Revenue for the three month period ended September 30, 2009 was $10.2 million compared to revenue of $21.4 million in the third quarter of 2008. Revenue year-to-date September 30, 2009 was $32.9 million as compared to revenue of $61.8 million in the same period in 2008. This decrease in revenue is largely the result of lower contract research and manufacturing revenues primarily resulting from the sale of certain of the company's pulmonary assets to Novartis which occurred on December 31, 2008.
Cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments at September 30, 2009 were $275.7 million. Not included in this cash balance is the cash payment of $125 million received from AstraZeneca in October 2009 as a result of the collaboration for NKTR-118 and NKTR-119.
Conference Call to Discuss Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results
A conference call to review results will be held today, Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 2 PM Pacific Time.
Details are below:
Howard Robin, president and chief executive officer, and John Nicholson, chief financial officer, will host a conference call beginning at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)/2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009.
To access the conference call, follow these instructions:
Dial: 866-356-3095 (U.S.); 617-597-5391 (international)
An audio replay will also be available shortly following the call through Wednesday, November 18, 2009 and can be accessed by dialing 888-286-8010 (U.S.); or 617-801-6888 (international) with a passcode of 60261022.
Nektar Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics based on its PEGylation and advanced polymer conjugation technology platforms. Nektar's technology and drug development expertise have enabled nine approved products in the U.S. or Europe for
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