Patents by Inventor Peter L. Sazani

Peter L. Sazani 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: 20200283776
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are disclosed for controlling expression of TNF receptors (TNFR1 and TNFR2) and of other receptors in the TNFR superfamily using compounds that modulate splicing of pre-mRNA encoding these receptors. More specifically these compounds cause the removal of the transmembrane domains of these receptors and produce soluble forms of the receptor which act as an antagonist to reduce TNF-? activity or activity of the relevant ligand. Reducing TNF-? activity provides a method of treating or ameliorating inflammatory diseases or conditions associated with TNF-? activity. Similarly, diseases associated with other ligands can be treated in like manner. In particular, the compounds of the invention are splice-splice switching oligomers (SSOs) which are small molecules that are stable in vivo, hybridize to the RNA in a sequence specific manner and, in conjunction with their target, are not degraded by RNAse H.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Peter L. Sazani, Ryszard Kole, Henrik Orum
  • Publication number: 20190359986
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for preparing splice variants of TNFalpha receptor (TNFR) in vivo or in vitro, and the resulting TNFR protein variants. Such variants may be prepared by controlling the splicing of pre-mRNA molecules and regulating protein expression with splice switching oligonucleotides or splice switching oligomers (SSOs) The preferred SSOs according to the invention target exon 7 or 8 of TNFR1 (TNFRSF1A) or TNFR2 (TNFRSF1A) pre-MRNA, typically resulting in the production of TNFR variants which comprise a deletion in part or the entire exon 7 or 8 respectfully. SSOs targeting exon 7 are found to result in a soluble form of the TNFR, which has therapeutic benefit for treatment of inflammatory diseases. The SSO's are characterised in that they are substantially incapable or incapable of recruiting RNaseH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Roche Innovation Center Copenhagen A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Orum, Peter L. Sazani
  • Publication number: 20190309047
    Abstract: The present invention relates to tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists and corresponding nucleic acids derived from tumor necrosis factor receptors (TNFRs) and their use in the treatment of inflammatory diseases. These proteins are soluble secreted decoy receptors that bind to TNF and prevent TNF from signaling to cells. In particular, the proteins are mammalian TNFRs that lack exon 7 and which can bind TNF and can act as a TNF antagonist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Henrik Orum, Peter L. Sazani
  • Publication number: 20190017052
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are disclosed for controlling expression of TNF receptors (TNFR1 and TNFR2) and of other receptors in the TNFR superfamily using compounds that modulate splicing of pre-mRNA encoding these receptors. More specifically these compounds cause the removal of the transmembrane domains of these receptors and produce soluble forms of the receptor which act as an antagonist to reduce TNF-? activity or activity of the relevant ligand. Reducing TNF-? activity provides a method of treating or ameliorating inflammatory diseases or conditions associated with TNF-? activity. Similarly, diseases associated with other ligands can be treated in like manner. In particular, the compounds of the invention are splice-splice switching oligomers (SSOs) which are small molecules that are stable in vivo, hybridize to the RNA in a sequence specific manner and, in conjunction with their target, are not degraded by RNAse H.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Peter L. Sazani, Ryszard Kole, Henrik Orum
  • Publication number: 20180051290
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are disclosed for controlling expression of TNF receptors (TNFR1 and TNFR2) and of other receptors in the TNFR superfamily using compounds that modulate splicing of pre-mRNA encoding these receptors. More specifically these compounds cause the removal of the transmembrane domains of these receptors and produce soluble forms of the receptor which act as an antagonist to reduce TNF-? activity or activity of the relevant ligand. Reducing TNF-? activity provides a method of treating or ameliorating inflammatory diseases or conditions associated with TNF-? activity. Similarly, diseases associated with other ligands can be treated in like manner. In particular, the compounds of the invention are splice-splice switching oligomers (SSOs) which are small molecules that are stable in vivo, hybridize to the RNA in a sequence specific manner and, in conjunction with their target, are not degraded by RNAse H.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Peter L. Sazani, Ryszard Kole, Henrik Orum
  • Publication number: 20170198024
    Abstract: The present invention relates to tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists and corresponding nucleic acids derived from tumor necrosis factor receptors (TNFRs) and their use in the treatment of inflammatory diseases. These proteins are soluble secreted decoy receptors that bind to TNF and prevent TNF from signaling to cells. In particular, the proteins are mammalian TNFRs that lack exon 7 and which can bind TNF and can act as a TNF antagonist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Henrik Orum, Peter L. Sazani
  • Publication number: 20170191067
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are disclosed for controlling expression of TNF receptors (TNFR1 and TNFR2) and of other receptors in the TNFR superfamily using compounds that modulate splicing of pre-mRNA encoding these receptors. More specifically these compounds cause the removal of the transmembrane domains of these receptors and produce soluble forms of the receptor which act as an antagonist to reduce TNF-? activity or activity of the relevant ligand. Reducing TNF-? activity provides a method of treating or ameliorating inflammatory diseases or conditions associated with TNF-? activity. Similarly, diseases associated with other ligands can be treated in like manner. In particular, the compounds of the invention are splice-splice switching oligomers (SSOs) which are small molecules that are stable in vivo, hybridize to the RNA in a sequence specific manner and, in conjunction with their target, are not degraded by RNAse H.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Peter L. Sazani, Ryszard Kole, Henrik Orum
  • Publication number: 20170015697
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for preparing splice variants of TNFalpha receptor (TNFR) in vivo or in vitro, and the resulting TNFR protein variants. Such variants may be prepared by controlling the splicing of pre-mRNA molecules and regulating protein expression with splice switching oligonucleotides or splice switching oligomers (SSOs). The preferred SSOs according to the invention target exon 7 or 8 of TNFR1 (TNFRSF1A) or TNFR2 (TNFRSF1A) pre-mRNA, typically resulting in the production of TNFR variants which comprise a deletion in part or the entire exon 7 or 8 respectfully. SSOs targeting exon 7 are found to result in a soluble form of the TNFR, which has therapeutic benefit for treatment of inflammatory diseases. The SSO's are characterized in that they are substantially incapable or incapable of recruiting RNaseH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Henrik Orum, Peter L. Sazani
  • Publication number: 20150252371
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are disclosed for controlling expression of TNF receptors (TNFR1 and TNFR2) and of other receptors in the TNFR superfamily using compounds that modulate splicing of pre-mRNA encoding these receptors. More specifically these compounds cause the removal of the transmembrane domains of these receptors and produce soluble forms of the receptor which act as an antagonist to reduce TNF-? activity or activity of the relevant ligand. Reducing TNF-? activity provides a method of treating or ameliorating inflammatory diseases or conditions associated with TNF-? activity. Similarly, diseases associated with other ligands can be treated in like manner. In particular, the compounds of the invention are splice-splice switching oligomers (SSOs) which are small molecules that are stable in vivo, hybridize to the RNA in a sequence specific manner and, in conjunction with their target, are not degraded by RNAse H.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Peter L. Sazani, Ryszard Kole, Henrik Orum
  • Publication number: 20150166634
    Abstract: The present invention relates to tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists and corresponding nucleic acids derived from tumor necrosis factor receptors (TNFRs) and their use in the treatment of inflammatory diseases. These proteins are soluble secreted decoy receptors that bind to TNF and prevent TNF from signaling to cells. In particular, the proteins are mammalian TNFRs that lack exon 7 and which can bind TNF and can act as a TNF antagonist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Henrik Orum, Peter L. Sazani
  • Publication number: 20140357849
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for preparing splice variants of TNFalpha receptor (TNFR) in vivo or in vitro, and the resulting TNFR protein variants. Such variants may be prepared by controlling the splicing of pre-mRNA molecules and regulating protein expression with splice switching oligonucleotides or splice switching oligomers (SSOs). The preferred SSOs according to the invention target exon 7 or 8 of TNFR1 (TNFRSF1A) or TNFR2 (TNFRSF1A) pre-mRNA, typically resulting in the production of TNFR variants which comprise a deletion in part or the entire exon 7 or 8 respectfully. SSOs targeting exon 7 are found to result in a soluble form of the TNFR, which has therapeutic benefit for treatment of inflammatory diseases. The SSO's are characterized in that they are substantially incapable or incapable of recruiting RNaseH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SANTARIS PHARMA A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Orum, Peter L. Sazani
  • Publication number: 20140057968
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are disclosed for controlling expression of TNF receptors (TNFR1 and TNFR2) and of other receptors in the TNFR superfamily using compounds that modulate splicing of pre-mRNA encoding these receptors. More specifically these compounds cause the removal of the transmembrane domains of these receptors and produce soluble forms of the receptor which act as an antagonist to reduce TNF-? activity or activity of the relevant ligand. Reducing TNF-? activity provides a method of treating or ameliorating inflammatory diseases or conditions associated with TNF-? activity. Similarly, diseases associated with other ligands can be treated in like manner. In particular, the compounds of the invention are splice-splice switching oligomers (SSOs) which are small molecules that are stable in vivo, hybridize to the RNA in a sequence specific manner and, in conjunction with their target, are not degraded by RNAse H.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Peter L. Sazani, Ryszard Kole, Henrik Orum
  • Publication number: 20130123479
    Abstract: The present invention relates to tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists and corresponding nucleic acids derived from tumor necrosis factor receptors (TNFRs) and their use in the treatment of inflammatory diseases. These proteins are soluble secreted decoy receptors that bind to TNF and prevent TNF from signaling to cells. In particular, the proteins are mammalian TNFRs that lack exon 7 and which can bind TNF and can act as a TNF antagonist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Peter L. Sazani, Henrik Orum
  • Publication number: 20120142759
    Abstract: The present invention relates to splice switching oligonucleotides or splice switching oligomers (SSOs). The preferred SSOs according to the invention target exon 7 of TNFR1 (TNFRSF1A) or TNFR2 (TNFRSF1A) pre-mRNA, typically resulting in the production of TNFR variants which comprise a deletion in part or the entire exon 7 respectfully. SSOs targeting exon 7 are found to result in a soluble form of the TNFR, which has thereputic benefit for treatment of inflammatory diseases. The SSO's are characterized in that they are substantially incapable or incapable of recruiting RNaseH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Peter L. Sazani, Maria Graziewicz, Ryszard Kole
  • Publication number: 20120040917
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for preparing splice variants of TNFalpha receptor (TNFR) in vivo or in vitro, and the resulting TNFR protein variants. Such variants may be prepared by controlling the splicing of pre-mRNA molecules and regulating protein expression with splice switching oligonucleotides or splice switching oligomers (SSOs). The preferred SSOs according to the invention target exon 7 or 8 of TNFR1 (TNFRSF1A) or TNFR2 (TNFRSF1A) pre-mRNA, typically resulting in the production of TNFR variants which comprise a deletion in part or the entire exon 7 or 8 respectfully. SSOs targeting exon 7 are found to result in a soluble form of the TNFR, which has therapeutic benefit for treatment of inflammatory diseases. The SSO's are characterized in that they are substantially incapable or incapable of recruiting RNaseH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: HENRIK ├śRUM, PETER L. SAZANI
  • Publication number: 20110237521
    Abstract: Methods and compositions are disclosed for controlling expression of TNF receptors (TNFR1 and TNFR2) and of other receptors in the TNFR superfamily using compounds that modulate splicing of pre-mRNA encoding these receptors. More specifically these compounds cause the removal of the transmembrane domains of these receptors and produce soluble forms of the receptor which act as an antagonist to reduce TNF-? activity or activity of the relevant ligand. Reducing TNF-? activity provides a method of treating or ameliorating inflammatory diseases or conditions associated with TNF-? activity. Similarly, diseases associated with other ligands can be treated in like manner. In particular, the compounds of the invention are splice-splice switching oligomers (SSOs) which are small molecules that are stable in vivo, hybridize to the RNA in a sequence specific manner and, in conjunction with their target, are not degraded by RNAse H.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Peter L. Sazani, Ryszard Kole, Henrik Orum
  • Publication number: 20110105740
    Abstract: The present invention relates to tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists and corresponding nucleic acids derived from tumor necrosis factor receptors (TNFRs) and their use in the treatment of inflammatory diseases. These proteins are soluble secreted decoy receptors that bind to TNF and prevent TNF from signaling to cells. In particular, the proteins are mammalian TNFRs that lack exon 7 and which can bind TNF and can act as a TNF antagonist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: PETER L. SAZANI
  • Patent number: 7785834
    Abstract: The present invention relates to tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists and corresponding nucleic acids derived from tumor necrosis factor receptors (TNFRs) and their use in the treatment of inflammatory diseases. These proteins are soluble secreted decoy receptors that bind to TNF and prevent TNF from signaling to cells. In particular, the proteins are mammalian TNFRs that lack exon 7 and which can bind TNF and can act as a TNF antagonist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignees: Ercole Biotech, Inc., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Santaris Pharma A/S
    Inventors: Peter L. Sazani, Maria Graziewicz, Ryszard Kole, Henrik ├śrum
  • Publication number: 20090264353
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for preparing splice variants of TNFalpha receptor (TNFR) in vivo or in vitro, and the resulting TNFR protein variants. Such variants may be prepared by controlling the splicing of pre-mRNA molecules and regulating protein expression with splice switching oligonucleotides or splice switching oligomers (SSOs). The preferred SSOs according to the invention target exon 7 or 8 of TNFR1 (TNFRSF1A) or TNFR2 (TNFRSF1A) pre-mRNA, typically resulting in the production of TNFR variants which comprise a deletion in part or the entire exon 7 or 8 respectfully. SSOs targeting exon 7 are found to result in a soluble form of the TNFR, which has therapeutic benefit for treatment of inflammatory diseases. The SSO's are characterized in that they are substantially incapable or incapable of recruiting RNaseH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: Henrik Orum, Peter L. Sazani