Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND GOING CONCERN

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NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND GOING CONCERN
12 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Substantial Doubt about Going Concern [Text Block]
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NATURE OF OPERATIONS AND GOING CONCERN
 
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 October 29, 2018, the Company implemented at 1 for 150 reverse stock split of the common and exchangeable shares.
 
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”) and Bionik Canada issued 333,334 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).
 
 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 Mergerco). 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 157,667 shares of the Company’s common stock (Note 4).
 
On November 6, 2017, the Company approved the authorization of a common share capital share increase to 250,000,000 from 150,000,000 and on June 12, 2018, the Company approved the authorization of a common share increase to 500,000,000 from 250,000,000.
 
References to the Company refer to the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Bionik Inc., Bionik Acquisition Inc. and Bionik Canada.
 
The Company is a global pioneering robotics company focused on providing rehabilitation solutions to individuals with neurological disorders, specializing in designing, developing and commercializing cost-effective physical rehabilitation technologies, prosthetics, and assisted robotic products. The Company strives to innovate and build devices that can rehabilitate and improve an individual’s health, comfort, accessibility and quality of life through the use of advanced algorithms and sensing technologies that anticipate a user’s every move.
 
These consolidated 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 the 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 02472.
 
Going Concern
 
As at March 31, 2019, the Company had a working capital surplus of $479,408 (working capital deficit as at March 31, 2018, of $(6,711,941)) and an accumulated deficit of $46,357,373 (March 31, 2018 - $35,776,340) and the Company incurred a net loss and comprehensive loss of $10,556,601 for the year ended March 31, 2019 (March 31, 2018 - $(14,625,790)).
 
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 corporate collaborations, public or private equity offerings or debt financings. Sales of additional equity 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 substantially 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 consolidated 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.
 
All adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring items, considered necessary for fair presentation have been included in these consolidated financial statements.