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Related Party Transactions

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Related Party Transactions
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

NOTE 7 - RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

Effective March 6, 2020, Dr. Ottavio Vitolo, the Company’s Chief Medical Officer and Head of Research and Development, entered into a Separation and Severance Agreement with the Company. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, the Company agreed to pay Dr. Vitolo severance of $200,000 in accordance with his employment contract. In addition, Dr. Vitolo’s options granted under the Company’s 2014 Stock Option and Equity Incentive Plan continued to vest until September 6, 2020. Dr. Vitolo had until March 6, 2021 to exercise his vested options and he was allowed to use a cashless exercise provision to exercise his vested options. On March 6, 2021, the remaining vested options were forfeited. The agreement also contains customary confidentiality, release, and non-disparagement provisions, and the Company agreed to pay accrued and unpaid salary, vacation time and attorney’s fees totaling approximately $45,000.

 

Effective December 31, 2020, Dr. Thomas Wessel, the Company’s Executive Vice President, Head of Research and Development, entered into a Separation and Severance Agreement with the Company. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, the Company agreed to pay Dr. Wessel severance of $237,500 in accordance with his employment contract. In addition, Dr. Wessel’s options granted under the Company’s 2014 Stock Option and Equity Incentive Plan continue to vest until June 30, 2021. Dr. Wessel shall have until December 31, 2021 to exercise his vested options and he shall be allowed to use a cashless exercise provision to exercise his vested options. The agreement also contains customary confidentiality, release, and non-disparagement provisions, and the Company agreed to pay accrued vacation time totaling approximately $28,940.