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Commitments & Contingencies

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Commitments & Contingencies
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments & Contingencies

Note 10 – Commitments & Contingencies

 

Biotechnology Agreement

 

The Company, on June 21, 2019, entered into a 10-year exclusive and extendable product supply agreement with Rion LLC (“Rion”) that will enhance its existing cytotherapy product line, developing a disruptive technology for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (“COPD”), the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. Rion has established a unique exosome technology to harness the healing power of the body. Rion’s novel exosome technology, based on science developed at Mayo Clinic, provides an off-the-shelf platform to enhance healing in soft tissue, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and neurological organ systems. With this agreement, Rion will serve as the product supplier and will co-develop a proprietary cellular platform with H-CYTE for the treatment of COPD. H-CYTE will control the commercial development and facilitate clinical trial investigation. After conducting joint research and development of these biologics, H-CYTE intends to pursue submission of an investigational new drug (IND) application for review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) for treatment of COPD.

 

Sublease Agreement

 

The Company entered into a sub-lease agreement for the lease in Alpharetta, Georgia. The period of the lease is from July 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020 and sublessee shall pay to sublessor a minimum rent, of two thousand dollars ($2,000) per month.

 

Consulting Agreements

 

The Company has an agreement with Jesse Crowne, a former Director and Co-Chairman of the Board of the Company, to provide business development consulting services for a fee of $13,333 per month. The Company is in the process of negotiating a new contract with Mr. Crowne. The Company incurred expense of $0 and $39,999, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019 related to this consulting agreement. Since this agreement was assumed January 8, 2019 as part of the RMS reverse merger transaction, there were no historical costs related to this prior to January 8, 2019.

 

The Company entered into a consulting agreement with LilyCon Investments, LLC effective February 1, 2019 for services related to evaluation and negotiation of future acquisitions, joint ventures, and site evaluations/lease considerations. The contract duration is for a period of twelve (12) months in the amount of $12,500 per month with a $15,000 signing bonus which was paid in full during the quarter ending March 31, 2019. The agreement also provides LilyCon Investments with $35,000 in stock (calculated using an annual Variable Weighted Average Price from February 2019 through January 2020) to be granted on the one year anniversary of this agreement, if the agreement has not been terminated prior to that date. Either party may terminate this agreement with or without cause upon 30 days written notice. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company has expensed a total of $37,500 and $77,500 in compensation to LilyCon Investments, respectively.

 

The Company entered into an oral consulting agreement with Mr. Raymond Monteleone, Board Member and Chairman of the Audit Committee, in which Mr. Monteleone received $10,000 per month for advisory services and $5,000 per quarter as Audit Committee Chair. This arrangement has no specified termination date. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company has expensed $35,000 and $70,000 in compensation to Mr. Monteleone, respectively.

 

The Company entered into an oral consulting arrangement with St. Louis Family Office, LLC, controlled by Jimmy St. Louis, former CEO of RMS, in January 2019 in the amount of $10,000 per month plus benefits reimbursement for advisory services. The Company terminated this agreement effective June 30, 2019. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company has expensed $44,000 and $71,000 in consulting fees to St. Louis Family Office, respectively.

 

The Company entered into a consulting agreement with Strategos Public Affairs, LLC (Strategos) on February 15, 2019 for a period of twelve (12) months, unless otherwise terminated by giving thirty (30) days prior written notice. Strategos will provide information to key policymakers in the legislature and executive branches of government on the benefits of the cellular therapies offered by the Lung Health Institute, advocate for legislation that supports policies beneficial to patient access and oppose any legislation that negatively impacts the Company’s ability to expand treatment opportunities, and position the Company and its related entities as the expert for information and testimony. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company has expensed $26,000 and $26,000 to Strategos Group for consulting services.

 

Distribution center and logistic services agreement

 

The Company has a non-exclusive distribution center agreement with a logistics service provider in Berlin, Germany pursuant to which they manage and coordinate the DenerveX System products which the Company exports to the EU through June 2019. The Company pays a fixed monthly fee of €4,500 (approximately $5,040) for all accounting, customs declarations and office support, and a variable monthly fee ranging from €1,900 to €6,900 (approximately $2,300 to $8,300), based off volume of shipments, for logistics, warehousing and customer support services.

 

Total expenses incurred for the distribution center and logistics agreement were approximately $22,500 and $45,000, respectively, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2019. Since this agreement was assumed January 8, 2019 as part of the RMS reverse merger transaction, there were no historical costs related to this prior to January 8, 2019.

 

Patent Assignment and Contribution Agreements

 

The terms of a Contribution and Royalty Agreement dated January 31, 2013 with Dr. Scott Haufe, M.D was assumed in the merger transaction as of January 8, 2019. This agreement provides for the Company to pay Dr. Haufe royalties equal to 1% of revenues earned from sales of any and all products derived from the use of the DenerveX technology. Royalties are payable to Dr. Haufe within 30 days after the close of each calendar quarter based on actual cash collected from sales of applicable products. The royalty period expires on September 6, 2030.

 

The Company incurred approximately $0 and $1,100, respectively, in royalty expense under the Contribution and Royalty agreement for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2019, all of which was included in accounts payable at June 30, 2019. Since this agreement was assumed January 8, 2019 as part of the RMS reverse merger transaction, there were no historical costs related to this prior to January 8, 2019.

 

Litigation

 

From time to time, the Company may be involved in routine legal proceedings, as well as demands, claims and threatened litigation that arise in the normal course of our business. The ultimate amount of liability, if any, for any claims of any type (either alone or in the aggregate) may materially and adversely affect the Company’s financial condition, results of operations and liquidity. In addition, the ultimate outcome of any litigation is uncertain. Any outcome, whether favorable or unfavorable, may materially and adversely affect the Company due to legal costs and expenses, diversion of management attention and other factors. The Company expenses legal costs in the period incurred. The Company cannot assure that additional contingencies of a legal nature or contingencies having legal aspects will not be asserted against it in the future, and these matters could relate to prior, current or future transactions or events.

 

Guarantee

 

The Company has guaranteed payments based upon the terms found in the management services agreements to two affiliated physicians related to LI Nashville, LI Scottsdale, LI Pittsburgh, and LI Dallas. For the three and six months ending June 30, 2019, payments totaling approximately $34,000 and $56,000, respectively were made to these affiliates. For the three and six months ending June 30, 2018, payments totaling approximately $20,000 and $59,000, respectively were made to these affiliates.