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Organization, Business

Organization, Business
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2016
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Nature of Operations [Text Block]
1. Organization, Business
EyeGate Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“EyeGate” or the “Company”), a Delaware corporation, began operations in December 2004 and is a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company that is focused on developing and commercializing products for treating diseases and disorders of the eye. EyeGate’s first product in clinical trials incorporates a reformulated topically active corticosteroid, dexamethasone phosphate, EGP-437, that is delivered into the ocular tissues though our proprietary iontophoresis drug delivery system, the EyeGate® II Delivery System. We are developing the EyeGate® II Delivery System and EGP-437 combination product (together, the “EGP-437 Product”) for the treatment of various inflammatory conditions of the eye, including anterior uveitis, a debilitating form of intraocular inflammation of the anterior portion of the uvea, such as the iris and/or ciliary body, post-cataract surgery inflammation and pain, and macular edema, an abnormal thickening of the macula associated with the accumulation of excess fluids in the retina. Effective March 7, 2016, the Company acquired all of the capital Stock of Jade Therapeutics, Inc. (“Jade”), a privately-held company developing locally-administered, polymer-based products designed to treat poorly-served ophthalmic indications (the “Jade Acquisition”). See Note 12. EyeGate and Jade are an integrated line of business developing ophthalmic solutions for a variety of ocular diseases and disorders.
On February 13, 2015, the Company completed an underwritten initial public offering (the “IPO”) for 683,250 shares of Common Stock. The net proceeds to the Company from the IPO, after deducting the underwriting discounts, commissions, and offering expenses, were approximately $2.7 million. The shares of the Company’s Common Stock began trading on the OTCQB Venture Marketplace under the symbol “EYEG” on February 13, 2015, and the IPO was closed on February 19, 2015. Immediately prior to the IPO, in related transactions, the Company converted all outstanding notes payable into shares of Common Stock, and all shares of its convertible preferred Stock into shares of Common Stock. The notes were converted to shares of Common Stock, and the various classes of shares of preferred stock were converted to shares of Common Stock at a different ratio for each class of preferred stock for 1.00 share of Common Stock. On August 5, 2015, the Company closed an underwritten follow-on public offering of 1,176,470 shares of its Common Stock, and warrants to purchase 1,176,470 shares of its Common Stock. The net proceeds to the Company from this follow-on offering, after deducting underwriting discounts, commissions, and offering expenses, were approximately $8.8 million. The warrants are immediately exercisable, and expire on August 5, 2020.  At the closing of this follow-on offering, the Company also issued and sold additional warrants to purchase up to 176,470 shares of Common Stock in connection with the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option to purchase additional warrants. On June 30, 2016, the Company completed a subsequent registered direct offering of 441,000 shares of Common Stock and 2,776.5 shares of Series A Preferred Stock (convertible into 1,234,000 shares of Common Stock), along with a concurrent private placement of warrants. The total net proceeds to the Company from this subsequent offering, after deducting the placement agent fees and offering expenses, were approximately $3.4 million. The warrants are initially exercisable on December 30, 2016, and expire on December 30, 2021. See Note 6.
As of June 30, 2016, there were 8,951,883 shares of Common Stock outstanding, $0.01 par value, and 2,652.75 shares of Series A Preferred Stock outstanding, $0.01 par value.
Effective July 31, 2015, the Company’s Common Stock trades on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “EYEG”.
Since its inception, EyeGate has devoted substantially all of its efforts to business planning, research and development, and raising capital.
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that EyeGate will continue as a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. At June 30, 2016, EyeGate had Cash and Cash Equivalents of $8,026,419, and an Accumulated Deficit of $71,521,015. EyeGate has incurred losses and negative cash flows since inception, and future losses are anticipated. The Company anticipates having sufficient cash to fund planned operations for approximately 9 to 12 months, however, the acceleration or reduction of cash outflows by management can significantly impact the timing for raising additional capital to complete development of its products. To continue development, EyeGate will need to raise additional capital through equity financing, license agreements, and/or additional U.S. government grants. Although the Company successfully completed its IPO, a follow-on offering, and a registered direct offering, additional capital may not be available on terms favorable to EyeGate, if at all. On May 6, 2016, the SEC declared effective EyeGate’s registration statement on Form S-3, registering a total of $100,000,000 of its securities for sale to the public from time to time in what is known as a “shelf offering”. The Company does not know if any future offerings pursuant to its shelf registration statement will succeed. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that management will succeed in these endeavors. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The financial statements do not include any adjustments to reflect the possible future effects on the recoverability and classification of assets or the amounts and classification of liabilities or any other adjustments that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.