Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2017
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions


Convertible Notes

As of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, the Company had received an aggregate of approximately $10,000,000 and $7,315,038, respectively, from stockholders under secured convertible promissory notes (the “Notes”). All of the Notes issued in 2017 and 2016 had the same terms. The Notes were subordinate to the long-term debt due to Silicon Valley Bank (See Note 8. Borrowing Arrangements) and accrue interest at a rate of 5.0% per annum, which was due with all unpaid principal on the maturity date of September 7, 2017. In connection with the Merger, the holders of the Notes agreed to convert the Notes based on an agreed upon price of $3.36 per share. As a result, the Company recorded a loss on conversion of notes of $4.7 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, since the agreed upon price was below the fair value of the Notes at the time of the Merger.

Takeda Collaboration and Stock Purchase

In connection with the Takeda Stock Purchase Agreement described in Note 4. Research and Development Collaboration Agreements, Takeda became a related party, following the stock purchase. Refer to Note 4. Research and Development Collaboration Agreements for more details about the Takeda Collaboration Agreement and the Takeda Multi-Target Agreement. Refer to Note 11. Stockholders’ Equity, for more detail about the Takeda Stock Purchase Agreement.


Threshold Promissory Note

The Company received $4 million in the aggregate from Threshold during 2017 in the form on a promissory note, that was settled as part of the Merger. Refer to Note 3. Merger with Private Molecular, for more details about the Threshold promissory note.



The Company incurred expenses to a stockholder for consulting fees which totaled approximately $15,000 for each of the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 included in general and administrative expenses.