Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Description of Business

Description of Business
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
Description Of Business [Abstract]  
Description of Business

1. Description of Business

XOMA Corporation (referred to as “XOMA” or the “Company”), a Delaware corporation, has a long history of discovering and developing innovative therapeutic candidates derived from its unique platform of antibody technologies. Over the Company’s extensive history, it built a pipeline of fully-funded programs discovered by its licensees and partners from direct use of the Company’s proprietary antibody discovery platform and from product candidates it discovered and advanced prior to licensing them to licensees who assumed the responsibilities of subsequent development, regulatory approval and commercialization. Fully-funded programs are those for which the Company’s partners pay the development and commercialization costs. As licensees advance these programs, the Company is eligible for potential milestone and royalty payments. As part of the Company’s royalty aggregator business model, the Company will continue to expand its pipeline of fully-funded programs by acquiring potential milestone and royalty revenue streams on additional product candidates.      

Liquidity and Financial Condition

With the exception of the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company has incurred significant operating losses and negative cash flows from operations since its inception. As of March 31, 2019, the Company had cash of $48.4 million. Based on the Company’s current cash balance and its ability to control discretionary spending, such as royalty acquisitions, the Company has evaluated and concluded there are no conditions or events that raise substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern for a period of one year following the date that these condensed consolidated financial statements are issued.