Gamma Or Immune Patents (Class 424/85.5)
  • Patent number: 10414816
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for purifying an immunoglobulin, and more particularly, to a method for purifying an immunoglobulin, which comprises: dissolving immunoglobulin-containing plasma protein fraction I+II+III or fraction II+III; adding caprylate to the solution to cause precipitation; performing dialysis and concentration after removal of the precipitate; performing anion exchange resin and ceramic cation exchange resin purification processes to effectively remove a solvent and detergent added to inactivate viruses; and performing elution while maintaining salt concentration at a constant level to maintain the immunoglobulin polymer content at a low level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: GREEN CROSS HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dong-Hwarn Park, Ki-Hwan Son, Kang Yun Seo, Sung Min Choi, Gun Sul Lee, Ki-Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 10413491
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition for the in vivo degradation of polysaccharide-containing fillers by radical degradation. The composition of the invention comprising at least one source of oxygen free radicals and at least one catalyst of oxygen free radical generation from the at least one source of oxygen free radicals. The present invention further relates to methods and uses of said composition for filler correction or reversal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MERZ PHARMA GMBH & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Lubin Belkovi, Franck Villain, Andreas Krause, Colin Drabe
  • Patent number: 10336788
    Abstract: The described invention provides a method for treating myocardial infarction (MI) in a subject comprising administering to the subject a therapeutic amount of a pharmaceutical composition comprising a polypeptide of amino sequence YARAAARQARAKALARQLGVAA (SEQ ID NO: 1) or a functional equivalent thereof made from a fusion between a first polypeptide that is a cell permeable protein (CPP) selected from the group consisting of a polypeptide of amino acid sequence YARAAARQARA (SEQ ID NO: 2), WLRRIKAWLRRIKA (SEQ ID NO: 21), WLRRIKA (SEQ ID NO: 22), YGRKKRRQRRR (SEQ ID NO: 23), FAKLAARLYR (SEQ ID NO: 25), and KAFAKLAARLYR (SEQ ID NO: 26), and a second polypeptide that is a therapeutic domain (TD), and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The described invention also provides a kit comprising a composition comprising at least one MK2 inhibitor peptide; a means for administering the composition; and a packaging material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: MOERAE MATRIX, INC.
    Inventors: Cynthia Lander, Colleen Brophy, Cam Patterson
  • Patent number: 10273278
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a fragment of peptide which can be utilized in patients suffering from a disseminated mycobacterial infection. The fragment of peptide contains a sequence of amino acids with seven residues as formula (I) shown below, wherein X1 is Leucine (Leu); X2 is Proline (Pro); X3 is Glutamate (Glu); X4 is serine (Ser); X5 is Serine (Ser); X6 is Leucine (Leu) and X7 is Arginine (Arg): X1-X2-X3-X4-X5-X6-X7 (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CHANG GUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Cheng-Lun Ku, Chia-Hao Lin, Chih-Yu Chi, Han-Po Shih, Jing-Ya Ding
  • Patent number: 10208014
    Abstract: The invention relates to valproic acid derivatives or pharmaceutical acceptable salts, as well as polymorphs, solvates, enantiomers, stereoisomers and hydrates thereof. The pharmaceutical compositions comprising an effective amount of valproic acid derivatives, and methods for treating or preventing neurological disorders may be formulated for oral, buccal, rectal, topical, transdermal, transmucosal, intravenous, parenteral administration, syrup, or injection. Such compositions may be used to treatment of epilepsy, bipolar disorder, migraine, schizophrenia, depression, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, HIV and familial adenomatous polyposis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: CELLIX BIO PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventor: Mahesh Kandula
  • Patent number: 9889180
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising a histone-lysine N-methyltransferase EZH2 (enhancer of zeste homolog 2) inhibitor and an enhancer of interferon-gamma receptor activity. The invention also relates to method of treating a patient having cancer, comprising administration of the pharmaceutical composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Qiang Yu, Zhen Ning Wee
  • Patent number: 9873671
    Abstract: Provided herein are compounds useful for the treatment of HBV infection in a subject in need thereof, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of inhibiting, suppressing, or preventing HBV infection in the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: NOVIRA THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: George D. Hartman, Scott Kuduk
  • Patent number: 9862926
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods, kits, and compositions for reducing an innate immune system response in a human or animal cell, tissue or organism. One embodiment comprises: introducing an Agent mRNA comprising in vitro-synthesized mRNA encoding one or more proteins that affect the induction, activity or response of an innate immune response pathway; whereby, the innate immune response in the cell, tissue or organism is reduced compared to the innate immune response in the absence of the Agent mRNA. Other embodiments are methods, compositions and kits for using an Agent mRNA for treating a disease or medical condition in a human or animal that exhibits symptoms of an elevated innate immune system, or for reducing an innate immune response that is induced in a human or animal cell, tissue or organism by a Foreign Substance that is administered to the cell, tissue or organism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: CellScript, LLC.
    Inventors: Cynthia Chin, Anthony D. Person, Gary A. Dahl
  • Patent number: 9763922
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compounds of formula (I) or formula (II): and to salts thereof, wherein R1-R4 of formula (I) and R1-R3 of formula (II) have any of the values defined herein, and compositions and uses thereof. The compounds are useful as inhibitors of CBP and/or EP300. Also included are pharmaceutical compositions comprising a compound of formula (I) of formula (II) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and methods of using such compounds and salts in the treatment of various CBP and/or EP300-mediated disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignees: GENENTECH, INC., CONSTELLATION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Marc Adler, Brian K. Albrecht, Sarah Bronner, Kevin X. Chen, Alexandre Côté, Terry Crawford, Patrick Cyr, Jackson Egen, Steven Kauder, Kwong Wah Lai, Jiangpeng Liao, Steven Magnuson, Jeremy Murray, Richard Pastor, F. Anthony Romero, Alexander M. Taylor, Vickie Hsiao-Wei Tsui, Fei Wang, Bing-Yan Zhu
  • Patent number: 9717648
    Abstract: The present invention is based, at least in part, on the identification of a pharmaceutical container formed, at least in part, of a glass composition which exhibits a reduced propensity to delaminate, i.e., a reduced propensity to shed glass particulates. As a result, the presently claimed containers are particularly suited for storage of pharmaceutical compositions and, specifically, a pharmaceutical solution comprising a pharmaceutically active ingredient, for example, daclizumab (ZENAPAX®).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Wendell P. Weeks, Robert Anthony Schaut, Steven Edward DeMartino, John Stephen Peanasky
  • Patent number: 9707229
    Abstract: The present application relates to compounded compositions, methods of making compounded compositions, kits comprising compounded compositions, containers comprising compounded compositions, and methods of using compounded compositions. The present application also relates to anti-infective agents and methods of using anti-infective agents. For example, disclosed herein are compounded compositions comprising an anti-bacterial agent, an anti-fungal agent, and an excipient base and methods of using a compounded composition to treat or prevent a bacterial infection, a fungal infection, or both, or a suspected bacterial infection, a suspected fungal infection, or both. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: CMPD LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Jay Richard Ray, II
  • Patent number: 9572814
    Abstract: Methods of improving the pharmacokinetics of doxepin in a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Pernix Sleep, Inc.
    Inventors: Cara Baron Casseday, Elizabeth Ludington, Michael Skinner, Susan E. Dubé, Roberta L. Rogowski, Philip Jochelson, Robert Mansbach
  • Patent number: 9464128
    Abstract: The present invention relates to site-specific PEGylated linear salmon calcitonin analogs, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, process for their preparation, pharmaceutical compositions comprising them, and their use for the preparation of a medicament for the treatment or prevention of diseases associated with bone metabolism, e.g., osteoporosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY ACADEMY OF MILITARY MEDICAL SCIENCES P.L.A.
    Inventors: Keliang Liu, Jiankun Qie, Zhixia Yang, Yuanjun Liang, Ying Wang, Zehui Gong, Huajin Dong
  • Patent number: 9381230
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of medicine. Among others, it relates to biologically active analogs of interferons (IFNs) which show less unwanted side-effects and to the therapeutic uses thereof. Provided is an IFN analog, wherein the moiety mediating binding to its natural receptor is at least functionally disrupted and wherein the analog comprises a signaling moiety capable of mediating intracellular IFN activity, said signaling moiety being provided at its N-terminus, optionally via a linker, with at least one targeting domain capable of binding to a cell surface receptor other than the IFN receptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: BiOrion Technologies, B.V.
    Inventors: Klaas Poelstra, Jai Prakash, Eleonora Beljaars, Ruchi Bansal
  • Patent number: 9302008
    Abstract: This invention relates to the use of a composition comprising a polysaccharide and a botulinum toxin for reducing a skin wrinkle. In some embodiments, the polysaccharide comprises disaccharides. In some embodiments, the average molecular weight of a disaccharide unit of the polysaccharide is between about 345 D and about 1,000 D.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventor: Terrence J. Hunt
  • Patent number: 9248110
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for treating and preventing cancer, particularly lung cancer, lymphangioleiomyomatosis and asthma are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: Steven Lehrer
  • Patent number: 9249182
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for purifying antibody products from a sample matrix. In particular, the present invention relates to compositions and methods for purifying antibody products employing hydrophobic interaction chromatography media. In certain embodiments, the invention provides a method for reducing process-related impurities (e.g., host cell proteins), as well as product-related substances, including molecular weight variants (e.g., aggregates and fragments of the antibody product).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: AbbVie, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Omon Herigstad, Linda E. Rich, Stephen Ming-teh Lu, Natarajan Ramasubramanyan
  • Patent number: 9192621
    Abstract: Provided herein are compounds, compositions and methods for the treatment of Flaviviridae infections, including HCV infections. In certain embodiments, compounds and compositions of nucleoside derivatives are disclosed, which can be administered either alone or in combination with other anti-viral agents. In certain embodiments, provided herein are compounds according to Formula 1001: or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, stereoisomeric form, tautomeric form or polymorphic form thereof, wherein Base, Y, Z, A, RC and RD are as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: IDENIX PHARMACEUTICALS LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Alexander Mayes, Adel M. Moussa
  • Patent number: 9169212
    Abstract: Provided herein are compounds useful for the treatment of HBV infection in a subject in need thereof, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of inhibiting, suppressing, or preventing HBV infection in the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Novira Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: George D. Hartman, Scott Kuduk
  • Patent number: 9150636
    Abstract: The invention provides a natural killer cell, NK-92, modified to express an Fc receptor on the surface of the cell, such as CD16 (Fc?RIII-A), or other Fc? or Fc receptors. The modified NK-92 cell can be further modified to concurrently express an associated accessory signaling protein, such as Fc?RI-?, TCR-?, or to concurrently express interleukin-2 (IL-2) or other cytokines. Additional methods are disclosed for various assays, assessments, and therapeutic treatments with the modified NK-92 cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Fox Chase Cancer Center
    Inventor: Kerry S. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20150132258
    Abstract: Provided herein are compounds useful for the treatment of HBV infection in a subject in need thereof, pharmaceutical compositions thereof, and methods of inhibiting, suppressing, or preventing HBV infection in the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: George D. Hartman
  • Publication number: 20150132217
    Abstract: The present invention concerns compositions and methods of use of bispecific antibodies comprising at least one binding site for Trop-2 (EGP-1) and at least one binding site for CD3. The bispecific antibodies are of use for inducing an immune response against a Trop-2 expressing tumor, such as carcinoma of the esophagus, pancreas, lung, stomach, colon, rectum, urinary bladder, breast, ovary, uterus, kidney or prostate. The methods may comprising administering the bispecific antibody alone, or with one or more therapeutic agents such as antibody-drug conjugates, interferons (preferably interferon-?), and/or checkpoint inhibitor antibodies. The bispecific antibody is capable of targeting effector T cells, NK cells, monocytes or neutrophils to induce leukocyte-mediated cytotoxicity of Trop-2+ cancer cells. The cytotoxic immune response is enhanced by co-administration of interferon, checkpoint inhibitor antibody and/or ADC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Chien-Hsing Chang, David M. Goldenberg, Edmund A. Rossi, Diane Rossi
  • Publication number: 20150125423
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel peptide immunogens comprising influenza virus matrix 2 protein epitopes and related compositions and methods. The present invention relates to a composition comprising a peptide immunogen useful for the prevention and treatment of an influenza virus-mediated disease. The invention also relates to vaccines, immunogenic products and immunogenic compositions containing the peptide immunogens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Jennifer Mitcham, Matthew Moyle
  • Publication number: 20150110736
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is a method for subjecting a hematopoetic cell to a JAK/STAT inhibitor, determining the activity of gain-of-function mutations of a Jak family kinase, determining the expression levels and activity of JAK/STAT regulatory proteins, correlating the expression levels and the activity of JAK/STAT regulatory proteins with the activity of gain-of-function mutations of a Jak family kinase and with a response to the JAK/STAT inhibitor, and then classifying the cells. A further embodiment of the invention includes determining the clinical outcome based on the cell classification, determining a method of treatment, determining dosing and scheduling of at least one of the JAK/STAT inhibitors or other compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Nodality, Inc.
    Inventors: Wendy J. FANTL, Alessandra CESANO, Todd COVEY
  • Publication number: 20150098897
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided for cancer treatments. The methodology entails, for instance, administering to a cancer patient a first composition comprising a plurality of bacterially derived intact minicells or intact killed bacterial cells, each of which encompasses an anti-neoplastic agent and carries a bispecific ligand on the surface, the ligand having specificity for a mammalian cell component, and a second composition comprising interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) or an agent that increases the expression of IFN-gamma in the subject. The compositions include the first composition and the second composition as described, optionally with additional anti-neoplastic agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: EnGenelC Molecular Delivery Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Himanshu BRAHMBHATT, Jennifer MACDIARMID
  • Publication number: 20150079032
    Abstract: The invention relates to therapy and methods of applying the therapy to a patient. The invention includes the introduction of immature dendritic cells into the patient and the introduction of anti-TNF antibody into the patient. The immature dendritic cells are introduced intratumorally and/or through vessel and the anti-TNF antibody is introduced intratumorally and/or through vessel and/or subcutaneously. The immature dendritic cells can be formed by collecting monocyte cells from the patient and culturing the cells in a culture medium. The invention can be effective to regress, reduce or eliminate tumor cells in tumor tissue of the patients, including metastasized tumors. Further, the treatment of the invention is effective in the absence of conventional therapy, such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: HASUMI INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventor: KENICHIRO HASUMI
  • Publication number: 20150080940
    Abstract: Described are embolization devices which carry M1 macrophage promoting agents and/or M2 macrophage inhibiting agents, as well as methods for their manufacture and use. An illustrative embolization device of the disclosure comprises an embolic body and one or more M1 macrophage promoting agents and/or M2 macrophage inhibiting agents carried by a surface of the embolic body. In certain embodiments the embolic body of the present disclosure comprises an embolic coil or an embolic bead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Colleen Gemborys
  • Publication number: 20150079034
    Abstract: The present invention provides recombinant Listeria strains comprising an angiogenic factor, recombinant polypeptides comprising an angiogenic factor operatively linked to a polypeptide comprising a PEST-like sequence, recombinant nucleotide molecules encoding same, related vaccines, and immunogenic and therapeutic methods utilizing same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew SEAVEY, Yvonne Paterson, Paulo Maciag, Duane Sewell
  • Publication number: 20150079028
    Abstract: Provided herein is a compound having Formula (I), or a stereoisomer, a geometric isomer, a tautomer, an N-oxide, a hydrate, a solvate, a metabolite, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or a prodrug thereof, which can be used for treating HCV infection or a HCV disorder. Also provided herein are pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds disclosed herein, which can be used for treating HCV infection or a HCV disorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: SUNSHINE LAKE PHARMA CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yingjun Zhang, Jaincun Zhang, Hongming Xie, Qingyun Ren, Yumei Tan, Huichao Luo
  • Publication number: 20150071992
    Abstract: A concentrated inhalable formulation of an antibiotic drug such as ciprofloxacin is disclosed. The antibiotic is formulated with sodium acetate and liposome which incorporate antibiotic. The formulation is aerosolized and inhaled for treatment of respiratory tract infections and other medical conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: DAVID C. CIPOLLA, JAMES BLANCHARD
  • Publication number: 20150064133
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a composition comprising a bioactive fraction derived from a platelet concentrate, methods of making the bioactive fraction, and culture medium supplemented with the bioactive fraction. Preferred bioactive fractions have relatively low fibrinogen concentrations while retaining native growth factors in beneficial amounts and ratios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Erik J. Woods, Christopher Taylor
  • Publication number: 20150064134
    Abstract: The described invention provides compositions and methods for treating asthma, a disease, condition or pathologic process whose progression is characterized by one or more of aberrant fibroblast proliferation and extracellular matrix deposition producing constriction in an airway, airway remodeling, and airway obstruction in lung tissue. The method includes administering a pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutic amount of a polypeptide having the amino acid sequence YARAAARQARAKALARQLGVAA (SEQ ID NO: 1) or functional equivalent thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, wherein the therapeutic amount of the polypeptide is effective to reduce the constriction of small airway dimensions and airway obstruction, treat airway remodeling, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Cynthia Lander, Colleen Brophy
  • Patent number: 8968716
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an in situ-forming, bioadhesive hydrogel and the medical uses thereof. Being formed by in situ crosslinking through an enzymatic reaction, the hydrogel has an advantage over conventional bioadhesive hydrogels in terms of biocompatibility. In addition, the in situ-forming bioadhesive hydrogel has excellent biocompatibility and mechanical strength and has excellent tissue adhesiveness thanks to modification with/without dopa derivatives. The hydrogel finds a variety of applications in the biomedical field, including bioadhesives or hemostats, implant substances for tissue regeneration and augmentation, carriers for delivering biologically active materials or drugs, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Ajou University Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Ki-Dong Park, Yoon-Ki Joung, Kyung-Min Park, Eu-Gene Lih
  • Publication number: 20150056160
    Abstract: An invention relating to therapeutic pharmacological agents and methods to chemically induce intracellular hyperthermia and/or free radicals for the diagnosis and treatment of infections, malignancy and other medical conditions. The invention relates to a process and composition for the diagnosis or killing of cancer cells and inactivation of susceptible bacterial, parasitic, fungal, and viral pathogens by chemically generating heat, and/or free radicals and/or hyperthermia—inducible immunogenic determinants by using mitochondrial uncoupling agents, especially 2,4 dinitrophenol and, their conjugates, either alone or in combination with other drugs, hormones, cytokines and radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Nicholas Bachynsky, Woodie Roy
  • Publication number: 20150050237
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of anti-mycobacterial therapeutics, in particular the treatment of tuberculosis, especially including pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), with applications in extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) and extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis (XXDR-TB), preferably in combination therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Vasu Nair, Maurice O. Okello, Machhindra G. Gund, Byung I. Seo, Pankajkumar R. Singh, Naveen K. Mangu
  • Publication number: 20150044165
    Abstract: The invention features methods of diagnosis by assessing B7-H1 expression in a tissue from a subject that has, or is suspected of having, cancer, methods of treatment with agents that interfere with B7-H1-receptor interaction, methods of selecting candidate subjects likely to benefit from cancer immunotherapy, and methods of inhibiting expression of B7-H1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Lieping CHEN, Scott E. STROME, Eugene D. KWON
  • Publication number: 20150030564
    Abstract: An inhibitory agent for body cavity fluid accumulation exerts a drug efficacy on body cavity fluid accumulation that is resistant to administration of diuretics, and is capable of exerting therapeutic effects even by systemic administration. The inhibitory agent for body cavity fluid accumulation includes, as an active ingredient, a covalent conjugate of interferon with polyalkylene glycol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideki Narumi, Sanae Ikehara
  • Publication number: 20150023870
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions and methods of use comprising hexavalent DNL complexes. Preferably, the complexes comprise anti-CD20 and/or anti-CD22 antibodies or fragments thereof. More preferably, the anti-CD20 antibody is veltuzumab and the anti-CD22 antibody is epratuzumab. Administration of the subject hexavalent DNL complexes induces apoptosis and cell death of target cells in diseases such as B-cell lymphomas or leukemias, autoimmune disease or immune dysfunction disease. In most preferred embodiments, the DNL complexes increase levels of phosphorylated p38 and PTEN, decrease levels of phosphorylated Lyn, Akt, ERK, IKK?/? and I?B?, increase expression of RKIP and Bax and decrease expression of Mcl-1, Bcl-xL, Bcl-2, and phospho-BAD in target cells. The subject DNL complexes show EC50 values for inhibiting tumor cell growth in the low nanomolar or even sub-nanomolar concentration range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: IBC PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Chien-Hsing Chang, David M. Goldenberg, Edmund A. Rossi
  • Publication number: 20150023920
    Abstract: The invention includes a method of preventing or treating metastasis in a subject diagnosed with cancer, the method comprising determining whether at least one gene encoding one or more proteins is upregulated in a cancer tissue sample from the subject as compared to the level of expression of the at least one gene in a non-cancer control sample of the same tissue, and, if the at least one gene is upregulated in the cancer tissue sample from the subject, administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition comprising one or more protein depleting agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Drexel University
    Inventors: Alessandro Fatatis, Michael Russell, Qingxin (Cindy) Lui
  • Publication number: 20150023919
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods of inducing tolerance to lung allograft transplantation. These methods comprise increasing nitric oxide, increasing suppressor CD8+ T cells and/or suppressing deleterious CD8+ and CD4+ T cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Alexander Sasha Krupnick, Daniel Kreisel, Andrew Gelman
  • Publication number: 20150023918
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for refolding a protein or peptide that does not contain essential disulfides and that contains at least one free cysteine residue. Also disclosed are polymer IFN-? conjugates that have been created by the chemical coupling of polymers such as polyethylene glycol moieties to IFN-?, particularly via a free cysteine in the protein. Also disclosed are analogs of bioactive peptides that may be used to create longer acting versions of the peptides, including analogs of glucagon, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), GLP-2, Gastric inhibitory peptide (GIP), PYY, exendin, ghrelin, gastrin, amylin, and oxyntomodulin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Bolder Biotechnology, Inc.
    Inventors: George N. Cox, Mary S. Rosendahl
  • Publication number: 20150010505
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of formula (I) for use as antiviral agents, particularly as anti-hepatitis virus C agents, wherein R-R 6 and q are as described herein. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions and methods of treating or preventing viral infection in a host by the use of these compounds, either alone or in combination with other pharmaceutically active agents. Further disclosed are methods of preparing such compounds. (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: LUPIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Vidya Ramdas, Advait Arun Joshi, Moloy Manoj Banerjee, Amit Kumar Das, Deepak Sahebrao Walke, Venkata P. Palle, Rajender Kumar Kamboj
  • Publication number: 20150010504
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds of formula (I) for use as antiviral agents, particularly as anti-hepatitis virus C agents, wherein A, B, U, R1-R7, m, n, and q are as described herein. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions and methods of treating or preventing viral infection in a host by the use of these compounds, either alone or in combination with other pharmaceutically active agents. Further disclosed are methods of preparing such compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Lupin Limited
    Inventors: Vidya Ramdas, Advait Arun Joshi, Moloy Manoj Banerjee, Amit Kumar Das, Deepak Sahebrao Walke, Venkata P. Palle, Rajender Kumar Kamboj
  • Publication number: 20140377221
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein describes biomarkers useful for prognosis, selection and monitoring of oncolytic virus therapy for patients with various types of cancer. In particular, the present invention provides identification of proteins whose expression patterns are strongly predictive of the outcome of oncolytic virus therapy in a patient with cancer. The present invention provides a method for identifying and selecting cancer patients who are likely to be non-responsive to onocolytic virus therapy. These patients can be co-administered an agent that stimulates a cell-mediated immune response in the patient with the oncolytic virus or can be administered a therapy other than oncolytic virus therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicants: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM, DNATRIX INC.
    Inventors: Frank Tufaro, Charles Conrad, Juan Fueyo-Margareto, Frederick Lang, Candelaria Gomez-Manzano, W.K. Alfred Yung, Amy Heimberger
  • Publication number: 20140377173
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions and methods of use of anti-pancreatic cancer antibodies or fragments thereof, such as murine, chimeric, humanized or human PAM4 antibodies. The antibodies show novel and useful diagnostic characteristics, such as binding with high specificity to pancreatic and other cancers, but not to normal or benign pancreatic tissues and binding to a high percentage of early stage pancreatic cancers. Preferably, the antibodies bind to pancreatic cancer mucins such as MUC1 or MUC5ac and are of use for the detection and diagnosis of early stage pancreatic cancer. In more preferred embodiments, the anti-pancreatic cancer antibodies can be used for immunoassay of serum samples, wherein the immunoassay detects a marker for early stage pancreatic cancer in serum. Most preferably, the serum is extracted with an organic phase, such as butanol, before immunoassay. Alternatively, immunoassay with PAM4 and anti-CA19.9 antibodies may be utilized to improve sensitivity for pancreatic cancer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: David V. Gold, David M. Goldenberg
  • Publication number: 20140377217
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for treating or preventing a cardiac arrhythmia in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Robert G. Matheny
  • Patent number: 8916616
    Abstract: Multifunctional polymers are disclosed having a smart segment and a biodegradable segment. Advantageously, the biodegradable segment includes a hydrophilic segment and a hydrophobic segment. Embodiments include combining the multifunctional polymeric material with a biologically active substance in an aqueous loading environment and administering the composition as a drug delivery vehicle to a human subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: University of Tennessee Research Foundation
    Inventors: Tao Lu Lowe, Young Shin Kim, Xiao Huang
  • Publication number: 20140369955
    Abstract: Materials and methods for obtaining populations of lymphocytes and administering the population of lymphocytes to a subject are disclosed herein. In particular, disclosed herein are materials and methods for obtaining lymphocyte populations that contain at least about 0.5×109 NK cells per kilogram weight of the subject from which the cells are harvested.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: Svetomir N. Markovic, Luis F. Porrata
  • Publication number: 20140369962
    Abstract: It is disclosed a method for the treatment of hepatitis B (HBV) infection or HBV/hepatitis D (HDV) co-infection, the method comprising administering to a subject in need of treatment a first pharmaceutically acceptable agent that removes the hepatitis B surface antigen from the blood and a second pharmaceutically acceptable agent which stimulates immune function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Michel Bazinet, Andrew Vaillant
  • Publication number: 20140369963
    Abstract: It is disclosed a method for the treatment of hepatitis B (HBV) infection or HBV/hepatitis D (HDV) co-infection, the method comprising administering to a subject in need of treatment a first pharmaceutically acceptable agent that removes the hepatitis B surface antigen from the blood and a second pharmaceutically acceptable agent which stimulates immune function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Michel Bazinet, Andrew Vaillant