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: 9090940
    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 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Ganymed Pharmaceuticals AG
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Özlem Türeci, Michael Koslowski, Gerd Helftenbein, Dirk Usener, Volker Schlüter
  • Publication number: 20140120085
    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: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: BioNTech AG
    Inventors: Özlem TÜRECI, Ugur SAHIN, Sandra SCHNEIDER, Gerd HELFTENBEIN, Volker SCHLÜTER, Dirk USENER, Philippe THIEL, Michael KOSLOWSKI
  • Publication number: 20140017679
    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: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: BioNTech AG
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Ozlem Tureci, Michael Koslowski, Gerd Helftenbein, Dirk Usener, Volker Schluter
  • Publication number: 20130280166
    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: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Özlem TÜRECI, Ugur SAHIN, Gerd HELFTENBEIN, Volker SCHLÜTER
  • Publication number: 20110300144
    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 19, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Ozlem Tureci, Michael Koslowski, Gerd Helftenbein, Korden Walter, Stefan Wöll, Gabriela-Elena Oprea
  • Publication number: 20110135640
    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: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: GANYMED PHARMACEUTICALS AG
    Inventors: ÖZLEM TÜRECI, UGUR SAHIN, GERD HELFTENBEIN, VOLKER SCHLÜTER
  • Patent number: 7875424
    Abstract: According to the invention, tumour-associated gene products and nucleic acids coding therefor were identified. The present invention relates to the therapy and diagnosis of diseases wherein said tumour-associated gene products are expressed aberrantly. The invention also relates to proteins, polypeptides and peptides which are expressed in a tumour-associated manner and the nucleic acids coding therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Ganymed Pharmaceuticals, AG
    Inventors: Özlem Türeci, Ugur Sahin, Gerd Helftenbein, Volker Schlüter
  • Publication number: 20110014628
    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: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: GANYMED PHARMACEUTICALS, AG
    Inventors: Özlem TÜRECI, Ugur SAHIN, Sandra SCHNEIDER, Gerd HELFTENBEIN, Volker SCHLÜTER, Dirk USENER, Philippe THIEL, Michael KOSLOWSKI
  • Patent number: 7785801
    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: May 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Ganymed Pharmaceuticals, AG
    Inventors: Özlem Türeci, Ugur Sahin, Sandra Schneider, Gerd Helftenbein, Volker Schlüter, Dirk Usener, Philippe Thiel, Michael Koslowski
  • Publication number: 20090214550
    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 23, 2006
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventors: Ugur Sahin, Özlem Türeci, Michael Koslowski, Gerd Helftenbein, Dirk Usener, Volker Schlüter
  • Publication number: 20080193454
    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: May 11, 2005
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventors: Ozlem Tureci, Ugur Sahin, Sandra Schneider, Gerd Helftenbein, Volker Schluter, Dirk Usener, Philippe Thiel
  • Publication number: 20080166340
    Abstract: According to the invention, tumour-associated gene products and nucleic acids coding therefor were identified. The present invention relates to the therapy and diagnosis of diseases wherein said tumour-associated gene products are expressed aberrantly. The invention also relates to proteins, polypeptides and peptides which are expressed in a tumour-associated manner and the nucleic acids coding therefor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Applicant: GANYMED PHARMACEUTICALS AG
    Inventors: Ozlem Tureci, Ugur Sahin, Gerd Helftenbein, Volker Schluter