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Commitments and Contingencies

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Commitments and Contingencies
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
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Commitments and Contingencies
 
Agreements for Human Placental Based Products
 
Human Longevity, Inc.
 
In November 2013, the Company entered into a License, Marketing and Development Agreement (the “License Agreement”) and Supply Agreement (the “Biovance Supply Agreement”) with Celgene Cellular Therapeutics (“CCT”), an affiliate of Celgene Corporation (“Celgene”). The agreements grant the Company an exclusive, royalty-bearing license in CCT’s intellectual property for certain placental based products, including ECM and Biovance ®, as well as provide the Company with the its requirements of Biovance for distribution. In January 2016, HLI Cellular Therapeutics, LLC (“HLI”), a genomics-based, technology-driven company, announced the purchase of LifebankUSA and other select assets from CCT. CCT assigned and HLI assumed the license and supply agreements the Company entered into with CCT, for certain placental based products. In June 2017, Celularity, Inc. (“Celularity”) acquired some of the assets of HLI, including the agreements between HLI and the Company. The Company is required to pay Celularity annual license fees, designated amounts when certain milestone events occur and royalties on all sales of licensed products, with such amounts being variable and contingent on various factors. For the three months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, the Company incurred royalties of approximately $207,000 and $108,000, respectively, in connection with this agreement. For the six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, the Company incurred royalties of approximately $392,000 and $175,000, respectively, in connection with this agreement. Approximately $207,000 and $197,000 is included in accrued expenses as of June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively, in connection with this agreement. The initial term of the License Agreement ends on November 14, 2023, unless sooner terminated pursuant to the termination rights under the License Agreement, and will extend for additional two-year terms unless either party gives written notice within a specified period prior to the end of a term.
 
The License Agreement with Celularity is terminable on a product-by-product basis if the Company fails to meet certain minimum sales thresholds in the second year or any subsequent year of commercial sales of each licensed product. Each year of commercial sales are referred to in the License Agreement as “launch years” and the calendar period constituting each launch year for each licensed product is determined in accordance with the terms of the License Agreement. To maintain its license for Biovance, the Company must meet a minimum gross sales amount for Biovance in the second year and third year of commercial sales. If the Company fails to meet the minimum threshold in the second year of commercial sales of product, it would be able to cure such failure by making a cure payment specified in the License Agreement to Celularity; provided, however, the Company does not have the option to make a cure payment, should it fail to meet the minimum threshold for such product in the third year of commercial sales and Celularity may terminate the License Agreement with respect to such product.
 
In September 2014, the Company entered into a First Amendment to the License Agreement (the “Amended License Agreement”), pursuant to which the Company received the right to market Biovance for podiatric and orthopedic applications. The Amended License Agreement also amends certain terms and the related schedule for milestone payments to CCT. In May 2015, the Company amended its exclusive licensing agreement with CCT, which granted the Company the right to develop and market CCT’s connective tissue matrix product, also known as Interfyl.
 
In April 2016, the Company entered into a Supply Agreement with HLI, pursuant to which HLI supplies the Company with the Company’s entire requirement of Interfyl™ Human Connective Tissue Matrix. Additionally, the Company agreed to make certain future milestone payments upon the achievement of certain milestones. The Company initiated sales and marketing efforts of Interfyl™ Human Connective Tissue Matrix in September 2016 and achieved two milestones under the license agreement. The Company is required to pay Celularity $500,000 related to the first commercial sale of Interfyl in the flowable matrix configuration and $500,000 related to the first commercial sale of Interfyl in the particulate form. Commercial sales of both configurations occurred in September 2016, and as such the Company recorded $1.0 million of milestone expense during the year ended December 31, 2016. This Company intends to pay this milestone in November 2017 which it has included in accrued expenses and other current liabilities as of June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016.
 
Contingent Consideration
 
Celleration, Inc.
 
On May 29, 2015, the Company acquired all outstanding equity interest of Celleration, Inc. (“Celleration”), a medical device company focused on developing and commercializing the MIST Therapy® therapeutic ultrasound platform for the treatment of acute and chronic wounds. The Company agreed to pay contingent consideration of 3.5 times revenue from acquired MIST Therapy products in excess of certain revenue targets for the years ending December 31, 2015 and 2016, payable in equal amounts of cash and the Company’s common stock. This contingent consideration was payable in two installments in March 2016 and March 2017.
 
The first installment consisted of $2.6 million of cash and approximately 986,000 shares of the Company’s common stock valued at approximately $2.6 million and was paid in March 2016. This payment was based on 3.5 times of the excess of 2015 MIST Therapy revenue of approximately $10.2 million over 2014 MIST Therapy revenue of approximately $8.7 million.
 
The second installment consisted of $675,000 of cash and approximately one million shares of the Company’s common stock valued at approximately $675,000 and was paid in March 2017. This payment was based on 3.5 times of the excess of 2016 MIST Therapy revenue of approximately $10.5 million over 2015 MIST Therapy revenue of approximately $10.2 million. There are no further contingent payments due in connection with the Celleration acquisition.
 
Choice Therapeutics, Inc.
 
On May 5, 2014, the Company acquired all outstanding equity interest of Choice Therapeutics, Inc., a provider of innovative wound care products using proprietary TheraBond 3D® Antimicrobial Barrier Systems. The Company agreed to pay contingent consideration based upon the Company achieving specific performance metrics over the three twelve month periods, ended April 30, 2017. The Company issued approximately 1.3 million shares of its common stock valued at approximately $500,000 in June 2017. There are no further contingent payments due in connection with the Choice acquisition.
 
Litigation, Claims and Assessments
 
The Company is subject to periodic lawsuits, investigations and claims that arise in the ordinary course of business. The Company is not party to any material litigation as of June 30, 2017.