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).

  • Patent number: 11214599
    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: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS SA
    Inventors: Stefano Colloca, Alfredo Nicosia, Riccardo Cortese, Virginia Ammendola, Maria Ambrosio
  • Publication number: 20210379170
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for selecting cancer neoantigens for use in a personalized vaccine. This invention relates as well to a method for constructing a vector or collection of vectors carrying the neoantigens for a personalized vaccine. This invention further relates to vector and collection of vectors comprising the personalized genetic vaccine and the use of said vectors in cancer treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Alfredo NICOSIA, Elisa SCARSELLI, Armin LAHM, Guido LEONI
  • Publication number: 20210379169
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polypeptides comprising a fragment of a teleost invariant chain optionally fused to one or more antigens or a teleost invariant chain fused to one or more antigens or antigenic fragments thereof, a polynucleotide encoding such polypeptides, vectors comprising such polynucleotides, collection of vectors comprising such polynucleotides and use of such polypeptides, polynucleotides, vectors for treating or preventing diseases, in particular tumor diseases. The teleost invariant chain polypeptides or fragments thereof act as “T cell enhancer” converting non-immunogenic antigenic sequences into immunogenic T cell antigens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Alfredo NICOSIA, Elisa SCARSELLI, Armin LAHM
  • Publication number: 20210363201
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polypeptides comprising a fragment of a teleost invariant chain optionally fused to one or more antigens or a teleost invariant chain fused to one or more antigens or antigenic fragments thereof, a polynucleotide encoding such polypeptides, vectors comprising such polynucleotides, collection of vectors comprising such polynucleotides and use of such polypeptides, polynucleotides, vectors for treating or preventing diseases, in particular tumor diseases. The teleost invariant chain polypeptides or fragments thereof act as “T cell enhancer” converting non-immunogenic antigenic sequences into immunogenic T cell antigens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Alfredo NICOSIA, Elisa SCARSELLI, Armin LAHM, Antonella FOLGORI
  • Patent number: 11098324
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel adenovirus strains with a high immunogenicity and no pre-existing immunity in the general human population. The lack of pre-existing immunity is due to novel hypervariable regions in the adenoviral capsid protein hexon. The novel adenovirus strains also have an improved capacity for reproduction. The present invention provides nucleotide and amino acid sequences of these novel adenovirus strains, as well as recombinant viruses, virus-like particles and vectors based on these strains. Further provided are pharmaceutical compositions and medical uses in the therapy or prophylaxis of a disease, and methods for producing an adenovirus or virus-like particles utilizing the novel sequences, recombinant viruses, virus-like particles and vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Nouscom AG
    Inventors: Alfredo Nicosia, Stefano Colloca, Armin Lahm
  • Publication number: 20210154277
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and compositions for treating a subject having cancer by administering to the subject a neoantigen-based vaccine composition and a long acting, IL-2RP?-selective agonist composition comprised of compounds of Formula (I), and optionally, an anti-PD-1 antibody.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Jonathan ZALEVSKY, Alfredo NICOSIA, Elisa SCARSELLI, Anna Morena D'Alise
  • Publication number: 20210130848
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel adenovirus strains with a high immunogenicity and no pre-existing immunity in the general human population. The lack of pre-existing immunity is due to novel hypervariable regions in the adenoviral capsid protein hexon. The novel adenovirus strains also have an improved capacity for reproduction. The present invention provides nucleotide and amino acid sequences of these novel adenovirus strains, as well as recombinant viruses, virus-like particles and vectors based on these strains. Further provided are pharmaceutical compositions and medical uses in the therapy or prophylaxis of a disease, and methods for producing an adenovirus or virus-like particles utilizing the novel sequences, recombinant viruses, virus-like particles and vectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Alfredo NICOSIA, Stefano COLLOCA, Armin LAHM
  • Publication number: 20210060150
    Abstract: There is provided adenoviral vectors encoding a mycobacterial antigen derived from a chimp adenovirus, and to related aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS SA
    Inventors: Stefano COLLOCA, Virginia AMMENDOLA, Fabiana GRAZIOLI, Alessandra VITELLI, Alfredo NICOSIA, Riccardo CORTESE
  • Publication number: 20200407447
    Abstract: The present invention relates to antagonistic antigen binding proteins, a nucleic acid encoding the antagonistic binding protein, a recombinant expression vector comprising the nucleic acid molecule, a host cell comprising the vector, a method of making the antagonistic antigen binding protein, an antagonistic binding protein produced by the method and a pharmaceutical composition comprising the antagonistic binding protein, the nucleic acid or the vector. The present invention further relates to a kit comprising the pharmaceutical composition and use of the antagonistic binding protein in the treatment of cancer and/or chronic infectious diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Alfredo NICOSIA, Nicola ZAMBRANO, Emanuele SASSO, Claudia DE LORENZO
  • Publication number: 20200360509
    Abstract: The invention relates to an expression system comprising polynucleotides encoding proteins, wherein the expression system comprises a first polynucleotide encoding at least one protein, peptide or variant thereof, which induces a T cell response, and a second polynucleotide encoding at least one protein, peptide or variant thereof, which induces an anti-pathogenic B cell response. The invention further relates to protein mixtures encoded by the expression system and cells comprising the expression system or the protein mixture and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the expression system or the protein mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICALS SA
    Inventors: Alessandra VITELLI, Alfredo NICOSIA, Riccardo CORTESE
  • 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