Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions



On September 20, 2016, the Company entered into a consulting agreement (the “2016 Consulting Agreement”) with Orchestra Medical Ventures, LLC (“Orchestra”), of which a member of our Board of Directors, David Hochman, is Managing Partner. Under this agreement, Orchestra rendered a variety of consulting and advisory services relating principally to identifying and evaluating strategic relationships, licensing opportunities, and business strategies. The term of the 2016 Consulting Agreement commenced on September 20, 2016 and expired on March 20, 2017. Pursuant to the terms of the 2016 Consulting Agreement, the Company paid to Orchestra cash compensation in an aggregate amount of $100,000, of which $50,000 was expensed in the first quarter of 2017. In connection with this agreement, the Company granted an equity incentive award to Mr. Hochman consisting of options to purchase 50,000 shares (“Option Shares”) of common stock (the “Option Award”) pursuant to the Company’s 2014 Equity Compensation Plan, of which fifty percent (50%) vested on the three (3) month anniversary of the date of grant of the Option Award and the remainder of the Option Shares vested on the six (6) month anniversary of the date of grant of the Option Award. The Option Shares were granted with an exercise price of $7.14 per share. The Company recorded stock-based compensation expense of approximately $222,000 during the year ended December 31, 2016 and $171,000 during the first quarter of 2017 in respect of the Option Award. No stock-based compensation expense was recorded after the first quarter of 2017 related to the Option Shares as they were fully vested in March 2017.