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424B5
PROTAGONIST THERAPEUTICS, INC filed this Form 424B5 on 08/07/2018
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SUMMARY

        This summary highlights selected information contained elsewhere in this prospectus or incorporated by reference herein and does not contain all of the information that you need to consider in making your investment decision. You should carefully read the entire prospectus, the applicable prospectus supplement and any related free writing prospectus, including the risks of investing in our securities discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" contained in the applicable prospectus supplement and any related free writing prospectus, and under similar headings in the other documents that are incorporated by reference into this prospectus. You should also carefully read the information incorporated by reference into this prospectus, including our financial statements and related notes, and the exhibits to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part, before making your investment decision.


Protagonist Therapeutics, Inc.

Overview

        We are a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a proprietary technology platform which is utilized to discover and develop novel peptide-based drugs to address significant unmet medical needs. Our primary focus is on developing potential first-in-class oral targeted therapy-based peptide drugs that work by blocking biological pathways that are currently targeted by marketed injectable antibody drugs. Our initial lead peptide product candidates, PTG-100 and PTG-200, are based on this approach, and we believe these candidates have the potential to transform the existing treatment paradigm for inflammatory bowel disease ("IBD"), chronic gastrointestinal diseases consisting primarily of ulcerative colitis ("UC") and Crohn's disease ("CD").

        PTG-100, a potential first-in-class oral, alpha-4-beta-7 ("a4b7") integrin antagonist, is currently in a global Phase 2B clinical trial for the treatment of moderate-to-severe UC that is anticipated to randomize approximately 240 patients at approximately 100 clinical sites. We anticipate completing this trial in the second half of 2018. PTG-200, a potential first-in-class oral Interleukin-23 receptor ("IL-23R") antagonist for the potential treatment of CD, is currently in pre-clinical development and is expected to enter Phase 1 clinical studies in the second half of 2017. We have a worldwide collaboration agreement with Janssen Biotech, Inc. to co-develop and commercialize PTG-200 for all indications, including IBD, as described below in the section titled "Janssen Collaboration Agreement." In addition to PTG-100 and PTG-200, we are also developing an injectable hepcidin mimetic, PTG-300, for the treatment of rare diseases such as beta-thalassemia. PTG-300 is currently being studied in a Phase 1 clinical trial.

        We have not generated any revenue from product sales and we do not currently have any products approved for commercialization. We have never been profitable and have incurred net losses in each year since inception and we do not anticipate that we will achieve profitability in the near term. Our net losses were $15.0 million and $29.1 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, respectively, and $7.1 million and $18.8 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016, respectively. As of June 30, 2017, we had an accumulated deficit of $93.7 million. Substantially all of our net losses have resulted from costs incurred in connection with our research and development programs and from general and administrative costs associated with our operations. We expect to continue to incur significant research, development and other expenses related to our ongoing operations and product development, including clinical development activities under the Janssen Collaboration Agreement, and as a result, we expect to continue to incur losses for the foreseeable future. We also expect these losses to increase as we continue our development of, and seek regulatory approval for, our product candidates.

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