Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 8, 2019




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-38541   81-0724163

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation or organization)



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100 Technology Square

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (857) 242-0170



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Common Stock, $0.001 Par Value   MGTA   The Nasdaq Global Market

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Item 2.02

Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On August 8, 2019, Magenta Therapeutics, Inc. announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. The full text of the press release issued in connection with the announcement is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

The information in this Form 8-K (including Exhibit 99.1) shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), 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, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.


Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits:

The following exhibit relating to Item 2.02 shall be deemed furnished, and not filed:


99.1    Press Release dated August 8, 2019.




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.



August 8, 2019


/s/ Jason Gardner

Title:   President and Chief Executive Officer




Exhibit 99.1



Magenta Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights

— Initiated Phase 1 study of MGTA-145 first-line mobilization therapy, enrollment on track for data presentation before end of year —

— Presented updated Phase 2 clinical data on MGTA-456 cell therapy in patients with inherited metabolic disorders at American Academy of Neurology annual meeting –

— Submitted multiple abstracts from across the pipeline to the 2019 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting –

— Appointed Anne McGeorge to the board of directors and chair of the audit committee —

— Strengthened balance sheet through public offering of common stock in May 2019, extending the cash runway into the second half of 2021 —

— Ended quarter with $172.3 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities —

Cambridge, MA – August 8, 2019 – Magenta Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MGTA), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel medicines to bring the curative power of stem cell transplant to more patients, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019 and recent business highlights.

“In the first half of 2019, Magenta made meaningful progress in executing on our goals, including advancing our second program into the clinic and extending our cash runway through a follow-on financing,” said Jason Gardner, D. Phil., Chief Executive Officer and President, Magenta Therapeutics. “We look forward to sharing results of our progress through a number of clinical and preclinical data sets in the second half of the year.”

Upcoming Anticipated Milestones:

The Company plans to achieve the following key milestones in 2019:



Present clinical data from the Phase 1 study of MGTA-145



Present additional clinical data from the Phase 2 study of MGTA-456 in inherited metabolic disorders (IMDs)



Present preclinical data on anti-CD45 targeted conditioning program in autoimmune disease and declare a development candidate



Present preclinical data on anti-CD117 targeted conditioning program in gene therapy

Recent Business Highlights:

Initiated Phase 1 study of MGTA-145 as first-line stem cell mobilization therapy: In April 2019, Magenta announced that it had dosed the first subjects in a Phase 1 study of MGTA-145. Magenta intends to develop MGTA-145 in autoimmune diseases, blood cancers and genetic diseases. The Phase 1 study will investigate the safety and tolerability of MGTA-145 alone and in combination with plerixafor in healthy volunteers and establish recommended Phase 2 doses as well as measure the number of hematopoietic stem cells in the blood after dosing with MGTA-145 alone and in combination with plerixafor. Study enrollment is on track, and Magenta expects to present data from the study in the second half of 2019. Depending on the Phase 1 data, the Company plans to move MGTA-145 into a Phase 2 study in multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2020.

Updated clinical data for MGTA-456 cell therapy showed continued signs of durable clinical benefit in patients with IMDs: Magenta presented updated data from the Phase 2 clinical study of MGTA-456 in patients with IMDs at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) annual meeting in May 2019. Patients with cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy (cALD) treated with MGTA-456 in the study showed stable neurological function scores and persistent resolution of brain inflammation by MRI at 6 months post-transplant, suggesting that the progression of disease has been halted. Magenta expects to update longer term results in these patients in the second half of 2019.

Submitted multiple abstracts from across the pipeline to the 2019 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting: Magenta submitted abstracts from across its conditioning, mobilization and cell therapy programs for presentation at the 2019 American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting.

Appointed Anne McGeorge to board of directors: In June 2019, Magenta announced that it had appointed Anne McGeorge to the board of directors and named her chair of the audit committee. Ms. McGeorge is an operating partner at Havencrest Healthcare Partners, a growth equity fund specializing in the healthcare industry, and is on the advisory board at Dioko Ventures, a healthcare venture fund, and is a member of the board of directors of The Be The Match Foundation and a member of the audit/finance committee of The National Marrow Donor Program, both of which are non-profit organizations dedicated to helping patients access life-saving stem cell transplants.

Financial Results:

Cash Position: Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities as of June 30, 2019, were $172.3 million compared to $142.6 million on December 31, 2018. In addition, in May 2019 Magenta announced that it completed a public offering of common stock and raised net proceeds of $60.3 million. Magenta anticipates that its cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, including the proceeds from this recent financing, will be sufficient to fund operations and capital expenditures into the second half of 2021.

Research and Development Expenses: Research and development (R&D) expenses were $13.4 million in the second quarter of 2019, compared to $9.7 million in the second quarter of 2018. The increase was driven primarily by investments in clinical activities for MGTA-145, as well as manufacturing related to our conditioning programs.

General and Administrative Expenses: General and administrative (G&A) expenses were $5.9 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared to $4.3 million for the second quarter in 2018. The increase was primarily due to increased personnel and facility costs associated with the growth of the Company.

Net Loss: Net loss was $17.7 million for the second quarter of 2019, compared to net loss of $13.7 million for the second quarter of 2018.

About Magenta Therapeutics

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Magenta Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel medicines for patients with autoimmune diseases, blood cancers and genetic diseases. By creating a platform focused on critical areas of unmet need, Magenta Therapeutics is pioneering an integrated approach to allow more patients to receive one-time, curative therapies by making the process more effective, safer and easier.

Forward-Looking Statement

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including express or implied statements regarding Magenta’s future expectations, plans and prospects, including, without limitation, statements regarding expectations and plans for presenting pre-clinical and clinical data, projections regarding future revenues and financing performance, our long-term growth, cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, the anticipated timing of our clinical trials and regulatory filings, the development of our product candidates and advancement of our preclinical programs, as well as other statements containing the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” might,” “plan,” “potential,” “project,” “should,” target,” “will” or “would” and similar expressions that constitute forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The express or implied forward-looking statements included in this press release

are only predictions and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, without limitation: uncertainties inherent in clinical studies and in the availability and timing of data from ongoing clinical studies; whether interim results from a clinical trial will be predictive of the final results of the trial; whether results from preclinical studies or earlier clinical studies will be predictive of the results of future trials; the expected timing of submissions for regulatory approval or review by governmental authorities, including review under accelerated approval processes; orphan drug designation eligibility; regulatory approvals to conduct trials or to market products; whether Magenta’s cash resources will be sufficient to fund Magenta’s foreseeable and unforeseeable operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements; and other risks concerning Magenta’s programs and operations are described in additional detail in its registration statement on Form S-1, its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 19, 2019, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its other filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. Although Magenta’s forward-looking statements reflect the good faith judgment of its management, these statements are based only on facts and factors currently known by Magenta. As a result, you are cautioned not to rely on these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement made in this press release speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Magenta undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.


Magenta Therapeutics:

Manisha Pai, Vice President, Communications & Investor Relations



Magenta Therapeutics, Inc.



(In thousands, except share and per share data)


     Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
     2019     2018     2019     2018  


   $ —       $ —       $ —       $ —    













Operating expenses:


Research and development

     13,433       9,683       23,970       17,532  

General and administrative

     5,905       4,342       11,718       7,799  













Total operating expenses

     19,338       14,025       35,688       25,331  













Loss from operations

     (19,338     (14,025     (35,688     (25,331

Interest and other income, net

     1,630       365       3,146       510  













Net loss

     (17,708     (13,660     (32,542     (24,821

Accretion of redeemable convertible preferred stock to redemption value

     —         (88     —         (88













Net loss attributable to common stockholders

   $ (17,708   $ (13,748   $ (32,542   $ (24,909













Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted

   $ (0.48   $ (3.13   $ (0.93   $ (7.25













Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted

     36,662,562       4,391,363       35,051,371       3,434,175  















(In thousands)


     June 30, 2019      December 31, 2018  

Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities

   $ 172,273      $ 142,570  

Working capital

     173,073        134,902  

Total assets

     195,441        157,313  

Stockholders’ equity

     179,556        145,648