Biocept Inc.
BIOCEPT INC (Form: 10-Q, Received: 05/13/2015 16:20:31)

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

x

QUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2015

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: 001-36284

 

Biocept, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Delaware

 

80-0943522

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

5810 Nancy Ridge Drive, San Diego, California

(Address of principal executive offices)

92121

(Zip Code)

(858) 320-8200

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

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 and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted 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 and post such files). Yes  x  No  ¨

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

 

Large accelerated filer

 

¨

  

Accelerated filer

 

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Non-accelerated filer

 

¨   (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

  

Smaller reporting company

 

x

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

As of May 6, 2015, there were 17,901,552 shares of the Registrant’s common stock outstanding.

 

 

 

 

 


BIOCEPT, INC.

FORM 10-Q

FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED

March 31, 2015

INDEX

 

 

 

 

  

Page

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

  

3

 

 

 

PART I.

 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

  

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

 

Financial Statements

  

4

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Balance Sheets as of December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2015 (unaudited)

  

4

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2015 (unaudited)

  

5

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Statements of Cash Flows for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2015 (unaudited)

  

6

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to Condensed Financial Statements (unaudited)

  

8

 

 

 

Item 2.

 

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

  

17

 

 

 

Item 3.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

  

22

 

 

 

Item 4.

 

Controls and Procedures

  

22

 

 

 

PART II.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

  

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

 

Legal Proceedings

  

23

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1A.

 

Risk Factors

  

23

 

 

 

Item 2.

 

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

  

23

 

 

 

Item 3.

 

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

  

23

 

 

 

Item 4.

 

Mine Safety Disclosures

  

23

 

 

 

Item 5.

 

Other Information

  

23

 

 

 

Item 6.

 

Exhibits

  

23

 

 

 

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IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, or Quarterly Report, contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements included or incorporated by reference in this Quarterly Report other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. You can identify these and other forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “may,” “will,” “could,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “intend,” “believe,” “continue” or the negative of such terms, or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements also include the assumptions underlying or relating to such statements.

Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including those set forth in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC. Moreover, we operate in an evolving environment. New risk factors and uncertainties emerge from time to time and it is not possible for us to predict all risk factors and uncertainties, nor can we assess the impact of all factors on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and we undertake no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they are made except as required by law. Readers should, however, review the factors and risks we describe in the reports and registration statements we file from time to time with the SEC.

 

 

 

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

Biocept, Inc.

Condensed Balance Sheets

 

 

December 31,

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2014

 

 

2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

5,364,582

 

 

$

19,294,706

 

Accounts receivable

 

10,600

 

 

 

15,600

 

Inventories, net

 

188,728

 

 

 

213,560

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

338,721

 

 

 

748,966

 

Total current assets

 

5,902,631

 

 

 

20,272,832

 

Fixed assets, net

 

662,422

 

 

 

626,681

 

Total assets

$

6,565,053

 

 

$

20,899,513

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

641,406

 

 

$

970,508

 

Accrued liabilities

 

699,903

 

 

 

881,042

 

Supplier financings

 

33,674

 

 

 

16,962

 

Current portion of equipment financing

 

55,800

 

 

 

55,800

 

Current portion of credit facility

 

 

 

 

303,406

 

Current portion of deferred rent

 

 

 

 

5,784

 

Total current liabilities

 

1,430,783

 

 

 

2,233,502

 

Non-current portion of equipment financing, net

 

68,801

 

 

 

58,282

 

Non-current portion of credit facility, net

 

4,731,322

 

 

 

4,453,301

 

Non-current interest payable

 

54,537

 

 

 

75,367

 

Non-current portion of deferred rent

 

500,179

 

 

 

496,266

 

Total liabilities

 

6,785,622

 

 

 

7,316,718

 

Commitments and contingencies (see Note 10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity/(deficit):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 40,000,000 authorized; 4,449,603 issued and

   outstanding at December 31, 2014; 17,898,052 issued and outstanding at

   March 31, 2015 (see Note 2).

 

445

 

 

 

1,790

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

138,066,008

 

 

 

155,668,755

 

Accumulated deficit

 

(138,287,022

)

 

 

(142,087,750

)

Total shareholders’ equity/(deficit)

 

(220,569

)

 

 

13,582,795

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity/(deficit)

$

6,565,053

 

 

$

20,899,513

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements

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Biocept, Inc.

Condensed Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss

(Unaudited)

 

 

For the three months ended March 31,

 

 

2014

 

 

2015

 

Revenues

$

28,275

 

 

$

150,002

 

Cost of revenues

 

658,315

 

 

 

856,973

 

Gross loss

 

(630,040

)

 

 

(706,971

)

Operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development expenses

 

1,008,929

 

 

 

942,129

 

General and administrative expenses

 

1,876,912

 

 

 

1,292,049

 

Sales and marketing expenses

 

11,142

 

 

 

709,456

 

Loss from operations

 

(3,527,023

)

 

 

(3,650,605

)

Other income/(expense)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

(1,394,444

)

 

 

(149,440

)

Change in fair value of warrant liability

 

(206,404

)

 

 

241

 

Total other income/(expense)

 

(1,600,848

)

 

 

(149,199

)

Loss before income taxes

 

(5,127,871

)

 

 

(3,799,804

)

Income tax expense

 

 

 

 

(924

)

Net loss & comprehensive loss

$

(5,127,871

)

 

$

(3,800,728

)

Weighted-average shares outstanding used in computing net loss per share attributable to common shareholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

2,617,275

 

 

 

10,372,667

 

Diluted

 

2,617,275

 

 

 

10,372,667

 

Net loss per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

(1.96

)

 

$

(0.37

)

Diluted

$

(1.96

)

 

$

(0.37

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements

 

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Biocept, Inc.

Condensed Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

 

 

For the three months ended March 31,

 

 

2014

 

 

2015

 

Cash Flows From Operating Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(5,127,871

)

 

$

(3,800,728

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

57,656

 

 

 

52,983

 

Inventory reserve

 

(601

)

 

 

1,440

 

Stock-based compensation

 

894,940

 

 

 

334,065

 

Non-cash interest expense related to convertible debt, credit facility and other financing activities

 

1,382,777

 

 

 

28,816

 

Change in fair value of warrant liability

 

206,404

 

 

 

(241

)

Increase/(decrease) in cash resulting from changes in:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

(16,800

)

 

 

(5,000

)

Inventory

 

(3,480

)

 

 

(26,272

)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

(393,902

)

 

 

(455,884

)

Other non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

(830,735

)

 

 

336,956

 

Accrued liabilities

 

(1,272,654

)

 

 

181,380

 

Non-current interest payable

 

 

 

20,830

 

Deferred rent

 

11,079

 

 

 

1,871

 

Net cash used in operating activities

 

(5,093,187

)

 

 

(3,329,784

)

Cash Flows From Investing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of fixed assets

 

 

 

 

(25,096

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

 

 

(25,096

)

Cash Flows From Financing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net proceeds from issuance of common stock

 

17,390,240

 

 

 

8,833,558

 

Proceeds from exercise of common stock warrants

 

 

 

8,482,108

 

Payments on equipment financing

 

 

 

(13,950

)

Payments on supplier and other third party financings

 

(142,954

)

 

 

(16,712

)

Payments on line of credit

 

(2,346,000

)

 

 

 

Proceeds from borrowings on line of credit

 

365,000

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from issuance of convertible notes and warrants

 

175,000

 

 

 

 

Net proceeds from borrowings on credit facility and warrants

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

15,441,286

 

 

 

17,285,004

 

Net increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

10,348,099

 

 

 

13,930,124

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period

 

69,178

 

 

 

5,364,582

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period

$

10,417,277

 

 

$

19,294,706

 

Supplemental Disclosures of Cash Flow Information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid during the period for:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         Interest

$

152,507

 

 

$

103,386

 

         Taxes

$

-

 

 

$

1,630

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Non-cash Investing and Financing Activities:

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, the Company cancelled its private company directors and officers liability insurance policy financed during the year ended December 31, 2013. The previously financed premium balance of $44,559 was cancelled and a partial refund of $10,955 was received.

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, common stock warrants with an estimated aggregate grant date fair value of $135,222 were issued in conjunction with guarantees on the Company’s additional borrowings under its line of credit and additional borrowings made under its convertible notes issued in 2013, and were recorded as a discount to outstanding debt at the date of issuance.

An Initial Public Offering (“IPO”) of the Company’s common stock was effected on February 5, 2014, the closing of which occurred on February 10, 2014 (see Note 2). On February 4, 2014, as contemplated by the registration statement covering the IPO, 69,421,047 shares of outstanding Series A Convertible Preferred Stock were automatically converted into 1,652,851 shares of common stock. In connection with the closing of the IPO on February 10, 2014, (i) the underwriters of the IPO were granted a 45 day option from the closing date to purchase up to 285,000 shares of common stock at $9.30 per share to cover overallotments with a grant date fair value of $202,143, which was recorded as an offset to additional paid-in capital within common stock issuance costs, (ii) certain designees of the representative of the underwriters were issued warrants to buy (in the aggregate) up to 95,000 shares of common stock at $12.50 per share with a term of five years and a grant date fair value of $544,116, and was recorded as an offset to additional paid-in capital within common stock issuance costs, (iii) underwriter IPO costs and discounts of $279,760 and $1,330,000, respectively, were netted against the proceeds from the IPO and are reflected as an offset to additional paid-in capital, (iv) the $1,400,000 principal amount and $233,982 of accrued interest related to the convertible note issued in 2008 were converted at $10.00 per share into a total of 163,399 shares of common stock, (v) the $5,165,000 principal amount and $313,017 of accrued interest related to the convertible notes issued in 2013 were converted at $10.00 per share into a total of 548,803 shares of common stock, (vi) derivative warrant liabilities of $2,475,620 associated with an aggregate of 387,152 common stock warrants related to the convertible notes issued in 2013 and line of credit were reclassified to additional paid-in capital when their underlying exercise price was fixed at $10.00 per share, and (vii) additional costs associated with the IPO of $932,136 were reclassified from prepaid expenses and other current assets to additional paid-in capital.

A public offering of the Company’s common stock and warrants to purchase its common stock was effected on February 9, 2015, the closing of which occurred on February 13, 2015 (see Note 2). In connection with the closing of this offering, (i) warrants were issued to buy (in the aggregate) up to 8,000,000 shares of common stock at a price of $1.56 per share with a term of five years and an estimated grant date fair value of $7,690,395 (see Note 4), which was recorded as an offset to additional paid-in capital within common stock issuance costs, (ii) the underwriters were granted a 45 day option from the closing date of the offering to purchase up to 1,200,000 additional shares of common stock at a price of $1.25 per share and/or additional warrants to purchase up to 1,200,000 shares of common stock at a price of $0.0001 per warrant, less underwriting discounts and commissions, to cover over-allotments, if any, with an aggregate estimated grant date fair value of $1,627,396 (see Note 4) that was recorded to common stock issuance costs, and (iii) costs of $63,111 directly associated with this offering that were included in prepaid expenses and other current assets at December 31, 2014 were reclassified to common stock issuance costs. Proceeds from warrant exercises associated with this offering of $17,472 had not yet been received as of March 31, 2015, and are excluded from cash proceeds and changes in prepaid expenses and other current assets in the Company’s unaudited condensed statement of cash flows.

Fixed assets purchased totaling $12,205 during the three months ended March 31, 2015 were unpaid as of March 31, 2015, and are excluded from cash purchases in the Company’s unaudited condensed statement of cash flows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed financial statements

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BIOCEPT, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

1. Basis of Presentation

Basis of Presentation

The financial statements and accompanying notes are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

The unaudited condensed financial statements included in this Form 10-Q have been prepared in accordance with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) instructions for Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Accordingly, the condensed financial statements are unaudited and do not contain all the information required by U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) to be included in a full set of financial statements. The balance sheet at December 31, 2014 has been derived from the audited financial statements at that date but does not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for a complete set of financial statements. The audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2014, filed with the SEC with our Annual Report on Form 10-K on March 11, 2015 include a summary of our significant accounting policies and should be read in conjunction with this Form 10-Q. In the opinion of management, all material adjustments necessary to present fairly the results of operations for such periods have been included in this Form 10-Q. All such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. The results of operations for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations for the entire year.

Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation.

The Company and Business Activities

Biocept, Inc. (“the Company”) was founded in California in May 1997 and is a commercial-stage cancer diagnostics company developing and commercializing proprietary circulating tumor cell (“CTC”) and circulating tumor DNA (“ctDNA”) tests utilizing a standard blood sample to improve the treatment that oncologists provide to their patients by providing better, more detailed information on the characteristics of their tumor.

The Company operates a clinical laboratory that is CLIA-certified (under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment of 1988) and CAP-accredited (by the College of American Pathologists), and manufactures Cell Enrichment and Extraction (“CEE”) microfluidic channels, related equipment and certain reagents to perform the Company’s diagnostic tests in a facility located in San Diego, California. CLIA certification and accreditation are required before any clinical laboratory may perform testing on human specimens for the purpose of obtaining information for the diagnosis, prevention, treatment of disease, or assessment of health. The tests the Company offers are classified as laboratory developed tests (“LDTs”), under the CLIA regulations.

In July 2013, the Company effected a reincorporation to Delaware by merging itself with and into Biocept, Inc., a Delaware corporation, which had been formed to be and was a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company since July 23, 2013.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In May 2014, the Financial Standards Accounting Board (“FASB”) issued authoritative guidance that requires entities to recognize revenue when it transfers promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled to in exchange for those goods or services. This proposed guidance would be effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within that reporting period. Early adoption is not permitted. The Company is currently in the process of evaluating the impact of the adoption of this guidance on its financial statements and disclosures.

In June 2014, the FASB issued authoritative guidance requiring share-based payments with a performance target which affects vesting and that could be achieved after the requisite service period be treated as a performance condition. This guidance is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2015. The Company does not expect adoption of this guidance to have a material impact on its financial statements or disclosures.

In August 2014, the FASB issued authoritative guidance requiring management to evaluate whether there are conditions or events that raise substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date that the financial statements are issued. Certain additional financial statement disclosures are required if such conditions or events are identified. This guidance is effective for the annual reporting period ending after December 15, 2016, and for annual periods and interim periods

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thereafter. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently in the process of evaluating the impact of the adoption of this guidance on its financial statements and disclosures.

In April 2015, the FASB issued authoritative guidance requiring debt issuance costs to be presented in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the associated debt liability. This guidance is effective on a retrospective basis for the annual reporting period ending after December 15, 2016, and for annual periods and interim periods thereafter. Early adoption is permitted. The Company early adopted this guidance on a retrospective basis for the interim reporting period ended March 31, 2015. A balance of $23,194 of such costs were reclassified from other non-current assets, net to long-term credit facility, net in the Company’s balance sheet as of December 31, 2014. A total of $21,003 of such costs remain unamortized and recorded as an offset to long-term credit facility, net in the Company’s unaudited condensed balance sheet at March 31, 2015.

 

2. Public Offerings

Pursuant to an underwriting agreement dated February 4, 2014 between the Company and Aegis Capital Corp. (“Aegis”), as representative of the several underwriters named therein, an IPO of 1,900,000 shares of common stock at $10.00 per share was effected on February 5, 2014. The closing of the sale of these shares to the underwriters occurred on February 10, 2014. The Company received, after deducting underwriting discounts and additional costs paid to the underwriters, $17.4 million of net cash proceeds from the sale of these 1,900,000 shares. The total increase in capital as a result of the sale of these shares was $16.5 million after deducting $0.9 million of additional non-underwriter costs incurred that were netted against these proceeds under applicable accounting guidance. Additionally, the underwriters were granted a 45 day option from the closing date of the IPO to purchase up to 285,000 shares of common stock at $9.30 per share to cover overallotments with a grant date fair value of $202,143, which was not exercised. In addition, designees of Aegis were issued warrants to buy (in the aggregate) up to 95,000 shares of common stock at $12.50 per share with a term of five years and a grant date fair value of $544,116.

On February 4, 2014, as contemplated by the registration statement covering the IPO, 69,421,047 shares of outstanding Series A Convertible Preferred Stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share were converted into 1,652,851 shares of common stock and the Company’s certificate of incorporation was amended to provide for an authorized capitalization of 40,000,000 shares of common stock and 5,000,000 shares of preferred stock. There were no shares of preferred stock issued or outstanding as of December 31, 2014 or March 31, 2015.

In connection with the closing of the Company’s IPO on February 10, 2014, (i) the $1,400,000 principal amount and $233,982 of accrued interest related to the convertible note issued in 2008 were converted at $10.00 per share into a total of 163,399 shares of common stock, (ii) the $5,165,000 principal amount and $313,017 of accrued interest related to the convertible notes issued in 2013 were converted at $10.00 per share into a total of 547,794 shares of common stock, (iii) the exercise price of the warrants associated with the convertible notes issued in 2013 was fixed at $10.00 per share for an aggregate 258,249 shares of common stock, (iv) the exercise price of the warrants associated with the $2,578,104 of collateral provided to secure the Company’s line of credit was fixed at $10.00 per share for an aggregate 128,903 shares of common stock, (v) 73,151 shares of common stock vested as settlement of certain restricted stock units (which were previously expressed in shares of preferred stock) and became issuable subsequent to the expiration of the 180 day lock-up period, (vi) the Company’s Executive Chairman ceased to be an employee and continues to serve as non-executive Chairman, (vii) the number of shares of common stock covered by the Company’s 2013 Equity Incentive Plan (“2013 Plan”) increased by 800,000, (viii) all but 1,587 of the preferred warrants previously outstanding were canceled due to early termination clauses associated with the IPO, (ix) derivative warrant liabilities of $2,475,620 associated with the aggregate of 387,152 common stock warrants related to the convertible notes issued in 2013 and line of credit were reclassified to additional paid-in capital when their underlying exercise price was fixed, (x) unamortized discounts of $996,024 related to the warrants associated with the convertible notes issued in 2013 and line of credit were reclassified to interest expense, and (xi) offering costs associated with the IPO of $932,136 were reclassified from prepaid expenses and other current assets to additional paid-in capital, while additional underwriter IPO costs and discounts of $279,760 and $1,330,000, respectively, were netted against the proceeds from the IPO and are reflected as an offset to additional paid-in capital.

Subsequent to December 31, 2013, the maximum amount of the Company’s line of credit was increased to approximately $2.6 million and common stock warrants were issued to four shareholders in conjunction with their guarantees on the Company’s additional borrowings under the line of credit. On February 10, 2014, the current outstanding balance under the line of credit of $2,346,000 plus accrued interest of $27,043 was paid in full using the net proceeds from the IPO.

On February 13, 2014, the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors approved the payment of an aggregate $1,009,552 in deferred salary obligations, including contractual interest, to current and former named executive officers pursuant to previously existing agreements, which was fully disbursed by April 2014 using the net proceeds from the IPO. An additional $344,883 in deferred salary obligations and interest thereon was paid to former employees other than named executive officers. Also on February 13, 2014, in connection with the closing of the IPO and pursuant to a Board resolution for a director compensation policy adopted in 2013, the Company’s Board of Directors approved annual cash retainers to non-employee directors, and granted 238,500 stock options under the 2013 Plan to non-employee directors. These option awards vest in equal annual installments over 3 years from

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the date of grant with a 10 year term, subject to continuing service requirements. Subsequently in February 2014, the Company’s Board of Directors approved grants of 54,298 stock options as a result of the closing of the IPO pursuant to the terms of underlying employment agreements. Included in the stock options granted pursuant to the terms of underlying employment agreements were 53,108 option awards granted to the Company’s non-executive Chairman, which vested fully on the date of grant.

Under the terms of certain employment agreements with executive officers, the Company incurred additional cash compensation expense of $150,000 immediately, and $225,000 annually, upon the closing of its IPO. All payments required under these agreements as a result of the closing of the Company’s IPO on February 10, 2014 were subsequently made in February and March 2014, using the net proceeds from the IPO.

During the year ended December 31, 2014, the Company repaid in full the remaining amounts outstanding of approximately $70,000 due for laboratory equipment under financing agreements with a supplier, which is a business owned by a member of the Company’s board of directors, using the net proceeds from the IPO.

Pursuant to an underwriting agreement dated February 9, 2015 between the Company, Aegis and Feltl and Company, as underwriters named therein, a public offering of 8,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock and warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 8,000,000 shares of common stock was effected at a combined offering price of $1.25. The estimated grant date fair value of these warrants of $7,690,395 is recorded as an offset to additional paid-in capital within common stock issuance costs at March 31, 2015 (see Note 4). Each of the members of the Company’s Board of Directors participated in this offering, purchasing an aggregate 142,000 shares of the Company’s common stock and warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 142,000 shares of its common stock for a total purchase price of $ 177,500 . All warrants sold in this offering have a per share exercise price of $1.56, are exercisable immediately and expire five years from the date of issuance. The closing of the sale of these securities to the underwriters occurred on February 13, 2015, when the Company received, after deducting underwriting discounts and additional costs paid to the underwriters, $9.1 million of net cash proceeds. The total increase in capital as a result of the sale of these shares and warrants was $8.8 million after deducting $0.3 million of additional non-underwriter costs incurred. Additionally, the underwriters were granted a 45-day option to purchase up to 1,200,000 additional shares of common stock at a price of $1.25 per share and/or additional warrants to purchase up to 1,200,000 shares of common stock at a price of $0.0001 per warrant, less underwriting discounts and commissions, to cover over-allotments, if any, which was not exercised. The estimated grant date fair value of the over-allotment options and warrants of $1,627,396 was recorded as an offset to additional paid-in capital within common stock issuance costs upon the closing of this offering (see Note 4). Underwriter costs and discounts of $0.2 million and $0.7 million, respectively, as well as additional non-underwriter costs associated with the offering of $0.3 million, were also recorded to common stock issuance costs upon closing. Subsequent to the closing of this offering on February 13, 2015, additional cash proceeds of $8.5 million have been received from the exercise of warrants sold in such offering. As such, the aggregate total increase in capital related to this offering has been $17.3 million, after deducting $0.9 million of underwriter costs and discounts and $0.3 million of additional non-underwriter costs incurred, which were netted against these proceeds under applicable accounting guidance.

 

3. Liquidity

 

At December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2015, the Company had accumulated deficits of $138.3 million and $142.1 million, respectively. For the year and three month periods ended December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2015, the Company incurred net losses of $15.9 million and $3.8 million, respectively. The Company borrowed a total of $0.5 million during the year ended December 31, 2014 under note agreements with certain shareholders and a line of credit. In addition, the Company borrowed $5.0 million during the year ended December 31, 2014 under a credit facility entered into in April 2014. While the Company is currently in the commercialization stage of operations, the Company has not yet achieved profitability and anticipates that it will continue to incur net losses in the foreseeable future.

Historically, the Company’s principal sources of cash have included proceeds from the issuance of common and preferred stock, proceeds from the exercise of warrants to purchase common stock, proceeds from the issuance of debt, and revenues from clinical laboratory testing through contracted partners. The Company’s principal uses of cash have included cash used in operations, payments relating to purchases of property and equipment and repayments of borrowings. The Company expects that the principal uses of cash in the future will be for continuing operations, hiring of sales and marketing personnel and increased sales and marketing activities, funding of research and development, capital expenditures, and general working capital requirements. The Company expects that, as revenues grow, sales and marketing and research and development expenses will continue to grow, albeit at a slower rate and, as a result, the Company will need to generate significant net revenues to achieve and sustain income from operations.

As of March 31, 2015, cash and cash equivalents totaled $19.3 million. On February 13, 2015, the Company received net cash proceeds of $9.1 million as a result of the closing of a follow-on public offering, before deducting $0.3 million of additional non-underwriting costs incurred. Subsequent to the closing of the follow-on public offering on February 13, 2015, additional cash proceeds of $8.5 million have been received from the exercise of warrants sold in such offering. Management believes that its cash resources should be sufficient to support currently forecasted operations through at least the next twelve months. Management expects that the Company may need additional financing in the future to execute on its current or future business strategies beyond the next twelve

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months. Until the Company can generate significant cash from operations, the Company expects to continue to fund its operations with the proceeds of offerings of the Company’s equity securities and debt. Management can provide no assurances that any sources of a sufficient amount of financing will be available to the Company on favorable terms, if at all. In addition to test revenues, such financing may be derived from one or more of the following types of transactions: debt, equity, product development, technology licensing or collaboration.

 

4. Fair Value Measurement

The Company uses a three-tier fair value hierarchy to prioritize the inputs used in the Company’s fair value measurements. These tiers include: Level 1, defined as observable inputs such as quoted prices in active markets for identical assets; Level 2, defined as inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are either directly or indirectly observable; and Level 3, defined as unobservable inputs in which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions. The Company believes the carrying amount of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued expenses, other than warrant liability, approximate their estimated fair values due to the short-term maturities of these financial instruments. The estimated fair value of the Company’s credit facility at March 31, 2015 approximated carrying value, which was determined using a discounted cash flow analysis. The analysis considered interest rates of instruments with similar maturity dates, which involved the use of significant unobservable Level 3 inputs.

In connection with the closing of the Company’s public offering on February 13, 2015, warrants were issued to buy (in the aggregate) up to 8,000,000 shares of common stock with an estimated grant date fair value of $7,690,395, which was recorded as an offset to additional paid-in capital within common stock issuance costs. Also in connection with the closing of the Company’s public offering on February 13, 2015, the underwriters were granted a 45 day option from the closing date of the offering to purchase up to 1,200,000 additional shares of common stock at a price of $1.25 per share and/or additional warrants to purchase up to 1,200,000 shares of common stock at a price of $0.0001 per warrant, less underwriting discounts and commissions, to cover over-allotments, if any. The estimated aggregate grant date fair value of these over-allotment options and warrants of $1,627,396 was also recorded to common stock issuance costs as a component of additional paid-in capital. The fair values of these stock options and all common stock warrants issued in this offering were estimated using Black-Scholes valuation models with the following assumptions:

 

 

Options

 

 

Warrants

 

Stock price

$

1.41

 

 

$

1.41

 

Exercise price

$

1.25

 

 

$

1.56

 

Expected dividend yield

 

0.00

%

 

 

0.00

%

Discount rate-bond equivalent yield

 

0.02

%

 

 

1.53

%

Expected life (in years)

 

0.12

 

 

 

5.00

 

Expected volatility

 

168.1

%

 

 

90.0

%

 

 

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5. Balance Sheet Details

The following provides certain balance sheet details:

 

 

December 31,

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2014

 

 

2015

 

Fixed Assets

 

 

Machinery and equipment

$

2,922,303

 

 

$

2,939,681

 

Furniture and office equipment

 

209,844

 

 

 

209,844

 

Computer equipment and software

 

681,508

 

 

 

740,805

 

Leasehold improvements

 

506,328

 

 

 

506,328

 

Financed equipment

 

878,447

 

 

 

878,447

 

Construction in process

 

72,172

 

 

 

12,739

 

 

 

5,270,602

 

 

 

5,287,844

 

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization

 

4,608,180

 

 

 

4,661,163

 

Total fixed assets, net

$

662,422

 

 

$

626,681

 

Accrued Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accrued interest

$

33,125

 

 

$

33,125

 

Accrued payroll

 

82,241

 

 

 

151,449

 

Accrued vacation

 

276,574

 

 

 

310,243

 

Accrued bonuses

 

302,763

 

 

 

366,242

 

Accrued sales commissions

 

 

 

 

17,965

 

Warrant liability

 

1,070

 

 

 

829

 

Other

 

4,130

 

 

 

1,189

 

Total accrued liabilities

$

699,903

 

 

$

881,042

 

 

6. April 2014 Credit Facility

On April 30, 2014, the Company received net cash proceeds of approximately $4,927,000 pursuant to the execution of its April 2014 Credit Facility with Oxford Finance LLC.  A second term loan of up to a principal amount of $ 5 million will be funded at the Company’s request prior to December 31, 2015, subject to the achievement of product and services revenues of at least $ 9 million for the trailing six months, with such six-month period ending no later than November 30, 2015. Upon the entry into the April 2014 Credit Facility, the Company was required to pay the lenders a facility fee of $ 50,000 in conjunction with the funding of the first term loan. Another $ 50,000 facility fee will be due and payable to the lenders on the funding date of the second term loan (if such date occurs). The April 2014 Credit Facility is secured by substantially all of the Company’s personal property other than its intellectual property. Each term loan under the April 2014 Credit Facility bears interest at an annual rate equal to the greater of (i) 7.95 % or (ii) the sum of (a) the three-month U.S. LIBOR rate reported in the Wall Street Journal three business days prior to the funding date of the applicable term loan, plus (b) 7.71 %, such rate to be fixed at the time of borrowing. The first term loan bears interest at an annual rate of 7.95 %. The Company is required to make interest-only payments on the first term loan through February 1, 2016 if the funding date of the second term loan occurs before June 30, 2015, or through August 1, 2015 otherwise. If the Company requests and the lenders fund the second term loan, the Company is required to make interest-only payments on the second term loan through February 1, 2016 if the funding date of the second term loan occurs before June 30, 2015, or through the seventh month following the funding date of the second term loan otherwise. All outstanding term loans under the April 2014 Credit Facility will begin amortizing at the end of the applicable interest-only period, with monthly payments of principal and interest being made by the Company to the lenders in consecutive monthly installments following such interest-only period. The first term loan under the April 2014 Credit Facility matures on July 1, 2018, and the second term loan matures on the first day of the 29th month following the end of the applicable interest-only period. Upon repayment of each term loan, the Company is also required to make a final payment to the lenders equal to 5.50 % of the original principal amount of such term loan funded. At its option, the Company may prepay the outstanding principal balance of the term loans in whole but not in part, subject to a prepayment fee of 3 % of any amount prepaid if the prepayment occurs on or prior to April 30, 2015, 2 % of the amount prepaid if the prepayment occurs after April 30, 2015 but on or prior to April 30, 2016, and 1 % of any amount prepaid after April 30, 2016.

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The April 2014 Credit Facility includes affirmative and negative covenants applicable to the Company and any subsidiaries the Company creates in the future. The affirmative covenants include, among others, covenants requiring the Company to maintain its legal existence and governmental approvals, deliver certain financial reports and maintain insurance coverage. The negative covenants include, among others, restrictions on the Company’s transferring collateral, incurring additional indebtedness, engaging in mergers or acquisitions, paying dividends or making other distributions, making investments, creating liens, selling assets, and suffering a change in control, in each case subject to certain exceptions. The April 2014 Credit Facility also includes events of default, the occurrence and continuation of which provide Oxford Finance LLC, as collateral agent, with the right to exercise remedies against the Company and the collateral securing the term loans under the April 2014 Credit Facility, including foreclosure against the Company’s properties securing the April 2014 Credit Facility, including the Company’s cash. These events of default include, among other things, the Company’s failure to pay any amounts due under the April 2014 Credit Facility, a breach of covenants under the April 2014 Credit Facility, the Company’s insolvency, a material adverse change, the occurrence of any default under certain other indebtedness in an amount greater than $250,000, and a final judgment against the Company in an amount greater than $250,000.

A warrant to purchase up to 52,966 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $ 4.72 per share with a term of 10 years was issued to Oxford Finance LLC on April 30, 2014. The estimated fair value of the warrant issued of $ 233,107 was recorded as a discount to outstanding debt as of the closing date. Additional warrants to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock will be issued upon execution of the second term loan under the April 2014 Credit Facility in an amount equal to 5.0% of the funded amount divided by the exercise price, which will be equal to the lower of (i) the closing price per share of the Company’s common stock on the NASDAQ on the date prior to the funding date of the second term loan or (ii) the ten-day average closing price per share prior to the funding date of the second term loan. The effective annual interest rate associated with the April 2014 Credit Facility was 10.81 % at December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2015.

 

7. Stock-based Compensation

Equity Incentive Plans

On January 1, 2015, the number of shares of common stock covered by the Company’s 2013 Plan automatically increased by 222,480 shares, or 5% of the number of common shares then outstanding, to a total of 1,426,051 shares. As of March 31, 2015, 1,037,920 stock options and Restricted Stock Units (“RSUs”) had been granted under the 2013 Plan, and 388,131 shares were available for grant. The number of shares authorized and available for grant under the Company’s 2007 Equity Incentive Plan (“2007 Plan”) was 178,571 and 86,028, respectively, at March 31, 2015.

Stock Options

A summary of stock option activity for option awards granted under the Company’s 2007 Plan and 2013 Plan for the three months ended March 31, 2015 is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted

 

 

Remaining

 

Number of

 

 

Average Exercise

 

 

Contractual

 

Shares

 

 

Price Per Share

 

 

Term in Years

Vested and unvested expected to vest, December 31, 2014

 

901,882

 

 

$

6.28

 

 

8.9

Outstanding at December 31, 2014

 

906,194

 

 

$

6.29

 

 

9.0

Granted

 

12,000

 

 

$

2.44

 

 

 

Exercised

 

 

 

 

 

Cancelled/forfeited/expired

 

(1,955

)

 

$

5.13

 

 

 

Outstanding at March 31, 2015

 

916,239

 

 

$

6.24

 

 

8.8

Vested and unvested expected to vest, March 31, 2015

 

911,152

 

 

$

6.25

 

 

8.8

The intrinsic values of options outstanding and options vested and unvested expected to vest at March 31, 2015 were zero.

The fair values of option awards granted during the three months ended March 31, 2015 were estimated using a Black-Scholes pricing model with the following assumptions:

 

Stock and exercise prices

$

2.44

 

Expected dividend yield

 

0.00

%

Discount rate-bond equivalent yield

1.52% - 1.53%

 

Expected life (in years)

5.98 - 6.02

 

Expected volatility

 

90.0

%

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Using the assumptions described above, with stock and exercise prices being equal on date of grant, the weighted-average estimated fair value of options granted in the three months ended March 31, 2015 was $1.81 per share.

Further information about the options outstanding and exercisable at March 31, 2015 is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average

 

 

 

 

 

Average

 

 

Total Shares

 

 

Contractual

 

 

Total Shares

 

Exercise Price

 

 

Outstanding

 

 

Life (in years)

 

 

Exercisable

 

$

2.72

 

 

 

64,500

 

 

 

9.8

 

 

 

$

4.42

 

 

 

103,917

 

 

 

8.6

 

 

 

35,834

 

$

5.22

 

 

 

412,024

 

 

 

8.6

 

 

 

257,625

 

$

7.50

 

 

 

43,000

 

 

 

9.0

 

 

 

10,750

 

$

8.88

 

 

 

238,500

 

 

 

8.9

 

 

 

79,497

 

$

9.11

 

 

 

54,298

 

 

 

8.9

 

 

 

54,298

 

 

 

 

 

 

916,239

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

438,004

 

The intrinsic value of options exercisable at March 31, 2015 was zero.

Restricted Stock

At March 31, 2015, there were 251,618 RSUs outstanding, of which 226,700 shares were vested and unvested expected to vest. The intrinsic values of RSUs outstanding and RSUs vested and unvested expected to vest at March 31, 2015 were $563,624 and $507,808, respectively.

Stock-based Compensation Expense

The following table presents the effects of stock-based compensation related to equity awards to employees and nonemployees on the unaudited condensed statement of operations and comprehensive loss during the periods presented:

 

 

For the three months ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2014

 

 

2015

 

Stock Options

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenues

$

-

 

 

$

16,136

 

Research and development expenses

 

70,034

 

 

 

20,420

 

General and administrative expenses

 

464,484

 

 

 

219,061

 

Sales and marketing expenses

 

1,214

 

 

 

31,012

 

Total expenses related to stock options

 

535,732

 

 

 

286,629

 

RSUs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development expenses

 

7,500

 

 

 

7,500

 

General and administrative expenses

 

351,708

 

 

 

39,936

 

Total stock-based compensation

$

894,940

 

 

$

334,065

 

Stock-based compensation expense was recorded net of estimated forfeitures of 0.0% - 5.0% and 0.0% - 4.0% per annum during the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2015, respectively. As of March 31, 2015 total unrecognized stock-based compensation expense related to unvested stock option and RSU awards, adjusted for estimated forfeitures, was approximately $2,396,000 and $107,000, respectively, and is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 2.5 years and 0.6 years, respectively.

 

8. Common Warrants Outstanding

A summary of equity-classified common stock warrant activity for 2015 is as follows:

 

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Average

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted

 

 

Remaining

 

 

Number of

 

 

Average Exercise

 

 

Contractual

 

 

Shares

 

 

Price Per Share

 

 

Term in Years

 

Outstanding at December 31, 2014

 

609,187

 

 

$

9.93

 

 

 

3.8

 

Issued

 

9,200,000

 

 

$

1.56

 

 

 

 

 

Exercised

 

(5,448,449

)

 

$

1.56

 

 

 

 

 

Expired

 

(1,200,000

)

 

$

1.56

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding at March 31, 2015

 

3,160,738

 

 

$

3.17

 

 

 

4.6

 

Further information about equity-classified common stock warrants outstanding and exercisable at March 31, 2015 is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted

 

Weighted

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average

 

Average

 

 

Total Shares

 

 

Contractual

 

Exercise Price

 

 

Outstanding

 

 

Life (in years)

 

$

1.56

 

 

 

2,551,551

 

 

 

4.9

 

$

4.72

 

 

 

52,966

 

 

 

9.1

 

$

10.00

 

 

 

461,221

 

 

 

2.9

 

$

12.50

 

 

 

95,000

 

 

 

3.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,160,738

 

 

 

 

 

The intrinsic value of equity-classified common stock warrants outstanding and exercisable at March 31, 2015 was $1,735,055.

 

9. Net Loss per Common Share

Basic and diluted net loss per common share is determined by dividing net loss applicable to common shareholders by the weighted-average common shares outstanding during the period. Because there is a net loss attributable to common shareholders for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2015, the outstanding RSUs, warrants, and common stock options have been excluded from the calculation of diluted loss per common share because their effect would be anti-dilutive. Therefore, the weighted-average shares used to calculate both basic and diluted loss per share are the same.

The following potentially dilutive securities have been excluded from the computations of diluted weighted-average shares outstanding for the periods presented, as they would be anti-dilutive:

 

 

For the three months ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2014

 

 

2015

 

Preferred warrants outstanding (number of common stock

     equivalents)

 

1,587

 

 

 

1,587

 

Preferred share RSUs (number of common stock equivalents)

 

73,151

 

 

 

73,151

 

Common warrants outstanding

 

556,221

 

 

 

3,160,738

 

Common share RSUs

 

133,971

 

 

 

178,467

 

Common options outstanding

 

666,213

 

 

 

916,239

 

Total anti-dilutive common share equivalents

 

1,431,143

 

 

 

4,330,182

 

 

10. Commitments and Contingencies

In the normal course of business, the Company may be involved in legal proceedings or threatened legal proceedings. The Company is not party to any legal proceedings or aware of any threatened legal proceedings that are expected to have a material adverse effect on its financial condition, results of operations or liquidity.

The Company’s former Vice President of Operations filed an administrative proceeding against the Company with the California Labor Commissioner in April 2013, seeking damages for alleged unpaid wages and penalties. A hearing was held on August 19, 2013 which resulted in a finding against the Company for approximately $65,000, of which $40,000 was paid during the year ended December 31, 2013 and $25,000 was accrued as of December 31, 2013. On February 25, 2014, the aforementioned administrative proceeding filed with the California Labor Commissioner by the Company’s former Vice President of Operations was settled in full following payment of the remaining $25,000 due.

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11. Related Party Transactions

Each of the members of the Company’s Board of Directors participated in its public offering in February 2015, purchasing an aggregate 142,000 shares of the Company’s common stock and warrants to purchase up to an aggregate of 142,000 shares of its common stock for a total purchase price of $177,500 (see Note 2).

Pursuant to a sublease agreement dated March 30, 2015, the Company subleased 9,849 square feet, plus free use of an additional area, of its San Diego facility to an entity affiliated with the Company’s non-executive Chairman for $12,804 per month, with a refundable security deposit of $12,804 due from the subtenant. The initial term of the sublease expires on July 31, 2015, subject to renewal on a month-to-month basis thereafter.

The Company believes that these transactions were on terms at least as favorable to the Company as could have been obtained from unrelated third parties.


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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

An investment in our common stock involves a high degree of risk. You should consider carefully the risks described below, together with all of the other information included in this Quarterly Report, as well as in our other filings with the SEC, in evaluating our business. If any of the following risks actually occur, our business, financial condition, operating results and future prospects could be materially and adversely affected. In that case, the trading price of our common stock may decline and you might lose all or part of your investment. The risks described below are not the only ones we face. Additional risks that we currently do not know about or that we currently believe to be immaterial may also impair our business, financial condition, operating results and prospects. Certain statements below are forward-looking statements. For additional information, see the information included under the heading “Important Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements.”

We are an early-stage cancer diagnostics company that develops and commercializes proprietary circulating tumor cell, or CTC, and circulating tumor DNA, or ctDNA, tests utilizing a standard blood sample, or “liquid biopsy.” Our current CTC breast, lung and gastric cancer tests provide, and our planned future tests would provide, information to oncologists and other physicians that enable them to select appropriate personalized treatment for their patients based on better, timelier and more-detailed data on the characteristics of their patients’ tumors.

Our current breast, lung and gastric cancer tests and our planned future tests utilize our CEE technology for the enumeration and analysis of CTCs, and our CEE-Selector TM technology for the detection and analysis of ctDNA from plasma, each performed on a standard blood sample. The CEE technology is an internally developed, microfluidics-based CTC capture and analysis platform, with enabling features that change how CTC testing can be used by clinicians by providing real-time biomarker monitoring with only a standard blood sample. The CEE-Selector technology enables mutation detection with enhanced sensitivity and specificity and is applicable to nucleic acid from CTCs or other sample types, such as blood plasma for ctDNA. We believe the CEE-Selector technology is an important part of our pipeline and will be a stand-alone test for molecular analysis of biomarkers.

At our corporate headquarters facility located in San Diego, California, we operate a clinical laboratory that is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988, or CLIA, and accredited by the College of American Pathologists, or CAP. We manufacture our CEE microfluidic channels, related equipment and certain reagents to perform our current tests and our planned future tests at this facility. CLIA certification is required before any clinical laboratory, including ours, may perform testing on human specimens for the purpose of obtaining information for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of disease or the assessment of health. The tests we offer and intend to offer are classified as laboratory developed tests, or LDTs, under CLIA regulations.

We are in the process of commercializing our first test, OncoCEE-BR TM , for breast cancer, and recently launched our OncoCEE-LU TM test for non-small cell lung cancer, or NSCLC, and our OncoCEE-GA TM test for gastric cancer in late 2014. These tests utilize our CEE technology platform and provide CTC enumeration as well as biomarker analysis from a standard blood sample. In the case of the OncoCEE-BR and OncoCEE-GA tests, biomarker analysis involves fluorescence in situ hybridization, or FISH, for the detection and quantitation of the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2, or HER2, gene copy number as well as immunocytochemical analysis of estrogen receptor (“ER”) protein, which is currently commercially available. We plan to include immunocytochemical analysis of progesterone receptor proteins in the OncoCEE-BR test during 2015. A patient’s HER2 status provides the physician with information about the appropriateness of therapies such as Herceptin® or Tykerb®. Estrogen receptor and progesterone receptor (“PR”) status provides the physician with information about the appropriateness of endocrine therapies such as tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors.

The OncoCEE-LU test’s biomarker analysis currently includes FISH testing for ALK and ROS1 gene rearrangements and molecular analysis of the T790M mutation of the epidermal growth factor receptor or EGFR gene using our CEE-Selector platform. We plan to add FISH testing for RET and MET genes, as well as mutation analysis for deletions 19 and l858R mutation in the ECFR gene, the K-ras gene and the B-raf gene in the future. The L858R mutation of the EGFR gene and Exon 19 deletions as activators of EGFR kinase activity are linked to the drugs Tarceva®, Gilotrif® and Iressa®. The codon 12 and 13 mutations of the K-ras gene are found in patients whose tumors are unlikely to respond to the EGFR kinase inhibitors such as Erbitux® and Vectibix®, and the codon 600 mutations of the B-raf gene are linked to Zelboraf® and Tafinlar®, which are both approved for melanoma and are in clinical trials for lung cancer. Our OncoCEE-LU test is performed on a standard blood sample.

We plan to add other biomarker analyses on blood samples to our current tests and our planned future OncoCEE tests as their relevance is demonstrated in clinical trials, for example, RET proto-oncogene gene fusions in NSCLC, which may indicate a particular course of therapy, and NRAS genes for melanoma, which may predict therapy resistance. In addition, we are developing a series of other CTC and ctDNA tests for different solid tumor types, including colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, gastric cancer and melanoma, each incorporating treatment-associated biomarker analyses specific to that cancer, planned to be launched as noted in the table below.

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Test Name/ Solid Tumor Type

 

Biomarkers

 

Status of Test or
Project

 

Targeted Quarter
of Availability for
Commercialization

OncoCEE-BR / Breast Cancer

 

Enumeration, HER2 by FISH, ER

 

Currently available

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PR

 

Validation

 

2015 Q3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FGFR by FISH

 

Development

 

2015 Q2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ESR1

 

Development

 

2015 Q4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OncoCEE-LU / Lung Cancer

 

Enumeration, ALK and ROS1 by FISH

 

Currently available

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EGFR T790M, EGFR L858R and Del19 mutations by CEE-Selector

 

Currently available

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MET by FISH

 

Currently available

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K-ras, B-raf  and EGFR by CEE-Selector

 

Development and Validation

 

2015 Q2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALK mutations by CEE-Selector

 

Development and Validation

 

2015 Q4

 

 

 

 

OncoCEE-GA / Gastric Cancer

 

Enumeration, HER2 by FISH

 

Currently available

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OncoCEE-CR TM / Colorectal Cancer

 

Enumeration

 

Validation

 

2015 Q3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K-ras and B-raf by CEE-Selector

 

Development

 

2015 Q2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OncoCEE-PR TM / Prostate Cancer

 

Enumeration, PTEN deletion by FISH and AR by ICC

 

Validation

 

2015 Q4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OncoCEE-ME TM / Melanoma

 

Enumeration, B-raf and N-ras mutations by CEE-Selector

 

Development

 

2015 Q3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PDL-1 by ICC

 

Development

 

2015 Q3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CEE-Selector / Sequencing application for multiple cancer types

 

K-ras, B-raf, EGFR and other mutations detected in plasma.

 

Development

 

2015 Q4

Our revenue generating efforts are focused in three areas:

·

providing clinical testing that oncologists use in order to determine the best treatment plan for their patients;

·

providing clinical trial, research and development services to biopharma companies developing cancer therapies; and

·

licensing our proprietary testing and/or technologies to partners in the United States and abroad.

We accessioned 247 commercial cases during the three months ended March 31, 2015 as compared to 11 commercial cases for the same period in 2014, an increase of 236 cases, or 2,145%. Revenues from commercial cases are recognized as collected, and the expected collection period for a commercial case often extends beyond the end of the quarter in which accessioned, with multiple payments received per case.

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Results of Operations

Three Months Ended March 31, 2014 and 2015

The following table sets forth certain information concerning our results of operations for the periods shown:

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31,

 

 

Change

 

 

2014

 

 

2015

 

 

$

 

 

%

 

(dollars in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

$

28

 

 

$

150

 

 

$

122

 

 

 

436

%

Cost of revenues

 

658

 

 

 

857

 

 

 

199

 

 

 

30

%

Research and development expenses

 

1,010

 

 

 

942

 

 

 

(68

)

 

 

(7

%)

General and administrative expenses

 

1,877

 

 

 

1,292

 

 

 

(585

)

 

 

(31

%)

Sales and marketing expenses

 

11

 

 

 

709

 

 

 

698

 

 

 

6,345

%

Loss from operations

 

(3,528

)

 

 

(3,650

)

 

 

(122

)

 

 

3

%

Interest expense, net

 

(1,394

)

 

 

(149

)

 

 

1,245

 

 

 

(89

%)

Change in fair value of warrant liability

 

(206

)

 

 

 

 

206

 

 

 

(100

%)

Loss before income taxes

 

(5,128

)

 

 

(3,799

)

 

 

1,329

 

 

 

(26

%)

Income tax expense

 

 

 

(1

)

 

 

(1

)

 

 

Net loss

$

(5,128

)

 

$

(3,800

)

 

$

1,328

 

 

 

(26

%)

Revenues

Revenues were approximately $150,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2015, compared with approximately $28,000 for the same period in 2014, an increase of $122,000, or 436%. The increase was due to an increase of approximately $135,000 in commercial test revenues resulting primarily from an increase in commercial test volume, partially offset by a decrease of approximately $13,000 in development services revenues primarily related to lower Dana-Farber Cancer Institute sample volume, with 42 development services tests performed during the three months ended March 31, 2015 as compared to 66 during the same period in 2014.

Cost of Revenues

Cost of revenues was approximately $857,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2015, compared with approximately $658,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2014, an increase of $199,000, or 30%. The increase was primarily attributable to an increase of approximately $143,000 in personnel and materials costs mainly related to higher test volume, as well as an increase of approximately $55,000 related to an increase in the proportion of sample volume that related to revenue-generating activities relative to the total number of samples processed during the three months ended March 31, 2015 as compared to the same period in 2014.

Operating Expenses

Research and Development Expenses. Research and development expenses were approximately $942,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2015, compared with approximately $1,010,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2014, a decrease of $68,000, or 7%. The decrease was primarily attributable to decreases of approximately $102,000 in non-recurring personnel costs primarily triggered by our initial public offering in February 2014 and approximately $55,000 related to a decrease in the proportion of sample volume that related to research and development activities relative to the total number of samples processed during the three months ended March 31, 2015 as compared to the same period in 2014, partially offset by a net increase of approximately $89,000 in sample costs related to increased validation activities as progress is made towards bringing new test panels and biomarkers to market.

General and Administrative Expenses. General and administrative expenses were $1.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015, compared with $1.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014, a decrease of $0.6 million, or 31%. The decrease was primarily due to a decrease of approximately $561,000 in non-recurring compensation expense triggered by our initial public offering in February 2014.

Sales and Marketing Expenses. Sales and marketing expenses were approximately $709,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2015, compared with approximately $11,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2014, an increase of $698,000. The increase was primarily due to personnel-related expenses resulting from the commencement of our sales and marketing function. For the three months ended March 31, 2015, the sales and marketing function included an average of 11 employees. We had no significant sales and marketing function during the three months ended March 31, 2014.

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Interest Income and Expense

Interest expense was approximately $149,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2015, compared with approximately $1,394,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2014, a decrease of $1,245,000, or 89%. The decrease was due to amortization and write-offs of discounts to convertible notes payable and our revolving line of credit that were converted into common stock and repaid in February 2014, respectively, partially offset by an increase of approximately $101,000 in cash interest expense primarily associated with the April 2014 Credit Facility.

Change in Fair Value of Warrant Liability

The decrease in the non-cash loss of approximately $206,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2015 as compared to the same period in 2014 is primarily due to a fewer number of estimated average warrants outstanding, as the majority of the outstanding liability-classified warrants were reclassified to equity upon the closing of our initial public offering in February 2014.

Income Taxes

Over the past several years we have generated operating losses in all jurisdictions in which we may be subject to income taxes. As a result, we have accumulated significant net operating losses and other deferred tax assets. Because of our history of losses and the uncertainty as to the realization of those deferred tax assets, a full valuation allowance has been recognized. We do not expect to report a provision for income taxes until we have a history of earnings, if ever, that would support the realization of our deferred tax assets.

We have not completed a study to assess whether an ownership change has occurred or whether there have been multiple ownership changes since our formation, due to the complexity and cost associated with such a study, and the fact that there may be additional ownership changes in the future. We estimate that if such a change did occur, the federal and state net operating loss carryforwards and research and development credits that can be utilized in the future will be significantly limited.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Cash Flows

Our net cash flow from operating, investing and financing activities for the periods below were as follows:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31,

 

 

2014

 

 

2015

 

(dollars in thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash provided by (used in):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating activities

$

(5,093

)

 

$

(3,330

)

Investing activities

 

 

 

 

(25

)

Financing activities

 

15,441

 

 

 

17,285

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

$

10,348

 

 

$

13,930

 

Cash Used in Operating Activities. Net cash used in operating activities was $3.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015, compared to net cash used in operating activities of $5.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014. In all periods the primary use of cash was to fund our net loss. The decrease of $1.8 million in cash used in operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2015 as compared to the same period in 2014 was primarily related to the payment of deferred salaries, interest and taxes thereon as well as initial public offering costs during the three months ended March 31, 2014.

Cash Used in Investing Activities. Cash used in investing activities of approximately $25,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2015 was primarily related to the acquisition of fixed assets.

Cash Provided by Financing Activities. Net cash provided by financing activities was $17.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015, compared to net cash provided by financing activities of $15.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014. Our primary source of financing in the three months ended March 31, 2014 consisted of proceeds from our initial public offering. Our primary sources of financing in the three months ended March 31, 2015 consisted of proceeds from our follow-on public offering and the exercise of common stock warrants included in the offering.

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Capital Resources and Expenditure Requirements

We expect to continue to incur substantial operating losses in the future. It may take several years to achieve positive operational cash flow or we may not ever achieve positive operational cash flow. We expect that we will use a portion of the net proceeds from our public offerings and our revenues from operations to hire sales and marketing personnel, support increased sales and marketing activities, fund further research and development, clinical utility studies and future enhancements of our tests, acquire equipment, implement automation and scale our capabilities to prepare for significant test volume, for general corporate purposes and to fund ongoing operations and the expansion of our business, including the increased costs associated with being a public company. We may also use a portion of the net proceeds of our public offerings to acquire or invest in businesses, technologies, services or products, although we do not have any current plans to do so.

As of March 31, 2015, our cash and cash equivalents totaled $19.3 million, and our outstanding indebtedness totaled $5.3 million (including $0.1 million of interest accrued thereon, and excluding $0.3 million of associated debt discounts). On February 13, 2015, we received net cash proceeds of $9.1 million as a result of the closing of our follow-on public offering, before deducting $0.3 million of additional non-underwriting costs incurred. As of May 6, 2015, additional cash proceeds of $8.5 million have been received from the exercise of warrants sold in such offering. Management believes that its cash resources should be sufficient to support currently forecasted operations through at least the next twelve months. While we currently are in the commercialization stage of operations, we have not yet achieved profitability and anticipate that we will continue to incur net losses for the foreseeable future.

We expect that we may need additional financing in the future to execute on our current or future business strategies. Until we can generate significant cash from operations, we expect to continue to fund operations with the proceeds of offerings of our equity securities and debt. We can provide no assurances that any sources of a sufficient amount of financing will be available to us on favorable terms, if at all. In addition to test revenues, such financing may be derived from one or more of the following types of transactions: debt, equity, product development, technology licensing or collaboration. If we are unable to raise a sufficient amount of financing in a timely manner, we would likely need to scale back our general and administrative activities and certain of our research and development activities. Our forecast pertaining to our current financial resources and the costs to support our general and administrative and research and development activities are forward-looking statements and involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results could vary materially and negatively as a result of a number of factors, including:

·

our ability to secure financing and the amount thereof;

·

the costs of operating and enhancing our laboratory facilities;

·

the costs of developing our anticipated internal sales and marketing capabilities;

·

the scope, progress and results of our research and development programs, including clinical utility studies;

·

the scope, progress, results, costs, timing and outcomes of the clinical utility studies for our cancer diagnostic tests;

·

our ability to manage the costs for manufacturing our microfluidic channels;

·

the costs of maintaining, expanding and protecting our intellectual property portfolio, including potential litigation costs and liabilities;

·

our ability to obtain adequate reimbursement from governmental and other third-party payors for our tests and services;

·

the costs of additional general and administrative personnel, including accounting and finance, legal and human resources, as a result of becoming a public company;

·

our ability to collect revenues; and

·

other risks discussed in our other filings with the SEC.

We may raise additional capital to fund our current operations and to fund expansion of our business to meet our long-term business objectives through public or private equity offerings, debt financings, borrowings or strategic partnerships coupled with an investment in our company or a combination thereof. If we raise additional funds through the issuance of convertible debt securities, or other debt securities, these securities could be secured and could have rights senior to those of our common stock. In addition, any new debt incurred by us could impose covenants that restrict our operations. The issuance of any new equity securities will also dilute the interest of our current stockholders. Given the risks associated with our business, including our unprofitable operating history and our ability or inability to develop additional tests, additional capital may not be available when needed on acceptable terms, or at all. If adequate funds are not available, we will need to curb our expansion plans or limit our research and development activities, which would have a material adverse impact on our business prospects and results of operations.

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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We have not engaged in any off-balance sheet arrangements as defined in Item 303(a)(4) of Regulation S-K.

Critical Accounting Policies and Significant Judgments and Estimates

For a discussion of accounting policies that we consider critical to our business operations and understanding of our results of operations, and that affect the more significant judgments and estimates used in the preparation of our financial statements, see Part II, Item 7, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations—Critical Accounting Policies and Significant Judgments and Estimates” contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014. There have been no material changes to our critical accounting policies and estimates from the information provided in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014.

 

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

Not applicable.

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

We maintain disclosure controls and procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our periodic and current reports that we file with the SEC is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. In designing and evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, management recognized that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable and not absolute assurance of achieving the desired control objectives. In reaching a reasonable level of assurance, management necessarily was required to apply its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures. In addition, the design of any system of controls also is based in part upon certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events, and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions; over time, control may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or the degree of compliance with policies or procedures may deteriorate. Because of the inherent limitations in a cost-effective control system, misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not be detected.

As of March 31, 2015, we carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act. Based on this evaluation, our principal executive officer and principal financial officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective at the reasonable assurance level as of March 31, 2015. There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the three months ended March 31, 2015 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

None.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

For a discussion of our potential risks and uncertainties, please see the information listed in the item captioned “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014. There have been no material changes to the risk factors as disclosed in the Form 10-K. You should carefully consider the risk factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, which could materially affect our business, financial position and results of operations.

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities

None.

Use of Proceeds

Our initial public offering of common stock was effected through a Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-191323), which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 4, 2014. On February 4, 2014, additional shares of our common stock were registered through a Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-193760) filed pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act. On February 10, 2014, a total of 1,900,000 shares of common stock were sold on our behalf at an initial public offering price of $10.00 per share, for aggregate gross offering proceeds of $19 million, managed by Aegis Capital Corp. We paid to the underwriters underwriting discounts totaling $1.3 million in connection with the offering. In addition, we incurred additional costs of $1.2 million in connection with the offering, which when added to the underwriting discounts paid by us, amounts to total costs of $2.5 million. Thus, the net offering proceeds to us, after deducting underwriting discounts and offering expenses, were $16.5 million. No offering expenses were paid directly or indirectly to any of our directors or officers (or their associates) or persons owning ten percent or more of any class of our equity securities or to any other affiliates.

Upon receipt, the net proceeds from our initial public offering were invested in cash equivalents. As of March 31, 2015, we estimate that we had used all of the net proceeds from our initial public offering, with $12.1 million used for the funding of commercialization of our OncoCEE-BR, OncoCEE-LU, and OncoCEE-GA tests, research and development and other operating activities, $3.0 million for repayments of indebtedness and purchases of fixed assets, and $2.3 million for payments of deferred salaries, interest, and taxes thereon as well as initial public offering costs.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

Not applicable.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information

Not applicable.

 

Item 6. Exhibits

The exhibits listed on the accompanying index to exhibits immediately preceding the exhibits are filed as part of, or hereby incorporated by reference into, this Quarterly Report.

 

 

 

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SIGNATURES

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.

 

 

 

BIOCEPT, INC.

(Registrant)

 

 

Date: May 13, 2015

 

By:

/s/ Michael W. Nall

 

 

 

Michael W. Nall

 

 

 

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

 

 

 

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

Date: May 13, 2015

 

By:

/s/ William G. Kachioff

 

 

 

William G. Kachioff

 

 

 

Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance

 

 

 

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

 

 

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Exhibit Index

The exhibits listed below are hereby filed with the SEC as part of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit No.

  

Description of Exhibit

 

 

3.1

 

Certificate of Amendment of Certificate of Incorporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1.4 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on February 14, 2014).

3.2

 

Amended and Restated Bylaws (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2.1 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form S-1, filed with the SEC on September 23, 2013).

4.1

 

Reference is made to Exhibits 3.1 and 3.2.

4.2

 

Specimen Common Stock certificate of Biocept, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 of the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-191323), as amended, filed with the SEC on November 5, 2013).

4.3

 

Form of Representative’s Warrant, dated February 10, 2014 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 of the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-191323), as amended, filed with the SEC on November 20, 2013).

4.4

 

Form of Warrant issued to the lenders under the Loan and Security Agreement, dated as of April 30, 2014, by and among Biocept, Inc., Oxford Finance LLC, as collateral agent, and the lenders party thereto from time to time, including Oxford Finance LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC on May 6, 2014).

4.5

 

Form of Warrant to Purchase Common Stock (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.5 of the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-201437), filed with the SEC on February 6, 2015).

4.6

 

Warrant to Purchase Preferred Stock, dated September 10, 2012, issued by the Registrant in favor of ARE-SD Region No. 18, LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.11.3 of the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-191323), filed with the SEC on September 23, 2013).

4.7

 

Warrant to Purchase Common Stock, dated September 10, 2013, issued by the Registrant in favor of ARE-SD Region No. 18, LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.11.6 of the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-191323), filed with the SEC on September 23, 2013).

4.8

 

Warrant to Purchase Preferred Stock dated as of January 21, 2009, issued by the Registrant in favor of Goodman Co. Ltd. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.17.1 of the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-191323), filed with the SEC on September 23, 2013).

4.9

 

Warrant to Purchase Common Stock dated as of July 31, 2013, issued by the Registrant in favor of Goodman Co. Ltd. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.17.3 of the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-191323), filed with the SEC on September 23, 2013).

4.10

 

Form of Warrant to Purchase Preferred Stock, issued by the Registrant in favor of various investors under the Note and Warrant Purchase Agreement dated as of January 13, 2012 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.19.3 of the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-191323), filed with the SEC on September 23, 2013).

4.11

 

Form of Amendment of Warrant to Purchase Preferred Stock, dated as of September 13, 2013 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.19.4 of the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-191323), filed with the SEC on September 23, 2013).

4.12

 

Form of Warrant to Purchase Common Stock, issued by the Registrant in favor of various investors under the Note and Warrant Purchase Agreement dated as of June 28, 2013 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.20.2 of the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-191323), filed with the SEC on September 23, 2013).

4.13

 

Form of Warrant to Purchase Common Stock, issued by the Registrant in favor of various guarantors under the Reimbursement Agreement dated as of July 11, 2013 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.21.1 of the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-191323), filed with the SEC on September 23, 2013).

31.1

 

Certification of Michael Nall, Chief Executive Officer, pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

31.2

 

Certification of William Kachioff, Chief Financial Officer, pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

32.1

 

Certification of Michael Nall, Chief Executive Officer, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

32.2

 

Certification of William Kachioff, Chief Financial Officer, pursuant to 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

 

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EXHIBIT 31.1

CERTIFICATION

I, Michael W. Nall, certify that:

1.

I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Biocept, 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.

The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are 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 our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiary, is made known to us 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 our 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 report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

5.

The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our 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 (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

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.

Date: May 13, 2015

 

/s/ Michael W. Nall 

Michael W. Nall

President and Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

 

EXHIBIT 31.2

CERTIFICATION

I, William G. Kachioff, certify that:

1.

I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Biocept, 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.

The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are 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 our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiary, is made known to us 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 our 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 report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

5.

The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our 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 (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

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.

Date: May 13, 2015

 

/s/ William G. Kachioff 

William G. Kachioff

Senior Vice-President of Finance and Chief  Financial Officer

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

 

 

EXHIBIT 32.1

CERTIFICATION

I, Michael W. Nall, hereby certify pursuant to Rule 13a-14(b) or Rule 15d-14(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, that, to my knowledge, the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Biocept, Inc. for the period ended March 31, 2015 (the “Report”) fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and that the information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of Biocept, Inc.

 

Date: May 13, 2015

 

/s/ Michael W. Nall 

 

 

Michael W. Nall

 

 

President and Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)

This certification accompanies the Report pursuant to Rule 13a-14(b) or Rule 15d-14(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 and shall not be deemed filed by the Company for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

 

EXHIBIT 32.2

CERTIFICATION

I, William G. Kachioff, hereby certify pursuant to Rule 13a-14(b) or Rule 15d-14(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, that, to my knowledge, the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Biocept, Inc. for the period ended March 31, 2015 (the “Report”) fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and that the information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of Biocept, Inc.

 

Date: May 13, 2015