Patents by Inventor Chia-Ying Kao Lam

Chia-Ying Kao Lam 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: 20210246194
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to optimized HIV-1 gp41-Binding Molecules having reduced immunogenicity. More specifically, the invention relates to optimized gp41-Binding Molecules that comprise a gp41-binding Variable Light Chain (VL) Domain and/or a gp41-binding Variable Heavy Chain (VH) Domain that has/have been optimized to reduce the immunogenicity of such Domain(s) upon administration to a recipient subject. The invention particularly pertains to gp41-Binding Molecules that are multispecific gp41-Binding Molecules (including bispecific diabodies (including DART® diabodies), BiTE®s, bispecific antibodies, trivalent binding molecules (including TRIDENT™ molecules), etc.) that comprise: (i) such optimized gp41-binding Variable Domain(s) and (ii) a domain capable of binding to an epitope of a molecule present on the surface of an effector cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicants: MacroGenics, Inc., Duke University
    Inventors: Chia-Ying Kao Lam, Gundo Diedrich, Jeffrey Lee Nordstrom, Liqin Liu, Leslie S. Johnson, Scott Koenig, Barton F. Haynes, Guido Ferrari
  • Publication number: 20210155694
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to DA×CD3 Binding Molecules comprising a vCD3-Binding Domain, which comprises a CDRHI Domain, a CDRH2 Domain, a CDRH3 Domain, a CDRL I Domain, a CDRL2 Domain, and a CDRL3 Domain, at least one of which differs in amino acid sequence from the amino acid sequence of the corresponding CDR of a rCD3-Binding Domain, wherein the DA×CD3 Binding Molecule comprising such vCD3-Binding Domain exhibits an altered affinity for CD3, relative to a DA×CD3 Binding Molecule comprising such rCD3-Binding Domain. The invention particularly concerns to such DA×CD3 Binding Molecules comprising a vCD3-Binding Domain which exhibit reduced affinity for CD3 and are capable of mediating redirected killing of target cells expressing a DA and exhibit lower levels of cytokine release relative to a DA×CD3 Binding Molecule comprising a rCD3-Binding Domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: MacroGenics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ezio Bonvini, Ling Huang, Chia-Ying Kao Lam, Gurunadh Reddy Chichili, Ralph Froman Alderson, Paul A. Moore, Leslie S. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20210095021
    Abstract: The present invention relates to bispecific molecules that are capable of localizing an immune effector cell that expresses an activating receptor to a virally infected cell, so as to thereby facilitate the killing of the virally infected cell. In a preferred embodiment, such localization is accomplished using bispecific molecules that are immunoreactive with an activating receptor of an immune effector cell and to an antigen expressed by a cell infected with a virus wherein the antigen is detectably present on the cell infected with the virus at a level that is greater than the level at which the antigen is detected on the virus by the bispecific molecules, and to the use of such bispecific molecules in the treatment of latent viral infections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicants: MacroGenics, Inc., Duke University
    Inventors: Scott Koenig, Leslie S. Johnson, Chia-Ying Kao Lam, Liqin Liu, Jeffrey Lee Nordstrom, Barton F. Haynes, Guido Ferrari
  • Publication number: 20200354439
    Abstract: The invention is directed to bispecific molecules comprising an HIV-1 envelope targeting arm and an arm targeting an effector cell, compositions comprising these bispecific molecule and methods of use. In certain aspects, the bispecific molecules of the present invention can bind to two different targets or epitopes on two different cells within the first epitope is expressed on a different cell type than the second epitope, such that the bispecific molecules can bring the two cells together. In certain aspects, the bispecific molecules of the present invention can bind to two different cells, wherein the bispecific molecules comprises an arm with the binding specificity of A32, 7B2, CH27, CH28 or CH44.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicants: Duke University, MacroGenics, Inc., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Inventors: Barton F. HAYNES, Guido FERRARI, Scott KOENIG, Leslie S. JOHNSON, Chia-Ying Kao LAM, Julia A. SUNG, David M. MARGOLIS, Liqin LIU, Jeffrey Lee NORDSTROM
  • Patent number: 10730947
    Abstract: The present invention relates to bispecific molecules that are capable of localizing an immune effector cell that expresses an activating receptor to a virally infected cell, so as to thereby facilitate the killing of the virally infected cell. In a preferred embodiment, such localization is accomplished using bispecific molecules that are immunoreactive with an activating receptor of an immune effector cell and to an antigen expressed by a cell infected with a virus wherein the antigen is detectably present on the cell infected with the virus at a level that is greater than the level at which the antigen is detected on the virus by the bispecific molecules, and to the use of such bispecific molecules in the treatment of latent viral infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: MacroGenics, Inc., Duke University
    Inventors: Scott Koenig, Leslie S. Johnson, Chia-Ying Kao Lam, Liqin Liu, Jeffrey Lee Nordstrom, Barton F. Haynes, Guido Ferrari
  • Patent number: 10717778
    Abstract: The invention is directed to bispecific molecules comprising an HIV-1 envelope targeting arm and an arm targeting an effector cell, compositions comprising these bispecific molecules and methods of use. In certain aspects, the bispecific molecules of the present invention can bind to two different targets or epitopes on two different cells wherein the first epitope is expressed on a different cell type than the second epitope, such that the bispecific molecules can bring the two cells together. In certain aspects, the bispecific molecules of the present invention can bind to two different cells, wherein the bispecific molecules comprises an arm with the binding specificity of A32, 7B2, CH27, CH28, or CH44.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: DUKE UNIVERSITY, MACROGENICS, INC., THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
    Inventors: Barton F. Haynes, Guido Ferrari, Scott Koenig, Leslie S. Johnson, Chia-Ying Kao Lam, Julia A. Sung, David M. Margolis, Liqin Liu, Jeffrey Lee Nordstrom
  • Publication number: 20200216537
    Abstract: CD19×CD3 bi-specific monovalent diabodies, and particularly, CD19×CD3 bi-specific monovalent Fc diabodies, are capable of simultaneous binding to CD19 and CD3, and are used in the treatment of hematologic malignancies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: MacroGenics, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie S. Johnson, Ezio Bonvini, Chia-Ying Kao Lam, Paul A. Moore, Liqin Liu, Scott Koenig
  • Publication number: 20200207850
    Abstract: The present invention relates to Tri-Specific Binding Molecules, which are multi-chain polypeptide molecules that possess three Binding Domains and are thus capable of mediating coordinated binding to three epitopes. The Binding Domains may be selected such that the Tri-Specific Binding Molecules are capable of binding to any three different epitopes. Such epitopes may be epitopes of the same antigen or epitopes of two or three different antigens. In a preferred embodiment, one of such epitopes will be capable of binding to CD3, the second of such epitopes will be capable of binding to CD8, and the third of such epitopes will be capable of binding to an epitope of a Disease-Associated Antigen. The invention also provides a novel ROR1-binding antibody, as well as derivatives thereof and uses for such compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Leslie S. JOHNSON, Ling HUANG, Gurunadh Reddy CHICHILI, Kalpana SHAH, Chia-Ying Kao LAM, Stephen James BURKE, Liqin LIU, Paul A. MOORE, Ezio BONVINI, Bhaswati BARAT
  • Patent number: 10647768
    Abstract: The present invention relates to Tri-Specific Binding Molecules, which are multi-chain polypeptide molecules that possess three Binding Domains and are thus capable of mediating coordinated binding to three epitopes. The Binding Domains may be selected such that the Tri-Specific Binding Molecules are capable of binding to any three different epitopes. Such epitopes may be epitopes of the same antigen or epitopes of two or three different antigens. In a preferred embodiment, one of such epitopes will be capable of binding to CD3, the second of such epitopes will be capable of binding to CD8, and the third of such epitopes will be capable of binding to an epitope of a Disease-Associated Antigen. The invention also provides a novel ROR1-binding antibody, as well as derivatives thereof and uses for such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: MACROGENICS, INC.
    Inventors: Leslie S. Johnson, Ling Huang, Gurunadh Reddy Chichili, Kalpana Shah, Chia-Ying Kao Lam, Stephen James Burke, Liqin Liu, Paul A. Moore, Ezio Bonvini, Bhaswati Barat
  • Patent number: 10633443
    Abstract: CD 19×CD3 bi-specific monovalent diabodies, and particularly, CD 19×CD3 bi-specific monovalent Fc diabodies, are capable of simultaneous binding to CD 19 and CD3, and are used in the treatment of hematologic malignancies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MacroGenics, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie S. Johnson, Ezio Bonvini, Chia-Ying Kao Lam, Paul A. Moore, Liqin Liu, Scott Koenig
  • Publication number: 20200062854
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to binding molecules that possess one or more epitope-binding sites specific for an epitope of CD137 and one or more epitope-binding sites specific for an epitope of a tumor antigen (“TA”) (e.g., a “CD137×TA Binding Molecule”). In one embodiment, such CD137×TA Binding Molecules will be bispecific molecules, especially bispecific tetravalent diabodies, that are composed of two, three, four or more than four polypeptide chains and possessing two epitope-binding sites each specific for an epitope of CD137 and two epitope-binding sites each specific for an epitope of a TA. Alternatively, such CD137×TA Binding Molecules will be bispecific molecules, especially bispecific trivalent binding molecules composed of three or more polypeptide chains and possessing one or two epitope-binding sites each specific for an epitope of CD137 and one or two epitope-binding sites each specific for an epitope of a TA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Liqin LIU, Chia-Ying Kao LAM, Gundo DIEDRICH, Leslie S. JOHNSON, Paul A. MOORE, Ezio BONVINI
  • Publication number: 20180155423
    Abstract: The present invention relates to bispecific molecules that are capable of localizing an immune effector cell that expresses an activating receptor to a virally infected cell, so as to thereby facilitate the killing of the virally infected cell. In a preferred embodiment, such localization is accomplished using bispecific molecules that are immunoreactive with an activating receptor of an immune effector cell and to an antigen expressed by a cell infected with a virus wherein the antigen is detectably present on the cell infected with the virus at a level that is greater than the level at which the antigen is detected on the virus by the bispecific molecules, and to the use of such bispecific molecules in the treatment of latent viral infections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicants: MacroGenics, Inc., Duke University
    Inventors: Scott Koenig, Leslie S. Johnson, Chia-Ying Kao Lam, Liqin Liu, Jeffrey Lee Nordstrom, Barton F. Haynes, Guido Ferrari
  • Publication number: 20180148497
    Abstract: The invention is directed to bispecific molecules comprising an HIV-1 envelope targeting arm and an arm targeting an effector cell, compositions comprising these bispecific molecules and methods of use. In certain aspects, the bispecific molecules of the present invention can bind to two different targets or epitopes on two different cells wherein the first epitope is expressed on a different cell type than the second epitope, such that the bispecific molecules can bring the two cells together. In certain aspects, the bispecific molecules of the present invention can bind to two different cells, wherein the bispecific molecules comprises an arm with the binding specificity of A32, 7B2, CH27, CH28, or CH44.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Applicants: Duke University, MacroGenics, Inc., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Inventors: Barton F. HAYNES, Guido FERRARI, Scott KOENIG, Leslie S. JOHNSON, Chia-Ying Kao LAM, Julia A. SUNG, David M. MARGOLIS, Liqin LIU, Jeffrey Lee NORDSTROM
  • Patent number: 9908938
    Abstract: The present invention relates to bispecific molecules that are capable of localizing an immune effector cell that expresses an activating receptor to a virally infected cell, so as to thereby facilitate the killing of the virally infected cell. In a preferred embodiment, such localization is accomplished using bispecific molecules that are immunoreactive with an activating receptor of an immune effector cell and to an antigen expressed by a cell infected with a virus wherein the antigen is detectably present on the cell infected with the virus at a level that is greater than the level at which the antigen is detected on the virus by the bispecific molecules, and to the use of such bispecific molecules in the treatment of latent viral infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignees: MacroGenics, Inc., Duke University
    Inventors: Scott Koenig, Leslie S. Johnson, Chia-Ying Kao Lam, Liqin Liu, Jeffrey Lee Nordstrom, Barton F. Haynes, Guido Ferrari
  • Publication number: 20170247452
    Abstract: CD 19×CD3 bi-specific monovalent diabodies, and particularly, CD 19×CD3 bi-specific monovalent Fc diabodies, are capable of simultaneous binding to CD 19 and CD3, and are used in the treatment of hematologic malignancies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: MacroGenics, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie S. Johnson, Ezio Bonvini, Chia-Ying Kao Lam, Paul A. Moore, Liqin Liu, Scott Koenig
  • Publication number: 20170198045
    Abstract: The present invention relates to Tri-Specific Binding Molecules, which are multichain polypeptide molecules that possess three Binding Domains and are thus capable of mediating coordinated binding to three epitopes. The Binding Domains may be selected such that the Tri-Specific Binding Molecules are capable of binding to any three different epitopes. Such epitopes may be epitopes of the same antigen or epitopes of two or three different antigens. In a preferred embodiment, one of such epitopes will be capable of binding to CD3, the second of such epitopes will be capable of binding to CD8, and the third of such epitopes will be capable of binding to an epitope of a Disease-Associated Antigen. The invention also provides a novel ROR1-binding antibody, as well as derivatives thereof and uses for such compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: MacroGenics, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie S. Johnson, Ling Huang, Gurunadh Reddy Chichili, Kalpana Shah, Chia-Ying Kao Lam, Stephen James Burke, Liqin Liu, Paul A. Moore, Ezio Bonvini, Bhaswati Barat
  • Publication number: 20170157251
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a combination therapy involving the administration of: (1) a bi-specific molecule capable of specifically binding to CD19 and to CD3 (i.e., a CD19×CD3 bi-specific molecule), and (2) a Bruton's Tyrosine Kinase (BTK) inhibitor for the treatment of disease, in particular treatment of a disease associated with or characterized by the expression of CD19. Preferably, such a CD19×CD3 bi-specific molecules are bi-specific monovalent diabodies. The invention is directed to pharmaceutical compositions that contain such a CD19×CD3 bi-specific molecule, a BTK inhibitor, or a combination of such agents. The invention is additionally directed to methods for the use of such pharmaceutical compositions in the treatment of disease, in particular, treatment of a cancer associated with or characterized by the expression of CD19.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: MacroGenics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ezio Bonvini, Leslie S. Johnson, Scott Koenig, Chia-Ying Kao Lam, Liqin Liu, Paul A. Moore