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Organization, Principal Activities, and Basis of Presentation

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Organization, Principal Activities, and Basis of Presentation
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
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Organization, Principal Activities, and Basis of Presentation

Note 1. Organization, Principal Activities, and Basis of Presentation


Lantern Pharma Inc., and Subsidiary (the “Company”) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, focused on leveraging artificial intelligence (“A.I.”), machine learning and genomic data to streamline the drug development process and to identify the patients that will benefit from its targeted oncology therapies. The Company’s portfolio of therapies consists of small molecule drug candidates that others have tried, but failed, to develop into an approved commercialized drug, as well as new compounds that it is developing with the assistance of its A.I. platform and its biomarker driven approach. The Company’s A.I. platform, known as RADR®, uses big data analytics (combining molecular data, drug efficacy data, data from historical studies, data from scientific literature, phenotypic data from trials and publications, and mechanistic pathway data) and machine learning. The Company’s data-driven, genomically-targeted and biomarker-driven approach allows it to pursue a transformational drug development strategy that identifies, rescues or develops, and advances potential small molecule drug candidates.


Lantern Pharma Inc. was incorporated under the laws of the state of Texas on November 7, 2013, and thereafter reincorporated in the state of Delaware on January 15, 2020. The Company’s principal operations are located in Texas. The Company formed a wholly owned subsidiary, Lantern Pharma Limited, in the United Kingdom in July 2017.


Since inception, the Company has devoted substantially all its activity to advancing research and development, including efforts in connection with preclinical studies, clinical trials and development of its RADR platform. This now includes four drug candidates and an ADC program directed towards seven disclosed therapeutic targets:


  LP-100 (irofulven), out-licensed to Allarity Therapeutics (formerly known as Oncology Venture), in a phase II trial for the treatment of prostate cancer;

  LP-300 (Tavocept) in planning stages for phase II trial for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer;

  LP-184 in preclinical studies for treatment of solid tumors including prostate, liver and pancreatic cancers and glioblastoma;

  LP-284, the stereoisomer (enantiomer) of LP-184, that has shown promising in-vitro anticancer activity in a range of indications that are distinct from LP-184; and

  An Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) program that was initiated in early 2021.

The Company’s fiscal year ends on December 31 of each calendar year. The accompanying interim condensed consolidated financial statements are unaudited and have been prepared on substantially the same basis as the Company’s annual consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020. In the opinion of the Company’s management, these interim condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair statement of the Company’s financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the condensed consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of expenses during the reporting periods. Actual results could differ from these estimates.


The December 31, 2020 year-end condensed consolidated balance sheet data in the accompanying interim condensed consolidated financial statements was derived from audited consolidated financial statements. These condensed consolidated financial statements and notes do not include all disclosures required by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2020 and the notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, dated March 10, 2021, on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


The results of operations and cash flows for the interim periods included in these condensed consolidated financial statements are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for any future period or the entire fiscal year.


Any reference in these notes to applicable guidance refers to Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) and Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”). To date, the Company has operated its business as one segment. The Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiary, Lantern Pharma Limited. All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.