XNK Therapeutics appoints Michael Uhlin as Chief Scientific Officer

April 20, 2021

XNK Therapeutics AB (“XNK”) today announced the appointment of Professor Michael Uhlin as Chief Scientific Officer, effective August 1st. He will be a member of the company’s management team.

Michael Uhlin, PhD, will be responsible for defining, implementing, and developing the company’s scientific strategy. He will lead a team involved in R&D and manufacturing with focus on platform development as well as improving production processes and executing operational research plans.

Professor Uhlin received his master’s degree in medical research with a focus on biomedicine from Karolinska Institutet (KI) in 2002 and his PhD in Infection Biology from KI in 2006. Since then, he has held several senior positions primarily within clinical immunology and cellular therapy at KI and Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, including serving as Head of Clinical Immunology, Department of Clinical Immunology and Transfusion Medicine at the Karolinska University Hospital.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Michael to XNK Therapeutics. With his long scientific experience and excellent track record within clinical immunology, Michael will be instrumental in the development of the scientific strategy for the company’s NK cell-based therapies” said Johan Liwing, CEO of XNK Therapeutics.

“XNK is a leading company in an exciting field of biotechnology, currently getting a lot of international attention”, said Professor Uhlin. “I am very excited to join XNK to further develop its scientific strategy.”

For more information, please contact:
Johan Liwing, CEO, XNK Therapeutics
Tel: +46 706 70 36 75
E-mail: johan.liwing@xnktherapeutics.com

About XNK Therapeutics AB
XNK Therapeutics is a clinical stage, immunotherapy company focusing its efforts on preventing and treating cancer by developing novel NK cell-based therapies. The company has established a leadership position in the clinical development and manufacture of autologous NK cell-based products using its proprietary technology platform. The company’s platform technology and leading investigational drug candidate have ideal properties for targeting cancers, including settings where allogeneic cell products are not readily applicable. It is foreseen that the product will bring a critical component to tomorrow’s cancer treatment strategies. XNK Therapeutics is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. For more info, please visit www.xnktherapeutics.com.

About XNK Therapeutics’ technology platform
The platform has ideal properties to produce autologous NK cell-based drug candidates for targeting malignant diseases across a wide range of indications in mono- and combination therapy. It encompasses a unique closed manufacturing system for development of the NK cell-based products. The process includes a selective expansion and activation of NK cells from peripheral blood of patients with cancer. The product is produced in less than three weeks. It is delivered to the clinic upon need, where the product is thawed and infused into the patient without any further processing. The product has demonstrated an up to 10-year stability in liquid nitrogen. The assets of XNK Therapeutics are protected by patents in the US, Europe and certain other jurisdictions. Additional patent applications have been filed.

XNK Therapeutics appoints Dr. Johan Aschan as Chief Medical Officer

April 14, 2021

XNK Therapeutics AB (“XNK”) today announced the appointment of Dr. Johan Aschan as Chief Medical Officer, effective July 1st. He will be member of the company’s management team.

Dr. Aschan received his MD from Karolinska Institutet (KI) in 1985 and his PhD in Clinical Immunology from KI in 1994. He has extensive experience from work within the field of allogenic stem cell transplantation at the Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge, Sweden, and from various leadership roles within hematology and oncology at Janssen.

Most recently, prior to joining XNK, Dr. Aschan was Global Clinical Lead within Clinical Development at the Swedish biotech company Oncopeptides.

“Johan has a superb background within hematology and oncology and is ideally suited for the present position within the XNK team,” says Johan Liwing, CEO of XNK Therapeutics. “XNK is an immunotherapy company focused on treating cancer by developing novel NK cell-based therapies. Johan’s depth of experience will help us in the clinical development of our leading investigational drug candidate.”

“XNK is an exciting company with a novel approach to autologous NK cell-based therapies that has the potential to significantly advance the fight against cancer,” says Dr. Johan Aschan. “I am very happy to join XNK and further develop the company’s clinical program.”

    
For more information, please contact:

Johan Liwing, CEO, XNK Therapeutics
Tel: +46 706 70 36 75
E-mail: johan.liwing@xnktherapeutics.com

About XNK Therapeutics AB
XNK Therapeutics is a clinical stage, immunotherapy company focusing its efforts on preventing and treating cancer by developing novel NK cell-based therapies. The company has established a leadership position in the clinical development and manufacture of autologous NK cell-based products using its proprietary technology platform. The company’s platform technology and leading investigational drug candidate have ideal properties for targeting cancers, including settings where allogeneic cell products are not readily applicable. It is foreseen that the product will bring a critical component to tomorrow’s cancer treatment strategies. XNK Therapeutics is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. For more info, please visit www.xnktherapeutics.com.

XNK Therapeutics completes private placement of SEK 64 million

April 12, 2021

XNK Therapeutics AB (“XNK” or the “Company”), a Swedish clinical stage immunotherapy company treating cancer by developing novel NK cell-based therapies, today announced the completion of a private placement of SEK 64 million. The purpose of the issue is primarily to finance the Company’s research and development efforts.

“XNK has made significant progress with its technology platform and this new funding will be key to continue the clinical development of our leading investigational drug candidate,” said Johan Liwing, CEO of XNK.

For more information, please contact:
Johan Liwing, CEO, XNK Therapeutics
Tel: +46 706 70 36 75
E-mail: johan.liwing@xnktherapeutics.com

About XNK Therapeutics AB
XNK Therapeutics is a clinical stage, immunotherapy company focusing its efforts on preventing and treating cancer by developing novel NK cell-based therapies. The company has established a leadership position in the clinical development and manufacture of autologous NK cell-based products using its proprietary technology platform. The company’s platform technology and leading investigational drug candidate have ideal properties for targeting cancers, including settings where allogeneic cell products are not readily applicable. It is foreseen that the product will bring a critical component to tomorrow’s cancer treatment strategies. XNK Therapeutics is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. For more info, please visit www.xnktherapeutics.com.