Single Chain Antibody Patents (Class 424/135.1)
  • Patent number: 10316087
    Abstract: Disclosed are a heterodimeric TCR containing artificial interchain disulfide bond between the variable region of ? chain and the constant region of ? chain, a preparing method therefor and a use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG XIANGXUE LIFE SCIENCES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yi Li
  • Patent number: 10308688
    Abstract: The present invention concerns compositions and methods of use of T-cell redirecting complexes, with at least one binding site for a T-cell antigen and at least one binding site for an antigen on a diseased cell or pathogen. Preferably, the complex is a DNL™ complex. More preferably, the complex comprises a bispecific antibody (bsAb). Most preferably, the bsAb is an anti-CD3×anti-CD19 bispecific antibody, although antibodies against other T-cell antigens and/or disease-associated antigens may be used. The complex is capable of targeting effector T cells to induce T-cell-mediated cytotoxicity of cells associated with a disease, such as cancer, autoimmune disease or infectious disease. The cytotoxic immune response is enhanced by co-administration of interferon-based agents that comprise interferon-?, interferon-?, interferon-?1, interferon-?2 or interferon-?3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: IBC Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Chien-Hsing Chang, David M. Goldenberg, Edmund A. Rossi, Diane Rossi
  • Patent number: 10240126
    Abstract: A method for producing hematopoietic stem cells and/or hematopoietic progenitor cells from pluripotent stem cells is described. The method includes a step of culturing pluripotent stem cells in the presence of IGF2. A method is described for selecting an induced pluripotent stem cell(s) having high capacity to differentiate into hematopoietic stem cells and/or hematopoietic progenitor cells, or into blood cells, based on the expression level(s) of one or more genes such as TRIM58, CTSF, FAM19A5, and TCERG1L genes, or on the DNA methylation state(s) of the TRIM58, CSMD1, and/or FAM19A5 gene(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shinya Yamanaka, Yoshinori Yoshida, Masatoshi Nishizawa
  • Patent number: 10174117
    Abstract: The present invention relates to anti-HER2 single domain antibodies, polypeptides comprising thereof and their use for treating cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignees: INSERM (INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE), CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS), UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE, INSTITUT JEAN PAOLI & IRENE CALMETTES
    Inventors: Daniel Baty, Patrick Chames, Brigitte Kerfelec, Marc Turini
  • Patent number: 10112990
    Abstract: The invention provides anti-Tau antibodies and methods of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignees: Genentech, Inc., AC Immune SA
    Inventors: Oskar Adolfsson, Gai Ayalon, Isidro Hotzel, Danielle Marie Di Cara
  • Patent number: 10077311
    Abstract: The present invention provides antibodies that bind to human GFR?3 and methods of using same. According to certain embodiments of the invention, the antibodies are fully human antibodies that bind to human GFR?3. The antibodies of the invention are useful for the treatment of diseases and disorders associated with one or more GFR?3 biological activities, including the treatment of acute or chronic pain conditions, or inflammatory conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Susan D. Croll, Lynn Macdonald, Andrew J. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10066023
    Abstract: The invention relates to cancer therapeutics, in particular, the system of making cancer cells more susceptible to effector cells by introduction of cellular therapy targets into the cancer cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Aleta Biotherapeutics Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Lobb, Paul Rennert
  • Patent number: 10059766
    Abstract: The invention provides a bispecific antibody construct comprising a first human binding domain capable of binding to human CDH19 on the surface of a target cell and a second domain capable of binding to human CD3 on the surface of a T cell. Moreover, the invention provides a nucleic acid encoding the antibody construct, a vector comprising the nucleic acid and a host cell transformed or transfected with the vector. Furthermore, the invention provides a process for the production of the bispecific antibody construct, a medical use of the antibody construct and a kit comprising the antibody construct. The bispecific antibody construct may be useful in the treatment of melanoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: AMGEN INC., AMGEN RESEARCH (MUNICH) GMBH
    Inventors: Shouhua Xiao, Zheng Pan, Dineli Wickramasinghe, M. Shawn Jeffries, Chadwick Terence King, Brian Mingtung Chan, Peter Kufer, Ralf Lutterbüse, Tobias Raum, Patrick Hoffmann, Doris Rau, Roman Kischel, Bryan Lemon, Holger Wesche
  • Patent number: 10035862
    Abstract: The present invention relates to stable formulations of polypeptides, e.g. immunoglobulin single variable domains, in particular immunoglobulin single variable domains directed against von Willebrand Factor (vWF). The invention provides formulations which are stable upon storage for prolonged periods of time and over a broad range of temperatures. The formulations of the invention ensure a high stability of the polypeptide, allowing multiple freeze-thaw cycles without chemical or physical deterioration, and provide stability in relation to mechanical stress, such as shake, shear or stir stress. They are suitable for pharmaceutical and diagnostic preparations and compatible with pharmaceutically acceptable diluents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Ablynx N.V.
    Inventors: Yves Meyvis, Veronique De Brabandere, Hans Ulrichts, Ann Brige, Filip Callewaert
  • Patent number: 10030068
    Abstract: The invention relates to the identification of a highly stable single domain antibody scaffold (hs2d Ab) and its use in generating synthetic single domain antibody library (hs2d Ab-L1). The invention also relates to antigen-binding proteins comprising said stable single domain antibody scaffold and their uses, in particular as therapeutics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignees: INSERM (Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale), Institut Curie, Universite Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
    Inventors: Aurelien Olichon, Sandrine Moutel, Franck Perez
  • Patent number: 10017559
    Abstract: The invention relates to the identification of a highly stable single domain antibody scaffold (hs2d Ab) and its use in generating synthetic single domain antibody library (hs2d Ab-L1). The invention also relates to antigen-binding proteins comprising said stable single domain antibody scaffold and their uses, in particular as therapeutics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignees: INSERM (INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTÉ ET DE LA RECHERCHE MÉDICALE, INSTITUT CURIE, UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)
    Inventors: Aurellen Olichon, Sandrine Moutel, Franck Perez
  • Patent number: 9988617
    Abstract: Described herein are heme-binding compositions and methods relating to their use, e.g. methods of treatment of, for example, sepsis and rhabdomyolysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Michael Super, Alexander L. Watters, Philip T. Snell, Donald E. Ingber
  • Patent number: 9816989
    Abstract: Disclosed are immunomodulatory polypeptides that elicit an unusual induced cytokine profile, compositions comprising such polypeptides, compositions comprising antibodies that specifically bind to such polypeptides, and methods of using the same, including in cancer treatment, in the treatment of autoimmune diseases, in organ transplantation and for reducing graft rejection, for promoting fertility, and for identifying a neutrophil subset and/or other cellular subset including by flow cytometry. Pharmaceutical compositions and kits, and treatment methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Institute of Arthritis Research, LLC
    Inventor: Craig D. Scoville
  • Patent number: 9803029
    Abstract: Described herein are binding proteins that specifically bind to human CD33, and in particular to bispecific binding proteins that specifically bind to human CD33 and human CD3. Also described herein are bispecific tandem diabodies that bind to CD33 and CD33, and their uses for immunotherapy of CD33+ cancers, diseases and conditions such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: AMPHIVENA THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Kristina Ellwanger, Luke Evnin, Judith A. Fox, Ivica Fucek, Jeanmarie Guenot, Stefan Knackmuss, Lori Kunkel, Melvyn Little, Vera Molkenthin, Erich Rajkovic, Uwe Reusch, Claudia Wall, Michael Weichel, Eugene Zhukovsky
  • Patent number: 9771418
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to, inter alia, compositions containing an inhibitor of human complement and use of the compositions in methods for treating or preventing complement-associated disorders. In some embodiments, the inhibitor is chronically administered to patients. In some embodiments, the inhibitor is administered to a patient in an amount and with a frequency to maintain systemic complement inhibition and prevent breakthrough. In some embodiments, the compositions contain an antibody, or antigen-binding fragment thereof, that binds to a human complement component C5 protein or a fragment of the protein such as C5a or C5b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell P. Rother, Camille Bedrosian, Stephen P. Squinto, Leonard Bell
  • Patent number: 9758590
    Abstract: The present invention provides recombinant antigen-binding regions and antibodies and functional fragments containing such antigen-binding regions that are specific for CD38, which plays an integral role in various disorders or conditions. These antibodies, accordingly, can be used to treat, for example, hematological malignancies such as multiple myeloma. Antibodies of the invention also can be used in the diagnostics field, as well as for investigating the role of CD38 in the progression of disorders associated with malignancies. The invention also provides nucleic acid sequences encoding the foregoing antibodies, vectors containing the same, pharmaceutical compositions and kits with instructions for use. The invention also provides isolated novel epitopes of CD38 and methods of use therefore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: MORPHOSYS AG
    Inventors: Michael Tesar, Ute Jaeger
  • Patent number: 9688732
    Abstract: Isolated peptides from the protein EMMPRIN (CD147/Basigin) and antibodies directed against antigenic determinants within the peptides. Pharmaceutical compositions including the peptides and antibodies and methods of their production and use in vaccination, immunotherapy and diagnosis of proliferative, hyperpermeability, inflammatory, and angiogenesis-related diseases and disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: MOR—RESEARCH APPLICATIONS LTD., RAPPAPORT FAMILY INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN THE MEDICAL SCIENCES
    Inventors: Michal A. Rahat, Nitza Lahat, Miriam Walter, Haim Bitterman
  • Patent number: 9650446
    Abstract: The invention provides novel heterodimeric proteins including heterodimeric antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Xencor, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Moore, Matthew Bernett, Rumana Rashid, John Desjarlais
  • Patent number: 9598488
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods for treating a viral respiratory infection in a subject, preventing polymicrobial synergy in a subject, or preventing a bacterial infection in a subject. These methods include selecting a subject with a viral respiratory infection, a subject susceptible to polymicrobial synergy, or a subject susceptible to bacterial infection, respectively. In each case a therapeutic agent that inhibits interferon-gamma (IFN?) is provided and administered to the selected subject under conditions effective to treat the viral respiratory infection, to prevent polymicrobial synergy, or to prevent a bacterial infection, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Albany Medical College
    Inventors: Dennis W. Metzger, Keer Sun
  • Patent number: 9598499
    Abstract: The present invention relates to antigen binding formats for use in therapeutic treatments or diagnostic assays. The present invention relates to an antigen-binding format consisting of: —a first fusion protein wherein the CH1 constant domain of an antibody is fused i) by its N-terminal end to the C-terminal end of a variable domain of an antibody and ii) by its C-terminal end to the N-terminal end of a variable domain of an antibody and, —a second fusion protein wherein the CL constant domain of an antibody is fused by its N-terminal end to the C-terminal end of a variable domain of an antibody.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignees: Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), UNIVERSITE D'AIX-MARSEILLE, ASSISTANCE PUBLIQUE—HOPITAUX DE MARSEILLE
    Inventors: Daniel Baty, Patrick Chames, Martine Mansais, Brigitte Kerfelec, Caroline Rozan
  • Patent number: 9546211
    Abstract: This invention provides compositions and methods to treat a condition or disease without the use of exogenous targeting sequences or chemical compositions. The present invention relates to single-domain antibodies (sdAbs), proteins and polypeptides comprising the sdAbs that are directed against intracellular components that cause a condition or disease. The invention also includes nucleic acids encoding the sdAbs, proteins and polypeptides, and compositions comprising the sdAbs. The invention includes the use of the compositions, sdAbs, and nucleic acids encoding the sdAbs for prophylactic, therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: SINGH MOLECULAR MEDICINE, LLC
    Inventor: Sunanda Singh
  • Patent number: 9284360
    Abstract: The invention relates to an isolated or recombinant protein from the shark Heterodontus francisci, which has bovine-erythrocyte-recognition activity and which can bind to sequences of antigens and/or proteins that are characteristic of infectious diseases. Once the aforementioned protein is bound to specific antigens of infectious diseases, it can haemagglutinate upon recognizing the bovine erythrocytes and antibodies characteristic of said diseases, which are present in the active state in biological samples such as whole blood, plasma or serum of bovine origin. The invention also relates to methods for protecting the detection of antibodies characteristic of infectious diseases, using the purified periplasmic extract or fusion protein, optionally purifying the recombinant protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Centro de Investigacion Cientifica Y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada, Baja California (CICESE)
    Inventors: Alexei Fedorovish Licea Navarro, Jose Felix Olivares Quintero, Ana Paola Gutierrez Ordonez
  • Patent number: 9139655
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an antibody or a fragment thereof which is capable of binding to a Frizzled homologue 10 (FZD10) protein, such as a mouse monoclonal antibody, a chimeric antibody and a humanized antibody. Also, the present invention relates to a method for treating and/or preventing FZD10-associated disease; a method for diagnosis or prognosis of FZD10-associated disease; and a method for in vivo imaging of FZD10 in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: ONCOTHERAPY SCIENCE, INC.
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakamura, Toyomasa Katagiri, Shuichi Nakatsuru, Keigo Endo
  • Patent number: 9040049
    Abstract: The present invention relates to antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof, immunogenic peptide(s), and siRNA molecules which are capable of inhibiting neovascularization and/or angiogenesis and endothelial cell proliferation. The invention relates to antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof with specificity towards the metalloprotease domain of ADAM 15 and to immunogenic peptide(s) that elicits such antibodies. The invention also relates to compositions and kits comprising the antibodies and immunogenic peptide(s) of the invention, as well as methods and uses of the antibodies and antigen-binding fragments thereof and immunogenic peptide(s), as well as siRNA molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Vasgen Limited
    Inventors: Salman Rahman, Yatin Patel, Holger Gerhardt, Andrea Emma Lundkvist
  • Publication number: 20150139986
    Abstract: The present invention provides binding molecules that specifically bind to ILT3, e.g., human ILT3 (hILT3), on antigen presenting cells, such as for example, monocytes, macrophages and dendritic cells (DC), e.g., monocyte-derived dendritic cells (MDDC). The binding molecules of the invention are characterized by binding to hILT3 with high affinity and downmodulating immune responses in vitro, e.g., downmodulating alloimmune responses; the production of inflammatory cytokines by dendritic cells, e.g., monocyte-derived dendritic cells (MDDC); the upregulation of costimulatory molecules by DC, e.g., MDDC; and/or calcium flux in monocytes. In addition, the binding molecules upregulate the expression of inhibitory receptors on dendritic cells, e.g., immature dendritic cells. Surprisingly, these same binding molecules which downmodulate immune responses in vitro, are immunostimulatory in vivo. Various aspects of the invention relate to binding molecules, and pharmaceutical compositions thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Ponath, Patricia Rao, Michael Rosenzweig, Lesley Mary Smith, Jose F. Ponte
  • Patent number: 9034325
    Abstract: The present invention relates to amino acid sequences that are directed against (as defined herein) multitarget scavenger receptors such as e.g. Lox-1, RAGE, CD36, SR-A1, SR-B1, galectin-1, as well as to compounds or constructs, and in particular proteins and polypeptides, that comprise or essentially consist of one or more such amino acid sequences (also referred to herein as “amino acid sequences of the invention”, “compounds of the invention”, and “polypeptides of the invention”, respectively).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Ablynx N.V.
    Inventors: Maria Joao Saraiva, Peter Vanlandschoot, Edward Dolk, Renee de Bruin
  • Publication number: 20150132304
    Abstract: NGF antagonists including antibodies and antibody fragments thereof having binding specificity to human Nerve Growth Factor (“NGF”), and methods of treating pain. Methods of treating pain or eliciting an analgesic effect in an individual comprising administering an effective amount of an NGF antagonist inhibits the association of NGF with TrkA without inhibiting the association of NGF with p75. The methods may further comprise administering an effective amount of a second anti-human NGF antibody or fragment thereof which inhibits the association of NGF with p75, that may further also inhibit the association of NGF with TrkA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: John A. Latham, Ethan W. Ojala, Jeffrey T.L. Smith, Benjamin H. Dutzar, Leon F. Garcia-Martinez
  • Publication number: 20150132305
    Abstract: The present invention relates to humanized antibodies that specifically bind an EC1 domain of a mammalian Cadherin-11 protein and compositions (e.g., pharmaceutical compositions) comprising such antibodies. The invention also relates to methods for treating Cadherin-11-mediated disorders in a mammalian subject by administering a therapeutically effective amount of a humanized antibody of the invention. Cadherin-11-mediated disorders suitable for treatment by the methods of the invention include inflammatory disorders (e.g., inflammatory joint disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis), fibrosis and cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: James G. McArthur
  • Patent number: 9028817
    Abstract: The invention relates to storage-stable anti-TNFR1 antibody single variable domains (dAbs), antagonists and multispecific ligands, as well as methods and uses of these. The anti-TNFR1 polypeptides, antibody single variable domains (dAbs), antagonists and multispecific ligands are useful for treating and/or preventing inflammatory disease, such as arthritis or COPD, as well as for pulmonary administration, oral administration, delivery to the lung and delivery to the GI tract of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Glaxo Group Limited
    Inventors: Inusha De Silva, Armin Sepp, Adriaan Allart Stoop
  • Publication number: 20150125385
    Abstract: The invention relates to variants of an antibody or antigen-binding fragment that binds specifically to an endosialin tumor endothelial marker 1 (TEM1), and prophylactic, diagnostic, and therapeutic methods using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: George Coukos, Chunsheng Li
  • Publication number: 20150125449
    Abstract: Provided herein are monovalent antibody constructs. In specific embodiments is a monovalent antibody construct comprising: an antigen-binding polypeptide construct which monovalently binds an antigen; and a dimeric Fc polypeptide construct comprising a CH3 domain, said construct comprising two monomeric Fc polypeptides, wherein one said monomeric Fc polypeptide is fused to at least one polypeptide from the antigen-binding polypeptide construct. These therapeutically novel molecules encompass monovalent constructs that display an increase in binding density and Bmax (maximum binding at a target to antibody ratio of 1:1) to a target cell displaying said antigen as compared to a corresponding monospecific bivalent antibody construct with two antigen binding regions. Provided herein are methods for creation of monovalent antibody constructs that shows superior effector efficacy as compared to the corresponding bivalent antibody construct at equimolar concentrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Gordon Yiu Kon Ng, Surjit Bhimarao Dixit, Thomas Spreter Von Kreudenstein
  • Patent number: 9023353
    Abstract: The present invention encompasses compositions and methods for effectively treating at least one symptom or sign of methamphetamine use, or for slowing the rate of (+) methamphetamine entry into the brain of a subject. The method comprises administering an effective amount of an anti-(+) methamphetamine antibody to a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas
    Inventors: Samuel Michael Owens, Ralph Henry, Alicia Brown
  • Patent number: 9023348
    Abstract: A composition-of-matter comprising an antibody or antibody fragment including an antigen-binding region capable of specifically binding an antigen-presenting portion of a complex composed of a human antigen-presenting molecule and an antigen derived from a pathogen is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Technion Research & Development Foundation Limited
    Inventors: Yoram Reiter, Cyril Cohen
  • Publication number: 20150118232
    Abstract: Methods for treating cancer comprising administering a DLL4 antagonist and one or more anti-hypertensive agents are described. Also described are pharmaceutical compositions comprising a DLL4 antagonist and one or more anti-hypertensive agents, and kits comprising the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Joseph Stagg, Steven Eugene Benner
  • Publication number: 20150118156
    Abstract: Provided herein are antibodies and methods of using the antibodies to treat and diagnose neurite degenerative diseases and disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Bernhard Mueller, Lili Huang, Philip D. Bardwell, Yuliya Kutskova, John Memmott
  • Publication number: 20150118231
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and compositions for treating neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer's Disease, by systemic administration of specific apoE4 antibodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Michaelson
  • Publication number: 20150118153
    Abstract: The present invention provides affinity matured humanized monoclonal antibodies, bi-specific antibodies, antibody conjugates, and fusion proteins that bind to the chemokine receptor CCR4. This antibody is derived from mAb 1567 and recognizes the same epitope. Binding of the antibodies disclosed herein to CCR4 inhibits ligand-mediated activities and is used to treat symptoms of cancer. Moreover, the antibody is used in combination with vaccines to suppress the activity of regulatory T cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Wayne A. Marasco, Jianhua Sui, Quan Zhu, De-Kuan Chang
  • Publication number: 20150118230
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the pharmaceutical use of FAM19A5 involved in regulating gliogenesis, and more specifically, to the use of FAM19A5 in the prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of central nervous system injuries, degenerative brain diseases, or central nervous system diseases, FAM19A5 being spread in the neural stem cells in vertebrates and regulating gliogenesis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Jae Young Seong, Jong Ik Hwang, Woong Sun, Eun Bee Cho, Won-Ki Kim
  • Patent number: 9017671
    Abstract: The present application describes antibody formulations, including monoclonal antibodies formulated in histidine-acetate buffer, as well as a formulation comprising an antibody that binds to domain II of HER2 (for example, Pertuzumab), and a formulation comprising an antibody that binds to DR5 (for example, Apomab).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Genentech, Inc.
    Inventors: James Andya, Shiang C. Gwee, Jun Liu, Ye Shen
  • Patent number: 9017683
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide an anti-cadherin antibody having high antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity. The present invention provides an anti-cadherin antibody, which recognizes any one of an upstream region of EC1, a cadherin domain 4 (EC4) and a cadherin domain 5 (EC5), wherein an antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity at an antibody concentration of 1 ?g/mL is 30% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignees: The University of Tokyo, Perseus Proteomics Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Aburatani, Lilin Zhang, Keisuke Ishii, Katsushi Kouda, Aya Sakamoto, Keiko Katsumi, Hiroshi Onishi, Yoko Kayukawa
  • Publication number: 20150110783
    Abstract: Stable liquid pharmaceutical compositions comprising an antagonist anti-CD40 antibody as a therapeutically or prophylactically active component and methods useful in their preparation are provided. These compositions comprise the antagonist anti-CD40 antibody, a buffering agent to maintain the pH of the composition between about pH 5.0 and about pH 7.0, and an amount of arginine-HCl sufficient to render the liquid composition near isotonic. The stable liquid antagonist anti-CD40 antibody-containing pharmaceutical compositions of the invention find use in methods for treating proliferative diseases and diseases having an autoimmune and/or inflammatory component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicants: XOMA Technology Ltd., NOVARTIS AG
    Inventors: Xiaofeng Lu, Bao-Lu Chen, Kidisti Araya, Augustus Okhamafe
  • Publication number: 20150110787
    Abstract: A polypeptide, antagonist, and antibody that specifically bind to and inhibit VEGF-C and uses thereof in a method of inhibiting angiogenesis and a method of preventing, treating, and/or diagnosing a disease associated with activation and/or overexpression of VEGF-C, using the antibody, and a method of detecting the presence of VEGF-C in a sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Seok Kyun KIM, Sang Yeul HAN, Kwang Hoon LEE, Kyung Eun KIM
  • Publication number: 20150110786
    Abstract: A method of inhibiting or preventing laminin assembly in a basement membrane is disclosed. The method comprising contacting a tissue with an agent which inhibits QSOX1 activity or expression, thereby inhibiting or preventing laminin assembly in the basement membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Deborah Fass, Iris Grossman, Tal Ilani, Assaf Alon
  • Patent number: 9011858
    Abstract: Novel compositions derived from antigen-binding sites of immunoglobulins having affinity for IL-31 are provided. The compositions exhibit immunological binding properties of antibody molecules capable of binding specifically to a human IL-31. CDR regions derived from same or different immunoglobulin moieties are provided. Also provided are single chain polypeptides wherein VH and VL domains are attached. The sFv molecules can include ancillary polypeptide moieties which can be bioactive, or which provide a site of attachment for other useful moieties. The compositions are useful in specific binding assays, affinity purification schemes, drug or toxin targeting, imaging, and genetic or immunological therapeutics for inflammatory diseases. The invention thus provides novel polypeptides, the DNAs encoding those polypeptides, expression cassettes comprising those DNAs, and methods of inducing the production of the polypeptides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: ZymoGenetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony W. Siadak, Janine M. Bilsborough, Shirley A. Rene
  • Patent number: 9012609
    Abstract: The invention relates to improved variants of the anti-serum albumin immunoglobulin single variable domains, as well as ligands and drug conjugates comprising such variants, compositions, nucleic acids, vectors and hosts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: GlaxoSmithKline Intellectual Property Development Limited
    Inventors: Haren Arulanantham, Thil Dinuk Batuwangala, Elena De Angelis, Carolyn Enever, Haiqun Liu, Oliver Schon
  • Patent number: 9005614
    Abstract: PRLR-specific antibodies are provided, along with pharmaceutical compositions containing such antibody, kits containing a pharmaceutical composition, and methods of preventing and treating cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Novartis AG, Xoma Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Jason Damiano, Mohammad Luqman, Daniel Bedinger, Linda Masat, Amer Mirza, Genevieve Nonet
  • Patent number: 8999330
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to therapeutic methods using IL-6 antagonists such as antibodies and fragments thereof having binding specificity for IL-6 to prevent or treat thrombosis in diseases associated with abnormal blood coagulation or fibrinolysis. In preferred embodiments these patients will comprise those exhibiting elevated D-dimer or other cogulation cascade related proteins and optionally will further exhibit elevated C reactive protein prior to treatment. The subject therapies also may include the administration of other actives such as chemotherapeutics, anti-coagulants, statins, et al.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Alderbio Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey T. L. Smith
  • Patent number: 9000131
    Abstract: This disclosure provides antibodies that specifically bind to and typically neutralize botulinum neurotoxins (e.g., BoNT/A, BoNT/B, BoNT/E, etc.) and the epitopes bound by those antibodies. The antibodies and derivatives thereof and/or other antibodies that specifically bind to the neutralizing epitopes provided herein can be used to neutralize botulinum neurotoxin and are therefore also useful in the treatment of botulism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: James D. Marks, Isin N. Geren
  • Patent number: 8999331
    Abstract: Proteins that bind sclerostin or sclerostin and TNF are described along with there use in composition and methods for treating, preventing, and diagnosing sclerostin related diseases and for detecting sclerostin or sclerostin and TNF in cells, tissues, samples, and compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: AbbVie Inc.
    Inventors: Chung-Ming Hsieh, Alexander Ivanov, Wendy Waegell, Yuliya Kutskova, John Memmott, Lorenzo Benatuil, Jacqueline Bixby, Emma Fung, Sahana Bose, Alyssa Brito
  • Publication number: 20150093384
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and systems for administering antibody therapeutic agents. The methods include administering one or more (e.g., two or three) binding agents, wherein each of the binding agents has a binding region that is specific to a portion of a disease agent and one or more copies of a tag. The binding agents can be specific to one or more portions of the same or different disease agents. The tag is the same for each of the binding agents. The methods include administering an anti-tag antibody, wherein the anti-tag antibody has an anti-tag region that is specific to the tag, and can have an immunoglobulin (e.g., IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, and IgM.). Disease agents include bacterial proteins, viral proteins, cancer cells, and proteins or toxins produced therefrom. In particular, the present invention includes methods and systems for binding agents that are specific to neurotoxins that cause botulism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Charles B. Shoemaker, Jorge A. Sepulveda Toepfer, Jean Mukherjee