Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  



On September 28, 2023, the Company sold 4,050,000 shares of common stock; pre-funded warrants to purchase up to 4,950,000 shares of common stock, and accompanying Series A warrants to purchase up to 9,000,000 shares of common stock with an exercise price of $0.50 per share and expiring five years from date of issuance, and Series B warrants to purchase up to 9,000,000 shares of common stock with an exercise price of $0.50 per share and expiring one year from date of issuance in a public offering, which closed on October 3, 2023. The offering price per share of common stock and accompanying warrants was $0.50, and the offering price per share of pre-funded warrant and accompanying warrants was $0.4999.


The Company incurred offering expenses of approximately $0.5 million, including placement agent fees of approximately $0.3 million. The Company received net proceeds of approximately $4.0 million, after deducting the underwriting discount and other offering expenses.


On October 17, 2023, the Company received a letter from the Listing Qualifications staff of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) indicating that, the Company no longer met the requirement to maintain a minimum bid price of $1 per share, as set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) (the “Minimum Bid Price Requirement”).


In accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Company has been provided a period of 180 calendar days, or until April 14, 2024, in which to regain compliance with the Minimum Bid Price Requirement. In the event that the Company does not regain compliance within this 180-day period, the Company may be eligible to seek an additional compliance period of 180 calendar days if it meets the continued listing requirement for market value of publicly held shares and all other initial listing standards for the Nasdaq Global Market, with the exception of the Minimum Bid Price Requirement, and provides written notice to Nasdaq of its intent to cure the deficiency during this second compliance period, by effecting a reverse stock split, if necessary. However, if it appears to the Nasdaq Staff that the Company will not be able to cure the deficiency, or if the Company is otherwise not eligible, Nasdaq will provide notice to the Company that its common stock will be subject to delisting.