Nektar Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the development of a pipeline of drug candidates that utilize its PEGylation and advanced polymer conjugate technology platforms, which are designed to enable the development of new molecular entities that target known mechanisms of action. The Company’s pipeline is comprised of drug candidates for therapeutic areas, including oncology, pain, anti-infectives, and immunology. The Company’s research and development activities involve small molecule drugs, peptides and other potential biologic drug candidates. Its drug candidates are designed to improve the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, half-life, bioavailability, metabolism or distribution of drugs and improve the overall benefits and use of a drug for the patient. Its polymer chemistry platform is being used to create specialized therapeutics, including small molecule oral and parenteral drugs, proteins, peptides and antibody fragments.