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AC IMMUNE SA filed this Form 20-F on 03/21/2019
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Life Molecular may terminate this Agreement at any time after the first 18 months from the Effective Date of this Agreement upon 3 months prior written notice. If not otherwise terminated, the Agreement shall continue until the date of expiration of the last to expire Royalty Term.


In connection with this agreement, AC Immune received a EUR 500 (CHF 664) thousand payment which was fully recognized in 2015. In March 2017, we invoiced Life Molecular for a EUR 1.0 (CHF 1.1) million milestone related to the initiation of “Part B” of the first-in-man Phase 1 clinical trial for PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy). As we met all performance obligations on reaching the milestone, we have recognized this milestone as revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2017. The Company is eligible to receive variable consideration related to the achievement of certain clinical milestones totaling EUR 6 (CHF 7) million should the compound make it through to Phase 3 clinical studies. We are also eligible to receive potential regulatory and sales based milestones totaling EUR 150 (CHF 171) million. The Company is also eligible for royalties from the mid-single digits to low-double digits.


AC Immune assessed this arrangement in accordance with IFRS 15 and concluded that Life Molecular is a customer. The Company has identified that the right-to-use license as the only performance obligation. The Company determined that transaction price based on the defined terms allocated to each performance obligation specified in the contract.


The upfront payment constitutes the amount of consideration to be included in the transaction price and has been allocated to the license. None of the clinical, regulatory and commercial milestones have been included in the transaction price as these variable consideration elements are considered fully constrained. As part of its evaluation of the constraint, the Company considered numerous factors, including that receipt of the milestones is outside the control of the Company and contingent upon success in future clinical trials and the licensee’s efforts. Any consideration related to sales-based milestones (including royalties) will be recognized when the related sales occur as these amounts have been determined to relate predominantly to the license granted to Life Molecular and therefore are recognized at the later of when the performance obligation is satisfied or the related sales occur. The Company considered Life Molecular’s right to sublicense and develop the Tau Protein PET tracers, and the fact that Life Molecular could perform the research and development work themselves within the license term without AC Immune, to conclude that the license has stand-alone functionality and is distinct. The Company believes that the contracted amount represents the fair value. The Company will re-evaluate the transaction price in each reporting period and as uncertain events are resolved or other changes in circumstances occur.


In June 2018, Alliance Medical Group purchased Piramal Imaging SA. The Company was rebranded as Life Molecular Imaging. The Company’s Agreement will continue under the same terms and conditions with the new counterparty.


For the years ended December 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016, the Company has recognized nil, CHF 1.1 million and CHF 0.7 million, respectively.


Alpha-synuclein and TDP-43 PET tracers in AD – 2016 agreement with Biogen


On April 13, 2016, AC Immune entered into a non-exclusive research collaboration agreement with Biogen International GmbH, or Biogen. Under the agreement, we and Biogen have agreed to collaborate in the research and early clinical development of our alpha-synuclein PET tracer program for Parkinson’s disease and other synucleinopathies, and a second program for the identification, research and development of novel PET ligands against TDP-43, a protein recently linked to neurodegeneration in diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. In addition, we have agreed to share the costs of the collaboration, with Biogen primarily funding the majority of research costs, subject to a cap, which includes an upfront technology access fee and funding towards research and development personnel. We will own all intellectual property rights to any invention relating to alpha-synuclein or TDP-43 PET tracers. The collaboration shall expire in April 2019.


AC Immune assessed this arrangement in accordance with IFRS 15 and concluded that Biogen is a customer. The Company has identified two performance obligations in our Biogen collaboration: (i) technology access fee and (ii) research and development services. The Company determined the transaction price based on the defined terms allocated to each performance obligation specified in the contract. In instances where the Company is reimbursed for research and development contributions procured from third parties such as negotiated terms with clinical research organizations, AC Immune records revenues for such services as it is acting as a principal in procuring the goods or



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