Note 4 - Grant Income
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2022
|Notes to Financial Statements|
|Government Assistance [Text Block]||
4. Grant Income
One of the Company's proprietary respiratory assets is PRS-220, an oral inhaled Anticalin protein targeting connective tissue growth factor, or CTGF, and it is being developed as a local treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and other forms of fibrotic lung diseases. In June 2021, the Company was selected to receive amillion (approximately $17.0 million as of June 2021) grant from the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy (the Bavarian Grant) supporting research and development for post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC) pulmonary fibrosis, or PASC-PF, also known as post-COVID-19 syndrome pulmonary fibrosis, or “long COVID.”
The Bavarian Grant provides partial reimbursement for qualifying research and development activities on PRS-220, including drug manufacturing costs, activities and costs to support an IND filing, and phase 1 clinical trials costs. The Bavarian Grant provides reimbursement of qualifying costs incurred through August 2023, which follows the expected development timeline of this program. Qualifying costs incurred may exceed the annual grant funding thresholds. If the Company receives any proceeds from the sale of or licensing income from PRS-220, the funds available for reimbursement will be reduced proportionally if they are obtained prior to August 2023. The Company is required to communicate the amount of such proceeds to the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy in each case with the request to draw down the funds.
The entire disclosure for government assistance.
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