Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Subsequent Events

Subsequent Events
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  



Common Stock


Subsequent to September 30, 2021, the Company issued 451,986 shares of its common stock upon the exchange of common stock equivalents.


Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Litigation Settlement


On October 12, 2021, the Company and Cantor entered into a settlement agreement, whereby the Company agreed to pay to Cantor $200,000 in return for dismissal of its case against the Company. The Company sent the funds to Cantor on October 13, 2021. As of September 30, 2021, the Company recorded an accrual for the settlement amount as per the agreement.


On October 21, 2021, the Company received a notice of discontinuance and as a result, the matter between the Company and Cantor is settled and closed. See Note 8, Commitments and Contingencies, Potential Legal Matters for more details (see Note 8 – Commitments and Contingencies, Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Breach of Contract for more details).


Employment Agreement of Chief Operating Officer/Chief Business Officer


On October 29, 2021, the Company entered into an Employment Agreement (the “COO/CBO Agreement”) dated October 27, 2021, and effective November 1, 2021, with Quan Vu. Pursuant to the agreement, Mr. Vu agreed to serve as the Chief Operating Officer/Chief Business Officer (“COO/CBO”) of the Company for an initial salary of $390,000 per year, subject to a $10,000 increase upon completion of a $50 Million financing and a yearly increase of five percent (5%) on each start-day anniversary.


As additional consideration for the COO/CBO agreeing to enter into the agreement, the Company awarded him options to purchase 275,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, which have a term of 10 years, and an exercise price equal to the Fair Market Value of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant which is still to be determined. The options are subject to the Company’s 2020 Omnibus Incentive Plan and vest ratably on a monthly basis over the following 48 months on the last day of each calendar month; provided, however, that such options vest immediately upon the COO/CBO death or disability, termination without cause or a termination by the COO/CBO for good reason (as defined in the agreement), a change in control of the Company or upon a sale of the Company.


Under the agreement, the COO/CBO is eligible to receive an annual bonus, in a targeted amount of 50% of his then salary, based upon the Company’s achievement of performance and management objectives as set and approved by the CEO, in consultation with the CFO. The annual bonus shall be paid on or before March 31 of the year following the year in which the bonus is earned. At the choice of the Executive, the annual bonus can be paid in cash or the equivalent value of the Company’s common stock or a combination of both. For calendar 2021, such Bonus payment, if any, will be prorated for the approximately 2 months after the Start Date. The CEO, as approved by the Compensation Committee, may also award the Executive a bonus from time to time (in stock, options, cash, or other forms of consideration) in his discretion.


The agreement can be terminated any time by the Company with or without cause with 30 days prior written notice and may be terminated by the COO/CBO at any time with 30 days prior written notice. The agreement may also be terminated by the Company with ten days’ notice in the event the agreement is terminated for cause under certain circumstances. Upon the termination of the COO/CBO’s agreement by the Company without cause or by the COO/CBO for good reason, the Company agreed to pay him twelve months of severance pay, except if Executive separates from the Company prior to a one year anniversary.


The agreement contains standard and customary invention assignment, indemnification, confidentiality and non-solicitation provisions, which remain in effect for a period of 24 months following the termination of his agreement.


New License Technology Agreement with Oxford University


On November 2, 2021, the Company and Oxford University entered into a twenty-year licensed technology agreement of the HMGB1 molecule, which is related to tissue regeneration, whereby Oxford University agreed to license the technology to the Company for research, development and use of the licensed patents. The Company agreed to pay Oxford University for past patent costs $66,223 (£49,207), an initial License fee of $13,458 (£10,000), future royalties based on sales and milestones, and an annual maintenance fee of $4,037 (£3,000). The Company has the option to terminate the agreement after the third anniversary of the agreement.