Patents Examined by Gabriele E. Bugnisky
  • Patent number: 5770203
    Abstract: The development of subunits and subunit analogs of the cholera exotoxin by recombinant DNA techniques provides vaccine products that can retain their biological activity and immunogenicity, and can confer protection against disease challenge. Genetically-engineered modifications of the subunits result in products that retain immunogenicity, yet are reduced in, or are essentially free of, enzymatic activity associated with toxin reactogenicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Assignees: Amgen Inc., University of Southern California
    Inventors: W. Neal Burnette, Harvey R. Kaslow