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Washington, D.C. 20549





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


February 22, 2024

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 001-37939 45-4497941
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)


9350 Kirby Drive, Suite 300

Houston, Texas

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)



Registrant’s telephone number, including area code



(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 class   Trading
  Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share   MRKR   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC


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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On February 22, 2024, Marker Therapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Master Services Agreement for Product Supply (the “Agreement”) with Cell Ready LLC (“Cell Ready”). Cell Ready, which is owned by one of the Company’s directors and shareholders, Mr. John Wilson, is a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO).


Pursuant to the Agreement, the Company may contract with Cell Ready for the provision of various products and services from time to time by entering into work orders with Cell Ready. If the services involve the supply of product, Cell Ready is required to supply such product in conformance with the product requirements set forth in the applicable work order(s). The Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and indemnification provision. The initial term of the Agreement is three years and may be extended upon the mutual written agreement of the parties. Either party may terminate the Agreement (a) for material breach by the other party if such breach has not been cured within 30 days following notice of termination or (b) if the other party is the subject of an insolvency event.


Also on February 22, 2024, the Company entered into Work Order #1 under the Agreement, pursuant to which Cell Ready will provide the Company with GMP drug product for Marker MT-401 and/or MT-601. The services include the delivery of final drug product and quality control testing. The Company also requested Cell Ready to provide general support services in connection therewith. The total projected sum (inclusive of taxes) for the services under Work Order #1 are not anticipated to exceed $750,000. The services will cover the anticipated manufacturing costs for the first quarter of 2024. Additional Work Orders are expected to be generated for the remainder of 2024.




(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.   Description 
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).







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


  Marker Therapeutics, Inc.
Dated: February 26, 2024 By: /s/ Juan Vera
    Juan Vera
    President and Chief Executive Officer