Amgen is an American multinational biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California. Located in the Conejo Valley, Amgen is the world's largest independent biotechnology firm. In 2013, the company's largest selling product lines were NeulastaMimpara, Nplate, Vectibix, Prolia and XGEVA. Wikipedia.
Amgen Inc. | Date: 2017-02-22
The disclosure provides compositions and methods relating to or derived from anti-activin A binding proteins, including antibodies. In particular embodiments, the disclosure provides fully human, humanized, and chimeric anti-activin A antibodies that bind human activin A, activin A-binding fragments and derivatives of such antibodies, and activin A-binding polypeptides comprising such fragments. Other embodiments provide nucleic acids encoding such antibodies, antibody fragments and derivatives and polypeptides, cells comprising such polynucleotides, methods of making such antibodies, antibody fragments and derivatives and polypeptides, and methods of using such antibodies, antibody fragments and derivatives and polypeptides, including methods of treating or diagnosing subjects having activin A-related disorders or conditions including cachexia related to gonadal cancer, other cancers, rheumatoid arthritis, and other diseases.
Amgen Inc. | Date: 2017-02-07
The present invention provides for improved compositions comprising a PEGsTNF-R1 which, in addition to having useful higher concentrations, demonstrate decreased viscosity (<400 cP) and improved stability.
Amgen Inc. | Date: 2017-04-19
The invention provides modified apelin polypeptides having increased stability, circulating half-life, and/or potency relative to the native apelin-13 polypeptide. Compositions comprising the modified apelin polypeptides and methods of using the polypeptides for treating cardiac disorders, such as heart failure, are also disclosed.
Amgen Inc. | Date: 2017-04-12
Devices and methods are disclosed for assisting a user of a drug delivery device with an application executing on a mobile computing device. The mobile computing device may receive information from the drug delivery device related to its condition and/or operation and subsequently select an informational and/or instructional prompt to be displayed to the user based on the received information. The mobile computing device may also generate a display in the application including the selected informational prompt and/or the instructional prompt. Accordingly, the user of the drug delivery device can be guided through the drug delivery process in real time, thereby reducing the likelihood of improper or incomplete use of the drug delivery device.
Amgen Inc. | Date: 2017-03-22
Systems and methods used to control tangential flow filtration are provided, including control systems and methods for use with connected systems with upstream processing units, such as chromatography processing units, in fluid communication with a tangential flow filtration processing unit. Also included are control systems and methods for performing continuous concentration using single-pass tangential flow filtration with permeate flow control.
Amgen Inc. | Date: 2017-07-05
The application concerns tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 3 (TIMP-3) muteins, variants and derivatives, nucleic acids encoding them, and methods of making and using them; in particular, muteins of TIMP-3 with specific amino acid substitutions in order to introduce N-linked glycosylation sites.
Amgen Inc. | Date: 2017-04-14
The invention relates to products and methods for treating Crohns disease. The products relate to antibodies that inhibit native human IL-23 while sparing IL-12. One example describes a Phase 1, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, ascending multiple dose study to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinctics and pharmacodynamics of an anti-IL-23 antibody (AMG 139) in healthy subjects and subjects with mild to severe Crohns disease.
Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. and Amgen Inc. | Date: 2017-02-24
The invention described herein is related to antibodies directed to the antigen TIM-1 and uses of such antibodies. In particular, there are provided fully human monoclonal antibodies directed to the antigen TIM-1. Isolated polynucleotide 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 (FRs) and/or complementarity determining regions (CDRs), specifically from FR1 through FR4 or CDR1 through CDR3, are provided. Hybridomas or other cell lines expressing such immunoglobulin molecules and monoclonal antibodies are also provided.
Amgen and Amgen Inc. | Date: 2017-02-02
The present invention provides bispecific antibody constructs of a specific Fc modality characterized by comprising a first domain binding to BCMA, a second domain binding to an extracellular epitope of the human and/or the Macaca CD3 chain and a third domain, which is the specific Fc modality. Moreover, the invention provides a polynucleotide, encoding the antibody construct, a vector comprising this polynucleotide, host cells, expressing the construct and a pharmaceutical composition comprising the same.
Amgen Inc. | Date: 2017-08-02
Described herein are protease-activatable proteins (PABPs), which, when activated, can mediate cytolysis of target cells by effector cells. Also provided are nucleic acids encoding such PABPs and methods of making and using PABPs.