Glycotope GmbH | Date: 2015-04-17
The present invention pertains to methods for controlled ovarian hyperstimulation in a female subject using improved recombinant human follicle-stimulating hormone (rhFSH). The methods result in a high number of fertilizable oocytes even at low amounts of FSH administered to the female subject.
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: HEALTH.2013.2.4.1-2 | Award Amount: 8.23M | Year: 2013
This concerted action aims at providing new treatment options for cancer patients through boosting innovative drug development by European academia and industry. A wealth of preclinical data shows that the therapeutic impact of cytotoxic regimens is enhanced by simultaneous application of drugs that strengthen the immune system. The recent FDA-approval of Ipilimumab demonstrated that cancer immunotherapeutics constitute a clinically effective, marketable drug concept. Ipilimumab is an antagonist immunostimulatory antibody (IS-Ab) that removes the restraint on the immune response by blocking inhibitory receptors on immune cells. Potent immunity can also be elicited by means of agonist IS-Abs that engage activatory receptors. Our program will translate the agonist IS-Ab concept into clinical treatments. This is critical, because a repertoire of complementary drugs that act at different points in the immune regulatory network will be required to counter immune failure in different cancer (sub-)types. Our initiative is supported by longstanding experience as well as by the availability of clinical lead Abs. Pivotal are two clinical trials in which cancer type and treatment regimen have been selected to approximate pre-clinical settings in which striking therapeutic impact with agonist IS-Abs has been obtained. These studies will involve extensive analysis of efficacy-related biomarkers by means of validated assays, not only in blood samples, but also in the most relevant compartment: the tumor microenvironment. While our state-of-the-art agonist IS-Abs are being tested in the clinic, a parallel SME-driven effort will aim at the development of 2nd generation agonist IS-Abs with superior therapeutic index. This innovation is supported by proprietary technology and will result in intellectual property and marketable drugs. Taken together, our interdisciplinary platform is designed to yield maximal benefit for health care, academia and health-related industries in Europe.
Glycotope GmbH | Date: 2014-06-26
The invention relates to recognition molecules directed towards tumors, and it also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising said recognition molecules, methods for the production of said recognition molecules, and to the use of said recognition molecules in the diagnosis and therapy of tumor diseases.
Glycotope Gmbh | Date: 2014-04-22
The present invention pertains to the field of cancer therapy using anti-cancer antibodies. The medical use of anti-EGFR antibodies having improved glycosylation characteristics, in particular a reduced fucosylation, is provided which show anti-cancer efficacy and an improved adverse side effect profile.
Glycotope Gmbh | Date: 2014-12-11
The present invention pertains to glycosylated peptides of the glycophorin protein and their use in medicine. In particular, the peptides carry a carbohydrate structure of interest and are capable of binding to and being presented by MHC proteins. Using the glycosylated glycophorin peptides, a specific immune response against the carbohydrate structure of interest can be induced.
Glycotope Gmbh | Date: 2014-01-17
The present invention pertains to the field of recombinant protein production. Novel peptides derived from the extracellular region of a glycophorin protein are provided which enhance the expression rate of proteins or peptides of interest when expressed as fusion protein together with said novel peptides.
Glycotope GmbH | Date: 2016-10-05
The present invention pertains to improved FSH preparations which are capable of stimulating sex steroid release at much lower concentration than the commonly used urinary FSH or recombinant FSH obtained from CHO cells and which act independent of cAMP signaling. These improved FSH preparations can be used in infertility treatment.
Glycotope GmbH | Date: 2015-05-04
The invention relates to a method for producing a protein molecule composition having a defined glycosylation pattern, comprising (a) introducing in a host cell which is an immortalized human blood cell at least one nucleic acid encoding at least a part of said protein; and (b) culturing said host cell under conditions which permit the production of said protein molecule composition; and (c) isolating said protein molecule composition.
Glycotope GmbH | Date: 2013-12-10
The invention relates to recognition molecules which are directed towards tumors and can be used in the diagnosis and therapy of tumor diseases.
Glycotope Gmbh | Date: 2014-01-06
The present invention relates to a method for producing or identifying a MUC1 molecule which is able to generate an immune response in humans. The invention also relates to a method for producing or identifying a cell, cell lines or cell lysates containing a MUC1 molecule that is able to generate an immune response in humans. The invention further relates to methods for producing medicaments and diagnostic agents. Also disclosed is the use of the MUC1 molecules, cells or cell lysates obtained by means of the methods according to the invention for producing a medicament used for treating or preventing tumours. Further disclosed is a purified MUC1 molecule that can be obtained by means of the methods according to the invention and has an immunostimulating effect on humans. The invention additionally relates to the use of a MUC1 antibody for the production of a medicament used for treating or preventing tumours.