Research Platform

Advancing the Science of Drug Innovation

Successful drug innovation grows from a deep appreciation of disease pathophysiology and ingenuity in fine-tuning the pharmacologic properties of promising disease-modifying agents.

Nektar is the global leader in polymer chemistry — a powerful approach to drug design that focuses on creating new molecular entities with optimized drug pharmacology. Our success is rooted in two key strategies. The first is targeting well-characterized biomolecular pathways considered likely to yield significant therapeutic benefits. And the second is exploiting the structural malleability of polymers — key chemical building blocks that provide a near-limitless toolbox with which to customize the behavior of a new molecule.

Our unique methodology has led to an impressive record of clinical and commercial successes, which we invite you to explore Approved Products and Product Pipeline.