Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2022
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  





Office, Lab and Manufacturing Space Leases


In December 2020, we entered into an agreement to lease approximately 2,823 square feet of office space and 1,807 square feet of laboratory space located at 11555 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 203, San Diego, California 92121 and 11575 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 200, San Diego, California 92121, respectively. The agreement carries a term of 63 months and we took possession of the office space effective October 1, 2021. We took possession of the lab space effective January 1, 2022. In October 2021, we entered into another lease for (i) approximately 22,260 square feet of space located at 11588 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, California 92121, or the Building, and (ii) 2,655 square feet of space located in the Building and commonly known as Suite 18 to house our manufacturing operations. The term is for 55 months and we took possession of the manufacturing space in August 2022.


During the nine months ended December 31, 2022, we recorded a $625,471 right-of-use lease asset and associated lease liability related to the manufacturing space component of the lease based on the present value of lease payments over the expected lease term of 55 months, discounted using our estimated incremental borrowing rate of 4.25%. The current monthly base rent under the manufacturing component of the lease is $12,540.


The office, lab and manufacturing leases are coterminous with a remaining term of 54 months. The weighted average discount rate is 4.25%.


As of our December 31, 2022 balance sheet, we have a right-of-use lease asset of $1,217,458.


In addition, the lease agreements for the new office, lab and manufacturing space required us to post a standby L/C in favor of the landlord in the aggregate amount of $87,506 in lieu of a security deposit. We arranged for our bank to issue standby L/Cs for the new office and lab in the amounts of $46,726 in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021 and for the manufacturing space in the amount of $40,780 in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022. We transferred like amounts to a restricted certificate of deposit which secured the bank’s risk in issuing those L/Cs. We have classified those restricted certificates of deposit on our balance sheet as restricted cash with a balance of $87,506.


Mobile Clean Room


In addition, we rented a mobile clean room on a short term, month-to-month basis, where we housed our manufacturing operations until our permanent manufacturing space was completed. The mobile clean room was located on leased land near our office and lab and we paid $2,000 per month for the right to locate it there. We paid approximately $167,615 in total rent expense to lease the mobile clean room located on this space during the nine months ended December 31, 2022. The arrangement was terminated in September 2022 and the mobile clean room was returned to the vendor that leased it to us.


Overall, our rent expense, which is included in general and administrative expenses, approximated $411,000 and $288,000 for the nine month periods ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively.




From time to time, claims are made against us in the ordinary course of business, which could result in litigation. Claims and associated litigation are subject to inherent uncertainties and unfavorable outcomes could occur, such as monetary damages, fines, penalties or injunctions prohibiting us from selling one or more products or engaging in other activities.


The occurrence of an unfavorable outcome in any specific period could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations for that period or future periods. We are not presently a party to any pending or threatened legal proceedings.