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Notes and Loan Payable

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Notes and Loan Payable
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Debt Disclosure [Text Block]
Note 8. Notes and Loan Payable
 
We are party to loan agreements as follows ($ in thousands):
 
 
 
September 30,
 
 
December 31,
 
 
 
2018
 
 
2017
 
Mablife Notes Payable
(2)
 
$
-
 
 
$
394
 
Asset Acquisition Payable, net of discount of $445
(3)
 
 
4,555
 
 
 
4,359
 
May 2018 Convertible Notes, net of discount of $216
(4)
 
 
3,677
 
 
 
-
 
September 2018 Notes, net of discount of $3
(1)
 
 
100
 
 
 
-
 
Total notes and loans payable
 
$
8,332
 
 
$
4,753
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Notes and loans payable, net of debt discount, current portion
 
$
7,462
 
 
$
3,296
 
Notes and loans payable, noncurrent portion
 
 
870
 
 
 
1,457
 
Total notes and loans payable, net of discount
 
$
8,332
 
 
$
4,753
 
 
Repayments under the Company’s existing debt agreements consist of the following ($ in thousands):
 
Period Ending September 30,
 
Amount
 
2019
 
$
7,997
 
2020
 
 
1,000
 
Total
 
$
8,997
 
 
September 2018 Notes (1)
 
On September 12, 2018, we entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Power Up Lending Group Ltd. (the “Purchaser”) for the sale of $103,000 in aggregate principal amount of convertible notes (the “September 2018 Notes”) which was consummated on September 14, 2018.
 
The September 2018 Notes bear interest at a rate of 12% per annum, payable in arrears on the maturity date of September 11, 2019, or upon acceleration or by prepayment. Any amount of principal or interest on the September 2018 Notes which is not paid when due shall bear interest at a rate of 22% per annum from the due date thereof until the same is paid. At any time during the one-hundred seventy (170) days ended March 1, 2019, we may prepay the Notes by paying a prepayment premium between 15% and 35%, based on the date paid, of the outstanding principal plus accrued and unpaid interest.
 
The September 2018 Notes are convertible into shares of our common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, beginning on March 1, 2019 at a conversion price equal to sixty-one percent (61%) of the average of the lowest two closing bid prices of our common stock during the twenty (20) trading days immediately preceding conversion. The number of shares issuable upon any conversion is limited to 4.99% of our then issued and outstanding common stock. There are no registration rights or warrants being granted to the Purchaser in this transaction.
 
In October 2018, we repaid the September 2018 Notes in full, which included a prepayment premium of 20% and accrued interest.
 
MabLife Notes Payable (2)
 
In March 2012, we acquired from MabLife SAS (“MabLife”) through an assignment agreement, all rights, titles and interests in and to the patent rights, technology and deliverables related to the anti-Ferritin mAb, AMB8LK, including its nucleotide and protein sequences and its ability to recognize human acid and basic ferritins. The consideration was as follows: (i) $0.6 million payable in six annual installments (one of such installments being an upfront payment made upon execution of the agreement), and (ii) royalties of 0.6% of net sales of any product containing AMB8LK or the manufacture, use, sale, offering or importation of which would infringe on the patent rights with respect to AMB8LK. In February 2014, the parties revised the payment arrangement for the purchase of the original assignment rights to provide that the remaining payments of $0.1 million per year would be due each year in 2016 and 2017. We did not make those payments on a timely basis.
 
In February 2014, we acquired from MabLife, through an assignment agreement, all rights, titles and interests in and to the patent rights, technology and deliverables related to the use of anti-ferritin monoclonal antibodies in the treatment of some cancers, nucleotide and protein sequences of an antibody directed against an epitope common to human acidic and basic ferritins, monoclonal antibodies or antibody-like molecules comprising these sequences. As full consideration for the secondary patent rights, we agreed to pay a total of $150,000 of which $15,000 and $25,000 was paid in 2014 and 2013, respectively, and $25,000 would be paid on the second through fourth anniversary of the agreement and an additional $35,000 on the fifth anniversary of the agreement. We did not make those payments on a timely basis.
 
During the first quarter of 2015, MabLife informed us that it had filed for bankruptcy. On May 30, 2017, we received a summons from the bankruptcy court-liquidator to appear before the commercial court of Evry, France on September 19, 2017. In December 2017, we reached an agreement with the bankruptcy court-liquidator to settle all amounts due to Mablife for a payment of approximately $205,000. We paid the settlement amount in January 2018 and received confirmation by the commercial court on May 28, 2018. Based on this approved settlement, we wrote off the remaining $181,000 of debt to gain on extinguishment of debt in the three months ended June 30, 2018.
 
For the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, interest expense was $0.
 
Asset Acquisition Payable (3)
 
In conjunction with the Asset Purchase Agreement with Meda described in Note 6, we agreed to pay a fixed consideration of $5.0 million, payable in installments over a three-year period as follows: (i) $1.5 million on the earlier of: (1) the successful transfer to us of all of the marketing authorizations for the product or (2) the date which is six months after the Completion Date (as defined in the Asset Purchase Agreement); (ii) $1.5 million on the first anniversary of the Completion Date; (iii) $1.0 million on the second anniversary of the Completion Date; and (iv) $1.0 million on the third anniversary of the Completion Date. We recorded current and long-term debt of $3.7 million and $0.9 million, respectively, representing the amount due to Meda calculated on a present value basis. For the nine months ended September 30, 2018, interest expense was $195,000.
 
We are currently in default under the Asset Purchase Agreement. If not cured, we bear significant risk to our business plan regarding Ceplene, including the loss of such rights. Under the Asset Purchase Agreement, we were obligated to make payments to Meda of $1,500,000 (the “First Initial Consideration”) no later than December 15, 2017 and $1,500,000 on June 15, 2018. Under that agreement, we had a 30-day grace period to make the payment of the First Initial Consideration or agree to a payment plan with Meda. On January 31, 2018, Meda delivered to us a default notice, demanding payment of the First Initial Consideration no later than February 15, 2018. We have yet to make any payments to Meda. Accordingly, Meda could terminate the Asset Purchase Agreement and cause us to forfeit the European rights to Ceplene without consideration to us and cancel our further obligations under the agreement except the First Initial Consideration would remain due and payable. If such action were to occur, we would need to either agree to a new license with Meda or renegotiate terms of a purchase from Meda of the European rights to Ceplene. There can be no guarantee that we would be able to come to terms with Meda. Loss of the European rights to Ceplene would impair our ability to execute our business plan with respect to our oncology related assets.
 
May 2018 Convertible Notes (4)
 
On May 14, 2018, we entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “May 2018 Purchase Agreement”) with certain institutional investors for the sale of $2,781,000 in aggregate principal amount of original issue discount convertible notes with net proceeds of $2,007,000 (the “May 2018 Convertible Notes”) which was consummated on May 18, 2018. The May 2018 Convertible Notes included a 20% original issue discount of $556,000, an 8% placement agent fee of $178,000 and other placement agent expenses of $40,000. In addition, the placement agent received 474,667 warrants with an exercise price of $0.47 per share and are exercisable as of November 18, 2018. We calculated the fair value of these warrants as $91,000 using the Black-Scholes model and recorded the fair value as debt discount with an offset to additional paid-in capital. Original issue discount and debt issuance costs was $865,000 and is being amortized over six months.
 
The May 2018 Convertible Notes are convertible at any time at a conversion price of $0.375 per share, subject to adjustment upon an event of default or significant corporate transaction, provided that unless shareholder approval is obtained, the maximum amount of shares of our common stock that may be issued upon conversion is 6,397,456 shares of common stock (or 19.99% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock on the closing date). The conversion price is not subject to adjustment for future equity issuances at prices below the then prevailing conversion price and we are under no obligation to obtain shareholder approval in connection with the offering.
 
The May 2018 Convertible Notes are due and payable upon the earlier of (a) November 18, 2018 and (b) the closing of one or more subsequent financings with gross proceeds equal to at least $3,000,000 in the aggregate. The holders of the May 2018 Convertible Notes have the option to extend the maturity date of the notes through February 18, 2019. The May 2018 Convertible Notes represent senior indebtedness of the Company.
 
The May 2018 Convertible Notes become immediately due at the Mandatory Default Amount, which is 140% of the outstanding principal amount of the note, plus all accrued interest and unpaid interest, and all other amounts, costs, expenses and liquidated damages, due if our common stock shall not be eligible for listing or quotation for trading on NASDAQ and shall not be eligible to resume listing or quotation for trading thereon within five trading days. Additionally, interest on the May 2018 Convertible Notes would accrue daily at an interest rate of 1.5% per month on the then outstanding principal amount. Also, the holder may to elect to convert all or any portion of the remaining principal amount into shares of common stock at a price per share equal to the lowest daily VWAP for the 15 days prior to conversion but in no event, at a conversion price below par value.
 
On June 4, 2018, we received a notice from the Staff of Nasdaq LLC indicating that, based upon our continued non-compliance with the minimum $1.00 bid price requirement for continued listing on NASDAQ, as set forth in the Rule as of May 30, 2018, the Staff had determined to delist our securities from NASDAQ unless we timely requested a hearing before the Panel. We timely appealed the delisting notice and appeared in front of the Panel on July 19, 2018. The Panel issued a decision on July 24, 2018 and affirmed the Staff’s decision to delist our common stock from NASDAQ, with suspension of trading effective at the open of business on July 26, 2018. The suspension of trading on NASDAQ triggered a default on the May 2018 Convertible Notes. Accordingly, as of June 30, 2018, we recorded the Mandatory Default Amount of $1.1 million as liquidated damages, which represents an additional 40% of principal but did not record an embedded derivative related to the lowest VWAP for the 15 days prior to conversion as this amount was immaterial to the consolidated financial statements. 
As of September 30, 2018, there were no additional adjustments.
 
In connection with the financing on October 9, 2018 described in Note 15, Subsequent Events (the “Financing”), the holders of our May 2018 Convertible Notes agreed to waive the outstanding event of default thereunder resulting from the suspension of the trading of the common stock on NASDAQ (other than the required increase in the principal amount of the May 2018 Convertible Notes) and to certain amendments, including adding the OTCQX and OTCQB trading markets to the default provisions for listing or quotation for trading, to the May 2018 Convertible Notes to enable us to consummate the Financing in exchange for an aggregate amendment fee of $49,220.
 
Upon the issuance of the May 2018 Convertible Notes on May 18, 2018, the conversion price for the Series E Convertible Preferred Stock and the exercise price of warrants issued with the Series E Convertible Preferred Stock (“Series E Warrants”) were adjusted to $0.30. On July 26, 2018, upon the suspension of trading on NASDAQ, the conversion price for the Series E Convertible Preferred Stock and the exercise price of warrants issued with the Series E Convertible Preferred Stock were adjusted to $0.20. On August 14, 2018, upon a conversion of $175 of May 2018 Convertible Notes, the conversion price for the Series E Convertible Preferred Stock and the exercise price of warrants issued with the Series E Convertible Preferred Stock were adjusted to $0.0759. Based on the above down round triggers, we recorded a deemed dividend for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 of $5,100,000 and $10,699,000, respectively, based on the change in fair value, in our consolidated statement of operations, of which $10,127,000 was related to the Series E Convertible Preferred Stock and $572,000 was related to the Series E Warrants.
 
For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, interest expense was $433,000 and $649,000, respectively, related to the amortization of original issue discount and debt issuance costs for the May 2018 Convertible Notes. For the nine months ended September 30, 2018 liquidated damages was $1,112,000 related to the Mandatory Default for the May 2018 Convertible Notes.