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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

QUARTERLY REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2010

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Commission File No.: 001-34079
 
Delaware
 
11-3516358
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

15245 Shady Grove Road, Suite 455
Rockville, MD 20850
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

Telephone: (240) 268-5300
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Yes þ  No o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes ¨ No ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See definition of “accelerated filer”, “large accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

Large Accelerated Filer
o
Accelerated Filer
¨
Non-Accelerated Filer
o
Smaller reporting company
þ
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Yes o No þ

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date: 75,172,822 shares of common stock outstanding as of May 21, 2010.
 


 
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REXAHN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(A Development Stage Company)
TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
Page
 
 
PART I
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
Item 1
Financial Statements
 
 
 
 
 
1)
3
 
 
 
 
 
2)
4
 
 
 
 
 
3)
5
 
 
 
 
 
4)
6
 
 
 
 
Item 2
22
 
 
 
Item 3
28
 
 
 
Item 4
28
 
 
 
PART II
OTHER INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
Item 1
29
 
 
 
Item 1A
29
 
 
 
Item 2
29
 
 
 
Item 3
29
 
 
 
Item 4
29
 
 
 
Item 5
29
 
 
 
Item 6
30
 
 
 
 
 
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PART 1.       Financial Information

REXAHN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(A Development Stage Company)
Condensed Balance Sheets
 
           
   
March 31,
2010
(unaudited)
   
December 31,
2009
 
             
ASSETS
 
Current Assets:
           
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 7,682,191     $ 7,298,032  
Marketable securities
    175,000       175,000  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (note 3)
    491,923       320,935  
Total Current Assets
    8,349,114       7,793,967  
Restricted Cash Equivalents (note 13)
    1,909,827       2,026,060  
Equipment, Net (note 4)
    158,701       168,978  
Total Assets
  $ 10,417,642     $ 9,989,005  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
Current Liabilities:
               
Accounts payable and accrued expenses (note 5)
  $ 917,356     $ 785,904  
                 
Deferred Revenue (note 6)
    956,250       975,000  
                 
Other Liabilities (note 7)
    135,921       128,501  
                 
Total Liabilities
    2,009,527       1,889,405  
Commitment and Contingencies (note 13)
               
Stockholders' Equity (note 9):
               
Preferred stock, par value $0.0001, 100,000,000 authorized shares, none issued and outstanding
    -       -  
Common stock, par value $0.0001, 500,000,000 authorized shares, 73,483,702 (2009 – 71,938,701) issued and 73,469,497 (2009 – 71,924,496) outstanding
    7,349       7,194  
Additional paid-in capital
    46,294,187       44,414,723  
Accumulated deficit during the development stage
    (37,865,011 )     (36,293,907 )
Treasury stock, 14,205 shares, at cost
    (28,410 )     (28,410 )
                 
Total Stockholders' Equity
    8,408,115       8,099,600  
                 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
    10,417,642       9,989,005  


See the notes accompanying the condensed financial statements


REXAHN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(A Development Stage Company)
Condensed Statement of Operations
(Unaudited)
           
   
Three Months
Ended March 31,
   
Cumulative from March 19, 2001 (Inception) to March 31,
2010
 
   
2010
   
2009
       
                   
Revenue:
                 
Research
  $ 18,750     $ 18,750     $ 543,750  
                         
Expenses:
                       
General and administrative
    1,056,465       723,107       18,865,007  
Research and development
    491,122       721,926       16,974,937  
Patent fees
    52,734       54,137       1,277,787  
Depreciation and amortization
    11,547       11,991       556,355  
                         
Total Expenses
    1,611,868       1,511,161       37,674,086  
                         
Loss from Operations
    (1,593,118 )     (1,492,411 )     (37,130,336 )
                         
Other (Income) Expense
                       
Realized loss on securities available-for-sale
    -       -       9,341  
Interest  income
    (22,014 )     (7,609 )     (1,200,813 )
Interest expense
    -       -       301,147  
Beneficial conversion feature
    -       -       1,625,000  
                         
      (22,014 )     (7,609 )     734,675  
                         
Loss Before Provision for Income Taxes
    (1,571,104 )     (1,484,802 )     (37,865,011 )
Provision for Income Taxes
    -       -       -  
                         
Net Loss
  $ (1,571,104 )   $ (1,484,802 )     37,865,011  
                         
Net Loss per share , basic and diluted
  $ ( 0.02 )   $ (0.03 )        
                         
Weighted average number of shares,basic and diluted
    72,271,780       55,025,649          
 
 
See the notes accompanying the condensed financial statements

 
REXAHN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(A Development Stage Company)
Condensed Statement of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
           
   
Three Months Ended
March 31,
   
Cumulative From March 19,
2001 (Inception) to
March 31,
 
   
2010
   
2009
   
2010
 
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
                 
Net loss
  $ (1,571,104 )   $ (1,484,802 )   $ (37,865,011 )
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:
                       
Beneficial conversion feature
    -       -       1,625,000  
Compensatory stock
    366,000       -       387,877  
Depreciation and amortization
    11,547       11,991       556,355  
Stock option compensation
    195,378       134,910       4,549,743  
Amortization of deferred revenue
    (18,750 )     (18,750 )     (543,750 )
Realized losses on marketable Securities
    -       -       9,341  
Amortization of deferred lease incentive
    (5,000 )     -       (15,000 )
Deferred lease expenses
    12,420       -       50,921  
Loss on impairment of intangible assets
    -       -       286,132  
Changes in assets and liabilities:
                       
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
    (170,988 )     184,186       (491,923 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
    131,452       115,494       917,356  
Net Cash Used in Operating Activities
    (1,049,045 )     (1,056,971 )     (30,532,959 )
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:`
                       
Restricted cash equivalents
    116,233       -       (1,909,827 )
Purchase of equipment
    (1,270 )     (835 )     (544,972 )
Purchase of marketable securities
    -       (1,001,345 )     (10,770,000 )
Proceeds from sales of marketable securities
    -       3,550,001       10,585,659  
Payment of licensing fees
    -       -       (356,216 )
Net Cash Provided (Used in) by Investing  Activities
    114,963       2,547,821       (2,995,356 )
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
                       
Issuance of common stock and units, net of  issuance costs
    -       -       33,267,073  
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
    21,240       -       24,842  
Proceeds from exercise of stock warrants
    1,297,001       -       1,297,001  
Proceeds from long-term debt
    -       -       5,150,000  
Proceeds from research contribution
    -       -       1,500,000  
Principal payments on long-term debt
    -       -       (28,410 )
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities
    1,318,241       -       41,210,506  
Net Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents
    384,159       1,490,850       7,682,191  
Cash and Cash Equivalents - beginning of period
    7,298,032       369,130       -  
Cash and Cash Equivalents - end of period
    7,682,191       1,859,980     $ 7,682,191  
Supplemental Cash Flow Information
                       
Interest paid
  $ -     $ -     $ 301,147  
Non-cash financing and investing activities:
                       
Warrants issued
  $ -     $ -     $ 3,877,752  
Leasehold improvement incentive
  $ -     $ -     $ 100,000  
 
 
See the notes accompanying the condensed financial statements


REXAHN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(A Development Stage Company)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
Three Months Ended March 31, 2010 and 2009
(Unaudited)

1.
Operations and Organization
 
Operations
 
Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the "Company", "Rexahn Pharmaceuticals”), a Delaware corporation, is a development stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative treatments for cancer, central nervous system (“CNS”) disorders, sexual dysfunction and other medical needs.  The Company had an accumulated deficit of $37,865,011 as of March 31, 2010 and anticipates incurring losses through the remainder of fiscal 2010 and beyond.  The Company has not yet generated commercial sales revenue and has been able to fund its operating losses to date through the sale of its common stock, units, issuance of long-term debt, and proceeds from reimbursed research and development costs.  Management has the capability of managing the Company’s operations within existing cash available by reducing research and development activities.
 
Basis of Presentation
 
The accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements of the Company have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for interim financial information.  Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for complete financial statements.  In the opinion of the Company’s management, all adjustments (consisting of only normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included.  Operating results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2010 are not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for the full fiscal year ending December 31, 2010.  The accompanying condensed financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements of the Company for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009.
 
Use of Estimates
 
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.  These estimates are based on management’s best knowledge of current events and actions the Company may undertake in the future.  Actual results may ultimately differ from those estimates.  These estimates are reviewed periodically and as adjustments become necessary, they are reported in earnings in the period in which they become available.
 
2.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements Affecting the Company
 
In February 2010, the FASB issued ASI 2010-09, “Subsequent Events (Topic 855); Amendments to Certain Recognition and Disclosure Requirements” (“ASI 2010-9”). The standard amends Subtopic 855-10, “Subsequent Events” to remove the requirement for a SEC filer to disclose the date through which subsequent events have been evaluated. ASI 2010-9 is effective upon issuance of the final update. The Company adopted ASI 2010-9 as of March 31, 2010.


REXAHN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(A Development Stage Company)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
Three Months Ended March 31, 2010 and 2009
(Unaudited)

3.
Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets
   
March 31,
   
December 31,
 
   
2010
(unaudited)
   
2009
 
             
Deposits on contracts
  $ 415,713     $ 245,476  
Other assets
    76,210       75,459  
                 
    $ 491,923     $ 320,935  
 
4.
Equipment, Net

   
March 31,
   
December 31,
 
   
2010
(unaudited)
   
2009
 
             
Furniture and fixtures
  $ 32,169     $ 32,169  
Office equipment
    73,655       72,385  
Lab and computer equipment
    428,816       428,816  
Leasehold improvements
    110,713       110,713  
                 
      645,353       644,083  
Less, Accumulated depreciation
    (486,652 )     (475,105 )
                 
Net carrying amount
  $ 158,701     $ 168,978  
 
Depreciation expense was $11,547 and $7,539 for the three months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively.

5.
Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses

   
March 31,
   
December 31,
 
   
2010
(unaudited)
   
2009
 
             
Trade payables
  $ 146,745     $ 132,212  
Accrued expenses
    658,743       512,659  
Payroll liabilities
    111,868       141,033  
                 
    $ 917,356     $ 785,904  
 
6.
Deferred Revenue
 
In 2003, the Company entered into a collaborative research agreement with Rexgene Biotech Co., Ltd. ("Rexgene"), a shareholder.  Rexgene is engaged in the development of pharmaceutical products in Asia and has agreed to assist the Company with the research, development and clinical trials necessary for registration of the Company's drug candidate, RX-0201, in Asia.  This agreement provides Rexgene with exclusive rights to license, sublicense, make, have made, use, sell and import RX-0201 in Asia. A one-time contribution to the joint development and research of RX-0201 of $1,500,000 was paid to the Company in 2003 in accordance with the agreement.  The amount of revenue from this contribution is being recognized as income over the term of the agreement which terminates at the later of 20 years or the term of the patent on the licensed product.


REXAHN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(A Development Stage Company)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
Three Months Ended March 31, 2010 and 2009
(Unaudited)
 
The Company is using 20 years as its basis for recognition and accordingly $18,750 was included in revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009.  The remaining $956,250 as of March 31, 2010 (December 31, 2009 - $975,000) is reflected as deferred revenue on the balance sheet.  The contribution is being used in the cooperative funding of the costs of development of RX-0201.  Royalties of 3% of net sales of licensed products will become payable to the Company on a quarterly basis once commercial sales of RX-0201 begin. The product is still under development and commercial sales are not expected to begin until at least 2012.
 
7.
Other Liabilities

Deferred Lease Incentive

On June 29, 2009, the Company entered into a five year office lease agreement as discussed in note 13.  The lessor agreed to grant a leasehold improvement allowance of $100,000 to the Company to be used for construction cost of the improvements, architectural and engineering fees, government agency plan check, permit and other fees, sales and use taxes, testing and inspection costs, construction fees and telephone and data cabling and wiring in the premises.  As of March 31, 2010, the full amount of leasehold improvement allowance has been used up by the Company.  The Company accounts for the benefit of the leasehold improvement allowance as a reduction of rental expense over the term of the lease which is 5 years.
 
The following table sets forth the deferred lease incentive:
   
March 31,
   
December 31,
 
   
2010
(unaudited)
   
2009
 
             
Deferred lease incentive
  $ 100,000     $ 100,000  
Less accumulated amortization
    (15,000 )     (10,000 )
                 
Balance
  $ 85,000     $ 90,000  

Deferred Office Lease Expense
 
The office lease agreement, discussed above, requires an initial annual base rent of $76,524 with annual increases over the next subsequent five years. The Company recognizes rental expense on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease, which resulted in a deferred rent liability of $47,505 and $31,670 as of March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively.


REXAHN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(A Development Stage Company)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
Three Months Ended March 31, 2010 and 2009
(Unaudited)

Deferred Lab Lease Expense
 
On May 21, 2009, the Company entered into a one year agreement to use lab space commencing on July 1, 2009.  The lessor granted free rent to the Company for the period from July 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009.  The Company recognizes rental expense on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease, which results in a deferred rent liability of $3,416 and $6,831 as of March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively.
 
 
8.
Net Loss per Common Share
 
We compute basic loss per share by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding and excluding any potential dilution.  Net loss per common share assuming dilution was computed by reflecting potential dilution from the exercise of stock options and warrants.  As of March 31, 2010 and 2009, there were stock options and warrants to acquire 15,421,034 and 7,760,795 shares of our common stock, respectively.  These shares were excluded from the computations of diluted loss per share because their effect would be anti-dilutive.
 
9.
Common Stock
 
 
The following transactions occurred from March 19, 2001 (inception) to March 31, 2010:
 
 
a)
On May 10, 2001, the Company issued 3,600,000 shares of common stock to the Company's founders for $1.
 
 
b)
On August 10, 2001, the Company issued:
 
 
i)
1,208,332 shares of common stock to the directors of the Company for cash of $1,450,000.
 
 
ii)
958,334 shares of common stock to Rexgene for cash of $550,000.
 
 
iii)
360,000 shares of common stock in a private placement to individual investors for cash of $1,080,000.
 
  These share purchases were negotiated by the parties at various dates prior to the August 10, 2001 share issuance date.
 
 
c)
On October 10, 2001, the Company issued 400,000 shares of common stock to Chong Kun Dang Pharmaceutical Corp. ("CKD") for cash of $479,991 and 400,000 shares of common stock to an individual investor for cash of $479,991.
 
 
d)
On October 10, 2001, the Company issued 200,000 shares of common stock to CKD for cash of $479,985.
 
 
e)
Since inception, the Company's founders have transferred 800,000 shares of the common stock described in a) to officers and directors of the Company.
 
 
f)
In July 2003, the shareholders described in b) (iii) and e) transferred an aggregate of 1,268,332 shares of common stock to a voting trust.  The trust allows for the unified voting of the stock by the trustees.  The appointed trustees are senior management of the Company who, together with their existing shares, control a majority of the voting power of the Company.


REXAHN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(A Development Stage Company)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
Three Months Ended March 31, 2010 and 2009
(Unaudited)
 
 
g)
On August 20, 2003, the Company issued 500,000 shares of common stock to KT&G Corporation for cash of $2,000,000.
 
 
h)
On October 29, 2004, an option holder exercised options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock for cash of $1,800 and the Company issued an aggregate of 1,500 shares.
 
 
i)
Pursuant to the agreement and plan of merger which occurred on May 13, 2005, (i) each share of the issued and outstanding common stock of Rexahn, Corp (“Rexahn”) (other than dissenting shares) was converted into the right to receive five shares of Rexahn Pharmaceuticals common stock; (ii) each issued, outstanding and unexercised option to purchase a share of Rexahn common stock was converted into an option to purchase five shares of Rexahn Pharmaceuticals common stock and (iii) the par value of Rexahn's common stock was adjusted to reflect the par value of Corporate Road Show  Com Inc. (“CRS”) common stock.  In the acquisition merger, 289,780,000 CRS pre-reverse stock split shares were converted into 2,897,802 post-reverse stock split Rexahn Pharmaceuticals shares, and an additional 500,000 post-reverse stock split Rexahn Pharmaceuticals shares were issued to a former executive of CRS.  All shares and earnings per share information have been retroactively restated in these financial statements.
 
 
j)
On August 8, 2005, the Company issued, in a transaction exempt from registration under the Securities Act, 4,175,000 shares of common stock at a purchase price of $2.00 per share.
 
 
k)
On October 3, 2005, the Company issued 7,000 shares of common stock for $21,877 and $7,500 cash in exchange for services.
 
 
l)
On December 2, 2005, the holders of a convertible note, representing $1,300,000 aggregate principal amount, exercised their option to convert the entire principal amount of the note into the Company's common stock.  Based on a $2.00 per share conversion price, the holders received an aggregate of 650,000 shares.
 
 
m)
On December 27, 2005, option holders exercised options to purchase shares of the Company's common stock for cash of $9,600 and the Company issued an aggregate of 40,000 shares.
 
 
n)
On February 22, 2006, an option holder exercised options to purchase shares of the Company's common stock for cash of $1,200 and the Company issued an aggregate of 5,000 shares.
 
 
o)
On April 12, 2006, an option holder exercised options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock for cash of $3,409 and the Company issued an aggregate of 14,205 shares.  On the same date, the Company agreed to repurchase common stock from the option holder based on the then market price for treasury in exchange for the aggregate purchase price of $28,410 in cash.
 
 
p)
On May 13, 2006, holders of the $3,850,000 convertible notes issued on February 28, 2005, exercised their rights to convert the entire principal amount of the notes into shares of the Company’s common stock.   Based on a $1.00 per share conversion price, the Company issued 3,850,000 shares of common stock in connection with the conversion.


REXAHN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(A Development Stage Company)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
Three Months Ended March 31, 2010 and 2009
(Unaudited)
 
 
q)
On October 9, 2006, an option holder exercised options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock for cash of $2,400 and the Company issued an aggregate of 10,000 shares.
 
 
r)
On November 19, 2006, an option holder exercised options to purchase shares of the Company's common stock for cash of $1,800 and the Company issued an aggregate of 7,500 shares.
 
 
s)
On December 19, 2006, an option holder exercised options to purchase shares of the Company's common stock for cash of $6,000 and the Company issued an aggregate of 25,000 shares.
 
 
t)
On April 18, 2007, an option holder exercised options to purchase shares of the Company's common stock for cash of $14,400 and the Company issued an aggregate of 18,000 shares.
 
 
u)
On July 23, 2007, an option holder exercised options to purchase shares of the Company's common stock for cash of $12,000 and the Company issued an aggregate of 15,000 shares.
 
 
v)
On September 27, 2007, an option holder exercised options to purchase shares of the Company's common stock for cash of $15,600 and the Company issued an aggregate of 19,500 shares.
 
 
w)
On December 18, 2007, the Company issued 4,857,159 units at a price $1.40 per share for total gross proceeds of $6,800,023.  Investors also were issued one warrant for every five shares purchased.  One warrant will entitle the holder to purchase an additional share of common stock at a purchase price of $1.80 at any time over a period of three years from the date of the closing of the private placement valued at $1,103,164 on closing and were charged to additional paid in capital. Private placement closing costs of $139,674, including 107,144 warrants issued, valued at $91,119, were recorded as a reduction of the issuance proceeds. The anti-dilutive protection provision is indexed to the Company's own stock and has other equity characteristics. The provision is structured in a way that is designed to protect a holder's position from being diluted and contains a price protection based on a mathematical calculation.
 
 
x)
On December 27, 2007, an option holder exercised options to purchase shares of the Company's common stock for cash of $18,000 and the Company issued an aggregate of 75,000 shares.
 
 
y)
On March 20, 2008, the Company issued 642,858 units consisting of one share of the Company’s common stock and one warrant for every five common shares purchased in a private placement at a price of $1.40 per unit for total gross proceeds of $900,001. One warrant will entitle the holder to purchase an additional share of common stock at a price of $1.80 at any time over a period of three years from the date of the private placement. The warrants were valued at $220,005 and were charged to additional paid-in-capital. The anti-dilutive protection provision is indexed to the Company's own stock and has other equity characteristics. The provision is structured in a way that is designed to protect a holder's position from being diluted and contains a price protection based on a mathematical calculation.
 
 
z)
On May 30, 2008, an option holder exercised options to purchase shares of the Company's common stock for cash of $7,200 and the Company issued an aggregate of 30,000 shares.


REXAHN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(A Development Stage Company)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
Three Months Ended March 31, 2010 and 2009
(Unaudited)
 
 
aa)
On June 2, 2008, an option holder exercised options to purchase shares of the Company's common stock for cash of $12,000 and the Company issued an aggregate of 50,000 shares.
 
 
ab)
On June 30, 2008, an option holder exercised options to purchase shares of the Company's common stock for cash of $12,000 and the Company issued an aggregate of 10,000 shares.
 
 
ac)
On May 19, 2009, the Company entered into a purchase agreement to issue 2,857,143 shares of common stock at a price of $1.05 per share to an institutional investor for total gross proceeds of $2,710,910 and incurred $289,090 of stock issuance costs.  The investor was also issued:
 
 
1)
Series I warrants to purchase 2,222,222 shares of common stock at a purchase price of $1.05 per share at any time before September 3, 2009;
 
 
2)
Series II warrants to purchase 1,866,666 shares of common stock at a purchase price of $1.25 per share at any time from December 3, 2009 to June 5, 2012; and
 
 
3)
Series III warrants to purchase 1,555,555 shares of common stock at a purchase price of $1.50 per share at any time from December 3, 2009 to June 5, 2014.
 
These warrants have been valued at $1,142,925 and recorded in additional paid-in-capital.  The closing costs included 142,857 warrants valued at $35,398 and were recorded as a reduction of the gross proceeds. Series I warrants to purchase 2,222,222 shares of common stock, valued at $213,013, at a purchase price of $1.05 per share have been expired.  The anti-dilutive protection provision is indexed to the Company’s own stock and has other equity characteristics.  The provision is structured in a way that is designed to protect a holder's position from being diluted based on a mathematical calculation.
 
 
ad)
On June 9, 2009, the Company issued 1,833,341 shares of common stock and 862,246 warrants to purchase common stock at a purchase price of $1.05 per share to existing stockholders pursuant to the anti-dilution protection provisions of the private placements transacted on December 24, 2007 and March 20, 2008.
 
 
ae)
On September 4, 2009, an option holder exercised options to purchase shares of the Company's common stock for cash of $3,600 and the Company issued an aggregate of 15,000 shares.
 
 
af)
On September 21, 2009, the Company issued 3,102,837 shares of common stock at a purchase price of $1.13 per share to an institutional investor for net proceeds of $3,371,340, which includes $128,659 of stock issuance costs.
 
 
ag)
On October 19, 2009, the Company entered into a purchase agreement to issue 6,072,383 shares of common stock at a price of $0.82 per share to five institutional investors for net proceeds of $4,648,070, which includes $351,928 of stock issuance costs.  The investors were also issued warrants to purchase 2,125,334 shares of common stock at a purchase price of $1.00 per share, exercisable on or after the date of delivery until the five-year anniversary.  These warrants have been valued at $909,399 and recorded in additional paid-in-capital.  The closing costs included 245,932 warrants valued at $104,722 and were recorded as a reduction of the total gross proceeds.  The anti-dilutive protection provision is indexed to the Company’s own stock and has other equity characteristics.  The provision is structured in a way that is designed to protect a holder's position from being diluted based on a mathematical calculation.


REXAHN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(A Development Stage Company)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
Three Months Ended March 31, 2010 and 2009
(Unaudited)
 
 
ah)
On October 19, 2009, the Company issued 2,018,143 shares of common stock and 569,502 warrants to purchase common stock at a purchase price of $0.82 per share to existing stockholders pursuant to anti-dilution protection provisions of the private placements transacted on December 24, 2007 and March 20, 2008.  The warrants were valued at $121,491 and are recorded as a reduction in issuance proceeds of the October 19, 2009 transaction as described above.
 
 
ai)
On February 12, 2010, the Company entered into an agreement to issue 180,000 shares of common stock for consulting services and an agreement to issue 120,000 shares of common stock for consulting services.
 
 
aj)
In March 2010, warrant holders exercised their warrant to purchase shares of Company common stock for cash of $1,297,001 and the Company issued an aggregate of 1,197,001 shares.
 
 
ak)
In March 2010, option holders exercised options to purchase shares of Company common stock for cash of $21,240 and the Company issued an aggregate of 48,000 shares.
 

10.
Stock-Based Compensation
 
On August 5, 2003, the Company established a stock option plan (the “Plan”). Under the Plan, the Company grants stock options to key employees, directors and consultants of the Company. For all grants prior to September 12, 2005 and grants to employees of the Company after September 12, 2005, the vesting period is 30% on the first anniversary of the grant date, an additional 30% on the second anniversary and the remaining 40% on the third anniversary. Options expire between five and ten years from the date of grant.
 
For grants to non-employee consultants of the Company after September 12, 2005, the vesting period is between one to three years, subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions in the individual stock option grant agreements, or 100% upon the occurrence of certain events specified in the individual stock option grant agreements. Options authorized for issuance under the Plan total 17,000,000 after giving effect to an amendment to the Plan approved at the Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of the Company on June 2, 2006.  As of March 31, 2010, 8,567,500 shares of common stock were available for issuance.
 
Prior to adoption of the plan, the Company made restricted stock grants. During 2003 all existing restricted stock grants were converted to stock options. The converted options maintained the same full vesting period as the original restricted stock grants.
 
Accounting for Employee Awards
 
The Company's results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009 include share-based employee compensation expense totaling $116,270 and $130,698, respectively. Such amounts have been included in the Statements of Operations in general and administrative and research and development expenses. No income tax benefit has been recognized in the Statements of Operations for share-based compensation arrangements as the Company has provided for a 100% valuation allowance on its deferred tax assets.
 
Employee stock option compensation expense is the estimated fair value of options granted amortized on a straight-line basis over the requisite vesting service period for the entire portion of the award.


REXAHN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(A Development Stage Company)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
Three Months Ended March 31, 2010 and 2009
(Unaudited)
 
Accounting for Non-Employee Awards
 
Stock compensation expenses related to non-employee options were $79,108 and $4,212 for the three months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively. Such amounts have been included in the Statements of Operations in general and administrative and research and development expenses.
 
Summary of Stock Compensation Expense Recognized
 
Total stock-based compensation recognized by the Company in the three months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, and the period from inception (March 19, 2001) to March 31, 2010, all of which relates to stock options and warrants, is as follows:
 
    Three Months Ended    
Inception
(March 19,2001) to
March 31, 2010
 
   
March 31,
2010
   
March 31,
2009
     
Income statement line item:
General and administrative
                 
Payroll
  $ 100,886     $ 82,761     $ 1,700,977  
Consulting and other professional fees
    75,444       4,187       741,820  
Research and development:
                       
Payroll
    15,384       47,937       814,739  
Consulting and other professional fees
    3,664       25       1,292,207  
                         
Total
  $ 195,378     $ 134,910     $ 4,549,743  
 
Summary of Stock Option Transactions
 
There were 375,000 stock options granted at an exercise price of $1.33 with a fair value of $304,043 during the three months ended March 31, 2010.  There were no stock options granted during the three months ended March 31, 2009.  The fair value of options at the date of grant was estimated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. The expected volatility is based upon historical volatility of the Company's stock. The expected term is based upon the simplified method.
 
The fair value of options at the date of grant was estimated using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. The Company took into consideration guidance under ASC 718 and SAB 107 when reviewing and updating assumptions. The expected volatility is based upon historical volatility of the Company's stock. The expected term is based upon the simplified method as allowed under SAB 107.
 
The assumptions made in calculating the fair values of options are as follows:
 
   
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
             
   
2010
   
2009
 
Black-Scholes weighted average assumptions
           
Expected dividend yield
  $ 0     $ 0  
Expected volatility
    107 %     0 %
Risk free interest rate
    2.40 – 4.10 %     0 %
Expected term (in years)
 
1 – 5 years
   
0 years
 


REXAHN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(A Development Stage Company)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
Three Months Ended March 31, 2010 and 2009
(Unaudited)
 
The following table summarizes the employee and non-employee share-based transactions:
 
   
2010
   
 
Weighted Ave. Fair Value on Date of Grant
   
2009
   
 
Weighted Avg. Fair Value on Date of Grant
 
   
Subject to Options
   
Shares
Weighted Avg. Exercise Prices
       
Subject to Options
   
Shares
Weighted Avg. Exercise Prices
     
Outstanding at
January 1
    7,715,795     $ 0.98             7,760,795     $ 1.01        
Granted
    375,000       1.33       304,043       -       -       -  
Exercised
    (48,000 )     0.44       -       -       -       -  
Cancelled
    -       -       -       -       -       -  
                                                 
Outstanding at March 31
    8,042,795     $ 1.01               7,760,795     $ 1.01          


REXAHN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(A Development Stage Company)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
Three Months Ended March 31, 2010 and 2009
(Unaudited)
 
The following table summarizes information about stock options outstanding as of March 31, 2010 and 2009.

   
 
Shares
Subject to Options
   
Weighted Average Exercise Prices
 
Weighted
Average Remaining Contractual Term
 
 
Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
 
                     
Outstanding at March 31, 2010
    8,042,795     $ 1.01  
5.5 years
  $ 5,622,427  
                           
Exercisable at March 31, 2010
    6,241,295     $ 0.99  
5.20 years
  $ 4,595,367  


   
 
Shares
Subject to Options
   
Weighted Average Exercise Prices
 
Weighted
Average Remaining Contractual Term
 
 
Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
 
                     
Outstanding at March 31, 2009
    7,760,795     $ 1.01  
6.6 years
  $ 375,266  
                           
Exercisable at March 31, 2009
    5,625,920     $ 0.94  
6.5 years
  $ 375,266  

 
As of March 31, 2010 and 2009, there was $2,147,234 and $2,276,558 of total unrecognized compensation cost, respectively, related to all unvested stock options, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted average vesting period of 1.77 years and 1.3 years, respectively.  As of March 31, 2010 and 2009, the weighted fair value of the unvested stock options on the date of grant was $0.73 and $0.82, respectively.


REXAHN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(A Development Stage Company)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
Three Months Ended March 31, 2010 and 2009
(Unaudited)
 
11.
Warrants
 
As of March 31, 2010, warrants to purchase 7,378,242 shares were outstanding, having exercise prices ranging from $0.82 to $1.50 and expiration dates ranging from December 24, 2010 to October 23, 2014.
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
   
Number of warrants
   
Weighted average exercise price
   
Number of warrants
   
Weighted average exercise price
 
Balance, January 1
    8,575,243     $ 1.10       1,207,151     $ 1.80  
Issued during the period
    -     $ -       -     $ -  
Exercised during the period
    (1,197,001 )   $ (1.08 )     -     $ -  
Expired during the period
    -     $ -       -     $ -  
                                 
Balance, March 31
    7,378,242     $ 1.10       1,207,151     $ 1.80  
 
As of March 31, 2010 the range of exercise prices of the outstanding warrants and options were as follows:
 
Range of exercise prices
Number of warrants
Average remaining contractual life
Weighted average exercise price
$0.82 - 1.50
7,378,242
2.23 years
$   1.10
 
Warrants were valued using the Black-Scholes option pricing model.  The risk-free interest rate used in the Black-Scholes option pricing model is based on the implied yield currently available on U.S. Treasury Securities with an equivalent term.  Expected volatility is based on the weighted average historical volatility of the Company’s common stock for the most recent five year period.  The expected term of warrants represents the contractual term of the warrant.
 
12.
Income Taxes
 
No provision for Federal and State income taxes was required for the periods ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, due to the Company’s operating losses and increased deferred tax asset valuation allowance.  As of March 31, 2010 and 2009, the Company has unused net operating loss carry-forwards of approximately $35,644,000 and $31,390,000 which expire at various dates through 2030.  Some of this amount may be subject to annual limitations under certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code related to “changes in ownership”.
 
As of March 31, 2010 and 2009, the deferred tax assets related to the aforementioned carry-forwards have been fully offset by valuation allowances, since significant utilization of such amounts is not presently expected in the foreseeable future.


REXAHN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(A Development Stage Company)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
Three Months Ended March 31, 2010 and 2009
(Unaudited)
 
Deferred tax assets and valuation allowances consist of:


   
2010
   
2009
 
Net operating loss carry-forwards
  $ 13,544,760     $ 11,928,687  
Valuation allowance
    (13,544,760 )     (11,928,687 )
                 
Net deferred tax assets
  $ -     $ -  

 
The Company files income tax returns in the U.S. federal and New York state jurisdictions. Tax years for fiscal 2006 through 2008 are open and potentially subject to examination by the federal and New York state taxing authorities.
 
13.
Commitments and Contingencies
 
 
a)
The Company has contracted with various vendors to provide research and development services. The terms of these agreements usually require an initiation fee and monthly or periodic payments over the term of the agreement, ranging from 2 months to 36 months. The costs to be incurred are estimated and are subject to revision. As of March 31, 2010, the total estimated cost to be incurred under these agreements was approximately $7,972,512 and the Company had made payments totaling $2,743,984 under the terms of the agreements as of March 31, 2010.  All of these agreements may be terminated by either party upon appropriate notice as stipulated in the respective agreements.


 
b)
  The Company and three of its key executives entered into employment agreements. Each of these agreements was renewed on August 10, 2009 and expires on August 10, 2012.  The agreements result in annual commitments of $200,000, $350,000 and $250,000.
 
 
 
c)
On April 20, 2009, Amarex, LLC filed suit against the Company in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Maryland, seeking damages for an alleged breach of a contract between the Company and Amarex, LLC entered into on January 6, 2006.  Amarex, LLC claims damages of $93,156 plus interest.  On May 22, 2009, the Company filed an answer and an affirmative defense to the complaint denying the claims of damages made by Amarex, LLC.  On June 16, 2009, the Company filed a counterclaim against Amarex, LLC for breach of the same contract in the amount of $354,824 plus interest.  The court ordered the Company and Amarex, LLC to proceed with a non-binding mediation.  The mediation has taken place, but the parties were not able to reach an amicable resolution as of March 31, 2010.  The trial is scheduled to commence on June 14, 2010.
 
 
d)
On May 21, 2009, the Company entered into a 1 year agreement to use lab space commencing on July 1, 2009.  The Company agreed to pay monthly payments of $4,594 from October 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010.  The agreement shall terminate on June 30, 2010 and may be renewed for two additional one year terms upon 60 days prior to the expiration of the agreement.


REXAHN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(A Development Stage Company)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
Three Months Ended March 31, 2010 and 2009
(Unaudited)
 
 
e)
On June 22, 2009, the Company entered into a License Agreement with Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology ("KRICT") to acquire the rights to all intellectual properties related to Quinoxaline-Piperazine derivatives that were synthesized under a Joint Research Agreement.  The initial license fee was $100,000, all of which was paid as of December 31, 2009.  The agreement with KRICT calls for a one-time milestone payment of $1,000,000 within 30 days after the first achievement of marketing approval of the first commercial product arising out of or in connection with the use of KRICT’s intellectual properties.
 
 
f)
On June 26, 2009, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (“Teva”).  Contemporaneous with the execution and delivery of this agreement, the parties executed a research and exclusive license option agreement (“RELO”) pursuant to which the Company shall use $2,000,000 from the gross proceeds of the issuance and sale of shares to Teva to fund a research and development program for the pre-clinical development of RX-3117 and has included this amount in restricted cash equivalents.  The Company will be eligible to receive royalties on net sales of RX-3117 worldwide.  During the fourth quarter of 2009, research and development work began on the RX-3117 research and development program.  Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, Teva has the option to purchase additional shares of Rexahn’s Common Stock. If Teva exercises such option, it will acquire additional shares of Common Stock having a value of $750,000 plus such additional amount equal to the amount, if any, then anticipated to be required to complete the development of RX-3117. The price for any such Common Stock purchased by Teva will equal 120% of the closing price of the Common Stock on the last trading day prior to the date of purchase; provided, that if the number of shares subject to purchase by Teva would exceed 7% of the total outstanding Common Stock upon the completion of such purchase, then the aggregate purchase price shall remain the same, but the number of shares subject to purchase will be reduced so as not to exceed such amount.
 
 
g)
On June 29, 2009, the Company signed a five year lease for 5,466 square feet of office space in Rockville, Maryland commencing on June 29, 2009.  The lease requires annual base rents of $76,524 with increases over the next five years. Under the leasing agreement, the Company pays its allocable portion of real estate taxes and common area operating charges.
Future rental payments over the next five years and thereafter are as follows:
 
2010
  $ 89,287  
2011
    148,593  
2012
    158,835  
2013
    162,806  
2014
    82,408  
    $ 641,929  

 
In connection with the lease agreement, the Company issued a letter of credit of $100,000 in favor of the lessor.  The Company has restricted cash equivalents of the same amount for the letter of credit.


REXAHN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(A Development Stage Company)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
Three Months Ended March 31, 2010 and 2009
(Unaudited)
 
 
h)
The Company has a 401(k) plan established for its employees.  The Company elected to match 100% of the first 3% of the employee's compensation plus 50% of the employee's deferral that exceeds 3% of the employee's compensation (limited to 5% total employee compensation). Expense related to this matching contribution aggregated $18,643 and nil for the three months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively.
 
14.
Fair Value Measurements
 
The Company adopted ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosure” as of January 1, 2008.  ASC 820 defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date, not adjusted for transaction costs. ASC 820 also establishes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value into three broad levels giving the highest priority to quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3).
 
The three levels are described below:

 
Level 1 Inputs—
Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that is accessible by the Company;
 
Level 2 Inputs—
Quoted prices in markets that are not active or financial instruments for which all significant inputs are observable, either directly or indirectly;
 
Level 3 Inputs—
Unobservable inputs for the asset or liability including significant assumptions of the Company and other market participants.
 
The Company determines fair values for its financial assets as follows:
 
The following tables present our assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis and are categorized using the fair value hierarchy. The fair value hierarchy has three levels based on the reliability of the inputs used to determine fair value.

 
       
Fair Value Measurements as of March 31, 2010
 
   
Total
   
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
 
Assets:
                       
   Restricted cash equivalents
  $ 1,909,827     $ 1,808,261     $ 101,566       -  
   Marketable securities
  $ 175,000     $  175,000       -       -  
                                 
                                 
Total Assets
  $ 2,084,827     $ 1,983,261     $ 101,566     $ -  
 

REXAHN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(A Development Stage Company)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
Three Months Ended March 31, 2010 and 2009
(Unaudited)
 
As of March 31, 2010, the Company’s restricted cash equivalents is comprised of the following:

 
a)
Money market funds valued at the net asset value of shares held be the Company and is classified within level 1 of the fair value hierarchy;
 
 
b)
Certificate of deposit valued based upon the underlying terms of a letter of credit, as discussed in note 13, and classified within level 2 of the fair value hierarchy

As of March 31, 2010, marketable securities consisted of state authority and municipal security fund bonds which are valued at fair value and classified within level 1 of the fair value hierarchy.

         
Fair Value Measurements as of March 31, 2009
 
   
Total
   
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
 
Assets:
                       
    $ 994,870       -     $ 994,870       -  
Market Index Target Term Securities
                               
Total Assets
  $ 994,870     $ -     $ 994,870     $ -  


Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

OVERVIEW

Our efforts and resources have been focused primarily on acquiring and developing our pharmaceutical technologies, raising capital and recruiting personnel.  We are a development stage company and have no product sales to date and we will not generate any product sales until we receive approval from the Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”) or equivalent foreign regulatory bodies to begin selling our pharmaceutical candidates.  Our major sources of working capital have been proceeds from various private financings, primarily private sales of common stock and debt securities, and collaboration agreements with our strategic investors.

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

The following discussion should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto set forth in Item 1 of this Quarterly Report.  This Quarterly Report contains statements accompanied by such phrases as "believe", "estimate", "expect", "anticipate", "may", "intend" and other similar expressions, that are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to the following:

 
our lack of profitability and the need for additional capital to operate our business;
 
our ability to obtain the necessary U.S. and worldwide regulatory approvals for our drug candidates;
 
 
successful and timely completion of clinical trials for our drug candidates;
 
demand for and market acceptance of our drug candidates;
 
 
the availability of qualified third-party researchers and manufacturers for our drug development programs;
 
our ability to develop and obtain protection of our intellectual property; and
 
 
other risks and uncertainties, including those detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.  The safe harbors for forward-looking statements provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act are unavailable to issuers of "penny stock".  Our shares may be considered a penny stock and, as a result, the safe harbors may not be available to us.

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES

A "critical accounting policy" is one which is both important to the portrayal of our financial condition and results and requires our management's most difficult, subjective or complex judgments, often as a result of the need to make estimates about the effect of matters that are inherently uncertain.  Our accounting policies are in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles, or generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and their basis of application is consistent with that of the previous year.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.  These estimates are based on management's best knowledge of current events and actions the Company may undertake in the future.  Actual results may ultimately differ from those estimates.  These estimates are reviewed periodically and as adjustments become necessary, they are reported in earnings in the period in which they become available.


RECENTLY ISSUED ACCOUNTING STANDARDS

In February 2010, the FASB issued ASI 2010-09, “Subsequent Events (Topic 855); Amendments to Certain Recognition and Disclosure Requirements” (ASU 2010-9). The standard amends Subtopic 855-10, “Subsequent Events” to remove the requirement for a SEC filer to disclose the date through which subsequent events have been evaluated. ASI 2010-9 is effective upon issuance of the final update. The Company does not expect the adoption of ASI 2010-9 to have a material impact on its financial statements.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Comparison of Three Months Ended March 31, 2010 and 2009:

Total Revenues

For the three month period ended March 31, 2010, we recorded revenues of $18,750.  We recorded the same amounts in the same period of 2009.  In all periods, the revenue reflects the recognition of deferred revenue from a collaborative research agreement with Rexgene Biotech Co., Ltd., a minority stockholder.

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses consist primarily of salaries and related personnel and stock option compensation expenses for executive, finance and other administrative personnel, recruitment expenses, professional fees and other corporate expenses, including business development and general legal activities.

General and administrative expenses increased $333,358, or 46.1%, to $1,056,465 for the three months ended March 31, 2010 from $723,107 for the three months ended March 31, 2009.  The increase in both periods was primarily due to professional fees and investor relations activities.

Research and Development Expenses

Research and development expenses consist primarily of salaries and related personnel costs, fees paid to consultants and outside service providers for laboratory development and other expenses relating to the design, development, testing, and enhancement of our drug candidates.  We expense our research and development costs as they are incurred. See the discussion under "Research and Development Projects" below for additional information about expected future research and development expenses.

Research and development expenses decreased $230,804, or 32.0%, to $491,122 for the three months ended March 31, 2010 from $721,926 for the three months ended March 31, 2009.  The decrease was primarily due to the completion of on-going clinical trials.

Patent Fees

There was little change in our patent fees which were $52,734 for the three months ended March 31, 2010 compared to $54,137 for the three months ended March 31, 2009.

Depreciation and Amortization

There was little change in our depreciation and amortization expenses which were $11,547 for the three months ended March 31, 2010 compared to $11,991 for the three months ended March 31, 2009.


Interest Income

Interest income increased $14,405, or 189%, to $22,014 for the three months ended March 31, 2010 from $7,609 for the three months ended March 31, 2009.  The increase was primarily due to an increase in interest-bearing investments and higher interest rates.


Net Loss

As a result of the above, the net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2010 was $1,571,104 or $0.02 per share compared to a net loss of $1,484,802 or $0.03 per share for the three months ended March 31, 2009.

Research and Development Projects

Research and development costs are expensed as incurred.  Research and development expenses consist primarily of salaries and related personnel costs, costs to acquire pharmaceutical products and product rights for development and amounts paid to contract research organizations, hospitals and laboratories for the provision of services and materials for drug development and clinical trials.  Costs incurred in obtaining the license rights to technology in the research and development stage and that have no alternative future uses are expensed as incurred.  Our research and development programs are related to our three clinical stage lead drug candidates, Archexin®, Serdaxin® and Zoraxel™ and pre-clinical stage drug candidates RX-3117, RX-1792, RX-5902, RX-8243, RX-0201-Nano, RX-0047-Nano, RX-21101 and RX-21202.  Each of our lead drug candidates is in various stages of completion as described below.  As we expand our clinical studies, we will enter into additional development agreements.  Significant additional expenditures will be required if we complete our clinical trials, start new trials, apply for regulatory approvals, continue development of our technologies, expand our operations and bring our products to market.  The eventual total cost of each clinical trial is dependent on a number of uncertainties such as trial design, the length of the trial, the number of clinical sites and the number of patients.  The process of obtaining and maintaining regulatory approvals for new therapeutic products is lengthy, expensive and uncertain.  Because the successful development of our most advanced drug candidates, Archexin®, Serdaxin® and Zoraxel™, is uncertain, and because our pre-clinical stage drug candidates are in early-stage development, we are unable to estimate the costs of completing our research and development programs, the timing of bringing such programs to market and, therefore, when material cash inflows could commence from the sale of these drug candidates.  If these projects are not completed as planned, our results of operations and financial condition could be negatively affected and if we are unable to obtain additional financing to fund these projects, we may not be able to continue as a going concern.

Archexin®

Archexin, a 20 nucleotide single stranded DNA anti-sense molecule, is a first-in-class inhibitor of the protein kinase Akt.  Akt plays critical roles in cancer cell proliferation, survival, angiogenesis, metastasis, and drug resistance.  Archexin received "orphan drug" designation from the FDA for five cancer indications (renal cell carcinoma (RCC), glioblastoma, ovarian cancer, stomach cancer and pancreatic cancer).  The FDA orphan drug program enables expedited FDA review or approval process, seven years of marketing exclusivity after approval and tax incentives for clinical research. In October 2006, we announced the conclusion of the Phase I clinical trial of Archexin, our leading drug candidate.   The Phase I clinical trial of Archexin, which took place at Georgetown University and the University of Alabama, was an open-label, dose-escalation study with 14 day continuous infusion in 17 patients with solid tumors. The Phase I trial was intended primarily to determine the safety and tolerability of Archexin in patients with advanced cancer. The trial demonstrated that the dose limiting toxicity of Archexin occurs at 315 mg/m2 dose in the form of fatigue. No other serious adverse events such as hematological toxicities were observed in this Phase I study. The results of the Phase I study also showed stable disease was observed in two out of the 17 Patients. Archexin is currently being studied in a Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of pancreatic cancer with patient enrollment underway.  The Archexin Phase IIa trial is a single-arm, open-label study with 35 subjects conducted at global sites in the United States and India. Archexin will be administered in combination with gemcitabine in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer to assess safety and preliminary efficacy, maximum tolerated dose, and overall survival. Archexin’s Phase II clinical trial protocol for the treatment of RCC was accepted by the FDA, but issues with enrollment have delayed the trial.  Such enrollment issues were primarily due to the fact that there is a small number of patients that have been diagnosed with RCC and such patients are often treated with surgery instead of drug therapies.  After further consideration of the trial design and the limited number of patients, there was a reallocation of resources and Rexahn reprioritized Archexin to pursue studies in pancreatic cancer.  The costs incurred for the Phase I clinical trial was approximately $1,500,000. As of March 31, 2010, the costs incurred for Phase II clinical development of Archexin to date have been approximately $1,500,000 and we estimate that the Phase II trials for pancreatic cancer patients will be completed by the end of 2010 and will require approximately $450,000 of additional funding to complete the Phase II trials.   We own one issued U.S. patent for Archexin.

Serdaxin® (RX-10100)

Serdaxin is an extended release formulation of clavulanic acid, which is an ingredient present in antibiotics approved by FDA. We are currently developing Serdaxin for the treatment of depression and neurodegenerative disorders. We have recently concluded a Phase IIa proof of concept clinical trial for major depressive disorder (MDD) with Serdaxin. The proof-of-concept, randomized, double blind, placebo controlled and dose ranging (5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg) Phase IIa clinical trial enrolled 77 MDD patients at multiple sites in the United States. Results from the Phase IIa clinical trial showed that patients suffering from MDD responded positively to the drug, and supported proceeding to a Phase IIb clinical trial. In the subgroup analysis, the study showed that patients with severe MDD taking 5 mg of Serdaxin had significant improvement in Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) scores after 8 weeks of treatment, compared to the placebo group. Among the 77 patients, 53 patients were classified as having severe MDD. Of the 14 patients treated with 5 mg of Serdaxin, MADRS scores improved by 55.6%, compared to only 34.0% in the placebo group (n = 14), which was statistically significant (p=0.041) on an intent to treat basis. In addition, 64.3% of patients with severe MDD treated with the 5 mg of Serdaxin were considered “Responders” compared to 28.6% in the placebo group (p=0.0581). A “Responder” is a patient with a change from baseline in MADRS score of greater than or equal to 50% after treatment. Additionally, 42.9% of patients in the treatment group at 5 mg of Serdaxin were in remission with a MADRS score of less than or equal to 12 after treatment, at 8 weeks versus 14.3% in the placebo arm (p=0.209). The trial also demonstrated Serdaxin to be well tolerated without the appearance of serious side effects that are commonly linked to currently marketed antidepressant drugs, such as selective serotonin uptake inhibitors (SSRI), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI), and tricyclic antidepressants (TCA). The 5 mg Serdaxin-treated group (20 adverse events) reported 40% fewer adverse events such as headache than the placebo group (36 adverse events). In addition, the 5 mg Serdaxin-treated group reported a lower dropout rate in week 2 of 4.8% compared to 9.1% in the placebo group, and by week 8 the drop-out rate for the Serdaxin group was only 14.3% compared to 59.1% in the placebo group. Based on pre-clinical studies, Serdaxin may have an inverted, U-shape dose-response curve. This inverted, dose-response relationship may explain the observation of, “the lower the dosage, the better the efficacy,” in the Phase IIa trial. Due to this phenomenon, higher doses of Serdaxin may not be effective, suggesting an additional benefit with respect to the risk of overdose problems prevalent in other psychogenic medications. A Phase IIb trial for MDD with lower doses is under development and we expect the trial to commence as soon as the second half of 2010, subject to the Company first submitting the protocol for the Serdaxin Phase IIb study to the FDA without receiving any objection and the Company providing the FDA with further pre-clinical data for clavulanic acid that supports product safety. We are also currently planning the PhaseII clinical trial for Parkinson’s disease (PD) with Serdaxin and have submitted the protocols for this study to the FDA. Through March 31, 2010, the costs incurred for development of
 
Serdaxin to date have been approximately $1,000,000. We currently estimate that the Phase IIb MDD studies will require $5,500,000 through the end of 2011. Phase II clinical trials for the use of Serdaxin in Parkinson’s disease is being developed. We currently estimate PD studies will require $2,500,000 through the end of 2011. In March 2005, we licensed-in CNS related intellectual property from Revaax Pharmaceuticals, LLC and agreed to use commercially reasonable efforts to develop and commercialize one or more licensed products. The intellectual property rights acquired cover use of certain compounds for anxiety, depression, aggression, cognition, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and neuroprotection. We have an exclusive license rights to four issued U.S. patents owned by Revaax Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
 
 
Zoraxel(RX-10100)

We are developing Zoraxel for treatment of erectile dysfunction. Zoraxel is an immediate release formulation of clavulanic acid, the same active ingredient found in our product candidate Serdaxin. The Phase IIa proof of concept clinical trial of Zoraxel is complete with positive results and the Phase IIb trial will continue through 2010-2011. Rexahn’s decision to move forward with the Phase IIb trial is supported by data from the Phase IIa proof of concept, randomized, double blind, placebo controlled and dose ranging (5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg) study of 39 erectile dysfunction patients (ages of 18 to 65) treated with Zoraxel. The Phase IIa study was completed in May 2009 and demonstrated that Zoraxel consistently improved International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) scores of treated subjects. The Phase IIa study found that treatment with 15mg of Zoraxel at week 8 subjects IIEF-EF scores improved by 6.5, a value obtained from the changes from baseline between scores of 15 mg of Zoraxel (5.3) and the placebo group (-1.2). Furthermore, the study found that treated subjects demonstrated a dose dependent treatment effect with improved erectile function and quality of life measures. The study also demonstrated that Zoraxel was also found to be well tolerated, with no serious adverse events reported. To examine the clinical relevance of Zoraxel as an erectile dysfunction drug, “effect size” analysis has been conducted. “Effect size” (ES) is a data analysis index developed by Dr. Jacob Cohen of New York University and is derived from the improvement in IIEF mean score for the treatment group minus the improvement in IIEF mean score of the placebo group over the treatment period, divided by the standard deviation of the entire sample at baseline. This method has been successfully adopted to prove clinical relevance of clinical data, and an ES value greater than 0.80 indicates “a considerable change.” The ES for IIEF-EF and IIEF-intercourse satisfaction indices of Zoraxel (2.59 and 0.88, respectively) were larger than 0.80, suggesting a considerable change in sexual experiences in Zoraxel-treated patients. The Phase IIb study is designed to assess Zoraxel’s efficacy in approximately 225 male subjects, ages 18 to 65, with ED. The double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, 12-week study will include IIEF, Sexual Encounter Profile (SEP) 2 (Penetration) & 3 (Sexual Intercourse) survey, as primary endpoints with 25 and 50 mg doses. The Phase IIb study is expected to begin in the second half of 2010 and the preliminary data is expected to be available in 2011, subject to the absence of any objection of the FDA to the Phase IIb trial we developed for Zoraxel and the Company providing the FDA with further preclinical data for clavulanic acid that provide the product safety.
 
The study will be conducted at multiple sites in the United States. Through March 31, 2010, the costs incurred for development of Zoraxel to date have been approximately $1,000,000. We currently estimate that these Phase IIb studies will require approximately $3,000,000 through the end of 2011. In March 2005, we licensed-in CNS-related intellectual property from Revaax Pharmaceuticals, LLC and agreed to use commercial reasonable efforts to develop and commercialize one or more licensed products. The intellectual property rights acquired cover use of certain compounds for sexual dysfunction. We have an exclusive license rights to one issued U.S. patent owned by Revaax Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
 
Pre-clinical Pipeline

RX-3117 is in a pre-clinical stage of development.  On June 26, 2009, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Teva).  Contemporaneous with the execution and delivery of this agreement, the parties executed a research and exclusive license option agreement (RELO) pursuant to which the Company is required to use $2,000,000 of the gross proceeds of the issuance and sale of shares to Teva to fund a research and development program for the pre-clinical development of RX-3117 and has included this amount in restricted cash equivalents.  The Company will be eligible to receive royalties on net sales of RX-3117 worldwide.  During the fourth quarter of 2009, research and development work began on the RX-3117 research and development program.  These compounds may be entered into Phase I clinical trials in 2010.  Pursuant to the purchase agreement, Teva has the option to purchase additional shares of Rexahn’s Common Stock. If Teva exercises such option, it will acquire additional shares of Common Stock having a value of $750,000 plus such additional amount equal to the amount, if any, then anticipated to be required to complete the development of RX-3117.

RX-1792, RX-5902, RX-8243, RX-0201-Nano, RX-0047-Nano, RX-21101 and RX-21202 are in a pre-clinical stage of development and the next scheduled program for each compound is a pre-clinical toxicology study required prior to submission of an IND application to the FDA.   Through March 31, 2010, the costs incurred for development of these compounds to date have been approximately $2,000,000.  The estimated cost to complete pre-clinical toxicology and Phase I clinical trials is estimated to be approximately $1,500,000 per each compound.

The conduct of the clinical trial and toxicology studies described above are being accomplished in conjunction with third-party clinical research organizations at external locations.  This business practice is typical for the pharmaceutical industry and companies like us.  As a result, the risk of completion or delay of these studies is not within our direct control and a program delay may occur due to circumstances outside our control.  A delay in any of these programs may not necessarily have a direct impact on our daily operations.  However, to the extent that a delay results in additional cost to us, a higher than expected expense may result.

We will need to raise additional money through debt and/or equity offerings in order to continue to develop our drug candidates.  If we are not able to raise sufficient additional money, we will have to reduce our research and development activities.  We will first reduce research and development activities associated with our preclinical compounds.  To the extent necessary, we will then reduce our research and development activities related to some or all of our clinical drugs.


LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

Cash used in operating activities was $1,049,045 for the three months ended March 31, 2010 compared to cash used in operating activities of $1,056,971 for the same period ended March 31, 2009.  The operating cash flows during the three months ended March 31, 2010 reflect our net loss of $1,571,104 and a net increase in cash components of working capital and non-cash charges totaling $522,059.

Cash provided by investing activities of $114,963 during the three months ended March 31, 2010 consisted of $116,233 classified as restricted cash equivalents and $1,270 used in the purchase of equipment. Cash used in investing activities was $2,547,821 during the three months ended March 31, 2009.


Cash provided by financing activities of $1,318,241 during the three months ended March 31, 2010 consisted of net proceeds from the exercise of stock warrants and stock options. We had no financing activities during the three months ended March 31, 2010.

For the three months ended March 31, 2010, we experienced net losses of $1,571,104.  Our accumulated deficit as of March 31, 2010 was $37,865,011.

We have not yet generated commercial sales revenue and has been able to fund our operating losses to date through the sale of our common stock, convertible debt financings, interest income from investments of cash and cash equivalents and proceeds from reimbursed research and development costs.  During the three months ended March 31, 2010, we had a net increase in cash and cash equivalents of $384,159.  Total cash as of March 31, 2010 was $7,682,191 compared to $7,289,032 as of December 31, 2009.  We believe that our existing cash will be sufficient to cover its cash flow requirements through March 31, 2011.  Although we expect to have to pursue additional financing, there can be no assurance that we will be able to secure financing when needed or obtain such financing on terms satisfactory to us, if at all, or that any additional funding we do obtain will be sufficient to meet our needs in the long term. If we are not able to raise sufficient additional money, we will have to reduce our research and development activities. We will first reduce research and development activities associated with our preclinical compounds. To the extent necessary, we will then reduce our research and development activities related to some or all of our clinical drugs.

CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS

We have contracted with various vendors to provide research and development services. The terms of these agreements usually require an initiation fee and monthly or periodic payments over the term of the agreement, ranging from 2 months to 36 months. The costs to be incurred are estimated and are subject to revision. As of March 31, 2010, the total contract value of these agreements was approximately $7,972,512 and We have made payments totaling $2,743,984 under the terms of the agreements as of March 31, 2010.  All of these agreements may be terminated by either party upon appropriate notice as stipulated in the respective agreements.

We and three of our key executives entered into employment agreements. Each of these agreements was renewed on August 10, 2009 and expires on August 10, 2012.  The agreements result in annual commitments of $200,000, $350,000 and $250,000.

On April 20, 2009, Amarex, LLC filed suit against the Company in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Maryland, seeking damages for an alleged breach of a contract between the Company and Amarex, LLC entered into on January 6, 2006.  Amarex, LLC claims damages of $93,156 plus interest.  On May 22, 2009, the Company filed an answer and an affirmative defense to the complaint denying the claims of damages made by Amarex, LLC.  On June 16, 2009, the Company filed a counterclaim against Amarex, LLC for breach of the same contract in the amount of $354,824 plus interest.  The court ordered the Company and Amarex, LLC to proceed with a non-binding mediation.  The mediation has taken place but the parties were not able to reach an amicable resolution as at March 31, 2010.  The trial is scheduled to commence on June 14, 2010.

On May 21, 2009, the Company entered into a 1 year agreement to use lab space commencing on July 1, 2009.  The Company agreed to pay monthly payments of $4,594 from October 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010.  The agreement shall terminate on June 30, 2010 and may be renewed for two additional terms of one year upon 60 days prior to the expiration of the agreement.

On June 22, 2009, the Company entered into a License Agreement with Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) to acquire the rights to all intellectual properties related to Quinoxaline-Piperazine derivatives that were synthesized under a Joint Research Agreement.  The initial license fee was $100,000, all of which was paid as of March 31, 2010.  The agreement with KRICT calls for a one-time milestone payment of $1,000,000 within 30 days after the first achievement of marketing approval of the first commercial product arising out of or in connection with the use of KRICT’s intellectual properties.

On June 26, 2009, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement with Teva.  Contemporaneous with the execution and delivery of this agreement, the parties executed a research and exclusive license option agreement (RELO) pursuant to which the Company shall use $2,000,000 of the gross proceeds of the issuance and sale of shares to Teva to fund a research and development program for the pre-clinical development of RX-3117 and has included this amount in restricted cash equivalents.  The Company will be eligible to receive royalties on net sales of RX-3117 worldwide.  During the fourth quarter of 2009, research and development work began on the RX-3117 research and development program. Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, Teva has the option to purchase additional shares of Rexahn’s Common Stock. If Teva exercises such option, it will acquire additional shares of Common Stock having a value of $750,000 plus such additional amount equal to the amount, if any, then anticipated to be required to complete the development of RX-3117. The price for any such Common Stock purchased by Teva will equal 120% of the closing price of the Common Stock on the last trading day prior to the date of purchase; provided, that if the number of shares subject to purchase by Teva would exceed 7% of the total outstanding Common Stock upon the completion of such purchase, then the aggregate purchase price shall remain the same, but the number of shares subject to purchase will be reduced so as not to exceed such amount.


On June 29, 2009, the Company signed a five year lease for 5,466 square feet of office space in Rockville, Maryland commencing on June 29, 2009.  The lease requires annual base rents of $76,524 with increases over the next five years. Under the leasing agreement, the Company pays its allocable portion of real estate taxes and common area operating charges.  Rent paid under the Company’s lease during the quarter ended March 31, 2010 was $19,131.

In connection with the lease agreement, the Company issued a letter of credit of $100,000 in favor of the lessor.  The Company has restricted cash equivalents of the same amount for the letter of credit.

On November 4, 2009, the Company entered into a Synthesis and Supply Agreement with TheraTarget, Inc. to provide synthesis and supply of Rexahn’s products.  The total cost of these services is $100,000, of which $30,000 was paid as of March 31, 2010.


CURRENT AND FUTURE FINANCING NEEDS

We have incurred negative cash flow from operations since we started our business.  We have spent, and expect to continue to spend, substantial amounts in connection with implementing our business strategy, including our planned product development efforts, our clinical trials, and our research and development efforts.  Based on our current plans and our capital resources, we believe that our cash and cash equivalents will be sufficient to enable us to meet our minimum planned operating needs over the next twelve months which would entail focusing our resources on Phase II clinical trials of Archexin, Serdaxin and Zoraxel.  Over the next twelve months, we expect to spend a minimum of approximately $3 million on clinical development for Phase II clinical trials of Archexin, Serdaxin and Zoraxel (including our commitments described under "Contractual Obligations" of this Item 2), $4 million on general corporate expenses, and approximately $108,418 on facilities rent.  Additionally, as required by the exclusive license option agreement executed on June 26, 2009, we plan to spend $2 million on the preclinical development of RX-3117.  We will need to seek additional financing to implement and fund drug candidate development, clinical trial and research and development efforts to the maximum extent of our operating plan, including in-vivo animal and pre-clinical studies, Phase II clinical trials for new product candidates, as well as other research and development projects.  If we are not able to secure additional financing, we will not be able to implement and fund the research and development.

However, the actual amount of funds we will need to operate is subject to many factors, some of which are beyond our control.  These factors include the following:

 
·
the progress of our product development activities;

 
·
the number and scope of our product development programs;

 
·
the progress of our pre-clinical and clinical trial activities;

 
·
the progress of the development efforts of parties with whom we have entered into collaboration agreements;


 
·
our ability to maintain current collaboration programs and to establish new collaboration arrangements;

 
·
the costs involved in prosecuting and enforcing patent claims and other intellectual property rights; and

 
·
the costs and timing of regulatory approvals.


OFF-BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENTS

We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

Per Item 305(e) of Regulation S-K, a smaller reporting company is not required to provide the information required by this item.
 
Controls and Procedures
 
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

With the participation of our management, including the Company’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer, our management has evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”)) as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Based upon that evaluation, the Company’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer have concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.


Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act) during the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.


PART II

Legal Proceedings

As previously described in Item 1 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K, on April 20, 2009, Amarex, LLC filed suit against us in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Maryland, seeking damages for an alleged breach of a contract between the Company and Amarex, LLC entered into on January 6, 2006.  Amarex, LLC claims damages of $93,156 plus interest.  On May 22, 2009, the Company filed an answer and an affirmative defense to the complaint denying the claims of damages made by Amarex, LLC.  On June 16, 2009, the Company filed a counterclaim against Amarex, LLC for breach of the same contract in the amount of $354,824 plus interest.  Previous, the court ordered the Company and Amarex, LLC to proceed with non-binding mediation.  The Company and Amarex, LLC were not able to reach a settlement during the non-binding mediation and will proceed with litigation.  The trial is scheduled to commence on June 14, 2010.

Risk Factors
 
Two of our clinical stage product candidates, Serdaxin and Zoraxel, are based on the same active ingredient, and if safety concerns arise with the active ingredient, then it may delay or prevent further development, regulatory approval or successful commercialization of both product candidates.

Two of our clinical stage product candidates, Serdaxin and Zoraxel, are based upon the same active ingredient. If safety concerns arise or any other material adverse events occur involving the active ingredient, it may result in delays, prevent the further development or adversely impact our ability to obtain necessary FDA and other regulatory approvals and to successfully commercialize both of these product candidates. Any such delay or inability to further develop and commercialize one or both of Serdaxin and Zoraxel would harm our business and our prospects.
 
Serdaxin and Zoraxel may be subject to early generic competition or early off-label use of the active ingredient shared by both clinical stage product candidates.

Two of our clinical stage product candidates, Serdaxin and Zoraxel, are based upon the same active ingredient that has previously been approved by the FDA for use in combination with antibiotics.  Because we do not have a patent that claims this active ingredient chemical structure and because we are not likely to be able to obtain new chemical entity market exclusivity for this active ingredient, we may be rapidly subject to early generic competition or early off-label use of the active ingredient, which may adversely impact our ability to successfully commercialize one or both of Serdaxin or Zoraxel and may harm our financial condition, results of operations and business.
 
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

On February 12, 2010, the Company issued 180,000 shares of Company common stock and 120,000 shares of Company common stock in exchange for consulting services. The issuances were exempt under Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

None

(Removed and Reserved)

N/A

Other Information

(a)           On May 17, 2010, the Company entered into Termination and Release Agreements ("Termination Agreement") with each of 31 investors that were parties to the Registration Rights Agreement dated December 24, 2007 ("Registration Rights Agreement"). Each of the 31 investors signed an identical version of the Termination Agreement, the form of which is attached to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q as Exhibit 10.1. The Registration Rights Agreement was initially entered into between the Company and each investor in connection with the Company's private offering of common stock and warrants to the investors, which was completed on December 24, 2007 (the "Offering").
 
Pursuant to the terms of the Termination Agreement each investor agreed that neither the Company nor the investor or any of their respective affiliates will have any further right or obligation to the other party under the terms of the Registration Rights Agreement and that each of their rights and obligations would terminate with the Registration Rights Agreement being of no further force and effect as of and after May 17, 2010 (the "Effective Date"). In addition, the Termination Agreements provide that an investor waive the payment of any liquidated damages and related accrued interest under the terms of the Registration Rights Agreement and for the Company to have no further obligation for the payment of any such liquidated damages or accrued interest to the investor.  The Termination Agreements also provided for the Company's acknowledgement and agreement that each investor would continue to have a right to exercise their respective warrants by both cash and cashless exercise until the expiration of the warrant.   Pursuant to the terms of the Termination Agreement, the Company and each investor provided for a mutual release and discharge from any liability to the other arising out of or relating to the Registration Rights Agreement.
 
The foregoing summary description of the terms of the Termination Agreement  between the Company and each of the 31 investors is qualified in its entirety by reference to the form of Termination Agreement, a copy of which is attached to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Exhibits

Exhibit No
 
Description
 
Location
 
 
 
 
 
3.2   Amended & Restated Bylaws as amended  
Filed as Exhibit 3.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on March 26, 2010
         
10.1   Form of Termination and Release Agreement dated May 17, 2010  
Filed herewith
         
31.1
 
Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification (Principal Executive Officer)
 
Filed herewith
 
 
 
 
 
31.2
 
Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification (Principal Financial Officer)
 
Filed herewith
 
 
 
 
 
32.1
 
Section 1350 Certificate (Principal Executive Officer)
 
Filed herewith
 
 
 
 
 
32.2
 
Section 1350 Certificate (Principal Financial Officer)
 
Filed herewith
 


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 
 
REXAHN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
 
 
                         (Registrant)
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Chang H. Ahn
Date: May 21, 2010
 
Chang H. Ahn
 
 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Tae Heum Jeong
Date: May 21, 2010
 
Tae Heum Jeong
 
 
Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
 

INDEX TO EXHIBITS
Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q
Dated March 31, 2010

Exhibit No
 
Description
 
Location
 
 
 
 
 
3.2   Amended & Restated Bylaws as amended  
Filed as Exhibit 3.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on March 26, 2010
         
10.1   Form of Termination and Release Agreement dated May 17, 2010  
Filed herewith
         
 
Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification (Principal Executive Officer)
 
Filed herewith
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification (Principal Financial Officer)
 
Filed herewith
 
 
 
 
 
 
Section 1350 Certificate (Principal Executive Officer)
 
Filed herewith
 
 
 
 
 
 
Section 1350 Certificate (Principal Financial Officer)
 
Filed herewith
 
 
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