Patents by Inventor Dominic Man-Kit Lam

Dominic Man-Kit 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: 20130004547
    Abstract: The invention provides for anti-pathogen vaccines produced in recombinant bacteria and/or transgenic plants and administered through standard vaccine introduction methods or oral administration. In one embodiment, the vaccine is administered through the consumption of the edible plant as food, or the bacteria administered orally. The present invention also provides a method of using genetically modified microorganisms, such as lactic acid bacteria, including Lactococcus lactis strains, as oral vaccines. In one embodiment, Lactococcus lactis expressing the avian influenza HA gene can be used as an oral vaccine for protection against H5N1 virus infection. In another embodiment, said Lactococcus lactis is administered as an oral vaccine in conjunction with an adjuvant such as cholera toxin B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: VAXGENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dominic Man-Kit LAM, Yuhong XU
  • Publication number: 20120276167
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention provides for an edible mini-capsule form of live, non-persisting, recombinant Lactococcus lactis (L. lactis) vaccine against a pathogen such as the highly virulent influenza H5N1 strain. Enteric coated capsule of the present invention induced high levels of hemagglutinin-specific serum IgG and fecal IgA antibody production after oral administration in mice and chickens, and rendered complete protection against a lethal challenge of H5N1 virus in mice. The present invention thus demonstrates a broadly applicable platform technology for producing and administering edible vaccines against bacterial and viral infections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: VAXGENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dominic Man-Kit Lam, Yuhong Xu
  • Publication number: 20120171230
    Abstract: The anti-pathogen vaccine of the present invention is produced in recombinant bacteria and/or transgenic plants and then administered through standard vaccine introduction method or through the oral administration. A DNA sequence encoding for the expression of an antigen of a pathogen is isolated and ligated to a promoter which can regulate the production of the surface antigen in a bacterial or transgenic plant. Preferably, a foreign gene is expressed in a portion of the plant or bacteria, and all or part of the antigen expressing plant or bacteria used for vaccine administration. In a preferred procedure, the vaccine is administered through the consumption of the edible plant as food, or the bacteria administered orally. The present invention also provides a method of using genetically modified microorganisms generally recognized to be edible and/or harmless to animals or humans when ingested, such as lactic acid bacteria, including Lactococcus lactis strains, as oral vaccines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: VAXGENE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dominic Man-Kit Lam, Yuhong Xu
  • Patent number: 7504560
    Abstract: The anti-viral vaccine of the present invention is produced in transgenic plants and then administered through standard vaccine introduction method or through the consumption of the edible portion of those plants. A DNA sequence encoding for the expression of a surface antigen of a viral pathogen is isolated and ligated to a promoter which can regulate the production of the surface antigen in a transgenic plant. This gene is then transferred to plant cells using a procedure that results in its integration into the plant genome, such as through the use of an Agrobacterium tumenfaciens plasmid vector system. Preferably, the foreign gene is expressed in an portion of the plant that is edible by humans or animals. In a preferred procedure, the vaccine is administered through the consumption of the edible plant as food, preferably in the form of a fruit or vegetable juice which can be taken orally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Prodigene, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Joel Arntzen, Dominic Man-Kit Lam
  • Publication number: 20040166121
    Abstract: The anti-viral vaccine of the present invention is produced in transgenic plants and then administered through standard vaccine introduction method or through the consumption of the edible portion of those plants. A DNA sequence encoding for the expression of a surface antigen of a viral pathogen is isolated and ligated to a promoter which can regulate the production of the surface antigen in a transgenic plant. This gene is then transferred to plant cells using a procedure that results in its integration into the plant genome, such as through the use of an Agrobacterium tumenfaciens plasmid vector system. Preferably, the foreign gene is expressed in an portion of the plant that is edible by humans or animals. In a preferred procedure, the vaccine is administered through the consumption of the edible plant as food, preferably in the form of a fruit or vegetable juice which can be taken orally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2003
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventors: Charles Joel Arntzen, Dominic Man-Kit Lam
  • Publication number: 20030138456
    Abstract: The anti-viral vaccine of the present invention is produced in transgenic plants and then administered through standard vaccine introduction method or through the consumption of the edible portion of those plants. A DNA sequence encoding for the expression of a surface antigen of a viral pathogen is isolated and ligated to a promoter which can regulate the production of the surface antigen in a transgenic plant. This gene is then transferred to plant cells using a procedure that results in its integration into the plant genome, such as through the use of an Agrobacterium tumenfaciens plasmid vector system. Preferably, the foreign gene is expressed in an portion of the plant that is edible by humans or animals. In a preferred procedure, the vaccine is administered through the consumption of the edible plant as food, preferably in the form of a fruit or vegetable juice which can be taken orally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2001
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Inventors: Charles Joel Arntzen, Dominic Man-Kit Lam
  • Publication number: 20020006411
    Abstract: The anti-viral vaccine of the present invention is produced in transgenic plants and then administered through standard vaccine introduction method or through the consumption of the edible portion of those plants. A DNA sequence encoding for the expression of a surface antigen of a viral pathogen is isolated and ligated to a promoter which can regulate the production of the surface antigen in a transgenic plant. This gene is then transferred to plant cells using a procedure that results in its integration into the plant genome, such as through the use of an Agrobacterium tumenfaciens plasmid vector system. Preferably, the foreign gene is expressed in an portion of the plant that is edible by humans or animals. In a preferred procedure, the vaccine is administered through the consumption of the edible plant as food, preferably in the form of a fruit or vegetable juice which can be taken orally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2001
    Publication date: January 17, 2002
    Inventors: Charles Joel Arntzen, Dominic Man-Kit Lam
  • Publication number: 20010053367
    Abstract: The anti-viral vaccine of the present invention is produced in transgenic plants and then administered through standard vaccine introduction method or through the consumption of the edible portion of those plants. A DNA sequence encoding for the expression of a surface antigen of a viral pathogen is isolated and ligated to a promoter which can regulate the production of the surface antigen in a transgenic plant. This gene is then transferred to plant cells using a procedure that results in its integration into the plant genome, such as through the use of an Agrobacterium tumenfaciens plasmid vector system. Preferably, the foreign gene is expressed in an portion of the plant that is edible by humans or animals. In a preferred procedure, the vaccine is administered through the consumption of the edible plant as food, preferably in the form of a fruit or vegetable juice which can be taken orally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2001
    Publication date: December 20, 2001
    Applicant: PRODIGENE, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Joel Arntzen, Dominic Man-Kit Lam
  • Patent number: 6136320
    Abstract: The anti-viral vaccine of the present invention is produced in transgenic plants and then administered through standard vaccine introduction method or through the consumption of the edible portion of those plants. A DNA sequence encoding for the expression of a surface antigen of a viral pathogen is isolated and ligated to a promoter which can regulate the production of the surface antigen in a transgenic plant. This gene is then transferred to plant cells using a procedure that results in its integration into the plant genome, such as through the use of an Agrobacterium tumenfaciens plasmid vector system. Preferably, the foreign gene is expressed in an portion of the plant that is edible by humans or animals. In a preferred procedure, the vaccine is administered through the consumption of the edible plant as food, preferably in the form of a fruit or vegetable juice which can be taken orally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Prodigene, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Joel Arntzen, Dominic Man-Kit Lam
  • Patent number: 6034298
    Abstract: The anti-viral vaccine of the present invention is produced in transgenic plants and then administered through standard vaccine introduction method or through the consumption of the edible portion of those plants. A DNA sequence encoding for the expression of a surface antigen of a viral pathogen is isolated and ligated to a promoter which can regulate the production of the surface antigen in a transgenic plant. This gene is then transferred to plant cells using a procedure that results in its integration into the plant genome, such as through the use of an Agrobacterium tumefaciens plasmid vector system. Preferably, the foreign gene is expressed in a portion of the plant that is edible by humans or animals. In a preferred procedure, the vaccine is administered through the consumption of the edible plant as food, preferably in the form of a fruit or vegetable juice which can be taken orally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Assignee: Prodigene, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic Man-Kit Lam, Charles Joel Arntzen, Hugh Stanley Mason
  • Patent number: 5914123
    Abstract: The anti-viral vaccine of the present invention is produced in transgenic plants and then administered through standard vaccine introduction method or through the consumption of the edible portion of those plants. A DNA sequence encoding for the expression of a surface antigen of a viral pathogen is isolated and ligated to a promoter which can regulate the production of the surface antigen in a transgenic plant. This gene is then transferred to plant cells using a procedure that results in its integration into the plant genome, such as through the use of an Agrobacterium tumefaciens plasmid vector system. Preferably, the foreign gene is expressed in an portion of the plant that is edible by humans or animals. In a preferred procedure, the vaccine is administered through the consumption of the edible plant as food, preferably in the form of a fruit or vegetable juice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: Prodigene, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Joel Arntzen, Dominic Man-Kit Lam
  • Patent number: 5612487
    Abstract: The anti-viral vaccine of the present invention is produced in transgenic plants and then administered through standard vaccine introduction method or through the consumption of the edible portion of those plants. A DNA sequence encoding for the expression of a surface antigen of a viral pathogen is isolated and ligated to a promoter which can regulate the production of the surface antigen in a transgenic plant. This gene is then transferred to plant cells using a procedure that results in its integration into the plant genome, such as through the use of an Agrobacterium tumenfaciens plasmid vector system. Preferably, the foreign gene is expressed in an portion of the plant that is edible by humans or animals. In a preferred procedure, the vaccine is administered through the consumption of the edible plant as food, preferably in the form of a fruit or vegetable juice which can be taken orally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1997
    Assignee: Edible Vaccines, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic Man-Kit Lam, Charles J. Arntzen