Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 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 offices, warehouse and a loading dock on the first floor starting May 1, 2017 with an increase in monthly rent of $2,150.


On October 18, 2017 we signed a lease extension for our lab space in Medford, MA. The lease will now expire December 30, 2020 and requires monthly payments of $6,912.75 starting January 1, 2018 subject to annual cost of living increases.


Rental costs are expensed as incurred. During the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 we incurred $112,438 and $108,038 in rent expense, respectively for the use of our corporate office and research and development facilities.


Government Grants


We have received a $1.02 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.