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Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
6 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies



Legal Matters


From time to time, the Company may be involved in litigation relating to claims arising out of the Company’s operations in the normal course of business. As of December 31, 2017, there were no pending or threatened lawsuits that could reasonably be expected to have a material effect on the results of the Company’s operations.


IRS Liability


As part of its requirement for having a foreign operating subsidiary, the Company is required to file an informational Form 5471 to the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”), which is a form that explains the nature of the relationship between the foreign subsidiary and the parent company. From 2012 through the 2014 the Company did not file this form in a timely manner. As a result of the non-timely filings, the Company has incurred a penalty from the IRS in the amount of $10,000 per year, or $30,000, plus accrued interest. The Company recorded the penalties for all three years during the year ended June 30, 2017 and is negotiating a payment plan. The Company is current on all subsequent filings.


Operating Agreements


In November 2009, the Company entered into a commercialization agreement with the University of Bath (UK) (the “University”) whereby the Company and the University co-owned the intellectual property relating to the Company’s pro-enzyme formulations. In June 2012, the Company and the University entered into an assignment and amendment whereby the Company assumed full ownership of the intellectual property while agreeing to pay royalties of 2% of net revenues to the University. Additionally, the Company agreed to pay 5% of each and every license agreement subscribed for. The contract is cancellable at any time by either party. To date, no amounts are owed under the agreement.


Operating Leases


On May 4, 2016, the Company entered into a new five-year operating lease agreement with a related party with monthly rent of $3,300 AUD, inclusive of GST (See Note 8).


Future minimum operating lease commitments consisted of the following at December 31, 2017:


Fiscal Year Ended June 30,   Amount (USD)  
Remainder 2018   $ 15,474  
2019   $ 30,947  
2020   $ 30,947  
2021   $ 25,790  


Rent expense for the six months ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 were $15,729 and $14,588, respectively.


Amatsigroup Agreement


The Company entered into a Manufacturing Services Agreement (the “MSA”) and Quality Assurance Agreement (the “QAA”), each with an effective date of August 12, 2016, with Amatsigroup NV (“Amatsigroup”), formerly known as Q-Biologicals, NV, a contract manufacturing organization located in Belgium. Pursuant to the MSA, Amatsigroup will produce certain drug substances and product containing certain enzymes at its facility in Belgium. The Company will use these substances and products for development purposes, including but not limited to clinical trials. The MSA contemplates payment to Amatsigroup pursuant to a pre-determined fee schedule based on the completion of certain milestones that depend on our manufacturing requirements and final batch yield. The Company anticipates that its payments to Amatsigroup under the MSA will range between $2.5 million and $5.0 million over five years, with the majority of the expenditures occurring during the first two years of the MSA when the finished drug product is manufactured and released for clinical trials. The Company has incurred $1,592,963 of costs to date under the contract. The MSA shall continue for a term of six years unless extended by mutual agreement in writing. The Company can terminate the MSA early for any reason upon the required notice period, however, in such event, the pre-payment paid upon signing the MSA is considered non-refundable. The QAA sets forth the parties respective obligations and responsibilities relating to the manufacturing and testing of the products under the MSA. The agreements with Amatsigroup contain certain customary representations, warranties and limitations of liabilities, and confidentiality and indemnity obligations.