Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Animal Health License Agreements

Animal Health License Agreements
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
Animal Health License Agreements [Abstract]  
Animal Health License Agreements

Note 17. Animal Health License Agreements

Ceva License Agreement

In July 2012, the Company entered into an exclusive license agreement (the “License Agreement”) with Ceva Santé Animale S.A. (“Licensee”), under which the Company granted the Licensee an exclusive royalty-bearing license, until December 31, 2028, to the Company’s intellectual property and other assets, including both (a) the Company’s patent rights and know-how, relating to recombinant single chain reproductive hormone technology for use in non-human mammals (the “Company’s Animal Health Assets”) and (b) the technology licensed to the Company by Washington University in St. Louis (“WU”). The WU license agreement expired under its terms in 2020, with no impact on the License Agreement. The License Agreement contains termination provisions as defined in the License Agreement.

Under the License Agreement, the Licensee obtained a worldwide exclusive license to develop, seek regulatory approval for and offer to sell, market, distribute, import and export luteinizing hormone (“LH”) and/or follicle-stimulating hormone (“FSH”) products for bovine (cattle), equine and swine in the field of the assistance and facilitation of reproduction in bovine, equine and swine animals. The Company also granted the Licensee an option and right of first refusal to develop additional animal health products outside of the licensed field of use or any diagnostic pregnancy detection tests for non-human mammals.

Under the License Agreement as of December 31, 2021, the Company would be entitled to receive future payments if Ceva achieves certain regulatory approvals as further outlined in the License Agreement.

The upfront license fees received from the License Agreement have been recorded as deferred revenue and are amortized over the term of the License Agreement. License fees revenue totaling a net of approximately $1.6 million commenced being amortized in July 2012. As of December 31, 2021, deferred revenue of $0.1 million has been classified as a current liability and $0.6 million has been classified as a long-term liability. The current liability represents the next twelve months’ portion of the license fees revenue. For each of the years ended December 31, 2021, 2020 and 2019, approximately $0.1 million was recorded as the amortized license fee revenue.