NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND GOING CONCERN
|9 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2017
|Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]|
|Substantial Doubt about Going Concern [Text Block]||
The Company and its Operations
Bionik Laboratories Corp. (the “Company” or “Bionik”) was incorporated on January 8, 2010 in the State of Colorado as Strategic Dental Management Corp. On July 16, 2013 the Company changed its name to Drywave Technologies Inc. (“Drywave”) and its state of incorporation from Colorado to Delaware. Effective February 13, 2015, the Company changed its name to Bionik Laboratories Corp. and reduced the authorized number of shares of common stock from 200,000,000 to 150,000,000. Concurrently, the Company implemented a 1-for-0.831105 reverse stock split of the common stock, which had previously been approved on September 24, 2014.
On February 26, 2015, the Company entered into a Share Exchange Agreement and related transactions whereby it acquired Bionik Laboratories Inc., a Canadian Corporation (“Bionik Canada”). Bionik Canada issued 50,000,000 Exchangeable Shares, representing a 3.14 exchange ratio, for 100% of the then outstanding common shares of Bionik Canada (the “Merger”). The Exchangeable Shares are exchangeable at the option of the holder, each into one share of the common stock of the Company. In addition the Company issued one Special Preferred Voting Share (the “Special Preferred Share”) (Note 10).
As a result of the shareholders of Bionik Canada having a controlling interest in the Company subsequent to the Merger, for accounting purposes the Merger does not constitute a business combination. The transaction has been accounted for as a recapitalization of the Company with Bionik Canada being the accounting acquirer even though the legal acquirer is Bionik, accordingly, the historic financial statements of Bionik Canada are presented as the comparative balances for the period prior to the Merger.
References to the Company refer to the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Bionik Acquisition Inc. and Bionik Canada. References to Drywave relate to the Company prior to the Merger.
On April 21, 2016, the Company acquired all of the outstanding shares and, accordingly, all assets and liabilities of Interactive Motion Technologies, Inc. (“IMT”), a Boston, Massachusetts-based global pioneer and leader in providing effective robotic products for neurorehabilitation, pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) dated March 1, 2016, with IMT, Hermano Igo Krebs, and Bionik Mergerco Inc., a Massachusetts corporation and the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary (“Bionik Mergeco”). The merger agreement provided for the merger of Bionik Mergerco with and into IMT, with IMT surviving the merger as the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary. In return for acquiring IMT, IMT shareholders received an aggregate of 23,650,000 shares of the Company’s common stock.
Bionik Laboratories Corp. is a robotics company focused on providing rehabilitation and mobility solutions to individuals with neurological and mobility challenges from hospital to home. The Company has a portfolio of products focused on upper and lower extremity rehabilitation for stroke and other mobility impaired individuals, including three products in the market and four products in varying stages of development. The InMotion Systems - the InMotion ARM, In Motion Wrist, InMotion Hand are designed to provide intelligent, adaptive therapy in a manner that has been clinically verified to maximize neuro-recovery. Bionik also has a lower-body exoskeleton - the ARKE - designed to allow paraplegics as well as other wheelchair users the ability to rehabilitate through walking. The Company is developing with a partner a lower body product based on some of the ARKE technology, which should allow certain individuals to walk better, who have limited mobility. This product is expected to be launched in the consumer home market.
The unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements consolidate the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries Bionik Canada, Bionik Acquisition Inc. and Bionik, Inc. (the former IMT) since its acquisition on April 21, 2016.
These unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“US GAAP”), which contemplates continuation of the Company as a going concern, which assumes the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business.
The Company’s principal offices are located at 483 Bay Street, N105, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C9 and its U.S. address is 80 Coolidge Hill Road, Watertown, MA. USA 02472.
As at December 31, 2017, the Company had a working capital deficit of $8,535,488 (March 31, 2017 - $3,415,670) and an accumulated deficit of $29,554,125 (March 31, 2017 - $21,076,464) and the Company incurred a net loss and comprehensive loss of ($8,436,636) for the nine months period ended December 31, 2017 (December 31, 2016 $(4,915,032)).
There is no certainty that the Company will be successful in generating sufficient cash flow from operations or achieving and maintaining profitable operations in the future to enable it to meet its obligations as they come due and consequently continue as a going concern. The Company will require additional financing this year to fund its operations and it is currently working on securing this funding through the issuance of convertible promissory notes, corporate collaborations, public or private equity offerings or debt financings. Sales of additional equity or equity linked securities by the Company would result in the dilution of the interests of existing stockholders. There can be no assurance that financing will be available when required. In the event that the necessary additional financing is not obtained, the Company would reduce its discretionary overhead costs substantial or otherwise curtail operations.
The Company expects the forgoing, or a combination thereof, to meet the Company’s anticipated cash requirements for the next 12 months; however, these conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The accompanying condensed consolidated interim financial statements do not include any adjustments to reflect the possible future effects on recoverability and reclassification of assets or the amounts and classification of liabilities that may result from the outcome of this uncertainty.
The condensed consolidated interim financial statements do not include any adjustments related to the recoverability and classification of the recorded asset amounts or the amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern. All adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring items, considered necessary for fair presentation have been included in these condensed consolidated interim financial statements.
The entire disclosure when substantial doubt is raised about the ability to continue as a going concern. Includes, but is not limited to, principal conditions or events that raised substantial doubt about the ability to continue as a going concern, management's evaluation of the significance of those conditions or events in relation to the ability to meet its obligations, and management's plans that alleviated or are intended to mitigate the conditions or events that raise substantial doubt about the ability to continue as a going concern.
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