Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Subsequent Events

Subsequent Events
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Subsequent Events  
Note 9 - Subsequent Events

From October 1 to November 4, 2020, the Company raised aggregate net proceeds of approximately $471,600 under the equity distribution agreement through the sale of 133,122 shares of its common stock in accordance with a Rule 10b5-1 plan.


On October 1, 2020, the Company signed a new office lease in London, UK for total fee payable of approximately $111,540 (£86,400) at a rental rate of approximately $7,000 (£5,400) per month for a period of 16 months until January 31, 2022.


On October 5, 2020, the Company borrowed $973,000 (€830,000 Euros) from Preface S.A at an interest rate of 4%, repayable over 10 years to finance the acquisition and construction of a production facility in Belgium.


On November 3, 2020, the Company entered into a professional services master agreement with Diagnostic Oncology CRO, LLC to conduct a pivotal clinical trial and provide regulatory submission and reimbursement related services. Under the terms of the agreement Diagnostic Oncology CRO, LLC will provide ad hoc consulting assistance on a project-by-project basis related to the review and assessment of existing data and information to prepare recommended intended use claims and coverage/reimbursement plans to support the preparation of FDA pre-submissions, clinical trial protocol development and study administration, and potential 510k regulatory marketing submissions of the Company’s diagnostic tests, including those proposed for use as an adjunct diagnostic tool for common and aggressive forms of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The initial projects contemplated by the agreement relating to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma obligate the Company to pay in aggregate of up to $2.9 million over a period of 22 months. Such payment obligations are on a project-by-project basis as deliverables are executed and subject to certain terms and conditions. Additionally, the Company may terminate the agreement or any project with or without cause upon at least 30 days’ prior written notice. Unless earlier terminated, the term of the agreement is until December 31, 2025 or such later date as when all projects have been completed.


On November 4, 2020, the Company terminated a consulting services agreement with Novis Animal Solutions LLC to provide chief commercial officer services for Volition Vet. The termination was effective immediately and the compensation payable to Novis for the required two-month notice period and a general release of any claims will be $19,000.


On November 10, 2020, the Company entered into a consulting services agreement through a related party transaction between its wholly owned subsidiary, Singapore Volition and PB Commodities Pte Ltd (“PB Commodities”). This agreement is effective December 1, 2020 and provides for consultancy services to be rendered by Cameron Reynolds through PB Commodities to Singapore Volition. Singapore Volition will also make available the services of Mr. Reynolds, as Group Chief Executive Officer, to the Company and its subsidiaries, pursuant to the services agreements entered into by and between Singapore Volition and the Company or its subsidiaries. The term of the agreement is perpetual, commencing on December 1, 2020 until terminated upon six months’ prior notice. The agreement includes a six-month non-compete following termination of the agreement. PB Commodities will receive a monthly fee of $35,650 in exchange for the services provided by Mr. Reynolds.


On November 12, 2020, the Company entered into an Equity Distribution Agreement (the “EDA”) with Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. (“Cantor”) and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (“Oppenheimer”), to sell shares of its Common Stock, par value $0.001 (the “Common Stock”), having an aggregate offering price of up to $25,000,000 (the “Shares”) from time to time, through an “at the market offering program (the “New ATM Offering”) under which Oppenheimer and Cantor will jointly act as sales agents (the “Sales Agents”). The offer and sale of the Shares will be made pursuant to the Company’s effective “shelf” registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-227248), the base prospectus contained therein, dated September 28, 2018, and a prospectus supplement related to the New ATM Offering, dated November 9, 2020. The Company is not obligated to sell any shares under the EDA.  The Company will pay the Sales Agents a commission of up to 3% of the aggregate gross proceeds from each sale of Shares occurring pursuant to the EDA, if any. The Company has also agreed to reimburse the Sales Agents for legal fees and disbursements, not to exceed $50,000 in the aggregate, in connection with entering into the EDA. The EDA may be terminated by the Sales Agents or the Company at any time upon written notice to the other party(ies), as permitted therein.