• Filing Date: 2019-06-14
  • Form Type: 10-K
  • Description: Annual report
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LICENSING AGREEMENT
12 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
Disclosure Text Block [Abstract]  
Licensing Agreement

NOTE 4 – LICENSING AGREEMENTS

 

United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

 

In March 2014, the Company entered into an Exclusive Marketing Rights Agreement with an unrelated third party that granted to the third party the exclusive right to market and promote the sugarBEAT device and related patches under its own brand in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. The Company received a non-refundable, up-front cash payment of GBP 1,000,000 (approximately $1.303 million and $1.403 million as of March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively), which was wholly non-refundable, upon signing the agreement.

 

As the Company has continuing performance obligations under the agreement, the up-front fees received from this agreement have been deferred and will be recorded as income over the term of the commercial licensing agreement beginning from the date of clinical evaluation approval. As the Company expects commercialization of the sugarBEAT device to occur in the year ending March 31, 2020, approximately $65,000 of the deferred revenue has been classified as a current liability as of March 31, 2019.

 

In April 2014, a Letter of Intent was signed with a third party which specified a 10-year term and in November 2015, a License, Supply and Distribution Agreement with an initial 5-year term was executed. Pursuant to this agreement, the Company grants the exclusive right to market and promote its product in the United Kingdom and purchase the product at specified prices.

 

Other European territories

 

In May 2018, the Company signed a commercial agreement with Dallas Burston Ethitronix Limited (DBEE) for all other European territories as part of an equal joint collaboration agreement. The joint collaboration agreement intends to seek sub-license rights opportunities to one or more leading companies in the diabetes monitoring space, in order to leverage their network, infrastructure and resources. The Company and DBEE agreed that they shall share proceeds equally from sales of the Company’s sugarBEAT products. In consideration of the sub-license rights granted, DBEE shall pay to the Company the sum of approximately $1 if demanded and, except as described elsewhere in the Agreement, no commission, royalties or other payments shall be due to the Company from DBEE. The initial term of the Agreement is for five years, which may be terminated at the end of such five-year initial term by either party upon at least 12 months’ prior written notice. If such notice of termination is not provided by either party during the initial term, the Agreement shall automatically continue until terminated by either party upon 12 months’ prior written notice. In the event the Agreement is terminated as provided above, the non-terminating party shall receive an exit payment equal to 50% of the open market value of the joint collaboration business as defined in the collaboration agreement and as agreed to by the parties at the time of termination. The parties may also terminate the Agreement if the other party commits a material breach of the terms of the Agreement which is not remedied within 30 days of written notification of such breach, or the other party dissolves or goes bankrupt. Commercialization is expected to occur in the second half of 2019. As of March 31, 2019 no payments have been made or received or are due or receivable under the terms of the collaboration agreement.

 

Qatar

 

In November 2018, the Company signed a commercial agreement with Al-Danah Medical Company for the exclusive license and distribution of the sugarBEAT device in Qatar. This agreement gives Al-Danah Medical Company the exclusive rights to sell and market the Company’s products in Qatar. The Company will sell devices to Al-Danah Medical Company at a specified price and with minimum order quantities which will be set post product launch. The Company’s responsibility is limited to the supply of the device and related consumables. Al-Danah Medical Company is responsible for ensuring compliance with all local regulation related to registering and selling the device within Qatar. Product launch in Qatar is expected to take place after the initial commercialization of the sugarBEAT device which is expected to occur in the second half of 2019.

 

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) excluding Qatar

 

In February 2019, the Company signed a commercial agreement with The Principals Mena DMCC (TPM), for the exclusive licence and distribution of the sugarBEAT device in all countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) excluding Qatar. This agreement gives TPM the exclusive rights to sell and market the Company’s products in the GCC subject to mutual agreement on minimum order quantities and supply price which are to be determined pre-launch in the territory. The Company’s responsibility is limited to the supply of the device and related consumables, and maintenance of the mobile phone Application. TPM is responsible for ensuring compliance with all local regulations related to registering and selling the device within the GCC, and marketing and sales. Product launch in the GCC is expected to take place after the initial commercialization of the sugarBEAT device in Europe.