|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2021
|Accounting Policies [Abstract]|
2. ACCOUNTING POLICIES
The preparation of financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect reported amounts and related disclosures. We have discussed those estimates that we believe are critical and require the use of complex judgment in their application in our audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2020 in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC, on March 11, 2021. Since December 31, 2020, we have added an additional accounting policy for the accounting of government funded research grants.
We account for government grants by recognizing the benefit of the grant as qualifying expenditures are incurred provided that there is reasonable assurance that we have complied with all conditions under the terms of the grant and that the amount requested for reimbursement will be received. The government grant reduces the research and development, or R&D, expenses to which it relates on our statement of profit and loss.
In July 2021, we were awarded a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, or NIDA, of the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, to evaluate the use of cytisinicline as a treatment for cessation of nicotine e-cigarette use. This initial grant award, in the amount of $0.3 million, commenced on August 1, 2021, and is being utilized to complete critical regulatory and clinical operational activities, such as protocol finalization, clinical trial site identification, drug packaging, and submission of a new Investigational New Drug Application, or IND, to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, for investigating cytisinicline in nicotine e-cigarette users. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021 we incurred $0.2 million in qualifying R&D expenditures under the NIH grant which has been recorded as a reduction in R&D expense and as grant receivable.
The entire disclosure for all significant accounting policies of the reporting entity.
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