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Related Party Transactions

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Related Party Transactions
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2016
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
We hold investments in Zebra (ownership 29%), Sevion (3%), Neovasc (4%), ChromaDex Corporation (2%), MabVax (1%), COCP (8%) and ARNO (4%). These investments were considered related party transactions as a result of our executive management’s ownership interests and/or board representation in these entities. See further discussion of our investments in Note 5. In July 2015, we made an additional $0.5 million investment in a private placement transaction with Sevion pursuant to which we acquired 66,667 shares of Series C Convertible Preferred Stock convertible into 666,667 shares of common stock and warrants to purchase 333,333 shares of common stock. In October 2015, we made an additional $0.4 million investment in MabVax pursuant to which we acquired 340,909 shares of common stock at $1.10 and 170,454 warrants to purchase shares of common stock. In November 2015, we made an additional $1.0 million investment in Zebra pursuant to which we acquired 420,000 shares of Series A-2 Preferred Stock. In January 2016, we invested an additional $0.3 million in ARNO for 714,285 shares of its common stock.
We lease office space from Frost Real Estate Holdings, LLC (“Frost Holdings”) in Miami, Florida, where our principal executive offices are located. Effective May 28, 2015, we entered into an amendment to our lease agreement with Frost Holdings. The lease, as amended, is for approximately 25,000 square feet of space. The lease provides for payments of approximately $66 thousand per month in the first year increasing annually to $75 thousand per month in the fifth year, plus applicable sales tax. The rent is inclusive of operating expenses, property taxes and parking. The rent was reduced by $0.2 million for the cost of tenant improvements.
Our wholly-owned subsidiary, Bio-Reference purchases and uses certain products acquired from InCellDx, Inc., a company in which we hold a 27% minority interest.
We reimburse Dr. Frost for Company-related use by Dr. Frost and our other executives of an airplane owned by a company that is beneficially owned by Dr. Frost. We reimburse Dr. Frost for out-of-pocket operating costs for the use of the airplane by Dr. Frost or Company executives for Company-related business. We do not reimburse Dr. Frost for personal use of the airplane by Dr. Frost or any other executive. For the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, we recognized approximately $58 thousand and $126 thousand, respectively, for Company-related travel by Dr. Frost and other OPKO executives.