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Commitments and Contingencies (Details Textual)

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Commitments and Contingencies (Details Textual)
1 Months Ended 3 Months Ended 9 Months Ended
Nov. 02, 2015
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Jul. 31, 2017
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Apr. 30, 2017
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Apr. 27, 2017
Mar. 31, 2017
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Sep. 30, 2017
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Apr. 01, 2017
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Dec. 31, 2016
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Commitments and Contingencies (Textual)                
Area of lease property | ft²         32,649   4,960  
Lease expiration date         Dec. 31, 2016      
Lease agreement, Description           The lease expired on January 1, 2015 and reverted to a month-to-month lease with a monthly payment of $7,780.    
Remaining minimum lease payments           $ 31,000    
Future license payments   $ 250,000 $ 1,760,000          
Credit of license payments   365,000 1,200,000          
Additional discount of license payments   $ 115,000 $ 560,000          
Accrued claims           124,000   $ 124,000
Equity Method Investment, Ownership Percentage       4.99%        
Letter of Credit [Member]                
Commitments and Contingencies (Textual)                
Letter of credit, Description      
The BSSA Amendment (i) reduces the security obligation underlying the Letter of Credit from $2.1 million to $500,000, consistent with the current terms of the CMLA, (ii) extends the term of the backstop security to March 31, 2018, (iii) reduces the related fee payable under the Support Agreement to 1% per month for the remainder of the term, (iv) provided for the amendment and restatement of the warrant issued to the investor in connection with the execution of the Support Agreement in order to reduce the exercise price per share of common stock of to $3.00 and insert a beneficial ownership blocker provision at 4.99% (as amended and restated, the “Restated Warrant”) and (v) provided that the Company would issue the investor an additional warrant to purchase 41,000 shares of Common Stock at an exercise price of $3.00 per share, subject to a 4.99% beneficial ownership blocker.
       
January through March 2017 [Member]                
Commitments and Contingencies (Textual)                
Rent expense net of sublease income         $ 10,168      
Lease expiration date         Mar. 31, 2020      
Lease agreement, Description         From January through March 2017, our monthly rent was $15,000 for the Toledo Way property holdover and, from April 1, 2017, our monthly rent is $10,168 per month, with annual escalations on April 1, 2018 to $10,473 per month and on April 1, 2019 to $10,787 per month for the Research Drive property.      
Standby Letter of Credit [Member]                
Commitments and Contingencies (Textual)                
Lease agreement, Description Replacement of the Letter of Credit with an alternative Backstop Security in favor of Dresser-Rand, (b) Dresser-Rand eliminating the Backstop Security requirement under the CLA, or (c) the last day of the twenty-fourth calendar month following the commencement of the Term. In consideration of the investor's support commitment, the Company paid the investor a one-time fee equal to 4% of the amount of the Letter of Credit and is obligated to pay a monthly fee equal to 1% of the amount of the Letter of Credit for the first twelve months. If the Support Agreement has not terminated after the initial twelve months, the Company will pay another one-time fee equal to 4% of the amount of the Letter of Credit, and a monthly fee equal to 2% of the amount of the Letter of Credit for up to another twelve months.              
Secured performance fees           $ 2,100,000    
Line of credit $ 2,100,000