Tampa, FL, United States

Biovest International

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Tampa, FL, United States

Biovest International, Inc is a Minneapolis-based biotechnology company. Their active immunotherapy, BiovaxID, is a cancer vaccine whose first indication is intended to be consolidation/adjuvant therapy of follicular Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Wikipedia.


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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.


Patent
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.


A cell culture system for the production of cells and cell derived products includes a reusable instrumentation base device incorporating hardware to support cell culture growth. A disposable cultureware module including a cell growth chamber is removably attachable to the instrumentation base device. The base device includes microprocessor control and a pump for circulating cell culture medium through the cell growth chamber. The cultureware module is removably attached to the instrumentation base device. Cells are introduced into the cell growth chamber and a source of medium is fluidly attached to the cultureware module. Operating parameters are programmed into the microprocessor control. The pump is operated to circulate the medium through the cell growth chamber to grow cells or cell products therein. The grown cells or cell products are harvested from the cell growth chamber and the cultureware module is then disposed.


Patent
Biovest International | Date: 2016-08-24

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.


A cell culture system for the production of cells and cell derived products includes a reusable instrumentation base device incorporating hardware to support cell culture growth. A disposable cultureware module including a cell growth chamber is removably attachable to the instrumentation base device. The base device includes microprocessor control and a pump for circulating cell culture medium through the cell growth chamber. The cultureware module is removably attached to the instrumentation base device. Cells are introduced into the cell growth chamber and a source of medium is fluidly attached to the cultureware module. Operating parameters are programmed into the microprocessor control. The pump is operated to circulate the medium through the cell growth chamber to grow cells or cell products therein. The grown cells or cell products are harvested from the cell growth chamber and the cultureware module is then disposed.


Patent
Biovest International | Date: 2014-10-30

The invention concerns a bioreactor for production of virus and virus-like particles (VLPs), methods for production of virus and VLPs, methods for regulating the concentration of molecules inhibitory to viral and VLP yield in a cell culture chamber of a bioreactor, such as the extracapillary space of a hollow fiber bioreactor.


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.


Patent
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.


Patent
Biovest International | Date: 2013-08-30

The present invention concerns methods for selecting and producing idiotype vaccines, and in particular methods for selecting and producing an idiotype vaccine for treatment of a B-cell derived malignancy in a subject based on the clonal profile (clonotype) of the malignancy; a method for producing an updated idiotype vaccine matched to a B-cell derived malignancy exhibiting a shifting clonal profile; and the high-fidelity idiotype vaccines produced using the methods. The invention also includes idiotype vaccines produced using the described methods and methods of treating B-cell derived malignancies using the produced vaccines.


A cell culture system for the production of cells and cell derived products includes a reusable instrumentation base device incorporating hardware to support cell culture growth. A disposable cultureware module including a cell growth chamber is removably attachable to the instrumentation base device. The base device includes microprocessor control and a pump for circulating cell culture medium through the cell growth chamber. The cultureware module is removably attached to the instrumentation base device. Cells are introduced into the cell growth chamber and a source of medium is fluidly attached to the cultureware module. Operating parameters are programmed into the microprocessor control. The pump is operated to circulate the medium through the cell growth chamber to grow cells or cell products therein. The grown cells or cell products are harvested from the cell growth chamber and the cultureware module is then disposed.

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