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Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies Commitments and Contingencies
Service Agreements
On August 6, 2015, the Company entered into a License and Service Agreement ("CTS Agreement") with Community Blood Center, (d/b/a Community Tissue Service) ("CTS") which has been extended through December 31, 2023 . In accordance with the CTS Agreement, the Company pays CTS a facility fee for use of clean room/manufacturing, storage and office space, which the Company accounts for as an embedded lease in accordance with ASC 842, “Leases.” The Company also pays CTS for service in support of its manufacturing process such as for routine sterilization of daily supplies, providing disposable supplies, microbial services and office support. During the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, the Company paid fees to CTS of approximately $622 and $643, respectively, and are included in cost of goods sold on the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of operations.
In December 2011, the Company entered into a Master Services Agreement for Clinical Research and Related Services. The Company was required to pay $151 upon execution of this agreement and the remainder monthly based on activities associated with the execution of Axogen’s phase 3 pivotal clinical trial to support the BLA for Avance Nerve Graft. Payments made under this agreement were $327 and $278 for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
Substantially all of the Company’s revenue is currently derived from five products, Avance Nerve Graft, Avive Soft Tissue Membrane (currently, market availability is suspended), Axoguard Nerve Protector, Axoguard Nerve Connector, and Axoguard Nerve Cap for the treatment of peripheral nerve damage. Of these five products, Avance Nerve Graft represents approximately half of the Company’s total revenue. The Company has an exclusive distribution agreement with Cook Biotech for the purchase of Axoguard which expires June 30, 2027. The agreement with Cook Biotech establishes a formula for the transfer cost of the Axoguard products and requires certain minimum purchases by the Company, although, through mutual agreement, the parties have not established such minimums and to date have not enforced such provision.
The agreement allows for termination provisions for both parties. The loss of the ability to sell the Axoguard products could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business until other replacement products would be available.
Axogen Processing Center Facility
The Company is highly dependent on the continued availability of its processing facilities at the Community Blood Center facility (“CTS”) in Dayton, Ohio and could be harmed if the physical infrastructure of this facility is unavailable for any prolonged period of time.
On July 31, 2018, the Company purchased the APC Facility in Vandalia, Ohio, located near the CTS processing facility where Avance Nerve Graft is currently processed. The APC Facility, when and if operational, will be the new processing facility for Avance Nerve Graft to provide continued capacity for growth and to support the transition of Avance Nerve Graft to a biologic product. The APC Facility is comprised of a 107,000 square foot building on approximately 8.6 acres of land. The Company paid $731 for the land, which is recorded as land in property and equipment on the condensed consolidated balance sheet. The Company paid $4,300 for the building which is recorded in projects in process in property and equipment on the condensed consolidated balance sheet.
On July 9, 2019, the Company entered into a Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Design-Builder with CRB Builders, L.L.C., (“CRB”), in which CRB will renovate and retrofit the APC Facility. For the three months ended March 31, 2022, and inception-to-date the Company has recorded $2,589 and $38,005, respectively, of expenditures related to renovations and design and build in projects in progress. In addition to these project costs, the Company has capitalized interest of $1,426 for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and $6,719 inception-to-date to the project. These items are recorded as projects in process in property and equipment, net on the condensed consolidated balance sheet.
Fair Value of the Debt Derivative Liabilities
The fair value of the Debt Derivative Liabilities was determined using a probability-weighted expected return model based upon four potential settlement scenarios for the Oberland Facility discounted to present value, and compared to fair value of a plain vanilla note. The Company estimated the make-whole payments required under the Oberland Facility to generate an internal rate of return equal to 11.5% through the scheduled maturity dates, less the total of all quarterly interest and royalty payments previously paid to Oberland Capital. The calculation utilized the XIRR function in Microsoft Excel as required by the Oberland Facility. If the debt is not prepaid but instead is held to its scheduled maturities, the Company’s estimate of the make-whole payment for the first tranche and second tranches due on June 30, 2027 and June 30 2029, respectively, is approximately zero. The Company has consistently applied this approach since the inception of the debt agreement on June 30, 2020.
In the first quarter of 2022, the Company became aware that Oberland Capital may have an alternative interpretation of the calculation of the make-whole payments that the Company believes does not properly utilize the same methodology utilized by the XIRR function in Microsoft Excel as described in the Oberland Facility. The Company estimates the top end of the range of the make-whole payments if the debt is held to scheduled maturity under an alternative interpretation to be approximately $13,000 for the first tranche of the Oberland Facility on June 30, 2027 and approximately $5,000 for the second tranche of the Oberland Facility on June 30, 2028. Further, if the debt is prepaid prior to the scheduled maturity dates and subject to the alternative interpretation, the make-whole payment would be larger than the amounts herein. There has been no updates since reported in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K as of and for the year ended December 31, 2021.
Legal Proceedings
The Company is and may be subject to various claims, lawsuits, and proceedings in the ordinary course of the Company's business. Such matters are subject to many uncertainties and outcomes are not predictable with assurance. While there can be no assurances as to the ultimate outcome of any legal proceeding or other loss contingency involving the Company. In the opinion of management, such claims are either adequately covered by insurance or otherwise indemnified, or are not expected, individually or in the aggregate, to result in a material, adverse effect on the Company's financial condition, results of operations or cash flows. However, it is possible that the Company's results of operations, financial position and cash flows in a particular period could be materially affected by these contingencies.
On January 9, 2019, Plaintiff Neil Einhorn, on behalf of himself and others similarly situated, filed a putative class action complaint in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida alleging violations of the federal securities laws against Axogen, Inc., certain of its directors and officers (“Individual Defendants”), and Axogen’s 2017 Offering Underwriters and 2018 Offering Underwriters (collectively, with the Individual Defendants, the “Defendants”), captioned Einhorn v. Axogen, Inc., et al., No. 8:19-cv-00069 (M.D. Fla.). Plaintiff asserts that Defendants made false or misleading statements in connection with the Company’s November 2017 registration statement issued regarding its secondary public offering in November 2017 and May 2018 registration statement issued regarding its secondary public offering in May 2018, and during a class period of August 7, 2017 to December 18, 2018. In particular, Plaintiff asserts that Defendants issued false and misleading statements and failed to disclose to investors: (1) that the Company aggressively increased prices to mask lower sales; (2) that the Company’s pricing alienated customers and threatened the Company’s future growth; (3) that ambulatory surgery centers form a significant part of the market for the Company’s products; (4) that such centers were especially sensitive to price increases; (5) that the Company was dependent on a small number of surgeons whom the Company paid to generate sales; (6) that the Company’s consignment model for inventory was reasonably likely to lead to channel stuffing; (7) that the Company offered purchase incentives to sales representatives to encourage channel stuffing; (8) that the Company’s sales representatives
were encouraged to backdate revenue to artificially inflate metrics; (9) that the Company lacked adequate internal controls to prevent such channel stuffing and backdating of revenue; (10) that the Company’s key operating metrics, such as the number of active accounts, were overstated; and (11) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ positive statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects, were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis. Axogen was served on January 15, 2019. On February 4, 2019, the Court granted the parties’ stipulated motion which provided that Axogen is not required to file a response to the complaint until thirty days after Plaintiff files a consolidated amended complaint. On June 19, 2019, Plaintiff filed an Amended Class Action Complaint, and on July 22, 2019, Defendants filed a motion to dismiss. Plaintiff filed opposing papers on August 12, 2019. The Court held a status hearing on September 11, 2019 and stayed all deadlines regarding the parties’ obligations to file a case management report. On December 4, 2019, the parties presented oral arguments. On April 21, 2020, the Court dismissed the complaint without prejudice, finding the Plaintiff failed to state a claim upon which relief could be granted. The Plaintiff filed a Second Amended Class Action Complaint on June 22, 2020. Axogen filed a motion to dismiss on August 6, 2020. The Plaintiff filed an opposition on September 20, 2020. The Court held oral argument on February 25, 2021. On March 19, 2021, the Court dismissed the Second Amended Complaint with prejudice, finding again that the Plaintiff failed to state a claim upon which relief could be granted. On April 14, 2021, Plaintiff filed a notice of appeal. Plaintiff filed its opening brief on June 28, 2021. The Company filed its appellee brief on August 11, 2021. The Plaintiff filed a reply brief on September 14, 2021. The Eleventh Circuit heard oral argument for March 8, 2022. The amount of loss, if any, cannot be reasonably estimated at this time. This matter is subject to various uncertainties and it is possible that it may be resolved unfavorably to the Company. However, while it is not possible to predict with certainty the outcome of the matter, the Company and the Individual Defendants dispute the allegations and intend to vigorously defend themselves.