UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

[X] Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2018

 

OR

 

[  ] Transition report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

For the transition period from __________ to __________

 

Commission File No. 1-38148

 

CO-DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

Utah   46-2609396

(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)

  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

2401 S. Foothill Drive, Suite D, Salt Lake City, Utah 84109

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

 

(801) 438-1036

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

 

 

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

Yes [X] No [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Date File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

Yes [X] No [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer [  ] Accelerated filer [  ]
Non-accelerated filer [  ] Smaller reporting company [X]
    Emerging growth company [X]

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes [  ] No [X]

 

There were 12,348,027 shares of the Registrant’s $0.001 par value common stock outstanding as of July 23, 2018.

 

 

 

 
 

 

Co-Diagnostics, Inc.

Form 10-Q

 

PART I FINANCIAL INFORMATION:  
     
Item 1. Financial Statements 3
     
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017 (unaudited) 3
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 (unaudited) 4
     
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 (unaudited) 5
     
  Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited) 6
     
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 11
     
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 17
     
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 17
     
PART II OTHER INFORMATION:  
     
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 18
     
Item 1A. Risk Factors 18
     
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 18
     
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 18
     
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 18
     
Item 5. Other Information 18
     
Item 6. Exhibits 19
     
  Signatures 20

 

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

 

CO – DIAGNOSTICS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

 

   June 30, 2018   December 31, 2017 
ASSETS:          
Current Assets          
Cash and cash equivalents  $1,528,267   $3,534,454 
Other receivables   26,418     
Inventory       9,068 
Prepaid expenses   225,089    908,352 
Total current assets   1,779,774    4,451,874 
Other Assets          
Property and equipment, net   150,238    165,567 
Investment in joint venture   39,431    44,885 
Total other assets   189,669    210,452 
           
Total assets   1,969,443    4,662,326 
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:          
           
Current Liabilities          
Accounts payable   33,305    40,819 
Accrued expenses   98,078    96,645 
Accrued expenses (related party)   120,000    120,000 
Deferred income-current   39,184    10,792 
Total current liabilities   290,567    268,256 
Long-term Liabilities, net of current portion          
Accrued expenses-long-term (related party)   300,000    360,000 
Deferred income-long-term   135,762    183,546 
Total long-term liabilities, net of current portion   435,762    543,546 
Total liabilities   726,329    811,802 
           
Commitments and contingencies          
           
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT):          
Common stock, $.001 par value, 180,000,000 shares authorized; 12,348,027 and 12,317,184 shares issued and outstanding, respectively.   12,348    12,317 
Additional paid-in capital   16,335,620    16,260,651 
Accumulated deficit   (15,104,854)   (12,422,444)
Total stockholders’ equity   1,243,114    3,850,524 
           
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity  $1,969,443   $4,662,326 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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CO – DIAGNOSTICS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

   For the Three Months
Ended June 30,
   For the Six Months
Ended June 30,
 
   2018   2017   2018   2017 
Net sales  $9,696   $2,466   $19,392   $2,466 
Cost of sales       302        302 
Gross profit   9,696    2,164    19,392    2,164 
Operating expenses:                    
Sales and marketing   143,890    125,626    239,153    189,843 
Administrative and general   848,668    381,524    1,730,714    607,258 
Research and development   357,889    184,880    655,304    449,568 
Depreciation and amortization   12,615    11,086    25,018    20,812 
Total operating expenses   1,363,062    703,116    2,650,189    1,267,481 
Loss from operations   (1,353,366)   (700,952)   (2,630,797)   (1,265,317)
Other expense:                    
Interest expense       (154,055)       (295,432)
Interest income   6,280        13,841     
Loss on equity method investment in joint venture   (25,091)       (65,454)    
Total other expense   (18,811)   (154,055)   (51,613)   (295,432)
Loss before income taxes   (1,372,177)   (855,007)   (2,682,410)   (1,560,749)
Provision for income taxes                
Net loss  $(1,372,177)  $(855,007)  $(2,682,410)  $(1,560,749)
                     
Basic and diluted income (loss) per common share  $(0.11)  $(0.09)  $(0.22)  $(0.16)
                     
Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted   12,337,133    9,882,395    12,330,883    9,882,395 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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CO – DIAGNOSTICS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

  

Six Months Ended

June 30,

 
   2018   2017 
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net loss  $(2,682,410)  $(1,560,749)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:          
Depreciation and amortization   25,018    20,812 
Stock based compensation   75,000    12,396 
Accretion of notes payable discount       83,848 
Warrants issued for services       147,582 
Loss of equity method investment   65,454     
Changes in assets and liabilities:          
Increase (decrease) in deferred income   (19,392)   199,534 
Decrease in prepaid and other assets   656,845    98,331 
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and accrued expenses   (66,081)   330,642 
Decrease in inventory   9,068     
           
Net cash used in operating activities   (1,936,498)   (667,604)
           
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Purchase of property and equipment   (9,689)   (87,606)
Investment in joint venture   (60,000)    
           
Net cash used by investing activities   (69,689)   (87,606)
           
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Principal payments on debt (related party)       (41,500)
Payment of deferred offering costs       (85,254)
           
Net cash used by financing activities       (126,754)
           
Net decrease in cash   (2,006,187)   (881,964)
           
Cash and cash equivalents beginning of period   3,534,454    998,737 
           
Cash and cash equivalents end of period  $1,528,267   $116,773 
           
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:          
Interest paid  $   $46,685 
           
Schedule of non-cash investing and financing activities:          
Warrants issued for services  $   $147,582 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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CO – DIAGNOSTICS, INC.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

June 30, 2018

(Unaudited)

 

Note 1 - Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q as they are prescribed for smaller reporting companies. Accordingly, they do not include all the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary to make the financial statements not misleading have been included. Operating results for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2018 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2018. These statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited financial statements and related notes for the year ended December 31, 2017, included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 28, 2018.

 

Certain 2017 financial statement amounts have been reclassified to conform to 2018 presentations.

 

Description of Business

 

Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (“we,” “our,” the “Company” or “CDI”), a Utah corporation headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a molecular diagnostics company formed in April 2013 that develops, manufactures and markets a new, state-of-the-art diagnostics technology.

 

CDI’s diagnostics systems are designed to enable very rapid, low-cost, sophisticated molecular testing for organisms and genetic diseases by greatly automating historically complex procedures in both the development and administration of tests. CDI’s newest technical advance involves a novel approach to Polymerase Chain Reaction (“PCR”) primer design (cooperative primers) that eliminates one of the key vexing issues of PCR amplification, the exponential growth of primer-dimer pairs which adversely interferes with identification of the target DNA. In addition, CDI scientists have enhanced the understanding of the mathematics of DNA test design, so as to “engineer” a DNA test and automate algorithms to screen millions of possible designs to optimize DNA test design. CDI’s proprietary platform of Co-Dx™ technologies integrates and streamlines these steps as it analyzes biological samples.

 

Co-Diagnostics’ CoDx™ portfolio of molecular diagnostics development products and tests represents a new advancement in the understanding of the molecular interactions of DNA. The Company uses highly specialized, proprietary cooperative-theory mathematics that may lead to a revolutionary leap forward in the detection of infectious diseases, genetic disorders and other conditions. CoDx™ tests are a fraction of the cost of other DNA-based tests, designed for a new generation of affordable, mobile point-of-care diagnostic devices and compatible with many other devices, creating opportunities for state-of-the-art diagnostics available anywhere in the world, including developing countries.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

From time to time, new accounting pronouncements are issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) that are adopted by the Company as of the specified effective date. If not discussed, management believes that the impact of recently issued standards, which are not yet effective, will not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements upon adoption.

 

The Company, an emerging growth company (“EGC”), has elected to take advantage of the benefits of the extended transition period provided for in Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, for complying with new or revised accounting standards which allows the Company to defer adoption of certain accounting standards until those standards would otherwise apply to private companies.

 

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In March 2017, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2017-08, Receivables – Nonrefundable Fees and Other Costs (Subtopic 310-20). The amendments in this update shorten the amortization period for certain callable debt securities held at a premium. Specifically, the amendments require the premium to be amortized to the earliest call date. The amendments do not require an accounting change for securities held at a discount; the discount continues to be amortized to maturity. For public business entities, the amendments in this update are effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2019, for public EGC companies like us. This update is not expected to have a significant impact on the Company’s financial statements.

 

In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-15, Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230): Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments, to clarify guidance on the presentation and classification of certain cash receipts and payments in the statement of cash flows. This update was issued with the intent of reducing diversity in practice with respect to eight types of cash flows. This guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those fiscal years, for public EGC companies like us. The update is not expected to have a significant impact on the Company’s financial statements.

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02 Leases (Topic 842), which requires recognition of leased assets and liabilities on the balance sheet and disclosing key information about leasing arrangements. This update is effective for annual periods and interim periods with those periods beginning after December 15, 2019, for public EGC companies like us. Management is currently evaluating the impact that the updated standard will have on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

 

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09: “Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606)” which supersedes the revenue recognition requirements in ASC Topic 605, “Revenue Recognition”, and requires entities to recognize revenue in a way that depicts the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. Additional revenue recognition updates were also issued in 2016 and 2017, which further clarified certain aspects of the new revenue recognition guidance. The new authoritative guidance is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018, for public EGC companies like us. The guidance permits two methods of adoption: retrospectively to each prior reporting period presented (the full retrospective method), or retrospectively with the cumulative effect of initially applying the guidance recognized at the date of initial application (the modified retrospective method). The Company is in the process of determining the method of adoption, but the update is not expected to have a significant impact on the Company’s financial statements since the Company’s revenue is currently immaterial.

 

Note 2 - Significant Accounting Policies

 

Earnings (Loss) per Share

 

Basic earnings or loss per common share is computed by dividing net income or loss applicable to common shareholders by the weighted average number of shares outstanding during each period. As the Company experienced net losses during the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, and 2017, respectively, no common stock equivalents have been included in the diluted earnings per common share calculations as the effect of such common stock equivalents would be anti-dilutive. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, there were 1,028,969 potentially dilutive shares consisting of; 332,707 outstanding options and 706,262 outstanding warrants, respectively. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, there were 3,529,896 potentially dilutive shares consisting of; (i) 261,372 outstanding options, (ii) 383,856 outstanding warrants and (iii) 2,884,668 shares for convertible debt, respectively.

 

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Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and the accompanying notes. Such estimates include receivables and other long-lived assets, legal and regulatory contingencies, income taxes, share based arrangements, and others. These estimates and assumptions are based on management’s best estimates and judgments. Actual amounts and results could differ from those estimates.

 

Note 3 – Notes Payable

 

At June 30, 2018, and December 31, 2017, we had no outstanding notes payable. However, at June 30, 2017, we had an aggregate of $3,436,420 of current notes payable. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, we included $154,055 and $295,432, respectively, of interest expense.

 

Note 4 – Stock-based Compensation

 

Stock Incentive Plans

 

The Co-Diagnostics, Inc. 2015 Long Term Incentive Plan reserves an aggregate of 6,000,000 shares. The number of unissued stock options authorized under the plan at June 30, 2018 was 5,677,293.

 

Stock Options

 

There were no options granted in the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2018.

 

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, there was no stock-based compensation expense related to granted and unexercised stock options.

 

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, the Company recognized $6,198 and $12,396, respectively, of stock-based compensation expense, related to stock options, recorded in our general and administrative department for options vesting which were granted prior to January 1, 2017.

 

The following table summarizes option activity during the six months and year ended June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.

 

   Options
Outstanding
   Weighted
Average
Exercise Price
   Weighted
Average
Fair Value
   Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Life (years)
 
Outstanding at January 1, 2017   261,372   $0.55   $0.49    8.63 
Options granted   63,335    3.85    1.59    4.60 
Expired                
Forfeited options                
Exercised                
Outstanding at December 31, 2017   322,707   $1.29   $0.70    7.05 
                     
Options granted                
Expired                
Forfeited options                
Exercised                
                     
Outstanding at June 30, 2018   322,707   $1.29   $0.70    6.55 

 

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Warrants

 

The following table summarizes warrant activity during the six months and year ended June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.

 

   Warrants
Outstanding
   Weighted
Average
Exercise Price
   Weighted
Average
Fair Value
   Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Life (years)
 
Outstanding at January 1, 2017   111,129    8.25    0.11    4.91 
Warrants issued   595,133    2.91    1.74    4.28 
Expired                
Forfeited warrants                
Exercised                
Outstanding at December 31, 2017   706,262   $3.27   $1.48    4.22 
                     
Warrants issued                
Expired                
Forfeited warrants                
Exercised                
                     
Outstanding at June 30, 2018   706,262   $3.27   $1.48    3.72 

 

The following table summarizes information about stock options and warrants outstanding at June 30, 2018.

 

    Outstanding   Exercisable 
 
Range of
Exercise Prices
 
 
 
 

Number
Outstanding
 
 
 
 
Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual Life (years)
 
 
 
 
Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
 
 
 
 

Number
Exercisable
 
 
 
 
Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
 
 
$0.11-0.55    534,099    5.47   $0.33    534,099   $0.33 
 2.00-3.85    86,355    4.13    3.31    86,335    3.31 
 5.10-7.20    408,535    3.58    5.46    408,535    5.46 
$0.11-7.20    1,028,969    4.61   $2.61    1,028,969   $2.72 

 

Note 5 – Related Party Transactions

 

The Company acquired the exclusive rights to the Co-Primer technology pursuant to a license agreement dated April 2014, between us and DNA Logix, Inc., which was assigned to Dr. Satterfield prior to our acquisition of DNA Logix, Inc. On March 1, 2017, the Company entered into an amendment to its Exclusive License Agreement for its Cooperative Primers (“License”) technology with Dr. Satterfield, a member of our Board of Directors. The amendment provides in part that all accrued royalties under the License cease as of January 1, 2017, and we began in January to pay $700,000 of accrued royalties at the rate of $10,000 per month. For the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, the Company included $0 and $107,500, respectively as an expense for this license agreement in research and development. For both the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, the Company included no expense for this license agreement. At June 30, 2018, the aggregate balance of this related party liability was $420,000.

 

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Prior to July 12, 2017, the Company financed operations partly through short-term loans with related parties and through the deferral of payment to related parties for expenses incurred. At December 31, 2017, the Company accrued $480,000 in expenses for technology royalties payable to Dr. Satterfield.

 

Note 6 – Lease Obligations

 

Our offices are located at 2401 S. Foothill Dr., Suite D, Salt Lake City, Utah 84109-1479. On June 18, 2018, the Company entered into an addendum with our landlord for additional space. The new aggregate space consists of approximately 10,273 square feet and is leased under a multi-year contract at a rate of $14,086 per month expiring on January 31, 2020. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, the Company expensed $37,729 and $75,626, respectively, for rent. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, the Company expensed $14,338 and $25,682, respectively, for rent. The Company’s lease rent obligation is as follows:

 

Year  Amount 
2018  $154,147 
2019   169,033 
2020   14,086 
Total  $337,266 

 

Note 7 – Subsequent Events

 

On August 3, 2018, we entered into a Note Purchase Agreement with an existing shareholder of the Company. Pursuant to the agreement, the Company issued a Promissory Note, dated August 3, 2018, in the principal amount of $2,000,000 (the “Note”) in exchange for a loan to the Company of equal principal amount. The Note bears interest at the rate of nine percent (9.0%) per annum, payable quarterly in arrears. The maturity date of the Note is July 31, 2019.

 

The Company evaluated subsequent events pursuant to ASC Topic 855 and has determined that there are no additional events that need to be reported.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements reflect the current view about future events. When used in this Quarterly Report, the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “future,” “intend,” “plan,” or the negative of these terms and similar expressions, identify forward-looking statements. Such statements, include, but are not limited to, statements contained in this Quarterly Report relating to our portfolio of products and tests, molecular diagnostics technologies, future opportunities, sales plans, product offerings, CE Mark designations and estimated costs, business strategy, additional investment capital, future revenue, expenses and operating results, and liquidity and capital resources. Forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and assumptions regarding our business, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Our actual results may differ materially from those contemplated or anticipated by the forward-looking statements. They are neither statements of historical fact nor guarantees of assurance of future performance. We caution you therefore against relying on any of these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, without limitation:

 

  the results of clinical trials and the regulatory approval process;
     
  our ability to raise capital to fund continuing operations;
     
  our continued losses and concerns relating to our financial uncertainty;
     
  market acceptance of any products that may be approved for commercialization;
     
  ineffective internal disclosure, operational and financial control systems;
     
  our ability to protect our intellectual property rights;
     
  the impact of any infringement actions or other litigation brought against us;
     
  competition from other providers, products and technologies;
     
  our ability to develop and commercialize new and improved molecular diagnostic products and services;
     
  dependence on the sales efforts of others;
     
  our ability to hire and retain specialized and key personnel;
     
  changes in government regulation; and
     
  other factors (including the risks contained in the “Risk Factors” section of our Registration Statement on Form S-1, as amended, and accompanying prospectus (Registration No. 333-217542) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) related to our initial public offering.

 

Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may differ significantly from those anticipated, believed, estimated, expected, intended or planned.

 

Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States, we do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of future events or developments.

 

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Critical Accounting Policies

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires that we make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses and the related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. On an ongoing basis, we evaluate our assumptions and estimates, including those related to recognition of revenue, valuation of investments, valuation of inventory, valuation of intangible assets, measurement of stock-based compensation expense and litigation. We base our estimates on historical experience and on various assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

 

As an emerging growth company, we have elected to opt-in to the extended transition period for new or revised accounting standards. As a result, our financial statements may not be comparable to those of companies that comply with public company effective dates.

 

Executive Overview

 

Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (“we,” “our,” the “Company” or “CDI”) is a molecular diagnostics company that develops, manufactures and markets a new, state-of-the-art diagnostics technology. Our technology is utilized for tests that are designed using the detection and/or analysis of nucleic acid molecules (DNA or RNA). We also use our proprietary technology to design specific tests to locate genetic markers for use in industries other than infectious disease and license the use of those tests to specific customers.

 

CDI’s diagnostics systems are designed to enable very rapid, low-cost, sophisticated molecular testing for organisms and genetic diseases by greatly automating historically complex procedures in both the development and administration of tests. CDI’s newest technical advance involves a novel approach to Polymerase Chain Reaction (“PCR”) primer design (cooperative primers) that eliminates one of the key vexing issues of PCR amplification, the exponential growth of primer-dimer pairs which adversely interferes with identification of the target DNA. In addition, CDI scientists have enhanced the understanding of the mathematics of DNA test design, so as to “engineer” a DNA test and automate algorithms to screen millions of possible designs to optimize DNA test design. CDI’s proprietary platform of Co-Dx™ technologies integrates and streamlines these steps as it analyzes biological samples.

 

Co-Diagnostics’ CoDx™ portfolio of molecular diagnostics development products and tests represents a new advancement in the understanding of the molecular interactions of DNA. The Company uses highly specialized, proprietary cooperative-theory mathematics that may lead to a revolutionary leap forward in the detection of infectious diseases, genetic disorders and other conditions. CoDx™ tests are a fraction of the cost of other DNA-based tests, designed for a new generation of affordable, mobile point-of-care diagnostic devices and compatible with many other devices, creating opportunities for state-of-the-art diagnostics available anywhere in the world, including developing countries.

 

Dr. Brent Satterfield, our Chief Technology Officer, created the Company’s suite of intellectual properties. Our technologies are now protected by five granted or pending U.S. patents, as well as certain trade secrets and copyrights. Our platform allows us to avoid paying existing patent royalties required by other PCR test systems, which has the potential of allowing CDI to sell diagnostic tests at a lower cost than competitors, while generating a profit margin.

 

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Using its proprietary test design system and proprietary reagents, CDI will design and plans to sell PCR diagnostic tests for diseases and pathogens starting with tests for tuberculosis, a drug resistant tuberculosis test, hepatitis B and C, Malaria, dengue, HIV and Zika virus, all of which tests have been designed and verified in CDI’s laboratory.

 

Organizational History and Corporate Information

 

We were incorporated as Co-Diagnostics, Inc. in Utah on April 18, 2013. Our principal executive office is located at 2401 S. Foothill Drive, Suite D, Salt Lake City, Utah 84109. Our telephone number is (801) 438-1036. Our website address is http://codiagnostics.com

 

Product Offering

 

Caribbean and Central and South America

 

Our initial sales will be to entities within the Caribbean Public Health Agency Member States (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, BES Islands, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Maarten, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands). In some of these countries, there are no regulatory hurdles and we can start offering our tests immediately.

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has granted permission for us to export certain of our tests. The FDA’s permission to export was granted under Section 801(e) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as amended (the “FDC Act”). Section 801(e) of the Act covers certain medical devices that have not yet received an approved Premarket Approval in the United States by the FDA, such as our products. Section 801(e) applies to medical devices that are acceptable to the importing country and that are manufactured under the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices.

 

We expect to offer our Zika test in this region first because of the demand for such test followed by tests for tuberculosis, hepatitis B and C, dengue and then our full range of tests.

 

India

 

The Company has entered into an agreement to manufacture diagnostics tests for seven infectious diseases with a pharmaceutical manufacturing company in India. The agreement provides for the manufacture of the five tests named above and malaria and HIV and the joint sales and marketing of those tests in India.

 

Since the tests will be conducted in India on Indian citizens, no FDA approval or inspection will be required. Certain Indian regulatory approval from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization must be acquired. We are engaging the services of an experienced consultant in India to help us get through this process. Research Use Only reagents are able to be sold without requiring regulatory approval as long as they are labeled and designated as such.

 

India is the country with the highest burden of tuberculosis. According to the World Health Organization, tuberculosis statistics for India for 2015 give an estimated incidence figure of 2.2 million cases of tuberculosis for India out of a global incidence of 9.6 million. The tuberculosis incidence for India is the number of new cases of active tuberculosis disease in India during a certain time period (usually a year).

 

Europe

 

Most molecular tests, such as our tests, are governed in Europe by the European Union’s framework for in vitro diagnostics (“IVDs”), which encompasses diagnostic products such as reagents, instruments and systems intended for use in diagnosis of disease. The regulatory system for IVDs is built largely on a self-certification procedure, placing heavy responsibility on manufacturers. Examples of current obligations include having in place a qualitative manufacturing process, user instructions that are clear and fit for purpose, and ensuring that the ‘physical’ features of devices and diagnostics do not pose any danger. If a product fulfils these and other related control requirements, it may be CE-marked as an indication that the product is compliant with EU legislation and sold in the European Union. In July 2018, we received notification that our test for tuberculosis had received a CE Mark designation and is available for sale in all countries that accept the CE Mark as approval for distribution.

 

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We have received ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 certifications relating to the design and manufacture of certain of our products. The ISO certification indicates that we meet the standards required to self-certify certain of our products and affix a CE marking for sales of our products in countries accepting the CE marking (not in the United States) with only minimal further governmental approvals in each country. We expect to have our Zika, dengue and malaria tests also CE-marked in 2018. We estimate the remaining costs for CE-marks to be approximately $100,000.

 

United States

 

We do not anticipate offering our tests in the United States in the near future. We believe, however, our tests may be able to qualify as Laboratory Developed Tests (“LDTs”), diagnostic tests that are developed and manufactured by Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (“CLIA”) certified laboratories. These tests are developed by the lab for use only in that laboratory. CLIA laboratories develop the performance characteristics, perform the analytical validation for their LDTs and obtain licenses to offer them as diagnostic services. The FDA has publicly announced its intention to regulate certain LDTs in a phased-in approach, but draft guidance that was previously published was withdrawn at the end of the Obama administration and replaced by an informal, non-enforceable discussion paper reflecting some of the feedback that it received on LDTs regulation.

 

Market Opportunity

 

The molecular diagnostics market is a fast growing portion of the in vitro (test tube based, controlled environment) diagnostics market. There are several advantages of molecular tests over other forms of diagnostic testing, which include higher sensitivities, the ability to perform multiplex tests and the ability to test for drug resistance or individual genes.

 

Intellectual Property Protection

 

Because much of our future success and value depends on our proprietary technology, our patent and intellectual property strategy is of critical importance. Three of our initial U.S. patents related to our technology have been granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”). As of June 30, 2018, we had two additional patents pending in the U.S. and foreign counterpart applications. Two of our issued patents expire in 2034 and the other patent expires in 2036.

 

We have identified additional applications of the technology, which represent potential patents that further define specific applications of the processes that are covered by the original patents. We intend to continue building our intellectual property portfolio as development continues and resources are available.

 

We have copyrighted our development software that can be used by any lab or developer to develop diagnostic tests based on our technology.

 

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Results of Operations for the Six Months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017

 

Net Sales

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2018, we generated $19,392 of net sales compared to net sales of $2,466 in the six months ended June 30, 2017. The revenue in 2018 represented a license fee for licensing our Zika tests and certain other Flaviviruses for limited distribution to a Canadian company. The net sales in 2017 represented rental revenue for the lease of our portable lab.

 

Cost of Sales

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2018, we recorded no cost of sales. For the six months ended June 30, 2017, we recorded cost of sales of $302 related to the portable lab leased to a customer.

 

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Operating Expenses

 

We incurred total operating expenses of $2,650,189 for the six months ended June 30, 2018 compared to total operating expenses of $1,267,481 for the six months ended June 30, 2017. The increase of $1,382,708 was due primarily to increased business activities following the completion of our initial public offering. There was an increase in general and administrative expenses of $1,123,456, an increase of $205,736 in our research and development expenses and an increase in sales and marketing expenses of $49,310. Depreciation and amortization expense also increased $4,206 as a result of the purchase of additional equipment.

 

General and administrative expenses increased $1,123,456 from $607,258 for the six months ended June 30, 2017 to $1,730,714 for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The increase was primarily the result of an increase of $502,769 in independent consulting expenses and an increase of $312,907 in salaries and related benefits, $203,573 in legal and other professional services and $24,280 in regulatory expenses, all of which were incident to factors relating to becoming a publicly traded company and engaging professionals with market related experience. We also experienced an increase of $82,500 in directors’ fees. Our office rent increased $14,760 incident to moving into our current offices.

 

Our sales and marketing expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2018 were $239,153 compared to sales and marketing expenses of $189,843 for the six months ended June 30, 2017. The increase of $49,310 is due primarily to an increase of $35,431 in salary and related benefits expense, an increase of $9,797 in office rent, an increase of $8,145 in postage and delivery and an increase of $4,623 in travel expenses, all of which was partially offset by a decrease of $10,106 in advertising and promotion expenses.

 

Our research and development expenses increased by $205,735 from $449,568 for the six months ended June 20, 2017 to $655,304 for the six months ended June 30, 2018. The increase was primarily due to an increase of $110,676 in payroll and employee related expenses, an increase of $88,061 in consulting and other professional services, an increase of $70,126 in lab supplies, and an increase in building rent and equipment lease expense of $31,388. These increases were partially offset by a decrease in technology royalties expense of $107,500

 

Interest Expense

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2018, we incurred no interest expense compared to interest expense for the six months ended June 30, 2017 of $295,432. The decrease of $295,432 was the result of having all of our indebtedness retired coincident with the funding of our initial public offering. We also realized interest income of $13,841 from the investment of funds not used in the operations of the business.

 

Net Loss

 

We realized a net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2018 of $2,682,410 compared with a net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2017 of $1,560,749. The increase in net loss of $1,121,661 was the result of the increased operating expenses explained above and a $65,454 loss on investment related to our Indian joint venture, partially offset by the decrease of $295,432 in interest expense.

 

Results of Operations for the Three Months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017

 

Net Sales

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2018, we generated $9,696 of net sales compared to net sales of $2,466 in the three months ended June 30, 2017. The revenue in 2018 represented a license fee for licensing our Zika tests and certain other Flaviviruses for limited distribution to a Canadian company. The net sales in 2017 represented rental revenue for the lease of our portable lab.

 

Cost of Sales

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2018, we recorded no cost of sales and for the three months ended June 30, 2017, we recorded cost of sales of $302 related to the portable lab leased to a customer.

 

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Operating Expenses

 

We incurred total operating expenses of $1,363,062 for the three months ended June 30, 2018 compared to total operating expenses of $703,116 for the three months ended June 30, 2017. The increase of $659,946 was due primarily to increased business activities following the completion of our initial public offering. There was an increase in general and administrative expenses of $467,144, an increase of $173,009 in our research and development expenses and an increase in sales and marketing expenses of $18,264.

 

General and administrative expenses increased $467,144 from $381,524 for the three months ended June 30, 2017 to $848,668 for the three months ended June 30, 2018. The increase was primarily the result of an increase of $192,439 in independent consulting expenses and an increase of $131,118 in salaries and related benefits. The increase in general and administrative expenses also resulted from an increase of $116,554 in legal and other professional services, which services were incident to our becoming a publicly traded company and engaging professionals with market related experience. We also experienced an increase of $41,250 in directors’ fees. Our office rent increased $6,847 incident to moving into our current offices.

 

Our sales and marketing expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2018 were $143,890 compared to sales and marketing expenses of $125,626 for the three months ended June 30, 2017. The increase of $18,264 is due primarily to an increase of $9,333 in salary and related benefits expense, an increase of $6,464 in office rent and an increase of $6,332 in travel expenses, partially offset by a decrease of $10,799 in advertising and promotion expenses.

 

Our research and development expenses increased by $173,008 from $184,880 for the three months ended June 30, 2017 to $357,889 for the three months ended June 30, 2018. The increase was primarily due to an increase of $84,214 in lab supplies, an increase of $51,828 in payroll and employee related expenses, an increase of $20,290 in other professional services and an increase in building rent and equipment lease expense of $13,439.

 

Interest Expense

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2018, we incurred no interest expense compared to interest expense for the three months ended June 30, 2017 of $154,055. The decrease of $154,055 was the result of having all of our indebtedness retired coincident with the funding of our initial public offering. We also realized interest income of $6,280 from the investment of funds not used in the operations of the business.

 

Net Loss

 

We realized a net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2018 of $1,372,177 compared with a net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2017 of $855,007. The increase in net loss resulted from an increase of $659,946 in operating expenses explained above and a $25,091 loss on investment related to our Indian joint venture, partially offset by the decrease of $154,055 in interest expense.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Liquidity is the ability of a company to generate funds to support its current and future operations, satisfy its obligations, and otherwise operate on an ongoing basis. Significant factors in the management of liquidity are funds generated by operations, levels of accounts receivable and accounts payable and capital expenditures.

 

To date, we have financed our operations primarily through sales of common stock and the issuance of convertible debt.

 

At June 30, 2018, we had cash and cash equivalents of $1,528,267, total current assets of $1,779,774, total current liabilities of $290,567 and total stockholders’ equity of $1,243,114. At December 31, 2017, we had cash and cash equivalents of $3,534,454, total current assets of $4,451,874, total current liabilities of $268,256 and total stockholders’ equity of $3,850,524.

 

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We experienced negative cash flow from operations during the six months ended June 30, 2018 of $1,936,498 compared to negative cash flow from operations for the six months ended June 30, 2017 of $667,302. The negative cash flow was met by cash reserves remaining from the issuance of common stock incident to the completion of our initial public offering. The amount of our operating deficit could decrease or increase significantly depending on strategic and other operating decisions, thereby affecting our need for additional capital. Our liquidity and operating results will also depend on the amount of revenue generated. We expect our operating losses will continue until we are able to generate significant levels of revenue. Although licensing fees have enabled us to begin generating revenue in 2018, such revenue has been minimal through June 30, 2018.

 

Until our revenues become substantial and our operations become profitable, we will continue to rely on proceeds received from our initial public offering and other sources of capital. We expect additional investment capital to come from (i) additional private placements of our common stock with existing and new investors and (ii) the private placement of other securities with investors similar to those that have provided funding in the past.

 

Our monthly cash operating expenses, including our technology research and development expenses, were approximately $324,365 per month during the six months ended June 30, 2018. Our operating expenses increased significantly upon completion of our initial public offering as we increased development and sales activities in furtherance of our business plan.

 

Our long-term liquidity is dependent upon execution of our business model and the realization of substantial revenue generating activities and working capital as described above, and upon capital needed for continued commercialization and development of our diagnostic testing technology. Commercialization and future development of diagnostic tests utilizing our PCR technology are expected to require additional capital estimated to be approximately $1,000,000 annually for the foreseeable future. This estimate will increase or decrease depending on specific opportunities and available funding.

 

The foregoing estimates, expectations and forward-looking statements are subject to change as we make strategic operating decisions from time to time and as our expenses and net sales fluctuate from period to period.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We have no off-balance sheet arrangements.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

 

Not required under Regulation S-K for “smaller reporting companies.”

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

The Company has established disclosure controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files or submits under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Commission’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management, including its principal executive and principal financial officers, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

We carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) of the Exchange Act) at June 30, 2018 as required by paragraph (b) of Rule 13a-15 and Rule 15d-15 under the Exchange Act. This evaluation was carried out under the supervision and with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Based upon that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that, at June 30, 2018, due to the number of employees and a lack of segregation of duties, our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There have been no changes in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) of the Exchange Act) that occurred during the Company’s last three-month period that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

 

From time to time, we may become involved in litigation relating to claims arising out of our operations in the normal course of business. We are not presently involved in any pending legal proceeding or litigation. To our knowledge, no governmental authority is contemplating any proceeding to which we are a party or to which any of our properties or businesses are subject, which would reasonably be likely to have a material adverse effect on the Company.

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors

 

Not required under Regulation S-K for “smaller reporting companies.”

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

On April 18, 2018 and June 30, 2018, we issued 13,368 and 8,250 shares of our common stock, respectively, in consideration of consulting services performed by a limited liability company. The limited liability company is an accredited investor. We relied on the exemption from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, set forth in Section 4(a)(2) thereof and Regulation D promulgated thereunder.

 

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

None.

 

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 5. Other Information

 

None.

 

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Item 6. Exhibits

 

Exhibit Index

 

(a) Exhibits

 

Exhibit   Number Description
     
31.1*   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
31.2*   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.1*   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
32.2*   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
101.INS   XBRL Instance Document
101.SCH   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.CAL   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
101.LAB   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
101.PRE   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

* Filed herewith.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

  CO-DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
     
Date: August 10, 2018 By: /s/ Dwight H. Egan
    Dwight H. Egan
  Its:

President and Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)

     
Date: August 10, 2018 By: /s/ Reed L Benson
    Reed L Benson
  Its:

Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

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EXHIBIT 31.1

 

Co-Diagnostics, Inc. & Subsidiaries

CERTIFICATION OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES OXLEY ACT OF 2002

AND RULE 13a-14 OF THE EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

I, Dwight H. Egan, certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Co-Diagnostics, Inc.;
   
2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
   
3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
   
4. The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
     
  a. Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
     
  b. Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepting accounting principles;
     
  c. Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
     
  d. Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.
     
5. The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
     
  a. All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
     
  b. Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date: August 10, 2018 By: /s/ Dwight H. Egan
    Dwight H. Egan
    Chief Executive Officer

 

 
 

 

 

EXHIBIT 31.2

 

Co-Diagnostics, Inc. & Subsidiaries

CERTIFICATION OF THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES OXLEY ACT OF 2002

AND RULE 13a-14 OF THE EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

I, Reed L Benson, certify that:

 

1. I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Co-Diagnostics, Inc.;
   
2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
   
3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
   
4. The registrant’s other certifying officer and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f)) for the registrant and have:
   
  a. Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
     
  b. Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepting accounting principles;
     
  c. Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
     
  d. Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.
     
5. The registrant’s other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
   
  a. All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
     
  b. Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

Date August 10, 2018 By: /s/ Reed L Benson
    Reed L Benson
    Chief Financial Officer

 

 
 

 

 

EXHIBIT 32.1

 

Co-Diagnostics, Inc. & Subsidiaries

CERTIFICATION OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

PURSUANT TO 18 U.S. C. SECTION 1350

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2018, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof, I, Dwight H. Egan, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, hereby certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that, to my knowledge:

 

  (1) The Form 10-Q fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and
     
  (2) The information contained in the Form 10-Q fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

Date: August 10, 2018 By: /s/ Dwight H. Egan
    Dwight H. Egan
    Chief Executive Officer

 

 
 

 

 

EXHIBIT 32.2

 

Co-Diagnostics, Inc. & Subsidiaries

CERTIFICATION OF THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

PURSUANT TO 18 U.S. C. SECTION 1350

AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO

SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

 

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2018, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof, I, Reed L. Benson, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, hereby certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that, to my knowledge:

 

  (1) The Form 10-Q fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and
     
  (2) The information contained in the Form 10-Q fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

 

Date: August 10, 2018 By: /s/ Reed L. Benson
    Reed L. Benson
    Chief Financial Officer