In An Organic Compound Patents (Class 424/1.65)
  • Patent number: 8535641
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and uses of phospholipid ether analogs as diagnostic and therapeutic agents for numerous cancers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Cellectar, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamey Weichert, Marc Longino, Anatoly Pinchuk
  • Patent number: 8529874
    Abstract: The present invention relates to labelled cMet binding peptides suitable for optical imaging in vivo. The peptides are labelled with an optical reporter group suitable for imaging in the red to near-infrared region. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions and kits, as well as in vivo imaging methods, especially of use in the detection, staging, diagnosis, monitoring of disease progression or monitoring of treatment of colorectal cancer (CRC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: GE Healthcare AS
    Inventors: Edvin Wilhelm Johannesen, Alan Cuthbertson
  • Patent number: 8524193
    Abstract: The invention provides lipophilic salts, particularly, lipophilic salts comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable anion and at least one phosphonium or ammonium cation. In certain embodiments, the cation is labeled with one or more radioisotopes. The lipophilic salts of the invention exhibit an affinity for dysfunctional mitochondria, and are useful for the imaging of cardiovascular diseases and disorders. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions and methods of using the lipophilic salts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Igal Madar, Hayden T. Ravert, Robert Francis Dannals, Ursula A. Scheffel, James J. Frost
  • Patent number: 8518374
    Abstract: There is provided a personal care product having a body side liner, a baffle and an indicator strip with two ends. The indicator has an amine sensitive dye near at least one end. The indicator extends from the target area just below the liner to just above the baffle such that the dye deposit is visible to an unaided eye. The dye changes color in the presence of amines which are characteristic of infection, thus alerting the user to the possibility of infection. Such an indicator placed in a feminine hygiene pad, for example, may be useful in the diagnosis of vaginits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: RameshBabu Boga, John Gavin MacDonald
  • Patent number: 8518371
    Abstract: The invention features a class of 2-nitroimidazole compounds with a secondary basic nitrogen atom and a linker bearing one or more therapeutic agents, cytotoxic agents, detectable labels, or chelating groups. In particular, the invention provides 2-nitroimidazole compounds containing a cluster of boron atoms for use in boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT). The 2-nitroimidazole compounds can be used to treat hypoxic conditions, including, e.g., cancer, inflammation, and ischemia. The weakly basic 2-nitroimidazole compounds target to hypoxic tissue and provide increased tissue concentration overall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Natural Pharmacia International, Inc.
    Inventors: David Y-W Lee, Xiao-Shen Ji, James A. Raleigh
  • Publication number: 20130216478
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to novel non-invasive diagnostic tools to image cancers, especially, leukemia and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL) with minimal toxicity in vivo. The present invention represents a clear advance in the art which presently relies on tissue biopsy for diagnoses of these cancers. The novel imaging probe is capable of detecting precancerous cells, as well as their metastatic spread in tissues. This represents a quantum step forward in the diagnosis and staging of NHL using non-invasively molecular imaging techniques. This novel probe will also be useful to monitor patients response to chemotherapy treatments and other interventions or therapies used in the treatment of NHL. Compounds according to the present invention may be used as diagnostic tools for a number of conditions and diseases states as well as therapeutic agents for treating such conditions and disease states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: STC.UNM
  • Publication number: 20130216477
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to CA IX inhibitors that conform to Formula I where the substituents X, A, B, D, E, E? and G are as defined above. Also described are Pt, 64Cu, 186Re, 188Re and 99mTc metal complexes of Formula I compounds which find use as candidate agents for imaging tumors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals
    Inventor: Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals
  • Patent number: 8512675
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel histidine derivates that can be used for the labeling of biomolecules with radioactive metal tricarbonyls. The new derivatives have a histidine that is derivatized at the N? and at least protected at the N? and optionally at the N?; or derivatized at the N? and at least protected at the N? and optionally at the N?; or derivatized at the N? and N? and at least protected at the N? and optionally at the N?; or derivatized at the N?; or derivatized at the N?; or derivatized at the N? and N?; or at least protected at the N? and optionally at the N?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Mallinckrodt LLC
    Inventors: Roger Alberto, Jae Kyoung Pak
  • Publication number: 20130209357
    Abstract: A molecular probe for use in the detection of myelin in a subject includes a compound having the general formula selected from the group consisting of: formula (I), and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yanming Wang, Changning Wang
  • Patent number: 8506932
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel tetracyclic indole compounds of Formula (I) either as in vivo imaging agents or as therapeutic agents. A method for the preparation of the in vivo imaging agent compound is also provided by the invention, as well as a precursor for use in said method. Pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds of the invention are additionally provided. Where the pharmaceutical composition comprises a compound suitable for in vivo imaging, a kit is provided for the preparation of the pharmaceutical composition. In a further aspect, use of the compound for in vivo imaging or treatment of conditions associated with PBR is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Hammersmith Imanet Limited
    Inventors: Erik Arstad, Ian Wilson, Sajinder Kaur Luthra, Frank Brady, Bengt Langstrom, Farhad Karimi, Edward George Robins, Bo Shan
  • Patent number: 8506930
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound which has affinity with amyloid, shows sufficiently rapid clearance from normal tissues and is suppressed in toxicity such as mutagencity. Provided is a compound represented by the following formula (1) or a salt thereof: wherein A1, A2, A3 and A4 independently represents a carbon or nitrogen; R1 is a halogen substituent; R2 is a halogen substituent; and m is an integer of 0 to 2, provided that at least one of R1 and R2 is a radioactive halogen substituent, at least one of A1, A2, A3 and A4 represents a carbon, and R1 binds to a carbon represented by A1, A2, A3 or A4 as well as a low-toxic diagnostic agent comprising a compound represented by the preceding formula or a salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Nihon Medi-Physics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Tanifuji, Daisaku Nakamura, Shinya Takasaki, Yuki Okumura
  • Patent number: 8506928
    Abstract: The present invention relates to peptides which home to cells, e.g. heart cells, with high selectivity and which can be useful in the form of compositions. Such compositions can be used, e.g., for selectively targeting a systemically administered therapeutic agent or imaging agent to a cell or tissue in a subject. The present invention further relates to methods of using the compositions for imaging, e.g. PET imaging, and targeting cells, e.g. for delivering a therapeutic agent to one or more target cells in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Katherine Ferrara, Hua Zhang, Jiro Kusunose
  • Publication number: 20130202529
    Abstract: Disclosed are benztropine analogs having the formula (I) in which Ar is a C6-C20 monocyclic aryl group or a C10-C20 bicyclic aryl group or a heteroaryl, heterocyclic, or arylheterocyclic group having 2 to 12 carbon atoms and one or more heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, O, S, P, and any combination thereof; m=1 to 5; n=1 to 3; and R1 to R4 are as described in the specification; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof; pharmaceutical compositions and use thereof, e.g., in treating mental disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human
    Inventor: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Patent number: 8501156
    Abstract: Described herein is a method for non-invasive detection and treatment of intra-cranial aneurysms. Antibodies are provided to specifically react/bind with antigens of the cerebral aneurism wall. The antibodies may be bound to a label and/or to a therapeutic agent for diagnosis and/or for treatment purposes thereof. Intra-cranial aneurysms are thus non-invasively detected before rupture occurs and are specifically treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Lers Surgical, LLC
    Inventor: Lionel C. Sevrain
  • Publication number: 20130195756
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention comprises a ligand of Formula I wherein R1 and R2 are independently an alkyl or cycloalkyl; R3 is and alkyl; X is CO or SO2; Y is (CH2)n, C6H4, (OCH2CH2)n(NHCH2CH2)n and (OCH2CH2CH2)n, or a combination thereof; Z is linker group capable of conjugating to a vector; and n is an integer between 0 and 10. Also included are an imaging agent comprising a compound of Formula I complexed to 99mTc and their method of use to image a subject having a target site using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Bruce Fletcher Johnson, Randall Lee Carter, Michael James Rishel, Mark Christopher Patrick Darey, Tao Wu, Yang Yang, John Fitzmaurice Valliant, Karin Ann Stephenson
  • Patent number: 8496910
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for improving stability of radiopharmaceutical precursors, and in particular non radiolabelled nucleoside derivatives which are used as precursors for production of radiolabelled nucleoside derivatives for use in in vivo imaging procedures such as positron emission tomography (PET). The invention further includes formulations of radiopharmaceutical precursors, and cassettes for automated synthesis apparatus comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: GE Healthcare AS
    Inventors: Svein Kvaale, Dirk-Jan In t Veld, Torild Wickstrom
  • Patent number: 8496912
    Abstract: The present application discloses compositions and methods of synthesis and use involving click chemistry reactions for in vivo or in vitro formation of therapeutic and/or diagnostic complexes. Preferably, the diagnostic complex is of use for 18F imaging, while the therapeutic complex is of use for targeted delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs or toxins. More preferably, a chelating moiety or targetable construct may be conjugated to a targeting molecule, such as an antibody or antibody fragment, using a click chemistry reaction involving cyclooctyne, nitrone or azide reactive moieties. In most preferred embodiments, the click chemistry reaction occurs in vivo. In vivo click chemistry is not limited to 18F labeling but can be used for delivering a variety of therapeutic and/or diagnostic agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Immunomedics, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. McBride, Christopher A. D'Souza, David M. Goldenberg
  • Publication number: 20130189185
    Abstract: A composition useful as a PET and/or fluorescence imaging probe a compound a compound of Formula I, including salts, hydrates and solvates thereof: wherein R1-R7 may be independently selected from hydrogen, halogen, hydroxy, alkoxy, nitro, substituted and unsubstituted amino, cycloalkyl, carboxy, carboxylic acids and esters thereof, cyano, haloalkyl, aryl, X is selected from the group consisting of C and N; and A is selected of hydrogen, halogen, hydroxy, alkoxy, nitro, substituted and unsubstituted amino, alkyl, cycloalkyl, carboxy, carboxylic acids and esters thereof, cyano, haloalkyl, aryl, including phenyl and aminophenyl, and heteroaryl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Zibo LI, Francois P. GABBAI, Peter S. CONTI, Todd W. HUDNALL, Tzu-Pin LIN, Shuanglong LIU, Chiun-Wei HUANG
  • Patent number: 8491867
    Abstract: A method of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) using dual-isotopes of [99mTc]TRODAT-1 and [123I]ADAM is provided. Through SPECT, anomalies in dopamine and serotonin system are diagnosed with their photos in one examination. Thus, cost and labor for two examinations are saved and uses of SPECT are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Atomic Energy Council-Institute of Nuclear Energy Research
    Inventors: Kuo-Hsing Ma, Wen-Sheng Huang, Chia-Chieh Chen, Lie-Hang Shen
  • Patent number: 8491869
    Abstract: Imaging agents of formula (I) and methods for detecting neurological disorders comprising administering ti a patient in need compounds of formula (I) capable of binding to tau proteins and ?-amyloid peptides are presented herein. The invention also relates to methods of imaging A? and tau aggregates comprising introducing a detectable quantity of pharmaceutical formulation comprising a radiolabeled compound of formula (I) and detecting the labeled compound associated with amyloid deposits and/or tau proteins in a patient. These methods and compositions enable preclinical diagnosis and monitoring progression of AD and other neurological disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Umesh B. Gangadharmath, Hartmuth C. Kolb, Peter J. H. Scott, Joseph C. Walsh, Wei Zhang, Anna Katrin Szardenings, Anjana Sinha, Gang Chen, Eric Wang, Vani P. Mocharia, Chul Yu, Changhui Liu, Daniel Kurt Cashion, Dhanalakshmi Kasi
  • Publication number: 20130183236
    Abstract: The present invention provides targeted delivery compositions and methods of using the compositions for treating and diagnosing a disease state in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Mallinckrodt Inc.
    Inventor: Mallinckrodt Inc.
  • Patent number: 8486373
    Abstract: An intramolecularly-quenched, near infrared fluorescence probe that emits substantial fluorescence only after interaction with a target tissue (i.e., activation) is disclosed. The probe includes a polymeric backbone and a plurality of near infrared fluorochromes covalently linked to the backbone at fluorescence-quenching interaction-permissive positions separable by enzymatic cleavage at fluorescence activation sites. The probe optionally includes protective chains or fluorochrome spacers, or both. Also disclosed are methods of using the intramolecularly-quenched, near infrared fluorescence probes for in vivo optical imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph Weissleder, Ching-Hsuan Tung, Umar Mahmood, Lee Josephson, Alexei Bogdanov
  • Patent number: 8486371
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of multi-dye analysis of particles using flow cytometer. The method includes dying particles to be detected using two or more dyes; urging the particles through a capillary in a non-uniform flow; exciting a first of the particles within the capillary using a multiphoton excitation laser beam causing the two or more dyes each to fluoresce thereby producing a first output signal and a second output signal respectively; and detecting the first output signal and the second output signal. A second of the particles within the capillary being excited using the multiphoton excitation laser beam causing the two or more dyes each to fluoresce thereby producing a third output signal and a forth output signal respectively. The method finally includes comparing a ratio of the first output signal and the second output signal to a ratio of the third output signal and the forth output signal to detect a desired change in the particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: The Regents of The University of Michigan
    Inventors: Jing Yong Ye, Theodore B. Norris, Cheng Frank Zhong, James R. Baker
  • Patent number: 8486372
    Abstract: The present application is directed to radiolabeled cyclic polyazapeptides, pharmaceutical compositions comprising radiolabeled cyclic polyazapeptides, and methods of using the radiolabeled cyclic polyazapeptides. Such polyazapeptides can be used in imaging studies, such as Positron Emitting Tomography (PET) or Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Hartmuth C. Kolb, Kai Chen, Joseph C. Walsh, Dhanalakshmi Kasi, Vani P. Mocharla, Gang Chen, Qianwa Liang, Tieming Zhao
  • Publication number: 20130171067
    Abstract: The invention relates to a compound having formula (I), compositions containing same and preparation methods thereof. The invention also relates to a complex of the compound having formula (I) with technetium-99m and tricine, the use of this complex as a diagnostic probe, diagnostic compositions containing same and methods for preparing the complex and compositions containing same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: PIERRE FABRE MEDICAMENT
    Inventors: Yves Guminski, Thierry Imbert, Sabrina Pesnel, Nicolas Guilbaud, Alain Le Pape, Stéphanie Lerondel
  • Publication number: 20130171066
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the preparation and use of polymer complements to ?-amyloid peptides (A?) for detecting soluble or aggregated A? in fluid samples or for treating a subject having a neurodegenerative disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Boerje Sellergren, Carla Sofia Antunes Aureliano, Javier Urraca Ruiz, Eric Schillinger
  • Patent number: 8475764
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adrenomedullin derivative including an adrenomedullin peptide, or a fragment thereof chelated or otherwise bound to at least one active agent. Examples of active agents include a paramagnetic element, a radioactive element and a fibrinolytic agent, among others. Paramagnetic agents have a distribution that is relatively easily shown through Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Radioactive agents have applications in imaging and delivery of radiations, depending on the specific element included in the active agent. Delivery of fibrinolytic agents mainly to a specific organ, such as for example to the lungs, allows to substantially improve the specificity and efficacy of thrombolytic therapy by allowing local delivery of the fibrinolytic agent, thereby reducing the risks of major bleeding in the therapy of the organ. If the organ is the lungs, a non-limiting example of pathology treatable with the fibrinolytic agent is pulmonary embolus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Institut de Cardiologie de Montreal
    Inventors: Jocelyn Dupuis, Alain Fournier
  • Patent number: 8470297
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods for evaluating the efficacy of an IGF1R inhibitor, such as an anti-IGF1R antibody, for the treatment of an Ewing's sarcoma tumor by determining the level of tumoral glucose metabolism. Tumoral glucose metabolism is determining at an early point in the treatment regimen by any of several methods known in the art including FDG-PET/CT scan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Brian DerHua Lu, Siu-Long Yao, Cynthia Seidel-Dugan, Yan Wang
  • Patent number: 8454936
    Abstract: Metal chelators of Formula I and Formula II are disclosed: or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. Also disclosed are metal chelator-targeting moiety complexes, metal chelator-targeting moiety-metal conjugates, kits, and methods of their preparation and use in diagnosis and/or treatment of diseases and conditions, including, inter alia, cancer and thrombosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health And Human Services
    Inventors: Martin Wade Brechbiel, Thomas Clifford
  • Patent number: 8454935
    Abstract: A cell permeable probe is disclosed. The cell permeable probe includes a cell membrane translocating element, which facilitates transport of the probe into the intracellular component of a cell. The cell permeable probe may also include a plurality of binding moieties for a disease specific marker and a contrast agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Case Western Reserve University
    Inventors: James P. Basilion, Jihua Hao
  • Publication number: 20130129620
    Abstract: Chelators of the formulae (I), (II) and (III) and tricarbonyl complexes of radioisotopes of Tc and Re bound to them, for use in myocardial imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Mallinckrodt LLC
    Inventor: Mallinckrodt LLC
  • Patent number: 8444954
    Abstract: New and improved compounds for use in diagnostic imaging or therapy having the formula M-N—O—P-G, wherein M is a metal chelator having the structure: wherein R1-R5 and FG are as defined herein (in the form complexed with a metal radionuclide or not), N—O—P is the linker containing at least one non-alpha amino acid with a cyclic group, at least one substituted bile acid or at least one non-alpha amino acid, and G is the GRP receptor targeting peptide. In the preferred embodiment, M is an Aazta metal chelator or a derivative thereof. Methods for imaging a patient and/or providing radiotherapy or phototherapy to a patient using the compounds of the invention are also provided. Methods and kits for preparing a diagnostic imaging agent from the compound is further provided. Methods and kits for preparing a radiotherapeutic agent are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Bracco Imaging S.p.A.
    Inventors: Enrico Cappelletti, Luciano Lattuada, Karen E. Linder, Edmund Marinelli, Palaniappa Nanjappan, Adrian Nunn, Natarajan Raju, Kondareddiar Ramalingam, Rolf E. Swenson, Michael Tweedle
  • Patent number: 8444953
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to low toxicity boronated compounds and methods for their use in the treatment, visualization, and diagnosis of tumors. More specifically, the present invention is directed to low toxicity halogenated, carborane-containing 5,10,15,20-tetraphenylporphyrin compounds and methods for their use particularly in boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) for the treatment of tumors of the brain, head and neck, and surrounding tissue. The invention is also directed to using these halogenated, carborane-containing tetraphenylporphyrin compounds in methods of tumor imaging and/or diagnosis such as MRI, SPECT, or PET.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Michiko Miura, Haitao Wu
  • Patent number: 8444956
    Abstract: The present application discloses compositions and methods of synthesis and use of 68Ga, 18F or 19F labeled molecules of use in PET or MRI imaging. Preferably, the 18F or 19F is conjugated to a targeting molecule by formation of a complex with a group IIIA metal and binding of the complex to a chelating moiety, which may be directly or indirectly attached to the targeting molecule. In other embodiments, the 68Ga, 18F or 19F labeled moiety may comprise a targetable construct used in combination with a bispecific antibody to target a disease-associated antigen. In more preferred embodiments, a chelating moiety or targetable construct may be conjugated to a targeting molecule, such as an antibody or antibody fragment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Immunomedics, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. McBride, Christopher A. D'Souza, David M. Goldenberg
  • Patent number: 8440841
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel 5-pyrrolidinylsulfonyl isatin derivatives, non-peptidyl Caspase binding Radioligands (CbRs) and CbR-transporter conjugates derived from said isatin derivatives, diagnostic compositions comprising said compounds of the invention and their use for non-invasive diagnostic imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Universitätsklinikum Münster
    Inventors: Klaus Kopka, Bodo Levkau, Michael Schäfers
  • Patent number: 8440168
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for imaging and for chemotherapy and radiotherapy are disclosed. More particularly, the invention concerns agents comprising a targeting moeity comprising a beta-adrenergic receptor targeting compound conjugated or embedded with ethylenediamine. The present invention also concerns methods of application of such agents for imaging and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, and kits for preparing a radiolabeled therapeutic or diagnostic agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
    Inventors: David J. Yang, Chang-Sok Oh, Saady Kohanim, Dong-Fang Yu, Richard Mendez, E. Edmund Kim
  • Patent number: 8435490
    Abstract: Cancers are extremely heterogeneous in terms of the frequency and types of mutations present in different malignant tumors. Thus, it is likely that uniform clinical treatment is not optimal for all patients, and that the development of individualized therapeutic regimens may be beneficial. Multiple, unique small peptides bind to cell lines derived from different colon adenocarcinomas. Within two hours of contact, the colorectal cancer cells are able to transfer a 32P radioisotope from the small peptides to cellular proteins; the transfer occurs at a substantially higher rate than in the colorectal cancer cells than in cell lines derived from other cancers or from normal tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: John Martin Abraham, Stephen J. Meltzer
  • Patent number: 8435493
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel amino acid compounds useful in detecting and evaluating brain and body tumors. These compounds have the advantageous properties of rapid uptake and prolonged retention in tumors and can be labeled with halogen isotopes such as fluorine-18, iodine-123, iodine-124, iodine-125, iodine-131, bromine-75, bromine-76, bromine-77, bromine-82, astatine-210, astatine-211, and other astatine isotopes. These compounds can also be labeled with technetium and rhenium isotopes using known chelation complexes. The compounds disclosed herein bind tumor tissues in vivo with high specificity and selectivity when administered to a subject. Preferred compounds show a target to non-target ratio of at least 2:1, are stable in vivo and substantially localized to target within 1 hour after administration. Preferred compounds include 1-amino-2-[18F]fluorocyclobutyl-1-carboxylic acid (2-[18F]FACBC) and 1-amino-2-[18F]fluoromethylcyclobutyl-1-carboxylic acid (2-[18F]FMACBC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Emory University
    Inventor: Mark M. Goodman
  • Patent number: 8431111
    Abstract: The present invention relates to labelled cMet binding peptides suitable for optical imaging in vivo. The peptides are labelled with a benzopyrylium dye suitable for imaging in the red to near-infrared region. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions and kits, as well as in vivo imaging methods, especially of use in the detection, staging, diagnosis, monitoring of disease progression or monitoring of treatment of colorectal cancer (CRC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: GE Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Robert James Domett Nairne, Andrew John Healey, Edvin Wilhelm Johannesen
  • Publication number: 20130101508
    Abstract: Radiopharmaceutical compositions, and related methods, useful for medical imaging are provided. The radiopharmaceutical compositions include one or more radiopharmaceutical compounds, together with a stabilizer comprising ascorbic acid, wherein the pH of said composition is within the range of about 3.5-5.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Castner, Dianne D. Zdankiewicz, James E. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20130101505
    Abstract: The present invention provides radiotherapeutic agents and compositions and methods for making and using the same. In some embodiments, the radiotherapeutic agent is a nanoparticle comprising a radionuclide and a carrier moiety. In some embodiments, the radionuclide is produced by activating a stable activatable particle via neutron activation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Inventor: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Publication number: 20130095035
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods and compositions for targeting of intracellular molecules involved in proliferation and protein synthesis of activated cells using polyanionic multivalent macromolecules. In particular aspect, multiple sulfate groups linked to polyol are specifically targeted to the cytoplasm and nucleus of proliferating and activated cells. The invention further comprises novel polyanionic macromolecular compounds and formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: MIVENION GMBH
    Inventors: Kai Licha, Michael Schirner, Pia Welker, Rainer Haag, Marie Weinhart, Florian Paulus
  • Patent number: 8420050
    Abstract: Novel methods of treating prostate tumors or of delaying the progression of prostate tumors are also provided, including, methods of treating bone or soft tissue metastases of prostate cancer methods for treating hormone sensitive and hormone refractory prostate cancer, methods for delaying the progression of hormone sensitive prostate cancer, for facilitating combination therapy in patients with hormone sensitive prostate cancer and for decreasing aberrant vascular permeability in patients with hormone sensitive prostate cancer, said methods comprising the step of administering to a subject a dose comprising an amount of radioactively labeled L70, N-[4-[[[[[4,7,10-Tris(carboxymethyl)-1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododec-1-yl]acetyl]amino]acetyl]amino]benzoyl]-L-glutaminyl-L-tryptophyl-L-alanyl-L-valyl-glycyl-L-histidyl-L-leucyl-L-methioninamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Bracco Imaging S.p.A.
    Inventors: Enrico Cappelletti, Luciano Lattuada, Karen E. Linder, Edmund R. Marinelli, Palaniappa Nanjappan, Adrian D. Nunn, Natarajan Raju, Kondareddiar Ramalingam, Rolf E. Swenson, Michael F. Tweedle, Mary Ellen Maddalena
  • Patent number: 8420052
    Abstract: Provided herein are compounds and compositions which comprise the formulae as disclosed herein, wherein the compound is an amyloid binding compound. An amyloid binding compound according to the invention may be administered to a patient in amounts suitable for in vivo imaging of amyloid deposits, and distinguish between neurological tissue with amyloid deposits and normal neurological tissue. Amyloid probes of the invention may be used to detect and quantitate amyloid deposits in diseases including, for example, Down's syndrome, familial Alzheimer's Disease. In another embodiment, the compounds may be used in the treatment or prophylaxis of neurodegenerative disorders. Also provided herein are methods of allowing the compound to distribute into the brain tissue, and imaging the brain tissue, wherein an increase in binding of the compound to the brain tissue compared to a normal control level of binding indicates that the mammal is suffering from or is at risk of developing a neurodegenerative disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Hartmuth C. Kolb, Joseph C. Walsh, Wei Zhang, Umesh B. Gangadharmath, Dhanalakshmi Kasi, Kai Chen, Anjana Sinha, Eric Wang, Gang Chen, Peter J. H. Scott, Henry Clifton Padgett, Qianwa Liang, Zhiyong Gao, Tieming Zhao, Chunfang Xia, Vani P. Mocharla
  • Patent number: 8420053
    Abstract: Improved compounds for use in diagnostic imaging or therapy having the formula M-N-O-P-G, wherein M is an optical label or a metal chelator (in the form complexed with a metal radionuclide or not), N-O-P is the linker, and G is the GRP receptor targeting peptide. Methods for imaging a patient and/or providing radiotherapy or phototherapy to a patient using the compounds of the invention are also provided. Methods and kits for preparing a diagnostic imaging agent from the compound are further provided. Methods and kits for preparing a radiotherapeutic agent are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Bracco Imaging S.p.A.
    Inventors: Enrico Cappelletti, Luciano Lattuada, Karen E. Linder, Edmund Marinelli, Palaniappa Nanjappan, Natarajan Raju, Kondareddiar Ramalingam, Rolf E. Swenson, Michael Tweedle
  • Patent number: 8414864
    Abstract: New and improved compounds for use in radiodiagnostic imaging or radiotherapy having the formula M-N—O—P-G, wherein M is the metal chelator (in the form complexed with a metal radionuclide or not), N—O—P is the linker, and G is the GRP receptor targeting peptide. Methods for imaging a patient and/or providing radiotherapy to a patient using the compounds of the invention are also provided. A method for preparing a diagnostic imaging agent from the compound is further provided. A method for preparing a radiotherapeutic agent is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Bracco Imaging S.p.A.
    Inventors: Enrico Cappelletti, Luciano Lattuada, Karen E. Linder, Edmund R. Marinelli, Palaniappa Nanjappan, Natarajan Raju, Rolf E. Swenson, Michael Tweedle
  • Patent number: 8404213
    Abstract: This invention relates to novel thioflavin derivatives, methods of using the derivatives in, for example, in vivo imaging of patients having neuritic plaques, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the thioflavin derivatives and method of synthesizing the compounds. The compounds find particular use in the diagnosis and treatment of patients having diseases where accumulation of neuritic plaques are prevalent. The disease states or maladies include but are not limited to Alzheimer's disease, familial Alzheimer's disease, Down's Syndrome and homozygotes for the apolipoprotein E4 allele.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: University of Pittsburgh—of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: William E. Klunk, Chester A. Mathis, Jr., Yanming Wang
  • Patent number: 8404216
    Abstract: The invention relates to dendritic chelated compounds, to methods for producing the same and to pharmaceutical compositions containing the same. The dendritic chelated complexes of the present invention have the following formula (I): [[MC]En-[D]m-X1p1X2p2X3p3X4p4]z?zB+ (I), where m is a magnetic or scintigraphic marker, C is a chelating agent of the marker M, E is a spacer, n=0 or 1, D is compound capable of forming a dendritic structure, m is an integer equal to 1 or 2 or 4, X1 is a group increasing the complex lipophily, p1 is an integer from 0 to 12, X2 is a group increasing the complex specificity for a particular organ, p2 is an integer equal to 1 or 2 or 4, X3 is a group having a therapeutic activity, p3 is an integer equal to 0, 1, 2 or 4, X4 is a CH3 group, p4 is an integer from 0 to 12, B is a counter-ion, z is an integer equal to 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4. The invention can be used in the field of pharmacy, more precisely in medical imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignees: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Universite Louis Pasteur
    Inventors: Delphine Felder-Flesch, Jérôme Steibel, Annabelle Bertin
  • Patent number: RE44338
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of imaging amyloid deposits and to labeled compounds, and methods of making labeled compounds useful in imaging amyloid deposits. This invention also relates to compounds, and methods of making compounds for inhibiting the aggregation of amyloid proteins to form amyloid deposits, and a method of delivering a therapeutic agent to amyloid deposits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Hank F. Kung, Mei-Ping Kung, Zhi-Ping Zhuang, Virginia M. Y. Lee, John Q. Trojanowski, Daniel M. Skovronsky
  • Patent number: RE44354
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of imaging amyloid deposits and to labeled compounds, and methods of making labeled compounds useful in imaging amyloid deposits. This invention also relates to compounds, and methods of making compounds for inhibiting the aggregation of amyloid proteins to form-amyloid deposits, and a method of delivering a therapeutic agent to amyloid deposits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Hank F. Kung, Mei-Ping Kung, Zhi-Ping Zhuang, Virginia M. Y. Lee, John Q. Trojanowski, Daniel M. Skovronsky