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Organization, Description of Business and Basis of Presentation

Organization, Description of Business and Basis of Presentation
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Organization, Description of Business and Basis of Presentation
Organization, Description of Business, Basis of Presentation, Reverse Stock Split, Business Disposals, 2019 Offerings, Standstill Agreement, Advance from NDX, Loan from Atlas Sciences, LLC, Recently Adopted Accounting Standard, and Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Cancer Genetics, Inc. supports the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry to develop innovative new drug therapies.
Until the closing of the Business Disposals (as defined below) in July 2019, we were an emerging leader in enabling precision medicine in oncology by providing multi-disciplinary diagnostic and data solutions, facilitating individualized therapies through our diagnostic tests, services and molecular markers. Following the Business Disposals described below, we currently have an extensive set of anti-tumor referenced data based on predictive xenograft and syngeneic tumor models from the acquisition of vivoPharm, Pty Ltd. (“vivoPharm”) in 2017, to provide contract research services, focused primarily on unique specialized studies to guide drug discovery and development programs in the oncology and immuno-oncology fields.

We were incorporated in the State of Delaware on April 8, 1999 and, until the Business Disposals, had offices and state-of-the-art laboratories located in New Jersey and North Carolina and today continue to have laboratories in Pennsylvania and Australia. The Company’s corporate headquarters are in Rutherford, New Jersey. We offer preclinical services such as predictive tumor models, human orthotopic xenografts and syngeneic immuno-oncology relevant tumor models in our Hershey PA facility, and are a leader in the field of immuno-oncology preclinical services in the United States. This service is supplemented with GLP toxicology and extended bioanalytical services in our Australian based facility in Bundoora VIC.

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions for interim reporting as prescribed by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary to make the financial statements not misleading have been included. As such, the information included in this quarterly report on Form 10-Q should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2018, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 16, 2019. The condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2018, included herein was derived from the audited financial statements as of that date, but does not include all disclosures including notes required by GAAP. Interim financial results are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for any future interim period or for the year ending December 31, 2019.

Reverse Stock Split

On October 24, 2019, we amended our Certificate of Incorporation and effected a 30-for-1 reverse stock split of our common stock. All shares and per share information referenced throughout the condensed consolidated financial statements and footnotes have been retrospectively adjusted to reflect the reverse stock split.

Business Disposals - Discontinuing Operations

Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc.

On July 15, 2019, the Company entered into and consummated a secured creditor asset purchase agreement (the “BioPharma Agreement”) by and among the Company, Gentris, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, Partners for Growth IV, L.P. (“PFG”), Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc. (“IDXG”) and a newly-formed subsidiary of IDXG, Interpace BioPharma, Inc. (“Buyer”). The BioPharma Agreement provided for a consensual private foreclosure sale by PFG of all assets relating to the Company’s BioPharma Business (as defined in the BioPharma Agreement) to Buyer (the “BioPharma Disposal”).
Pursuant to the BioPharma Agreement, Buyer purchased from PFG certain assets and assumed certain liabilities of the Company relating to the BioPharma Business, providing as gross consideration $23,500,000, less certain closing adjustments totaling $1,978,240, of which $7,692,300 was settled in the form of a promissory note issued by Buyer to the Company (the “Excess Consideration Note”) and the remainder was paid to PFG in cash. PFG utilized the cash proceeds to satisfy the outstanding balances of the Silicon Valley Bank (“SVB”) asset-based revolving line of credit (“ABL”) and the $6.0 million term note to PFG (“PFG Term Note”), and to satisfy certain transaction expenses. The balance of $2,258,450 was delivered to the Company in addition to the Excess Consideration Note. The fair value of the Excess Consideration Note was $6,795,000 at September 30, 2019.

The Excess Consideration Note, which required interest-only quarterly payments at a rate of 6% per year, matured in October 2019 and was settled on October 24, 2019 for $6,024,489, including interest of $23,674. The Buyer withheld from the settlement of the Excess Consideration Note approximately $775,000 for a net worth adjustment (assets less liabilities) of the BioPharma business (“Net Worth”), $153,000 to secure collection of certain older accounts receivable of the Company purchased by Buyer (“AR Holdback”) and an additional $735,000 as security for indemnification obligations of the Company for any breaches of certain limited warranties and covenants of the Company and other specified items (“Indemnification Holdback”). The amount of the older accounts receivable determined to be paid as of December 31, 2019 will be remitted to Company from the AR Holdback. Any amounts remaining in the Indemnification Holdback shall be remitted to the Company on January 15, 2020 (six months from the date of the BioPharma Agreement), unless there are pending indemnification claims.

The Company and Buyer also entered into a transition services agreement (the “TSA”) pursuant to which the Company and Buyer are providing certain services to each other to accommodate the transition of the BioPharma Business to Buyer. In particular, the Company agreed to provide to Buyer, among other things, certain personnel services, payroll processing, administration services and benefit administration services, for a period not to exceed six months from July 15, 2019, subject to the terms and conditions of the TSA, in exchange for payment or reimbursement, as applicable, by Buyer for the costs related thereto, including salaries and benefits for certain of the Company’s BioPharma employees during the transition period. Unless and until John A. Roberts, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, and Glenn Miles, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, enter into part-time consulting arrangements with Buyer and/or IDXG to assist with the transition, if any, Buyer is reimbursing the Company for their salaries and benefits. In addition, Buyer is providing office space, rent-free, for certain of the Company’s employees during the TSA period.
In connection with the closing of the BioPharma Disposal, the SVB ABL and the PFG Term Note were terminated, and all related liens were released.

siParadigm, Inc.

On July 5, 2019, the Company entered into an asset purchase agreement (the “Clinical Agreement”) by and among the Company and siParadigm, LLC (“siParadigm”), pursuant to which the Company sold to siParadigm, certain assets associated with the Company’s clinical laboratory business (the “Clinical Business,” and such assets, the “Designated Assets”), and agreed to cease operating its Clinical Business. The Designated Assets include intellectual property, equipment and customer lists associated with the Clinical Business, and the Company is providing certain transitional services to siParadigm pursuant to the Clinical Agreement. The cash consideration paid by siParadigm at closing was approximately $758,000, which includes approximately $45,000 for certain equipment plus a $1,000,000 advance payment of the Earn-Out (as defined below), less approximately $177,000 of supplier invoices paid directly by siParadigm and transaction costs of approximately $110,000. The Clinical Business sale (together with the BioPharma Disposal, the “Business Disposals”) was completed on July 8, 2019.

The Earn-Out, to be paid over the 24 months post-closing, is based on fees for all tests performed by siParadigm for the Company’s clinical customers during the 12-month period following the closing (the “Earn-Out”). At September 30, 2019, the fair value of the current and long-term portion of the Earn-Out from siParadigm was approximately $693,000 and $594,000, respectively. In addition, the current and long-term portion of the Advance from siParadigm was approximately $469,000 and $505,000, respectively.

Under the Clinical Agreement, the Company agreed to certain non-competition and non-solicitation provisions, including that it will cease performing certain clinical tests and will not solicit or seek business from certain of its customers (other than for the Company’s other lines of business) for a period of three years following the closing date.

The Business Disposals have been classified as discontinuing operations in conformity with GAAP. Accordingly, BioPharma and Clinical operations and balances have been reported as discontinuing operations and removed from all financial disclosures of continuing operations. As permitted by Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 205-20, the Company elected to allocate approximately $22,000 and $1,464,000 of interest expense on debt not required to be repaid to discontinuing operations during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, respectively. The Company elected to allocate approximately $105,000 of interest expense from the Convertible Note and Advance from NDX to discontinuing operations during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018. Unless otherwise indicated, information in these notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements relates to continuing operations.

2019 Offerings

On January 9, 2019, we entered into an underwriting agreement with H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC (“H.C. Wainwright”), relating to an underwritten public offering of 444,444 shares of our common stock for $6.75 per share. We received proceeds from the offering of approximately $2,437,000, net of expenses and discounts of approximately $563,000. We also issued warrants to purchase 31,111 shares of common stock to H.C. Wainwright in connection with this offering. The warrants are exercisable for five years from the date of issuance at a per share price of $7.43.

On January 26, 2019, we issued 507,246 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $6.90 per share. We received proceeds from the offering of approximately $2,975,000, net of expenses and discounts of approximately $525,000. We also issued warrants to purchase 35,507 shares of common stock to the underwriter, H.C. Wainwright, in connection with this offering. The warrants are exercisable for five years from the date of issuance at a per share price of $7.59.

The January 9, 2019 and January 26, 2019 offerings will be referred to collectively as the “2019 Offerings.” As disclosed in Note 15, certain of our directors and executive officers purchased shares in the 2019 Offerings at the public offering price.

Standstill Agreement

In May 2019, we entered into a second standstill agreement (“Second Standstill”) with Iliad Research and Trading, L.P. (“Iliad”), related to the $2,625,000 convertible promissory note dated July 17, 2018 (“Convertible Note”) described further in Note 7. The Second Standstill provided that Iliad would not seek to redeem any portion of the Convertible Note until May 31, 2019. In consideration for the Second Standstill, we agreed to adjust the conversion price on the first $1,250,000 of our debt to Iliad from $24.00 to $6.82. In May 2019, Iliad converted $350,000 of the Convertible Note balance into 51,327 shares of our common stock at a conversion price of $6.82 per share. On or about June 11, 2019, following the expiration of the Second Standstill, Iliad sent the Company a Redemption Notice (as defined in Note 7). On June 20, 2019, Iliad sent a notice to the Company asserting that the nonpayment of the redemption amount by the redemption due date constituted an event of default. Iliad asserted its right to increase the interest rate to 22% and to increase the then-outstanding balance of the loan by 15% (approximately $408,000). During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, the Company issued an aggregate of 173,557 shares of common stock to Iliad in exchange for the return of $612,175 of principal amount of the Convertible Note to the Company. In October 2019, the Company settled its debt with Iliad for approximately $2,712,000, using, in part, all of the proceeds of its loan from Atlas Sciences, LLC, described below.

Advance from NovellusDx, Ltd.

On September 18, 2018, we entered into an agreement and plan of merger (“Merger Agreement”) with NovellusDx, Ltd. (“NDX”). In connection with signing the Merger Agreement, NDX loaned us $1,500,000 (“Advance from NDX”). Interest accrued on the outstanding balance at 10.75% per annum until we terminated the Merger Agreement on December 15, 2018. As a result of the termination, the Advance from NDX, plus interest thereon, became due and payable on March 15, 2019. On October 21, 2019, the Company and NDX entered into a settlement agreement (“NDX Settlement Agreement”). The NDX Settlement Agreement required the Company to pay $100,000 on the date of execution and $1,000,000 upon receipt of proceeds from the Excess Consideration Note. The $1,000,000 payment was made in October 2019. As a result of such payment, pursuant to the NDX Settlement Agreement, the balance of the Advance from NDX was reduced to $450,000 and each party released the other from all claims under the original credit agreement and the Merger Agreement. The remaining amount due is to be paid in nine monthly payments of $50,000 commencing one month after the receipt of the Excess Consideration Note. If the Company fails to make any of the required monthly payments, NDX may convert all, but not less than all, of the amounts then owing into a number of shares of the Company’s common stock at a conversion price of $4.50 per share. The NDX Settlement Agreement adjusted the interest rate of the obligation to 0%.

Loan from Atlas Sciences, LLC

On October 21, 2019, we issued an unsecured promissory note to Atlas Sciences, LLC (“Atlas Sciences”), an affiliate of Iliad, for $1,347,500 (“Atlas Sciences Note”). We received consideration of $1,250,000, reflecting an original issue discount of $87,500 and expenses payable by us of $10,000. The Atlas Sciences Note has a 12 month term and bears interest at 10% per annum. The proceeds from the Atlas Sciences Note were utilized to partially repay the Convertible Note. Atlas Sciences may redeem any portion of the note, at any time after six months from the issuance date upon three business days' notice, subject to a monthly maximum redemption amount of $300,000. We may prepay the Atlas Sciences Note at any time without penalty. Upon the occurrence of an event of default, the interest rate will be adjusted to 22% per annum.

Recently Adopted Accounting Standards

In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued guidance codified in ASC 842, Leases, which supersedes the guidance in former ASC 840, Leases, to increase transparency and comparability among organizations by requiring recognition of right-of-use assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet and disclosure of key information about leasing arrangements (with the exception of short-term leases).
In July 2018, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2018-11 to the existing transition guidance that allows entities to recognize a cumulative-effect adjustment to the opening balance of accumulated deficit in the period of adoption. Effective January 1, 2019, we adopted ASC 842 using this new transition guidance. The comparative information has not been restated and continues to be reported under the accounting standard in effect for those periods.
We have elected to use the package of practical expedients, which allows us to not (1) reassess whether any expired or existing contracts are considered or contain leases; (2) reassess the lease classification for any expired or existing leases; and (3) reassess the initial direct costs for any existing leases. We did not elect the hindsight practical expedient, which permits entities to use hindsight in determining the lease term and assessing impairment.
The most significant impact of adopting ASC 842 is related to the recognition of right-of-use assets and lease liabilities for operating leases. Our accounting for finance leases remains substantially unchanged. The adoption of ASC 842 had no impact on our unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations or total cash flows from operations.
The cumulative effect of the changes made to our unaudited consolidated January 1, 2019 balance sheet for the adoption of ASC 842 were as follows (in thousands):
As of December 31, 2018
Adjustment for Adoption of ASC 842
As of January 1, 2019
Current assets of discontinuing operations



Operating lease right-of-use assets






Current liabilities of discontinuing operations



Deferred rent payable and other


Obligations under operating leases, current portion



Obligations under operating leases, less current portion






In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04, Intangibles - Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Simplifying the Accounting for Goodwill Impairment,” which removes the requirement to perform a hypothetical purchase price allocation to measure goodwill impairment. A goodwill impairment will now be the amount by which a reporting unit’s carrying value exceeds its fair value, not to exceed the carrying amount of goodwill. The Company adopted this standard July 1, 2019. Because we adopted ASU 2017-04, we did not have to fair value all of the Company's assets and liabilities to determine the amount of goodwill impairment. Instead we impaired goodwill for the difference between the fair value of the Company and the book value of the Company's stockholders' equity.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-15, Intangibles - Goodwill and Other-Internal-Use Software (Subtopic 350-40): Customer's Accounting for Implementation Costs Incurred in a Cloud Computing Arrangement That Is a Service Contract, which clarifies the accounting for implementation costs in cloud computing arrangements. The update will become effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019 and may be adopted either retrospectively or prospectively. Early adoption is permitted. We plan to adopt this standard prospectively. We are currently evaluating the impact that adoption of this ASU will have on our consolidated financial statements and whether or not to early adopt.