Hemic Or Immune System (e.g., Hematopoietic System, Bone Marrow Cells, Etc.) Patents (Class 424/577)
  • Patent number: 10538570
    Abstract: Disclosed are exosomes that include a packaging protein and a cargo RNA in which the packaging protein binds specifically to the cargo RNA. The packaging protein is a fusion protein that includes an RNA-binding domain and an exosome-targeting domain. The cargo RNA includes an RNA-motif that the RNA-binding domain of the fusion protein binds specifically such that the cargo RNA is packaged in the lumen of the exosomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Joshua N. Leonard, Michelle E. Hung
  • Patent number: 10358497
    Abstract: Antigen binding proteins that interact with ASGR, ASGR-1 and/or ASGR-2 are described as well as methods of making and using such antigen binding proteins. Methods of treating and preventing cardiovascular disease by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of ASGR, ASGR-1 and/or ASGR-2 antigen binding proteins. Methods of treating and preventing cardiovascular disease by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of interfering RNA compositions that reduce expression of ASGR, ASGR-1 and/or ASGR-2 are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Paul Nioi, Jun Zhang, Yang Li
  • Patent number: 10074006
    Abstract: This invention describes methods and systems for use of computer vision systems for classification of biological cells as an aid in disease diagnostics. More particularly the present invention describes a process comprising employing a robust and discriminative color space which will help provide segmentation of the cells; employing a segmentation algorithm, such as a feature-based level set, that will be able to segment the cells using a different k-phase-segmentation process, which detect for example, if a while blood cell occurs for segmenting the internal components of the cell robustly; employing a combination of different type of features including shape, texture, and invariant information, and employing a classification step to associate abnormal cell characteristics with disease states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Marios Savvides, Thi Hoang Ngan Le
  • Patent number: 10041037
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter relates, in general, to the identification, isolation, and use of a population of stem cells isolated from umbilical cord blood, peripheral blood and/or other sources and that are referred to herein as Small Mobile Stem cells (short: SMS). More particularly, the presently disclosed subject matter relates to isolating said SMS stem cells and employing the same, optionally after in vitro manipulation, to treat tissue and/or organ damage in a subject in need thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SMSBIOTECH, INC.
    Inventor: Abdulkader Rahmo
  • Patent number: 9999707
    Abstract: Methods of decellularization of tissue, such as mammalian tissue, through use of cyclical pressure changes are provided, along with methods of making an extracellular matrix (ECM) preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: University of Pittsburgh—Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Thomas W. Gilbert, Christopher M. Hobson, Ethan N. Ungchusri
  • Patent number: 9717731
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and compositions comprising a covalent TEC family kinase inhibitor for use in adjuvant therapy, including adjuvant cancer therapy, vaccination and treatment of immune disorders and pathogenic infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Pharmacyclics LLC
    Inventors: Joseph J. Buggy, Tarak D. Mody, John C. Byrd, Betty Y. Chang, Jason A. Dubovsky, Natarajan Muthusamy, Amy Jo Johnson
  • Patent number: 9631014
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of diagnosing graft-versus-host disease, comprising measuring the level of CCL8 protein in a sample obtained from a subject as an indicator for the diagnosis or course of graft-versus-host disease. Also a diagnostic reagent for graft-versus-host disease comprising an anti-CCL8 antibody is disclosed. The method of the present invention enables diagnosis of the onset of graft-versus-host disease and monitoring of the progress, in particular, differential diagnosis between graft-versus-host disease and an infectious disease. The present invention also provides a method for treating graft-versus-host disease utilizing the anti-CCL8 antibody.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: SAPPORO MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tsukasa Hori, Yasuo Kokai, Yasuyoshi Naishiro, Hiroyuki Tsutsumi, Kohzoh Imai
  • Patent number: 9512425
    Abstract: As described herein, increased expression of microRNA-708 reduces migration and metastasis of cancer cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: Vivek Mittal, Seongho Ryu
  • Patent number: 9359593
    Abstract: The invention relates to purified, tissue-specific progenitors, methods of making and using such tissue-specific progenitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Peiman Hematti, Jaehyup Kim
  • Patent number: 9040092
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are materials and methods for modulating an immunologically adverse response to an exogenous or endogenous immunogen, including a cell, tissue, or organ associated immunogen. An implantable material comprising cells, such as but not limited to endothelial cells, anchored or embedded in a biocompatible matrix can modulate an adverse immune or inflammatory reaction to exogenous or endogenous immunogens, including response to non-syngeneic or syngeneic cells, tissues or organs, exogenous immunogens or stimuli, as well as ameliorate an autoimmune condition. The implantable material can be provided prior to, coincident with, or subsequent to occurrence of the immune response or inflammatory reaction. The implantable material can induce immunological acceptance in a transplant patient, reduce graft rejection and reduce donor antigen immunogenicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Elazer R. Edelman, Helen Marie Nugent, Heiko Methe
  • Patent number: 9034335
    Abstract: The invention is in the field of therapeutic treatment of tumors. It has been found that the conditioned medium resulting from culturing an adult stem cell capable of differentiating into a plurality of differentiated cell types in a liquid cell culture medium and/or the adult stem cell from which the conditioned medium is obtainable, exert a remarkable anti-tumor effect. The adult stem cell derived conditioned medium preferred in this therapeutic application is a cell free conditioned medium derived from a human liver stem cell (HLSC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Maria Beatriz Herrera Sanchez, Valentina Fonsato, Ciro Tetta, Giovanni Camussi
  • Publication number: 20150110890
    Abstract: A method of preparing a bone graft. Mixing bone marrow aspirate with an effective amount of a binding reagent that is capable of binding with red blood cells in the bone marrow aspirate. The bound red blood cells are aggregated. The aggregated bound red blood cells are separated from the bone marrow aspirate to provide a supernatant. At least a portion of the supernatant is associated with an osteoconductive matrix to form the bone graft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Assell
  • Publication number: 20150093364
    Abstract: The invention is generally directed to treatment of neuronal injury. In particular, the invention is directed to reducing axonal retraction (“dieback”) that occurs as a result of the interaction of activated macrophages with dystrophic axons that are produced during nervous system acute or chronic injury. The invention is also directed to promoting axonal growth/regeneration. The invention is specifically directed to using stem cells or their secreted cellular factors, such as would be produced in conditioned cell culture medium, to ameliorate or prevent axonal dieback and/or promote growth/regeneration of axons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicants: ABT Holding Company, Case Western Reserve University
    Inventors: Sarah A. BUSCH, Kevin P. Horn, Robert W. Mays, Jerry Silver
  • Publication number: 20150093447
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising enriched extracellular vesicles, wherein the extracellular vesicles express VSEL markers. The extracellular vesicles are used to treat or regenerate damages or injured tissue in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: David O'Neil, Yajuan Jiang, Elizabeth Leary
  • Publication number: 20150086477
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and computer-readable storage media related to cell-free DNA and uses thereof to determine risk of a condition, such as transplant rejection or cancer, in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc.
    Inventors: Aoy Tomita Mitchell, Michael Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8986744
    Abstract: The present invention relates to populations of stem cells, methods for isolating these stem cell populations, and methods repairing, regenerating, and reconstituting tissues using the these stem cell populations. The invention additionally relates to methods of screening agents that promote growth, engraftment, or differentiation of stem cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Aldagen, Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy Gentry, Sandra J. Foster, Andrew E. Balber
  • Patent number: 8986743
    Abstract: In a method for preparing an animal model for the human immune system in a non-human mammal, human stem cells with hematopoietic potential are transplanted into a non-human mammal. The non-human mammal is conditioned with cell culture supernatant of a culture of human cell lines, cells and/or tissue. The cell culture supernatant is derived from cell lines producing cytokines and other molecular mediators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Universität Leipzig
    Inventors: Frank Emmrich, Manja Kamprad, Manuela Ackermann
  • Patent number: 8980329
    Abstract: Myeloid function is enhanced by transplantation or infusion of allogeneic myeloid progenitor cells, including CMP, GMP, MEP and MKP cell subsets. Myeloid progenitors ameliorate sequelae of anemia and thrombocytopenia, and can prevent or treat gastrointestinal mucositis associated with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and the like. The transplantation or infusion may be performed in the absence of HLA typing, and the cells may be mismatched at one or more Class I HLA loci. The transplantation may provide for treatment of ongoing disease, or prevention of disease in high risk patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventor: Janice Marie Brown
  • Publication number: 20150064273
    Abstract: Mesenchymal stem cell conditioned medium and methods for preparing the conditioned medium are provided. The methods comprise culturing MSCs in a medium comprising nicotinamide or nicotinamide and fibroblast growth factor 4 (FGF4) and collecting the conditioned medium. Compositions comprising the mesenchymal stem cell conditioned medium and uses thereof are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Tony Peled, Yair Steinhardt
  • Publication number: 20140377336
    Abstract: The use of dianhydrogalactitol provides a novel therapeutic modality for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme and medulloblastoma. Dianhydrogalactitol acts as an alkylating agent on DNA that creates N7 methylation. Dianhydrogalactitol is effective in suppressing the growth of cancer stem cells and is active against tumors that are refractory to temozolomide; the drug acts independently of the MGMT repair mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Dennis Brown, Jeffrey Bacha, Sandra Dunn
  • Patent number: 8916167
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of treating or monitoring/diagnosing a disease state mediated by activated macrophages. The method comprises the step of administering to a patient suffering from a macrophage mediated disease state an effective amount of a composition comprising a conjugate or complex of the general formula Ab-X where the group Ab comprises a ligand capable of binding to activated macrophages, and when the conjugate is being used for treatment of the disease state, the group X comprises an immunogen, a cytotoxin, or a compound capable of altering macrophage function, and when the conjugate is being used for monitoring/diagnosing the disease state, X comprises an imaging agent. The method is useful for treating a patient suffering from a disease selected from the group consisting of rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, inflammation, infections, osteomyelitis, atherosclerosis, organ transplant rejection, pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis, and systemic sclerosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Philip S. Low, Mary J. Turk
  • Patent number: 8911739
    Abstract: A method is provided for preventing rejection by an immune system of a recipient subject of a tissue transplanted from a donor subject into the recipient subject without the need for long-term administration of non-specific immunosuppressive drugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignees: Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    Inventors: Hong Jiang, Leonard Chess
  • Patent number: 8884096
    Abstract: The current invention is related to a method for the production of a human monoclonal antibody from a immunodeficient non-human animal, said method comprising contacting a new borne immunodeficient non-human animal with a human fetal liver stem cell (FL cell) to generate an immune transplanted non-human animal (reconstituted animal), subsequently contacting said reconstituted animal with a antigen, collecting from said reconstituted animal a human cell producing human antibody against said antigen, and isolating said antibody from said antibody producing cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignees: Bernd Mueller-Beckmann
    Inventors: Alexander Lifke, Valeria Lifke, Bernd Mueller-Beckmann, Tobias Schnitzer
  • Patent number: 8871199
    Abstract: Tissue repair in-vivo depends on acute inflammation, but in many clinical situations the other major components of healing such as blood supply, anabolic hormones, growth factors, and stem cells are lacking. This invention includes compositions consisting of an agent which induces an inflammatory healing response combined with an autologous platelet lysate at a specific concentration which may have demonstrated in-vitro abilities to expand autologous tissue repair cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Regenerative Sciences, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher J. Centeno
  • Publication number: 20140287055
    Abstract: Disclosed are phospholipid based compositions and implant devices, as well as methods and kits that include such compositions or components thereof. In particular, the present compositions include a polymer component such as a poloxamer or PEG component and a phospholipid component, such as a Phosal. The present compositions may include at least one additional component, such as granules, powder and/or particulates. The present compositions may further include one or more bone graft materials and/or active ingredients. The compositions may be used on their own or incorporated on or in a surgical implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC
    Inventor: Vipin Kunjachan
  • Publication number: 20140271779
    Abstract: Synthetic, bioactive ultra-porous bone graft materials having an engineered porosity, and implants formed from such materials are provided. In particular, these implants comprise bioactive glass and incorporate allograft material for osteoinduction. The implants are suitable for bone tissue regeneration and/or repair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: PROSIDYAN, INC.
    Inventors: Charanpreet S. BAGGA, Steve B. JUNG, Hyun W. BAE
  • Publication number: 20140271589
    Abstract: Methods of stimulating collagen production, including stimulation of chondrocyte production, at the site of a defect. Methods include administering to the site of a defect at least two proteins from the group IL-1ra, sTNF-RI, sTNF-RII, IGF-I, EGF, HGF, PDGF-AB, PDGF-BB, VEGF, TGF-?1, and sIL-1RII.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BIOMET BIOLOGICS, LLC
    Inventors: Andrea MATUSKA, Krista O'SHAUGHNESSEY, Jennifer E. WOODELL-MAY
  • Patent number: 8828436
    Abstract: Compositions for forming a self-reinforcing composite biomatrix, methods of manufacture and use therefore are herein disclosed. Kits including delivery devices suitable for delivering the compositions are also disclosed. In some embodiments, the composition can include at least three components. In one embodiment, a first component can include a first functionalized polymer, a second component can include a second functionalized polymer and a third component can include silk protein or constituents thereof. In some embodiments, the composition can include at least one cell type and/or at least one growth factor. In some embodiments, the composition can include a biologic encapsulated, suspended, disposed within or loaded into a biodegradable carrier. In some embodiments, the composition(s) of the present invention can be delivered by a dual lumen injection device to a treatment area in situ, in vivo, as well as ex vivo applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Syed Hossainy, Michael Ngo, Mikael Trollsas, John Stankus, Gene Michal
  • Patent number: 8808753
    Abstract: The invention is directed to methods for treating pustular conditions of the skin, for example, acne. Such methods utilize novel compositions, including but not limited to extraembryonic cytokine secreting cells (herein referred to as ECS cells), including, but not limited to, amnion-derived multipotent progenitor cells (herein referred to as AMP cells), conditioned media derived therefrom (herein referred to as amnion-derived cellular cytokine solution or ACCS), cell lysates derived therefrom, and cell products derived therefrom, each alone or in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Stemnion, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda O Palladino, Vivienne S Marshall, Charlotte A Emig
  • Patent number: 8802104
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods for manipulating hematopoietic stem or progenitor cells, mesenchymal stem cells, epithelial stem cells, neural stem cells and related products through activation of the PTH/PTHrP receptor in neighboring cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: David T. Scadden, Laura M. Calvi, Gregor Adams, Henry M. Kronenberg
  • Publication number: 20140205584
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of treating a subject with a lysosomal disorder, by administering an agent for enzyme replacement therapy and an agent for anti-TNF-? therapy; by administering a pentosan polysulfate therapy; or by administering a substrate reduction therapy and an anti-TNF-? therapy. The invention further relates to a method of reducing inflammatory cytokines in a subject with a lysosomal disorder that is being treated by enzyme replacement therapy, by administering an agent for anti-TNF-? therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: ICAHN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT MOUNT SINAI
    Inventors: Edward H. Schuchman, Calogera M. Simonaro, Gary E. Striker, Helen Vlassara
  • Patent number: 8784800
    Abstract: A method of delivering therapy to a target site. The method includes (a) obtaining a base image of the target site, (b) injecting a dose of a mix of a therapeutic agent and a contrast agent into a first injection location at the target site via a needle passing through a catheter, (c) collecting sequential fluoroscopic images of a contrast agent dispersion cloud at the first injection location, (d) determining a contrast agent dispersion area from the sequential fluoroscopic images, (e) determining a therapeutic agent dispersion area from the contrast agent dispersion area, (f) marking the therapeutic agent dispersion area on the base image of the target site, and (g) repeating (b) through (f) until the target site is substantially covered with overlapping therapeutic agent dispersion areas corresponding to a plurality of injections at a plurality of injection locations at the target site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary M. Morris, Kenneth Gardeski, Laurent Verard, Kevin Thomas Wu, Michael R. Neidert
  • Publication number: 20140186455
    Abstract: An implant for promoting accelerated wound healing. The implant comprises a non-flocculating fiber material, admixed with a settable fluid. The fiber component typically will have short fiber lengths, so as to avoid forming entangled masses or clumps when mixed with a fluid. In an embodiment, the fiber material is native collagen fibers and the settable fluid is an isolated blood fraction, such as platelet rich plasma and platelet poor plasma. The native collagen fiber retaining the native crosslinks of the source tissue and providing an architectural and structural scaffolding for advancing cellular infiltration. The wound healing implant will accelerate the bodies healing process, to provide better healing and less scar tissue of the wound site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Gino Bradica, Ryan Saska, Christopher DiJiacomo, Timothy A. Ringeisen
  • Patent number: 8747905
    Abstract: As described below, the present invention features compositions and methods related to the isolation, culture and therapeutic use of CD31-expressing cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Emory University
    Inventors: Young-Sup Yoon, Hyun-Jai Cho
  • Patent number: 8741640
    Abstract: A method of expanding hematopoietic stem cells. Also disclosed is a method of diagnosing primary or secondary bone marrow failure syndrome. The invention further includes a method of treating primary or secondary bone marrow failure syndrome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventors: Hong Gao, Zhenglun Zhu
  • Patent number: 8734787
    Abstract: Red blood cells can be used as effective drug delivery systems when they contain proteins that do not readily diffuse out and which form affinity complexes with the desired drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Erydel S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mauro Magnani, Luigia Rossi, Sara Biagiotti, Marzia Bianchi
  • Publication number: 20140134264
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of microvesicles (MVs) derived from stem cells for preparing a medicament for the endo/epithelial regeneration of damaged tissues or organs and/or for inhibiting the apoptosis induced by cytostatic agents. The stem cell from which the microvesicles are obtained is preferably selected from the group consisting of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), mesenchimal stem cells (MSCs), renal progenitors CD133+, adult human liver stem cells (HLSC) and any combination thereof. The microvesicles may be used in both in vitro and in vivo applications, such as for example the regeneration of damaged tissues or organs and the treatment of renal injury and hepatic injury, particularly acute renal failure (ARF) and acute hepatic failure (AHF).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Vincenzo CANTALUPPI, Maria Deregibus, Giovanni Camussi
  • Publication number: 20140134265
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and compositions comprising a covalent TEC family kinase inhibitor for use in adjuvant therapy, including adjuvant cancer therapy, vaccination and treatment of immune disorders and pathogenic infections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Pharmacyclics, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph J. BUGGY, Tarak MODY, Richard B. LOVE, John C. BYRD, Betty CHANG
  • Patent number: 8715743
    Abstract: The present invention provides for methods of producing human monoclonal antibodies against a wide variety of antigens including bacterial and viral antigens, as well as tumor antigens, and various autoantigens. Also provided are the antibodies themselves, nucleic acids encoding such antibodies, cells producing such antibodies, and methods of using such antibodies for diagnostic assays and passive immunity against disease states such as infection and cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: MUSC Foundation for Research Development
    Inventors: Natalie Sutkowski, Semyon Rubinchik
  • Patent number: 8709403
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising a chemotactic hematopoietic stem cell product comprising an enriched population of CD34+ cells containing a subpopulation of CD34+/CXCR-4+ cells having CXCR-4-mediated chemotactic activity, methods of preparing these compositions and use of these compositions to treat or repair vascular injury, including infarcted myocardium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Amorcyte, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew L. Pecora, Robert A. Preti
  • Publication number: 20140112890
    Abstract: The invention features the production of an amine-reactive proteoglycan, specifically chondroitin sulfate or hyaluronic acid. This material can be provided in powder (solid) or liquid form and combined with blood derivatives including serum, platelets, platelet rich plasma, bone marrow, or with other tissue products to form hydrogels. The properties (physical and biological) are different for each of these hydrogels and can be further manipulated by controlling the conditions under which the hydrogels are formed. Such properties include the biodegradability of the hydrogel, the compressibility, the adhesive strength, the presence of pharmaceutical agents or therapeutic cells, and resiliency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: The John Hopkins University
    Inventors: Jennifer H. Elisseeff, Iossif Strehin
  • Patent number: 8697077
    Abstract: The invention features methods for increasing or maintaining the number of functional cells of a predetermined type, for example, insulin producing cells of the pancreas, blood cells, spleen cells, brain cells, heart cells, vascular tissue cells, cells of the bile duct, or skin cells, in a mammal (e.g., a human patient) that has injured or damaged cells of the predetermined type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventor: Denise L. Faustman
  • Publication number: 20140079672
    Abstract: One aspect of the present disclosure can include a therapeutic composition useful for treatment of a genitourinary disorder. The composition can be derived from a culture media having been in contact with a population of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells for a sufficient time period necessary to endow therapeutic activity in the culture media. The therapeutic property endowed to the culture media is the ability to promote structural and functional recovery of a dysfunctional organ or biological tissue associated with the genitourinary disorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Margot S. Damaser, Charuspong Dissaranan, Howard B. Goldman, Matthew Kiedrowski, Marc S. Penn
  • Publication number: 20140065240
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions comprising mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) derived exosomes, and methods of their use in subjects having certain lung diseases including inflammatory lung disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: S. Alexander Mitsialis, hangjin Lee, Stella Kourembanas
  • Publication number: 20140044688
    Abstract: Centrifuges are useful to, among other things, remove red blood cells from whole blood and retain platelets and other factors in a reduced volume of plasma. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) can be obtained rapidly and is ready for immediate injection into the host. Embodiments may include valves, operated manually or automatically, to open ports that discharge the excess red blood cells and the excess plasma while retaining the platelets and other facts. Highs speeds used allow simple and small embodiments to be used at the patient's side during surgical procedures. The embodiments can also be used for the separation of liquids or slurries in other fields such as, for example, the separation of pigments or lubricants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Kensey Nash Corporation
    Inventors: John E. Nash, William T. Fisher
  • Patent number: 8647678
    Abstract: The invention relates to a purified, novel anti-inflammatory population of macrophage and methods of making and using such macrophage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Peiman Hematti, Jaehyup Kim
  • Patent number: 8647616
    Abstract: Gene-modified, inflammation-specific monocytes that comprise a 1-alpha-hydroxylase gene, where the 1-alpha-hydroxylase gene is expressed to produce functional 1-alpha-hydroxylase enzyme when the monocytes transdifferentiate into gene-modified, inflammation-specific macrophages. Gene-modified, inflammation-specific macrophages that comprise a 1-alpha-hydroxylase gene. A method for treating one or more than one inflammation-related condition or disease, the method comprising administering gene-modified, inflammation-specific monocytes that comprise a 1-alpha-hydroxylase gene, where the 1-alpha-hydroxylase gene is expressed to produce functional 1-alpha-hydroxylase enzyme when the monocytes transdifferentiate into gene-modified, inflammation-specific macrophages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Loma Linda University
    Inventors: David J. Baylink, Kin-Hing William Lau, Xuezhong Qin
  • Patent number: 8637084
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a novel method for decreasing the number of clinical cases for which trastuzumab administration is ineffective. The present invention provides a method for treating a living individual with epithelial cancer comprising: step (a) of selectively reducing KLRG1-positive immunocytes in the peripheral blood of a living individual with epithelial cancer ex vivo, which is positive for a cancer-specific membrane antigen expressed in epithelial cancer cells and positive for a KLRG1 ligand; and step (b) of administering, to the living individual, a therapeutic agent for cancer comprising an antibody reacting with the cancer-specific membrane antigen expressed in epithelial cancer cells and having antibody-dependent cell cytotoxicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignees: Asahi Kasei Medical Co., Ltd., National Cancer Center
    Inventors: Mikitomo Yasutake, Kasumi Ninomiya, Junichi Honda, Atsushi Ochiai, Chisako Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 8637005
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising a chemotactic hematopoietic stem cell product comprising an enriched population of CD34+ cells containing a subpopulation of CD34+/CXCR-4+ cells having CXCR-4-mediated chemotactic activity, methods of preparing these compositions and use of these compositions to treat or repair vascular injury, including infarcted myocardium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Amorcyte, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew L. Pecora, Robert A. Preti
  • Publication number: 20140023723
    Abstract: Methods for producing compositions of decellularized extracellular matrix (DM) tissue culture are described. The compositions can be used for coating supports such as tissue culture substrates, osteogenic gels, and medical devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: J. Kent Leach, Martin Decaris, Archana Bhat