Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions
14. Related Party Transactions

The Company received a short term unsecured loan facility of up to $1.7 million from SynBio, a related party, in May 2011, of which $681,124 and $682,993 is outstanding as of December 31, 2013 and 2012. The loan had an interest rate of 8.04% as of the date of grant, with interest payable upon repayment of the loan, which was to be seven months after the closing date of the loan. During 2012 the loan matured and it was agreed by both parties that the loan can be called due with full repayment of the outstanding principle including accrued interest upon future agreement by both parties. It was also agreed at this point that as of July 1, 2012, no further interest on the outstanding loan balance will be accrued. The loan is recorded in current liabilities as of December 31, 2013. $0 and $706,201 were repaid by the Company during the years ended December 31, 2013 and 2012 respectively. The change in the balance of the loan between December 31, 2013 and 2012 is due to foreign currency translation. The loan does not bear interest at the prevailing market rate for instruments with similar characteristics.

Please refer to Note 4, Significant Strategic Drug Development Collaborations for details of arrangements with collaboration partners that are also related parties.