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Nature of Operations, Corporate History, and Liquidity Risk

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Nature of Operations, Corporate History, and Liquidity Risk
9 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2017
Nature of Operations, Corporate History, and Liquidity Risk [Abstract]  
Nature of operations, corporate history, and liquidity risk
1 Nature of operations, corporate history, and liquidity risk

 

Nature of operations

 

DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) is a clinical stage drug development company with a focus on the treatment of cancer. We are conducting clinical trials in the United States of our first product candidate, VAL-083, as a potential new treatment for glioblastoma multiforme (“GBM”), the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer. We are also conducting preclinical research with VAL-083 as a potential treatment for other types of cancer. In addition, we have acquired certain exclusive commercial rights to VAL-083 in China where it is approved as a chemotherapy for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (“CML”) and lung cancer. In order to accelerate our development timelines and reduce risk, we leverage existing clinical and commercial data from a wide range of sources. We plan to pursue independent development and commercialization of VAL-083 for refractory GBM and potentially other product candidates that we may acquire or discover through our research activities. We will also seek collaborative development and commercialization partnerships in order to accelerate and expand our own product development efforts and potentially generate future royalty revenue.

 

The address of the Company’s administrative offices is Suite 720 - 999 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Z 1K5 with clinical operations located at 3485 Edison Way, Suite R, Menlo Park, California, 94025.

 

Corporate history

 

The Company is a Nevada corporation formed on June 24, 2009 under the name Berry Only Inc. On January 25, 2013, the Company entered into and closed an exchange agreement (the “Exchange Agreement”), with Del Mar Pharmaceuticals (BC) Ltd. (“DelMar (BC)”), 0959454 B.C. Ltd. (“Callco”), and 0959456 B.C. Ltd. (“Exchangeco”) and the security holders of DelMar (BC). Upon closing the Exchange Agreement, DelMar (BC) became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Reverse Acquisition”).

 

DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is the parent company of DelMar (BC), a British Columbia, Canada corporation incorporated on April 6, 2010, which is a clinical stage company with a focus on the development of drugs for the treatment of cancer. The Company is also the parent company to Callco and Exchangeco which are British Columbia, Canada corporations. Callco and Exchangeco were formed to facilitate the Reverse Acquisition.

 

References to the Company refer to the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, DelMar (BC), Callco and Exchangeco.

 

Liquidity risk

 

For the three and nine months ended March 31, 2017, the Company reported losses of $1,868,460 and $5,480,772 respectively and the Company has an accumulated deficit of $38,401,763 at that date. As at March 31, 2017, the Company had cash and cash equivalents on hand of $2,100,406. The Company does not have the prospect of achieving revenues in the near future and the Company will require additional funding to maintain its research and development projects and for general operations. There is a great degree of uncertainty with respect to the expenses the Company will incur in executing its business plan. In addition, the Company has not begun to commercialize or generate revenues from its product candidate.

 

Consequently, management is pursuing various financing alternatives to fund the Company’s operations so it can continue as a going concern in the medium to longer term. During the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Company received $545,022 in proceeds from the exercise of share purchase warrants (note 6). Subsequent to March 31, 2017 (note 9), the Company completed a registered public offering of an aggregate of 2,769,232 shares of common stock and warrants to purchase an aggregate of 2,076,924 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $3.25 per share and related warrant for gross proceeds of $9,000,004 (note 9). We believe, based on our current estimates, that we will be able to fund our operations beyond the next twelve months.  

 

There is no assurance that our cost estimates will prove to be accurate or that unforeseen events, problems or delays will not occur with respect thereto. The ability of the Company to meet its obligations and continue the research and development of its product candidate is dependent on its ability to continue to raise adequate financing. There can be no assurance that such financing will be available to the Company in the amount required at any time or for any period or, if available, that it can be obtained on terms satisfactory to the Company. The Company may tailor its drug candidate development program based on the amount of funding the Company raises.