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Washington, D.C. 20549












Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 7, 2024




Akoya Biosciences, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware 001-40344 47-5586242
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)


100 Campus Drive, 6th Floor

Marlborough, MA
(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)


(855) 896-8401

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)




Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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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 $0.00001 per share   AKYA   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).


Emerging growth company   x


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 2.02Results of Operations and Financial Condition.


On January 7, 2024, Akoya Biosciences, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its preliminary unaudited financial results for the three months and full-year ended December 31, 2023. A copy of this release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.


The information in Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including the press release furnished as Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any of the Company’s filings, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in any such filing.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No. Description of Exhibits
99.1 Press Release, dated January 7, 2024
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.


Date: January 8, 2024 Akoya Biosciences, Inc.

/s/ Brian McKelligon

    Brian McKelligon
    Chief Executive Officer





Exhibit 99.1


Akoya Biosciences Announces Preliminary Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 and Provides 2024 Outlook


MARLBOROUGH, Mass., (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) January 7, 2024 -- Akoya Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKYA) (“Akoya”), The Spatial Biology Company®, today announced preliminary unaudited revenue for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2023, and projected year end 2023 cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash balance, which remain subject to quarter end closing adjustments and are also unaudited.


·Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2023 is expected to be between $25.5 million and $26.5 million, as compared to $21.2 million for the corresponding quarter of 2022.


·For the fiscal year of 2023, revenue is expected to be between $95.6 million and $96.6 million, as compared to $74.9 million for the fiscal year of 2022.


·Year end 2023 projected cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash balance is expected to be between $83.0 million and $85.0 million.


“The fourth quarter of 2023 is expected to be another record revenue quarter for Akoya, demonstrating our continued business momentum and commercial execution in the rapidly growing spatial biology market,” said Brian McKelligon, Chief Executive Officer, Akoya Biosciences. “Throughout 2023, we delivered strong financial performance on the topline while maintaining operating expenses at a steady level, bolstering our confidence in achieving cash flow positivity earlier than previously projected.”


2024 Financial Outlook


The Company, based on its current plans and initiatives, expects full year 2024 revenue to grow 20%+ and projects achieving operating cash flow breakeven by year end 2024.


The financial results in this press release reflect expectations based on currently available information. The company has yet to complete its quarter end closing and the information has not been audited and actual results are therefore subject to change.


Use of forward-looking statements


This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on management’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to management. All statements contained in this release other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, including statements regarding our preliminary results for the fourth quarter and full year 2023 revenue, our projected year end 2023 cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash balance, our ability to achieve operating cash flow breakeven and cash flow positivity, our projections regarding timing for achieving operating cash flow breakeven and cash flow positivity, statements regarding our expectations for full year revenue growth for 2024 and other statements regarding our future financial and operational performance.





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About Akoya Biosciences


As The Spatial Biology Company®, Akoya Biosciences’ mission is to bring context to the world of biology and human health through the power of spatial phenotyping. The company offers comprehensive single-cell imaging solutions that allow researchers to phenotype cells with spatial context and visualize how they organize and interact to influence disease progression and response to therapy. Akoya offers a full continuum of spatial phenotyping solutions to serve the diverse needs of researchers across discovery, translational and clinical research: PhenoCode™ Panels and PhenoCycler®, PhenoImager® Fusion and PhenoImager HT Instruments. To learn more about Akoya, visit www.akoyabio.com.


Akoya Biosciences Investor Contact


Priyam Shah

Sr. Director, Investor Relations



Akoya Biosciences Media Contact:


Christine Quern