Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Organization and Description of Business

Organization and Description of Business
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
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Organization and Description of Business



QSAM Biosciences Inc. (f/k/a Q2Earth, Inc.) (hereinafter the “Company”, “we”, “our”, “us”), incorporated in Delaware on August 26, 2004, is currently engaged in the business of developing a novel radiopharmaceutical drug candidate for the treatment of bone cancer. This business line commenced in earnest in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2020 as a result of the separation and transfer pursuant to an Omnibus Separation Agreement dated November 6, 2020 (the “Separation Agreement”) of the Company’s prior business of managing compost and soil manufacturing facilities (the “Legacy Business”) through an unconsolidated investee entity called Earth Property Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“EPH”). Pursuant to the Separation Agreement, the Company transferred to EPH all assets and related liabilities in connection with the Legacy Business in return for a forgiveness of debt. The financial statements presented herein have been adjusted to account for the Legacy Business as discontinued operations (see Notes 4 – Separation Agreement and 9 – Discontinued Operations). The Company owns approximately an 18% subordinated equity interest in EPH as of December 31, 2020, which was sold to a third party in 2021 for $100,000 (see Note 14 – Subsequent Events).


In April 2020, the Company established QSAM Therapeutics Inc. (“QSAM”) as a wholly-owned subsidiary incorporated in the state of Texas, and through QSAM, executed a Patent and Technology License Agreement and Trademark Assignment (the “License Agreement”) with IGL Pharma, Inc. (“IGL”). The License Agreement provides QSAM with exclusive, worldwide and sub-licensable rights to all of IGL’s patents, product data and knowhow with respect to Samaium-153 DOTMP aka CycloSam® (the “Technology”), a clinical stage novel radiopharmaceutical meant to treat different types of bone cancer and related diseases. The establishment of QSAM and execution of the License Agreement and the Separation Agreement are part of the Company’s strategic plan to transition its business into the broader biosciences sector which currently is the Company’s focus.


In connection with the transition to the biosciences sector, the Company changed its name to QSAM Biosciences Inc. on September 4, 2020, and subsequently changed its stock symbol to QSAM, to better reflect its business moving forward.


On September 4, 2020, the Company completed a 25:1 reverse stock split of its common shares. All shares and share prices set forth in this report have been adjusted to account for this reverse stock split as if it had occurred on the date presented.


Prior to 2017, the Company owned and licensed technology that converts waste fuels and heat to power, which it sold to a licensee in August of that year. Much of these operations were conducted through a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company called Q2Power Corp. (“Q2P”), which still exists but has no current operations. Q2P and QSAM are sometimes referred to herein as the “Subsidiaries”. Formerly, the Company’s name was Q2Power Technologies, Inc., and before that, Anpath Group, Inc.


The recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting worldwide economic activity. COVID-19 poses the risk that we or our employees and other partners may be prevented from conducting business activities for an indefinite period of time, including due to the spread of the disease or shutdowns that may be requested or mandated by governmental authorities. While it is not possible at this time to estimate the full impact that COVID-19 could have on our business, the continued spread of COVID-19 could disrupt our research and development of CycloSam and other related activities, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. In addition, a severe or prolonged economic downturn could result in a variety of risks to the business. While we have not yet experienced any material disruptions in our business or other negative consequences relating to COVID-19, the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic impacts our results will depend on future developments that are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted.