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Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies

Note 8 - Commitments and Contingencies


Litigations, Claims, and Assessments


From time to time, the Company is involved in various disputes, claims, liens and litigation matters arising out of the normal course of business which could result in a material adverse effect on the Company’s combined financial position, results of operations or cash flows. Liabilities for loss contingencies arising from claims, assessments, litigation, fines and penalties and other sources are recorded when it is probable that a liability has been incurred and the amount of the assessment can be reasonably estimated. As of March 31, 2022 and March 31, 2021, the Company had no outstanding claims or litigation and had no liabilities recorded for loss contingencies.


Operating Lease


On August 21, 2019, the Company entered into a lease for a 10,000 square foot facility consisting of lab and office space. The lease requires monthly payments of $16,667 and expires on November 30, 2025. The Company has arranged for a $100,000 letter of credit in favor of the landlord in lieu of a security deposit, which was included as restricted cash on the consolidated balance sheet as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021.


The assets and liabilities from operating leases are recognized at the lease commencement date based on the present value of remaining lease payments over the lease term using the Company’s incremental borrowing rates or implicit rates, when readily determinable. Short-term leases, which have an initial term of 12 months or less, are not recorded on the balance sheet. The Company’s operating leases do not provide an implicit rate that can readily be determined. Therefore, the Company uses a discount rate based on its estimated incremental commercial borrowing rate,


The following table presents information about the amount and timing of liabilities arising from the Company’s operating and finance leases as of March 31, 2022 (in thousands):


Maturity of Lease Liabilities  

Operating Lease Liabilities

2022   $ 150,000  
2023     200,000  
2024     200,000  
2025     183,337  
Total undiscounted operating lease payments   $ 733,337  
Less: Imputed interest     95,533  
Present value of operating lease liabilities   $ 637,805  
  Short-term portion     177,453  
   Long term portion     460,352  
Weighted average remaining lease term in years     4.9  
Weighted average discount rate     6.50 %


The Company incurred lease expense for its operating lease of approximately $50,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2022.


The minimum lease payments for the years ending December 31 are approximately as follows: $200,000 in each of 2022 through 2024 and $183,000 in 2025.


The Right of Use Asset at March 31, 2022 of $654,471 is being amortized over the lease term – with $177,453 classified as a short-term asset and $477,018 classified as a long term asset.