Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Operations And Organization

Operations And Organization
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2013
Operations And Organization [Abstract]  
Operations and Organization

1.Operations and Organization


Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”, or “Rexahn Pharmaceuticals”), a Delaware corporation, is a development stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative treatments for cancer and other medical needs.  The Company had an accumulated deficit of $70,091,042 at September 30, 2013 and anticipates incurring losses through the remainder of fiscal year 2013 and beyond.  The Company has not yet generated commercial sales revenue and has funded its operating losses to date through the sale of shares of its common stock and warrants to purchase shares of its common stock, convertible debt, financings, interest income from cash and cash equivalents, and proceeds from reimbursed research and development costs.  The Company believes that its cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities, including the proceeds received from the registered direct offering as described in Note 18, will be sufficient to cover its cash flow requirements for approximately the next 24 months.  Management has the capability of managing the Company’s operations within existing cash available by focusing on select research and development activities, selecting projects in conjunction with potential financings and milestones, and efficiently managing its general and administrative affairs.

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements of the Company have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for interim financial information.  Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for complete financial statements.  In the opinion of the Company’s management, all adjustments (consisting of only normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation of the Company’s financial position as of September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, the results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012, and cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012 have been included.  Operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 are not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for any other interim period or the full fiscal year ending December 31, 2013. The accompanying unaudited financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 (“2012 Form 10-K”).  Information included in the condensed balance sheet as of December 31, 2012 has been derived from the Company’s audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2012 included in the 2012 Form 10-K.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.  These estimates are based on management’s best knowledge of current events and actions the Company may undertake in the future.  Actual results may ultimately differ from these estimates.  These estimates are reviewed periodically and as adjustments become necessary, they are reported in earnings in the period in which they become available.