Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Asset Acquisition

Asset Acquisition
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
Business Combination and Asset Acquisition [Abstract]  
Asset Acquisition Asset Acquisition
Stella Diagnostics - Asset Purchase Agreement

On December 15, 2022, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (the “Stella Purchase Agreement”), with Stella Diagnostics Inc. (“Stella”) and Stella DX, LLC (“Stella DX” and, together with Stella, the “Stella Sellers”), pursuant to which, on January 3, 2023, the Company purchased all of the assets, rights and interests of the Stella Sellers and their affiliates pertaining to the Stella Sellers’ BE-Smart Esophageal Pre-Cancer Diagnostic Screening Test and certain clinical assets, including all intellectual property rights (the “Stella Purchased Assets”).

As consideration for the Stella Purchased Assets, at closing, the Company (i) paid to the Stella Sellers $3.5 million in cash, minus (a) the Secured Note Amount of $0.5 million, (b) the Liability Payoff Amount of $1.6 million and (c) the
Promissory Note Payoff Amount of $0.4 million, and (ii) issued to Stella DX 100,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.0005 per share, of the Company at a value of $10.00 per share. Total consideration paid was $4.6 million. The Secured Note Amount of $0.5 million and the Promissory Note Payoff of $0.4 million were paid in 2022. The balance of the consideration was paid at closing during the nine months ended September 30, 2023.

In addition to the consideration paid at closing, the Company will issue shares of common stock valued at $2.0 million (the “Milestone Stock”) to the Stella Sellers upon a Commercialization Event (as defined in the Stella Purchase Agreement). The Milestone Stock was recorded at closing as a non-current liability at its fair value of $2.0 million and will be marked to market until settlement through other income or expense in the consolidated statements of operations. Also, the Company is required to pay to the Stella Sellers for each of the seven calendar years during the seven year period commencing on the first day of the calendar year following the date of the Commercialization Event, a non-refundable, non-creditable royalty of 5% of the Adjusted Gross Margin (as defined in the Stella Purchase Agreement) for such Annual Period.

The asset purchase does not qualify as a business combination under FASB ASC 805, Business Combinations, and has therefore been accounted for as an asset acquisition. In connection with the Stella Purchased Assets, the Company incurred $0.2 million in transaction costs, which were capitalized into the purchase price of the Stella Purchased Assets. The total purchase price for the Stella Purchased Assets was $6.8 million, which was allocated to the proprietary technology intangible asset acquired. The Company is amortizing the acquired intangible asset on a straight-line basis over its estimated useful life of five years.