|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2017
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]|
NOTE 8 – COMMITMENTS
Research and development contracts
The Company has entered into contracts with various contract research organizations with outstanding commitments aggregating approximately $6.1 million at March 31, 2017 for future work to be performed.
As of March 31, 2017, future minimum lease payments under operating leases for office space were as follows (in thousands):
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 three percent of his or her eligible compensation, and the Company is also required to make a contribution equal to three percent of each participant’s salary, on an annual basis, subject to limitations under the Code. For the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, the Company charged operations $16,000 and $133,000, respectively, for contributions under the 401(k) Plan.
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