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Nektar Therapeutics to Host Conference Call to Discuss Today's Announcement of a New Partnership for NKTR-118 and NKTR-119
Date:9/21/2009

SAN CARLOS, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR) announced that it will be hosting a conference call to discuss today's announcement of a new partnership for NKTR-118 and NKTR-119. The call will begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET)/5:30 a.m. Pacific Time (PT).

The live audio-only Webcast of the conference call can be accessed through a link that is posted on the home page of Nektar's website: http://www.nektar.com. The web broadcast of the conference call will be available for replay through Monday, October 19, 2009.

        To access the conference call, follow these instructions:

        Dial: (866) 543-6403 (U.S.); (617) 213-8896 (international)
        Passcode: 72093106 (Howard Robin is the host)

An audio replay will also be available shortly following the call through Monday, October 19, 2009 and can be accessed by dialing (888) 286-8010 (U.S.); or (617) 801-6888 (international) with a passcode of 36361745.

In the event that any non-GAAP financial measure is discussed on the conference call that is not described in the press release, related information will be made available on the Investor Relations page at the Nektar website as soon as practical after the conclusion of the conference call.

About Nektar

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 partners, which include leading biopharmaceutical companies, including UCB's Cimzia(R), Roche's PEGASYS(R) for hepatitis C and Amgen's Neulasta(R) for neutropenia. Nektar has created a robust pipeline of potentially high-value therapeutics to address unmet medical needs by leveraging and expanding its technology platforms to improve and enable molecules. Nektar is currently conducting clinical and preclinical programs in oncology, pain and other therapeutic areas. NKTR-102, PEGylated irinotecan, is currently in Phase 2 clinical studies in ovarian, breast and colorectal cancer. NKTR-105, PEGylated docetaxel, is currently in a Phase 1 clinical study in patients with refractory solid tumors.

Nektar is headquartered in San Carlos, California, with additional R&D operations in Huntsville, Alabama and Hyderabad, India. Further information about the company and its drug development programs and capabilities may be found online at http://www.nektar.com.

Nektar Contacts:

    Jennifer Ruddock
    Nektar Therapeutics
    650-631-4954
    jruddock@nektar.com

    Susan Noonan
    The SAN Group
    212-966-3650
    susan@sanoonan.com


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