Patents by Inventor Sidney N. Wolfe

Sidney N. Wolfe 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: 8388942
    Abstract: Improved methods for purification and recovery of interferon-beta (IFN-?) and compositions comprising substantially monomeric IFN-? are provided. In one purification method, substantially purified IFN-? or variant thereof is precipitated and then dissolved in a guanidine hydrochloride (HCl) solution. Renaturation of the protein occurs by dilution with a suitable buffer. A similar purification method absent the precipitation step is also provided. Following renaturation of the IFN-?, residual guanidine HCl is removed by diafiltration or dialysis with a pharmaceutically acceptable buffer to prepare pharmaceutical compositions comprising substantially monomeric IFN-?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Sidney N Wolfe, Bret A Shirley, Susan Babuka, Dennis Fordham, Irina Esikova
  • Patent number: 7662369
    Abstract: Stabilized pharmaceutical formulations comprising IFN-? and highly purified mannitol are provided. The highly purified mannitol stabilizes the compositions by reducing the formation of IFN-? adducts in comparison with IFN-? formulated with mannitol that has not been highly purified. Methods for increasing the stability of IFN-? or a variant thereof in a liquid or lyophilized composition and for increasing storage stability of such a composition are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Sidney N. Wolfe, Maninder S. Hora
  • Patent number: 7544354
    Abstract: Improved methods for purification and recovery of interferon-beta (IFN-?) and compositions comprising substantially monomeric IFN-? are provided. In one purification method, substantially purified IFN-? or variant thereof is precipitated and then dissolved in a guanidine hydrochloride (HCl) solution. Renaturation of the protein occurs by dilution with a suitable buffer. A similar purification method absent the precipitation step is also provided. Following renaturation of the IFN-?, residual guanidine HCl is removed by diafiltration or dialysis with a pharmaceutically acceptable buffer to prepare pharmaceutical compositions comprising substantially monomeric IFN-?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics
    Inventors: Sidney N. Wolfe, Bret A. Shirley, Susan Babuka, Dennis Fordham, Irina Esikova
  • Publication number: 20090123424
    Abstract: Improved methods for purification and recovery of interferon-beta (IFN-?) and compositions comprising substantially monomeric IFN-? are provided. In one purification method, substantially purified IFN-? or variant thereof is precipitated and then dissolved in a guanidine hydrochloride (HCl) solution. Renaturation of the protein occurs by dilution with a suitable buffer. A similar purification method absent the precipitation step is also provided. Following renaturation of the IFN-? residual guanidine HCl is removed by diafiltration or dialysis with a pharmaceutically acceptable buffer to prepare pharmaceutical compositions comprising substantially monomeric IFN-?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventors: Sidney N. Wolfe, Bret A. Shirley, Susan Babuka, Dennis Fordham, Irina Esikova
  • Patent number: 6994847
    Abstract: Stabilized pharmaceutical formulations comprising IFN-? and highly purified mannitol are provided. The highly purified mannitol stabilizes the compositions by reducing the formation of IFN-? adducts in comparison with IFN-? formulated with mannitol that has not been highly purified. Methods for increasing the stability of IFN-? or a variant thereof in a liquid or lyophilized composition and for increasing storage stability of such a composition are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Chiron Corporation
    Inventors: Sidney N. Wolfe, Maninder S. Hora
  • Publication number: 20040115169
    Abstract: Improved methods for purification and recovery of interferon-beta (IFN-&bgr;) and compositions comprising substantially monomeric IFN-&bgr; are provided. In one purification method, substantially purified IFN-&bgr; or variant thereof is precipitated and then dissolved in a guanidine hydrochloride (HCl) solution. Renaturation of the protein occurs by dilution with a suitable buffer. A similar purification method absent the precipitation step is also provided. Following renaturation of the IFN-&bgr;, residual guanidine HCl is removed by diafiltration or dialysis with a pharmaceutically acceptable buffer to prepare pharmaceutical compositions comprising substantially monomeric IFN-&bgr;.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Applicant: Chiron Corporation
    Inventors: Sidney N. Wolfe, Bret A. Shirley, Susan Babuka, Dennis Fordham, Irina Esikova
  • Publication number: 20020137895
    Abstract: Improved methods for purification and recovery of interferon-beta (IFN-&bgr;) and compositions comprising substantially monomeric IFN-&bgr; are provided. In one purification method, substantially purified IFN-&bgr; or variant thereof is precipitated and then dissolved in a guanidine hydrochloride (HCl) solution. Renaturation of the protein occurs by dilution with a suitable buffer. A similar purification method absent the precipitation step is also provided. Following renaturation of the IFN-&bgr;, residual guanidine HCl is removed by diafiltration or dialysis with a pharmaceutically acceptable buffer to prepare pharmaceutical compositions comprising substantially monomeric IFN-&bgr;.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Applicant: Chiron Corporation
    Inventors: Sidney N. Wolfe, Bret A. Shirley, Susan Babuka, Dennis Fordham, Irina Esikova
  • Publication number: 20020114782
    Abstract: Stabilized pharmaceutical formulations comprising IFN-&bgr; and highly purified mannitol are provided. The highly purified mannitol stabilizes the compositions by reducing the formation of IFN-&bgr; adducts in comparison with IFN-&bgr; formulated with mannitol that has not been highly purified. Methods for increasing the stability of IFN-&bgr; or a variant thereof in a liquid or lyophilized composition and for increasing storage stability of such a composition are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2001
    Publication date: August 22, 2002
    Applicant: Chiron Corporation
    Inventors: Sidney N. Wolfe, Maninder S. Hora
  • Patent number: 5162507
    Abstract: A process for recovering highly pure, recombinant IL-2 from transformed microorganisms in which the cells are disrupted; impure recombinant IL-2 is isolated in the form of refractile bodies from the disruptate; the impure IL-2 is dissolved and denatured with at least 6M guanidine hydrochloride containing a reducing agent; the reduced IL-2 is precipitated and resolubilized; the reduced solubilized IL-2 therein is oxidized by a controlled oxidation; the oxidized IL-2 is refolded by reducing the concentration of guanidine hydrochloride in the solution; and the oxidized, refolded IL-2 is further purified by ion exchange chromatography or hydrophobic interaction chromatography and ion exchange chromatography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1992
    Assignee: Cetus Corporation
    Inventors: Sidney N. Wolfe, Glenn J. Dorin, John T. Davis, Flint Smith, Amy Lim, Robert Weissburg
  • Patent number: 4894439
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for the purification of recombinantly produced biologically active proteins in which a solution containing a mixture of materials, including the biologically active protein, is passed through a continuous porous hydrophobic membrane, and the fraction enriched in the biologically active protein is recovered. Hydrophobic proteins such as TNF and recombinant ricin toxin A chain may be purified according to the process. Conditions for enhanced recovery of purified TNF using the process are disclosed. A highly purified TNF comprising 95% or greater TNF as determined by SDS-PAGE analysis, with an endotoxin content of less than 0.1 ng/mg TNF which is substantially free of pyrogens by the USP rabbit pyrogen test at a dosage range of 1.0 to 2.4.times.10.sup.5 U/kg, is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 16, 1990
    Assignee: Cetus Corporation
    Inventors: Glenn Dorin, Wolfgang H. Hanisch, James W. Thomson, Sidney N. Wolfe, Leo S. Lin
  • Patent number: 4650758
    Abstract: Catalase and pyranose-2-oxidase are stabilized according to the invention by means of chemical treatment which render the enzymes resistant to thermal inactivation or inactivation of glucosone or both.Stabilized catalase crosslinked with diimido esters, such as dimethyl suberimidate and dimethyl adipimidate are claimed.The method for stabilizing catalase against thermal inactivation or glucosone inactivation or both comprising gradually adding a crosslinking agent to a catalase solution and maintaining pH and temperature control is claimed.Stabilized pyranose-2-oxidase amidinated with an amidinating agent such as ethyl acetimidate is claimed.A method for stabilizing catalase against thermal inactivation comprising gradually adding an amidinating agent to a pyranose-2-oxidase solution preferably with pH control is claimed.An improved process for producing glucosone from glucose using stabilized catalase or pyranose-2-oxidase or both according to the invention is also claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1987
    Assignee: Cetus Corporation
    Inventors: Ze've Shaked, Sidney N. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 4530787
    Abstract: Method of oxidizing reduced cysteine-containing microbially produced synthetic proteins, such as synthetic IFN-.beta. or synthetic IL-2, in a controlled manner so that the synthetic proteins have the same disulfide bridging as their native counterparts. The oxidation employs o-iodosobenzoate as oxidizing agent and is carried out in an aqueous medium at a pH at least about one-half pH unit less than the pK.sub.a of the cysteines to be oxidized, a synthetic protein concentration of less than about 5 mg/ml, and an oxidizing agent:protein mol ratio that is at least stoichiometric, provided that the oxidizing agent is in excess in the terminal portion of the reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1985
    Assignee: Cetus Corporation
    Inventors: Ze'ev Shaked, Sidney N. Wolfe