Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Commitments and Contingencies  
Commitments and Contingencies

Note 7. Commitments and Contingencies

Master Service Agreements 

The Company has entered into a Master Services Agreement (“MSA”) with a Contract Research Organization (“CRO”), dated November 1, 2018 for strategic planning, expert consultation, clinical trial services, statistical programming and analysis, data processing, data management, regulatory, clerical, project management, medical device services, and other research and development services as set forth in specific work orders. This agreement is for a period of five (5) years. 

Excluding the CRO’s property, all improvements, inventions, processes, techniques, work product, know-how, data and information generated, conceived, reduced to practice or derived under the MSA by the CRO or its personnel and subcontractors, shall be and remain the exclusive property of the Company, and any inventions that may evolve from the foregoing shall belong to the Company.

The Company entered into a series of cancellable work orders to support its clinical trial activities, related to the first of the Company’s BXCL 701 clinical trials. This clinical trial is expected to cost approximately $10,000 and is anticipated to take place over the next two years.  To date, the Company has incurred $1,410 in costs for the work surrounding this trial

In the first quarter of 2019 the Company entered into a second series of cancellable work orders to support a second clinical trial related the Company’s BXCL 701 product candidate.  This clinical trial is expected to aggregate approximate approximately $8,000 and it is anticipated to take place over the next three years.  Approximately one half of this cost is to be reimbursed by a partner.  The Company has incurred $843 of costs in connection with this trial and has also recorded a related receivable of $422.

In addition, an MSA was signed with a second CRO during the first quarter of 2019 to include strategic planning, expert consultation, regulatory activities, data interpretation, New Drug Application (“NDA”) services, and research and development services, including clinical, data management, statistical and medical writing activities.