Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Commitments and Contingencies

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Commitments and Contingencies
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
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Commitments and Contingencies
 
Agreements for Human Placental Based Products with Celularity, 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 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. During the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, the Company incurred royalties of approximately $381,000 and $818,000, respectively, in connection with this agreement. Approximately $0 and $227,000 is included in discontinued operations as of December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively, in connection with this agreement.
 
In April 2016, the Company entered into a Supply Agreement with HLI (now Celularity), pursuant to which Celularity supplies the Company with the Company’s entire requirement of Interfyl™ Human Connective Tissue Matrix.
 
On May 7, 2018, the License Agreement and the Supply Agreements were transferred to Celularity in connection with the completion of the AST.
 
License Agreement with Noble Fiber Technologies, LLC
 
On July 15, 2011, the Company entered into a license agreement with Noble Fiber Technologies, LLC, whereby the Company has the exclusive right and license to manufacture and distribute “SilverSeal Hydrogel Wound Dressings” and “SilverSeal Hydrocolloid Wound Dressings”. The license is granted for ten years with an option to be extended for consecutive renewal periods of two years after the initial term. Royalties are to be paid equal to 9.75% of net sales of licensed products. There are no minimum royalties subsequent to 2016. Total royalties, for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 were nominal, in connection with this agreement. There was no outstanding payable as of December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, in connection with this agreement.
 
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 second installment consisted of $675,000 of cash and approximately 101,000 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
132,000
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 December 31, 2018.
 
The class action complaint filed on February 22, 2018 was settled in April 2018 for an immaterial amount, $0.125 million.