Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Nature of Operations and Basis of Presentation

Nature of Operations and Basis of Presentation
12 Months Ended
Jul. 31, 2016
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Nature of Operations and Basis of Presentation

Note 1—Nature of Operations and Basis of Presentation


OncoSec Medical Incorporated (the “Company”) began its operations as a biotechnology company in March 2011, following its completion of the acquisition of certain technology and related assets from Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Inovio”) pursuant to an asset purchase agreement dated March 14, 2011. The Company has not produced any revenues, nor has it commenced planned principal operations. The Company’s technology includes intellectual property relating to certain delivery technologies including ImmunoPulse®, an electroporation delivery device that is used in combination with the Company’s therapeutic product candidates, including DNA plasmids that encode for immunologically active agents, to deliver the therapeutic directly into the tumor and promote an inflammatory response against the cancer. The Company was incorporated in the State of Nevada on February 8, 2008 under the name of Netventory Solutions, Inc. and changed its name in March 2011 when it began operating as a biotechnology company.


The Company’s core technology the ImmunoPulse® platform is a unique therapeutic modality intended to reverse the immunosuppressive microenvironment in the tumor and engender a systemic anti-tumor response against untreated tumors in other parts of the body. The Company’s lead product candidate, ImmunoPulse® IL-12, consists of a proprietary electroporation delivery device (an electrical pulse generator and disposable applicators) and DNA-encoded interleukin-12 (“IL-12”) which can be adapted to treat different tumor types and can be used in combination with anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapies to drive tumor infiltrating lymphocytes and stimulate anti-cancer immune activity.


The Company recently completed enrollment in a Phase 2 clinical trial of ImmunoPulse® IL-12 in patients with metastatic melanoma and is in collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco (“UCSF”), in which UCSF is the sponsor of a Phase 2 clinical trial of ImmunoPulse® IL-12 plus pembrolizumab (KEYTRUDA®) in patients with advanced, metastatic melanoma. In addition, the Company has a biomarker-focused pilot study in triple negative breast cancer open for enrollment. The Company’s research and development activities are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including potentially failing to secure additional funding to continue the advancement of its product candidates, obtain FDA approval to market and sell one or more of its product candidates and commercialize its product candidates before similar or competing technology is developed by competitors.


On October 28, 2014, OncoSec Medical Therapeutics Incorporated which was incorporated in Delaware on July 2, 2010 and acquired on June 3, 2011 for a total purchase price of $1,000, was dissolved. There were no significant transactions related to this subsidiary since its inception. The Company currently has no subsidiaries.




Certain amounts in the balance sheet for the year ended July 31, 2015 and the statement of cash flows for the twelve-month period ended July 31, 2015 have been reclassified to conform the presentation of other long-term liabilities to the presentation at July 31, 2016.


Reverse Stock Split


Effective May 18, 2015, the Company implemented a reverse stock split pursuant to which each 20 shares of issued and outstanding common stock held by each stockholder were combined into and became one share of common stock, with such resulting shares rounded up to the next whole share. No fractional shares were issued. All options, warrants and other convertible securities outstanding immediately prior to the reverse split were adjusted by dividing the number of shares of common stock into which the options, warrants and other convertible securities are exercisable or convertible by 20 and multiplying the exercise or conversion price by 20, all in accordance with the terms of the agreements governing such options, warrants and other convertible securities. The accompanying financial statement data for the annual prior periods presented have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the effects of the reverse stock split.


On May 29, 2015, the Company’s common stock began trading on The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC’s NASDAQ Capital Market tier, under the symbol “ONCS”.