COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2023
|Commitments and contingencies|
|COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES||
NOTE 18 - COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Alpine Creek Capital Partners LLC
On December 10, 2015, the Company entered into a royalty agreement with Alpine Creek Capital Partners LLC (“Alpine Creek”). The Company is in the business of selling a distinct implementation of the BioCorRx Recovery Program, a two-tiered comprehensive MAT program, which includes a counseling program, coupled with its proprietary Naltrexone Implant (the “Treatment”).
In consideration for the payment, with the exception of treatments conducted in certain territories, the Company will pay Alpine Creek fifty percent (50%) of the Company’s gross profit for each Treatment sold in the United States that includes procurement of the Company’s implant product until the Company has paid Alpine Creek $1,215,000. In the event that the Company has not paid Alpine Creek $1,215,000 within 24 months of the Effective Date, then the Company shall continue to pay Alpine Creek fifty percent (50%) for each Treatment following the Effective Date until the Company has paid Alpine Creek an aggregate of $1,620,000, with the exception of treatments conducted in certain territories. The remaining total consideration is $1,531,926 as of June 30, 2023. Upon the Company’s satisfaction of these obligations, the Company shall pay Alpine Creek $100 for each treatment sold in the United States that includes procurement of the Company’s implant product, into perpetuity. As of June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the amount of royalty due and owed is $91.
On any other proprietary implant distribution, that excludes the “treatment”, for alcohol and opioid addiction and for which no other payment is due, the Company shall pay 2.5% of the Company’s gross profit for implant distribution not to exceed $100 per sale. On or about January 1, 2021, Mr. Galligan acquired from Alpine Creek the rights to the royalty agreement by and between the Company and Alpine Creek. As of June 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, there are no payments due.
BICX Holding Company LLC
Effective September 30, 2019, the Company entered into a Conversion Agreement (the “Conversion Agreement”) with BICX Holding Company LLC (“BICX”), an entity controlled by Alpine Creek, pursuant to which the parties agreed to the conversion (the “Conversion”) of the Senior Secured Convertible Promissory Note in the principal amount of $4,160,000 (the “Note”), which was issued by the Company to the Investor on June 10, 2016, into 2,227,575 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Conversion Shares”).
In accordance with the Conversion Agreement, the Company cannot enter into any agreement to issue or announce the issuance or proposed issuance of any shares of common stock or common stock equivalents at an issuance price below $2.00 per share.
Pursuant to the Conversion Agreement, BICX has agreed that the Total Interest Payment (as defined in the Conversion Agreement) that would have been due under the Note, in the amount of $1,138,157, will be reflected on the Company’s financial statements as an amount due and owing to the Investor to be repaid within twelve (12) months of the closing of the Public Offering, or if the Public Offering is terminated or abandoned prior to closing, then on or before such date that is no later than twelve (12) months from the date of such termination or abandonment. As of June 30, 2023, the Public Offering has not yet been abandoned by the Company.
Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
On May 24, 2019, the Company entered into a Master Services Agreement (the “MSA”) with Charles River Laboratories, Inc. (“Charles River”). Pursuant to the MSA, Charles River will be conducting studies with regard to BICX102. Studies will be conducted pursuant to Statements of Work entered into by the Company and Charles River.
On May 30, 2019, the Company and Charles River entered into two separate Statements of Work pursuant to which Charles River is conducting a total of six studies. The Company will pay Charles River the total amended consideration of $3,024,476 for these six studies.
The remaining commitment to Charles River is $28,936.
Orange County Research Center
On January 11, 2022, the Company entered into a Master Clinical Trial Agreement (the “MCTA”) with Memorial Research Medical Clinic dba Orange County Research Center (the “OCRC”). Researchers at the OCRC will perform Phase 1 clinical trial with BICX104. The total consideration the Company will pay MCTA for the Phase 1 clinical trial is $657,640.
Pursuant to a Task Order entered into in February 2022 the first payment owed to the OCRC equaling approximately $145,000 will be invoiced monthly as services are rendered. As of June 30, 2023, $5,046 were due to OCRC.
The MCTA will terminate upon either party giving 30 days’ written notice (provided, in the case of the OCRC, it has performed all Task Orders or they have been terminated by the Company for good cause). The Company can suspend a clinical trial for any reason and the OCRC can suspend a clinical trial if it deems, using good medical judgment, it is appropriate to do so.
The total consideration paid to OCRC as of June 30, 2023 is $502,989.
As of May 14, 2021, the Company has entered into four consulting agreements. In compensation for services: (i) one consultant shall receive a renumeration amount of $10,000-$12,500 per month and has earned 1% of the Company’s majority owned subsidiary, BioCorRx Pharmaceuticals as of May 7, 2021 based on FDA clearance of Company’s IND application; consulting agreement terminated in April 2021 (ii) one consultant shall receive common stock equivalent to $1,375 on the last day of each month; (iii) two consultants shall receive common stock equivalent to $3,750 on the last day of each month; and (iv) one consultant shall receive a remuneration amount of $3,500 per month.
As of June 30, 2023, one 24-month consulting agreement for services which the consultant shall receive a one-time grant of 3,000 shares of common stock and common stock equivalent to $1,417 on the last day of each month.
As of June 30, 2023, the Company has entered into seven scientific advisory board agreements. In compensation for services, each advisory board member shall receive common stock equivalent to $5,000 on the last day of such quarter when meetings are held. There was no meeting held during the six months ended June 30, 2023.
The Company initiated litigation in 2019 based on a claim that Pellecome and Dr. Orbeck utilized the Company’s confidential information to advance their own weight loss product.
The Company dismissed this litigation without prejudice in July 2021.
On March 30, 2022, the court entered judgment in favor of Pellecome as an individual defendant whereby the Company was ordered to pay Pellecome total costs and attorneys’ fees of $235,886. Pursuant to the judgment, this amount is accruing interest at the rate of ten percent (10%) per annum from October 6, 2021 (the date of the original award of attorneys’ fees by the court which was followed by a number of filings by each party through February 2022).
The Company has not yet paid any amount to Pellecome. On May 27, 2022, the Company filed a notice of appeal with California Superior Court for Orange County regarding the March 30, 2022 judgment entered in favor of Pellecome. On February 2, 2023, the Company filed a motion requesting the California Superior Court for Orange County reverse and remand its prior ruling, including reversing the granting of Pellecome $222,932.55 in attorney’s fees. While the Company cannot predict the outcome of this matter, the Company has accrued $322,000 as a loss contingency for this matter.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef