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Subsequent Events

Subsequent Events
6 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  
Subsequent Events



The Company entered into a Technology Transfer Agreement dated as of October 7, 2020 with Yi Xin Zhen Duan Jishu (Suzhou) Ltd. (“Yi Xin”), of Suzhou, China, for Yi Xin to develop, manufacture and sell new generations of diagnostic test systems based on the Company’s core FastPack® “laboratory in a pouch” technology. In addition, the Technology Transfer Agreement authorized Yi Xin to manufacture and sell the Company’s current generations of rapid point-of-care FastPack diagnostic products in China.


Under the Technology Transfer Agreement, the Company is to receive certain cash payments in the third and fourth quarters of the Company’s 2021 fiscal year, plus royalties on all future new-generations and current-generations product sales by Yi Xin.


The Company agreed to provide technology transfer and patent/know-how license rights to facilitate Yi Xin’s development and commercialization.


The Company gave Yi Xin the exclusive rights for China – which is a market the Company has not otherwise entered – both for Yi Xin’s new generations of FastPack-based products and for Yi Xin-manufactured versions of the Company’s existing FastPack product lines (1.0, IP and PRO). Yi Xin will also have the right to sell its new generations of FastPack-based diagnostic test systems throughout the world (but not to or toward current customers of the Company’s existing generations of FastPack products); any such non-China sales will, until May 1, 2022, be through Sekisui. In addition, after May 1, 2022, Yi Xin will have the right to sell Yi Xin-manufactured versions of the Company’s existing FastPack 1.0, IP and PRO product lines worldwide (other than in the United States and other than to or toward current non-US customers of those products). Also, after May 1, 2022, Yi Xin will have the right to buy FastPack 1.0, IP and PRO products from the Company at distributor prices for resale in and for the United States (but not to or toward current US customers of those products); the Company did not license Yi Xin to sell in the United States market any Yi Xin-manufactured versions of those legacy FastPack PRO product lines, even after May 1, 2022. The Company confirmed that it would not, after May 1, 2022, seek new FastPack customers outside the United States.


On October 14, 2020, the Company issued 30,645 shares of its common stock upon the exercise of 30,645 warrants exercisable at $0.72 per share.


On October 29, 2020, 370 shares of Series Alpha preferred stock were converted into 500,356 shares of the Company’s common stock.


On November 1, 2020, the Company entered into a contract with STA Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (WuXi STA), a subsidiary of WuXi AppTec, for GMP production of AS1411, the Company’s lead drug candidate for the treatment of COVID-19 and other viral diseases, for potential clinical trials in 2021.


On November 11, 2020, the Company entered into a Sponsored Research Agreement with ULRF in connection with its license agreement for the use of AS1411 as a treatment for COVID-19 (see Note 11).


On November 12, 2020, the Company issued 1,000 shares of its common stock upon the exercise of 1,000 warrants exercisable at $0.72 per share.


Risks Related to COVID-19 Pandemic


The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the United States and global economies and may affect the Company’s operations and those of third parties on which the Company relies. While the potential economic impact brought by, and the duration of, the COVID-19 pandemic are difficult to assess or predict, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global financial markets may reduce the Company’s ability to access capital, which could negatively impact the Company’s short-term and long-term liquidity. The ultimate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is highly uncertain and subject to change. The Company does not yet know the full extent of potential delays or impacts on its business, financing or other activities or on healthcare systems or the global economy as a whole. However, these effects could have a material impact on the Company’s liquidity, capital resources, operations and business and those of the third parties on which the Company relies. For example, the Company believes the COVID-19 pandemic was a primary cause of the Company’s decline in diagnostic product sales in the first two quarters of fiscal 2021. Deferral of patients’ non-emergency visits to the facilities of the Company’s physician-office, clinic and small-hospital users sharply reduced their use of the Company’s tests and their need to place further orders. This phenomenon is expected to continue for the duration of the pandemic, although the degree of it will probably vary depending on progress toward suppressing the pandemic, lockdowns and similar responses, and personal and societal behavior changes arising from psychological factors.