Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Description of Business, the Spin-off and Basis of Presentation

Description of Business, the Spin-off and Basis of Presentation
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
Description of Business, the Spin-off and Basis of Presentation  
Description of Business, the Spin-off and Basis of Presentation

1.Description of Business, the Spin-off and Basis of Presentation

Description of Business

NexGel, Inc. (the “Company” or “NexGel”) manufactures high water content, electron beam cross-linked, aqueous polymer hydrogels, or gels, used for wound care, medical diagnostics, transdermal drug delivery and cosmetics. The Company specializes in custom gels by capitalizing on proprietary manufacturing technologies. The Company has historically served as a contract manufacturer supplying its gels to third parties who incorporate them into their own products. NexGel was previously known as AquaMed Technologies, Inc. (“AquaMed”) before changing its name to NexGel, Inc. on November 14, 2019. The Company is implementing a new strategy to become a consumer products business focused on proprietary branded products and white label opportunities.

The Spin-Off

On June 21, 2019, NexGel became an independent company through the pro rata distribution (“Spin-Off”) by Adynxx, Inc. (“Adynxx” and the “Parent”) in connection with the closing of a reverse merger between Adynxx, Inc. and Alliqua BioMedical, Inc., (“Adynxx”) of NexGel’s common stock for common stock of Parent. Adynxx, Inc. was previously known as Alliqua BioMedical, Inc. and subsequently changed its name to Adynxx, Inc. on May 3, 2019. The terms and conditions of the Spin-Off provided that each record holder of Parent stock as of April 22, 2019, received one share of NexGel common stock in book-entry form and resulted in the distribution of 5,005,211 shares of common stock of NexGel. Following the distribution (“Capitalization”), all existing operations were distributed to NexGel with the exception of a corporate lease for property in Yardley, Pennsylvania which was retained by Adynxx, Inc.

Pursuant to the Spin-Off and in exchange for the 5,005,211 shares of common stock, NexGel assumed the following net liabilities from Parent as of June 21, 2019 ($ in thousands):














Accounts receivable, net








Prepaid expenses and other current assets




Property and equipment, net




Operating lease - right of use asset




Other assets




Total assets












Accounts payable




Accrued expenses and other current liabilities




Operating lease liability








Total liabilities




Net liabilities assumed in Spin-Off on June 21, 2019





Basis of Presentation

The balance sheet as of December 31, 2020 consists of the balances of NexGel as prepared on a stand-alone basis. The balance sheet as of December 31, 2019, and the statements of operations, stockholders’ equity, and cash flows were prepared on a “carve-out” basis for the periods and dates prior to the Spin-Off and include stand-alone results for the period subsequent to the date of Spin-Off. Prior to the separation, these financial statements were derived from the consolidated financial statements and accounting records of Adynxx, Inc.

Prior to the Spin-Off, Adynxx used a centralized approach to cash management and financing its operations, including the operations of the Company. Accordingly, none of the cash of Adynxx have been attributed to the Company in the financial statements. Transactions between Adynxx and the Company were accounted for through Parent’s Net Investment.

The expenses, including executive compensation, have been allocated by management based either on specific attribution of those expenses or, where necessary and appropriate, based on management’s best estimate of an appropriate proportional allocation.