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Liquidity and Plan of Operations

Liquidity and Plan of Operations
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Liquidity and Plan of Operations

Note 2 - Liquidity and Plan of Operations


The Company has experienced net losses and negative cash flows from operations each period since its inception. Through June 30, 2019, the Company had an accumulated deficit of approximately $73.8 million. The Company’s net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2019 was approximately $7.4 million.


The Company has been engaged in developing its lipid nano-crystal (“LNC”) platform delivery technology and a pipeline of product candidates, including MAT-9001, since 2011. To date, the Company has not obtained regulatory approval for any of its product candidates nor generated any revenue from product sales and the Company expects to incur significant expenses to complete development of its product candidates. The Company may never be able to obtain regulatory approval for the marketing of any of its product candidates in any indication in the United States or internationally and there can be no assurance that the Company will generate revenues or ever achieve profitability.


Assuming the Company obtains regulatory approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) or from the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) for one or more of its product candidates, which the Company does not expect to receive until 2023 at the earliest, the Company expects that its expenses will continue to increase if and when it commercially launches a product. The Company also expects that its research and development expenses will continue to increase as it moves forward with additional clinical studies for its current product candidates and development of additional product candidates. As a result, the Company expects to continue to incur substantial losses for the foreseeable future, and that these losses will increase.


To continue to fund operations, on March 19, 2019, the Company completed an underwritten public offering of common stock, generating gross cash proceeds of $30.0 million and net proceeds of approximately $27.8 million. On March 28, 2019, additional shares of common stock were sold pursuant to an over-allotment option granted to the underwriters of the public offering, resulting in additional net proceeds to the Company of approximately $2.3 million (see Note 9).


As of June 30, 2019, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $36.8 million and restricted cash of approximately $0.6 million. The Company believes the cash and cash equivalents on hand are sufficient to fund planned operations through 2020.