Nektar's proprietary Advanced Polymer Conjugate Technology platform allows for a custom approach that capitalizes on the properties of polymer medicinal chemistry and an understanding of both a drug's characteristics and the body's mechanisms.

Our scientists identify specific drug molecules, both large and small, that with customized chemical modification using uniquely-designed polymers can be enabled or made more efficacious. With our proprietary conjugate approaches, suboptimal drugs can be designed to dial in desired therapeutic properties and create an optimized and potentially superior therapeutic.

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Featured Publications on Nektar's Technology Platform
2008 Review Article in Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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November 6-10, 2012 Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium New York, NY
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"When we design a new drug candidate, we bring together our knowledge of a drug with our understanding of medicinal polymer chemistry and the body's mechanisms. This allows us to turn a sub-optimal drug into a new chemical entity with the potential to be more efficacious and have more desirable characteristics."

Timothy A. Riley, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Global Research

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