Patents by Inventor Bettina Wanko

Bettina Wanko 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: 20230381328
    Abstract: A compound for the sequestration of anti human muscle nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (AChR) autoantibodies, which are involved in the pathogenesis of MG is provided. The compound includes an inert biopolymer scaffold and at least two peptides with a sequence length of 6-13 amino acids, wherein each of the peptides independently includes an amino-acid sequence including an AChR main immunogenic region (MIR) epitope or mimotope. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions including the compound, as well as a method of sequestering one or more antibodies present in an individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Oskar SMRZKA, Bettina WANKO
  • Publication number: 20230381334
    Abstract: A compound for the sequestration of undesirable antibodies (e.g. related to an autoimmune disease) in a patient includes an inert biopolymer scaffold, which is an anti-CD163 antibody or CD163-binding fragment thereof, and at least a first peptide n-mer of the general formula P(-S-P)(n-1) and a second peptide n-mer of the general formula P(-S-P)(n-1); wherein, independently for each occurrence, P is a peptide with a sequence length of 2-13 amino acids and S is a non-peptide spacer, wherein, independently for each of the peptide n-mers, n is an integer of at least 1, wherein each of the peptide n-mers is bound to the biopolymer scaffold. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions including the compound, as well as a method of sequestering one or more antibodies present in an individual and a method of inhibiting an immune reaction to a treatment with an active agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Oskar SMRZKA, Bettina WANKO
  • Publication number: 20230365655
    Abstract: A compound for the sequestration of undesirable antibodies associated with hemophilia A, in particular when treated by factor VIII replacement therapy. The compound includes a biopolymer scaffold and at least two peptides derived from factor VIII with a sequence length of 6-13 amino acid, wherein each of the peptides independently includes a 6-amino-acid fragment of the amino-acid sequence of factor VIII, optionally wherein at most three, preferably at most two, more preferably at most one amino acid is independently substituted by any other amino acid. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions including the compound, as well as methods for treating hemophilia A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Oskar SMRZKA, Bettina WANKO
  • Publication number: 20230355660
    Abstract: A compound for the sequestration of undesirable anti-polyethylene glycol (PEG) antibodies interfering with therapy by PEGylated active agents (such as PEGylated enzymes or antibodies) in a patient is provided. The compound includes an inert biopolymer scaffold and one or more PEG chains. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions including the compound, as well as a method of sequestering one or more anti-PEG antibodies present in an individual and a method of inhibiting an immune reaction to a treatment with a PEGylated active agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Oskar SMRZKA, Bettina WANKO
  • Publication number: 20230355747
    Abstract: A compound for the sequestration of undesirable neutralizing antibodies against viral vectors in a patient. The compound includes an inert biopolymer scaffold and at least a first peptide n-mer of the general formula P ( - S - P ) (n-1) and a second peptide n-mer of the general formula P ( - S - P ) (n-1); wherein, P is a peptide with a sequence length of 2-13 amino acids and S is a non-peptide spacer, independently for each of the peptide n-mers, n is an integer of at least 1, each of the peptide n-mers is bound to the biopolymer scaffold. Independently for each occurrence, P has an amino-acid sequence including a sequence fragment with a length of at least six amino acids of a capsid protein sequence of a viral vector. Compositions including the compound and sequestering and inhibiting methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Oskar SMRZKA, Bettina WANKO
  • Publication number: 20230355784
    Abstract: A compound for the sequestration of undesirable antibodies associated with an autoantibody-mediated condition, such as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), Autoimmune Autonomic Ganglionopathy (AAG), Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy (IDC), Chronic Chagas heart disease (cChHD) and other neurological, neuromuscular and neuropsychiatric disorders, in particular, autoimmune channelopathies is provided. The compound includes a biopolymer scaffold and at least two peptides with a sequence length of 6-13 amino acid, wherein each of the peptides independently comprises a 6-amino-acid fragment of an amino-acid sequence of a human neuroreceptor, optionally wherein at most three amino acids are independently substituted by any other amino acid. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions including the compound, as well as methods of ameliorating or treating the conditions mentioned above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Oskar SMRZKA, Bettina WANKO
  • Publication number: 20220062435
    Abstract: A compound for the sequestration of undesirable antibodies (e.g. related to an autoimmune disease) in a patient. The compound includes an inert biopolymer scaffold and at least a first peptide n-mer of the general formula P(—S—P)(n-1) and a second peptide n-mer of the general formula P(—S—P)(n-1); wherein, independently for each occurrence, P is a peptide with a sequence length of 2-13 amino acids and S is a non-peptide spacer, wherein, independently for each of the peptide n-mers, n is an integer of at least 1, wherein each of the peptide n-mers is bound to the biopolymer scaffold. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions including the compound, as well as a method of sequestering one or more antibodies present in an individual and a method of inhibiting an immune reaction to a treatment with an active agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Oskar SMRZKA, Bettina WANKO
  • Publication number: 20210369856
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound for the sequestration of undesirable antibodies (e.g. related to an autoimmune disease) in a patient. The compound comprises an inert biopolymer scaffold and at least a first peptide n-mer of the general formula P(-S-P)(n-1) and a second peptide n-mer of the general formula P(-S-P)(n-1); wherein, independently for each occurrence, P is a peptide with a sequence length of 2-13 amino acids and S is a non-peptide spacer, wherein, independently for each of the peptide n-mers, n is an integer of at least 1, wherein each of the peptide n-mers is bound to the biopolymer scaffold. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compound, as well as a method of sequestering one or more antibodies present in an individual and a method of inhibiting an immune reaction to a treatment with an active agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Oskar SMRZKA, Bettina WANKO
  • Patent number: 9669079
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a immunogen comprising at least two fragments of Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), wherein at least two fragments comprise at least 8 consecutive amino acid residues of amino acid residues 150 to 170 and/or 205 to 225 of PCSK9 (SEQ ID NO:9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: AFFIRIS AG
    Inventors: Sylvia Brunner, Gergana Galabova, Bettina Wanko, Markus Windwarder, Gabriele Winsauer, Guenther Staffler, Claudia Juno
  • Publication number: 20160106822
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a immunogen comprising at least two fragments of Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), wherein at least two fragments comprise at least 8 consecutive amino acid residues of amino acid residues 150 to 170 and/or 205 to 225 of PCSK9 (SEQ ID NO:9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicant: Affiris AG
    Inventors: Sylvia BRUNNER, Gergana Galabova, Bettina Wanko, Markus Windwarder, Gabriele Winsauer, Guenther Staffler, Claudia Juno
  • Patent number: 9220762
    Abstract: A vaccine or immunogenic composition comprising at least two fragments of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) where one fragment contains at least 9 consecutive residues of residues 153 to 165 of PCSK9 and the other fragment contains at least 9 consecutive residues 209 to 222 of the PCSK9 (SEQ ID NO:9). Methods of treatment for hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, and atherosclerosis involving administering this vaccine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: AFFIRIS AG
    Inventors: Sylvia Brunner, Gergana Galabova, Bettina Wanko, Markus Windwarder, Gabriele Winsauer, Guenther Staffler, Claudia Juno
  • Publication number: 20150071951
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vaccine comprising at least two fragments of Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), wherein said at least two fragments comprise at least 8 consecutive amino acid residues of amino acid residues 150 to 170 and/or 205 to 225 of PCSK9 (SEQ ID No. 9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: AFFIRIS AG
    Inventors: Sylvia Brunner, Gergana Galabova, Bettina Wanko, Markus Windwarder, Gabriele Winsauer, Guenther Staffler, Claudia Juno