Nature of Operations
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2020
|Nature of Operations|
|Note 1 - Nature of Operations||
The Company was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on September 24, 1998. On September 22, 2011, the Company filed a Certificate for Renewal and Revival of Charter with the Secretary of State of Delaware. Pursuant to Section 312(1) of the Delaware General Corporation Law, the Company was revived under the new name of “VolitionRX Limited” and the name change became effective on October 11, 2011. On October 7, 2016, the Company amended its Certificate of Incorporation to reflect a name change to “VolitionRx Limited.”
On October 6, 2011, the Company entered into a share exchange agreement with Singapore Volition Pte. Limited, a Singapore corporation incorporated on August 5, 2010 (“Singapore Volition”), and the shareholders of Singapore Volition. Pursuant to the terms of the share exchange agreement, the former shareholders of Singapore Volition held 85% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company. The issuance was deemed to be a reverse acquisition for accounting purposes and as such, Singapore Volition is regarded as the predecessor of the Company. The number of shares outstanding and per share amounts of the Company have been restated to recognize the foregoing recapitalization.
The Company’s principal business objective through its subsidiaries is to develop and bring to market simple, easy to use, cost effective blood tests designed to help diagnose a range of cancers and other diseases. The tests are based on the science of NucleosomicsTM, which is the practice of identifying and measuring nucleosomes in the bloodstream or other bodily fluid – an indication that disease is present. The Company has one wholly owned subsidiary, Singapore Volition. Singapore Volition has one wholly owned subsidiary, Belgian Volition SRL, a Belgium private limited liability company formerly known as ValiBioSA (“Belgian Volition”), which it acquired as of September 22, 2010. Belgian Volition has four subsidiaries, Volition Diagnostics UK Limited (“Volition Diagnostics”), which was formed as of November 13, 2015, Volition America, Inc. (“Volition America”), which was formed as of February 3, 2017, Volition Germany GmbH (“Volition Germany”), which was acquired as of January 10, 2020, as well as its majority-owned subsidiary Volition Veterinary Diagnostics Development LLC, (“Volition Vet”), which was formed as of June 3, 2019. Following the acquisition of Singapore Volition in 2011, the Company’s fiscal year end was changed from August 31 to December 31.
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Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef