Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Organization, Plan of Business Operations

Organization, Plan of Business Operations
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements Disclosure [Text Block]
Note 1 — Organization, Plan of Business Operations
Avenue Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company” or “Avenue”) was incorporated in Delaware on February 9, 2015, as a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortress Biotech, Inc. (“Fortress”), to develop and market pharmaceutical products for the acute care setting in the United States. The Company will focus on developing its product candidate, an intravenous (“IV”) formulation of tramadol HCI (“IV Tramadol”), for moderate to moderately severe post-operative pain.
On June 26, 2017, the Company completed an initial public offering (“IPO”) of its common stock, which resulted in the issuance of 6,325,000 shares of its common stock, inclusive of 825,000 shares which were subject to an underwriter over-allotment. The shares were issued at $6.00 per share, resulting in net proceeds of approximately $34.2 million after deducting underwriting discounts, and other offering costs.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
The Company has incurred substantial operating losses since its inception and expects to continue to incur significant operating losses for the foreseeable future as it executes on its product development plan and may never become profitable. As of December 31, 2017, the Company had an accumulated deficit of $20.7 million.
The Company’s development plan anticipates that its cash and short-term investments at December 31, 2017 will provide sufficient liquidity for the period through March 1, 2019.  However, the Company will need to raise additional funding through strategic relationships, public or private equity or debt financings, grants or other arrangements.  If such funding is not available or not available on terms acceptable to the Company, the current development plan will be curtailed.