Patents by Inventor Alfredo Nicosia

Alfredo Nicosia has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200308601
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cell line, use of the cell line and a method for producing infectious viral particles using said cell line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Stefano COLLOCA, Alfredo NICOSIA
  • Publication number: 20200230220
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polypeptide comprising at least four different tumor-specific neo-antigens fused to, at least one T cell enhancer amino acid sequence, a nucleic acid sequence encoding such polypeptide, a vector comprising such nucleic acid sequence and a collection of vectors comprising such vectors. Further provided are compositions of matter comprising in admixture or separately a vaccine comprising the polypeptide, the nucleic acid sequence the vector or the collection of vectors of the invention and at least one modulator of a checkpoint molecule or another type of immunomodulator for use in treating cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Alfredo NICOSIA, Elisa SCARSELLI, Anna Morena D' ALISE
  • Publication number: 20200222519
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of selecting a collection of frame-shift peptides (CFSPs) to produce a universal cancer vaccine peptide collection (CVP) for prophylaxis and treatment of patients with hereditary and sporadic micro-satellite instability (MSI) tumors. This invention relates as well to a method of producing a CVP by selecting a subset of frame-shift peptides (FSPs) from the CFSP and optionally modifying the FSP's amino acid (aa) sequence to generate modified FSPs (mFSPs). The invention further relates to nucleic acid collections encoding a CVP of FSPs and/or mFSPs in one or more vaccine vectors that can be used also simultaneously. These CVPs, nucleic acids and vectors are used for the prophylaxis or treatment of MSI cancers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Alfredo NICOSIA, Elisa SCARSELLI, Guido LEONI, Armin LAHM
  • Publication number: 20200164061
    Abstract: The present application relates to novel administration regimens for poxviral vectors comprising nucleic acid constructs encoding antigenic proteins and invariant chains. In particular the use of said poxviral vectors for priming or for boosting an immune response is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS SA
    Inventors: Stefano COLLOCA, Riccardo CORTESE, Antonella FOLGORI, Alfredo NICOSIA
  • Publication number: 20200149069
    Abstract: This invention provides vaccines for inducing an immune response and protection against filovirus infection for use as a preventative vaccine in humans. In particular, the invention provides chimpanzee adenoviral vectors expressing filovirus proteins from different strains of Ebolavirus (EBOV) or Marburg virus (MARV).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicants: The Government of the United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Department of, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals SA
    Inventors: Nancy J. Sullivan, Gary J. Nabel, Clement Asiedu, Cheng Cheng, Alfredo Nicosia, Riccardo Cortese, Virginia Ammendola, Stefano Colloca
  • Publication number: 20200140886
    Abstract: There is provided inter alia an isolated polynucleotide, wherein the polynucleotide encodes a polypeptide selected from the group consisting of: (a) a polypeptide having the amino acid sequence according to SEQ ID NO: 1, (b) a functional derivative of a polypeptide having the amino acid sequence according to SEQ ID NO: 1, wherein the functional derivative has an amino acid sequence which is at least 80% identical over its entire length to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, and (c) a polypeptide having the amino acid sequence according to SEQ ID NO: 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS, SA
    Inventors: Virginia AMMENDOLA, Stefano COLLOCA, Riccardo CORTESE, Fabiana GRAZIOLI, Alfredo NICOSIA, Alessandra VITELLI
  • Publication number: 20200102352
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel adenovirus strains with an improved seroprevalence. In one aspect, the present invention relates to isolated polypeptides of adenoviral capsid proteins such as hexon, penton and fiber protein and fragments thereof and polynucleotides encoding the same. Also provided is a vector comprising the isolated polynucleotide according to the invention and adenoviruses comprising the isolated polynucleotides or polypeptides according to the invention and a pharmaceutical composition comprising said vector, adenovirus, polypeptide and/or polynucleotide. The invention also relates to the use of the isolated polynucleotides, the isolated polypeptides, the vector, the adenoviruses and/or the pharmaceutical composition for the therapy or prophylaxis of a disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS SA
    Inventors: Stefano Colloca, Alfredo Nicosia, Riccardo Cortese, Virginia Ammendola, Maria Ambrosio
  • Patent number: 10588961
    Abstract: The present application relates to novel administration regimens for poxviral vectors comprising nucleic acid constructs encoding antigenic proteins and invariant chains. In particular the use of said poxviral vectors for priming or for boosting an immune response is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS SA
    Inventors: Stefano Colloca, Riccardo Cortese, Antonella Folgori, Alfredo Nicosia
  • Patent number: 10584355
    Abstract: This invention provides vaccines for inducing an immune response and protection against filovirus infection for use as a preventative vaccine in humans. In particular, the invention provides chimpanzee adenoviral vectors expressing filovirus proteins from different strains of Ebolavirus (EBOV) or Marburg virus (MARV).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignees: THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS SA
    Inventors: Nancy J. Sullivan, Gary J Nabel, Clement Asiedu, Cheng Cheng, Alfredo Nicosia, Riccardo Cortese, Virginia Ammendola, Stefano Colloca
  • Patent number: 10576143
    Abstract: The present application relates to novel administration regimens for poxviral vectors comprising nucleic acid constructs encoding antigenic proteins and invariant chains. In particular the use of said poxviral vectors for priming or for boosting an immune response is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS SA
    Inventors: Stefano Colloca, Riccardo Cortese, Antonella Folgori, Alfredo Nicosia
  • Patent number: 10544192
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel adenovirus strains with an improved seroprevalence. In one aspect, the present invention relates to isolated polypeptides of adenoviral capsid proteins such as hexon, penton and fiber protein and fragments thereof and polynucleotides encoding the same. Also provided is a vector comprising the isolated polynucleotide according to the invention and adenoviruses comprising the isolated polynucleotides or polypeptides according to the invention and a pharmaceutical composition comprising said vector, adenovirus, polypeptide and/or polynucleotide. The invention also relates to the use of the isolated polypeptides, the isolated polypeptides, the vector, the adenoviruses and/or the pharmaceutical composition for the therapy or prophylaxis of a disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS SA
    Inventors: Stefano Colloca, Alfredo Nicosia, Riccardo Cortese, Sr., Virginia Ammendola, Maria Ambrosio
  • Publication number: 20190338014
    Abstract: The present application provides inter alia a fusion protein comprising a polypeptide wherein the polypeptide consists of a fragment of invariant chain which is operably linked to an antigenic sequence and wherein the fragment of invariant chain consists of a portion of residues 17-97 of SEQ ID NO: 1, wherein the portion comprises at least 5 contiguous residues from residues 77-92 of SEQ ID NO: 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicants: GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS SA, UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
    Inventors: Maria Rosaria BASSI, Riccardo CORTESE, Anna Morena D'ALISE, Antonella FOLGORI, Peter Johannes HOLST, Alfredo NICOSIA
  • Publication number: 20190300862
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a recombinant herpesvirus which comprises the GCN4 yeast transcription factor or a part thereof fused to or inserted into glycoprotein H and is capable of binding to a target molecule present on a cell for propagation and production of the herpesvirus. The herpesvirus may comprise additional modification in glycoprotein D and/or glycoprotein B for retargeting the herpesvirus to a diseased cell. The present invention is further directed to a nucleic acid and a vector coding for the gH, a polypeptide comprising the gH, and a cell comprising the herpesvirus, nucleic acid, vector or polypeptide. Moreover, the present invention is directed to a cell having accessible on the surface a target molecule for the GCN4 yeast transcription factor or part thereof and to a method for producing the herpesvirus in said cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicants: ALMA MATER STUDIORUM UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA, NOUSCOM AG
    Inventors: ALFREDO NICOSIA, MARIA GABRIELLA CAMPADELLI
  • Publication number: 20180256704
    Abstract: Administration regimens suitable for vaccine compositions comprising polynucleotides encoding immunogenic polypeptides. Such administration regimens involve the repeated administration of a vaccine composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Alfredo NICOSIA, Ricardo CORTESE, Alessandra VITELLI
  • Publication number: 20180216081
    Abstract: There is provided adenoviral vectors encoding a mycobacterial antigen derived from a chimp adenovirus, and to related aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS, SA
    Inventors: Stefano COLLOCA, Virginia AMMENDOLA, Fabiana GRAZIOLI, Alessandra VITELLI, Alfredo NICOSIA, Riccardo CORTESE
  • Publication number: 20180170972
    Abstract: There is provided inter alia an isolated polynucleotide, wherein the polynucleotide encodes a polypeptide selected from the group consisting of: (a) a polypeptide having the amino acid sequence according to SEQ ID NO: 1, (b) a functional derivative of a polypeptide having the amino acid sequence according to SEQ ID NO: 1, wherein the functional derivative has an amino acid sequence which is at least 80% identical over its entire length to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1, and (c) a polypeptide having the amino acid sequence according to SEQ ID NO: 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS, SA
    Inventors: Stefano COLLOCA, Virginia AMMENDOLA, Fabiana GRAZIOLI, Alessandra Franz VITELLI, Alfredo NICOSIA, Riccardo CORTESE
  • Publication number: 20180125968
    Abstract: The present application relates to novel administration regimens for poxviral vectors comprising nucleic acid constructs encoding antigenic proteins and invariant chains. In particular the use of said poxviral vectors for priming or for boosting an immune response is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS, SA
    Inventors: Stefano COLLOCA, Riccardo CORTESE, Antonella FOLGORI, Alfredo NICOSIA
  • Publication number: 20180057540
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel adenovirus strains with an improved seroprevalence. In one aspect, the present invention relates to isolated polypeptides of adenoviral capsid proteins such as hexon, penton and fiber protein and fragments thereof and polynucleotides encoding the same. Also provided is a vector comprising the isolated polynucleotide according to the invention and adenoviruses comprising the isolated polynucleotides or polypeptides according to the invention and a pharmaceutical composition comprising said vector, adenovirus, polypeptide and/or polynucleotide. The invention also relates to the use of the isolated polypeptides, the isolated polypeptides, the vector, the adenoviruses and/or the pharmaceutical composition for the therapy or prophylaxis of a disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS SA
    Inventors: Stefano Colloca, Alfredo Nicosia, Riccardo Cortese, Sr., Virginia Ammendola, Maria Ambrosio
  • Publication number: 20170333550
    Abstract: The present application relates to novel administration regimens for poxviral vectors comprising nucleic acid constructs encoding antigenic proteins and invariant chains. In particular the use of said poxviral vectors for priming or for boosting an immune response is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS, SA
    Inventors: Stefano COLLOCA, Riccardo CORTESE, Antonella FOLGORI, Alfredo NICOSIA
  • Patent number: 9718863
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel adenovirus strains with an improved seroprevalence. In one aspect, the present invention relates to isolated polypeptides of adenoviral capsid proteins such as hexon, penton and fiber protein and fragments thereof and polynucleotides encoding the same. Also provided is a vector comprising the isolated polynucleotide according to the invention and adenoviruses comprising the isolated polynucleotides or polypeptides according to the invention and a pharmaceutical composition comprising said vector, adenovirus, polypeptide and/or polynucleotide. The invention also relates to the use of the isolated polynucleotides, the isolated polypeptides, the vector, the adenoviruses and/or the pharmaceutical composition for the therapy or prophylaxis of a disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS SA
    Inventors: Stefano Colloca, Alfredo Nicosia, Riccardo Cortese, Virginia Ammendola, Maria Ambrosio