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Nature of Operations, Corporate History, and Liquidity Risk

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Nature of Operations, Corporate History, and Liquidity Risk
12 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2020
Organization Consolidation And Presentation Of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Nature of operations, corporate history, and liquidity risk

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Nature of operations, corporate history, and liquidity risk

Nature of operations

Kintara Therapeutics, Inc. (formerly DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) (the “Company”) is a clinical stage drug development company with a focus on the development of novel cancer therapies for patients with unmet medical needs. The Company is developing two late-stage, Phase 3-ready therapeutics - VAL-083 for glioblastoma multiforme and REM-001 for cutaneous metastatic breast cancer. In order to accelerate the Company’s development timelines, it leverages existing preclinical and clinical data from a wide range of sources.  The Company may seek marketing partnerships in order to potentially offset clinical costs and to generate future royalty revenue from approved indications of its product candidates. 

Corporate history

The Company is a Nevada corporation formed on June 24, 2009 under the name Berry Only, Inc. On January 25, 2013, the Company entered into and closed an exchange agreement (the “Exchange Agreement”), with Del Mar Pharmaceuticals (BC) Ltd. (“Del Mar (BC)”), 0959454 B.C. Ltd. (“Callco”), and 0959456 B.C. Ltd. (“Exchangeco”) and the security holders of Del Mar (BC). Upon completion of the Exchange Agreement, Del Mar (BC) became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Reverse Acquisition”).

On August 19, 2020 the Company completed its merger with Adgero Biopharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. (“Adgero”).  In conjunction with the Adgero merger, the Company changed its name to Kintara Therapeutics, Inc.

Kintara Therapeutics, Inc. is the parent company of Del Mar (BC), a British Columbia, Canada corporation and Adgero, a Delaware corporation, which are clinical stage companies with a focus on the development of drugs for the treatment of cancer. The Company is also the parent company to Callco and Exchangeco which are British Columbia, Canada corporations. Callco and Exchangeco were formed to facilitate the Reverse Acquisition. In connection with the merger, the Company also became the parent company of Adgero Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., formerly a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adgero.

References to the Company refer to the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries.

Liquidity risk and management plans

These consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis which assumes that the Company will continue its operations for the foreseeable future and contemplates the realization of assets and the settlement of liabilities in the normal course of business.

For the year ended June 30, 2020, the Company reported a loss of $9,125,916, and a negative cash flow from operations of $7,927,516. The Company had an accumulated deficit of $69,721,233 as of June 30, 2020. As of June 30, 2020, the Company has cash and cash equivalents on hand of $2,392,402. The Company is in the clinical stage and has not generated any revenues to-date. The Company does not have the prospect of achieving revenues until such time that its product candidates are commercialized, or partnered, which may not ever occur. In the future, the Company will require additional funding to maintain its clinical trials, research and development projects, and for general operations. The Company may tailor its drug development programs based on the amount of funding the Company is able to raise in the future.

These circumstances had indicated substantial doubt existed about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Subsequent to June 30, 2020, the Company completed a private placement in three closings for gross proceeds of approximately $25 million, or net proceeds of approximately $21.7 million (note 11). The Company believes that based on its current estimates, the cash on hand at June 30, 2020 of $2,392,402 and the proceeds from the private placement, will be sufficient to fund its planned operations beyond the next year from the date these consolidated financial statements are issued. As a result, substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern has been alleviated.  However, the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic has created significant economic uncertainty and volatility in the credit and capital markets. The ultimate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s ability to raise additional capital in the future is unknown and will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence, including the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak and any new information which may emerge concerning the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These financial statements do not give effect to any adjustments to the amounts and classification of assets and liabilities that may be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern. Such adjustments could be material.