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Commitments and Contingencies

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Commitments and Contingencies
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies Commitments and Contingencies
Operating Leases
Our headquarters are located in Redwood City, California, where we occupy approximately 77,300 square feet of office and laboratory space in four buildings within the same business park of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company ("MetLife"). Our lease (“Lease”) with MetLife includes approximately 28,200 square feet of space located at 200 and 220 Penobscot Drive, Redwood City, California (the “Penobscot Space”), approximately 37,900 square feet of space located at 400 Penobscot Drive, Redwood City, California (the “Building 2 Space”), and approximately 11,200 square feet of space located at 501 Chesapeake Drive, Redwood City, California (the “501 Chesapeake Space”).
Until January 31, 2020, we also leased approximately 29,900 square feet of space located at 101 Saginaw Drive, Redwood City, California (the “Saginaw Space”). During the period January 1, 2020 through January 31, 2020, we subleased approximately 26,500 square feet of the Saginaw Space to Minerva Surgical, Inc. The lease and sublease for the Saginaw Space both expired at the end of January 2020. During the period from February 1, 2020 through April 30, 2020, we subleased approximately 3,400 square feet of the Saginaw Space from Minerva Surgical, Inc. The sublease expired at the end of April 2020.
We entered into the initial lease with MetLife for a portion of this space in 2004 and the lease has been amended multiple times since then to adjust space and terms of the lease ("Lease"). In February 2019, we entered into an Eighth Amendment to the Lease ( the “Eighth Amendment”) with MetLife with respect to the Penobscot Space, the Building 2 Space and the 501 Chesapeake Space to extend the term of the Lease for additional periods. Pursuant to the Eighth Amendment, the term of the lease of the Penobscot Space and the Building 2 Space has been extended through May 2027. The lease term for the 501 Chesapeake Space has been extended to May 2029. We have two consecutive options to extend the term of the lease for the Penobscot Space, the Building 2 Space and the 501 Chesapeake Space for an additional period of five years per option.
We are required to restore certain areas of the Redwood City facilities that we are renting to their original form. We are expensing the asset retirement obligation over the terms of the respective leases. We review the estimated obligation each reporting period and make adjustments if our estimates change. We recorded asset retirement obligations of $0.2 million as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, which are included in other liabilities on the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets. Accretion expense related to our asset retirement obligations was nominal.
Pursuant to the terms of the Lease, we exercised our right to deliver a letter of credit in lieu of a security deposit. The letter of credit is collateralized by deposit balances held by the bank in the amount of $1.1 million as of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, and are recorded as non-current restricted cash on the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets.
Finance Leases
In December 2016, we entered into a three-year financing lease agreement with a third party supplier for the purchase of laboratory equipment that was partially financed through a finance lease of approximately $0.4 million. The lease became effective upon delivery of the equipment in February 2017, and term of the three-year lease was from February 2017 and expired in February 2020. This financing agreement was accounted for as a finance lease due to bargain purchase options at the end of the lease. In April 2017, we entered into a three-year financing lease agreement with a third-party supplier for the purchase of information technology equipment for approximately $0.3 million. The effective term of the three-year lease was from May 2017 and expired in April 2020.
Lease Costs and other information
Lease related costs were as follows (in thousands):
Three months ended September 30, Nine months ended September 30,
  2020 2019 2020 2019
Finance lease costs:
Amortization of right-of-use assets $ 27  $ 54  $ 126  $ 163 
Interest on lease obligations — 
Finance lease costs 27  56  127  171 
Operating lease cost 1,033  1,139  3,133  3,417 
Short-term lease cost (1)
—  —  47  — 
Sublease income —  (262) (55) (727)
Total lease cost $ 1,060  $ 933  $ 3,252  $ 2,861 
(1) Short-term lease costs on leases with terms of over one month and less than one year.
Other information related to non-cancellable finance leases and operating leases as of September 30, 2020 was as follows:
Operating Leases
Weighted-average remaining lease term (in years) 6.9 years
Weighted-average discount rate 6.6  %
Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease obligations was as follows (in thousands):
Nine months ended September 30,
2020 2019
Operating cash flows from operating leases $ 1,795  $ 2,456 
Operating cash flows from finance leases $ —  $
Financing cash flows from finance leases $ 60  $ 180 

As of September 30, 2020, our maturity analysis of annual undiscounted cash flows of the non-cancellable finance and operating leases are as follows (in thousands):
Years ending December 31, Operating Leases
2020 (remaining 3 months) $ 1,022 
2021 4,197 
2022 4,285 
2023 4,589 
2024 4,726 
2025 and thereafter 13,494 
Total minimum lease payments 32,313 
Less: imputed interest (6,758)
Lease Obligations $ 25,555 
Other Commitments
We enter into supply and service arrangements in the normal course of business. Supply arrangements are primarily for fixed-price manufacture and supply. Service agreements are primarily for the development of manufacturing processes and certain studies. Commitments under service agreements are subject to cancellation at our discretion which may require payment of certain cancellation fees. The timing of completion of service arrangements is subject to variability in estimates of the time required to complete the work.
The following table provides quantitative data regarding our other commitments. Future minimum payments reflect amounts that we expect to pay including potential obligations under services agreements subject to risk of cancellation by us (in thousands):
Other Commitment Agreement Type Agreement Date Future Minimum Payment
Manufacture and supply agreement with expected future payment date of December 2022 April 2016 $ 532 
Development and manufacturing services agreements September 2019 3,806 
Strategic Collaboration and License Agreement March 2020 520 
Total other commitments $ 4,858 
Credit Facility
In June 30, 2017, we entered into a credit facility (the “Credit Facility”) consisting of term loans (“Term Debt”) up to $10.0 million, and advances (“Advances”) under a revolving line of credit ("Revolving Line of Credit") up to $5.0 million with an accounts receivable borrowing base of 80% of eligible accounts receivable. At September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, we have not drawn from the Credit Facility. We may draw on the Term Debt and the Revolving Line of Credit at any time prior to October 1, 2021 and October 1, 2024, respectively. On October 1, 2024 loans drawn under the Term Debt mature and the Revolving Line of Credit terminate. Loans made under the Term Debt bear interest through maturity equal to the greater of (i) 3.75% and (ii) the sum of (A) Index Rate (prime rate published in the Money Rates section of the Western Edition of The Wall Street Journal plus (B) 0.50%. Advances made under the Revolving Line of Credit bear interest at a variable annual rate equal to the equal to the greater of (i) 4.25% and (ii) the sum of (A) the prime rate plus (B) 1.00%.
Our obligations under the Credit Facility are secured by a lien on substantially all of our personal property other than our intellectual property. The Credit Facility includes a number of customary covenants and restrictive financial covenants including meeting minimum product revenue levels and maintaining certain minimum cash levels with the lender. The Credit Facility's financial covenants restrict the ability of the Company to transfer collateral, incur additional indebtedness, engage in mergers or acquisitions, pay dividends or make other distributions, make investments, create liens, sell assets, or sell certain assets held at foreign subsidiaries. A failure to comply with these covenants could permit the lender to exercise remedies against us and the collateral securing the Credit Facility, including foreclosure of our properties securing the Credit Facilities and our cash. At September 30, 2020, we were in compliance with the covenants for the Credit Facility.
The Credit Facility allows for interest-only payments on the Term Debt through November 1, 2022. Monthly payments of principal and interest on the Term Debt are required following the applicable amortization date. We may elect to prepay in full the Term Debt and Advances under the Revolving Line of Credit at any time.
Legal Proceedings
We are not currently a party to any material pending litigation or other material legal proceedings.
Indemnifications
We are required to recognize a liability for the fair value of any obligations we assume upon the issuance of a guarantee. We have certain agreements with licensors, licensees and collaborators that contain indemnification provisions. In such provisions, we typically agree to indemnify the licensor, licensee and collaborator against certain types of third party claims. The maximum amount of the indemnifications is not limited. We accrue for known indemnification issues when a loss is probable and can be reasonably estimated. There were no accruals for expenses related to indemnification issues for any periods presented.
Impact of COVID-19
We are subject to risks and uncertainties as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a substantial public health and economic challenge around the world and is affecting our employees, communities and business operations, as well as the U.S. economy and other economies worldwide. The full extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic will directly or indirectly impact our business, results of operations and financial condition will depend on future developments that are highly uncertain and may not be accurately predicted, including the duration and severity of the pandemic and the extent and severity of the impact on our customers, new information that may emerge concerning COVID-19, the actions taken to contain it or treat its impact and the economic impact on local, regional, national and international markets.
To date, we and our collaboration partners have been able to continue to supply our enzymes to our customers worldwide. However, we are dependent on our manufacturing and logistics partners and consequently, disruptions in operations of our partners and customers may affect our ability to supply enzymes to our customers. Furthermore, our ability to provide future research and development ("R&D") services will continue to be impacted as a result of governmental orders and any disruptions in operations of our customers with whom we collaborate. We believe that these disruptions have had a negative impact on revenue for the nine months ending September 30, 2020, although we are unable to fully determine and quantify the extent to which this pandemic has affected the amount and timing of our total revenues. The extent to which the pandemic may impact our business operations and operating results will continue to remain highly dependent on future developments, which are uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence.
In the U.S., the impact of COVID-19, including governmental orders ("Orders") governing the operation of businesses during the pandemic, caused the temporary closure of our Redwood City, California facilities and has disrupted our R&D operations. R&D operations for several projects were temporarily suspended from mid-March 2020 through the end of April in accordance with these Orders. In May 2020, we initiated limited R&D operations and have gradually ramped up operations such that we are currently utilizing the majority of our normal R&D capacity. Additionally, we have resumed small scale manufacturing at our Redwood City pilot plant in May 2020.
Our future results of operations and liquidity could be adversely impacted by delays in payments of outstanding receivable amounts beyond normal payment terms, supply chain disruptions and uncertain demand, and the impact of any initiatives or programs that we may undertake to address financial and operations challenges faced by our customers. As of the date of issuance of these condensed consolidated financial statements, the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic may materially impact our financial condition, liquidity, or results of operations in the future is uncertain.