Valencia, CA, United States
Valencia, CA, United States

MannKind Corporation, based in Valencia, California, is a biopharmaceutical company focusing on the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapeutic products for diseases such as diabetes and cancer. The company, while founded in February 1991, took its present form in 2003 as a merger of three companies owned by Alfred E. Mann, named after its founder. Mann has invested approximately $900 million in his company. One of the former companies, Pharmaceutical Discovery, was purchased in 2001 from Solomon Steiner; with that purchase MannKind acquired the Technosphere molecule and Medtone Inhaler, upon which was developed its lead product, Afrezza , which was under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration . Previously led by Mann in his position as chief executive officer, Mannkind's board announced the appointment of Hakan Edstrom as CEO on January 12, 2015 as Mann has transitioned to the role of executive chairman. Wikipedia.


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MannKind Corporation | Date: 2016-12-13

Methods related to the treatment of diabetes and improving the control of blood glucose levels are provided. In particular, methods are provided for effectively reducing postprandial glucose excursions while reducing the incidence of clinically significant late postprandial hypoglycemia by administered an insulin composition in a form suitable for pulmonary administration. Additionally, methods for effectively reducing post-prandial glucose excursions while reducing the incidence of clinically significant late postprandial hypoglycemia by administered an insulin composition in a form suitable for pulmonary administration along with a long-acting basal insulin.


Patent
MannKind Corporation | Date: 2017-04-05

The present invention relates to compounds which directly inhibit IRE-1 activity, and which are useful for treating diseases associated with the unfolded protein response and can be used as single agents or in combination therapies.


Methods are provided for coating crystalline microparticles with an active agent by altering the surface properties of the microparticles in order to facilitate favorable association on the microparticle by the active agent. Types of surface properties that are altered by the disclosed methods include electrostatic properties, hydrophobic properties, and hydrogen bonding properties.


Methods are provided for promoting the adsorption of an active agent to microparticles by modifying the structural properties of the active agent in order to facilitate favorable association to the microparticle.


Patent
MannKind Corporation | Date: 2016-01-08

Drug delivery systems have been developed based on the formation of diketopiperazine carboxylate salts and microparticles containing the same. The systems may further comprise a bioactive agent. Related methods for making and using the biologically active agent delivery compositions are also provided. In certain embodiments, the pharmaceutically acceptable salts described can be formed by removal of solvent by methods including distillation, evaporation, spray drying or lyophilization.


Patent
MannKind Corporation | Date: 2016-06-14

A pulmonary drug delivery system is disclosed, including a breath-powered, dry powder inhaler, and a cartridge for delivering a dry powder formulation. The inhaler and cartridge can be provided with a drug delivery formulation comprising, for example, a diketopiperazine and an active ingredient, including, peptides and proteins such as insulin and glucagon-like peptide 1 for the treatment of endocrine disease, for example, diabetes and/or obesity.


Patent
MannKind Corporation | Date: 2016-05-11

Disclosed herein are diketopiperazine microparticles having high capacity for adsorbing a drug or active agent. In particular, the diketopiperazine microparticle are formed using fumaryl diketopiperazine and can comprise a drug in large doses for the treatment of disease or disorders by pulmonary delivery via oral inhalation.


Patent
MannKind Corporation | Date: 2016-05-11

The disclosure relates to antibodies to the preferentially expressed antigen in melanoma (PRAME), and the synovial sarcoma X breakpoint 2 (SSX-2) antigens, methods of use, and diagnostic kits thereof. In exemplary embodiments, the disclosure relates to monoclonal antibodies to specific epitopes of the PRAME and SSX-2 antigens and methods of using such antibodies.


Patent
MannKind Corporation | Date: 2016-08-15

The disclosed embodiments detail improved methods for the synthesis of diketopiperazines from amino acids. In particular improved methods for the cyclocondensation and purification of N-protected 3,6-(aminoalkyl)-2,5-diketopiperazines from N-protected amino acids. Disclosed embodiments describe methods for the synthesis of 3,6-bis-[N-protected aminoalkyl]-2,5-diketopiperazine comprising heating a mixture of an amino acid in the presence of a catalyst in an organic solvent. The catalyst is selected from the group comprising sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid, p-toluenesulfonic acid, 1-propylphosphonic acid cyclic anhydride, tributyl phosphate, phenyl phosphonic acid and phosphorous pentoxide among others. The solvent is selected from the group comprising: dimethylacetamide, N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, diglyme, ethyl glyme, proglyme, ethyldiglyme, m-cresol, p-cresol, o-cresol, xylenes, ethylene glycol and phenol among others.


Described herein are interactive apparatus and methods for sensing and measuring real-time characteristic patterns of a subjects use of a dry powder inhalation system. The devices can be used in a wired or wireless communication mode to communicate with a display to assess the subjects usage of the inhalation system, to evaluate the performance of the inhalation system and/or to detect the characteristics profile of a dry powder formulation emitted from the inhalation system in use.

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