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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
424100650 In an organic compound 762
424100490 Attached to antibody or antibody fragment or immunoglobulin; derivative 496
424100290 Coated, impregnated, or colloidal particulate (e.g., microcapsule, micro-sphere, micro-aggregate, macro-aggregate) 72
424100610 In an inorganic compound 52
424100210 Molecular bilayer structure (e.g., vesicle, liposome) 43
424100170 Attached to or within viable or inviable whole micro-organism, cell, virus, fungus or specified sub-cellular structure thereof (e.g., platelet, red blood cell) 19
424100410 Attached to lymphokine, cytokine, or other secreted growth regulatory factor, differentiation factor, or intercellular mediator specific for a hematopoietic cell (e.g., interferon, interleukin, macrophage factor, colony stimulating factor, erythropoietin); derivative thereof 9
424100250 Dissolving or eluting from solid or gel matrix (e.g., capsule, tablet) 8
424100570 Attached to antigen or hapten; derivative thereof 4
20110076233Delivery System for Cytotoxic Drugs by Bispecific Antibody Pretargeting - The present invention relates to methods and compositions for pretargeting delivery of therapeutic agents. In preferred embodiments, the pretargeting method comprises: a) administering a bispecific antibody with a first binding site for a disease-associated antigen and a hapten on a targetable construct; b) administering a targetable construct comprising at least one therapeutic agent. In preferred embodiments, the bispecific antibody is made by the dock-and-lock (DNL) technique. In a more preferred embodiment, the targetable construct comprises one or more SN-38 moieties.03-31-2011
20110318264METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CANCER - The present invention relates to the identification of nucleic acid and amino acid sequences that are characteristic of colorectal, in particular colonic, and gastric tumor tissues and colorectal, in particular colonic, and gastric tissues, and which represent targets for therapy or diagnosis of such tumor diseases in a subject.12-29-2011
20120156131DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF TUMORS - The present invention is directed to methods and compositions for the treatment and diagnosis of neuroectodermally-derived tumors, such as gliomas. The inventive methods of treatment generally include local (e.g., intracavitary) administration of a chloroxotoxin moiety conjugated to a cytotoxic moiety to a patient. Also provided are diagnostic methods for screening neoplastic neuroectodermal tumors.06-21-2012
20100172833METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DIAGNOSING HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA - Methods for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are set forth. Improved assay methods and scanning methods are included that employ non-cell-associated and cell-associated HCC related proteins. Such methods are based upon the discovery of genes that were up-regulated in diseased versus normal tissue as well as in HCC tissue when compared to the tissue of patients with other ailments.07-08-2010
424100450 Attached to cyclopentano-hydrophenanthrene (e.g., cholesterol, bile acid, steroids, cholane), hormone, or neurotransmitter, or other secreted growth regulatory factor, differentiation factor, or intercellular mediator (e.g., T3, T4, insulin, human chorionic gonadotropin, intragonadal regulatory protein, Mullerian inhibiting substance, inhibin, epidermal growth factor, nerve growth factor, dopamine, norepinephrine); derivative thereof 4
20130216475METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR PROTEIN LABELLING - A modular platform is provided for rapid preparation of various water-soluble prosthetic groups capable to efficiently introduce 08-22-2013
20100303719ANTI-CANCER COMPOUNDS - The present invention relates to anti-cancer compounds, methods for their discovery, and their therapeutic use. In particular, the present invention provides analogs of the known anti-cancer compound amonafide, and structurally and functionally related compounds, and methods of using such compounds as therapeutic agents to treat a number of conditions associated with hyperproliferation.12-02-2010
20080279766Methods For Diagnosis and Intervention of Hepatic Disorders - The present disclosure concerns methods of administering and detecting a distinguishable agent in a sample from and assessing the condition of an organ in a subject. In a particular embodiment, the present invention concerns methods of detecting and comparing the cholate shunt, in a subject, preferably in a subject with chronic hepatitis C. In certain embodiments, the methods may comprise obtaining a sample from a subject such as a blood or saliva sample after administering an oral and intravenous dose of a distinguishable agent such as cholate and analyzing the sample clearance of the distinguishable agent from the subject and comparing the clearance levels in order to assess hepatic health. In another embodiment, the methods may comprise analyzing a sample from a subject for the presence of a distinguishable agent such as cholate and applying information obtained from analyzing the presence of the distinguishable agent to determine a treatment for a medical condition of the subject.11-13-2008
20110091376CATATONIC STEROID ANTIMICROBIAL DIAGNOSTIC, DETECTION, SCREENING AND IMAGING METHODS - The invention relates to diagnostic, detection, screening and imaging methods. In various embodiments, methods of diagnosis, detection, screening and imaging include administering a cationic steroid antimicrobial or CSA to a subject having or at risk of having an infection or a hyperproliferative disorder (e.g., a tumor, cancer or neoplasia) in an amount effective to diagnose or detect the infection or the hyperproliferative disorder (e.g., a tumor, cancer or neoplasia) in the subject. In a particular aspect, a detectable CSA, namely CSA-13 labeled with 04-21-2011
424100130 In aerosol, fine spray, effervescent, pressurized fluid, vapor or gas, or complete composition therefor 3
20080274044Methods of administering liquid droplet aerosols of nanoparticulate drugs - There is disclosed an aerosol comprising droplets of an aqueous dispersion of nanoparticles, said nanoparticles comprising insoluble therapeutic or diagnostic agent particles having a surface modifier on the surface thereof. There is also disclosed a method for making the aerosol and methods for treatment and diagnosis using the aerosol.11-06-2008
20110135569METHOD FOR THERAPEUTIC ADMINISTRATION OF RADIONUCLEOSIDES - Methods are provided for the local radiotherapy of cancers such as locally invasive, advanced stage solid tumors, and normal tissues penetrated by processes of cancerous tissue, through administration of Auger-electron emitting radionucleoside analogs using high-flow microinfusion techniques (“convection-enhanced delivery”). Direct infusion under pressure, at flow rates in excess of at least about 0.5 microliters/min of the radionucleosides provides for their mass transport through tissue to a much higher degree than could be achieved by passive, unpressurized diffusion. The unique properties of these radionucleoside analogs that provide for surprisingly effacacious delivery by high-flow microinfusion include rapid clearance from tissues following local injection without the benefit of sustained high-flow microinfusion, rapid and complete clearance via the blood stream, poor permeation of barriers such as the blood-brain barrier, and a highly potent, non-selective, but very short range killing effect on cells that are undergoing DNA replication that incorporate radionucleosides into their chromosomes.06-09-2011
20130136688Nanoparticles for Targeted Delivery of Active Agents to the Lung - The present invention concerns a delivery system administered to the lung preferably by inhalation comprising a polymer-based nanoparticle; and a linker comprising a first portion non-covalently anchored to said nanoparticle, wherein at least part of said first portion comprises a hydrophobic/lipophilic segment embedded in said nanoparticle; and a second portion comprising a coupling group, preferably a maleimide compound, exposed at the outer surface of said nanoparticle. In accordance with one embodiment, the delivery system comprises one or more targeting agents, each covalently bound to said coupling group, preferably maleimide compound, and is administered as an aerosol in the therapy or diagnosis of lung cancer or bronchial dysplasia. In accordance with yet another embodiment, the delivery system comprises a drug and/or a radiopharmaceutical and/or a contrasting agent. A specific example for a linker in accordance with the invention is octadecyl-4-(maleimideomethyl)cyclohexane-carboxylic amide (OMCCA).05-30-2013
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20110200524VECTOR FOR USE IN MEDICINE - Provided is a vector for use in delivering a therapy to or removing a therapy from a site within a patient, wherein the vector comprises: a) a binding moiety; and b) a therapeutic agent, wherein the binding moiety comprises a metal-binding protein, polypeptide or peptide which is bound to or encapsulates a magnetic or magnetisable substance, and wherein the vector is to be administered using a device comprising an electromagnet and an element suitable for bringing the therapeutic agent into proximity with the site.08-18-2011
20120201748COACERVATE HAVING AN IONIC POLYMER MIXED WITH THE ADHESIVE PROTEIN OF A MUSSEL OR OF A SPECIES OF THE VARIOME THEREOF - The present invention relates to a coacervate comprising a mussel adhesive protein and an anionic polymer, and more particularly, to a coacervate prepared by mixing a mussel adhesive protein with an anionic polymer, and a novel use thereof. In the present invention, a coacervate prepared by mixing a mussel adhesive protein and an anionic polymer shows a very excellent adhesive strength to various substrates such as cells or metals, and is able to maintain its adhesive strength in the presence of water or under water, thereby being effectively used as an adhesive. Moreover, it has an activity capable of encapsulating bioactive materials, thereby being effectively used as an active component of a composition for delivering bioactive materials.08-09-2012
20110189085Antibody Therapy - The present invention provides a composition comprising naked humanized, chimeric, and human anti-CEA antibodies and a therapeutic agent, which is useful for treatment of CEA expressing cancers and other diseases, and methods of use in treatment using this composition.08-04-2011
20090004102HSC70 directed diagnostics and therapeutics for multidrug resistant neoplastic disease - Disclosed are methods for detecting neoplastic or damaged cells and for detecting multidrug resistance in neoplastic or damaged cells by detecting an increase in the cell surface expression of a heat shock cognate (HSC70) protein 70 on the surface of such a multidrug resistant neoplastic or damaged cells as compared to the level of expression of the HSC70 protein on the surface of a normal cell.01-01-2009
20090123365Multifunctional nanostructures, methods of synthesizing thereof, and methods of use thereof - A nanostructure and methods of synthesizing same. In one embodiment, the nanostructure includes a nanospecies, a hydrophobic protection structure including at least one compound selected from a capping ligand, an amphiphilic copolymer, and combinations thereof, wherein the hydrophobic protection structure encapsulates the nanospecies, and at least one histidine-tagged peptide or protein conjugated to the hydrophobic protection structure, wherein the at least one histidine-tagged peptide or protein has at least one binding site.05-14-2009
20110195018LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE RECEPTOR (TSHR) AGONISTS - Disclosed are oxo-hydroquinazolines that are useful as selective TSHR agonists. The compounds may be used for detecting or treating thyroid cancer, or treating a bone degenerative disorder.08-11-2011
20090191117 Anti-Integrin Antibodies, Compositions, Methods and Uses - The present invention relates to at least one novel anti-alpha-V subunit antibodies, including isolated nucleic acids that encode at least one anti-alpha-V subunit antibody, alpha-V subunit, vectors, host cells, transgenic animals or plants, and methods of making and using thereof, including therapeutic compositions, methods and devices.07-30-2009
20100158798FP-Pocket-Binding Effectors and Methods for Using the Same to Modulate Telomerase Activity - The present invention embraces compounds selected for interacting with the Fingers-Palm pocket of telomerase and use thereof for modulating the activity of telomerase and preventing or treating diseases or conditions associated with telomerase.06-24-2010
20100158795METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ASSESSING LUNG FUNCTION AND DELIVERING THERAPEUTIC AGENTS - Methods and systems for isolating, assessing and treating lung compartments are disclosed. One or more lung compartments are accessed through an isolation catheter, oxygen rich gas is delivered to the compartments, and blood oxygen or exhaled carbon dioxide are monitored to assess lung compartment function. Diseased lung compartments may be treated using therapeutic agents delivered to the diseased compartments through the isolation catheter. Therapeutic agents include carbon monoxide, radioactive agents, chemotherapeutic agents or angiogenesis inhibitors and angiocidal agents.06-24-2010
20100119443RADIOTHERAPEUTIC SYSTEM AND METHOD PERFORMED BY NON-INVASIVE AND REAL-TIME TUMOR POSITION TRACKING - A radiotherapeutic system including non-invasive and real-time tumor tracking includes: a signal detector for detecting radioactive rays emitted from a tumor to which the radioactive medical supply is adsorbed and generating an electrical signal; a signal processor for converting the electrical signal generated into a three-dimensional (3D) coordinate signal; a controller for generating a control signal in conjunction with the 3D coordinate signal output by the signal processor; and a radioactive-ray irradiation device for emitting radioactive rays to the tumor, wherein the amount of the radioactive rays is controlled by the controller.05-13-2010
20100074840Anthracycline-Antibody Conjugates for Cancer Therapy - The invention relates to therapeutic conjugates with the ability to target various antigens. The conjugates contain a targeting antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof and an anthracycline chemotherapeutic drug. The targeting antibody and the chemotherapeutic drug are linked via a linker comprising a hydrazide moiety.03-25-2010
20120244068Microorganisms for imaging and/or treatment of tumors - Modified viruses encoding transporter proteins and methods for preparing the modified viruses are provided. Vaccines that contain the viruses are provided. The viruses also can be used in diagnostic methods, such detection and imaging of tumors. The viruses also can be used in methods of treatment of diseases, such as proliferative and inflammatory disorders, including as anti-tumor agents.09-27-2012
20120244067METHODS FOR INDUCING REVERSIBLE STASIS - The present invention concerns compositions and methods involving incubating biological materials under hypoxic or anoxic conditions to induce stasis or suspended animation. Methods of screening for compounds that induce stasis or compounds that increase the ability to undergo stasis are included. Such methods have ramifications for preserving biological materials as well as reducing or preventing trauma to biological materials. Also contemplated are methods for screening compounds that are active or more active under hypoxic conditions than normoxic conditions. Such methods can be used to identify antitumor compounds that would operate under hypoxic conditions in which tumor cells survive.09-27-2012
20120183471SPECIFIC BINDING PROTEINS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to specific binding members, particularly antibodies and fragments thereof, which bind to amplified epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and to the de2-7 EGFR truncation of the EGFR. In particular, the epitope recognized by the specific binding members, particularly antibodies and fragments thereof, is enhanced or evident upon aberrant post-translational modification. These specific binding members are useful in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The binding members of the present invention may also be used in therapy in combination with chemotherapeutics or anti-cancer agents and/or with other antibodies or fragments thereof.07-19-2012
20130084241DEVELOPMENT OF miRNA DIAGNOSTICS TOOLS IN BLADDER CANCER - The present invention includes methods and compositions related to diagnosis of bladder cancer, including the presence of bladder cancer and/or the type or stage of bladder cancer. In specific embodiments, the expression of one, two, three, four, five, or more miRNAs of the invention are associated with detection of bladder cancer, typing of bladder cancer, or staging of bladder cancer. Kits and microarrays are encompassed in the invention.04-04-2013
20130084242COMBINATORIAL THERAPIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF NEOPLASIAS USING THE OPIOID GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR - The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions for treating neoplasias in an animal or human comprised of a carrier and therapeutically effective amounts of at least one chemotherapeutic agent along with the biotherapeutic endogenous pentapeptide Met-enkephalin, referred to as opioid growth factor. Also provided are methods of treating neoplasias in an animal or human in need of such treatment, comprising the administration to the animal or human therapeutically effective amounts of a pharmaceutical composition comprised of a carrier and therapeutically effective amounts of at least one neoplasia-treating agent, such as a chemotherapeutic agent or radiation, along with opioid growth factor.04-04-2013
20130034492Class I Anti-CEA Antibodies and Uses Thereof - The present invention provides compositions and methods of use of humanized, chimeric or human Class I anti-CEA antibodies or fragments thereof, preferably comprising the light chain variable region CDR sequences SASSRVSYIH (SEQ ID NO:1); GTSTLAS (SEQ ID NO:2); and QQWSYNPPT (SEQ ID NO:3); and the heavy chain variable region CDR sequences DYYMS (SEQ ID NO:4); FIANKANGHTTDYSPSVKG (SEQ ID NO:5); and DMGIRWNFDV (SEQ ID NO:6). The Class I anti-CEA antibodies or fragments are useful for treating diseases, such as cancer, wherein the diseased cells express CEACAM5 and/or CEACAM6 antigens. The Class I anti-CEA antibodies or fragments are also of use for interfering with specific processes, such as metastasis, invasiveness and/or adhesion of cancer cells, or for enhancing sensitivity of cancer cells to cytotoxic agents and have favorable effects on the survival of subjects with cancer.02-07-2013
20130039847LIPOSOMES FOR PULMONARY ADMINISTRATION - The invention relates to liposomes for pulmonary application, advantageously comprising at least one first and at least one second phospholipid, cholesterol, and at least one active substance and/or colorant, wherein the first phospholipid is a phosphatidylcholine, preferably DSPC, and the second phospholipid is a phosphatidylcholine or an ethanolamine, preferably selected from the group DMPC, DPPC, DPPE. It is thereby advantageous if the first and the second phospholipid are present at a molar ratio of 0.5:1 to 10:1, preferably at a ratio of 6:1 to 2:1, in particular preferably at a ratio of 3:1. It is further advantageous if the molar ratio between phospholipids and cholesterol is between 10:1 and 1:1, preferably between 6:1 and 3:1, in particular preferably 4:1. The second phospholipid is further preferably DMPC or DPPE, in particular preferably DPPE. The size of the liposomes is advantageously between 0.05 μm and 5 μm, preferably between 0.2 μm and 2.0 μm, and the median aerodynamic mass diameter of aerosol particles comprising the liposomes is between 1 μm and 6 μm, preferably between 1.5 μm and 5 μm, in particular preferably between 2 μm and 4.5 μm. It is further in particular advantageous if the liposomes comprise an atomization stability of greater than 50%, preferably greater than 75%, in particular preferably greater than 80%, and if the transition temperature is greater than 37° C., preferably greater than 45° C., in particular preferably greater than 50° C.02-14-2013
20120263643BRACHYTHERAPY SEED - A radiopaque brachytherapy seed for implantation into a subject includes a biocompatible component, a therapeutically active component including a non-radioactive drug, and a radiopaque marker. The biocompatible component is (a) physically associated with a therapeutically active component and (b) in contact with the radiopaque marker. The brachytherapy seed has a size and shape suitable for passing through the bore of a needle having an interior diameter of less than about 2.7 millimeters (10 gauge).10-18-2012
20100111832Compositions and methods for surface abrasion with frozen particles - Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least one biological tissue.05-06-2010
20100104505System and Method for Quantitative Molecular Breast Imaging - A system and method for performing quantitative lesion analysis in molecular breast imaging (MBI) using the opposing images of a slightly compressed breast that are obtained from the dual-head gamma camera. The method uses the shape of the pixel intensity profiles through each tumor to determine tumor diameter. Also, the method uses a thickness of the compressed breast and the attenuation of gamma rays in soft tissue to determine the depth of the tumor from the collimator face of the detector head. Further still, the method uses the measured tumor diameter and measurements of counts in the tumor and background breast region to determine relative radiotracer uptake or tumor-to-background ratio (T/B ratio).04-29-2010
20100104504Materials and methods for diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment of stress disorders and conditions associated with abeta peptide aggregation - The subject invention concerns materials and methods for treating and/or preventing diseases associated with accumulation of Aβ peptide in neural tissue. The subject invention also concerns materials and methods for treating and/or preventing stress disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In one embodiment, a method of the invention comprises administering a therapeutically effective amount of cotinine, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, to a person or animal in need of treatment. The methods of the invention can be used to prevent and/or treat Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and/or Down's syndrome. The subject invention also concerns compositions that comprise cotinine, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, diluent or adjuvant.04-29-2010
20100104501PRSS23 AS A BIOMARKER, THERAPEUTIC AND DIAGNOSTIC TARGET - The invention provides PRSS23, which is associated with cardiovascular diseases, hematological diseases, neurological diseases, cancer, endocrinological diseases, and urological diseases. The invention also provides assays for the identification of compounds useful in the treatment or prevention of cardiovascular diseases, hematological diseases, neurological diseases, cancer, endocrinological diseases, and urological diseases. The invention also features compounds which bind to and/or activate or inhibit the activity of PRSS23 as well as pharmaceutical compositions comprising such compounds. The invention also provides PRSS23 as a biomarker for diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, hematological diseases, neurological diseases, cancer, endocrinological diseases, and urological diseases.04-29-2010
20100104502COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING AND TREATING ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION - The present invention relates to endothelial dysfunction. In particular, the present invention provides biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction (e.g., vascular disease), and compositions and methods of using the same. Compositions and methods of the present invention find use in, among other things, research, clinical, diagnostic, drug discovery, and therapeutic applications.04-29-2010
20100104506Nanoparticle-Coated Medical Devices And Formulations For Treating Vascular Disease - Nanoparticle-coated medical devices, nanoparticle-containing formulations and methods of using for treating a vascular disease are disclosed. The medical device includes a coating that comprises a plurality of nanoparticles, wherein the nanoparticles comprise one or more bioactive agents encapsulated within, adhered to a surface of or integrated into the structure of the nanoparticles and further comprise one or more contrast enhancing agents encapsulated within, adhered to a surface of or integrated into the structure of the nanoparticles.04-29-2010
20100040537Prostaglandin E2 Binding Proteins and Uses Thereof - The present invention encompasses prostaglandin E02-18-2010
20130045160Magnetic Nano-Composite for Contrast Agent, Intelligent Contrast Agent, Drug Delivery Agent for Simultaneous Diagnosis and Treatment, and Separation Agent for Target Substance - The present invention relates to water soluble magnetic nanocomposite using an amphiphilic compound. Specifically, the present invention relates to water soluble magnetic nanocomposite which may be not only used as a contrast agent for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), an intelligent contrast agent for diagnosing cancer characterized by binding a tissue-specific binder ingredient, a drug delivery system for simultaneous diagnosis and treatment by polymerizing or enveloping drugs and binding a tissue-specific binder ingredient, but also used for separating a target substance using magnetism, and a process for preparing the same.02-21-2013
20130028835METHOD FOR GENERATING ACTIVE ANTIBODIES AGAINST A RESISTANCE ANTIGEN, ANTIBODIES OBTAINED BY SAID METHOD AND THEIR USES - The present invention relates to the use of a milled homogenate and/or a suspension and/or a cell lysate, stemming from a tumor resistant to at least one anti-tumoral compound in order to immunize and generate in vitro an antibody, or one of its functional fragments, directed against a tumoral antigen specifically expressed at the surface of said resistant tumor and being possibly involved in the resistance of said resistant tumor. More particularly, the present invention is directed to such antibodies obtained by applying the method, such as the antibodies 1A6, 1A9, 2E11, 3C11 and 3G7, as well as to their use for treating cancer.01-31-2013
20090324489Wortmannin conjugates and uses thereof - The invention features conjugates of wortmannin, and wortmannin derivatives, and their use as inhibitors of PI3-kinase activity in treating cancer, inflammatory diseases, and 12-31-2009
20130089495METHOD FOR SCREENING SIZE OF CARRIER - The present invention provides a method for screening the size of carrier for a subject in need, comprising: (a) providing a series of labeled carriers which have different sizes; (b) administering one of the series of carriers to a subject who suffers from an organ dysfunction; (c) monitoring biodistribution of the carrier of step (b) in said subject; (d) repeating steps (b) and (c) until all the series of carriers are administered and all the biodistribution of the series of carriers are monitored; and (e) determining the size of carrier for said subject in accordance with the retention time of the series of carriers in the dysfunctional organ of said subject. The method can be used as a screening platform for drug carrier, in which the optimal size of carrier can be screened for the dysfunctional organ of the subject.04-11-2013
20090304576DEVICE FOR DELIVERY OF ANTI-CANCER AGENTS TO TISSUE - A filament comprising a biocompatible material and a bioactive agent, adapted for implantation within the tissue of a patient wherein the bioactive agent is released over a period of time, is provided. An array of a plurality of the filaments implanted within the tissue of a patient, an array assembler, and a matrix comprising a plurality of filaments and a base adapted for implantation within the tissue of a patient, are further provided. A method for treatment of a malcondition in a patient comprises implantation of a filament, an array of filaments, or a matrix. The bioactive agent can be a chemotherapeutic agent or a radiotherapeutic agent. A radiotherapeutic agent is 123I- or 125I-IUDR, for example in treatment of an advanced stage localized brain tumor such as glioblastoma multiforme.12-10-2009
20090304575IN VITRO METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING COMPOUNDS FOR CANCER THERAPY - The present invention relates to an in vitro method for identifying and evaluating compounds useful in the treatment of different types of cancer, especially lung, breast, colorectal and bladder cancer in an individual, for determining the stage or severity of said cancer in the individual, or for monitoring the effect of the therapy administered to an individual having said cancer; to finding, identifying, developing and evaluating the efficacy of compounds for the therapy of said cancer, for the purpose of developing new medicinal products; as well as to agents inhibiting the expression and/or activity of the choline kinase alpha protein and/or the effects of this expression.12-10-2009
20130071319Compositions and Methods for Surface Abrasion with Frozen Particles - Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least one biological tissue.03-21-2013
20130071320IMMUNOTHERAPY OF AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS USING ANTIBODIES WHICH TARGET B-CELLS - Antibodies that bind with a B-cell antigen provide an effective means to treat autoimmune disorders. Antibodies and fragments, which may be conjugated or naked, are used alone or in multimodal therapies. The antibodies may be bispecific antibodies which may be produced recombinantly as fusion proteins, or as hybrid, polyspecific antibodies.03-21-2013
20110014117ANTI-IGF1R - The present invention relates in part to anti-IGF1R antibodies and antigen-binding compositions thereof along with methods of use thereof. For example, methods of treating medical disorders such as cancer are covered.01-20-2011
20090074658COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING AND SCREENING ADENOVIRAL LIBRARIES - The present invention provides DNA libraries, libraries of viral clones and libraries of infectious viral particles and methods of generating and screening these libraries.03-19-2009
20120225012COMPOSITION FOR HARD TISSUE REPAIR - The composition for hard tissue repair of the present invention is characterized by comprising 5 to 98.95 parts by weight of a monomer (A), 1 to 75 parts by weight of a (meth)acrylate polymer (B) and 0.05 to 20 parts by weight of a polymerization initiator composition (C) containing an organoboron compound (c1), with the proviso that the total amount of the components (A), (B) and (C) is 100 parts by weight. The composition undergoes small-scale heat generation during curing and can ensure a sufficient working time.09-06-2012
20120225011Glassy compositions - Embodiments disclosed herein relate to thermostable storage of one or more therapeutic agents, including at least one detectable indicator. In an embodiment, the one or more therapeutic agents including at least one detectable indicator are included in at least one glassy substance. Also disclosed are embodiments relating to delivery devices for administration of the thermostable therapeutic agents.09-06-2012
20130064759COPOLYMER-STABILIZED EMULSIONS - An emulsion includes a substantially continuous liquid medium, and a plurality of droplet structures dispersed within the substantially continuous liquid medium. Each droplet structure of the plurality of droplet structures includes an outer droplet of a first liquid having an outer surface; an inner droplet of a second liquid within the first droplet, the second liquid being immiscible in the first liquid, wherein the inner and outer droplets have a boundary surface region therebetween; an outer layer of block copolymers disposed on the outer surface of the outer droplet; and an inner layer of block copolymers disposed on the boundary surface region between the outer and the inner droplets.03-14-2013
20130064760Method for Treating Crohn's Disease By Administering An Anti-IL-12 Antibody - Isolated anti-IL-12 antibodies, nucleic acids encoding antibodies or antibody portions, vectors, host cells, and methods of making are useful for production of antibody or portions for treating and/or diagnosing IL-12 related conditions, diseases, and disorders, such as Crohn's disease.03-14-2013
20090238754USE OF PYRENE TO CARRY PEPTIDES ACROSS THE BLOOD BRAIN BARRIER - Described are methods for delivering a peptide agent across the blood-brain barrier, comprising administering to a subject a conjugate comprising (i) a peptide agent and pyrene, and related detection and therapeutic methods.09-24-2009
20090202428Use of Dtbz for Imaging Endocrine Pancreas and Beta Cell Mass In Type 1 Diabetes - The present invention provides non-invasive methods for determining the beta cell mass in the pancreas of a subject by administering to the subject an effective amount of a vesicular monoamine transporter type 2 (VMAT2)-specific radioligand; obtaining at least one computerized image of at least a portion of the pancreas of the subject; and quantitatively analyzing the computerized image in order to determine the beta cell mass in the pancreas of the subject. The present invention additionally provides methods for diagnosing a metabolic neuroendocrine disorder in a subject including insulinoma, diabetes and preclinical diabetes, as well as methods for determining the efficacy of treatment for a metabolic disorder. The present invention further provides methods for assessing the prognosis of a subject at risk for developing diabetes, and methods for managing the treatment or prevention of diabetes. The present invention also provides kits for use in determining the beta cell mass in the pancreas of a subject, as well as diagnosing metabolic or neuroendocrine disorders in a subject.08-13-2009
20120114554Engineered Aerosol Particles, And Associated Methods - An engineered aerosol particle for use in aerosol applications is provided. The engineered aerosol particle comprises a fabricated nanoparticle body member being non-spherical. The fabricated nanoparticle body member is configured to provide at least one of auto-rotation, tumbling, or lift when entrained in an airstream to thereby increase settling time of the fabricated nanoparticle body member. An associated method is also provided.05-10-2012
20090010839Avidin dimers effective in increasing the concentration of radioactive biotin in pretargeted radioimmunotherapy - Dimers of avidin and streptavidins (diavidins) are described wherein the linker is suberate, which in turn, is bound to different functional groups (—NH2 o-COOH) of avidin. As compared to avidin, the diavidins have shown the ability to increase the amount of labelled biotin on the target, when used in an in vitro pretargeting test using supported human tenascin, the biotinylated anti-tenascin monoclonal antibody (Mab-B), avidin/diavidin, and biotin-01-08-2009
20090010838Pyridylacetylenes for Use as Radiotracers and Imaging Agents - The present invention relates to novel pyridylacetylene derivatives of formula I01-08-2009
20110020217TREATMENT OF MELANOMA - There is described a pharmaceutical composition comprising dexanabinol, or a derivative thereof, in combination with a second therapeutic agent that targets BRAF or MEK, and a pharmaceutically acceptable adjuvant, diluent or carrier. There is also described a method of treating a patient suffering from melanoma and uses related thereto.01-27-2011
20090202430COMPOSITION FOR CYTOCOMPATIBLE, INJECTABLE, SELF-GELLING POLYSACCHARIDE SOLUTIONS FOR ENCAPSULATING AND DELIVERING LIVE CELLS OR BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE FACTORS - The present invention provides compositions and methods for tissue repair using a cytocompatible self-gelling cross-linked hydrogel. The composition comprises a biocompatible mixture of chitosan, bifunctional dialdehyde, and hydroxylated polymer, which can be used to immobilize or encapsulate viable cells, or bioactive substances. The method includes the process of mixing bioactive substances, live cells, and/or extracellular matrix components with a cross-linking solution comprising a bifunctional aldehyde-treated hydroxylated polymer such as hydroxyethyl cellulose. The cross-linking solution is then mixed homogenously with a neutral isotonic chitosan solution. The chitosan becomes cross-linked by the bifunctional aldehyde, while the cells are protected from potentially nocive effects of the aldehyde cross-linker by the hydroxylated polymer. The injectable solution retains cell viability and bioactivity, and immobilizes cells at the site of injection or delivery. Depending on the particular application, mixtures of chitosan and bifunctional dialdehyde may be employed. The injectable solution also liberates bioactive substances with controlled release kinetics from the site of injection.08-13-2009
20120237441ENHANCED B CELL CYTOTOXICITY OF CDIM BINDING ANTIBODY - Formulations and methods of treating human patients suffering from a condition characterized by lymphoid cancer, autoimmune disease or B cell hyperproliferation are disclosed, the treatment comprising administering (1) a cytotoxic amount of an antibody having specific binding for CDIM epitopes on a B cell, and (2) a cytotoxic agent, including a chemotherapeutic agent, radioactive isotope, cytotoxic antibody, immunoconjugate, ligand conjugate, immunosuppressant, cell growth regulator and/or inhibitor, toxin, or mixtures thereof, including agents that disrupt the cytoskeleton of B cells, particularly vinca alkaloids or colchicine.09-20-2012
20100158796AMIDES OF HYALURONIC ACID AND THE DERIVATIVES THEREOF AND A PROCESS FOR THEIR PREPARATION - An amide of hyaluronic acid or a derivative thereof which comprises at least one repetitive unit of general formula (1).: wherein R═NR06-24-2010
20110293511SPECIFIC BINDING PROTEINS AND USES THEREOF - The present invention relates to specific binding members, particularly antibodies and fragments thereof, which bind to EGFR on tumor cells that overexpress EGFR, and on tumor cells that express the truncated version of the EGFR receptor, de2-7 EGF. In particular, the epitope recognized by the specific binding members, particularly antibodies and fragments thereof, is enhanced or evident upon aberrant post-translational modification. These specific binding members are useful in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The binding members of the present invention may also be used in therapy in combination with chemotherapeutics or anti-cancer agents and/or with other antibodies or fragments thereof.12-01-2011
20110280798Cell Penetrating Peptides for Intracellular Delivery - The present invention provides a cell penetrating peptide which has following sequence: NYBX11-17-2011
20120189537NITRILE DERIVATIVES AND THEIR PHARMACEUTICAL USE AND COMPOSITIONS - Disclosed are nitrile derivatives and pharmaceutical compositions comprising nitrile derivatives. The pharmaceutical compositions comprise compounds of the formula I07-26-2012
20110064650MICROORGANISMS FOR PREVENTING AND TREATING NEOPLASMS ACCOMPANYING CELLULAR THERAPY - Provided are methods for using cellular compositions in combination with oncolytic viruses. The methods include administering oncolytic viruses for the inhibition and treatment of tumors caused by administration of cellular therapies, such as stem cell therapies. The methods also include contacting cellular compositions with oncolytic viruses for the removal of neoplastic cells prior to administration of the cellular composition for therapy. Diagnostic methods for monitoring treatment also are provided.03-17-2011
20130022538APTAMER-MRNA CONJUGATES FOR TARGETED PROTEIN OR PEPTIDE EXPRESSION AND METHODS FOR THEIR USE - An aptamer-mRNA conjugate is provided. The aptamer-mRNA conjugate may include an aptamer component that binds a membrane associated protein on a target cell and an mRNA component that is expressed by the target cell.01-24-2013
20100310451ALTERED N-CADHERIN PROCESSING IN TUMOR CELLS BY FURIN AND PROPROTEIN CONVERTASE 5A (PC5A) - The present invention relates to a method for diagnosis and/or prognosis of cancer and for monitoring the progression of cancer and/or the therapeutic efficacy of an anti-cancer treatment in a subject by determining the molecular form of cadherin at the cell surface of cancer cells in the subject. The invention also relates to a method for preventing, inhibiting or treating cancer or its metastasis in a subject by increasing the adhesive forms of cadherin and/or decreasing the non-adhesive forms of cadherin at the cell surface. The invention also relates to a method step of determining the expression level of furin and proprotein convertase 5A (PC5A).12-09-2010
20110091372Dual Variable Domain Immunoglobulins and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to engineered multivalent and multispecific binding proteins, methods of making, and specifically to their uses in the prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment of disease.04-21-2011
20120107229NOVEL NANO-PROBES FOR MOLECULAR IMAGING AND TARGETED THERAPY OF DISEASES - The present inventions relate to compositions and methods for imaging and treating atherosclerotic diseases, pathogen infections, and tumors by administering actively targeting magnetic nanoparticles. In particular, the present inventions provide new types of targeting ligands attached to magnetic nanoparticles for magnetic resonance imaging. The use of these targeted magnetic nanoparticles is contemplated as a means to treat atherosclerotic diseases, including but not limited to inhibiting and removing atherosclerotic plaques. Further, actively targeting magnetic nanoparticles are contemplated for use with multiple labels for use in nuclear medicine imaging, computed tomography (CT) techniques and other types of imaging for medical and research applications.05-03-2012
20090185973METHODS, COMPOSITIONS, UNIT DOSAGE FORMS, AND KITS FOR PHARMACOLOGIC STRESS TESTING WITH REDUCED SIDE EFFECTS - Methods are presented for concurrent or sequential administration of pharmaceutical compositions of adenosine, dipyridamole, or combinations thereof, at dosages below the respective single agent doses. Methods are provided for detecting the presence and/or assessing the severity of myocardial ischemia during pharmacologic stress tests. Methods include sequential administration of a dipyridamole bolus followed by intravenous infusion of adenosine and concurrent administration of adenosine and dipyridamole with or without dipyridamole pretreatment. The methods are useful for exploiting the vasodilating abilities of adenosine at doses at which side effects related to adenosine are substantially reduced while optimal coronary artery perfusion is achieved. Also presented are compositions, unit dosage forms, and kits that are useful in performing the methods.07-23-2009
20110300066Combination Therapy With Anti-CD74 Antibodies Provides Enhanced Toxicity to Malignancies, Autoimmune Disease and Other Diseases - Disclosed herein are compositions and methods of use comprising combinations of anti-CD74 antibodies with a therapeutic agent. The therapeutic agent may be attached to the anti-CD74 antibody or may be separately administered, either before, simultaneously with or after the anti-CD74 antibody. In preferred embodiments, the therapeutic agent is an antibody or fragment thereof that binds to an antigen different from CD74, such as CD19, CD20, CD21, CD22, CD23, CD37, CD40, CD40L, CD52, CD80, IL-6, CXCR4 and HLA-DR. However, the therapeutic agent may an immunomodulator, a cytokine, a toxin or other therapeutic agent known in the art. More preferably, the anti-CD74 antibody is part of a DNL complex, such as a hexavalent DNL complex. Most preferably, combination therapy with the anti-CD74 antibody or fragment and the therapeutic agent is more effective than the antibody alone, the therapeutic agent alone, or the combination of anti-CD74 antibody and therapeutic agent that are not conjugated to each other. Administration of the anti-CD74 antibody and therapeutic agent induces apoptosis and cell death of target cells in diseases in which CD74 is overexpressed, such as solid tumors, B-cell lymphomas or leukemias, autoimmune disease, immune dysfunction disease, type 1 or type 2 diabetes.12-08-2011
20090155164HUMAN C-FMS ANTIGEN BINDING PROTEINS - Antigen binding proteins that bind to human c-fms protein are provided. Nucleic acids encoding the antigen binding protein, vectors, and cells encoding the same are also provided. The antigen binding proteins can inhibit binding of c-fms to CSF-1, reduce monocyte migration into tumors, and reduce the accumulation of tumor-associated macrophages.06-18-2009
20100272635METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DIAGNOSIS AND/OR PROGNOSIS IN OVARIAN CANCER AND LUNG CANCER - Methods and compositions for diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of ovarian cancer and lung cancer are provided. Assays that detect NHERF-I (or one or more markers related thereto) and NHERF-I-containing complexes are used to assign a diagnosis to a subject being assessed for the presence of ovarian or lung cancer; assign a prognostic risk to a subject suffering from ovarian or lung cancer; or monitor the course of ovarian or lung cancer treatment in a subject.10-28-2010
20090285749Apparatus and Method for Functional Neurological Screening - A variable focus collimator device and method for functional neurological screening. The variable focus collimator uses sets of corresponding holes in two plates of gamma shielding material, arranged so that only gamma rays emitted from a defined focal region detected. If a suitable radio-labeled tracer has been administered to the patient, this may be used to obtain and compare basal and stimulated data from a small number of regions in the brain to diagnose the presence or absence of dementias. The regions of the brain observer are typically about a cm cubed in volume, and their activity is monitored using small doses (<2 mCi) of radio-labeled, brain perfusion agents. The regions used are easily and repeatably located relative to well-known anthropological and radiological fiducials. By simply use of symmetry, ratios and cortical to cerebellar comparisons, rapid (˜15 minute) screening for dementia may be accomplished.11-19-2009
20110044895METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR REDUCING STEMNESS IN ONCOGENESIS - The invention provides methods and compositions for reducing the number of cancer stem cells in a mixed population of differentiated cells (for example, cancer cells) and cancer stem cells. The cancer stem cells, if present, can be more resistant to traditional drug-based therapies and can provide a source for new, differentiated cancer cells associated with the development of drug-resistance and more aggressive phenotypes. When combined with traditional cancer therapies, for example, drug-based therapies, the methods and compositions of the invention provide a more effective way for treating cancer and can provide a model system for developing new cancer therapies and new treatment modalities.02-24-2011
20100055032METHODS FOR VASCULAR IMAGING USING NANOPARTICULATE CONTRAST AGENTS - New and sensitive methods for imaging the perfusion of tissues and the extravasation of blood out vessels have been developed. The present invention is useful in the imaging of microperfusion in organ tissues (e.g., heart, liver, brain and kidneys) to aid in evaluating the perfusion status of organs on the level of the smallest blood vessels (i.e. capillaries). The present invention also provides methods and compositions for imaging and evaluating macrophages and plaque, e.g., vulnerable plaque. Such evaluations are important in a number of clinical diagnoses, including assessing organ damage associated with angina pectoris, heart attack, stroke, and the like, as well as assessing vessel leakages associated with aneurisms, diffuse bleedings after trauma, and the like.03-04-2010
20120189540IL3Ralpha Antibody Conjugates And Uses Thereof - The present invention provides antibodies that bind to the IL-3 receptor alpha subunit alpha (Il3Rα) chain, and compositions comprising such antibodies. The present invention provides methods for inhibiting or reducing an IL3Rα-expressing cell population, the methods comprising contacting a population of IL3Rα-expressing cells (e.g., cancer cells and/or cancer stem cells) with an antibody that binds to IL3Rα. The present invention also provides antibody conjugates comprising an antibody that binds to an IL3Rα chain linked to a cytotoxic agent or anticellular agent and compositions comprising such conjugates. The present invention also provides methods for preventing, treating and/or managing a disorder associated with IL3Rα-expressing cells (e.g., a hematological cancer), the methods comprising administering to a subject in need thereof an antibody that binds to IL3Rα.07-26-2012
20100111837Compositions and methods for biological remodeling with frozen particle compositions - Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least one biological tissue.05-06-2010
20100111838BRAIN-LOCALIZING POLYPEPTIDES COMPRISING A MULTIVALENT BINDING MOIETY AND IMPROVED METABOLIC STABILITY - Brain-localizing polypeptides carrying a reactive group for linking to a molecule that does not have brain-localizing activity were successfully produced by introducing at least two lysine residues into cyclized polypeptides having a brain-localizing motif sequence. These polypeptides have improved metabolic stability compared to conventional brain-localizing polypeptides, and can efficiently translocate desired molecules into the brain.05-06-2010
20100111829FLOWABLE COMPOSITION THAT HARDENS ON DELIVERY TO A TARGET TISSUE SITE BENEATH THE SKIN - Flowable compositions and methods are provided for delivering a therapeutic agent at or near a target tissue site beneath the skin of a patient, the flowable composition comprising (i) a solvent and (ii) an effective amount of the therapeutic agent, the flowable composition being capable of hardening to form a drug depot at a physiological temperature or as solvent contacts bodily fluid at or near the target tissue site, wherein the drug depot is capable of releasing the therapeutic agent over a period of at least one day and the target tissue site comprises at least one muscle, ligament, tendon, cartilage, spinal disc, spinal foraminal space near the spinal nerve root, facet or synovial joint, or spinal canal. In some embodiments, an implantable drug depot for delivering a therapeutic agent is provided, the implantable drug depot comprising (i) a chamber; and (ii) a flowable composition comprising an effective amount of a therapeutic agent disposed within the chamber of the drug depot, the flowable composition capable of hardening when the drug depot is delivered at or near the target tissue site.05-06-2010
20100111831Compositions and methods for surface abrasion with frozen particles - Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least one biological tissue.05-06-2010
20100111835Compositions and methods for therapeutic delivery with frozen particles - Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least one biological tissue.05-06-2010
20100111839SELECTIVE INHIBITORS OF TRANSLESION DNA REPLICATION - An agent for inhibiting P-glycoproteins comprises a non-natural adenine ribose analog.05-06-2010
20100111834Compositions and methods for therapeutic delivery with frozen particles - Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least one biological tissue.05-06-2010
20100111830Compositions and methods for surface abrasion with frozen particles - Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least one biological tissue.05-06-2010
20090130017Targeted short-lived drug delivery - An aspect of the disclosure includes a system for delivering therapeutic agents. In an embodiment, the system includes an implantable medical device comprising at least one reservoir that holds at least one therapeutic agent. Additionally the device includes a delivery mechanism that provides non-systemic in vivo delivery of the at least one therapeutic agent to a local area of an animal in a therapeutically-effective concentration, wherein the therapeutically-effective concentration is in excess of a concentration that would produce a toxic effect when administered systemically to the animal. Furthermore, the at least one therapeutic agent has short half-life. A further aspect of the disclosure includes a method of delivering a therapeutic agent in vivo at non-systemic high doses to a localized area of an animal.05-21-2009
20100143241Method and apparatus for delivery of agents across the blood brain barrier - We describe a method for opening the blood-brain barrier (BBB) using ultrasound and preformed microbubbles. With this method, diagnostic or therapeutic agents may be administered to the brain. This method can open a focal region of the BBB and administer agents in a targeted fashion or the method can open large regions (or the entirety) of the brain for more global administration of agents. In one embodiment, the method can be used to administer contrast agents (e.g., agents that increase or decrease the magnetic resonance imaging signal) to the brain and thereby improve the quality or information content of imaging data. In another embodiment, a standard clinical diagnostic ultrasound scanner can be used to open specific regions of the BBB and administer diagnostic or therapeutic agents. Importantly, this invention can open the BBB in a non-destructive/non-invasive fashion, allowing the subject to be awake and suffer no detectable side effects.06-10-2010
20100015043CYTOCHROME C ACETYLATION - Modulation of cytochrome c acetylation, e.g., with a SIR polypeptide, enables interventions that modulate lifespan regulation and cell proliferation, e.g., by modulating apoptosis and/or mitochondrial function such as respiration.01-21-2010
20120189539BCL-2/BCL-XL INHIBITORS AND THERAPEUTIC METHODS USING THE SAME - Inhibitors of Bcl-2/Bcl-xL and compositions containing the same are disclosed. Methods of using the Bcl-2/Bcl-xL inhibitors in the treatment of diseases and conditions wherein inhibition of Bcl-2/Bcl-xL provides a benefit, like cancers, also are disclosed.07-26-2012
20120189538USE OF A2A ADENOSINE RECEPTOR AGONISTS - Myocardial imaging methods that are accomplished by administering doses of a pharmaceutical composition including regadenoson—an adenosine A07-26-2012
20100080756METHODS FOR PROTECTING AND REGENERATING BONE MARROW USING CXCR3 AGONISTS AND ANTAGONISTS - CXCR3 agonists, including natural CXCR3 ligands, promote bone marrow regeneration, increase peripheral white blood cells, and increase survival if administered prior to treatment of a subject with chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Similar effects are obtained by administering an CXCR3 antagonists following chemotherapy radiotherapy. Compositions and methods are presented for the treatment of cancer and bone marrow diseases.04-01-2010
20120269721TARGETED NANOCLUSTERS AND METHODS OF THEIR USE - This invention provides targeted nanoclusters comprising multiple polyvalent nanoparticle core units or nanoscaffolds, each nanoparticle core unit attached to multiple targeting moieties and multiple detectable moieties. The nanoclusters find use in a broad range of analytical assays, diagnostic assays and as targeted therapeutics.10-25-2012
20100098624METHOD FOR USING CDO ANTAGONISTS TO MODULATE HEDGEHOG SIGNALING - The present invention provides for a method of using BOC/CDO hedgehog antagonists to inhibit hedgehog signaling, as well as treating and diagnosing disorders relating to hedgehog signaling or overexpression of hedgehog, including cancer, cell proliferative disorders, and angiogenesis, neurological disorders, as well as other conditions affected by hedgehog signaling such as hair growth, neural stem cell differentiation, chondrogenesis and osteogenesis, lung surfactant production, formation of lamellated bodies in lung cells.04-22-2010
20120107231METALLOPROTEINASE BINDING PROTEINS - Proteins that bind to matrix metalloproteinase 14 and methods of using such proteins are described.05-03-2012
20120107230Treatment of Hyperproliferative Diseases with Vinca Alkaloid N-Oxide Analogs - The present invention relates to vinca alkaloid and analog N-oxides having activity for treating hyperproliferative disorders. Further, the invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions and methods of using vinca alkaloid and analog N-oxides, alone or in combination with one or more other active agents or treatments, to treat hyperproliferative disorders.05-03-2012
20090263317METHOD OF SCREENING THE ACTIVITY OF THE SMOOTHENED RECEPTOR TO IDENTIFY THERAPUTIC MODULATION AGENTS OR DIAGNOSE DISEASE - The invention relates to a screening method for the Smoothened receptor for testing compositions as potential Smoothened receptor ligands, either agonist or antagonist activity, by use of an arrestin-reporter molecule conjugate. It also relates to testing cells and individuals by administering a smoothened receptor ligand-reporter molecule conjugate and observing locations where the ligand binds and then using an increased number of surface Smoothened receptors compared to a pre-established criteria as an indication of a cancerous growth or tumor.10-22-2009
20110200525VHH ANTIBODY FRAGMENTS FOR USE IN THE DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF CANCER - The presently disclosed subject matter provides ligands for detecting and imaging cancer cells and tumors, and for guided delivery of an active agent to cancer cells and tumors. In some embodiments the ligands comprise an antibody fragment, wherein the antibody fragment comprises a VHH domain. In some embodiments a composition is provided for targeting of cancer cells or tumors. Also provided are methods for delivery of a composition to a target tissue or tumor in a subject. Also provided are methods for imaging a target tissue or tumor in a subject. In some embodiments methods for treating a tumor in a subject are provided. Also provided are methods for diagnosing a tumor in a subject.08-18-2011
20090202429METHODS FOR TESTING ANTI-THROMBOTIC AGENTS - The invention provides a transgenic non-human animal expressing von Willebrand Factor A1 protein containing at least one mutation selected from the group consisting of: 1263P>S, 1269N>D, 1274K>R, 1287M>R, 1302G>D, 1308H>R, 1313R>W, 1314I>V, 1326R>H, 1329L>I, 1330E>G, 1333A>D, 1344T>A, 1347I>V, 1350T>A, 1370G>S, 1379H>R, 1381T>A, 1385T>M 1391P>Q, 1394A>S, 1397L>F, 1421S>N, 1439L>V, 1442G>S, 1449R>Q, 1466A>P, 1469Q>L, 1472Q>H, 1473V>M, 1475H>Q, 1479S>G, and any combination thereof.08-13-2009
20110171123In Vivo Biofilm Infection Diagnosis and Treatment - The present invention relates to a method for in vivo detection of a biofilm infection residing in a mammal, the method comprising (i) administering to the mammal a diagnostic-effective amount of a biofilm-specific probe, wherein the probe comprises a bio film-targeting moiety and a paramagnetic nanoparticle core; and (ii) imaging the mammal to detect the presence of the biofilm infection by observing the mammal using a magnetic resonance diagnostic technique after the biofilm-specific probe has been provided sufficient time to selectively bind to the bio film infection that may be present in the mammal. The invention also relates to methods of treatment of a bio film infection, and compositions and kits useful in the detection and/or treatment of bio film infections.07-14-2011
20110171122METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE DETECTION OF CANCER - A molecular probe for use in detection of cancer cells expressing an Ig superfamily cell adhesion molecule that binds in a homophilic fashion in a subject includes a targeting agent that specifically binds to and/or complexes with a proteolytically cleaved extracellular fragment of the Ig superfamily cell adhesion molecule.07-14-2011
20080206130IN VIVO PANNING FOR LIGANDS TO RADIATION-INDUCED MOLECULES - A method for identifying a molecule that binds an irradiated tumor in a subject and molecules identified thereby. The method includes the steps of: (a) exposing a tumor to ionizing radiation; (b) administering to a subject a library of diverse molecules; and (c) isolating from the tumor one or more molecules of the library of diverse molecules, whereby a molecule that binds an irradiated tumor is identified. Also provided are therapeutic and diagnostic methods using targeting ligands that bind an irradiated tumor.08-28-2008
20090280055Use of Fluorine-Containing Compounds for Diagnostic Purposes Using Imaging Methods - Use of fluorine-containing compounds for the diagnostic detection of inflammatory processes by means of an imaging method, said inflammatory processes being selected from the group consisting of inflammatory processes of the lymphatic system, such as cancers that directly affect the lymph nodes, especially Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin lymphomas, tumor metastases; liver tumors, inflammatory processes in the border zone of infarctions, such as myocardial infarction and stroke, or tumors; inflammation of organs, such as myocarditis, encephalitis, meningitis (cerebral and spinal meninges); multiple sclerosis; inflammations of the gastrointestinal tract, such as Crohn's disease; inflammation of the vessels, such as arteriosclerosis, especially so-called “vulnerable plaques”; detection of abscesses and arthritis.11-12-2009
20090104113Ionizing-radiation-responsive compositions, methods, and systems - A method, composition and system respond to ionizing, radiation to adjust biological activity. In some approaches the ionizing radiation is X-ray or extreme ultraviolet radiation that produces luminescent responses that induce biologically active responses.04-23-2009
20100278724INHIBITION OF MIGRATION AND INDUCTION OF CELL DEATH BY THE TYPE II COLLAGEN AMINO PROPEPTIDES - The present invention provides combinations and methods for inducing cell death, inhibiting angiogenesis, and inhibiting cell migration. In particular, the present invention provides methods for inducing cell death in a cell expressing an αvβ3 and/or an αvβ5 integrin.11-04-2010
20090297436ANTIBODIES TO IL-6 AND USE THEREOF - The present invention is directed to antibodies and fragments thereof and humanized versions thereof having binding specificity for IL-6. Another embodiment of this invention relates to the antibodies described herein, and binding fragments thereof, comprising the sequences of the V12-03-2009
20120294796Antibodies Reactive with B7-H3 and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to antibodies that are immunoreactive to the mammalian, and more particularly, the human B7-H3 receptor and to uses thereof, particularly in the treatment of cancer and inflammation. The invention thus particularly concerns humanized B7-H3-reactive antibodies that are capable of mediating, and more preferably enhancing the activation of the immune system against cancer cells that are associated with a variety of human cancers.11-22-2012
20080292544Modified Proteins, Designer Toxins, and Methods of Making Thereof - The present invention concerns methods of reducing the antigenicity of a proteinaceous compound while maintaining the compounds biological activity, as well as proteinaceous compositions with biological activity but reduced antigenicity. These methods and compositions have significant benefits to a subject in need of such compounds and compositions. Also included are modified toxin compounds that are truncated and/or possess reduce antigenicity. Such designer toxins have therapeutic, diagnostic, and preventative benefits, particularly as immunotoxins. Methods of treating cancer using these immunotoxins are provided.11-27-2008
20090311173METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RADIOTHERAPY - A radiotherapy method, comprising positioning a predetermined amount of a radionuclide selected from the group consisting of Radium-223, Radium-224, Radon-219 and Radon-220, in proximity to and/or within a tumor of a subject, for a predetermined time period. The predetermined amount and the predetermined time period are selected sufficient for the radionuclide to administering a predetermined therapeutic dose of decay chain nuclei and alpha particles into the tumor.12-17-2009
20120294797ANTI-CGRP COMPOSITIONS AND USE THEREOF - The present invention is directed to antibodies and fragments thereof having binding specificity for CGRP. Another embodiment of this invention relates to the antibodies described herein, and binding fragments thereof, comprising the sequences of the V11-22-2012
20110268653Compositions and Methods Related to Acid Stable Lipid Nanospheres - The present invention relates generally to the fields of chemistry and biochemistry. More particularly, it concerns methods and compositions for the use of fatty asparagine, fatty cysteine, and fatty serine derivatives.11-03-2011
20100135900CD37 IMMUNOTHERAPEUTIC COMBINATION THERAPIES AND USES THEREOF - The present disclosure provides methods for using CD37-specific binding molecules (such as a CD37-specific SMIP or antibody) in combination with mTOR inhibitors (such as rapamycin and derivatives or analogues thereof) or phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitors (such as p110δ-specific inhibitors or the like), which can be done concurrently or sequentially, to treat or prevent a B-cell related hyperproliferative disease, such as a lymphoma, carcinoma, myeloma, or the like.06-03-2010
20090162276MEDICAL DEVICES CONTAINING MELT-BLOWN NON-WOVENS OF POLY-4-HYDROXYBUTYRATE AND COPOLYMERS THEREOF - Continuous processing methods for making absorbable polymeric non-wovens with one or more of the following properties: high burst strength, fine fibers of average diameter from 1 μm to 50 μm, and thickness from 10 μm to 50 mm, have been developed. Improved fiber cohesion is made possible by allowing the fibers of the non-woven to initially remain molten during web collection. In the preferred embodiment, the polymer is a polyhydroxyalkanoate, and in the most preferred embodiment, the polymer comprises 4-hydroxybutyrate. A particularly preferred embodiment is a non-woven of poly-4-hydroxybutyrate or copolymer thereof, wherein the non-woven has a burst strength greater than 0.1 Kgf, wherein the non-woven is derived by a continuous melt-blown process. The non-wovens can be used for a variety of purposes including fabrication of medical devices.06-25-2009
20090180950Polychromatic, diversely-sized particles for angiography - The invention involves polychromatic particles of various sizes for assessing blood flow, blood barrier leakage and blood vessel leakage.07-16-2009
20090028786METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGING AGENTS FOR DISEASE DETECTION - Methods and apparatus for identifying disease status according to various aspects of the present invention include delivering one or more imaging agents to all or parts of the body for disease observation, screening and/or detection. The methods and apparatus may deliver imaging agents that include any suitable disease-associated compositions, such as riboflavin carrier protein (RCP) and/or RCP modifications and antibodies thereof, labeled with an imaging label. In one embodiment, the imaging agents may be delivered to a selected site or sites in the body and subsequently observed using an imaging method. In another embodiment, the imaging agents may be delivered throughout the body for screening applications. In yet another embodiment, the imaging agents may be delivered throughout the body to detect a reduction and/or increase in cellular metabolism.01-29-2009
20090028785MEDICAL DEVICES WITH COATINGS FOR DELIVERY OF A THERAPEUTIC AGENT - Described herein are implantable coated medical devices, such as intravascular stents, for delivering therapeutic agents to the body tissue of a patient, and methods for making such medical devices. In particular, described herein are implantable coated medical devices comprising a substrate having a surface, and a coating disposed upon the surface that comprises a coating composition that includes a releasable metal oxide. The coating is free of polymer or a particular type of polymer that is not a part of any releasable metal oxide.01-29-2009
20090028784Antibodies to IL-6 and use thereof - The present invention is directed to antibodies and fragments thereof having binding specificity for IL-6. Another embodiment of this invention relates to the antibodies described herein, and binding fragments thereof, comprising the sequences of the V01-29-2009
20090162275CONTRAST AGENTS ANCHORED BY THIOLS ON NANOPARTICLES - The present invention is directed toward a multivalent product including a nanoparticle with a metal, metal alloy, or metal oxide core, a plurality of non-polymerizing ligands bound to the nanoparticle, and a plurality of paramagnetic ions coupled to the nanoparticle by the ligands. Methods of making and using the multivalent product are also disclosed.06-25-2009
20120070370SPIRO 1,3,4-THIADIAZOLINE DERIVATIVES AS KSP INHIBITORS - The present invention relates to compounds of Formula (I), below, (wherein X, R1, R2, R3, p, ring A, and ring B are as defined herein). The present invention also relates to compositions (including pharmaceutically acceptable compositions) comprising these compounds, alone and in combination with one or more additional therapeutic agents, and to methods for their use in inhibiting KSP kinesin activity, and for treating cellular proliferative diseases or disorders associated with KSP kinesin activity.03-22-2012
20120070369HIF INHIBITORS AND USE THEREOF - The present invention is directed to HIF inhibitors and methods of preventing cell proliferation, reducing inflammation, and treating an angiogenic disease or disorders.03-22-2012
20120070368Methods of Using C-Met Modulators - Disclosed are methods of treating cancer by administering a compound of Formula I,03-22-2012
20090142260IN VIVO DETECTION OF APOPTOSIS - The invention provides methods and products, such as kits, useful for determining the apoptotic state of cells in an organism, comprising detecting the presence or abundance of at least one caspase affinity labeling agent in the cells of an animal into which at least one caspase affinity labeling agent has been introduced, wherein the presence or abundance of the caspase affinity labeling agent correlates with the apoptotic state of the cells.06-04-2009
20130121912MICRORNA-198 AS A TUMOR SUPPRESSOR IN PANCREATIC CANCER - A novel network of tumorigenic prognostic factors is identified that plays a critical role in advanced pancreatic cancer (PC) pathogenesis. This interactome is interconnected through a central tumor suppressive microRNA, miR-198, which is able to both directly and indirectly modulate expression of the various members of this network to alter the molecular makeup of pancreatic tumors. When this tumor signature network is intact, miR-198 expression is reduced and patient survival is dismal; patients with higher miR-198 present an altered tumor signature network, better prognosis and increased survival. Further, MiR-198 replacement reverses tumorigenicity in vitro and in vivo. embodiment of the disclosure is a method of treating cancer in an individual, comprising the step of increasing the level of active microRNA-198 molecules in the pancreatic cancer tumor cells of the individual by an amount sufficient to cause an improvement in the pancreatic cancer in the individual.05-16-2013
20110223102MULTIMODALITY AGENTS FOR TUMOR IMAGING AND THERAPY - A compound that is a conjugate of an antagonist to an integrin expressed by a tumor cell and at least one of a tumor avid tetrapyrollic photosensitizer, a fluorescent dye, and a radioisotope labeled moiety wherein the radioisotope is 09-15-2011
20090081120Methods and Compositions for Increasing Patient Tolerability During Myocardial Imaging Methods - The present application discloses methods and compositions for increasing patient tolerability during myocardial imaging comprising the administration of doses of caffeine and one or more adenosine A03-26-2009
20090208408USE OF VCAM-1 LIGANDS FOR DETECTING AND/OR TREATING CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES - The invention concerns the use of VCAM-1 ligands in medical imagery, in particular for characterizing and/or therapeutic monitoring of cardiovascular diseases and more particularly for detecting vulnerable coronary atheroma. The invention also concerns the use of VCAM-1 ligands for making a medicine for treating a cardiovascular disease.08-20-2009
20120195826INJECTABLE BIOMATERIAL - The invention relates to an injectable biomaterial. The injectable biomaterial of the invention comprises a non aqueous solvent which is compatible for injection to human being and nanoparticles made of a polymer which is insoluble in water and insoluble in said non aqueous solvent, said nanoparticles being loaded with a drug or a biological agent. The injectable biomaterial of the invention is particularly appropriate for occluding normal or malformative blood vessels or non circulating cavities or for necrosing tumors.08-02-2012
20090004101Method and Means for Enhanced Pulmonary Drug Delivery - The present invention provides a method of enhancing the absorption of molecules across the airway epithelium, thereby enhancing the delivery of desired therapeutic or diagnostic agents across the airway epithelium via the systemic circulation to the target site of action. The method comprises administration of a formulation comprising a pharmaceutical composition comprising a synthetic or natural nucleoside diphosphate, nucleoside triphosphate, or dinucleoside polyphosphate, together with a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. Preferably the nucleotide is a P2Y receptor agonist which is administered at any time during treatment with a therapeutic or diagnostic agent. A preferred embodiment is a method of administering a pharmaceutical composition comprising a P2Y receptor agonist with enhanced resistance to extracellular hydrolysis, such as dinucleoside polyphosphate compounds.01-01-2009
20090246123PHARMACEUTICAL GELS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING THERAPEUTIC AGENTS TO A SITE BENEATH THE SKIN - Pharmaceutical gels and methods for delivering a therapeutic agent to a target tissue site beneath the skin of a patient are provided, the gel being capable of adhering to the target tissue site and comprising one or more biodegradable depots containing an effective amount of the therapeutic agent. In various embodiments, the gel is sprayable and hardens after contacting the target tissue site.10-01-2009
20090220415DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM FOR THE DETECTION OF SKIN CANCER - Methods and compositions are provided for the analysis of skin surfaces to determine the presence of neoplastic tissue. In the methods of the invention, a composition comprising a florescent probe that binds to a specific neoplasia associated marker is applied topically to the area of interest. After topical administration, the probe preferentially binds to markers associated in neoplastic lesions in situ, which binding is detected with a compact illumination unit that provides illumination at a wavelength appropriate for image acquisition. The illumination unit comprises a light source and fiber optic bundle to direct the light towards the area of examination. A detection unit is used to capture and record an image of the area of investigation. The detection unit may be a digital camera, film camera, etc. A mapping module may also be provided to catalogue the site of examination.09-03-2009
20090252673Methods of Making and Using Rubidium-81-Containing Compositions - The present invention relates to preparation of imaging compositions containing Rubidium-81. In addition, the present invention relates to uses of Rubidium-81-containing compositions in diagnostic imaging such as, for example, myocardial imaging.10-08-2009
20120195827MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION IMAGING METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS - A myocardial imaging method that is accomplished by administering one or more adenosine A08-02-2012
20120195828KIDNEY-IMAGING AGENT COMPRISING RECOMBINANT GELATIN - An object of the present invention is to provide a kidney-imaging agent which is composed of bioabsorbable materials, transiently accumulates in a kidney for a short period of time, and does not remain in the kidney for a prolonged time after accumulation. The present invention provides a kidney-imaging agent which comprises a gelatin-like protein.08-02-2012
20090117033INJECTABLE BIODEGRADABLE PARTICLES - According to an aspect of the invention, injectable polymeric particles are provided that contain a copolymer that contains a hydroxy-acid-based repeat unit selected from a mono(hydroxy acid) unit and a poly(hydroxy acid) unit, an alkyl-ether-based repeat unit selected from a mono(alkyl ether) unit and a poly(alkyl ether) unit, and an acid-based repeat unit selected from a unit comprising multiple carboxylic acid groups and a derivative thereof Other aspects of the invention pertain to methods of making such particles. Still other aspects of the invention pertain to injectable compositions that comprise such particles and to methods of treatment that employ such injectable compositions.05-07-2009
20090117032Imaging Agents for Early Detection and Monitoring of Cardiovascular Plaque - The present invention relates in part to imaging agents comprised of a targeting moiety and a label, such as a radionuclide or paramagnetic contrast agent, and methods of use thereof.05-07-2009
20090117031Methods for Treating Glioma - The present disclosure provides for method of treatment and/or prevention of disease states that require cystine for maintenance or progression of the disease state. In addition, methods for screening and identifying novel therapeutic agents useful in the treatment of such disease states are described. In one embodiment, the disease state is a cancer, such as, but not limited to, glioma. In this embodiment, methods for the treatment and prevention of glioma by inhibiting cystine uptake or decreasing intracellular cystine concentrations are provided. The present disclosure teaches that glioma cells are dependent on system Xc for cystine uptake. Pharmacological inhibition of system Xc causes a rapid depletion of intracellular glutathione, resulting in decreased cell growth. In contrast, non-malignant astrocytes and cortical neurons remain viable in the presence of Xc inhibitors and continue to take up cystine via alternate amino acid transporters.05-07-2009
20100183503MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION IMAGING METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS - A myocardial imaging method that is accomplished by administering one or more adenosine A07-22-2010
20090047210Cleavage of VEGF and VEGF receptor by wildtype and mutant MT-SP1 - MT-SP1 mutein proteases with altered specificity for the target molecules they cleave can be used to treat human diseases, such as cancer. Cleaving VEGF or VEGFR at certain substrate sequences with wild-type and mutein MT-SP1 proteases can be used to treat pathologies associated with angiogenesis.02-19-2009
20100166649METHOD TO INHIBIT CANCER TARGETING CD24 - The present invention relates to a method to inhibit cancer by targeting CD24, more precisely a method to inhibit cancer by using CD24 expressed in most cancer cells as a target of an antibody therapeutic agent or by inhibiting the interaction between CD24 and P-selectin. CD24 is over-expressed in most cancer cells and CD24 accumulated in cytoplasm accelerates metastasis. Therefore, the method to inhibit cancer of the invention by targeting CD24 can be effectively used for the treatment of cancer by inhibiting the progress of various cancers over-expressing CD24.07-01-2010
20120093716USE OF ANTISECRETORY FACTORS (AF) FOR OPTIMIZING CELLULAR UPTAKE - The present invention relates to the use of an antisecretory factor (AF) protein, peptide, derivative, homologue, and/or fragment thereof, having equivalent functional activity, and/or a pharmaceutically active salt thereof, for optimizing delivery and cellular uptake of a pharmaceutical substance and/or formulation, or a gene delivery. Typically, said pharmaceutical substance and/or formulation comprises an anticancer drug, radiation therapy, an antibiotic substance, an antiviral substance or a drug targeting posttraumatic injury, neurodegeneration, a parasite, or an inflammatory condition.04-19-2012
20100221175Antibody Therapy - The present invention provides a composition comprising naked humanized, chimeric, and human anti-CEA antibodies and a therapeutic agent, which is useful for treatment of CEA expressing cancers and other diseases, and methods of use in treatment using this composition.09-02-2010
20110059010DUAL PHASE DRUG RELEASE SYSTEM - The present invention relates to conjugate comprising a carrier substituted with one or more occurrences of a moiety having the structure (I): wherein each occurrence of M is independently a modifier having a molecular weight ≦10 kDa; denotes direct of indirect attachment of M to linker L03-10-2011
20100226852CLK-PEPTIDE AND SLK-PEPTIDE - The invention describes methods for inhibiting angiogenesis in a tissue by administering an antagonist that specifically binds to a proteolyzed or denatured collagen type-IV with substantially greater affinity than to the native triple helical form of collagen type-IV. Methods utilizing such antagonists for therapeutic treatment of tumor growth, tumor metastasis or of restenosis also are described, as are methods to use such antagonists as diagnostic markers of angiogenesis in normal or diseased tissues both in vivo and ex vivo. The invention further describes methods for treating tumors using said antagonists in combination with radiation therapy and therapies comprising the antagonists and radiation treatment.09-09-2010
20110110850COMPOUNDS FOR THERAPY AND DIAGNOSIS - The present invention relates to a transition metal complex represented by Formula (I) or salts thereof, or to a ligand represented by Formula (H) or salts thereof, wherein X represents a transition metal, preferably Pt, and methods for their use and preparation. In particular, the invention relates to compounds which may possess useful therapeutic activity in treating amyloid diseases, and in particular, Alzheimer's disease. The invention also relates to the use of these compounds in methods of therapy, and diagnosis, and the manufacture of medicaments as well as compositions containing these compounds.05-12-2011
20100150827PYRIDO [2, 3-D] PYRIMIDIN-7-ONE COMPOUNDS AS INHIBITORS OF P13K-ALPHA FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER - The invention is directed to a Compound of Formula I, II, or III. The invention provides compounds that inhibit, regulate, and/or modulate PI3K that are useful in the treatment of hyperproliferatives diseases, such as cancer.06-17-2010
20100209340PYRIDO [2, 3-D] PYRIMIDIN-7-ONE COMPOUNDS AS INHIBITORS OF P13K-ALPHA FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER - The invention is directed to Compounds of Formula (I). The invention provides compounds that inhibit, regulate, and/or modulate P13K that are useful in the treatment of hyperproliferative diseases, such as cancer.08-19-2010
20100111836Compositions and methods for therapeutic delivery with frozen particles - Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least one biological tissue.05-06-2010
20100015041Class of Supramolecular Drug Molecules and Methods of Identification and Use Thereof - This invention provides a class of supramolecular drugs and methods of identifying and using such drugs01-21-2010
20090142259Compositions and methods for the diagnosis and treatment of bladder and urinary tract tumors - The present invention is directed to methods of diagnosing and treating, as well as articles of manufacture useful for diagnosing and treating, bladder and/or urinary tract tumor in mammals.06-04-2009
20110104049METHOD OF USING AN ANTI-CD137 ANTIBODY AS AN AGENT FOR RADIOIMMUNOTHERAPY OR RADIOIMMUNODETECTION - The current invention relates to the development and methods of use of a recombinant agonistic antibody anti-human CD137, and glycosylation variants thereof. These antibodies act as anti-cancer agents and/or immune modulators that are effective in shrinking solid tumors or other cancerous indications and preventing their recurrence. The types of cancer for which the contemplated antibody is effective in treating also include leukemia and lymphoma. In a preferred embodiment the recombinant antibodies of the current invention were produced in and purified from the milk of transgenic animals. In another preferred embodiment of the current invention the agonistic anti-CD137 antibodies of the invention can be conjugated to radionuclides for radioimmunodetection or radioimmunotherapeutic purposes, or conjugated to a toxin for enhanced therapeutic treatment of various cancers.05-05-2011
20090110632BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS AND USES THEREOF - There is provided by the invention a modified antibody molecule which selectively binds to a specific target, the antibody molecule being modified at, at least one amino acid residue that forms part of a glycosylation site in the variable region of an unmodified parent antibody molecule, characterised in that the modified antibody is not glycosylated at the previous glycosylation site of which the amino acid modification forms part and the modified antibody exhibits a greater binding affinity for the specific target than the unmodified parent antibody molecule. There is also provided nucleotide sequences, amino acid sequences and expression vectors encoding the modified antibodies, and uses thereof.04-30-2009
20130129615METHODS, COMPOSITIONS AND KITS FOR PROVIDING A THERAPEUTIC TREATMENT - The present invention encompasses a therapeutic method which employs treatment of a disease such as cancer with triiodothyronine (T3) together with an anti-thyroid treatment such as treatment with an anti-thyroid agent, treatment with radioiodine and surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland. A pharmaceutical composition comprising T3 and an anti-thyroid agent and a kit comprising the same are also encompassed by the invention.05-23-2013
20110129412Antibodies Directed to CD20 and Uses Thereof - Antibodies directed to the antigen CD20 and uses of such antibodies are disclosed herein. In particular, fully human monoclonal antibodies directed to the antigen CD20. Nucleotide sequences encoding, and amino acid sequences comprising, heavy and light chain immunoglobulin molecules, particularly sequences corresponding to contiguous heavy and light chain sequences spanning the framework regions and/or complementarity determining regions (CDR's), specifically from FR1 through FR4 or CDR1 through CDR3 are disclosed. Hybridomas or other cell lines expressing such immunoglobulin molecules and monoclonal antibodies are also disclosed.06-02-2011
20100303718Stabilized Uncoated Particles of Reversed Liquid Crystalline Phase Materials - Uncoated particles of reversed cubic phase or reversed hexagonal phase material containing an active disposed within are provided. The uncoated particles have an ionic charge that is sufficient to stabilize them in dispersion in a liquid, e.g. a polar solvent. The active that is disposed within the particles may be, for example, a pharmaceutical or nutriceutical compound.12-02-2010
20110123437COMBINATORIAL THERAPIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF NEOPLASIAS USING THE OPIOID GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR - The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions for treating neoplasias in an animal or human comprised of a carrier and therapeutically effective amounts of at least one chemotherapeutic agent along with the biotherapeutic endogenous pentapeptide Met-enkephalin, referred to as opioid growth factor. Also provided are methods of treating neoplasias in an animal or human in need of such treatment, comprising the administration to the animal or human therapeutically effective amounts of a pharmaceutical composition comprised of a carrier and therapeutically effective amounts of at least one neoplasia-treating agent, such as a chemotherapeutic agent or radiation, along with opioid growth factor.05-26-2011
20110123435COMPOUNDS FOR INHIBITING KSP KINESIN ACTIVITY - The present invention relates to compounds of Formula (I), below, (wherein X, R1, R2, R3, p, E, ring A, and ring B are as defined herein). The present invention also relates to compositions (including pharmaceutically acceptable compositions) comprising these compounds, alone and in combination with one or more additional therapeutic agents, and to methods for their use in inhibiting KSP kinesin activity, and for treating cellular proliferative diseases or disorders associated with KSP kinesin activity. Formula I05-26-2011
20100303715Prostate-specific membrane antigen and uses thereof - This invention provides an isolated mammalian nucleic acid molecule encoding an alternatively spliced prostate-specific membrane (PSM′) antigen.12-02-2010
20100310450 METHOD OF DIAGNOSIS AND AGENTS USEFUL FOR SAME - The present invention relates generally to a method of screening for a neoplastic cell in a subject. More particularly, the present invention provides a method of screening for both viable neoplastic cells and, still further, cytotoxin induced neoplastic cell death by detecting the level of expression of La protein and/or gene by a cellular population in said subject or in a biological sample derived from said subject. The method of the present invention is useful in a range of applications including, but not limited to, diagnosing, prognosing or assessing a neoplastic condition, monitoring the progression of such a condition, assessing the effectiveness of a therapeutic agent or therapeutic regime and predicting the likelihood of a subject either progressing to a more advanced disease state or entering a remissive state. The present invention also provides diagnostic agents useful for detecting La protein and/or nucleic acid molecules.12-09-2010
20110002843METHOD OF DETECTING MYOCARDIAL DYSFUNCTION IN PATIENTS HAVING A HISTORY OF ASTHMA OR BRONCHOSPASM - This invention is directed to myocardial imaging of human patients having a history of asthma or bronchospasm. In particular, the present invention uses binodenoson as a pharmacological stressor in conjunction with any one of several noninvasive and invasive diagnostic procedures available. For example, intravenous administration may be used in conjunction with a radiopharmaceutical agent and myocardial perfusion imaging to assess the severity of myocardial ischemia.01-06-2011
20110212021TARGETED OLIGONUCLEOTIDE COMPOSITIONS FOR MODIFYING GENE EXPRESSION - The invention comprises compositions and methods for modifying gene expression. Modified oligos of the invention restore the lost function of let-7 wild type miRNA molecules that are prevented from silencing target genes by mutations occurring within their binding sites. Administration of a particular modified oligo (SEQ ID NO: 22) leads to increased cell death in cancer cells carrying the LCS6 SNP.09-01-2011
20100183501Medical Devices With Nanotextured Titanium Coating - A system for treating a vascular condition includes a catheter, a stent disposed on the catheter, the stent having a stent framework including a core, the core having an outer surface and a pure titanium layer deposited on the outer surface of the core and a nanotextured surface formed in the deposited pure titanium layer. A method of manufacturing a stent for treating a vascular condition includes depositing a uniformly dense and uniformly thick layer of pure titanium onto an outer surface of a stent framework core, placing stent framework into a running chamber having a cathode and electrolyte solution, connecting stent framework and cathode to a power source operably connected to the running chamber, applying a power source to the attached stent framework and cathode for a predetermined length of time and at a predetermined voltage and forming a nanotextured surface within the deposited titanium layer.07-22-2010
20110033377ASSAY TO DETECT A GYNECOLOGICAL CONDITION - The present invention relates generally to the field of diagnostic and prognostic assays for a gynecological condition. More particularly, the present invention provides an assay for diagnosing the presence of or a risk of having a gynecological cancer or a sub-type thereof or a stage of the cancer or complications arising therefrom or other gynecological condition including an inflammatory disorder.02-10-2011
20110110851Multivalent Immunoglobulin-Based Bioactive Assemblies - The present invention concerns methods and compositions for stably tethered structures of defined compositions, which may have multiple functionalities and/or binding specificities. Preferred embodiments concern hexameric stably tethered structures comprising one or more IgG antibody fragments and which may be monospecific or bispecific. The disclosed methods and compositions provide a facile and general way to obtain stably tethered structures of virtually any functionality and/or binding specificity. The stably tethered structures may be administered to subjects for diagnostic and/or therapeutic use, for example for treatment of cancer or autoimmune disease. The stably tethered structures may bind to and/or be conjugated to a variety of known effectors, such as drugs, enzymes, radionuclides, therapeutic agents and/or diagnostic agents.05-12-2011
20110033376Treatment of Melanoma - There is described dexanabinol, or a derivative thereof, for the treatment of melanoma. There is also described a method of treating a patient suffering from melanoma.02-10-2011
20110117008USE OF AVICINS TO DELIVER THERAPEUTIC AND DIAGNOSTIC AGENTS - The present invention provides compositions of avicins and avicin mixtures that enhance topical, percutaneous, transmucosal, transepithelial, transendothelial or transdermal transport of agents including diagnostic molecules, therapeutic drugs and cosmetic materials.05-19-2011
20110044892FORMULATION AND METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF TEETH - Tooth dentin is treated by applying thereto a paste or other solution to effect plugging of the tubules to eliminate or reduce tooth sensitivity. The solution may be applied to other tooth components for treatment thereof. The solution has a lanthanide salt dissolved therein and a pH between about 6 and 7 and includes an agent for bulking so as to enhance the plugging effect. A dental restoration has incorporated therein lanthanide ions.02-24-2011
20110117010Methods and Compositions for Administering Therapeutic and Diagnostic Agents - Methods and compositions are described for targeting therapeutic and diagnostic molecules to particular types of cells using targeting antibodies or other targeting moeities.05-19-2011
20110044893VASCULAR TARGETS FOR DETECTING, IMAGING AND TREATING NEOPLASIA OR NEOVASCULATURE - Methods of delivering an agent in a tissue-specific manner, by targeting annexin A1, a derivative of annexin A1, or a binding partner of annexin A1, are described. The methods can be used for detecting, imaging and/or treating neoplasia, angiogenesis or neovasculature, as well as for diagnostics and methods of assessing treatment efficacy. Antibodies to annexin A1 are also described, as are methods screening for agents altering annexin A1 activity.02-24-2011
20110117011NEUTRALIZING PROPROTEIN CONVERTASE SUBTILISIN KEXIN TYPE 9 (PCSK9) VARIANTS AND USES THEREOF - Neutralizing PCSK9 variants that interact with low density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) are described. Methods and compositions for treating disorders by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of a neutralizing PCSK9 variant are described.05-19-2011
20120034156Artificial cells - The present disclosure relates to various embodiments associated with artificial cells, particularly artificial antigen presenting cells, methods of making the same, methods of administering the same, computer systems relating thereto, computer-implemented methods relating thereto, and associated computer program products.02-09-2012
20090104114Nanotherapeutic Colloidal Metal Compositions and Methods - The present invention comprises compositions and methods for delivery systems of agents, including therapeutic compounds, pharmaceutical agents, drugs, detection agents, nucleic acid sequences and biological factors. In general, the nanotherapeutic compositions of the present invention comprise a platform comprising a colloidal metal, a targeting ligand such a tumor necrosis factor, a stealth agent such as polyethylene glycol, and one or more diagnostic or therapeutic agents for delivery. The invention also comprises methods and compositions for making such nanotherapeutic compositions and for the treatment of cancer.04-23-2009
20090311172Massage cream and massaging method using the same - The present invention relates to a massage cream which contains 5.0 Bq to 300.0 Bq of powders of one or more radioactive materials per 1 g of base materials. Furthermore in the massage cream the radioactive materials include 4.0 Bq to 240.0 Bq of thorium. Moreover in the massage cream the radioactive materials further include 1.0 Bq to 60.0 Bq of uranium. With the massage cream, medical effects can be given to the body of a person.12-17-2009
20110085968ARTICLES COMPRISING NANO-MATERIALS FOR GEOMETRY-GUIDED STEM CELL DIFFERENTIATION AND ENHANCED BONE GROWTH - The present invention provides articles of manufacture comprising biocompatible nanostructures comprising significantly increased surface area for, e.g., organ, tissue and/or cell growth, e.g., for bone, tooth, kidney or liver growth, and uses thereof, e.g., for in vitro testing of drugs, chemicals or toxins, or as in vivo implants, including their use in making and using artificial tissues and organs, and related, diagnostic, screening, research and development and therapeutic uses, e.g., as drug delivery devices. The present invention provides biocompatible nanostructures with significantly increased surface area, such as with nanotube and nanopore array on the surface of metallic, ceramic, or polymer materials for enhanced cell and bone growth, for in vitro and in vivo testing, cleansing reaction, implants and therapeutics. The present invention provides optically transparent or translucent cell-culturing substrates. The present invention provides biocompatible and cell-growth-enhancing culture substrates comprising elastically compliant protruding nanostructure substrates coated with Ti, TiO04-14-2011
20110176994Buoyant Polymer Particles for Delivery of Therapeutic Agents to the Central Nervous System - The invention provides compositions and methods for treating a subject who has suffered from a central nervous system disorder. More particularly, the invention provides sustained polymeric drug delivery systems for direct delivery of therapeutic agents into the central nervous system.07-21-2011
20110176993VEGF POLYMORPHISMS AND ANTI-ANGIOGENESIS THERAPY - Methods for determining whether a patient in at particular risk of hypertension associated with anti-VEGF treatment or has a greater likelihood of benefiting from anti-VEGF therapy by screening a sample isolated from the patient for specific genomic polymorphisms.07-21-2011
20110250129BIOLUMINESCENCE IMAGING-BASED SCREENING ASSAY AND INHIBITORS OF ABCG2 - A bioluminescence imaging-based high-throughput assay for inhibitors of ABCG2 is described. Compositions of inhibitors of ABCG2 and methods of using ABCG2 inhibitors are also described.10-13-2011
20110076230Novel Substituted Indoles - The present invention relates to novel amyloid binding compounds and methods for measuring effects of the compounds, by measuring changes of amyloid plaque level in living patients. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method of using the compounds of this invention as tracers in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to study amyloid deposits in brain in vivo to allow diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Thus, the present invention relates to use of the novel amyloid binding compounds as a diagnostic. The invention further relates to a method of measuring clinical efficacy of Alzheimer's disease therapeutic agents. Specifically, the present invention relates to novel aryl or heteroaryl substituted indole derivatives, compositions, and therapeutic uses and processes for making such compounds.03-31-2011
20110150757COMPOUNDS FOR INHIBITING KSP KINESIN ACTIVITY - The present invention relates to compounds of Formula (I), below, (wherein R1, R2, R3, R27, R28, R29, p, E, ring A, and ring B are as defined herein). The present invention also relates to compositions (including pharmaceutically acceptable compositions) comprising these compounds, alone and in combination with one or more additional therapeutic agents, and to methods for their use in inhibiting KSP kinesin activity, and for treating cellular proliferative diseases or disorders associated with KSP kinesin activity.06-23-2011
20090081119INHIBITING DNA POLYMERASE BETA TO ENHANCE EFFICACY OF ANTICANCER AGENTS - The invention provides anticancer methods. In one embodiment, the inventive method involves the co-administration to cancerous cells of (a) a chemotherapeutic agent, radiation, or a combination of a chemotherapeutic agent and radiation and (b) an inhibitor of DNA polymerase beta. In another embodiment, the invention provides anticancer methods involving the co-administration to cancerous cells of (a) a chemotherapeutic agent, radiation, or a combination of a chemotherapeutic agent and radiation and (b) an siRNA or shRNA in an amount sufficient to attenuate base excision repair within the cell. Another aspect of the invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising an siRNA or shRNA that attenuates base excision repair.03-26-2009
20100111833Compositions and methods for surface abrasion with frozen particles - Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least one biological tissue.05-06-2010
20100104503MODULAR NANOPARTICLES FOR ADAPTABLE VACCINES - Modular nanoparticle vaccine compositions and methods of making and using the same have been developed. Modular nanoparticle vaccine compositions comprise an antigen encapsulated in a polymeric particle and adaptor elements which modularly couple functional elements to the particle. The modular design of these vaccine compositions, which involves flexible addition and subtraction of antigen, adjuvant, immune potentiators, molecular recognition and transport mediation elements, as well as intracellular uptake mediators, allows for exquisite control over variables that are important in optimizing an effective vaccine delivery system.04-29-2010
20110158902RECOMBINANT MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND CORRESPONDING ANTIGENS FOR COLON AND PANCREATIC CANCERS - The present invention provides for purified or highly pure recombinant monoclonal antibodies that bind to human colorectal and pancreatic carcinoma-associated antigens (CPAA), along with nucleic acid sequences encoding the antibody chains, and the amino acid sequences corresponding to said nucleic acids and uses for said sequences.06-30-2011
20110158901CHITOSAN-BASED NANOPARTICLES AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THE SAME - Water-dispersible chitosan-based nanoparticles comprising a cross-linked chitosan polymer are provided. The chitosan-based nanoparticles advantageously have a particle size of about 100 nm or less and may include an imaging agent, a target-specific ligand, and/or a biologically active compound bonded to the chitosan polymer.06-30-2011
20120201749NP-1 Antagonists and Their Therapeutic Use - Compounds of formula (I): or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein: W is arylene, heteroarylene or formula (a) each L is independently alkylene, alkenylene, alkynylene, a direct bond, arylene, cycloalkylene, alkylene-arylene, alkylene-C═O or —C═O; each X is independently an N-containing heteroarylene, N-containing cycloalkylene or NR; Y is N-containing heteroaryl, N-containing cycloalkyl, NR08-09-2012
20120201747System and Method for Diagnosis and Treatment - This invention relates to a low cost rapid response diagnostic system to determine cortisol levels in patients selected as potential candidates for GCR (glucocorticoid receptor) antagonist therapy utilizing a GCR antagonist, such as ORG 34517. The rapid, sensitive, and inexpensive test can be used to determine patients who have non-normal cortisol production or disordered circadian rhythms as a method for selecting subjects for GCR antagonist therapy for whom it is likely to have beneficial and/or therapeutic effects, and can also be used to monitor changes in cortisol levels in response to treatment.08-09-2012
20120201746HALF IMMUNOGLOBULIN BINDING PROTEINS AND USES THEREOF - The invention provides compositions, methods, and kits related to half-Ig binding proteins that include a functional antibody binding site and a CH3 domain wherein the CH3 domain includes at least one mutation to inhibit CH3-CH3 dimerization.08-09-2012
20080279765Novel Imaging Agents for Fibrosis - The present invention provides a novel imaging agent targeting the mannose-6-phosphate (M6P) receptor suitable for the non-invasive visualization of fibrosis. A method for the preparation of the imaging agent is also provided by the invention, as well as a precursor for use in said method. The invention also provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising the imaging agent and a kit for the preparation of the pharmaceutical composition. In a further aspect, use of the imaging agent for in vivo imaging and in the preparation of a medicament for the diagnosis of a condition in which the mannose-6-phosphate receptor is upregulated is provided.11-13-2008
20080279764METHOD AND COMPOSITION FOR TREATING CANCER - A method for treating cancer, preventing cancer or delaying the progression of a cancer in an animal or a human comprising the step of: administering to the animal or the human having a cancer a composition in an amount effective to treat cancer, prevent cancer or delay the progression of cancer in the animal or the human. The composition comprises a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient, and ascorbate which is joined to a carrier structure containing an anti-cancer active agent, said carrier structure being capable of releasing the anti-cancer agent in the presence of a reactive oxygen species.11-13-2008
20080267862METHOD OF TREATING CANCER - Present invention provides a method for treating cancer which comprises co-administration of an angiogenic agent to enhance the vascular supply within tumors, particularly tumors capable of maintaining their viability under hypoxic conditions, and a anticancer therapy (e.g. chemotherapy and radiation therapy) to which the cancer is susceptible. Induction of angiogenesis increases the delivery of anticancer agents to the hypoxic tumor cells within the tumors, and as a result, improves the effectiveness of the anticancer therapy in eliminating or reducing cancers. The present invention also includes formulations comprising of lysine(L- and/or D-isomers as well as, or, their “activated” version either in isolation or in various combinations, as described, along with additive(s) and one or more chemotherapeutic agent(s) and/or radio-sensitizing agent(s).10-30-2008
20110256054Compositions and Methods for the Treatment and Prevention of Lens Fibrotic Diseases - Compositions and methods for treating fibrotic diseases are provided.10-20-2011
20110165066INTERLEUKIN-13 BINDING PROTEINS - The present invention encompasses IL-13 binding proteins. Specifically, the invention relates to antibodies that are chimeric, CDR grafted and humanized antibodies. Preferred antibodies have high affinity for hIL-13 and neutralize hIL-13 activity in vitro and in vivo. An antibody of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an antigen-binding portion thereof. Method of making and method of using the antibodies of the invention are also provided. The antibodies, or antibody portions, of the invention are useful for detecting hIL-13 and for inhibiting hIL-13 activity, e.g., in a human subject suffering from a disorder in which hIL-13 activity is detrimental.07-07-2011
20110165065MEANS FOR THE DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF PROSTATE CELLS - The present invention relates to a composition for the detection and the treatment of prostate cells and to methods for the diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of a human being using the composition according to the invention.07-07-2011
20110165064METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS RELATED TO CLOT-BINDING COMPOUNDS - Disclosed are compositions and methods related to clot-binding compounds. For example, disclosed are compositions comprising a surface molecule and at least one modified clot-binding compound. The modified clot-binding compound can selectively bind to clotted plasma protein, wherein the composition causes clotting and amplifies the accumulation of the composition in tumors. The modified clot-binding compound can enhance the clotting in tumors compared to its unmodified derivative. The disclosed targeting is useful for treatment of cancer and other diseases and disorders.07-07-2011
20110165062Use of an anti-cd151 antibody for early treatment of cancer - The present invention relates to the use of at least one antibody, or a functional fragment thereof, which is capable of binding to the CD151 protein and thereby inhibiting tumour growth, in the preparation of a medicament intended for the early treatment of cancer.07-07-2011
20110020218NOVEL ANTI CXCR4 ANTIBODIES AND THEIR USE FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER - The present invention relates to a novel isolated antibody, or the derived compounds or functional fragments of same, capable of binding to CXCR4 but also of inducing conformational changed of the CXCR4 homodimers and/or heterodimers.01-27-2011
20110020216SCAFFOLDS FOR CELL COLLECTION OR ELIMINATION - A device that includes a scaffold composition and a bioactive composition with the bioactive composition being incorporated therein or thereon, or diffusing from the scaffold composition such that the scaffold composition and/or a bioactive composition captures and eliminates undesirable cells from the body a mammalian subject. The devices mediate active recruitment, sequestration, and removal or elimination of undesirable cells from their host.01-27-2011
20100329976NANOPARTICULATE COMPOSITIONS OF ANGIOGENESIS INHIBITORS - Nanoparticulate compositions comprising at least one poorly soluble angiogenesis inhibitor and at least one surface stabilizer are described. The nanoparticulate compositions have an average particle size of less than about 2000 nm. The invention also describes methods of making and using such compositions.12-30-2010
20110262347METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ENHANCED DELIVERY OF COMPOUNDS - Disclosed are compositions and methods related to multivalent compositions targeted to cells and tissues. The disclosed targeting is useful for treatment of cancer and other diseases and disorders.10-27-2011
20100189641Novel Strategies for Improved Cancer Vaccines - The present invention concerns methods and compositions for forming anti-cancer vaccine complexes. In preferred embodiments, the anti-cancer vaccine complex comprises an antibody moiety that binds to dendritic cells, such as an anti-CD74 antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof, attached to an AD (anchoring domain) moiety and a xenoantigen, such as CD20, attached to a DDD (dimerization and docking domain) moiety, wherein two copies of the DDD moiety form a dimer that binds to the AD moiety, resulting in the formation of the vaccine complex. The anti-cancer vaccine complex is capable of inducing an immune response against xenoantigen expressing cancer cells, such as CD13807-29-2010
20110256053Multiple Signaling Pathways Induced by Hexavalent, Monospecific and Bispecific Antibodies for Enhanced Toxicity to B-Cell Lymphomas and Other Diseases - Disclosed herein are compositions and methods of use comprising hexavalent DNL complexes. Preferably, the complexes comprise anti-CD20 and/or anti-CD22 antibodies or fragments thereof. More preferably, the anti-CD20 antibody is veltuzumab and the anti-CD22 antibody is epratuzumab. Administration of the subject hexavalent DNL complexes induces apoptosis and cell death of target cells in diseases such as B-cell lymphomas or leukemias, autoimmune disease or immune dysfunction disease. In most preferred embodiments, the DNL complexes increase levels of phosphorylated p38 and PTEN, decrease levels of phosphorylated Lyn, Akt, ERK, IKKα/β and IκBα, increase expression of RKIP and Bax and decrease expression of Mcl-1, Bcl-xL, Bcl-2, and phospho-BAD in target cells. The subject DNL complexes show EC10-20-2011
20110135568THICKENED BEVERAGES FOR DYSPHAGIA - The present invention relates to thickened beverage compositions. More particularly the invention relates to beverage compositions thickened for the management of dysphagia. More particularly this invention relates to the production of thickened beverages by a dispensing machine that is also capable of dispensing non-thickened beverages.06-09-2011
20100303714ONCOLYTIC VACCINIA VIRUS CANCER THERAPY - Embodiments of the invention are directed methods that include a thymidine kinase deficient vaccinia virus. The methods include administering the vaccinia virus at increased viral concentrations. Further aspects of the invention include methods for inducing oncolysis or collapse of tumor vasculature in a subject having a tumor comprising administering to a subject administered at least 1×108 viral particles of a TK-deficient, GM-CSF-expressing, replication-competent vaccinia virus vector sufficient to induce oncolysis of cells in the tumor.12-02-2010
20120063995NON-AD5 ADENOVIRAL VECTORS AND METHODS AND USES RELATED THERETO - Oncolytic human adenoviral vectors and cells and pharmaceutical compositions including the vectors. Also provided are methods for using the vectors in the manufacture of a medicament for treating cancer in a subject and a method of treating cancer in a subject. Furthermore, methods of producing an adenoviral vector are provided.03-15-2012
20120063993THERAPEUTIC AND DIAGNOSTIC CONJUGATES FOR USE WITH MULTISPECIFIC ANTIBODIES - Disclosed are compounds that include two or more haptens conjugated by a spacer or a carrier. The haptens may include diethylenetriaminepentaacetate (DTPA), histimine-succinyl-glutamine (HSG), or combinations of DTPA and HSG. The compound also includes an effector molecule which may be conjugated to one or more of the haptens, the spacer/carrier, or both. The effector molecule may be conjugated by a number of linkages including an ester linkage, an imino linkage, an amino linkage, a sulfide linkage, a thiosemicarbazone linkage, a semicarbazone linkage, an oxime linkage, an ether linkage, or combinations of these linkages. Also disclosed are methods of synthesizing the compounds and/or precursors of the compounds.03-15-2012
20100322852NANOPARTICULATE COMPOSITIONS OF ANGIOGENESIS INHIBITORS - Nanoparticulate compositions comprising at least one poorly soluble angiogenesis inhibitor and at least one surface stabilizer are described. The nanoparticulate compositions have an average particle size of less than about 2000 nm. The invention also describes methods of making and using such compositions.12-23-2010
20100322853NANOPARTICULATE COMPOSITIONS OF ANGIOGENESIS INHIBITORS - Nanoparticulate compositions comprising at least one poorly soluble angiogenesis inhibitor and at least one surface stabilizer are described. The nanoparticulate compositions have an average particle size of less than about 2000 nm. The invention also describes methods of making and using such compositions.12-23-2010
20100322851KID3 and KID3 Antibodies That Bind Thereto - The invention provides the identification and characterization of disease and cancer-associated epitope, KID3. The invention also provides a family of monoclonal antibodies that bind to KID3, methods of diagnosing and treating various human cancers and diseases that express KID3.12-23-2010
20100322849ENHANCED B CELL CYTOTOXICITY OF CDIM BINDING ANTIBODY - Formulations and methods of treating human patients suffering from a condition characterized by lymphoid cancer, autoimmune disease or B cell hyperproliferation are disclosed, the treatment comprising administering (1) a cytotoxic amount of an antibody having specific binding for CDIM epitopes on a B cell, and (2) a cytotoxic agent, including a chemotherapeutic agent, radioactive isotope, cytotoxic antibody, immunoconjugate, ligand conjugate, immunosuppressant, cell growth regulator and/or inhibitor, toxin, or mixtures thereof, including agents that disrupt the cytoskeleton of B cells, particularly vinca alkaloids or colchicine.12-23-2010
20100015042Combine radiation therapy and chemotherapy for treating cancer - A method of treating a tumor of a subject is disclosed. The method comprises administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of alpha particles and a chemotherapeutic agent, wherein the alpha particles are administered by positioning a non-stable alpha-emitting radionuclide in proximity to and/or within the tumor, so as to administer a dose of alpha particles into the tumor, wherein the method does not comprise administration of an inhibitor of DNA repair, thereby treating the tumor of the subject.01-21-2010
20100158799METHOD AND COMPOSITION FOR BIOACTIVE AGENT RELEASE IN VIVO - A composition for bioactive agent release in vivo. The composition includes the bioactive agent in combination with a mixture of a first polymer component such as poly(butyl methacrylate) and a second polymer component such as poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate).06-24-2010
20100196264USE OF SOMATOSTATIN ANALOGS IN MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION IMAGING - The present invention features inter alia polypeptides comprising an Fc region comprising genetically-fused Fc moieties. In addition, the instant invention provides, e.g., methods for treating or preventing a disease or disorder in subject by administering the binding polypeptides of the invention to said subject.08-05-2010
20120121501HMGN2 PEPTIDES AND RELATED MOLECULES THAT SELECTIVELY HOME TO TUMOR BLOOD VESSELS AND TUMOR CELLS - The present invention provides a conjugate which contains a therapeutic moiety linked to a homing molecule that selectively homes to tumor blood vessels and tumor cells and that specifically binds the receptor bound by peptide KDEPQRRSARLSAKPAPPKPEPKPKKAPAKK (SEQ ID NO: 9). Methods of directing a conjugate of the invention to tumor blood vessels and tumor cells and of using a conjugate to treat cancer also are provided.05-17-2012
20110182806SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PARTICLE RADIATION ENHANCED DELIVERY OF THERAPY - Systems and methods for enhancing the selective targeting of agents for preferential action at a target with reduced action with healthy tissue distal the target tissue. One or more agents can be combined with nano scale structures/particles for delivery to the target tissue. Appropriate bombardment with accelerated particle radiation, such as proton radiation, induces the release of the agents at the target site. Nano carriers can be combined with therapeutic and/or imaging enhancement agents. Imaging of the target tissue can provide a verification of the delivered dose of particle radiation. Nanocarriers can be provided with an outer shell selected for biocompatibility and durability in the in vivo environment and further selected to provide a feedback mechanism in the treatment environment to accelerate the release of the agent and reduce a total radiation dose needed for that release.07-28-2011
20090175783COMPOUNDS AND IMAGING METHODS - The present invention relates to methods of distinguishing between active and inactive blood clots in vivo, including assisting in the determination of whether it is appropriate or not to continue anticoagulant therapy for an individual patient with previously diagnosed venous thrombo-embolic disease (VTE).07-09-2009
20110189082HUMAN GM-CSF ANTIGEN BINDING PROTEINS - Antigen binding proteins that bind to human GM-CSF protein are provided. Nucleic acids encoding the antigen binding protein, vectors, and cells encoding the same are also provided. The antigen binding proteins can inhibit binding of GM-CSF to GM-CSFR, inhibit GM-CSF-induced proliferation and signaling of myeloid lineage cell lines and inhibit GM-CSF-induced activation of human monocytes.08-04-2011
20110189084Method for Treating Liver Disorders with Receptor Associated Protein (RAP) Peptide-Fucosidase Inhibitor Conjugates - The present invention relates, in general, to methods and compositions for the treatment of liver disorders and liver tumors, such as hepatocellular carcinoma, with a peptide of the receptor associated protein (RAP) molecule conjugated to a fucosidase inhibitor.08-04-2011
20110189083Dock-and-Lock (DNL) Vaccines for Cancer Therapy - The present invention concerns methods and compositions for forming anti-cancer vaccine DNL complexes using dock-and-lock technology. In preferred embodiments, the anti-cancer vaccine DNL complex comprises an antibody moiety that binds to dendritic cells, such as an anti-CD74 antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof, attached to an AD (anchoring domain) moiety and a xenoantigen, such as CD20, attached to a DDD (dimerization and docking domain) moiety, wherein two copies of the DDD moiety form a dimer that binds to the AD moiety, resulting in the formation of the DNL complex. The anti-cancer vaccine DNL complex is capable of inducing an immune response against xenoantigen expressing cancer cells, such as CD13808-04-2011
20110165063IL-1 BINDING PROTEINS - The present invention describes IL-1α binding proteins, including chimeric, CDR-grafted, and humanized antibodies that bind IL-1α. Binding proteins of the invention have high affinity for IL-1α and neutralize IL-1α activity. A binding protein of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an IL-1α-binding portion thereof. Methods of making and methods of using the binding proteins of the invention are also described. The IL-1α binding proteins of the invention are useful for detecting IL-1α and for inhibiting IL-1α activity, including in a human subject suffering from a disease or disorder in which IL-1α activity is detrimental.07-07-2011
20100021378IMAGING PROTOCOLS - Protocols for radioimaging an event or disorder are provided. An exemplary protocol comprises a method of radioimaging a myocardial perfusion, the method comprising in sequence: 01-28-2010
20120148488Targeting Kidney Mesangium With Nanoparticles of Defined Diameter - Described herein are methods of treating a disorder affecting the mesangial cells in a subject by administering an engineered nanoparticle (ENP) capable of delivering a therapeutic agent to the subject. Also provided are diagnostic methods for administering to a subject an ENP, analyzing a mesangial cell of the subject and determining whether the engineered nanoparticle is present in a mesangial cell of the subject.06-14-2012
20100303716SWITCHABLE NANO-VEHICLE DELIVERY SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THEM - The invention provides nanodevices or products of manufacture for use as drug delivery vehicles. In one aspect, the invention provides nanodevices or products of manufacture having on-off release mechanisms, e.g., that are “switchable”, or “actuatable” (for example magnetically or ultrasonically switchable), for compounds contained within, e.g., for use as drug delivery nano-vehicles having on-off drug release mechanisms, and their therapeutic applications.12-02-2010
20100135901COMBINATION THERAPY - The invention provides combination treatments with IL-21, analogues and derivatives thereof.06-03-2010
20090074657Nucleotide and protein sequences of an antibody directed against an epitope common to human acidic and basic ferritins, monoclonal antibodies or antibody-like molecules comprising these sequences and uses thereof - The present invention is directed to monoclonal, chimeric or humanized, antibodies or antibody-like molecules that recognize an epitope common to human acidic and basic isoferritins. The anti-ferritin antibodies or antibody-like molecules can be used in pharmaceutical compositions for immunotherapy or radioimmunotherapy to target various cancer cells in a mammal. A method for delivering anti-ferritin antibodies or antibody-like molecules to cancerous lymph cells, pancreatic cells, lymphatic endothelium cells, and liver cells is also disclosed, as well as methods for treating pancreatic cancer, hepatocellular carcinomas, Kaposi's sarcoma and Hodgkin's lymphoma.03-19-2009
20120148489Targeting Kidney Mesangium With Nanoparticles of Defined Diameter - Described herein are methods of treating a disorder affecting the mesangial cells in a subject by administering an engineered nanoparticle (ENP) capable of delivering a therapeutic agent to the subject. Also provided are diagnostic methods for administering to a subject an ENP, analyzing a mesangial cell of the subject and determining whether the engineered nanoparticle is present in a mesangial cell of the subject.06-14-2012
20100158797USE OF A2A ADENOSINE RECEPTOR AGONISTS - Myocardial imaging methods that are accomplished by administering doses of a pharmaceutical composition including regadenoson—an adenosine A06-24-2010
20110117009DRUG CONJUGATES WITH POLYGLYCEROLS - The present invention relates to a drug polymer conjugate comprising a pharmaceutically active compound and a dendritic polyglycerol, as well as to a drug polymer conjugate comprising a pharmaceutically and/or diagnostically active compound bound to a dendritic polyglycerol core having a polyethylene glycol shell.05-19-2011
20110091373PAA NANOPARTICLES FOR ENHANCEMENT OF TUMOR IMAGING - A composition comprising PAA nanoparticles containing a post loaded tetrapyrollic photosensitizer and an imaging agent and methods for making and using same.04-21-2011
20110014118Nanotherapeutic colloidal metal compositions and methods - The present invention comprises compositions and methods for delivery systems of agents, including therapeutic compounds, pharmaceutical agents, drugs, detection agents, nucleic acid sequences and biological factors. In general, the nanotherapeutic compositions of the present invention comprise a platform comprising a colloidal metal, a targeting ligand such a tumor necrosis factor, a stealth agent such as polyethylene glycol, and one or more diagnostic or therapeutic agents for delivery. The invention also comprises methods and compositions for making such nanotherapeutic compositions and for the treatment of cancer.01-20-2011
20120039798METHODS OF MODIFYING P53 ACETYLATION AND TREATING CANCER USING AVRA - The present invention relates to methods and compositions for the treatment of cancer. The methods and compositions involve the use of the 02-16-2012
20080317666Colonic Delivery of Active Agents - Drug delivery devices that are orally administered, and that release active ingredients in the colon, are disclosed. In one embodiment, the active ingredients are those that inactivate antibiotics, such as macrolides, quinolones and beta-lactam containing antibiotics. One example of a suitable active agent is an enzyme such as beta-lactamases. In another embodiment, the active agents are those that specifically treat colonic disorders, such as Chrohn's Disease, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer or constipation. The drug delivery devices are in the form of beads of pectin, crosslinked with calcium and reticulated with polyethyleneimine. The high crosslink density of the polyethyleneimine is believed to stabilize the pectin beads for a sufficient amount of time such that a substantial amount of the active ingredients can be administered directly to the colon. Advantageously, the amount of polyethyleneimine is sufficient to allow a substantial portion of the pectin beads to pass through the gastrointestinal tract to the colon without releasing the active agent, and is also sufficient such that the pectin beads are sufficiently degraded in the colon to release an effective amount of the active agent.12-25-2008
20100322850NEW PLASMA MEMBRANE BIOMARKERS PREFERENTIALLY EXPRESSED IN PANCREATIC BETA CELLS USEFUL IN IMAGING OR TARGETING BETA CELLS - The present invention is directed to the identification of a biomarker specifically located in the plasma membrane of pancreatic beta cells. It was selected by a Systems Biology approach on Massively Parallel Signal Sequencing datasets obtained in human islets and Affymetrix microarray datasets on human islets, purified rat primary beta and non beta cells and insulinoma cells. Based on a set of specific features the biomarker is a unique candidate for imaging and targeting strategies to study the pancreatic beta cell mass in health and disease (T1 D, T2D, pancreatic cancers, obesity, islet transplantation, beta cell regeneration). The five specific features of the selected biomarkers are: 1) Preferentially expressed in pancreatic islets as compared to surrounding tissues; 2) Higher expression in pancreatic beta cells than in pancreatic alpha cells or than in other islet non-beta cells; 3) Expression levels in pancreatic beta cells are higher or comparable to glucokinase which is an enzyme specifically expressed in the pancreatic beta cell; 4) Located in the membrane and as such targetable with antibodies, peptides or small molecules which allows imaging, targeting and immunohistochemistry; and 5) Expression is not induced during the process of inflammation of the beta cell mass and the protein is not enriched in T-cells and dendritic cells or in other cells participating in the inflammation process.12-23-2010
20110044894Immunoglobulin and/or Toll-Like Receptor Proteins Associated with Myelogenous Haematological Proliferative Disorders and Uses Thereof - The disclosure relates to methods and compositions effective in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of human hematopoietic cancers. In particular, the disclosure provides tumor-associated genes that encode for members of the immunoglobulin (Ig) and/or toll-like receptor superfamilies that are differentially expressed in hematopoietic tumor cells of myeloid origin compared with other cells, e.g., normal stem cells.02-24-2011
20110064651RECOMBINANT NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCE, CELL OR VECTOR CONTAINING THE SAME AND METHOD FOR USING CELL CONTAINING THE SAME TO ENCODE ANTI-POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES - The invention provides a recombinant nucleotide sequence, including the sequence of SEQ ID No. 1, SEQ ID No. 2, SEQ ID No. 3 or SEQ ID No. 4, wherein the recombinant nucleotide sequence encodes an anti-polyethylene glycol recombinant single chain membrane antibody.03-17-2011
20110064652NANOPARTICLES FOR TARGETED DELIVERY OF ACTIVE AGENTS TO THE LUNG - The present invention concerns a delivery system administered to the lung preferably by inhalation comprising a polymer-based nanoparticle; and a linker comprising a first portion non-covalently anchored to said nanoparticle, wherein at least part of said first portion comprises a hydrophobic/lipophilic segment embedded in said nanoparticle; and a second portion comprising a coupling group, preferably a maleimide compound, exposed at the outer surface of said nanoparticle. In accordance with one embodiment, the delivery system comprises one or more targeting agents, each covalently bound to said coupling group, preferably maleimide compound, and is administered as an aerosol in the therapy or diagnosis of lung cancer or bronchial dysplasia. In accordance with yet another embodiment, the delivery system comprises a drug and/or a radiopharmaceutical and/or a contrasting agent. A specific example for a linker in accordance with the invention is octadecyl-4-(maleimideomethyl)cyclohexane-carboxylic amide (OMCCA).03-17-2011
20120063997DELIVERY SYSTEM WITH SCAFFOLDS - An injectable, agent delivery system comprising a composition comprising: (i) an injectable scaffold material comprising discrete particles, which are capable of interacting to form a scaffold; and (ii) a carrier comprising an agent for delivery. The product can have a pharmaceutical use or use in cosmetic surgery; in particular it can be used in tissue regeneration or reconstruction. The agent for delivery may be a therapeutically, prophylactically or diagnostically active substance.03-15-2012
20120045389METHODS AND REAGENTS FOR EFFICIENT AND TARGETED GENE TRANSFER TO MONOCYTES AND MACROPHAGES - The present invention provides a biosafe and useful vector to transfer genetic material to CD14+ mononuclear cells (monocytes and monocyte-derived macrophages) in an efficient and specific manner. The embodiment of the invention makes use of the chimeric human adenovirus vectors 5 carrying the short fiber of enterotropic Ad40 to transfer genetic material to the target CD14+ mononuclear cells.02-23-2012
20090246124HIGH AFFINITY VEGF-RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS - A cell-based screen is reported can be used to identify specific receptor-binding compounds in a combinatorial library of peptoids (N-alkylglycine oligomers) displayed on beads. This strategy was applied to the isolation of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor 2 (VEGFR2)-binding peptoids, which were optimized to create lead compounds with high affinity for VEGFR2. One of these peptoids was shown to be an antagonist of VEGF-VEGFR2 interaction and receptor function.10-01-2009
20090047209Novel nifedipine compositions - The present invention is directed to nanoparticulate compositions comprising nifedipine. The nifedipine particles of the composition have an effective average particle size of less than about 2 microns.02-19-2009
20120207671COMBINATION TREATMENT WITH VEGF-C ANTAGONISTS - The invention relates to a method and kit for treating cancer in a human subject, the method comprising administering to the subject in combination therapeutically effective amounts of a VEGF-C antagonist and an anti-neoplastic composition, and the kit comprising a VEGF-C antagonist for administering to the subject in combination with an anti-neoplastic composition. The invention further relates to methods for: increasing the duration of survival of, increasing the progression-free survival of, increasing the duration of response of, or treating, a subject or a group of human subjects susceptible to or diagnosed as having a cancer; or treating a human subject or a group of human subjects having metastatic colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer or glioblastoma, the methods comprising administering to the subject or subjects in the group in combination effective amounts of a VEGF-C antagonist and an anti-neoplastic composition.08-16-2012
20120207670Method for Treating Psoriasis by Administering An Anti-IL-12 Antibody - An anti-IL-12 antibody that binds to a portion of the IL-12 protein corresponding to at least one amino acid residue selected from the group consisting of residues 15, 17-21, 23, 40-43, 45-47, 54-56 and 58-62 of the amino acid sequence of the p40 subunit of IL-12, including isolated nucleic acids that encode at least one anti-IL-12 antibody, vectors, host cells, transgenic animals or plants, and methods of making and using thereof have applications in treating IL-12-related disorders, such as psoriasis.08-16-2012
20100284905Methods and Agents for Inhibiting Tumor Growth by Targeting the SSDNA Replication Intermediate of Tumor Stem Cells - The application is based on the observation that tumor stem cell (TSC) replication involves a replicative intermediate configuration wherein a substantial fraction of the TSC genome is present as single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) when bell-shaped nuclei commence separation into two nuclei. During this replicative intermediate configuration large amounts of ssDNA are thus present in the nuclei of cells which the applicant proposes as target for anti-tumor therapy. A method of screening for anti-tumorigenic agents targeting ssDNA and use of such agents in therapy is claimed.11-11-2010
20120009121PSMA-TARGETING COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF - Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) targeting compounds are described. Uses of the compounds for imaging, therapy, cell sorting, and tumor mapping are also described.01-12-2012
20120301393MODIFIED UBIQUITIN PROTEINS HAVING A SPECIFIC BINDING ACTIVITY FOR THE EXTRADOMAIN B OF FIBRONECTIN - The present invention refers to novel recombinant proteins obtained from modified ubiquitin capable of binding the extradomain B of fibronectin (ED-B). Furthermore, the invention refers to fusion proteins comprising said recombinant protein fused to a pharmaceutically and/or diagnostically active component.11-29-2012
20120014869MUC18 TARGETING PEPTIDES - Provided are MUC 18 targeting peptides which may be used, e.g., to therapeutically target B-I lymphocytes to reduce the influence of these cells on the metastatic potential of melanoma cells and/or to target cancerous cells, including certain melanoma and leukemia cells. MUC 18 targeting peptides may be comprised in fusion constructs, imaging constructs, and/or therapeutic constructs such as fusion constructs which may be used for diagnosing or treating a cancer.01-19-2012
20120014868METHODS TO DIAGNOSE DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE - Methods are provided that better describe, and localize the pain generator or suspected pain generator in and around spinal discs in relation to neck or back pain so as to improve the diagnosis of degenerative disc disease. In some embodiments, there are methods for diagnosing a pain generator or a suspected pain generator in a patient suffering from back pain, the methods comprise labeling an inflammatory, vascular, neuronal, and/or metabolic pain marker at a location inside of or adjacent to an intervertebral disc in the patient suffering from back pain to increase an image of the pain marker with an imaging procedure; and imaging the labeled inflammatory, vascular, neuronal, and/or metabolic pain marker in a manner sufficient to diagnose the pain generator or suspected pain generator.01-19-2012
20120058047METHOD OF USING AN ANTI-CD137 ANTIBODY AS AN AGENT FOR RADIOIMMUNOTHERAPY OR RADIOIMMUNODETECTION - The current invention relates to the development and methods of use of a recombinant agonistic antibody anti-human CD137, and glycosylation variants thereof. These antibodies act as anti-cancer agents and/or immune modulators that are effective in shrinking solid tumors or other cancerous indications and preventing their recurrence. The types of cancer for which the contemplated antibody is effective in treating also include leukemia and lymphoma. In a preferred embodiment the recombinant antibodies of the current invention were produced in and purified from the milk of transgenic animals. In another preferred embodiment of the current invention the agonistic anti-CD137 antibodies of the invention can be conjugated to radionuclides for radioimmunodetection or radioimmunotherapeutic purposes, or conjugated to a toxin for enhanced therapeutic treatment of various cancers.03-08-2012
20120063994RTEF-1 VARIANTS AND USES THEREOF - Disclosed are variant RTEF-1 polypeptides having an RTEF-1 amino acid sequence with one or more internal deletions, wherein the polypeptides reduce VEGF promoter activity. Some of the RTEF-1 polypeptides include an amino acid sequence that is at least 80% identical to the contiguous amino acids of 1) amino acids 24 to 47 of SEQ ID NO:15 and 2) each of SEQ ID NOs:16 and 17, but does not comprise the contiguous amino acids of SEQ ID NOs:8, 9, 11, or 12. Also disclosed are nucleic acids encoding the variant RTEF-1 polypeptides of the present invention. Pharmaceutical compositions that include the polypeptides and nucleic acids of the present invention are also disclosed. Methods of inducing cell contact inhibition, regulating organ size, and reducing intracellular YAP activity are also set forth, as well as methods of treating hyperproliferative diseases such as cancer using the pharmaceutical compositions of the present invention.03-15-2012
20120156128CONTROLLABLE RELEASE COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME - A controllable release composition is provided, including a polymer substrate and an active ingredient, in which the polymer substrate is a polymer blend including a biodegradable polyester, polyanhydride, and/or polyether, and the active ingredient includes a radioactive agent or a chemotherapeutic agent. The controllable release composition is useful for cancer therapy, particularly for solid cancer treatment.06-21-2012
20120063998Method for Treating Psoriatic Arthritis by Administering an Anti-IL-12 Antibody - Isolated anti-IL-12 antibodies, nucleic acids encoding antibodies or antibody portions, vectors, host cells, and methods of making are useful for production of antibody or portions for treating and/or diagnosing IL-12 related conditions, diseases, and disorders, such as psoriatic arthritis.03-15-2012
20120063996NOVEL NIMESULIDE COMPOSITIONS - The present invention provides nanoparticulate nimesulide compositions. The compositions preferably comprise nimesulide and at least one surface stabilizer adsorbed on or associated with the surface of the nimesulide particles. The nanoparticulate nimesulide particles preferably have an effective average particle size of less than about 2000 nm. The invention also provides methods of making and using nanoparticulate nimesulide compositions.03-15-2012
20110091375USE OF THE COMBINATION COMPRISING TEMOZOLOMIDE AND TNF-ALPHA FOR TREATING GLIOBLASTOMA - Disclosed are methods of synergistically inhibiting growth of a glioma cell comprising contacting the cell with temozolomide and TNFα, or with temozolomide, TNFα, and radiation. Also disclosed are methods of synergistically inhibiting growth of a glioma in a human cancer patient comprising administering temozolomide and TNFα, or with temozolomide, TNFα, and radiation. Pharmaceutical combinations and therapeutic combinations suitable for use in the methods of the invention are also disclosed.04-21-2011
20110091374CONTRAST AGENTS FOR APPLICATIONS INCLUDING PERFUSION IMAGING - The present invention is directed, in part, to compounds and methods for imaging the central nervous system or cancer, comprising administering to a subject a contrast agent which comprises a compound that binds MC-I, and an imaging moiety, and scanning the subject using diagnostic imaging.04-21-2011
20110104050Compositions and Methods for Identifying and Targeting Cancer Cells of Alimentary Canal Origin - Screening and diagnostic reagents, kits and methods for primary and/or metastatic stomach or esophageal cancer are disclosed. Compositions for and methods of imaging and treating primary and/or metastatic stomach or esophageal cancer are disclosed. Vaccines compositions and methods of for treating and preventing primary and/or metastatic stomach or esophageal cancer are disclosed.05-05-2011
20120121502PYRIMIDINE HYDROXY AMIDE COMPOUNDS AS PROTEIN DEACETYLASE INHIBITORS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to novel pyrimidine hydroxy amide compounds, and the use of such compounds in the inhibition of HDAC6 and in the treatment of various diseases, disorders or conditions related to HDAC6.05-17-2012
20100247429MICROCHIP, MICROCHIP DEVICE AND EVAPORATION METHOD USING MICROCHIP - Provided is a microchip capable of integrating liquid evaporation as an operation on the microchip. In the microchip 09-30-2010
20100247428USES OF RARE EARTH ELEMENTS FOR HAIR IMPROVEMENT - Disclosed are uses of rare earth element selected from the group consisting of cerium (Ce), praseodymium (Pr), promethium (Pm), europium (Eu), terbium (Tb), dysprosium (Dy), holmium (Ho), erbium (Er), thulium (Tm), ytterbium (Yb), scandium (Sc), yttrium (Y), lanthanum (La), neodymium (Nd), samarium (Sm), gadolinium (Gd), ruthenium (Lu) and mixtures thereof, or a salt or an oxide thereof for preventing hair loss, promoting hair regrowth and hair growth, removing and preventing dandruff, or promoting black hair formation.09-30-2010
20100247427Methods of inhibiting cell growth and methods of enhancing radiation responses - Provided herein are methods of enhancing the radiation response of a cell expressing activated Stat1, Stat3, or Stat5. Methods for synergistically affecting a cell expressing activated Stat1, Stat3, or Stat5 are also described. The described methods may also be used to synergistically affect or enhance the radiation response of a cell in a subject.09-30-2010
20120128581Sincalide Formulations - The invention features sincalide formulations that include an effective amount of sincalide, a bulking agent/tonicity adjuster, a stabilizer, a surfactant, a chelator, and a buffer. The invention also features kits and methods for preparing improved sincalide formulations as well as methods for treating, preventing, and diagnosing gall bladder-related disorders using sincalide formulations.05-24-2012
20120128580PRESELECTION OF SUBJECTS FOR THERAPEUTIC TREATMENT WITH ELESCLOMOL BASED ON HYPOXIC STATUS - The present invention provides methods for the preselection of a subject for therapeutic treatment with elesclomol based on modulated levels of hypoxia in the subject. In one embodiment, the invention provides methods for the preselection of a subject for therapeutic treatment with elesclomol based on modulated levels of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH). The invention also provides methods for treating cancer in a subject by administering an effective amount of elesclomol to the subject, wherein the subject has a modulated level of hypoxia. The invention further provides kits to practice the methods of the invention.05-24-2012
20110182808Strontium-82/Rubidium-82 Generator, Method for Producing a Rubidium-82 Comprising Diagnostic Agent, Said Diagnostic Agent and Its Use in Medicine - The invention relates to a strontium-82/rubidium-82 generator, comprising a column filled with a cationic exchanger loaded with strontium-82, and having an inlet and an outlet, and a liquid medium, wherein parts of the column, inlet and outlet coming into contact with the liquid medium are iron-free, preferably metal-free, to a method for producing rubidium-82, and to the obtained diagnostic agent.07-28-2011
20110182807Method and Dosage Form to Confirm Compliant Use of a Bioactive Agent - A dosage form includes a dose of at least one bioactive agent and a substance that can be readily confirmed by medical personnel to determine if the patient is compliant with taking the dosage form. The substance is at least one member selected from the group consisting of (a) a material incorporated in the dose in a manner that when the dosage form is properly administered is by itself or when combined with a reagent visible in the buccal, vaginal, nasal, rectal, aural, ophthalmic or ostomic cavity of a patient or an excretion of a patient in normal light or when exposed to a special frequency light source, (b) a material that is by itself not readily visible in the buccal, vaginal, nasal, rectal, aural, ophthalmic or ostomic cavity of a patient or an excretion of a patient in normal light but by itself or when combined with a reagent is readily visible when exposed to a special frequency light source, (c) a material that is by itself not readily visible in the buccal, vaginal, nasal, rectal, aural, ophthalmic or ostomic cavity of a patient or an excretion of a patient in normal light but when combined with a reagent is readily visible in normal light and (d) a material that is by itself not readily visible in the buccal, vaginal, nasal, rectal, aural, ophthalmic or ostomic cavity of a patient or an excretion of a patient in normal light but by itself or when combined with a reagent is readily detected by a non-visual detection method.07-28-2011
20110182805Nanoparticle fabrication methods, systems, and materials - Nano-particles are molded in nano-scale molds fabricated from non-wetting, low surface energy polymeric materials. The nano-particles can include pharmaceutical compositions, taggants, contrast agents, biologic drugs, drug compositions, organic materials, and the like. The molds can be virtually any shape and less than 10 micron in cross-sectional diameter.07-28-2011
20120134917DERMATOLOGICAL COMPOSITION - Dermatological methods of cosmetic, therapeutic, prophylactic, and/or diagnostic treatment by topically applying compositions comprising a multiplicity of particles, at least one of the particles comprising porous and/or polycrystalline silicon. Included are methods and compositions for sun protection applications. The use of porous silicon, polycrystalline silicon, and porous silicon oxide mirrors is disclosed.05-31-2012
20100172829ENHANCED CARRIERS FOR THE DELIVERY OF MICROPARTICLES TO BODILY TISSUES AND FLUIDS - Improved compositions for tissue augmentation are provided. These compositions comprise an amount of crosslinked material sufficient to provide a melt temperature (T07-08-2010
20120171114ANTI-CD151 ANTIBODIES AND THEIR USE IN THE TREATMENT OF CANCER - The present invention relates to new antibodies capable of binding specifically to the human CD151 protein, especially monoclonal antibodies of murine origin, which are chimeric and humanised, and also to the amino acid and nucleic sequences coding for those antibodies. The invention also includes use of those antibodies as medicaments for the prophylactic and/or therapeutic treatment of cancers and in diagnostic methods or kits for diseases associated with overexpression of the CD151 protein. Finally, the invention includes products and/or compositions comprising such antibodies in association with antibodies and/or anti-cancer agents or conjugated with toxins and/or radioelements and their use in the prevention and/or treatment of certain cancers.07-05-2012
20120076722METHODS FOR TREATING CANCERS AND DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH 4-1BB (CD137) EXPRESSION - The present invention relates to the role of 4-1BB (CD137) ligand and anti-4-1BB (CD137) antibody in the treatment of cancers and diseases associated with 4-1BB (CD137) expression. More particularly, the present invention relates to the use of (i) 4-1BB (CD137) ligand for inducing proliferation and activation and promoting survival of B lymphocytes and (2) anti-4-1BB (anti-CD137) antibody for inhibiting proliferation and activation and inducing death of B lymphocytes.03-29-2012
20100047162METHODS OF PROCESSING MULTI-PHASIC DISPERSONS - A method for processing multi-phasic dispersions is provided. The method comprises providing a multi-phasic dispersion including dispersed and continuous phases, providing a non-solvent, combining the multi-phasic dispersion and the non-solvent, and selectively effecting migration of the dispersed phase into or through the non-solvent such that the microparticles are separated from the dispersion.02-25-2010
20120177567Methods of Treating Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with an Anti-CD22 Immunotoxin - The present invention provides methods for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in pediatric patients using an anti-CD22 immunotoxin. The methods disclosed comprise administering to a pediatric patient in need of that treatment an effective dose of a recombinant immunotoxin comprising a variable light (V07-12-2012
20100166650MOLECULAR IMAGING OF LIVING SUBJECTS USING RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY AND LABELED RAMAN NANOPARTICLES - Methods of imaging a living host using Raman nanoparticles; methods of generating a true image of a living host having been administered Raman nanoparticles; methods of multiplex imaging of a living host using a plurality of Raman nanoparticles; methods of generating multimodality images by combining Raman images with other functional/anatomical images; labeled Raman nanoparticles; and the like, are provided.07-01-2010
20120177566MEMBRANE RESIDENT PEPTIDE IN ANTI-CANCER PEPTIDES CAUSES TUMOR CELL NECROSIS RATHER THAN APOPTOSIS OF CANCER CELLS - An aspect of the invention provides a method of selectively necrosing cells, comprising: providing a plurality cells, including at least one cancer cell and at least one non-cancerous cell; and administering to the cells a compound, including an HDM-2 targeting component and a cytotoxic component attached to the HDM-2 targeting component, wherein said compound comprises a membrane-active form.07-12-2012
20100034734SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR QUANTITATIVE MOLECULAR BREAST IMAGING - A system and method for performing quantitative lesion analysis in molecular breast imaging (MBI) using the opposing images of a slightly compressed breast that are obtained from the dual-head gamma camera. The method uses the shape of the pixel intensity profiles through each tumor to determine tumor diameter. Also, the method uses a thickness of the compressed breast and the attenuation of gamma rays in soft tissue to determine the depth of the tumor from the collimator face of the detector head. Further still, the method uses the measured tumor diameter and measurements of counts in the tumor and background breast region to determine relative radiotracer uptake or tumor-to-background ratio (T/B ratio).02-11-2010
20120258038USES OF APOPTOTIC CELL-TARGETING PEPTIDES, LABEL SUBSTANCES AND LIPOSOMES CONTAINING A THERAPEUTIC AGENT FOR PREVENTING, TREATING OR THERAPEUTICALLY DIAGNOSING APOPTOSIS-RELATED DISEASES - The present invention relates to a composition for preventing, treating or theranosis of apoptosis-related diseases comprising liposome comprising apoptotic cell-targeting peptides, label substances and a therapeutic agent. The present invention may be used for drug delivery to the apoptotic cells in cancer or tumor mass, the apoptotic myocardial cells in myocardial infarction lesion, the apoptotic stroke cells in stroke lesion, the apoptotic cells in arteriosclerosis lesion and further may be used for detection of the cells and imaging diagnosis. Therefore, it can be used for theranosis as well as preventing or treating the diseases.10-11-2012
20110123436Dock-and-Lock (DNL) Complexes for Delivery of Interference RNA - Described herein are compositions and methods of use of targeted delivery complexes for delivery of siRNA to a disease-associated cell, tissue or pathogen. The targeted delivery complex comprises a targeting molecule, such as an antibody or fragment thereof, conjugated to one or more siRNA carriers. In preferred embodiments the siRNA carrier is a dendrimer or protamine and the targeting molecule is an anti-cancer antibody, such as hRS7. More preferably, the antibody or fragment is rapidly internalized into the target cell to facilitate uptake of the siRNA. Most preferably, the targeted delivery complex is made by the DNL technique. The compositions and methods are of use to treat a variety of disease states, such as cancer, autoimmune disease, immune dysfunction, cardiac disease, neurologic disease, inflammatory disease or infectious disease.05-26-2011
20110123434COMBINATION THERAPIES COMPRISING QUINOXALINE INHIBITORS OF P13K-ALPHA FOR USE IN THE TREATMENT OF CANCER - The present invention provides methods of treating cancer by administering a compound of Formula I, optionally as a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate and/or hydrate thereof, in combination with other cancer treatments.05-26-2011
20120269720DETECTION OF HEPATIC INSULIN RESISTANCE - Disclosed are methods for determining whether a subject may have hepatic insulin resistance, for diagnosing hepatic insulin resistance, and for assessing the prognosis of a subject with hepatic insulin resistance, comprising determining the level of expression of major facilitator superfamily domain 2 protein (Mfsd2) in a subject's liver, where overexpression of Mfsd2 is indicative of hepatic insulin resistance.10-25-2012
20120321553Ultrafiltration Concentration of Allotype Selected Antibodies for Small-Volume Administration - Disclosed are methods, compositions and uses of high concentration antibody or immunoglobulin formulations for subcutaneous, intramuscular, transdermal or other local (regional) administration, in a volume of than 3, less than 2 or less than 1 ml. Preferably, the formulation contains a high concentration formulation (HCF) buffer comprising phosphate, citrate, polysorbate 80 and mannitol at a pH of about 5.2. The formulation more preferably comprises at least 100, 150, 200, 250 mg/ml or 300 mg/ml of antibody. The methods for preparing the high concentration formulation include ultrafiltration and diafiltration to concentrate the antibody and exchange the medium for HCF buffer. Other embodiments concern use of non-G1m1 (nG1m1) allotype antibodies, such as G1m3 and/or a nG1m1,2 antibodies. The nG1m1 antibodies show decreased immunogenicity compared to G1m1 antibodies.12-20-2012
20110236305METHODS FOR PROTECTING AND REGENERATING BONE MARROW USING CXCR3 AGONISTS AND ANTAGONISTS - CXCR3 agonists, including natural CXCR3 ligands, promote bone marrow regeneration, increase peripheral white blood cells, and increase survival if administered prior to treatment of a subject with chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Similar effects are obtained by administering an CXCR3 antagonists following chemotherapy radiotherapy. Compositions and methods are presented for the treatment of cancer and bone marrow diseases.09-29-2011
20110236304STRUCTURAL VARIANTS OF ANTIBODIES FOR IMPROVED THERAPEUTIC CHARACTERISTICS - The present invention provides substituted humanized, chimeric or human anti-CD20 antibodies or antigen binding fragments thereof and bispecific antibodies or fusion proteins comprising the substituted antibodies or antigen binding fragments thereof. The antibodies, fusion proteins or fragments are useful for treatment of B-cell disorders, such as B-cell malignancies and autoimmune diseases, as well as GVHD, organ transplant rejection, and hemolytic anemia and cryoglobulinemia. Amino acid substitutions, particularly substitution of an aspartate residue at Kabat position 101 of CDR3 V09-29-2011
20080267861Myocardial Perfusion Imaging - This invention relates to methods for performing myocardial perfusion imaging for diagnosing and characterizing coronary artery disease using an intravenous (IV) bolus injection of regadenoson while the patient is undergoing sub-maximal exercise.10-30-2008
20120321554PLEXIN D1 AS A TARGET FOR TUMOR DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY - The present invention relates to plexin D1 for use as a targetable protein in the treatment or diagnosis of disorders that involve expression of plexin D1. Diagnosis is suitably effected by detecting the presence of plexin D1 in the body or a bodily tissue or fluid, whereas treatment is effected by targeting plexin D1 for delivery of therapeutics to the site where treatment is needed. The invention further relates to the use of molecules that bind plexin D1, a nucleic acid encoding plexine D1 or a ligand of plexin D1 for the preparation of a therapeutical composition for the treatment or diagnosis of disorders that involve expression of plexin D1. The disorders comprise disorders in which plexin D1 is expressed on tumor cells, tumor blood vessels or activated macrophages.12-20-2012
20120321552Compositions and Methods for Identifying and Targeting Cancer Cells of Alimentary Canal Origin - Screening and diagnostic reagents, kits and methods for primary and/or metastatic stomach or esophageal cancer are disclosed. Compositions for and methods of imaging and treating primary and/or metastatic stomach or esophageal cancer are disclosed. Vaccines compositions and methods of for treating and preventing primary and/or metastatic stomach or esophageal cancer are disclosed.12-20-2012
20120087859NANOCARRIER HAVING ENHANCED SKIN PERMEABILITY, CELLULAR UPTAKE AND TUMOUR DELIVERY PROPERTIES - The present invention relates to a biopolymer-modified nanocarrier in which chitosan is bound to a water-soluble biocompatible polymer that has been crosslinked via a photo-crosslinkable functional group; wherein the chitosan-modified nanocarrier has a diameter which changes in accordance with changes in temperature, has enhanced skin permeability or cellular uptake and selective delivery to cancer tissue as compared with a bare nanocarrier to which chitosan has not been bound, and exhibits characteristics that are advantageous in photothermal therapy. The chitosan-modified nanocarrier of the present invention exhibits highly superior efficacy as a transdermal carrier, since the skin permeability is enhanced to a significant level as compared with a bare nanocarrier that has no chitosan. The chitosan-modified nanocarrier of the present invention can be advantageous in the imaging and photothermal therapy of tumour cells and cancer cells, since the cellular uptake by tumour cells and cancer cells is substantially improved.04-12-2012
20120087858DUAL VARIABLE DOMAIN IMMUNOGLOBULINS AND USES THEREOF - Engineered multivalent and multispecific binding proteins, methods of making, and their uses in the prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment of disease are provided.04-12-2012
20120087857GADOLINIUM EXPRESSED LIPID NANOPARTICLES FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING - Lipid nanoparticles expressing metal ions and methods for using the compositions for magnetic resonance imaging.04-12-2012
20120328511Novel Antigen Binding Proteins - Antigen binding proteins, such as antibodies, that interact with Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) are described. Methods of treating cancers and other diseases by administering a pharmaceutically effective amount of an antigen binding protein to EGFR are also described.12-27-2012
20120093717MICROSPHERE/NANOFIBER COMPOSITES FOR DELIVERY OF DRUGS, GROWTH FACTORS, AND OTHER AGENTS - Provided are compositions that include polymeric fibers and microspheres entrapped within the fibers, the compositions being capable of controlled delivery of one or more agents while also maintaining their structural properties. Also provided are related methods of fabricating these compositions and methods of utilizing the compositions to deliver agents to a subject.04-19-2012
20120328512Fibrin-Binding Peptides and Conjugates Thereof - Fibrin-binding peptides having high binding affinity and excellent physical characteristics compared to previously known fibrin-binding peptides are provided. These fibrin-binding peptides may be conjugated to a detectable label or a therapeutic agent and used to detect and facilitate treatment of pathological conditions associated with the presence of fibrin such as thrombic, angiogenic and neoplastic conditions. These peptides may be used in imaging processes such as MRI, ultrasound and nuclear medicine imaging (e.g. PET, scintigraphic imaging, etc.). The peptides may also be used therapeutically. The present invention also provides processes and methods for making and using such peptides and conjugates thereof.12-27-2012
20120100068Anti-CD74 Immunoconjugates and Methods of Use - Disclosed are compositions that include anti-CD74 immunoconjugates and optionally a therapeutic and/or diagnostic agent. In preferred embodiments, the immunoconjugates comprise one or more anti-CD74 antibodies or antigen-binding fragments thereof, conjugated to a liposome or micelle. Also disclosed are methods for preparing the immunoconjugates and using the immunoconjugates in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. In certain preferred embodiments, the therapeutic methods comprise administering to a subject with a CD74-expressing disease an anti-CD74 immunoconjugate and thereby inducing apoptosis of CD74-expressing cells. In more preferred embodiments, the CD74 immunoconjugate is capable of inducing cell death in the absence of any other therapeutic agent, although such agents may be optionally administered prior to, together with or subsequent to administration of the anti-CD74 immunoconjugate. The compositions may be part of a kit for administering the anti-CD74 immunoconjugates or compositions.04-26-2012
20120100067Solubilisation Method - The present invention relates to the solubilisation of an active agent in a lipid dispersion, in particular to the solubilisation of an active agent in a suspension of preformed empty liposomes.04-26-2012
20120288441INJECTABLE BIODEGRADABLE PARTICLES - According to an aspect of the invention, injectable polymeric particles are provided that contain a copolymer that contains a hydroxy-acid-based repeat unit selected from a mono(hydroxy acid) unit and a poly(hydroxy acid) unit, an alkyl-ether-based repeat unit selected from a mono(alkyl ether) unit and a poly(alkyl ether) unit, and an acid-based repeat unit selected from a unit comprising multiple carboxylic acid groups and a derivative thereof. Other aspects of the invention pertain to methods of making such particles. Still other aspects of the invention pertain to injectable compositions that comprise such particles and to methods of treatment that employ such injectable compositions.11-15-2012
20100183502Stabilized Uncoated Particles of Reversed Liquid Crystalline Phase Materials - Uncoated particles of reversed cubic phase or reversed hexagonal phase material containing an active disposed within are provided. The uncoated particles have an ionic charge that is sufficient to stabilize them in dispersion in a liquid, e.g. a polar solvent. The active that is disposed within the particles may be, for example, a pharmaceutical or nutriceutical compound.07-22-2010
20130011332Frozen Compositions and Methods for Piercing a Substrate - Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least one biological tissue.01-10-2013
20130017148SYSTEMS FOR PRODUCING MULTILAYERED PARTICLES, FIBERS AND SPRAYS AND METHODS FOR ADMINISTERING THE SAME - Capsules and particles with at least one encapsulated and/or entrapped agent, such as therapeutic agent, imaging agents, and other constituents may be produced by electrohydrodynamic processes. More particularly, the agent encapsulated in a vehicle, capsule, particle, vector, or carrier may maximize treatment and/or imaging of malignant cancers while minimizing the adverse effects of treatment and/or imaging.01-17-2013
20130017147TARGETING AGENT FOR TUMOR SITEAANM Ogiwara; KazutakaAACI Ashigarakami-gunAACO JPAAGP Ogiwara; Kazutaka Ashigarakami-gun JPAANM Ohno; MakotoAACI Ashigarakami-gunAACO JPAAGP Ohno; Makoto Ashigarakami-gun JPAANM Kojima; MasayoshiAACI Ashigarakami-gunAACO JPAAGP Kojima; Masayoshi Ashigarakami-gun JPAANM Kawakami; MasayukiAACI Ashigarakami-gunAACO JPAAGP Kawakami; Masayuki Ashigarakami-gun JPAANM Kakinuma; ChihayaAACI Ashigarakami-gunAACO JPAAGP Kakinuma; Chihaya Ashigarakami-gun JPAANM Sasaki; TasukuAACI Ashigarakami-gunAACO JPAAGP Sasaki; Tasuku Ashigarakami-gun JPAANM Takada; KiyohitoAACI Ashigarakami-gunAACO JPAAGP Takada; Kiyohito Ashigarakami-gun JP - It is an object of the present invention to provide a targeting agent, which enables the delivery of a drug to tumor sites or the imaging of tumor sites by utilizing its effect of accumulating to such tumor sites. The present invention provides a targeting agent for tumor site, which comprises a hydrophilic polymer-modified carrier coated with a gelatin-like protein that has repeats of a sequence represented by Gly-X—Y characteristic to collagen and has two or more sequences of cell adhesion signals in a single molecule wherein X and Y each independently represent an amino acid and a plurality of Gly-X—Y sequences may be the same or different.01-17-2013
20080253961Formulation of Active Agent Loaded Activated PLGA Nanoparticles for Targeted Cancer Nano-Therapeutics - The present invention includes compositions and methods of making an activated polymeric nanoparticle for targeted drug delivery that includes a biocompatible polymer and an amphiphilic stabilizing agent non-covalently associated with a spacer compound that includes at least one electrophile that selectively reacts with any nucleophilic on a targeting agent and places the targeting agent on the exterior surface of a biodegradable nanoshell, wherein an active agent is loaded with the nanoshell.10-16-2008
20080253960Lipoprotein-Based Nanoplatforms - The present invention provides a non-naturally occurring lipoprotein nanoplatform (“LBNP”) comprising at least one cell surface receptor ligand; at least one lipoprotein; and at least one diagnostic agent and/or at least one therapeutic agent. In embodiments of the present invention, the cell surface receptor ligand is not a low-density lipoprotein receptor ligand and the cell surface receptor ligand is covalently bonded to the apoprotein. The present invention also provides pharmaceutical formulations comprising LBNPs and methods of making the LBNPs.10-16-2008
20130171060UP AND DOWN CONVERSION SYSTEMS FOR PRODUCTION OF EMITTED LIGHT FROM VARIOUS ENERGY SOURCES - A system for energy upconversion and/or down conversion and a system for producing a photostimulated reaction in a medium. These systems include 1) a nanoparticle configured, upon exposure to a first wavelength λ07-04-2013
20130171059DUAL VARIABLE DOMAIN IMMUNOGLOBULINS AND USES THEREOF - Multivalent and multispecific binding proteins, methods of making, and their uses in the diagnosis, prevention, and/or treatment diseases are provided.07-04-2013
201102746164-(2,6-DICHLORO-BENZOYLAMINO)-1H-PYRAZOLE-3-CARBOXYLIC ACID PIPERIDIN-4-YLAMIDE ACID ADDITION SALTS AS KINASE INHIBITORS - The invention provides an acid addition salt of 4-(2,6-dichloro-benzoylamino)-1H-pyrazole-3-carboxylic acid piperidin-4-ylamide and crystals thereof, the salt being formed with an acid selected from methanesulphonic acid and acetic acid and mixtures thereof.11-10-2011
20130177498METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR IMMUNOTHERAPY AND DETECTION OF INFLAMMATORY AND IMMUNE-DYSREGULATORY DISEASE, INFECTIOUS DISEASE, PATHOLOGIC ANGIOGENESIS AND CANCER - Methods and compositions for immunotherapy of inflammatory and immune-dysregulatory diseases, using multispecific antagonists that target at least two different markers are disclosed. The different targets include proinflammatory effectors of the innate immune system and targets specifically associated with an inflammatory or immune-dysregulatory disorder, wherein the targets included in the latter group are not a proinflammatory effector of the immune system. Thus, the multispecific antagonist contains at least one binding specificity related to the diseased cell or condition being treated and at least one specificity to a component of the immune system. The multispecific antagonists are used in the treatment of various diseases that are generated or exacerbated by, or otherwise involve, proinflammatory effectors of the innate immune system.07-11-2013
20120251440METHODS OF MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION IMAGING - The present invention provides a method for identifying and using partial adenosine A10-04-2012
20120251439Antigens Associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Including Ulcerative Colitis - Specific binding members that bind the ED-A isoform of fibronectin for use in methods of diagnosis, detection, imaging and/or treatment of inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis and/or for use in delivery to the neovasculature of intestinal tissue of a molecule conjugated to the specific binding member. Specific binding members that bind tenascin-C, especially the A1, A2, A3, A4 and/or D domain tenascin-C large isoform, for use in methods of diagnosis, detection, imaging and/or treatment of ulcerative colitis and/or for use in delivery to the neovasculature of inflammatory bowel disease tissue of a molecule conjugated to the specific binding member.10-04-2012
20080213165Methods and Compositions for Increasing Patent Tolerability During Myocardial Imaging Methods - The present application discloses methods and compositions for increasing patient tolerability during myocardial imaging comprising the administration of doses of caffeine and one or more adenosine A09-04-2008
20110268654COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING A SUBSTANCE TO A BIOLOGICAL TARGET - The present application provides compositions and methods using bioorthogonal inverse electron demand Diels-Alder cycloaddition reaction for rapid and specific covalent delivery of a “payload” to a ligand bound to a biological target.11-03-2011
20130095031ISOTOPE PRODUCTION METHOD - The present invention relates to a method for the generation of 04-18-2013
20130129617Method for Treating Psoriatic Arthritis By Administering An Anti-IL-12 Antibody - An anti-IL-12 antibody that binds to a portion of the IL-12 protein corresponding to at least one amino acid residue selected from the group consisting of residues 15, 17-21, 23, 40-43, 45-47, 54-56 and 58-62 of the amino acid sequence of the p40 subunit of IL-12, including isolated nucleic acids that encode at least one anti-IL-12 antibody, vectors, host cells, transgenic animals or plants, and methods of making and using thereof have applications in treating IL-12-related disorders, such as psoriatic arthritis.05-23-2013
20130129616GEL COMPOSITION FOR FILLING A BREAST MILK DUCT PRIOR TO SURGICAL EXCISION OF THE DUCT OR OTHER BREAST TISSUE - The invention is a gel composition for delivery to a breast milk duct prior to surgical excision of breast tissue including cancerous lesions. The invention also provides methods of mapping all or nearly all of a breast milk duct prior to surgical excision of breast tissue, and method of identifying part or all of a breast duct or ducts as a surgical aide to a breast surgeon. Kits to support these methods and including these compositions are also provided.05-23-2013
20130129614Microorganisms for imaging and/or treatment of tumors - Modified viruses encoding transporter proteins and methods for preparing the modified viruses are provided. Vaccines that contain the viruses are provided. The viruses also can be used in diagnostic methods, such detection and imaging of tumors. The viruses also can be used in methods of treatment of diseases, such as proliferative and inflammatory disorders, including as anti-tumor agents.05-23-2013
20090291047Therapy with clostridium perfringens enterotoxin to treat ovarian and uterine cancer - The invention discloses high levels of receptors for 11-26-2009
20130142728MIRNAS AS DIAGNOSTIC BIOMARKERS TO DISTINGUISH BENIGN FROM MALIGNANT THYROID TUMORS - Embodiments concern methods and compositions for distinguishing benign from malignant thyroid tumors in a patient based on the expression levels of one or more miRNAs.06-06-2013
20110250128Method for tissue characterization based on beta radiation and coincident Cherenkov radiation of a radiotracer - A method of characterizing a tissue sample is provided that includes injecting a tissue sample with radiotracers, where the radiotracers include beta-emitter radio tracers, the beta-emitter radio tracers emit beta particles according to a decay of the beta-emitter radio tracers, and measuring the beta particles or Cherenkov radiation from the beta particles in the tissue sample, and determining a condition of the radio tracers in the tissue sample according to the measured beta particles or the measured Cherenkov radiation, where the determined condition includes a depth and/or a concentration of the radiotracers in the tissue sample.10-13-2011
20110256055APPLICATION OF 99MTC PEPTIDE-BASED COMPOUND AS A BONE MARROW IMAGING AGENT - The present invention relates to methods and materials involved in using peptide-based compounds in bone marrow imaging. More specifically the invention relates to the use of 99mTc peptide-based compounds as targeting vectors that bind to receptors associated with angiogenesis, in particular integrin receptors, e.g. the αvβ3 integrin receptor. Such contrast agents may thus be used for diagnosis of haemolytic anaemia, myeloproliferative disorders, myelofibrosis, selection of biopsy sites, and early detection of skeletal metastatasis as well as detecting avascular necrosis of the femoral heads.10-20-2011
20090252672NASAL DELIVERY OF THERAPEUTIC AGENTS USING TIGHT JUNCTION AGONISTS - The invention relates to a therapeutic composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of one or more therapeutic agents and a nasal mucosa absorption-enhancing amount of one or more tight junction agonists. The invention further relates to a method of treating a subject comprising intranasally administering the composition of the invention to the subject.10-08-2009
20130149236Antibodies Reactive with B7-H3, Immunologically Active Fragments Thereof and Uses Thereof - The present invention relates to antibodies and their fragments that are immunoreactive to the mammalian, and more particularly, the human B7-H3 receptor and to uses thereof, particularly in the treatment of cancer and inflammation. The invention thus particularly concerns humanized B7-H3-reactive antibodies and their immunoreactive fragments that are capable of mediating, and more preferably enhancing the activation of the immune system against cancer cells that are associated with a variety of human cancers.06-13-2013
20120275999ONCOLYTIC RHABDOVIRUS - Embodiments of the invention include compositions and methods related to Maraba virus and their use as anti-cancer therapeutics. Such rhabdoviruses possess tumor cell killing properties in vitro and in vivo.11-01-2012
20120275998BIODEGRADABLE STENT COMPRISING AN ACID SCAVENGING AGENT - A biodegradable stent comprising a biodegradable material having dissolved therein an acid scavenging agent. The biodegradable material may be PLLA or PLGA. The acid scavenging agent may be also a pharmaceutical agent, for example an antiproliferative agent, coronary vasodilator agent and/or a bronchodilator. Preferably the acid scavenging agent is dipyridamole and/or mopidamol. The invention also provides a method of preparing a biodegradable material for use in the stent of the invention comprising: (i) preparing a formulation of the biodegradable material and the acid scavenging agent; (ii) heating the formulation to melt the biodegradable material and the acid scavenging agent so as to dissolve the agent in the material; and (iii) collecting and cooling the formulation of step (ii).11-01-2012
20120275997CHIMERIC ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC FOR CD151 AND USE THEREOF IN THE TREATMENT OF CANCER - The present invention relates to new antibodies capable of binding specifically to the human CD151 protein, especially monoclonal antibodies of murine origin, which are chimeric and humanised, and also to the amino acid and nucleic sequences coding for those anitbodies. The invention also includes use of those antibodies as medicaments for the prophylactic and/or therapeutic treatment of cancers and in diagnostic methods or kits for diseases associated with overexpression of the CD151 protein. Finally, the invention includes products and/or compositions comprising such antibodies in association with antibodies and/or anti-cancer agents or conjugated with toxins and/or radioelements and their use in the prevention and/or treatment of certain cancers.11-01-2012
20120275996IL-1 Binding Proteins - The present invention describes IL-1α binding proteins, including chimeric, CDR-grafted, and humanized antibodies that bind IL-1α. Binding proteins of the invention have high affinity for IL-1α and neutralize IL-1α activity. A binding protein of the invention can be a full-length antibody or an IL-1α-binding portion thereof. Methods of making and methods of using the binding proteins of the invention are also described. The IL-1α binding proteins of the invention are useful for detecting IL-1α and for inhibiting IL-1α activity, including in a human subject suffering from a disease or disorder in which IL-1α activity is detrimental.11-01-2012
20100290982SOLID IN OIL/WATER EMULSION-DIFFUSION-EVAPORATION FORMULATION FOR PREPARING CURCUMIN-LOADED PLGA NANOPARTICLES - The present invention includes compositions and methods of making an activated polymeric nanoparticle for targeted drug delivery that includes a biocompatible polymer and an amphiphilic stabilizing agent non-covalently associated with a spacer compound that includes at least one electrophile that selectively reacts with any nucleophilic on a targeting agent and places the targeting agent on the exterior surface of a biodegradable nanoparticle, wherein an active agent is encapsulated in or about the nanoparticle.11-18-2010
20100303717Stabilized Uncoated Particles of Reversed Liquid Crystalline Phase Materials Cross Reference to Related Applications - Uncoated particles of reversed cubic phase or reversed hexagonal phase material containing an active disposed within are provided. The uncoated particles have an ionic charge that is sufficient to stabilize them in dispersion in a liquid, e.g. a polar solvent. The active that is disposed within the particles may be, for example, a pharmaceutical or nutriceutical compound.12-02-2010
20100316563Method For The Preparation Of New Oligoclonal Antibodies - A process is provided for the preparation of antibodies or fragments thereof using a prokaryotic host cell containing DNA sequences encoding for said antibodies of fragments thereof, wherein said DNA sequence is derived from a coronary plaque sample. Compositions containing said antibodies are also provided. Ligands to said antibodies and compositions containing said ligands are also described.12-16-2010
20130156692VEGF-SPECIFIC CAPTURE AGENTS, COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS OF USING AND MAKING - The present application provides biligand and triligand protein-catalyzed capture (PCC) agents that specifically bind VEGF, as well as the use of these capture agents as detection, diagnosis, and treatment agents.06-20-2013
20130156691Antibody Therapy - The present invention provides a composition comprising naked humanized, chimeric, and human anti-CEA antibodies and a therapeutic agent, which is useful for treatment of CEA expressing cancers and other diseases, and methods of use in treatment using this composition.06-20-2013
20120282170ANTI- TNF ANTIBODIES, COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND USES - The present invention relates to anti-TNF antibodies comprising all of the heavy chain variable CDR regions of SEQ ID NOS:1, 2 and 3 and/or all of the light chain variable CDR regions of SEQ ID NOS:4, 5 and 6, specific for at least one human tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF) protein or fragment thereof, as well as nucleic acids encoding such anti-TNF antibodies, complementary nucleic acids, vectors, host cells, production methods and therapeutic methods.11-08-2012
20120282169DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY - The present invention relates to the detection of traumatic brain injury by detecting Aβ protein aggregates associated with traumatic brain injury. These Aβ protein aggregates are detected using peptide and peptide mimic probes that preferentially associate with Aβ protein aggregates associated with traumatic brain injury.11-08-2012
20120282168METHODS OF SENSITIZING CANCER TO THERAPY-INDUCED CYTOTOXICITY - The present application demonstrates that Salinosporamide A can be used to sensitize cancer cells to cancer therapy. Furthermore, the present application demonstrates that Salinosporamide A acts as a therapeutic agent to kill or inhibit cancer cells after sensitization of the cells by an antibody or other chemosensitizing reagents. The cancer cells can be either therapy-sensitive or therapy resistant. The present application further demonstrates that Salinosporamide A induces the expression of Raf kinase inhibitor protein (RKIP) and PTEN, tumor suppressor proteins, and inhibits the expression of YY1, a transcriptional regulator protein overexpressed in cancer cells and also inhibits the growth factor pleiotrophin (PTN).11-08-2012
20120282167METHOD FOR PREDICTING THE SENSITIVITY OF A TUMOR TO AN EPIGENETIC TREATMENT - The present invention provides a method for determining the RES phenotype in a tumor. The present invention further provides a method for predicting the sensitivity of a tumor to an epigenetic treatment, the method comprising determining the RES phenotype in said tumor, the presence of the RES phenotype in a tumor being indicative of a tumor sensitive to an epigenetic therapy. The present invention also provides a method for diagnosing an aggressive tumor and for selecting a patient affected with a tumor for an epigenetic therapy.11-08-2012
20120020877PROCESS AND INTRA-CERVICAL DEVICE FOR THE LOCAL RELEASE OF DRUGS IN THE LOCAL-REGIONAL TREATMENT OF CERVICAL CANCER - An intrauterine device and more specifically an intracervical device (ICD) for the local release of drugs in the loco-regional treatment of tumours of the uterine cervix comprises an elongated stem (01-26-2012
20120020876HEDGEHOG PATHWAY INHIBITORS - This disclosure generally relates to methods useful for improving, for example, blood vessel density and/or blood vessel patency to a tissue by administration of a hedgehog pathway inhibitor. In certain embodiments, the hedgehog pathway inhibitor is administered with an agent to improve the delivery of the agent to the tissue. In certain embodiments, the tissue comprises tumor tissue.01-26-2012
20120027674IL-18 RECEPTOR AS A NOVEL TARGET OF REGULATORY T CELLS IN CANCER - Compositions and methods for use in preventing, inhibiting or reducing tumor cell growth comprising an effective amount of an active agent that kills IL-18 Receptor expressing T cells in admixture with a suitable diluent or carrier are described herein.02-02-2012
20130195754IL-l BINDING PROTEINS - Proteins that bind IL-1α and IL-1β are described along with their use in compositions and methods for treating, preventing, and diagnosing IL-1-related disorders and for detecting IL-1α and IL-1β in cells, tissues, samples, and compositions.08-01-2013
20130195753Temporary Embolization Using Inverse Thermosensitive Polymers - One aspect of the present invention relates to methods of embolizing a vascular site in a mammal comprising introducing into the vasculature of a mammal a composition comprising an inverse thermosensitive polymer, wherein said inverse thermosensitive polymer gels in said vasculature, which composition may be injected through a small catheter, and which compositions gel at or below body temperature. In certain embodiments of the methods of embolization, said composition further comprises a marker molecule, such as a dye, radiopaque, or an MRI-visible compound.08-01-2013
20130195752FUNCTIONALIZED NANOPARTICLES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide functionalized nanoparticles and methods of use thereof. Certain embodiments provide nanoparticles functionalized with streptokinase. Certain embodiments of the present invention provide methods for treating a pathological fibrin associated disorder (e.g., cancer) in an animal.08-01-2013
20130195751SELF-ASSEMBED CONJUGATE AND USE THEREOF - Provided are a self-assembled conjugate of a host molecule containing compound and a guest molecule containing compound, a delivery composition of a bioactive material comprising the self-assembled conjugate and a bioactive material to be delivered, and a composition for tissue engineering containing the self-assembled conjugate and a cell.08-01-2013
20120034155Artificial cells - The present disclosure relates to various embodiments associated with artificial cells, particularly artificial antigen presenting cells, methods of making the same, methods of administering the same, computer systems relating thereto, computer-implemented methods relating thereto, and associated computer program products.02-09-2012
20120039797Antibody Therapy - The present invention provides a composition comprising naked humanized, chimeric, and human anti-CEA antibodies and a therapeutic agent, which is useful for treatment of CEA expressing cancers and other diseases, and methods of use in treatment using this composition.02-16-2012
20120039796Novel method for creating, suspending and stabilizing electronically modified oxygen derivatives, along with creating, suspending and stabilizing electronically modified reaction intermediates, in a bio compatible fluorocarbon suspension, for the purpose of inducing a cascading immune response in mammalian patients - A bio compatible free radical suspension, comprising of oxygen and electronically modified reaction intermediates, where a fluorocarbon is used as an inert medium for stabilization of reaction intermediates. A stabilized bio compatible electronically modified derivative suspension is produced by the subjecting a fluorocarbon to certain stressors, such as oxidizing agents, reactive intermediates, physiological gases, benzo-γ-pyrone derivatives, ultrasonic-cavitation, electric fields, magnetic fields, UV radiation, active metal catalyst, surfactant reactants, buffers, electrolytes, glucose, glucose derivatives, for the purpose of inducing a cascading immune response.02-16-2012
20130202525MULTIFUNCTIONAL NANOPLATFORMS FOR FLUORESCENCE IMAGING AND PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY DEVELOPED BY POST-LOADING PHOTOSENSITIZER AND FLUOROPHORE TO POLYACRYLAMIDE NANOPARTICLES - A composition comprising PAA nanoparticles containing a post loaded tetrapyrollic photosensitizer and a postloaded imaging agent and methods for making and using same.08-08-2013

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