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Nektar Presents Data Demonstrating Favorable Oral Bioavailability and Drug-Drug Interaction Profile for NKTR-118
Date:9/13/2009

harmaceutical 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.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the company's current views regarding the potential of the company's technology platforms, the tablet formulation of NKTR-118, and the scientific and commercial potential of NKTR-118 and the results of the Phase 2 study for that drug candidate. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: (i) NKTR-118 is in mid-stage clinical development and the risk of failure remains high and failure can unexpectedly occur at any stage prior to regulatory approval due to efficacy, safety or other factors; (ii) the timing or success of the commencemen
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