Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

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Related Party Transactions
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions Related Party Transactions
Molecular Assemblies, Inc.
In June 2020, we entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement with MAI pursuant to which we purchased 1,587,050 shares of MAI's Series A preferred stock for $1.0 million. In connection with the transaction, John Nicols, our President and Chief Executive Officer, also joined MAI’s board of directors. Concurrently with our initial equity investment, we entered into the MAI Agreement with MAI, pursuant to which we are performing services utilizing our CodeEvolver® protein engineering platform technology to improve DNA polymerase enzymes in exchange for compensation in the form of additional shares of MAI's Series A preferred stock.
We recognized $0.1 million and nil in research and development revenue from transactions with MAI in the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. We received 1,428,342 shares and nil of MAI's Series A preferred stock from research and development services we provided to MAI in the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. We have 3,729,563 shares of MAI's Series A preferred stock from the inception to date. The carrying value of our investment in MAI Series A preferred stock was $2.4 million and $1.5 million at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. We had nil and $0.5 million in contract asset due from MAI for services rendered as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. Payment for the services rendered was subsequently received in the form of additional MAI Series A preferred stock in the subsequent quarter.
AstraZeneca PLC
Pam P. Cheng, who served as a member of our board of directors until June 2020, joined AstraZeneca PLC as Executive Vice President, Operations and Information Technology in June 2015. We sold biocatalyst products to AstraZeneca PLC and its controlled purchasing agents and contract manufacturers. We recognized $0.1 million of revenue from transactions with AstraZeneca and its controlled purchasing agents and contract manufacturers for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and through the date of Ms. Cheng’s departure from our board of director. As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, we had nominal and no receivables from AstraZeneca PLC and its controlled purchasing agents and contract manufacturers from related party transactions, respectively.