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Liquidity and Plan of Operations

Liquidity and Plan of Operations
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
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 March 31, 2020, the Company had an accumulated deficit of approximately $89.4 million. The Company’s net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was approximately $5.0 million.


The Company has been engaged in developing MAT-9001, its lead product candidate, as well as its lipid nano-crystal (“LNC”) platform delivery technology and a pipeline of associated product candidates 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 Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) approval for one or more of its product candidates, the Company expects that its expenses will continue to increase once the Company reaches commercial launch. 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 be increasing.


To continue to fund operations, on January 14, 2020, the Company completed an underwritten public offering of common stock, generating gross cash proceeds of approximately $50.0 million and net proceeds of approximately $46.7 million (see Note 10).


As of March 31, 2020, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $10.1 million, marketable securities of approximately $61.1 million and restricted cash of approximately $0.5 million. The Company believes the cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities on hand are sufficient to fund planned operations into the first half of 2023.