Commitments and Contingencies
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2015
|Notes to Financial Statements|
|Note 10 - Commitments and Contingencies||
a) Walloon Region Grant
On March 16, 2010, the Company entered into an agreement with the Walloon Region government in Belgium wherein the Walloon Region would fund up to a maximum of $1,137,102 (1,048,020) to help fund the research endeavors of the Company in the area of colorectal cancer. The Company had received the entirety of these funds in respect of approved expenditures as of March 31, 2014. Under the terms of the agreement, the Company is due to repay $341,131 (314,406) of this amount by installments over the period June 30, 2014 to June 30, 2023. The Company has recorded the balance of $795,971 (733,614) to other income in previous years as there is no obligation to repay this amount. In the event that the Company receives revenue from products or services as defined in the agreement, it is due to pay a 6 percent royalty on such revenue to the Walloon Region. The maximum amount payable to the Walloon Region, in respect of the aggregate of the amount repayable of $341,131 (314,406) and the 6 percent royalty on revenue, is twice the amount of funding received. As at March 31, 2015, a total of $314,006 (289,406) was outstanding to be repaid to the Walloon Region under this agreement.
b) Administrative Support Agreement
On August 6, 2010, (and as amended, effective from October 1, 2011 and March 1, 2015) the Company entered into agreements with a related party to rent office space, contract for office support staff, and have consulting services provided on behalf of the Company. From March 1, 2015, the agreements require the Company to pay $7,950 ($7,720 for January and February 2015) per month for office space and staff services as well as approximately $8,000 ($6,500 for January and February 2015) per month in fees for one senior executive. The Company is also required to pay for all reasonable expenses incurred. The contract is in force for 12 months with automatic extensions of 12 months with a 3 month notice required for termination of the contract.
The Company leases premises and facilities under operating leases with terms ranging from 24 months to 36 months. The annual non-cancelable operating lease payments on these leases are as follows:
d) Bonn University Agreement
On July 11, 2012, the Company entered into a collaborative research agreement with Bonn University, Germany, relating to a program of samples testing. The agreement was for a period of two years from June 1, 2012 to May 31, 2014. The total payments made by the Company in accordance with the agreement were $423,345 (390,000). On April 16, 2014, the Company entered into an extension of this agreement, for a period of a further two years from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2016. The total payments to be made by the Company in accordance with the extension of the agreement are $423,345 (390,000).
e) Hvidovre Hospital, Denmark Agreement
On August 8, 2014, the Company entered into a collaborative research agreement with Hvidovre Hospital, University of Copenhagen in Denmark, relating to a program of samples testing associated with colorectal cancer. It will run for a period of two years to August 8, 2016. Total payments (inclusive of local taxes) to be made by the Company under the agreement are $1,488,599 (DKR 10,245,000).
f) Legal Proceedings
There are no legal proceedings which the Company believes will have a material adverse effect on its financial position.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef