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GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS AND RELATED REVENUE RECOGNITION

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GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS AND RELATED REVENUE RECOGNITION
3 Months Ended
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GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS AND RELATED REVENUE RECOGNITION

10. GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS AND RELATED REVENUE RECOGNITION

 

We entered into the following contracts with the National Cancer Institute, or NCI, part of the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, over the past two years:

 

Phase 2 Melanoma Cancer Contract

 

On September 12, 2019, the NCI awarded to us an SBIR Phase II Award Contract, for NIH/NCI Topic 359, entitled “A Device Prototype for Isolation of Melanoma Exosomes for Diagnostics and Treatment Monitoring”, or the Award Contract. The Award Contract amount is $1,860,561 and runs for the period from September 16, 2019 through September 15, 2021.

 

The work to be performed pursuant to this Award Contract will focus on melanoma exosomes. This work follows from our completion of a Phase I contract for the Topic 359 solicitation that ran from September 2017 through June 2018, as described below. Following on the Phase I work, the deliverables in the Phase II program involve the design and testing of a pre-commercial prototype of a more advanced version of the exosome isolation platform.

 

We recorded $114,849 of government contract revenue on the Phase 2 Melanoma Cancer Contract in the three months ended June 30, 2021. That revenue related to work performed in the three months ended March 31, 2021 that had previously been recorded as deferred revenue as a result of falling short on certain milestones. We then achieved those March period milestones in the June quarter and therefore recorded the previously deferred revenue as government contract revenue. We recorded the invoice related to the June period as deferred revenue since we fell short of certain milestones related to that period.

 

We did not record any government contract revenue during the three months ended June 30, 2020 as we did not achieve certain milestones for that period.

 

Subaward with University of Pittsburgh

 

In 2020, we entered into a cost reimbursable subaward arrangement with the University of Pittsburgh in connection with an NIH contract entitled “Depleting Exosomes to Improve Responses to Immune Therapy in HNNCC.” Our share of the award is $256,750. We recorded $17,117 of revenue related to this subaward in the three months ended June 30, 2021.