Patents Assigned to Novartis Corporation
  • Patent number: 8119105
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aerosol container for pharmaceutically active aerosols that are to be administered in predetermined amounts and that are supplied in the container in the form of a suspension, the suspension also comprising, in addition to a pharmaceutically active substance, at least a propellant gas. The aerosol container has a metering valve that comprises a metering chamber and a valve stem. In a first position of the valve stem, the metering chamber is in communication with the interior of the container and has been filled with a predetermined amount of the aerosol. In a second position of the valve stem, the amount of aerosol disposed in the metering chamber is released. The propellant gas is an alternative propellant gas that is free of fluorochlorohydrocarbons, preferably a propellant gas that comprises only fluorohydrocarbons, and the inner wall of the container is coated with a plastics coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Novartis Corporation
    Inventors: Francois Brugger, Angelika Stampf
  • Patent number: 7253257
    Abstract: The invention provides purified human metabotropic glutamate receptors, compositions comprising such receptors, and nucleic acids that encode such receptors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Novartis Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Josef Flor, Rainer Kuhn, Kristin Lindauer, Irene Püttner, Thomas Knöpfel
  • Patent number: 7057016
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a folding process for the preparation of biologically active, dimeric, TGF-? (Transforming Growth Factor type ?)-like protein in a detergent-free folding buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Novartis Corporation
    Inventor: Nico Cerletti
  • Patent number: 6596260
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aerosol container for pharmaceutically active aerosols that are to be administered in predetermined amounts and that are supplied in the container in the form of a suspension, the suspension also comprising, in addition to a pharmaceutically active substance, at least a propellant gas. The aerosol container has a metering valve that comprises a metering chamber and a valve stem. In a first position of the valve stem, the metering chamber is in communication with the interior of the container and has been filled with a predetermined amount of the aerosol. In a second position of the valve stem, the amount of aerosol disposed in the metering chamber is released. The propellant gas is an alternative propellant gas that is free of fluorochlorohydrocarbons, preferably a propellant gas that comprises only fluorohydrocarbons, and the inner wall of the container is coated with a plastics coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Novartis Corporation
    Inventors: François Brugger, Angelika Stampf
  • Publication number: 20030044978
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for promoting the survival and/or expansion of hematopoietic stem cells in culture, comprising culturing the cells in a culture including an effective amount of a mpl ligand, (particularly thrombopoietin), a flt3 ligand and interleukin 6 (IL6). Also provided is a method for modifying hematopoietic stem cells comprising contacting a gene delivery vehicle comprising a polynucleotide sequence with a population of hematopoietic stem cells cultured in the presence of an effective amount of thrombopoietin and a flt3 ligand. Additionally methods of restoring hematopoietic capability in a subject are claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 1999
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Applicant: NOVARTIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: JUDY CAROL YOUNG, LESLEY JEAN MURRAY, ROBERT J. TUSHINSKI
  • Patent number: 6515107
    Abstract: The present invention relates to human metabotropic glutamate receptor (hmGluR) proteins, isolated nucleic acids coding therefor, host cells producing the proteins of the invention, methods for the preparation of such proteins, nucleic acids and host cells, and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Novartis Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Josef Flor, Rainer Kuhn, Kristin Lindauer, Irene Püttner, Thomas Knöpfel
  • Patent number: 6436901
    Abstract: The present invention provides a freeze dried pharmaceutical composition comprising hirudin, potassium phosphate and a sugar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignees: UCP Gen-Pharma AG, Novartis Corporation
    Inventor: Tudor Arvinte
  • Patent number: 6300309
    Abstract: A method for the treatment or prevention of osteoporosis in higher mammals is disclosed, the method comprising administering Insulin-like Growth Factor I (IGF-I) in an effective amount thereof to said mammal, said mammal being in need of said treatment or prevention. Compositions for pharmaceutical use in the above method are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: Novartis Corporation
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Guler, Satish Bhatia
  • Patent number: 6294656
    Abstract: The invention concerns TGF-&bgr; in a crystalline form which shows no adsorption or less adsorption to the walls of vials than the soluted TGF-&bgr; and which is more stable towards oxidative agents than the soluted form. TGF-&bgr; crystals of the invention can be used for structure determination and for drug design and for the production of a slow release pharmaceutical preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: Novartis Corporation
    Inventors: Peer Mittl, Markus Grütter, Tudor Arvinte
  • Patent number: 6255288
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of methanebisphosphonic acid derivatives of formula I for the treatment of fractures. These compounds have surprisingly been found to promote a more rapid and stronger fracture healing in mammals including man.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: Novartis Corporation
    Inventors: Allen E. Goodship, Peter Walker, Donal S. McNally, Timothy J. Chambers, Jonathan Green
  • Patent number: 6228610
    Abstract: The present invention relates to human metabotropic glutamate receptor (hmGluR) proteins, isolated nucleic acids coding therefor, host cells producing the proteins of the invention, methods for the preparation of such proteins, nucleic acids and host cells, and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Novartis Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Josef Flor, Rainer Kuhn, Kristin Lindauer, Irene Püttner, Thomas Knöpfel
  • Patent number: 6218359
    Abstract: The current invention concerns the use of a receptor from the RZR/ROR receptor family or of a functional fragment thereof in a test of a compound for anti-autoimmune, anti-arthritic, anti-tumor, melatonin-like and/or melatonin-antagonistic activity and the production of a receptor ligand complex comprising said receptor or a functional fragment thereof and a ligand of said receptor. Described is also a method for testing compounds for said activity (screening for ligands) and the active compounds identified therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignee: Novartis Corporation
    Inventors: Irmgard Wiesenberg, Martin Missbach
  • Patent number: 6211240
    Abstract: Compounds of the formula I in which Y is hydrogen, C1-C4alkyl, C1-C4alkoxy, OH, CN, NO2, Si(CH3)3, CF3 or halogen, Z is a group a) R1 is hydrogen, C1-C4alkyl, C2-C4alkenyl, C2-C4-alkynyl, C3-C6cycloalkyl, phenyl which is unsubstituted or at most trisubstituted by halogen, C1-C4alkyl, C1-C4alkoxy, C1-C4alkylthio, or benzyl which is unsubstituted or at most trisubstituted in the aromatic ring in the same manner; or is cyclopropylmethyl, C1-C4haloalkyl, C2-C5alkoxyalkyl, cyanomethyl, CO—R6, OH, NH2, C1-C4alkylamine or C1-C4alkoxycarbonyl-C1-C2alkyl; X is oxygen, sulfur or NR5; R2 is hydrogen, C1-C4alkyl, C2-C4alkenyl, C2-C4alkynyl, C3-C6cycloalkyl, C(O)R6, OH or C1-C4alkoxy, NH2 or C1-C4alkylamine; R5 is hydrogen, C1-C4alkyl, C2-C4alkenyl or C2-C4alkynyl; R6 is hydrogen, C114 C4alkyl, C1-C4haloalkyl, C1-C4alkoxy, C3-C6cycloalkyl, C1-C4alkoxycarbonyl or phenyl which is unsubstituted or at most trisubstituted; and in which R3 and R4 independently of one another are h
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Novartis Corporation
    Inventor: René Zurflüh
  • Patent number: 6174857
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions and methods for the treatment of osteoporosis in mammals are disclosed. The compositions are suitable for parenteral administration and comprise Insulin-Like Growth Factor I (IGF-I) and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The compositions for use in the methods may also include bone antiresorptive compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Novartis Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Roland B{umlaut over (u)}rk
  • Patent number: 6156923
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the preparation of compounds of the formula ##STR1## or, if appropriate, a tautomer thereof, in each case in the free form or in salt form, in whichA, X, Y, Z, R.sub.2, R.sub.3, R.sub.4, R.sub.5, R.sub.7, R.sub.9 and n are as defined in claim 1 and the C.dbd.N double bond marked with E has the E configuration, which comprisesa1) reacting either a compound of the formula (II) mentioned above with a compound of the formula (III) mentioned above, in which X.sub.1 is a leaving group, ora2) a compound of the formula (IV) mentioned above, if appropriate in the presence of a base, with a compound of the formula (V) mentioned above, orb1) reacting a compound of the formula (VI) mentioned above with a compound of the formula R.sub.7 --A--X.sub.2 (VII), in which X.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Assignee: Novartis Corporation
    Inventors: Saleem Farooq, Stephan Trah, Hugo Ziegler, Rene Zurfluh
  • Patent number: 6143570
    Abstract: A composition comprising(a) a transparent support(b) which is coated on at least one side with a transparent coating which comprises(b1) a plasticizer-free, hydrophobic polymer having a glass transition temperature Tg of from -150 to 50.degree. C.,(b2) counterions in the form of lipophilic salts,(b3) an ionophore which forms a complex with the ion to be determined, and(b4) a compound of the formula I or II as fluorophore ##STR1## in which R.sub.1 and R.sub.3, and R.sub.4 and R.sub.6 are C.sub.1 -C.sub.30 alkyl or C.sub.1 -C.sub.30 alkyl-CO--, and R.sub.2 and R.sub.5 are H or C.sub.1 -C.sub.30 alkyl, with the proviso that the total number of carbon atoms in the alkyl groups is at least 5, or a salt thereof with an inorganic or organic acid. The composition is highly suitable for the qualitative or quantitative optical determination of ions by fluorescence detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: Novartis Corporation
    Inventors: Alex Alder, Steven Barnard, Joseph Berger
  • Patent number: 6110493
    Abstract: A capsule dosage form containing solid form of terazosin in a solid carrier is disclosed. The capsule dosage form is stable under accelerated stability conditions and therapeutically equivalent to known liquid-filled terazosin capsules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Novartis Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Guentensberger, Christopher L. Pelloni
  • Patent number: 6103515
    Abstract: A novel process for the production of heterologous proteins including the use of certain transformed protease deficient yeast strains is provided. The invention concerns also said transformed yeast strains and methods for the production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Assignees: Novartis Corporation, UCP Gen-Pharma AG
    Inventors: Hansjorg Treichler, Kenji Takabayashi, Dieter Heinrich Wolf, Jutta Heim
  • Patent number: 6103667
    Abstract: Compounds of formula I ##STR1## wherein the substituents R.sub.1 and R.sub.6 and n are as defined in claim 1, and the salts and stereoisomers of the compounds of formula I have good pre- and post-emergence selective herbicidal properties.The preparation of those compounds and their use as herbicidal active ingredients are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Assignee: Novartis Corporation
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Brunner, Milan Karvas, Kurt Nebel, Georg Pissiotas
  • Patent number: RE37344
    Abstract: Compounds of formula I wherein R1 is C1-C8alkyl, phenyl or phenyl which is substituted by 1 to 3 C1-C4alkyl or C1-C4alkoxy groups; R2 and R3 are identical and are C1-C12alkyl, C5-C12cycloalkyl or C1-C4alkyl- or C1-C4alkoxy-substituted C5-C12cycloalkyl, or phenyl which is substituted by one to three identical or different members selected from the group consisting of C1-C4alkyl, C1-C4alkoxy, —SiR4R5R6, halogen, —SO3M, —CO2M, —PO3M, —NR7R8 and —[⊕NR7R8R9]X⊖; or R2 and R3 are different and are C1-C12alkyl, C5-C12cycloalkyl, C1-C4alkyl- or C1-C4-alkoxy-substituted C5-C12cycloalkyl, phenyl or phenyl which is substituted by one to three identical or different members selected from the group consisting of C1-C4alkyl, C1-C4alkoxy, —SiR4R5R6, halogen, —SO3M, —CO2M, —PO3M2, —NR7R8 and —[⊕NR7R8R9]X⊖; or the group —PR2R3 is a radical of formula II and R4, R5 and R
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Novartis Corporation
    Inventors: Antonio Togni, Felix Spindler, Nadia Zanetti, Amina Tijani