69,000          100,372
Former Chief Commercialization Officer  2018  260,000  97,500    691,106    -  1,048,606

 

 

(1)“2019” represents the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 and “2018” represents the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018.

(2)For assumptions made in such valuation, see Note 10 to the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, commencing on page F-39.

(3)On September 1, 2017, Mr. Dusseux was hired as our Chief Executive Officer at an annual base salary of CDN $500,000.

(4)On August 8, 2016, Mr. McCarthy was hired as our Chief Commercialization Officer with a base salary of $260,000. Mr. McCarthy left the Company on April 27, 2018.

(5)On June 10, 2018, Mr. Renaud Maloberti was hired as our Chief Commercialization Officer with a base salary of $295,000 and resigned from all positions which the Company on May 13, 2019

 

Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year-End

 

The following table presents the outstanding equity awards held by each of the named executive officers as of the end of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019.

 

Option Awards
Name  Number of Securities
Underlying
Unexercised
Options
Exercisable
   Number of Securities
Underlying
Unexercised
Options
Unexercisable
   Option Exercise
Price
   Option Expiration
Date
Eric Michel Dusseux   13,573(1)   27,145(1)  $24.15   September 1, 2027
    1,111(2)   2,223(2)  $23.25   January 24, 2025
    40,000(3)       $9.735   April 19, 2028
                   
Michal Prywata   6,606(4)   -   $34.50   July 1, 2021
    2,667(5)   -   $150.00   December 14, 2022
    1,111(2)   2,223(2)  $23.25   January 24, 2025
                   
Leslie N. Markow   944(6)   -   $34.50   February 17, 2022
    2,667(7)   -   $183.00   November 24, 2022
    666(2)   1,334(2)  $23.250   January 24, 2025
                   
Renaud Maloberti        5,000(8)  $6.93   August 8, 2023

 

 

(1)On September 1, 2017, we issued 40,718 options to Mr. Dusseux at an exercise price of $24.15. 13,573 options have vested and 50% of the remaining options vest on performance being met and 50% vest annually over 5 years.

(2)On January 24, 2018, the Company granted 3,334 options to Mr. Dusseux, 3,334 options to Mr. Prywata, 2,000 options to Ms. Markow at $23.25 that vest equally on January 24, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

(3)On April 19, 2018 we issued 40,000 options to Mr. Dusseux at an exercise price of $9.735. The options vested on the grant date and expire in 10 years.

(4)On July 1, 2014, Bionik Canada issued 6,606 options (adjusted for post-going public transaction) to Mr. Prywata at an exercise price of $34.50 with a term of 7 years, which vested May 27, 2015. All of such options were issued subject to and contingent on the successful consummation of the Offering and the going public transaction, which took place on February 26, 2015. Accordingly, such options are deemed issued as of February 26, 2015.

(5)On December 14, 2015, we issued 2,667 options to Mr. Prywata at an exercise price of $150.00 that vest equally over three years on the anniversary date starting December 14, 2016. As of March 31, 2019, all options are fully vested and expire December 14, 2022.

(6)On February 17, 2015, we issued 944 options to Ms. Markow at an exercise price of $34.50, that vested one-third immediately and two-thirds over the next two anniversary dates with an expiry date of seven years.

(7)On November 24, 2015, we issued 2,667 options to Ms. Markow at an exercise price of $183.00, that vest equally over three years on the anniversary date starting November 24, 2016. As of March 31, 2019, all options are fully vested.

(8)On June 10, 2018, we issued 5,000 options to Mr. Maloberti at an exercise price of $6.93 that will vest equally over three years on the anniversary date starting June 10, 2019. Mr. Maloberti resigned from all positions with the Company on May 13, 2019 and all of these options expired the same day.

 

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On February 25, 2015, 1,752 common shares were issued to two former lenders connected with a $241,185 loan received and repaid in fiscal 2013. As part of the consideration for the initial loan, Mr. Prywata and Mr. Caires, a former executive of the Company, collectively transferred 2,098 common shares to the lenders. For contributing the common shares to the lenders, the Company intends to reimburse them 2,134 common shares; however, these shares have not yet been issued.

 

Long-Term Incentive Plans and Awards

 

Since our incorporation on January 8, 2010 through March 31, 2019 we did not have any long-term incentive plans that provided compensation intended to serve as incentive for performance. No individual grants or agreements regarding future payouts under non-stock price-based plans have been made to any executive officer or any director or any employee or consultant since our inception through March 31, 2019.

 

Director Compensation

 

The following table sets forth a summary of the compensation we paid or accrued to our non-employee directors during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019.

 

Name  Fees Earned
or Paid in
Cash
   Stock
Awards
   Option
Awards
   Non-Equity
Incentive Plan
Compensation
   Nonqualified
Deferred
Compensation
Earnings
   All Other
Compensation
   Total 
Andre Auberton-Herve  $180,000    -    -    -    -          -    180,000 
Marc Mathieu (1)  $16,667        -       -    -         -    -    16,667 
Remi Gaston Dreyfus  $50,000    -    -        -    -    -    50,000 
P. Gerald Malone  $50,000    -    -    -    -    -    50,000 
Joseph Martin  $50,000    -    -    -    -    -    50,000 
Charles Matine  $32,527    -    -    -    -    -    32.527 
Audrey Thevenon  $32,527    -    -    -    -    -    32.527 

 

 

(1)Mr. Mathieu resigned as a director of the Company on August 1, 2018.

 

Other than Mr. Auberton-Herve’s annual fee as Chairman of $180,000, our non-employee directors are entitled to receive an annual cash payment of up to $50,000, as well as reimbursement for expenses incurred by them in connection with attending board meetings. Our directors also are eligible for stock option grants.

 

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Employment Agreements

 

Eric Michel Dusseux

 

The Company entered into an employment agreement with Dr. Dusseux on September 1, 2017, pursuant to which he serves as our Chief Executive Officer (the “Dusseux Employment Agreement”). Under the Dusseux Employment Agreement, Dr. Dusseux will receive an initial annual base salary of CDN$500,000.

 

The Company also entered into an Equity Compensation Agreement, dated September 1, 2017 (the “Dusseux Equity Compensation Agreement”), pursuant to which the Company is required to grant Dr. Dusseux a stock option representing a right to acquire 6% of the aggregate amount of the Company’s outstanding common stock and exchangeable shares as of the date of grant, which grant is required to be made as soon as practicable following September 1, 2017. The exercise price of the option is $0.161, and the expiration date will be the tenth anniversary of the date of grant. One-sixth of the option will be vested and exercisable as of its date of grant, and the unvested portion of the option will become vested and exercisable as follows:

 

·50% in 5 equal annual installments on each of the five anniversaries of the date of the issuance of the option; and

 

·50% in 5 equal separate tranches annually based on Dr. Dusseux’s achievement of annual performance goals to be established by the Board in consultation with Dr. Dusseux. The extent to which each separate tranche becomes vested shall be determined by reference to Dr. Dusseux’s annual performance as measured by reference to the performance targets set for that performance period. In the event a specific tranche is not fully vested, that tranche shall not be forfeited, but shall remain outstanding, and may become vested as a result of Dr. Dusseux’s future performance at an above target level or as a result of accelerated vesting on the occurrence of any other event that triggers accelerated vesting.

 

The option, including any portion that is subject to vesting based on the period of Dr. Dusseux’s service and any portion that is subject to vesting on the basis of performance, shall be fully vested on the occurrence of any of the following conditions: (a) A Change of Control (as defined in the Company’s 2014 Equity Incentive Plan) or (b) Termination of Dr. Dusseux’s employment that constitutes a “separation from service” (as the phrase is used for purpose of Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended), other than where such termination is for Cause (as defined in the Company’s 2014 Equity Incentive Plan) or if Dr. Dusseux resigns other than for Good Reason (as defined in the Company’s 2014 Equity Incentive Plan).

 

Dr. Dusseux is also entitled to receive a target annual cash bonus of up to 50% of base salary.

 

The following objectives define the bonus attributed to Dr. Dusseux for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020:

 

·Weight 30%: Reach $10 million in sales (April 2019 to March 2020); if Sales > $12 million, then weight is 50%

 

ØWeight 20%: Ensure a gross margin of at least 50% (April 2019 to March 2020); if gross margin equals or exceeds 55%, then weight is 40%

 

·Weight 20%: Put in place a key account strategy and governance, and establish at least 2 accounts as a client (key account = at least 10 robots contracted, negotiated with one firm or same group of firms) or establish contract(s) for 50 new robots with strategic accounts

 

·Weight 20%: De-risk the manufacturing strategy by contracting with a new manufacturer with a global footprint and design capabilities

 

·Weight 10%: Develop a pilot and/or IP for the home product

 

Dr. Dusseux is entitled to reimbursement of housing costs of up to $4,000 per month for 24 months ending September 30, 2019 and the costs of immigration and annual tax compliance and an annual executive medical provided by Medcan or similar supplier over the time he is employed.

 

In the event that Dr. Dusseux employment is terminated as a result of death, Dr. Dusseux’s estate would be entitled to receive the annual salary and a portion of the annual bonus earned up to the date of death. In addition, all vested options as of the date of death would continue in full force and effect, subject to their terms and conditions of the Equity Incentive Plan.

 

In the event that Dr. Dusseux’s employment is terminated as a result of disability, Dr. Dusseux would be entitled to receive the annual salary, benefits, a portion of the annual bonus earned up to the date of disability and expenses incurred up to the date of termination. In addition, all vested options as of the date of death would continue in full force and effect, subject to their terms and conditions of the Equity Incentive Plan

 

In the event that Dr. Dusseux’s employment is terminated by the Company for cause Dr. Dusseux would be entitled to receive his annual salary, benefits and expenses incurred up to the date of termination.

 

In the event that Dr. Dusseux’s employment is terminated by the Company without cause, he would be entitled to receive 12 months’ pay and benefit coverage plus one month for each year of service. Payment of pro-rata bonus for the fiscal year up to the date of termination will also be paid.

 

The agreement contains customary non-competition and non-solicitation provisions pursuant to which Dr. Dusseux agrees not to compete and solicit with the Company. Dr. Dusseux also agreed to customary terms regarding confidentiality and ownership of intellectual property.

 

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Michal Prywata

 

Bionik Canada entered into an employment agreement with Michal Prywata on July 7, 2014, pursuant to which he serves as our Chief Operating Officer on an indefinite basis, subject to the termination provisions described in the agreement. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, Mr. Prywata has received an annual base salary of $210,000 since February 26, 2015. The salary is reviewed on an annual basis to determine potential increases based on Mr. Prywata’s performance and that of the Company. On June 29, 2017, the Company changed his title to Chief Technology Officer.

 

Mr. Prywata is also entitled to receive a target annual cash bonus of up to 30% of base salary. Mr. Prywata is further entitled to a cash and option bonus based on a per patent creation basis, as determined by the Board of Directors.

 

In the event Mr. Prywata’s employment is terminated as a result of death, Mr. Prywata’s estate would be entitled to receive the annual salary and a portion of the annual bonus earned up to the date of death. In addition, all vested options and warrants as of the date of death would continue in full force and effect, subject to their terms and conditions.

 

In the event Mr. Prywata’s employment is terminated as a result of disability, Mr. Prywata would be entitled to receive the annual salary, benefits, a portion of the annual bonus earned up to the date of disability and expenses incurred up to the date of termination.

 

In the event Mr. Prywata’s employment is terminated by the Company for cause, Mr. Prywata would be entitled to receive his annual salary, benefits and expenses incurred up to the date of termination.

 

In the event Mr. Prywata’s employment is terminated by the Company without cause, he would be entitled to receive 12 months’ pay and full benefits, plus one month for each year of service. Furthermore, Mr. Prywata will have six months after termination to exercise all vested options in accordance with the terms of the 2014 Incentive Plan. All unvested options would immediately forfeit upon such notice of termination.

 

The agreement contains customary non-competition and non-solicitation provisions pursuant to which Mr. Prywata agrees not to compete and solicit with the Company. Mr. Prywata also agreed to customary terms regarding confidentiality and ownership of intellectual property.

 

Leslie N. Markow

 

Bionik Canada entered into an employment agreement with Leslie Markow on September 3, 2014, pursuant to which she serves as our Chief Financial Officer on a part-time, indefinite basis, subject to the termination provisions described in the agreement. On September 16, 2015, Ms. Markow was promoted to full time. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, as amended, Ms. Markow receives an annual base salary of $210,000 payable semi-monthly in arrears. The salary is reviewed on an annual basis to determine potential increases based on Ms. Markow’s performance and that of the Company. Ms. Markow is also entitled to receive a target annual cash bonus of up to 30% of base salary, and a grant of options in an amount to be determined at the price of the Company’s going public transaction, upon the closing of the Company’s going public transaction, to vest over three years in equal annual installments.

 

In the event Ms. Markow’s employment is terminated as a result of death, Ms. Markow’s estate would be entitled to receive the annual salary and a portion of the annual bonus earned up to the date of death. In addition, all vested options and warrants as of the date of death would continue in full force and effect, subject to the terms and conditions of the plan.

 

In the event Ms. Markow’s employment is terminated as a result of disability, Ms. Markow would be entitled to receive the annual salary, benefits, a portion of the annual bonus earned up to the date of disability and expenses incurred up to the date of termination.

 

In the event Ms. Markow’s employment is terminated by the Company for cause, Ms. Markow would be entitled to receive her annual salary, benefits and expenses incurred up to the date of termination.

 

In the event Ms. Markow’s employment is terminated by us without cause, or she decides to leave the Company, she would be entitled to receive six months, but no more than nine months’ pay and full benefits. Furthermore Ms. Markow will have six months after termination to exercise all vested options in accordance with the terms of the plan. All unvested options would immediately forfeit upon such notice of termination.

 

The agreement contains customary non-competition and non-solicitation provisions pursuant to which Ms. Markow agrees not to compete and solicit with the Company. Ms. Markow also agreed to customary terms regarding confidentiality and ownership of intellectual property.

 

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Limits on Liability and Indemnification

 

We provide directors and officers insurance for our current directors and officers.

 

Our certificate of incorporation eliminates the personal liability of our directors to the fullest extent permitted by law. The certificate of incorporation further provides that the Company will indemnify its officers and directors to the fullest extent permitted by law. We believe that this indemnification covers at least negligence on the part of the indemnified parties. Insofar as indemnification for liabilities under the Securities Act may be permitted to our directors, officers, and controlling persons under the foregoing provisions or otherwise, we have been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933 and is therefore unenforceable.

 

SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT

 

The following table shows the beneficial ownership of our Common Stock as of September 10, 2019 held by (i) each person known to us to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent (5%) of our Common Stock; (ii) each director; (iii) each executive officer; and (iv) all directors and executive officers as a group, as adjusted to reflect the one-for-one hundred fifty reverse stock split.

 

Beneficial ownership is determined in accordance with the rules of the SEC, and generally includes voting power and/or investment power with respect to the securities held. Shares of Common Stock subject to options and warrants currently exercisable or which may become exercisable within 60 days of September 10, 2019 are deemed outstanding and beneficially owned by the person holding such options or warrants for purposes of computing the number of shares and percentage beneficially owned by such person, but are not deemed outstanding for purposes of computing the percentage beneficially owned by any other person. Except as indicated in the footnotes to this table, the persons or entities named have sole voting and investment power with respect to all shares of our Common Stock shown as beneficially owned by them.

 

The following table provides for percentage ownership assuming 3,858,654 shares are issued outstanding as of September 10, 2019, consisting of 3,702,404 shares of Common Stock and 156,250 Common Stock equivalents through the Exchangeable Shares. The percentages below also assume the exchange by all of the holders of Exchangeable Shares for an equal number of shares of our Common Stock in accordance with the terms of the Exchangeable Shares. Unless otherwise indicated, the address of each beneficial holder of our Common Stock is our corporate address.

 

Name of Beneficial Owner  Shares of Common Stock
Beneficially Owned
   % of Shares of Common Stock
Beneficially Owned
 
Remi Gaston-Dreyfus (1)(2)   1,288,684    32.85%
E.C.I SA (1)(3)   188,617    4.87%
Solomar SA (1)(4)   153,211    3.96%
Andre Auberton–Herve (5)   259,673    6.67%
Olivier Dassault   543,277    14.08%
SFP Capital   366,584    9.50%
Eric Michel Dusseux (6)   137,008    3.43%
Michal Prywata (1)(7)   60,360    1.56%
Leslie N. Markow (6)   6,743    * 
P. Gerald Malone (6)   1,666    * 
Audrey Thevenon (6)   1,666    * 
Charles Matine (6)   1,666    * 
Joseph Martin (6)   1,666    * 

Loren Wass

   -    * 
All directors and executive officers as a group (10 persons)   1,759,132    42.70%

 

 

*Less than 1%

 

(1)Such shares include Exchangeable Shares for tax purposes. The Exchangeable Shares have the following attributes, among others:

·Be, as nearly as practicable, the economic equivalent of the Common Stock as of the consummation of the Company’s going public transaction;

·Have dividend entitlements and other attributes corresponding to the Common Stock;

·Be exchangeable, at each holder’s option, for Common Stock; and

·Upon the direction of our Board of Directors, be exchanged for Common Stock on the 10-year anniversary of the first closing of the Company’s 2015 offering, subject to applicable law, unless exchanged earlier upon the occurrence of certain events.

 

The holders of the Exchangeable Shares, through The Special Voting Preferred Stock, will have voting rights and other attributes corresponding to the Common Stock.

 

(2)Includes (i) options to acquire 3,334 shares of Common Stock, (ii) an aggregate of 22,473 Exchangeable Shares held through Lombard International Assurance SA and RGD Investissements and (iii) warrants to purchase an aggregate of 61,465 shares of Common Stock held through Lombard International Assurance SA and RGD Investissements.

(3)Includes 9,321 Exchangeable Shares. Also includes warrants to purchase an aggregate of 11,524 shares of Common Stock.  To the knowledge of the Company, Evelyne Caillaud has voting and dispositive control over these shares.

(4)Includes 16,312 Exchangeable Shares. Also includes warrants to purchase an aggregate of 10,671 shares of Common Stock

(5)Includes (i) warrants to purchase 10,671 shares of Common Stock held through Star SCI, (ii) an aggregate of 22,026 options to acquire Common Stock held through 4A Consulting and Engineering and (iii) 2,500 options to acquire Common Stock held in his own name.

(6)Represents options to acquire shares of our Common Stock.

(7)Includes 10,384 options to acquire shares of our Common Stock and 49,976 Exchangeable Shares.

 

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CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS

 

Procedures and Policies

 

We consider “related party transactions” to be transactions between our Company and (i) a director, officer, director nominee or beneficial owner of greater than five percent of our stock; (ii) the spouse, parents, children, siblings or in-laws of any person named in (i); or (iii) an entity in which one of our directors or officers is also a director or officer or has a material financial interest.

 

Our Board of Directors is vested with the responsibility of evaluating and approving any potential related party transaction, unless a special committee consisting solely of independent directors is appointed by the Board of Directors. We do not have any formal policies or procedures for related party transactions.

 

Transactions with Related Parties

 

Since April 2017 through June 27, 2019, entities controlled by Mr. Gaston-Dreyfus have made the following loans to the Company:

 

  · Between August and December 2017, entities controlled by Mr. Gaston-Dreyfus loaned the Company an aggregate of $2,580,000 evidenced by convertible promissory notes. Mr. Gaston-Dreyfus received warrants as part of this financing.

 

  · On December 19, 2017, an entity controlled by Mr. Gaston-Dreyfus loaned the Company $400,000 evidenced by a promissory note which was paid back January 4, 2018.

 

  · From January 2018 through March 31, 2018, the Company borrowed an aggregate of $1,250,000 from an entity controlled by Mr. Gaston-Dreyfus, evidenced by convertible promissory notes.

  

All convertible loans were exchanged for common shares on March 31, 2018 and Mr. Gaston-Dreyfus and his affiliates received an aggregate of 608,028 shares of common stock. As part of such transaction, 61,645 warrants were issued to affiliates of Mr. Gaston-Dreyfus.

  

  · From April 2018 through June 25, 2018, the Company borrowed an aggregate of $1,991,673 from an entity controlled by Mr. Gaston-Dreyfus, evidenced by convertible promissory notes. Effective as of July 20, 2018, such convertible notes converted in accordance with their terms into 289,791 shares of common stock.

 

  · On January 22, 2019, the Company borrowed an aggregate of $750,000 from an affiliate of Mr. Gaston-Dreyfus evidenced by a convertible promissory note, and such note and interest was converted into common shares of the Company pursuant to the terms of such notes and 197,234 common shares were issued on March 28, 2019.

 

·On June 11, 2019, the Company borrowed $500,000 from an affiliate of Mr. Gaston-Dreyfus evidenced by a convertible promissory note pursuant to an up to $9 million convertible note offering.

 

In June 2018, the Company borrowed an aggregate of $306,255 from an entity controlled by Mr. Andre Auberton–Herve, evidenced by a convertible promissory note. Effective as of July 20, 2018, such convertible note converted in accordance with its terms into 44,590 shares of common stock.

 

On October 10, 2018, the Company borrowed an aggregate of $300,000 from an affiliate of Mr. Andre Auberton-Herve evidenced by a convertible promissory note, and such note and interest was converted into common shares of the Company pursuant to the terms of such notes and 81,492 common shares were issued on March 28, 2019.

 

As of March 31, 2019, we had aggregate advances repayable by Mr. Prywata of $18,585. The loan to Mr. Prywata bears interest at a prescribed rate of 1% until March 31, 2018 and 2% thereafter and is repayable on demand in Canadian dollars.

 

At March 31, 2019, there was $229,473 owing to Eric Dusseux, $14,851 owing to Michal Prywata and $33,387 owing to Leslie Markow and $28,025 owing to Renaud Maloberti for sums paid by them on behalf of Bionik for business expense and bonus amounts. In addition, at March 31, 2019, the Company owed nil (March 31, 2018- $587,019) as severance to its former CEO Peter Bloch, which was fully repaid in February 2019.

 

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In connection with a CDN$250,000 loan obtained by Bionik Canada (which loan has been repaid), Bionik agreed to transfer pre-transaction 83,574 common shares to the lenders. In addition, Messrs. Caires and Prywata also transferred 100,000 pre- transaction common shares to the loan holder and this will be reimbursed by the issuance of 2,134 exchangeable shares (exchangeable to common shares) to Messrs. Caires and Prywata. These shares have not yet been issued.

 

On May 8, 2019, the Company borrowed $500,000 from an entity controlled by Mr. Auberton-Herve evidenced by a promissory note.

 

Other than the above transactions, there have been no related party transactions, or any other transactions or relationships required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404 Regulation S-K. The Company is currently not a subsidiary of any company.

 

SELLING STOCKHOLDERS

 

This prospectus relates to the registration of 156,250 shares of our common stock issuable upon the exchange, on a one-for-one basis, of Exchangeable Shares of Bionik Laboratories, Inc.

 

The selling stockholders identified in this prospectus may offer the shares of our common stock at prevailing market prices at the time of sale, at prices related to the prevailing market price, at varying prices determined at the time of sale or at negotiated prices. See “Plan of Distribution” for additional information.

 

Unless otherwise indicated, we believe, based on information supplied by the following persons, that the persons named in the table below have sole voting and investment power with respect to all shares of common stock that they beneficially own. The information presented in the columns under the heading “Shares Beneficially Owned After Offering” assumes the sale of all of our shares offered by this prospectus. The registration of the offered shares does not mean that any or all of the selling stockholders will offer or sell any of these shares.

 

Unless otherwise indicated, none of the selling stockholders have within the past three years had any position, office or other material relationship with the Company or any of its predecessors or affiliates.

 

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   Number of
Shares
Beneficially
   Common Stock
Offered by the
Selling
  

Shares Beneficially Owned

After Offering

 
Name of Selling Stockholder  Owned(1)   Stockholder (1)   Number   Percent 
1021862 Ontario Ltd.   10,980    10,980    -    - 
8659630 Canada Inc.   2,034    2,034    -    - 
Abrahams LLP   68    68    -    - 
Andrzej Kepinski   7,820    7,820    -    - 
Dr. Bruce Vincent Freeman Dentistry Professional Corporation (2)   1,049    1,049    -    - 
E.C.I. (3)   188,617(4)   9,321    179,296(5)   4.65%
Emrana Holdings Inc.   453    453    -    - 
Faisal Joseph   1,357    1,357    -    - 
Gabriel Grinberg   583    583    -    - 
Gary Chaimowitz   5,243    5,243    -    - 
Great Divide Investments Inc.   3,496    3,496    -    - 
Julie Shibel Grinberg   583    583    -    - 
KimKat Holdings Ltd.   3,496    3,496    -    - 
LOMBARD International Assurance S.A. (6)   20,972    20,972    -    - 
Marvin Singer   351    351    -    - 
Mathieu Grinberg   583    583    -    - 
Mujir Muneeruddin Prof. Corp.   905    905    -    - 
NBCN Inc. in trust for Mr. Marvin Singer, #2C-4611-F   1,259    1,259    -    - 
Noemie Houze   583    583    -    - 
Olivier Archambaud   48,072    48,072    -    - 
Pervez Patel   2,545    2,545    -    - 
Petneda Holdings Limited   3,496    3,496    -    - 
Pierre Yves Rouillon   692    692    -    - 
Primacare Living Solutions Inc.   1,748    1,748    -    - 
RGD INVESTISSEMENTS (6)   4,997    4,997    -    - 
Riazul Huda   866    866    -    - 
Ryerson Futures Inc. (7)   3,835    3,835    -    - 
Samira El-Hindi   453    453    -    - 
Sidney Lisser   2,098    2,098    -    - 
Solomar SA   153,211(8)   16,312    136,899(9)   3.55%
TOTAL   472,445    156,250    316,195      

 

 

 * Less than 1%.

(1) Such shareholdings are to the knowledge of the Company. Except as may otherwise be disclosed in a footnote, these values represent ownership of shares of our common stock which are issuable upon the exchange, on a one-for-one basis, of Exchangeable Shares of our indirect subsidiary Bionik Laboratories, Inc.
(2) To the knowledge of the Company, Bruce Freeman has voting and dispositive control over these shares.
(3) To the knowledge of the Company, Evelyne Caillaud has voting and dispositive control over these shares.
(4) Represents (i) 167,772 shares of common stock, (ii) 9,321 shares of our common stock which are issuable upon the exchange, on a one-for-one basis, of Exchangeable Shares of our indirect subsidiary Bionik Laboratories, Inc., and (iii) warrants to purchase an aggregate of 11,524 shares of common stock.
(5) Represents (i) 167,772 shares of common stock and (ii) warrants to purchase an aggregate of 11,524 shares of common stock.
(6) Remi Gaston-Dreyfus, a Director of the Company, has voting and dispositive control over these shares. Does not include any other shares that are beneficially owned by Mr. Gaston-Dreyfus. Please see “Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Managers” above.
(7) To the knowledge of the Company, Matthew Henry Saunders has voting and dispositive control over these shares.
(8) Represents (i) 126,228 shares of common stock, (ii) 16,312 shares of our common stock which are issuable upon the exchange, on a one-for-one basis, of Exchangeable Shares of our indirect subsidiary Bionik Laboratories, Inc., and (iii) warrants to purchase an aggregate of 10,671 shares of common stock.
(9)

Represents (i) 126,228 shares of common stock and (ii) warrants to purchase an aggregate of 10,671 shares of common stock.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES

 

The following description of our capital stock is a summary only and is qualified by reference to our Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation and Amended and Restated Bylaws, which are included as Exhibits 3.5 and 3.6, respectively, incorporated by reference to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on March 4, 2015, as well as our Certificates of Amendment of the Certificate of Incorporation, which are included as Exhibits 3.7, 3.8 and 3.9, respectively, incorporated by reference to the Company’s Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on November 8, 2017, June 13, 2018, and October 29, 2018, respectively.

 

General

 

Our authorized capital stock consists of 500,000,000 shares of common stock, with a par value of $0.001 per share, and 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock, with a par value of $0.001 per share. As of September 10, 2019, there were 3,702,404 shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding and 156,250 Exchangeable Shares which have rights (including voting rights) substantially identical to the Common Stock. There is currently one share of The Special Voting Preferred Stock issued and outstanding held by one holder of record, which is the Trustee in accordance with the terms of the Trust Agreement.

 

Common Stock

 

Each holder of Common Stock will be entitled to one vote for each share of Common Stock held of record by such holder with respect to all matters to be voted on or consented to by our stockholders, except as may otherwise be required by applicable Delaware law. The stockholders will not have pre-emptive rights under our Certificate of Incorporation to acquire additional shares of Common Stock or other securities. The Common Stock will not be subject to redemption rights and will carry no subscription or conversion rights. In the event of liquidation of the Company, the stockholders will be entitled to share in corporate assets on a pro rata basis after the Company satisfies all liabilities and after provision is made for each class of capital stock having preference over the Common Stock (if any). Subject to the laws of the State of Delaware, if any, of the holders of any outstanding series of preferred stock, the Board of Directors will determine, in their discretion, to declare dividends advisable and payable to the holders of outstanding shares of Common Stock.

 

Blank-Check Preferred Stock

 

The Company is currently authorized to issue up to 10,000,000 shares of blank check preferred stock, $0.001 par value per share, of which one share has currently been designated as The Special Voting Preferred Stock (as described below). The Board of Directors has the discretion to issue shares of preferred stock in series and, by filing a Preferred Stock Designation or similar instrument with the Delaware Secretary of State, to establish from time to time the number of shares to be included in each such series, and to fix the designation, power, preferences and rights of the shares of each such Series and the qualifications, limitations and restrictions thereof.

 

Special Voting Preferred Stock

 

The Board authorized the designation of a class of The Special Voting Preferred Stock, with the rights and preferences specified below. For purposes of deferring Canadian tax liabilities that would be incurred by certain of our shareholders, Bionik Canada and its shareholders entered into a transaction pursuant to which the Bionik Canada shareholders, who would have otherwise received shares of common stock of the Company pursuant to the Acquisition Transaction, would receive instead newly issued shares of Bionik Canada that are exchangeable into shares of Common Stock at the same ratio as if the shareholders exchanged their common shares at the consummation of the Acquisition Transaction (the “Exchangeable Shares”). The right to vote the Common Stock equivalent of such Exchangeable Shares shall be conducted by the vote of The Special Voting Preferred Stock issued to the Trustee.

 

In that regard, the Company has designated one share of preferred stock as The Special Voting Preferred Stock with a par value of $0.001 per share. The rights and preferences of The Special Voting Preferred Stock consist of the following:

 

  · The right to vote in all circumstances in which the Common Stock have the right to vote, with the Common Stock as one class;

 

  · The Special Voting Preferred Stock entitles the holder (the Trustee) to an aggregate number of votes equal to the number of shares of Common Stock that are issuable to the holders of the outstanding Exchangeable Shares;

 

  · The holder of the Special Voting Preferred Stock (and, indirectly, the holders of the Exchangeable Shares) has the same rights as the holders of Common Stock as to notices, reports, financial statements and attendance at all stockholder meetings;

 

  · No entitlement to dividends;

 

  · The holder of the Special Voting Preferred Stock is entitled to a total sum of $1.00 upon windup, dissolution or liquidation of the Company; and

 

  · The Company may cancel The Special Voting Preferred Stock when there are no Exchangeable Shares outstanding and no option or other commitment of Bionik Canada, which could require Bionik Canada to issue more Exchangeable Shares.

 

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As set forth above, the holders of the Exchangeable Shares, through The Special Voting Preferred Stock, have voting rights and other attributes corresponding to the Common Stock. The Exchangeable Shares provide an opportunity for Canadian resident holders of Bionik Canada securities to obtain a full deferral of taxable capital gains for Canadian federal income tax purposes in specified circumstances. Reference is made to the full text of the Certificate of Designations, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 4.1 to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part.

 

Transfer Agent and Registrar

 

VStock Transfer, LLC is the registrar and transfer agent for our shares of common stock. Its address is 18 Lafayette Place, Woodmere, NY, 11598; Telephone: (212) 828-8436.

 

PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

 

Each selling stockholder of the securities offered hereby and any of their pledgees, assignees and successors-in-interest may, from time to time, sell any or all of their securities covered hereby on the principal trading market or any other stock exchange, market or trading facility on which the securities are traded or in private transactions. These sales may be at fixed or negotiated prices. A selling stockholder may use any one or more of the following methods when selling securities:

 

  · ordinary brokerage transactions and transactions in which the broker dealer solicits purchasers;

 

  · block trades in which the broker dealer will attempt to sell the securities as agent but may position and resell a portion of the block as principal to facilitate the transaction;

 

  · purchases by a broker dealer as principal and resale by the broker dealer for its account;

 

  · an exchange distribution in accordance with the rules of the applicable exchange;

 

  · privately negotiated transactions;

 

  · settlement of short sales entered into after the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part;

 

  · in transactions through broker dealers that agree with the selling stockholders to sell a specified number of such securities at a stipulated price per security;

 

  · through the writing or settlement of options or other hedging transactions, whether through an options exchange or otherwise;

 

  · a combination of any such methods of sale; or

 

  · any other method permitted pursuant to applicable law.

  

The selling stockholders may also sell securities under Rule 144 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (or the Securities Act), if available, rather than under this prospectus; however, Rule 144 may only be available under the conditions set forth in subsection (i) (2) of such rule, as we were an issuer with no or nominal assets prior to February 26, 2015.

 

Broker dealers engaged by the selling stockholders may arrange for other brokers dealers to participate in sales. Broker dealers may receive commissions or discounts from the selling stockholders (or, if any broker dealer acts as agent for the purchaser of securities, from the purchaser) in amounts to be negotiated, but, except as set forth in a supplement to this prospectus, in the case of an agency transaction not in excess of a customary brokerage commission in compliance with FINRA Rule 2440; and in the case of a principal transaction a markup or markdown in compliance with FINRA IM-2440.

  

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In connection with the sale of the securities or interests therein, the selling stockholders may enter into hedging transactions with broker-dealers or other financial institutions, which may in turn engage in short sales of the securities in the course of hedging the positions they assume. The selling stockholders may also sell securities short and deliver these securities to close out their short positions, or loan or pledge the securities to broker-dealers that in turn may sell these securities. The selling stockholders may also enter into option or other transactions with broker-dealers or other financial institutions or create one or more derivative securities which require the delivery to such broker-dealer or other financial institution of securities offered by this prospectus, which securities such broker-dealer or other financial institution may resell pursuant to this prospectus (as supplemented or amended to reflect such transaction).

 

The selling stockholders and any broker-dealers or agents that are involved in selling the securities may be deemed to be “underwriters” within the meaning of the Securities Act in connection with such sales. In such event, any commissions received by such broker-dealers or agents and any profit on the resale of the securities purchased by them may be deemed to be underwriting commissions or discounts under the Securities Act. In no event shall any broker-dealer receive fees, commissions and markups which, in the aggregate, would exceed eight percent (8%).

 

We are required to pay certain fees and expenses incurred by us incident to the registration of the securities. We have agreed to indemnify the selling stockholders against certain losses, claims, damages and liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act.

 

Because selling stockholders may be deemed to be “underwriters” within the meaning of the Securities Act, they will be subject to the prospectus delivery requirements of the Securities Act including Rule 172 thereunder. In addition, any securities covered by this prospectus which qualify for sale pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act may be sold under Rule 144 rather than under this prospectus. The selling stockholders have advised us that there is no underwriter or coordinating broker acting in connection with the proposed sale of the resale securities by the Selling Stockholders.

 

We have agreed to keep this prospectus effective until the earlier of (i) the date on which the securities may be resold by the selling stockholders without registration and without regard to any volume or manner-of-sale limitations by reason of Rule 144, without the requirement for us to be in compliance with the current public information under Rule 144 under the Securities Act or any other rule of similar effect or (ii) all of the securities have been sold pursuant to this prospectus or Rule 144 under the Securities Act or any other rule of similar effect. The resale securities will be sold only through registered or licensed brokers or dealers if required under applicable state securities laws. In addition, in certain states, the resale securities covered hereby may not be sold unless they have been registered or qualified for sale in the applicable state or an exemption from the registration or qualification requirement is available and is complied with.

 

Under applicable rules and regulations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (or the Exchange Act), any person engaged in the distribution of the resale securities may not simultaneously engage in market making activities with respect to the common stock for the applicable restricted period, as defined in Regulation M promulgated under the Exchange Act, prior to the commencement of the distribution. In addition, the selling stockholders will be subject to applicable provisions of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations thereunder, including Regulation M, which may limit the timing of purchases and sales of securities of the common stock by the selling stockholders or any other person. We will make copies of this prospectus available to the selling stockholders and have informed them of the need to deliver a copy of this prospectus to each purchaser at or prior to the time of the sale (including by compliance with Rule 172 under the Securities Act). 

 

LEGAL MATTERS

 

The validity of the shares of common stock covered by this prospectus will be passed upon by Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., Uniondale, New York.

 

EXPERTS

 

The consolidated financial statements of the Company as of March 31, 2019 and 2018 appearing in this prospectus have been audited by MNP LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, as set forth in their report thereon appearing elsewhere herein, and are included in reliance upon such report given on the authority of such firm as an expert in accounting and auditing.

 

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

 

We have filed with the SEC under the Securities Act a registration statement on Form S-1 relating to the common stock to be sold in this offering. The registration statement, including the attached exhibits and schedules, contains additional relevant information about us and our capital stock. This prospectus does not contain all of the information set forth in the registration statement and the exhibits and schedules thereto. For further information about us and our common stock, you should refer to the registration statement, including the exhibits and schedules thereto. Statements contained in this prospectus as to the contents of any contract or other document referred to are not necessarily complete and in each instance, if such contract or document is filed as an exhibit, reference is made to the copy of such contract or other document filed as an exhibit to the registration statement, each statement being qualified in all respects by such reference. You may inspect a copy of the registration statement and the exhibits and schedules thereto without charge at the Public Reference Room of the SEC at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. You may obtain copies of all or any part of the registration statement from such office at prescribed rates. You may also obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330. In addition, the SEC maintains an Internet website, which is located at http://www.sec.gov, that contains reports, proxy and information statements and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the SEC, including the annual, quarterly and other information we file with the SEC pursuant to the informational requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. You may access the registration statement, of which this prospectus is a part, and our other reports and other filings, at the SEC’s Internet website.

 

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BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.

 

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

March 31, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts expressed in US Dollars)

Index

 

  Page
   
Consolidated Financial Statements  
   
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm F-2
   
Consolidated Balance Sheets as at March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018 F-3
   
Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss for the years ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018 F-4
   
Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity for the years ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018 F-5
   
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the years ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018 F-6
   
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements F-7

 

 F-1 

 

 

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

  

 

To the Board of Directors and Shareholders of Bionik Laboratories Corp.

 

Opinion on the Consolidated Financial Statements

 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Bionik Laboratories Corp. (the Company) as of March 31, 2019 and 2018, and the related consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss, shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for each of the years in the two-year period ended March 31, 2019, and the related notes comprising a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information (collectively referred to as the consolidated financial statements).

 

In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of the Company as of March 31, 2019 and 2018, and the results of its consolidated operations and its consolidated cash flows for each of the years in the two-year period ended March 31, 2019, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

Material Uncertainty Related to Going Concern

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 1 to the consolidated financial statements, the Company’s accumulated deficit, recurring losses and negative cash flows from operations raise substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern. Management's plans in regard to these matters are also described in Note 1. The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

Basis for Opinion

 

These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company’s consolidated financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB) and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.

 

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the consolidated financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audits, we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.

 

Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the consolidated financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the consolidated financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the consolidated financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

  

 

  Chartered Professional Accountants
  Licensed Public Accountants

 

We have served as the Company’s auditor since 2015

Toronto, Ontario 

June 25, 2019

 

 F-2 

 

  

Bionik Laboratories Corp.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Amounts expressed in US Dollars)

 

   As at   As at 
   March 31,   March 31, 
   2019   2018 
   $   $ 
Assets          
Current          
Cash and cash equivalents   446,779    507,311 
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $Nil (March 31, 2018 - $19,694)   1,523,193    212,730 
Prepaid expenses and other receivables (Note 5)   1,355,032    433,655 
Inventories (Note 6)   405,682    237,443 
Due from related parties (Note 9(a))   18,585    18,897 
Total Current Assets           3,749,271     1,410,036 
Equipment (Note 7)   192,528    159,961 
Technology and other assets (Note 4)   4,427,722    4,706,719 
Goodwill (Note 3)   22,308,275    22,308,275 
Total Assets   30,677,796    28,584,991 
           
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity          
Current          
Accounts Payable (Notes 9(b))   1,148,852    724,673 
Accrued liabilities (Notes 8 and 9(b))   1,653,233    1,530,305 
Demand Loans (Note 8)   -    51,479 
Deferred revenue - Contract Liabilities   467,778    122,667 
Shares to be issued, stock options and warrants (Note 10)   -    5,692,853 
Total Current Liabilities   3,269,863    8,121,977 
Shareholders' Equity          
Preferred Stock, par value $0.001; Authorized 10,000,000 Special Voting Preferred Stock, par value          
$0.001; Authorized; Issued and outstanding - 1 (March 31, 2018 – 1)   -    - 
Common Shares, par value $0.001; Authorized - 500,000,000 (March 31, 2018 – 250,000,000); Issued and outstanding 3,661,838 and 196,799 Exchangeable Shares (March 31, 2018 – 1,368,856 and 295,146 Exchangeable Shares)   3,858    1,664 
Additional paid in capital   73,719,299    56,195,541 
Deficit   (46,357,373)   (35,776,340)
Accumulated other comprehensive income   42,149    42,149 
Total Shareholders' Equity   27,407,933    20,463,014 
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity   30,677,796    28,584,991 

 

Commitments and Contingencies (Note 15)
Subsequent Events (Note 16)
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
The Financial Statements have been updated to reflect the 150 to 1 reverse stock split on October 29, 2018, Note 2(a)

 

 F-3 

 

 

Bionik Laboratories Corp.

Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss for the years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

   March 31, 2019   March 31, 2018 
   $   $ 
Sales   3,246,038    987,431 
Cost of Sales   1,630,166    402,665 
Gross Margin   1,615,872    584,766 
           
Operating expenses          
Sales and marketing   2,339,359    1,989,837 
Research and development   3,174,892    2,825,200 
General and administrative   3,893,393    3,585,484 
Share-based compensation expense (Notes 11)   1,347,399    1,540,580 
Amortization (Note 4)   278,997    323,905 
Depreciation (Note 7)   69,212    89,026 
Total operating expenses   11,103,252    10,354,032 
           
Other (income) expenses          
Accretion expense (Note 8)   3,266,918    1,937,308 
Share premium   -    1,249,994 
Fair Value Adjustment (Note 8)   (337,923)   - 
Gain/Loss on mark to market re-evaluation (Note 10(c))   (2,048,697)   376,674 
Other expense   262,596    1,297,205 
Other income   (73,166)   (107,656)
Foreign exchange   (507)   102,999 
Total other expenses   1,069,221    4,856,524 
Net loss and comprehensive loss for the period   (10,556,601)   (14,625,790)
           
Loss per share - basic and diluted   (4.47)   (21.73)
           
Weighted average number of shares outstanding – basic and diluted   2,363,107    673,203 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements

The Financial Statements have been updated to reflect the 150 to 1 reverse stock split on October 29, 2018, Note 2(a)

 

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Bionik Laboratories Corp.

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders' Equity for the years ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

   Special Voting   Common Shares   Additional
Paid
       Comprehensive     
   Shares   Amount   Shares   Amount   in Capital   Deficit   Income   Total 
       $       $   $   $   $   $ 
Balance, March 31, 2017   1    -    645,297    645    45,184,320    (21,076,464)   42,149    24,150,650 
Warrant exercised   -    -    33,335    33    1,125,005    -    -    1,125,038 
Share compensation expense   -    -    -    -    1,540,580    -    -    1,540,580 
Shares to be issued for services   -    -    -    -    -    -    -    - 
Fair value of warrants on convertible loans   -    -    -    -    548,179    -    -    548,179 
Loss on warrant down round feature (Note 12)   -    -    -    -    74,086    (74,086)   -    - 
Conversion of European Promissory notes - 1st tranche   -    -    326,563    327    3,059,977    -    -    3,060,304 
Conversion of European Promissory notes - 2nd tranche   -    -    452,898    453    4,243,767    -    -    4,244,220 
Conversion of European Promissory notes - 3rd tranche   -    -    143,280    143    1,342,562    -    -    1,342,705 
Conversion of Promissory notes   -    -    62,629    63    533,493    -    -    533,556 
Stock option and warrant reclassification (Notes 11 & 12)   -    -    -    -    (2,845,557)   -    -    (2,845,557)
Beneficial Conversion Feature on convertible debt   -    -    -    -    1,389,129    -    -    1,389,129 
Net loss for the year   -    -    -    -    -    (14,625,790)   -    (14,625,790)
Balance, March 31, 2018   1    -    1,664,002    1,664    56,195,541    (35,776,340)   42,149    20,463,014 
Conversion of Promissory notes (Note 10(b))   -    -    263,639    264    2,470,358    -    -    2,470,622 
Conversion of Promissory notes - July 20, 2018 (Note 8(d5))   -    -    683,395    683    4,732,170    -    -    4,732,853 
Conversion of Promissory notes - March 28, 2019 (Note 8 (d6))   -    -    1,247,099    1,247    6,009,370    -    -    6,010,617 
Stock option and warrant reclassification (Notes 11 and 12)   -    -    -    -    1,173,534    -    -    1,173,534 
Share compensation expense (Note 11)   -    -    -    -    1,347,399    -    -    1,347,399 
Fair value of Anti-dilution feature   -    -    -    -    1,766,495    -    -    1,766,495 
Loss on warrant down round feature (Note 12)   -    -    -    -    24,432    (24,432)   -    - 
Net loss for the year   -    -    -    -    -    (10,556,601)   -    (10,556,601)
Adjustment due to 1:150 share consolidation round-up   -    -    502    -    -    -    -    - 
Balance, March 31, 2019   1    -    3,858,637    3,858    73,719,299    (46,357,373)   42,149    27,407,933 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements

The Financial Statements have been updated to reflect the 150 to 1 reverse stock split on October 29, 2018, Note 2(a)

 

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Bionik Laboratories Corp.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

For the years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

   March 31, 2019   March 31, 2018 
   $   $ 
Operating activities          
Net loss for the year   (10,556,601)   (14,625,790)
Adjustment for items not affecting cash          
Depreciation   69,212    89,026 
Amortization   278,997    323,905 
Interest expense   255,833    1,294,005 
Share based compensation expense   1,347,399    1,540,580 
Shares premium   -    1,249,994 
Accretion expense   3,266,918    1,937,308 
Fair Value Adjustment   (337,923)   - 
Gain/Loss on mark to market re-evaluation   (2,048,697)   376,674 
Allowance for doubtful accounts   (19,694)   (19,694)
    (7,744,556)   (7,833,992)
Changes in non-cash working capital items          
Accounts receivable   (1,290,769)   190,867 
Prepaid expenses and other receivables   (921,377)   (205,608)
Due from related parties   312    (166)
Inventories   (168,239)   (9,194)
Accounts payable   424,179    (60,098)
Accrued liabilities   122,928    304,048 
Customer advances   -    (120,762)
Deferred revenue   345,111    24,043 
Net cash (used in) operating activities   (9,232,411)   (7,710,862)
Investing activities          
Acquisition of equipment   (101,779)   (21,567)
Net cash (used in) investing activities   (101,779)   (21,567)
Financing activities          
Proceeds on exercise of warrants   -    1,125,038 
Proceeds from convertible loans   9,326,633    7,111,375 
Repayment of Promissory notes principal   -    (200,000)
Repayment of Promissory notes interest   -    (49,505)
Repayment of Demand notes principal   (50,000)   (208,359)
Repayment of Demand notes interest   (2,975)   (79,259)
Proceeds from short-term loan   -    400,000 
Repayment of short-term loan   -    (400,000)
Repayment of short-term loan interest   -    (3,200)
Net cash provided by financing activities   9,273,658    7,696,090 
Net (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents for the year   (60,532)   (36,339)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the year   507,311    543,650 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the year   446,779    507,311 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

The Financial Statements have been updated to reflect the 150 to 1 reverse stock split on October 29, 2018, Note 2(a)

 

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BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

1.NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND GOING CONCERN

 

The Company and its Operations

 

Bionik Laboratories Corp., (the “Company” or “Bionik”) was incorporated on January 8, 2010 in the State of Colorado as Strategic Dental Management Corp. On July 16, 2013, the Company changed its name to Drywave Technologies Inc. (“Drywave”) and its state of incorporation from Colorado to Delaware. Effective February 13, 2015, the Company changed its name to Bionik Laboratories Corp. and reduced the authorized number of shares of common stock from 200,000,000 to 150,000,000. Concurrently, the Company implemented a 1-for-0.831105 reverse stock split of the common stock, which had previously been approved on September 24, 2014. On October 29, 2018, the Company implemented at 1 for 150 reverse stock split of the common and exchangeable shares.

 

On February 26, 2015, the Company entered into a Share Exchange Agreement and related transactions whereby it acquired Bionik Laboratories Inc., a Canadian Corporation (“Bionik Canada”) and Bionik Canada issued 333,334 Exchangeable Shares, representing a 3.14 exchange ratio, for 100% of the then outstanding common shares of Bionik Canada (the “Merger”). The Exchangeable Shares are exchangeable at the option of the holder, each into one share of the common stock of the Company. In addition, the Company issued one Special Preferred Voting Share (the “Special Preferred Share”) (Note 10).

 

 On April 21, 2016, the Company acquired all of the outstanding shares and, accordingly, all assets and liabilities of Interactive Motion Technologies, Inc. (IMT), a Boston, Massachusetts-based global pioneer and leader in providing effective robotic products for neurorehabilitation, pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) dated March 1, 2016, with IMT, Hermano Igo Krebs, and Bionik Mergerco Inc., a Massachusetts corporation and the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary (Bionik Mergerco). The merger agreement provided for the merger of Bionik Mergerco with and into IMT, with IMT surviving the merger as the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary. In return for acquiring IMT, IMT shareholders received an aggregate of 157,667 shares of the Company’s common stock (Note 4).

 

On November 6, 2017, the Company approved the authorization of a common share capital share increase to 250,000,000 from 150,000,000 and on June 12, 2018, the Company approved the authorization of a common share increase to 500,000,000 from 250,000,000.

 

References to the Company refer to the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Bionik Inc., Bionik Acquisition Inc. and Bionik Canada.

 

The Company is a global pioneering robotics company focused on providing rehabilitation solutions to individuals with neurological disorders, specializing in designing, developing and commercializing cost-effective physical rehabilitation technologies, prosthetics, and assisted robotic products. The Company strives to innovate and build devices that can rehabilitate and improve an individual’s health, comfort, accessibility and quality of life through the use of advanced algorithms and sensing technologies that anticipate a user’s every move.

 

These consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“US GAAP”), which contemplates continuation of the Company as a going concern, which assumes the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business.

 

The Company’s principal offices are located at 483 Bay Street, N105, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C9 and its U.S. address is 80 Coolidge Hill Road, Watertown, MA 02472.

 

Going Concern

 

As at March 31, 2019, the Company had a working capital surplus of $479,408 (working capital deficit as at March 31, 2018, of $(6,711,941)) and an accumulated deficit of $46,357,373 (March 31, 2018 - $35,776,340) and the Company incurred a net loss and comprehensive loss of $10,556,601 for the year ended March 31, 2019 (March 31, 2018 - $(14,625,790)).

 

There is no certainty that the Company will be successful in generating sufficient cash flow from operations or achieving and maintaining profitable operations in the future to enable it to meet its obligations as they come due and consequently continue as a

 

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BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

1.NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND GOING CONCERN – Continued

 

going concern. The Company will require additional financing this year to fund its operations and it is currently working on securing this funding through corporate collaborations, public or private equity offerings or debt financings. Sales of additional equity securities by the Company would result in the dilution of the interests of existing stockholders. There can be no assurance that financing will be available when required. In the event that the necessary additional financing is not obtained, the Company would reduce its discretionary overhead costs substantially or otherwise curtail operations. The Company expects the forgoing, or a combination thereof, to meet the Company’s anticipated cash requirements for the next 12 months; however, these conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The accompanying consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments to reflect the possible future effects on recoverability and reclassification of assets or the amounts and classification of liabilities that may result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

All adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring items, considered necessary for fair presentation have been included in these consolidated financial statements.

 

2.BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

During the fiscal year, holders of the common stock and exchangeable shares of the Company approved, through a majority shareholder vote, an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation authorizing the Board of Directors to effect a reverse stock split of Bionik’s common stock and exchangeable shares at a ratio up to one-to-one hundred and fifty.

 

On October 29, 2018, the Company effected a reverse stock split and thereafter Bionik’s common stock began trading on the OTCQB market on a one-for-one hundred and fifty (1:150) split-adjusted basis. All owners of record on October 29, 2018 received one issued and outstanding share of Bionik common stock or exchangeable share in exchange for one hundred and fifty issued and outstanding shares of Bionik common stock or Bionik exchangeable stock. No fractional shares were issued in connection with the reverse stock split. All fractional shares created by the one-for-one hundred and fifty reverse split were rounded up to the next whole share. The reverse stock split had no impact on the par value per share of Bionik common stock, which remains at $0.001. All current and prior period amounts related to shares, share prices and earnings per share, presented in the Company’s consolidated financial statements and the accompanying Notes have been restated to give retrospective presentation for the reverse stock split.

 

3.SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Newly Adopted and Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

 

Newly Adopted 

 

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). The updated standard will replace most existing revenue recognition guidance in U.S. GAAP. The new standard introduces a five-step process to be followed in determining the amount and timing of revenue recognition. It also provides guidance on accounting for costs incurred to obtain or fulfill contracts with customers and establishes disclosure requirements which are more extensive than those required under existing U.S. GAAP. The FASB has issued numerous amendments to ASU 2014-09 from August 2015 through January 2018, which provide supplemental and clarifying guidance, as well as amend the effective date of the new standard. ASU 2014-09, as amended, is effective for the Company in the interim period ended June 30, 2018. The standard permits the use of either the retrospective or modified retrospective (cumulative effect) transition method. The Company adopted the new standard using the modified retrospective transition method. The Company has adopted ASU-2014-1 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 and it did not have a material effect on the consolidated financial position and the consolidated results of operations.

 

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BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

3.SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES – Continued

 

In November 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-17, “Balance Sheet Classification of Deferred Taxes,” which require that deferred tax liabilities and assets be classified on our Consolidated Balance Sheets as noncurrent based on an analysis of each taxpaying component within a jurisdiction. ASU No. 2015-17 is effective for the fiscal year commencing after December 15, 2017. The Company has adopted ASU-2015-17 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 and it did not have a material effect on the consolidated financial position or the consolidated results of operations.

 

In January 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-01 Financial Instruments - Overall (Subtopic 825-10): Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities. The updates make several modifications to Subtopic 825-10, including the elimination of the available-for-sale classification of equity investments, and it requires equity investments with readily determinable fair values to be measured at fair value with changes in fair value recognized in operations. The update is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 2017. The Company has adopted ASU 2016-01 for the year ended March 31, 2019 and it did not have a material effect on the consolidated financial position and the consolidated results of operations.

 

In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-15, “Statement of Cash Flows: Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments”. This ASU provides eight targeted changes to how cash receipts and cash payments are presented and classified in the statement of cash flows. ASU 2016-15 is effective for the fiscal year commencing after December 15, 2017. The Company has adopted ASU 2016-15 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 and it did not have material effect on the consolidated financial position or on the consolidated statement of cash flows.

 

In May 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-09, Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Scope of Modification Accounting (ASU 2017-09). The FASB issued the update to provide clarity and reduce the cost and complexity when applying the guidance in Topic 718. The amendments in this update provide guidance about which changes to the terms or conditions of a share-based payment award require an entity to apply modification accounting in Topic 718. The Company adopted ASU 2017-09 during the year ended March 31, 2019 and it did not have a material effect on the consolidated financial statements and the consolidated results of operations.

 

Recently Issued

 

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-01, “Business Combinations: Clarifying the definition of a Business” which amends the current definition of a business. Under ASU 2017-01, to be considered a business, an acquisition would have to include an input and a substantive process that together significantly contributes to the ability to create outputs. ASU 2017-01 further states that when substantially all of the fair value of gross assets acquitted is concentrated in a single asset (or a group of similar assets), the assets acquired would not represent a business. The new guidance also narrows the definition of the term “outputs” to be consistent with how it is described in Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The changes to the definition of a business will likely result in more acquisitions being accounted for as asset acquisitions. ASU 2017-01 is effective for acquisitions commencing on or after June 30, 2019, with early adoption permitted. Adoption of this guidance will be applied prospectively on or after the effective date and the Company does not expect this policy will have a material effect on the consolidated financial position or consolidated statement of cash flows.

 

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04, “Intangibles – Goodwill and Other” ASU 2017-04 simplifies the accounting for goodwill impairment by eliminating Step 2 of the current goodwill impairment test, which required a hypothetical purchase price allocation. Goodwill impairment will now be the amount by which the reporting unit’s carrying value exceeds its fair value, limited to the carrying value of the goodwill. ASU 2017-04 is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years, and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2019. The Company is still assessing the impact that the adoption of ASU 2017-04 will have on the consolidated statement of financial position and consolidated statement of operations.

 

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BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

3.SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES – Continued

 

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13 Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses of Financial Instruments, which introduces an expected credit loss methodology for the impairment of financial assets measured at amortized cost basis. The methodology replaces the probable, incurred loss model for those assets. The update if effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. The Company is still assessing the impact that the adoption of ASU 2016-13 will have on the consolidated statement of financial position and consolidated statement of operations.

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases. This update requires organizations that lease assets to recognize on the balance sheet the assets and liabilities for the rights and obligations created by those leases. The new guidance will also require additional disclosure about the amount, timing and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases. The provisions of this update are effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2018. The Company is still assessing the impact that the adoption of ASU 2016-02 will have on the consolidated statement of financial position and consolidated statement of operations.

 

Inventory

 

Inventory is stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value. Cost is recorded at actual cost, on the first-in first-out basis. The Company only has finished goods inventory recoded based on actual cost from outsourced manufacturing partner.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company has adopted ASU-2014-9 with initial application date of April 1, 2018. The Company adopted the new standard using the modified retrospective transition method. The updated accounting policies and the impact on the consolidated audited financial statements and additional disclosures are as follows:

The  Company determines revenue through the following steps: a) identification of the contract with the customer; b) identification of the performance obligations in the contract; c) determination of the transaction price; d) allocation of the transaction price for the performance obligations in the contract; and e) recognition of revenue when or as the Company satisfies a performance obligation. Revenue is recognized when control of a product is transferred to a customer. Revenue is measured based on the consideration specified in the contract with the customer, net of returns and discounts. Accruals for sales returns are calculated based on the best estimate of the amount of product that will ultimately be returned by customers, reflecting historical experience and the magnitude of non-conforming inventory claims made by customer that have either been approved or are pending review. Contract liabilities are recorded when cash payments are received or due in advance of the Company’s performance. The Company defers revenue from extended warranty sales and recognizes them over the period of extended warranty and from training services when the training is provided.

 

In the comparative period, the revenue was measured at the fair value of the consideration received or receivable, net of returns and discounts and was recognized when the risks and rewards of ownership has transferred to the customer. No revenue was recognized if there were significant uncertainties regarding recovery of the consideration due, the costs incurred or to be incurred could not be measured reliably, or there was continuing management involvement with the goods.

 

Allowance for doubtful accounts

 

The Company extends unsecured credit to its customers in the ordinary course of business but mitigates the associated credit risk by supplying products to customers with pre-approved capital expenditure budgets or rental credit, and by actively pursuing past due accounts. An allowance for doubtful accounts is estimated and recorded based on management’s assessment of the credit history with the customer and the current relationships with them. On this basis management has determined that an allowance for doubtful accounts of $Nil and $19,694 was appropriate as of March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

 

 F-10 

 

  

BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

3.SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES – Continued

 

Warranty Reserve and Deferred Warranty Revenue

 

The Company provides a one-year warranty as part of its normal sales offering. When products are sold, the Company provides warranty reserves, which, based on the historical experience of the Company are sufficient to cover warranty claims. Accrued warranty reserves are included in accrued liabilities on the consolidated balance sheets and amounted to $143,500 at March 31, 2019 (March 31, 2018 - $64,957). The Company also sells extended warranties for additional periods beyond the standard warranty. Extended warranty revenue is deferred and recognized as revenue over the extended warranty period. The Company recognized $84,038 of expenses related to warranty expenses and recorded this expense in cost of goods sold for the year ended March 31, 2019 (March 31, 2018 - $Nil).

 

Foreign Currency Translation

 

The functional and presentation currency of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries is the U.S. dollar. Transactions denominated in a currency other than the functional currency are recorded on the initial recognition at the exchange rate at the date of the transaction. After initial recognition monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currency are translated at the end of each reporting period into the functional currency at the exchange rate at that date. Exchange differences are recognized in profit and loss. Non- monetary assets and liabilities measured at cost are translated at the exchange rate at the date of the transaction.

 

Equipment

 

Equipment is recorded at cost. Depreciation is computed using the declining balance method, over the estimated useful lives of these assets. The costs of improvements that extend the life of equipment are capitalized. All ordinary repair and maintenance costs are expensed as incurred. Equipment is depreciated as follows:

 

Computer and Electronics 50% per annum
Furniture and Fixtures 20% per annum
Demonstration Equipment 50% per annum
Manufacturing Equipment 20% per annum
Tools and Parts 20% per annum
Assets under capital lease

Life of lease (60 months)

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of the consolidated financial statements in conformity with US GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. The estimates based on management’s best knowledge of current events and actions of the Company may undertake in the future. Significant areas requiring the use of estimates relate to the valuation of inventory, the useful life of equipment and intangible assets, impairment of goodwill and intangible assets, share based compensation, warranty accruals, accretion, fair value adjustment and fair value determination of warrants. Actual results could differ from these estimates.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

ASC Topic 820 defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value, and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. Included in the ASC Topic 820 framework is a three level valuation inputs hierarchy with Level 1 being inputs and transactions that can be effectively fully observed by market participants spanning to Level 3 where estimates are unobservable by market participants outside of the Company and must be estimated using assumptions developed by the Company. The Company discloses the lowest level input significant to each category of asset or liability valued within the scope of ASC Topic 820 and the valuation method as exchange, income or use. The Company uses inputs, which are as observable as possible, and the methods most applicable to the specific situation of each company or valued item.

 

 F-11 

 

 

BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

3.SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES – Continued

 

The carrying amounts reported in the balance sheets for cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, other receivables, accounts payable, accrued liabilities, due from related parties, demand loans, convertible loans and promissory note payable approximate fair value because of the short period of time between the origination of such instruments, their expected realization and their current market rates of interest. Per ASC Topic 820 framework these are considered Level 2 inputs where inputs other than Level 1 that are observable, either directly or indirectly, such as quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities, quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active, or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the assets or liabilities.

 

The Company’s policy is to recognize transfers into and out of Level 3 as of the date of the event or change in the circumstances that caused the transfer. There were no such transfers during the year.

 

Segment Reporting

 

ASC 280-10, “Disclosures about Segments of an Enterprise and Related Information”, establishes standards for the way that public business enterprises report information about operating segments in the Company’s consolidated financial statements. Operating segment are components of an enterprise about which separate financial information is available that is evaluated regularly by the chief operating decision maker in deciding how to allocate resources and in assessing performance.

 

Approximately 99% of the Company’s assets are US-based and all sales for the years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 were made by the Company’s US subsidiary, Bionik, Inc. In addition, all of the Company’s technology and other assets and goodwill are connected to the acquisition by the Company in April 2016 of Bionik, Inc. Equipment connected to Bionik Inc. amounts to $148,618 (March 31, 2018 -$120,910) and $43,910 (March 31, 2018 - $39,051) is connected to equipment at the Company’s Canadian subsidiary Bionik Laboratories Inc.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

Cash and cash equivalents include highly liquid investments with original terms to maturity of 90 days or less at the date of purchase. For all periods presented cash and cash equivalents consisted entirely of cash on deposit with Canadian and US banks.

 

Research and Development

 

The Company is engaged in research and development work. Research and development costs are charged to operating expenses of the Company as incurred.

 

Share based compensation

 

At grant date share-based compensation is valued using the Black-Scholes option pricing model based on key assumptions determined by the Company. The value is recognized based on the straight- line method during the vesting period or based on the fulfillment of predetermined milestones in case of performance-based vesting.

 

Income Taxes

 

Income taxes are computed in accordance with the provisions of ASC Topic 740, which requires, among other things, a liability approach to calculating deferred income taxes. The Company recognizes deferred tax liabilities and assets for the expected future tax consequences of events that have been recognized in its consolidated financial statements or tax returns. Under this method, deferred tax liabilities and assets are determined based on the difference between the financial statement carrying amounts and tax bases of assets and liabilities using enacted tax rates in effect in the years in which the differences are expected to reverse. The Company is required to make certain estimates and judgments about the application of tax law, the expected resolution of uncertain tax positions and other matters. In the event that uncertain tax positions are resolved for amounts different than the Company’s estimates, or the related statutes of limitations expire without the assessment of additional income taxes, the Company will be required to adjust the amounts of related assets and liabilities in the period in which such events occur. Such adjustment may have a material impact on the Company’s income tax provision and results of operations.

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BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

3.SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES – Continued

 

Basic and Diluted Loss Per Share

 

Basic and diluted loss per share has been determined by dividing the net loss available to shareholders for the applicable period by the basic and diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding, respectively. The diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding is calculated as if all dilutive options had been exercised or vested at the later of the beginning of the reporting period or date of grant, using the treasury stock method.

 

Loss per common share is computed by dividing the net loss by the weighted average number of shares of common shares outstanding during the period. Common share equivalents, options and warrants were excluded from the computation of diluted loss per share because their effect was anti-dilutive.

 

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

 

The Company follows the ASC Topic 360, which requires that long-lived assets be reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the assets’ carrying amounts may not be recoverable. In performing the review for recoverability, if future undiscounted cash flows (excluding interest charges) from the use and ultimate disposition of the assets are less than their carrying values, an impairment loss represented by the difference between its fair value and carrying value, is recognized. When properties are classified as held for sale, they are recorded at the lower of the carrying amount or the expected sales price less costs to sell.

 

Goodwill and Indefinite Lived Intangible Assets

 

The Company records goodwill when the purchase price of an acquisition exceeds the fair value of the net tangible and identified intangible assets acquired. Goodwill and indefinite lived intangible assets, consisting of the trademarks acquired (Note 4), are assessed for impairment annually, or more frequently if indicators of potential impairment exist, which includes evaluating qualitative and quantitative factors to assess the likelihood of an impairment of goodwill or indefinite lived intangible assets. The qualitative factors used in the analysis include microeconomic conditions, industry and market conditions, cost factors, overall financial performance and other relevant entity specific events. The Company performs impairment tests using a fair value approach when necessary. None of the Company’s goodwill or indefinite lived intangibles was impaired as of March 31, 2019. Accordingly, no impairment loss has been recognized in the year ended March 31, 2019.

 

4.TECHNOLOGY AND OTHER ASSETS

 

The schedule below reflects the intangible assets acquired in the IMT acquisition and the assets amortization period and expense for the year ended March 31, 2019:

 

   Amortization
period (years)
  Value
acquired
   Expense 
March 31,
2018
   Value at 
March 31,
2018
   Expenses 
March 31, 2019
   Value at 
March 31, 2019
 
Intangible assets acquired     $   $   $   $   $ 
Patents and exclusive Licence Agreement  9.74   1,306,031    134,126    1,045,530    134,090    911,440 
Trademark  Indefinite   2,505,907    -    2,505,907    -    2,505,907 
Customer relationships  10   1,431,680    143,206    1,153,543    143,168    1,010,375 
Non compete agreement  2   61,366    30,709    1,739    1,739    - 
Assembled workforce  1   275,720    15,864    -    -    - 
       5,580,704    323,905    4,706,719    278,997    4,427,722 

 

The aggregate amortization expense for the technology and other assets was $1,152,982 and $873,985 at March 31, 2019 and 2018 respectively.

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BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

5.PREPAID EXPENSES AND OTHER RECEIVABLES

 

   March 31,
2019
   March 31,
2018
 
   $   $ 
Prepaid expenses and other receivables   92,170    86,957 
Prepaid inventory   1,144,392    301,104 
Prepaid insurance   66,320    36,497 
Sales taxes receivable (i)   52,150    9,097 
    1,355,032    433,655 

 

i)    Sales tax receivable represents net harmonized sales taxes (HST) input tax credits receivable from the Government of Canada.

 

6.INVENTORIES

 

  

March 31,

2019

  

March 31,

2018

 
   $   $ 
Raw Materials   -    237,443 
Finished Goods   405,682    - 
    405,682    237,443 

 

For the year ended March 31, 2019, $62,589 (March 31, 2018 - $38,860) of inventory has been written off to Cost of Sales as it is not expected to be used as a result of an introduction of new versions of existing InMotion™ products.

 

7.EQUIPMENT

 

Equipment consisted of the following as at March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018:

 

   March 31, 2019   March 31, 2018 
   Cost   Accumulated
Depreciation
   Net   Cost   Accumulated  
Depreciation
   Net 
   $   $   $   $   $   $ 
Computers and electronics   286,855    243,346    43,509    256,505    223,750    32,755 
Furniture and fixtures   36,795    29,648    7,147    36,795    28,051    8,744 
Demonstration equipment   271,615    147,257    124,358    200,186    105,441    94,745 
Manufacturing equipment   88,742    86,230    2,512    88,742    85,668    3,074 
Tools and parts   11,422    6,779    4,643    11,422    5,741    5,681 
Assets under capital lease   23,019    12,660    10,359    23,019    8,057    14,962 
    718,448    525,920    192,528    616,669    456,708    159,961 

 

Equipment is recorded at cost less accumulated depreciation. Depreciation expense during the year ended March 31, 2019 was $69,212 (March 31, 2018 - $89,026).

 

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BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

8.NOTES PAYABLE

 

(a)Demand Note payable

 

The Company had an outstanding note payable (“Notes”) of $Nil at March 31, 2019 ($51,479 – March 31, 2018), which was acquired from IMT on April 21, 2016. The Note and interest was repaid during the year ended March 31, 2019.

 

Balance March 31, 2017   330,600 
Accrued interest   8,497 
Repayment   (287,618)
Balance, March 31, 2018  $51,479 
Accrued interest   1,496 
Repayment   (52,975)
Balance, March 31, 2019  $- 

 

Interest expense incurred on the Note totaled $1,496 for the year ended March 31, 2019 (March 31, 2018 - $8,497), which was included in accrued liabilities until it was paid off.

 

(b)Promissory Notes Payable

 

In February 2014, the Company borrowed $200,000 for an existing investor under the terms of a secured promissory note (“Promissory Note”). The Promissory Note bears interest at a simple interest rate equal to 10% per annum and interest is payable quarterly. Interest expenses incurred on the Promissory Note totaled $Nil for year ended March 31, 2019 (March 31, 2018 - $12,957). The Promissory Note was paid in full during the year ended March 31, 2018.

 

(c)Short term Loan

 

In December 2017, a company controlled by a Board member made a short-term loan to the Company of $400,000 with interest at 1.5% per month. Interest expenses totaled $Nil for the year ended March 31, 2019 (March 31, 2018 -$3,200). The Company repaid this note with interest of $3,200 during the year ended March 31, 2018.

 

(d)Convertible Loans Payable

 

(1) In December 2016, several shareholders of the Company agreed to advance the Company $1,500,000 of convertible notes in three tranches: $500,000 upon origination of the convertible loans and $500,000 on each of January 15, 2017 and February 15, 2017. A further $500,000 was advanced in March 2017 to bring the total of these convertible loans to approximately $2,000,000. The convertible loans bore interest at 6% until the original due date of March 31, 2017 and $17,488 was accrued and expensed as interest on these loans for the year ended March 31, 2017.

 

The convertible loans contain the following terms: convertible at the option of the holder at the price of the equity financing or payable on demand upon the completion of an equity financing greater than $5,000,000; automatically convertible at the price of the equity financing upon completion of an equity financing between $3,500,000 and $5,000,000; if no such equity financing is completed by November 15, 2017, then the loans shall become secured by a general security agreement over all assets of the Company; and, upon a change in control would either be payable on demand or convertible at the lesser of a price per share equal to that received by the parties in the change in control transaction or the market price of the shares. These conversion features were analyzed and determined to be contingent conversion features, accordingly, until the triggering event no beneficial conversion feature is recognized.

 

On August 14, 2017, the Company entered into an amendment to these convertible loans, whereby the interest was changed to a fixed rate of 12% per year from April 1, 2017 to August 14, 2017, and 3% per month from August 14, 2017 to maturity, which was extended to the earlier of March 31, 2018 or consummation of a qualified financing. The conversion feature was modified to contain the following terms: upon the consummation of an equity or equity-linked round of with an aggregate gross proceeds of $7,000,000, without any action on part of the Holder, the outstanding principal, accrued and unpaid interest and premium amount equal to 25% of the principal amount less the accrued and unpaid interest, will be converted into shares of new round stock based upon the lesser of (a) the lowest issuance (or conversion) price of new round stock in case there is more than one tranche of new round stock or (b) $0.25.

 

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BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

8.NOTES PAYABLE - Continued

 

Further, the Company issued warrants to these debt holders amounting to 20% of the aggregate principal of the convertible loans divided by the exercise price, which would be determined as the lowest of a new round stock in a qualified financing, the average volume weighted average price for the sixty trading days prior to January 31, 2018 or $0.25. The warrants have a term of five years. These amendments were treated as an extinguishment of the original debt; however, there was no gain or loss recognized and the new and amended debts were recognized as shown below.

 

An additional $2,999,975 was received from these shareholders during the year ended March 31, 2018 for a total of $4,999,975. For the year ended March 31, 2018, an additional $1,037,067 of interest was accrued and expensed on these convertible loans.

 

The Company has recognized a discount against the convertible loans for the relative fair value of the warrants and is accreting the discount using the effective interest rate method. The assumptions used in valuing the warrants using the binomial valuation model were as follows: exercise price of $0.25, volatility of 114%, risk-free interest rate of 1.91% and a term of five years. The Company evaluated the fair value of the warrants attached to the convertible notes as $548,178 and recorded $548,178 of accretion expense in the year ended March 31, 2018.

 

Balance, March 31, 2016  $- 
Additional principal investment   2,000,000 
Accrued Interest   17,488 
Balance, March 31, 2017   2,017,488 
Additional principal investment   2,999,975 
Fair value of warrants   (548,178)
Accretion expense   548,178 
Accrued Interest   1,037,067 
Conversion of principal and interest   (6,054,530)
Balance, March 31, 2018 and March 31, 2019  $- 

 

(2) In May 2017, the Company’s Chinese joint venture partners loaned the Company $500,000 at an interest rate of 8% convertible into the Company’s common shares upon a capital raise (“Qualified Financing”) where gross proceeds exceed $3,000,000 at the lesser of $0.50 and the quotient of the outstanding balance on the conversion date by the price of the Qualified Financing. Additionally, the holders are entitled to warrants equaling 25% of the number of conversion shares to be issued at conversion. During the year ended March 31, 2018 $33,556 of interest was accrued and expensed on these convertible loans.

 

Balance, March 31, 2017  $- 
Additional principal investment   500,000 
Accrued Interest   33,556 
Conversion of principal and interest   (533,556)
Balance, March 31, 2018 and March 31, 2019  $- 

 

(3) In December 2017, investors of the Company advanced funds under a new convertible loan offering. These convertible loans bear interest at a fixed rate of 3% per month until the earlier of (a) January 31, 2018 and (b) the consummation of a qualified financing defined as gross proceeds of no less than $7,000,000 and up to $14,000,000 raised in one or more tranches. On the maturity date, without any action on the part of the Holder, the outstanding principal and accrued and unpaid interest under the notes will be converted into shares of new round stock based upon a (15%) discount to the lesser of (i) (A) the VWAP average of the last 30 days ending on the closing of the qualified financing (or, in the event of multiple closings, the lowest VWAP average of the last 30 days ending on each closing of a qualified financing) in the event of a maturity date referred to in clause (b) of the definition thereof, or (B) the VWAP average of the last 30 days before the maturity date in the event of a maturity date referred to in clause (a) of the definition thereof, and (ii) ($0.18). In January 2018, the terms of the new convertible loan offering were amended to extend the maturity date until March 31, 2018 and in March 2018 the terms of the loans were amended to change the definition of qualified financing as gross proceeds of no less than $2,000,000 and up to $14,000,000 raised in one or more tranches.

 

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BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

8.NOTES PAYABLE - Continued

 

$3,611,400 was received from these investors during the twelve months ended March 31, 2018 and $201,928 of interest was accrued and expensed on these convertible loans for the twelve months ended March 31, 2018.

 

Balance, March 31, 2017   - 
Additional principal investment   3,611,400 
Accrued Interest   201,928 
Conversion of principal and interest   (3,813,328)
Balance, March 31, 2018 and March 31, 2019  $- 

 

(4)Conversion of Notes Payable

 

   March 31, 2018 
   Principal   Interest   Premium   Total
Conversion
Amount
   Beneficial
Conversion
Feature
   Number of
Shares
Converted
 
Convertible Notes Payable (December 2016 to December 2017)  $4,999,975   $1,054,555   $1,249,994   $7,304,523   $762,301    779,461 
Chinese Convertible Loan  $500,000   $33,556    -   $533,556   $76,230    62,629 
Convertible Notes Payable (December 2017 to March 2018)  $3,611,400   $201,928    -   $3,813,328   $550,598    406,918 
Total  $9,111,375   $1,290,039   $1,249,994   $11,651,407   $1,389,129    1,249,008 

 

(5)Between April 1, 2018 and July 20, 2018, the Company received loans totaling $4,708,306 (which is inclusive of $31,673 that was capitalized interest which carried an interest rate of 1% per month) and of which $2,297,928 came from related parties. $4,732,853 of the loans and accrued and unpaid interest thereon were converted into 683,396 common shares as of July 20, 2018 at a 10% discount to the 30-day volume weighted average price (“VWAP”) of the Company’s stock price.

 

The tables below reflect the fair value and anti-dilution features of the convertible loans, which resulted in accretion expense related to the loans:

 

   At issuance   At July 20, 2018 
   Principal   Conversion feature fair value               Ending 
       Conversion   Anti-dilution   Fair value of
debt
   Accretion
expense
   Interest   balance
before
conversion
 
Convertible promissory note  $4,708,306   $406,744   $1,697,674   $2,603,888   $2,104,418   $24,547   $4,732,853 
                                    
      Conversion   Anti-dilution   Total                
Conversion feature fair value                               
At Issuance       $406,744   $1,697,674   $2,104,418                
Fair value adjustment       $(406,744)  $68,821   $(337,923)               
Balance allocated to equity on conversion       $-   $(1,766,495)  $(1,766,495)               
Ending balance at March 31, 2019       $-   $-   $-                

 

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BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

8.NOTES PAYABLE - Continued

 

(6)       Between October 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019, the Company received $4,650,000 in new convertible loans (“New Loans”), which carry an interest rate of 1% per month and of which $1,050,000 came from related parties.

 

The schedules below reflect the accretion expense of $1,162,500 and interest expense of $198,117 being expensed in relation to the New Loans for the year ended March 31, 2019. The loan and accrued interest of $6,010,617 was converted into 1,247,099 common shares on March 28, 2019 based on a 20% discount to the 30-day VWAP of the Company’s stock price.

 

   At issuance   At March 28, 2019 
   Principal   Accretion expense   Interest   Ending Balance 
Convertible promissory note  $4,650,000   $1,162,500   $198,117   $6,010,617 

 

(7)       During the year ended March 31, 2019, the Company received loans totaling $9,326,633 (March 31, 2018 - $7,111,375) noted in (5) and (6), which carry an interest rate of 1% per month and of which $3,347,928 came from related parties. An accretion expense of $3,266,918 and a fair value adjustment of $337,923 was expensed for the year ended March 31, 2019 (March 31, 2018 - $1,937,308 accretion and $Nil and $Nil fair value adjustment).

 

9.RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS AND BALANCES

 

(a)Due from related parties

 

An outstanding loan to the Chief Technology Officer (“CTO”) of the Company is for $18,585 (March 31, 2018 - $18,897). The loan had an interest rate of 1% until March 31, 2018 and 2% after based on the Canada Revenue Agency’s prescribed rate for such advances and is denominated in Canadian dollars. During the year ended March 31, 2019, the Company accrued interest receivable in the amount of $353 (March 31, 2018 – $590); the remaining fluctuation in the balance from the prior year is due to changes in foreign exchange.

 

(b)Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

As at March 31, 2019, $229,473 (March 31, 2018 - $208,567) was owing to the CEO of the Company; $14,851 (March 31, 2018 – $135,039) was owing to the Chief Technology Officer; $33,387 (March 31, 2018 - $116,624) was owing to the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), $28,025 was owing to the Chief Commercial Officer (“CCO”), and $Nil (March 31, 2018 – $587,019) was owing to the former CEO, all related to severance, bonuses and business expenses.

 

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BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

10.SHARE CAPITAL

  

   March 31, 2019   March 31, 2018 
   Number of shares   $   Number of shares   $ 
Exchangeable Shares                    
Balance beginning of year   295,146    295    319,396    319 
Converted into common shares (d)   (98,347)   (98)   (24,250)   (24)
Balance at end of year   196,799    197    295,146    295 
Common Shares                    
Balance at beginning of the year   1,368,856    1,369    325,901    326 
Shares issued to exchangeable shareholders (d)   98,347    98    24,250    24 
Shares issued on conversion of loans (b) (c)   2,194,133    2,194    985,370    986 
Warrants exercised (a)   -    -    33,335    33 
Share consolidation rounding adjustment   502    -    -    - 
Balance at end of the year   3,661,838    3,661    1,368,856    1,369 
TOTAL SHARES   3,858,637    3,858    1,664,002    1,664 

 

(a)During the year ended March 31, 2018, the Company consummated an offer to amend and exercise to its warrant holders, enabling them to exercise their outstanding warrants for $37.50 per share, and as a result, 33,335 common shares were issued for net proceeds of $1,125,038 (Note 12).

 

(b)During the year ended March 31, 2018, the Company converted $9,058,708 of notes payable and interest into 985,370 common shares. Under the terms of this conversion the remaining $1,342,705 of principal and interest was required to be converted into 263,639 common shares, but they were unable to be issued as a result of the Company not having enough authorized shares. The $2,470,622 value of these shares at March 31, 2018 has been classified as a liability until the common shares can be issued. In addition, there was a $376,674 loss recorded in the year connected to the difference of the $2,847,296 market value of the shares at March 31, 2018 and the value of these shares which resulted on the conversion of notes payable, the exercise price of which was based on a 30-day VWAP. The fair value of these shares ($2,847,296), outstanding warrants ($1,394,164) and options ($1,451,393) at March 31, 2018 represented the $5,692,853 liability on the Company’s balance sheet.

 

(c)During the year ended March 31, 2019, after the increase of the number of authorized shares to 500,000,000, the company issued the outstanding 263,639 common shares related to the March 31, 2018 promissory note conversion. In addition, there was a $2,048,697 gain recorded in the year connected to the difference of the market value of the shares, outstanding options and warrants at March 31, 2018 and their value at June 12, 2018, the time of the authorized share increase and share issuance. On July 20, 2018 the Company converted $4,708,306 of notes payable and interest into 683,395 common shares and on March 28, 2019 the Company converted $4,848,117 of notes payable and interest into 1,247,099 common shares. (Note 8)

 

(d)During the year ended March 31, 2019, 98,347 exchangeable shares were exchanged for common shares on a 1 for 1 basis in accordance with their terms. (March 31, 2018 – 24,250 shares)

 

(e)On October 29, 2018, the Company completed a one-for-one hundred and fifty to one (1:150) reverse stock consolidation that has been reflected in all shares and per share amounts, warrants and options.

  

Special Voting Preferred Share

In connection with the Merger (Note 1), on February 26, 2015, the Company entered into a voting and exchange trust agreement (the “Trust Agreement”). Pursuant to the Trust Agreement, the Company issued one Special Voting Preferred Share to the Trustee, and the parties created a trust for the Trustee to hold the Special Voting Preferred Share for the benefit of the holders of the Exchangeable Shares (the “Beneficiaries”). Pursuant to the Trust Agreement, the Beneficiaries will have voting rights in the Company equivalent to what they would have had, had they received shares of common stock in the same amount as the Exchangeable Shares held by the Beneficiaries. In connection with the Merger and the Trust Agreement, effective February 20, 2015, the Company filed a certificate of designation of the Special Voting Preferred Share (the “Special Voting Certificate of Designation”) with the Delaware Secretary of State. Pursuant to the Special Voting Certificate of Designation, one share of the Company’s blank check preferred stock was designated as Special Voting Preferred Share. The Special Voting Preferred Share entitles the Trustee to exercise the number of votes equal to the number of Exchangeable Shares outstanding on a one-for-one basis during the term of the Trust Agreement. The Special Voting Preferred Share is not entitled to receive any dividends or to receive any assets of the Company upon liquidation and is not convertible into shares of common stock of the Company. The voting rights of the Special Voting Preferred Share will terminate pursuant to and in accordance with the Trust Agreement and the Special Voting Preferred Share will be automatically cancelled.

 

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BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

11.STOCK OPTIONS

 

The purpose of the Company’s equity incentive plan, is to attract, retain and motivate persons of training, experience and leadership to the Company, including their directors, officers and employees, and to advance the interests of the Company by providing such persons with the opportunity, through share options, to acquire an increased proprietary interest in the Company.

 

Options or other securities may be granted in respect of authorized and unissued shares, provided that the aggregate number of shares reserved for issuance upon the exercise of all options or other securities granted under the Plan shall not exceed 15% of the shares of common stock and Exchangeable Shares issued and outstanding (determined as of January 1 of each year). Optioned shares in respect of which options are not exercised shall be available for subsequent options.

 

On November 24, 2015, the Company issued 4,334 options granted to employees that vest at an exercise price of $183.00 over three years at the anniversary date. The grant date fair value of the options was $694,384. During the year ended March 31, 2016, 1,667 options were cancelled. During the year ended March 31, 2019, $92,585, (March 31, 2018 -$142,438) in stock compensation expense was recognized and these options are now fully expensed.

 

On December 14, 2015, the Company issued 16,634 options granted to employees, directors and consultants at an exercise price of $150 that vest over three years at the anniversary date. The grant date fair value of the options was $1,260,437. In years previous to March 31, 2018, 434 options were cancelled. For the year ended March 31, 2019 1,889 options were cancelled (March 31, 2018 - 2,912), $105,121, (March 31, 2018 - $479,315) of stock compensation expense was recognized and these options are now fully expensed.

 

On April 21, 2016, the Company issued 20,000 stock options to employees of Bionik Inc., the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary (formerly IMT) in exchange for 3,895,000 options that existed before the Company purchased IMT, of which 6,667 have an exercise price of $37.50 per share, 6,667 have an exercise price of $142.50 per share and 6,666 have an exercise price of $157.50 per share. The grant date fair value of vested options was $2,582,890 and has been recorded in fiscal 2016, $Nil (March 31, 2018 -$29,524) has been recognized as stock compensation expense for the year ended March 31, 2019. These options are now fully expensed.

 

On April 26, 2016, the Company issued 1,667 options to an employee with an exercise price of $150.00 per share that will vest over three years at the anniversary date. The grant fair value was $213,750. During the year ended March 31, 2019 557 options were cancelled (March 31, 2018 – Nil) and $63,333 (March 31, 2018 - $71,250) was recognized as stock compensation expense.

 

On August 8, 2016, the Company issued 5,000 options to an employee with an exercise price of $150.00 per share that will vest over three years at the anniversary date. The grant fair value was $652,068. During the year ended March 31, 2019, $48,301, (March 31, 2018 -$217,356) of stock compensation expense was recognized, 3,335 of the options were cancelled during the year ended March 31, 2019 as a result of this employee leaving.

 

On February 6, 2017, the Company issued 2,667 options to an employee with an exercise price of $105.00 per share that will vest over three years at the anniversary date. The grant fair value was $245,200. During the year ended March 31, 2019, $81,733 (March 31, 2018 - $81,733) of stock compensation expense was recognized.

 

On February 13, 2017, the Company issued 1,667 options to a consultant with an exercise price of $102.00 per share that will vest over one and one- half years, every six months. The grant fair value was $148,750. During the year ended March 31, 2019, $92,821, (March 31, 2018 -$49,583) of stock compensation expense was recognized and these options are now fully expensed.

 

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BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

11.STOCK OPTIONS – Continued

 

On August 3, 2017, 13,334 options at $31.50 per share to an executive officer, which vest equally over three years. In addition, this executive officer was also granted up to 10,000 additional performance options based on meeting sales targets for the years ended March 31, 2018 and 2019. The performance options will vest at market price if the performance objectives are met. This grant had a grant date fair value of $387,209 and $7,546 (March 31,2018 - $60,371) was recognized as share compensation expense for the year ended March 31, 2019. This officer left in April 2018 and all options were cancelled.

 

On September 1, 2017, the Company granted 81,436 options at $24.15 per share equally to an executive officer and a consultant, who is now the Chairman of the Company. 27,148 options have vested and 50% of the remaining options vest on performance being met and 50% vest annually over 5 years for the CEO, for our Chairman the options vest over 5 years. The grant date fair value was $1,832,304 and $343,557 is the current expense for the year ended March 31, 2019. (March 31, 2018 - $381,730)

 

On January 24, 2018, the Company granted 24,267 options at $23.25 per share to employees that vest equally on January 24, 2019, 2020 and 2021. 7,334 options were cancelled for the year ended March 31, 2019 (March 31, 2018 - $Nil). The grant fair value was $491,036 and $140,540 is the current stock compensation expense for the year ended March 31, 2019. (March 31, 2018 - $27,280)

 

On April 30, 2018, the Company granted to an executive officer, 40,000 options with an exercise price of $9.74 that vest immediately with a 10-year expiry. These options were valued using the Black Scholes model and the following inputs were used: expected life 10 years, expected volatility 114% and a risk-free rate of 1.59%. As these options vested immediately as of the grant date and $363,714 of stock compensation expense was recorded for the year ended March 31, 2019.

 

On June 11, 2018, the Company granted to a sales executive officer, 5,000 options with an exercise price of $6.93 per share that vest over three years from the anniversary of the grant and expire in 7 years. The options were valued using the Black Scholes model and the following inputs were used: expected life of 7 years, expected volatility of 114% and a risk-free rate of 1.59%. The grant fair value was $30,341 and $8,147 of stock compensation was recognized for year ended March 31, 2019.

 

During the year ended March 31, 2019, the Company recorded $1,347,399 in share-based compensation related to the vesting of stock options (March 31, 2018 - $1,540,580).

 

The following is a summary of stock options outstanding and exercisable as of March 31, 2019.

 

These options at their respective grant dates were valued using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following key assumptions:

 

   Expected life   Risk free   Dividend   Forfeiture   Expected   Grant date 
Grant date  in years   Rate   Rate   Rate   volatility   fair value 
February 17, 2015   2.89    1.59%   0%   0%   114%  $136,613 
July 1, 2014   2.25    1.59%   0%   0%   114%  $1,259,487 
June 20, 2014   2.22    1.59%   0%   0%   114%  $118,957 
November 24, 2015   3.65    1.59%   0%   0%   114%  $694,384 
December 14, 2015   3.71    1.59%   0%   0%   114%  $1,260,437 
April 21, 2016   5.11    1.59%   0%   0%   114%  $2,582,890 
April 26, 2016   4.07    1.59%   0%   0%   114%  $213,750 
February 6, 2017   4.86    1.59%   0%   0%   114%  $245,200 
February 13, 2017   4.88    1.59%   0%   0%   114%  $148,750 
September 1, 2017   8.43    1.59%   0%   0%   114%  $1,832,304 
January 24, 2018   5.82    1.59%   0%   0%   114%  $491,036 
April 30, 2018   9.06    1.59%   0%   0%   114%  $363,714 
June 11, 2018   6.20    1.59%   0%   0%   114%  $30,341 

 

 F-21 

 

 

BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

11.STOCK OPTIONS – Continued

 

   Number of
Options
   Weighted-Average
Exercise Price
 
Outstanding, March 31, 2018   170,675    75.00 
Issued   45,000    9.42 
Cancelled   (32,679)   65.93 
Outstanding, March 31, 2019   182,996    37.73 

 

The following is a summary of stock options outstanding and exercisable as of March 31, 2019:

  

Exercise Price ($)   Number of Options   Expiry Date  Exercisable Options 
 34.500    630   20-Jun-21   630 
 34.500    13,212   01-Jul-21   13,212 
 34.500    944   17-Feb-22   944 
 183.000    2,667   24-Nov-22   2,667 
 150.000    11,400   14-Dec-22   11,400 
 142.500    359   28-Mar-23   359 
 157.500    1,387   28-Mar-23   1,387 
 150.000    1,112   26-Apr-23   1,112 
 105.000    2,667   06-Feb-24   1,778 
 102.000    1,667   13-Feb-24   1,667 
 142.500    106   03-Mar-24   106 
 157.500    408   03-Mar-24   408 
 142.500    43   14-Mar-24   43 
 157.500    164   14-Mar-24   164 
 142.500    485   30-Sep-24   485 
 157.500    1,876   30-Sep-24   1,876 
 142.500    24   02-Jun-25   24 
 157.500    90   02-Jun-25   90 
 37.500    221   30-Dec-25   221 
 142.500    164   30-Dec-25   164 
 24.150    81,436   01-Sep-27   27,148 
 23.250    16,934   24-Jan-25   5,867 
 9.735    40,000   19-Apr-28   40,000 
 6.930    5,000   10-Jun-25   - 
      182,996       111,752 

 

The weighted-average remaining contractual term of the outstanding options is 7.20 years (March 31, 2018 – 7.46 years) and for the options that are exercisable the weighted average is 6.80 years (March 31, 2018 – 5.74 years).

 

 F-22 

 

 

BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

12.WARRANTS

 

The following is a continuity schedule of the Company’s common share purchase warrants:

 

  

Number of
Warrants

 

   Weighted 
-Average
Exercise Price
($)
 
Outstanding and exercisable, March 31, 2017   117,589    202.50 
Exercised   (33,335)   (37.50)
Issued in connection with anti-dilution provision connected warrant transaction   559    112.35 
Issued in connection with anti-dilution provision connected warrant transaction   6,275    194.00 
Issued in connection to the warrant transaction to the broker   2,667    37.50 
Issued in connection with conversion of loans and interest into common shares   106,709    9.375 
Issued in connection with conversion of loans and interest into common shares   15,658    90.00 
Issued in connection with anti-dilution provision connected with issuance of common shares   136,388    73.02 
Issued in connection with anti-dilution provision connected with issuance of common shares   13,464    44.28 
Outstanding and exercisable, March 31, 2018   365,974    53.19 
Issued in connection with anti-dilution provision connected warrant transaction   67,952    55.71 
Issued in connection with anti-dilution provision connected warrant transaction   6,305    34.50 
Issued in connection with anti-dilution provision connected warrant transaction   52,590    38.91 
Expired   (204,304)   (51.85)
Outstanding and exercisable, March 31, 2019   288,517    40.27 

 

During the year ended March 31, 2019, 204,304 warrants expired in accordance with their terms (March 31, 2018 - Nil)

 

During the year ended March 31, 2018, the Company consummated an offer to amend and exercise its then outstanding warrants, enabling the holders of the warrants to exercise such warrants for $37.50 per share. The Company received net proceeds of $1,125,038. The Company also converted loans and interest due.

 

Due to an anti-dilution clause in the warrant agreements for such outstanding warrants during the year ended March 31, 2019, an additional 67,952 warrants were issued to the $73.02 per share warrant holders and 6,305 warrants to the $44.28 per share warrant holders. As a result of the anti-dilution clause, the exercise price of the warrants changed from $73.02 per share to $55.71 per share and from $44.28 per share to $34.50 per share as a result of this warrant transaction. The $34.49 per share warrants expired during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019.

 

Furthermore, due to an anti-dilution clause in the warrant agreements for such outstanding warrants during the year ended March 31, 2019, an additional 52,590 warrants were issued to the $55.71 per share warrant holders. As a result of the anti-dilution clause, the exercise price of the warrants changed from $55.71 per share to $38.91 per share as a result of this warrant transaction.

 

During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, an additional 559 warrants were issued to the $120.00 per share warrant holders and 6,275 warrants were issued to the $210.00 per share warrant holders. Furthermore, as a result of the anti-dilution clause, the exercise price of the warrants changed from $120.00 per share to $112.35 per share and from $210.00 per share to $194.00 per share as a result of this warrant transaction.

 

 F-23 

 

 

BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

12.WARRANTS – Continued

 

During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, due to an anti-dilution clause in the warrant agreements for such outstanding warrants an additional 13,464 warrants were issued to the $112.35 per share warrant holders and 136,388 warrants were issued to the $194.00 per share warrant holders. Furthermore, as a result of the anti-dilution clause, the exercise price of the warrants changed from $112.35 per share to $44.28 per share and from $194.00 per share to $73.02 per share as a result of loan and interest conversion transaction for shares that have been issued and shares that will be issued.

 

The Company measured the effects of the above transactions, which triggered anti-dilution clause using the binomial option pricing model and recorded a loss for the year ended March 31, 2019 of $24,432 (March 31, 2018 -$74,086) against deficit.

 

The Company issued 2,667 warrants exercisable at $37.50 per share for four years expiring June 27, 2020 to the firm who facilitated the warrant offer.

 

The Company issued 15,658 warrants at $90.00 per share which expire in 5 years on March 31, 2023 and 106,709 warrants at $9.375 which also expire on March 31, 2023 in connection with a loan and interest conversion transaction.

 

Common share purchase warrants

 

The following is a summary of common share purchase warrants outstanding after the warrant offer to amend the additional warrant issue and the re-pricing of the warrants as of March 31, 2019.

 

Exercise

Price ($)

  

Number of

Warrants

  

 

Expiry Date

 90.00    15,658   March 31, 2023
 38.91    84,562   April 21, 2019
 38.91    39,922   May 27, 2019
 38.91    38,998   June 30, 2019
 37.50    2,667   June 27, 2020
 9.375    64,025   August 14, 2022
 9.375    42,684   March 31, 2022
      288,517    

 

The weighted-average remaining contractual term of the outstanding warrants was 1.51 years (March 31, 2018 – 2.27 years).

 

The exercise price and number of underlying shares with respect to the remaining $38.91 per share warrants are expected to be further adjusted pursuant to the anti-dilution provisions therein, as a result of any further issuance of common shares.

 

 F-24 

 

 

BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018
(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

13.INCOME TAXES

 

Components of net loss before income taxes consists of the following:

 

   March 31   March 31 
   2019   2018 
   $   $ 
U.S.   (8,849,294)   (12,281,398)
Canada   (1,707,307)   (2,344,392)
    (10,556,601)   (14,625,790)
Net loss for the year before recovery of income taxes   (10,556,601)   (14,625,790)
Statutory rate   25.30%   34.04%
Expected income tax (recovery)   (2,670,579)   (4,978,619)
Tax rate changes and other basis adjustments   (525,472)   1,748,278 
Stock-based compensation   340,861    524,412 
Difference in Foreign Tax Rates   -    - 
Accretion   890,797    184,414 
Change in fair value   (85,487)   659,458 
(Gain) loss on mark to market re-evaluation   (518,274)   - 
Share premium   -    425,497 
Non-deductible expense   83,578    339,296
Net DTA acquired   -   - 
Change in valuation allowance   2,484,576    1,097,264 
Recovery of income taxes   -    - 

 

The following deferred tax assets have not been recognized. Deferred tax reflects the tax effects of temporary differences that gave rise to significant portions of deferred tax assets and liabilities and consisted of the following:

  

   March 31,
2019
  

March 31,

2018

 
   $   $ 
Equipment   70,650    70,350 
Share issue costs   -    510 
SR&ED pool   844,001    690,320 
Other   1,022,309    535,510 
Non-capital losses – Canada   2,796,469    2,515,170 
Net operating losses – U.S.   5,911,320    4,331,850 
Valuation allowance   (9,502,006)   (7,017,430)
    1,142,743    1,126,280 
Intangibles and other   (1,142,743)   (1,126,280)
    -    - 

 

The Company has non-capital losses in its Canadian subsidiary of approximately $10,552,713, which will expire between 2032 and 2039. The Company has net operating losses in the U.S. parent Company of $14,190,773, and net operating losses in the U.S. subsidiary of approximately $14,190,773, which will expire in 2038. Certain tax attributes are subject to an annual limitation as a result of the acquisition of the US subsidiary, which constitutes a change of ownership as defined under IRC Section 382.

 

Income taxes are provided based on the liability method, which results in deferred tax assets and liabilities arising from temporary differences. Temporary differences are differences between the tax basis of assets and liabilities and their reported amounts in the consolidated financial statements that will result in taxable or deductible amounts in future years. The liability method requires the effect of tax rate changes on current and accumulated deferred taxes to be reflected in the period in which the rate change was enacted. The liability method also requires that deferred tax assets be reduced by a valuation allowance unless it is more likely than not that the assets will be realized.

 

 F-25 

 

 

BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

13.INCOME TAXES – Continued

 

The Company recognizes the financial statement benefit of a tax position only after determining that the relevant tax authority would more likely than not sustain the position following an audit. For tax positions meeting the more-likely-than-not threshold, the amount recognized in the consolidated financial statements is the largest benefit that has a greater than 50% likelihood of being realized upon ultimate settlement with the relevant tax authority. The Company recognizes interest accrued on uncertain tax positions as well as interest received from favorable tax settlements within interest expense. The Company recognizes penalties accrued on unrecognized tax benefits within general and administrative expenses. As of March 31, 2019, the Company had no uncertain tax positions.

 

In many cases the Company’s uncertain tax positions are related to tax years that remain subject to examination by tax authorities. The following describes the open tax years, by major tax jurisdiction, as of March 31, 2019:

 

United States – Federal 2015 – present
United States – State 2015 – present
Canada – Federal 2014 – present
Canada – Provincial 2014 – present

  

14.RISK MANAGEMENT

 

Concentrations of Credit Risk and Economic Dependence

 

Cash and cash equivalents include highly liquid investments with original terms to maturity of 90 days or less at the date of purchase. For all periods presented cash and cash equivalents consisted entirely of cash on deposit with Canadian and US banks.

 

The Company’s cash balances are maintained in various banks in Canada and the United States. Deposits held in banks in the United States are insured up to $250,000 per depositor for each bank by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Deposits held in banks in Canada are insured up to $100,000 Canadian per depositor for each bank by The Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, a federal crown corporation. Actual balances at times may exceed these limits.

 

Three of the Company’s customers accounted for 83.3%, 8.9% and 4.6% and 88.1%, 1.9% and 1.5%, of the Company’s gross accounts receivables as at March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively,.

 

15.COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Contingencies

 

From time to time, the Company may be involved in a variety of claims, suits, investigations and proceedings arising in the ordinary course of our business, collections claims, breach of contract claims, labor and employment claims, tax and other matters. Although claims, suits, investigations and proceedings are inherently uncertain and their results cannot be predicted with certainty, the Company believes that the resolution of current pending matters will not have a material adverse effect on its business, financial position, results of operations or cash flow. Regardless of the outcome, litigation can have an adverse impact on the Company because of legal costs, diversion of management resources and other factors.

 

Commitments

 

(a)On February 25, 2015, 1,753 common shares were issued to two former lenders connected with a $241,185 loan received and repaid during fiscal 2013. The common shares were valued at $210,323 based on the value of the concurrent private placement and recorded in stock-based compensation on the consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive loss. As part of the consideration for the initial loan, the Company’s then-CTO and COO had transferred 2,098 common shares to the lenders. For contributing the common shares to the lenders, the Company intends to reimburse the former CTO and COO 2,134 common shares. As at March 31, 2019 these shares have not yet been issued.

 

 F-26 

 

 

BIONIK LABORATORIES CORP.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the years ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

(Amounts expressed in U.S. Dollars)

 

15.COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES – Continued

 

(b)On May 17, 2017, the Company entered into a Co-operative Joint Venture Contract (the “JV Contract”) with Ginger Capital Investment Holding, Ltd. (the “JV Partner”) to form China Bionik Medical Rehabilitation Technology Ltd. (“China JV”), in which the Company will have a 25% interest and the JV Partner 75%. The China JV was formally established on receiving a business license on May 22, 2018. Under the terms of the JV Contract, the JV Partner is required to contribute $290,000 within 30 days of the date of establishment, $435,000 12 months later and $725,000, 60 months after the date of establishment. The Company is required to license certain intellectual property to the China JV. The Company is applying the equity method of accounting to the joint venture. As of March 31, 2019, the Company has provided certain technical information to the Chinese JV in order to obtain Chinese regulatory approvals.

 

(c)In connection with the acquisition of IMT, the Company acquired a license agreement dated June 8, 2009, with a former director as a co- licenser, pursuant to which the Company pays the director and the co-licenser an aggregate royalty of 1% of sales based on patent #8,613,691. No sales have been made, as the technology under this patent has not been commercialized.

 

(d)The Company has committed to upgrading two robots previously sold to a customer to the newest version when released. As part of this transaction, the customer will enter into an extended warranty agreement that will be approximately equal to the manufacturing value of robots.

 

16.SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

(a)Subsequent to March 31, 2019, an exchangeable shareholder exchanged 6,083,900 pre-split exchangeable shares into 40,560 post -split common shares.

 

(b)Subsequent to March 31, 2019, the Company’s Board granted 169,882 options at $3.16 to the Board members and employees of the Company that will vest over one year, every six months, starting immediately at the grant date of May 31, 2019 and expire in 7 years.

 

(c)