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Fair Value of Financial Instruments

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Fair Value of Financial Instruments
6 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2017
Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]  
Fair Value Disclosures [Text Block]
10.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
 
The Company uses the fair value measurement framework for valuing financial assets and liabilities measured on a recurring basis in situations where other accounting pronouncements either permit or require fair value measurements.
 
Fair value of a financial instrument is the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The carrying value of certain financial instruments such as accounts receivable, accounts payable, accrued liabilities, and deferred revenue approximates fair value due to the short-term nature of such instruments. Short-term investments in U.S. Treasury Bills are recorded at amortized cost, which approximates fair value.
 
The Company follows the fair value hierarchy which requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. There are three levels of inputs that may be used to measure fair value:
 
 
Level 1:
Quoted prices in active markets for identical or similar assets and liabilities. 
 
Level 2:
Quoted prices for identical or similar assets and liabilities in markets that are not active or observable inputs other than quoted prices in active markets for identical or similar assets and liabilities. 
 
Level 3:
Unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market activity and that are significant to the fair value of the assets or liabilities. 
 
The Company reports its short-term investments in U.S. Treasury Bills at fair value using Level 1 inputs in the fair value hierarchy.
 
The following table summarizes fair values for those assets and liabilities with fair value measured on a recurring basis.
 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements Using
 
 
 
 
 
Quoted Prices
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
in Active
 
Significant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Markets for
 
Other
 
Significant
 
 
 
 
 
Identical
 
Observable
 
Unobservable
 
 
 
 
 
Instruments
 
Inputs
 
Inputs
 
 
 
 
 
(Level 1)
 
(Level 2)
 
(Level 3)
 
Total Fair Value
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 31, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Short-term investments in U.S. Treasury Bills
 
$
3,994,364
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
3,994,364
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
September 30, 2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Short-term investments in U.S. Treasury Bills
 
$
3,988,794
 
$
-
 
$
-
 
$
3,988,794