Patents Assigned to UCB Biopharma SRL
  • Patent number: 11214627
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the area of improved anti-IgE antibodies and antigen binding agents, and compositions thereof, which target IgE, for instance: for use in treating disorders caused by IgE (such as allergic responses, or certain autoimmune responses); and, in particular, disorders caused by the interaction of IgE with the Fc?RI receptor. In particular, this invention relates to improved anti-IgE antibodies and antigen binding agents related to novel mutants of omalizumab (Xolair®). The improved anti-IgE antibodies and antigen binding agents of the invention may have improved affinity for IgE and/or an improved interaction with the C?2 domain of IgE and/or an improved modified epitope on IgE (for instance further involving the C?2 domain of IgE) and/or the ability to disassociate IgE from the Fc?RI receptor for instance at pharmaceutically-relevant concentrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: UCB BIOPHARMA SRL
    Inventors: Ralph Adams, Thomas Allen Ceska, Anna Marie Davies, Alistair James Henry, Xiaofeng Liu, James Michael McDonnell, Brian John Sutton, Marta Katarzyna Westwood
  • Patent number: 11174311
    Abstract: It has been demonstrated that certain compounds bind to TNF and stabilise a conformation of trimeric TNF that binds to the TNF receptor. Antibodies which selectively bind to complexes of such compounds with TNF superfamily members are disclosed. These antibodies may be used to detect further compounds with the same activity, and as target engagement biomarker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: UCB BIOPHARMA SRL, SANOFI
    Inventors: Alastair David Griffiths Lawson, Daniel John Lightwood, Rebecca Jayne Munro, James Philip O'Connell, John Robert Porter
  • Patent number: 11142794
    Abstract: The present invention relates to molecular signatures that can be used to identify patients diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, in particular with systemic lupus erythematosus for treatment with a CD40 or CD40L antagonist such as anti-CD40 antibody, anti-CD40L antibody or a binding fragment thereof. The signatures can also be used to monitor target engagement and response to treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: UCB BIOPHARMA SRL, BIOGEN MA INC.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Johnston, Carrie G. Wager, Huo Li, Ann Ranger
  • Patent number: 11136310
    Abstract: A series of 2-imino-6-methyltetrahydropyrimidin-4(1H)-one derivatives, substituted in the 6-position by a phenyl moiety which in turn is meta-substituted by an optionally substituted unsaturated fused bicyclic ring system containing at least one nitrogen atom, being selective inhibitors of plasmepsin V activity, are beneficial as pharmaceutical agents, especially in the treatment of malaria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: UCB Biopharma SRL
    Inventors: Rebecca Louise Charlton, Teresa De Haro Garcia, Martin Alexander Lowe, Malcolm Maccoss, Trevor Morgan, Richard David Taylor, Zhaoning Zhu
  • Patent number: 11091542
    Abstract: The invention relates to antibody molecules having specificity for TNF alpha, therapeutic uses of the antibody molecules and methods for producing said antibody molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: UCB BIOPHARMA SRL
    Inventors: Ralph Adams, Pallavi Bhatta, Emma Dave, Sam Philip Heywood, David Paul Humphreys, Diane Marshall, Daniel John Lightwood
  • Patent number: 11091474
    Abstract: The present invention relates to certain bis-heteroaryl compounds, pharmaceutical compositions containing them, and methods of using them, including methods for preventing, reversing, slowing, or inhibiting protein aggregation, and methods of treating diseases that are associated with protein aggregation, including neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body disease, Parkinson's disease with dementia, fronto-temporal dementia, Huntington's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and multiple system atrophy, and cancer including melanoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: UCB Biopharma SRL
    Inventors: Adrian Hall, Malcolm Maccoss
  • Patent number: 11059911
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a symmetric bispecific antibody of the class IgG4 comprising two heavy chains which each comprise a variable domain, CH1 domain and a hinge region, wherein in each heavy chain: the cysteine in the CH1 domain which forms an inter-chain disulphide bond with a cysteine in a light chain is substituted with another amino acid; and optionally one or more of the amino acids positioned in the upper hinge region is substituted with cysteine, wherein the constant region sequence of each heavy chain is similar or identical and the variable region in each heavy chain is different, formulations comprising the same, the use of each of the above in treatment and processes for preparing said antibodies and formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: UCB Biopharma SRL
    Inventors: David Paul Humphreys, Shirley Jane Peters
  • Patent number: 11052076
    Abstract: A series of substituted spirocyclic 2-oxoindoline derivatives, and analogues thereof, being potent modulators of human IL-17 activity, are accordingly of benefit in the treatment and/or prevention of various human ailments, including inflammatory and autoimmune disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: UCB Biopharma SRL
    Inventors: Gareth Neil Brace, Rose Elizabeth Chappell, Hervé Jean Claude Deboves, Anne Marie Foley, Gregory Foulkes, Elizabeth Pearl Jones, Fabien Claude Lecomte, Joanna Rachel Quincey, Monika-Sarah Elisabeth Dorothea Schulze, Matthew Duncan Selby, Adam Peter Smalley, Richard David Taylor, Robert James Townsend, Zhaoning Zhu
  • Patent number: 11022614
    Abstract: It has been demonstrated that certain compounds bind to TNF and stabilise a conformation of trimeric TNF that binds to the TNF receptor. Antibodies which selectively bind to complexes of such compounds with TNF superfamily members are disclosed. These antibodies may be used to detect further compounds with the same activity, and as target engagement biomarker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: UCB Biopharma SRL
    Inventors: James Philip O'Connell, John Robert Porter, Alastair Lawson, Tracy Lynn Arakaki, Daniel John Lightwood, Rebecca Jayne Munro
  • Patent number: 11014962
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing antibodies or a fragment thereof with reduced levels of antibody reduction related impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: UCB BIOPHARMA SRL
    Inventors: Richard Jones, Jonathan Symmons, Saskia Hocking
  • Patent number: 10980814
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compounds of formula (I) and pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein variables X, R1, R2, and R3 are defined herein. These compounds are potent modulators of human TNF? activity and, accordingly, of benefit in the treatment and/or prevention of various human ailments, including autoimmune and inflammatory disorders; neurological and neurodegenerative disorders; pain and nociceptive disorders; cardiovascular disorders; metabolic disorders; ocular disorders; and oncological disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: UCB Biopharma SRL, Sanofi
    Inventors: Daniel Christopher Brookings, Teresa De Haro Garcia, Yann Foricher, Helen Tracey Horsley, Martin Clive Hutchings, James Andrew Johnson, Malcolm Maccoss, Mengyang Xuan, Zhaoning Zhu
  • Patent number: 10975066
    Abstract: The present invention relates to certain bis-heteroaryl compounds, pharmaceutical compositions containing them, and methods of using them, including methods for preventing, reversing, slowing, or inhibiting protein aggregation, and methods of treating diseases that are associated with protein aggregation, including neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body disease, Parkinson's disease with dementia, fronto-temporal dementia, Huntington's Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and multiple system atrophy, and cancer including melanoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: UCB Biopharma SRL
    Inventors: Wolfgang Wrasidlo, Emily M. Stocking, Adrian Hall, Malcolm Maccoss
  • Patent number: 10969393
    Abstract: It has been demonstrated that certain compounds bind to TNF and stabilise a conformation of trimeric TNF that binds to the TNF receptor. Antibodies which selectively bind to complexes of such compounds with TNF superfamily members are disclosed. These antibodies may be used to detect further compounds with the same activity, and as target engagement biomarker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: UCB Biopharma SRL
    Inventors: James Philip O'Connell, John Robert Porter, Alastair Lawson, Daniel John Lightwood, Rebecca Jayne Munro
  • Patent number: 10953019
    Abstract: A series of substituted fused pentacyclic imidazopyridine and imidazopyridazine derivatives, and analogues thereof, being potent modulators of human TNF? activity, are accordingly of benefit in the treatment and/or prevention of various human ailments, including autoimmune and inflammatory disorders; neurological and neurodegenerative disorders; pain and nociceptive disorders; cardiovascular disorders; metabolic disorders; ocular disorders; and oncological disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: UCB Biopharma SRL, Sanofi
    Inventors: Julien Alistair Brown, Daniel Christopher Brookings, Jag Paul Heer, James Andrew Johnson, Zhaoning Zhu
  • Patent number: 10954312
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of controlling and directing cells, for example to stimulate an immune response, inhibit an immune response, direct tissue regeneration or prevent tissue damage for therapeutic activity through the use of heterodimerically-tethered bispecific protein complex of formula A-X:Y-B. Component A may present X on the surface of a cell, may bind a protein (including a marker) expressed on the surface of an effector cell, or A-X is expressed on the surface of an effector cell, whilst B is specific to an epitope on target cell or tissue of interest. X:Y is a heterodimeric-tether which is formed by a binding interaction between X and Y, which together with A and B assists and effects the controlling and directing of the selected cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: UCB BIOPHARMA SRL
    Inventor: Helene Margaret Finney
  • Patent number: 10947304
    Abstract: This invention relates to crystals of the human Gremlin-1 protein, and the human Gremlin-1 protein in complex with an inhibitory antibody. The invention also relates to the structure of human Gremlin-1 (on its own, or in complex with the antibody) and uses of these structures in screening for agents which modulate Gremlin-1 activity. The invention further provides antibodies which bind an allosteric inhibitory site on Gremlin-1, together with pharmaceutical compositions and medical uses of such antibodies and agents identified by the screening methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: UCB BIOPHARMA SRL
    Inventors: Neesha Dedi, Breda Twomey, Michael John Wright, Gareth Davies, David James McMillan
  • Patent number: 10935553
    Abstract: It has been demonstrated that certain compounds bind to TNF and stabilise a conformation of trimeric TNF that binds to the TNF receptor. Antibodies which selectively bind to complexes of such compounds with TNF superfamily members are disclosed. These antibodies may be used to detect further compounds with the same activity, and as target engagement biomarker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: UCB Biopharma SRL
    Inventors: James Philip O'Connell, John Robert Porter, Alastair Lawson, Daniel John Lightwood, Rebecca Jayne Munro
  • Patent number: 10927164
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for recovering a human VH3 domain-containing antibody in monomeric form. In particular the present invention provides a new method that allows recovery of monomeric human VH3 domain-containing antibodies from a mixture containing monomeric and multimeric forms of the antibody.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: UCB BIOPHARMA SRL
    Inventors: Sam Philip Heywood, Gavin Barry Wild
  • Patent number: RE48622
    Abstract: A series of pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine derivatives that are substituted at the 4-position by a diaza monocyclic, bridged bicyclic or spirocyclic moiety, are beneficial in the treatment and/or prevention of various human ailments, including inflammatory, autoimmune and oncological disorders; viral diseases and malaria; and organ and cell transplant rejection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignees: UCB Biopharma SRL, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, K.U. Leuven R&D
    Inventors: Daniel James Ford, Richard Jeremy Franklin, Anant Ramrao Ghawalkar, Helen Tracey Horsley, Qiuya Huang, James Thomas Reuberson, Bart Vanderhoydonck
  • Patent number: RE48787
    Abstract: CDR-grafted antibody heavy and light chains comprise acceptor framework and donor antigen binding regions, the heavy chains comprising donor residues at at least one of positions (6, 23) and/or (24, 48) and/or (49, 71) and/or (73, 75) and/or (76) and/or (78) and (88) and/or (91). The CDR-grafted light chains comprise donor residues at at least one of positions (1) and/or (3) and (46) and/or (47) or at at least one of positions (46, 48, 58) and (71). The CDR-grafted antibodies are preferably humanized antibodies, having non human, e.g. rodent, donor and human acceptor frameworks, and may be used for in vivo therapy and diagnosis. A generally applicable protocol is disclosed for obtaining CDR-grafted antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: UCB Biopharma SRL
    Inventors: John Robert Adair, Diljeet Singh Athwal, John Spencer Emtage