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Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2017
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions
18. Related Party Transactions
On September 19, 2017, Ted Wang, Ph.D, was appointed to the Board of Directors and as a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board. Dr. Wang is the Chief Investment Officer and a founder of Puissance Capital Management LP. Dr. Wang was elected as a director following his nomination to the Board by Puissance Cross-Border Opportunities II LLC (“Puissance”), a stockholder of the Company and an affiliate of Puissance Capital Management LP. Puissance served as the committed investor in connection with the Company’s recently completed rights offering, in connection with which Puissance purchased 20,535 shares of the Company’s common stock for an aggregate purchase price of $20,535. Following completion of the rights offering, Puissance held approximately 34% of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares.
Prior to Dr. Wang’s appointment to the Board, the Company entered into a one-year consulting agreement with Angel Pond Capital LLC (“Angel Pond”), an entity affiliated with Puissance. Angel Pond will assist the Company with strategic positioning in the Asia Pacific region, including the introduction to potential strategic and capital partner(s) and the development of strategic partnership(s) for the sale and manufacture of the Company’s products in that market. In the third quarter of 2017, the Company made aggregate payments of $2,150 to Angel Pond representing consulting services for one year.  These fees are recognized ratably to expense over the one-year period.