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Filed Pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3)
Registration No. 333-197954

Prospectus Supplement No. 18

(to Prospectus dated May 7, 2015)

(i) 1,322,500 shares of Common Stock and 1,322,500 Series B Warrants, issuable upon the exercise of the 1,322,500 outstanding Series A Warrants issued in our initial public offering;

and

(ii) 1,322,500 shares of Common Stock, issuable upon the exercise of the 1,322,500 Series B Warrants that are issuable under this prospectus.

This prospectus supplement supplements the prospectus dated May 7, 2015, as supplemented by prospectus supplement No. 1 dated May 14, 2015, prospectus supplement No. 2 dated June 2, 2015, prospectus supplement No. 3 dated June 15, 2015, prospectus supplement No. 4 dated June 23, 2015, prospectus supplement No. 5 dated August 6, 2015, prospectus supplement No. 6 dated August 12, 2015, prospectus supplement No. 7 dated August 28, 2015, prospectus supplement No. 8 dated September 1, 2015, prospectus supplement No. 9 dated September 4, 2015, prospectus supplement No. 10 dated September 10, 2015, prospectus supplement No. 11 dated September 15, 2015, prospectus supplement No. 12 dated September 16, 2015, prospectus supplement No. 13 dated September 18, 2015, prospectus supplement No. 14 dated September 21, 2015, prospectus supplement No. 15 dated September 22, 2015, prospectus supplement No. 16 dated September 24, 2015, and prospectus supplement No. 17 dated October 20, 2015 (the Prospectus), which relates to the offering of the securities of Great Basin Scientific, Inc. (the Company, we, or our) that are underlying the Series A Warrants that we issued in our initial public offering, which closed on October 15, 2014 (our IPO). The securities underlying the Series A Warrants include (i) 1,322,500 shares of our common stock and 1,322,500 of our Series B Warrants, which are issuable upon the exercise of the 1,322,500 outstanding Series A Warrants that we issued in our IPO, and (ii) 1,322,500 shares of our common stock, which are issuable upon the exercise of the 1,322,500 Series B Warrants that are issuable under this Prospectus.

Each Series A Warrant is exercisable for one share of common stock and one Series B Warrant. The Series A Warrants were initially exercisable at an exercise price of $7.00 per share; however, as a result of the offering of additional units by the Company on February 25, 2015, the Series A Warrants are now exercisable at an exercise price of $2.20 per share. The Series A Warrants expired on October 15, 2015. The Series B Warrants were not issued in our IPO and will only be issued upon the exercise of the Series A Warrants, with each Series B Warrant being exercisable for one share of common stock. The Series B Warrants are immediately exercisable upon issuance at an initial exercise price of $8.75 per share and expire on the sixth anniversary of the date of issuance.

This prospectus supplement incorporates into our Prospectus the information contained in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 16, 2015.

This prospectus supplement should be read in conjunction with the Prospectus. This prospectus supplement updates, amends and supplements the information included or incorporated by reference in the Prospectus. If there is any inconsistency between the information in the Prospectus and this prospectus supplement, you should rely on the information in this prospectus supplement.

This prospectus supplement is not complete without, and may not be delivered or utilized except in connection with, the Prospectus, including any supplements and amendments thereto.

Our common stock is listed on The NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol GBSN. On November 13, 2015, the closing sale price of our common stock on The NASDAQ Capital Market was $0.06 per share.

AN INVESTMENT IN OUR SECURITIES INVOLVES RISKS. SEE THE SECTION ENTITLED RISK FACTORS BEGINNING ON PAGE 13 OF THE PROSPECTUS.

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or passed upon the adequacy or accuracy of the Prospectus or this prospectus supplement. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

The date of this prospectus supplement is November 16, 2015

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2015

For the transition period from to

Commission File Number 001-36662

GREAT BASIN SCIENTIFIC, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(801) 990-1055

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed under 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 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes x 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.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ¨ No x

The issuer had 190,679,941 shares of common stock outstanding as of November 16, 2015.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

P ART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

GREAT BASIN SCIENTIFIC, INC.

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS

September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014

(Unaudited)

See the accompanying notes to condensed financial statements

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GREAT BASIN SCIENTIFIC, INC.

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

For the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015 and 2014

(Unaudited)

See the accompanying notes to condensed financial statements

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GREAT BASIN SCIENTIFIC, INC.

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015 and 2014

(Unaudited)

See the accompanying notes to condensed financial statements

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GREAT BASIN SCIENTIFIC, INC.

Notes to Condensed Financial Statements (Unaudited)

NOTE 1 DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

Great Basin Scientific, Inc. (the “Company”) (d.b.a., Great Basin Corporation) is a Delaware corporation headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Company was originally incorporated as Diagnostic Micro Arrays, Inc., a Nevada corporation, on June 27, 2003. The Company changed its name to Great Basin Scientific, Inc. on April 19, 2006. On August 12, 2008, the Company took steps to change its corporate domicile from Nevada to Delaware by forming Great Basin Scientific, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and on August 29, 2008, Great Basin Scientific, Inc., a Nevada corporation, was merged with and into Great Basin Scientific, Inc., a Delaware corporation, wherein the Delaware corporation was the sole surviving entity.

The Company is a molecular diagnostic testing company focused on improving patient care through the development and commercialization of its patented, molecular diagnostic platform designed to test for infectious disease, especially hospital-acquired infections. The Company’s focus is mainly on small to medium sized hospital laboratories, those under 400 beds, that are shifting from traditional testing methods to molecular methods of diagnosis. The Company’s platform includes an analyzer, which is provided for customers’ use without charge in the United States, and a diagnostic test cartridge, which is sold to customers. This platform combines both affordability and ease-of-use when compared to other commercially available molecular testing methods, which allows small to medium sized hospitals that traditionally could not afford more expensive molecular diagnostic systems to modernize their laboratory testing and provide better patient care. The Company currently has two commercially available tests, a diagnostic test for clostridium difficile, or C. diff , which received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, in April of 2012 and a Group B Strep assay for which the Company received FDA clearance in April 2015 and launched commercially in June 2015. The Company also filed two 510(K) applications to the FDA in the third quarter of 2015, one for Staph ID/R and one for Shiga toxin producing E. coli . Additionally, the Company has six other assays in various stages of development: (i) a pre-surgical nasal screen for Staphylococcus aureus , or SA, (ii) a food borne pathogen panel, (iii) a panel for candida blood infections, (iv) a test for pertussis, (v) a test for CT/NG and (vi) as test for HSV 1&2.

NOTE 2 SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Basis of Presentation

These condensed unaudited financial statements have been prepared to reflect the financial position, results of operations and cash flows of the Company as of September 30, 2015 and have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information. The accompanying condensed financial statements and notes are unaudited. In management’s opinion, the unaudited interim financial statements have been prepared on the same basis as the audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2014 and include all adjustments, which include only normal recurring adjustments, necessary for the fair presentation of the Company’s financial position as of September 30, 2015 and its results of operations and cash flows for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014. The results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 are not necessarily indicative of the results expected for the full fiscal year or any other interim period.

Net Income (Loss) per Common Share

Basic net income (loss) per share is computed by dividing net income or loss (the numerator) by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period (the denominator).

Diluted net income (loss) per share is computed by dividing net income by the weighted average number of common shares and potential common shares outstanding (if dilutive) during each period. Potential common shares include convertible preferred stock, stock options and warrants. The number of potential common shares outstanding is computed using the treasury stock method. As the Company has incurred losses for the three months ended September 30, 2014 and for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, the potentially dilutive shares are anti-dilutive and are thus not added into the diluted net income (loss) per share calculations. The Company had net income for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and therefore potentially dilutive shares must be added into the diluted net income (loss) per share calculations.

The components of basic and diluted net income (loss) per share for the three months ended September 30, 2015 are as follows:

Reverse Stock Split

On September 5, 2014, the Company effected a reverse stock split of the Company’s common stock whereby each two hundred shares of common stock was replaced with one share of common stock (with no fractional shares issued). The par value and authorized shares of the common stock were not adjusted as a result of the reverse stock split. All common shares, options, warrants and per share amounts for all periods presented in these financial statements have been adjusted retroactively to reflect the reverse stock split.

Derivative Instruments

The Company accounts for derivative instruments under the provisions of ASC 815 Derivatives and Hedging . ASC 815 requires the Company to record derivative instruments at their fair value. Changes in the fair value of derivatives are recognized in earnings. As a result of certain terms, conditions and features included in certain common stock purchase warrants granted by the Company, those warrants are required to be accounted for as derivatives at estimated fair value, with changes in fair value recognized in earnings.

New Accounting Pronouncements

From time to time, new accounting pronouncements are issued by the FASB that are adopted by the Company as of the specified effective date. If not discussed, management believes that the impact of recently issued standards, which are not yet effective, will not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements upon adoption.

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (“ASU 2014-09”), which supersedes nearly all existing revenue recognition guidance under GAAP. The core principle is that a company should recognize revenue when promised goods or services are transferred to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which an entity expects to be entitled for those goods or services. ASU 2014-09 defines a five step process to achieve this core principle and, in doing so, more judgment and estimates may be required within the revenue recognition process than are required under existing GAAP. The standard is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2016, and interim periods therein, and shall be applied either retrospectively to each period presented or as a cumulative-effect adjustment as of the date of adoption. In April 2015, the FASB deferred the effective date of ASU 2014-09 to fiscal

years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2017. The Company is currently in the process of determining the impact of a doption of the provisions of ASU 2014-09 on its f inancial statements.

In August 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-15 Disclosure of Uncertainties About an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern , which provides guidance on determining when and how to disclose going concern uncertainties in the financial statements. The new standard requires management to perform interim and annual assessments of an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern. The update is effective for annual periods ending after December 15, 2016, and interim periods thereafter. Early adoption is permitted. The impact on the Company’s financial statements of adopting ASU 2014-15 is currently being assessed by management.

In April 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued ASU No. 2015-03 Interest – Imputation of Interest, Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Cost. This standard provides guidance on the balance sheet presentation for debt issuance costs and debt discounts and debt premiums. To simplify the presentation of debt issuance costs, this standard requires that debt issuance costs related to a recognized debt liability be presented in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of that debt liability. This ASU is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015. The Company is evaluating the new guidance and plans to provide additional information about its expected impact at a future date.

NOTE 3 GOING CONCERN

The Company’s condensed unaudited financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis which contemplates the realization of assets and the liquidation of liabilities in the ordinary course of business. Although the Company has positive working capital of $4.2 million and a cash balance of $7.3 million as of September 30, 2015, the Company has incurred substantial losses from operations and negative operating cash flows which raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The Company sustained a net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 of $39.0 million and a net loss for the year ended December 31, 2014 of $21.7 million, and has an accumulated deficit of $103.0 million as of September 30, 2015. Whether and when the Company can attain profitability and positive cash flows from operations is uncertain.

The Company intends to continue to develop its products and expand its customer base, but does not have sufficient realized revenues or operating cash flows in order to finance these activities internally. As a result, the Company has obtained and intends to continue to obtain financing in order to fund its working capital and development needs. In March 2015 the Company obtained financing by completing a follow-on offering for net proceeds of $21.7 million.

The Company has been able to meet its short-term needs through private placements of convertible preferred securities, an initial public offering (“IPO”), a follow-on offering and the sale and leaseback of analyzers used to report test results. The Company will continue to seek funding through the issuance of additional equity securities, debt financing, the sale and leaseback of analyzers, or a combination of these items. Any proceeds received from these items could provide the needed funds for continued operations and development programs. The Company can provide no assurance that it will be able to obtain sufficient additional financing that it needs to alleviate doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern. If the Company is able to obtain sufficient additional financing proceeds, the Company cannot be certain that this additional financing will be available on acceptable terms, if at all. To the extent the Company raises additional funds by issuing equity securities, the Company’s stockholders may experience significant dilution. Any debt financing, if available, may involve restrictive covenants that impact the Company’s ability to conduct business. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty. If the Company is unable to obtain additional financings, the impact on the Company’s operations will be material and adverse.

NOTE 4 LEASE COMMITMENTS

On August 25, 2015, the Company entered into a new office lease to lease approximately 13,399 square feet of office space located at 420 E. South Temple, Suite 520, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 for use as the Company’s new executive offices and labs. The lease commences twenty-one days after the date upon which the Company’s work in the premises has been substantially completed (the “Commencement Date”). As of September 30, 2015, the Commencement Date has not occurred. The lease terminates sixty-five months after the Commencement Date. Base rent payments due under the lease are expected to be approximately $1,231,526 in the aggregate over the term of the lease. The Company is also responsible for certain other costs under the lease, such as certain operating expenses, taxes, assessments, insurance, and utilities.

The Company also entered into a first amendment to the lease on August 26, 2015, pursuant to which the Company agreed to expand the premises under the lease by an additional 6,088 square feet on a month-to-month basis for an additional $8,437 per month.

The Company still leases approximately 33,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space at 2441 South 3850 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84120, which lease was extended previously to April 30, 2016 and will continue to use the facility for manufacturing space.

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NOTE 5 NOTES PAYABLE

The Company purchased certain machinery and equipment under two note payable agreements which consist of the following as of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014:

NOTE 6 NOTES PAYABLE – RELATED PARTY

In July 2014, the Company entered into a note agreement for $500,000 with Spring Forth Investments, LLC a company owned by Mr. David Spafford, a director. The original maturity date for the note was July 18, 2015, which was extended by the Company to July 18, 2016 by giving notice and paying an extension fee of $10,000. The note pays interest at an annual rate of 20% and is paid monthly. The Company prepaid the last three months of interest for a total of $25,000 at the time of issuance of the note. As additional consideration for the note, the Company issued 4,000,000 Series D preferred stock units (which were separable into 4,000,000 shares of Series D preferred stock, 20,000 Class A warrants to purchase a share of common stock at $4.92 and 20,000 Class B warrants to purchase a share of common stock at $0.20) at a value of $100,000 or $0.025 per unit. On the date of the IPO, the 4,000,000 shares of Series D Preferred Stock converted into 20,000 shares of Common Stock at a conversion ratio of 200 to 1. The Series D preferred stock units were accounted as a debt discount to be amortized over the life of the note. As of September 30, 2015 there was no unamortized debt discount.

In February 2015, the Company entered into another loan agreement for $250,000 with Spring Forth Investments, LLC. The loan had an interest rate of twelve percent (12%) per year and matured the earlier of (i) 90 days from the date of the loan agreement, or (ii) five days after the closing of a registered public offering of securities of the Company. In April 2015, the Company paid off the note along with the accrued interest in the amount of $4,192 and a termination fee of $12,500.

NOTE 7 PREFERRED STOCK

In February 2015 the Company initiated a Units Offering (the “February 2015 Units Offering”) whereby the Company sold 2,724,000 units at a price of $8.80 per unit for net proceeds of $21.7 million after deducting underwriting commissions and offering costs. Each unit consisted of one share of our Series E Convertible Preferred Stock and eight Series C Warrants (the “Units”).

The original terms of the Units provided that shares of Series E Convertible Preferred Stock and the Series C Warrants would automatically separate on August 25, 2015. However, the shares of Series E Convertible Preferred Stock and the Series C Warrants would separate prior to August 25, 2015 if at any time after 30 days from February 25, 2015 the closing price of our common stock was greater than $4.00 per share for 20 consecutive trading days (the “Separation Trigger Date”). The Company refers to this separation herein as Early Separation. In the event of Early Separation, the shares of Series E Convertible Preferred Stock and the Series C Warrants would separate 15 days after the Separation Trigger Date. In June 2015, the above terms of the Series E Convertible Preferred Stock and Series C Warrants were each modified to allow for an optional early separation and conversion upon the cash exercise of all eight of the Series C Warrants within the Unit.

In June 2015, 48,000 of the Units were separated early pursuant to the exercise of 384,000 Series C Warrants for cash in the amount of $979,200 or $2.55 per share. On August 25, 2015 the remaining 2,676,000 Units separated into 2,676,000 shares of Series E Convertible Preferred Stock and 21,408,000 Series C Warrants.

As of September 30, 2015, 2,619,614 shares of Series E Convertible Preferred Stock were converted into 10,478,456 shares of common stock at a conversion ratio of 1 to 4 and 104,386 shares of Series E Convertible Preferred Stock remain outstanding.

Each share of Series E Convertible Preferred Stock is convertible at the option of the holder into four shares of common s tock. The Series E Convertibl e Preferred Stock has no voting rights, except that the holders of shares of at least a majority of the Series E Convertible Preferred Stock will be able to effect or validate any amendment, alteration or repeal of any of the provisions of the Certificate of Designation that materially and adversely affects the powers, preferences or special rights of the Series E Convertible Preferred Stock, whether by merger or consolidation or otherwise; provided , however , that in the event of an amendment to terms of th e Series E Convertible Preferred Stock, including by merger or consolidation, so long as the Series E Convertible Preferred Stock remains outstanding with the terms thereof materially unchanged, or the Series E Convertible Preferred Stock is converted into , preference securities of the surviving entity, or its ultimate parent, with such powers, preferences or special rights, taken as a whole, not materially less favorable to the holders of the Series E Convertible Preferred Stock than the powers, preference s or special rights of the Series E Convertible Preferred Stock, taken as a whole, the occurrence of such event will not be deemed to materially and adversely affect such powers, preferences or special rights of the Series E Convertible Preferred Stock, an d in such case such holders shall not have any voting rights with respect to the occurrence of such events. An amendment to the terms of the Series E Convertible Pr eferred Stock only requires the vote of the holders of Series E Convertible Preferred Stock.

With respect to payment of dividends and distribution of assets upon liquidation or dissolution or winding up of the Company, the Series E Preferred Stock shall rank equal to the common stock of the Company. No sinking fund has been established for the retirement or redemption of the Convertible Preferred Stock. As such, the Series E Convertible Preferred Stock is not subject to any restriction on the repurchase or redemption of shares by the Company due to an arrearage in the payment of dividends or sinking fund installments.

The Series E Convertible Preferred Stock also has no liquidation rights or preemption rights, and there are no special classifications of our Board of Directors related to the Series E Convertible Preferred Stock.

NOTE 8 COMMON STOCK

In May 2015 the Company’s stockholders approved an increase in the number of shares of authorized common stock from 50,000,000 shares to 200,000,000 shares at a par value of $0.001 per share, which increase was effected on June 2, 2015. As of September 30, 2015, there were 190,679,941 shares of common stock issued and outstanding.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2015, the Company issued 1,074,082 shares of common stock pursuant to the cash exercise of 1,074,082 Series A Warrants at an exercise price of $2.20 per share for total net proceeds of $2,182,020. In conjunction with the exercise of the Series A Warrants, 1,074,082 Series B Warrants to purchase shares of common stock were also issued.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2015, the Company issued 384,000 shares of common stock pursuant to the cash exercise of 384,000 Series C Warrants at an exercise price of $2.55 for total net proceeds of $979,200.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2015, the Company issued 10,286,456 shares of common stock pursuant to the conversion of 2,571,614 Series E Convertible preferred stock at a conversion ratio of 1 to 4 (see NOTE 7 PREFERRED STOCK).

During the nine months ended September 30, 2015, the Company issued 553,148 shares of common stock pursuant to the cashless exercise of 508,641 Class A Warrants with an exercise price of $2.20 and 334,889 Class B Warrants with an exercise price of $0.20.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2015, the Company issued 173,103,797 shares of common stock pursuant to the cashless exercise of 8,595,444 Class C Warrants.

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NOTE 9 WARRANTS

As of September 30, 2015, the Company had 17,441,966 warrants outstanding to purchase shares of common stock.

The following table outlines the warrants outstanding and exercisable as of September 30, 2015:

Class A Warrants

During the nine months ended September 30, 2015, 508,641 Class A Warrants were exercised pursuant to the cashless exercise provision of the warrant resulting in the issuance of 236,124 shares of common stock.

Class B Warrants

During the nine months ended September 30, 2015, 334,889 Class B Warrants were exercised pursuant to the cashless exercise provision of the warrant resulting in the issuance of 317,024 shares of common stock.

Series A Warrants

During the nine months ended September 30, 2015, 1,074,082 Series A Warrants were exercised for cash at an exercise price of $2.20 per share for total net proceeds of $2,182,020, resulting in the issuance of 1,074,082 shares of common stock.

Series B Warrants

During the nine months ended September 30, 2015, the Company issued 1,074,082 Series B Warrants pursuant to the exercise of 1,074,082 Series A Warrants. The Series B Warrants have an exercise price of $8.75 and expire six years from the date of issue.

The Company sold Units in connection with the Company’s IPO in October 2014, with one Unit consisting of one share of common stock and one Series A Warrant to purchase: (i) one share of common stock and (ii) one Series B Warrant to purchase one share of common stock. The Series B Warrants are only issued upon the exercise of the Series A Warrants, are exercisable immediately at an exercise price of 125% of the public offering price or $8.75 and expire 6 years from the date of issue. The exercise price and the number of shares for which each Series B Warrant may be exercised is subject to adjustment in the event of stock dividends, stock splits, reorganizations or similar events affecting our common stock. In addition, subject to certain exceptions, the exercise price of the Series B Warrants is subject to reduction if the Company issues shares of common stock (or securities convertible into common stock) in the future at a price below the then current exercise price.

Series C Warrants

In connection with the February 2015 Units Offering, the Company issued Series C Warrants to purchase 21,792,000 shares of common stock as part of the Units sold in the follow-on offering (see NOTE 7 PREFERRED STOCK). The Series C Warrants have an exercise price of $2.55 and will expire on February 25, 2020. The Series C Warrants were not exercisable until they separated from the Units on August 25, 2015 or earlier upon the delivery of the exercise price in cash. The exercise price and number of shares of common stock issuable upon exercise is subject to appropriate adjustment in the event of stock dividends, stock splits, reorganizations or similar events affecting our common stock and the exercise price.

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The Series C Warrants have a cash less exercise provision where in lieu of paymen t of the exercise price in cash, the holder may receive, at the Company’s discretion, either a cash payment of a predetermined Black Scholes Value of the number of shares the holder elects to exercise , or a number of shares of the Company’s common stock determined according to a c ashless e xercise formula using the predetermined Black Scholes Value .

In June 2015, 384,000 Series C Warrants were exercised for cash in the amount of $979,200 at an exercise price of $2.55 per share resulting in the issuance of 384,000 shares of common stock.

From August 25, 2015 through September 21, 2015, 8,595,444 Series C Warrants were exercised pursuant to the cashless exercise provision resulting in the issuance of 173,103,797 shares of Common Stock.

On September 21, 2015 the number of authorized and unissued shares of Common Stock was not sufficient to satisfy all cashless exercises we received on that day and although we allocated shares of Common Stock to permit the exercise of some of the Series C Warrants, such shares were insufficient and we had to stop accepting exercises of Series C Warrants resulting in an Authorized Share Failure. With an Authorized Share Failure, the Series C Warrants are no longer exercisable and the Company has 90 days to obtain additional authorized shares of common stock or we will be required to make cash payments pursuant to the terms of the Series C Warrant.

As of September 30, 2015, 12,812,556 Series C Warrants remain outstanding. Had the cashless exercise provision been exercised by all holders of our Series C Warrants at September 30, 2015, the Company would have had to either pay $28.5 million in cash or issue 370,521,472 shares of common stock. The number of shares of common stock that would be required to satisfy the cashless exercise provision increases as the price of the Company’s stock decreases and decreases as the price of the Company’s stock increases.

Common Warrants

In August 2015, the Company granted 25,000 Common Stock warrants to a consultant of the company. The warrants are fully vested, have an exercise price of $2.56 per share and expire in August 2020. The Company recorded an expense in the amount of $54,489 on the date of grant which represents the fair value of the warrants. The Company estimates the fair value of the warrants at grant date using a Black-Scholes valuation model. The estimates in the Black-Scholes option-pricing model are based, in part, on assumptions, including a stock price volatility of 127.37%, the warrant life of 5 years, a risk free rate of 1.53%, the fair value of $2.56 of the equity stock underlying the option and the exercise price of $2.56 per share.

The following table summarizes the common stock warrant activity during the nine months ended September 30, 2015:

Underwriters’ Unit Purchase Option

In connection with the February 2015 Units Offering, the Company issued to the representative of the underwriters’ a Unit Purchase Option (“option”) to purchase a number of our Units equal to an aggregate of 5% of the Units sold or 136,200 Units. The purchase option has an exercise price equal to 125% of the public offering price of the Units or $11.00, and the units may be exercised on a cashless basis and will expire 5 years from the date of issue. Each Unit consists of one share of Series E Convertible Preferred Stock and eight Series C Warrants. As of September 30, 2015 there were no options exercised.

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The option contains a cashless exercise provision as well as Series C Warrants that are accounted for as derivative liabilities. Accordingly, this option was recorded at fair value at inception and at each reporting date. Since the option is considered part of the offering costs of the February 2015 Units Offering, the fair value at inception is recognized in equity and the change in fair value at each reporting date is recognized in earnings.

Common Warrant Derivative Liability

Our Class A Warrants, Class B Warrants, Series A Warrants, Series B Warrants and certain common warrants, have an exercise price adjustment provision that in the event the Company sells shares of any additional stock, subject to certain exceptions, at a price per share less than the original exercise price of the respective warrant, the exercise price shall be adjusted to a price equal to the price paid per share for such additional stock. Such exercise price adjustment prohibits the Company from being able to conclude that the warrants are indexed to the Company’s own stock. Accordingly, these warrants are accounted for as derivative liabilities and are recorded at fair value at each reporting date with the change in fair value being recorded in earnings for the period. In March 2015, as a result of the February 2015 Unit Offering, the price adjustment provision was triggered for our Class A Warrants, Series A Warrants and certain common warrants. The exercise price was adjusted for these warrants from an original exercise price of $4.92, $7.00, and $5.00 respectively, to a new exercise price of $2.20. Since no Series B Warrants were outstanding at the time of the February 2015 Unit Offering, the exercise price was not adjusted on these warrants.

Our Series C Warrants contain a cashless exercise provision using a predetermined Black Scholes Value. Such provision, if exercised by the holder, would require the Company to settle these warrants, at its option, either by cash payment or the granting of a variable number of common shares. This provision results in the potential for the Company to either have to net cash settle the warrant or potentially issue an indeterminate number of common shares which prohibits the Company from being able to conclude that the warrants are indexed to the Company’s own stock. Accordingly, the warrants are accounted for as derivative liabilities and are recorded at fair value at inception and at each reporting date. Since the derivative liability is required to be measured at fair value, the excess of the fair value over the net proceeds received at the transaction date is recognized as a loss in earnings.

The derivative liability for warrants and the option classified as derivative liabilities was revalued at September 30, 2015 and the change in the fair value of the warrant derivative liability was included as a component of Other income (expense) and the change in the fair value of the option was included in equity. The change in fair value of the warrant and option derivative liability has no effect on the Company’s cash flows. The Company estimates the fair value of the warrants and option at inception, at date of exercise and at each reporting date using a Black-Scholes option valuation model utilizing the fair value of underlying common stock and has determined the fair value measurement to be a level 3 measurement (see NOTE 11 FAIR VALUE). Black-Scholes has inherent limitations for use in the case of a warrant with a price protection provision, since the model is designed to be used when the inputs to the model are static throughout the life of a security. The estimates in the Black-Scholes option-pricing model are based, in part, on assumptions, including but not limited to stock price volatility, the contractual life of the warrants, the risk free rate and the fair value of the equity stock underlying the warrants and the option.

The following are the assumptions used in the Black-Scholes method for calculating the fair value of the warrants and option that are considered derivative liabilities at September 30, 2015:

The following summarizes the change in the value of the warrant and option liability during the nine months ended September 30, 2015:

NOTE 10 EMPLOYEE STOCK OPTIONS

The Company has three stock based employee compensation plans pursuant to which stock option grants have been made. Under the Great Basin Scientific, Inc. 2014 Omnibus Plan, the 2014 Stock Option Plan and the 2006 Stock Option Plan certain employees and non-employee directors have been granted options to purchase common stock. The Company has 792,534 employee stock options outstanding as of September 30, 2015. All options vest in installments over a three to four year period and expire ten years from the date of grant.

In May 2015 at our annual stockholders meeting, an amendment to the 2014 Omnibus Plan was approved to increase the number of shares of common stock that may be issued under all awards under the plan from 500,000 shares to 2,940,000 shares. An evergreen provision was also added whereby the amount of shares available for grant under all awards under the plan would adjust automatically on the first day of each fiscal quarter to an amount equal to the greater of (i) fifteen percent (15%) of the number of shares of common stock outstanding on the last day of the immediately preceding fiscal quarter, or (ii) 2,940,000 shares of common stock, provided that this amount shall not exceed 30,000,000 shares of common stock (fifteen percent (15%) of the total amount of 200,000,000 shares of common stock authorized for issuance under our Seventh Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended). As of September 30, 2015, 236,284 employee stock options have been granted pursuant to the 2014 Omnibus Plan. As of September 30, 2015, 2,703,716 shares of common stock remain available for issuance under the 2014 Omnibus Plan.

In August 2015, the Company awarded 117,500 common stock options to certain employees under the 2014 Omnibus Plan with an exercise price of $2.56 that expire in August 2025. The options vest over a period of three to four years.

The Company accounts for employee stock options according to FASB ASC 718 which requires the Company to calculate the fair value of the stock options on the date of grant and amortize over the vesting period of the options. The Company determined the value of the 117,500 options granted in August 2015 to be $268,202. The Company estimates the fair value of the options at grant date using a Black-Scholes option valuation model. The estimates in the Black-Scholes option-pricing model are based, in part, on assumptions, including but not limited to stock price volatility, the expected life of the options, the risk free rate and the fair value of the equity stock underlying the option. The Company has no historical data regarding the expected life of the options and therefore used the simplified method of calculating the expected life.

The following are the assumptions used in the Black-Scholes method for calculating the fair value of the options at grant date:

The following table summarizes the Company’s total option activity for the nine months ended September 30, 2015:

Outstanding and exercisable stock options as of September 30, 2015 are as follows:

The estimated fair value of the Company’s stock options, less expected forfeitures, is amortized over the options vesting period on the straight-line basis. The Company recognized $66,391 in equity-based compensation expenses during the nine months ended September 30, 2015. There were $445,951 of total unrecognized compensation cost with a remaining vesting period of 2.96 years and $0 in intrinsic value of outstanding and vested stock options as of September 30, 2015.

NOTE 11 FAIR VALUE

FASB ASC 820 defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value under GAAP and enhances disclosures about fair value measurements. Fair value is defined under FASB ASC 820 as the exchange price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date. Valuation techniques used to measure fair value under FASB ASC 820 must maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs. The standard describes a fair value hierarchy based on three levels of inputs, with the first two inputs considered observable and the last input considered unobservable, that may be used to measure fair value as follows:

Determining which category an asset or liability falls within the hierarchy requires significant judgment. The Company evaluates its hierarchy disclosures each quarter. The Company issued certain common stock warrants and employee stock options that are required to be recorded at fair value measured at the transaction date. In addition certain other warrants and options to purchase common stock qualify as derivative liabilities and are therefore required to be recorded at fair value measured at the transaction date and again at each reporting period end. The fair value of these warrants and options was determined using estimates and assumptions that are not readily available in public markets and the Company has designated this liability as Level 3. The assumptions used for the fair value calculation as well as the changes in the value of the warrant liability are shown in NOTE 9 WARRANTS.

NOTE 12 LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

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