Organization And Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2011
|Organization And Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [Abstract]|
|Organization And Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies||
We are a biopharmaceutical company developing proprietary therapeutics primarily for the treatment of central nervous system ("CNS") disorders. We currently have two key assets:
(1) Fanapt® (iloperidone), an atypical antipsychotic compound approved in the U.S. for the treatment of schizophrenia and being marketed in the U.S. by Novartis Pharma AG. We are entitled to a royalty of 8-10% on U.S. net sales of Fanapt (including a royalty of 2.5% of U.S. net sales that is owed to a third party).
(2) Probuphine™, a slow release implant formulation of buprenorphine that is capable of maintaining a stable, round the clock blood level of the medicine in patients for six months following a single treatment. Probuphine is in the final stages of Phase 3 clinical development for the treatment of opioid addiction with efficacy already demonstrated in two controlled Phase 3 clinical studies and a good safety and tolerability profile in all trials.
The ProNeura drug delivery technology underlying Probuphine has the potential to be used in developing products for the treatment of other chronic conditions where maintaining stable, round the clock blood levels of a drug can benefit the patient and improve medical outcomes (e.g. chronic pain, Parkinson's disease).
We are directly developing our product candidates and we also utilize resources provided through partnerships with other companies and government organizations. These collaborations have helped to fund product development and have enabled us to retain a significant economic interest in our products. We operate in only one business segment, the development of pharmaceutical products.
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its subsidiary after elimination of all significant intercompany accounts and transactions. These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statement presentation. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2011 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2011, or any future interim periods.
The balance sheet at December 31, 2010 has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements at that date, but does not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and footnotes thereto included in the Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
We expect to continue to incur substantial additional operating losses from costs related to the continuation of product and technology development, clinical trials, the regulatory process, and administrative activities. We believe that our working capital at September 30, 2011, together with the revenues from royalties on the sale of Fanapt, is sufficient to sustain our planned operations to the end of the year. Because of a delay in our timeline that arose from an FDA requirement for inclusion of an additional primary analysis for the Phase 3 study, we need to raise additional financing during the fourth quarter of this year to fund our product development activities, and we will be required to obtain substantial funding to commercialize any products other than iloperidone that we may successfully develop. If we are unable to complete a debt or equity offering, or otherwise obtain sufficient financing when and if needed, we may be required to reduce, defer or discontinue one or more of our product development programs.
In December 2010, Ingenex, Inc., our majority-owned subsidiary, was dissolved under the laws of Delaware. At the time of dissolution, we owned 81% of Ingenex (assuming the conversion of all preferred stock to common stock). Ingenex was not an operating company and had no assets.
We generate revenue principally from royalty payments, collaborative research and development arrangements, technology licenses, and government grants. Revenue arrangements with multiple components are divided into separate units of accounting if certain criteria are met, including whether the delivered component has stand-alone value to the customer, and whether there is objective and reliable evidence of the fair value of the undelivered items. Consideration received is allocated among the separate units of accounting based on their respective fair values, and the applicable revenue recognition criteria are then applied to each of the units.
Revenue is recognized when the four basic criteria of revenue recognition are met: (1) a contractual agreement exists; (2) transfer of technology has been completed or services have been rendered; (3) the fee is fixed or determinable; and (4) collectibility is reasonably assured. For each source of revenue, we comply with the above revenue recognition criteria in the following manner:
Research and Development Costs and Related Accrual
Research and development expenses include internal and external costs. Internal costs include salaries and employment-related expenses, facility costs, administrative expenses and allocations of corporate costs. External expenses consist primarily of costs associated with outsourced clinical research organization activities, sponsored research studies, process development and product manufacturing expenses, product registration, patent application and prosecution, and investigator-sponsored trials. We also record accruals for estimated ongoing clinical trial costs. Clinical trial costs represent costs incurred by clinical research organizations ("CROs") and clinical sites. These costs are recorded as a component of research and development expenses. Under our agreements, progress payments are typically made to investigators, clinical sites and CROs. We analyze the progress of the clinical trials, including levels of patient enrollment, invoices received and contracted costs when evaluating the adequacy of accrued liabilities. Significant judgments and estimates must be made and used in determining the accrued balance in any accounting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates under different assumptions. Revisions are charged to expense in the period in which the facts that give rise to the revision become known.
Warrants Issued in Connection with Equity Financing
We generally account for warrants issued in connection with equity financings as a component of equity, unless there is a deemed possibility that we may have to settle warrants in cash. For warrants issued with deemed possibility of cash settlement, we record the fair value of the issued warrants as a liability at each reporting period and record changes in the estimated fair value as a non-cash gain or loss in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In June 2011, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") No. 2011-05 "Presentation of Comprehensive Income" that improves the comparability, consistency, and transparency of financial reporting and increases the prominence of items reported in other comprehensive income by eliminating the option to present components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of changes in stockholders' equity. The amendments in this standard require that all non-owner changes in stockholders' equity be presented either in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements. Under either method, adjustments must be displayed for items that are reclassified from other comprehensive income ("OCI") to net income, in both net income and OCI. The standard does not change the current option for presenting components of OCI gross or net of the effect of income taxes, provided that such tax effects are presented in the statement in which OCI is presented or disclosed in the notes to the financial statements. Additionally, the standard does not affect the calculation or reporting of earnings per share. For public entities, the amendments in this ASU are effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2011 and are to be applied retrospectively, with early adoption permitted. We do not expect the adoption of this standard to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
In May 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-04 which amends GAAP to conform to the measurement and disclosure requirements in International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). The amendments in this ASU change the wording used to describe the requirements in U.S. GAAP for measuring fair value and for disclosing information about fair value measurements. The amendments include the following:
In addition, to improve consistency in application across jurisdictions some changes in wording are necessary to ensure that GAAP and IFRS fair value measurement and disclosure requirements are described in the same way (for example, using the word shall rather than should to describe the requirements in GAAP). The amendments in this ASU are to be applied prospectively and are effective during interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2011. We will evaluate the requirements and do not believe that the adoption of this update will have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements at this time.
We have evaluated events that have occurred after September 30, 2011 and through the date that the financial statements are issued.
The entire disclosure for the general note to the financial statements for the reporting entity which may include, descriptions of the basis of presentation, business description, significant accounting policies, consolidations, reclassifications, new pronouncements not yet adopted and changes in accounting principles.