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):  May 11, 2023


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).

Emerging growth company

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 May 11, 2023, MiNK Therapeutics, Inc. announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2023. 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 May 11, 2023
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: May 11, 2023By: /s/ Christine M. Klaskin        
  Christine M. Klaskin
  Principal Financial Officer




MiNK Therapeutics Reports Corporate Update and First Quarter 2023 Financial Results

NEW YORK, May 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MiNK Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: INKT), 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 provided a corporate update and reported financial results for the first quarter 2023.

“This quarter we have achieved significant progress across our iNKT cell platform. Our lead program, agenT-797, has shown pioneering data in advanced solid cancers at AACR and we have launched expansion studies in anti-PD-1 refractory NSCLC and gastric cancer”, said Dr. Jennifer Buell, President and CEO at MiNK. “We are proud to remain the most clinically advanced allo-iNKT company with robust manufacturing capabilities and a novel pipeline of next generation therapies, including our novel FAP-CAR-iNKT.”

Allogeneic iNKT cell therapy (agenT-797) showed clinical benefit and tolerable safety across a range of heavily pre-treated solid tumor cancers at AACR 2023.

Upcoming Presentations:

Title: Development of an Allogeneic FAP-CAR iNKT Cell Therapy to Modulate the Immunosuppressive Stroma and Improves Anti-Tumor Immunity Against Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Presenting Author: Dr. Shannon Boi
Date/Time: May 19th, 2023, 12:00-2:00 pm ET
Abstract number: 1488

First Quarter 2023 Financial Results

We ended the first quarter 2023 with a cash balance of $14.9 million as compared to $19.6 million at December 31, 2022. Cash used in operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2023, was $4.4 million, compared to $4.2 million for the same period in 2022.

Net loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2023, was $5.7 million or $0.17 per share, compared to a net loss for the first quarter of 2022 of $7.8 million or $0.23 per share.

Summary Consolidated Financial Information
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Data
(in thousands)
 March 31, 2023 December 31, 2022
Cash and cash equivalents$14,892  $19,636 
Total assets 16,589   21,472 
Other Financial Information
(in thousands)
 Three months ended March 31,
  2023   2022 
Cash used in operations$4,366  $4,196 
Non-cash expenses 967   813 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations Data
(in thousands, except per share data)
 Three months ended March 31,
  2023   2022 
Operating expenses:   
Research and development 4,194   5,277 
General and administrative 1,660   2,097 
Operating loss 5,854   7,374 
Other expense (income), net (168)  403 
Net loss$5,686  $7,777 
Per common share data, basic and diluted:   
Net loss$(0.17) $(0.23)
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, basic and diluted 33,967   33,504 

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 and therapeutic candidates, business strategy, our research and development plans, our product development efforts, funding and partnering 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.

Conference Call and Webcast

MiNK will host a conference call and webcast to discuss its first quarter 2023 financial results and business updates today, Thursday, May 11th, 2023, at 8:30 AM ET. The webcast is available on the events and presentations page of the company website and at The conference ID is 8437743. To access live by phone, call 646-307-1963 (USA-NY) or 800-715-9871 (USA & Canada).

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, visit Follow us on Twitter @MiNK_iNKT.


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