UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

  x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2020

 

Or

 

  ¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from __________ to __________

 

Commission file number: 001-36333

 

Bio-Path Holdings, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   87-0652870
(State or other jurisdiction of   (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)   Identification No.)

 

4710 Bellaire Boulevard, Suite 210, Bellaire, Texas   77401
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

(832) 742-1357
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share   BPTH   The Nasdaq Capital Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x No ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes x No ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer ¨ Accelerated filer ¨
Non-accelerated filer x Smaller reporting company x
  Emerging growth company ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ¨ No x

 

At May 7, 2020, the Company had 3,691,857 outstanding shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unless the context requires otherwise, references in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to “we,” “our,” “us,” “the Company” and “Bio-Path” refer to Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary. Bio-Path Holdings, Inc.’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Bio-Path, Inc., is sometimes referred to herein as “Bio-Path Subsidiary.”

 

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “anticipate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “seek,” “estimate,” “project,” “goal,” “strategy,” “future,” “likely,” “may,” “should,” “will” and variations of these words and similar references to future periods, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based on our current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding the future of our business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances, including those discussed in “Item 1A. Risk Factors” to Part I of our Annual Report on Form 10-K as of the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, and in other reports or documents we file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). As a result, our actual results and financial condition may differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements, and you should not rely on such forward-looking statements. We can give no assurances that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if any of them do, what impact they will have on our results of operations and financial condition. Important factors that could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, among others, the following:

 

  · the impact, risks and uncertainties related to COVID-19 and actions taken by governmental authorities or others in connection therewith;
  · our lack of significant revenue to date, our history of recurring operating losses and our expectation of future operating losses;
  · our need for substantial additional capital and our need to delay, reduce or eliminate our drug development and commercialization efforts if we are unable to raise additional capital;
  · the highly-competitive nature of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and our ability to compete effectively;
  · the success of our plans to use collaboration arrangements to leverage our capabilities;
  · our ability to retain and attract key personnel;
  · the risk of misconduct of our employees, agents, consultants and commercial partners;
  · disruptions to our operations due to expansions of our operations;
  · the costs we would incur if we acquire or license technologies, resources or drug candidates;
  · risks associated with product liability claims;
  · our reliance on information technology systems and the liability or interruption associated with cyber-attacks or other breaches of our systems;
  · our ability to use net operating loss carryforwards;
  · provisions in our charter documents and state law that may prevent a change in control;
  · work slowdown or stoppage at government agencies could negatively impact our business;
  · our need to complete extensive clinical trials and the risk that we may not be able to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of our drug candidates;
  · risks that that our clinical trials may be delayed or terminated;
  · our ability to obtain domestic and foreign regulatory approval for our drug candidates;
  · changes in existing laws and regulations affecting the healthcare industry;
  · our reliance on third parties to conduct clinical trials for our drug candidates;
  · our ability to maintain orphan drug exclusivity for our drug candidates;
  · our reliance on third parties for manufacturing our clinical drug supplies;
  · risks associated with the manufacture of our drug candidates;

 

 

 

 

  · our ability to establish sales and marketing capabilities relating to our drug candidates;
  · market acceptance of our drug candidates;
  · third-party payor reimbursement practices;
  · our ability to adequately protect the intellectual property of our drug candidates;
  · infringement on the intellectual property rights of third parties;
  · costs and time relating to litigation regarding intellectual property rights;
  · our ability to adequately prevent disclosure by our employees or others of trade secrets and other proprietary information;
  · our need to raise additional capital;
  · the volatility of the trading price of our common stock;
  · our common stock being thinly traded;
  · our ability to issue shares of common or preferred stock without approval from our stockholders;
  · our ability to pay cash dividends;
  · costs and expenses associated with being a public company; and
  · our ability to maintain compliance with the listing standards of the Nasdaq Capital Market.

 

Please also refer to “Item 1A. Risk Factors” to Part I of our Annual Report on Form 10-K as of the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, “Item 1A. Risk Factors” to Part II of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and other reports or documents we file with the SEC for a discussion of risks and factors that could cause our actual results and financial condition to differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

 

Any forward-looking statement made by us in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q is based only on information currently available to us and speaks only as of the date on which it is made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. However, you should carefully review the risk factors set forth in other reports or documents we file from time to time with the SEC.

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION 1
Item 1. Financial Statements 1
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited) 1
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited) 2
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) 3
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity (Unaudited) 4
  Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for the Period Ended March 31, 2020 5
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 9
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 16
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 16
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION 16
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 16
Item 1A. Risk Factors 16
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 17
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 17
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 17
Item 5. Other Information 17
Item 6. Exhibits 18

 

 

 

 

Part I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

BIO-PATH HOLDINGS, INC.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except par value)

(Unaudited)

 

   As of March 31,   As of December 31, 
   2020   2019 
Assets          
           
Current assets          
Cash  $17,891   $20,426 
Prepaid drug product for testing   764    776 
Other current assets   538    788 
           
Total current assets   19,193    21,990 
           
Fixed assets          
Furniture, fixtures & equipment   1,029    1,029 
Less accumulated depreciation   (744)   (726)
    285    303 
           
Right of use operating assets   348    367 
           
Total Assets  $19,826   $22,660 
           
           
Liabilities & Shareholders' Equity          
           
Current liabilities          
Accounts payable  $818   $486 
Accrued expenses   682    673 
Current portion of lease liabilities   87    85 
           
Total current liabilities   1,587    1,244 
           
Noncurrent lease liabilities   307    330 
           
Total Liabilities   1,894    1,574 
           
Shareholders' equity          
Preferred stock, $.001 par value;   -    - 
10,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding          
Common stock, $.001 par value; 200,000 shares authorized;   4    4 
3,692 and 3,692 shares issued and outstanding, respectively          
Additional paid in capital   77,591    77,421 
Accumulated deficit   (59,663)   (56,339)
           
Total shareholders' equity   17,932    21,086 
           
Total Liabilities & Shareholders' Equity  $19,826   $22,660 

 

SEE ACCOMPANYING NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

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BIO-PATH HOLDINGS, INC.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

 

   Three Months Ended March 31, 
   2020   2019 
Operating expenses          
           
Research and development  $2,008   $398 
General and administrative   1,336    1,122 
           
Total operating expenses   3,344    1,520 
           
Net operating loss  $(3,344)  $(1,520)
           
Other income (loss)          
Interest income   20    8 
           
Total other income   20    8 
           
Net loss  $(3,324)  $(1,512)
           
Net loss per share, basic and diluted  $(0.90)  $(0.89)
           
Basic and diluted weighted average number          
of common shares outstanding   3,692    1,700 

 

SEE ACCOMPANYING NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

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BIO-PATH HOLDINGS, INC.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS 

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

   Three Months Ended March 31, 
   2020   2019 
Cash flow from operating activities          
           
Net loss  $(3,324)  $(1,512)
           
Adjustments to reconcile net loss          
to net cash used in operating activities          
Stock-based compensation   170    157 
Amortization of right of use assets   19    28 
Depreciation   18    66 
(Increase) decrease in operating assets          
Prepaid drug product for testing   12    (95)
Other current assets   250    (570)
Increase (decrease) in operating liabilities          
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   341    (54)
Lease liabilities   (21)   (28)
           
Net cash used in operating activities   (2,535)   (2,008)
           
Cash flow from financing activities          
           
Net proceeds from sale of common stock   -    19,411 
Net proceeds from exercise of warrants   -    869 
           
Net cash provided by financing activities   -    20,280 
           
Net increase (decrease) in cash   (2,535)   18,272 
           
Cash, beginning of period   20,426    1,004 
           
Cash, end of period  $17,891   $19,276 

 

SEE ACCOMPANYING NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

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BIO-PATH HOLDINGS, INC.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(in thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

           Additional         
   Common Stock   Paid in   Accumulated     
Description  Shares   Amount   Capital   Deficit   Total 
Balance at December 31, 2018   680   $1   $48,957   $(47,740)  $1,218 
                          
Issuance of common stock, net of fees   1,794    2    19,409         19,411 
         -              - 
Exercise of warrants, net of fees   340    -    869         869 
                        - 
Stock-based compensation             157         157 
                          
Net loss                  (1,512)   (1,512)
                          
Balance at March 31, 2019   2,814   $3   $69,392   $(49,252)  $20,143 
                          
                          
Balance at December 31, 2019   3,692   $4   $77,421   $(56,339)  $21,086 
                          
Stock-based compensation             170         170 
                          
Net loss                  (3,324)   (3,324)
                          
Balance at March 31, 2020   3,692   $4   $77,591   $(59,663)  $17,932 

 

SEE ACCOMPANYING NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

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BIO-PATH HOLDINGS, INC.

 

Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
for the Period Ended March 31, 2020

 

Unless the context requires otherwise, references in these Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements to “we,” “our,” “us,” “the Company” and “Bio-Path” refer to Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary. Bio-Path Holdings, Inc.’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Bio-Path, Inc., is sometimes referred to herein as “Bio-Path Subsidiary.”

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed interim financial statements have been prepared in conformity with the authoritative U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for interim financial information and in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and, therefore, do not include all information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete consolidated financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation of the results of operations and financial position have been included and all such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. The unaudited quarterly financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and notes thereto included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of the Company as of and for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. The results of operations for the period ended March 31, 2020, are not necessarily indicative of the results for a full-year period.

 

  1. Organization and Business

 

The Company is a clinical and preclinical stage oncology focused RNAi nanoparticle drug development company utilizing a novel technology that achieves systemic delivery for target specific protein inhibition for any gene product that is over-expressed in disease. The Company’s drug delivery and antisense technology, called DNAbilize®, is a platform that uses P-ethoxy, which is a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) backbone modification that is intended to protect the DNA from destruction by the body’s enzymes when circulating in vivo, incorporated inside of a lipid bilayer having neutral charge. The Company believes this combination allows for high efficiency loading of antisense DNA into non-toxic, cell-membrane-like structures for delivery of the antisense drug substance into cells. In vivo, the DNAbilize® delivered antisense drug substances are systemically distributed throughout the body to allow for reduction or elimination of target proteins in blood diseases and solid tumors. DNAbilize® is a registered trademark of the Company. Using DNAbilize® as a platform for drug development and manufacturing, the Company currently has three antisense drug candidates in development to treat at least five different cancer disease indications.

 

Bio-Path Subsidiary was founded in May 2007 as a Utah corporation. In February 2008, Bio-Path Subsidiary completed a reverse merger with the Company, which at the time was traded over the counter and had no current operations. The prior name of the Company was changed to Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. and the directors and officers of Bio-Path Subsidiary became the directors and officers of Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. The Company’s operations to date have been limited to organizing and staffing the Company, acquiring, developing and securing its technology and undertaking product development for a limited number of product candidates.

 

In June 2015, the Company established an “at the market” (“ATM”) program through which it may offer and sell up to $25.0 million of its common stock from time to time, at Bio-Path’s discretion, through an investment banking firm, acting as sales agent. Sales of Bio-Path common stock under the ATM program will be made directly on or through The Nasdaq Capital Market, among other methods. The ATM program may be terminated by either the investment banking firm or the Company upon ten days’ notice. The Company is subject to certain restrictions on its ability to offer and sell shares of its common stock under the ATM program. To date, the Company has not offered or sold any shares of its common stock under the ATM program.

 

As the Company has not begun its planned principal operations of commercializing a product candidate, the Company’s activities are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including the potential requirement to secure additional funding, the outcome of the Company’s clinical trials, and failing to operationalize the Company’s current drug candidates before another company develops similar products.

 

  2.

Significant Accounting Policies

 

Net Loss Per Share - Basic net loss per common share is computed by dividing the net loss for the period by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Although there were warrants and stock options outstanding as of March 31, 2020 and 2019, no potential common shares are included in the computation of any diluted per share amount, as they would be antidilutive. Consequently, diluted net loss per share as presented in the condensed consolidated financial statements is equal to basic net loss per share for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019. The calculation of diluted earnings per share did not include 166,008 shares and 858,698 shares issuable pursuant to the exercise of outstanding common stock options and warrants, respectively, as of March 31, 2020 as the effect would be antidilutive. The calculation of diluted earnings per share for 2019 did not include 71,169 shares and 273,875 shares issuable pursuant to the exercise of outstanding common stock options and warrants, respectively, as of March 31, 2019 as the effect would be antidilutive.

 

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Fair Value - The fair values of cash and cash equivalents, accounts payable and accrued liabilities approximate their carrying values because of the short-term maturities of these instruments.

 

  3. Prepaid Drug Product for Testing

 

Advance payments, including nonrefundable amounts, for goods or services that will be used or rendered for future clinical development activities are deferred and capitalized. Such amounts will be recognized as an expense as the related goods are delivered or the related services are performed. The Company recognized certain expenses and incurred installment costs for its contract drug manufacturing and raw material suppliers with prepayments totaling $0.8 million as of December 31, 2019 pursuant to drug supply contracts for the manufacture and delivery of prexigebersen for testing in two Phase 2 clinical trials and Bcl-2 for testing in a Phase 1 clinical trial. The Company recognized certain expenses and incurred additional installment costs during the first quarter of 2020, with advanced payments totaling $0.8 million as of March 31, 2020.

 

  4. Other Current Assets

 

As of March 31, 2020, other current assets included prepaid expenses of $0.5 million, comprised primarily of prepayments made for the Company’s clinical trials for prexigebersen in AML and BP1002 in lymphoma of $0.4 million and prepaid insurance of $0.1 million. As of December 31, 2019, other current assets included prepaid expenses of $0.8 million, comprised primarily of prepayments made for the Company’s clinical trials for prexigebersen in AML and CML of $0.6 million and prepaid insurance of $0.2 million.

 

  5. Accounts Payable

 

As of March 31, 2020, current liabilities included accounts payable of $0.8 million, comprised primarily of amounts owed for external research expenses related to manufacturing costs of $0.3 million, preclinical expenses of $0.3 million, legal and patent fees of $0.1 million and amounts owed to the Company’s clinical research organization for its clinical trials for prexigebersen in AML and BP1002 in lymphoma of $0.1 million. As of December 31, 2019, current liabilities included accounts payable of $0.5 million, comprised primarily of amounts owed for external research expenses related to manufacturing costs of $0.3 million and legal and patent fees of $0.2 million.

 

  6. Accrued Expense

 

As of March 31, 2020, current liabilities included accrued expenses of $0.7 million, comprised primarily of accrued employee vacation and bonus expenses of $0.4 million, preclinical and other external research expenses of $0.1 million, legal and patent fees of $0.1 million and other accrued expenses of $0.1 million. As of December 31, 2019, current liabilities included accrued expenses of $0.7 million, comprised primarily of accrued employee vacation and bonus expenses of $0.4 million, clinical and preclinical expenses of $0.2 million and other accrued expenses of $0.1 million.

 

  7. Stockholders’ Equity

 

Issuances of Common Stock - On January 14, 2019, the Company entered into an underwriting agreement with H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC relating to an underwritten public offering of 429,616 shares of its common stock for gross proceeds of approximately $1.1 million (the “2019 Underwritten Offering”). The offering price to the public in the 2019 Underwritten Offering was $2.60 per share, and H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC agreed to purchase the shares in the 2019 Underwritten Offering from the Company pursuant to the underwriting agreement at a price of $2.418 per share. Additionally, the Company issued warrants to purchase up to 25,777 shares of its common stock in a private placement to H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC as compensation for its services as underwriter in connection with the 2019 Underwritten Offering. The 2019 Underwritten Offering closed on January 17, 2019. The net proceeds to the Company from the 2019 Underwritten Offering, after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and expenses and the Company’s offering expenses, and excluding the proceeds, if any, from the exercise of the underwriter warrants, were approximately $0.9 million.

 

On January 18, 2019, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with certain investors pursuant to which the Company agreed to sell, in a registered direct offering, an aggregate of 648,233 shares of its common stock for gross proceeds of approximately $1.7 million (the “January 2019 Registered Direct Offering”). In a concurrent private placement, the Company also agreed pursuant to the securities purchase agreement to issue to such investors Series A warrants to purchase up to 324,117 shares of its common stock (the “January 2019 Private Placement”). Additionally, the Company issued warrants to purchase up to 38,894 shares of its common stock in a private placement to H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC as compensation for its services as a placement agent in connection with the 2019 Registered Direct Offering and the 2019 Private Placement. The 2019 Registered Direct Offering and the 2019 Private Placement closed on January 23, 2019. The net proceeds to the Company from the offerings, after deducting the placement agent’s fees and expenses, offering expenses, and excluding the proceeds, if any, from the exercise of the warrants issued in the offerings, were approximately $1.5 million.

 

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On March 12, 2019, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with certain investors pursuant to which the Company agreed to sell, in a registered direct offering, an aggregate of 712,910 shares of its common stock for gross proceeds of approximately $18.5 million (the “March 2019 Registered Direct Offering”). Additionally, the Company issued warrants to purchase up to 42,775 shares of its common stock in a private placement to H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC as compensation for its services as a placement agent in connection with the March 2019 Registered Direct Offering. The March 2019 Registered Direct Offering closed on March 14, 2019. The net proceeds to the Company from the offerings, after deducting the placement agent’s fees and expenses, offering expenses, and excluding the proceeds, if any, from the exercise of the warrants issued in the offerings, were approximately $17.0 million.

 

On November 21, 2019, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with certain investors pursuant to which the Company agreed to sell, in a registered direct offering, an aggregate of 808,080 shares of its common stock and warrants to purchase up to 606,060 shares of its common stock for gross proceeds of approximately $8.0 million under the 2019 Shelf Registration Statement (the “November 2019 Registered Direct Offering”). Additionally, the Company issued warrants to purchase up to 48,485 shares of its common stock to H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC as compensation for its services as a placement agent in connection with the November 2019 Registered Direct Offering, which warrants and the common stock issuable upon exercise of such warrants were registered under the 2019 Shelf Registration Statement. The November 2019 Registered Direct Offering closed on November 25, 2019. The net proceeds to the Company from the offerings, after deducting the placement agent’s fees and expenses, offering expenses, and excluding the proceeds, if any, from the exercise of the warrants issued in the offerings, were approximately $7.3 million.

 

During the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, the Company issued an aggregate of 409,875 shares of its common stock pursuant to the exercise of warrants at a weighted average exercise price of approximately $2.67 per share. The net proceeds to the Company from the exercise of the warrants were approximately $1.1 million.

 

  8. Stock-Based Compensation Plan

 

The 2017 Plan – On December 21, 2017, the Company’s stockholders approved the Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. 2017 Stock Incentive Plan (as amended, the “2017 Plan”), which replaced the First Amended 2007 Stock Incentive Plan, as amended (the “2007 Plan”). The 2007 Plan expired by its terms in January 2018, and no awards were made under the 2007 Plan from the approval of the 2017 Plan on December 21, 2017 until the expiration of the 2007 Plan. The 2017 Plan provides for the grant of Incentive Stock Options, Non-Qualified Stock Options, Restricted Shares, Restricted Share Units, Stock Appreciation Rights, Performance-Based Awards and other stock-based awards, or any combination of the foregoing to the Company’s employees, non-employee directors and consultants. On December 19, 2019, the Company’s stockholders approved an amendment to the 2017 Plan to increase the number of shares reserved for grant and issuance pursuant to the 2017 Plan by 600,000 shares to 660,000 shares. Under the 2017 Plan, the exercise price of awards is determined by the Board of Directors or the compensation committee of the Board of Directors, and for options intended to qualify as qualified Incentive Stock Options, may not be less than the fair market value as determined by the closing stock price at the date of the grant. Each option and award under the 2017 Plan shall vest and expire as determined by the Board of Directors or the compensation committee. Options expire no later than ten years from the date of grant. All grants provide for accelerated vesting if there is a change of control, as defined in the 2017 Plan.

 

Stock-based compensation expense for each of the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 was $0.2 million. Of these amounts, stock-based compensation expense for personnel involved in the Company’s general and administrative activities for each of three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 was $0.1 million. Stock-based compensation expense for personnel involved in the Company’s research and development activities for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 was $21,000 and $25,000, respectively.

 

The Company utilized the Black-Scholes valuation model for estimating the fair value of the stock options granted, with the following weighted-average assumptions for options granted in the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively:

  

    2020   2019
Risk-free interest rate     0.55 %     2.23 %
Expected volatility     123 %     126 %
Expected term in years     5.8       6.0  
Dividend yield     - %     - %

  

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The following summary represents option activity under the Company’s stock-based compensation plans for the three months ended March 31, 2020:

 

       Weighted- 
       Average 
       Exercise 
   Options   Price 
   (in thousands)     
Outstanding at December 31, 2019   68   $68.56 
Granted   99    4.79 
Expired   (1)   28.54 
Outstanding at March 31, 2020   166    30.66 
Exercisable at March 31, 2020   34   $111.43 

 

As of March 31, 2020, the aggregate intrinsic value of outstanding stock options was $19,000. The aggregate intrinsic value represents the total pretax intrinsic value (the difference between the Company’s closing stock price on March 31, 2020 and the exercise price, multiplied by the number of in-the-money options) that would have been received by the option holders had all option holders exercised their options on March 31, 2020. This amount changes based on the fair value of the Company’s stock.

 

As of March 31, 2020, unamortized stock-based compensation expense for all outstanding options was $0.8 million, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted average vesting period of 2.5 years.

 

  9. Commitments and Contingencies

 

Drug Supplier Project Plan – Total commitments for the Company’s drug supplier project plan are $1.3 million as of March 31, 2020, comprised of $0.7 million to the manufacturer of prexigebersen, prexigebersen-A and BP1002 drug product, $0.5 million for manufacture of the Company’s Grb2 and Bcl-2 drug substances, and $0.1 million for manufacturing development. The Company expects to incur $0.9 million of these commitments over the next 12 months.

 

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Item 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

When you read this Item of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, it is important that you also read the unaudited financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and our audited financial statements and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K as of the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, such as statements of our plans, objectives, expectations, and intentions. We use words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “plan,” “project,” “continuing,” “ongoing,” “expect,” “believe,” “intend,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements due to the impact, risks and uncertainties related to COVID-19 and actions taken by governmental authorities or others in connection therewith. To date, COVID-19’s impact on operations has been limited to the inability to travel to clinical trial sites and clinical trial sites not allowing nonessential personnel on site for the purpose of monitoring activity. We anticipate COVID-19 may have an effect on patient recruiting in the near term as social distancing mandates are in effect. We believe these operational issues can be managed through remote monitoring capabilities currently being developed. Our actual results could also differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements for many other reasons, including the matters discussed in “Item 1A. Risk Factors” to Part I of our Annual Report on Form 10-K as of the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, the matters discussed in “Item 1A. Risk Factors” to Part II of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and other risks and uncertainties discussed in filings made with the SEC. See “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for additional discussion regarding risks associated with forward-looking statements.

 

Overview

 

We are a clinical and preclinical stage oncology focused RNAi nanoparticle drug development company utilizing a novel technology that achieves systemic delivery for target specific protein inhibition for any gene product that is over-expressed in disease. Our drug delivery and antisense technology, called DNAbilize®, is a platform that uses P-ethoxy, which is a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) backbone modification that is intended to protect the DNA from destruction by the body’s enzymes when circulating in vivo, incorporated inside of a lipid bilayer having neutral charge. We believe this combination allows for high efficiency loading of antisense DNA into non-toxic, cell-membrane-like structures for delivery of the antisense drug substance into cells. In vivo, the DNAbilize® delivered antisense drug substances are systemically distributed throughout the body to allow for reduction or elimination of target proteins in blood diseases and solid tumors. Through testing in numerous animal studies and treatment in over 70 patients, the Company’s DNAbilize® drug candidates have demonstrated an excellent safety profile. DNAbilize® is a registered trademark of the Company.

 

Using DNAbilize® as a platform for drug development and manufacturing, we currently have four drug candidates in development to treat at least five different cancer disease indications. Our lead drug candidate, prexigebersen (pronounced prex” i je ber’ sen), initially started the efficacy portion of a Phase 2 clinical trial for untreated or de novo acute myeloid leukemia (“AML”) patients in combination with low-dose cytarabine (“LDAC”). Subsequently, a second cohort of untreated AML patients was added to the clinical trial for treatment with prexigebersen in combination with decitabine. On March 6, 2019, we announced intended Stage 2 amendments to this Phase 2 clinical trial to (i) add high risk myelodysplastic syndrome (“MDS”) patients to the untreated AML cohort being treated with prexigebersen in combination with decitabine, (ii) close the prexigebersen in combination with LDAC treatment cohort, (iii) add a cohort of relapsed/refractory AML and high risk MDS patients for treatment with prexigebersen and decitabine and (iv) following successful completion of a safety segment treating AML and MDS patients with prexigebersen in combination with decitabine, add venetoclax to the treatment combination treating all patient cohorts with prexigebersen in combination with decitabine and venetoclax. On November 26, 2019, we announced successful completion of safety testing of the treatment combination of prexigebersen and decitabine in AML and MDS patients in Stage 2 of this Phase 2 clinical trial. In addition, preclinical efficacy studies for the triple combination treatment of prexigebersen, decitabine and venetoclax in AML have been successfully completed. Based on the successful completion of these studies, we submitted the amendment for the Stage 2 Phase 2 clinical trial to add the triple combination treatment comprised of prexigebersen, decitabine and venetoclax to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”). The FDA requested that the treatment of MDS patients with the triple combination of prexigebersen, decitabine and venetoclax be conducted in a separate clinical trial. As a result, the amendment was modified and resubmitted to the FDA for approval. The Company is awaiting approval of the modified amendment, which is expected by summer 2020. Prexigebersen has also been planned for a safety portion of a Phase 2a clinical trial for chronic myeloid leukemia (“CML”) accelerated and blast crisis patients in combination with dasatinib. However, due to declining patient population, the Company will not pursue this program any further. Finally, a modified product named prexigebersen-A, Bio-Path’s fourth drug candidate, has shown to enhance chemotherapy efficacy in preclinical solid tumor models. Prexigebersen-A incorporates the same drug substance as prexigebersen but has a slightly modified formulation designed to enhance nanoparticle properties. In late 2019, we filed an Investigational New Drug (“IND”) application to initiate a Phase 1 clinical trial of prexigebersen-A in patients with solid tumors, including ovarian and uterine, pancreatic and breast cancer. This trial is expected to commence after the IND has been cleared by the FDA, which we currently anticipate being in 2020.

 

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Our second drug candidate, Liposomal Bcl-2 (“BP1002”), targets the protein Bcl-2, which is responsible for driving cell survival in up to 60% of all cancers. On November 21, 2019, we announced that the FDA cleared an IND application for BP1002. An initial Phase 1 clinical trial will evaluate the ability of BP1002 to treat refractory/relapsed lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients. The Phase 1 clinical trial is expected to be conducted at several leading cancer centers, including The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (“MD Anderson”), the Georgia Cancer Center and the Sarah Cannon Research Institute.

 

Our third drug candidate, Liposomal STAT3 (“BP1003”), targets the STAT3 protein and is currently in IND enabling studies as a potential treatment of pancreatic cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and AML. Preclinical models have shown BP1003 to inhibit cell viability and STAT3 protein expression in NSCLC and AML cell lines. Further, BP1003 successfully penetrated pancreatic tumors and significantly enhanced the efficacy of gemcitabine, a treatment for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, in a pancreatic cancer patient derived tumor model. Our lead indication for BP1003 is pancreatic cancer due to the severity of this disease and the lack of effective, life-extending treatments. We expect to complete several IND enabling studies of BP1003 in 2020. If those studies are successful, we expect to file an IND in late 2020 for the first-in-humans Phase 1 study of BP1003 in patients with refractory/metastatic solid tumors, including pancreatic, NSCLC and colorectal cancers.

 

Our DNAbilize® technology-based products are available for out-licensing or partnering. We intend to apply our drug delivery technology template to new disease-causing protein targets to develop new nanoparticle antisense RNAi drug candidates. We have a new product identification template in place to define a process of scientific, preclinical, commercial and intellectual property evaluation of potential new drug candidates for inclusion into our drug product development pipeline. As we expand, we will look at indications where a systemic delivery is needed and antisense RNAi nanoparticles can be used to slow, reverse or cure a disease, either alone or in combination with another drug. On September 25, 2019, we announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued a patent for claims related to DNAbilize®, including its use in the treatment of cancers, autoimmune diseases and infectious diseases. This is the second patent issued to the Company.

 

We have certain intellectual property as the basis for our current drug products in clinical development, prexigebersen, prexigebersen-A, BP1002 and BP1003. We are developing RNAi antisense nanoparticle drug candidates based on our own patented technology to treat cancer and autoimmune disorders where targeting a single protein may be advantageous and result in reduced patient adverse effects as compared to small molecule inhibitors with off-target and non-specific effects. We have composition of matter and method of use intellectual property for the design and manufacture of antisense RNAi nanoparticle drug products.

 

As of March 31, 2020, we had an accumulated deficit of $59.7 million. Our net loss was $3.3 million and $1.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. We expect to continue to incur significant operating losses, and we anticipate that our losses may increase substantially as we expand our drug development programs and commercialization efforts. To achieve profitability, we must enter into license or development agreements with third parties, or successfully develop and obtain regulatory approval for one or more of our drug candidates and effectively commercialize any drug candidates we develop. In addition, if we obtain regulatory approval of one or more of our drug candidates, we expect to incur significant commercialization expenses related to product sales, marketing, manufacturing and distribution. Even if we succeed in developing and commercializing one or more of our drug candidates, we may not be able to generate sufficient revenue and we may never be able to achieve or sustain profitability. We expect to finance our foreseeable cash requirements through cash on hand, cash from operations, debt financings and public or private equity offerings. We may seek to access the public or private equity markets whenever conditions are favorable; however, there can be no assurance that we will be able to raise additional capital when needed or on terms that are favorable to us, if at all. Additionally, we may seek collaborations and license arrangements for our drug candidates. We currently have no lines of credit or other arranged access to debt financing.

 

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Company History and Available Information

 

The Company was incorporated in May 2000 as a Utah corporation. In February 2008, Bio-Path Subsidiary completed a reverse merger with the Company, which at the time was traded over the counter and had no current operations. The prior name of the Company was changed to Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. and the directors and officers of Bio-Path Subsidiary became the directors and officers of Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. On March 10, 2014, our common stock ceased trading on the OTCQX and commenced trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol “BPTH.” Effective December 31, 2014, we changed our state of incorporation from Utah to Delaware through a statutory conversion pursuant to the Utah Revised Business Corporation Act and the Delaware General Corporation Law. Our principal executive offices are located at 4710 Bellaire Boulevard, Suite 210, Bellaire, Texas 77401, and our telephone number is (832) 742-1357.

 

On February 8, 2018, we effected a reverse stock split of our outstanding shares of common stock at a ratio of 1-for-10, and our common stock began trading on the split-adjusted basis on the Nasdaq Capital Market at the commencement of trading on February 9, 2018. In addition, on January 17, 2019, we effected a reverse stock split of our outstanding shares of common stock at a ratio of 1-for-20, and our common stock began trading on the split-adjusted basis on the Nasdaq Capital Market at the commencement of trading on January 18, 2019. All common stock share and per share amounts in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q have been adjusted to give effect to both the 1-for-10 reverse stock split and the 1-for-20 reverse stock split, retrospectively.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

There are no recent accounting pronouncements that have a material impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

Financial Operations Overview

 

Revenue

 

We have not generated significant revenues to date. Our ability to generate revenues from our drug candidates, which we do not expect will occur for many years, if ever, will depend heavily on the successful development and eventual commercialization of our drug candidates.

 

In the future, we may generate revenue from a combination of product sales, third-party grants, service agreements, strategic alliances and licensing arrangements. We expect that any revenue we generate will fluctuate due to the timing and amount of services performed, milestones achieved, license fees earned and payments received upon the eventual sales of our drug candidates, in the event any are successfully commercialized. If we fail to complete the development of any of our drug candidates or obtain regulatory approval for them, our ability to generate future revenue will be adversely affected.

 

Research and development expenses

 

Research and development expenses consist of costs associated with our research activities, including the development of our drug candidates. Our research and development expenses consist of:

 

  · expenses related to research and development personnel, including salaries and benefits, travel and stock-based compensation;

  · external research and development expenses incurred under arrangements with third parties, such as contract research organizations, clinical investigative sites, laboratories, manufacturing organizations and consultants; and

  · costs of materials used during research and development activities.

 

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Costs and expenses that can be clearly identified as research and development are charged to expense as incurred in accordance with generally accepted accounting policies (“GAAP”). Advance payments, including nonrefundable amounts, for goods or services that will be used or rendered for future research and development activities are deferred and capitalized. Such amounts will be recognized as an expense as the related goods are delivered or the related services are performed. If the goods will not be delivered, or services will not be rendered, then the capitalized advance payment is charged to expense.

 

We expect research and development expenses associated with the completion of the associated clinical trials to be substantial and to increase over time. The successful development of our drug candidates is highly uncertain. At this time, we cannot reasonably estimate or know the nature, timing and estimated costs of the efforts that will be necessary to complete development of our drug candidates or the period, if any, in which material net cash inflows from our drug candidates may commence. This is due to the numerous risks and uncertainties associated with developing drugs, including the uncertainty of:

 

  · the rate of progress, results and costs of completion of ongoing clinical trials of our drug candidates;

  · the size, scope, rate of progress, results and costs of completion of any potential future clinical trials and preclinical trials of our drug candidates that we may initiate;

  · competing technological and market developments;

  · the performance of third-party manufacturers and suppliers;

  · the ability of our drug candidates, if they receive regulatory approval, to achieve market success;

  · disputes or other developments relating to proprietary rights, including patents, litigation matters and our ability to obtain patent protection for our drug candidates; and
  · the impact, risks and uncertainties related to COVID-19 and actions taken by governmental authorities or others in connection therewith.

 

A change in the outcome of any of these variables with respect to the development of a drug candidate could mean a significant change in the costs and timing associated with the development of that drug candidate. For example, if the FDA or other regulatory authority were to require us to conduct clinical trials beyond those which we currently anticipate will be required for the completion of clinical development of a drug candidate or if we experience significant delays in enrollment in any clinical trials, we could be required to expend significant additional financial resources and time on the completion of clinical development.

 

General and administrative expenses

 

Our general and administrative expenses consist primarily of salaries and benefits for management and administrative personnel, professional fees for legal, accounting and other services, travel costs and facility-related costs such as rent, utilities and other general office expenses.

 

Results of Operations

 

Comparisons of the Three Months Ended March 31, 2020 to the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019

 

Research and Development Expense. Our research and development expense for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $2.0 million, an increase of $1.6 million compared to the three months ended March 31, 2019. The increase in research and development expense was primarily due to the manufacture of drug material in preparation for our Phase 1 clinical trial of prexigebersen-A in solid tumors, an increase in clinical trial expenses related to increased enrollment in our Phase 2 clinical trial of prexigebersen in AML and start-up activities for our Phase 1 clinical trial of BP1002 in lymphoma, and increased preclinical study expenses. The following table sets forth our research and development expenses (in thousands):

 

   Three Months Ended 
   March 31, 
   2020   2019 
Research and development expense  $1,987   $373 
Non-cash stock-based compensation expense   21    25 
Total research and development expense  $2,008   $398 

 

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General and Administrative Expense. Our general and administrative expense for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $1.3 million, an increase of $0.2 million compared to the three months ended March 31, 2019. The increase in general and administrative expense was primarily due to increased franchise tax expense. The following table sets forth our general and administrative expenses (in thousands):

 

   Three Months Ended 
   March 31, 
   2020   2019 
General and administrative expense  $1,187   $990 
Non-cash stock-based compensation expense   149    132 
Total general and administrative expense  $1,336   $1,122 

 

Net Operating Loss. Our net loss from operations for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $3.3 million, an increase of $1.8 million compared to the three months ended March 31, 2019.

 

Net Loss. Our net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $3.3 million, an increase of $1.8 million compared to the three months ended March 31, 2019.

 

Net Loss per Share. Net loss per share, both basic and diluted, was $0.90 per share for the three months ended March 31, 2020, compared to $0.89 per share for the three months ended March 31, 2019. Net loss per share is calculated using the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the applicable periods and excludes stock options and warrants because they are antidilutive.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Overview

 

We have not generated significant revenues to date. Since our inception, we have funded our operations primarily through public and private offerings of our capital stock and other securities. We expect to finance our foreseeable cash requirements through cash on hand, cash from operations, debt financings and public or private equity offerings. We may seek to access the public or private equity markets whenever conditions are favorable; however, there can be no assurance that we will be able to raise additional capital when needed or on terms that are favorable to us, if at all. Additionally, we may seek collaborations and license arrangements for our drug candidates. We currently have no lines of credit or other arranged access to debt financing.

 

We had a cash balance of $17.9 million at March 31, 2020, a decrease of $2.5 million compared to December 31, 2019. We believe that our available cash at March 31, 2020 will be sufficient to meet obligations and fund our liquidity and capital expenditure requirements for at least the next 12 months.

 

Cash Flows

 

Operating Activities. Net cash used in operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $2.5 million. Excluding non-cash stock-based compensation expense of $0.2 million, net cash used in operating activities consisted primarily of the net loss for the period of $3.3 million, an increase in current liabilities of $0.3 million and a decrease in other current assets of $0.3 million. Net cash used in operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2019 was $2.0 million. Excluding non-cash stock-based compensation expense of $0.2 million and depreciation expense of $0.1 million, net cash used in operating activities consisted primarily of the net loss for the period of $1.5 million, an increase in prepaid expenses and other current assets of $0.7 million and a decrease in current liabilities of $0.1 million.

 

Financing Activities. There were no financing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2020. Net cash provided by financing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2019 was $20.3 million. Net cash provided by financing activities consisted primarily of net proceeds of $19.4 million from the 2019 Underwritten Offering, the January 2019 Registered Direct Offering and January 2019 Private Placement and the March 2019 Registered Direct Offering, each as described below, as well as net proceeds of $0.9 million from the exercise of warrants to purchase shares of our common stock.

 

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2019 Shelf Registration Statement

 

On May 16, 2019, we filed a shelf registration on Form S-3 with the SEC, which was declared effective by the SEC on June 5, 2019 (File No. 333-231537) (the “2019 Shelf Registration Statement”), at which time the offering of unsold securities under a previous shelf registration statement on Form S-3 filed with the SEC, which was declared effective by the SEC on January 9, 2017 (File No. 333-215205) (the “2017 Shelf Registration Statement”), was deemed terminated pursuant to Rule 415(a)(6) under the Securities Act. The 2019 Shelf Registration Statement was filed to register the offering, issuance and sale of (i) up to $125.0 million of our common stock, preferred stock, warrants to purchase common stock or preferred stock or any combination thereof, either individually or in units, including offers and sales of our common stock under the Controlled Equity OfferingSM Sales Agreement (the “Sales Agreement”) with Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. (“Cantor Fitzgerald”) described below and (ii) up to 5,149 shares of our common stock pursuant to the exercise of warrants that were issued in connection with a registered direct offering in 2016. The foregoing does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of that jurisdiction.

 

“At the Market” Offering

 

On June 24, 2015, we entered into the Sales Agreement with Cantor Fitzgerald, as sales agent, pursuant to which we may offer and sell, from time to time, through Cantor Fitzgerald, shares of our common stock. Sales of shares of common stock under the Sales Agreement will be made pursuant to the 2019 Shelf Registration Statement and a related prospectus filed with the SEC on June 5, 2019, for an aggregate offering price of up to $25.0 million. Under the Sales Agreement, Cantor Fitzgerald may sell shares by any method deemed to be an “at the market” offering as defined in Rule 415 under the Securities Act. We will pay Cantor Fitzgerald a commission of 3.4% of the aggregate gross proceeds from each sale of shares under the Sales Agreement and have agreed to provide Cantor Fitzgerald with customary indemnification and contribution rights. We have also agreed to reimburse Cantor Fitzgerald for certain specified expenses. The Sales Agreement may be terminated by either Cantor Fitzgerald or the Company upon ten days’ notice. We are subject to certain restrictions on our ability to offer and sell shares of our common stock under the Sales Agreement. To date, we have not offered or sold any shares of common stock under the Sales Agreement.

 

2019 Underwritten Offering

 

On January 14, 2019, we entered into an underwriting agreement with H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC relating to an underwritten public offering of 429,616 shares of our common stock for gross proceeds of approximately $1.1 million under the 2017 Shelf Registration Statement (the “2019 Underwritten Offering”). The offering price to the public in the 2019 Underwritten Offering was $2.60 per share, and H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC agreed to purchase the shares in the 2019 Underwritten Offering from the Company pursuant to the underwriting agreement at a price of $2.418 per share. Additionally, we issued warrants to purchase up to 25,777 shares of our common stock in a private placement to the H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC as compensation for its services as underwriter in connection with the 2019 Underwritten Offering. The 2019 Underwritten Offering closed on January 17, 2019. The net proceeds to the Company from the 2019 Underwritten Offering, after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and expenses and the Company’s estimated offering expenses, and excluding the proceeds, if any, from the exercise of the underwriter warrants, were approximately $0.9 million.

 

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January 2019 Registered Direct Offering and January 2019 Private Placement

 

On January 18, 2019, we entered into a securities purchase agreement with certain investors pursuant to which we agreed to sell, in a registered direct offering, an aggregate of 648,233 shares of our common stock for gross proceeds of approximately $1.7 million under the 2017 Shelf Registration Statement (the “January 2019 Registered Direct Offering”). In a concurrent private placement, we also agreed pursuant to the securities purchase agreement to issue to such investors Series A warrants to purchase up to 324,117 shares of our common stock (the “January 2019 Private Placement”). Additionally, we issued warrants to purchase up to 38,894 shares of our common stock in a private placement to H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC as compensation for its services as a placement agent in connection with the 2019 Registered Direct Offering and the January 2019 Private Placement. The January 2019 Registered Direct Offering and the January 2019 Private Placement closed on January 23, 2019. The net proceeds to the Company from the offerings, after deducting the placement agent’s fees and expenses, our offering expenses, and excluding the proceeds, if any, from the exercise of the warrants issued in the offerings, were approximately $1.5 million.

 

March 2019 Registered Direct Offering

 

On March 12, 2019, we entered into a securities purchase agreement with certain investors pursuant to which we agreed to sell, in a registered direct offering, an aggregate of 712,910 shares of our common stock for gross proceeds of approximately $18.5 million under the 2017 Shelf Registration Statement (the “March 2019 Registered Direct Offering”). Additionally, we issued warrants to purchase up to 42,775 shares of our common stock in a private placement to H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC as compensation for its services as a placement agent in connection with the March 2019 Registered Direct Offering. The March 2019 Registered Direct Offering closed on March 14, 2019. The net proceeds to us from the offerings, after deducting the placement agent’s fees and expenses, our offering expenses, and excluding the proceeds, if any, from the exercise of the warrants issued in the offerings, were approximately $17.0 million.

 

November 2019 Registered Direct Offering

 

On November 21, 2019, we entered into a securities purchase agreement with certain investors pursuant to which we agreed to sell, in a registered direct offering, an aggregate of 808,080 shares of our common stock and warrants to purchase up to 606,060 shares of our common stock for gross proceeds of approximately $8.0 million under the 2019 Shelf Registration Statement (the “November 2019 Registered Direct Offering”). Additionally, we issued warrants to purchase up to 48,485 shares of our common stock to H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC as compensation for its services as a placement agent in connection with the November 2019 Registered Direct Offering, which warrants and the common stock issuable upon exercise of such warrants were registered under the 2019 Shelf Registration Statement. The November 2019 Registered Direct Offering closed on November 25, 2019. The net proceeds to us from the offerings, after deducting the placement agent’s fees and expenses, our offering expenses, and excluding the proceeds, if any, from the exercise of the warrants issued in the offerings, were approximately $7.3 million.

 

Future Capital Requirements

 

We expect to continue to incur significant operating expenses in connection with our ongoing activities, including conducting clinical trials, manufacturing and seeking regulatory approval of our drug candidates prexigebersen, prexigebersen-A, BP1002 and BP1003. Accordingly, we will continue to require substantial additional capital to fund our projected operating requirements. Such additional capital may not be available when needed or on terms favorable to us. In addition, we may seek additional capital due to favorable market conditions or strategic considerations, even if we believe we have sufficient funds for our current and future operating plan. There can be no assurance that we will be able to continue to raise additional capital through the sale of our securities in the future. Our future capital requirements may change and will depend on numerous factors, which are discussed in detail in “Item 1A. Risk Factors” to Part I of our Annual Report on Form 10-K as of the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. For more information, see Note 1 to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included herein.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

As of March 31, 2020, we did not have any material off-balance sheet arrangements.

 

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Critical Accounting Policies

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP in the United States has required the management of the Company to make assumptions, estimates and judgments that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements, including the notes thereto, and related disclosures of commitments and contingencies, if any. We consider our critical accounting policies to be those that require the more significant judgments and estimates in the preparation of financial statements. There have been no significant changes to our critical accounting policies from those disclosed in Note 2 to our Consolidated Financial Statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K as of the year ended December 31, 2019.

 

Item 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

It is management’s responsibility to establish and maintain adequate disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act. Disclosure controls and procedures are controls and other procedures of a company that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by a company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to management, including the company’s principal executive and principal financial officers, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

Our management, including our Chief Executive Officer (who is also our Chief Financial Officer), has reviewed and evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act, as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Following this review and evaluation, our management determined that as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in SEC rules and forms, and is accumulated and communicated to management, including our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

Part II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

None.

 

Item 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

There were no material changes from the risk factors previously disclosed under “Item 1A. Risk Factors” to Part I of our Annual Report on Form 10-K as of the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, other than the additional disclosure of the risk factor listed below.

 

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The COVID-19 pandemic could adversely impact our business, including our clinical trials.

 

In December 2019, a novel strain of coronavirus, COVID-19, was reported to have surfaced in Wuhan, China. Since then, COVID-19 has evolved into a global pandemic, spreading to many countries, including the United States. Depending upon the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, we may experience disruptions that could severely impact our business.

 

For instance, our clinical trials may be affected by the pandemic. Site initiation, participant recruitment and enrollment, participant dosing, distribution of clinical trial materials, study monitoring and data analysis may be paused or delayed due to changes in hospital or university policies, federal, state or local regulations, prioritization of hospital resources toward pandemic efforts, or other reasons related to the pandemic. If COVID-19 continues to spread, some participants and clinical investigators may not be able to comply with clinical trial protocols. For example, quarantines or other travel limitations (whether voluntary or required) may impede participant movement, affect sponsor access to study sites, or interrupt healthcare services, and we may be unable to conduct our clinical trials. Additionally, infections and deaths related to the pandemic may disrupt the United States’ healthcare and healthcare regulatory systems. Such disruptions could divert healthcare resources away from, or materially delay FDA review and/or approval of, our clinical trials. It is unknown how long these disruptions could continue, were they to occur. Any elongation or de-prioritization of our clinical trials or delay in regulatory review resulting from such disruptions could materially affect the development and study of our product candidates.

 

To date, COVID-19’s impact on operations has been limited to the inability to travel to clinical trial sites and clinical trial sites not allowing nonessential personnel on site for the purpose of monitoring activity. We believe these operational issues can be managed through remote monitoring capabilities currently being developed. We anticipate COVID-19 may have an effect on patient recruiting in the near term as social distancing mandates are in effect.

 

The global outbreak of COVID-19 continues to rapidly evolve. The extent to which COVID-19 may impact our business, including our clinical trials, will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence, such as the duration of the outbreak, travel restrictions and social distancing in the United States and other countries, business closures or business disruptions and the effectiveness of actions taken in the United States and other countries to contain and treat the disease. We will continue to monitor the situation closely.

 

Item 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

 

None.

 

Item 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

 

None.

 

Item 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

None.

 

Item 5. OTHER INFORMATION

 

On May 12, 2020, our board of directors approved an amendment (the “Amendment”) to the Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. 2017 Stock Incentive Plan (as amended, the “Plan”) to increase the maximum number of shares of the Company’s common stock with respect to which awards may be granted to a participant during any calendar year under the Plan to 165,000. The foregoing description of the Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and is incorporated by reference herein. 

 

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Item 6. EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit No.   Description of Exhibit
2.1   Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization dated September 27, 2007, by and among the Company, Biopath Acquisition Corp., a Utah corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of the registrant, and Bio-Path, Inc., a Utah corporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on September 27, 2007).
3.1   Certificate of Incorporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 6, 2015).
3.2   Certificate of Amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation of Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February 9, 2018).
3.3   First Amended and Restated Bylaws (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 7, 2017).
3.4   Certificate of Amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation of Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 16, 2019).
10.1*   Second Amendment to Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. 2017 Stock Incentive Plan.
31*   Certification of Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Exchange Act Rules 13a-14 and 15d-14, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002.
32**   Certification of Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002.
101.INS*   XBRL Instance Document
101.SCH*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.CAL*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.DEF*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
101.LAB*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
101.PRE*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

  * Filed herewith.
  ** Furnished herewith.

 

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SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

Dated: May 14, 2020 BIO-PATH HOLDINGS, INC.
   
  By: /s/ Peter H. Nielsen
    Peter H. Nielsen
    President
    Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal Executive Officer)
    Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial Officer)

 

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Exhibit 10.1

 

SECOND AMENDMENT
TO
BIO-PATH HOLDINGS, INC.

2017 STOCK INCENTIVE PLAN

 

This Second Amendment (the “Second Amendment”) to that certain Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. 2017 Stock Incentive Plan (as amended, the “Plan”) of Bio-Path Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), is adopted as of May 12, 2020.  All capitalized and undefined terms used herein shall have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Plan.

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to subsection 18.1 of the Plan, the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) is authorized to amend the Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board unanimously approved this Second Amendment to increase the maximum number of Shares with respect to which Awards may be granted to an Eligible Person during any calendar year under the Plan as set forth herein.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in connection with the foregoing, the Plan is hereby amended as follows, subject to approval by the stockholders of the Company:

 

Subsection 4.2(a) is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:

 

1.             “4.2 Maximum Award to Eligible Person.

 

(a)       The maximum number of Shares with respect to which Awards may be granted to an Eligible Person during any calendar year shall not exceed 165,000. For purposes of this subsection 4.2(a), an Award that has been granted to an Eligible Person during the calendar year, but which is subsequently forfeited or otherwise cancelled will be counted against the maximum number of Shares with respect to which Awards may be granted to such Eligible Person.”

 

Except as amended and modified by this Second Amendment, the Plan shall continue in full force and effect, and the Plan and this Second Amendment shall be construed as one and the same instrument.

 

The foregoing is hereby acknowledged as being the Second Amendment to the Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. 2017 Stock Incentive Plan, as adopted by the Board on May 12, 2020.

 

  BIO-PATH HOLDINGS, INC.
   
  By: /s/ Peter H. Nielsen
  Name: Peter H. Nielsen
  Title: President and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

Exhibit 31

 

CERTIFICATION OF

PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND

PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL OFFICER

 

I, Peter H. Nielsen, certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Bio-Path Holdings, Inc.;

 

2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

 

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

 

4. I am responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:

 

a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under my supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to me by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

 

b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under my supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;

 

c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

 

d) Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant's most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant's fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant's internal control over financial reporting; and

 

5. I have disclosed, based on my most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant's auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors:

 

a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant's ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

 

b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.

 

Dated: May 14, 2020 By: /s/ Peter H. Nielsen
    Peter H. Nielsen
    Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal Executive Officer)
    Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial Officer)

 

 

 

Exhibit 32

 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Report”), I, Peter H. Nielsen, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 1350, as adopted pursuant to § 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:

 

(1) the Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

 

(2) the information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

Dated: May 14, 2020 By: /s/ Peter H. Nielsen
    Peter H. Nielsen
    Chief Executive Officer
    Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

v3.20.1
Stock-Based Compensation Plan - Option Activity Under Plan (Details)
shares in Thousands
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
$ / shares
shares
Stock-Based Compensation Plan  
Outstanding | shares 68
Granted | shares 99
Expired | shares (1)
Outstanding | shares 166
Exercisable | shares 34
Weighted - Average Exercise Price, Outstanding | $ / shares $ 68.56
Weighted - Average Exercise Price, Granted | $ / shares 4.79
Weighted - Average Exercise Price, Expired | $ / shares 28.54
Weighted - Average Exercise Price, Outstanding | $ / shares 30.66
Weighted - Average Exercise Price, Exercisable | $ / shares $ 111.43
v3.20.1
Accounts Payable (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
Mar. 31, 2020
Dec. 31, 2019
Accounts Payable [Line Items]    
Accounts Payable, Current $ 818 $ 486
Preclinical Expenses [Member]    
Accounts Payable [Line Items]    
Accounts Payable, Current 300  
Manufacturing Costs [Member]    
Accounts Payable [Line Items]    
Accounts Payable, Current 300 300
Legal and Patent [Member]    
Accounts Payable [Line Items]    
Accounts Payable, Current 100 $ 200
Clinical Research Organizations [Member]    
Accounts Payable [Line Items]    
Accounts Payable, Current $ 100  
v3.20.1
Stock-Based Compensation Plan
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Stock-Based Compensation Plan  
Stock-Based Compensation Plan

8.Stock-Based Compensation Plan

The 2017 Plan – On December 21, 2017, the Company’s stockholders approved the Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. 2017 Stock Incentive Plan (as amended, the “2017 Plan”), which replaced the First Amended 2007 Stock Incentive Plan, as amended (the “2007 Plan”). The 2007 Plan expired by its terms in January 2018, and no awards were made under the 2007 Plan from the approval of the 2017 Plan on December 21, 2017 until the expiration of the 2007 Plan. The 2017 Plan provides for the grant of Incentive Stock Options, Non-Qualified Stock Options, Restricted Shares, Restricted Share Units, Stock Appreciation Rights, Performance-Based Awards and other stock-based awards, or any combination of the foregoing to the Company’s employees, non-employee directors and consultants. On December 19, 2019, the Company's stockholders approved an amendment to the 2017 Plan to increase the number of shares reserved for grant and issuance pursuant to the 2017 Plan by 600,000 shares to 660,000 shares. Under the 2017 Plan, the exercise price of awards is determined by the Board of Directors or the compensation committee of the Board of Directors, and for options intended to qualify as qualified Incentive Stock Options, may not be less than the fair market value as determined by the closing stock price at the date of the grant. Each option and award under the 2017 Plan shall vest and expire as determined by the Board of Directors or the compensation committee. Options expire no later than ten years from the date of grant. All grants provide for accelerated vesting if there is a change of control, as defined in the 2017 Plan.

Stock-based compensation expense for each of the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 was $0.2 million. Of these amounts, stock-based compensation expense for personnel involved in the Company’s general and administrative activities for each of three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 was $0.1 million. Stock-based compensation expense for personnel involved in the Company’s research and development activities for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 was $21,000 and $25,000, respectively.

The Company utilized the Black-Scholes valuation model for estimating the fair value of the stock options granted, with the following weighted-average assumptions for options granted in the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

2020

    

2019

Risk-free interest rate

 

0.55

%

 

2.23

%

Expected volatility

 

123

%

 

126

%

Expected term in years

 

5.8

 

 

6.0

 

Dividend yield

 

 —

%

 

 —

%

 

The following summary represents option activity under the Company’s stock-based compensation plans for the three months ended March 31, 2020:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

    

Weighted-

 

 

 

 

Average

 

 

 

 

Exercise

 

 

Options

 

Price

 

 

(in thousands)

 

 

 

Outstanding at December 31, 2019

 

68

 

$

68.56

Granted

 

99

 

 

4.79

Expired

 

(1)

 

 

28.54

Outstanding at March 31, 2020

 

166

 

 

30.66

Exercisable at March 31, 2020

 

34

 

$

111.43

 

As of March 31, 2020, the aggregate intrinsic value of outstanding stock options was $19,000. The aggregate intrinsic value represents the total pretax intrinsic value (the difference between the Company’s closing stock price on March 31, 2020 and the exercise price, multiplied by the number of in-the-money options) that would have been received by the option holders had all option holders exercised their options on March 31, 2020. This amount changes based on the fair value of the Company’s stock.

As of March 31, 2020, unamortized stock-based compensation expense for all outstanding options was $0.8 million, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted average vesting period of 2.5 years.

v3.20.1
Other Current Assets
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Other Current Assets  
Other Current Assets

4.Other Current Assets

As of March 31, 2020, other current assets included prepaid expenses of $0.5 million, comprised primarily of prepayments made for the Company's clinical trials for prexigebersen in AML and BP1002 in lymphoma of $0.4 million and prepaid insurance of $0.1 million. As of December 31, 2019, other current assets included prepaid expenses of $0.8 million, comprised primarily of prepayments made for the Company's clinical trials for prexigebersen in AML and CML of $0.6 million and prepaid insurance of $0.2  million.

v3.20.1
Organization and Business (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
1 Months Ended 3 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2015
Mar. 31, 2019
Organization and Nature of Operations [Line Items]    
Stock issued during period, value, new issues   $ 19,411
Warrant [Member]    
Organization and Nature of Operations [Line Items]    
Stock issued during period, value, new issues $ 25,000  
v3.20.1
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Parenthetical) - $ / shares
shares in Thousands
Mar. 31, 2020
Dec. 31, 2019
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS    
Preferred Stock, par value $ 0.001 $ 0.001
Preferred Stock, shares authorized 10,000 10,000
Preferred Stock, shares issued 0 0
Preferred Stock, shares outstanding 0 0
Common Stock, par value $ 0.001 $ 0.001
Common Stock, shares authorized 200,000 200,000
Common Stock, shares issued 3,692 3,692
Common Stock, shares outstanding 3,692 3,692
v3.20.1
Organization and Business
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Organization and Business  
Organization and Business

1.Organization and Business

The Company is a clinical and preclinical stage oncology focused RNAi nanoparticle drug development company utilizing a novel technology that achieves systemic delivery for target specific protein inhibition for any gene product that is over-expressed in disease. The Company's drug delivery and antisense technology, called DNAbilize®, is a platform that uses P-ethoxy, which is a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) backbone modification that is intended to protect the DNA from destruction by the body’s enzymes when circulating in vivo, incorporated inside of a lipid bilayer having neutral charge. The Company believes this combination allows for high efficiency loading of antisense DNA into non-toxic, cell-membrane-like structures for delivery of the antisense drug substance into cells. In vivo, the DNAbilize® delivered antisense drug substances are systemically distributed throughout the body to allow for reduction or elimination of target proteins in blood diseases and solid tumors. DNAbilize® is a registered trademark of the Company. Using DNAbilize® as a platform for drug development and manufacturing, the Company currently has three antisense drug candidates in development to treat at least five different cancer disease indications.

Bio-Path Subsidiary was founded in May 2007 as a Utah corporation. In February 2008, Bio-Path Subsidiary completed a reverse merger with the Company, which at the time was traded over the counter and had no current operations. The prior name of the Company was changed to Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. and the directors and officers of Bio-Path Subsidiary became the directors and officers of Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. The Company’s operations to date have been limited to organizing and staffing the Company, acquiring, developing and securing its technology and undertaking product development for a limited number of product candidates.

In June 2015, the Company established an “at the market” (“ATM”) program through which it may offer and sell up to $25.0 million of its common stock from time to time, at Bio-Path’s discretion, through an investment banking firm, acting as sales agent. Sales of Bio-Path common stock under the ATM program will be made directly on or through The Nasdaq Capital Market, among other methods. The ATM program may be terminated by either the investment banking firm or the Company upon ten days’ notice. The Company is subject to certain restrictions on its ability to offer and sell shares of its common stock under the ATM program. To date, the Company has not offered or sold any shares of its common stock under the ATM program.

As the Company has not begun its planned principal operations of commercializing a product candidate, the Company’s activities are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including the potential requirement to secure additional funding, the outcome of the Company’s clinical trials, and failing to operationalize the Company’s current drug candidates before another company develops similar products.

v3.20.1
Significant Accounting Policies (Details) - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Mar. 31, 2019
Significant Accounting Policies [Line Items]    
Antidilutive Securities Excluded from Computation of Earnings Per Share, Amount 166,008 71,169
Warrant [Member]    
Significant Accounting Policies [Line Items]    
Antidilutive Securities Excluded from Computation of Earnings Per Share, Amount 858,698 273,875
v3.20.1
Commitments and Contingencies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Commitments and Contingencies  
Commitments and Contingencies

9.Commitments and Contingencies

Drug Supplier Project Plan –Total commitments for the Company’s drug supplier project plan are $1.3 million as of March 31, 2020, comprised of $0.7 million to the manufacturer of prexigebersen, prexigebersen-A and BP1002 drug product, $0.5 million for manufacture of the Company's Grb2 and Bcl‑2 drug substances, and $0.1 million for manufacturing development. The Company expects to incur $0.9 million of these commitments over the next 12 months.

v3.20.1
Accounts Payable
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Accounts Payable  
Accounts Payable

5.Accounts Payable

As of March 31, 2020, current liabilities included accounts payable of $0.8 million, comprised primarily of amounts owed for external research expenses related to manufacturing costs of $0.3 million, preclinical expenses of $0.3 million, legal and patent fees of $0.1 million and amounts owed to the Company's clinical research organization for its clinical trials for prexigebersen in AML and BP1002 in lymphoma of $0.1 million. As of December 31, 2019, current liabilities included accounts payable of $0.5 million, comprised primarily of amounts owed for external research expenses related to manufacturing costs of $0.3 million and legal and patent fees of $0.2 million.

v3.20.1
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
Mar. 31, 2020
Dec. 31, 2019
Current assets    
Cash $ 17,891 $ 20,426
Prepaid drug product for testing 764 776
Other current assets 538 788
Total current assets 19,193 21,990
Fixed assets    
Furniture, fixtures & equipment 1,029 1,029
Less accumulated depreciation (744) (726)
Furniture, fixtures & equipment, net 285 303
Right of use operating assets 348 367
Total Assets 19,826 22,660
Current liabilities    
Accounts payable 818 486
Accrued expenses 682 673
Current portion of lease liabilities 87 85
Total current liabilities 1,587 1,244
Noncurrent lease liabilities 307 330
Total Liabilities 1,894 1,574
Shareholders' equity    
Preferred stock, $.001 par value; 10,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding 0 0
Common stock, $.001 par value; 200,000 shares authorized; 3,692 and 3,692 shares issued and outstanding, respectively 4 4
Additional paid in capital 77,591 77,421
Accumulated deficit (59,663) (56,339)
Total shareholders' equity 17,932 21,086
Total Liabilities & Shareholders' Equity $ 19,826 $ 22,660
v3.20.1
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY - USD ($)
shares in Thousands, $ in Thousands
Common Stock
Additional Paid-in Capital
Accumulated Deficit
Total
Beginning Balance at Dec. 31, 2018 $ 1 $ 48,957 $ (47,740) $ 1,218
Beginning Balance (in shares) at Dec. 31, 2018 680      
Issuance of common stock, net of fees $ 2 19,409   19,411
Issuance of common stock, net of fees (in shares) 1,794      
Exercise of warrants, net of fees   869   869
Exercise of warrants, net of fees (in shares) 340      
Stock-based compensation   157   157
Net loss     (1,512) (1,512)
Ending Balance at Mar. 31, 2019 $ 3 69,392 (49,252) 20,143
Ending Balance (in shares) at Mar. 31, 2019 2,814      
Beginning Balance at Dec. 31, 2019 $ 4 77,421 (56,339) 21,086
Beginning Balance (in shares) at Dec. 31, 2019 3,692      
Stock-based compensation   170   170
Net loss     (3,324) (3,324)
Ending Balance at Mar. 31, 2020 $ 4 $ 77,591 $ (59,663) $ 17,932
Ending Balance (in shares) at Mar. 31, 2020 3,692      
v3.20.1
Stock-Based Compensation Plan - Additional Information (Details) - USD ($)
3 Months Ended 15 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Mar. 31, 2019
Mar. 31, 2020
Dec. 19, 2019
Stock Based Compensation Plans [Line Items]        
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Vested and Expected to Vest, Exercisable, Aggregate Intrinsic Value $ 19,000   $ 19,000  
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Number of Shares Available for Grant       600,000
Employee Service Share-based Compensation, Nonvested Awards, Compensation Not yet Recognized, Stock Options 800,000   800,000  
Stock-based compensation expense $ 200,000 $ 200,000    
Share-based Compensation Arrangement By Share-based Payment Award, Options Outstanding And Unvested, Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Term 2 years 6 months      
Maximum [Member]        
Stock Based Compensation Plans [Line Items]        
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Number of Shares Available for Grant       660,000
Research and Development Expense [Member]        
Stock Based Compensation Plans [Line Items]        
Stock-based compensation expense $ 21,000 $ 25,000    
General and Administrative Expense [Member]        
Stock Based Compensation Plans [Line Items]        
Stock-based compensation expense     $ 100,000  
v3.20.1
Accrued Expense (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
Mar. 31, 2020
Dec. 31, 2019
Accrued Expense    
Accrued expense $ 682 $ 673
Accrued Vacation And Bonus 400 400
Accrued Clinical And Preclinical Expenses 100 200
Accrued Legal And Patent Fees 100  
Other Accrued Liabilities $ 100 $ 100
v3.20.1
Significant Accounting Policies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Significant Accounting Policies  
Significant Accounting Policies

2.Significant Accounting Policies

Net Loss per Share –Basic net loss per common share is computed by dividing the net loss for the period by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Although there were warrants and stock options outstanding as of March 31, 2020 and 2019, no potential common shares are included in the computation of any diluted per share amount, as they would be antidilutive. Consequently, diluted net loss per share as presented in the condensed consolidated financial statements is equal to basic net loss per share for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019. The calculation of diluted earnings per share did not include 166,008 shares and 858,698 shares issuable pursuant to the exercise of outstanding common stock options and warrants, respectively, as of March 31, 2020 as the effect would be antidilutive. The calculation of diluted earnings per share for 2019 did not include 71,169 shares and 273,875 shares issuable pursuant to the exercise of outstanding common stock options and warrants, respectively, as of March 31, 2019 as the effect would be antidilutive.

Fair Value - The fair values of cash and cash equivalents, accounts payable and accrued liabilities approximate their carrying values because of the short-term maturities of these instruments.

v3.20.1
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS - USD ($)
shares in Thousands, $ in Thousands
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Mar. 31, 2019
Operating expenses    
Research and development $ 2,008 $ 398
General and administrative 1,336 1,122
Total operating expenses 3,344 1,520
Net operating loss (3,344) (1,520)
Other income (loss)    
Interest income 20 8
Total other income 20 8
Net loss $ (3,324) $ (1,512)
Net loss per share, basic and diluted (in dollars) $ (0.90) $ (0.89)
Basic and diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding 3,692 1,700
v3.20.1
Stock-Based Compensation Plan (Tables)
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Schedule of share-based payment award, stock options, valuation assumptions

The Company utilized the Black-Scholes valuation model for estimating the fair value of the stock options granted, with the following weighted-average assumptions for options granted in the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

2020

    

2019

Risk-free interest rate

 

0.55

%

 

2.23

%

Expected volatility

 

123

%

 

126

%

Expected term in years

 

5.8

 

 

6.0

 

Dividend yield

 

 —

%

 

 —

%

 

Warrant [Member]  
Schedule of share-based payment award, stock options, valuation assumptions

The following summary represents option activity under the Company’s stock-based compensation plans for the three months ended March 31, 2020:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

    

Weighted-

 

 

 

 

Average

 

 

 

 

Exercise

 

 

Options

 

Price

 

 

(in thousands)

 

 

 

Outstanding at December 31, 2019

 

68

 

$

68.56

Granted

 

99

 

 

4.79

Expired

 

(1)

 

 

28.54

Outstanding at March 31, 2020

 

166

 

 

30.66

Exercisable at March 31, 2020

 

34

 

$

111.43

 

v3.20.1
Stockholders' Equity
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Stockholders' Equity  
Stockholders' Equity

7.Stockholders’ Equity

Issuances of Common Stock - On January 14, 2019, the Company entered into an underwriting agreement with H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC relating to an underwritten public offering of 429,616 shares of its common stock for gross proceeds of approximately $1.1 million (the "2019 Underwritten Offering"). The offering price to the public in the 2019 Underwritten Offering was $2.60 per share, and H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC agreed to purchase the shares in the 2019 Underwritten Offering from the Company pursuant to the underwriting agreement at a price of $2.418 per share. Additionally, the Company issued warrants to purchase up to 25,777 shares of its common stock in a private placement to H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC as compensation for its services as underwriter in connection with the 2019 Underwritten Offering. The 2019 Underwritten Offering closed on January 17, 2019. The net proceeds to the Company from the 2019 Underwritten Offering, after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and expenses and the Company's offering expenses, and excluding the proceeds, if any, from the exercise of the underwriter warrants, were approximately $0.9 million.

On January 18, 2019, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with certain investors pursuant to which the Company agreed to sell, in a registered direct offering, an aggregate of 648,233 shares of its common stock for gross proceeds of approximately $1.7 million (the "January 2019 Registered Direct Offering"). In a concurrent private placement, the Company also agreed pursuant to the securities purchase agreement to issue to such investors Series A warrants to purchase up to 324,117 shares of its common stock (the "January 2019 Private Placement"). Additionally, the Company issued warrants to purchase up to 38,894 shares of its common stock in a private placement to H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC as compensation for its services as a placement agent in connection with the 2019 Registered Direct Offering and the 2019 Private Placement. The 2019 Registered Direct Offering and the 2019 Private Placement closed on January 23, 2019. The net proceeds to the Company from the offerings, after deducting the placement agent's fees and expenses, offering expenses, and excluding the proceeds, if any, from the exercise of the warrants issued in the offerings, were approximately $1.5 million.

On March 12, 2019, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with certain investors pursuant to which the Company agreed to sell, in a registered direct offering, an aggregate of 712,910 shares of its common stock for gross proceeds of approximately $18.5 million (the "March 2019 Registered Direct Offering"). Additionally, the Company issued warrants to purchase up to 42,775 shares of its common stock in a private placement to H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC as compensation for its services as a placement agent in connection with the March 2019 Registered Direct Offering. The March 2019 Registered Direct Offering closed on March 14, 2019. The net proceeds to the Company from the offerings, after deducting the placement agent's fees and expenses, offering expenses, and excluding the proceeds, if any, from the exercise of the warrants issued in the offerings, were approximately $17.0 million.

On November 21, 2019, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with certain investors pursuant to which the Company agreed to sell, in a registered direct offering, an aggregate of 808,080 shares of its common stock and warrants to purchase up to 606,060 shares of its common stock for gross proceeds of approximately $8.0 million under the 2019 Shelf Registration Statement (the "November 2019 Registered Direct Offering"). Additionally, the Company issued warrants to purchase up to 48,485 shares of its common stock to H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC as compensation for its services as a placement agent in connection with the November 2019 Registered Direct Offering, which warrants and the common stock issuable upon exercise of such warrants were registered under the 2019 Shelf Registration Statement. The November 2019 Registered Direct Offering closed on November 25, 2019. The net proceeds to the Company from the offerings, after deducting the placement agent's fees and expenses, offering expenses, and excluding the proceeds, if any, from the exercise of the warrants issued in the offerings, were approximately $7.3 million.

 

During the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, the Company issued an aggregate of 409,875 shares of its common stock pursuant to the exercise of warrants at a weighted average exercise price of approximately $2.67 per share. The net proceeds to the Company from the exercise of the warrants were approximately $1.1 million.

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Stock-Based Compensation Plan - Weighted Average Assumptions (Details)
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Mar. 31, 2019
Stock-Based Compensation Plan    
Risk-free interest rate 0.55% 2.23%
Expected volatility 123.00% 126.00%
Expected term in years 5 years 9 months 18 days 6 years
Dividend yield 0.00% 0.00%
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Other Current Assets (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
Mar. 31, 2020
Dec. 31, 2019
Other Assets, Current $ 538 $ 788
Prepaid Expenses [Member]    
Other Assets, Current 500 800
Prepaid Insurance 100 200
Prepaid Expenses [Member] | Acutemyeloidleukemia and BP1002 in Lymphoma [Member]    
Other Assets, Current $ 400  
Prepaid Expenses [Member] | AcuteMyeloidLeukemia and Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Member    
Other Assets, Current   $ 600
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Commitments and Contingencies - Additional Information (Details)
$ in Millions
Mar. 31, 2020
USD ($)
Product Liability Contingency [Line Items]  
Other Commitment, Due in Next Twelve Months $ 0.9
Drug Supplier Project Plan [Member]  
Product Liability Contingency [Line Items]  
Other Commitment 1.3
Manufacturer Of Prexigebersen [Member]  
Product Liability Contingency [Line Items]  
Other Commitment 0.7
Manufacture Of Drug Substance [Member]  
Product Liability Contingency [Line Items]  
Other Commitment 0.5
Manufacturing Development [Member]  
Product Liability Contingency [Line Items]  
Other Commitment $ 0.1
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Stockholders' Equity (Details) - USD ($)
$ / shares in Units, $ in Thousands
1 Months Ended 3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Nov. 21, 2019
Mar. 12, 2019
Jan. 18, 2019
Jan. 14, 2019
Jun. 30, 2015
Mar. 31, 2020
Mar. 31, 2019
Dec. 31, 2019
Shareholders Equity [Line Items]                
Stock Issued During Period, Value, New Issues             $ 19,411  
Proceeds from Issuance of Common Stock   $ 17,000 $ 1,500 $ 900   $ 0 $ 19,411  
Stock Issued During Period Shares Warrants Exercised               409,875
Class of Warrant or Right, Exercise Price of Warrants or Rights               $ 2.67
Proceeds from Warrant Exercises               $ 1,100
Warrant [Member]                
Shareholders Equity [Line Items]                
Stock Issued During Period, Value, New Issues         $ 25,000      
Proceeds from Issuance of Common Stock $ 7,300              
Warrants issued   42,775            
Common Stock                
Shareholders Equity [Line Items]                
Stock Issued During Period, Shares, New Issues             1,794,000  
Stock Issued During Period, Value, New Issues             $ 2  
IPO [Member]                
Shareholders Equity [Line Items]                
Stock Issued During Period, Shares, New Issues       429,616        
Proceeds from Issuance of Common Stock       $ 1,100        
Shares Issued, Price Per Share       $ 2.60        
2019 Registered Direct Offering [Member]                
Shareholders Equity [Line Items]                
Stock Issued During Period, Shares, New Issues 808,080 712,910 648,233          
Stock Issued During Period, Value, New Issues $ 8,000 $ 18,500 $ 1,700          
Class of Warrant or Right, Number of Securities Called by Warrants or Rights     324,117          
2019 Registered Direct Offering [Member] | Warrant [Member]                
Shareholders Equity [Line Items]                
Warrants issued 606,060              
Private Placement [Member]                
Shareholders Equity [Line Items]                
Warrants issued       25,777        
HC Wainwright Co [Member]                
Shareholders Equity [Line Items]                
Shares Issued, Price Per Share       $ 2.418        
HC Wainwright Co [Member] | 2019 Registered Direct Offering [Member]                
Shareholders Equity [Line Items]                
Warrants issued 48,485              
HC Wainwright Co [Member] | Private Placement [Member] | Common Stock                
Shareholders Equity [Line Items]                
Warrants issued     38,894          
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Prepaid Drug Product for Testing (Details). - USD ($)
$ in Millions
Mar. 31, 2020
Dec. 31, 2019
Prepaid Drug Product For Testing    
Prepaid drug product for testing $ 0.8 $ 0.8
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Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
May 07, 2020
Document and Entity Information    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2020  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Entity Registrant Name BIO-PATH HOLDINGS INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0001133818  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Trading Symbol BPTH  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   3,691,857
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Small Business true  
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Mar. 31, 2019
Cash flow from operating activities    
Net loss $ (3,324) $ (1,512)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities    
Stock-based compensation 170 157
Amortization of right of use assets 19 28
Depreciation 18 66
(Increase) decrease in operating assets    
Prepaid drug product for testing 12 (95)
Other current assets 250 (570)
Increase (decrease) in operating liabilities    
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 341 (54)
Lease liabilities (21) (28)
Net cash used in operating activities (2,535) (2,008)
Cash flow from financing activities    
Net proceeds from sale of common stock 0 19,411
Net proceeds from exercise of warrants 0 869
Net cash provided by financing activities 0 20,280
Net increase (decrease) in cash (2,535) 18,272
Cash, beginning of period 20,426 1,004
Cash, end of period $ 17,891 $ 19,276
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Prepaid Drug Product for Testing
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Prepaid Drug Product For Testing  
Prepaid Drug Product for Testing

3.Prepaid Drug Product for Testing

Advance payments, including nonrefundable amounts, for goods or services that will be used or rendered for future clinical development activities are deferred and capitalized. Such amounts will be recognized as an expense as the related goods are delivered or the related services are performed. The Company recognized certain expenses and incurred installment costs for its contract drug manufacturing and raw material suppliers with prepayments totaling $0.8 million as of December 31, 2019 pursuant to drug supply contracts for the manufacture and delivery of prexigebersen for testing in two Phase 2 clinical trials and Bcl‑2 for testing in a Phase 1 clinical trial. The Company recognized certain expenses and incurred additional installment costs during the first quarter of 2020, with advanced payments totaling $0.8 million as of March 31, 2020.

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Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Significant Accounting Policies  
Net Loss per Share

Net Loss per Share –Basic net loss per common share is computed by dividing the net loss for the period by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Although there were warrants and stock options outstanding as of March 31, 2020 and 2019, no potential common shares are included in the computation of any diluted per share amount, as they would be antidilutive. Consequently, diluted net loss per share as presented in the condensed consolidated financial statements is equal to basic net loss per share for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019. The calculation of diluted earnings per share did not include 166,008 shares and 858,698 shares issuable pursuant to the exercise of outstanding common stock options and warrants, respectively, as of March 31, 2020 as the effect would be antidilutive. The calculation of diluted earnings per share for 2019 did not include 71,169 shares and 273,875 shares issuable pursuant to the exercise of outstanding common stock options and warrants, respectively, as of March 31, 2019 as the effect would be antidilutive.

Fair Value

Fair Value - The fair values of cash and cash equivalents, accounts payable and accrued liabilities approximate their carrying values because of the short-term maturities of these instruments

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Accrued Expense
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Accrued Expense  
Accrued Expense

6.Accrued Expense

As of March 31, 2020, current liabilities included accrued expenses of $0.7 million, comprised primarily of accrued employee vacation and bonus expenses of $0.4 million, preclinical and other external research expenses of $0.1 million, legal and patent fees of $0.1 million and other accrued expenses of $0.1 million. As of December 31, 2019, current liabilities included accrued expenses of $0.7 million, comprised primarily of accrued employee vacation and bonus expenses of $0.4 million, clinical and preclinical expenses of $0.2 million and other accrued expenses of $0.1 million.