Patents by Inventor Paul Sakorafas

Paul Sakorafas 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: 9035030
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human interleukin-12 (hIL-12) are disclosed. Preferred antibodies have high affinity for hIL-12 and neutralize hIL-12 activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hIL-12 and for inhibiting hIL-12 activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hIL-12 activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: AbbVie Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jochen Salfeld, Michael Roguska, Michael Paskind, Subhashis Banerjee, Daniel Tracey, Michael White, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, Paul Sakorafas, Geertruida M. Veldman, Amy Venturini, Angela Widom, Stuart Friedrich, Nicholas W. Warne, Angela Myles, John Gawain Elvin, Alexander Robert Duncan, Elaine Joy Derbyshire, Sara Carmen, Stephen Smith, Thor Las Holtet, Sarah Leila Du Fou
  • Publication number: 20150071875
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human interleukin-12 (hIL-12) are disclosed. Preferred antibodies have high affinity for hIL-12 and neutralize hIL-12 activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hIL-12 and for inhibiting hIL-12 activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hIL-12 activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Michael Roguska, Michael Paskind, Subhashis Banerjee, Daniel Edward Tracey, Michael White, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, Paul Sakorafas, Geertruida M. Veldman, Amy Venturini, Angela Widom, Stuart Friedrich, Nicholas W. Warner, Angela Myles, John Gawain Elvin, Alexander Robert Duncan, Elaine Joy Derbyshire, Sara Carmen, Stephen Smith, Thor Las Holtet, Sarah Du Fou
  • Publication number: 20150037348
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human interleukin-12 (hIL-12) are disclosed. Preferred antibodies have high affinity for hIL-12 and neutralize hIL-12 activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hIL-12 and for inhibiting hIL-12 activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hIL-12 activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Michael Roguska, Michael Paskind, Subhashis Banerjee, Daniel Edward Tracey, Michael White, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, Paul Sakorafas, Geertruida M. Veldman, Amy Venturini, Angela Widom, Stuart Friedrich, Nicholas W. Warner, Angela Myles, John Gawain Elvin, Alexander Robert Duncan, Elaine Joy Derbyshire, Sara Carmen, Stephen Smith, Thor Las Holtet, Sarah Du Fou
  • Patent number: 8865174
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human interleukin-12 (hIL-12) are disclosed. Preferred antibodies have high affinity for hIL-12 and neutralize hIL-12 activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hIL-12 and for inhibiting hIL-12 activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hIL-12 activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: AbbVie Inc.
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Michael Roguska, Michael Paskind, Subhashis Banerjee, Daniel Edward Tracey, Michael White, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, Paul Sakorafas, Geertruida M. Veldman, Amy Venturini, Angela Widom, Stuart Friedrich, Nicholas W. Warne, Angela Kantor, John Gawain Elvin, Alexander Robert Duncan, Elaine J. Derbyshire, Sara Carmen, Stephen Smith, Thor Las Holtet, Sarah Leila Du Fou
  • Patent number: 8765918
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human interleukin-12 (hIL-12) are disclosed. Preferred antibodies have high affinity for hIL-12 and neutralize hIL-12 activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hIL-12 and for inhibiting hIL-12 activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hIL-12 activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Abbott GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Michael Roguska, Michael Paskind, Subhashis Banerjee, Daniel Edward Tracey, Michael White, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, Paul Sakorafas, Geertruida M. Veldman, Amy Venturini, Angela Widom, Stuart Friedrich, Nicholas W. Warne, Angela Myles, John Gawain Elvin, Alexander Robert Duncan, Elaine Joy Derbyshire, Sara Carmen, Stephen Smith, Thor Las Holtet, Sarah Leila Du Fou
  • Patent number: 8753633
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: AbbVie Biotechnology Ltd.
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Deborah J. Allen, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. McGuinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, Hendricus R. J. M. Hoogenboom, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton
  • Publication number: 20130330357
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: ABBVIE BIOTECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Deborah J. Allen, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. McGuinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, Hendricus R.J.M. Hoogenboom, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton
  • Publication number: 20130330356
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: ABBVIE BIOTECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Deborah J. Allen, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. McGuinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, Hendricus R.J.M. Hoogenboom, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton
  • Publication number: 20130115224
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Jochen G. SALFELD, Deborah J. Allen, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. McGuinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, Hendricus R.j.m. Hoogenboom, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton
  • Patent number: 8414894
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Biotechnology Ltd.
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, John A. Mankovich, Deborah J. Allen, Hendricus R.J.M. Hoogenboom, Boris Labkovsky, Brian T. McGuinness, Paul Sakorafas, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Andrew J. Roberts, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan
  • Patent number: 8372400
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Biotechnology Ltd.
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Deborah J. Allen, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. McGuinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, Hendricus R. J. M. Hoogenboom, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton
  • Patent number: 8372401
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Biotechnology Ltd.
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Deborah J. Allen, Hendricus R. J. M. Hoogenboom, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. McGuinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton
  • Publication number: 20120308514
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human interleukin-12 (hIL-12) are disclosed. Preferred antibodies have high affinity for hIL-12 and neutralize hIL-12 activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hIL-12 and for inhibiting hIL-12 activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hIL-12 activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: ABBOTT GMBH & CO., KG
    Inventors: Jochen Salfeld, Michael Roguska, Michael Paskind, Subhashis Banerjee, Daniel Tracey, Michael White, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, Paul Sakorafas, Geertruida M. Veldman, Amy Venturini, Angela Widom, Stuart Friedrich, Nicholas W. Warne, Angela Myles, John Gawain Elvin, Alexander Robert Duncan, Elaine Joy Derbyshire, Sara Carmen, Stephen Smith, Thor Las Holtet, Sarah Leila Du Fou
  • Publication number: 20120258114
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: JOCHEN G. SALFELD, DEBORAH J. ALLEN, HENDRICUS R.J.M. HOOGENBOOM, ZEHRA KAYMACALAN, BORIS LABKOVSKY, JOHN A. MANKOVICH, BRIAN T. MCGUINNESS, ANDREW J. ROBERTS, PAUL SAKORAFAS, DAVID SCHOENHAUT, TRISTAN J. VAUGHAN, MICHAEL WHITE, ALISON J. WILTON
  • Publication number: 20120244168
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human interleukin-12 (hIL-12) are disclosed. Preferred antibodies have high affinity for hIL-12 and neutralize hIL-12 activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hIL-12 and for inhibiting hIL-12 activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hIL-12 activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Abbott GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jochen Salfeld, Michael Roguska, Michael Paskind, Subhashis Banerjee, Daniel Tracey, Michael White, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, Paul Sakorafas, Geertruida M. Veldman, Amy Venturini, Angela Widom, Stuart Friedrich, Nicholas W. Warne, Angela Myles, John Gawain Elvin, Alexander Robert Duncan, Elaine Joy Derbyshire, Sara Carmen, Stephen Smith, Thor Las Holtet, Sarah Leila Du Fou
  • Publication number: 20120219564
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: ABBOTT BIOTECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: JOCHEN G. SALFELD, DEBORAH J. ALLEN, HENDRICUS R.J.M. HOOGENBOOM, ZEHRA KAYMAKCALAN, BORIS LABKOVSKY, JOHN A. MANKOVICH, BRIAN T. MCGUINNESS, ANDREW J. ROBERTS, PAUL SAKORAFAS, DAVID SCHOENHAUT, TRISTAN J. VAUGHAN, MICHAEL WHITE, ALISON J. WILTON
  • Publication number: 20120213792
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human interleukin-12 (hIL-12) are disclosed. Preferred antibodies have high affinity for hIL-12 and neutralize hIL-12 activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hIL-12 and for inhibiting hIL-12 activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hIL-12 activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: Abbott GMBH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Jochen Salfeld, Michael Roguska, Michael Paskind, Subhashis Banerjee, Daniel Tracey, Michael White, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, Paul Sakorafas, Geertruida M. Veldman, Amy Venturini, Angela Widom, Stuart Friedrich, Nicholas W. Warne, Angela Myles, John Gawain Elvin, Alexander Robert Duncan, Elaine Joy Derbyshire, Sara Carmen, Stephen Smith, Thor Las Holtet, Sarah Leila Du Fou
  • Publication number: 20120201831
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human interleukin-12 (hIL-12) are disclosed. Preferred antibodies have high affinity for hIL-12 and neutralize hIL-12 activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hIL-12 and for inhibiting hIL-12 activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hIL-12 activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Michael Roguska, Michael Paskind, Subhashis Banerjee, Daniel Edward Tracey, Michael White, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, Paul Sakorafas, Geertruida M. Veldman, Amy Venturini, Angela Widom, Stuart Friedrich, Nicholas W. Warne, Angela Kantor, John Gawain Elvin, Alexander Robert Duncan, Elaine Joy Derbyshire, Sara Carmen, Stephen Smith, Thor Las Holtet, Sarah Leila Du Fou
  • Publication number: 20120178107
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: Abbott Biotechnology Ltd.
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Deborah J. Allen, Hendricus R.J.M. Hoogenboom, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. McGuinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton
  • Patent number: 8206714
    Abstract: Human antibodies, preferably recombinant human antibodies, that specifically bind to human tumor necrosis factor ? (hTNF?) are disclosed. These antibodies have high affinity for hTNF? (e.g., Kd=10?8 M or less), a slow off rate for hTNF? dissociation (e.g., Koff=10?3 sec?1 or less) and neutralize hTNF? activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hTNF? and for inhibiting hTNF? activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hTNF? activity is detrimental. Nucleic acids, vectors and host cells for expressing the recombinant human antibodies of the invention, and methods of synthesizing the recombinant human antibodies, are also encompassed by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Abbott Biotechnology Ltd.
    Inventors: Jochen G. Salfeld, Deborah J. Allen, Zehra Kaymakcalan, Boris Labkovsky, John A. Mankovich, Brian T. McGuinness, Andrew J. Roberts, Paul Sakorafas, Hendricus R. J. M. Hoogenboom, David Schoenhaut, Tristan J. Vaughan, Michael White, Alison J. Wilton