Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Details Textual)

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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Details Textual) - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Description Of Business And Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [Line Items]    
Retained Earnings (Accumulated Deficit), Total $ (4,674,721) $ (748,360)
Cash, Uninsured Amount 256,836 $ 0
Cash, FDIC Insured Amount $ 250,000  
Moleculin LLC [Member]    
Description Of Business And Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [Line Items]    
Property, Plant and Equipment, Useful Life 2 years  
Computer Equipment [Member]    
Description Of Business And Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [Line Items]    
Property, Plant and Equipment, Useful Life [1] 2 years  
Machinery and Equipment [Member]    
Description Of Business And Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [Line Items]    
Property, Plant and Equipment, Useful Life [1] 5 years  
Furniture and Fixtures [Member]    
Description Of Business And Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [Line Items]    
Property, Plant and Equipment, Useful Life [1] 7 years  
Leasehold Improvements [Member]    
Description Of Business And Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [Line Items]    
Property, Plant and Equipment, Estimated Useful Lives Shorter of estimated usefule lives or the term of the lease  
Warrant [Member]    
Description Of Business And Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [Line Items]    
Antidilutive Securities Excluded from Computation of Earnings Per Share, Amount 107,802  
Employee Stock Option [Member]    
Description Of Business And Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [Line Items]    
Antidilutive Securities Excluded from Computation of Earnings Per Share, Amount 510,000  
Convertible Debt Securities [Member]    
Description Of Business And Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [Line Items]    
Antidilutive Securities Excluded from Computation of Earnings Per Share, Amount 1,821,013  
[1] Property and equipment assets acquired in the merger with Moleculin, LLC are being depreciated over a 2 year useful life due to their age and condition and expected remaining life assessed at merger date.