Commitments and Contingencies
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Jun. 30, 2016
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10. Commitments and Contingencies
The Company is a party to a lease for the rental of office space in Waltham, Massachusetts of up to 4,516 square feet, that is used for its corporate headquarters. This lease ends in December 2017. As of June 30, 2016, the Company’s Jade Therapeutics, Inc. (“Jade”) subsidiary was located in shared space on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. On July 6, 2016, the Company entered into a lease for office and laboratory space of approximately 2,300 square feet in Salt Lake City, Utah. See Note 13.
The Company is a party to four license agreements. The Company is a licensee under one license agreement that grants to the Company the exclusive worldwide right to commercialize the technology related to its proprietary iontophoresis drug delivery system. The Company is a licensor to Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Incorporated (“Valeant”), granting to Valeant the exclusive worldwide rights to commercialize the EGP-437 Product to treat anterior uveitis, as described below. The Company is a licensee under an agreement relating to its EyeGate OBG product technology, granting to the Company the exclusive worldwide right to commercialize the locally-administered polymer-based product technologies for ophthalmic treatments in humans. Finally, the Company is a party to a license agreement that grants to it the exclusive worldwide right to commercialize certain Non-Anticoagulant Sulfated Hyaluronan Oligosaccharides (“NASH”) technology. Three of the four license agreements require the Company to pay royalties to the licensor based on Revenue related to the licensed technology, and the agreement with Valeant requires Valeant to pay royalties to the Company based on revenue related to the licensed technology.
On February 15, 1999, the Company entered in to an exclusive worldwide license agreement with the University of Miami School of Medicine to license technology relating to the Company’s EyeGate® II Delivery System. This agreement, which was amended in December 2005, requires the Company to pay to the University of Miami an annual license fee of $12,500. This license also requires payments to the University of Miami upon the Company’s achievement of certain milestones. Unless terminated pursuant to the license agreement, this license will expire 12 years after the date of the first commercial sale of a product containing the licensed technology.
On September 12, 2013, Jade entered into an agreement with BioTime, Inc. granting to Jade the exclusive worldwide right to commercialize cross-linked thiolated carboxymethyl hyaluronic acid (“CMHA-S”) for ophthalmic treatments in humans. The agreement calls for a license issue fee of $50,000, and requires Jade to pay royalties to BioTime based on revenue relating to products incorporating the CMHA-S technology. The agreement expires when patent protection for the CMHA-S technology lapses.
On July 9, 2015, the Company entered into an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with a subsidiary of Valeant through which EyeGate has granted Valeant exclusive, worldwide commercial and manufacturing rights to its EGP-437 Product in the field of anterior uveitis, as well as a right of last negotiation to license the EGP-437 Product for other indications. Under the agreement, Valeant paid the Company an upfront payment of $1.0 million. The Company is eligible to receive milestone payments totaling up to $32.5 million, upon and subject to the achievement of certain specified developmental and commercial milestones. In addition, the Company is eligible to receive royalties based on a specified percent of net sales of the Product throughout the world, subject to adjustment in certain circumstances.
On June 17, 2016, the Company entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement with the University of Utah Research Foundation, to further the commercial development of the NASH technology, together with alkylated HA. The agreement calls for payments due to the University of Utah, consisting of a license grant fee of $15,000 due within 30 days of signing, and an annual licensing fee, initially $5,000, and escalating ratably up to $20,000 in 2021.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
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