Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021


Xoma License Agreement

In December 2017, the Company entered into a license agreement (“License Agreement”) with XOMA Corporation (“Xoma”), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, XOMA (US) LLC, pursuant to which Xoma granted an exclusive global license to the Company to develop and commercialize Xoma 358 (formerly X358, now RZ358) for all indications. In January 2019, the License Agreement was amended. with an updated payment schedule, as well as revising the amount the Company was required to expend on development of RZ358 and related licensed products, and revised provisions with respect to the Company’s diligence efforts in conducting clinical studies.

On March 31, 2020, the parties entered into Amendment No. 3 to the License Agreement to extend the payment schedule for the remaining balance of approximately $2.6 million. The revised payment schedule provided for seven quarterly payments to be paid from March 31, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

As discussed in Note 6, the Company completed a private placement of equity securities for gross proceeds of $41.0 million in October 2020, which resulted in acceleration of the entire obligation. On October 23, 2020, the Company paid the outstanding balance of $1.4 million. As of March 31, 2021, the Company does not have any remaining balance payable under Amendment No. 3 to the License Agreement.

Upon the achievement of certain clinical and regulatory events, the Company will be required to make up to $37.0 million in aggregate milestone payments to Xoma.

In addition to the License Agreement between the Company and Xoma in December 2017, both parties also entered into a stock purchase agreement (“Stock Purchase Agreement”). As of March 31, 2021, Xoma owns approximately  162,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock. The Stock Purchase Agreement provided Xoma with the right and option to require the Company to use its best efforts to facilitate orderly sales of the shares to a third party or purchase the shares (the “Put Option”). Xoma was permitted to  exercise the Put Option for up to a total of 50,000 shares of Common Stock for the calendar year ending December 31, 2020, and up to an additional 50,000 shares thereafter. On November 3, 2020, the Company’s shares of Common Stock were approved for listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market and the Put Option terminated pursuant to the terms of the Stock Purchase Agreement.

ActiveSite License Agreement

On August 4, 2017, the Company entered into a Development and License Agreement with ActiveSite Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  (“ActiveSite”) pursuant to which the Company acquired the rights to ActiveSite’s Plasma Kallikrein Inhibitor program (“PKI Portfolio”). The Company is initially using the PKI Portfolio to develop an oral PKI therapeutic for diabetic macular edema (RZ402) and may use the PKI Portfolio to develop other therapeutics for different indications. The ActiveSite Development and License Agreement requires various milestone payments up to $46.5 million. The first milestone payment for $1.0 million was due after acceptance of an Initial Drug Application, or IND, filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”). The Company is also required to pay royalties equal to 2.0% of any sales of products that use the PKI Portfolio. On October 28, 2020, the Company submitted an IND to the FDA. On December 3, 2020, the Company received FDA clearance for the IND application filed by the Company. This clearance resulted in the Company owing the first milestone payment of $1.0 million, which was paid in December 2020. There have been no events that would result in any royalty payments owed under the ActiveSite Development and License Agreement to date.