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Organization and Description of Business

Organization and Description of Business
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2023
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Organization and Description of Business

Note 1 – Organization and Description of Business


MyMD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., previously known as Akers Biosciences, Inc., is a New Jersey corporation (“MyMD”). These condensed consolidated financial statements include two wholly owned subsidiaries as of June 30, 2023, Akers Acquisition Sub, Inc. and Bout Time Marketing Corporation, (together, the “Company”). All material intercompany transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.


MyMD Pharmaceuticals (Florida), Inc. (“MyMD Florida”) was formed in 2014 and is a Florida-based clinical development stage biopharmaceutical company that is developing its product candidate, MYMD-1, as an immuno regulator to treat autoimmune diseases, ageing-related diseases. Substantive operations began in 2016 and the Company’s Investigative New Drug application was filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December 2018. MyMD Florida completed its first-in-human Phase 1 clinical trial in December 2019. A second Phase 1 dosing study was completed in December 2021. MYMD-1 is being developed to treat age-related illnesses such as frailty and sarcopenia. MYMD-1 works by regulating the release of numerous pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as TNF-α, interleukin 6 (“IL-6”) and interleukin 17 (“IL-17”). MYMD-1 currently is being evaluated in a multicenter Phase 2 clinical trial in patients with sarcopenia and frailty (age-related muscle loss).


Supera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Supera”) was formed in September 2018 and is a Florida based development company that is developing its product candidate “Supera-CBD” as an FDA-approved synthetic analog of naturally grown cannabidiols. Substantially all of Supera’s research and development activities in 2020 and 2021 were related to intellectual property development and securing patents, along with product manufacturing and planning initial pre-clinical development activities. During the year ended December 31, 2021, these activities included preclinical work on Supera-CBD confirming it effectiveness in treating anxiety. The preclinical data was presented at the 4th Annual International Cannabinoid Summit describing the superior potency of Supera-CBD. Supera-CBD preclinical genotoxicity studies were completed in February 2022.


On April 16, 2021, pursuant to the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization, dated November 11, 2020 (the “Original Merger Agreement”), as amended by Amendment No. 1 thereto, dated March 16, 2021 the Original Merger Agreement, as amended by Amendment No. 1 (the “Merger Agreement”), by and among MyMD, XYZ Merger Sub, Inc. (“Merger Sub”) and MyMD Florida, Merger Sub was merged with and into MyMD Florida, with MyMD Florida continuing after the merger as the surviving entity and a wholly owned subsidiary of MyMD (the “Merger”). At the effective time of the Merger, without any action on the part of any stockholder, each issued and outstanding share of pre-Merger MyMD Florida’s Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “MyMD Florida Common Stock”), including shares underlying pre-Merger MyMD Florida’s outstanding equity awards, was converted into the right to receive (x) 0.7718 shares (the “Exchange Ratio”) of MyMD’s Common Stock, no par value per share (the “Company Common Stock” or “Common Stock”), (y) an amount in cash, on a pro rata basis, equal to the aggregate cash proceeds received by the Company from the exercise of any options to purchase shares of MyMD Florida Common Stock outstanding at the effective time of the Merger assumed by the Company upon closing of the Merger prior to the second-year anniversary of the closing of the Merger (the “Option Exercise Period”), such payment (the “Additional Consideration”), and (z) potential milestone payment in shares of Company Common Stock up to the aggregate number of shares issued by the Company to pre-Merger MyMD Florida stockholders at the closing of the Merger (the “Milestone Payments”) payable upon the achievement of certain market capitalization milestone events during the 36-month period immediately following the closing of the Merger (the “Milestone Period”). Immediately following the effective time of the Merger, the Company effected a 1-for-2 reverse stock split of the issued and outstanding Company Common Stock (the “Reverse Stock Split”).



On April 16, 2021, MyMD Florida entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with Supera, a related company through common control, in which Supera was acquired by MyMD Florida through the issuance of 33,937,909 shares of pre-Merger MyMD Florida Common Stock. The Supera entity was dissolved pursuant to this transaction.


In connection with the closing of the Merger, the Company changed its name to MyMD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the Company Common Stock, listed previously trading through the close of business on April 16, 2021 under the trading symbol “AKER”, commenced trading on The Nasdaq Capital Market, on a post-Reverse Stock Split adjusted basis, under the trading symbol “MYMD” on April 19, 2021.


On April 8, 2022, the MyMD Florida subsidiary was dissolved and merged into the New Jersey corporation MyMD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger dated April 8, 2022.


MYMD-1 is an oral, next-generation TNF-α inhibitor with the potential to transform the way TNF-α based diseases are treated due to its selectivity and ability to cross the blood brain barrier. Its ease of oral dosing is a significant differentiator compared to currently available TNF-α inhibitors, all of which require delivery by injection or infusion. MYMD-1 has also been shown to selectively block TNF-α action where it is overactivated without preventing it from doing its normal job of responding to routine infection. MYMD-1 is doubly effective at inhibiting inflammation by blocking both TNF-a and IL-6 activity, whereas currently approved anti-TNF and anti-IL-6 treatments for RA can only target one or the other. In addition, in early clinical studies it has not been associated with serious side effects known to occur with traditional immunosuppressive therapies that treat inflammation.