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Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
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1. Nature of Operations

Description of the Business

KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing medicines for patients with neglected and rare diseases, with an ancillary focus on pediatric conditions, and on executing its Responsible Pricing Model in the commercialization of the Company’s product candidates that may be approved. The Company’s lead product candidate is benznidazole for the treatment of Chagas disease, a parasitic illness that can lead to long-term heart, intestinal and neurological problems. As more fully described in Note 10, the Company acquired certain worldwide rights to benznidazole on June 30, 2016 and the Company is focused on the development necessary to seek and obtain approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) for benznidazole and the subsequent commercialization , if approved. After a meeting with FDA in December 2016, the Company believes benznidazole, as a treatment for Chagas disease, could qualify for priority review and potentially other FDA regulatory incentives, and to receive a Priority Review Voucher (“PRV”) if FDA approves the drug for marketing. FDA also confirmed at the December 2016 meeting, that it would be permissible for the Company to submit an Investigational New Drug (IND) application for benznidazole to FDA under the 505(b)(2) regulatory pathway, which it expects to do during the first half of 2017.
 
If the Company’s work to submit the New Drug Application (“NDA”) for benznidazole progresses on the timeline laid out above, management anticipate that FDA’s decision related to approval of NDA could occur before the end of 2018. As a result, the Company has begun preliminary commercial planning activities, including exploring monetization opportunities associated with potential receipt of a PRV, developing possible launch and commercialization strategies in the U.S. and seeking ways to generate revenue outside of the U.S. through partnerships.
 
The Company is also developing one of its proprietary monoclonal antibodies, lenzilumab (formerly known as KB003), for the treatment of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML), and potentially for the treatment of juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML), both of which are rare hematologic cancers with high unmet medical need. The Company is exploring partnering opportunities to enable development of another of its proprietary monoclonal antibodies, ifabotuzumab (formerly known as KB004), for the treatment of certain rare solid and hematologic cancers. With a focus on neglected, rare and orphan diseases, the Company believes that it has the opportunity to benefit from various regulatory incentives, such as orphan drug exclusivity, breakthrough therapy designation, fast track designation, accelerated approval, priority review and priority review vouchers, where available, that provide for certain periods of exclusivity, expedited review and/or other benefits.

The Company has undergone a significant transformation in the last year. As a result of challenges facing it at the time, on December 29, 2015, the Company filed a voluntary petition for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. On June 30, 2016, the Company’s Second Amended Plan of Reorganization, dated May 9, 2016, as amended (the “Plan”), became effective and the Company emerged from its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Refer to Note 2 for additional details regarding the Company’s bankruptcy proceedings.

The Company was incorporated on March 15, 2000 in California and reincorporated as a Delaware corporation in September 2001.

Liquidity and Going Concern

The Company has incurred significant losses and had an accumulated deficit of $246.2 million as of March 31, 2017. The Company has financed its operations primarily through the sale of equity securities, debt financings, interest income earned on cash and cash equivalents, grants and the payments received under its agreements with Novartis Pharma AG and Sanofi Pasteur S.A. (“Sanofi”). The Company completed its initial public offering (“IPO”) in February 2013. To date, none of the Company’s product candidates have been approved for sale and therefore the Company has not generated any revenue from product sales. Management expects operating losses to continue for the foreseeable future. As a result, the Company will continue to require additional capital through equity offerings, debt financing and/or payments under new or existing licensing or collaboration agreements. If sufficient funds are not available on acceptable terms when needed, the Company could be required to significantly reduce its operating expenses and delay, reduce the scope of, or eliminate one or more of its development programs. The Company’s ability to access capital when needed is not assured and, if not achieved on a timely basis, could materially harm its business, financial condition and results of operations. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.
 
The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for the three months ended March 31, 2017 were prepared on the basis of a going concern, which contemplates that the Company will be able to realize assets and discharge liabilities in the normal course of business.  The ability of the Company to meet its total liabilities of $14.9 million at March 31, 2017 and to continue as a going concern is dependent upon the availability of future funding. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might be necessary if the Company is unable to continue as a going concern.

Delisting of Common Stock

On January 13, 2016, the Company’s common stock was suspended from the Nasdaq Global Market and began trading on the over-the-counter market under the KBIOQ symbol.  On January 26, 2016, NASDAQ filed a Form 25 with the Securities and Exchange Commission to complete the delisting of the common stock, and the delisting was effective on February 5, 2016.  On June 30, 2016, upon emergence from bankruptcy, the ticker symbol for the trading of the Company’s common stock on the over-the-counter market reverted back to KBIO.

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying interim unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information and on a basis consistent with the annual consolidated financial statements and include all adjustments necessary for the presentation of the Company’s condensed consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented. The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries. These financial statements have been prepared on a basis that assumes that the Company will continue as a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business. The December 31, 2016 Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet was derived from the audited financial statements but does not include all disclosures required by U.S. GAAP. These interim financial results are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ending December 31, 2017, or for any other future annual or interim period. The accompanying unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and the related notes thereto included in the Company’s 2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K (the “2016 Annual Report”).

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts and disclosures reported in the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could differ materially from those estimates. The Company believes judgment is involved in determining the valuation of the financing derivative, the fair value-based measurement of stock-based compensation, accruals and warrant valuations. The Company evaluates its estimates and assumptions as facts and circumstances dictate. As future events and their effects cannot be determined with precision, actual results could differ from these estimates and assumptions, and those differences could be material to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.