ASSET PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH KATANA
|3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2023
|Asset Purchase Agreement With Katana
|ASSET PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH KATANA
NOTE 8 – ASSET PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH KATANA
On December 22, 2020, the Company entered into an asset purchase agreement (the “Katana Asset Purchase Agreement”) with Katana Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Katana”) pursuant to which Tonix acquired Katana assets related to insulin resistance and related syndromes, including obesity (the “Katana Assets”). In connection with the acquisition of the Katana Assets, Tonix assumed Katana’s rights and obligations under that certain Exclusive License Agreement by and between Katana and The University of Geneva (“Geneva”) (the “Geneva License “Agreement”) pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption Agreement with Geneva (“Geneva Assignment and Assumption Agreement”), dated December 22, 2020. As consideration for entering into the Katana Asset Purchase Agreement, Tonix paid $0.7 million to Katana. The costs associated with the cash payments were previously recorded to research and development expenses in the statement of operations. Because the Katana intellectual property was acquired prior to FDA approval, the cash consideration totaling $0.7 million, was expensed as research and development costs since there is no alternative future use and the acquired intellectual property does not constitute a business.
Pursuant to the terms of the Geneva Assignment and Assumption Agreement, Geneva has granted to Tonix an exclusive license, with the right to sublicense, certain patents related to the Katana Assets. Tonix is obligated to use commercially reasonable efforts to diligently develop, manufacture, and sell products claimed or covered by the patent and will use commercially reasonable efforts to diligently develop markets for such products. The Geneva License Agreement specifies developmental milestones and the period of time during which such milestones must be completed and provides for an annual maintenance fee payable to Geneva. As of March 31, 2023, no milestone payments have been accrued or paid in relation to this agreement.