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PCSA Processa Pharmaceuticals

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David Young Chief Executive Officer
Jim Stanker Chief Financial Officer
Mike Floyd Chief Operating Officer
Robin Garner Craig-Hallum Capital Group
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Operator

Greetings! And welcome to Processa Pharmaceuticals, First Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call and Corporate Update. At this time all participants are in a listen only mode. A brief question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation. [Operator Instructions].

As a reminder, this conference call is being recorded. to Stanker, like Financial now would introduce Chief Jim Officer. I sir. you, Thank

may You begin.

Jim Stanker

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David Young

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Operator

coming first Garner. from Instructions].Your Robin question is [Operator Certainly.

is live. Your line

Robin Garner

have my question. may. I evening Thank so Good I and Hi! few if thanks for much. a taking you

publishing and enrollment if clinical numbers you’re have for on First, needing study you of the how clinical congratulations the on and update both for that an could XXX. XXXX I’m curious the patient us design sites achieve you so anticipate far, enrolled targeting? give number many to you total

David Young

David. Hi this is Robin,

So starting to both one which just or we referring you screening already are the you is XXX are for? to referring are studies

Robin Garner

would great both. about to it be hear Yeah,

David Young

Okay.

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Robin Garner

you color. Thank Great! that for additional

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David Young

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Robin Garner

And which less tumors, cancer design Right, thank besides is actually GI the treating have other anticipate patients terms types tract that. Do XXXX, in study that you colorectal? for then of quite you broad.

David Young

going colorectal colorectal the just the be actually it the cancer. Yeah, making a when for metastatic end go will we cancer. will indication pivotal be to XXXX When study and the we is that indication. so we That go further metastatic we’re in

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Robin Garner

great, you. Okay, question my last Perhaps Thank just for tonight.

for used that biomarker currently currently to detail XXXX, vague share In biomarker evaluate that be by it at if time, terms progress, and of to this a patient more needs is that you a can your physicians? on

David Young

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be monitor on that’s the one is have to patients this reason a presently used dosing are much receive to out vague. do have or vague. how or to receive. to so and not IP biomarker not drug very I be We drug I should working some It It’s determine is and they determine to what a should used, that’s presently that biomarker

Robin Garner

questions and Okay, very much understand. milestones. answering for my look Thank forward all to the we you

David Young

you. Thank

Operator

Instructions]. [Operator

question [Inaudible]. Your next coming from is

line live. Your is

David Young

evening. Good Aden. Hi

Unidentified Analyst

Hi! I a couple. Thanks have for my taking questions.

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the just is be of nothing that you is has a – us I’m kind break percentages, what given just in going approved most kind understand of what trying used and with. and obviously, drugs actually competing give down PCSXXX could So to to

David Young

Steroids, then Okay, also plus – the is being the result of steroids, with the so Topical change right. inflammation. softening The itching ulcers, and cause of skin, Steroids There also Topical multiple you that Steroids levels Topical that hardening the dermis topical, of and used. drugs of of some to but can in skin, problem for and treatment causes used there’s know of those part that like being kind are are is drugs the the

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Unidentified Analyst

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David Young

many drugs That’s drug, previously ulcers, their they correct. patients, of In taking when to to therapy keep treatments too if does the don’t they because and we talked our or if experience don’t – just effects. help not the talking KOLs there’s side or

it doesn’t these seem to it taking drugs. anything, if doesn’t help, doing stop be they So

of on these drug; most on these So ulcerate patients any are drugs. are not any of patients not most

Unidentified Analyst

financial I although Alright, have understood. Understood, one question.

you obviously appears quarter active of wasn’t it this active clinical million first and that burned So the quarter $X.X in trials. terms the

Just throughout you trying accelerate the once this get sense a begins, to trial pace So purposes. the for year? to expect do modeling

David Young

be – do we rate do we higher. Yes, yes, We burn to expect do. the

to using So cash, be we there’s expect question that. no about do more

give you I quarters. until exact you know but know actually right expect amount we it to increase started, following in gets You the can’t now studies the the do

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of the it’s So know burning of actually that up-front CROs work requirements some on. actual the of the you to up. start some not Its or went study in terms

Unidentified Analyst

you. the thank professional for I And regarding understood, question Understood, is last have milestones. timing the

think I we have happens months, some three you to mentioned from want would months. investors six patient who So what hear but new

projections can we’re example next on by give what going chance the any that call, there hear kind enrollment trials two So those you call? of of Is in the you by to any the call, next the quarterly complete any can for of end quarter? next

David Young

that things So hear about. I a of you’ll couple there are think

progress patients that’ll know both our I studies, in hear you XXXX and enrolling you’ll both know be of about XXX. think you

possible, also you – outside is it think though I possible.

done third the XXXX second possible You or we know but it’s end not the of it get and to two something it’s treatment probability. cycles the enrolled could not the month know don’t of end quarter likely. the probably But It’s by that probability, a is or I of quarter. high the have it’s one probable, the not quickly likely,

anything occurring hear which that, serious about expect, adverse about. the think patients of and that don’t are enrollment any you hearing forward, if we in sure there’s I those the you – or but the thing of and progress you are can be on our events know the we like might some moving that things that update that rolling you are you’ll I So be really are is the only know

until for now. IND third won’t expect if think can update is It’s an XXXXX, there. preparing the up we’re you in you quarter, too XXXXX, going the The we of not know thing with other the second just go on IND which anything right on quarter, have won’t in about anything so coming is you’re because enrollment. really will I you talking end really have that June, that all But the that’s

Jim Stanker

and But would have order third you other interim is, of first you – in cohort of first ‘XX anticipate for to things would full the would ’XX. would in the – thing that quarter us quarter of you see see that half though in the XXX ‘XX, the that rather of the in results, one one be analysis

that So enrolled the in we’re we XXXX. have for we and third be first part available quarter projecting that would of the would data

Unidentified Analyst

Okay, much forward you. my Thank questions. you thank taking update. the very I’m looking for to

David Young

Thank you.

Operator

Malalie Hogan Your [ph]. next from is question coming

Your line is live.

David Young

Hi Hogan!

Unidentified Analyst

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David Young

Sure.

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Unidentified Analyst

Fantastic! that to data. Look forward seeing

David Young

Yeah, me too.

Operator

have further conclude from time. and We lines you does at event. This no ladies today’s this questions the Thank gentlemen.

your at Thank for and may time wonderful a You disconnect participation. day! you have this

David Young

you. Thank

Jim Stanker

you. Thank