Patents by Inventor George Mihov

George Mihov 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: 10434071
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drug delivery system comprising a core and a shell in which the core comprises a hydrolytically degradable polymer X which polymer backbone comprises pendant ester and acid functionalities and in which the shell comprises a hydrolytic degradable polymer Y. The hydrolytic degradable polymers X and Y are different polymers. Polymer X further comprises amino-acids in the polymer backbone and degrades via zero order degradation kinetics for a period of at least 3 months. Polymer Y degrades via auto-acceleration degradation kinetics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS, B.V.
    Inventors: George Mihov, Guy Draaisma, Silvana Rensina Antonnietta Di Silvestre, Tristan Handels
  • Patent number: 10123972
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to fibers implantable in the body of a human or animal and processes for manufacturing such a fiber. The fiber undergoes a reduction in surface area to volume ratio of a factor of 1.05-10 upon injection in the human or animal body. In an embodiment, a process for manufacturing a fiber comprises extruding a biodegradable polymer into a fiber capable of fitting in a syringe needle of at least 25 Gauge, and cooling the fiber below its dry glass transition temperature while the fiber is under tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS, B.V.
    Inventors: Astrid Franken, George Mihov, Jens Christoph Thies
  • Patent number: 9963549
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a poly (ester amide) (PEA) having a chemical formula described by structural formula (IV), wherein m+p varies from 0.9-0.1 and q varies from 0.1 to 0.9 m+p+q=1 whereby m or p could be 0 n is about 5 to about 300; (pref. 50-200) R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of (C2-C20) alkylene, (C2-C20) alkenylene, —(R9—CO—O—R10—O—CO—R9)—, —CHR11—O—CO—R12—COOCR11— and combinations thereof; R3 and R4 in a single backbone unit m or p, respectively, are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C6-C10)aryl, (C1-C6)alkyl, —(CH2)SH, —(CH2)2S(CH3), —CH2OH, —CH(OH)CH3, —(CH2)4NH3+, —(CH2)3NHC(?NH2+)NH2, —CH2COOH, —(CH2)COOH, —CH2—CO—NH2, —CH2CH2—CO—NH2, —CH2CH2COOH, CH3—CH2—CH(CH3)—, (CH3)2—CH—CH2—, H2N—(CH2)4—, Ph-CH2—, CH?C—CH2—, HO-p-Ph-CH2—, (CH3)2—CH—, Ph-NH—, NH—(CH2)3—C—, NH—CH?N—CH?C—CH2—.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS, B.V.
    Inventors: Guy Draaisma, George Mihov
  • Patent number: 9896544
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a poly (ester amide) (PEA) having a chemical formula described by structural formula (IV), wherein m+p varies from 0.9-0.1 and q varies from 0.1 to 0.9 m+p+q=1 whereby m or p could be 0 n is about 5 to about 300; (pref. 50-200) R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of (C2-C20 alkylene, (C2-C20) alkenylene, —(R9—CO—O—R10—O—CO—R9)—, —CHR11—O—CO—R12—COOCR11— and combinations thereof; R3 and R4 in a single backbone unit m or p, respectively, are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C6-C10)aryl, (C1-C6)alkyl, —(CH2)SH, —(CH2)S(CH3), —CH2OH, —CH(OH)CH3, —(CH2)4NH3+, —(CH2)3NHC(?NH2+)NH2, —CH2COOH, —(CH2)COOH, —CH2—CO—NH2, —CH2CH2—CO—NH2, -- —CH2CH2COOH, CH3—CH2—CH(CH3)—, (CH3)2—CH—CH2—, H2N—(CH2)4—, Ph-CH2—, CH?C—CH2—, HO-p-Ph-CH2—, (CH3)2—CH—, Ph-NH—, NH—(CH2)3—C—, NH—CH?N—CH?C—CH2—.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS, B.V.
    Inventors: Guy Draaisma, George Mihov
  • Patent number: 9873764
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to microparticles or nanoparticles comprising a polyesteramide (PEA) having a chemical formula described by structural formula (IV), wherein m+p varies from 0.9-0.1 and q varies from 0.1 to 0.9; m+p+q=1 whereby m or p could be 0; n is about 5 to about 300; (pref.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS, B.V.
    Inventors: George Mihov, John Andrew Zupancich
  • Patent number: 9873765
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a poly (ester amide) (PEA) having a chemical formula described by structural formula (IV), wherein m+p varies from 0.9-0.1 and q varies from 0.1 to 0.9 m+p+q=1 whereby m or p could be 0 n is about 5 to about 300; (pref. 50-200) R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of (C2-C20) alkylene, (C2-C20) alkenylene, —(R9—CO—O—R10—O—CO—R9)—, —CHR11—O—CO—R12—COOCR11— and combinations thereof; R3 and R4 in a single backbone unit m or p, respectively, are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C6-C10)aryl, (C1-C6)alkyl, —(CH2)SH, —(CH2)2S(CH3), —CH2OH, —CH(OH)CH3, —(CH2)4NH3+, —(CH2)3NHC(?NH2+)NH2, —CH2COOH, —(CH2)COOH, —CH2—CO—NH2, —CH2CH2—CO—NH2, —CH2CH2COOH, CH3—CH2—CH(CH3)—, (CH3)2—CH—CH2—, H2N—(CH2)4—, Ph-CH2—, CH?C—CH2—, HO-p-Ph-CH2—, (CH3)2—CH—, Ph-NH—, NH—(CH2)3—C—, NH—CH?N—CH?C—CH2—.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS, B.V.
    Inventors: Guy Draaisma, George Mihov
  • Publication number: 20170367992
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drug delivery system comprising a core and a shell in which the core comprises a hydrolytically degradable polymer X which polymer backbone comprises pendant ester and acid functionalities and in which the shell comprises a hydrolytic degradable polymer Y. The hydrolytic degradable polymers X and Y are different polymers. Polymer X further comprises amino-acids in the polymer backbone and degrades via zero order degradation kinetics for a period of at least 3 months. Polymer Y degrades via auto-acceleration degradation kinetics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: George MIHOV, Guy DRAAISMA, Silvana Rensina Antonnietta DI SILVESTRE, Tristan HANDELS
  • Patent number: 9789189
    Abstract: Drug delivery compositions are provided having proteins and biodegradable polymers that may be used for controlled and long term release of proteins into a biological environment. According to some embodiments, the drug delivery composition may be provided with at least a protein and a biodegradable polymer possessing at least two different functional groups selected from the group of chosen among carboxyl, ester, amine, amide, thiol, thioester or hydroxyl groups pendant to the main polymer chain whereby the composition absorbs between 5-10% w/w water when exposed to physiological conditions for at least 20 days. A drug delivery system for controlled protein release which includes the drug delivery composition is also provided whereby the drug delivery system may be in the form of microparticles, films, coatings, fibers, pellets, cylinders, discs, implants, microcapsules, microspheres, nanospheres, wafers, micelles, liposomes or woven or non-woven fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS BV
    Inventors: Jens Christoph Thies, George Mihov, Guy Draaisma
  • Publication number: 20170216201
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to fibers implantable in the body of a human or animal and processes for manufacturing such a fiber. The fiber undergoes a reduction in surface area to volume ratio of a factor of 1.05-10 upon injection in the human or animal body. In an embodiment, a process for manufacturing a fiber comprises extruding a biodegradable polymer into a fiber capable of fitting in a syringe needle of at least 25 Gauge, and cooling the fiber below its dry glass transition temperature while the fiber is under tension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Astrid Franken, George Mihov, Jens Christoph Thies
  • Publication number: 20170216495
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coating comprising at least one biodegradable polymer, wherein the polymer comprises at least one or a blend of a poly (ester amide) (PEA) having a chemical formula described by structural formula (II), wherein; R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of (C2-C20)alkylene, (C2-C20)alkenylene, —(R9—CO—O—R10—O—CO—R9)—, CH R11—O—CO—R12—COOCR11— and combinations thereof; R3 and R4 in a single co-monomer m or p, respectively, are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C6-C10)aryl, (C1C6)alkyl, —(CH2)SH, —(CH2)2S(CH3), CH2OH, —CH(OH)CH3, —(CH2)4NH3+, ˜(CH2)3NHC(?NH2+)NH2, —CH2COOH, (CH2)COOH, —CH2—CO—NH2—CH2CH2—CO—NH2, —CH2CH2COOH, CH3—CH2—CH(CH3)—, formula (a), HO-P-Ph-CH2—, (CH3)2—CH—, Ph- NH—, NH—(CH2)3—C—, NH—CH?N—CH?C—CH2—.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Soazig Claude Marie DELAMARRE, George MIHOV, Astrid FRANKEN, Kenneth MESSIER
  • Publication number: 20170119813
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a formulation sized for injection comprising a biodegradable polyesteramide co-polymer comprising at least a diol of bicyclic-1,4:3,6-dianhydrohexitol and analgesics for use in the treatment of arthritic disorders. More specific the invention relates to a formulation comprising injectable microparticle according to claim 1 wherein the polyesteramide co-polymer further comprises a diacid, a diol different from bicyclic-1,4:3,6-dianhydrohexitol and at least two different amino-acids. The formulation is used to treat pain or inflammation in a patient comprising administering to said patient a therapeutically effective amount of the formulation once or twice a year.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Jens Christoph THIES, Detlef Olaf Alexander SCHUMANN, George MIHOV, Julien François BERARD
  • Publication number: 20170051110
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a poly (ester amide) (PEA) having a chemical formula described by structural formula (IV), wherein m+p varies from 0.9-0.1 and q varies from 0.1 to 0.9 m+p+q=1 whereby m or p could be 0 n is about 5 to about 300; (pref. 50-200) R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of (C2-C20) alkylene, (C2-C20) alkenylene, —(R9—CO—O—R10—O—CO—R9)—, —CHR11—O—CO—R12—COOCR11— and combinations thereof; R3 and R4 in a single backbone unit m or p, respectively, are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C6-C10)aryl, (C1-C6)alkyl, —(CH2)SH, —(CH2)2S(CH3), —CH2OH, —CH(OH)CH3, —(CH2)4NH3+, —(CH2)3NHC(?NH2+)NH2, —CH2COOH, —(CH2)COOH, —CH2—CO—NH2, —CH2CH2—CO—NH2, —CH2CH2COOH, CH3—CH2—CH(CH3)—, (CH3)2—CH—CH2—, H2N—(CH2)4—, Ph-CH2—, CH?C—CH2—, HO-p-Ph-CH2—, (CH3)2—CH—, Ph-NH—, NH—(CH2)3—C—, NH—CH?N—CH?C—CH2—.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Guy DRAAISMA, George MIHOV
  • Publication number: 20160367681
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a poly (ester amide) (PEA) having a chemical formula described by structural formula (IV), wherein m+p varies from 0.9-0.1 and q varies from 0.1 to 0.9 m+p+q=1 whereby m or p could be 0 n is about 5 to about 300; (pref. 50-200) R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of (C2-C20 alkylene, (C2-C20) alkenylene, —(R9—CO—O—R10—O—CO—R9)—, -CHR11-O-CO-R12—COOCR11— and combinations thereof; R3 and R4 in a single backbone unit m or p, respectively, are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C6-C10)aryl, (C1-C6)alkyl, —(CH2)SH, —(CH2)S(CH 3), —CH2OH, —CH(OH)CH3, —(CH2)4NH3+, —(CH2)3NHC(?NH2+)NH2, —CH2COOH, —(CH2)COOH, —CH2—CO—NH2, —CH2CH2—CO—NH2, —CH2CH2COOH, CH3—CH2—CH(CH3)—, (CH3)2—CH—CH2—, H2N—(CH2)4—, Ph-CH2—, CH?C—CH2—, HO-p-Ph-CH2—, (CH3)2—CH—, Ph-NH—, NH—(CH2)3—C—, NH—CH?N—CH?C—CH2—.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Guy DRAAISMA, George MIHOV
  • Publication number: 20160184490
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coating comprising at least one biodegradable polymer, wherein the polymer comprises at least one or a blend of a poly (ester amide) (PEA) having a chemical formula described by structural formula (II), wherein; R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of (C2-C20)alkylene, (C2-C20)alkenylene, —(R9—CO—O—R10—O—CO—R9)—, CHR11—O—CO—R12—COOCR11— and combinations thereof; R3 and R4 in a single co-monomer m or p, respectively, are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C6-C10)aryl, (C1C6)alkyl, —(CH2)SH, —(CH2)2S(CH3), CH2OH, —CH(OH)CH3, —(CH2)4NH3—, ˜(CH2)3NHC(?NH2+)NH2, —CH2COOH, (CH2)COOH, —CH2—CO—NH2—CH2CH2—CO—NH2, —CH2CH2COOH, CH3—CH2—CH(CH3)—, formula (a), HO—P-Ph-CH2—, (CH3)2—CH—, Ph-NH—, NH—(CH2)3—C—, NH—CH?N—CH?C—CH2—.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Soazig Claude Marie DELAMARRE, George MIHOV, Astrid FRANKEN, Kenneth Alan MESSIER
  • Publication number: 20160102176
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fiber comprising a biodegradable polymer which undergoes dimensional change upon injection in the human or animal body wherein the dimensional change is a reduction of the surface area to volume ratio of a factor 2 to 10. The fiber is sized for injection via a pharmaceutical syringe needle having a bore of at least 25 Gauge. The biodegradable polymer is an amorphous biodegradable polymer selected from the group of poly-hex am ethylene carbonates or polyesteramides. The amorphous biodegradable polymer is a preferably a polyesteramide comprising alpha-amino acids, diols and dicarboxylic acids as building blocks. The invention further relates to the use of the fiber for the manufacturing of a medicament for the treatment of ophthalmic diseases. The invention also relates to a process for the manufacturing of the fiber comprising the following process steps; a. extruding a biodegradable polymer into a fiber fitting in a needle of at least 25 Gauge b.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Astrid FRANKEN, George MIHOV, Jens Christoph THIES
  • Publication number: 20150328374
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coating comprising a biodegradable polymer comprising at least two different functional groups pendant to the polymer backbone, which functional groups are selected from the group of carboxyl-, amine, hydroxyl, ester, amide-, thiol- or thioester groups. The two different functional groups comprise at least an unprotected hydrophilic functional group chosen from a carboxyl-, amine, thiol or hydroxyl group and at least a protected hydrophobic functional group chosen from an ester, amide- or thioester group. The invention further relates to an implantable device comprising the coating composition. The implantable device is includes cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators; leads and electrodes for the preceding, organ stimulators such as nerve, bladder, sphincter and diaphragm stimulators, prostheses, rods, vascular grafts, self-expandable stents, balloon-expandable stents, stent-grafts, grafts, catheters, artificial heart valves and cerebrospinal fluid shunts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: George MIHOV, John Andrew ZUPANCICH
  • Publication number: 20150240387
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fibers comprising a polyesteramide (PEA) having a chemical formula described by structural formula (IV), wherein m+p varies from 0.9-0.1 and q varies from 0.1 to 0.9, m+p+q=1 whereby m or p could be 0, n is about 5 to about 300; (pref. 50-200), —R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of (C2-C20) alkylene or (C2-C20) alkenylene and combinations thereof; —R3 and R4 in a single backbone unit m or p, respectively, are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C6-C10)aryl, —(CH2)SH, —(CH2)2S(CH3), —CH2OH, —CH(OH)CH3, —(CH2)4NH3+, —(CH2)3NHC(?NH2+)NH2, —CH2COOH, —(CH2)COOH, —CH2—CO—NH2, —CH2CH2—CO—NH2, —NH—CH2CH2COOH, CH3—CH2—CH(CH3)—, (CH3)2—CH—CH2—, H2N—(CH2)4—, Ph-CH2—, CH?C—CH2—, HO-p-Ph-CH2—, (CH3)2—CH—, Ph-NH—, NH—(CH2)3—C—, NH—CH?N—CH?C—CH2—.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Mirian Hendrika Jacoba Gillissen-Van Der Vight, Jens Christoph Thies, George Mihov
  • Publication number: 20150216987
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drug delivery composition comprising proteins and biodegradable polymers. The present invention further relates to a drug delivery system for controlled and long term release of proteins into a biological environment. The drug delivery composition comprises at least a protein and a biodegradable polymer possessing at least two different functional groups selected from the group of chosen among carboxyl-, ester-, amine-, amide-, thiol-, thioester- or hydroxyl groups pendant to the main polymer chain whereby the composition absorbs between 5-10% w/w water when exposed to physiological conditions for at least 20 days. The present invention further relates to a drug delivery system for controlled protein release comprising the composition. The drug delivery system may be chosen from microparticles, films, coatings, fibers, pellets, cylinders, discs, implants, microcapsules, microspheres, nanospheres, wafers, micelles, liposomes or woven or non-woven fabrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Jens Christoph Thies, George Mihov, Guy Draaisma
  • Publication number: 20140220099
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a poly (ester amide) (PEA) having a chemical formula described by structural formula (IV), wherein m+p varies from 0.9-0.1 and q varies from 0.1 to 0.9 m+p+q=1 whereby m or p could be 0 n is about 5 to about 300; (pref. 50-200) R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of (C2-C20) alkylene, (C2-C20) alkenylene, —(R9—CO—O—R10—O—CO—R9)—, —CHR11—O—CO—R12—COOCR11— and combinations thereof; R3 and R4 in a single backbone unit m or p, respectively, are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C6-C10)aryl, (C1-C6)alkyl, —(CH2)SH, —(CH2)2S(CH3), —CH2OH, —CH(OH)CH3, —(CH2)4NH3+, —(CH2)3NHC(?NH2+)NH2, —CH2COOH, —(CH2)COOH, —CH2—CO—NH2, —CH2CH2—CO—NH2, —CH2CH2COOH, CH3—CH2—CH(CH3)—, (CH3)2—CH—CH2—, H2N—(CH2)4—, Ph-CH2—, CH?C—CH2—, HO-p-Ph-CH2—, (CH3)2—CH—, Ph-NH—, NH—(CH2)3—C—, NH—CH?N—CH?C—CH2—.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Guy Draaisma, George Mihov
  • Publication number: 20140179802
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fiber comprising a biodegradable polymer which undergoes dimensional change upon injection in the human or animal body wherein the dimensional change is a reduction of the surface area to volume ratio of a factor 2 to 10. The fiber is sized for injection via a pharmaceutical syringe needle having a bore of at least 25 Gauge. The biodegradable polymer is an amorphous biodegradable polymer selected from the group of poly-hexamethylene carbonates or polyesteramides. The amorphous biodegradable polymer is a preferably a polyesteramide comprising alpha-amino acids, diols and dicarboxylic acids as building blocks. The invention further relates to the use of the fiber for the manufacturing of a medicament for the treatment of ophthalmic diseases. The invention also relates to a process for the manufacturing of the fiber comprising the following process steps; a. extruding a biodegradable polymer into a fiber fitting in a needle of at least 25 Gauge b.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Astrid Franken, George Mihov, Jens Christoph Thies