Going Concern and Management's Plans
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2016
|Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]|
|Going Concern and Management's Plans||
2. GOING CONCERN AND MANAGEMENT’S PLANS
As of December 31, 2016, the Company had a cash balance, a working capital deficiency and an accumulated deficit of $5,898, $21,184,871 and $81,071,782, respectively. During the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, the Company incurred net losses of $7,699,127 and $8,244,924, respectively. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within a year after the issuance date of this filing.
Since inception, the Company’s operations have primarily been funded through proceeds received in equity and debt financings. Although management believes that the Company has access to capital resources, there are currently no commitments in place for new financing at this time, except as described below, and there is no assurance that the Company will be able to obtain funds on commercially acceptable terms, if at all. There is also no assurance that the amount of funds the Company might raise will enable the Company to complete its development initiatives or attain profitable operations. If the Company is unable to obtain additional financing on a timely basis, it may have to curtail its development, marketing and promotional activities, which would have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition and results of operations, and ultimately the Company could be forced to discontinue its operations and liquidate.
The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”), which contemplate continuation of the Company as a going concern and the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustment that might become necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.
Subsequent to December 31, 2016, the Company received an aggregate of $1,252,667 associated with the issuances of convertible and non-convertible notes payable. In addition, pursuant to a convertible note, an additional $1,294,900 of funding could be released to the Company upon the completion of certain contractually defined milestones. See Note 11 – Notes Payable – Convertible Notes and Other, Note 18 – Subsequent Events – Convertible Note and Note 18 – Subsequent Events - Non-Convertible Notes – Related Party for additional details. There can be no assurance that the Company will be successful in attaining the defined milestones. The Company is currently funding its operations on a month-to-month basis. While there can be no assurance that it will be successful, the Company is in active negotiations to raise additional capital.
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.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef