Nektar Therapeutics' President and CEO, Howard W. Robin, to Present at the 28th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, CA

Jan 06, 2010, 09:00 ET from Nektar Therapeutics

SAN CARLOS, Calif., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nektar Therapeutics' (Nasdaq: NKTR) President and Chief Executive Officer, Howard W. Robin, is scheduled to present at the upcoming 28th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco at the Westin St. Francis Hotel on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time.

The presentation will be accessible via a Webcast through a link posted on the Investor Relations, Events Calendar section of the Nektar website: http://www.nektar.com. This Webcast will be available for replay until February 12, 2010.

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®, Roche's PEGASYS® for hepatitis C and Amgen's Neulasta® 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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