Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

13. Employee Benefit Plans

13. Employee Benefit Plans
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Compensation and Retirement Disclosure [Abstract]  
Employee Benefit Plans

The Company has a defined contribution 401(k) savings plan (the “401(k) Plan”). The 401(k) Plan covers substantially all U.S. employees, and allows participants to defer a portion of their annual compensation on a pre-tax basis. Company contributions to the 401(k) Plan may be made at the discretion of the Board of Directors. During the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, the Company made contributions of approximately $44,000 and $34,000, respectively, to the 401(k) Plan.


In the U.K., the Company has adopted a defined contribution plan (the “UK Plan”) which qualifies under the rules established by HM Revenue & Customs. The UK Plan generally allows all U.K. employees to contribute a minimum of 3% of salary with no maximum limit. The Company contributes to the plan between 8% and 12% of the employee’s salary, depending upon seniority of the employee. The Company, at its discretion, may also contribute to an employee’s personal pension plan. The Company paid total contributions of approximately $48,000 and $144,000 during the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.