|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2020
|License Agreements [Abstract]|
BioSense Global LLC
On March 10, 2020, the Company entered into an amendment to its collaboration and license agreement, (as amended, the “License and Assignment Agreement”) with BioSense Global LLC (“BioSense”) to advance the development and commercialization of RX-3117 for all human uses in the Republic of Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan (the “Territory”). Under the terms of the License and Assignment Agreement, upon payment in full of an upfront payment, the Company will (i) grant BioSense an exclusive license to develop and commercialize pharmaceutical products containing RX-3117 as a single agent for all human uses in the Territory and (ii) assign and transfer all of the Company’s patents and patent applications related to RX-3117 in the Territory. The upfront payment consists of an aggregate of $1,650,000, of which $1,500,000 has been received to date. Under the License and Assignment Agreement, the Company is eligible to receive milestone payments in an aggregate of up to $84.5 million upon the achievement of development, regulatory and commercial goals and will also be eligible to receive tiered royalties in the mid-single digits to low tens on annual net sales in the Territory.
The Company has evaluated the License and Assignment Agreement under ASC 606, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers,” to determine the appropriate amount of revenue to be recognized as the Company fulfills its obligations under the License and Assignment Agreement. The Company identified the exclusive license to develop RX-3117 and the supply of RX-3117 drug product, drug substance and intermediate materials (collectively, the “Transferred Materials”) as the distinct performance obligations in the contract. The Company has determined that it will recognize revenue related to the exclusive license to develop RX-3117 and the supply of the Transferred Materials transfers to BioSense at a point in time when the exclusive license is conveyed and the Transferred Materials are made available for delivery to BioSense, respectively.
The Company has determined the transaction price contains both fixed and variable consideration. The fixed consideration is equal to the upfront payment of $1,650,000. The variable consideration relates to the milestone payments and future sales-based royalty payments. The Company estimates the variable consideration in the contract using the most likely amount method. The Company determined at the contract outset and as of March 31, 2020 that all milestone payments should be fully constrained, as it is not probable that a significant reversal of revenue will not occur in a future period, given the significance of the milestone payments and that the payments are earned based upon the achievement of events that are highly susceptible to factors outside of the Company’s control. Future sales-based royalties related to the exclusive license to develop RX-3117 will be recognized in the period the underlying sales transaction occurs.
The $1,650,000 upfront payment has been allocated to the performance obligations on the basis of the relative standalone selling price estimated for each performance obligation. The Company has determined the standalone selling price of the exclusive license to develop RX-3117 using the adjusted market approach, which represents the price the market will bear based on the license rights granted and the state of the intellectual property, and has determined the standalone selling price of the supply of the Transferred Materials using a cost approach. Accordingly, the Company has allocated $750,000 of the upfront transaction price to the exclusive license to develop RX-3117 and $900,000 to the supply of the Transferred Materials. Additional transaction price recognized in future periods related to milestone payments and royalties will be allocated solely to the exclusive license to develop RX-3117, as these amounts relate to efforts associated with the development and commercialization of products related to the exclusive license to develop RX-3117.
As of March 31, 2020, $1,500,000 of the upfront payment had been paid, and the remaining $150,000 remained unpaid. As of March 31, 2020, the Company had satisfied the performance obligation related to the Transferred Materials and therefore recognized $900,000 in revenue which was previously classified as deferred revenue. As of March 31, 2020, the exclusive license had not been transferred and no revenue was recognized related to that performance obligation. Therefore, the Company has recorded the additional $600,000 of transaction consideration received as of March 31, 2020 as deferred revenue on the Company’s balance sheet.
Zhejiang HaiChang Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
On February 8, 2020, the Company entered into an exclusive license agreement (the “HaiChang License Agreement”) with Zhejiang HaiChang Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (“HaiChang”) pursuant to which the Company granted HaiChang an exclusive (even as to the Company), royalty-bearing, sublicensable worldwide license to research, develop and commercialize pharmaceutical products comprising RX-0201 (subject to and limited by the exclusive rights of NEXT BT Co. Ltd (“Next BT”) with respect to RX-0201 in Asia), the nano-liposomal formulation of RX-0201 known as RX-0301, and RX-0047, a proprietary compound currently in preclinical development. HaiChang has agreed to use commercially reasonable efforts to develop, seek regulatory approval for, and commercialize one product comprising RX-0301 and one product comprising RX-0047.
HaiChang paid a one-time upfront payment of $250,000 to the Company for certain materials to be transferred by the Company to HaiChang. HaiChang will pay the Company development milestone payments in an aggregate of up to $63,000,000 with respect to RX-0201 and RX-0301 and up to $33,000,000 with respect to RX-0047, and royalties based on percentages of net sales in the low tens with respect to RX-0201 and RX-0301 and the mid-single digits with respect to RX-0047. However, if HaiChang exclusively sublicenses its rights to a third party with respect to RX-0201 and RX-0301 or RX-0047 in a particular jurisdiction, instead of the foregoing milestones and royalties to the extent relating to such compound(s) and jurisdiction, HaiChang will pay the Company a percentage of any sublicensing revenue received by HaiChang, provided that in any event HaiChang will pay a milestone payment on initiation of a Phase 3 clinical trial that is subject to reduction by the amount of any sublicensing revenue paid with respect to the applicable compound(s) as of the time of initiation of the trial.
The Company accounts for the HaiChang License Agreement under ASC 606. The Company has determined the performance obligations under the contract relate to the transfer of materials and the license of intellectual property. Revenue associated with the materials and license are recognized at a point in time. The Company has determined the transaction price contains both fixed and variable consideration. The fixed consideration is equal to the upfront payment of $250,000. At the outset of the contract, the value of the license was determined to be de minimis given the early stage of clinical development of the intellectual property, and allocated the entire fixed consideration to the materials. The Company transferred the materials during the three months ended March 31, 2020 and therefore recognized the entire fixed consideration as revenue. The variable consideration relates to the milestone payments, sublicense fees and future sales-based royalty payments. The Company estimates variable consideration under the contract using the expected value method. Given the early stage and the uncertain success of the development work to be performed by HaiChang, the Company has determined that the variable consideration in the contract should be fully constrained at the contract outset and as of March 31, 2020.
The entire disclosure for collaborative arrangements in which the entity is a participant, including a) information about the nature and purpose of such arrangements; b) its rights and obligations thereunder; c) the accounting policy for collaborative arrangements; and d) the income statement classification and amounts attributable to transactions arising from the collaborative arrangement between participants.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef