About Nektar Therapeutics
Nektar Therapeutics is a research-based biopharmaceutical company, which is focused on discovering and developing medicines in areas of unmet medical need. The Company's research and development pipeline of new investigational drugs includes potential therapies for oncology, immunology and virology. In oncology, it is studying several immuno-oncology (I-O) drug candidates, including bempegaldesleukin, NKTR-255 and NKTR-262. In immunology, it is focused on addressing imbalances in the immune system to restore the body's self-tolerance mechanisms and achieve immune homeostasis. In autoimmune disorders, its IL-2 T-regulatory cell stimulator NKTR-358 is being clinically studied in systemic lupus erythematosus, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Its programs in virology area include studying bempegaldesleukin in treating individuals affected with COVID-19, and a preclinical research collaboration with Gilead Sciences Inc. (Gilead) to test the combination of NKTR-255.