Form 8-K
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Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  August 9, 2022


MiNK Therapeutics, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

149 Fifth Avenue, Suite 500

New York, New York 10010

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(212) 994-8250

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.00001 per shareINKTNASDAQ Capital Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On August 9, 2022, MiNK Therapeutics, Inc. announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022.  In connection with the announcement, the Company issued a press release, which is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this current report on Form 8-K.

The information set forth under Item 2.02 and in Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto is intended to be furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibit

The following exhibit is furnished herewith:

99.1   Press Release dated August 9, 2022
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 MiNK Therapeutics, Inc.
Date: August 9, 2022By: /s/ Christine M. Klaskin        
  Christine M. Klaskin
  Principal Financial Officer




MiNK Therapeutics Reports Corporate Update and Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results

NEW YORK, Aug. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MiNK Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering the discovery, development, and commercialization of allogeneic, off-the-shelf, invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cell therapies to treat cancer and other immune-mediated diseases, today reported financial results for the second quarter 2022 and provided a corporate update.

“We are on track to present clinical data updates from our lead program, AgenT-797, an allo-iNKT cell therapy, administered alone and in combination with KEYTRUDA® or OPDIVO® this year1,” said Dr. Jennifer Buell, President and Chief Executive Officer of MiNK. “We are also excited to present data on our novel pipeline of CAR-iNKTs, including a differentiated, stromal-CAR-iNKT program in solid tumors and a novel armored BCMA-CAR-iNKT designed to be delivered without toxic lymphodepletion; all enabled by our fully internalized cGMP manufacturing and our star team.”

1KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) is a registered trademark of Merck and OPDIVO® (nivolumab) is a registered trademark of Bristol Myers Squibb

Business Progress:

Near-term Milestones (2H22):

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Financial Results

We ended the second quarter 2022 with a cash balance of $29.8 million as compared to $38.9 million at December 31, 2021.

Cash used in operations for the six-months and second quarter ended June 30, 2022, was $8.8 million, and $4.6 million respectively, compared to $7.6 million and $3.4 million for the same periods in 2021.

Net loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2022, was $6.1 million or $0.18 per share, compared to a net loss for the same period of 2021 of $6.3 million or $0.26 per share. Net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2022, was $13.9 million, or $0.41 per share compared to $10.2 million and $0.42 per share for the six months ended June 30, 2021.

Summary Consolidated Financial Information    
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Data    
(in thousands)    
 June 30, 2022 December 31, 2021     
Cash and cash equivalents$29,847  $38,889      
Total assets 31,117   40,242      
Total stockholders' equity 13,690   23,776      
Other Financial Information     
(in thousands)    
 Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30, 
  2022   2021   2022   2021  
Cash used in operations$4,626  $3,420  $8,822  $7,629  
Non-cash expenses$829  $2,390   1,642   2,748  
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations Data    
(in thousands, except per share data)    
 Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30, 
  2022   2021   2022   2021  
Operating expenses:        
Research and development 5,876   3,585   11,153   6,682  
General and administrative 1,822   868   3,919   1,463  
Change in fair value of convertible affiliated note (non-cash) -   1,160   -   475  
Operating loss 7,698   5,613   15,072   8,620  
Other expense (income), net (1,585)  722   (1,182)  1,561  
Net loss$6,113  $6,335  $13,890  $10,181  
Per common share data, basic and diluted:        
Net loss$(0.18) $(0.26) $(0.41) $(0.42) 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, basic and diluted 33,619   24,177   33,562   24,177  

Conference Call:

Tuesday August 9th, 11:00 AM ET
Dial-in numbers: (646) 307-1963 (US-NY) or (800) 715-9871 (US & CA)
Event ID: 1395557


A webcast and replay of the conference call will be accessible from the Events & Presentations page of the Company’s website at and via

About MiNK Therapeutics

MiNK Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering the discovery, development, and commercialization of allogeneic invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cell therapies to treat cancer and other immune-mediated diseases. MiNK is advancing a pipeline of both native and next-generation engineered iNKT programs, with a platform designed to facilitate scalable and reproducible manufacturing for off-the-shelf delivery. The company is headquartered in New York, NY. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the fact they use words such as “could,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “target,” “may,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “will,” “potential,” “opportunity,” “future” and other words and terms of similar meaning and include statements that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. In particular, these statements relate to, among other things, the mechanism of action, efficacy and safety of our iNKT technology, business strategy, our research and development plans, our product development efforts, funding and partnering opportunities including government funding opportunities, future operating plans, results, objectives, expectations, and intentions. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, including factors that could delay, divert or change any of them, and could cause actual outcomes to differ materially from current expectations. Therefore, we caution investors such statements need to be evaluated in light of all the information contained in our filings with the SEC on our Annual Report on Form 10-K, among others. Furthermore, the statements speak only as of the date of this document, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise these statements, except as required by law.