• Filing Date: 2019-08-13
  • Form Type: 10-Q
  • Description: Quarterly report
Commitments and Contingencies
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies
Commitments and Contingencies
Jupiter, Florida Headquarters
The Company’s corporate headquarters are located in Jupiter, Florida. The Company occupies approximately 4,900 square feet with a monthly rental rate and common area maintenance charges of approximately $9,700. The lease expires on June 30, 2020, and thereafter, the Company will reconsider the square footage of the leased space to align with the staffing requirements of the future operations of the Company.
The Netherlands Office
The Company maintains a small satellite office in Wageningen, The Netherlands. In 2018, the Company occupied approximately 258 square feet with annual rentals and common area maintenance charges of approximately $4,700. The lease expired on January 31, 2019, and thereafter, the Company entered into a new lease with the same lessor (the “New Lease”). The New Lease has a one-year term and includes a flexible office space with annual rentals of approximately $4,000.
VTT Research Contract Extension
On June 28, 2019, the Company extended its research contract (“Contract”) through June 2022 with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. (“VTT”). Under the terms of this Contract, Dyadic will pay VTT a total of EUR €2.52 million over the next three years to continue developing Dyadic’s C1 fungal expression system for therapeutic protein production, including C1 host system improvement, glycoengineering, and management of third party target protein projects. VTT is subject to an additional success bonus up to EUR €450,000 based on the technical targets stipulated in the Contract. Dyadic and its sublicensees will also have the right to use synthetic promoters developed by VTT with an access fee. Dyadic retains the right to terminate the Contract with 90 days’notice.
Legal Proceedings
From time to time, we may become involved in various lawsuits and legal proceedings which arise in the ordinary course of business. Litigation is subject to inherent uncertainties, and an adverse result in these or other matters may arise from time to time that may harm our business. The Company does not believe that any of these claims or proceedings against us is likely to have, individually or in the aggregate, a material adverse effect on the financial condition or results of operations.