Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Company Background

Company Background
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Company Background



The Company’s predecessor, Cardax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Holdings”), was incorporated in the State of Delaware on March 23, 2006.


Cardax, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTCQB:CDXI) is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development and commercialization of dietary supplements for inflammatory health and pharmaceuticals for chronic diseases driven by inflammation and oxidative stress. The Company’s first commercial product, ZanthoSyn®, is a physician recommended anti-inflammatory supplement for health and longevity that provides astaxanthin with enhanced absorption and purity. The Company sells ZanthoSyn® primarily through wholesale and e-commerce channels. The Company is also developing CDX-101 (astaxanthin pharmaceutical candidate) and CDX-301 (zeaxanthin pharmaceutical candidate) for pharmaceutical applications. The safety and efficacy of the Company’s products have not been directly evaluated in clinical trials or confirmed by the FDA.


Going concern matters


The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. As shown in the accompanying consolidated financial statements, the Company incurred net losses of $4,024,222 and $1,985,234 for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The Company has incurred losses since inception resulting in an accumulated deficit of $61,943,318 as of December 31, 2018, and has had negative cash flows from operating activities since inception. The Company expects that its marketing program for ZanthoSyn® will continue to focus on outreach to physicians, healthcare professionals, retail personnel, and consumers, and anticipates further losses in the development of its consumer business. The Company also plans to advance the research and development of its pharmaceutical candidates and anticipates further losses in the development of its pharmaceutical business. As a result of these and other factors, management has determined there is substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.


During the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company raised additional capital to carry out its business plan. As part of the Company’s efforts, it raised an additional $1.44 million in gross proceeds through the exchange of 9.6 million warrants via a warrant exchange offering that closed on July 27, 2018. Stock issuance costs associated with this capital raise totaled $196,006, for a net total $1,244,037 raised in this offering.


The Company’s continued ability to raise additional capital through future equity and debt securities issuances is unknown. Obtaining additional financing, the successful development of the Company’s contemplated plan of operations, and its transition, ultimately, to profitable operations are necessary for the Company to continue operations. The ability to successfully resolve these factors raises substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The consolidated financial statements of the Company do not include any adjustments that may result from the outcome of these uncertainties.