Beta Or Fibroblast Patents (Class 424/85.6)
  • Patent number: 10821117
    Abstract: Provided are methods for slowing, halting, and reversing gray matter atrophy and progression of disability in certain neurodegenerative diseases, including multiple sclerosis, using estrogen, alone or in combination with another agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventor: Rhonda R. Voskuhl
  • Patent number: 10799639
    Abstract: A pre-filled syringe for sterile medication fluid injection includes a syringe barrel with rotationally symmetric cylindrical bore, having a distal end and a proximal end; a syringe piston with rotationally symmetric external shape; a backstop mounted at the proximal end of the syringe barrel with an opening that is rotationally asymmetric about the axis through the syringe barrel; a push rod to move the syringe piston inside the syringe barrel, wherein at least one portion of the push rod is rotationally asymmetric about the axis through the syringe barrel, and upon rotation, the rotationally asymmetric portion of the push rod is aligned with the rotationally asymmetric opening of the backstop; and a seal component to cover the distal end of the syringe barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Min Wei
  • Patent number: 10793563
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds, compositions thereof, and methods of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: MERCK PATENT GMBH, VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Matthew Bleich, Jean-Damien Charrier, Huijun Dong, Steven Durrant, Meredith Suzanne Eno, Gorka Etxebarria I Jardi, Simon Everitt, Damien Fraysse, Ronald Knegtel, Igor Mochalkin, Kiri North, Filippos Porichis, Hui Qiu, Robert Pullin, Pierre-Henri Storck, Heather Clare Twin, Yufang Xiao
  • Patent number: 10736835
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sprayable gel composition for hair conditioning, comprising (a) from about 0.01% to about 0.35% by weight of an acrylate/alkyl-acrylate cross-polymer, (b) from about 0.1% to about 30% by weight of a silicone oil selected from dimethylpolysiloxane, cyclic polysiloxanes, hydroxyl-terminated polydimethylsiloxanes, polysiloxane-polyalkylene copolymers, alkyl methyl polysiloxanes, phenylmethylpolysiloxane, hydroxyl-terminated polydimethylsiloxanes, divinyldimethicone/dimethicone copolymer, and combination thereof, (c) from about 0.1% to about 30% by weight of a monohydric alcohol containing from about 2 to about 8 carbon atoms, and (d) from about 40% to about 99.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Yi Shi, Xiaowei Chang
  • Patent number: 10562948
    Abstract: GM-CSF variants, polynucleotides encoding them, and methods of making and using the foregoing are useful in treatment of immune-related disorders, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Janssen Biotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Rutkoski, Alexey Teplyakov, Nicole Wunderler
  • Patent number: 10442773
    Abstract: The present invention provides for amorphous Letermovir and orally administrable solid pharmaceutical formulations thereof (immediate release formulation). Said amorphous Letermovir is suitable for immediate release formulations when isolated out of an organic solution by either roller-drying said organic solution in a volatile organic solvent, in particular acetone, at a temperature of 30° C. to 60° C., and subsequently drying the amorphous Letermovir obtained, or isolating said amorphous Letermovir by precipitation from water miscible solvents selected from acetone or acetonitrile into excess water as anti-solvent, and subsequently filtrating or centrifuging the amorphous Letermovir obtained. The immediate release formulations of amorphous Letermovir are intended for use in methods of prophylaxis or methods of treatment of diseases associated with the group of Herpesviridae, preferably associated with cytomegalovirus (CMV), even more preferably associated with human cytomegalovirus (HCMV).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: AICURIS ANTI-INFECTIVE CURES GMBH
    Inventors: Wilfried Schwab, Dirk Jung, Christian Schickaneder, Welljanne Martens, Michael Limmert, Clemens Bothe, Mathias Berwe, Nicole Rindermann
  • Patent number: 10428333
    Abstract: Compositions and methods of producing vaccines, including methods wherein whole organism vaccines are provided with limited replication abilities, thereby increasing vaccine safety and efficacy, through the use of non-natural, unnatural, or non-naturally encoded amino acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ambrx Inc.
    Inventors: Feng Tian, Brad Hehli
  • Patent number: 10077256
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of synthesizing a viral protease inhibitor in high yield, without using expensive catalysts or challenging reaction conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: AbbVie Inc.
    Inventors: Russell D. Cink, Kirill A. Lukin, Marvin R. Leanna, Matthew J. Pelc, Timothy B. Towne, Dennie S. Welch, Kenneth M. Engstrom, Matthew M. Ravn, Richard D. Bishop, Gang Zhao, Jianzhang Mei, Jeff M. Kallemeyn, David R. Hill, Michael J. Abrahamson, Westin H. Morrill
  • Patent number: 10058589
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the stable pharmaceutical compositions comprising tumor necrosis factor receptor Fc fusion protein (TNFR:Fc). More particularly, it relates to the stable pharmaceutical compositions comprising tumor necrosis factor receptor Fc fusion protein (TNFR:Fc), phosphate-citrate buffer. It also relates to the methods of manufacturing the composition, method of administration and kits containing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: LUPIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Anjali Deepak Apte-Deshpande, Vaibhav Dyaneshwar Deokar, Rustom Sorab Mody
  • Patent number: 10054588
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided for classification of individuals suffering from a demyelinating disease into groups that are informative of the individual's responsiveness or lack of responsiveness to treatment with a J3-interferon (IFNJ3) acting therapy. In particular, it is shown that the effective immunomodulatory treatment of demyelinating disease with IFNJ3 is associated with an increase in circulating transitional B cells in the patient. Diseases of interest include without limitation inflammatory demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system, e.g. multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica (NMO), experimental autoimmune encephalitis (EAE), acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Ryan D. Schubert, Robert C. Axtell, Jeffrey Edward Dunn
  • Patent number: 9931404
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical composition for sustained release of a chemokine is described that includes a polymer bonded to a sulfated glycosaminoglycan and loaded with a chemokine having affinity for the sulfated glycosaminoglycan. The pharmaceutical composition can be used in a method for providing sustained release of a chemokine to subject by contacting the subject with the pharmaceutical composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Case Western Reserve University
    Inventors: Horst A. von Recum, Adonis Hijaz
  • Patent number: 9822166
    Abstract: The present invention provides antibodies that neutralize flavivirus and methods of use thereof. These antibodies are derived from mAb1 1 which recognizes West Nile virus E protein and is cross-reactive with members of the flavivirus family, including Denge virus. The antibodies of the present invention prevent antibody-dependent enhancement of a viral infection by having a modified Fc region that does not bind to the Fcy receptor. The invented antibody is used to treat flaviviral infections and symptoms thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventor: Wayne A. Marasco
  • Patent number: 9809576
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of synthesizing a viral protease inhibitor in high yield, without using expensive catalysts or challenging reaction conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: AbbVie Inc.
    Inventors: Russell D. Cink, Kirill A. Lukin, Marvin R. Leanna, Matthew J. Pelc, Timothy B. Towne, Dennie S. Welch, Kenneth M. Engstrom, Matthew M. Ravn, Richard D. Bishop, Gang Zhao, Jianzhang Mei, Jeff M. Kallemeyn, David R. Hill, Michael J. Abrahamson, Westin H. Morrill
  • Patent number: 9783588
    Abstract: This application is directed to chemokine-immunoglobulin fusion polypeptides and chemokine-polymer conjugates. The fusion polypeptides and conjugates can be used for treating chemokine receptor-mediated disorders and modulating inflammation, inflammatory cell motility, cancer cell motility, or cancer cell survival.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: JYANT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: James W. Lillard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9649383
    Abstract: The invention provides stable liquid formulations for a recombinant biopharmaceutical protein comprising a soluble form of the human p75 TNF receptor fused to an Fe domain of a human immunoglobulin protein (TNFR:Fc). Typically, biopharmaceutical proteins such as monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and immunoglobulin fusion proteins (e.g., immunoadhesion proteins) are produced by recombinant DNA technology in mammalian cell expression systems. In order to guarantee the reproducible clinical performance of a biopharmaceutical product, manufacturers have to deliver a product of consistent and reproducible quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
    Inventors: Ramesh S. Kashi, Shona P. Patel, Sarita Mittal, Ashwin Basarkar, Shuai Shi
  • Patent number: 9629816
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of inhibiting the development or progression of a thioesterase deficiency disorder in a mammal by the administration of a compound that functionally mimics the enzymatic activity of all thioesterases in mammals. Such thioesterase deficiency disorders include cancers and adult- or infant-neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCLs). The invention also provides small molecule mimics of thioesterases useful in the methods of the invention and pharmaceutical compositions containing the therapeutically effective compounds and methods of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Dept. of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Anil Baran Mukherjee, Chinmoy Sarkar, Zhongjian Zhang
  • Patent number: 9611499
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of recombinant protein production in bacterial hosts. It further relates to extraction of soluble, active recombinant protein from an insoluble fraction without the use of denaturation and without the need for a refolding step. In particular, the present invention relates to a production process for obtaining high levels a soluble recombinant Type 1 interferon protein from a bacterial host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: PFENEX INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen, Ping-Hua Feng, Anant Patkar, Keith L. Haney, Lawrence Chew, Lei Lei Phokham Sengchanthalangsy
  • Patent number: 9605029
    Abstract: Polypeptides which have binding activity to an Fc region of immunoglobulin G and can be favorably used in detecting, purifying, immobilizing or removing an antibody, immunoglobulin G or a protein containing an Fc region of immunoglobulin G, are described. Methods for detecting, purifying, immobilizing or removing an antibody, immunoglobulin G or a protein containing an Fc region of immunoglobulin G, by using the peptide, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hideki Watanabe, Shinya Honda
  • Patent number: 9452106
    Abstract: The method described herein reduces the amount of aggregating metal released into solutions of Interferon-.beta.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Biogen MA Inc
    Inventors: Eric Anthony Faulkner, Mary Diana DiBiase
  • Patent number: 9421244
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a long-acting interferon beta formulation having improved in vivo duration and stability, comprising an interferon beta conjugate that is prepared by covalently linking interferon beta with an immunoglobulin Fc region via a non-peptidyl polymer, and a preparation method thereof. The long-acting interferon beta formulation of the present invention maintains in vivo activity of interferon beta at a relatively high level and remarkably increases the serum half-life thereof, thereby being used for various diseases, for which interferon is efficacious.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: HANMI SCIENCE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Dae Jin Kim, Min Young Kim, Jin Sun Kim, Sung Hee Hong, Sung Youb Jung, Se Chang Kwon
  • Patent number: 9387338
    Abstract: In certain variations, systems and/or methods for electromagnetic induction therapy are provided. One or more ergonomic or body contoured applicators may be included. The applicators include one or more conductive coils configured to generate an electromagnetic or magnetic field focused on a target nerve, muscle or other body tissues positioned in proximity to the coil. One or more sensors may be utilized to detect stimulation and to provide feedback about the efficacy of the applied electromagnetic induction therapy. A controller may be adjustable to vary a current through a coil to adjust the magnetic field focused upon the target nerve, muscle or other body tissues based on the feedback provide by a sensor or by a patient. In certain systems or methods, pulsed magnetic fields may be intermittently applied to a target nerve, muscle or tissue without causing habituation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: EMKinetics, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel R. Burnett
  • Publication number: 20150139935
    Abstract: Provided herein is technology relating to treating sleep apnea and particularly, but not exclusively, to treating sleep apnea with immunotherapeutics and/or anti-inflammatory drugs such as beta-interferons and glatiramer acetate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: The Regents of The University of Michigan
    Inventors: Tiffany J. Braley, Benjamin Segal, Ronald D. Chervin
  • Publication number: 20150139948
    Abstract: The present application provides for a compound of Formula IV, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, and/or ester thereof, compositions containing such compounds, therapeutic methods that include the administration of such compounds, and therapeutic methods and include the administration of such compounds with at least one additional therapeutic agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Manoj C. DESAI, Allen Yu HONG, Hon Chung HUI, Hongtao LIU, Randall W. VIVIAN, Lianhong XU
  • Publication number: 20150139947
    Abstract: The invention relates to a chimeric monomer-dimer hybrid protein wherein the protein comprises a first and a second polypeptide chain, the first polypeptide chain comprising at least a portion of an immunoglobulin constant region and a biologically active molecule, and the second polypeptide chain comprising at least a portion of an immunoglobulin constant region without the biologically active molecule of the first chain. The invention also relates to methods of using and methods of making the chimeric monomer-dimer hybrid protein of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: BIOGEN IDEC HEMOPHILIA INC.
    Inventors: ROBERT T. PETERS, ADAM R. MEZO, DANIEL S. RIVERA, ALAN J. BITONI, SUSAN C. LOW
  • Patent number: 9034310
    Abstract: A method for pharmacological treatment of cancers and other diseases is presented which includes the novel combination of a statin (Hmg-CoA reductase inhibitor, such as lovastatin, simvastatin, atorvastatin, cerivastatin, fluvastatin, pravastatin, or newer agents), with an interferon (such as interferon alfa-2b or others) and also including concurrent administration of selenium and calcium. The method disclosed in this invention is useful because it can prove more effective than previously known therapies for certain diseases and because its use may be more tolerable, less disfiguring, and less expensive than other methods. The method here disclosed can be readily reproduced by any person skilled in the art of treating disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen B. Cantrell
  • Patent number: 9034311
    Abstract: New pyridin-2(1H)-one derivatives having the chemical structure of formula (I) are disclosed; as well as process for their preparation, pharmaceutical compositions comprising them and their use in therapy as inhibitors of Janus Kinases (JAK).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ALMIRALL, S.A.
    Inventors: Paul Robert Eastwood, Jordi Bach Taña, Lluis Miquel Pages Santacana
  • 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: 20150132259
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel polyalkylene glycol compounds and methods of using them. In particular, compounds comprising a novel polyethylene glycol conjugate are used alone, or in combination with antiviral agents to treat a viral infection, such as chronic hepatitis C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Biogen Idec MA Inc.
    Inventors: KoChung Lin, Blake Pepinsky, Ling Ling Chen, Donna M. Hess, Edward Y. Lin, Russell C. Petter, Darren P. Baker
  • Publication number: 20150125421
    Abstract: The present invention provides fusion proteins including an autoimmune antigen, an allergen antigen or an alloantigen, and an anti-inflammatory cytokine. Compositions and methods including the fusion proteins are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Mark D. Mannie
  • 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: 20150125495
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thin mucoadhesive sublingual film composition which provides improved allergen delivery and efficacy at a smaller dose while prolonging the contact time between the allergen and oral antigen presenting cells (APCs), and therefore minimizing the risk of systemic side effects. The thin film compositions of the present invention are also easier to standardize, and removes any need for measuring allergen doses at the physician's office, and which allows for a simplified dosing schedule. Methods of making the thin film compositions and methods for their use are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: John Hopkins University
    Inventors: Robert Wood, Hai-Quan Mao, Corinne Keet, Russell Martin
  • Publication number: 20150118186
    Abstract: New pyrazole derivatives having the chemical structure of formula (I) are disclosed; as well as process for theft preparation, pharmaceutical compositions comprising them and their use in therapy as inhibitors of Janus Kinases (JAK).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Jordi BACH TAÑA, Lluis Miquel PAGES SANTACANA, Joan TALTAVULL MOLL, Paul Robert EASTWOOD, Jacob GONZALEZ RODRIGUES, Victor GIULIO MATASSA
  • Publication number: 20150110741
    Abstract: Methods, systems and kits for the identification, assessment and/or treatment of a subject having multiple sclerosis are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Diego Cadavid, David Erlanger, John DeLuca, Ralph Benedict, Frederick W. Foley, Jeffrey A. Wilken
  • Publication number: 20150104414
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of regulating an immunological disorder comprising administering to a subject an effective amount of (i) an autoimmune antigen in conjunction with (ii) an anti-inflammatory cytokine. Compositions including the same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Mark D. Mannie
  • Publication number: 20150093359
    Abstract: Liquid interferon compositions having a pH between 4.0 and 7.2 are described. The compositions comprise interferon-beta and a stabilizing agent at between about 0.3% and 5% by weight which is an amino acid selected from the group consisting of acidic amino acids, arginine and glycine. If needed, salt is added to provide sufficient ionic strength. The liquid composition has not been previously lyophilized or previously cavitated. The liquid is preferably contained within a vessel having at least one surface in contract with the liquid that is coated with a material inert to adsorption of interferon-beta. A kit for parenteral administration of a liquid interferon formulation and a method for stabilizing liquid interferon compositions are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Mary D. DiBiase, Wen-Li Chung, Mark Staples, Eric Scharin
  • Patent number: 8993724
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of interferon beta, and to an interferon beta composition having a unique glycosylation pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Ares Trading S.A.
    Inventors: Dina Fischer, Alain Bernard, Paul Ducommun, Mara Rossi
  • Publication number: 20150086509
    Abstract: The present invention provides for methods and compositions for treating cancer. A subject having cancer is administered an interferon and an inhibitor of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway. The combination of the interferon and the inhibitor of the MAPK pathway produces a synergistic effect on the cancer compared to the effect of the interferon or the inhibitor of the MAPK pathway alone. The activity of the interferon pathway, interferon expression levels and/or interferon locus copy number can be used as biomarkers for treatment of cancer by MAPK pathway inhibitors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Oren Litvin, Neal Rosen, Dana Pe'er
  • Publication number: 20150079035
    Abstract: The present invention provides, inter alia, a compound having the structure: (Formula (I). Also provided are compositions containing a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and a compound according to the present invention. Further provided are methods for treating or ameliorating the effects of an excitotoxic disorder in a subject, methods of modulating ferroptosis in a subject, methods of reducing reactive oxygen species (ROS) in a cell, and methods for treating or ameliorating the effects of a neurodegenerative disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Brent R. Stockwell, Scott J. Dixon, Rachid Skouta
  • Publication number: 20150071879
    Abstract: An aqueous composition having increased protein stability is obtained by: a. determining a pH at which the protein has stability at the desired temperature; b. adding to the composition at least one displacement buffer wherein the displacement buffer has a pKa that is at least 1 unit greater or less than the pH of step (a); and c. adjusting the pH of the composition to the pH of step (a); wherein the aqueous composition does not comprise a conventional buffer at a concentration greater than about 2 mM and wherein the conventional buffer has a pKa that is within 1 unit of the pH of step (a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Jan JEZEK
  • 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: 20150056281
    Abstract: This invention provides a method of treating a patient afflicted with multiple sclerosis or presenting a clinically isolated syndrome comprising administering to the patient laquinimod as an add-on therapy to or in combination with interferon-?. This invention also provides a package and a pharmaceutical composition comprising laquinimod and interferon-? for treating a patient afflicted with multiple sclerosis or presenting a clinically isolated syndrome. This invention also provides laquinimod for use as an add-on therapy or in combination with interferon-? in treating a patient afflicted with multiple sclerosis or presenting a clinically isolated syndrome. This invention further provides use of laquinimod and interferon-? in the preparation of a combination for treating a patient afflicted with multiple sclerosis or presenting a clinically isolated syndrome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yossi Gilgun, Nora Tarcic
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8962676
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the treatment of demyelination as an underlying cause of the disease of multiple sclerosis (MS) in a mammal, the method comprising promoting remyelination of myelination of axonal cells by administering to the mammal a 2-oxopyrrolidine compound having a general formula I: wherein R?R??H, and R??CH2CONH-(2,6CH3)C6H3 or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, Dublin
    Inventors: Mark Pickering, Keith Murphy
  • Publication number: 20150050241
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and compositions employing 9-(4-hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)butyl)guanine (“H2G”) or derivatives or analogs thereof for the treatment of viral diseases, as well as for the treatment of other conditions, including, but not limited to, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis and Graves' disease. The H2G or derivative or analog thereof can be administered in a pharmaceutical composition and can be administered with an additional antiviral therapeutic agent or another agent for the treatment of other conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Fred VOLINSKY, Steven Daniel DONG
  • Publication number: 20150050344
    Abstract: Provided are methods for enhancing hippocampal plasticity and hippocampal-mediated learning and memory, and/or enhancing the synaptic maturation of neurons, and/or optimizing or enhancing neuronal synaptic transmission, and/or enhancing intracellular oxygen delivery or utilization, and/or enhancing ATP synthesis, comprising administration, to a subject in need thereof of a sufficient amount over a sufficient time, of an ionic aqueous solution of charge-stabilized oxygen-containing nanostructures (e.g., nanobubbles) having an average diameter of less than 100 nm (e.g., in at least one subject group selected from but not limited to normal subjects, subjects recovering from neurological trauma (e.g., accidents or injury to the brain, stroke, oxygen deprivation, drowning, and asphyxia), and subjects with learning disorders (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Richard L. Watson, Anthony B. Wood, Gregory J. Archambeau, Supurna Ghosh
  • 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: 20150044168
    Abstract: The present invention provides for the treatment of multiple sclerosis through the use of chimeric and humanized versions of anti-CD19 antibodies that may mediate ADCC, CDC, and/or apoptosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald Herbst, Volker Armin Knappertz, Laura Lee Carter, Yue Wang
  • 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