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Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
Commitments And Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies

7. Commitments and Contingencies


The Company leases certain office, laboratory and manufacturing facilities in South San Francisco, California and San Carlos, California. These leases require monthly lease payments that may be subject to annual increases throughout the lease term. Certain of these leases also include renewal options at the election of the Company to renew or extend the lease for an additional 5 years. These renewal options have not been considered in the determination of the ROU assets and lease liabilities associated with these leases as the Company has determined it is not reasonably certain it will exercise such options.

The Company recognizes rent expense for these operating leases on a straight-line basis over the lease period. The components of lease costs, which the Company includes in operating expenses in the condensed Statements of Operations, were as follows (in thousands):




Three Months Ended




March 31,









Operating lease cost









Short-term lease cost









Variable lease cost









Total lease costs









During the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, the Company recorded operating lease expense of $1.5 million and $2.0 million, respectively, and paid $0.4 million and $0.6 million, respectively, of operating lease payments related to the lease liabilities, which the Company includes in net cash used in operating activities in the condensed Statements of Cash Flows.

As of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the weighted-average remaining lease term was 5.5 years and 5.7 years, respectively, and the weighted-average discount rate used to determine the operating lease liability was 10.8% for both periods.

As of March 31, 2022, the maturities of the Company’s operating lease liabilities were as follows (in thousands):


Year Ending December 31,






(in thousands)


Remaining in 2022






























Total lease payments





Less: imputed interest





Operating lease liabilities





Less: current portion





Total lease liabilities, non-current





Indemnification & Other

In the ordinary course of business, the Company may provide indemnifications of varying scope and terms to vendors, lessors, business partners, board members, officers, and other parties with respect to certain matters, including, but not limited to, losses arising out of breach of such agreements, services to be provided by the Company, negligence or willful misconduct of the Company, violations of law by the Company, or from intellectual property infringement claims made by third parties. In addition, the Company has entered into indemnification agreements with directors and certain officers and employees that will require the Company, among other things, to indemnify them against certain liabilities that may arise by reason of their status or service as directors, officers or employees. No demands have been made upon the Company to provide indemnification under such agreements, and thus, there are no claims that the Company is aware of that could have a material effect on the Company’s balance sheets, condensed Statements of Operations, or condensed Statements of Cash Flows. The Company currently has directors’ and officers’ liability insurance.

In addition, the Company enters into agreements in the normal course of business, including with contract research organizations for clinical trials, contract manufacturing organizations for certain manufacturing services, and vendors for preclinical studies and other services and products for operating purposes, which are generally cancelable upon written notice.