CytoCore, Inc. (“CCI” or the “Company”) was incorporated in Delaware in December 1998. Except where the context otherwise requires, “CCI,” the “Company,” “we” and “our” refers to CytoCore, Inc. and our subsidiaries and predecessors.
Currently, CCI has one product of its own for sale – its SoftPap collector. CCI is developing, and plans to sell an integrated family of cost-effective products for the detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer under the trade name of CytoCore Solutions®. CytoCore Solutions products are intended to address sample collection, specimen preparation, specimen evaluation (including detection/screening and diagnosis), treatment and patient monitoring within vertical markets related to specific cancers. Current CytoCore Solutions products are focused upon cervical cancer. CCI plans that this focus will later be expanded to include other gynecological cancers as well as bladder, lung, and breast cancers, among others. Within each of these markets CCI anticipates that the CytoCore Solutions products will be sold as individual value-added drop-in replacements for existing products and as integrated systems that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical and laboratory operations.
The Company has also began marketing and selling a companion product which is designed to detect breast cancer. This product is manufactured by a third party. The Company has recorded sales totaling $176,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012.
The Company has incurred significant operating losses since its inception. Management expects that significant on-going operating expenditures will be necessary to successfully implement CCI’s business plan and develop, manufacture and market its products. These circumstances raise substantial doubt about CCI’s ability to continue as a going concern. Implementation of the Company’s plans and its ability to continue as a going concern will depend upon the Company’s ability to increase sales of its products, develop new products, and raise additional capital. At September 30, 2012, the Company did not have any cash to fund its operations.
If the Company is unable to obtain adequate additional financing or generate sufficient sales revenues, it will be unable to continue its product development efforts and other activities and will be forced to curtail or cease operations. The consolidated financial statements presented herein do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.