Biovest International | Date: 2014-10-17
The subject invention pertains to methods and apparatus for the production and purification of cell products, such as immunoglobulins. One aspect of the invention is an integrated cell culture and purification apparatus for the growth and maintenance of cells and the harvest and purification of cell products, such as immunoglobulins. Thus, the apparatus integrates a cell culture function with a purification function. Other aspects of the invention pertain to an automated method for producing immunogenic compositions such as vaccines.
Biovest International | Date: 2011-11-08
The present invention relates to compositions, kits, and methods useful for directing an immune response to an epitope of an antigen in a subject, by sensitizing the subject to the epitope and/or by tolerizing the subject to the epitope. The sensitizing method comprises co-administering to the subject the epitope and an immunoglobulin M (IgM) constant region (IgM Fc region). The tolerizing method comprises co-administering to the subject the epitope and an immunoglobulin G (IgG) constant region (IgG Fc region) to the subject.
Biovest International and The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary | Date: 2012-12-07
The present invention relates to methods of treating cancer with a cancer vaccine using granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) as a biomarker; methods of prognosticating an outcome of cancer treatment with a cancer vaccine using GM-CSF as a biomarker; methods for qualifying subjects for cancer vaccination using GM-CSF as a biomarker; methods for comparing the efficacy of two or more cancer vaccine treatments based on GM-CSF response; and kits for the effective treatment of cancer.
Biovest International | Date: 2013-09-23
An extra-capillary fluid cycling unit for maintaining and cycling fluid volumes in a cell culture chamber includes a housing and a first flexible reservoir extra-capillary fluid reservoir disposed in the housing. The extra-capillary fluid reservoir is in fluid communication with a cell culture chamber. A second flexible reservoir is also located in the housing, the second flexible reservoir being in fluid communication with a pressure source. A sensor plate is movably disposed in the housing between the extra-capillary reservoir and the second reservoir, wherein the second reservoir is pressurized to move the sensor plate in relation to the extra-capillary reservoir to cause fluid cycling and maintain fluid volumes in the cell growth chamber.
Biovest International | Date: 2013-08-28
The present invention provides a production module for large-scale production of cells and/or cell-derived products such as antibodies or virus; a production suite comprising a plurality of functionally connected production modules of the invention; and a method for large-scale production of cells and/or cell-derived products using the production modules and/or production suites of the invention.