Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

License and Collaboration Agreements

License and Collaboration Agreements
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2022
Revenue from Contract with Customer [Abstract]  
License and Collaboration Agreements License and Collaboration Agreements
Otsuka Contract
On December 17, 2020, the Company entered into a collaboration and license agreement with Otsuka for the development and
commercialization of LUPKYNIS in the Otsuka Territories.
As part of the agreement, the Company received an upfront cash payment of $50.0 million in 2020 for the license agreement and has the potential to receive up to $50.0 million in regulatory and pricing approval related milestones. The Company will provide semi-finished product of LUPKYNIS to Otsuka on a cost-plus basis, and will receive tiered royalties on future sales ranging from 10 to 20 percent (dependent on territory and achievement of sale thresholds) on net product sales by Otsuka, along with additional milestone payments based on the attainment of certain annual sales. In addition, certain collaboration services are to be provided to Otsuka on agreed upon rates.

In furtherance of the collaboration and license agreement with Otsuka mentioned above, on August 1, 2022, the Company entered into a commercial supply agreement with Otsuka, formalizing the terms to supply semi-finished goods of LUPKYNIS to Otsuka in the Otsuka Territories, including capacity sharing of the monoplant.

On September 15, 2022, the European Commission (EC) granted marketing authorization of LUPKYNIS. The centralized marketing authorization is valid in all EU member states as well as in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Northern Ireland. The
approval triggered a $30.0 million milestone payment to the Company, which was recognized as collaboration revenue for the year ended December 31, 2022.

For the year ended December 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company recognized $0.5 million and nil, respectively, of additional collaboration revenue from services provided under the agreement.

Riptide License

On August 17, 2021, AUR300 (M2 macrophage modulation via CD206 binding) was secured through a global licensing and research agreement with Riptide Bioscience, Inc. (Riptide), a private company. As part of the agreement, in 2021 the Company paid Riptide an upfront license fee of $6.0 million which was expensed as research and development on the condensed consolidated statements of operations. During the first quarter of 2022, Aurinia paid an additional $4.0 million to Riptide for the achievement of a onetime milestone. Additional payments are due upon certain development, clinical and regulatory milestones, and royalties will be payable upon commercialization.