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Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH | Date: 2015-04-16

A liquid composition for improving the facial contour and shape of the human or animal face by injection, the liquid composition comprising water and at least one of the following components A, B and C: at least one component A, which leads to an osmotic concentration in the range from 500 to 5000 mOsm in the liquid composition, at least one high viscosity component B, which leads to a viscosity of the liquid composition in the range from 10 to 1500 mPas, at least one micro-particles component C, comprising micro-particles with an average particle size not larger than 0.25 mm, preferably in the range of 0.001 mm to 0.25 mm, and optionally comprising a local anesthetic compound D.


Patent
Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH | Date: 2016-10-12

The present invention relates to the treatment of an individual afflicted with tinnitus associated with hearing loss comprising administering to the individual an effective amount of a 1-amino-alkylcyclohexane derivative.


Patent
Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH | Date: 2016-11-03

The present invention relates to the pharmaceutical field. Specifically, it contemplates a polynucleotide encoding a Neurotoxin polypeptide exhibiting a reduced duration of biological effect in a subject, wherein the polypeptide comprises at feast one degradation signal in the light chain as well as vectors and host calls comprising the polynucleotide, polypeptides encoded thereby and antibodies specifically binding to the polypeptides. Moreover, the invention relates to medicaments comprising the polynucleotides and polypeptides as well as specific therapeutic applications thereof. Furthermore, the present invention contemplates methods for the manufacture of the polypeptides and medicaments.


Patent
Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH | Date: 2017-02-01

The present invention relates to a composition comprising a pentacyclic triterpenoid compound or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and at least one further component C for use in a method for local treating or preventing a condition associated with an undesired local subcutaneous fat deposit in a mammal, wherein said compound is injected into said local subcutaneous fat deposit aiming for its reduction. Further, the present invention relates to the cosmetic use of such composition.


Patent
Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH | Date: 2017-02-01

The present invention relates to a composition comprising a compound or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof having a structure according to formula (I)_(1-4) alkyl residue and residues R2-R5 are defined as specified in the description and at least one further component C for use in a method for local treating or preventing a condition associated with an undesired local subcutaneous fat deposit in a mammal, wherein said compound is injected into said local subcutaneous fat deposit aiming for its reduction. Further, the present invention relates to the cosmetic use of such composition.


Patent
Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH | Date: 2017-04-19

The present invention relates to a sterile in situ cross-linkable polysaccharide compositions for augmenting, filling or replacing soft tissues in various cosmetic and therapeutic applications. The composition comprises a first polysaccharide derivative functionalized with a nucleophilic group and a second polysaccharide derivative functionalized with an electrophilic group. Said nucleophilic and electrophilic functional groups spontaneously form in situ covalent linkages following co-injection in the body of a patient, resulting in the formation of a cross-linked hydrogel at the site of co-injection.


The present invention pertains to a method for standardizing the sensitivity of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS)-derived neurons to a neurotoxin polypeptide, comprising the steps of: a) cultivating different batches of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons in a cell culture medium comprising GT1b for at least 3 hours; b) contacting the different batches of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons of step a) with a neurotoxin polypeptide; c) cultivating the different batches of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons of step b) for at least 24 hours in the presence of GT1b under conditions which allow for the neurotoxin polypeptide to exert its biological activity, thereby standardizing the sensitivity of the induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons to a neurotoxin polypeptide. The invention further relates to a method for the generation of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons having a standardized sensitivity to a neurotoxin polypeptide, comprising the steps of: a) providing different batches of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons; b) cultivating the different batches of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons of step a) in a cell culture medium comprising GT1b for at least 3 hours, thereby standardizing the sensitivity of the induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons to a neurotoxin polypeptide. In addition, encompassed by the present invention is a method for determining the biological activity of a neurotoxin polypeptide, comprising the steps of: a) cultivating induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons in a cell culture medium comprising GT1b for at least 3 hours; b) contacting the induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons of step a) with a neurotoxin polypeptide; c) cultivating the induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons of step b) for at least 24 hours in the presence of GT1b under conditions which allow for the neurotoxin polypeptide to exert its biological activity; and d) determining the biological activity of the neurotoxin polypeptide in said cells. Finally, the invention relates to the use of GT1b for a) standardizing the sensitivity of different batches of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons to a neurotoxin polypeptide; or b) reducing the variability of the sensitivity of different batches of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons to a neurotoxin polypeptide.


Patent
Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH | Date: 2017-02-22

A liquid composition for improving the facial contour and shape of the human or animal face by injection, the liquid composition comprising water and at least one of the following components A, B and C: at least one component A, which leads to an osmotic concentration in the range from 500 to 5000 mOsm in the liquid composition, at least one high viscosity component B, which leads to a viscosity of the liquid composition in the range from 10 to 1500 mPas, at least one micro-particles component C, comprising micro-particles with an average particle size not larger than 0.25 mm, preferably in the range of 0.001 mm to 0.25 mm, and optionally comprising a local anesthetic compound D.


The invention relates to a novel drug combination therapy useful in the treatment of dementia comprising administering a 1-aminocyclohexane derivative such as memantine and an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor (AChEI) such as donepezil.


Patent
Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH | Date: 2016-08-08

The present invention relates to an antibody which specifically binds to unprocessed and/or partially processed neurotoxin polypeptide or an antibody which specifically binds an epitope consisting of a peptide having an amino acid sequence as shown in any one of SEQ ID NOs: 1 to 16 and to methods for the manufacture of such antibodies. Moreover, the present invention relates to a composition comprising processed neurotoxin polypeptide free of unprocessed or partially processed neurotoxin polypeptide and a method for manufacturing said neurotoxin polypeptide based on the antibodies of the invention. The present invention also relates to the use of the aforementioned antibody for separating processed neurotoxin polypeptides from unprocessed or partially processed neurotoxin polypeptides or for determining unprocessed or partially processed neurotoxin polypeptides. The present invention relates to a method for the manufacture of a medicament.

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