4. RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
|9 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2019
|Accounting Changes and Error Corrections [Abstract]|
|RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS||
4. Recent Accounting Pronouncements
The Company adopted ASU Topic 842 on April 1, 2019 utilizing the alternative transition method allowed for under this guidance. As a result, the Company recorded lease liabilities and right-of-use lease assets of $228,694 on its balance sheet as of April 1, 2019. The lease liabilities represent the present value of the remaining lease payments of the Company’s corporate headquarters lease (see Note 13), discounted using the Company’s incremental borrowing rate as of April 1, 2019. The corresponding right-of-use lease assets are recorded based on the lease liabilities and the cumulative difference between rent expense and amounts paid under its corporate headquarters lease. The Company also elected the short-term lease recognition exemption for its laboratory lease. For the laboratory lease that qualified as short-term, the Company did not recognize ROU assets or lease liabilities at adoption. The adoption of ASU 2016-02 did not have a material impact on either the statement of operations or statement of cash flows for the nine months ended December 31, 2019.
Topic 842 also allows lessees and lessors to elect certain practical expedients. The Company elected the following practical expedients:
The entire disclosure of changes in accounting principles, including adoption of new accounting pronouncements, that describes the new methods, amount and effects on financial statement line items.
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