Tricyclo Ring System Having The Hetero Ring As One Of The Cyclos Patents (Class 514/454)
  • Patent number: 10188628
    Abstract: A release lotion for delivering Cannabaceae derivatives, including THC made by combining an aqueous phase at least one humectant; wherein the humectant is present in the aqueous phase in the range of from about 1 to 99 wt. %; and an oil phase comprising Cannabaceae derivatives and at least one surfactant, wherein the surfactant is present in the oil phase in the range of from about 1 to 99 wt. %, and wherein the aqueous phase is added to the oil phase in a weight ratio of about 3:1 to 49:1 using low to medium shear mixing, and wherein the lotion is hydrophobic and has release properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Alvin Kershman, Jeff Shear
  • Patent number: 10172870
    Abstract: The present invention provides new compositions and methods for treating and/or reversing organophosphate intoxication, manifested by both cholinergic and non-cholinergic crisis, in a mammal resulting from exposure to organophosphate compounds. The neurosteroidal compounds of this invention are those having the general structural formula of pregnane, androstane, 19-norandrostanes, and norpregnane with further moieties as defined herein. These compounds include, but are not limited to, ganaxolone, pregnanolone, and androstanediol and their analogs, salts and prodrugs. The present invention further relates to combining a therapeutically effective amount of a neurosteroidal compound with a standard organophosphate antidote (e.g. atropine, pralidoxime). The data suggests that neurosteroids are effective or more effective than benzodiazepines, whether given earlier or later than 40-min (up to several hours) after organophosphate compound exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventor: Doodipala Samba Reddy
  • Patent number: 10058531
    Abstract: A dosage delivery film composition containing a botanical drug substance formable into a bioerodible dosage delivery film, the dosage delivery film composition including: (i) one or more of: a polymer, a plasticizer, a defoamer, or an antioxidant; (ii) a cannabinoid-cyclodextrin-terpene complex or a cannabinoid-terpene-surfactant micelle, and (iii) optionally, one or more of: a taste mask, a vasodilator, or a lipophilic vehicle to transport the botanical drug substance across the mucous membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Spartak LLC
    Inventor: Sergey Y. Chistov
  • Patent number: 10046018
    Abstract: Methods and formulations for increasing the water solubility and/or bioavailability of a phytocannabinoid compound is disclosed herein. In one example, a water-soluble phytocannabinoid formulation can comprise a phytocannabinoid; a non-ionic surfactant; and optionally, water. The weight ratio of phytocannabinoid content to non-ionic surfactant can be from 1:10,000 to 1:5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Eric Kuhrts
  • Patent number: 10028904
    Abstract: The present invention includes a transdermal composition which contains a pharmaceutically effective amount of a cannabinoid for delivery of the cannabinoid to the bloodstream of a user. The composition may comprise the following components: a surfactant-lecithin organogel; and a cannabinoid. The composition may also comprise an exogenous terpene. The cannabinoid is capable of diffusing from the composition into the bloodstream of the user, and may be used in methods for treating a patient suffering from a condition such as pain, nausea and emesis, convulsions, muscle spasm, inflammation, depression, and cachexia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Nicole Smith, Noel Erwin Palmer
  • Patent number: 10028919
    Abstract: This disclosure teaches phospholipid nanoparticle compositions of cannabinoids formed from phospholipids and simpler lipids in an unfired sequential process that encapsulate a high concentration of cannabinoids, and create standardized precision-metered dosage forms of cannabinoids; yielding an increase cannabinoid transport across hydrophobic mucosa; increase the bioavailability of the cannabinoid 2-fold to 8-fold, decrease the dose of cannabinoids 2-fold to 8-fold less than an amount of cannabinoids needed to illicit the same therapeutic effect compared to raw and non-encapsulated cannabinoids; where the nanoparticle dynamic structure reduces the adverse effects of cannabinoids; and enable safe more efficacious cannabinoid therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: NANOSPHERE HEALTH SCIENCES, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Clark Kaufman
  • Patent number: 9987319
    Abstract: The invention extends the utility of apparatus used to extract medicinal cannabis compounds into an eluate by separating a portion of medicinal cannabis compounds contained within a portion of eluate at a first extraction target level providing enough clean solvent to continue extraction operations. A high efficiency concentrator such as a rotary evaporator or a wiped film evaporator processes eluate from one or more tanks or extraction vessels creating clean solvent when extraction targets are met or when clean solvent is exhausted. This manages eluate concentration levels and limits the quantity of concentrated medicinal cannabis compounds on site at any moment in time. The invention enables a business model for keeping medicinal cannabis compounds within a legal system, and reduces pollution because law enforcement would no longer have to burn large quantities of cannabis plant matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew David Hospodor, Robert James Rapp
  • Patent number: 9956184
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the use of cannabidiol (CBD) for the reduction of total convulsive seizure frequency in the treatment of “treatment-resistant epilepsy” (TRE). In particular, the disclosure relates to the use of CBD of treating TRE when the TRE is Dravet syndrome; myoclonic absence seizures or febrile infection related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES). The disclosure further relates to the use of CBD in combination with one or more anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: GW Pharma Limited
    Inventors: Geoffrey Guy, Stephen Wright, Alice Mead, Orrin Devinsky
  • Patent number: 9956185
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the use of cannabidiol (CBD) for the reduction of total convulsive seizure frequency in the treatment of “treatment-resistant epilepsy” (TRE). In particular, the disclosure relates to the use of CBD of treating TRE when the TRE is Dravet syndrome; myoclonic absence seizures or febrile infection related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES). The disclosure further relates to the use of CBD in combination with one or more anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: GW Pharma Limited
    Inventors: Geoffrey Guy, Stephen Wright, Alice Mead, Orrin Devinsky
  • Patent number: 9956183
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the use of cannabidiol (CBD) for the reduction of total convulsive seizure frequency in the treatment of “treatment-resistant epilepsy” (TRE). In particular, the disclosure relates to the use of CBD of treating TRE when the TRE is Dravet syndrome; myoclonic absence seizures or febrile infection related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES). The disclosure further relates to the use of CBD in combination with one or more anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: GW Pharma Limited
    Inventors: Geoffrey Guy, Stephen Wright, Alice Mead, Orrin Devinsky
  • Patent number: 9956186
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the use of cannabidiol (CBD) for the reduction of total convulsive seizure frequency in the treatment of “treatment-resistant epilepsy” (TRE). In particular, the disclosure relates to the use of CBD of treating TRE when the TRE is Dravet syndrome; myoclonic absence seizures or febrile infection related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES). The disclosure further relates to the use of CBD in combination with one or more anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: GW Pharma Limited
    Inventors: Geoffrey Guy, Stephen Wright, Alice Mead, Orrin Devinsky
  • Patent number: 9949937
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the use of cannabidiol (CBD) for the reduction of total convulsive seizure frequency in the treatment of “treatment-resistant epilepsy” (TRE). In particular, the disclosure relates to the use of CBD of treating TRE when the TRE is Dravet syndrome; myoclonic absence seizures or febrile infection related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES). The disclosure further relates to the use of CBD in combination with one or more anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: GW Pharma Limited
    Inventors: Geoffrey Guy, Stephen Wright, Alice Mead, Orrin Devinsky
  • Patent number: 9937146
    Abstract: A composition which includes Phenylalanine, Serine, Glutamine and GABA (?-aminobutyric acid). The composition contains the essential amino acids Phenylalanine; Glutamine; the non-essential amino acid Serine; and GABA (?-aminobutyric acid) in concentrations effective to influence or modulate the neurotransmitter pentapeptide enkephalin. The composition may further comprise tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: BIOADATP, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Meehan
  • Patent number: 9901607
    Abstract: A cannabis composition includes a cannabis material and an additive solution. Cannabis material includes flowers, sugar leaves, and fan leaves from a cannabis plant, and can be configured to be finely cut or coarsely cut. An additive solution includes honey and a cannabis extract. Further disclosed is a method of manufacture of a cannabis composition, including a method for allowing a cannabis composition to ferment and a method of heating a cannabis composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: Mark J. Silen
  • Patent number: 9844530
    Abstract: This invention generally relates to methods of treatment of glaucoma and symptomatic relief of conjunctival inflammation. An ophthalmic solution comprising cannabinoids for the treatment of glaucoma and an ophthalmic solution comprising cannabinoids for these purposes are disclosed. Cannabinoids are selected to achieve the specific purpose of the respective ophthalmic solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Axim Biotechnologies, Inc.
    Inventors: George Anastassov, Lekhram Changoer
  • Patent number: 9844534
    Abstract: The invention is directed to compounds that are specific inhibitors of PKC delta, and methods and compositions for the treatment and prevention of cancers and other disorders. Compositions comprising compounds of the invention are used to treat cancers such as, for example, carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumors, malignant melanomas, pancreatic, gastrointestinal and lung cancers. Neuroendocrine tumor cell lines of pulmonary and gastrointestinal origin are surprisingly sensitive to PKC delta inhibition by the compounds of the invention. The invention is further directed to methods, compositions and kits containing compounds of the formulas (Ia), (IIa), (IIIa), (IVa), and (V) as disclosed and described in FIGS. 11 and 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Faller & Williams Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas V. Faller, Robert M. Williams
  • Patent number: 9784740
    Abstract: Disclosed are positive allosteric modulators (PAMs) and silent allosteric modulators (SAMs) for mu (?)-opioid receptors that may be useful for the treatment of pain, either alone or in combination with orthosteric opioid receptor agonists. Methods for treating pain and modulating mu (?)-opioid receptors are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: Neil Burford, Andrew Alt
  • Patent number: 9675579
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) in the treatment of nausea and vomiting. Preferably the THCV is isolated and/or purified from cannabis plant extracts. Preferably the nausea and/or vomiting is caused by the effects of a medication such as a chemotherapeutic agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: GW Pharma Limited
    Inventors: Erin Rock, Linda Parker, Marnie Duncan, Colin Stott
  • Patent number: 9669002
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of one or more cannabinolds in the manufacture of medicaments for use in the treatment of diseases and conditions benefiting from neutral antagonism of the CB, cannabinoid receptor. Preferably the cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV). Preferably the diseases and conditions to be treated are taken from the group: obesity, schizophrenia, epilepsy, cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's, bone disorders, bulimia, obesity associated with type II diabetes (non-insulin dependant diabetes) and in the treatment of drug, alcohol and nicotine abuse or dependency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: GW Pharma Limited
    Inventors: Geoffrey Guy, Roger Pertwee
  • Patent number: 9655910
    Abstract: This invention relates to compositions containing combinations of a balanced PC composition and one or more cannabinoids, a natural or synthetic derivative thereof, or a salt thereof, and kits containing such combinations and methods of using such combinations to treat subjects suffering from addiction to substances and related diseases or disorders. This invention also relates to the synergistic effect of such combination therapies in humans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: BODYBIO INC.
    Inventors: Edward Kane, Patricia Kane, Brett T Hauser
  • Patent number: 9603887
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising non-decarboxylated ?9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabidiol (CBD), and at least one small molecule selected from Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Citrus Essential Oil(s), Lecithin, one or more sugar(s), Resvertrol, and combinations thereof, wherein the composition exhibits an increased but negated psychoactivity with concurrent enhancement in therapeutic potency of THC and/or CBD. The present invention is further directed to methods of treating one or more disease(s) or disorder(s) modulated by the activation of the Cannabinoid CB1 and/or CB2 receptors, by administering a therapeutically effective amount of the composition of the present invention to a subject in need thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Brooks Kelly Research, LLC
    Inventor: Brooks J. Kelly
  • Patent number: 9572793
    Abstract: The invention is directed to compounds that are specific inhibitors of PKC delta, and methods and compositions for the treatment and prevention of cancers and other disorders. Compositions comprising compounds of the invention are used to treat cancers such as, for example, carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumors, malignant melanomas, pancreatic, gastrointestinal and lung cancers. Neuroendocrine tumor cell lines of pulmonary and gastrointestinal origin are surprisingly sensitive to PKC delta inhibition by the compounds of the invention. The invention is further directed to methods, compositions and kits containing compounds of the formulas (Ia), (IIa), (IIIa), (IVa), and (V) as disclosed and described in FIGS. 11 and 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Faller & Williams Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas V. Faller, Robert M. Williams
  • Patent number: 9549906
    Abstract: The disclosure provides methods of treatment of ocular inflammation and/or neuropathic pain in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject in need thereof a CB2 target agent, a cannabimimetic agent or a combination thereof. The agent is optionally a cannabinoid, such as a non-psychotropic cannabinoid or a synthetic cannabinoid. In certain embodiments, the non-psychotropic phytocannabinoid is ?-caryophyllene or cannabidiol [CBD] and the synthetic cannabinoid is HU-433, HU-308, or a modified CBD such as CBD-DMH. In methods of the disclosure, CBD-DMH is optionally administered in combination with a further CB2 target agent or cannabimimetic agent. The disclosure also provides ocular pharmaceutical compositions containing the CB2 target agents and/or cannabimimetic agents described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventors: Mary Lynch, Melanie Kelly
  • Patent number: 9522123
    Abstract: This invention relates to the use of one or more cannabinoids in the treatment of epilepsy and more particularly to the use of one or a combination of cannabinoids in the treatment of generalized or partial seizure. In one embodiment it relates to the use of the cannabinoid THCV, as a pure or isolated compound, or as a plant extract in which significant amounts of any THC naturally present has been selectively removed. In another embodiment the phytocannabinoid is CBD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignees: GW Pharma Limited, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Limited
    Inventors: Benjamin Whalley, Gary Stephens, Claire Williams, Geoffrey Guy, Stephen Wright, Tetsuro Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 9469878
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for determining whether an individual with cancer is suitable for a treatment with an NQO1 bioactivatable drug, predicting responsiveness of an individual with cancer to a treatment with an NQO1 bioactivatable drug, and treating an individual with cancer with an NQO1 bioactivatable drug composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
    Inventors: David Boothman, Jinming Gao, Erik Bey, Ying Dong
  • Patent number: 9421187
    Abstract: The present invention relates to one or more of the phytocannabinoids tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV); cannabigerol (CBG); cannabichromene (CBC); and cannabidivarin (CBDV) for use in the treatment of intestinal inflammatory diseases. Preferably the intestinal inflammatory disease is either ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: GW Pharma Limited
    Inventors: Angelo Antonio Izzo, Francesca Borrelli, Stephen Wright
  • Patent number: 9422260
    Abstract: A new process for the manufacture of iodinated xanthenes in high purity includes a cyclization step followed by an iodination step. No extraction, chromatographic or solvent concentration steps are required, and the intermediate as well as final compounds are isolated via filtration or similar means. The process requires a single organic solvent, and the steps are completed at temperatures below 100° C. The exclusion of chloride ions, of chloride free-radicals, hypochlorite ions, or hypochlorous acid as reagents or from reagents that may generate these species in situ in the presence of oxidants, prevents undesirable impurity formation. Several new compounds have been conceived and isolated using these methods. These new compounds are also formed into new medicaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: PROVECTUS PHARMATECH, INC.
    Inventors: Jamie Singer, Eric A. Wachter, Timothy Scott, Marlon Lutz, Kevin Babiak
  • Patent number: 9408828
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound, namely (+)-3?-Angeloyloxy-4?-keto-3?,4?-dihydroseselin (Pd-Ib) derived from Bupleurum malconense as the potential anti-inflammation drug. The present invention also relates to methods of preparing the compounds and using the same for treating inflammation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventors: Zhaoxiang Bian, Huaixue Mu, Chengyuan Lin, Quanbin Han, Aiping Lu, Linfang Huang, Shilin Chen, Dajian Yang, Hongxi Xu, Sun Chi Albert Chan
  • Patent number: 9376367
    Abstract: The invention relates to a compound selected from the group consisting of all stereoisomers and their mixtures of the compounds of general formulas (1)-(4), in which R1 is a straight-chained, branched or cyclic hydrocarbon group with up to 12 C-atoms and X+ is selected from the group consisting of H+, NH4+, mono, di or trivalent metal cations, NH4+, primary, secondary, tertiary or quaternary organic ammonium ions with up to 48 C-atoms, which can carry even more functional groups, hydrazinium ion (N2H5+), hydroxylammonium ion (NH3OH+), guanidinium ion (CN3H6+), and organic derivatives of (N2H5+), NH3OH+, and CN3H6+, which can carry even more functional groups, and similar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: The Health Concept GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Herkenroth, Christian Steup
  • Patent number: 9364460
    Abstract: The invention is directed to compounds that are specific inhibitors of PKC delta, and methods and compositions for the treatment and prevention of cancers and other disorders. Compositions comprising compounds of the invention are used to treat cancers such as, for example, carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumors, malignant melanomas, pancreatic, gastrointestinal and lung cancers. Neuroendocrine tumor cell lines of pulmonary and gastrointestinal origin are surprisingly sensitive to PKC delta inhibition by the compounds of the invention. The invention is further directed to methods, compositions and kits containing compounds of the formulas (Ia), (IIa), (IIIa), (IVa), and (V) as disclosed and described in FIGS. 11 and 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventors: Douglas V. Faller, Robert M. Williams
  • Patent number: 9345771
    Abstract: Oral cannabinoid formulations, including an aqueous-based oral dronabinol solution, that are stable at room or refrigerated temperatures and may possess improved in vivo absorption profiles with faster onset and lower inter-subject variability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: INSYS DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Venkat R. Goskonda, Ashok Chavan, Amit Kokate, Howard Gill
  • Patent number: 9271977
    Abstract: There are provided inter alia compounds of formula (I) and (II) and their use in therapy, particularly for the treatment of viral infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB
    Inventors: Steven James Moss, Matthew Alan Gregory, Barrie Wilkinson, Steven Gary Kendrew, Christine Janet Martin
  • Patent number: 9259449
    Abstract: A method for modifying THC content in a lipid-based extract of cannabis to yield a low-THC product. The method includes providing a lipid-based extract of cannabis containing THC, heating the lipid-based extract at 1 atm of pressure to 157 to 160° C. to vaporize a first portion of the THC, and converting a second portion of the THC to CBN by heating the lipid-based extract to between 130° C.-150° C. for at least 10 min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Joshua Michael Raderman
  • Patent number: 9066920
    Abstract: This invention relates to the use of one or more cannabinoids in the treatment of epilepsy and more particularly to the use of one or a combination of cannabinoids in the treatment of generalized or partial seizure. In one embodiment it relates to the use of the cannabinoid THCV, as a pure or isolated compound, or as a plant extract in which significant amounts of any THC naturally present has been selectively removed. In another embodiment the phytocannabinoid is CBD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignees: GW Pharma Limited, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Limited
    Inventors: Ben Whalley, Gary Stephens, Claire Williams, Geoffrey Guy, Stephen Wright, Tetsuro Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20150140076
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds and methods for the treatment of LFA-1 mediated diseases. In particular, LFA-1 antagonists are described herein and these antagonists are used in the treatment of LFA-1 mediated diseases. One aspect of the invention provides for diagnosis of an LFA-1 mediated disease and administration of a LFA-1 antagonist, after the patient is diagnosed with a LFA-1 mediated disease. In some embodiments, the LFA-1 mediated diseases treated are dry eye disorders. Also provided herein are methods for identifying compounds which are LFA-1 antagonists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: SARCODE BIOSCIENCE INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Gadek, John Burnier
  • Publication number: 20150141501
    Abstract: This application is in the field of medicinal chemistry and relates to ultrapure ajulemic acid, its synthesis, pharmaceutical compositions and methods of use thereof for the treatment and/or prevention of inflammation, pain, and fibrotic diseases including scleroderma, systemic sclerosis, scleroderma-like disorders, sine scleroderma, liver cirrhosis, interstitial pulmonary fibrosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, Dupuytren's contracture, keloids, chronic kidney disease, chronic graft rejection, and other scarring-wound healing abnormalities, post-operative adhesions, and reactive fibrosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Tepper
  • Publication number: 20150132400
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a granulate comprising granules made up of 40-99 wt. % of lactose particles and 1-60 wt. % of a binding component that holds together the lactose particles within the granules. Said granules have a mass weighted average diameter of 50-500 ?m and said binding component is a solid dispersion or a solid solution of 10-75 wt. % of a cannabinoid in 25-80 wt. % of a lipophilic matrix. The lipophilic matrix contains at least 80 wt. % sucrose fatty acid mono-ester, the fatty acid residue being selected from C8-C18 fatty acids. The aforementioned granulate can be processed into oral dosage units in the form of tablets for oral delivery. The invention further provides a method for the manufacture of the granulate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Echo Pharmaceuticals B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Albert De Vries, Maria Vanesa Fernandez Cid, Ana Maria Heredia Lopez
  • Publication number: 20150126596
    Abstract: Methods for making trans-(?)-?9-tetrahydrocannabinoI and trans-(+)-?9-tetrahydrocannabinol are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a trans-(?)-?9-tetrahydrocannabinoI composition is prepared by allowing a composition comprising (±)-?9-tetrahydrocannabinol to separate on a chiral stationary phase to provide a trans-(?)-?9-tetrahydrocannabinoI composition comprising at least about 99% by weight of trans-(?)-?9-tetrahydrocannabinol based on the total amount of trans-(?)-?9-tetrahydrocannabinol and trans-(+)-?9-tetrahydrocannabinol. The invention also relates to methods for treating or preventing a condition such as pain comprising administering to a patient in need thereof an effective amount of a trans-(?)-?9-tetrahydrocannabinoI having a purity of at least about 98% based on the total weight of cannabinoids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Arie L. GUTMAN, Marina ETINGER, Irina FEDOTEV, Ram KHANOLKAR, Gennady A. NISNEVICH, Boris PERTSIKOV, Igor RUKHMAN, Boris TISHIN
  • Publication number: 20150126595
    Abstract: The present invention includes a transdermal composition which contains a pharmaceutically effective amount of a cannabinoid for delivery of the cannabinoid to the bloodstream of a user. The composition may comprise the following components: a surfactant-lecithin organogel; and a cannabinoid. The composition may also comprise an exogenous terpene. The cannabinoid is capable of diffusing from the composition into the bloodstream of the user, and may be used in methods for treating a patient suffering from a condition such as pain, nausea and emesis, convulsions, muscle spasm, inflammation, depression, and cachexia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Nicole SMITH
  • Publication number: 20150119424
    Abstract: The invention relates to the compounds of formula I or its pharmaceutical acceptable salts, as well as polymorphs, solvates, enantiomers, stereoisomers and hydrates thereof. The pharmaceutical compositions comprising an effective amount of compounds of formula I, and methods for the treatment of epilepsy and neurological diseases may be formulated for oral, buccal, rectal, topical, transdermal, transmucosal, intravenous, parenteral administration, syrup, or injection. Such compositions may be used to treatment of convulsions, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, migraine, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Mahesh KANDULA
  • Publication number: 20150118301
    Abstract: Described are oral dosage forms that contain abuse-deterrent features and that contain core-shell polymers that include an active pharmaceutical ingredient, with particular examples including immediate release dosage forms that contain a drug that is commonly susceptible to abuse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Dinesh K. Haswani, Derek V. Moe, Victoria A. O'Neill, Manuel A. Vega Zepeda
  • Publication number: 20150119788
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides biophotonic topical compositions, kits and their uses. In particular, the biophotonic compositions of the present disclosure are substantially resistant to leaching such that very low amounts of chromophore(s) present in the biophotonic composition leach out of the composition. The biophotonic compositions and their uses are useful for promoting wound healing and skin rejuvenation, as well as treating acne and various skin disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Nikolaos Loupis, Remigio Piergallini, Shipra Rastogi
  • Publication number: 20150119456
    Abstract: The invention provides tricyclic sulfone compounds and their use in treating medical disorders, such as obesity. Pharmaceutical compositions and methods of making various tricyclic compounds are provided. The compounds are contemplated to have activity against methionyl aminopeptidase 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas D. Pallin, Hazel J. Dyke, Susan M. Cramp, Robert Zahler
  • Patent number: 9012494
    Abstract: The N-oxide forms, the pharmaceutically acceptable addition salts and the stereochemically isomeric forms thereof, wherein n is 1 or 2; L represents a C1-3alkyl linker optionally substituted with one or two substituents selected from C1-4alkyl, C1-3alkyloxy-C1-4alkyl-, hydroxy-C1-4alkyl, hydroxy, C1-3alkyloxy- or phenyl-C1-4alkyl; M represents a direct bond or a C1-3alkyl linker optionally substituted with one or two substituents selected from hydroxy, C1-4alkyl or C1-4alkyloxy; R1 and R2 each independently represent hydrogen, halo, cyano, hydroxy, C1-4alkyl optionally substituted with halo, C1-4alkyloxy- optionally substituted with one or where possible two or three substituents selected from hydroxy, Ar1 and halo; or R1 and R2 taken together with the phenyl ring to which they are attached form naphtyl or 1,3-benzodioxolyl, wherein said naphtyl or 1,3-benzodioxolyl are optionally substituted with halo; R3 represents hydrogen, halo, C1-4alkyl, C1-4alkyloxy-, cyano or hydroxy; R4 represents hydrogen, halo,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V.
    Inventors: Libuse Jaroskova, Joannes Theodorus Maria Linders, Christophe Francis Robert Nestor Buyck, Louis Jozef Elisabeth Van Der Veken, Vladimir Dimtchev Dimitrov, Theo Teofanov Nikiforov
  • Publication number: 20150105455
    Abstract: The present technology relates to liquid compositions for use in a personal vaporizer. More particularly, the present technology relates to liquid compositions comprising winterized Cannabis extract, and to methods of administering vaporized winterized Cannabis extract to a subject by inhalation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: William Bjorncrantz
  • Publication number: 20150104387
    Abstract: Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) targeting compounds are described. Uses of the compounds for imaging, therapy, cell sorting, and tumor mapping are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: MARTIN G. POMPER, RONNIE C. MEASE, YING CHEN, Sangeeta Ray
  • Publication number: 20150099003
    Abstract: A sustained-release pharmaceutical composition of topiramate, which is free of binding agent. The sustained-release pharmaceutical composition of topiramate is a sustained-release pellet, comprising a blank pellet core, a drug layer, and a sustained-release coating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology Academy of Military Medical Sciences P.L.A. China
    Inventors: Song Li, Chunsheng Gao, Wu Zhong, Yuli Wang, Meiyan Yang, Li Shan, Xinbo Zhou, Zhibing Zheng, Xiaokui Wang
  • Patent number: 8992989
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions of topiramate for once-a-day oral administration are provided. The formulations comprise a sustained-release component and an optional immediate-release component, the compositions of which can be selectively adjusted, respectively, to release the active ingredient along a pre-determined release profile. Method of treating or preventing pathological disorders in mammalian subjects comprising the administration of the novel formulations disclosed herein is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Likan Liang, Hua Wang, Padmanabh P. Bhatt, Michael L. Vieira
  • Publication number: 20150087620
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound represented by the following formula (I): wherein each symbol is as described in the DESCRIPTION, which has a superior peripheral blood lymphocyte decreasing action, and is useful for the treatment or prophylaxis of autoimmune diseases; prophylaxis or suppression of resistance or acute rejection or chronic rejection of transplantation of organ or tissue; treatment or prophylaxis of graft-versus-host (GvH) disease due to bone marrow transplantation; or treatment or prophylaxis of allergic diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI TANABE PHARMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Maiko Hamada, Kaoru Tashiro, Hiroshi Sakashita, Masatoshi Kiuchi, Shuzo Takeda, Kunitomo Adachi
  • Publication number: 20150086494
    Abstract: A topical formulation comprising a Cannabis derived botanical drug product, wherein the concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol, or both in the topical formulation is greater than 2 milligrams per kilogram.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald D. SEKURA, Roscoe M. Moore, JR.