Annual report pursuant to section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
Notes to Financial Statements  


Through December 31, 2011, Dr. Platt advanced $257,820 to BTI to fund start-up costs and operations of the Company. Advances by Dr. Platt carry an interest rate of 6.5% and were due on June 29, 2013. On May 7, 2012, Dr. Platt and the Company's President entered into promissory notes to advance to the Company an aggregate of $40,000. The notes accrue interest at 6.5% per year were due June 30, 2013. On August 6, 2012, the outstanding notes of $297,820 were amended to extend the maturity dates to June 29, 2014. On August 2, 2013, the outstanding notes of $297,820 were amended to extend the maturity dates to June 29, 2015. As of December 31, 2013 and 2012, $63,447 and $44,090, respectively, of accrued interest had been included in accrued expenses on the accompanying balance sheet.


On June 24, 2011, the Company entered into a definitive Licensing and Manufacturing Agreement (the "Agreement") with Advance Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. ("Advance Pharmaceutical"), a Hong Kong-based privately-held company.  Under terms of the Agreement, the Company manufactures and supplies product in bulk for Advance Pharmaceutical.  Advance Pharmaceutical is responsible for the packaging, marketing and distribution of SUGARDOWN® in China.    Advance Pharmaceutical, through a wholly owned subsidiary, has purchased an aggregate 1,799,800 shares of the Company’s common stock in conjunction with the Company’s private placement offerings during the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011.   The shares were purchased on the same terms as the other participants acquiring shares in the respective offerings.   Conroy Chi-Heng Cheng is a director of Advance Pharmaceutical and joined the Company’s Board in December 2013.    Revenue generated pursuant to the Agreement for the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012 were $315,000 and $17,000, respectively.


On March 14, 2013 the Company issued 500,000 shares of its common stock at a price per share of $0.50 and issued a warrant to purchase 250,000 additional shares for $1.00 per share for gross proceeds of $250,000 to CJY Holdings Limited ("CJY"). The warrant is exercisable immediately and has a five year term. In July 2013 CJY Holdings Limited purchased 6,666,660 shares of the Company’s common stock and warrants to purchase an aggregate of 3,333,320 shares of the Company’s common stock for an aggregate purchase price of $2,000,000 in the private placement conducted by the Company between July 2013 and September 2013 discussed in Note 5.  The warrants are exercisable immediately over a five year term with an exercise price of $0.50 per share.  CJY is an entity that is controlled by the sibling of our Director Conroy Chi-Heng Cheng.


In December 2013, the Board of Directors agreed to indemnify Dr. Platt for legal costs incurred in connection with an arbitration initiated before the American Arbitration Association by Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. for which Dr. Platt previously served as CEO and Chairman.  Galectin seeks to rescind or reform the Separation Agreement entered into with Dr. Platt upon his resignation from Galectin to remove a $1.0 million milestone payment which Dr. Platt asserts he is owed and to be repaid all separation benefits paid to Dr. Platt to date.  The Company capped the amount for which it will indemnify Dr. Platt at an initial maximum of $150,000 and Dr. Platt has agreed to reimburse the indemnification amounts paid by the Company should he prevail in the arbitration.  The Board decided to indemnify Dr. Platt after considering a number of factors, including the scope of the Company’s existing indemnification obligations to officers and directors, the potential impact of the arbitration on the Company and Dr. Platt’s agreement to reimburse the Company should he prevail.  As of December 31, 2013, the Company recorded legal expense associated with this indemnification of $119,401.