NEWARK, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Protagonist
Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: PTGX) ("Protagonist" or "the Company")
today announced that Dinesh V.
Patel, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer and
Scott Plevy, M.D., Executive Vice
President and Therapeutic Head, Gastroenterology will participate
in a fireside chat at the upcoming Jefferies Next Generation IBD
Therapeutics Summit taking place virtually on October 19, 2021.
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Time: Available on-demand starting at 10:45
A webcast of the event will be available for 90 days on the
Investors section of the Protagonist Therapeutics website at
About Protagonist Therapeutics
Protagonist Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company
with multiple peptide-based investigational new chemical entities
in different stages of development, all derived from the Company's
proprietary technology platform.
Protagonist's pipeline includes rusfertide (PTG-300), an
investigational, injectable hepcidin mimetic currently in a Phase 2
proof-of-concept clinical trial for polycythemia vera (PV), a Phase
2 study in PV subjects with high hematocrit levels, and a Phase 2
study for hereditary hemochromatosis. The Company plans to initiate
a single, global Phase 3 randomized, placebo-controlled trial
evaluating the efficacy and safety of a once weekly, subcutaneously
self-administered dose of rusfertide.
The Company is also evaluating an orally delivered,
gut-restricted alpha-4-beta-7 integrin specific antagonist peptide
(PN-943) currently in a Phase 2 study in adults with moderate to
severe active ulcerative colitis (UC). The Company is targeting
ulcerative colitis as the initial indication.
The Company has a worldwide license and collaboration agreement
with Janssen Biotech, Inc., for the development of oral peptide
IL-23 receptor antagonists. Compounds included in this agreement
are PTG-200, PN-235 and PN-232. PTG-200 is an orally delivered,
gut-restricted, interleukin-23 receptor specific antagonist peptide
in a Phase 2 clinical trial for Crohn's disease. PN-235 and PN-232,
both second-generation oral interleukin-23 receptor antagonist
candidates, are currently in Phase 1 studies.
Protagonist is headquartered in Newark, California.
For further information, please visit www.protagonist-inc.com.
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