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License and Collaboration Agreement

License and Collaboration Agreement
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2023
Revenue from Contract with Customer [Abstract]  
License and Collaboration Agreement 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 oral 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 sharing production capacity 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 to the Company, which was recognized as collaboration revenue for the year ended December 31, 2022. On November 29, 2022 Aurinia announced that the MHRA has granted marketing authorization of LUPKYNIS in Great Britain. On April 24, 2023, LUPKYNIS received regulatory approval in Switzerland. We continue to progress with regulatory approval with Otsuka in the other Otsuka Territories.

For the three months ended March 31, 2023 and March 31, 2022, the Company recognized $0.1 million, for both periods, 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 $4.0 million for the achievement of a one-
time milestone. Additional payments are due upon certain development, clinical and regulatory milestones, and royalties will be payable upon commercialization.