Organization, Plan of Business Operations and Going Concern Consideration
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 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 and Going Concern Consideration
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.
Going Concern Consideration
As of March 31, 2017, the Company’s working capital deficit was approximately $7.6 million and the Company’s stockholders' deficit was $8.9 million. To date the Company has funded operations through our $3.0 million note in favor of NSC Biotech Venture Fund I, LLC (“NSC Note”) and a working capital line of credit from Fortress (“Fortress Note”). As of March 31, 2017, the Company has borrowed $2.9 million under this credit facility.
The accompanying financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. The financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty. The Company anticipates incurring additional losses until such time, if ever, that it can obtain marketing approval to sell, and then generate significant sales, of its drug candidate that is currently in development. Substantial additional financing will be needed by the Company to fund its operations and to develop and commercialize its drug candidate. These factors raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.
The Company will seek to obtain additional capital through the sale of debt or equity financings or other arrangements to fund operations; however, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to raise needed capital under acceptable terms, if at all. The sale of additional equity may dilute existing stockholders and newly issued shares may contain senior rights and preferences compared to currently outstanding shares of common stock. Issued debt securities may contain covenants and limit the Company’s ability to pay dividends or make other distributions to stockholders. If the Company is unable to obtain such additional financing, future operations would need to be scaled back or discontinued, until such time that capital is raised.
The entire disclosure for organization, consolidation and basis of presentation of financial statements disclosure.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef