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Cash and Cash Equivalents and Liquidity

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Cash and Cash Equivalents and Liquidity
3 Months Ended
Oct. 31, 2015
Cash and Cash Equivalents and Liquidity  
Cash and Cash Equivalents and Liquidity

 

 

Note 3—Cash and Cash Equivalents and Liquidity

 

The Company considers all liquid investments with maturities of ninety days or less when purchased to be cash equivalents.  As of October 31, 2015 and July 31, 2014, cash and cash equivalents were primarily comprised of cash in checking accounts.

 

The Company’s activities to date have been supported by equity financing.  It has sustained losses in previous reporting periods with an inception to date loss of $53.6 million as of October 31, 2015.

 

As of October 31, 2015, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $26.9 million. The Company believes based on its projected fiscal year 2016 cash requirements and the funds raised in the November 2015 Public Offering (see footnote 11 below for further information) that its cash resources are sufficient to meet its anticipated needs at least through the next twelve months from the date of this filing. The Company will require additional financing to fund its future planned operations, including research and development and clinical trials and commercialization of its product candidate. In addition, the Company will require additional financing in order to seek to license or acquire new assets, research and develop any potential patents and the related compounds, and obtain any further intellectual property that the Company may seek to acquire. Additional financing may not be available to the Company when needed or, if available, it may not be obtained on commercially reasonable terms. If the Company is not able to obtain the necessary additional financing on a timely basis, the Company will be forced to delay or scale down some or all of its development activities or perhaps even cease the operation of its business.  Historically, the Company has funded its operations primarily through equity financings and it expects that it will continue to fund its operations through equity and debt financing.  If the Company secures additional financing by issuing equity securities, its existing stockholders’ ownership will be diluted.  Obtaining commercial loans, assuming those loans would be available, will increase the Company’s liabilities and future cash commitments.  The Company also expects to pursue non-dilutive financing sources. However, obtaining such financing would require significant efforts by the Company’s management team, and such financing may not be available, and if available, could take a long period of time to obtain.