Clinical Trials Information

As a biopharmaceutical company, Nektar conducts preclinical and clinical studies on our investigational drug candidates to evaluate our products for safety and efficacy. Nektar is developing a number of investigational drug candidates to target debilitating conditions or diseases. The company focuses its efforts on medical conditions where we believe current drugs are not providing optimal therapeutic benefit.

Before a new therapeutic can be made available to the general public, rigorous tests involving multiple studies on human volunteers are required. These studies, referred to as clinical trials, are carefully conducted and regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States, and by similar regulatory agencies worldwide. Participation in clinical trials allows patients to potentially gain access to the latest investigational treatments at no cost, and play an important role in advancing medicine.

Nektar Therapeutics is currently recruiting patients in the U.S. and other countries for the following clinical trials. Please follow the links below for more information on the enrollment criteria for each study and site locations:

Etirinotecan pegol (NKTR-102)
Etirinotecan Pegol (NKTR 102) in Treating Patients With Relapsed Small Cell Lung Cancer
This investigator-sponsored trial is being conducted at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) under the direction of Alex Adjei, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P.
Etirinotecan Pegol (NKTR-102) in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
This investigator-sponsored trial is being conducted at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania under the direction of Charu Aggarwal, M.D.
Information for all NKTR-102 studies on

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Information for all NKTR-181 studies on

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Further information and background on clinical trials may be found on, a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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