Nektar Therapeutics announced that NKTR-102 has been given orphan drug status by the FDA for the treatment of women with ovarian cancer. NKTR-102 is in an ongoing, Phase 2 study, enrolling approximately 125 patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer whose disease has progressed following treatment with pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) therapy.

NKTR-102 is a next-generation topoisomerase I inhibitor with reduced peak concentrations and continuous concentration profile. It is currently an investigational agent and is not approved by the FDA, European Medicines Agency (EMA) or other Health Authorities.

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