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Patent
Nektar Therapeutics | Date: 2015-09-25

The invention is directed to multi-functional N-maleimidyl polymer derivatives comprising a water soluble and non-peptidic polymer backbone having a terminal carbon, such as a poly(alkylene glycol), the terminal carbon of the polymer backbone being directly bonded to the nitrogen atom of a N-maleimidyl moiety without a linking group therebetween. The invention also provides two methods of preparing such linkerless N-maleimidyl polymer derivatives.


Pharmaceutical compositions of conjugates are provided. The conjugates can be prepared by (among other ways) conjugating a pharmacologically active agent with a polymeric reagent that has a particular arrangement of atoms. Related methods, preparations, and so forth are also provided.


Patent
Nektar Therapeutics | Date: 2015-09-01

Various methods, devices, and systems are described for aerosolizing a liquid. Embodiments may include sealing the liquid within a reservoir. An output waveform signal may be generated. A nebulizer element may be vibrated to aerosolize the liquid. A negative pressure may be produced within the reservoir as the liquid is aerosolized. The output waveform signal may cause the nebulizer element to vibrate. Embodiments may involve determining a phase shift between a current of the output waveform signal and a voltage of the output waveform signal. Also, embodiments may involve adjusting a frequency of the output waveform signal at least partially based on the phase shift. Further, embodiments may involve adjusting the voltage of the output waveform signal at least partially based on the frequency of the output waveform signal.


Patent
Nektar Therapeutics | Date: 2015-04-23

The present invention provides water-soluble, polymer derivatives having a thiol-selective terminus suitable for selective coupling to thiol groups, such as those contained in the cysteine residues of proteins.


Patent
Nektar Therapeutics | Date: 2015-08-31

Embodiments of the invention provide a composition of a particulate coformulation which includes particles containing an active substance and an additive, wherein each particle contains a relative additive concentration increasing radially outwards from a particle center to a particle surface along a finite gradient. In one example, the particle surface is an additive-rich surface without a distinct physical boundary between the particle center and the particle surface. The relative additive concentration may have a continuous rate of change across the finite gradient. In some examples, an active substance:additive ratio of the particle surface is sufficiently low to form a protective surface layer around the active substance. Generally, the particle surface is free of the active substance.

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