Patents Assigned to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • Publication number: 20220305035
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of Formula A, or a salt thereof: Wherein “A1”, R1, R2, R3, R6, and R7 are as defined herein, which compounds have properties for blocking Nav 1.7 ion channels found in peripheral and sympathetic neurons. Also described are pharmaceutical formulations comprising the compounds of Formula A or their salts, and methods of treating cough, itch and neuropathic pain disorders using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Roecker, Mark E. Layton, Deping Wang, Xiu Wang, Xuanjia Peng
  • Publication number: 20220306619
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to pro drugs of 2-methyl-N-((5-methyl-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)methyl)-6-(((1S,2S)-2-(5-methylpyridin-2-yl)cyclopropyl)methoxy)pyrimidin-4-amine which are useful as therapeutic agents for the treatment of central nervous system disorders associated with phosphodiesterase 10 (PDE10). The present invention also relates to the use of such compounds for treating neurological and psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, psychosis or Huntington's disease, and those associated with striatal hypofunction or basal ganglia dysfunction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Sachin Mittal, Jason W. Skudlarek, Izzat T. Raheem
  • Publication number: 20220296695
    Abstract: The invention is related to multivalent immunogenic compositions comprising more than one S. pneumoniae polysaccharide protein conjugates, wherein each of the conjugates comprises a polysaccharide from an S. pneumoniae serotype conjugated to a carrier protein, wherein the serotypes of S. pneumoniae are as defined herein. In some embodiments, at least one of the polysaccharide protein conjugates is formed by a conjugation reaction comprising an aprotic solvent. In further embodiments, each of the polysaccharide protein conjugates is formed by a conjugation reaction comprising an aprotic solvent. Also provided are methods for inducing a protective immune response in a human patient comprising administering the multivalent immunogenic compositions of the invention to the patient. The multivalent immunogenic compositions are useful for providing protection against S. pneumoniae infection and/or pneumococcal diseases caused by S. pneumoniae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Chitrananda Abeygunawardana, Yadong Adam Cui, Romulo Ferrero, Jian He, Luwy Musey, Tanaz Petigara, Julie M. Skinner
  • Publication number: 20220281886
    Abstract: The present invention relates to Compounds of Formula I: I and pharmaceutically acceptable salts or prodrug thereof. The present invention also relates to compositions comprising at least one compound of Formula I, and methods of using the compounds of Formula I for treatment or prophylaxis of cardiometabolic diseases including high blood pressure, heart failure, kidney disease, and diabetes in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Sharp Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Frank Bennett, Jason E. Imbriglio, Angela D. Kerekes, Tanweer Khan, Claire Lankin, Derun Li, Zhicai Wu, Yusheng Xiong, Hyewon Youm, Yang Yu, Feng Ye, Anthappan Tony Kurissery, Venukrishnan Komanduri
  • Publication number: 20220280636
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to HSV glycoprotein E antigenic peptide constructs and HSV protein vaccines, as well as methods of using the vaccines and compositions comprising the vaccines. The present invention directed to immunogenic polypeptides of use for a vaccine against Herpes Simplex Vims (HSV). The polypeptides are glycoprotein E peptides that are mutated to reduce their binding to antibody Fc domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Arthur Fridman, Jennifer Dawn Galli, Dai Wang, Lan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220273770
    Abstract: Glucose-responsive insulin conjugates that contain one or more trisaccharides are provided. Such insulin conjugates may display a pharmacokinetic (PK) and/or pharmacodynamic (PD) profile that is responsive to the systemic concentrations of a saccharide such as glucose or alpha-methylmannose, even when administered to a subject in need thereof in the absence of an exogenous multivalent saccharide-binding molecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Danqing Feng, Erin N. Guidry, Pei Huo, Andrew J. Kassick, Ahmet Kekec, Songnian Lin, Christopher R. Moyes, Dmitri A. Pissarnitski, Lin Yan, Yuping Zhu
  • Publication number: 20220273669
    Abstract: The present invention relates to Compounds of Formula I: I and pharmaceutically acceptable salts or prodrug thereof. The present invention also relates to compositions comprising at least one compound of Formula I, and methods of using the compounds of Formula I for treatment of cardiometabolic diseases including high blood pressure, heart failure, kidney disease, and diabetes in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Sharp Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Qingmei Hong, Jason E. Imbriglio, Angela D. Kerekes, Tanweer Khan, Claire Lankin, Derun Li, Rui Liang, Pengcheng Patrick Shao, Zhicai Wu, Yusheng Xiong, Feng Ye, Hyewon Youm, Yang Yu, Anthappan Tony Kurissery, Venukrishnan Komanduri
  • Patent number: 11426730
    Abstract: A well plate assembly with an interior channel system in the well plate lid provides a more efficient and uniform distribution of fluid into a receptacle positioned below the well plate lid. The channel system in the lid allows air, or other fluid, to pass through with the use of a pump to each of a plurality of channels in the receptacle. Inlet and outlet valves in the lid prevent a gasket positioned between the lid and the receptacle from releasing contact with the receptacle due to high pressure experienced during the injection of fluid into the assembly. Specifically, pressure under a specified tolerance passes through the inlet valves, and if the pressure within the channel system exceeds the limit of the outlet valve, the outlet valve opens and allows air to escape the lid safely without disturbing the fluid flow into the channels below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Tinh Nguyen-DeMary, William James Ciolino
  • Publication number: 20220265558
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for preparing and/or dispensing lyospheres of pharmaceutical compositions of biologics (e.g., vaccines, therapeutic proteins such as monoclonal antibodies) or small molecules (e.g., chemical compounds). Also described are assemblies and systems for preparing and/or dispensing the lyospheres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Akhilesh Bhambhani, Morrisa Jones, Derrick M. Smith, David S. Thiriot, Joseph M. Rock
  • Publication number: 20220267369
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods of separating host cell lipases from a production protein in chromatographic processes and methods of improving polysorbate-80 stability in a production protein formulation by separating host cell lipases from the production protein using chromatographic processes. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions comprising less than 1 ppm of a host cell lipase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Rebecca A. Chmielowski, Francis K. Insaidoo, Justin B. Miller, David J. Roush, Darshini Shah, John P. Welsh
  • Publication number: 20220267370
    Abstract: A method that uses Protein A chromatography to separate antigen-binding polypeptide monomers comprising one or more immunoglobulin single variable domains (ISVDs) from aggregates of said monomers is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Ehsan Allah Espah Borujeni, William J. Rayfield, Sandra E. Rios
  • Publication number: 20220267376
    Abstract: Peptidomimetic macrocycles that comprise all-D configuration ?-amino acids and bind mouse double minute 2 (MDM2 aka E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase) and MDMX (aka MDM4) are described. These all-D configuration ?-amino acid peptidomimetic macrocycles are protease resistant, cell permeable without inducing membrane disruption, and intracellularly activate p53 by binding MDM2 and MDMX thereby antagonizing MDM2 and MDMX binding to p53. These peptidomimetic macrocycles may be useful in anticancer therapies, particularly in combination with chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicants: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Agency for Science, Technology and Research, MSD International GMBH (Singapore Branch)
    Inventors: Pietro Aronica, Christopher J. Brown, Fernando J. Ferrer, Charles W. Johannes, Srinivasaraghavan Kannan, David P. Lane, Anthony W. Partridge, Tomi K. Sawyer, Yaw Sing Tan, Chandra S. Verma, Tsz Ying Yuen
  • Publication number: 20220257762
    Abstract: The present invention includes antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof that specifically bind to human or cynomolgous monkey LAG3 as well as immunoglobulin chains thereof and polynucleotides encoding the same along with injection devices comprising such antibodies or fragments. Vaccines including such antibodies and fragments as well as compositions comprising the antibodies and fragments (e.g., including anti-PD1 antibodies) are included in the invention. Methods for treating or preventing cancer or infection using such compositions are also provided. In addition, methods for recombinant expression of the antibodies and fragments are part of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Linda Liang, Laurence Fayadat-Dilman, Rene De Waal Malefyt, Gopalan Raghunathan
  • Publication number: 20220259188
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to substituted certain 1-pyrazolyl, 5-, 6-disubstituted indazole derivatives of Formula (I) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein R1, R2, and ring A are as defined herein, which are potent inhibitors of LRRK2 kinase and may be useful in the treatment or prevention of diseases in which the LRRK2 kinase is involved, such as Parkinson's Disease and other diseases and disorders described herein. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these compounds and the use of these compounds and compositions in the prevention or treatment of diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, in which LRRK-2 kinase is involved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Hua Zhou, John J. Acton, III, Michael J. Ardolino, Yi-Heng Chen, Peter H. Fuller, Anmol Gulati, Rebecca Elizabeth Johnson, William P. Kaplan, Solomon D. Kattar, Mitchell H. Keylor, Derun Li, Kaitlyn Marie Logan, Min Lu, Gregori J. Morriello, Santhosh F. Neelamkavil, Barbara Pio, Nunzio Sciammetta, Vladimir Simov, Jing Su, Luis Torres, Xin Yan
  • Publication number: 20220259656
    Abstract: The present invention provides a blood biomarker and genetic markers on human chromosome 1 that are associated with a beneficial response to CRTH2 receptor antagonists. These combination of the blood biomarker and genetic markers are useful, inter alia, to identify patients who are most likely to benefit from treatment with CRTH2 receptor antagonist compositions and drug products, in methods of treating patients having a disease susceptible to treatment with a CRTH2 receptor antagonist, e.g., asthma, and in methods for selecting the most appropriate therapy for such patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Devan V. Mehrotra, George Philip, Peter M. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20220259227
    Abstract: The present invention relates to Tetracyclic Heterocycle Compounds of Formula and pharmaceutically acceptable salts or prodrug thereof, wherein R1 is as defined herein. The present invention also relates to compositions comprising at least one Tetracyclic Heterocycle Compound, and methods of using the Tetracyclic Heterocycle Compounds for treating or preventing HIV infection in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Timothy John Hartingh, John A. McCauley, Tao Yu, Yonglian Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220251194
    Abstract: Provided herein are treatments of conditions ameliorated by counteracting tumor mediated immune suppression. More specifically, provided herein are anti-PD-1/LAG-3/TIGIT trispecific antibodies, anti-PD-1/LAG3 bispecific antibodies, anti-LAG3 antibodies and antigen-binding fragments. Also provided here are methods and uses of these antibodies and antigen-binding fragments in the treatment of cancer or infectious disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Laurence Fayadat-Dilman, Veronica Juan, Robert A. Kastelein
  • Publication number: 20220251205
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions of anti-PD-1 antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof with less than or equal to about 3.0% oxidation of Met105 in the CDRH3 heavy chain region, and methods of obtaining the purified compositions. The invention also provides compositions comprising anti-PD-1 antibody main species and acidic species thereof, wherein the amount of acidic species is about 1.0-12.0%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Mark A. Brower, Chung-Jr Huang, Brian Wai Kwan, William Nicholas Napoli, Bhumit A. Patel, Nuno J. Dos Santos Pinto, Douglas Dennis Richardson, II, Sen Xu
  • Publication number: 20220250013
    Abstract: A solids charging containment apparatus and method for mixing a solvent with a dry powder, comprising a dual compartment isolator for safely removing the dry powder from a dry powder container, a mixing vessel, and a negative cascading pressure controller. The dual compartment isolator comprises a staging compartment, a charging compartment and a raw material entry port, which is connected to the staging compartment and configured to isolate the dry powder container from the surrounding atmosphere. The mixing vessel includes a mixing chamber and a solids charging port fluidly connecting the mixing chamber to a containment valve in the charging compartment of the dual compartment isolator. The negative cascading pressure controller generates negative pressure in both the staging compartment and the charging compartment. The containment apparatus and method may be used to produce a slurry or solution mixture of solvent and dry powder during drug processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: John H. Roosa, Alan S. D'Alessandro, Robert O'Connor, Luke Schenck, Timothy Stanoch
  • Publication number: 20220242866
    Abstract: The present invention provides processes for the preparation of 2-fluoroadenine, as well as certain intermediates useful in the preparation of 2?-deoxy-4?-C-ethynyl-2-fluoroadenosine (EFdA): EFdA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: John Y.L. Chung, Cynthia Marilyn Hong, Guy R. Humphrey, Kevin M. Maloney, Yingju Xu, Richard J. Varsolona