Patents Assigned to Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
  • Patent number: 11319590
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for sequencing immune cell receptor repertoires from immune cell populations, the methods comprising isolating RNA from immune cells, generating cDNA from the RNA, ligating adapter sequences to the cDNA, and sequencing the cDNA. Also provided are kits containing primer mixtures for the sequencing of immune cell receptor repertoires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd.
    Inventor: Raphael Genolet
  • Patent number: 11306355
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods for bisulfite-free identification in a nucleic acid sequence of the locations of 5-methylcytosine, 5-hydroxymethylcytosine, 5-carboxylcytosine and 5-formylcytosine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd
    Inventors: Chunxiao Song, Yibin Liu
  • Patent number: 11267889
    Abstract: The instant disclosure provides antibodies that specifically bind to human CTLA-4 and antagonize CTLA-4 function. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions comprising these antibodies, nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, expression vectors and host cells for making these antibodies, and methods of treating a subject using these antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignees: Agenus Inc., Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Inventors: Marc Van Dijk, Cornelia Anne Mundt, Gerd Ritter, David Schaer, Jedd David Wolchok, Taha Merghoub, David Adam Savitsky, Nicholas Stuart Wilson
  • Patent number: 11253521
    Abstract: Described inter alia are compounds according to formula (I): or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and uses in methods for the modulation of flap endonuclease 1 (FEN1), Xeroderma Pigmentosum Complementation Group G protein (XPG), Exonuclease 1 (EXO1) and/or GEN1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd
    Inventors: Timothy Gahman, Andrew Shiau, Richard Kolodner
  • Patent number: 11230603
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a protein binding to GARP in the presence of TGF-? and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignees: LUDWIG INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH LTD, UNIVERSITÉ CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, argenx BVBA
    Inventors: Sophie Lucas, Pierre Coulie, Julia Cuende Villasur, Laure Dumoutier, Jean-Christophe Renauld, Sebastian van der Woning, Michael Saunders, Hans De Haard, Gitte De Boeck
  • Publication number: 20220017600
    Abstract: In certain aspects, the present disclosure relates to the insight that a polypeptide comprising a ligand-binding portion of the extracellular domain of activin-like kinase I (ALK1) polypeptide may be used to inhibit angiogenesis in vivo, particularly in mammals suffering angiogenesis-related disorders. Additionally, the disclosure demonstrates that inhibitors of ALK1 may be used to increase pericyte coverage in vascularized tissues, including tumors and the retina. The disclosure also identifies ligands for ALK1 and demonstrates that such ligands have pro-angiogenic activity, and describes antibodies that inhibit receptor-ligand interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicants: Acceleron Pharma Inc., Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Asya Grinberg, John Knopf, Robert S. Pearsall, Ravindra Kumar, Jasbir Seehra, Kristian Pietras
  • Publication number: 20210388104
    Abstract: In certain aspects, the present disclosure relates to the insight that a polypeptide comprising a ligand-binding portion of the extracellular domain of activin-like kinase I (ALK1) polypeptide may be used to inhibit angiogenesis in vivo, particularly in mammals suffering angiogenesis-related disorders. Additionally, the disclosure demonstrates that inhibitors of ALK1 may be used to increase pericyte coverage in vascularized tissues, including tumors and the retina. The disclosure also identifies ligands for ALK1 and demonstrates that such ligands have pro-angiogenic activity, and describes antibodies that inhibit receptor-ligand interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicants: Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd., Acceleron Pharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Asya Grinberg, John Knopf, Robert S. Pearsall, Ravindra Kumar, Jasbir Seehra, Kristian Pietras
  • Patent number: 11193164
    Abstract: Provided herein are, inter alia, methods and compositions to detect, monitor and treat cancer, wherein the cancer includes amplified extrachromosomal oncogenes. The methods are useful for personalized treatment and exploit differential expression of amplified extrachromosomal oncogenes in cancer cells versus healthy cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd
    Inventors: Paul Mischel, Prashant Mali, Vineet Bafna, Kristen Turner, Viraj Deshpande, Doruk Beyter
  • Patent number: 11160873
    Abstract: Expression of proteolytically active, high molecular weight ADAM10 protease is relatively increased in tumour cells that also express the putative tumour stem cell marker CD133. A recombinant humanized antibody or antibody fragment based on 8C7 monoclonal antibody may be used to selectively bind to proteolytically active, high molecular weight ADAM10 protease to thereby detect tumour cells and also as a therapeutic agent for treating cancers, tumours and other malignancies inclusive of leukemia, lymphoma, lung cancer, colon cancer, adenoma, neuroblastoma, brain tumour, renal tumour, prostate cancer, sarcoma and/or melanoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignees: Monash University, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd., Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute
    Inventors: Martin Lackmann, Peter W. Janes, Lakmali Atapattu Mudiyanselage, Andrew M. Scott, Dimitar B. Nikolov, Nayanendu Saha
  • Patent number: 11149311
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for haplotype determination and, in particular, haplotype determination at the whole genome level as well as targeted haplotype determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd
    Inventors: Bing Ren, Siddarth Selvaraj, Jesse Dixon, Anthony Schmitt
  • Patent number: 11136404
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides antibodies that specifically bind to human OX40 receptor (OX40) and compositions comprising such antibodies. In a specific aspect, the antibodies specifically bind to human OX40 and modulate OX40 activity, e.g., enhance, activate, or induce OX40 activity, or reduce, deactivate, or inhibit OX40 activity. The present disclosure also provides methods for treating disorders, such as cancer, by administering an antibody that specifically binds to human OX40 and modulates OX40 activity, e.g., enhances, activates, or induces OX40 activity. Also provided are methods for treating autoimmune or inflammatory diseases or disorders, by administering an antibody that specifically binds to human OX40 and modulates OX40 activity, e.g., reduces, deactivates, or inhibits OX40 activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignees: AGENUS INC., MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER, LUDWIG INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH LTD
    Inventors: Marc Van Dijk, Ekaterina V. Breous-Nystrom, Volker Seibert, Gerd Ritter, David Schaer, Daniel Hirschhorn-Cymerman, Taha Merghoub, Hao Tang, David A. Savitsky, Jeremy Waight, Nicholas S. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20210252039
    Abstract: Provided are compounds, methods, and pharmaceutical compositions for increasing the amount or activity of STMN2 RNA in a cell or animal, and in certain embodiments increasing the amount of STMN2 protein in a cell or animal. Such compounds, methods, and pharmaceutical compositions are useful to ameliorate at least one symptom of a neurodegenerative disease. Such symptoms include ataxia, neuropathy, synaptic dysfunction, deficits in cognition, and decreased longevity. Such neurodegenerative diseases include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), frontotemporal dementia (FTD), Alzheimer's disease (AD), and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicants: Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ludwig Institute For Cancer Research
    Inventors: Huynh-Hoa Bui, Don W. Cleveland, Ze'ev Melamed
  • Publication number: 20210169916
    Abstract: Provided are methods for reducing the amount or activity of C9ORF72 RNA, and in certain instances of reducing the amount of C9ORF72 protein, in an animal. Such methods are useful to prevent or ameliorate at least one symptom of a neurodegenerative disease. Such symptoms include anxiety, reduced spatial learning, and memory loss. Such neurodegenerative diseases include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), frontotemporal dementia (FTD), corticalbasal degeneration syndrome (CBD), atypical Parkinsonian syndrome, and olivopontocerellar degeneration (OPCD).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicants: Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
    Inventors: C. Frank Bennett, Frank Rigo, Don W. Cleveland, Jie Jiang, Qiang Zhu, Clotilde Lagier-Tourene
  • Patent number: 11013802
    Abstract: The instant disclosure provides antibodies that specifically bind to CTLA-4 (e.g., human CTLA-4) and antagonize CTLA-4 function. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions comprising these antibodies, nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, expression vectors and host cells for making these antibodies, and methods of treating a subject using these antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: AGENUS INC., LUDWIG INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH LTD, MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER
    Inventors: Marc van Dijk, Cornelia Anne Mundt, Gerd Ritter, David Schaer, Jedd David Wolchok, Taha Merghoub, Nicholas Stuart Wilson, David Adam Savitsky, Mark Arthur Findeis, Dennis John Underwood, Jean-Marie Cuillerot, Igor Proscurshim, Olga Shebanova
  • Publication number: 20210113615
    Abstract: The invention relates to heterodimeric inactivatable chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) and their use for treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicants: Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd., École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
    Inventors: George COUKOS, Melita IRVING, Bruno CORREIA, Pablo GAINZA-CIRAUQUI, Greta Maria Paola GIORDANO ATTIANESE
  • Patent number: 10947303
    Abstract: Specific binding members, particularly antibodies and fragments thereof, which bind to transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-?1) are provided, particularly recognizing human and mouse TGF-?1 and not recognizing or binding TGF-?2 or TGF-?3. Particular antibodies are provided which specifically recognize and neutralize TGF-?1. These antibodies are useful in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions associated with activated or elevated TGF-?1, including cancer, and for modulating immune cells and immune response, including immune response to cancer or cancer antigens. The anti-TGF-?1 antibodies, variable regions or CDR domain sequences thereof, and fragments thereof may also be used in therapy in combination with chemotherapeutics, immune modulators, or anti-cancer agents and/or with other antibodies or fragments thereof. Antibodies of this type are exemplified by the novel antibodies hereof, including antibody 13A1, whose sequences are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: LUDWIG INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH, LTD.
    Inventors: Jacques Van Snick, Catherine Uyttenhove, Thierry Boon
  • Patent number: 10912831
    Abstract: The instant disclosure provides antibodies that specifically bind to CTLA-4 (e.g., human CTLA-4) and antagonize CTLA-4 function. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions comprising these antibodies, nucleic acids encoding these antibodies, expression vectors and host cells for making these antibodies, and methods of treating a subject using these antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: AGENUS INC., LUDWIG INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH LTD, MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER
    Inventors: Marc van Dijk, Cornelia Anne Mundt, Gerd Ritter, David Schaer, Jedd David Wolchok, Taha Merghoub, Nicholas Stuart Wilson, David Adam Savitsky, Mark Arthur Findeis, Dennis John Underwood, Jean-Marie Cuillerot, Igor Proscurshim, Olga Shebanova
  • Patent number: 10836830
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides multispecific (e.g., bispecific) antibodies that specifically bind to human GITR and/or human OX40 as well as compositions comprising such antibodies. In a specific aspect, the multispecific antibodies specifically bind to human GITR and OX40 and modulate GITR and/or OX40 activity, e.g., enhance, activate, or induce GITR and/or OX40 activity, or reduce, deactivate, or inhibit GITR and/or OX40 activity. The present disclosure also provides methods for treating disorders, such as cancer, by administering a multispecific antibody that specifically binds to human GITR and/or OX40 and modulates GITR and/or OX40 activity, e.g., enhances, activates, or induces GITR and/or OX40 activity. Also provided are methods for treating autoimmune or inflammatory diseases or disorders, by administering a multispecific antibody that specifically binds to human GITR and/or OX40 and modulates GITR and/or OX40 activity, e.g., reduces, deactivates, or inhibits GITR and/or OX40 activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: AGENUS INC., MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER, LUDWIG INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH LTD.
    Inventors: Nicholas S. Wilson, Jeremy D. Waight, Gerd Ritter, David Schaer, Daniel Hirschhorn-Cymerman, Taha Merghoub, Ekaterina V. Breous-Nystrom, Volker Seibert, Takemasa Tsuji, Olivier Léger, Dennis J. Underwood, Marc Van Dijk
  • Patent number: 10829559
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides antibodies that specifically bind to human glucocorticoid-induced TNFR family related receptor (GITR) and compositions comprising such antibodies. In a specific aspect, the antibodies specifically bind to human GITR and modulate GITR activity, e.g., enhance, activate or induce GITR activity, utilizing such antibodies. The present disclosure also provides methods for treating disorders, such as cancer and infectious diseases, by administering an antibody that specifically binds to human GITR and modulates GITR activity e.g., enhances, activates or induces GITR activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: Agenus Inc., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Volker Seibert, Olivier Léger, Marc Van Dijk, Taha Merghoub, David Schaer, Gerd Ritter, Takemasa Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20200338125
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for expanding antigen-specific lymphocytes by culturing samples from a subject containing lymphocytes or lymphocytes derived from the sample in the presence of one or more peptides comprising antigens and/or in the presence of an antigen presenting cell presenting antigens. Also disclosed is the use of such method for improving personalized immunotherapy (e.g., tumor immunotherapy).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: LUDWIG INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH LTD
    Inventors: Sara BOBISSE, Alexandre HARARI, George COUKOS