Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2014
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  

6. Debt

On June 20, 2006 the Company entered into an equity and loan facility with the Johnson and Johnson Development Corporation (“JJDC”) pursuant to which the Company could drawn down up to an aggregate of $30 million in loans in the form of convertible preferred stock promissory notes. In March and September 2008, the Company issued notes in the aggregate amount of $3.5 million and $10.5 million, respectively. The notes were due on March 17 and September 17, 2011, including interest that accrued at 7.57% per annum. In December 2010, the aggregate principal amount and all accrued interest under the notes issued in March and September 2008 were converted into the Company’s Series E-3 convertible preferred stock (Series E-3 Preferred) at $232.93 per share.

In February and July 2009, the Company issued notes in the aggregate amount of $7.0 million and $6.7 million, respectively, which represented the remaining amount available to the Company, in accordance with the terms of the equity and loan facility with JJDC. The notes were due in February 2012 and July 2012, including interest that accrued at 4.42% per annum and 4.960% per annum, respectively. In January 2012, the Company amended the maturity dates of the outstanding $7.0 million and $6.7 million convertible promissory notes to extend the maturity date to March 1, 2013, and interest rates were increased to 4.919% and 5.46% per annum, respectively. In addition, the conversion price of the notes to convert into shares of the Company’s Series C-1 Preferred Stock was decreased from $438.84 per share to $292.56 per share. All of these notes were further amended in March 2013, to extend the maturity date on the notes to August 1, 2013, and to make the notes subordinate to repayment of the Company’s severance obligations to all employees until January 1, 2014. On July 31, 2013, the maturity date was extended to December 31, 2013. There were no financial covenants associated with the notes. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013, the Company recognized $0.2 million and $0.6 million, respectively, of interest expense related to the convertible promissory notes. On September 30, 2013, the outstanding principal and accrued interest of $16.9 million under the equity and loan facility with JJDC was extinguished in exchange for 624,944 shares of common stock as an integral part of the 2013 financing.

Facility Loan

On September 30, 2013, the Company entered into a facility loan agreement with Silicon Valley Bank and Oxford Finance for a total loan amount of $10.0 million of which the first tranche of $5.0 million was drawn as part of the 2013 financing. The loan has a fixed interest rate of 8.75% payable as interest only for twelve months and a thirty-six month loan amortization period thereafter, with a final interest payment of $0.3 million at the end of the loan period. Until positive Phase 2b data is achieved, the Company must be in compliance with one of two financial covenants at all times: (1) maintain 1.3 times cash to outstanding debt or (2) maintain sufficient cash on hand to support eight months of operations based on a trailing average monthly cash burn. As of September 30, 2014, the Company was in compliance with both financial covenants. The first tranche loan under the term loan facility bears interest at a rate equal 8.75% per annum. Loans under the second tranche will bear interest at a rate fixed at the time of borrowing equal to the greater of (i) 8.75% per annum and (ii) the sum of the Wall Street Journal prime rate plus 4.25% per annum. The Company was also required to pay a facility fee of 1.00% on the term loan facility commitment.


At the time of the facility loan drawdown, the Company issued warrants exercisable for a total of 121,739 shares of the Company’s common stock to the lenders at an exercise price of $5.00 per share. As a result of this issuance, a warrant liability of $0.5 million was recorded in the accompanying condensed balance sheets and it must be revalued at each balance sheet date.