UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

(Mark One)

[X] QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended December 31, 2009

OR

[_] TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from _____to_____

COMMISSION FILE NUMBER 000-21846

AETHLON MEDICAL, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

NEVADA
 
13-3632859
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

8910 UNIVERSITY CENTER LANE, SUITE 255, SAN DIEGO, CA 92122

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(858) 459-7800 

(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 [X] NO [_]

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 (ss.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 the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer" and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer  [_]
Accelerated filer   [_]
Non-accelerated filer   [_]
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
Smaller reporting company  [X]

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).   YES [_] NO [X]

As of February 12, 2010, the registrant had outstanding 60,166,423 shares of common stock, $.001 par value.
 


 
 

 


PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
     
ITEM 1.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
 
     
 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS AT DECEMBER 31, 2009 (UNAUDITED) AND MARCH 31, 2009
3
     
 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTH PERIODS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2009 AND 2008 AND FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 31, 1984 (INCEPTION) THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2009 (UNAUDITED)
4
     
 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2009 AND 2008 AND FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 31, 1984 (INCEPTION) THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2009 (UNAUDITED)
5
     
 
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
7
     
ITEM 2.
MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
24
     
ITEM 3.
QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
28
     
ITEM 4T.
CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
28
     
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
29
     
ITEM 1.
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
29
     
ITEM 1A.
RISK FACTORS
29
     
ITEM 2.
UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS
29
     
ITEM 3.
DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES
29
     
ITEM 4.
SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS
29
     
ITEM 5.
 OTHER INFORMATION
30
     
ITEM 6.
EXHIBITS
30


 
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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

AETHLON MEDICAL, INC.
(A Development Stage Company)
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

   
December 31,
   
March 31,
 
   
2009
   
2009
 
   
(Unaudited)
       
ASSETS
           
Current assets
           
Cash
  $ 48,600     $ 6,157  
Deferred financing costs
    47,859       --  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
    11,109       37,011  
Total current assets
    107,568       43,168  
                 
Property and equipment, net
    10,182       2,603  
Patents and patents pending, net
    146,968       138,417  
Deposits
    7,168       13,200  
Total assets
  $ 271,886     $ 197,388  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT
               
                 
Current Liabilities
               
Accounts payable
  $ 304,337     $ 460,074  
Due to related parties
    609,331       634,896  
Notes payable
    290,000       302,500  
Convertible notes payable, net of discounts
    1,445,583       2,069,720  
Derivative liabilities
    587,627       --  
Other current liabilities
    1,178,752       679,498  
Total current liabilities
    4,415,630       4,146,688  
                 
Commitments and Contingencies (Note 9)
               
                 
Stockholders' Deficit
               
Common stock, par value $0.001 per share; 250,000,000 and 100,000,000 shares authorized as of December 31, 2009 and March 31, 2009; 59,355,101 and 49,454,131 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2009 and March 31, 2009, respectively
    59,356       49,455  
Additional paid-in capital
    37,374,195       34,312,659  
Deficit accumulated during development stage
    (41,577,295 )     (38,311,414 )
      (4,143,744 )     (3,949,300 )
Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit
  $ 271,886     $ 197,388  
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 
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AETHLON MEDICAL, INC.
(A Development Stage Company)
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
For the Three Months and Nine Months Ended December 31, 2009 and 2008 and
For the Period January 31, 1984 (Inception) Through December 31, 2009
(Unaudited)

                         
January 31, 1984
 
   
Three Months
   
Three Months
   
Nine Months
   
Nine Months
   
(Inception)
 
   
Ended
   
Ended
   
Ended
   
Ended
   
through
 
   
December 31,
   
December 31,
   
December 31,
   
December 31,
   
December 31,
 
   
2009
   
2008
   
2009
   
2008
   
2009
 
REVENUES
                             
                               
Grant income
  $ --     $ --     $ --     $ --     $ 1,424,012  
Subcontract income
    --       --       --       --       73,746  
Sale of research and development
    --       --       --       --       35,810  
      --       --       --       --       1,533,568  
                                         
EXPENSES
                                       
                                         
Professional fees
    283,355       151,022       846,381       593,622       8,638,840  
Payroll and related
    286,468       630,958       959,593       1,286,535       12,085,319  
General and administrative
    146,154       85,389       384,204       343,530       6,282,286  
Impairment
    --       --       --       --       1,313,253  
      715,977       867,369       2,190,178       2,223,687       28,319,698  
OPERATING LOSS
    (715,977 )     (867,369 )     (2,190,178 )     (2,223,687 )     (26,786,130 )
                                         
OTHER EXPENSE (INCOME)
                                       
Loss on extinguishment of debt
    --       1,063,344       --       1,063,344       2,760,674  
Loss on settlement of accrued interest and damages
    --       --       --       607,908       607,908  
Loss (gain) on change in fair value of derivative liability
    77,426       50,064       (167,336 )     (213,903 )     1,454,282  
Interest and other debt expenses
    692,770       363,964       1,185,482       1,477,854       9,540,252  
Interest income
    (295 )     (187 )     (1,006 )     (2,701 )     (21,192 )
Other
    --       --       --       --       449,241  
      769,901       1,477,185       1,017,140       2,932,502       14,791,165  
NET LOSS
  $ (1,485,878 )   $ (2,344,554 )   $ (3,207,318 )   $ (5,156,189 )   $ (41,577,295 )
                                         
BASIC AND DILUTED LOSS PER COMMON SHARE
  $ (0.03 )   $ (0.05 )   $ (0.06 )   $ (0.12 )        
WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING
    58,230,294       43,506,386       55,369,652       41,486,177          


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 
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AETHLON MEDICAL, INC.
(A DEVELOPMENT STAGE COMPANY)
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2009 AND 2008 AND
FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 31, 1984 (INCEPTION) THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2009
(Unaudited)

   
 
         
January 31, 1984
 
   
Nine Months
   
Nine Months
   
(Inception)
 
   
Ended
   
Ended
   
Through
 
   
December 31,
   
December 31,
   
December 31,
 
   
2009
   
2008
   
2009
 
Cash flows from operating activities:
                 
                   
Net loss
  $ (3,207,318 )   $ (5,156,189 )   $ (41,518,732 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
                       
                         
Depreciation and amortization
    9,568       12,534       1,054,792  
Amortization of deferred consulting fees
    --       --       109,000  
Loss on settlement of accrued interest and damages
    --       607,908       607,264  
Gain on sale of property and equipment
    --       --       (13,065 )
Gain on settlement of debt
    --       --       (131,175 )
Loss on settlement of accrued legal liabilities
    --       --       142,245  
Stock based compensation
    401,840       590,832       2,084,616  
Fair value of warrants issued upon conversion
    31,549       --       31,549  
Fair market value of common shares donated to research institute
    25,000       --       25,000  
Loss on debt extinguishment
    --       1,063,344       2,741,318  
Fair market value of warrants issued in connection with accounts payable and debt
    --       --       2,715,736  
Fair market value of common stock, warrants and options issued for services
    515,576       249,186       4,662,519  
Change in fair value of derivative liability
    (167,336 )     (213,903 )     1,454,282  
Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs
    557,293       1,251,326       4,556,075  
Impairment of patents and patents pending
    --       --       416,026  
Impairment of goodwill
    --       --       897,227  
Deferred compensation forgiven
    --       --       217,223  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
                       
Prepaid expenses
    25,902       (14,315 )     180,387  
Deposits
    6,032       --       (7,168 )
Accounts payable and other current liabilities
    445,980       136,799       2,945,146  
Due to related parties
    (25,565 )     (28,000 )     1,260,142  
                         
Net cash used in operating activities
    (1,381,479 )     (1,500,478 )     (15,549,593 )
                         
Cash flows from investing activities:
                       
Purchases of property and equipment
    (10,274 )     --       (283,124 )
Additions to patents and patents pending
    (15,424 )     (9,693 )     (402,767 )
Proceeds from the sale of property and equipment
    --       --       17,065  
Cash of acquired company
    --       --       10,728  
Net cash used in investing activities
    (25,698 )     (9,693 )     (658,098 )
                         
Cash flows from financing activities:
                       
Proceeds from the issuance of notes payable
    --       --       2,350,000  
Principal repayments of notes payable
    (24,000 )     --       (376,500 )
Net proceeds from the issuance of convertible notes payable
    1,358,420       430,000       3,926,420  
Proceeds from the issuance of common stock
    115,200       917,500       10,433,102  
Professional fees related to registration statement
    --       --       (76,731 )
Net cash provided by financing activities
    1,449,620       1,347,500       16,256,291  
                         
Net (decrease) increase in cash
    42,443       (162,671 )     48,600  
                         
Cash at beginning of period
    6,157       254,691       --  
                         
Cash at end of period
  $ 48,600     $ 92,020     $ 48,600  
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
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AETHLON MEDICAL, INC.
(A DEVELOPMENT STAGE COMPANY)
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (CONTINUED)
FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2009 AND 2008 AND
FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 31, 1984 (INCEPTION) THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2009
(Unaudited)

               
January 31, 1984
 
   
Nine Months
   
Nine Months
   
(Inception)
 
   
Ended
   
Ended
   
Through
 
   
December 31,
   
December 31,
   
December 31,
 
   
2009
   
2008
   
2009
 
Supplemental disclosures of non-cash investing and financing information:
                 
                   
Reclassification of accounts payable to notes payable
  $ 24,001     $ -- $       24,001  
                         
Reclassification of warrant derivative liability into equity
    --       419,192       419,192  
                         
Additional convertible debt issued in debt restructuring
    --       573,211       573,211  
                         
Debt and accrued interest converted to common stock
    1,279,037       371,604       5,130,508  
                         
Stock option exercise by director for accrued expenses
    --       --       95,000  
                         
Debt discount on convertible notes payable associated with conversion feature and warrants
    1,380,386       150,095       3,840,201  
                         
Issuance of common stock, warrants and options in settlement of accrued expenses and due to related parties
    --       --       1,003,273  
                         
Issuance of common stock in connection with acquisition of patent pending and with license agreements
    --       --       118,000  
                         
Net assets of entities acquired in exchange for equity securities
    --       --       1,597,867  
                         
Debt placement fees paid by issuance of warrants
    --       13,307       856,845  
                         
Common stock issued for prepaid expenses
    --       --       161,537  
                         
Derivative Liabilities recorded in connection with warrant reclassification and embedded conversion feature
    759,963       --       759,963  

 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 
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AETHLON MEDICAL, INC.
(A Development Stage Company)
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
December 31, 2009

NOTE 1. NATURE OF BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

Aethlon Medical, Inc. ("Aethlon", "We" or the "Company") is a development stage medical device company focused on expanding the applications of our Hemopurifier (R) platform technology, which is designed to rapidly reduce the presence of infectious viruses and other toxins from human blood. In this regard, our core focus is the development of therapeutic devices that treat acute viral conditions, chronic viral diseases and pathogens targeted as potential biological warfare agents. The Hemopurifier(R) combines the established scientific principles of affinity chromatography and hemodialysis as a means to mimic the immune system's response of clearing viruses and toxins from the blood before cell and organ infection can occur. The Hemopurifier(R) cannot cure viral conditions but can prevent viruses and toxins from infecting unaffected tissues and cells. We have completed pre-clinical blood testing of the Hemopurifier(R) to treat HIV and Hepatitis-C, and have completed human safety trials on Hepatitis-C infected patients in India and are in the process of obtaining regulatory approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") to initiate clinical trials in the United States.

The commercialization of the Hemopurifier(R) will require the completion of human efficacy and safety-related clinical trials. The approval of any application of the Hemopurifier(R) in the United States will necessitate the approval of the FDA to initiate human studies. Such studies could take years to demonstrate safety and effectiveness in humans and there is no assurance that the Hemopurifier(R) will be cleared by the FDA as a device we can market to the medical community. We also expect to face similar regulatory challenges from foreign regulatory agencies should we attempt to commercialize and market the Hemopurifier(R) outside of the United States. As a result, we have not generated revenues from the sale of any Hemopurifier(R) application. Additionally, there have been no independent validation studies of our Hemopurifiers(R) to treat infectious disease. We manufacture our products on a small scale for testing purposes but have yet to manufacture our products on a large scale for commercial purposes. All of our pre-clinical human blood studies have been conducted in our laboratories under the direction of Dr. Richard Tullis, our Chief Science Officer.

We are classified as a development stage enterprise under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"), and have not generated revenues from our principal operations.

Our common stock is quoted on the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("OTCBB") under the symbol "AEMD.OB".

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with GAAP for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 8-03 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) necessary to make the financial statements not misleading have been included. We have evaluated subsequent events through February 12, 2010, the last business day before our condensed consolidated financial statements were issued. The condensed consolidated balance sheet as of March 31, 2009 was derived from our audited financial statements. Operating results for the three and nine month periods ended December 31, 2009 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending March 31, 2010. For further information, refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2009, which includes audited financial statements and footnotes as of March 31, 2009 and for the years ended March 31, 2009 and 2008 and the period January 31, 1984 (Inception) through March 31, 2009.

 
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NOTE 2. GOING CONCERN AND LIQUIDITY CONSIDERATIONS

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates, among other things, the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities in the ordinary course of business. We have experienced continuing losses from operations, are in default on certain debt, have negative working capital of approximately ($4,308,000), recurring losses from operations and a deficit accumulated during the development stage of approximately ($41,577,000) at December 31, 2009, which among other matters, raises significant doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. We have not generated significant revenue or any profit from operations since inception. A significant amount of additional capital will be necessary to advance the development of our products to the point at which they may become commercially viable. Our current financial resources are insufficient to fund our capital expenditures, working capital and other cash requirements (consisting of accounts payable, accrued liabilities, amounts due to related parties and amounts due under various notes payable) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010 ("fiscal 2010"). Therefore we will be required to seek additional funds through debt and/or equity financing arrangements to finance our current and long-term operations.

We are currently addressing our liquidity needs by exploring investment capital opportunities through the private placement of common stock or issuance of additional debt. We believe that our access to additional capital, together with existing cash resources, will be sufficient to meet our liquidity needs for fiscal 2010. However, no assurance can be given that we will receive any funds in connection with our capital raising efforts.

The unaudited consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability of assets that might be necessary should we be unable to continue as a going concern.

NOTE 3. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

The summary of our significant accounting policies presented below is designed to assist the reader in understanding our consolidated financial statements. Such financial statements and related notes are the representations of our management, who are responsible for their integrity and objectivity. These accounting policies conform to GAAP in all material respects, and have been consistently applied in preparing the accompanying consolidated financial statements.

PRINCIPLES OF CONSOLIDATION

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Aethlon Medical, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries Aethlon, Inc., Hemex, Inc., Syngen Research, Inc., Cell Activation, Inc. and Exosome Sciences, Inc. (collectively hereinafter referred to as the "Company" or "Aethlon").

Hemex, Inc. is dormant and Aethlon, Inc., Syngen Research, Inc. and Cell Activation, Inc. were dormant and were dissolved effective November 25, 2009. In December 2009, we formed Exosome Sciences, Inc. to conduct our future cancer-related activities.  There exist no material intercompany transactions or balances between Aethlon and any of our subsidiaries.

LOSS PER COMMON SHARE

Basic loss per share is computed by dividing net loss available to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares assumed to be outstanding during the period of computation. Diluted loss per share is computed similar to basic loss per share except that the denominator is increased to include the number of additional common shares that would have been outstanding if the potential common shares had been issued, and if the additional common shares were dilutive. As the Company had net losses for all periods presented, basic and diluted loss per share are the same, since additional potential common shares have been excluded as their effect would be antidilutive.

The potentially dilutive common shares outstanding for the quarters ended December 31, 2009 and 2008, which include shares underlying outstanding stock options, warrants and convertible debentures were 50,105,718 and 43,610,714, respectively.

PATENTS

We capitalize the cost of patents, some of which were acquired, and amortize such costs over the estimated useful life, upon issuance of the patent.

 
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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES

We incurred research and development expenses during the three and nine month periods ended December 31, 2009 and 2008, which are included in various operating expense line items in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations. Our research and development expenses in those periods were as follows:

   
December 31,
   
December 31,
 
   
2009
   
2008
 
Three months ended
  $ 155,059     $ 143,150  
Nine months ended
  $ 389,758     $ 522,993  

FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

The carrying amount of the Company's cash, accounts payable and accrued liabilities approximates their estimated fair values due to the short-term maturities of those financial instruments. The fair value of certain convertible notes and related warrants at December 31, 2009 approximates $587,627 based upon a third party valuation report that we commissioned. Warrants classified as derivative liabilities are reported at their estimated fair value, with changes in fair value being reported in current period results of operations.

Management has concluded that it is not practical to determine the estimated fair value of amounts due to related parties because the transactions cannot be assumed to have been consummated at arm's length, the terms are not deemed to be market terms, there are no quoted values available for these instruments, and an independent valuation would not be practicable due to the lack of data regarding similar instruments, if any, and the associated potential costs.

EQUITY INSTRUMENTS FOR SERVICES PROVIDED BY OTHER THAN EMPLOYEES

We account for transactions involving goods and services provided by third parties where we issue equity instruments as part of the total consideration using the fair value of the consideration received (i.e., the value of the goods or services) or the fair value of the equity instruments issued, whichever is more reliably measurable.

In transactions, when the value of the goods and/or services is not readily determinable and (1) the fair value of the equity instruments is more reliably measurable and (2) the counterparty receives equity instruments in full or partial settlement of the transactions, we use the following methodology:

(a)   For transactions where goods have already been delivered or services rendered, the equity instruments are issued on or about the date the performance is complete (and valued on the date of issuance).
(b)   For transactions where the instruments are issued on a fully vested, non-forfeitable basis, the equity instruments are valued on or about the date of the contract.
(c)   For any transactions not meeting the criteria in (a) or (b) above, we re-measure the consideration at each reporting date based on its then current stock value.

IMPAIRMENT OR DISPOSAL OF LONG-LIVED ASSETS

We review our long-lived assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that their carrying amounts may not be recoverable. If the cost basis of a long-lived asset is greater than the projected future undiscounted net cash flows from such asset (excluding interest), an impairment loss is recognized. Impairment losses are calculated as the difference between the cost basis of an asset and its estimated fair value. We believe that no impairment occurred at or during the three months ended December 31, 2009.

BENEFICIAL CONVERSION FEATURE OF CONVERTIBLE NOTES PAYABLE

The convertible feature of certain notes payable provides for a rate of conversion that is below the market value of our common stock. Such feature is normally characterized as a "Beneficial Conversion Feature" ("BCF"). We record the estimated fair value of the BCF, when applicable, in the consolidated financial statements as a discount from the face amount of the notes. Such discounts are accreted to interest expense over the term of the notes using the effective interest method.

 
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DERIVATIVE LIABILITIES AND CLASSIFICATION

We evaluate free-standing derivative instruments (or embedded derivatives) to properly classify such instruments within equity or as liabilities in our financial statements. Our policy is to settle instruments indexed to our common shares on a first-in-first-out basis.

The classification of a derivative instrument is reassessed at each balance sheet date. If the classification changes as a result of events during a reporting period, the instrument is reclassified as of the date of the event that caused the reclassification. There is no limit on the number of times a contract may be reclassified.

 On April 1, 2009 we adopted new Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") guidance that requires us to apply a two-step model in determining whether a financial instrument or an embedded feature is indexed to our own stock and thus enables it to qualify for equity classification. We have identified several convertible debt agreements in which the embedded conversion feature contains certain provisions that may result in an adjustment of the conversion price, which results in the failure of the embedded conversion feature to be considered to be indexed to our stock. Accordingly, under this guidance, we are required to record the estimated fair value of the embedded conversion feature as a derivative liability. As a result of the adoption of this guidance, the estimated fair value of the embedded conversion feature (See SIGNIFICANT RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS below) was recorded as a derivative liability (at the date of issuance), and a cumulative effect adjustment was recorded to our accumulated deficit. In addition, we have re-measured such derivative liability at estimated fair value as of December 31, 2009 and have recorded the change in the fair value for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2009 in other expense (income) in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations.

REGISTRATION PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS

We account for contingent obligations to make future payments or otherwise transfer consideration under a registration payment arrangement separately from any related financing transaction agreements, and any such contingent obligations are recognized only when it is determined that it is probable that the Company will become obligated for future payments and the amount, or range of amounts, of such future payments can be reasonably estimated. On October 7, 2008, the SEC declared effective a registration statement that covered all of the shares and warrants that had previously been generating liquidated damages pursuant to registration rights agreements and as a result, we ceased recording such liquidated damages at that time.

However, the above referenced registration statement ceased being effective in July 2009.  As a result, as of December 31, 2009, we have accrued potential liquidated damages in the aggregate amount of $351,000, which represents amounts owed through December 31, 2009, plus the additional estimated amounts that will be owed through April 2010, at which time we currently expect to have an effective registration statement back on file with the SEC. The actual amount of liquidated damages owed for the period subsequent to December 31, 2009 through the date that the registration statement is declared effective may be more or less than the amount estimated as of December 31, 2009 in the event that the actual length of time required for us to achieve an effective registration statement differs from our current estimate. We also intend to negotiate the amount of liquidated damages due and, as such, the ultimate amounts we may actually pay may be less than the amount currently accrued.

STOCK BASED COMPENSATION

Employee stock options and rights to purchase shares under stock participation plans are accounted for under the fair value method. Accordingly, share-based compensation is measured when all granting activities have been completed, generally the grant date, based on the fair value of the award. The exercise price of options is generally equal to the market price of the Company's common stock (defined as the closing price as quoted on the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board) on the date of grant. Compensation cost recognized by the Company includes (a) compensation cost for all equity incentive awards granted prior to, but not yet vested as of April 1, 2006, based on the grant-date fair value estimated in accordance with the original provisions of the then current accounting standards, and (b) compensation cost for all equity incentive awards granted subsequent to April 1, 2006, based on the grant-date fair value estimated in accordance with the provisions of subsequent accounting standards. We use a Binomial Lattice option pricing model for estimating fair value of options granted.

In June 2009, our Chief Executive Officer agreed to suspend the exercise of up to 9,588,243 of his stock options, which allowed us to utilize the shares underlying those stock options in capital raising activities while we presented our stockholders with a proposal to increase the number of authorized shares from 100,000,000 to 250,000,000. That proposal was approved by our stockholders at our Annual Meeting on September 16, 2009.  Following that approval we extended the Chief Executive Officer's stock options by the 100 days that he had unreserved his shares. We valued the change in fair value of his stock options due to this extension, and based on the change in fair value, recorded an increase to our stock based compensation expense in the quarter ended September 30, 2009 of $64,678 for his vested options. For his unvested options, we recorded an increase to fair value of $15,308 which will be expensed over the remaining vesting period of those options.

 
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The following table summarizes share-based compensation expenses relating to shares and options granted and the effect on basic and diluted loss per common share during the three and nine months ended December 31, 2009 and 2008:

   
Three Months Ended
   
Three Months Ended
   
Nine Months Ended
   
Nine Months Ended
 
   
December 31, 2009
   
December 31, 2008
   
December 31, 2009
   
December 31, 2008
 
                         
Payroll and related
  $ 103,093     $ 456,640     $ 401,840     $ 590,832  
                                 
Total share-based compensation expense included in net loss
  $ 103,093     $ 456,640     $ 401,840     $ 590,832  
                                 
Basic and diluted loss per common share
  $ (0.00 )   $ (0.01 )   $ (0.01 )   $ (0.01 )

We review share-based compensation on a quarterly basis for changes to the estimate of expected award forfeitures based on actual forfeiture experience. The cumulative effect of adjusting the forfeiture rate for all expense amortization is recognized in the period the forfeiture estimate is changed. The effect of forfeiture adjustments for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2009 was insignificant.

The expected volatility is based on the historic volatility. The expected life of options granted is based on the "simplified method" as described in the SEC's guidance due to changes in the vesting terms and contractual life of current option grants compared to our historical grants.

We did not issue any stock option grants in the nine months ended December 31, 2009.  In the nine months ended December 31, 2008, we issued 4,050,000 stock option grants.

Options outstanding that have vested and are expected to vest as of December 31, 2009 are as follows:

               
Weighted
 
         
Weighted
   
Average
 
         
Average
   
Remaining
 
   
Number of
   
Exercise
   
Contractual
 
   
Shares
   
Price
   
Term in Years
 
                   
Vested
    12,789,060     $ 0.37       5.14  
Expected to vest
    1,700,000       0.35       8.67  
Total
    14,489,060                  

At December 31, 2009, there was approximately $356,000 of unrecognized compensation cost related to share-based payments which is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 0.86 years.

On December 31, 2009, our stock options had a negative intrinsic value since the closing price on that date of $0.30 per share was below the weighted average exercise price of our stock options.

INCOME TAXES

Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to the difference between the consolidated financial statements and their respective tax basis. Deferred income taxes reflect the net tax effects of (a) temporary differences between the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amounts reported for income tax purposes, and (b) tax credit carryforwards. We record a valuation allowance for deferred tax assets when, based on our best estimate of taxable income (if any) in the foreseeable future, it is more likely than not that some portion of the deferred tax assets may not be realized.

 
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SIGNIFICANT RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

In May 2009, the FASB issued a new accounting standard related to subsequent events, which provides guidance on events that occur after the balance sheet date but prior to the issuance of the financial statements. The new accounting standard distinguishes events requiring recognition in the financial statements and those that may require disclosure in the financial statements. Furthermore, the new accounting standard requires disclosure of the date through which subsequent events were evaluated. The new accounting standard is effective for interim and annual periods after June 15, 2009. We adopted the new accounting standard for the quarter ended June 30, 2009, and have evaluated subsequent events through February 15, 2010.

In June 2009, the FASB issued a new accounting standard which provides guidance related to the FASB Accounting Standards Codification and the Hierarchy of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles - a replacement of a previously issued standard. The new accounting standard stipulates the FASB Accounting Standards Codification is the source of authoritative U.S. GAAP recognized by the FASB to be applied by nongovernmental entities. The new accounting standard is effective for financial statements issued for interim and annual periods ending after September 15, 2009. The implementation of this standard during the quarter ended September 30, 2009 did not have a material impact on our statements of operations or financial position.

In May 2008, the FASB issued a new accounting standard which provides guidance relating to accounting for convertible debt instruments that may be settled in cash upon conversion (including partial cash settlement). This new standard requires recognition of both the liability and equity components of convertible debt instruments with cash settlement features. The debt component is required to be recognized at the fair value of a similar instrument that does not have an associated equity component. The equity component is recognized as the difference between the proceeds from the issuance of the note and the fair value of the liability. The standard also requires an accretion of the resulting debt discount over the expected life of the debt. Retrospective application to all periods presented is required and a cumulative-effect adjustment is recognized as of the beginning of the first period presented. This standard was effective for us in the first quarter of fiscal year 2010. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on our financial statements.

In June 2008, the FASB issued a new accounting standard which provides guidance relating to determining whether an instrument (or embedded feature) is indexed to an entity's own stock and is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2008, and interim periods within those fiscal years. This standard specifies that a contract that would otherwise meet the definition of a derivative but is both (a) indexed to our own stock and (b) classified in stockholders' equity in the statement of financial position would not be considered a derivative financial instrument. The standard provides a new two-step model to be applied in determining whether a financial instrument or an embedded feature is indexed to an issuer's own stock and thus able to qualify for the standard's scope exception.

We adopted this new standard effective April 1, 2009. The adoption of the standard's requirements can affect the accounting for warrants or convertible debt that contain provisions that protect holders from a decline in the stock price (or "down-round" protection). For example, warrants with such provisions will no longer be recorded in equity. Down-round protection provisions reduce the exercise price of a warrant or convertible instrument if a company either issues equity shares for a price that is lower than the exercise price of those instruments or issues new warrants or convertible instruments that have a lower exercise price. We evaluated whether convertible debt or warrants to acquire stock of the Company contain provisions that protect holders from declines in the stock price or otherwise could result in modification of the exercise price and/or shares to be issued under the respective warrant agreements based on a variable that is not an input to the fair value of a "fixed-for-fixed" option. We determined that we have several convertible debt agreements in which the terms provide for a possible adjustment to the conversion price, and as such, the embedded conversion feature fails to be indexed solely to our stock under this pronouncement.

As a result of the adoption of this standard, we classified the estimated fair value of the embedded conversion feature of the convertible debt agreement described above, which was determined to be $279,201, as a derivative liability on April 1, 2009 and recorded a cumulative effect adjustment to retained earnings (deficit) based on the difference between amounts recognized at the date of issuance and April 1, 2009.

In April 2009, the FASB issued an amendment to an existing standard which provides guidance relating to interim disclosures about fair value of financial instruments. This new standard requires the disclosure of the carrying amount and the fair value of all financial instruments for interim reporting periods and annual financial statements of publicly traded companies (even if the financial instrument is not recognized in the balance sheet), including the methods and significant assumptions used to estimate the fair values and any changes in such methods and assumptions. This new standard is effective for interim reporting periods ending after June 15, 2009. We adopted this pronouncement during the quarter ended June 30, 2009 without material impact to our financial statements.

 
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The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ("the Act") introduced new requirements regarding corporate governance and financial reporting. Among the many requirements of the Act is for management to annually assess and report on the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting under Section 404(a) and for its registered public accountant to attest to this report under Section 404(b). The SEC has modified the effective date and adoption requirements of Section 404(a) and Section 404(b) implementation for non-accelerated filers multiple times, such that we were required to issue our management report on internal control over financial reporting in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. Based on current SEC requirements, we will be required to have our independent registered public accounting firm attest to the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting for our fiscal year ending March 31, 2011.

Other recent accounting pronouncements issued by the FASB (including its Emerging Issues Task Force), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Securities and Exchange Commission did not or are not believed by management to have a material impact on the Company's present or future consolidated financial statements.

NOTE 4. NOTES PAYABLE

Notes payable consist of the following at December 31, 2009:

   
Principal
 
12% Notes payable, all past due
  $ 285,000  
10% Note payable, past due
    5,000  
Total Notes Payable
  $ 290,000  

Notes payable consisted of the following at March 31, 2009:

   
Principal
 
12% Notes payable, all past due
  $ 297,500  
10% Note payable, past due
    5,000  
Total Notes Payable
  $ 302,500  

12% NOTES

From August 1999 through May 2005, we entered into various borrowing arrangements for the issuance of notes payable from private placement offerings (the "12% Notes"). On November 4, 2009, a holder of $12,500 of the 12% Notes converted his principal balance and $15,625 of accrued interest to common stock at the then current market price of $0.43 per share. At December 31, 2009, 12% Notes with a principal balance of $285,000 are outstanding, all of which are past due, in default, and bearing interest at the default rate of 15%. At December 31, 2009, interest payable on the 12% Notes totaled $303,125.

10% NOTES

From time to time, we issued notes payable ("10% Notes") to various investors, bearing interest at 10% per annum, with principal and interest due six months from the date of issuance. The 10% Notes required no payment of principal or interest during the term. The total amount of the original notes issued was $275,000. One 10% Note in the amount of $5,000, which is past due and in default, remains outstanding at December 31, 2009. At December 31, 2009, interest payable on this note totaled $4,250.

Management's plans to satisfy the remaining outstanding balance on these 12% and 10% Notes include converting the notes to common stock at market value or repayment with available funds. During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, we restructured our 8% and 9% Notes and for accounting purposes, we recorded an extinguishment loss of approximately $977,000.

 
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NOTE 5. CONVERTIBLE NOTES PAYABLE

Convertible Notes Payable consist of the following at December 31, 2009:

               
Net
 
   
Principal
   
Discount
   
Amount
 
                   
Amended Series A 10% Convertible Notes, past due
  $ 900,000     $ --     $ 900,000  
2008 10% Convertible Notes
    45,000       (3,507 )     41,493  
December 2006 10% Convertible Notes, past due
    17,000       --       17,000  
May & June 2009 10% Convertible Notes
    300,000       (152,039 )     147,961  
July & August 2009 10% Convertible Notes
    668,250       (329,124 )     339,126  
October & November 2009 10% Convertible Notes
    380,250       (380,247 )     3  
Total - Convertible Notes
  $ 2,310,500     $ (864,917 )   $ 1,445,583  

Convertible Notes Payable consisted of the following at March 31, 2009:

   
Principal
   
Discount
   
Amount
 
                   
Amended Series A 10% Convertible Notes, past due
  $ 900,000     $ --     $ 900,000  
2008 10% Convertible Notes
    45,000       (8,683 )     36,317  
December 2006 10% Convertible Notes, past due
    17,000       --       17,000  
Restructured December 2008 10% Convertible
                       
Notes and Related Convertible Notes
    1,116,403       --       1,116,403  
Total - Convertible Notes
  $ 2,078,403     $ (8,683 )   $ 2,069,720  

AMENDED SERIES A 10% CONVERTIBLE NOTES

At December 31, 2009, $900,000 of the Amended Series A 10% Convertible Notes remained outstanding and in default. These notes are convertible into our common stock at $0.20 per share. At December 31, 2009, interest payable on those notes totaled $135,000.

2008 10% CONVERTIBLE NOTES

2008 10% Convertible Notes in the aggregate amount of $45,000 remain outstanding at December 31, 2009. These notes are convertible into our common stock at $0.50 per share. At December 31, 2009, interest payable on those notes totaled $6,353. The notes mature in January and February 2010.

 
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DECEMBER 2006 10% CONVERTIBLE NOTES

At December 31, 2009, $17,000 of the December 2006 10% Notes remained outstanding and in default. These notes are convertible into our common stock at $0.17 per share. At December 31, 2009, interest payable on those notes totaled $7,508.

RESTRUCTURED DECEMBER 2008 10% CONVERTIBLE NOTES AND RELATED CONVERTIBLE NOTES

None of the Restructured December 2008 10% Convertible Notes and Related Convertible  Notes remained outstanding at December 31, 2009. All of the remaining principal and  accrued interest was converted into 2,511,264 common shares at an average conversion  price of $0.19 per share during the three months ended December 31, 2009.

MAY & JUNE 2009 10% CONVERTIBLE NOTES

In May and June 2009, we raised an aggregate amount of $350,000 from the sale to accredited investors of 10% convertible notes ("May & June 2009 10% Convertible Notes"). The May & June 2009 10% Convertible Notes mature at various dates between November 2010 through December 2010 and are convertible into our common stock at a fixed conversion price of $0.20 per share prior to maturity. If the investors opt to convert their convertible debt to our common stock, then they will receive a matching three year warrant to purchase unregistered shares of our common stock at a price of $0.20 per share. We have measured the warrants but have not recorded them given their contingent terms.

After consideration of the warrants, we recorded a discount associated with the beneficial conversion feature of $233,735 related to the May & June 2009 10% Convertible Notes and we are amortizing that discount over the terms of the May & June 2009 10% Convertible Notes using the effective interest method.

During the three months ended December 31, 2009, the holders of two of the May & June 2009 10% Convertible Notes converted a total of $50,000 in notes to 250,000 shares of our common stock under the conversion feature of the notes.  Due to these conversions, we accelerated the remaining discount of $15,928 associated with those two converted notes and recorded that amount as interest expense in the three months ended December 31, 2009.  We also issued 250,000 warrants as a result of those conversions, the fair value of which had been measured on the issuance dates of the relevant convertible notes using the Binomial lattice method at $31,550.  We recorded that $31,550 amount as interest expense in the three months ended December 31, 2009.

At December 31, 2009, interest payable on those notes totaled $14,194.

JULY & AUGUST 2009 10% CONVERTIBLE NOTES

In July and August 2009, we raised an aggregate amount of $668,250 from the sale to three investment funds of 10% convertible notes ("July & August 2009 10% Convertible Notes"). Each note carries a one-year term and is convertible into our common stock at 80% of market with a floor of $0.15 cents and a ceiling of $0.25 cents per share. As additional consideration, the investors also received 1,336,500 three year warrants to purchase our common stock at $0.50 per share, although that exercise price is subject to change based on certain conditions. The conversion feature may additionally be adjusted in the event of future financing by the Company. Because the conversion feature and warrant exercise price each can be reset based on future events, they are considered derivatives.

We commissioned a valuation study on this transaction from a third party valuation firm and based on the results of that study, we recorded a discount associated with the derivative liability of $475,762 associated with the conversion feature.  We commissioned a valuation of the derivative liability to measure the fair value of the derivative liability at December 31, 2009 and based on the results of that study, we recorded a fair value at December 31, 2009 of $597,627.  As a result of this fair value change we recorded a gain of $122,626 in the three months ended December 31, 2009.

We are amortizing the discount associated with the July & August 2009 10% Convertible Notes and associated warrants using the effective interest method. Deferred financing costs incurred in connection with this financing totaled $60,750, which were capitalized and are being amortized using the effective interest method.

At December 31, 2009, interest payable on those notes totaled $27,418.

 
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OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2009 10% CONVERTIBLE NOTES

In October and November 2009, we raised $430,000 from the sale to accredited investors of 10% convertible notes ("October & November 2009 10% Convertible Notes"). The October & November 2009 10% Convertible Notes mature at various dates between April 2011 and May 2011 and are convertible into our common stock at a fixed  conversion price of $0.25 per share prior to maturity. The investors also received matching three year warrants to purchase unregistered shares of our common stock at a price of $0.25 per share.

We measured the fair value of the warrants and the beneficial conversion feature of the notes and recorded a 100% discount against the principal of the notes.  We are amortizing the discount associated with the October & November 2009 10% Convertible Notes and associated warrants using the effective interest method.

Three of the investors immediately converted their convertible notes totaling $70,000 into 280,000 shares of our common stock under the conversion formula.  As a result, we accelerated the discount of $70,000 associated with their notes and recorded that amount as interest expense in the three months ended December 31, 2009.

Deferred financing costs of $20,250 incurred in connection with this financing were issued in the form of a convertible note with warrants on the same terms as those received by the investors.  We capitalized the $20,250 of deferred financing costs and are amortizing them over the term of the notes using the effective interest method.

At December 31, 2009, interest payable on these notes totaled $9,506.

NOTE 6. EQUITY TRANSACTIONS

In April 2009, we issued 71,519 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.17 per share in payment for financial consulting services and research services valued at $12,158 based on the value of the services.

In April 2009, we issued 1,688,211 shares of common stock as a result of conversions of $263,478 of convertible notes payable and related accrued interest. The shares were issued to accredited investors.

In April 2009, an accredited investor exercised a warrant to purchase 555,556 shares of our common stock at the agreed strike price of $0.18 per share for cash proceeds of $100,000. We issued that investor a five year warrant to purchase 555,556 shares at $0.18 per share and a conditional warrant to purchase a like number of shares at the same strike price if that warrant is exercised.

In April 2009, we issued 490,000 shares of restricted common stock valued at the closing price in payment for investor relations services.

In April 2009, we issued 25,000 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.22 per share in payment for business development consulting services valued at $5,500 based on the value of the services provided.

In April 2009, we issued 32,935 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.23 per share in payment for internal controls consulting services valued at $7,575 based on the value of the services provided.

In April 2009, we issued 12,372 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.22 per share in payment for regulatory affairs consulting services valued at $2,660 based on the value of the services provided.

In April 2009, we issued 80,000 shares of restricted common stock and warrants to purchase 80,000 shares of common stock in exchange for $15,200. The shares were issued to an accredited investor.

 
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In April 2009, we issued 43,021 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.17 per share in payment for financial consulting services valued at $7,744 based on the value of the services provided.

In April 2009, we issued 70,870 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.20 per share in payment for legal services valued at $14,500 based on the value of the services provided.

In April 2009, we issued 22,817 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.24 per share in payment for business development consulting services valued at $5,500 based on the value of the services provided.

In May 2009, holders of certain convertible notes converted $139,256 of principal and accrued interest into 878,059 shares of our common stock pursuant to the terms of the notes at an average conversion rate of approximately $0.16 per share.

In May 2009, we issued 13,043 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.23 per share in payment for regulatory affairs consulting services valued at $3,000 based on the value of the services provided.

In May 2009, we issued 10,714 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.28 per share in payment for regulatory affairs consulting services valued at $3,000 based on the value of the services provided.

In May 2009, we issued 51,118 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.19 per share in payment for financial consulting services valued at $9,713 based on the value of the services provided.

In May 2009, we issued 22,000 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.25 per share in payment for business development consulting services valued at $5,500 based on the value of the services provided.

In May 2009, we issued 34,602 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.22 per share in payment for financial consulting services valued at $7,613 based on the value of the services provided.

In May 2009, we issued 40,104 shares of restricted common stock at $0.24 in payment for financial advisory services valued at $9,625 based on the value of the services provided.

In May 2009, we issued 22,917 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.24 per share in payment for business development consulting services valued at $5,500 based on the value of the services provided.

In June 2009, we issued 20,500 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.24 per share in payment for regulatory affairs consulting services valued at $4,920 based on the value of the services provided.

In June 2009, we issued 57,055 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.22 per share in payment for scientific and financial consulting services valued at $12,552 based on the value of the services provided.

In June 2009, we issued 22,917 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.24 per share in payment for business development consulting services valued at $5,500 based on the value of the services provided.

 
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In June 2009, we issued 23,000 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.23 per share in payment for regulatory affairs consulting services valued at $5,290 based on the value of the services provided.

In June 2009, we issued 48,106 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.22 per share in payment for scientific and financial consulting services valued at $10,583 based on the value of the services provided.

In June 2009, we issued 779,956 shares of common stock as a result of conversions of $143,512 of convertible notes payable and related accrued interest. The shares were issued to accredited investors.

In June 2009, we issued 16,176 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.34 per share in payment for business development consulting services valued at $5,500 based on the value of the services provided.

On June 29, 2009, Mr. Joyce, our Chief Executive Officer entered into an Option Suspension Agreement, whereby Mr. Joyce agreed to not exercise his stock options pending the filing of amended articles of incorporation of the Company increasing the Company's authorized capital. Accordingly of Mr. Joyce's total options, 2,857,143 could not be exercised until the amended articles of incorporation were filed, and 6,731,090 could not be exercised until the later of June 9, 2010 or the filing of the amended articles of incorporation. We filed the amendment to our articles of incorporation on September 21, 2009. The Agreement also provided Mr. Joyce certain protections in the event the Company shall undergo a change of control transaction while his options are suspended. Such protections include the right to receive, in the form of cash payments, the positive value of his options (which remain subject to suspension) at the time of such transaction.

In addition, we committed to issue 4,000,000 shares of restricted common stock, to Mr. Joyce at a price per share of $0.24, which shall vest in equal installments over a thirty six month period commencing June 9, 2010.

In July 2009, we registered 1,000,000 additional shares under our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan through the filing of a Form S-8 Registration Statement.

In July 2009, we issued 518,649 shares of common stock as a result of conversions of $100,566 of convertible notes payable and related accrued interest. The shares were issued to accredited investors.

In July 2009, we issued 18,333 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.30 per share in payment for business development consulting services valued at $5,500 based on the value of the services provided.

In July 2009, we issued 51,971 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.28 per share in payment for legal services valued at $14,500 based on the value of the services provided.

In July 2009, we issued 11,647 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.34 per share in payment for regulatory affairs consulting services valued at $3,960 based on the value of the services provided.

In July 2009, we issued 19,643 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.28 per share in payment for business development consulting services valued at $5,500 based on the value of the services provided.

In July 2009, we issued a convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $330,000 to an accredited investor. The note is convertible into shares of our common stock at a price per share that is equal to the lesser of (i) $0.25, or (ii) the average of the closing bid prices of the common stock for the three days immediately preceding the conversion date, subject in any case to a floor of $0.15 per share. The investor also received warrants to purchase 660,000 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $0.50 per share. See JULY & AUGUST 2009 10% CONVERTIBLE NOTES in note 5.

 
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In August 2009, we issued two convertible promissory note in the principal amount of $338,250 to two accredited investors. These notes are convertible into shares of our common stock at a price per share that is equal to the lesser of (i) $0.25, or (ii) the average of the closing bid prices of the common stock for the three days immediately preceding the conversion date, subject in any case to a floor of $0.15 per share. The investors also received warrants to purchase 676,500 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $0.50 per share. See JULY & AUGUST 2009 10% CONVERTIBLE NOTES in note 5.

In August 2009, we issued 21,154 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.26 per share in payment for business development consulting services valued at $5,500 based on the value of the services provided.

In August 2009, we issued 14,143 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.28 per share in payment for regulatory affairs consulting services valued at $3,960 based on the value of the services provided.

In August 2009, we issued 22,917 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.24 per share in payment for business development consulting services valued at $5,500 based on the value of the services provided.

In September 2009, we issued 36,094 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.22 per share in payment for financial consulting services valued at $7,941 based on the value of the services provided.

In September 2009, we issued 20,370 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.27 per share in payment for business development consulting services valued at $5,500 based on the value of the services provided.

In September 2009, we issued 16,000 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.24 per share in payment for regulatory affairs consulting services valued at $3,840 based on the value of the services provided.

In September 2009, we issued 19,784 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.28 per share in payment for business development consulting services valued at $5,500 based on the value of the services provided.

In September 2009, we issued 12,000 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.25 per share in payment for regulatory affairs consulting services valued at $3,000 based on the value of the services provided.

In October 2009, we issued 100,000 shares of restricted common stock as a donation to a scientific research foundation valued at $25,000 based on the closing price of $0.25.

In October 2009, we issued 319,033 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.22 per share in payment for financial consulting services valued at $70,187 based on the value of the services provided.

In October 2009, we issued 22,088 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.25 per share in payment for business development consulting services valued at $5,500 based on the value of the services provided.

In October 2009, we issued 37,585 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.22 per share in payment for financial consulting services valued at $8,269 based on the value of the services provided.

 
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In October 2009, we issued 2,511,264 shares of common stock as a result of conversions of $481,297 of convertible notes payable and related accrued interest. The shares were issued to accredited investors.

In October 2009, we issued 15,231 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.26 per share in payment for regulatory affairs consulting services valued at $3,960 based on the value of the services provided.

In October 2009, we issued 11,702 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.47 per share in payment for business development consulting services valued at $5,500 based on the value of the services provided.

In October and November 2009, we raised $430,000 through the issuance of 10% convertible notes to accredited investors. The notes are convertible into our common stock at a fixed conversion price of $0.25 per share. The investors also received 1,720,000 three year warrants to purchase shares of our common stock at $0.25 per share.  We also issued to a finder as deferred offering costs a convertible note for $20,250 on the same terms as those received by the investors.  Three of the investors in this financing immediately converted their notes totaling $70,000 to 280,000 shares of our common stock per the conversion formula in the notes (see Note 5).

In November 2009, we issued 117,759 shares of common stock as a result of conversions of $38,595 of notes payable ($15,200 in a 12% Note Payable, see Note 4, and $10,000 in a May & June 2009 10% Convertible Note, see Note 5) and related accrued interest. The shares were issued to accredited investors.

In November 2009, we issued 14,103 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.39 per share in payment for business development consulting services valued at $5,500 based on the value of the services provided.

In November 2009, we issued 89,397 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.36 per share in payment for legal services valued at $32,451 based on the value of the services provided.

In November 2009, we issued 19,688 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.35 per share in payment for financial consulting services valued at $6,891 based on the value of the services provided.

In November 2009, we issued 15,068 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.37 per share in payment for business development consulting services valued at $5,500 based on the value of the services provided.

In December 2009, we issued 9,900 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.40 per share in payment for regulatory affairs consulting services valued at $3,960 based on the value of the services provided.

In December 2009, we issued 50,313 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.30 per share in payment for financial consulting services valued at $15,094 based on the value of the services provided.

In December 2009, we issued 114,066 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.30 per share in payment for financial consulting services valued at $34,220 based on the value of the services provided.

 
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In December 2009, we issued 17,188 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.32 per share in payment for business development consulting services valued at $5,500 based on the value of the services provided.

In December 2009, we issued 11,314 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.35 per share in payment for regulatory affairs consulting services valued at $3,960 based on the value of the services provided.

In December 2009, we issued 18,333 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.30 per share in payment for business development consulting services valued at $5,500 based on the value of the services provided.

In December 2009, we issued 211,665 shares of common stock as a result of the conversion of a $40,000 convertible note payable (see Note 5) and related accrued interest.  The shares were issued to an accredited investor.

NOTE 7. OTHER CURRENT LIABILITIES

At December 31, 2009 and March 31, 2009, our other current liabilities were comprised of the following items:

   
December 30,
   
March 31,
 
   
2009
   
2009
 
Accrued interest
  $ 528,100     $ 352,204  
Accrued legal fees
    211,865       211,865  
Deferred rent
    921       --  
Accrued liquidated damages
    351,000       --  
Other
    85,945       115,429  
Total other current liabilities
  $ 1,177,831     $ 679,498  

As of the date of this report, various promissory and convertible notes payable in the aggregate principal amount of $1,207,000 (as identified in Notes 4 and 5 above) have reached maturity and are past due. We are continually reviewing other financing arrangements to retire all past due notes. At December 31, 2009, we had accrued interest in the amount of $415,496 associated with these defaulted notes in accrued liabilities payable (see Notes 4 and 5).

 
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NOTE 8. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

On April 1, 2008, we adopted guidance issued by the FASB that defines fair value, and establishes a three-level valuation hierarchy for disclosures of fair value measurement that enhances disclosure requirements for fair value measures.  Financial instruments measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of December 31, 2009 are classified based on the valuation technique level noted in the table below:
 
         
Active Markets for
   
Significant
   
Unobservable
 
         
Identical
   
Observable
   
Unobservable
 
         
Instruments
   
Inputs
   
Inputs
 
   
Total
   
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
 
Assets:
                       
                         
None
  $ --     $ --     $ --     $ --  
                                 
Liabilities:
                               
                                 
Derivative liability
  $ 587,627     $ --     $ --     $ 587,627  
 
Based on estimated fair value of the derivative liability at December 31, 2009, we have recorded a loss of $77,426 and a gain of $167,336 for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2009, respectively, in other expense (income) in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, based on the change in fair value in those periods.

The table below sets forth a summary of changes in the fair value of our Level 3
derivative liability for the nine months ended December 31, 2009:
 
   
Recorded
Initial Fair
Value on
April 1,
   
Recorded Fair
Value of
Derivative
Liabilities
in July &
   
Change in
Estimated Fair
Value Recognized
in Results of
   
Fair Value
at
December 31,
 
   
2009
   
August, 2009
   
Operations
   
2009
 
Derivative Liability
  $ 279,201     $ 475,762     $ (167,336 )   $ 587,627  
 
NOTE 9. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

LEGAL MATTERS

From time to time, claims are made against us in the ordinary course of business, which could result in litigation. Claims and associated litigation are subject to inherent uncertainties and unfavorable outcomes could occur, such as monetary damages, fines, penalties or injunctions prohibiting us from selling one or more products or engaging in other activities. In connection with our termination of our lease at our former headquarters, our former landlord, BMR 3030 Bunker Hill Street LLC, commenced an action in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, against us on September 14, 2009 seeking damages of approximately $25,000 for alleged unpaid rent and for surrender of the premises. All amounts were timely paid and the premises were timely surrendered. This action was dismissed in November 2009.

The occurrence of an unfavorable outcome in any specific period could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations for that period or future periods. Other than as mentioned here, we are not presently a party to any pending or threatened legal proceedings.

 
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LEASES

In September 2009, we gave notice that we were terminating the month-to-month rental arrangement for our offices and laboratory effective October 3, 2009 and we entered into two new leases for office and laboratory space. The terms of the new leases are three years and two years, respectively, and the initial base lease payments are $4,746 per month and $1,667 per month, respectively. We expect that the cost of our new facilities will be less than the cost of our old facilities, which was $10,075 per month for rent and common area maintenance charges.

NOTE 9. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

In January 2010, we issued 36,683 shares of restricted common stock as a patent license payment valued at $11,500.

In January 2010, we issued 14,474 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our Amended and Restated 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.38 per share in payment for business development consulting services valued at $5,500 based on the value of the services provided.

In January 2010, we issued 731,251 shares of restricted common stock and 731,251 warrants to purchase our common stock at $0.20 per share to repay $146,250 of interest on certain convertible debentures accrued through January 31, 2010 (see Note 5).

In January 2010, we issued 13,200 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our Amended and Restated 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.30 per share in payment for regulatory affairs consulting services valued at $3,960 based on the value of the services provided.

In January 2010, we issued 15,714 shares of common stock pursuant to our S-8 registration statement covering our Amended and Restated 2003 Consultant Stock Plan at $0.35 per share in payment for business development consulting services valued at $5,500 based on the value of the services provided.

In January 2010, we raised $250,000 from the sale to an accredited investor of 10% convertible notes.  The convertible notes mature in July 2011 and are convertible into our common stock at a fixed conversion price of $0.25 per share prior to maturity. The investor also received matching three year warrants to purchase unregistered shares of our common stock at a price of $0.25 per share.  This investment concluded our 10% convertible debt round that began in October 2009.  In aggregate, we issued $700,250 in 10% convertible notes in that financing round.

In February 2010, we entered into an amendment to our lease for our administrative offices to move into a slightly larger space in the same building.  We agreed to extend our lease for an additional year and otherwise the terms of the lease were unchanged.

On February 12, 2010, we raised $300,000 in cash and received a secured promissory note in the amount of $300,000 in exchange for the issuance by the Company of a $660,000 principal amount 10% convertible promissory note (the "Note") to one accredited investor. The conversion price per share is equal to eighty percent (80%) of the average of the three lowest closing bid prices of our common stock as reported by Bloomberg L.P. on the Principal Market for the ten (10) trading days preceding the conversion date, subject to a maximum price per share of $0.30 and a minimum price per share of $0.20. The Note is convertible into a maximum of 3,300,000 shares of our common stock at the minimum price per share of $0.20. The investor also received 660,000 three-year warrants to purchase shares of our common stock at $0.50 per share. The Note was issued in a private placement.

 
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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.

The following discussion of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with, and is qualified in its entirety by, the condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in Item 1 in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. This item contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this Form 10-Q are, or may be deemed to be, "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended ("the Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Such forward-looking statements involve assumptions, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of Aethlon Medical, Inc. ("we", "us" or "the Company") to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements contained in this Form 10-Q. Such potential risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, completion of our capital-raising activities, FDA approval of our products, other regulations, patent protection of our proprietary technology, product liability exposure, uncertainty of market acceptance, competition, technological change, and other risk factors detailed herein and in other of our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this Form 10-Q, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons actual results could differ from those projected in such forward-looking statements.

THE COMPANY

We are a developmental stage medical device company focused on expanding the applications of our Hemopurifier(R) platform technology which is designed to rapidly reduce the presence of infectious viruses and other toxins from human blood. As such, we focus on developing therapeutic devices to treat acute viral conditions brought on by pathogens targeted as potential biological warfare agents and chronic viral conditions including HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis-C. The Hemopurifier(R) combines the established scientific technologies of hemodialysis and affinity chromatography as a means to mimic the immune system's response of clearing viruses and toxins from the blood before cell and organ infection can occur. The Hemopurifier(R) cannot cure these afflictions but can lower viral loads and allow compromised immune systems to overcome otherwise serious or fatal medical conditions.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

We are subject to the informational requirements of the Securities Exchange Act and must file reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. The reports, information statements and other information we file with the Commission can be inspected and copied at the Commission Public Reference Room, 450 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20549. You may obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at (800) SEC-0330. The Commission also maintains a Web site (http://www.sec.gov) that contains reports, proxy and information statements and other information regarding registrants, like us, which file electronically with the Commission. Our headquarters are located at 8910 University Center Lane, Suite 255, San Diego, CA 92122. Our phone number at that address is (858) 459-7800. Our Web site is http://www.aethlonmedical.com.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

THREE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2009 COMPARED TO THE THREE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2008

Operating Expenses

Consolidated operating expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2009 were $715,977 in comparison with $867,369 for the comparable quarter a year ago. This decrease of $151,392, or 18%, was primarily due to a decrease in payroll and  related expenses of $344,490, which was partially offset by increases in professional fees of $132,333 and in general and administrative expenses of $60,765.

 
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The $344,490 decrease in payroll and related expenses was primarily due to a $314,071  decrease in stock based compensation and to a $26,250 decrease in our research and development related payroll due to staff reductions.
 
The $132,333 increase in our professional fees was primarily due to a $71,319 increase  in our accounting and financial consulting fees. We also had a $33,000 increase in  fees related to business development work and a $13,840 increase in our legal fees.   We also had a $11,176 increase in scientific consulting fees, largely related to the  development of our new manufacturing practices. $211,992, or 75%, of our professional fees for  the three months ended December 31, 2009 were paid for through issuances of our common stock.

The $60,765 increase in general and administrative expenses was due primarily to a $25,000 stock-based contribution to a scientific research institute and to a $24,079  increase in lab supplies. Those increases were partially offset by a decrease in our  rent expense of $19,823 as a result of our move to less expensive facilities.

Other Expenses (Income)

Other expenses (income) consist primarily of the change in the fair value of our derivative liability and interest expense. Other expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2009 were $769,901 in comparison with $1,477,185 for the comparable quarter a year ago.

Both periods include changes in the fair value of derivative liability. For the three months ended December 31, 2009, the change in the estimated fair value of derivative liability was a charge of $77,426 and for the three months ended December 31, 2008, the change in estimated fair value was a charge of $50,064.

Interest expense was $692,770 for the three months ended December 31, 2009 compared to $363,964 in the corresponding prior period, an increase of $328,806. The various components of our interest expense are shown in the following table:

   
Quarter Ended
   
Quarter Ended
   
 
 
   
12/31/09
   
12/31/08
   
Change
 
Interest Expense
  $ 81,832     $ 91,948     $ (10,116 )
Amortization of Deferred Financing Costs
    19,921       10,930       8,991  
Liquidated damages
    351,000       --       351,000  
Amortization of Note Discounts
    240,017       261,086       (21,069 )
Total Interest Expense
  $ 692,770     $ 363,964     $ 328,806  
 
As noted in the above table, the most significant factor in the $328,806 increase in interest expense was the $351,000 in accrued damages that we accrued due to a lapse in the effectiveness of a registration  statement we had filed with the SEC. A lesser factor was the $31,550 charge for amortization of debt discounts related to warrants that  were issued as certain noteholders converted their notes to our common stock  Those increases were partially offset by a $52,619 reduction in amortization of note discounts.

Net Loss

As a result of the increased expenses noted above, we recorded a consolidated net loss of approximately $1,486,000 and $2,345,000 for the quarters ended December 31, 2009 and 2008, respectively.

Basic and diluted loss per common share were ($0.03) for the three month period ended December 31, 2009 compared to ($0.05) for the period ended December 31, 2008.

 
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NINE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2009 COMPARED TO THE NINE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2008

Operating Expenses

Consolidated operating expenses for the nine months ended December 31, 2009 were $2,190,178 in comparison with $2,223,687 for the comparable period a year ago. This decrease of $33,509, or 2%, was due to decreases in payroll and related  expenses of $326,942 which was partially offset by increases in professional fees  of $252,759 and in general and administrative expenses of $40,674.

The $326,942 decrease in payroll and related expenses was primarily due to a $149,516  decrease in stock based compensation and to a $127,136 decrease in our research and  development-related payroll and a $49,415 decrease in administrative-related payroll  due to staff reductions.

The $40,674 increase in general and administrative expenses arose from a number of factors,  including a $25,000 stock-based contribution to a scientific research institute, a $20,695 increase in investor relations and travel expense which were partially offset by a $14,986 reduction in our insurance expense and a $38,525 reduction in lab supplies.

The $252,759 increase in our professional fees arose from a number of factors,  including a $64,769 charge by a contract manufacturer for establishing the systems to manufacture our product under the FDA's good manufacturing practices and also to produce both a trial product manufacturing run and to produce our first commercial  batch of products.  Other factors included a $32,635 increase in our accounting and  financial consulting fees, a $73,454 increase in fees related to business development work and a $104,656 increase in our investor relations-related expenses. The above-noted increases were partially offset by a $32,342 reduction in our scientific consulting fees. $525,201, or approximately 62%, of our professional fees for the nine months ended December 31, 2009 were paid for through issuances of our common stock.

Other Expenses (Income)

Other expenses (income) consist primarily of the change in the fair value of our derivative liability and interest expense. Other expenses for the nine months ended December 31, 2009 were $1,017,140 in comparison with $2,932,502 for the comparable period a year ago.

The nine month period ended December 31, 2008 included a $1,063,344 loss on extinguishment of debt and a $607,908 charge for a loss on the issuance of common stock and warrants in payment of accrued interest and penalties to certain convertible noteholders. There were no comparable charges in the nine month period ended December 31, 2009.

Both periods include changes in the fair value of derivative liability. For the nine months ended December 31, 2009, the change in the estimated fair value of derivative liability was a gain of $167,336 and for the nine months ended December 31, 2008, the change in estimated fair value was a gain of $213,903.

Interest expense was $1,185,482 for the nine months ended December 31, 2009 compared to $1,477,854 in the corresponding prior period, a decrease of $292,372. The various components of our interest expense are shown in the following table:

   
Nine Months
   
Nine Months
       
   
Ended
   
Ended
     
   
12/31/09
   
12/31/08
   
Change
 
Interest Expense
  $ 245,639     $ 226,386     $ 19,253  
Amortization of Deferred Financing Costs
    33,141       92,253       (59,112 )
Liquidated damages
    351,000       --       351,000  
Amortization of Note Discounts
    555,702       1,159,215       (603,703 )
Total Interest Expense
  $ 1,185,482     $ 1,477,854     $ (292,372 )

As noted in the above table, the primary factor in the $643,372 reduction in interest expense was the $635,063 reduction in amortization of note discounts. This occurred because a significant portion of our note discounts were fully amortized as of December 31, 2009. Amortization of deferred offering costs also decreased by $59,112.  Partially offsetting the reductions in amortization of note discounts and of deferred offering costs was the $351,000 in accrued damages that we accrued due to a lapse in the effectiveness of a registration statement we had filed with the SEC and the $31,550 charge for the amortization of debt discounts related to warrants that were issued as certain noteholders converted their notes to our common stock.

 
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Net Loss

As a result of the increased expenses noted above, we recorded a consolidated net loss of approximately $3,207,000 and $5,156,000 for the nine month periods ended December 31, 2009 and 2008, respectively.

Basic and diluted loss per common share were ($0.06) for the nine month period ended December 31, 2009 compared to ($0.12) for the period ended December 31, 2008.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

To date, we have funded our capital requirements for the current operations from net funds received from the public and private sale of debt and equity securities, as well as from the issuance of common stock in exchange for services. Our cash position at December 31, 2009 was approximately $49,000 compared to approximately $6,000, at March 31, 2009, representing an increase of approximately $43,000. During the nine months ended December 31, 2009, operating activities used net cash of approximately $1,381,000, while we received approximately $1,450,000 from financing activities from the issuance of common stock and convertible notes. In addition, during this period we used $26,000 in investing activities related to expenditures related to additions to patents and patents pending and to fixed asset acquisitions.

During the nine month period ended December 31, 2009, net cash used in operating activities resulted primarily from the approximate net loss of $3,207,000 and the non-cash gain of approximately $167,000 relating to the change in the estimated fair value of derivative liability offset by the amortization of note discounts of approximately $557,000, fair market value of common stock of approximately $516,000 issued in payment for services, approximately $402,000 in stock-based compensation and the accrual for damages of $351,000.

A decrease in working capital during the nine months ended December 31, 2009 in the amount of approximately $204,000 changed our negative working capital position to approximately ($4,308,000) at December 31, 2009 from a negative working capital of approximately ($4,104,000) at March 31, 2009.

Our current deficit in working capital requires us to obtain funds in the short-term to be able to continue in business, and in the longer term to fund research and development on products not yet ready for market. Subsequent to December 31, 2009, we raised an additional $250,000 through the sale to accredited investors of convertible notes and common stock purchase warrants, however, we continue to seek additional financing.

We are a development stage medical device company that has not yet engaged in significant commercial activities. The primary focus of our resources is the advancement of our proprietary Hemopurifier(R) platform treatment technology, which is designed to rapidly reduce the presence of infectious viruses and toxins in human blood. Our focus is to prepare our Hemopurifier(R) to treat chronic viral conditions, acute viral conditions and viral-based bioterror threats in human clinical trials.

We plan to continue research and development activities related to our Hemopurifier(R) platform technology, with particular emphasis on the advancement of our treatment for "Category A" pathogens as defined by the Federal Government under Project Bioshield and the All Hazards Preparedness Act of 2006. The Company has filed an Investigational Device Exemption ("IDE") with the FDA in order to proceed with human safety studies of the Hemopurifier(R). Such studies, complemented by planned IN VIVO and appropriate animal IN VITRO studies, should allow us to proceed to the Premarket Approval ("PMA") process. The PMA process is the last major FDA hurdle in determining the safety and effectiveness of Class III medical devices (of which the Hemopurifier(R) is one).

Subject to the availability of working capital, we anticipate continuing to increase spending on research and development over the next 12 months. Additionally, associated with our anticipated increase in research and development expenditures, we anticipate purchasing additional amounts of equipment during this period to support our laboratory and testing operations. Operations to date have consumed substantial capital without generating revenues, and will continue to require substantial and increasing capital funds to conduct necessary research and development and pre-clinical and clinical testing of our Hemopurifier(R) products, as well as market any of those products that receive regulatory approval. We do not expect to generate revenue from operations for the foreseeable future, and our ability to meet our cash obligations as they become due and payable is dependent for at least the next several years on our ability to sell securities, borrow funds or a combination thereof. Future capital requirements will depend upon many factors, including progress with pre-clinical testing and clinical trials, the number and breadth of our clinical programs, the time and costs involved in preparing, filing, prosecuting, maintaining and enforcing patent claims and other proprietary rights, the time and costs involved in obtaining regulatory approvals, competing technological and market developments, as well as our ability to establish collaborative arrangements, effective commercialization, marketing activities and other arrangements. We expect to continue to incur increasing negative cash flows and net losses for the foreseeable future, and presently require a minimum of $150,000 per month to sustain operations.

 
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We do not believe that inflation has had or is likely to have any material impact on our limited operations.

At the date of this filing, we plan to invest significantly into purchases of our raw materials and into our contract manufacturing arrangement subject to successfully raising additional capital.

In September 2009, we terminated our month-to-month rental arrangement for our offices and laboratory and we entered into two new leases for office and laboratory space. The terms of the new leases are three years and two years, respectively, and the initial base lease payments are $4,746.15 per month and $1,667.00 per month, respectively. We expect that the cost of our new facilities will be less than the cost of our old facilities.

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES

The preparation of condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires the Company to make a number of estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements. Such estimates and assumptions affect the reported amounts of expenses during the reporting period. On an ongoing basis, we evaluate estimates and assumptions based upon historical experience and various other factors and circumstances. We believe our estimates and assumptions are reasonable in the circumstances; however, actual results may differ from these estimates under different future conditions.

We believe that the estimates and assumptions that are most important to the portrayal of our financial condition and results of operations, in that they require the most difficult, subjective or complex judgments, form the basis for the accounting policies deemed to be most critical to us. These critical accounting policies relate to measurement of stock purchase warrants issued with notes payable, beneficial conversion feature of convertible notes payable, impairment of intangible assets and long lived assets, stock compensation, and the classification of warrant obligations, and evaluation of contingencies. We believe estimates and assumptions related to these critical accounting policies are appropriate under the circumstances; however, should future events or occurrences result in unanticipated consequences, there could be a material impact on our future financial condition or results of operations.

There have been no changes to our critical accounting policies as disclosed in our Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2009.

OFF-BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENTS

We have no obligations required to be disclosed herein as off-balance sheet arrangements.

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.

As a Smaller Reporting Company as defined by rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act and in Item 10(f)(1) of Regulation S-K, we are electing scaled disclosure reporting obligations and therefore are not required to provide the information requested by this item.

ITEM 4T. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES.

DISCLOSURE CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer, who is also our acting Chief Financial Officer, we evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) of the Exchange Act) as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report.

Based on such evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that, as of the end of such period, our disclosure controls and procedures are effective in recording, processing, summarizing and reporting, on a timely basis, information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act and are effective in ensuring that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

CHANGES IN INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING

There have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the last fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 
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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

From time to time, claims are made against us in the ordinary course of business, which could result in litigation. Claims and associated litigation are subject to inherent uncertainties and unfavorable outcomes could occur, such as monetary damages, fines, penalties or injunctions prohibiting us from selling one or more products or engaging in other activities. In connection with our termination of our lease at our former headquarters, our former landlord, BMR 3030 Bunker Hill Street LLC, commenced an action in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, against us on September 14, 2009 seeking damages of approximately $25,000 for alleged unpaid rent and for surrender of the premises. All amounts were timely paid and the premises were timely surrendered. This action was dismissed in November 2009.

The occurrence of an unfavorable outcome in any specific period could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations for that period or future periods. Other than as set forth here, we are not presently a party to any pending or threatened legal proceedings.

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS.

As a Smaller Reporting Company as defined by rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act and in Item 10(f)(1) of Regulation S-K, we are electing scaled disclosure reporting obligations and therefore are not required to provide the information requested by this item.

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS.

During the quarter ended December 31, 2009, we issued the following securities which were not registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and have not been included previously in a Current Report on Form 8-K. We did not employ any form of general solicitation or advertising in connection with the offer and sale of the securities described below. In addition, we believe the purchasers of the securities are "ACCREDITED INVESTORS" for the purpose of Rule 501 of the Securities Act. For these reasons, among others, the offer and sale of the following securities were made in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Section 4(2) of the Securities Act or Regulation D promulgated by the SEC under the Securities Act:

In October 2009, we issued 2,511,264 shares of common stock as a result of conversions of $481,297 of convertible notes payable and related accrued interest. The shares were issued to accredited investors.

In October and November 2009, we raised $430,000 through the issuance of 10% convertible notes to accredited investors. The notes are convertible into our common stock at a fixed conversion price of $0.25 per share. The investors also received 1,720,000 three year warrants to purchase shares of our common stock at $0.25 per share.  We also issued to a finder as deferred offering costs a convertible note for $20,250 on the same terms as those received by the investors.  Three of the investors in this financing immediately converted their notes totaling $70,000 to 280,000 shares of our common stock per the conversion formula in the notes.

In November 2009, we issued 117,759 shares of common stock as a result of conversions of $38,595 of notes payable ($15,200 in a 12% Note Payable and $10,000 in a May & June 2009 10% Convertible Note) and related accrued interest. The shares were issued to accredited investors.
 
In December 2009, we issued 211,665 shares of common stock as a result of the conversion of a $40,000 convertible note payable and related accrued interest.  The shares were issued to an accredited investor.

ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES.

As of the date of this report, various promissory and convertible notes payable in the aggregate principal amount of $1,207,000 have reached maturity and are past due. We are continually reviewing other financing arrangements to retire all past due notes. Additionally, on July 30, 2008, the holders of the Amended Series A Convertible Notes notified us that we were in default on the notes due to our failure to register the warrants by March 31, 2008 and for failing to make required interest payments. At December 31, 2009, we had accrued interest in the amount of $415,496 associated with these notes and accrued liabilities payable.

ITEM 4. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS.

We did not submit any matters to a vote of security holders during the quarter ended December 31, 2009.

 
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ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION.

Beginning in October and to date through February 2010, we have raised $680,000 through the issuance in a private placement of 10% convertible notes to accredited investors. The notes are convertible into 2,720,000 shares of our common stock at a fixed conversion price of $0.25 per share. The investors also received 2,720,000 three year warrants to purchase shares of our common stock at $0.25 per share. We also issued to a finder as deferred offering costs a convertible note for $20,250 on the same terms as these received by the investors.

In February 2010, we entered into an amendment to our lease for our administrative offices to move into a slightly larger space in the same building.  We agreed to extend our lease for an additional year and otherwise the terms of the lease were unchanged.

On February 12, 2010, we raised $300,000 in cash and received a secured promissory note in the amount of $300,000 in exchange for the issuance of a $660,000 principal amount 10% convertible promissory note (the "Note") to one accredited investor. The conversion price per share is equal to eighty percent (80%) of the average of the three lowest closing bid prices of our common stock as reported by Bloomberg L.P. on the Principal Market for the ten (10) trading days preceding the conversion date, subject to a maximum price per share of $0.30 and a minimum price per share of $0.20. The Note is convertible into a maximum of 3,300,000 shares of our common stock at the minimum price per share of $0.20. The investor also received 660,000 three-year warrants to purchase shares of our common stock at $0.50 per share. The Note was issued in a private placement.


ITEM 6.  EXHIBITS.

(a) Exhibits. The following documents are filed as part of this report:

3.1
Articles of Incorporation of Aethlon Medical, Inc., as amended (1)
   
3.2
Bylaws of Aethlon Medical, Inc. (1)
   
10.1
10% Convertible Note*
   
10.2
Class C Common Stock Purchase Warrant*
   
10.3
First Amendment to Lease, dated as of February 1, 2010, between Glenborough Aventine, LLC and Aethlon Medical, Inc.*
   
10.4
Securities Purchase Agreement, dated as of February 12, 2010*
   
10.5
Convertible Promissory Note, dated February 12, 2010*
   
10.6
Warrant to Purchase Common Stock, dated February 12, 2010*
   
10.7
Secured Promissory Note, dated February 12, 2010*
   
31.1
Certification of Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Securities Exchange Act rules 13a- 15 and 15d-15(c) as adopted pursuant to section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.*
   
32.1
Certification of James A. Joyce, Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. section 1350, as adopted pursuant to section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.*

* Filed herewith.

(1) Incorporated by reference to the exhibit of the same number to the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2009.

 
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SIGNATURES

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.

 
  AETHLON MEDICAL, INC.  
       
Date: FEBRUARY 16, 2010 
By:
/s/ JAMES A. JOYCE  
    JAMES A. JOYCE  
    CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT, CHIEF  
    ACCOUNTING OFFICER AND  
    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER  




 
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