Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2017
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies

  5) Commitments and Contingencies


Operating Leases


Our corporate offices are currently located at 14 Norfolk Avenue, South Easton, Massachusetts 02375. We are currently paying $4,800 per month, on a lease extension, signed on December 29, 2016, that expires December 31, 2017, for our corporate office. We expanded our space to include the first floor starting May 1, 2017 with an increase in monthly rent of $2,150.


On November 1, 2014 we signed a lease for lab space in Medford, MA. The lease expires December 30, 2017 and requires monthly payments of $5,385 subject to annual cost of living increases.


Rental costs are expensed as incurred. During the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016 we incurred $30,896 and $33,877 in rent expense, respectively for the use of our corporate office and research and development facilities.


Government Grants


We have received a $1.05 million NIH SBIR Phase II Grant. Under the grant, the NIH has committed to pay the Company to develop a high-throughput, high pressure-based DNA Shearing System for Next Generation Sequencing and other genomic applications.