Polycyclo Ring System Patents (Class 514/569)
  • Patent number: 11918557
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to the use of a melatonin agonist in the treatment of free running circadian rhythms in patients, including light perception impaired patients, e.g., blind patients, and to methods of measuring circadian rhythm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventors: Marlene Michelle Dressman, Louis William Licamele, Mihael H. Polymeropoulos
  • Patent number: 11834404
    Abstract: The disclosure provides chemical compounds possessing therapeutic and/or protective properties against oxidative damage. Methods of making such therapeutic and/or protective compounds and associated compositions are also provided, as are methods for their use, which include protecting cells from oxidative damage and/or inhibiting production of ROS in a cell or subject, as well as preventing or reducing the extent of tissue damage caused by an ischemic event in a subject at elevated risk of such an event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: University of South Alabama
    Inventors: Gary Piazza, Xi Chen, Herbert Weissbach, Shailaja Kesraju Allani
  • Patent number: 11452707
    Abstract: The present invention belongs to the field of biomedicine and relates to use of cannabidiol in the preparation of anti-influenza drugs. Specifically, the present invention relates to use of any one of (1) to (3) below in the preparation of drugs for treating or preventing influenza or drugs for relieving an influenza symptom: (1) cannabidiol or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester thereof; (2) a plant extract containing cannabidiol; preferably, a cannabis extract containing cannabidiol; preferably, an industrial cannabis extract containing cannabidiol; and (3) a pharmaceutical composition, containing an effective amount of cannabidiol or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester thereof, and one or more pharmaceutically acceptable auxiliary materials. The cannabidiol can effectively inhibit influenza viruses, and has the potential to prepare or be used as a drug for treating or preventing influenza.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Ke Zhang, Xin Tan, Xiangdong Li, Zhaohui Yu
  • Patent number: 11273132
    Abstract: Dapsone and dapsone/adapalene compositions can be useful for treating a variety of dermatological conditions. The compositions of this disclosure include dapsone and/or adapalene in a polymeric viscosity builder. Subject compositions can be adjusted to optimize the dermal delivery profile of dapsone to effectively treat dermatological conditions and improve the efficiency of pharmaceutical products applied to the skin. Use of the polymeric viscosity builder provides compositions with increased concentrations of diethylene glycol monoethyl ether relative to compositions without the polymeric viscosity builder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: ALMIRALL, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin S. Warner, Ajay P. Parashar, Vijaya Swaminathan, Varsha Bhatt
  • Patent number: 11229549
    Abstract: A contact lens or conjunctival cover, including an internal absorbent medium; an external carrier medium; the external carrier medium having openings therein that allow fluid to pass between an exterior of the contact lens or conjunctival cover and the internal absorbent medium thereby to be absorbed and released by the internal absorbent medium. Also, a method of treating dry eye syndrome, including: gathering donor tears from eyes of an individual having healthy tears; storing the donor tears in an absorbent medium; placing the absorbent medium with the donor tears absorbed therein in contact with an eye or eyes affected by dry eye syndrome; and dispersing the donor tears over an ocular surface of the eyes affected by dry eye syndrome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Vance M. Thompson
  • Patent number: 11198724
    Abstract: Materials and methods are provided for treatment and/or prevention of Staphylococcal diseases and disorders such as infection and dermal inflammation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventors: Gabriel Nunez, Jon Oscherwitz, Kemp Cease, Yumi Nakamura, Tyler Nygaard
  • Patent number: 11040062
    Abstract: Described herein are compositions and methods for the treatment of meibomian gland dysfunction. Said methods are performed by administering said composition comprising a selenium disulfide and an anhydrous semi-solid base. The stable anhydrous composition are substantially free of selenium disulfide agglomerates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Doron Friedman, Yair Alster, Omer Rafaeli, Shimon Amselem, Zakhar Nudelman
  • Patent number: 10987381
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are protocols, isolation means, and compositions of matter useful for identifying mesenchymal stem cells possessing enhanced clinical activity in treatment of autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Additionally, markers associated with said enhanced mesenchymal stem cell activity against autoimmunity can be utilized to identify donors whose mesenchymal stem cells possess superior efficacy compared to mesenchymal stem cells from donors who lack said markers associated with said enhanced efficacy in treatment of autoimmunity, such as RA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Neil Riordan
  • Patent number: 10980888
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermodynamically stable, biocompatible, environment friendly, and temperature-insensitive microemulsion containing various botanical essential oils, sugar based surfactants, polyhydric alcohols, and an aqueous phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Sanggu Kim
  • Patent number: 10617668
    Abstract: The present invention relates to formulations including compounds of Formula (I), or prodrug, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Janssen Pharmaceutica NV
    Inventors: Wenhua Wang, Todd Outwin, Thomas C. Joseph
  • Patent number: 10562904
    Abstract: The present application falls within the field of drug synthesis, and in particular, the present application relates to a method for preparing ruxolitinib, and a method for preparing the intermediate and relevant intermediates used. The method comprises reacting a compound of formula II with a compound of formula IV or a salt thereof to obtain a compound of formula III, and then subjecting the compound of formula III to an acyl halogenation reaction, an amidation reaction, and a reaction dehydrating an amide to form a cyano group or removing the protecting group to prepare ruxolitinib. The method has the characteristics of brief steps, a high stereoselectivity, a high utilization ratio of atoms, mild reaction conditions and convenient post treatment. The method avoids using expensive asymmetric reaction catalysts, and is suitable for industrial production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Chia Tai Tianqing Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiquan Zhang, Aiming Zhang, Zhou Zhou, Leilei Yang, Huadong Yao, Xueyan Zhu, Hubo Wang
  • Patent number: 10071119
    Abstract: The present invention discloses the application of mesenchymal stem cells in the prophylaxis or treatment of stress response-induced weakened immunity. More particularly, the present invention provides the use of mesenchymal stem cells in preparing a pharmaceutical composition for the prophylaxis or treatment of stress response-induced lymphopenia; and/or the use thereof in preparing a pharmaceutical composition for the prophylaxis or treatment of stress response-induced weakened immunity; and/or the use thereof in preparing a pharmaceutical composition for the promotion of interleukin 4 (IL-4) expression and/or enhanced or strengthened activity. The present invention has found that mesenchymal stem cells can, by means of regulating IL-4 and down-stream related signaling pathways, protect against hormonal disorder-induced lymphopenia, thus having the function of activating immune response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Shanghai Institutes For Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy Of Sciences
    Inventors: Yufang Shi, Gang Cao
  • Patent number: 10010514
    Abstract: Methods and compositions for reducing frequency of urination are disclosed. The methods comprise administering to a subject having a condition that resulting in undesired frequency of urination an effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition comprising one or more prostaglandin pathway inhibitors. The pharmaceutical compositions comprise one or more prostaglandin pathway inhibitors and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventors: David A. Dill, Frank J. Rauscher, III
  • Patent number: 9943550
    Abstract: The present invention provides a population of connective tissue derived cells that respond to interferon-gamma (IFN-?) by expressing indolamine-2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) for use in preventing, treating or ameliorating one or more symptoms associated with disorders in which modulation of a subject's immune system is beneficial, including, but not limited to, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders, and immunologically mediated diseases including rejection of transplanted organs and tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventors: Dirk Büscher, Manuel Angel González De La Peña, Mario Delgado Mora
  • Patent number: 9862698
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds, for example, compounds of formula I, wherein R, R0, R1-R8, n, X, Y, Y?, and E are as described herein, pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds, and methods of treating or preventing a disease or condition, for example, cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: ADT Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary A. Piazza, Xi Chen, Adam B. Keeton, Michael R. Boyd
  • Patent number: 9757368
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of regulating interleukin-6 (IL-6) and/or vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) and methods of treating and/or preventing cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases and related disease states, such as, for example, atherosclerosis, asthma, arthritis, cancer, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel diseases, and autoimmune disease(s) by administering a naturally occurring or synthetic quinazolone derivative. The invention provides novel synthetic quinazolone compounds, as well as pharmaceutical compositions comprising those compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Resverlogix Corp.
    Inventors: Henrik C. Hansen, Gregory S. Wagner, Sarah C. Attwell, Kevin G. McLure, Ewelina B. Kulikowski
  • Patent number: 9555045
    Abstract: A composition for use in treating corneal and conjunctival lesions, includes a prostaglandin F2alpha or analogue, in a therapeutic amount, the composition being in a form suitable for topical application on the ocular surface and is free of deleterious preservative. A method for treating surface ocular conditions in a patient in need thereof, includes administering an effective amount of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: SANTEN SAS
    Inventors: Jean-Sebastien Garrigue, Frederic Lallemand, Philippe Daull, Christophe Baudouin
  • Patent number: 9523081
    Abstract: A method for enhancing the therapeutic effect of a stem cell on autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and/or hematological diseases is provided. The method comprises treating the stem cell with ligustilide, wherein the treatment is conducted in a culture medium of the stem cell. A method of stem cell treatment is also provided, comprising administering to a subject suffering from autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and/or hematological diseases an effective amount of a stem cell or a combination of ligustilide and a stem cell, wherein the stem cell has been treated with ligustilide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventors: Shinn-Zong Lin, Horng-Jyh Harn, Ru-Huei Fu, Shih-Ping Liu, Po-Cheng Lin, Ming-Hsi Chuang
  • Patent number: 9346749
    Abstract: Disclosed are 1,3-Dioxoindene derivatives, pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof or enantiomers, a preparation method thereof, and a pharmaceutical composition for the prevention or treatment of viral diseases, comprising the same as an active ingredient. The 1,3-Dioxoindene derivatives have excellent inhibitory activity against picornaviruses including coxsackie-, entero-, echo-, Polio-, and rhinoviruses, as well as exhibiting low cytotoxicity, so that they can be useful as an active ingredient of a pharmaceutical composition for the prevention or treatment of viral diseases including poliomyelitis, paralysis, acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis, viral meningitis, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, vesicular disease, hepatitis A, myositis, myocarditis, pancreatitis, diabetes, epidemic myalgia, encephalitis, flu, herpangina, foot-and-mouth disease, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, sinusitis or otitis media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignees: Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven K.U.
    Inventors: Young Sik Jung, Chong Kgo Lee, Ihl Young Choi, Hae Soo Kim, Pil Ho Kim, Soo Bong Han, Johan Neyts, Hendrik Jan Thibaut
  • Patent number: 9339507
    Abstract: Treprostinil can be administered using a metered dose inhaler. Such administration provides a greater degree of autonomy to patients. Also disclosed are kits that include a metered dose inhaler containing a pharmaceutical formulation containing treprostinil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: United Therapeutics Corporation
    Inventors: Horst Olschewski, Robert Roscigno, Lewis J. Rubin, Thomas Schmehl, Werner Seeger, Carl Sterritt, Robert Voswinckel
  • Patent number: 9333161
    Abstract: A composition comprising: at least one alkoxysilane having at least one solubilizing functional group and at least one amino substituent; at least one glycosaminoglycan chosen from hyaluronic acid; water; optionally, at least one auxiliary ingredient; and optionally, at least one volatile solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Hy Si Bui, Anita Tong, Allison Elder
  • Patent number: 9150489
    Abstract: Derivatives of 1-(2-fluorobiphenyl-4-yl)-alkyl carboxylic acid are capable of stabilizing the tetrameric native state of transthyretin for the prophylaxis and treatment of amyloidosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventors: Bruno Pietro Imbimbo, Gino Villetti, Rodolfo Berni
  • Patent number: 9138659
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to compositions, methods, and systems relating to controlled crystallization and/or nucleation of a molecular species. In some embodiments, the crystallization and/or nucleation of the molecular species may be controlled by tuning the surface chemistry and/or the morphology of a crystallization substrate. In some embodiments, the molecular species is a small organic molecule (e.g., pharmaceutically active agent).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Bernhardt Levy Trout, Patrick S. Doyle, Trevor Alan Hatton, Allan Stuart Myerson, Ying Diao, Matthew E. Helgeson
  • Publication number: 20150148347
    Abstract: A compound of formula I, wherein the groups R1, R2, R3, X, m, and n are defined as in claim 1, which have valuable pharmacological properties, in particular bind to the GPR40 receptor and modulate its activity. The compounds are suitable for treatment and prevention of diseases which can be influenced by this receptor, such as metabolic diseases, in particular diabetes type 2. Furthermore, the invention relates to novel intermediates, useful for the synthesis of compounds of formula I.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Iain LINGARD, Dieter HAMPRECHT
  • Patent number: 9040583
    Abstract: Compounds are provided having agonistic activity against G protein-coupled receptor 35 (GPR35). The compounds are useful for providing antinociception, providing neuroprotection in case of stroke or ischemia, or treating gastric inflammation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignees: Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Duke University, Research Triangle Institute
    Inventors: Mary E. Abood, Pingwei Zhao, Lawrence S. Barak, Herbert H. Seltzman
  • Publication number: 20150140133
    Abstract: A system is described for long-term controlled release delivery of a drug or a therapeutic agent. According to the invention, one or more drugs or therapeutic agents contained in microspheres are mixed with a temperature sensitive hydrogel which is then introduced directly to the desired situs of the drug or therapeutic agent. The temperature sensitive hydrogel may also contain a drug or a therapeutic agent, for example, a pain relieving drug, for a short-term controlled release. The temperature sensitive hydrogel is in liquid state at room temperature, but upon injection, shortly becomes gelatinous. This system is particularly suitable for treatment of diseases, disorders, or conditions, for example, tumors, discogenic back pain, or arthritis, warranting localized administration of a drug or a therapeutic agent. In addition, the specification provides a method for production of a drug- or therapeutic agent-containing microspheres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Tae-Hong Lim
  • Publication number: 20150141506
    Abstract: Compounds particularly for use in an autoimmune inflammatory disease and especially the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease have the absolute stereochemistry and formula: In some cases R1 is leucine and R is selected from: OH, OCH3, OCH2CH3, OCH2CH2CH3, NH2, NHCH2CH2OH, NHCH3, N(CH3)2, NH(4-OH-3-benzoic acid).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Neil Frankish, Helen Sheridan
  • Publication number: 20150126608
    Abstract: A method of treating preadolescent acne is described. The method can include administering an effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition that includes a fixed combination of adapalene and benzol peroxide to a preadolescent patient in need thereof. The preadolescent patient can be from age 7 to age 11, and the pharmaceutical composition can include from 0.01% to 2% by weight of adapalene and from 0.1% to 5% by weight by weight of benzol peroxide. Also described, is a composition for use in such a method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Lawrence F. Eichenfield, Zoe D. Draelos, Anne W. Lucky, Adelaide A. Herbert, Jeffrey Sugarman, Linda Stein Gold, Diane Rudisill, Hong Liu, Vasant Manna
  • Publication number: 20150125435
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include compositions for controlling plant parasitic nematodes. Compositions according to certain embodiments include a carbon skeleton energy compound, a chelating agent, macronutrients, micronutrients, an ionophore, exotic micronutrients and a plant parasitic nematode antagonist. Methods for using the compositions of the invention to control plant parasitic nematodes and kits having one or more compositions for controlling plant parasitic nematodes are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas T. Yamashita
  • Patent number: 9023390
    Abstract: Sustained-release oral pharmaceutical compositions and methods of use, wherein the compositions are in a single dosage form and include an amine-containing compound (including salts thereof), a salt of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and a hydrophilic matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian F. Wertz, James S. Jensen, Victoria Ann O'Neill, Sean B. Mahoney, Stephen M. Berge
  • Publication number: 20150118303
    Abstract: Described are immediate release oral dosage forms that contain abuse-deterrent features. In particular, the disclosed dosage forms provide deterrence of abuse by ingestion of multiple individual doses. In addition, the disclosed dosage forms provide protection from overdose in the event of accidental or intentional ingestion of multiple individual doses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Dinesh K. Haswani, Derek V. Moe, Victoria A. O'Neill, Manuel A. Vega Zepeda
  • Patent number: 9018193
    Abstract: Novel water stable pharmaceutical compositions, their liquid form oral pharmaceutical compositions and kits thereof, rehydration beverages containing these water stable pharmaceutical compositions methods of manufacture and methods of use thereof are disclosed. The novel aqueous delivery systems are useful, inter alia, as alternative pharmaceutical dosing agents to tablets, capsules and other forms of delivering medication to a mammalian host in need thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Bev-Rx, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle A. Reed
  • Publication number: 20150111891
    Abstract: The invention provides compounds and salts thereof as d herein. The invention also provides pharmaceutical compositions comprising a compound disclosed herein, processes for preparing compounds disclosed herein, intermediates useful for preparing compounds disclosed herein and therapeutic methods for treating an HIV infection, treating the proliferation of the HIV virus, treating AIDS or delaying the onset of AIDS or ARC symptoms in a mammal using compounds disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Kerim Babaoglu, Gediminas Brizgys, Hongyan Guo, Paul Hrvatin, Eric Lansdon, John O. Link, Hongtao Liu, Ryan McFadden, Michael L. Mitchell, Yingmei Qi, Paul A. Roethle, Randall W. Vivian, Lianhong Xu, Hong Yang
  • Publication number: 20150098918
    Abstract: Stable cream gel dermatological/cosmetic compositions useful, e.g., for the treatment of acne vulgaris, contain, formulated into a physiologically acceptable medium, a homogeneous dispersion of at least one dispersed retinoid, dispersed benzoyl peroxide, at least one lipophilic compound and at least one gelling agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Claire MALLARD, Fabienne LOUIS, Emmanuelle At GUILLET
  • Patent number: 9000013
    Abstract: The present invention discloses methods of application employing B51B6 vitamins in molecular transport creams or gels to deliver B6 in a high dose to bring about therapeutic ways in human or mammal tissues to reverse a disease process or injury to bring about normal function of the affected tissues. Examples of disease changes to normal include, but are not limited to strokes, cellulitis, facial acne, precancerous lesions, nerve injury like paresthesia, periorbital hematoma, pentathol general anesthesia recovery, headaches, improved sight, hypothyroidism, dental pain, dental gingivitis, insect bites, delayed hypersensitivity states, phlebitis of veins and synergism of steroid activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Alfred A. Nickel
  • Patent number: 9000044
    Abstract: The invention is concerned with the compounds of formula (I): and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3 and X are defined in the detailed description and claims. In addition, the present invention relates to methods of manufacturing and using the compounds of formula I as well as pharmaceutical compositions containing such compounds. The compounds of formula I are antagonists or partial agonists at the CRTH2 receptor and may be useful in treating diseases and disorders associated with that receptor such as asthma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Fariborz Firooznia, Tai-An Lin, Eric Mertz, Sung-Sau So, Achyutharao Sidduri, Jefferson Wright Tilley
  • Publication number: 20150094330
    Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods for wound healing and scar reduction. The compositions and methods of the invention include at least one EP4 agonist set forth herein. Wounds and or scars that can be treated by the compositions and methods of the invention can arise from events such as surgery, trauma, disease, mechanical injury, burn, radiation, poisoning, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Yariv Donde, Jeremiah H. Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20150087709
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for producing particles of naproxen using dry milling processes as well as compositions comprising naproxen, medicaments produced using naproxen in particulate form and/or compositions, and to methods of treatment of an animal, including man, using a therapeutically effective amount of naproxen administered by way of said medicaments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Aaron Dodd, Felix Meiser, Marck Norret, Adrian Russell, H. William Bosch
  • Publication number: 20150087605
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods for treating anthrax, inhibiting anthrax toxins and inhibiting anthrax toxin-induced cytotoxicity. Carboxylic acid-containing small molecules can be used in the methods and compositions disclosed herein, for example, sulindac and derivatives thereof may be used. Methods of screening for carboxylic acid-containing small molecules that can be used to treat anthrax are disclosed. Targeting the anthrax toxin reduces the risks of anthrax spores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: J. Manuel Perez Figueroa, Oscar Santiesteban, Charalambos Kaittanis
  • Patent number: 8987334
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of calixarenes for preventing or limiting the transfer of an actinide in the body from a site of skin contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Institut de Radioprotection et de Surete Nucleaire
    Inventors: Aurélie Spagnul, François Rebiere, Guillaume Phan, Céline Bouvier-Capely, Elias Fattal
  • Publication number: 20150080353
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to compositions and methods useful for the in vivo delivery of substantially water-insoluble drugs, like taxol. The use of specific composition and preparation conditions enables the reproducible production of unusually water-soluble formulation, which can be sterile-filtered. The particulate system produced according to the invention can be converted into a re-dispersible dry powder comprising nanoparticles of drug. The innovation is also based on the fact that complementary partner is also an active drug but may have a different mode action with respect to primary molecule of the hybrid drug. The complementary molecule has multiple properties like antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, cox-2 inhibitors, etc. This results in a unique delivery system, in which part of the pharmacologically active agent is readily bioavailable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Mewa SINGH, Maninder SANDHU
  • Publication number: 20150079182
    Abstract: A topical composition which includes a silica microspheres and an active ingredient in the amount of 0.01 to 15.0% w/w wherein the active ingredient is selected from adapalene, an antibiotic, tazarotene, tretinoin, a retinoid, or any combination thereof. The topical composition may also include benzoyl peroxide as an active ingredient. The topical compositions provide sustained release of the active ingredient so as to reduce skin irritation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Marina Shevachman, Amira Ze' Evi, Eilon Asculai, Batella Binyaminovich, Nir Avram
  • Patent number: 8968775
    Abstract: Provided are pharmaceutical carriers based on oil-in-water microemulsions and methods of making same. Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions comprising a carrier of the invention and a lipophilic active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), as well as methods for making same. The pharmaceutical compositions are particularly suitable for use in formulating lipophilic APIs for topical administration to the eye. Specifically included are pharmaceutical compositions comprising fenofibrate or fenofibric acid as API. Also provided is a method of treating a disease of the posterior segment of the eye. Also provided is a pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound represented by formulated for topical administration to the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: EyeCRO, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald A. Wassel, Fadee G. Mondalek, Rafal A. Farjo, Alexander B. Quiambao, Didier J. Nuño
  • Patent number: 8957112
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition in the form of a cream gel comprising, in a physiologically acceptable medium, at least one dispersed retinoid and dispersed benzoyl peroxide, to its process of preparation and to its use in cosmetics and in dermatology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Galderma Research & Development
    Inventors: Claire Mallard, Fabienne Louis, Emmanuelle At
  • Publication number: 20150045437
    Abstract: Provided are kits containing a base composition and an active pharmaceutical ingredient for transdermal delivery of active pharmaceutical ingredients. Examples of active pharmaceutical ingredients include amitriptyline, baclofen, cyclobenzaprine HCl, ibuprofen, lidocaine HCl, naproxen and tramadol, ketoprofen, diclofenac, phenylbutazone, mefenamic acid, flubiprofen, piroxicam, guaifenasin, prilocaine, bupivicaine, tetracaine, nifedipine, verapamil, orphenadrine, imipramine, ketamine, gabapentin, carbamazepine, menthol, capsaicin, clonidine, dexamethasone, dextromethorphan, testosterone, progesterone, and estrogens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Prentice Nickell
  • Publication number: 20150045440
    Abstract: Dermatological disorders having an inflammatory or proliferative component, notably common acne, are treated with topically applicable pharmaceutical compositions containing about 0.3% by weight of 6-[3-(1-adamantyl)-4-methoxyphenyl]-2-naphthoic acid (adapalene) or salt thereof, formulated into pharmaceutically acceptable media therefor, advantageously formulated into topically applicable gels, preferably aqueous gels, creams, lotions or solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Michael GRAEBER, Janusz CZERNIELEWSKI
  • Patent number: 8952066
    Abstract: Stable pharmaceutical/cosmetic compositions for topical application, notably for the treatment of acne vulgaris include, formulated into a physiologically acceptable medium, at least one naphthoic acid compound, benzoyl peroxide and at least one film-forming agent, the at least one naphthoic acid compound and the benzoyl peroxide advantageously being in a dispersed form therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Galderma Research & Development
    Inventor: Claire Mallard
  • Publication number: 20150038585
    Abstract: The present specification provides RXR agonists with both remyelination promotion and immunomodulatory activities, compositions comprising such RXR agonists, and methods using such compounds and compositions to treat a demyelination-related disorder by both promoting remyelination of neurons and modulating the immune system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Roshantha A. Chandraratna, Ethan Dmitrovsky, Elizabeth Nowak, Randolph Noelle, Martin E. Sanders
  • Publication number: 20150038573
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide an anti-obesity agent which contains a tea-derived component and which is safe and does not compromise the flavor of foods and beverages. According to the present invention, a safe and palatable anti-obesity agent can be provided by incorporating a benzotropolone ring-containing compound which has tea-derived, high inhibitory activities against lipase and alfa-glucosidase. The anti-obesity agent of the present invention does not compromise the flavor of foods and beverage, has palatability, and can be used in various use applications including foods and beverages intended for health enhancement such as reduction in triglycerides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Yuko FUKUI, Sumio ASAMI, Mitsuru MAEDA
  • Publication number: 20150030549
    Abstract: Topical compositions are disclosed that are useful for delivering a therapeutic level of an NSAID to a target within a subject having a local inflammatory disorder. A composition of the present invention comprises a Drug and a solvent system, wherein the solvent system comprises at least two solvent alcohols and wherein the solvent system is present in an amount sufficient to solubilize the Drug, the solvent system is a low alkanol system, and the composition is a single phase composition. Exemplary solvent systems are those for which one of the at least two solvent alcohols is polyethylene glycol, glycerin, butylene glycol, dipropylene glycol, propylene glycol, ethanol, isopropanol, or a derivative thereof. Optionally the local inflammatory disorder is pseudofolliculitis barbae, dermatitis, psoriasis, wounds, or sunburn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Monique Renata Green, Kenton Fedde