Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Grant Revenue

Grant Revenue
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Grant Revenue.  
Grant Revenue

10. Grant Revenue

In June 2016, Pelican entered into a cancer research grant contract or Grant Contract with CPRIT, under which CPRIT awarded a grant not to exceed $15.2 million for use in developing cancer treatments by targeting a novel T cell costimulatory receptor (namely, TNFRSF25). The Grant Contract covers a period from June 1, 2016 through November 30, 2020, as amended through May 31, 2022. The first tranche of funding of $1.8 million was received in May 2017, and a second tranche of funding of $6.5 million was received in October 2017 and a third tranche of funding of $5.4 million was received in December 2019. The remaining $1.5 million will be awarded on a reimbursement basis after the Company has fulfilled every requirement of the grant and the grant has been approved to be finalized.

The grant is subject to customary CPRIT funding conditions including a matching funds requirement where Pelican will match $0.50 for every $1.00 from CPRIT. Consequently, Pelican was required to provide $7.6 million in matching funds over the life of the project. Upon commercialization of the product, the terms of the grant require Pelican to pay tiered royalties in the low to mid-single digit percentages. Such royalties reduce to less than one percent after a mid-single-digit multiple of the grant funds have been paid to CPRIT in royalties.

On January 7, 2020, the Company was awarded a grant of up to $224,713 from the NIH. The NIH grant provides funding for continued development of the Company’s technologies for PTX-35. The grant funds will be made available by the NIH to the Company as allowable expenses are incurred.

Through September 30, 2021, $14.6 million of grant funding has been recognized as revenue.