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NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

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NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
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NOTE 1 – NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

BioSig Technologies, Inc. was initially incorporated on February 24, 2009 under the laws of the State of Nevada and subsequently re-incorporated in the state of Delaware in 2011. The Company is principally devoted to improving the quality of cardiac recordings obtained during EP studies and catheter ablation procedures. The Company has not generated any revenue to date and consequently its operations are subject to all risks inherent in the establishment of a new business enterprise.

 

On November 7, 2018, the Company formed ViralClear Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“ViralClear”), under the laws of the State of Delaware formerly under the name of NeuroClear Technologies, Inc. The subsidiary was established to pursue additional applications of the PURE EP™ signal processing technology outside of electrophysiology, and subsequently in 2020, was repurposed to develop merimepodib, a broad-spectrum anti-viral agent that had potential against the COVID-19 virus (see below). In 2019, the company sold 896,690 shares of its common stock for net proceeds of $5,011,310 to fund initial operations. As of December 31, 2019, the company had a majority interest in ViralClear of 87.8%.

 

On March 30, 2020, ViralClear amended its Certificate of Incorporation to change its name to ViralClear Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from NeuroClear Technologies, Inc.

 

On March 24, 2020, ViralClear entered into an asset purchase agreement (the “Asset Purchase Agreement”) with Trek Therapeutics, PBC (“Trek”), a related party; an entity controlled by a member of the Company’s board of directors.  Pursuant to the Asset Purchase Agreement, Trek sold to ViralClear all right, title and interest of Trek and its affiliates to certain assets (the “Purchased Assets”). As consideration for the Purchased Assets, ViralClear agreed to pay Trek in upfront and milestone payments a combination of cash, shares of ViralClear’s common stock, which common stock may equal up to 10% of ViralClear’s outstanding equity, and sublicense fees in the event ViralClear sublicenses the Purchased Assets. On March 30, 2020, pursuant to the Asset Purchase Agreement, ViralClear paid $350,000 in cash and issued 634,910 shares of ViralClear’s common stock valued at $3,174,550 to Trek. The purchased assets were accounted for as acquired research and development.

 

On April 8, 2020, ViralClear entered into an Agreement with Mayo (the “Agreement”). The Agreement grants to ViralClear (i) an exclusive worldwide license, with the right to sublicense, within the field of anti-viral agents to target COVID-19 (the “Field”) to certain patent rights for the development and commercialization of products, methods, and processes for public use and benefit (the “Licensed Products”) and (ii) a non-exclusive worldwide license, with the right to sublicense, within the Field, to use the know-how of Mayo that is necessary to develop the Licensed Products. The Agreement will expire upon the later of either (a) the expiration of the licensed patent rights or (b) the 7th anniversary of the date of the first commercial sale of a Licensed Product, unless earlier terminated by Mayo for ViralClear’s failure to cure a material breach of the Agreement, ViralClear’s or a sublicensee’s commencement of any action or proceedings against Mayo or its affiliates other than for an uncured material breach of the Agreement by Mayo, or insolvency ViralClear.

 

In connection with the Agreement, ViralClear issued to Mayo 259,959 shares of ViralClear’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share. ViralClear also agreed to make earned royalty payments to Mayo in connection with ViralClear’s sales of the Licensed Products along with certain milestone payments up to $200,000 in the aggregate. The common stock issued, and cash paid was accounted for as acquired research and development.

 

In May 2020, ViralClear sold 1,068,550 shares of its common stock to investors at $10.00 per share for net proceeds of $10,592,075 to fund product development. As of September 30, 2020, the Company had a majority interest in ViralClear of 69.4%.  

 

On July 2, 2020, the Company formed an additional subsidiary, NeuroClear Technologies, Inc. (“NeuroClear”), a Delaware corporation, to pursue additional applications of the PURE EP™ signal processing technology outside of electrophysiology. 

 

On October 26, 2020, BioSig Technologies, Inc. halted ViralClear’s signal finding Phase 2 trial, “A Phase 2, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Oral Merimepodib in Combination with Intravenous Remdesivir in Adult Patients with Advanced Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19),” as described in Note 15-Subsequent Events. and is reviewing repurposing ViralClear.

 

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of BioSig Technologies, Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary, NeuroClear Technologies, Inc. and its majority owned subsidiary, ViralClear Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to as the “Company” or “BioSig”.

 

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and the instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 8-03 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included.

 

The condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2019 has been derived from audited financial statements.

 

Operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2020. These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2019 filed with the Company’s Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 13, 2020.

 

COVID-19

 

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic related to the rapidly spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has led to a global health emergency.  The full public-health impact of the ongoing pandemic is currently indeterminable and rapidly evolving, and the related health crisis has adversely affected and may continue to adversely affect the global economy, resulting in delaying to our commercialization objectives of the PURE EP Systems.