Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Compensation Related Costs [Abstract]  



In August 2021, the Company adopted the 2021 Inducement Plan (“the Plan”). Under the 2021 Inducement Plan, the Company can grant stock options and stock awards. There are 500,000 shares of common stock reserved for issuance under the Plan. As of September 30, 2021, 50,000 shares remained available for future grants.


Share-based awards generally vest over a period of three years, and share-based awards that lapse or are forfeited are available to be granted again. The contractual life of all share-based awards is five years. The expiration date of the outstanding share-based awards is August 2026.


The Company measures share-based awards at their grant-date fair value and records compensation expense on a straight-line basis over the service period of the awards. Share-based compensation is allocated to employees and consultants based on their respective departments.



The Company recorded share-based compensation expense of $15,365 in general and administrative expense during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021.


The assumptions used in the Black-Scholes option pricing model to determine the fair value of share-based awards granted to employees during the nine months ended September 30, 2021, were as follows:


Volatility     90.00 %
Risk free rate     0.66 %
Expected term     2.54  


The following table summarizes the share-based award activity for the periods presented:


    Number of Options     Weighted Average
Exercise Price Per
    Weighted Average
Contractual Term
Outstanding at December 31, 2020     -     $ -       -  
Granted     450,000     $ 1.38          
Outstanding at September 30, 2021     450,000     $ 1.38       4.8  
Exercisable at September 30, 2021     175,000     $ 2.22       4.8  
Vested and expected to vest at September 30, 2021     450,000     $ 1.38       4.8  


The weighted average fair value of share-based awards granted during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 was $0.15. As of September 30, 2021, the unrecognized compensation cost related to outstanding share-based awards was $0.1 million and is expected to be recognized as expense over a weighted-average period of approximately 1.8 years.