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Provided herein are recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) strains as improved vaccines against infection with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV virus) and to related products, methods and uses. Specifically, provided herein are genetically engineered recombinant MVA vectors comprising at least one nucleotide sequence encoding an antigenic determinant of an RSV membrane glycoprotein and at least one nucleotide sequence encoding an antigenic determinant of an RSV nucleocapsid protein. Also provided herein are products, methods and uses thereof, e.g., suitable to affect an immune response in a subject, or suitable to diagnose an RSV infection, as well as to determine whether a subject is at risk of recurrent RSV infection.


Patent
Bavarian Nordic | Date: 2016-10-07

The present invention relates to a recombinant poxvirus comprising tetanus toxin fragment C for improved immunogenicity of an antigen and related methods and uses. Specifically, the present invention generally relates to genetically engineered (recombinant) poxvirus vectors comprising a tetanus toxin fragment C (TTC) coding sequence operably linked to a bacterial antigenic determinant as well as to uses thereof, e.g., to affect an immune response in a subject.


The invention relates to compositions, uses, and methods for inducing an immune response against a vaccinia virus. The addition of an oil and water emulsion to MVA can vastly increase the B cell response and particularly neutralizing antibodies against vaccinia virus and encoded recombinant antigens. Thus, the addition of an oil and water emulsion to MVA can increase the protective immune response. The invention encompasses administering a dose of an MVA in an oil and water emulsion to an animal, especially a human.


The invention relates to compositions, kits, and methods for cancer therapy using recombinant poxviruses encoding a tumor-associated antigen in combination with a monoclonal antibody against immune checkpoint molecule TIM-3.


Patent
Bavarian Nordic | Date: 2017-01-27

The present invention relates to the field of immunology. The present invention provides agonists and antagonists of Toll-like receptor (TLR) 13. In particular, the present invention provides TLR13 activating and inhibiting nucleic acids, and provides such nucleic acids for use as pharmaceutical agents. The present invention further provides in vitro methods using such nucleic acids.


The invention relates to compositions, kits, and methods for cancer therapy using recombinant poxviruses encoding a tumor-associated antigen in combination with antagonists or agonists of immune checkpoint inhibitors.


The invention relates to compositions, uses, and methods for inducing an immune response against a vaccinia virus. The addition of an oil and water emulsion to MVA can vastly increase the B cell response and particularly neutralizing antibodies against vaccinia virus and encoded recombinant antigens. Thus, the addition of an oil and water emulsion to MVA can increase the protective immune response. The invention encompasses administering a dose of an MVA in an oil and water emulsion to an animal, especially a human.


Provided herein are recombinant poxviruses comprising heterologous or native nucleic acids specifying excess double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) early in infection, which may further comprise heterologous nucleic acids encoding one or more costimulatory molecules, and/or heterologous nucleic acids encoding one or more infectious disease-associated antigens or tumor-associated antigens, as well as pharmaceutical compositions comprising such recombinant poxviruses and methods and uses thereof. The recombinant poxviruses provided herein enhance innate and adaptive immune activation in subjects compared to identical recombinant poxviruses lacking heterologous or native transcription units specifying excess early dsRNA.


The invention relates to compositions and methods for inducing a protective immune response against a poxvirus in a human neonate or infant of less than 6 months of age. The invention encompasses administering a single high dose of an MVA to a human neonate or infant of less than 6 months of age, wherein the administration induces protective T- and B-cell responses against a poxvirus in the human neonate or infant.


Patent
Bavarian Nordic | Date: 2015-03-09

The invention relates to vectors comprising two or more homologous nucleotide sequences and methods for generating them. The invention concerns substituting bases in the homologous nucleotide sequences with different bases that do not alter the encoded amino acid sequence. The invention allows for the reduction of intramolecular recombination between homologous nucleotide sequences, in particular in mammalian cells. The invention further relates to nucleotide sequences containing substituted bases.

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