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Acquisition

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Acquisition
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
Business Combination and Asset Acquisition [Abstract]  
Acquisition

Note 9 – Acquisition

 

The Company evaluates acquisitions of assets and other similar transactions to assess whether or not the transaction should be accounted for as a business combination or asset acquisition by first applying a screen test to determine if substantially all of the fair value of the gross assets acquired is concentrated in a single identifiable asset or group of similar identifiable assets. If the screen is met, the transaction is accounted for as an asset acquisition. If the screen is not met, further determination is required as to whether or not the Company has acquired inputs and processes that have the ability to create outputs which would meet the definition of a business. Significant judgment is required in the application of the screen test to determine whether an acquisition is a business combination or an acquisition of assets.

 

If an acquisition is determined to be a business combination as indicated in ASC 805, Business Combinations, the assets acquired, and liabilities assumed are recorded at their respective estimated fair values at the date of the acquisition. The Company recognizes and measures goodwill as of the acquisition date, as the excess of the fair value of the consideration paid over the fair value of the identified net assets acquired.

 

If an acquisition is determined to be an asset acquisition, the Company accounts for the transaction under ASC 805-50, which requires the cost of the asset acquisition, including transaction costs, to be allocated to identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on a relative fair value basis. Assets acquired as part of an asset acquisition that are considered to be in-process research and development (IPR&D) are immediately expensed unless there is an alternative future use in other research and development projects. Goodwill is not recognized in an asset acquisition and any excess consideration transferred over the fair value of the net assets acquired is allocated to the identifiable assets based on relative fair values (excluding non-qualifying assets). If the cost of the asset acquisition is less than the fair value of the net assets acquired, no gain is recognized in earnings.

 

Contingent consideration payments in asset acquisitions are recognized when the contingency is resolved and the consideration is paid or becomes payable (unless the contingent consideration meets the definition of a derivative, in which case the amount becomes part of the basis in the asset acquired). Upon recognition of the contingent consideration payment, the amount is included in the cost of the acquired asset or group of assets.

 

Pursuant to the Jantibody Agreement, the Company issued the equity holders of Jantibody an aggregate of 52,023 shares of the Company’s common stock which represented 15% of the Company’s common stock on a fully diluted basis at the time of the transaction. In addition, for every share of the Company’s common stock issued as a result of the future conversion of the Company’s dilutive instruments, including Series A preferred stock, warrants, stock options, and convertible notes, the Jantibody members will receive 15% of the aggregate number of shares issued (the “Anti-Dilution” shares). The Anti-Dilution shares will be issued before the end of each fiscal quarter.

 

The Company has agreed to issue the Jantibody holders an additional 2.0% of the Company’s common stock then outstanding upon the enrollment of the first patient in a Phase I FDA trial and additional 3.0% of the Company’s then outstanding common stock on a fully diluted basis upon the enrollment of the first patient in a Phase [III] FDA trial. The Company determined the contingent consideration was not subject to derivative accounting and will be recognized when the contingency is resolved, and the consideration is paid or becomes payable as outlined in ASC 450, Contingencies.

 

The Company determined this transaction represented an asset acquisition as defined by ASC 805, Business Combinations, as substantially all of the value was in a single in-process research and development (“IPR&D”) group, which included the small molecule drug CXCR4 inhibitor, AMD3100, and/or checkpoint inhibitors (CPI) for anti-cancer immune modulation. As a result, the consideration transferred was allocated to the identifiable tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their relative fair values resulting in approximately $1,240,000 being assigned to the IPR&D asset and approximately $1,000,000 to assumed liabilities. The liabilities assumed were current accounts payable and as such were recorded a book value.

 

The purchase price of approximately $247,000 represented 52,023 shares of the Company’s common stock, 344,159 Anti-Dilution shares, and direct transaction costs of $21,600. The purchase price was allocated, on a relative fair value basis, to the acquired intellectual property, and the acquired net assets as follows:

 

Consideration:        
Common stock   $ 29,557  
Common stock (anti-dilution shares, to be issued – included in other current liabilities)     195,532  
Direct transaction costs     21,600  
Total costs of the asset acquisition   $ 246,689  
Assets acquired        
Cash   $ 469  
Liabilities assumed – legal and administrative costs     (999,728 )
Intangible assets: IPR&D     1,245,948  
Net identifiable assets acquired   $ 246,689  

 

The IPR&D had not yet reached technological feasibility and had no alternative future use; thus, the purchased IPR&D asset and related costs were expensed immediately subsequent to the acquisition within the consolidated statements of operations.