Patents by Inventor Michael Skynner

Michael Skynner 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: 20220363718
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polypeptides which are covalently bound to molecular scaffolds such that two or more peptide loops are subtended between attachment points to the scaffold. In particular, the invention describes peptides which are high affinity binders of thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP). The invention also includes pharmaceutical compositions comprising said peptide ligands and to the use of said peptide ligands in preventing, suppressing or treating a disease or disorder mediated by TSLP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Frank NARJES, Tor SVENSSON, Pavol ZLATOIDSKY, Lotta HIDESTAL, Liuhong CHEN, Michael SKYNNER, Sophie WATCHAM
  • Publication number: 20220339289
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polypeptides which are covalently bound to molecular scaffolds such that two or more peptide loops are subtended between attachment points to the scaffold. In particular, the invention describes peptides which bind to P-selectin. The invention also relates to multimeric binding complexes of polypeptides which are covalently bound to molecular scaffolds such that two or more peptide loops are subtended between attachment points to the scaffold that are binders of P-selectin. The invention also includes drug conjugates comprising said peptides and complexes, conjugated to one or more effector and/or functional groups, to pharmaceutical compositions comprising said peptide ligands, complexes and drug conjugates and the use of said peptide ligands and drug conjugates in preventing, suppressing or treating a disease or disorder mediated by a cell adhesion molecule, such as P-selectin, including vaso-occlusive crisis and sickle cell disease-related conditions, cancer, or COVID-19.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin MCDONNELL, Gemma MUDD, Michael SKYNNER, Sophie WATCHAM
  • Publication number: 20220296726
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polypeptides which are covalently bound to molecular scaffolds such that two or more peptide loops are subtended between attachment points to the scaffold. In particular, the invention describes peptides which bind to TREM2. The invention also relates to multimeric binding complexes which comprise at least two of said bicyclic peptide ligands. The invention also includes pharmaceutical compositions comprising said peptide ligands and multimeric binding complexes and the use of said peptide ligands, multimeric binding complexes and pharmaceutical compositions in preventing, suppressing or treating a disease or disorder mediated by TREM2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: BicycleTx Limited
    Inventors: Paul Brennan, Amy Brown, Liuhong Chen, John Davis, Yuliya Demydchuk, Donatella Di Rienzo, Ellen Gowans, Rama McCrory, Emma Mead, Emma Murphy, Mike Rigby, Michael Skynner, Tom Smith, Steven Stanway
  • Publication number: 20220281918
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polypeptides which are covalently bound to molecular scaffolds such that two or more peptide loops are subtended between attachment points to the scaffold. In particular, the invention describes peptides which are high affinity binders of penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs). The invention also includes pharmaceutical compositions comprising said peptide ligands and to the use of said peptide ligands in suppressing or treating a disease or disorder mediated by bacterial infection or for providing prophylaxis to a subject at risk of infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Katerine VAN RIETSCHOTEN, Paul BESWICK, Mike DAWSON, Matthew BALMFORTH, Michael SKYNNER, Liuhong CHEN
  • Patent number: 11396530
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds, compositions thereof, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: BICYCLETX LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul Beswick, Gemma Elizabeth Mudd, Kevin McDonnell, Gabriela Ivanova-Berndt, Katerine Van Rietschoten, David Witty, Michael Skynner
  • Publication number: 20220194988
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polypeptides which are covalently bound to molecular scaffolds such that two or more peptide loops are subtended between attachment points to the scaffold. In particular, the invention describes peptides which bind to TfR1. The invention also relates to multimeric binding complexes which comprise at least two of said bicyclic peptide ligands. The invention also includes pharmaceutical compositions comprising said peptide ligands and multimeric binding complexes and the use of said peptide ligands, and multimeric binding complexes and pharmaceutical compositions in preventing, suppressing or treating a disease or disorder through TfR1 mediated delivery of a therapeutic agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Ellen GOWANS, Gemma Elizabeth MUDD, Michael RIGBY, Punit SETH, Michael SKYNNER, Steven STANWAY, Liudvikas URBONAS, Katerine VAN RIETSCHOTEN
  • Patent number: 11241473
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds, compositions thereof, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: BicycleTx Limited
    Inventors: Paul John Beswick, Gabriela Ivanova-Berndt, Gemma Elizabeth Mudd, Silvia Pavan, Michael Skynner, Daniel Paul Teufel, Katerine Van Rietschoten
  • Publication number: 20210147484
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds, compositions thereof, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Paul BESWICK, Gemma Elizabeth Mudd, Kevin McDonnell, Gabriela Ivanova-Berndt, Katerine Van Rietschoten, David Witty, Michael Skynner
  • Publication number: 20210046145
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds, compositions thereof, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Paul John Beswick, Gabriela Ivanova-Berndt, Gemma Elizabeth Mudd, Silvia Pavan, Michael Skynner, Daniel Paul Teufel, Katerine Van Rietschoten
  • Patent number: 10919937
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds, compositions thereof, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: BicycleTx Limited
    Inventors: Paul Beswick, Gemma Elizabeth Mudd, Kevin McDonnell, Gabriela Ivanova-Berndt, Katerine Van Rietschoten, David Witty, Michael Skynner
  • Publication number: 20200407709
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for screening a library of peptide ligands, said library comprising a plurality of polypeptides covalently linked to a molecular scaffold at two or more amino acid residues, comprising the steps of displaying said library of peptide ligands in a genetic display system, wherein the polypeptide comprises two or more reactive groups which form a covalent linkage to the molecular scaffold, and at least one loop which comprises a sequence of amino acids subtended between two of said reactive groups; exposing the peptide ligands to one or more cells which display one or more target molecules on the cell surface; and screening the peptide ligands for binding against the target, and selecting the ligands which bind to the target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Liuhong Chen, Michael Skynner, Amy Brown, James Cooke, Rachid Lani
  • Patent number: 10857196
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds, compositions thereof, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: BicycleTx Limited
    Inventors: Paul John Beswick, Gabriela Ivanova-Berndt, Gemma Elizabeth Mudd, Silvia Pavan, Michael Skynner, Daniel Paul Teufel, Katerine Van Rietschoten
  • Publication number: 20200354406
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polypeptides which are covalently bound to molecular scaffolds such that two or more peptide loops are subtended between attachment points to the scaffold. In particular, the invention describes peptides which bind to OX40. The invention also relates to multimeric binding complexes of polypeptides which are covalently bound to molecular scaffolds such that two or more peptide loops are subtended between attachment points to the scaffold that are functional agonists of OX40. The invention also includes drug conjugates comprising said peptides and complexes, conjugated to one or more effector and/or functional groups, to pharmaceutical compositions comprising said peptide ligands, complexes and drug conjugates and to the use of said peptide ligands and drug conjugates in preventing, suppressing or treating a disease or disorder mediated by OX40.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Tom Li STEPHEN, Kevin MCDONNELL, Nicholas KEEN, Liuhong CHEN, Helen HARRISON, Peter U. PARK, Michael SKYNNER, Harvey CHE
  • Publication number: 20200131228
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds, compositions thereof, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Beswick, Gemma Elizabeth Mudd, Kevin McDonnell, Gabriela Ivanova-Berndt, Katerine Van Rietschoten, David Witty, Michael Skynner
  • Publication number: 20180311300
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds, compositions thereof, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Paul John Beswick, Gabriela Ivanova-Berndt, Gemma Elizabeth Mudd, Silvia Pavan, Michael Skynner, Daniel Paul Teufel, Katerine Van Rietschoten
  • Publication number: 20060240420
    Abstract: A method for increasing the number of polynucleotides containing sequences corresponding to a mRNA species present in a sample, comprises the steps of: (i) reverse transcription of the RNA species using a heeled 5?-amplification primer (FAP-RAND) and a heeled 3?-amplification primer (TAP-RT), wherein each primer sequence is unique, and either or each heel sequence includes a RNA polymerase promoter site, and the FAP includes a variable sequence, whereby the RNA is reverse-transcribed to produce double-stranded cDNA and then multiple cDNAs according to the variable sequence; and (ii) amplification of the cDNA using primers sufficiently complementary to the primers, i.e., FAP and TAP, within FAP-RAND and TAP-RT. In one embodiment, the method additionally comprises the step of: (iii) in vitro transcription, to produce RNA run-offs from either end of the amplicons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2003
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Inventors: Alastair Dixon, Michael Skynner