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Subsequent Events

Subsequent Events
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  



Amendments to Employee Agreements


As disclosed in the Company’s previous filings, on April 27, 2022, the Company entered into amendments with six of its officers, executives and a consultant to revise the compensation agreements currently in place with such individuals. The agreements for three officers were amended to increase their base salaries by 3% and then, effective March 1, 2022, the base salaries of two of the officers were reduced by 20% each and the other salary was reduced by 25%; such reduced amounts (the “Accrued Amounts”) will be accrued until such time as the Company has sufficient cash on hand to pay the Accrued Amounts, which the Company expects will not be until it has raised a minimum of $15,000,000 (the “Funding Determination Date”). On the Funding Determination Date, their salaries will increase to the full new base salary and the Accrued Amounts will be paid by the Company, provided that in addition, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, the base salaries on the Funding Determination Date of each executive may be further increased by 2%.


Pursuant to the amendments for two executives’ agreements, effective March 1, 2022, each of their salaries were reduced by $225,000 (100%) and $56,250 (25%), respectively, and such reduced amounts will be accrued and paid on the Funding Determination Date.


In addition, pursuant to the consultant’s agreement, upon acceptance of the data for the Phase 2b clinical trial for Dupuytren’s Contracture for publication, which has occurred, his monthly fee increased to £23,000, provided that £4,000 of such increase will be accrued and £19,000 of such fees will be payable monthly per the payroll practices of the Company in cash effective March 1, 2022 and until the earlier of (a) November 1, 2022 or (b) the Funding Determination Date, at which time all Accrued Amounts will be due.


Legal Matter – Action against the Company by Dr. Krauss


On April 29, 2022, pursuant to the legal matter described in Note 8 – “Legal Matters – Action Against the Company by Dr. Krauss”, the Company paid $975,121 for advancement of legal fees incurred by Dr. Krauss, pursuant to a court order. The payment was made to an escrow account and the Company has objected to the amounts and nature of the expenses. Furthermore, the Company has filed a reimbursement claim for the amount advanced net of its deductible of $250,000 with its director and officers’ insurance policy carrier, of which no assurance can be provided that the directors and officers’ insurance policy will cover such amounts.