Patents by Inventor Gerd Helftenbein

Gerd Helftenbein 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: 10724103
    Abstract: The invention relates to the identification of gene products that are the result of tumor-associated expression and the nucleic acids encoding the same. The invention also relates to the therapy and diagnosis of diseases wherein these gene products are the result of an aberrant tumor-associated expression. The invention also relates to the proteins, polypeptides and peptides that are the result of tumor-associated expression and to the nucleic acids encoding the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Ozlem Tureci, Ugur Sahin, Sandra Schneider, Gerd Helftenbein, Volker Schluter, Dirk Usener, Philippe Thiel, Michael Koslowski
  • Publication number: 20190169614
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the identification of nucleic acid and amino acid sequences that are characteristic of tumor tissues such as ovarian tumor and lung tumor tissues and which represent targets for therapy or diagnosis of tumor diseases in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Özlem Tureci, Michael Koslowski, Gerd Helftenbein, Korden Walter, Stefan Woll, Gabriela-Elena Oprea
  • Patent number: 10302647
    Abstract: The invention relates to identifying tumor-associated genetic products and encoding nucleic acids thereof. A therapy and diagnosis of diseases in which the tumor-associated genetic products are aberrantly expressed, proteins, polypeptides and peptides which are expressed in association with tumor and the encoding nucleic acids for said proteins, polypeptides and peptides are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: BIONTECH AG
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Ozlem Tureci, Michael Koslowski, Gerd Helftenbein, Dirk Usener, Volker Schluter
  • Patent number: 10036753
    Abstract: The invention relates to identifying tumor-associated genetic products and encoding nucleic acids thereof. A therapy and diagnosis of diseases in which the tumor-associated genetic products are aberrantly expressed, proteins, polypeptides and peptides which are expressed in association with tumor and the encoding nucleic acids for said proteins, polypeptides and peptides are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: GANYMED PHARMACEUTICALS AG
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Özlem Türeci, Michael Koslowski, Gerd Helftenbein, Dirk Usener, Volker Schlüter
  • Publication number: 20180169236
    Abstract: The invention relates to the identification of gene products that are the result of tumor-associated expression and the nucleic acids encoding the same. The invention also relates to the therapy and diagnosis of diseases wherein these gene products are the result of an aberrant tumor-associated expression. The invention also relates to the proteins, polypeptides and peptides that are the result of tumor-associated expression and to the nucleic acids encoding the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: BioNTech AG
    Inventors: Ozlem Tureci, Ugur Sahin, Sandra Schneider, Gerd Helftenbein, Volker Schluter, Dirk Usener, Philippe Thiel, Michael Koslowski
  • Publication number: 20180119146
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the identification of nucleic acid and amino acid sequences that are characteristic of tumor tissues such as ovarian tumor and lung tumor tissues and which represent targets for therapy or diagnosis of tumor diseases in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Özlem Türeci, Michael Koslowski, Gerd Helftenbein, Korden Walter, Stefan Wöll, Gabriela-Elena Oprea
  • Patent number: 9910043
    Abstract: The present invention provides agents with tumor-inhibiting activity, and which are selective for cells expressing or abnormally expressing a tumor-associated antigen. Said tumor-associated antigen has a nucleotide sequence selected from the group consisting of: (a) a nucleotide sequence selected from the specific sequences set forth herein, or a 6-50 contiguous nucleotide residue portion thereof; (b) a nucleotide sequence of a nucleic acid which hybridizes with a nucleic acid having the nucleotide sequence of (a) under stringent conditions; (c) a nucleotide sequence which is degenerate with respect to the nucleotide sequence of (a) or (b); and (d) a nucleotide sequence which is complementary to the nucleotide sequence of (a), (b) or (c). Pharmaceutical compositions and kits comprising the agents are also provided, as well as methods treating, diagnosing or monitoring a disease characterized by expression or abnormal expression of the tumor-associated antigen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: BioNTech AG
    Inventors: Özlem Türeci, Ugur Sahin, Gerd Helftenbein, Volker Schlüter
  • Patent number: 9809815
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the identification of nucleic acid and amino acid sequences that are characteristic of tumor tissues such as ovarian tumor and lung tumor tissues and which represent targets for therapy or diagnosis of tumor diseases in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: GANYMED PHARMACEUTICALS AG, JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAT MAINZ
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Özlem Türeci, Michael Koslowski, Gerd Helftenbein, Korden Walter, Stefan Wöll, Gabriela-Elena Oprea
  • Patent number: 9733251
    Abstract: The present invention provides agents with tumor-inhibiting activity, and which are selective for cells expressing or abnormally expressing a tumor-associated antigen. Said tumor-associated antigen has a nucleotide sequence selected from the group consisting of: (a) a nucleotide sequence selected from the specific sequences set forth herein, or a 6-50 contiguous nucleotide residue portion thereof; (b) a nucleotide sequence of a nucleic acid which hybridizes with a nucleic acid having the nucleotide sequence of (a) under stringent conditions; (c) a nucleotide sequence which is degenerate with respect to the nucleotide sequence of (a) or (b); and (d) a nucleotide sequence which is complementary to the nucleotide sequence of (a), (b) or (c). Pharmaceutical compositions and kits comprising the agents are also provided, as well as methods treating, diagnosing or monitoring a disease characterized by expression or abnormal expression of the tumor-associated antigen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Ganymed Pharmaceuticals, AG
    Inventors: Özlem Türeci, Ugur Sahin, Gerd Helftenbein, Volker Schlüter
  • Publication number: 20170052187
    Abstract: The invention relates to identifying tumor-associated genetic products and encoding nucleic acids thereof. A therapy and diagnosis of diseases in which the tumor-associated genetic products are aberrantly expressed, proteins, polypeptides and peptides which are expressed in association with tumor and the encoding nucleic acids for said proteins, polypeptides and peptides are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Ozlem Tureci, Michael Koslowski, Gerd Helftenbein, Dirk Usener, Volker Schluter
  • Patent number: 9533043
    Abstract: An isolated truncated desmoglein 4 (DSG4) polypeptide splice variant of the invention is characterized by an amino acid sequence that lacks a region encoded before exon 9 or beyond exon 10 of the DSG4 gene having the polynucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 75. Also disclosed is a method of diagnosing a cancer, or monitoring the course thereof, in a patient. The method comprises detecting in a tissue sample of a patient the expression of a tumor-associated antigen comprising the extracellular domain of a DSG4 polypeptide encoded by a DSG4 gene having the polynucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 75, or a truncated DSG4 polypeptide splice variant characterized by an amino acid sequence that lacks a region encoded before exon 9 or beyond exon 10 of the DSG4 gene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: BioNTech AG
    Inventors: Özlem Türeci, Ugur Sahin, Sandra Schneider, Gerd Helftenbein, Volker Schlüter, Dirk Usener, Philippe Thiel, Michael Koslowski
  • Publication number: 20160195539
    Abstract: The present invention provides agents with tumor-inhibiting activity, and which are selective for cells expressing or abnormally expressing a tumor-associated antigen. Said tumor-associated antigen has a nucleotide sequence selected from the group consisting of: (a) a nucleotide sequence selected from the specific sequences set forth herein, or a 6-50 contiguous nucleotide residue portion thereof; (b) a nucleotide sequence of a nucleic acid which hybridizes with a nucleic acid having the nucleotide sequence of (a) under stringent conditions; (c) a nucleotide sequence which is degenerate with respect to the nucleotide sequence of (a) or (b); and (d) a nucleotide sequence which is complementary to the nucleotide sequence of (a), (b) or (c). Pharmaceutical compositions and kits comprising the agents are also provided, as well as methods treating, diagnosing or monitoring a disease characterized by expression or abnormal expression of the tumor-associated antigen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: BioNTech AG
    Inventors: Özlem TÜRECI, Ugur SAHIN, Gerd HELFTENBEIN, Volker SCHLÜTER
  • Publication number: 20160193335
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of diagnosing and treating a head neck cancer characterized by expressing a tumor-associated antigen having the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:4. The method comprises treating the so-affected patient with an antibody which specifically binds to an extracellular portion of said tumor-associated antigen having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: GANYMED PHARMACEUTICALS, AG
    Inventors: Ozlem Tureci, Ugur Sahin, Sandra Schneider, Gerd Helftenbein, Volker Schluter, Dirk Usener, Philippe Thiel, Michael Koslowski
  • Publication number: 20160053332
    Abstract: The present invention provides agents with tumor-inhibiting activity, and which are selective for cells expressing or abnormally expressing a tumor-associated antigen. Said tumor-associated antigen has a nucleotide sequence selected from the group consisting of: (a) a nucleotide sequence selected from the specific sequences set forth herein, or a 6-50 contiguous nucleotide residue portion thereof; (b) a nucleotide sequence of a nucleic acid which hybridizes with a nucleic acid having the nucleotide sequence of (a) under stringent conditions; (c) a nucleotide sequence which is degenerate with respect to the nucleotide sequence of (a) or (b); and (d) a nucleotide sequence which is complementary to the nucleotide sequence of (a), (b) or (c). Pharmaceutical compositions and kits comprising the agents are also provided, as well as methods treating, diagnosing or monitoring a disease characterized by expression or abnormal expression of the tumor-associated antigen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Applicant: GANYMED PHARMACEUTICALS AG
    Inventors: Özlem TÜRECI, Ugur SAHIN, Gerd HELFTENBEIN, Volker SCHLÜTER
  • Patent number: 9267177
    Abstract: The present invention provides agents with tumor-inhibiting activity, and which are selective for cells expressing or abnormally expressing a tumor-associated antigen. Said tumor-associated antigen has a nucleotide sequence selected from the group consisting of: (a) a nucleotide sequence selected from the specific sequences set forth herein, or a 6-50 contiguous nucleotide residue portion thereof; (b) a nucleotide sequence of a nucleic acid which hybridizes with a nucleic acid having the nucleotide sequence of (a) under stringent conditions; (c) a nucleotide sequence which is degenerate with respect to the nucleotide sequence of (a) or (b); and (d) a nucleotide sequence which is complementary to the nucleotide sequence of (a), (b) or (c). Pharmaceutical compositions and kits comprising the agents are also provided, as well as methods treating, diagnosing or monitoring a disease characterized by expression or abnormal expression of the tumor-associated antigen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: BioNTech AG
    Inventors: Özlem Türeci, Ugur Sahin, Gerd Helftenbein, Volker Schlüter
  • Patent number: 9255131
    Abstract: An isolated truncated desmoglein 4 (DSG4) polypeptide splice variant of the invention is characterized by an amino acid sequence that lacks a region encoded before exon 9 or beyond exon 10 of the DSG4 gene having the polynucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 75. Also disclosed is a method of diagnosing a cancer, or monitoring the course thereof, in a patient. The method comprises detecting in a tissue sample of a patient the expression of a tumor-associated antigen comprising the extracellular domain of a DSG4 polypeptide encoded by a DSG4 gene having the polynucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 75, or a truncated DSG4 polypeptide splice variant characterized by an amino acid sequence that lacks a region encoded before exon 9 or beyond exon 10 of the DSG4 gene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: GANYMED PHARMACEUTICALS AG
    Inventors: Özlem Türeci, Ugur Sahin, Sandra Schneider, Gerd Helftenbein, Volker Schlüter, Dirk Usener, Philippe Thiel, Michael Koslowski
  • Publication number: 20150376718
    Abstract: The present invention provides agents with tumor-inhibiting activity, and which are selective for cells expressing or abnormally expressing a tumor-associated antigen. Said tumor-associated antigen has a nucleotide sequence selected from the group consisting of: (a) a nucleotide sequence selected from the specific sequences set forth herein, or a 6-50 contiguous nucleotide residue portion thereof; (b) a nucleotide sequence of a nucleic acid which hybridizes with a nucleic acid having the nucleotide sequence of (a) under stringent conditions; (c) a nucleotide sequence which is degenerate with respect to the nucleotide sequence of (a) or (b); and (d) a nucleotide sequence which is complementary to the nucleotide sequence of (a), (b) or (c). Pharmaceutical compositions and kits comprising the agents are also provided, as well as methods treating, diagnosing or monitoring a disease characterized by expression or abnormal expression of the tumor-associated antigen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: BIONTECH AG
    Inventors: Özlem TÜRECI, Ugur SAHIN, Gerd HELFTENBEIN, Volker SCHLÜTER
  • Publication number: 20150368723
    Abstract: The invention relates to identifying tumor-associated genetic products and encoding nucleic acids thereof. A therapy and diagnosis of diseases in which the tumor-associated genetic products are aberrantly expressed, proteins, polypeptides and peptides which are expressed in association with tumor and the encoding nucleic acids for said proteins, polypeptides and peptides are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Özlem Türeci, Michael Koslowski, Gerd Helftenbein, Dirk Usener, Volker Schlüter
  • Patent number: 9194004
    Abstract: The invention relates to identifying tumor-associated genetic products and encoding nucleic acids thereof. A therapy and diagnosis of diseases in which the tumor-associated genetic products are aberrantly expressed, proteins, polypeptides and peptides which are expressed in association with tumor and the encoding nucleic acids for said proteins, polypeptides and peptides are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: BIONTECH AG
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Ozlem Tureci, Michael Koslowski, Gerd Helftenbein, Dirk Usener, Volker Schluter
  • Patent number: 9139880
    Abstract: The present invention provides agents with tumor-inhibiting activity, and which are selective for cells expressing or abnormally expressing a tumor-associated antigen. Said tumor-associated antigen has a nucleotide sequence selected from the group consisting of: (a) a nucleotide sequence selected from the specific sequences set forth herein, or a 6-50 contiguous nucleotide residue portion thereof; (b) a nucleotide sequence of a nucleic acid which hybridizes with a nucleic acid having the nucleotide sequence of (a) under stringent conditions; (c) a nucleotide sequence which is degenerate with respect to the nucleotide sequence of (a) or (b); and (d) a nucleotide sequence which is complementary to the nucleotide sequence of (a), (b) or (c). Pharmaceutical compositions and kits comprising the agents are also provided, as well as methods treating, diagnosing or monitoring a disease characterized by expression or abnormal expression of the tumor-associated antigen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: BioNTech AG
    Inventors: Özlem Türeci, Ugur Sahin, Gerd Helftenbein, Volker Schlüter