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ONTX 2019-03-31
Part I - Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II - Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
Item 5. Other Information
Item 6. Exhibits
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

x  QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2019

 

Or

 

o  TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Commission file number: 001-36020

 

Onconova Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

22-3627252

(State or other jurisdiction of

 

(I.R.S. Employer

incorporation or organization)

 

Identification No.)

 

 

 

375 Pheasant Run, Newtown, PA

 

18940

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (267) 759-3680

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.       x     Yes      o     No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).       x     Yes      o     No

 

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. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer    o

 

Accelerated filer    o

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer   x

 

Smaller reporting company    x

 

 

 

 

 

Emerging growth company    o

 

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 pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.   o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).     o  Yes      x  No

 

The number of outstanding shares of the registrant’s Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, as of May 1, 2019 was 5,895,004

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, par value $.01 per share

 

ONTX

 

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

Common Stock Warrants

 

ONTXW

 

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

 

 

 


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ONCONOVA THERAPEUTICS, INC.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q

FOR THE QUARTER ENDED MARCH 31, 2019

 

 

Page

PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

Item 1. Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

2

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

3

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss

4

Consolidated Statement of Stockholders’ (Deficit) Equity

5

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

6

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

7

Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

32

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

45

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

46

 

 

PART II — OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

47

Item 1A. Risk Factors

47

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

48

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

48

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

48

Item 5. Other Information

48

Item 6. Exhibits

49

SIGNATURES

51

 

All common stock, equity, share and per share amounts have been retroactively adjusted to reflect a one-for-fifteen reverse stock split which was effective September 25, 2018.

 

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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

 

Onconova Therapeutics, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

10,396,000

 

$

16,970,000

 

Receivables

 

35,000

 

35,000

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

759,000

 

760,000

 

Total current assets

 

11,190,000

 

17,765,000

 

Property and equipment, net

 

1,000

 

9,000

 

Other non-current assets

 

150,000

 

149,000

 

Total assets

 

$

11,341,000

 

$

17,923,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

4,334,000

 

$

4,039,000

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

3,849,000

 

4,173,000

 

Deferred revenue

 

226,000

 

226,000

 

Total current liabilities

 

8,409,000

 

8,438,000

 

Warrant liability

 

603,000

 

176,000

 

Deferred revenue, non-current

 

3,865,000

 

3,922,000

 

Total liabilities

 

12,877,000

 

12,536,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ (deficit) equity:

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 5,000,000 authorized at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, none issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 250,000,000 authorized at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, 5,895,004 and 5,674,220 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018

 

59,000

 

57,000

 

Additional paid in capital

 

387,919,000

 

387,238,000

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(18,000

)

(12,000

)

Accumulated deficit

 

(389,496,000

)

(381,896,000

)

Total Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. stockholders’ (deficit) equity

 

(1,536,000

)

5,387,000

 

Non-controlling interest

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ (deficit) equity

 

(1,536,000

)

5,387,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ (deficit) equity

 

$

11,341,000

 

$

17,923,000

 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Onconova Therapeutics, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

$

68,000

 

$

564,000

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

General and administrative

 

3,234,000

 

1,889,000

 

Research and development

 

4,075,000

 

4,577,000

 

Total operating expenses

 

7,309,000

 

6,466,000

 

Loss from operations

 

(7,241,000

)

(5,902,000

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in fair value of warrant liability

 

(427,000

)

812,000

 

Interest income

 

68,000

 

 

Net loss

 

(7,600,000

)

(5,090,000

)

Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to Onconova Therapeutics, Inc.

 

(7,600,000

)

(5,090,000

)

Net loss per share of common stock, basic and diluted

 

$

(1.29

)

$

(5.04

)

Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding

 

5,890,098

 

1,009,244

 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Onconova Therapeutics, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss (unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(7,600,000

)

$

(5,090,000

)

Other comprehensive (loss) income, before tax:

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustments, net

 

(6,000

)

8,000

 

Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax

 

(6,000

)

8,000

 

Comprehensive loss

 

(7,606,000

)

(5,082,000

)

Comprehensive loss attributable to non-controlling interest

 

 

 

Comprehensive loss attributable to Onconova Therapeutics, Inc.

 

$

(7,606,000

)

$

(5,082,000

)

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Onconova Therapeutics, Inc.

Consolidated Statement of Stockholders’ (Deficit) Equity (unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional

 

 

 

other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Stock

 

Paid in

 

Accumulated

 

comprehensive

 

Non-controlling

 

 

 

 

 

Shares

 

Amount

 

Capital

 

deficit

 

income (loss)

 

interest

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2017

 

718,078

 

$

7,000

 

$

350,615,000

 

$

(362,316,000

)

$

3,000

 

$

830,000

 

$

(10,861,000

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

 

 

 

(5,090,000

)

 

 

(5,090,000

)

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

8,000

 

 

8,000

 

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

327,000

 

 

 

 

327,000

 

Issuance of common stock and pre-funded warrants, net

 

467,000

 

5,000

 

8,720,000

 

 

 

 

8,725,000

 

Issuance of common stock upon exercise of warrants

 

110,000

 

1,000

 

15,000

 

 

 

 

16,000

 

Balance at March 31, 2018

 

1,295,078

 

$

13,000

 

$

359,677,000

 

$

(367,406,000

)

$

11,000

 

$

830,000

 

$

(6,875,000

)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional

 

 

 

other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Stock

 

Paid in

 

Accumulated

 

comprehensive

 

Non-controlling

 

 

 

 

 

Shares

 

Amount

 

Capital

 

deficit

 

income (loss)

 

interest

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2018

 

5,674,220

 

$

57,000

 

$

387,238,000

 

$

(381,896,000

)

$

(12,000

)

$

 

$

5,387,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

 

 

 

(7,600,000

)

 

 

(7,600,000

)

Other comprehensive loss

 

 

 

 

 

(6,000

)

 

(6,000

)

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

650,000

 

 

 

 

650,000

 

Issuance of common stock upon exercise of warrants

 

220,784

 

2,000

 

31,000

 

 

 

 

33,000

 

Balance at March 31, 2019

 

5,895,004

 

$

59,000

 

$

387,919,000

 

$

(389,496,000

)

$

(18,000

)

$

 

$

(1,536,000

)

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Onconova Therapeutics, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

Operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$

(7,600,000

)

$

(5,090,000

)

Adjustment to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

8,000

 

16,000

 

Change in fair value of warrant liabilities

 

427,000

 

(812,000

)

Stock compensation expense

 

650,000

 

278,000

 

Changes in assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Receivables

 

 

(418,000

)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

6,000

 

Accounts payable

 

295,000

 

848,000

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

 

(324,000

)

(223,000

)

Deferred revenue

 

(57,000

)

(114,000

)

Net cash used in operating activities

 

(6,601,000

)

(5,509,000

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from the sale of common stock and warrants, net of costs

 

 

8,725,000

 

Proceeds from the exercise of warrants

 

33,000

 

16,000

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

33,000

 

8,741,000

 

Effect of foreign currency translation on cash

 

(6,000

)

8,000

 

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

(6,574,000

)

3,240,000

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

16,970,000

 

4,024,000

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

$

10,396,000

 

$

7,264,000

 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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Onconova Therapeutics, Inc.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

1. Nature of Business

 

Reverse Stock Split

 

All common stock, equity, share and per share amounts in the financial statements and notes have been retroactively adjusted to reflect a one-for-fifteen reverse stock split which was effective September 25, 2018.

 

The Company

 

Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) was incorporated in the State of Delaware on December 22, 1998 and commenced operations on January 1, 1999. The Company’s headquarters are located in Newtown, Pennsylvania. The Company is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel small molecule product candidates primarily to treat cancer. Using its proprietary chemistry platform, the Company has created an extensive library of targeted anti-cancer agents designed to work against specific cellular pathways that are important to cancer cells. The Company believes that the product candidates in its pipeline have the potential to be efficacious in a variety of cancers. The Company has three clinical-stage product candidates and several preclinical programs. In 2011, the Company entered into a license agreement, as subsequently amended, with SymBio Pharmaceuticals Limited (“SymBio”), which grants SymBio certain rights to commercialize rigosertib in Japan and Korea. On March 2, 2018, the Company entered into a License, Development and Commercialization Agreement with Pint International SA (which, together with its affiliate Pint Pharma GmbH, are collectively referred to as “Pint”).  Under the terms of the agreement, the Company granted Pint an exclusive, royalty-bearing license, with the right to sublicense, under certain Company patent rights and know-how to develop and commercialize any pharmaceutical product containing rigosertib in all uses of rigosertib in certain Latin America countries. In 2012, the Company entered into a development and license agreement with Baxter Healthcare SA, the predecessor in interest to Baxalta GmbH (together with its affiliates, “Baxalta”), pursuant to which the Company granted an exclusive, royalty-bearing license for the research, development, commercialization and manufacture (in specified instances) of rigosertib in all therapeutic indications in Europe. The Baxalta agreement terminated effective August 30, 2016, at which time the rights the Company licensed to Baxalta reverted to the Company at no cost. The Company has retained development and commercialization rights to rigosertib in the rest of the world, including the United States. During 2012, Onconova Europe GmbH was established as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company for the purpose of further developing business in Europe. In December 2017, the Company entered into a license and collaboration agreement with HanX Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (“HanX”), a company focused on development of novel oncology products, for the further development, registration and commercialization of ON 123300 in Greater China. ON 123300 is a preclinical compound which the Company believes has the potential to overcome the limitations of current generation CDK 4/6 inhibitors. The key feature of the collaboration is that HanX will provide all funding required for future Chinese IND enabling studies necessary for filing an IND with the Chinese Food and Drug Administration.  The studies would be conducted to meet the Good Laboratory Practice (“GLP”) requirements of the FDA such that the Company could simultaneously file an IND with the US FDA. The Company and HanX will oversee the IND enabling studies. The Company will maintain global rights to ON 123300 outside of China. In April 2013, GBO, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, (“GBO”) was formed pursuant to an agreement with GVK Biosciences Private Limited, a private limited company located in India, (“GVK”) to collaborate and develop two programs using the Company’s technology platform. The two preclinical programs sublicensed to GBO were not developed to clinical stage as initially hoped, and GBO was dissolved in June 2018.

 

On March 21, 2018, the Company amended its certificate of incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock par value $0.01 per share from 25,000,000 to 100,000,000. On June 7, 2018, the Company amended its certificate of incorporation again to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, from 100,000,000 to 250,000,000.

 

On September 25, 2018, the Company amended its certificate of incorporation to effect a one-for-fifteen reverse stock split of its common stock.

 

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Onconova Therapeutics, Inc.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(Unaudited)

 

Liquidity

 

The Company has incurred recurring operating losses since inception. For the three months ended March 31, 2019, the Company incurred a net loss of $7,600,000 and as of March 31, 2019 the Company had generated an accumulated deficit of $389,496,000. The Company anticipates operating losses to continue for the foreseeable future due to, among other things, costs related to research, development of its product candidates and its preclinical programs, strategic alliances and its administrative organization. At March 31, 2019, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $10,396,000. The Company will require substantial additional financing to fund its ongoing clinical trials and operations, and to continue to execute its strategy. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date that the financial statements are issued.

 

From its inception through July 2013, the Company raised capital through the private issuance of preferred stock. On July 30, 2013, the Company completed its initial public offering (the “IPO”) of 39,611 shares of Common Stock, at a price of $2,250.00 per share. The Company received net proceeds of $79,811,000 from the sale, net of underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses. Immediately prior to the consummation of the IPO, all outstanding shares of preferred stock automatically converted into shares of Common Stock at the applicable conversion ratio then in effect. From the IPO through December 31, 2016, the Company closed on several offerings which included Common Stock and warrants. Total net proceeds from these offerings was approximately $24.9 million.

 

On April 26, 2017 the Company closed on an underwritten public offering of 165,079 shares of Common Stock. On May 17, 2017, the Company sold an additional 24,239 shares as a result of the underwriter’s exercise of its over-allotment option. Net proceeds from these transactions were approximately $5.3 million.

 

On November 14, 2017 the Company closed on a registered direct offering to select accredited investors of 61,333 shares of common stock. Net proceeds were approximately $1.1 million.

 

On February 12, 2018 the Company closed on an offering of units of common stock and warrants. The Company issued 467,000 shares of common stock, pre-funded warrants to purchase 196,167 share of common stock, and preferred stock warrants to purchase shares of Series A convertible preferred stock convertible into 696,325 shares of common stock. Net proceeds were approximately $8.7 million. (See Note 13)

 

On May 1, 2018 the Company closed on an offering of units of common stock and warrants. The Company issued 3,694,118 shares of common stock, pre-funded warrants to purchase 815,686 shares of common stock, and preferred stock warrants to purchase shares of Series B convertible preferred stock convertible into 4,509,804 shares of common stock. Net proceeds were approximately $25.6 million. (See Note 13)

 

In February and March 2019 the Company implemented a workforce reduction. Six employees were terminated, which represented approximately 24% of the Company’s workforce. A severance related charge of approximately $1,843,000, which includes a non-cash charge of approximately $415,000 related to the accelerated vesting of outstanding stock options, was recorded in the three months ended March 31, 2019. The severance expense will be paid in periodic amounts through February 2020. The accrued severance balance remaining at March 31, 2019 was $1,276,000.

 

On May 10, 2019, the Company entered into a License and Collaboration Agreement (the “License Agreement”) and two Securities Purchase Agreements (the “Securities Purchase Agreements”) with affiliates of HanX.  Under the terms of the agreements, the Company granted to HanX an exclusive, royalty bearing license to study and commercialize rigosertib in greater China. In exchange for these rights, HanX will make upfront payments to the Company totaling $4 million, including a $2 million fee and an investment totaling $2 million to purchase shares of the Company at a premium to market. In addition, HanX will dedicate $2 million in local currency, to be placed in escrow, for clinical development expenses in greater China.  In addition, the Company could receive regulatory, development and sales-based milestone payments to Onconova of up to $45.5 million and receive tiered royalties up to double digits on net sales in greater China. The Company will supply the finished product for sale in the licensed territories.  HanX will also support the Company’s clinical trial initiatives in the territory.

 

The Company has and may continue to delay, scale-back, or eliminate certain of its research and development activities and other aspects of its operations until such time as the Company is successful in securing additional funding. The Company continues to explore various dilutive and non-dilutive sources of funding, including equity financings, strategic alliances, business development and other sources. The future success of the Company is dependent upon its ability to obtain additional funding. There can be no assurance, however, that the Company will be successful in obtaining such funding in sufficient amounts, on terms acceptable to the Company, or at all. The Company currently anticipates that current cash and cash equivalents will be sufficient to meet its anticipated cash requirements into the fourth quarter of 2019. Accordingly, management has concluded that substantial doubt exists with respect to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date that these financial statements are issued.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The condensed consolidated financial statements are prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) for interim financial information. Certain information and footnotes normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The financial statements include the consolidated accounts of the Company, its wholly-owned subsidiary, Onconova Europe GmbH, and GBO (through the date of its dissolution in June 2018). All significant intercompany transactions have been eliminated.

 

Unaudited Interim Financial Information

 

The accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet as of March 31, 2019, the condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, the consolidated statement of stockholders’ (deficit) equity for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 are unaudited. The interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the same basis as the annual audited consolidated financial statements and, in the opinion of management, reflect all adjustments, which include only normal recurring adjustments, necessary for the fair statement of the Company’s financial position as of March 31, 2019, the results of its operations for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, and its cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018. The financial data and other information disclosed in these notes related to the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 are unaudited. The results for the three months ended March 31, 2019 are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for the year ending December 31, 2019, any other interim periods, or any future year or period.  These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2018 included in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 1, 2019.

 

Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform to current period presentation.  All common stock, equity, share and per share amounts in the financial statements and notes have been retroactively adjusted to reflect a one-for-fifteen reverse stock split which was effective September 25, 2018.

 

Segment Information

 

Operating segments are defined as components of an enterprise about which separate discrete information is available for evaluation by the chief operating decision maker, or decision-making group, in deciding how to allocate resources and in assessing performance. The Company views its operations and manages its business in one segment, which is the identification and development of oncology therapeutics.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Continued)

 

Significant Accounting Policies

 

The Company’s significant accounting policies are disclosed in the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018 included in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 1, 2019. Since the date of such financial statements, there have been no changes to the Company’s significant accounting policies, with the exception of the adoption of new FASB guidance related to leases.

 

Fair Value Measurements

 

The carrying amounts reported in the accompanying consolidated financial statements for cash and cash equivalents, accounts payable, and accrued liabilities approximate their respective fair values because of the short-term nature of these accounts. The fair value of the warrant liability is discussed in Note 7, “Fair Value Measurements.”

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company recognizes revenue in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers  (ASC 606), which the Company adopted effective January 1, 2018 using the modified retrospective method. There was no material impact to our financial position and results of operations as a result of the adoption. The Company applies ASC 606 to all contracts with customers, except for contracts that are within the scope of other standards, such as leases, insurance, collaboration arrangements and financial instruments. In accordance with ASC 606, the Company recognizes revenue when its customer obtains control of promised goods or services, in an amount that reflects the consideration which the Company expects to receive in exchange for those goods or services. To determine revenue recognition for arrangements that the Company determines are within the scope of ASC 606, the Company performs the following five steps: (i) identify the contract(s) with a customer; (ii) identify the performance obligations in the contract; (iii) determine the transaction price; (iv) allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract; and (v) recognize revenue when (or as) the Company satisfies a performance obligation. The Company only applies the five-step model to contracts when it is probable that it will collect the consideration it is entitled to in exchange for the goods and services it transfers to the customer. At contract inception, the Company assesses the goods or services promised within each contract that falls under the scope of ASC 606, determines those that are performance obligations and assesses whether each promised good or service is distinct.  The Company then recognizes as revenue the amount of the transaction price that is allocated to the respective performance obligation when (or as) the performance obligation is satisfied.

 

The Company derives revenue from collaboration and licensing agreements and from the sale of products associated with material transfer, collaboration and supply agreements.

 

License, Collaboration and Other Revenues

 

The Company enters into licensing and collaboration agreements, under which it licenses certain of its product candidates’ rights to third parties.  The Company recognizes revenue related to these agreements in accordance with ASC 606. The terms of these arrangements typically include payment from third parties of one or more of the following: non-refundable, up-front license fees; development, regulatory and commercial milestone payments; and royalties on net sales of the licensed product.

 

In determining the appropriate amount of revenue to be recognized as it fulfills its obligation under each of its agreements, the Company performs the five steps described above. As part of the accounting for these arrangements, the Company must develop assumptions that require judgment to determine the stand-alone selling price, which may include forecasted revenues, development timelines, reimbursement of personnel costs, discount rates and probabilities of technical and regulatory success.

 

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Onconova Therapeutics, Inc.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Continued)

 

Licensing of Intellectual Property: If the license to the Company’s intellectual property is determined to be distinct from the other performance obligations identified in the arrangement, the Company recognizes revenue from non-refundable, up-front fees allocated to the license when the license is transferred to the licensee and the licensee is able to use and benefit from the license. For licenses that are bundled with other performance obligations, the Company utilizes judgment to assess the nature of the combined performance obligation to determine whether the combined performance obligation is satisfied over time or at a point in time and, if over time, the appropriate method of measuring progress for purposes of recognizing revenue from non-refundable, up-front-fees. The Company evaluates the measure of progress each reporting period, and, if necessary, adjusts the measure of performance and related revenue recognition.

 

Milestone Payments: At the inception of each arrangement that includes development milestone payments, the Company evaluates whether the milestones are considered probable of being reached and estimates the amount to be included in the transaction price using the most likely amount method.  If it is probable that a significant revenue reversal will not occur, the associated milestone value is included in the transaction price. Milestone payments that are not within the control of the Company or the licensees, such as regulatory approvals, are not considered probable of being achieved until those approvals are received. The transaction price is then allocated to each performance obligation on a relative stand-alone selling price basis, for which the Company recognizes revenue as or when the performance obligations under the contract are satisfied. At the end of each subsequent reporting period, the Company re-evaluates the probability of achievement of such development milestones and any related constraint and, if necessary, adjusts its estimate of the overall transaction price.  Any such adjustments are recorded on a cumulative catch-up basis, which would affect revenues and earnings in their period of adjustment.

 

Manufacturing supply services. Arrangements that include a promise for future supply of drug substance or drug product for either clinical development or commercial supply at the customer’s discretion are generally considered as options. The Company assesses if these options provide material rights to the licensee and if so, they are accounted for as separate performance obligations. If the Company is entitled to additional payments when the customer exercises these options, any additional payments are recorded when the customer obtains control of the goods, which is upon shipment.

 

Royalties: For arrangements that include sales-based royalties, including milestone payments based on the level of sales, and for which the license is deemed to be the predominant item to which royalties relate, the Company recognizes revenue at the later of (i) when the related sales occur, or (ii) when the performance obligation to which some of all of the royalty has been allocated has been satisfied (or partially satisfied).  To date, the Company has not recognized any royalty revenue from its license agreements.

 

Leases

 

The Company accounts for leases in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification Topic 842, Leases (ASC 842), which the Company adopted effective January 1, 2019. The Company determines whether an arrangement is a lease at contract inception by establishing if the contract conveys the right to control the use of identified property, plant, or equipment for a period of time in exchange for consideration.

 

Right of Use (ROU) Assets and Lease Liabilities are recognized at the lease commencement date based on the present value of all minimum lease payments over the lease term. The Company uses its incremental borrowing rate based on the information available at commencement date in determining the present value of lease payments, when the implicit rate is not readily determinable. Lease terms may include options to extend or terminate the lease. These options are included in the lease term when it is reasonably certain that the Company will exercise that option. Operating lease expense is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term.

 

The Company has elected the following policy elections on adoption: use of portfolio approach on leases of assets under master service agreements, exclusion of short term leases (term of 12 months or less) on the balance sheet, and not separating lease and non-lease components.

 

At January 1, 2019 and March 31, 2019 the Company had one lease, which was for office space. The lease qualifies for the short term lease exception. Consequently, no ROU Asset or Lease Liability was recorded. The lease payments are being recognized as an expense on a straight-line basis over the lease term. Lease payments for the three months ended March 31, 2019 were $47,000. Remaining payments due under the lease at March 31, 2019 are $177,000.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Continued)

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In February 2016 and through subsequent amendments, the FASB issued guidance which supersedes much of the previous guidance for leases. The new guidance requires lessees to recognize a right-of-use asset and a lease liability on their balance sheets for all the leases with terms greater than twelve months. Based on certain criteria, leases are classified as either financing or operating, with classification affecting the pattern of expense recognition in the income statement. For leases with a term of twelve months or less, a lessee is permitted to make an accounting policy election by class of underlying asset not to recognize lease assets and lease liabilities. If a lessee makes this election, it should recognize lease expense for such leases generally on a straight-line basis over the lease term. The guidance was effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within those years, with early adoption permitted. In transition, lessees and lessors were permitted to recognize and measure leases at the date of adoption using a modified retrospective approach. The modified retrospective approach includes a number of optional practical expedients primarily focused on leases that commenced before the effective date of the new guidance, including continuing to account for leases that commence before the effective date in accordance with previous guidance, unless the lease is modified. The Company adopted the guidance in ASC 842 effective January 1, 2019 using the modified retrospective method, which does not require the restatement of prior period amounts. There was no impact to the Company’s financial position and results of operations as a result of the adoption.

 

In August 2018, the FASB issued guidance which changes the disclosure requirements for fair value measurement. The guidance amends the disclosure requirements in ASC Topic 820 by adding, changing, or removing certain disclosures. The guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. The Company believes that the adoption of this guidance will not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements. The Company is evaluating the impact of the adoption of the standard on its financial statement disclosures.

 

In November 2018, the FASB issued guidance, which clarifies the interaction between ASC Topic 808, Collaborative Arrangements, and ASC Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The guidance, among other items, clarifies that certain transactions between collaborative participants should be accounted for as revenue under Topic 606 when the collaborative arrangement participant is a customer in the context of a unit of account. The guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. The Company is still evaluating the impact that the adoption of this guidance will have on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

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Onconova Therapeutics, Inc.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

3.  Revenue

 

The Company’s revenue during the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 was from its license and collaboration agreements with SymBio, HanX and Pint (See Note 10).

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symbio

 

 

 

 

 

Upfront license fee recognition over time

 

$

57,000

 

$

114,000

 

Supplies

 

11,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hanx

 

 

 

 

 

Upfront license payment recognized at a point in time

 

 

450,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

68,000

 

$

564,000

 

 

Deferred revenue is as follows:

 

 

 

Symbio

 

 

 

Upfront Payment

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred balance at December 31, 2018

 

$

4,148,000

 

Recognition to revenue

 

57,000

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred balance at March 31, 2019

 

$

4,091,000

 

 

See Note 10, “License and Collaboration Agreements,” for a further discussion of the agreements with SymBio and HanX.

 

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Onconova Therapeutics, Inc.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

4.  Net Loss Per Share of Common Stock

 

The following potentially dilutive securities outstanding at March 31, 2019 and 2018 have been excluded from the computation of diluted weighted average shares outstanding, as they would be antidilutive (reflects the number of common shares as if the dilutive securities had been converted to common stock):

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

Warrants

 

5,504,722

 

1,015,476

 

Stock options

 

345,794

 

74,590

 

 

 

5,850,516

 

1,090,066

 

 

5.  Warrants

 

Common Stock warrants are accounted for in accordance with applicable accounting guidance provided in ASC Topic 815,  Derivatives and Hedging — Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity  (ASC Topic 815), as either derivative liabilities or as equity instruments depending on the specific terms of the warrant agreement. Some of the Company’s warrants are classified as liabilities because in certain circumstances they could require cash settlement.

 

Warrants outstanding and warrant activity (reflects the number of common shares as if the warrants were converted to common stock) for the three months ended March 31, 2019 is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise

 

Expiration

 

Decemeber 31,

 

Warrants

 

Warrants

 

Warrants

 

March 31,

 

Description

 

Classification

 

Price

 

Date

 

2018

 

Issued

 

Exercised

 

Expired

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-tradable warrants

 

Liability

 

$

172.50

 

July 2021

 

6,456

 

 

 

 

6,456

 

Tradable warrants

 

Liability

 

$

73.80

 

July 2021

 

212,801

 

 

 

 

212,801

 

Non-tradable pre-funded warrants

 

Equity

 

$

0.15

 

July 2023

 

394

 

 

 

 

394

 

Non-tradable warrants

 

Equity

 

$

6.69375

 

*

 

663,167

 

 

 

 

663,167

 

Non-tradable warrants

 

Equity

 

$

7.96875

 

*

 

33,158

 

 

 

 

33,158

 

Non-tradable warrants

 

Equity

 

$

14.10

 

March 2021

 

5,000

 

 

 

 

5,000

 

Non-tradable warrants

 

Equity

 

$

21.15

 

March 2021

 

8,333

 

 

 

 

8,333

 

Non-tradable warrants

 

Equity

 

$

7.7895

 

June 2021

 

15,000

 

 

 

 

15,000

 

Non-tradable pre-funded warrants

 

Equity

 

$

0.15

 

none

 

86,167

 

 

(33,333

)

 

52,834

 

Non-tradable warrants

 

Equity

 

$

6.375

 

**

 

4,432,962

 

 

 

 

4,432,962

 

Non-tradable pre-funded warrants

 

Equity

 

$

0.15

 

none

 

262,068

 

 

(187,451

)

 

74,617

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,725,506

 

 

(220,784

)

 

5,504,722

 

 


* These preferred stock warrants expire on the earlier of (A) the one-month anniversary of the date on which the Company publically releases topline results of the INSPIRE Pivotal phase 3 that compare the overall survival (OS) of patients in the rigosertib group vs the Physician’s Choice group, in all patients and in a subgroup of patients with IPSS-R very high risk and (B) December 31, 2019. These preferred stock warrants may be exercised on a cashless basis in certain circumstances specified therein.

 

** These preferred stock warrants expire on the 18-month anniversary of June 8, 2018, the date on which the Company publicly announced through the filing of a Current Report on Form 8-K that a Certificate of Amendment to the Company’s Tenth Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock from 100,000,000 to 250,000,000, was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware. These preferred stock warrants may be exercised on a cashless basis in certain circumstances specified therein.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

6. Balance Sheet Detail

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets:

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

 

$

432,000

 

$

415,000

 

Manufacturing

 

73,000

 

111,000

 

Insurance

 

152,000

 

166,000

 

Other

 

102,000

 

68,000

 

 

 

$

759,000

 

$

760,000

 

 

Property and equipment:

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment

 

$

2,228,000

 

$

2,228,000

 

Accumulated depreciation

 

(2,227,000

)

(2,219,000

)

 

 

$

1,000

 

$

9,000

 

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities:

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

 

$

2,113,000

 

$

2,285,000

 

Employee compensation

 

1,645,000

 

1,650,000

 

Professional fees

 

77,000

 

225,000

 

Other

 

14,000

 

13,000

 

 

 

$

3,849,000

 

$

4,173,000

 

 

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Onconova Therapeutics, Inc.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

7. Fair Value Measurements

 

Fair value is defined as the exchange price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date.

 

The Company utilizes a valuation hierarchy for disclosure of the inputs to the valuations used to measure fair value. This hierarchy prioritizes the inputs into three broad levels as follows. Level 1 inputs are quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. Level 2 inputs are quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets or inputs that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly through market corroboration, for substantially the full term of the financial instrument. Level 3 inputs are unobservable inputs based on the Company’s own assumptions used to measure assets and liabilities at fair value. A financial asset or liability’s classification within the hierarchy is determined based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement.

 

On January 5, 2016, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “Securities Purchase Agreement”) with an institutional investor providing for the issuance and sale by the Company of 12,912 shares of Common Stock, at a purchase price of $142.50 per share and warrants to purchase up to 6,456 shares of Common Stock (the “Warrants”) for aggregate gross proceeds of $1,840,000. The Company has classified the warrants as a liability (see Note 5). The estimated fair value using the Black-Scholes pricing model was approximately $0 at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018.

 

On July 29, 2016 the Company closed on a Rights Offering, issuing 239,986 shares of Common Stock, 212,801 Tradable Warrants and 43,760 Pre-Funded Warrants. The Tradable Warrants are exercisable for a period of five years for one share of Common Stock at an exercise price of $73.80 per share. After the one-year anniversary of issuance, the Company may redeem the Tradable Warrants for $0.001 per Tradable Warrant if the volume weighted average price of its Common Stock is above $184.50 for each of 10 consecutive trading days. The Company has classified the Tradable Warrants as a liability (see Note 5). The Tradable Warrants have been listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market since issuance and the Company regularly monitors the trading activity. The Company has determined that an active and orderly market for the Tradable Warrants has developed and that the Nasdaq Capital Market price is the best indicator of fair value of the warrant liability. The quoted market price was used to determine the fair value at December 31, 2018 and March 31, 2019.

 

The Company estimated the fair value of the non-tradable warrant liability at March 31, 2019, using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following weighted-average assumptions:

 

Risk-free interest rate

 

2.24

%

Expected volatility

 

83.68

%

Expected term

 

2.29 years

 

Expected dividend yield

 

0

%

 

Expected volatility is based on the historical volatility of the Company’s Common Stock since its IPO in July 2013.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

7. Fair Value Measurements (Continued)

 

The following fair value hierarchy table presents information about the Company’s financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018:

 

 

 

Fair Value Measurement as of:

 

 

 

March 31, 2019

 

December 31, 2018

 

 

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

 

Balance

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

 

Balance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tradable warrants liability

 

$

603,000

 

$

 

$

 

$

603,000

 

$

176,000

 

$

 

$

 

$

176,000

 

Non-tradable warrants liability

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

$

603,000

 

$

 

$

 

$

603,000

 

$

176,000

 

$

 

$

 

$

176,000

 

 

There were no transfers between Level 1 and Level 2 in any of the periods reported.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

8.  Stock-Based Compensation

 

The 2007 Equity Compensation Plan as amended (the “2007 Plan”), amended, restated and renamed the Company’s 1999 Stock Based Compensation Plan (the “1999 Plan”), which provided for the granting of incentive and nonqualified stock options and restricted stock to its employees, directors and consultants at the discretion of the board of directors.

 

The 2013 Equity Compensation Plan (the “2013 Plan”), amended, restated and renamed the 2007 Plan. Under the 2013 Plan, the Company may grant incentive stock options, non-statutory stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units, deferred share awards, performance awards and other equity-based awards to employees, directors and consultants. The Company initially reserved 40,719 shares of Common Stock for issuance, subject to adjustment as set forth in the 2013 Plan. The 2013 Plan included an evergreen provision, pursuant to which the maximum aggregate number of shares that may be issued under the 2013 Plan is increased on the first day of each fiscal year by the lesser of (a) a number of shares equal to four percent (4%) of the issued and outstanding Common Stock of the Company, without duplication, (b) 13,333 shares and (c) such lesser number as determined by the Company’s board of directors, subject to specified limitations.

 

The 2018 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan (the “2018 Plan”) was unanimously approved by the Company’s Board of Directors on May 24, 2018 and was approved by the Company’s stockholders on June 27, 2018. The 2018 Plan replaces the 2013 Plan. Upon stockholders’ approval of the 2018 Plan, no further awards will be made under the 2013 Plan. Awards granted under the 2013 Plan will continue in effect in accordance with the terms of the applicable award agreement and the terms of the 2013 Plan in effect when the awards were granted.

 

Under the 2018 Plan, the Company may grant incentive stock options, non-qualified stock options, stock awards, stock units, stock appreciation rights and other stock-based awards to employees, non-employee directors and consultants, and advisors. The maximum aggregate number of shares of the Company’s common stock that may be issued under the 2018 Plan is 402,354, which is equal to the sum of (i) 400,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, plus (ii) 2,354 shares, which is the number of shares of the Company common stock reserved for issuance under the 2013 Plan that remained available as of the effective date of the 2018 Plan. In addition, the number of shares of common stock subject to outstanding awards under the 2013 Plan that terminate, expire, or are cancelled, forfeited, exchanged, or surrendered without having been exercised, vested, or paid in shares under the 2013 Plan after the effective date of the 2018 Plan will be available for issuance under the 2018 Plan. At March 31, 2019, there were 118,890 shares available for future issuance.

 

Stock-based compensation expense includes stock options granted to employees and non-employees and has been reported in the Company’s statements of operations and comprehensive loss in either research and development expenses or general and administrative expenses depending on the function performed by the optionee. No net tax benefits related to the stock-based compensation costs have been recognized since the Company’s inception. The Company recognized stock-based compensation expense as follows for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018:

 

 

 

Three Months ended March 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

General and administrative

 

$

538,000

 

$

158,000

 

Research and development

 

112,000

 

120,000

 

 

 

$

650,000

 

$

278,000

 

 

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(Unaudited)

 

8.  Stock-Based Compensation (Continued)

 

A summary of stock option activity for the three months ended March 31, 2019 is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

Options Outstanding

 

 

 

Shares
Available
for Grant

 

Number of
Shares

 

Weighted-
Average
Exercise
Price

 

Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Term (in years)

 

Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value

 

Balance, December 31, 2018

 

95,264

 

379,328

 

$

76.33

 

9.19

 

$

0

 

Authorized

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granted

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

Exercised

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

Forfeitures

 

23,626

 

(33,534

)

$

61.68

 

9.14

 

 

 

Balance, March 31, 2019

 

118,890

 

345,794

 

$

77.75

 

8.92

 

$

0

 

Vested or expected to vest, March 31, 2019

 

 

 

336,847

 

$

194.95

 

8.19

 

$

0

 

Exercisable at March 31, 2019

 

 

 

129,447

 

$

194.95

 

8.19

 

$

0

 

 

Information with respect to stock options outstanding and exercisable at March 31, 2019 is as follows:

 

Exercise Price

 

Shares

 

Exercisable

 

$3.41 – $7.05

 

278,246

 

71,040

 

$16.35 – $97.50

 

48,133

 

39,167

 

$222.00 - $225.00

 

1,871

 

1,744

 

$348.00 – $597.00

 

4,867

 

4,832

 

$651.00 – $1,129.50

 

5,432

 

5,419

 

$1,992.00 - $2,268.00

 

6,910

 

6,910

 

$4,156.50 - $4,371.00

 

335

 

335

 

 

 

345,794

 

129,447

 

 

The Company accounts for all stock-based payments made after April 23, 2013 to employees and directors using an option pricing model for estimating fair value. Accordingly, stock-based compensation expense is measured based on the estimated fair value of the awards on the date of grant, net of forfeitures. Compensation expense is recognized for the portion that is ultimately expected to vest over the period during which the recipient renders the required services to the Company using the straight-line single option method. In accordance with authoritative guidance, the fair value of non-employee stock-based awards is re-measured as the awards vest, and the resulting increase in fair value, if any, is recognized as expense in the period the related services are rendered.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

8.  Stock-Based Compensation (Continued)

 

The Company uses the Black-Scholes option-pricing model to estimate the fair value of stock options at the grant date. The Black-Scholes model requires the Company to make certain estimates and assumptions, including estimating the fair value of the Company’s Common Stock, assumptions related to the expected price volatility of the Common Stock, the period during which the options will be outstanding, the rate of return on risk-free investments and the expected dividend yield for the Company’s stock.

 

As of March 31, 2019, there was $922,000 of unrecognized compensation expense related to the unvested stock options issued from April 24, 2013 through March 31, 2019, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of approximately 2.07 years.

 

The weighted-average assumptions underlying the Black-Scholes calculation of grant date fair value include the following:

 

 

 

Three Months ended March 31,

 

 

 

2018

 

Risk-free interest rate

 

2.60

%

Expected volatility

 

74.13

%

Expected term

 

5.78 years

 

Expected dividend yield

 

0

%

Weighted average grant date fair value

 

$

0.84

 

 

There were no stock option grants during the three months ended March 31, 2019.

 

The weighted-average valuation assumptions were determined as follows:

 

· Risk-free interest rate: The Company based the risk-free interest rate on the interest rate payable on U.S. Treasury securities in effect at the time of grant for a period that is commensurate with the assumed expected option term.

 

· Expected term of options: Due to its lack of sufficient historical data, the Company estimates the expected life of its employee stock options using the “simplified” method, as prescribed in Staff Accounting Bulletin (SAB) No. 107, whereby the expected life equals the arithmetic average of the vesting term and the original contractual term of the option.

 

· Expected stock price volatility:  Expected volatility is based on the historical volatility of the Company’s Common Stock since its IPO in July 2013.

 

· Expected annual dividend yield: The Company has never paid, and does not expect to pay, dividends in the foreseeable future.  Accordingly, the Company assumed an expected dividend yield of 0.0%.

 

· Estimated forfeiture rate: The Company’s estimated annual forfeiture rate on stock option grants during the three months ended March 31, 2018 was 4.14%.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

9. Research Agreements

 

The Company has entered into various licensing and right-to-sublicense agreements with educational institutions for the exclusive use of patents and patent applications, as well as any patents that may develop from research being conducted by such educational institutions in the field of anticancer therapy, genes and proteins. Results from this research have been licensed to the Company pursuant to these agreements. Under one of these agreements with Temple University (“Temple”), the Company is required to make annual maintenance payments to Temple and royalty payments based upon a percentage of sales generated from any products covered by the licensed patents, with minimum specified royalty payments. As no sales had been generated through March 31, 2019 under the licensed patents, the Company has not incurred any royalty expenses related to this agreement. In addition, the Company is required to pay Temple a percentage of any sublicensing fees received by the Company.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

10. License and Collaboration Agreements

 

SymBio Agreement

 

In July 2011, the Company entered into a license agreement with SymBio, which has been subsequently amended, granting SymBio an exclusive, royalty-bearing license for the development and commercialization of rigosertib in Japan and Korea. Under the SymBio license agreement, SymBio is obligated to use commercially reasonable efforts to develop and obtain market approval for rigosertib inside the licensed territory and the Company has similar obligations outside of the licensed territory. The Company has also entered into an agreement with SymBio providing for it to supply SymBio with development-stage product. Under the SymBio license agreement, the Company also agreed to supply commercial product to SymBio under specified terms that will be included in a commercial supply agreement to be negotiated prior to the first commercial sale of rigosertib. The supply of development-stage product and the supply of commercial product will be at the Company’s cost plus a defined profit margin. Sales of development-stage product have been de minimis. The Company has additionally granted SymBio a right of first negotiation to license or obtain the rights to develop and commercialize compounds having a chemical structure similar to rigosertib in the licensed territory.

 

Under the terms of the SymBio license agreement, the Company received an upfront payment of $7,500,000 in 2011. The Company is eligible to receive milestone payments of up to an aggregate of $22,000,000 from SymBio upon the achievement of specified development and regulatory milestones for specified indications. Of the regulatory milestones, $5,000,000 is due upon receipt of marketing approval in the United States for rigosertib IV in higher-risk MDS patients, $3,000,000 is due upon receipt of marketing approval in Japan for rigosertib IV in higher-risk MDS patients, $5,000,000 is due upon receipt of marketing approval in the United States for rigosertib oral in lower-risk MDS patients, and $5,000,000 is due upon receipt of marketing approval in Japan for rigosertib oral in lower-risk MDS patients. Furthermore, upon receipt of marketing approval in the United States and Japan for an additional specified indication of rigosertib, which the Company is currently not pursuing, an aggregate of $4,000,000 would be due. In addition to these pre-commercial milestones, the Company is eligible to receive tiered milestone payments based upon annual net sales of rigosertib by SymBio of up to an aggregate of $30,000,000.

 

Further, under the terms of the SymBio license agreement, SymBio will make royalty payments to the Company at percentage rates ranging from the mid-teens to 20% based on net sales of rigosertib by SymBio.

 

Royalties will be payable under the SymBio agreement on a country-by-country basis in the licensed territory, until the later of the expiration of marketing exclusivity in those countries, a specified period of time after first commercial sale of rigosertib in such country, or the expiration of all valid claims of the licensed patents covering rigosertib or the manufacture or use of rigosertib in such country. If no valid claim exists covering the composition of matter of rigosertib or the use of or treatment with rigosertib in a particular country before the expiration of the royalty term, and specified competing products achieve a specified market share percentage in such country, SymBio’s obligation to pay the Company royalties will continue at a reduced royalty rate until the end of the royalty term. In addition, the applicable royalties payable to the Company may be reduced if SymBio is required to pay royalties to third-parties for licenses to intellectual property rights necessary to develop, use, manufacture or commercialize rigosertib in the licensed territory. The license agreement with SymBio will remain in effect until the expiration of the royalty term. However, the SymBio license agreement may be terminated earlier due to the uncured material breach or bankruptcy of a party, or force majeure. If SymBio terminates the license agreement in these circumstances, its licenses to rigosertib will survive, subject to SymBio’s milestone and royalty obligations, which SymBio may elect to defer and offset against any damages that may be determined to be due from the Company. In addition, the Company may terminate the license agreement in the event that SymBio brings a challenge against it in relation to the licensed patents, and SymBio may terminate the license agreement without cause by providing the Company with written notice within a specified period of time in advance of termination.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

10. License and Collaboration Agreements (Continued)

 

The Company assessed the SymBio arrangement in accordance with ASC 606 and determined that its performance obligations under the SymBio agreement include the exclusive, royalty-bearing, sublicensable license to rigosertib, the research and development services to be provided by the Company and its obligation to serve on a joint committee. The Company concluded that the license was not distinct since it was of no benefit to SymBio without the ongoing research and development services and that, as such, the license and the research and development services should be bundled as a single performance obligation. Since the provision of the license and research and development services are considered a single performance obligation, the $7,500,000 upfront payment is being recognized as revenue ratably through December 2037, the expected period over which the Company expects the research and development services to be performed as the services are performed.

 

SymBio’s purchases of rigosertib as development-stage product or for commercial requirements represent options under the agreement and revenues are therefore recognized when control of the product is transferred, which is typically when shipped. If SymBio orders the supplies from the Company, the Company expects the pricing for this supply to equal its third-party manufacturing cost plus a pre-negotiated percentage, which will not result in a significant incremental discount to market rates. In January 2018, the agreement was amended to provide SymBio a discount of 35% on future purchases, limited to a cumulative total amount of $300,000.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

10. License and Collaboration Agreements (Continued)

 

HanX ON 123300 Agreement

 

In December 2017, the Company entered into a license and collaboration agreement with HanX Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (“HanX”), a company focused on development of novel oncology products, for the further development, registration and commercialization of ON 123300 in Greater China. ON 123300 is a preclinical compound which the Company believes has the potential to overcome the limitations of current generation CDK 4/6 inhibitors. The key feature of the collaboration is that HanX will provide all funding required for future Chinese IND enabling studies necessary for filing an IND with the Chinese Food and Drug Administration.  The studies would be conducted to meet the Good Laboratory Practice (“GLP”) requirements of the FDA such that the Company could simultaneously file an IND with the US FDA. The Company and HanX will oversee the IND enabling studies. The Company will maintain global rights to ON 12330 outside of China.

 

Pursuant to the agreement, the Company received a $450,000 upfront payment on April 11, 2018. If the compound receives regulatory approval and is commercialized, the Company would receive regulatory and commercial milestone payments, as well as royalties on sales in the Greater China territory.

 

The Company assessed the HanX arrangement for revenue recognition in accordance with ASC 606 and determined that the license was distinct and that control of the license had been transferred during the first quarter of 2018. As such, the Company recognized the $450,000 allocated to the license in the quarter ended March 31, 2018.

 

Pint Agreement

 

On March 2, 2018, the Company entered into a License, Development and Commercialization Agreement (the “License Agreement”) and a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Securities Purchase Agreement”) with Pint.

 

Under the terms of the License Agreement, the Company granted Pint an exclusive, royalty-bearing license, with the right to sublicense, under certain Company patent rights and know-how to develop and commercialize any pharmaceutical product (the “Product”) containing rigosertib in all uses of rigosertib in humans in Latin American countries (the “Territory,” including Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, British Guiana, Suriname, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela).

 

Pint agreed to make an upfront equity investment in the Company’s common stock. In addition, the Company could receive up to $41.5 million in additional regulatory, development and sales-based milestone payments, an additional equity investment, as well as tiered, double digit royalties based on net aggregate net sales in the Territory. Pint and the Company have also agreed to enter into a supply agreement providing for Pint purchasing rigosertib and the Product from the Company within 90 days of the FDA approval of an a New Drug Application (“NDA”) for the Product.

 

Pint may terminate the License Agreement in whole (but not in part) at any time upon 45 days’ prior written notice.  The License Agreement also contains certain provisions for termination by either party in the event of breach of the License Agreement by the other party, subject to a cure period, or bankruptcy of the other party.

 

Under the terms of the Securities Purchase Agreement, Pint agreed to make an upfront equity investment in the Company at a specified premium to the Company’s share price. Pursuant to the Securities Purchase Agreement, closing of the upfront equity investment occurred on April 4, 2018 and Pint purchased 54,463 shares of common stock for $1,250,000. The total amount of the premium was $319,000 and this amount was allocated to the license.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

10. License and Collaboration Agreements (Continued)

 

In addition, under the Securities Purchase Agreement, if the FDA approves the NDA for the Product, Pint will reimburse the Company for certain research and development expenses.  Half of the reimbursement amount will be paid in cash, the other half of the amount will be by an equity investment at a premium to the average of the volume weighted average price of common stock for the ten consecutive trading days ended on the day the FDA approves the NDA.

 

Pursuant to the Securities Purchase Agreement, the common stock purchased by Pint is subject to certain lock-up restrictions and Pint is entitled to certain registration and participation rights.

 

The Company assessed the Pint arrangement for revenue recognition in accordance with ASC 606 and determined that the license was distinct and that control of the license had been transferred during the second quarter of 2018. As such, the Company recognized the $319,000 allocated to the license in the quarter ended June 30, 2018.

 

11. Preclinical Collaboration / Non-controlling Interest

 

In December 2012, the Company agreed to form GBO, an entity owned by the Company and GVK. The purpose of GBO was to collaborate on and develop two programs through filing of an investigational new drug application and/or conducting proof of concept studies using the Company’s technology platform.

 

During 2013, GVK made an initial capital contribution of $500,000 in exchange for a 10% interest in GBO, and the Company made an initial capital contribution of a sublicense to all the intellectual property controlled by the Company related to the two specified programs in exchange for a 90% interest. Under the terms of the agreement, GVK made additional capital contributions. The GVK percentage interest in GBO could have changed from the initial 10% to up to 50%, depending on the amount of its total capital contributions. During November 2014, GVK made an additional capital contribution of $500,000 which increased its interest in GBO to 17.5%. The Company evaluated its variable interests in GBO on a quarterly basis and determined that it was the primary beneficiary. GBO was reflected in the Company’s financial statements as a non-controlling interest.

 

The two preclinical programs sublicensed to GBO were not developed to clinical stage as initially hoped, and GBO was dissolved in June 2018. The dissolution resulted in a gain of $693,000 to the Company, primarily as a result of forgiveness of GBO payables to GVK. Upon consolidation of GBO, the $693,000 gain and $(163,000) non-controlling interest portion were recorded by the Company in the quarter ended June 30, 2018. There was no activity in GBO during the three months ended March 31, 2018.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

12. Related-Party Transactions

 

The Company has entered into a research agreement, as subsequently amended, with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (“Mount Sinai”), with which a member of its board of directors and a stockholder is affiliated. Mount Sinai is undertaking research on behalf of the Company on the terms set forth in the agreements. Mount Sinai, in collaboration with the Company, will prepare applications for patents generated from the research. Results from all projects will belong exclusively to Mount Sinai, but the Company will have an exclusive option to license any inventions, resulting therefrom. Payments to Mount Sinai under this research agreement for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 were $88,000 and $88,000, respectively. At March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the Company had $175,000 and $88,000, respectively, payable to Mount Sinai under this agreement.

 

The Company has entered into a consulting agreement with a member of its board of directors, who is also a significant stockholder of the Company. The board member provides consulting services to the Company on the terms set forth in the agreement. Payments to this board member for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 were $33,000 and $33,000, respectively. At March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the Company had $33,000 and $33,000, respectively, payable under this agreement.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

13. Securities Registrations and Sales Agreements

 

On October 8, 2015, the Company entered into a Purchase Agreement, and a registration rights agreement with Lincoln Park. A registration statement (Form S-1 No. 333-207533), relating to the shares, which was filed with the SEC became effective on November 3, 2015.

 

Subject to the terms and conditions of the purchase agreement, including the effectiveness of a registration statement covering the resale of the shares, the Company may sell additional shares of its Common Stock, having an aggregate offering price of up to $15,000,000 to Lincoln Park from time to time until December 1, 2018.

 

Upon execution of the Lincoln Park purchase agreement, Lincoln Park made an initial purchase of 5,645 shares of the Company’s Common Stock for $1,500,000. Subject to the terms and conditions of the purchase agreement, including the effectiveness of a registration statement covering the resale of the shares, the Company has the right to sell to and Lincoln Park is obligated to purchase up to an additional $15,000,000 of shares of Common Stock, subject to certain limitations, from time to time until December 1, 2018. The Company may direct Lincoln Park, at its sole discretion and subject to certain conditions, to purchase up to 666 shares of Common Stock on any business day, increasing to up to 1,666 shares depending upon the closing sale price of the Common Stock (such purchases, “Regular Purchases”). However, in no event shall a Regular Purchase be more than $1,000,000. The purchase price of shares of Common Stock related to the future funding will be based on the prevailing market prices of such shares at the time of sales. In addition, the Company may direct Lincoln Park to purchase additional amounts as accelerated purchases if on the date of a Regular Purchase the closing sale price of the Common Stock is not below the threshold price as set forth in the Purchase Agreement. The Company’s sales of shares of Common Stock to Lincoln Park under the Purchase Agreement were limited to no more than the number of shares that would result in the beneficial ownership by Lincoln Park and its affiliates, at any single point in time, of more than 4.99% of the then-outstanding shares of the Common Stock, which limit increased to 9.99% on May 1, 2016.

 

Pursuant to the terms of the Lincoln Park purchase agreement and to comply with the listing rules of the Nasdaq Stock Market, the number of shares issued to Lincoln Park thereunder shall not exceed 19.99% of the Company’s shares outstanding on October 8, 2015 unless the approval of the Company’s stockholders is obtained. This limitation shall not apply if the average price paid for all shares issued and sold under the purchase agreement is equal to or greater than $233.40. The Company is not required or permitted to issue any shares of Common Stock under the Lincoln Park purchase agreement if such issuance would breach the Company’s obligations under the listing rules of the Nasdaq Stock Market.

 

As consideration for entering into the purchase agreement, the Company issued to Lincoln Park 1,333 shares of Common Stock. Lincoln Park represented to the Company, among other things, that it was an “accredited investor” (as such term is defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and the Company sold the securities in reliance upon an exemption from registration contained in Section 4(2) under the Securities Act. The securities sold may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

 

The net proceeds to the Company under the Lincoln Park purchase agreement will depend on the frequency and prices at which the Company may sell shares of Common Stock to Lincoln Park. The Company expects that the proceeds received from the initial purchase and any additional proceeds from future sales to Lincoln Park will be used to fund the development of the Company’s clinical and preclinical programs, for other research and development activities and for general corporate purposes.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

13. Securities Registrations and Sales Agreements (continued)

 

On February 8, 2018, the Company entered into an underwriting agreement (the “February 2018 Underwriting Agreement”) with H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC (“HCW”), relating to the public offering (the “February 2018 Offering”) of 380,500 shares of the Company’s common stock and pre-funded warrants (the “February 2018 Pre-Funded Warrants”) to purchase an aggregate of 196,167 shares of common stock. Each share of common stock or February 2018 Pre-Funded Warrant, as applicable, was sold as a unit with a warrant to purchase Series A Preferred Stock which is convertible to common stock (the “February 2018 Preferred Stock Warrants”). Each February 2018 Preferred Stock Warrant is for one-fifteenth of a share of common stock, on an as converted basis. The combined public offering price was $15.15 per common stock unit or $15.00 per February 2018 Pre-Funded Warrant unit.

 

The Company also granted HCW a 30-day option to purchase up to 86,500 additional shares of common stock at a purchase price of $15.00 per share and February 2018 Preferred Stock Warrants to purchase shares of Series A Preferred Stock convertible into 86,500 shares of common stock at a purchase price of $0.15 per February 2018 Preferred Stock Warrant, less the underwriting discounts and commissions. Prior to closing, HCW exercised this option in full.

 

The offering closed on February 12, 2018. Net proceeds from the offering were approximately $8.7 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by the Company. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund the development of its clinical and preclinical programs, for other research and development activities and for general corporate purposes, which may include capital expenditures and funding its working capital needs.

 

The shares of common stock or February 2018 Pre-Funded Warrants, as applicable, and the accompanying February 2018 Preferred Stock Warrants could only be purchased together as a unit in the offering but were issued as separate securities.

 

The February 2018 Pre-Funded Warrants are exercisable immediately at an exercise price of $0.15 per share, may be exercised until they are exercised in full, and may be exercised on a cashless basis in certain circumstances specified therein.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

13. Securities Registrations and Sales Agreements (continued)

 

The February 2018 Preferred Stock Warrants are exercisable immediately for Series A Preferred Stock at an exercise price of $15.15 per common share, on an as converted basis and will expire on the earlier of (A) the one-month anniversary of the date on which the Company publically releases topline results of the INSPIRE Pivotal phase 3 that compare the overall survival (OS) of patients in the rigosertib group vs the Physician’s Choice group, in all patients and in a subgroup of patients with IPSS-R very high risk and (B) December 31, 2019. The February 2018 Preferred Stock Warrants may be exercised on a cashless basis in certain circumstances specified therein.

 

HCW acted as sole book-running manager for the offering, which was a firm commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 (Registration No. 333-222374) that was declared effective by the SEC on February 7, 2018. The offering was made only by means of a prospectus forming a part of the effective registration statement. The Company paid HCW a commission equal to 7.0% of the gross proceeds of the offering, a management fee equal to 1.0% of the gross proceeds of the offering and other expenses. As additional compensation, the Company issued warrants to HCW exercisable for shares of Series A Preferred Stock, which are convertible into 33,158 shares of common stock subject to the terms of the Series A Preferred Stock. These warrants have substantially the same terms as the February 2018 Preferred Stock Warrants except that the exercise price per share is equal to $18.9375 per share of common stock, on an as converted basis. On September 24, 2018, in exchange for HCW agreement to provide shareholder advisory services to the Company for a period of three months starting on September 24, 2018, the Company repriced these warrants to an exercise price per share equal to $7.96875 per share of common stock, on an as converted basis.

 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

13. Securities Registrations and Sales Agreements (continued)

 

On April 27, 2018, the Company entered into an underwriting agreement with HCW relating to the public offering (the “April 2018 Offering”) of 3,105,882 shares of the Company’s common stock and pre-funded warrants (the “May 2018 Pre-Funded Warrants”) to purchase an aggregate of 815,686 shares of common stock. Each share of common stock or May 2018 Pre-Funded Warrant, as applicable, was sold as a unit with a warrant to purchase Series B Preferred Stock which is convertible to common stock (the “May 2018 Preferred Stock Warrants”). Each May 2018 Preferred Stock Warrant is for one-fifteenth of a share of common stock, on an as converted basis. The combined public offering price was $6.375 per common stock unit or $6.225 per May 2018 Pre-Funded Warrant unit.

 

The Company also granted HCW a 30-day option to purchase up to 588,235 additional shares of common stock at a purchase price of $6.225 per share and May 2018 Preferred Stock Warrants to purchase shares of Series B Preferred Stock convertible into 588,235 shares of common stock at a purchase price of $0.15 per May 2018 Preferred Stock Warrant, less the underwriting discounts and commissions. Prior to closing, HCW exercised this option in full.

 

The offering closed on May 1, 2018. Net proceeds from the offering were approximately $25.6 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by the Company. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund the development of its clinical and preclinical programs, for other research and development activities and for general corporate purposes, which may include capital expenditures and funding its working capital needs.

 

The shares of common stock or May 2018 Pre-Funded Warrants, as applicable, and the accompanying May 2018 Preferred Stock Warrants could only be purchased together as a unit in the offering but were issued as separate securities.

 

The May 2018 Pre-Funded Warrants are exercisable immediately at an exercise price of $0.15 per share, may be exercised until they are exercised in full, and may be exercised on a cashless basis in certain circumstances.

 

The May 2018 Preferred Stock Warrants are exercisable immediately for Series B Preferred Stock at an exercise price of $6.375 per common share, on an as converted basis and will expire on the 18-month anniversary of June 8, 2018, the date on which the Company publicly announced through the filing of a Current Report on Form 8-K that a Certificate of Amendment to the Company’s Tenth Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock from 100,000,000 to 250,000,000, was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware. The May 2018 Preferred Stock Warrants may be exercised on a cashless basis in certain circumstances.

 

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Onconova Therapeutics, Inc.

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Continued)

(Unaudited)

 

13. Securities Registrations and Sales Agreements (continued)

 

HCW acted as sole book-running manager for the offering, which was a firm commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 (Registration No. 333-224315) that was declared effective by the SEC on April 26, 2018. The offering was made only by means of a prospectus forming a part of the effective registration statement. The Company paid HCW a commission equal to 8.0% of the gross proceeds of the offering, a management fee equal to 1.0% of the gross proceeds of the offering and other expenses.

 

In connection with the February 2018 Offering, the Company agreed to certain restrictions (the “Company Lock-Up”) set forth in Section 5(j) of the February 2018 Underwriting Agreement. The Company Lock-Up, among other items, prohibited the Company, during a period of one hundred and thirty-five (135) days from February 8, 2018, without the prior written consent of HCW, from offering or selling any Common Stock or any securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for Common Stock. In order to received HCW’s waiver of the Company Lock-Up, in connection with the April 2018 Offering, on April 16, 2018, the Company entered into a Lock-Up Waiver Agreement (the “Lock-Up Waiver Agreement”) with HCW and certain holders of the February 2018 Preferred Stock Warrants, pursuant to which (i) HCW waived the Company Lock-Up solely with respect to the April 2018 Offering, and (ii) the Company agreed to reduce the exercise price of the February 2018 Preferred Stock Warrants such that the exercise price of the February 2018 Preferred Stock Warrants shall be equal to 105% of the public offering price of common stock sold in the April 2018 Offering (but only to the extent that such public offering price is lower than the current exercise price of the February 2018 Preferred Stock Warrants) and that such repricing shall be effective concurrently with the closing of the April 2018 Offering. This modification of the February 2018 Preferred Stock Warrants was accounted for as an equity issuance cost. In accordance with the Lock-Up Waiver Agreements, the exercise price of the February 2018 Preferred Stock Warrants was repriced from $15.15 per share of common stock, on as converted basis to $6.69375 per share of common stock, on as converted basis, when the April 2018 Offering closed on May 1, 2018.

 

14. Subsequent Event

 

On May 10, 2019, the Company entered into a License and Collaboration Agreement (the “License Agreement”) and two Securities Purchase Agreements (the “Securities Purchase Agreements”) with affiliates of HanX.  Under the terms of the agreements, the Company granted to HanX an exclusive, royalty bearing license to study and commercialize rigosertib in greater China. In exchange for these rights, HanX will make upfront payments to the Company totaling $4 million, including a $2 million fee and an investment totaling $2 million to purchase shares of the Company at a premium to market. In addition, HanX will dedicate $2 million in local currency, to be placed in escrow, for clinical development expenses in greater China.  In addition, the Company could receive regulatory, development and sales-based milestone payments to Onconova of up to $45.5 million and receive tiered royalties up to double digits on net sales in greater China. The Company will supply the finished product for sale in the licensed territories.  HanX will also support the Company’s clinical trial initiatives in the territory.  The Company has not yet determined the amount or timing of revenue recognition related to these agreements.

 

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Item 2. 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 should be read in conjunction with interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements contained in Part I, Item 1 of this quarterly report, and the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2018 and the related Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, both of which are contained in our annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 1, 2019. As used in this report, unless the context suggests otherwise, “we,” “us,” “our,” “the Company” or “Onconova” refer to Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries.

 

All common stock, equity, share and per share amounts have been retroactively adjusted to reflect a one-for-fifteen reverse stock split which was effective September 25, 2018.

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This quarterly report on Form 10-Q includes forward-looking statements. We may, in some cases, use terms such as “believes,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “plans,” “intends,” “may,” “could,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “approximately” or other words that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements appear in a number of places throughout this report and include statements regarding our intentions, beliefs, projections, outlook, analyses or current expectations concerning, among other things, our ongoing and planned preclinical development and clinical trials, the timing of and our ability to make regulatory filings and obtain and maintain regulatory approvals for our product candidates, protection of our intellectual property portfolio, the degree of clinical utility of our products, particularly in specific patient populations, our ability to develop commercial and manufacturing functions, expectations regarding clinical trial data, our results of operations, cash needs, financial condition, liquidity, collaborations, partnerships, prospects, growth and strategies, the industry in which we operate and the trends that may affect the industry or us.

 

By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events, competitive dynamics and industry change, and depend on the economic circumstances that may or may not occur in the future or may occur on longer or shorter timelines than anticipated. Although we believe that we have a reasonable basis for each forward-looking statement contained in this report, we caution you that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that our actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and the development of the industry in which we operate may differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this report. In addition, even if our results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and events in the industry in which we operate are consistent with the forward-looking statements contained in this report, they may not be predictive of results or developments in future periods.

 

Actual results could differ materially from our forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including risks related to:

 

·      our need for additional financing for our INSPIRE trial and other operations, and our ability to obtain sufficient funds on acceptable terms when needed, and our plans and future needs to scale back operations if adequate financing is not obtained;

·      our ability to continue as a going concern;

·      our estimates regarding expenses, future revenues, capital requirements and needs for additional financing;

·      the success and timing of our preclinical studies and clinical trials, including site initiation and patient enrollment, and regulatory approval of protocols for future clinical trials;

·      our ability to enter into, maintain and perform collaboration agreements with other pharmaceutical companies, for funding and commercialization of our clinical product candidates or preclinical compounds, and our ability to achieve certain milestones under those agreements;

·      the difficulties in obtaining and maintaining regulatory approval of our product candidates, and the labeling under any approval we may obtain;

·      our plans and ability to develop, manufacture and commercialize our product candidates;

·      our failure to recruit or retain key scientific or management personnel or to retain our executive officers;

·      the size and growth of the potential markets for our product candidates and our ability to serve those markets;

·      regulatory developments in the United States and foreign countries;

·      the rate and degree of market acceptance of any of our product candidates;

·      obtaining and maintaining intellectual property protection for our product candidates and our proprietary technology;

·      the successful development of our commercialization capabilities, including sales and marketing capabilities;

·      recently enacted and future legislation and regulation regarding the healthcare system;

·      the success of competing therapies and products that are or become available;

·      our ability to maintain the listing of our common stock on a national securities exchange;

·      the potential for third party disputes and litigation; and

·      the performance of third parties, including contract research organizations (“CROs”) and third-party manufacturers.

 

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Any forward-looking statements that we make in this report speak only as of the date of such statement, and we undertake no obligation to update such statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this report or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Comparisons of results for current and any prior periods are not intended to express any future trends or indications of future performance, unless expressed as such, and should only be viewed as historical data.

 

You should also read carefully the factors described in the “Risk Factors” in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, to better understand significant risks and uncertainties inherent in our business and underlying any forward-looking statements. As a result of these factors, actual results could differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements in this report and you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements.

 

Overview

 

We are a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel small molecule product candidates primarily to treat cancer. Using our proprietary chemistry platform, we have created an extensive library of targeted agents designed to work against cellular pathways important to cancer cells. We believe that the product candidates in our pipeline have the potential to be efficacious in a variety of cancers. We have one Phase 3 clinical-stage product candidate and two other clinical-stage product candidates (one of which has been studied for treatment of acute radiation syndromes) and several preclinical programs. Substantially all of our current effort is focused on our lead product candidate, rigosertib. Rigosertib has been tested in an intravenous formulation as a single agent for patients with higher-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (“MDS”), and an oral formulation in lower risk MDS as a single agent or in combination with azacitidine for patients with higher-risk MDS.

 

In December 2015, we enrolled the first patient into our INSPIRE trial, a randomized controlled Phase 3 clinical trial of intravenous rigosertib (“rigosertib IV”) in a population of patients with higher-risk MDS after failure of hypomethylating agent (“HMA”) therapy. The primary endpoint of INSPIRE is overall survival. An interim analysis of the trial was performed in January 2018 and we anticipate completion of enrollment of the INSPIRE trial in the second half of 2019.

 

Our net losses were $7.6 million and $5.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively. As of March 31, 2019, we had an accumulated deficit of $389.5 million. We expect to incur significant expenses and operating losses for the foreseeable future as we continue the development and clinical trials of, and seek regulatory approval for, our product candidates, even if milestones under our license and collaboration agreements may be met. As of March 31, 2019, we had $10.4 million in cash and cash equivalents.

 

In January 2016, we completed a sale of common stock and warrants for net proceeds of approximately $1.6 million. In July 2016, we completed a rights offering of units of common stock and warrants for net proceeds of $15.8 million. In December 2016, we entered into a sales agreement with FBR Capital Markets & Co. (“FBR”) to create an at-the-market equity program under which we from time to time may offer and sell shares of common stock through FBR. Sales under this sales agreement in 2017 were 1,367 shares for net proceeds of approximately $64,000. The sales agreement was terminated effective April 19, 2017. There were no sales of common stock under this program during the year ended December 31, 2016.

 

In April 2017, we closed on an underwritten public offering of 165,079 shares of common stock. In May 2017, we sold an additional 24,239 shares as a result of the underwriter’s exercise of its over-allotment option. Net proceeds from these transactions were approximately $5.3 million. In November 2017, we closed on a registered direct offering to select accredited investors of 61,333 shares of common stock. Net proceeds were approximately $1.1 million. In February 2018, we closed on an offering of units of common stock and warrants. We issued 467,000 shares of common stock, pre-funded warrants to purchase 196,167 shares of common stock, and preferred stock warrants to purchase shares of Series A convertible preferred stock convertible into 696,325 shares of common stock. Net proceeds were approximately $8.7 million. In May 2018, we closed on an offering of units of common stock and warrants. We issued 3,694,118 shares of common stock, pre-funded warrants to purchase 815,686 shares of common stock, and preferred stock warrants to purchase shares of Series B convertible preferred stock convertible into 4,509,804 shares of common stock. Net proceeds were approximately $25.6 million.

 

On March 21, 2018, we amended our certificate of incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock from 25,000,000 to 100,000,000. On June 7, 2018, we amended our certificate of incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock from 100,000,000 to 250,000,000.

 

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On September 25, 2018, we amended our certificate of incorporation to effect a one-for-fifteen reverse stock split of our common stock.

 

On January 15, 2019, Stephen Fruchtman, M.D. was appointed as a director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and successor to Ramesh Kumar, Ph.D., who resigned as a director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company on the same date.

 

On May 10, 2019, we entered into a License and Collaboration Agreement (the “License Agreement”) and two Securities Purchase Agreements (the “Securities Purchase Agreements”) with affiliates of HanX.  Under the terms of the agreements, the Company granted to HanX an exclusive, royalty bearing license to study and commercialize rigosertib in greater China. In exchange for these rights, HanX will make upfront payments to the Company totaling $4 million, including a $2 million fee and an investment totaling $2 million to purchase shares of the Company at a premium to market. In addition, HanX will dedicate $2 million in local currency, to be placed in escrow, for clinical development expenses in greater China.  In addition, the Company could receive regulatory, development and sales-based milestone payments to Onconova of up to $45.5 million and receive tiered royalties up to double digits on net sales in greater China. The Company will supply the finished product for sale in the licensed territories.  HanX will also support the Company’s clinical trial initiatives in the territory.

 

We believe that our cash and cash equivalents of $10.4 million, at March 31, 2019, will be sufficient to fund our operations and ongoing trials into the fourth quarter of 2019. We also believe that the $4.0 million, due to us under the HanX Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. rigosertib agreements, would provide sufficient funding to extend our operations and ongoing clinical trials into the first quarter of 2020.  We do not have a recurring source of revenue to fund our operations and will need to raise additional funds to continue to develop and apply for regulatory approval for our drug candidates; therefore, there is substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.

 

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We are exploring various sources of funding for development and applying for regulatory approval of rigosertib as well as for our ongoing operations. If we raise additional funds through strategic collaborations and alliances or licensing arrangements with third parties, which may include existing collaboration partners, we may have to relinquish valuable rights to our technologies or product candidates, including rigosertib, or grant licenses on terms that are not favorable to us. There can be no assurance, however, that we will be successful in obtaining such financing in sufficient amounts, on terms acceptable to us, or at all.  In addition, there can be no assurance that we will obtain approvals necessary to market our product candidates or achieve profitability or sustainable, positive cash flow. If we are unable to successfully raise sufficient additional capital, through future financings or through strategic and collaborative arrangements, we will not have sufficient cash to fund our ongoing trials and operations.

 

Rigosertib

 

Rigosertib is a small molecule which we believe blocks cellular signaling by targeting RAS effector pathways. This is believed to be mediated by the interaction of rigosertib to the RAS-binding domain (“RBD”), found in many RAS effector proteins, including the Raf and PI3K kinases. We believe this mechanism of action provides a new approach to block the interactions between RAS and its targets containing RBD sites. Rigosertib is currently being tested in clinical trials as a single agent, and in combination with azacitidine, in patients with MDS. We have enrolled more than 1,300 patients in rigosertib clinical trials for MDS and other conditions. We are party to a collaboration agreement with SymBio, which grants SymBio certain rights to commercialize rigosertib in Japan and Korea. We are party to a license agreement with Pint Pharma International SA (“Pint”), which grants Pint certain rights to commercialize rigosertib in certain countries in Latin America. We are a party to a license agreement with HanX, which grants HanX certain rights to study, manufacture, and commercialize rigosertib in the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.  We have retained development and commercialization rights to rigosertib in the rest of the world, including in the United States and Europe, although we could consider licensing commercialization rights to other territories as we continue to seek additional funding.

 

The table below summarizes our rigosertib clinical stage programs.

 

Disease

 

Formulation

 

Indication

 

Stage

 

Expected Timelines

 

Potential Market Opportunity
(US)/Benefit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MDS

 

Intravenous

 

HR - following HMA failure

 

Phase 3 Interim analysis completed

 

Phase 3 completion of enrollment 2H 2019

 

~ 5,000 patients

 

No directly competing FDA approved product in the market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oral - in combination with AZA

 

HR - prior to HMAs

 

Phase 2

 

-Phase 3 protocol and SPA submitted to the FDA in 2018

 

-Phase 3 trial expected in 2019 pending funding

 

~ 18,000

 

No oral NCE approved since 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oral

 

Lower Risk

 

Phase 2

 

Determine target patient population in 2019

 

> 10,000

 

Longer potential duration of treatment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RASopathies

 

Intravenous and oral

 

JMML/other RAS Pathway diseases

 

Preclinical

 

-NIH CRADA signed -Proof of concept 2019

 

Rare disease

 

Pediatric clinical trial

 

 

Rigosertib IV for higher-risk MDS

 

We are developing the IV formulation of rigosertib for the treatment of higher-risk MDS following the failure of HMA therapy. In early 2014, we announced topline survival results from our “ONTIME” trial, a multi-center Phase 3 clinical trial of rigosertib IV as a single agent versus best supportive care including low dose Ara-C. The ONTIME trial did not meet its primary endpoint of an improvement in overall survival in the intent-to-treat population, although improvements in median overall survival were observed in various pre-specified and exploratory subgroups of higher-risk MDS patients. As a result, a new pivotal trial referred to as INSPIRE is on-going to study what we believe is a more homogenous population in higher-risk MDS.

 

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During 2014 and 2015, we held meetings with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), European Medicines Agency (“EMA”), and several European national regulatory authorities to discuss and seek guidance on a path for approval of rigosertib IV in higher-risk MDS patients whose disease had failed HMA therapy. After discussions with the FDA and EMA, we refined our patient eligibility criteria by defining what we believe to be a more homogenous higher-risk patient population. After regulatory feedback, input from key opinion leaders in the U.S. and Europe and based on learnings from the ONTIME study, we designed a new randomized controlled Phase 3 trial, referred to as INSPIRE. The INSPIRE trial is enrolling higher-risk MDS patients under 82 years of age who have progressed on, relapsed, or failed to respond to, previous treatment with HMAs within nine months or nine cycles over the course of one year after initiation of HMA therapy, and had their last dose of HMA within six months prior to enrollment in the trial. Patients are randomized to either rigosertib with best supportive care, or the physician’s choice of therapy with best supportive care. The primary endpoint of this study is the sequential analysis of overall survival of all randomized patients in the intent-to-treat (“ITT”) population and the International Prognostic Scoring System- Revised (IPSS-R) Very High Risk (“VHR”) subgroup. The first patient in the INSPIRE trial was enrolled at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in December 2015, the first patient in Europe was enrolled in March, 2016, and the first patient in Japan was enrolled in July, 2016.

 

Enrollment for the INSPIRE Phase 3 trial for second-line higher-risk MDS patients is highly selective with stringent entry criteria as outlined above. The INSPIRE study currently has more than 140 trial sites in 23 countries across four continents open, including sites open in Japan by our partner, SymBio Pharmaceuticals. In the first quarter of 2019, we opened 19 new clinical trial sites in eight countries already participating in the INSPIRE trial to support completion of enrollment of 360 patients in the Phase 3 INSPIRE study. We expect to open trial sites in additional geographic areas during the coming months to add approximately 25 more sites. The selection of countries and trial sites is carefully undertaken to ensure availability of appropriate patients meeting eligibility criteria. Since these criteria are purposely designed to be narrow and selective, extensive site screening and education is integral to our plan. At launch, the INSPIRE trial was expected to enroll 225 patients and the outcome is measured by overall survival.

 

The INSPIRE trial included a pre-planned interim analysis triggered by 88 events (deaths), which occurred in December 2017. The statistical analysis plan (“SAP”) for the INSPIRE trial featured an adaptive trial design, permitting several options following the interim analysis, which included continuation of the trial as planned, discontinuation of the trial for futility or safety, trial expansion using pre-planned sample size re-estimation, and trial continuation for only the pre-defined treatment subgroup of patients classified as VHR based on the IPSS-R.

 

After review of the interim data, in January 2018 the Independent Data Monitoring Committee (“DMC”) recommended continuation of the trial with a one-time expansion in enrollment, using a pre-planned sample size re-estimation, consistent with the SAP. As recommended by the DMC, the expanded INSPIRE study will continue to enroll eligible patients based on the current trial criteria of the overall ITT population and will increase enrollment by adding 135 patients to the original target to reach a total expected enrollment of 360 patients, with the aim of increasing the power of the trial. The targeted number of death events required for analyzing the results of the trial was increased from 176 to 288 events. Due to the adaptive trial design and the DMC’s assessment of the interim data, the INSPIRE trial will continue to analyze both the ITT and the VHR population for the primary endpoint of overall survival. The design of the trial with the expanded study enrollment will be identical to the current study design and will include the sequential analysis of the overall survival endpoint in the ITT population and if required the pre-specified VHR subgroup. The Company remains blinded to the specific interim analysis results. Following the interim analysis, we have expanded the INSPIRE Phase 3 trial to new sites in previously participating countries and anticipate expanding the study into new geographical regions. We continue to evaluate potential new sites and countries to enhance enrollment, while adhering to the stringent entry criteria to ensure that only appropriate patients are enrolled. During March 2019, we exceeded 75 percent completion of enrollment and are focused on completing enrollment in the second half of 2019 and reporting top-line data following full enrollment and 288 death events. We believe the addition of sites in Brazil and China later this year could contribute significantly to achieving our goal of completing enrollment by year end.

 

Safety and Tolerability of rigosertib in MDS and other hematologic malignancies

 

A comprehensive analysis of rigosertib IV and rigosertib oral safety in patients with Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) and Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) was presented in December 2016 at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting. The most commonly reported treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs) in > 10% of patients with MDS/AML (n= 335) receiving rigosertib intravenous (IV) monotherapy were fatigue (33%), nausea (33%), diarrhea (27%), constipation (25%), anaemia (24%) and pyrexia (24%). The most common > Grade 3 AEs were anaemia (21%), febrile neutropenia (13%), pneumonia (12%) and thrombocytopenia (11%). The most common serious AEs were febrile neutropenia (10%), pneumonia (9%), and sepsis (7%). The most common AEs leading to discontinuation of IV rigosertib were sepsis and pneumonia (3% each).

 

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Rigosertib oral in combination with azacitidine for higher-risk MDS

 

We are developing rigosertib oral for use in combination with azacitidine prior to treatment with HMA therapy for higher risk MDS. In December 2018, at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and in June 2017, at the Congress of the European Hematology Association Meeting (EHA), we presented results from a Phase 1/2, multi-institutional trial of data from the initial portion of an ongoing rigosertib oral and azacitidine combination trial in higher-risk MDS. 55 of 74 HR-MDS patients enrolled and treated with > 840 mg/day oral rigosertib were evaluable for response at the time of the analysis. An Overall Response Rate (ORR) of 90% and Complete Remission (CR) rate (primary endpoint) of 34% was reported in this multi-institutional Phase 1/2 study in HMA naïve patients. HMA naïve patients are patients that had not previously received either azacitidine or decitabine. Such patients were not necessarily treatment naïve patents in that they may have received other therapies used for MDS. An ORR of 54% and CR/Partial Response (PR) of 8% in HMA failed patients was also reported.

 

The median age of patients was 69, with 59% being male and 41% being female.. The IPSS-R distribution was: 7.5% Low, 12.5% Intermediate, 37.5% High, 32.5% Very High and 10% unknown. 76% of patients responded per 2006 International Working Group (IWG) criteria. Responses were as follows:

 

 

 

Overall
Evaluable
(N=55)

 

No prior
HMA
(N=29)

 

Prior HMA
(failures)
(N=26)

 

Complete remission (CR)

 

11(20)

%

10(34)

%

1(4)

%

Marrow CR + hematologic improvement

 

10(18)

%

5(17)

%

5(19)

%

Marrow CR alone

 

13(24)

%

8(28)

%

5(19)

%

Hematologic improvement alone

 

5(9)

%

3(10)

%

2(8)

%

Stable disease

 

10(18)

%

3(10)

%

7(27)

%

Overall IWG response

 

40(73)

%

26(90)

%

14(54)

%

 

The median duration of response for patients with HMA naïve MDS was 12.2 months

 

The median time to initial/best response for HMA naïve patients, was 1 cycle and 4 cycles, respectively

 

The median duration of response for the HMA failed patients was 10.8 months

 

The median time to initial/best response for patients with HMA failure MDS, was 2 cycles and 5 cycles of treatment, respectively

 

Safety/Tolerability of the Combination:

 

Based upon safety results from a comprehensive analysis of patients receiving oral rigosertib in combination with azacitidine that was presented during ASH in 2018, the combination of rigosertib oral (>840 mg/day) and azacitidine was well tolerated. The most common TEAEs in > 30% of patients with MDS/AML (n=74) receiving rigosertib oral and azacitidine were hematuria (45%), constipation (43%), diarrhea (42%), fatigue (42%), dysuria (38%) , pyrexia(36%), nausea (35%), neutropenia (31%) thrombocytopenia (30%), fatigue (39%), diarrhea (37%), constipation (37%) and dysuria (28%). The most common serious AEs were pneumonia (11%) and febrile neutropenia (7%). The most common AEs leading to discontinuation were AML (4%) and pneumonia (4%).

 

Next steps for rigosertib oral in combination with azacitidine for higher-risk MDS

 

Following an end of Phase 2 meeting with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in September 2016, we began development of a Phase 3 protocol. The Phase 3 trial will be designed as a global 1:1 randomized, placebo-controlled trial of rigosertib oral plus azacitidine compared to azacitidine plus oral placebo. Based on the results of the Phase 1/2 Study, full dose of azacitidine will be used in combination with rigosertib oral, as defined in the product insert for azacitidine. The patient population studied in this trial will be first-line (HMA naïve) higher-risk MDS patients. The primary endpoint for assessment of efficacy will be the composite Response Rate of complete remission (CR) + partial remission (PR,) as per the IWG 2006 Response Criteria. We will not commence the Phase 3 trial without additional financing.

 

While the Phase 3 trial was being designed, we expanded the Phase 1/2 trial cohort by up to 40 evaluable subjects. Under a protocol expansion, we explored dose optimization by increasing the dose of rigosertib oral to a total of 1120 mg in combination with full dose azacitidine and varying the dose administration scheme of rigosertib oral to identify an optimal dose and schedule. After amendments were filed with the regulatory agencies, we started the expansion phase of this trial in the U.S. sites that participated in the initial trial. The trial is currently closed to new accrual and is continuing.

 

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In June 2017, at the Congress of the European Hematology Association Meeting, we updated the data from the Phase 1/2 trial and highlighted results in AML patients included in this study. Response data was presented on eight evaluable patients with AML who were tested with the rigosertib and azacitidine combination. For the eight evaluable patients with AML, the combination was well tolerated and the safety profile was similar to single-agent azacitidine, based on safety information in the azacitidine FDA approved label. Based on the presented results of the combination studies, the authors concluded that continued study in AML was warranted. We will not commence further development of rigosertib oral in combination with azacitidine for AML without additional financing.

 

Rigosertib oral for lower-risk MDS

 

We have studied rigosertib oral as a single agent treatment for lower risk MDS. Higher-risk MDS patients suffer from a shortfall in normal circulating blood cells, or cytopenias, as well as elevated levels of cancer cells, or blasts in their bone marrow and sometimes in their peripheral blood with a significant rate of transformation to acute leukemia. Lower-risk MDS patients suffer mainly from cytopenias, that is low levels of red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets. Thus, lower-risk MDS patients depend on transfusions and growth factors or other therapies to improve their low blood counts; but have a lower rate of acute leukemic transformation.

 

We have explored single agent rigosertib oral as a treatment for lower-risk MDS in two Phase 2 clinical trials, 09-05 and 09-07. In December 2017, we presented data at the Annual ASH Meeting from the 09-05 Phase 2 trial. This data demonstrated a 44% rate of achieving transfusion independence in the cohort of Lower-risk MDS patients treated with rigosertib oral at a dose of 560 mg BID (1120 mg over 24 hrs) two out of three weeks. To date, Phase 2 clinical data has indicated that further study of single agent rigosertib oral in transfusion-dependent, lower-risk MDS patients is warranted. Rigosertib has been generally well tolerated, except for urinary side effects at higher dose levels. Future clinical trials will be needed to evaluate dosing and schedule modifications and their impact on efficacy and safety results of rigosertib oral in lower-risk MDS patients.

 

Data presented from the 09-05 trial also suggested the potential of a genomic methylation assessment of bone marrow cells to prospectively identify lower-risk MDS patients likely to respond to rigosertib oral. We therefore expanded the 09-05 trial by adding an additional cohort of 20 patients to advance the development of this genomic methylation test. To date, a biomarker which would predict response has not been identified. Further testing and development of rigosertib oral for lower-risk MDS will be required. We will not commence further development of rigosertib oral for lower-risk MDS without additional financing.

 

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Safety and Tolerability of rigosertib oral in MDS and other hematologic malignancies

 

Rigosertib oral as monotherapy was evaluated in 4 Onconova Phase 1 and 2 studies in MDS and other hematologic malignancies. In studies of oral rigosertib as monotherapy for the treatment of MDS and other hematologic malignancies:

 

·                  Drug-related TEAEs that were > Grade 3 in severity occurred in 21% of patients. The most frequently reported (> 2% of patients) drug-related TEAEs that were > Grade 3 were neutropenia (7%); thrombocytopenia and cystitis (3% each); and leukopenia, dysuria, and hematuria (2% each).

 

·                  Among the 8% of patients with SAEs that were considered drug related, the events were mostly urinary related. The most frequent drug-related SAE was cystitis (3%).

 

In addition to the above described clinical trials, we are continuing the preclinical and chemistry, manufacturing, and control work for IV and rigosertib oral.

 

Rare Disease Program in “RASopathies”

 

Based on new mechanism of action data published last year, we have initiated a collaborative development program focusing on a group of rare diseases with a well-defined molecular basis in expression or defects involving the Ras Effector Pathways. Since “RASopathies” are rare diseases affecting young children, we are embarking on a multifaceted collaborative program involving patient advocacy, government and academic organizations. The RASopathies are a group of rare diseases which share a well-defined molecular basis in expression or defects involving Ras Effector Pathways. They are usually caused by germline mutations in genes that alter the RAS subfamily and mitogen-activated protein kinases that control signal transduction, and are among the most common genetic syndromes. Together, this group of diseases can impact more than 1 in 1000 individuals, according to RASopathiesNet.

 

In January 2018, we entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Under the terms of the CRADA, the NCI will conduct research, including preclinical laboratory studies and a clinical trial, on rigosertib in pediatric cancer associated RASopathies.

 

As part of the CRADA, we will provide rigosertib supplies and initial funding towards non-clinical studies. The NCI will fund the majority of the research, including the cost of the clinical trial, which is expected to start in 2019. The NCI is carrying out PK/PD and dose escalation studies in preclinical models in preparation for dosing pediatric patients with single agent rigosertib. A clinical trial Phase 1 pediatric protocol has been developed and will be reviewed by the Institutional Review Board of the NCI. Based on NCI guidance, we now expect the first patient to be treated in the second half of 2019.

 

In addition, pre-clinical studies are being conducted at the University of California San Francisco and funded through the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. While the NCI will conduct a trial for RASopathy related cancers in pediatric patients, we will focus on Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML), a well-described RASopathy affecting children which is incurable without an allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplant.

 

Other Programs

 

The vast majority of the Company’s efforts are now devoted to the advanced stage development of rigosertib for unmet medical needs of MDS patients. Other programs are either paused, inactive or require only minimal internal resources and efforts. Based on the mechanism of action of rigosertib, we are exploring studying rigosertib as a single agent or in combination with an existing approved therapy, possibly an immuno-oncology agent, in solid tumors where Ras mutations are frequently found, such as lung cancer or melanoma.

 

Briciclib

 

Briciclib, another of our product candidates, is a small molecule targeting an important intracellular regulatory protein, Cyclin D1, which is often found at elevated levels in cancer cells. Cyclin D1 expression is regulated through a process termed cap-dependent translation, which requires the function of eukaryotic initiation factor 4E protein. In vitro evidence indicates briciclib binds to eukaryotic initiation factor 4E protein, blocking cap-dependent translation of Cyclin D1 and other cancer proteins, such as c-MYC, leading to tumor cell death. We have been conducting a Phase 1 multi-site dose-escalation trial of briciclib in patients with advanced solid tumors refractory to current therapies. Safety and efficacy assessments are complete in six of the seven dose-escalation cohorts of patients in this trial. As of December 2015, the Investigational New Drug (“IND”) for briciclib is on full clinical hold following a drug product lot testing failure. We will be required to undertake appropriate remedial actions prior to re-initiating the clinical trial and completing the final dose-escalation cohort.

 

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Recilisib

 

Recilisib is a product candidate being developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense for acute radiation syndromes. We have completed four Phase 1 trials to evaluate the safety and pharmacokinetics of recilisib in healthy human adult subjects using both subcutaneous and oral formulations. We have also conducted animal studies of recilisib under the FDA’s Animal Rule, which permits marketing approval for new medical countermeasures for which conventional human efficacy studies are not feasible or ethical, by relying on evidence from adequate and well-controlled studies in appropriate animal models to support efficacy in humans when the results of those studies establish that the drug is reasonably likely to produce a human clinical benefit. Human safety data, however, is still required. Ongoing studies of recilisib, focusing on animal models and biomarker development to assess the efficacy of recilisib are being conducted by third parties with government funding. We anticipate that any future development of recilisib beyond these ongoing studies would be conducted solely with government funding or by collaboration. Use of government funds to finance the research and development in whole or in part means any future effort to commercialize recilisib will be subject to federal laws and regulations on U.S. government rights in intellectual property. Additionally, we are subject to laws and regulations governing any research contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements under which government funding was provided.

 

Preclinical Product Candidates

 

In addition to our three clinical-stage product candidates, we have several product candidates that target kinases, cellular metabolism or cell division in preclinical development. We may explore additional collaborations to further the development of these product candidates as we focus internally on our more advanced programs.

 

Positive preclinical data was announced at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting, which took place April 1-5, 2017 in Washington, DC, for ON 123300, a first-in-class dual inhibitor of CDK4/6 + ARK5, and for ON 150030, a novel Type 1 inhibitor of FLT3 and Src pathways. We believe our CDK inhibitor is differentiated from other agents in the market (Palbociclib, Ribociclib and Abemaciclib) or in development (such as the compounds being developed by G1 Therapeutics) by its dual inhibition of CDK4/6 + ARK5.

 

In a preclinical Rb+ve xenograft model for breast cancer, ON 123300 activity was shown to be similar to Palbociclib (Pfizer’s Ibrance®). Moreover, based on the same preclinical model, ON 123300 may have the potential advantage of reduced neutropenia when compared to Palbociclib. Whereas both compounds resulted in decreased RBC and platelet counts in this preclinical model system, Palbociclib was found to have a more prominent and statistically significant (P< 0.05) inhibitory effect on neutrophil counts when compared to ON 123300.

 

In December 2017, we entered into a license and collaboration agreement with HanX, a company focused on development of novel oncology products, for the further development, registration and commercialization in China of ON 123300. This compound has the potential to overcome the limitations of current generation CDK 4/6 inhibitors. Under the terms of the agreement, we will receive an upfront payment, regulatory and commercial milestone payments, as well as royalties on Chinese sales. The key feature of the collaboration is that HanX will provide all funding required for Chinese IND enabling studies performed for Chinese Food and Drug Administration IND approval. We and HanX also intend for these studies to comply with the FDA standards. Accordingly, such studies may be used by us for an IND filing with the FDA. We and HanX will oversee the IND enabling studies. We will maintain global rights outside of China. We plan to file an IND related to 123300 in the second quarter of 2019.

 

Some of our studies are ongoing and results may change as data becomes available.

 

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Critical Accounting Policies and Significant Judgments and Estimates

 

This management’s discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations is based on our interim unaudited consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with GAAP. The preparation of these financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities in our consolidated financial statements. On an ongoing basis, we evaluate our estimates and judgments, including those related to accrued expenses, revenue recognition, deferred revenue and stock-based compensation. We base our estimates on historical experience, known trends and events and various other factors that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.  We believe there have been no significant changes in our critical accounting policies as discussed in our annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 1, 2019, with the exception of the adoption of ASC 842, as described further in the footnotes to the quarterly financial information contained in this filing.

 

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Results of Operations

 

Comparison of the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 and 2018

 

 

 

Three Months ended March 31,

 

 

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

Change

 

Revenue

 

$

68,000

 

$

564,000

 

$

(496,000

)

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General and administrative

 

3,234,000

 

1,889,000

 

(1,345,000

)

Research and development

 

4,075,000

 

4,577,000

 

502,000

 

Total operating expenses

 

7,309,000

 

6,466,000

 

(843,000

)

Loss from operations

 

(7,241,000

)

(5,902,000

)

(1,339,000

)

Change in fair value of warrant liability

 

(427,000

)

812,000

 

(1,239,000

)

Other income (expense), net

 

68,000

 

 

68,000

 

Net loss

 

$

(7,600,000

)

$

(5,090,000

)

$

(2,510,000

)

 

Revenues

 

Revenues decreased by $0.5 million, or 88%, for the three months ended March 31, 2019 when compared to the same period in 2018 as a result of revenue recognized from the HanX agreement in the 2018 period.

 

General and administrative expenses

 

General and administrative expenses increased by $1.3 million, or 71%, to $3.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019 from $1.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018. The increase was attributable to severance and stock option vesting acceleration expenses of $1.6 million related to personnel reductions during the 2019 period.  These increases were partially offset by $0.3 million lower professional fees and other expenses in the 2019 period.

 

Research and development expenses

 

Research and development expenses decreased by $0.5 million, or 11%, to $4.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019 from $4.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018. This decrease was caused primarily by $0.6 million lower expenses on INSPIRE and the 09-08 combination study and lower consulting expenses of $0.1 million in the 2019 period. These decreases were partially offset by $0.2 million higher personnel related to severance resulting from personnel reductions costs in the 2019 period.

 

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Change in fair value of warrant liability

 

The fair value of the warrant liability increased $0.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019, compared to a decrease of $0.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018. This change was caused by the increase in the fair market value of the warrants issued in our rights offering in 2016.

 

Other income (expense), net

 

Other income (expense), net, was $68,000 and $0 for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018, respectively, due to higher interest income and lower foreign exchange loss in the 2019 period.

 

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Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Since our inception, we have incurred net losses and experienced negative cash flows from our operations. We incurred net losses of $7.6 million and $5.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.  Our operating activities used $6.6 million and $5.5 million of net cash during the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively. At March 31, 2019, we had an accumulated deficit of $389.5 million, working capital of $2.8 million, and cash and cash equivalents of $10.4 million. We believe that our cash and cash equivalents of $10.4 million, at March 31, 2019, will be sufficient to fund our operations and ongoing trials into the fourth quarter of 2019. We also believe that the $4.0 million, due to us under the HanX Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. rigosertib agreements, would provide sufficient funding to extend our operations and ongoing trials into the first quarter of 2020.

 

Cash Flows

 

The following table summarizes our cash flows for the nine months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

Net cash (used in) provided by:

 

 

 

 

 

Operating activities

 

$

(6,601,000

)

$

(5,509,000

)

Investing activities

 

 

 

Financing activities

 

33,000

 

8,741,000

 

Effect of foreign currency translation

 

(6,000

)

8,000

 

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

$

(6,574,000

)

$

3,240,000

 

 

Net cash used in operating activities

 

Net cash used in operating activities was $6.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and consisted primarily of a net loss of $7.6 million, including an increase in fair value of warrant liability of $0.4 million, and $0.7 million of noncash stock-based compensation and depreciation expense. Changes in operating assets and liabilities resulted in a net decrease in cash of $0.1 million. Significant changes in operating assets and liabilities included a decrease in deferred revenue of $0.1 million due to recognition of the unamortized portion of the upfront payment under our collaboration agreement with SymBio.

 

Net cash used in operating activities was $5.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and consisted primarily of a net loss of $5.1 million, which included $0.8 million of income related to the change in the fair value of the warrant liability and $0.3 million of noncash stock-based compensation and depreciation expense. Changes in operating assets and liabilities resulted in a net increase in cash of $0.1 million. Significant changes in operating assets and liabilities included an increase in accounts payable and accrued liabilities of $0.7 million as a result of the timing of receipt and payment of vendor invoices, primarily related to our INSPIRE trial, and an increase in receivables related to our receivable from HanX.  Deferred revenue decreased $0.1 million due to recognition of the unamortized portion of the upfront payment under our collaboration agreement with SymBio.

 

Net cash provided by investing activities

 

There was no net cash provided by or used in investing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2019 or 2018.

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

There was $33,000 of net cash provided by financing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2019, related to the exercise of warrants.  Net cash provided by financing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2018 was $8.7 million, which resulted from the proceeds received from the sale of our Common Stock during that period.

 

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Operating and Capital Expenditure Requirements

 

We believe that our cash and cash equivalents of $10.4 million, at March 31, 2019, will be sufficient to fund our operations and ongoing trials into the fourth quarter of 2019. We also believe that the $4.0 million, due to us under the HanX Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. rigosertib agreements, would provide sufficient funding to extend our operations and ongoing trials into the first quarter of 2020.  We are exploring various dilutive and non-dilutive sources of funding, including equity and debt financings, strategic alliances, business development and other sources. If we are unable to obtain additional funding, we may not be able to continue as a going concern and may be forced to curtail all of our activities and, ultimately, potentially cease operations. If we are unable to raise sufficient additional funding, we will not have sufficient cash flows and liquidity to fund our planned business operations, and may be forced to limit many, if not all, of our programs and consider other means of creating value for our stockholders, such as licensing to others the development and commercialization of products that we consider valuable and would otherwise likely develop ourselves. Even if we are able to raise additional capital, such financings may only be available on unattractive terms, or could result in significant dilution of stockholders’ interests. The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should we be unable to continue in existence.

 

We have not achieved profitability since our inception and we expect to continue to incur net losses for the foreseeable future. We expect our net cash expenditures in 2019 to be comparable to 2018. We will incur substantial costs beyond the present and planned clinical trials in order to file a New Drug Application (NDA) for rigosertib. The nature, design, size and cost of further studies will depend in large part on the outcome of preceding studies and discussions with regulators.

 

For additional risks, please see “Risk Factors” previously disclosed in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

As a smaller reporting company, the Company is not required to provide the information otherwise required by this Item.

 

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Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Managements’ Evaluation of our Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Our management, with the participation of our principal executive and principal financial officers, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2019. The term “disclosure controls and procedures,” as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), means controls and other procedures of a company that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by a company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by a company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to the company’s management, including its principal executive and principal financial officers, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. Based on the evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2019, our principal executive and principal financial officers concluded that, as of such date, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective.

 

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

Our management, with the participation of our principal executive and principal financial officers, evaluated any changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) that occurred during our most recently completed fiscal quarter. Based on that evaluation, our principal executive and principal financial officers concluded that no change in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act) occurred during the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2019 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II — OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

 

We are not party to any pending material legal proceedings and are not aware of any such proceedings contemplated by governmental authorities.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

 

The following risk factor should be read in conjunction with the “Risk Factors” previously disclosed in our annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on April 1, 2019.

 

If we are unable to comply with the continued listing requirements of the NASDAQ Capital Market our common stock could be delisted, which could affect our common stock’s market price and liquidity and reduce our ability to raise capital.

 

We are required to meet certain qualitative and financial tests to maintain the listing of our common stock on the NASDAQ Capital Market. As of March 31, 2019, our stockholders’ equity had a deficiency of $1.5 million.  As a result, we did not comply with the NASDAQ’s $2.5 million minimum stockholders’ equity requirement under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5550(b)(1) for the listing of our common stock.  Further, as of March 31, 2019, we did not meet the alterative compliance standards for the listing of our common stock relating to the market value of listed securities or net income from continuing operations. As provided in the NASDAQ rules, we expect to receive a letter from NASDAQ notifying us of our noncompliance with the minimum stockholders’ equity requirement, and in response, we expect to submit our plan to regain compliance to NASDAQ for approval. However, there can be no assurance that our plan will be accepted by NASDAQ or that if it is, we will be able to regain compliance.

 

If we do not regain compliance with the continued listing requirements for the NASDAQ Capital Market within specified periods and subject to permitted extensions (if any), our common stock may be recommended for delisting (subject to any appeal we would file). If our common stock is delisted, it could be more difficult to buy or sell our common stock and to obtain accurate quotations, and the price of our common stock could suffer a material decline. Delisting would also impair our ability to raise capital.

 

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Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

None.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information

 

Not applicable.

 

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Item 6. Exhibits

 

Exhibit
Number

 

Description

 

 

 

10.1

 

Separation and Release Agreement, effective as of January 15, 2019, by and between the Company and Ramesh Kumar, Ph.D. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 15, 2019).

 

 

 

31.1

 

Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certifications of Principal Executive Officer

31.2

 

Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certifications of Principal Financial Officer

32.1

 

Section 1350 Certifications of Principal Executive Officer

32.2

 

Section 1350 Certifications of Principal Financial Officer

 

 

 

101.INS

 

XBRL Instance

101.SCH

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

101.CAL

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document

101.DEF

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document

101.LAB

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document

101.PRE

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit
Number

 

Description

 

 

 

10.1

 

Separation and Release Agreement, effective as of January 15, 2019, by and between the Company and Ramesh Kumar, Ph.D. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 15, 2019).

 

 

 

31.1

 

Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certifications of Principal Executive Officer

31.2

 

Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certifications of Principal Financial Officer

32.1

 

Section 1350 Certifications of Principal Executive Officer

32.2

 

Section 1350 Certifications of Principal Financial Officer

 

 

 

101.INS

 

XBRL Instance

101.SCH

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

101.CAL

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document

101.DEF

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document

101.LAB

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document

101.PRE

 

XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

ONCONOVA THERAPEUTICS, INC.

 

 

Dated: May 15, 2019

 

 

 

 

/s/ STEVEN M. FRUCMTMAN, M. D.

 

Steven M. Fruchtman, M.D.

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

(Principal Executive and Principal Operating Officer)

 

 

Dated: May 15, 2019

 

 

 

 

/s/ MARK GUERIN

 

Mark Guerin

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

(Principal Financial Officer)

 

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