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Kansas City, MO, United States

Saha S.,Biomedical Valley Discoveries Inc.
BMC nephrology | Year: 2013

Given the large medical burden of polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and recent clinical trial failures, there is a need for novel, safe and effective treatments for the disorder. In PCK rat and PKD2(ws25/w183) mouse models, entanercept was administered once every three days at 5 or 10 mg/kg, once daily. Mozavaptan was administered as a pilot control, provided continuously via milled chow at 0.1%. Animals were assessed for measures of pharmacodynamic response, and improvements in measures of polycystic kidney disease. Entanercept treatment modulated inflammatory markers, but provided limited therapeutic benefit in multiple animal models of established polycystic kidney disease. Kidney weight, cyst burden and renal function markers remained unchanged following administration of etanercept at various dose levels and multiple treatment durations. While it remains possible that TNF-α inhibition may be effective in truly preventative settings, our observations suggest this pathway is less likely to exhibit therapeutic or disease-modifying efficacy following the standard clinical diagnosis of disease. Source


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Biomedical VALLEY DISCOVERIES INC. and Johns Hopkins University | Date: 2014-03-28

The present invention provides, inter alia, methods for treating or ameliorating an effect of a solid tumor present in a human. These methods include administering intratumorally to the human a unit dose of


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The United States Of America and Biomedical VALLEY DISCOVERIES INC. | Date: 2014-03-24

Polypeptides and proteins that specifically bind to and immunologically recognize CD276 are disclosed. Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs), anti-CD276 binding moieties, nucleic acids, recombinant expression vectors, host cells, populations of cells, and pharmaceutical compositions relating to the polypeptides and proteins are also disclosed. Methods of detecting the presence of cancer in a mammal and methods of treating or preventing cancer in a mammal are also disclosed.


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Biomedical VALLEY DISCOVERIES INC. | Date: 2012-09-13

The present invention provides, inter alia, compositions containing enantiomerically pure (R)(+)-amisulpride or enantiomerically pure (R)(+)-sulpiride, optionally with dopamine receptor modulators. The present invention also provides compositions containing racemic (RS)-amisulpride or (RS)-sulpiride in combination with dopamine receptor modulators. Methods for preventing, treating, or ameliorating the effects of a metabolic disorder or key element thereof, for modulating blood glucose levels, and for preventing, treating, or ameliorating the effects of diabetes in a subject are also provided. Additionally, the present invention provides methods for counter-acting the dopamine antagonist activity of (S)-amisulpride in racemic (RS)-amisulpride, or the dopamine antagonist activity of (S)-sulpiride in racemic (RS)-sulpiride, administered to a subject to prevent, treat, or ameliorate the effects of a metabolic disorder.


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Biomedical Valley Discoveries Inc. | Date: 2012-09-25

The present invention provides, inter alia, methods for treating or ameliorating the effects of a glioma. Methods of this invention include administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a first active agent, such as e.g., an angiotensin receptor blocker, an antifungal agent, a bisphosphonate, an oxytocin inhibitor, an interleukin-1 (IL-1) inhibitor, a cyclooxygenase inhibitor, an 2 voltage-dependent calcium channel (VDCC) inhibitor, a dihydroorotate dehydrogenase inhibitor, a calcium channel blocker, a renal sodium-chloride symporter inhibitor, an a2 adrenergic agonist, a phenothiazine antipsychotic, a calcineurin inhibitor, a 5-HT agonist, an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, a direct rennin inhibitor, or combinations thereof, and a second active agent, which is a chemotherapeutic agent. Compositions for treating or ameliorating the effects of a glioma are also provided.

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