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Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
Commitments and Contingencies [Abstract]  



Supply Agreement

On November 18, 2016, the Company entered into an Amended Supply Agreement with DIL Technologie GmbH (“DIL”). Pursuant to the agreement (and so long as the agreement is effective), DIL will manufacture and supply the Company with Fortetropin®, the active ingredient for its products, and the Company will purchase quantities of Fortetropin® from DIL in its discretion. DIL will manufacture the formula exclusively for the Company in perpetuity, and may not manufacture the formula for other entities (but may manufacture it for its own non-commercial research). The Company agreed, commencing January 2017, to pay DIL €10,000 (approximately $11,000) per month for collaborative research. The monthly payments terminate upon the earlier of: (a) the date that the Company orders additional product in accordance with the terms of the agreement and (b) December 31, 2018, and the Company has no further financial obligations to DIL thereafter. The Company also agreed to pay DIL €400,000 (approximately $525,000) in satisfaction of all prior liabilities and obligations under its prior agreements with DIL. The agreement expires on December 31, 2018, and the Company has the unilateral right to renew the agreement for subsequent one-year terms. At June 30, 2017, the future minimum payments under the supply agreement were as follows:


(In thousand $)      
Years Ended December 31,   Amount  
2017 (remaining six months)   $ 60  
2018     132  
Total   $ 192  


Operating Lease

The Company leases its corporate offices under an operating lease. The term of the lease is five years commencing on January 1, 2015 and expiring on December 31, 2019. The Company has two options to renew our lease for an additional three years each. At June 30, 2017, the future minimum lease payments under the non-cancellable operating lease in excess of one year is as follows: 


(In thousand $)      
Years Ended December 31,   Amount  
2017 (remaining six months)   $ 35  
2018     71  
2019     72  
Total   $ 178  


Rent expense including common area maintenance charges and taxes for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016 was $22 and $23, respectively, and for the six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016 was $43 and $45, respectively.


Defined Contribution Plan

The Company established a 401(K) Plan (the “401(K) Plan”) for eligible employees of the Company effective April 1, 2014. Generally, all employees of the Company who are at least twenty-one years of age and who have completed three months of service are eligible to participate in the 401(K) Plan. The 401(K) Plan is a defined contribution plan that provides that participants may make salary deferral contributions of up to the statutory maximum allowed by law (subject to catch-up contributions) in the form of voluntary payroll deductions. The Company’s matching contribution is equal to 100 percent on the first four percent of a participant’s compensation which is deferred as an elective deferral. The Company’s aggregate matching contributions were $4 and $9 for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, and $9 and $16 for the six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.


Product Liability

As a manufacturer of nutritional supplements that are ingested by consumers, the Company may be subject to various product liability claims. Although we have not had any claims to date, it is possible that future product liability claims could have a material adverse effect on our business or financial condition, results of operations or cash flows. The Company currently maintains product liability insurance of $5 million per-occurrence and a $10 million annual aggregate coverage. At June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, the Company had not recorded any accruals for product liability claims.


Research Study

In April 2017 the Company entered into an agreement with the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University to study the impact of Fortetropin on reducing muscle atrophy in dogs after ligament tear repair surgery. The study is expected to cost $32, began in the second quarter of 2017 and is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2018.