|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2014
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Commitments Disclosure [Text Block]||
NOTE 7 COMMITMENTS
Research and development contracts
The Company has entered into contracts with various contract research organizations with outstanding commitments aggregating approximately $13.1 million at September 30, 2014 for future work to be performed.
On February 11, 2014, the Company entered into a lease amendment and expansion agreement, whereby the Company agreed to lease additional premises for office space, commencing May 1, 2014 and expiring on April 30, 2019. In connection therewith, the original letter of credit was increased by $72,354 to $132,417 and the Company deposited an additional $72,354 into the restricted cash account maintained at the bank that issued the letter of credit.
On April 28, 2014, the Company entered into a lease for approximately 3,578 square feet of office space in San Jose, California, whereby the Company agreed to lease premises, commencing August 1, 2014 and expiring on October 31, 2018 (51 months). In connection therewith, the Company paid a security deposit of $44,546.
Future minimum lease payments under these two agreements are as follows:
Lederman employment agreement
On February 11, 2014, the Company entered into an employment agreement (the “Agreement”) with Dr. Seth Lederman (“Lederman”) to continue to serve as our President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company. Previously, the Company entered into a consulting agreement with Lederman & Co, pursuant to which Lederman received compensation for serving as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. On February 11, 2014, the consulting agreement was terminated.
The Agreement, which has an initial term of one year and automatically renews for successive one year terms unless either party delivers written notice not to renew at least 60 days prior to the end of the current term, provides for various payments and benefits to Lederman in the event Lederman’s employment is terminated without cause (as defined therein), Lederman resigns for Good Reason (as defined therein) or in the event employment is terminated as a result of death or permanent disability.
Defined contribution plan
Approved by the Company’s Board of Directors on March 3, 2014, effective April 1, 2014, the Company established a qualified defined contribution plan (the “401(k) Plan”) pursuant to Section 401(k) of the Code, whereby all eligible employees may participate. Participants may elect to defer a percentage of their annual pretax compensation to the 401(k) plan, subject to defined limitations. The Company is required to make contributions to the 401(k) Plan equal to 100 percent of each participant’s pretax contributions of up to 19 percent of his or her eligible compensation, and the Company is also required to make a contribution equal to six percent of each participant’s salary, on an annual basis, subject to limitations under the Code. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014, the Company charged operations $44,042 and $74,706 for contributions under the 401(k) Plan, respectively.
The entire disclosure for significant arrangements with third parties, which includes operating lease arrangements and arrangements in which the entity has agreed to expend funds to procure goods or services, or has agreed to commit resources to supply goods or services, and operating lease arrangements. Descriptions may include identification of the specific goods and services, period of time covered, minimum quantities and amounts, and cancellation rights.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef