|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2018
|Notes to Financial Statements|
The Company, entered into a License Agreement (the “Jenrin Agreement”) with Jenrin Discovery, LLC, a privately-held Delaware limited liability company (“Jenrin”), effective September 20, 2018. Pursuant to the Jenrin Agreement, Jenrin granted the Company exclusive worldwide rights to develop and commercialize the Licensed Products (as defined in the Jenrin Agreement) which includes the Jenrin library of over 600 compounds and multiple issued and pending patent filings. The compounds are designed to treat inflammatory and fibrotic diseases by targeting the endocannabinoid system. The lead product candidate is CRB-4001, a peripherally-restricted CB-1 inverse agonist targeting fibrotic liver, lung, heart and kidney diseases. The Company plans to commence a Phase 1 clinical trial of CRB-4001 in 2019.
In consideration of the license and other rights granted by Jenrin, the Company paid Jenrin a $250,000 upfront cash payment and is obligated to pay potential milestone payments to Jenrin totaling up to $18.4 million for each compound it elects to develop based upon the achievement of specified development and regulatory milestones. In addition, Corbus is obligated to pay Jenrin royalties in the mid, single digits based on net sales of any Licensed Products, subject to specified reductions.
In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-01, Business Combinations (Topic 805): Clarifying the Definition of a Business (“ASU 2017-01”) which clarifies the definition of a business and determines when an integrated set of assets and activities is not a business. ASU 2017-01 requires that if substantially all of the fair value of gross assets acquired or disposed of is concentrated in a single asset or group of similar identifiable assets, the assets would not represent a business. The Company determined that substantially all of the fair value of the Jenrin Agreement was attributable to a single in-process research and development asset, CRB-4001, which did not constitute a business. The Company concluded that it did not have any alternative future use for the acquired in-process research and development asset. Thus, the Company recorded the $250,000 upfront payment to research and development expenses in the third quarter of 2018. The Company will account for the $18.4 million of development and regulatory milestone payments in the period that the relevant milestones are achieved as either research and development expense or as an intangible asset as applicable.