Patents by Inventor Muthiah Manoharan

Muthiah Manoharan 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: 20200140864
    Abstract: The present invention relates to RNAi agents, e.g., double-stranded RNAi agents, targeting the hepatitis B virus (HBV) genome, and methods of using such RNAi agents to inhibit expression of one or more HBV genes and methods of treating subjects having an HBV infection and/or HBV-associated disorder, e.g., chronic hepatitis B infection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory Hinkle, Laura Sepp-Lorenzino, Vasant Jadhav, Martin Maier, Stuart Milstein, Muthiah Manoharan, Kallanthottathil G. Rajeev
  • Publication number: 20200138847
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods comprising the in vivo delivery of small nucleic acid molecules capable of mediating RNA interference and reducing the expression of myostatin, wherein the small nucleic acid molecules are introduced to a subject by systemic administration. Specifically, the invention relates to methods comprising the in vivo delivery of short interfering nucleic acid (siRNA) molecules that target a myostatin gene expressed by a subject, wherein the siRNA molecule is conjugated to a lipophilic moiety, such as cholesterol. The myostatin siRNA conjugates that are delivered as per the methods disclosed are useful to modulate the in vivo expression of myostatin, increase muscle mass or enhance muscle performance. Use of the disclosed methods is further indicated for treating musculoskeletal diseases or disorders or diseases or disorders that result in conditions in which muscle is adversely affected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Vasant R. Jadhav, Rubina Parmar, Laura Sepp-Lorenzino, Muthiah Manoharan
  • Publication number: 20200138955
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are lipid compositions comprising a cationic lipid of formula (I), a neutral lipid, a sterol and a PEG or PEG-modified lipid, wherein formula (I) is Also disclosed are methods of producing the cationic lipid of formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Arbutus Biopharma Corporation
    Inventors: Muthiah Manoharan, Kallanthottathil G. Rajeev, Muthusamy Jayaraman, David Butler, Michael E. Jung
  • Patent number: 10640770
    Abstract: The present invention relates to RNAi agents, e.g., double-stranded RNAi agents, targeting the hepatitis D virus (HDV) genome, and methods of using such RNAi agents to inhibit expression of one or more HBV genes and methods of treating subjects having an HDV infection and/or HDV-associated disorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Hinkle, Laura Sepp-Lorenzino, Vasant Jadhav, Martin Maier, Muthiah Manoharan, Stuart Milstein, Svetlana Shulga Morskaya, Kallanthottathil G. Rajeev, Huilei Xu
  • Patent number: 10612027
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention relates to double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) agent capable of inhibiting the expression of a target gene. The sense strand of the dsRNA agent comprises at least one thermally destabilizing nucleotide, and at least one said thermally destabilizing nucleotide occurring at a site opposite to the seed region (positions 2-8) of the antisense strand; and the antisense strand of the dsRNA agent comprises at least two modified nucleotides that provide the nucleotide a steric bulk that is less than or equal to the steric bulk of a 2?-OMe modification, wherein said modified nucleotides are separated by 11 nucleotides in length. Other aspects of the invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these dsRNA agents suitable for therapeutic use, and methods of inhibiting the expression of a target gene by administering these dsRNA agents, e.g., for the treatment of various disease conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Maier, Don Foster, Stuart Milstein, Satya Kuchimanchi, Vasant Jadhav, Kallanthottathil Rajeev, Muthiah Manoharan, Rubina Parmar
  • Patent number: 10612024
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention relates to double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) agent capable of inhibiting the expression of a target gene. The sense strand of the dsRNA agent comprises at least one thermally destabilizing nucleotide, and at least one said thermally destabilizing nucleotide occurring at a site opposite to the seed region (positions 2-8) of the antisense strand; and the antisense strand of the dsRNA agent comprises at least two modified nucleotides that provide the nucleotide a steric bulk that is less than or equal to the steric bulk of a 2?-OMe modification, wherein said modified nucleotides are separated by 11 nucleotides in length. Other aspects of the invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising these dsRNA agents suitable for therapeutic use, and methods of inhibiting the expression of a target gene by administering these dsRNA agents, e.g., for the treatment of various disease conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Maier, Don Foster, Stuart Milstein, Satya Kuchimanchi, Vasant Jadhav, Kallanthottathil Rajeev, Muthiah Manoharan, Rubina Parmar
  • Publication number: 20200080088
    Abstract: The present invention relates to RNAi agents, e.g., double-stranded RNAi agents, targeting the apolipoprotein C3 (APOC3) gene, and methods of using such RNAi agents to inhibit expression of APOC3 and methods of treating subjects having an APOC3 associated disorder, e.g., hypertriglyceridemia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin Fitzgerald, William Querbes, James Butler, Stephanie Williams, Abigail Liebow, Gregory Hinkle, Martin A. Maier, Stuart Milstein, Satyanarayana Kuchimanchi, Muthiah Manoharan
  • Publication number: 20200080085
    Abstract: The invention relates to RNAi agents, e.g., double-stranded RNAi agents, targeting the Serpina1 gene, and methods of using such RNAi agents to inhibit expression of Serpina1 and methods of treating subjects having a Serpina1 associated disease, such as a liver disorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Alfica Sehgal, Klaus Charisse, Brian Bettencourt, Martin A. Maier, Kallanthottathil G. Rajeev, Gregory Hinkle, Muthiah Manoharan
  • Patent number: 10570391
    Abstract: The present invention provides RNAi agents, e.g., double stranded RNAi agents, that target the transthyretin (TTR) gene and methods of using such RNAi agents for treating or preventing TTR-associated diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Kallanthottathil G. Rajeev, Tracy Zimmermann, Muthiah Manoharan, Martin Maier, Satyanarayana Kuchimanchi, Klaus Charisse
  • Patent number: 10550386
    Abstract: The invention features compounds of formula V or XII: In one embodiment, the invention relates compounds and processes for conjugating ligand to oligonucleotide. The invention further relates to methods for treating various disorders and diseases such as viral infections, bacterial infections, parasitic infections, cancers, allergies, autoimmune diseases, immunodeficiencies and immunosuppression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Muthiah Manoharan, Jayaprakash K. Nair, Kallanthottahil G. Rajeev, Michael E. Jung
  • Publication number: 20200032259
    Abstract: The invention relates to iRNA, e.g., double-stranded ribonucleic acid (dsRNA), compositions targeting the complement component C5 gene, and methods of using such iRNA, e.g., dsRNA, compositions to inhibit expression of C5 and to treat subjects having a complement component C5-associated disease, e.g., paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin Fitzgerald, James Butler, Brian Bettencourt, Anna Borodovsky, Satyanarayana Kuchimanchi, Klaus Charisse, Muthiah Manoharan, Martin A. Maier, Kallanthottathil G. Rajeev, Donald Foster
  • Publication number: 20200017855
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions comprising at least one oligomeric compound comprising an alternating motif and further include a region that is complementary to a nucleic acid target. The compositions are useful for targeting selected nucleic acid molecules and modulating the expression of one or more genes. In preferred embodiments the compositions of the present invention hybridize to a portion of a target RNA resulting in loss of normal function of the target RNA. The present invention also provides methods for modulating gene expression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Allerson, Balkrishen Bhat, Anne B. Eldrup, Muthiah Manoharan, Richard H. Griffey, Brenda F. Baker, Eric E. Swayze
  • Patent number: 10513703
    Abstract: The present invention relates to RNAi agents, e.g., double-stranded RNAi agents, targeting the hepatitis B virus (HBV) genome, and methods of using such RNAi agents to inhibit expression of one or more HBV genes and methods of treating subjects having an HBV infection and/or HBV-associated disorder, e.g., chronic hepatitis B infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Hinkle, Laura Sepp-Lorenzino, Vasant Jadhav, Martin Maier, Stuart Milstein, Muthiah Manoharan, Kallanthottathil G. Rajeev
  • Publication number: 20190374646
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cationic lipid having one or more biodegradable groups located in a lipidic moiety (e.g., a hydrophobic chain) of the cationic lipid. These cationic lipids may be incorporated into a lipid particle for delivering an active agent, such as a nucleic acid. The invention also relates to lipid particles comprising a neutral lipid, a lipid capable of reducing aggregation, a cationic lipid of the present invention, and optionally, a sterol. The lipid particle may further include a therapeutic agent such as a nucleic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Martin Maier, Muthusamy Jayaraman, Akin Akinc, Shigeo Matsuda, Pachamuthu Kandasamy, Kallanthottathil G. Rajeev, Muthiah Manoharan
  • Publication number: 20190345498
    Abstract: The invention relates to iRNA agents, which preferably include a monomer in which the ribose moiety has been replaced by a moiety other than ribose. The inclusion of such a monomer can allow for modulation of a property of the iRNA agent into which it is incorporated, e.g., by using the non-ribose moiety as a point to which a ligand or other entity, e.g., a lipophilic moiety. e.g., cholesterol, is is directly, or indirectly, tethered. The invention also relates to methods of making and using such modified iRNA agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Muthiah MANOHARAN, Venkitasamy KESAVAN, Kallanthottathil RAJEEV
  • Patent number: 10456473
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are lipid compositions comprising a cationic lipid of formula (I), a neutral lipid, a sterol and a PEG or PEG-modified lipid, wherein formula (I) is Also disclosed are methods of producing the cationic lipid of formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Arbutus Biopharma Corporation
    Inventors: Muthiah Manoharan, Kallanthottathil G. Rajeev, Muthusamy Jayaraman, David Butler, Michael E. Jung
  • Publication number: 20190316127
    Abstract: The invention relates to RNAi agents, e.g., double stranded RNAi agents, targeting the Serpina1 gene, and methods of using such RNAi agents to inhibit expression of Serpina1 and methods of treating subjects having a Serpina1 associated disease, such as a liver disorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Mark K. Schlegel, Maja Janas, Vasant R. Jadhav, Donald Foster, Muthiah Manoharan, Kallanthottathil G. Rajeev, Alexander V. Kel'in, Klaus Charisse, Jayaprakash K. Nair, Martin A. Maier, Shigeo Matsuda, Muthusamy Jayaraman, Alfica Sehgal, Christopher Brown, Kevin Fitzgerald, Stuart Milstein
  • Patent number: 10407679
    Abstract: The present invention relates to RNAi agents, e.g., double-stranded RNAi agents, targeting the apolipoprotein C3 (APOC3) gene, and methods of using such RNAi agents to inhibit expression of APOC3 and methods of treating subjects having an APOC3 associated disorder, e.g., hypertriglyceridemia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Fitzgerald, William Querbes, James Butler, Stephanie Williams, Abigail Liebow, Gregory Hinkle, Martin Maier, Stuart Milstein, Satyanarayana Kuchimanchi, Muthiah Manoharan
  • Publication number: 20190264207
    Abstract: This application relates to therapeutic siRNA agents and methods of making and using the agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Muthiah MANOHARAN, Kallanthottathil G. RAJEEV, David BUMCROT
  • Patent number: 10385337
    Abstract: Modified nucleic acids are described herein, including pharmaceutical compositions comprising the modified nucleic acids, and methods of using the modified nucleic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Muthiah Manoharan, Kallanthottathil G. Rajeev