Organization and Principal Activities
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2018
|Organization and Principal Activities|
|Organization and Principal Activities||
Note 1. Organization and Principal Activities
BioXcel Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company” or “BTI”) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company utilizing novel artificial intelligence-based approaches to identify the next wave of medicines across neuroscience and immuno-oncology. The Company’s drug re-innovation approach leverages existing approved drugs and/or clinically validated product candidates together with big data and proprietary machine learning algorithms to identify new therapeutic indices. The Company is a majority-owned subsidiary of BioXcel Corporation (“BioXcel” or “Parent”) and was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware on March 29, 2017. The Company’s principal office is in New Haven, Connecticut. Unless otherwise indicated or the context requires otherwise, references in this report to “we,” “our,” “us” and similar expressions refer to BioXcel Therapeutics, Inc.
The Company’s primary activities have been the development of a clinical plan and pre-clinical research and development of two advanced programs: BXCL501, a sublingual thin film formulation of dexmedetomidine designed for acute treatment of agitation resulting from neurological and psychiatric disorders, and BXCL701, an immuno-oncology agent designed for treatment of a rare form of prostate cancer and for treatment of pancreatic cancer. These two programs and two emerging programs BXCL502 and BXCL702 (together, the “BTI Business”) have been contributed to the Company from the Parent pursuant to a contribution agreement, effective June 30, 2017, as amended and restated on November 7, 2017, or the Contribution Agreement.