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Long-term investors in Nektar Therapeutic (NKTR) have had a roller coaster ride over the years, as these shares have traded up and down on for particular products like inhaled insulin and Nektar's PEGylation licensing royalty streams in general. Over the last few years, though, the company has been focusing on not only increasing its share of value in its partnered programs, but using the cash generated by them to support its own proprietary development portfolio.

The next year is looking like a big one for the company, as it should have considerably more clarity about the future of its opioid-induced constipation drug and its metastatic breast cancer drug. Together these drugs encompass about half of the value...

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