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Organization and Description of Business

Organization and Description of Business
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Organization and Description of Business

Note 1. Organization and Description of Business


Vyant Bio, Inc. (the “Company”, “Vyant Bio”, “VYNT” or “we”), is an innovative biotechnology company reinventing drug discovery for complex neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. Our central nervous system (“CNS”) drug discovery platform combines human-derived organoid models of brain disease, scaled biology, and machine learning. Our platform is designed to: 1) elucidate disease pathophysiology; 2) formulate key therapeutic hypotheses; 3) identify and validate drug targets, cellular assays, and biomarkers to guide candidate molecule selection; and 4) guide clinical trial patient selection and trial design. Our current programs are focused on identifying repurposed and novel small molecule clinical candidates for rare CNS genetic disorders including Rett Syndrome (“Rett”), CDKL5 Deficiency Disorders (“CDD”) and familial Parkinson’s Disease (“PD”). The Company’s management believes that drug discovery needs to progressively shift as the widely used preclinical models for predicting safe and effective drugs have under-performed, as evidenced by the time and cost of bringing novel drugs to market. As a result, Vyant Bio is focused on combining sophisticated data science capabilities with highly functional human cell derived disease models. We leverage our ability to identify validated targets and molecular-based biomarkers to screen and test thousands of small molecule compounds in human diseased 3D brain organoids in order to create a unique approach to assimilating biological data that supports decision making iteratively throughout the discovery phase of drug development to identify both novel and repurposed drug candidates.


As further described in Note 3, in December 2021, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a plan to sell the vivoPharm Pty Ltd and related subsidiaries (“vivoPharm”) business to focus the Company on the development of neurological developmental and degenerative disease therapeutics. The Company engaged an investment banker in December 2021 to sell the vivoPharm business during 2022.


The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include all accounts and wholly-owned subsidiaries and have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. (“GAAP”). All intercompany transactions have been eliminated. In accordance with the rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the Company has omitted footnote disclosures that would substantially duplicate the disclosures contained in the audited consolidated financial statements of the Company.


No new accounting pronouncement issued or effective has had, or is expected to have, a material impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.



These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read together with the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2021, and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the SEC. The preparation of condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent liabilities at the date of the condensed consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Ultimate results could differ from those estimates. The results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2022 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the entire 2022 year.


Dollar amounts in tables are stated in thousands of U.S. dollars.