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Nature of Operations, Corporate History, and Liquidity Risk

Nature of Operations, Corporate History, and Liquidity Risk
3 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Nature of Operations, Corporate History, and Liquidity Risk [Abstract]  
Nature of operations, corporate history, and liquidity risk
1 Nature of operations, corporate history, and liquidity risk


Nature of operations


DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) is a clinical stage drug development company with a focus on the treatment of cancer.   We are conducting clinical trials in the United States with our product candidate, VAL-083, as a potential new treatment for glioblastoma multiforme, the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer.  We have also acquired certain exclusive commercial rights to VAL-083 in China where it is approved as a chemotherapy for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia and lung cancer.  In order to accelerate our development timelines and reduce risk, we leverage existing clinical and commercial data from a wide range of sources.  We plan to seek marketing partnerships in China in order to potentially generate future royalty revenue.

The address of the Company’s administrative offices is Suite 720 - 999 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Z 1K5 with clinical operations located at 3485 Edison Way, Suite R, Menlo Park, California, 94025.


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. (“DelMar (BC)”), 0959454 B.C. Ltd. (“Callco”), and 0959456 B.C. Ltd. (“Exchangeco”) and the security holders of DelMar (BC). Upon completion of the Exchange Agreement, DelMar (BC) became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Reverse Acquisition”). 


DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is the parent company of DelMar (BC), a British Columbia, Canada corporation incorporated on April 6, 2010, which is a clinical stage company 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.


References to the Company refer to the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, DelMar (BC), Callco and Exchangeco.


Liquidity risk


For the three months ended September 30, 2016, the Company reported a loss of $2,290,339 and an accumulated deficit of $34,837,585 at that date. As at September 30, 2016, the Company had cash and cash equivalents on hand of $4,799,033. The Company does not have the prospect of achieving revenues in the near future and the Company will require additional funding to maintain its research and development projects and for general operations. There is a great degree of uncertainty with respect to the expenses the Company will incur in executing its business plan. In addition, the Company has not begun to commercialize or generate revenues from its product candidate.


Consequently, management is pursuing various financing alternatives to fund the Company’s operations so it can continue as a going concern in the medium to longer term. During the three months ended September 30, 2016, the Company received $256,940 in proceeds from the exercise of share purchase warrants (note 6). During the year ended June 30, 2016 the Company completed a convertible preferred share private placement for net cash proceeds of $6,540,821. We believe, based on our current estimates, that we will be able to fund our operations beyond the next twelve months. 


There is no assurance that our cost estimates will prove to be accurate or that unforeseen events, problems or delays will not occur with respect thereto. The ability of the Company to meet its obligations and continue the research and development of its product candidate is dependent on its ability to continue to raise adequate financing. There can be no assurance that such financing will be available to the Company in the amount required at any time or for any period or, if available, that it can be obtained on terms satisfactory to the Company. The Company may tailor its drug candidate development program based on the amount of funding the Company raises.