Patents by Inventor Deborah J. Allen

Deborah J. Allen 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: 8753633
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: AbbVie Biotechnology Ltd.
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Deborah J. Allen, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. McGuinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, Hendricus R. J. M. Hoogenboom, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton
  • Publication number: 20130330357
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: ABBVIE BIOTECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Deborah J. Allen, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. McGuinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, Hendricus R.J.M. Hoogenboom, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton
  • Publication number: 20130330356
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: ABBVIE BIOTECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Deborah J. Allen, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. McGuinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, Hendricus R.J.M. Hoogenboom, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton
  • Publication number: 20130115224
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Jochen G. SALFELD, Deborah J. Allen, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. McGuinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, Hendricus R.j.m. Hoogenboom, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton
  • Patent number: 8414894
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Biotechnology Ltd.
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, John A. Mankovich, Deborah J. Allen, Hendricus R.J.M. Hoogenboom, Boris Labkovsky, Brian T. McGuinness, Paul Sakorafas, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Andrew J. Roberts, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan
  • Patent number: 8372400
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Biotechnology Ltd.
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Deborah J. Allen, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. McGuinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, Hendricus R. J. M. Hoogenboom, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton
  • Patent number: 8372401
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Biotechnology Ltd.
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Deborah J. Allen, Hendricus R. J. M. Hoogenboom, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. McGuinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton
  • Publication number: 20120258114
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: JOCHEN G. SALFELD, DEBORAH J. ALLEN, HENDRICUS R.J.M. HOOGENBOOM, ZEHRA KAYMACALAN, BORIS LABKOVSKY, JOHN A. MANKOVICH, BRIAN T. MCGUINNESS, ANDREW J. ROBERTS, PAUL SAKORAFAS, DAVID SCHOENHAUT, TRISTAN J. VAUGHAN, MICHAEL WHITE, ALISON J. WILTON
  • Publication number: 20120219564
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: ABBOTT BIOTECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: JOCHEN G. SALFELD, DEBORAH J. ALLEN, HENDRICUS R.J.M. HOOGENBOOM, ZEHRA KAYMAKCALAN, BORIS LABKOVSKY, JOHN A. MANKOVICH, BRIAN T. MCGUINNESS, ANDREW J. ROBERTS, PAUL SAKORAFAS, DAVID SCHOENHAUT, TRISTAN J. VAUGHAN, MICHAEL WHITE, ALISON J. WILTON
  • Publication number: 20120178107
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: Abbott Biotechnology Ltd.
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Deborah J. Allen, Hendricus R.J.M. Hoogenboom, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. McGuinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton
  • Patent number: 8206714
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Abbott Biotechnology Ltd.
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Deborah J. Allen, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. McGuinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, Hendricus R. J. M. Hoogenboom, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton
  • Patent number: 8197813
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Abbott Biotechnology Ltd.
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Deborah J. Allen, Hendricus R. J. M. Hoogenboom, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. McGuinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton
  • Publication number: 20100040604
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventors: Jochen G. SALFELD, Deborah J. Allen, Hendricus R.J.M. Hoogenboom, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. McGuinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton
  • Publication number: 20100016557
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: Abbott Biotechnology Ltd.
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Deborah J. Allen, Hendricus R.J.M. Hoogenboom, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. McGuinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton
  • Patent number: 7588761
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Abbott Biotechnology Ltd.
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Deborah J. Allen, Hendricus R. J. M. Hoogenboom, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. McGuinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton
  • Publication number: 20090155205
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Deborah J. Allen, Hendricus R.J.M Hoogenboom, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. McGuinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton
  • Patent number: 7541031
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Abbott Biotechnology Ltd.
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Deborah J. Allen, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. McGuinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, Hendricus R. J. M. Hoogenboom, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton
  • Patent number: 7223394
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor a (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Abbott Biotechnology Ltd
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Deborah J. Allen, Hendricus R. J. M. Hoogenboom, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. McGuinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton
  • Publication number: 20030219438
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor &agr; (hTNF&agr;) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF&agr; (e.g., Kd=10−8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF&agr; dissociation (e.g., Koff=10−3 sec−1 or less) and neutralize hTNF&agr; activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF&agr; and for inhibiting hTNF&agr; activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF&agr; activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2002
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Deborah J. Allen, Hendricus R.J.M. Hoogenboom, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. McGuinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton
  • Publication number: 20030092059
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor a (hTNF&agr;) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF&agr; (e.g., Kd=10−8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF&agr; dissociation (e.g., Koff=10−3 sec−1 or less) and neutralize hTNF&agr; activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF&agr; and for inhibiting hTNF&agr; activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF&agr; activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Applicant: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Deborah J. Allen, Hendricus R.J.M. Hoogenboom, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. Mcguinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton