Palatin Technologies, Inc. Form S-3 filed December 10, 2002

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 10, 2002

Registration No. 333-_______



Form S-3


(Exact name of small business issuer as specified in its charter)

Delaware 95-4078884
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

4C Cedarbrook Drive
Cranbury, New Jersey  08512
(609) 495-2200

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number,
including area code, of Registrant's principal executive offices)

Stephen T. Wills, Chief Financial Officer
4C Cedarbrook Drive
Cranbury, New Jersey  08512
(609) 495-2200

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number,
including area code, of agent for service)

Please send copies of all communications to:
Faith L. Charles, Esq.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
666 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
(212) 935-3000

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to public: from time to time, following the effective date of this registration statement.

If the only securities being registered on this Form are being offered pursuant to dividend or interest reinvestment plans, please check the following box. [ ]

If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, other than securities offered only in connection with dividend or interest reinvestment plans, check the following box. [X]

If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. [ ]

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. [ ]

If delivery of the prospectus is expected to be made pursuant to Rule 434, please check the following box. [ ]

Calculation of Registration Fee

 Title of each                                             Proposed
    class of                          Proposed             maximum          Amount of
 securities to    Amount to be    maximum offering    aggregate offering   registration
 be registered   registered (1)   price per unit (2)         price (2)          fee
  Common Stock     11,707,375           $1.50             $17,561,063        $1,616


(1) Includes 9,373,940 shares of outstanding common stock, par value $0.01 per share, and 2,333,435 shares of common stock issuable on exercise of outstanding warrants.
(2) Estimated solely for purposes of calculating the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(c) under the Securities Act of 1933, and based on the average of the high and low prices of the registrant’s common stock reported on The American Stock Exchange on December 9, 2002.

The registrant hereby amends this registration statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this registration statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 or until the registration statement shall become effective on such date as the Commission, acting pursuant to said Section 8(a), may determine.

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Subject to completion, dated December 10, 2002.




4C Cedarbrook Drive
Cranbury, New Jersey  08512
(609) 495-2200

11,707,375 shares of common stock

Selling stockholders identified in this prospectus may sell up to 11,707,375 shares of common stock of Palatin Technologies, Inc. We will not receive any proceeds from the sale of these shares.

Our common stock is listed on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol PTN. On December 9, 2002, the closing price of the common stock was $1.44.

Investing in our common stock involves a high degree of risk. You should purchase shares only if you can afford a complete loss of your investment. See "Risk Factors" beginning on page 4.

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or passed upon the adequacy or accuracy of this prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

The information in this prospectus is not complete and may be changed. The selling stockholders may not sell these securities until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and it is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any state where the offer or sale is not permitted.

The date of this prospectus is _________________


Prospectus Summary 3
Risk Factors 4
Note Concerning Forward Looking Statements 12
Incorporation By Reference 13
Where You Can Find More Information 13
Use of Proceeds 14
Selling Stockholders 14
Plan of Distribution 16
Legal Matters 17
Experts 17


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This is a summary of our business and this offering. For a more complete understanding of our business and this offering, you should read the entire prospectus and the documents incorporated by reference.


        We are a development-stage bio-pharmaceutical company committed to the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapeutics. We do not currently offer any products for sale. We are concentrating our efforts on the following:

PT-141 is a new, nasally administered peptide for the treatment of sexual dysfunction. Our research suggests that PT-141 works through a mechanism involving the central nervous system. We have completed various Phase 1 studies and a Phase 2A efficacy study in male patients and a Phase 1 study in female subjects. We are currently conducting a Phase 2A efficacy study in male patients with more severe erectile dysfunction. We are planning to start a placebo-controlled Phase 2B “at home” efficacy study in male patients and a Phase 2A efficacy study in females in the beginning of calendar year 2003.

LeuTech® is a product in development that is to be used to rapidly image and diagnose sites of infection. The FDA Medical Imaging Drugs Advisory Committee unanimously voted that LeuTech is safe and effective for the diagnosis of equivocal appendicitis. The FDA reviewed the biologics license application (BLA) and determined that the efficacy and safety data are complete, yet additional manufacturing and process validation data were required prior to final approval. We are working to resolve the outstanding issues and anticipate filing an amendment to the BLA in the first quarter of calendar year 2003. We are testing LeuTech for detection of other infections, including osteomyelitis (infection deep inside a bone), fever of unknown origin, post-surgical abscess and inflammatory bowel disease, which are now in Phase 2 studies.

MIDAS™ (Metal Ion-induced Distinctive Array of Structures) is our proprietary technology platform for drug design. This technology may be useful to develop drugs to treat diseases or for diagnostic imaging. We are engaged in research and development using this technology to diagnose infections and treat sexual dysfunction, obesity and inflammation, and believe that this technology may have applications in a variety of other areas as well, including immune disorders, cancers and cardiology.


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        Selling stockholders identified in this prospectus may sell up to 11,707,375 shares of our common stock, $0.01 par value. The selling stockholders may sell their shares according to the plan of distribution described on page 16 below. We will not receive any proceeds from the sale of these shares. We have paid certain expenses related to the registration of the common stock.


        You should consider the following factors in evaluating our business, future prospects and this offering.


We expect to continue to incur substantial losses over the next several years and we may never become profitable.

        We have never been profitable and we may never become profitable. As of September 30, 2002, we had a deficit accumulated during the development stage of $74,342,722 and a loss for the quarter then ended of $4,099,106. We anticipate substantial losses over the next few years associated with the manufacturing and marketing of LeuTech, and continued research and development of PT-141 and MIDAS. We cannot be certain whether additional funds will be available when needed, or on acceptable terms. If we are unable to obtain additional financing as needed, we may reduce the scope of our operations or cease operations, which will have a material adverse effect on our business.

We currently have no product revenues and will need to raise additional capital to operate our business.

        To date, we have generated no product revenues. Unless and until we receive approval from the U.S. Federal Drug Administration and other regulatory authorities for our product candidates, we cannot sell our products and will not have product revenues. Therefore, for the foreseeable future, we will have to fund all of our operations and capital expenditures from net proceeds of future offerings and cash on hand. We will need to seek additional sources of financing, which may not be available on favorable terms, if at all. If we do not succeed in raising additional funds on acceptable terms, we may be unable to complete planned pre-clinical and clinical trials or obtain approval of our product candidates from the FDA and other regulatory authorities. In addition, we could be forced to discontinue product development, reduce or forego sales and marketing efforts and forego attractive business opportunities, or cease operations.


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We have a limited operating history upon which to base an investment decision.

        We are a development-stage company and have not demonstrated our ability to perform the functions necessary for the successful commercialization of any of our product candidates. The successful commercialization of our product candidates will require us to perform a variety of functions, including:

continuing to undertake pre-clinical development and clinical trials;
participating in regulatory approval processes;
formulating and manufacturing products; and
conducting sales and marketing activities.

Our operations have been limited to organizing and staffing our company, acquiring, developing and securing our proprietary technology and undertaking pre-clinical trials and clinical trials of our principal product candidates. These operations provide a limited basis for you to assess our ability to commercialize our product candidates and the advisability of investing in our common stock.

Development and commercialization of our proposed products and technologies involves a lengthy, complex and costly process and we may never develop or commercialize any products.

        Our product candidates are at various stages of research and development and may never be successfully developed or commercialized. We will need regulatory approval to market LeuTech for diagnosis of appendicitis, and we are still conducting clinical trials on the use of LeuTech for other indications. PT-141 and MIDAS will require significant further research, development and testing. You should evaluate Palatin in light of the uncertainties, delays, difficulties and expenses commonly experienced by early stage pharmaceutical companies, which may include unanticipated problems and additional costs relating to:

the development and testing of products in animals and humans;
product approval or clearance;
regulatory compliance;
good manufacturing practices;
product introduction; and
marketing and competition.


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We could lose our rights to LeuTech and PT-141, which would adversely affect our potential revenues.

        Our rights to a key antibody used in LeuTech are dependent upon an exclusive license agreement with The Wistar Institute of Biology and Anatomy. Our rights to technology related to PT-141 are dependent upon an exclusive field-of-use license agreement with Competitive Technologies, Inc. These agreements contain specific performance criteria and require us to pay royalties and make milestone payments. Failure to meet these requirements, or any other event of default under the license agreements, could lead to termination of the license agreements. If a license agreement is terminated we may be unable to make or market the covered product, in which case we may lose the value of our substantial investment in developing the product, as well as any future revenues from selling the product.

The FDA may not approve the marketing of LeuTech, which would adversely affect our potential revenues.

        We completed clinical trials of LeuTech for the diagnosis of equivocal appendicitis in the spring of 1999. In November 1999, we filed an application with the FDA for approval to market LeuTech for that indication. The FDA has done a complete review of our LeuTech application and on September 23, 2000 sent us a complete review letter requesting additional data on LeuTech manufacturing, product development and process validation. The FDA will not take any further action on our application until we provide the requested information. We are currently in the process of obtaining the data requested by the FDA. This process is uncertain, costly and could require substantial time. If we are able to obtain the requested manufacturing, product development and validation data, we will provide it to the FDA as an amendment to our marketing application. FDA review of the application amendment can be a long and uncertain process. The amendment must demonstrate that we have satisfactorily addressed all of the issues contained in the complete review letter, before the FDA can approve LeuTech for commercial use. We will need to rely on our contract manufacturers to obtain a substantial part of the requested information. We cannot know for certain whether we can provide the requested information, how long it will take, or whether the data we provide will be satisfactory to the FDA. Failure to obtain regulatory approval of LeuTech, or delays in obtaining regulatory approval of LeuTech, would eliminate or delay our potential revenues from sales of LeuTech. This could make it more difficult to attract investment capital for funding our other research and development projects.

The results of our clinical trials may not support our product claims.

        Even if our clinical trials are completed as planned, we cannot be certain that their results will support our product claims. Success in pre-clinical testing and early clinical trials does not ensure that later clinical trials will be successful, and we cannot be sure that the results of later clinical trials will replicate the results of prior clinical trials and pre-clinical testing. The clinical trial process may fail to demonstrate that our product candidates are safe for humans and


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effective for indicated uses. This failure would cause us to abandon a product candidate and could delay development of other product candidates. Any delay in, or termination of, our clinical trials will delay or eliminate our ability to commercialize our product candidates and generate product revenues.

Production and supply of LeuTech depends on contract manufacturers over whom we have no control.

        We do not have the facilities to manufacture LeuTech. We depend on DSM N.V. of the Netherlands for the manufacture of the antibody used in LeuTech, and on Ben Venue Laboratories of Cleveland, Ohio for the manufacture of LeuTech kits. Our contract manufacturers must perform LeuTech manufacturing activities in a manner that complies with FDA regulations. Failure to conduct their activities in compliance with FDA regulations could negatively impact our ability to receive FDA approval of LeuTech. The failure of either of these manufacturers to supply these key components of LeuTech, or their inability to comply with FDA manufacturing regulations, could force us to seek other manufacturers and could interfere with our ability to deliver product. Establishing relationships with new suppliers, any of whom must be FDA-approved, is a time-consuming and costly process.

We have limited or no experience in marketing, distributing and selling diagnostic imaging products and will rely on our marketing partner to provide these capabilities.

        If the FDA approves LeuTech for marketing and sale, we will depend on our arrangement with Tyco Healthcare (formerly Mallinckrodt, Inc.), a division of Tyco International, Ltd., to market, sell and distribute LeuTech. Tyco Healthcare is our worldwide (excluding Europe) marketing, sale and distribution partner for LeuTech. If Tyco Healthcare fails to market LeuTech, our potential revenues from the sale of LeuTech will be adversely affected. If the arrangement with Tyco Healthcare fails, we may have difficulty establishing new marketing relationships, and in any event, we will have limited control over these activities.

If LeuTech does not achieve market acceptance, our business will suffer.

        Approval of LeuTech for marketing and sale does not assure the product’s commercial success. LeuTech, if successfully developed, will compete with drugs manufactured and marketed by major pharmaceutical and other biotechnology companies. Imaging agents such as LeuTech generally take longer to achieve market acceptance following marketing approval than other drugs. The degree of market acceptance of LeuTech will depend on a number of factors, including:

perceptions by members of the health care community, including physicians, about the safety and effectiveness of LeuTech;
cost-effectiveness of LeuTech relative to competing products;


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availability of reimbursement for our products from government or other healthcare payers;
the establishment and demonstration of clinical efficacy and safety;
potential advantage over alternative treatment methods; and
reimbursement policies of government and third-party payors.

If LeuTech does not achieve adequate market acceptance, our business, financial condition and results of operations will be adversely affected.

Competing products and technologies may make LeuTech and our other potential products noncompetitive.

        We are aware of one company developing an antibody-based product which may compete with LeuTech as to certain indications. The competing product is marketed in some European countries and regulatory approval is pending in the United States. Palatin is also aware of at least one other company developing a peptide-based product which may also compete with LeuTech as to certain indications. In addition, other technologies may also be used to diagnose appendicitis, including computerized tomography or CT scan, and ultrasound technologies.

        We are aware that there is already an FDA-approved treatment for erectile dysfunction. This product is also approved in Europe, Japan and most of the world’s pharmaceutical markets. In addition, we are aware of at least three other products treating erectile dysfunction that have been submitted for approval in the United States, Europe and most of the world’s pharmaceutical markets. Potentially, in order to achieve approval and market acceptance, PT-141 may be required to demonstrate efficacy and safety equivalent or superior to these other products.

        The pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries are highly competitive. We are likely to encounter significant competition with respect to LeuTech, PT-141 and our other potential products. Many of our competitors have substantially greater financial and technological resources than we do. Many of them also have significantly greater experience in research and development, marketing, distribution and sales than we do. Accordingly, our competitors may succeed in developing, marketing, distributing and selling products and underlying technologies more rapidly than us. These competitive products or technologies may be more effective and useful and less costly than LeuTech, PT-141 or our other potential products. In addition, academic institutions, hospitals, governmental agencies and other public and private research organizations are also conducting research and may develop competing products or technologies on their own or through strategic alliances or collaborative arrangements.


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If we fail to adequately protect or enforce our intellectual property rights or secure rights to patents of others, the value of our intellectual property rights would diminish.

        Our success, competitive position and future revenues will depend in part on our ability and the abilities of our licensors to obtain and maintain patent protection for our products, methods, processes and other technologies, to preserve our trade secrets, to prevent third parties from infringing on our proprietary rights and to operate without infringing the proprietary rights of third parties. We cannot predict:

the degree and range of protection any patents will afford us against competitors, including whether third parties will find ways to invalidate or otherwise circumvent our patents;
if and when patents will issue;
whether or not others will obtain patents claiming aspects similar to those covered by our patents and patent applications; or
whether we will need to initiate litigation or administrative proceedings which may be costly whether we win or lose.

If our products, methods, processes and other technologies infringe the proprietary rights of other parties, we could incur substantial costs and we may have to:

obtain licenses, which may not be available on commercially reasonable terms, if at all;
redesign our products or processes to avoid infringement;
stop using the subject matter claimed in the patents held by others;
pay damages; or
defend litigation or administrative proceedings which may be costly whether we win or lose, and which could result in a substantial diversion of our management resources.

Contamination or injury from hazardous materials used in the development of LeuTech, PT-141 and MIDAS could result in liability exceeding our financial resources.

        Our research and development of LeuTech, PT-141 and MIDAS involves the use of hazardous materials and chemicals, including radioactive compounds. We cannot completely eliminate the risk of contamination or injury from these materials. In the event of contamination or injury, we may be responsible for any resulting damages. Damages could be significant and could exceed our financial resources, including the limits of our insurance.


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We may incur substantial liabilities and may be required to limit commercialization of our products in response to product liability lawsuits.

        The testing and marketing of medical products entail an inherent risk of product liability. If we cannot successfully defend ourselves against product liability claims, we may incur substantial liabilities or be required to limit commercialization of our products. Our inability to obtain sufficient product liability insurance at an acceptable cost to protect against potential product liability claims could prevent or inhibit the commercialization of pharmaceutical products we develop, alone or with corporate collaborators. We currently carry product/medical professional liability insurance, which includes liability insurance for our clinical trials. We, or any corporate collaborators, may not be able to obtain insurance at a reasonable cost or in sufficient amounts, if at all. Even if our agreements with any future corporate collaborators entitle us to indemnification against losses, such indemnification may not be available or adequate should any claim arise.


Our stock price is, and we expect it to remain, volatile, which could limit investors' ability to sell stock at a profit.

        The volatile price of our stock makes it difficult for investors to predict the value of their investment, to sell shares at a profit at any given time, or to plan purchases and sales in advance. A variety of factors may affect the market price of our common stock. These include, but are not limited to:

publicity regarding actual or potential clinical results relating to products under development by our competitors or us;
delay or failure in initiating, completing or analyzing pre-clinical or clinical trials or unsatisfactory design or result of these trials;
achievement or rejection of regulatory approvals by our competitors or us;
announcements of technological innovations or new commercial products by our competitors or us;
developments concerning proprietary rights, including patents;
developments concerning our collaborations;
regulatory developments in the United States and foreign countries;
economic or other crises and other external factors;
period-to-period fluctuations in our revenue and other results of operations;
changes in financial estimates by securities analysts; and


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sales of our common stock.

We will not be able to control many of these factors, and we believe that period-to-period comparisons of our financial results will not necessarily be indicative of our future performance. If our revenues, if any, in any particular period do not meet expectations, we may not be able to adjust our expenditures in that period, which could cause our operating results to suffer further. If our operating results in any future period fall below the expectations of securities analysts or investors, our stock price may fall by a significant amount.

        In addition, the stock market in general, and the market for biotechnology companies in particular, has experienced extreme price and volume fluctuations that may have been unrelated or disproportionate to the operating performance of individual companies. These broad market and industry factors may seriously harm the market price of our common stock, regardless of our operating performance.

Trading in our stock over the last 12 months has been limited, so investors may not be able to sell as much stock as they want at prevailing prices.

        The average daily trading volume in our common stock for the 12 month period ended December 9, 2002 was approximately 22,300 shares and the average daily number of transactions was approximately 23 for the same period. If limited trading in our stock continues, it may be difficult for investors to sell their shares in the public market at any given time at prevailing prices.

Our management and principal stockholders together control approximately 64% of our voting securities, a concentration of ownership which could delay or prevent a change in control.

        Our executive officers and directors beneficially own approximately 7% of our voting securities and our 5% or greater stockholders beneficially own approximately 57% of our voting securities. These stockholders, acting together, will be able to influence and possibly control most matters submitted for approval by our stockholders, including the election of directors, delaying or preventing a change of control, and the consideration of transactions in which stockholders might otherwise receive a premium for their shares over then current market prices.

We expect to sell additional equity securities, which would cause dilution.

        We expect to sell more equity securities in the future to obtain operating funds. We may sell these securities at a discount to the market price. Any future sales of equity will dilute the holdings of existing shareholders, possibly reducing the value of their investment.


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Investors in this offering will suffer immediate dilution.

        As of September 30, 2002 we had a net tangible book value of $10,136,504, which yields a net tangible book value of approximately $0.34 per share of common stock, assuming the conversion of all currently convertible preferred stock and no exercise of any warrants or options. The net tangible book value per share is substantially less than the current market price per share. If you pay more than the net tangible book value per share for stock in this offering, you will suffer immediate dilution.

There are 13,094,790 shares of common stock underlying outstanding derivative securities, which if exercised or converted, could decrease the value of your shares.

        As of December 9, 2002, holders of our outstanding derivative securities have the right to acquire the following amounts of underlying common stock:

839,546 shares issuable on conversion of immediately convertible preferred stock, for no further consideration;
700,000 shares issuable on conversion of preferred stock first convertible in August 2004, for no further consideration;
7,727,318 shares issuable on exercise of warrants, at exercise prices ranging from $0.01 to $7.50 per share;
3,827,926 shares issuable on the exercise of stock options, at exercise prices ranging from $1.00 to $21.70 per share.

If the holders convert or exercise those derivative securities, you may experience dilution in the net tangible book value of your common stock. In addition, the sale or availability for sale of the underlying shares in the marketplace could depress our stock price. We have registered or agreed to register for resale all of the underlying shares listed above. Holders of registered underlying shares could resell the shares immediately upon issuance, resulting in significant downward pressure on our stock.


We make forward-looking statements in this prospectus and the documents we incorporate by reference. Sometimes these statements contain words such as “anticipates,” “plans,” “intends,” “expects” and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of our future performance. Our business involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from what we say in this prospectus and in the documents we incorporate by reference. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this prospectus. We will not


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revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this prospectus or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.


We incorporate into this prospectus information contained in documents which we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We are disclosing important information to you by referring you to those documents. The information which we incorporate by reference is an important part of this prospectus, and information that we file later with the SEC will automatically update and supersede this information. We incorporate by reference the documents listed below, and any future filings we make with the SEC under Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:

annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2002, filed on September 30, 2002
current report on Form 8-K dated August 2, 2002, filed on August 8, 2002
current report on Form 8-K dated August 8, 2002, filed on August 15, 2002
current report on Form 8-K dated September 30, 2002, filed on October 1, 2002
current report on Form 8-K dated November 20, 2002, filed on November 20, 2002
the description of our common stock contained in our registration statement on Form 8-A filed on December 13, 1999

You may obtain a free copy of any or all of the information incorporated by reference by writing or calling us. Please direct your request to:

  Stephen T. Wills
Chief Financial Officer
Palatin Technologies, Inc.
4C Cedar Brook Drive
Cranbury, New Jersey 08512
Telephone (609) 495-2200
Fax (609) 495-2201


We file annual, quarterly and special reports, proxy statements, registration statements and other information with the SEC. You may read and copy any materials we file at the SEC’s Public Reference Room at 450 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20549. You may obtain information


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on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330. The SEC maintains an Internet site that contains reports, proxy and information statements, and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the SEC. The address of that website is You can find information about Palatin on our website at Information found on our website is not part of this prospectus.


We will not receive any proceeds from the sale of common stock by the selling stockholders. All proceeds from the resale of such shares will go to the selling stockholders. See “Selling Stockholders” and “Plan of Distribution” below.


This prospectus covers offers and sales of the following shares of common stock:

9,373,940 shares sold in a private placement in November 2002.
1,874,788 shares underlying five-year warrants sold in the private placement. Each purchaser in the private placement received warrants to purchase 20% of the number of shares purchased. The exercise price for these shares is $1.54 per share.
458,647 shares underlying five-year warrants issued to placement agents in the private placement. The exercise price for these shares is $1.54 per share.

The following table provides information on the selling stockholders, their current beneficial ownership of our securities, the number of shares offered for each stockholder’s account, and the amount and percentage of their beneficial ownership after this offering, assuming they sell all of the offered shares. “Beneficial ownership” here means direct or indirect voting or investment power over outstanding stock and stock which a person has the right to acquire now or within 60 days after the date of this prospectus. It therefore includes stock issuable on exercise of the warrants described above. The calculation of the percentage of common stock beneficially owned after the offering is based on 28,349,079 shares outstanding as of the date of this prospectus, plus each holder’s outstanding warrants (if any) that are not included in this offering.

The information in the table is from the selling stockholders, reports furnished to us under rules of the SEC and our stock ownership records, as of the date of this prospectus. Except as noted in the footnotes, no selling stockholder has had, within the past three years, any position, office or other material relationship with us or any of our predecessors or affiliates.


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                                                                                           % of Common
                                       Shares                               Shares            Stock
                                    Beneficially                         Beneficially      Beneficially
                                    Owned Before         Shares          Owned After       Owned After
Name of Selling Stockholder         the Offering        Offered          the Offering      the Offering
----------------------------       --------------      ---------        --------------    --------------
Anglo Irish Bank (Suisse) S.A.         576,569           360,000             216,569          0.8%

Bernische                            1,099,000           294,000             805,000          2.8%

CBG Compagnie Bancaire                 449,390           449,390                   0          0.0%

CSA Aktien Biotech                     974,816           974,816                   0          0.0%

Credit Suisse Equity Fund            2,609,189           887,083           1,722,106          6.0%
Management Company S.A. on
behalf of CS Equity Fund (Lux)
Global Biotech

Joseph E. Edelman (1)                  762,266           487,408             274,858          1.0%

Marc Florin                            100,398            83,726              16,672          0.1%

Albert Fried, Jr. (2)                3,691,874         2,089,304           1,602,570          5.5%

Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch         1,227,921         1,218,521               9,400          0.0%
& Cie

Perceptive Life Sciences Master      4,361,642         2,924,452           1,437,190          5.0%
Fund, Ltd. (1)

Pictet Gestion (Luxembourg)          2,582,816           974,816           1,608,000          5.6%
SA as Management Company
of Pictet Funds - Biotech (3)

Polaris Prime Eurotech                 487,408           487,408                   0          0.0%
(Cayman), L.P.

Privateq Advisors AG (4)             1,072,623           235,251             837,372          2.9%

ProMed Offshore Fund, Ltd. (5)          32,400            32,400                   0          0.0%

ProMed Partners, LP (5)                208,800           208,800                   0          0.0%


(1) Joseph E. Edelman is the managing partner of Perceptive Life Sciences Master Fund, Ltd. Mr. Edelman shares voting and/or investment control as to 128,200 of these shares with First New York Securities, LLC.


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(2) Albert Fried, Jr. acted as a placement agent in the private placement. He also acted as a placement agent in connection with our private placements of common stock and warrants in the spring of 1999. We have a consulting agreement with Mr. Fried for financial consulting services. Mr. Fried's beneficial ownership includes 162,500 shares of common stock purchasable under warrants held by the Fried Foundation, of which he is the trustee.

(3) The beneficial ownership of Pictet Gestion includes that of Pictet & Cie., of which Pictet Gestion is a division. Pictet Gestion serves as the management company for Pictet Funds - Biotech.

(4) The beneficial ownership shown for Privateq Advisors AG includes that of its parent, Privateq Holding AG. Privateq Advisors AG acted as a placement agent in the private placement. Privateq also acted as a placement agent in connection with our private placements of common stock and warrants in the fall of 2000 and the fall of 2001.

(5) Barry Kurokawa is the managing member of both ProMed Offshore Fund, Ltd. and ProMed Partners, LP.


We have registered the shares on behalf of the selling stockholders. We are bearing all costs relating to the registration of the shares, other than fees and expenses, if any, of counsel or other advisors to the selling stockholders. Any commissions, discounts, or other fees payable to broker-dealers in connection with any sale of the shares will be borne by the selling stockholders. The selling stockholders may offer their shares at various times in one or more of the following transactions, or in other kinds of transactions:

transactions on the American Stock Exchange;
in private transactions other than through the American Stock Exchange;
in connection with short sales of Palatin shares;
by pledge to secure debts and other obligations;
in connection with the writing of non-traded and exchange-traded call options, in hedge transactions and in settlement of other transactions;
in standardized or over-the-counter options; or
in a combination of any of the above transactions.

The selling stockholders also may resell all or a portion of the shares in open market transactions in reliance on Rule 144 under the Securities Act, if they meet the criteria and conform to the requirements of that rule.

The selling stockholders may sell their shares at quoted market prices, at prices based on quoted market prices, at negotiated prices or at fixed prices. The selling stockholders may use broker-dealers to sell their shares. If this happens, broker-dealers may either receive discounts or


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commissions from the selling stockholders, or they may receive commissions from purchasers of shares for whom they acted as agents.

The selling stockholders and any broker-dealers or agents that participate with the selling stockholders in the sale of shares may be “underwriters” within the meaning of the Securities Act. Any commissions received by broker-dealers or agents on the sales and any profit on the resale of shares purchased by broker-dealers or agents may be deemed to be underwriting commissions or discounts under the Securities Act.

Under the rules and regulations of the SEC, any person engaged in the distribution or the resale of our shares may not simultaneously buy, bid for or attempt to induce any other person to buy or bid for our common stock in the open market for a period of two business days prior to the commencement of the distribution. The rules and regulations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 may limit the timing of purchases and sales of shares of our common stock by the selling stockholders.


The legality of the shares of common stock offered in this prospectus has been passed upon by our counsel, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., New York, New York. A member of the Mintz firm holds options under our 1996 stock option plan to purchase:

6,250 shares of common stock at $8.00 per share, with an expiration date of January 3, 2007, fully vested;
5,000 shares of common stock at $6.00 per share, with an expiration date of January 21, 2008, fully vested; and
10,000 shares of common stock at $4.00 per share, with an expiration date of February 6, 2011, vesting as to 1/3 of the shares on February 6 of each year starting in 2002.


The consolidated financial statements as of June 30, 2002 and for the year then ended, and for the period from January 28, 1986 (inception) through June 30, 2002, have been incorporated by reference herein and in the registration statement in reliance upon the report of KPMG LLP, independent accountants, incorporated by reference herein, and upon the authority of said firm as experts in accounting and auditing. The consolidated financial statements of Palatin Technologies, Inc. and subsidiaries as of June 30, 2001 and for each of the years in the two-year period ended June 30, 2001 and for the period from January 28, 1986 (inception) through June 30, 2002, to the extent related to the period from January 28, 1986 (inception) through June 30, 2001, were audited by other auditors who have ceased operations. Those auditors expressed an unqualified opinion on those financial statements in their report dated September 10, 2001. Our opinion on the consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ equity (deficit) and cash


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flows, insofar as it relates to the amounts included for the period from January 28, 1986 (inception) through June 30, 2001, is based solely on the report of the other auditors. The audit report covering the June 30, 2002 consolidated financial statements contains an explanatory paragraph that states that the Company’s recurring losses from operations, accumulated deficit and limited liquid resources raise substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern. The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of that uncertainty.

The audited consolidated financial statements as of and for the years ended June 30, 2000 and 2001, incorporated by reference in this prospectus and elsewhere in the registration statement, have been audited by Arthur Andersen LLP, independent public accountants, as indicated in their report with respect thereto, and are incorporated by reference in reliance upon the authority of said firm as experts in giving said reports.

We have not been able to obtain, after reasonable efforts, the written consent of Arthur Andersen to our naming it in this prospectus as having certified the financial statements incorporated by reference, as required by Section 7 of the Securities Act. Accordingly, we have incorporated these financial statements in reliance on Rule 437a under the Securities Act. Due to the lack of Arthur Andersen’s written consent to the inclusion of its report in this prospectus, Arthur Andersen will not have any liability under Section 11 of the Securities Act for false and misleading statements and omissions contained in the prospectus, including the financial statements incorporated by reference, and any claims against Arthur Andersen related to any such false and misleading statements will be limited.


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This prospectus is part of a registration statement we filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should rely only on the information or representations contained in this prospectus. We have not authorized anyone to provide information other than that provided in this prospectus. We have not authorized anyone to provide you with any information that is different. We are not making an offer of these securities in any state where the offer is not permitted. You should not assume that the information in this prospectus is accurate as of any date other than the date on the front of the document.


Shares of Common Stock



The date of this prospectus is ________________


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We will bear all expenses, estimated at $10,116, incurred in connection with the registration of the shares offered in this registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 and qualification or exemption of the registered shares under state securities laws for the named selling stockholders. The selling stockholders will pay all underwriting discounts and selling commissions applicable to the sale of registered shares.

SEC registration fees                                   $1,616
Blue sky fees and expenses*                               $500
Costs of printing and engraving*                        $1,000
Legal fees and expenses*                                $5,000
Accounting fees and expenses*                           $1,000
Miscellaneous*                                          $1,000
TOTAL*                                                 $10,116


Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law provides that a corporation may indemnify any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative by reason of the fact that he is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation, or serving at the request of the corporation in similar capacities, against expenses (including attorneys’ fees), judgments, fines, and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by him in connection with such action, suit or proceeding if he acted in good faith and in a manner he reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe his conduct was unlawful. In the case of an action or suit by or in the right of the corporation, no indemnification shall be made with respect to any claim, issue or matter as to which such person shall have been adjudged to be liable to the corporation unless and only to the extent that the court having jurisdiction shall determine that such person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity.

Article V, Section 3 of our certificate of incorporation provides that to the fullest extent permitted by the Delaware General Corporation Law, no director of shall be personally liable to us or our stockholders for monetary damages for breach of a fiduciary duty as a director.

Article VI of our certificate of incorporation provides that we shall make the indemnification permitted under Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, as summarized above, but only (unless ordered by a court) upon a determination by a majority of a quorum of disinterested directors, by independent legal counsel in a written opinion, or by the stockholders, that the indemnified person has met the applicable standard of conduct. Article VI further provides that we may advance expenses for defending actions, suits or proceedings upon such terms and conditions as our Board of Directors deems appropriate, and that we may purchase


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insurance on behalf of indemnified persons whether or not we would have the power to indemnify such persons under Section 145 the Delaware General Corporation Law.

Our bylaws contain substantially the same indemnification provisions as our certificate of incorporation, summarized above.

We have obtained a directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policy which covers, among other things, certain liabilities arising under the Securities Act.

Our agreement with the selling stockholders pursuant to which we have filed this registration statement provides that we will indemnify each selling stockholder (including control persons, officers, directors and constituent partners of the selling stockholder), and each selling stockholder will indemnify us (including control persons, officers and directors) against certain liabilities which might arise from the registration. The indemnifications may cover liabilities arising under the Securities Act. The obligation of each selling stockholder to indemnify us or our affiliates is limited to liabilities based on written information which the selling stockholder provides to us for inclusion in the registration statement.


The following exhibits are filed with this registration statement:

No. Description
5.1 Opinion of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., counsel to the registrant, re legality.
10.1 Form of stock purchase agreement for our November 2002 private placement.
10.2 Form of registration rights agreement for our November 2002 private placement.
10.3 Form of warrant issued to purchasers in our November 2002 private placement.
23.1 Consent of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., included in Exhibit 5.1.
23.2 Consent of KPMG LLP.
24.1 Power of attorney, included in the signature page of this registration statement.


The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:

(1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales of securities are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:

        (i) To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933;


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        (ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and

        (iii) To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement.

(2) That, for purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered, and the offering of such securities at that time to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each filing of the registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.


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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Cranbury, State of New Jersey, on December 10, 2002.


By: /s/ Carl Spana     
      Carl Spana, Ph.D.
      President and Chief Executive Officer


We, the undersigned officers and directors of Palatin Technologies, Inc., severally constitute Carl Spana and Stephen T. Wills, and each of them singly, our true and lawful attorneys with full power to them, and each of them singly, to sign for us and in our names in the capacities indicated below, the Registration Statement on Form S-3 filed herewith and any and all subsequent amendments to said registration statement, and generally to do all such things in our names and behalf in our capacities as officers and directors to enable Palatin Technologies, Inc. to comply with all requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

Signature Title Date
/s/ Carl Spana      President, Chief Executive Officer and Director December 10, 2002
Carl Spana (principal executive officer)  
/s/ Stephen T. Wills      Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer December 10, 2002
Stephen T. Wills (principal financial and accounting officer)  
/s/ Perry B. Molinoff      Executive Vice President of Research & Development December 10, 2002
Perry B. Molinoff and Director  
/s/ John K.A. Prendergast      Chairman and Director December 10, 2002
John K.A. Prendergast    
/s/ Robert K. deVeer, Jr.     Director December 10, 2002
Robert K. deVeer, Jr.    


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/s/ Kevin S. Flannery     Director December 10, 2002
Kevin S. Flannery    
/s/ Zola P. Horovitz     Director December 10, 2002
Zola P. Horovitz    
/s/ Robert I. Taber     Director December 10, 2002
Robert I. Taber