Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Preparation of Interim Financial Statements


The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements were prepared by the Company pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and, in the opinion of management, include all normal and recurring adjustments necessary to present fairly the results of the interim periods shown. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“US GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such SEC rules and regulations. Management believes that the disclosures made are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. The results for the interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results for the full year. The condensed consolidated financial statements contained herein should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K.




Certain items previously reported in specific financial statement captions have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation, including warrant expense in the condensed statements of cash flows and Note 8 Share-Based Compensation. Such reclassifications do not materially impact previously reported operating income (loss), net income (loss), total assets, liabilities or stockholders’ equity (deficit).


Principles of Consolidation


The financial statements of the Company include the accounts of Xenetic Biosciences (UK) Limited (“Xenetic UK”) and its wholly owned subsidiaries: Lipoxen Technologies Limited, Xenetic Bioscience, Incorporated, and SymbioTec GmbH (“SymbioTec”). All material intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated on consolidation. 


Recent Accounting Pronouncements


In March 2016, the FASB issued guidance to simplify several aspects of employee share-based payment accounting, including income tax consequences, classification of awards as either equity or liabilities, and classification on the statement of cash flows. This guidance will become effective for us beginning in the first quarter of 2017. Early adoption is permitted. We are currently evaluating the impact of the adoption of this standard.


There has been no other material changes to the recent accounting pronouncements under consideration since those described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 30, 2016.