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

Description of Business, the Spin-off and Basis of Presentation
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
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. NexGel specializes in custom gels by capitalizing on proprietary manufacturing technologies. The Company has historically served as a contract manufacturer, supplying our gels to third parties who incorporate them into their own products and have recently began producing our own consumer products using the Company’s gels focused on proprietary branded products and white label opportunities. Both the Company’s gels and consumer products are manufactured using proprietary and non-proprietary mixing, coating and cross-linking technologies. Together, these technologies enable NexGel to produce gels that can satisfy rigid tolerance specifications with respect to a wide range of physical characteristics (e.g., thickness, water content, adherence, absorption, moisture vapor transmission rate (a measure of the passage of water vapor through a substance) and release rate) while maintaining product integrity. Additionally, the Company has the manufacturing ability to offer broad choices in the selection of liners onto which the gels are coated. Consequently, NexGel and our customers are able to determine tolerances in moisture vapor transmission rate and active ingredient release rates while personalizing color and texture.

NexGel was previously known as AquaMed Technologies, Inc. (“AquaMed”) before changing its name to NexGel, Inc. on November 14, 2019.

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, 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 assets and liabilities from Parent as of June 21, 2019 ($ in thousands):






Accounts receivable, net



Inventory, 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 - current



Long-term operating lease liability



Total liabilities



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



Basis of Presentation

The balance sheet as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 and the statements of operations, stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 consists of the balances of NexGel as prepared on a stand-alone basis. 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.

These interim condensed financial statements have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), which permit reduced disclosure for interim periods. The condensed balance sheet as of December 31, 2020 was derived from audited financial statements for the fiscal year then ended, but does not include all necessary disclosures required by generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America ("GAAP") with respect to annual financial statements. In the opinion of management, the condensed financial statements include all adjustments, which are of a normal recurring nature, necessary to present fairly the Company’s financial position as of September 30, 2021 and results of operations and cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020. These unaudited condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and the notes thereto in the Company’s year-end financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, which are included in the Company’s Form 10-K filed with SEC on March 31, 2021. Results for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for a full fiscal year or for any future period.


Certain Statements of Operations reclassifications have been made in the presentation of our prior financial statements and accompanying notes to conform to the presentation as of and for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2021.

Significant Accounting Policies and Estimates

The preparation of the condensed financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the condensed financial statements and accompanying notes.  These estimates and assumptions include allowance for doubtful accounts, inventory reserves, deferred taxes, share-based compensation and related valuation allowances and fair value of long-lived assets. Actual results could differ from the estimates.

Accounts receivable, net

Trade accounts receivable are stated at the amount the Company expects to collect and do not bear interest. The Company evaluates the collectability of accounts receivable and records a provision to the allowance for doubtful accounts based on factors including the length of time the receivables are past due, the current business environment and the Company’s historical experience.  Provisions to the allowances for doubtful accounts are recorded in selling, general and administrative expenses.  Account balances are charged off against the allowance when it is probable that the receivable will not be recovered. The allowance for doubtful accounts was $4 thousand as of September 30, 2021 and $1 thousand as of December 31, 2020.


Inventory is stated at the lower of cost, the value determined by the first-in, first-out method, or net realizable value. The Company evaluates inventories for excess quantities, obsolescence or shelf-life expiration. This evaluation includes an analysis of historical sales levels by product, projections of future demand, the risk of technological or competitive obsolescence for products, general market conditions, and a review of the shelf-life expiration dates for products. These factors determine when, and if, the Company adjusts the carrying value of inventory to estimated net realizable value.

The balance is made up of raw materials of $231 thousand and $190 thousand, work-in-progress of $0 thousand and $22 thousand, and finished goods of $30 thousand and $21 thousand on September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

Property and equipment, net

Property and equipment is recorded at historical cost, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization. Depreciation is provided over the assets’ useful lives on a straight-line basis. Leasehold improvements are amortized on a straight-line basis over the shorter of their estimated useful lives or lease terms.  Repairs and maintenance costs are expensed as incurred.

Management periodically assesses the estimated useful life over which assets are depreciated or amortized. If the analysis warrants a change in the estimated useful life of property and equipment, management will reduce the estimated useful life and depreciate or amortize the carrying value prospectively over the shorter remaining useful life.

The carrying amounts of assets sold or retired and the related accumulated depreciation are eliminated in the period of disposal and the resulting gains and losses are included in the results of operations during the same period.

Goodwill and Intangible Assets

In applying the acquisition method of accounting, amounts assigned to identifiable assets and liabilities acquired were based on estimated fair values as of the date of acquisition, with the remainder recorded as goodwill. Identifiable intangible assets are initially valued at fair value using generally accepted valuation methods appropriate for the type of intangible asset. Identifiable intangible assets with definite lives are amortized over their estimated useful lives and are reviewed for impairment if indicators of impairment arise. Intangible assets with indefinite lives are tested for impairment within one year of acquisitions or annually as of December 1, and whenever indicators of impairment exist. The fair value of intangible assets is compared with their carrying values, and an impairment loss would be recognized for the amount by which a carrying amount exceeds its fair value.

Acquired identifiable intangible assets are amortized over the following periods:

Expected Life

Acquired intangible Asset


Amortization Basis





Straight-line basis





Straight-line basis



Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

We review the recoverability of our long-lived assets, including equipment and right-of-use assets, when events or changes in circumstances occur that indicate that the carrying value of the asset, or asset group, may not be recoverable. Events or circumstances that might cause management to perform impairment testing include, but are not limited to, significant underperformance relative to historical or projected future operating results of the asset or asset group, significant changes in the manner or use of assets or the strategy for our overall business; and significant negative industry or economic trends. If indicators of potential impairment are present, management performs a recoverability test and, if necessary, records an impairment loss. If the total estimated future undiscounted cash flows to be generated from the use and ultimate disposition of an asset or asset group is less than its carrying value, an impairment loss is recorded in the Company’s results of operations, measured as the amount required to reduce the carrying value to fair value. Fair value is determined in accordance with the best available information per the hierarchy described under Fair Value Measurements below. For example, the Company would first seek to identify quoted prices or other observable market data. If observable data is not available, Management would apply the best available information under the circumstances to a technique such as a discounted cash flow model to estimate fair value. Impairment analysis involves estimates and the use of assumptions due to the inherently judgmental nature of forecasting long-term estimated inflows and outflows resulting from the use and ultimate disposition of an asset, and determining the ultimate useful lives of assets. Actual results may differ from these estimates using different assumptions, which could materially impact the results of an impairment assessment.

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

Prepaid expenses and other current assets is recorded at historical cost and is primarily made up of $37 thousand and $16 thousand of prepaid insurance, and $64 thousand and $9 thousand general prepaid expenses and other current assets in the period ended September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.

Other Assets

Other Assets is recorded at historical costs, and as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the balance is entirely made up of spare parts for manufacturing equipment. Other assets are stated at cost and are not subject to depreciation, until such time that they are placed into service and the part that is being replaced is disposed.

Fair value measurements

The Company utilizes the fair value hierarchy to apply fair value measurements. The fair value hierarchy is based on inputs to valuation techniques that are used to measure fair values that are either observable or unobservable. Observable inputs reflect assumptions market participants would use in pricing an asset or liability based on market data obtained from independent sources, while unobservable inputs reflect a reporting entity’s pricing based upon its own market assumptions. The basis for fair value measurements for each level within the hierarchy is described below:

Level 1 — Quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.

Level 2 — Quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active; or model-derived valuations whose inputs are observable or whose significant value drivers are observable.

Level 3 — Valuations derived from valuation techniques in which one or more significant inputs to the valuation model are unobservable.

The Company considers the carrying amounts of its financial instruments (cash, accounts receivable and accounts payable) in the balance sheet to approximate fair value because of the short-term or highly liquid nature of these financial instruments.

Warrant Liability

Warrants to purchase common stock were issued in connection with equity financing raises, which occurred on September 2, 2021, March 11, 2021, February 3, 2021, December 24, 2020, March 18, 2020, September 10, 2019 and November 6, 2019. The fair values of the warrants are estimated as of the date of issuance and again at each period end using a Black-Scholes option valuation model. At issuance, the fair value of the warrant is recognized as an equity issuance cost within additional paid-in-capital. Fair value adjustments to the warrant liability are recognized in other income (expense) in the statements of operations.

Revenue recognition

On January 1, 2018, the Company adopted Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (“ASC 606”). The core principle of ASC 606 requires that an entity recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the Company expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. ASC 606 defines a five-step process to achieve this core principle and, in doing so, it is possible more judgment and estimates may be required within the revenue recognition process than required under existing accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) including identifying performance obligations in the contract, estimating the amount of variable consideration to include in the transaction price and allocating the transaction price to each separate performance obligation. The Company adopted ASC 606 for all applicable contracts using the modified retrospective method, which would have required a cumulative-effect adjustment, if any, as of the date of adoption. The adoption of ASC 606 did not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements as of the date of adoption. As a result, a cumulative-effect adjustment was not required.

The Company recognizes revenue predominately from three types of revenue, contract manufacturing, custom and white label manufacturing and proprietary branded products. Revenue from contract manufacturing is recognized at the point where the customer obtains control of the goods and the Company satisfies its performance obligation, which generally is at the time it ships the product to the customer.

The Company’s customers consist of other life sciences companies and revenues are concentrated in the United States. Payment terms vary by the type and location of customer and may differ by jurisdiction and customer but payment is generally required in a term ranging from 30 to 60 days from date of shipment.

Estimates for product returns, allowances and discounts are recorded as a reduction of revenue and are established at the time of sale. Returns are estimated through a comparison of historical return data and are determined for each product and adjusted for known or expected changes in the marketplace specific to each product, when appropriate. Historically, sales return provisions have not been material. Amounts accrued for sales allowances and discounts are based on estimates of amounts that are expected to be claimed on the related sales and are based on historical data. Payments for allowances and discounts have historically been immaterial.

Disaggregated revenue by sales type:


Nine Months Ended

September 30,





Contract manufacturing





Custom and white label finished goods manufacturing




Nexgel branded consumer products









As of September 30, 2021, the Company did not have any contract assets or contract liabilities from contracts with customers. As of September 30, 2021, there were no remaining performance obligations that the Company had not satisfied.

Share-based compensation

On August 28, 2019, the Company adopted the 2019 Long-Term Incentive Plan (the “2019 Plan”). The 2019 Plan provides for the granting of incentive stock options, nonqualified stock options, restricted stock, stock appreciation rights (“SARs”), restricted stock units, performance awards, dividend equivalent rights and other awards, which may be granted singly, in combination, or in tandem, and which may be paid in cash, shares of common stock of the Company or a combination of cash and shares of common stock of the Company. The Company initial reserved a total of 2,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock for awards under the 2019 Plan.

Effective as of May 26, 2020 and May 3, 2021, respectively, the Board approved an increase of the number of authorized shares of common stock reserved under the 2019 Plan from 2,000,000 shares of common stock to 17,000,000 shares of common stock and from 17,000,000 shares of common stock to 20,000,000 shares of common stock, all of which may be delivered pursuant to incentive stock options. Subject to adjustments pursuant to the 2019 Plan, the maximum number of shares of common stock with respect to which stock options or SARs may be granted to an executive officer during any calendar year is 500,000 shares of common stock.

The Company’s 2019 Long-Term Incentive Plan provides certain employees, contractors and outside directors with share-based compensation in the form of incentive stock options, nonqualified stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units, performance awards, dividend equivalent rights and other awards. The fair values of incentive stock option award grants are estimated as of the date of grant using a Black-Scholes option valuation model. Compensation expense is recognized in the statements of operations on a straight-line basis over the requisite service period, which is generally the vesting period required to obtain full vesting. Forfeitures are accounted for when they occur.

In June 2018, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2018-07, Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718) - Improvements to Nonemployee Share-Based Payment Accounting. These amendments expand the scope of Topic 718, Compensation - Stock Compensation, to include share-based payments issued to nonemployees for goods or services. Consequently, the accounting for share-based payments to nonemployees and employees will be substantially aligned.  This new standard is effective for the Company on January 1, 2020.  The Company early adopted this new standard in the third quarter of 2019 and it did not have material impact to its condensed financial statements.

Income taxes

Income taxes are accounted for using an asset and liability approach that requires the recognition of deferred tax assets and liabilities for the expected future tax consequences of temporary differences between the financial statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities at the applicable tax rates.  Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance when it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are adjusted for the effects of changes in tax laws and rates.

Tax benefits are recognized from an uncertain tax position only if it is more likely than not that the tax position will be sustained upon examination by a tax authority and based upon the technical merits of the tax position. The tax benefit recognized in the financial statements for a particular tax position is based on the largest benefit that is more likely than not to be realized upon settlement. An unrecognized tax benefit, or a portion thereof, is presented in the financial statements as a reduction to a deferred tax asset for a net operating loss carryforward, a similar tax loss, or a tax credit carryforward if such settlement is required or expected in the event the uncertain tax position is disallowed.

Segment reporting

The Company operates in one business segment as a contract manufacturer of aqueous polymer hydrogels. As a result, the Company’s operations are a single reportable segment, which is consistent with the Company’s internal management reporting.

Comprehensive loss

Comprehensive loss consists of net loss and changes in equity during a period from transactions and other equity and circumstances generated from non-owner sources. The Company’s net loss equals comprehensive loss for all periods presented,

Recently Adopted Accounting Standards

In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-06, Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40) which simplifies the accounting for convertible instruments. The guidance removes certain accounting models which separate the embedded conversion features from the host contract for convertible instruments. Either a modified retrospective method of transition or a fully retrospective method of transition is permissible for the adoption of this standard. Update No. 2020-06 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted no earlier than the fiscal year beginning after December 15, 2020. The Company does not expect this ASU to have a material impact on its consolidated results of operations, cash flows and financial position.

Recently Issued Accounting Standards

From time to time, new accounting pronouncements are issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, or FASB, or other standard setting bodies and adopted by us as of the specified effective date. Unless otherwise discussed, the impact of recently issued standards that are not yet effective will not have a material impact on our financial position or results of operations upon adoption.

Fair Value Measurement—Disclosure Framework

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Disclosure Framework — Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement (“ASU 2018-13”), which amends ASC Topic 820, Fair Value Measurements. ASU 2018-13 modifies the disclosure requirements for fair value measurements by removing, modifying, or adding certain disclosures. The effective date is the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, with early adoption permitted for the removed disclosures and delayed adoption permitted until fiscal year 2021 for the new disclosures. The removed and modified disclosures will be adopted on a retrospective basis and the new disclosures will be adopted on a prospective basis. The Company has not yet adopted ASU 2018-13 and currently assessing the impact of this new standard on its financial statements.