Unigene Laboratories Inc.

Boonton, NJ, United States

Unigene Laboratories Inc.

Boonton, NJ, United States

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Calcitonin products and therapies for treating inflammatory or degenerative diseases are disclosed herein. The pharmaceutical compositions disclosed herein include a first therapeutic agent that is calcitonin, in free or salt form; a second therapeutic agent selected from the group consisting of a protease inhibitor, an antibiotic, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, a COX-2 inhibitor and a steroidal anti-inflammatory agent other than glucocorticoid; and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient, carrier or diluent. The methods disclosed herein for treating inflammatory or degenerative diseases in a subject include administering a therapeutically effective amount of calcitonin, in free or salt form, to the subject; and co-administering, as part of a combination therapy, a therapeutically effective amount of a second therapeutic agent selected from the group consisting of a protease inhibitor, an antibiotic, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, a COX-2 inhibitor and a steroidal anti-inflammatory agent other than glucocorticoid to the subject.


Patent
Unigene Laboratories Inc. | Date: 2012-07-09

Expression systems are disclosed for the direct expression of peptide products into the culture media where genetically engineered host cells are grown. High yield was achieved with a special selection of hosts, and/or fermentation processes which include careful control of cell growth rate, and use of an inducer during growth phase. Special universal cloning vectors are provided for the preparation of expression vectors which include control regions having multiple promoters linked operably with coding regions encoding a signal peptide upstream from a coding region encoding the peptide of interest. Multiple transcription cassettes are also used to increase yield. The production of amidated peptides using the expression systems is also disclosed.


Patent
Unigene Laboratories Inc. | Date: 2012-06-04

Acid-containing oral pharmaceutical compositions are provided wherein the pharmaceutical active agents are peptide compounds (i.e., those that include a plurality of amino acids and at least one peptide bond in their molecular structures). Certain barrier layers and/or particulate coated acid are used to reduce any adverse interactions that might otherwise occur between the acid of the compositions and other components of the composition. Use of these barrier layers and/or use of particulate coated acid is believed to promote a more simultaneous release of the components of the composition than is achieved by prior art acid-protection techniques, thus enhancing, and making more consistent, the bioavailability of the active peptide compounds.


Patent
Unigene Laboratories Inc. | Date: 2011-11-14

The present invention provides peptides and pharmaceutical compositions thereof for appetite suppression and weight control. Preferred peptides are calcitonin analogs, preferably with specific amino acid changes to make the peptide more amylin-like.


Patent
Unigene Laboratories Inc. | Date: 2011-08-26

Bioavailability of peptide active agents to be administered orally is enhanced by a pharmaceutical composition providing targeted release of the peptide to the intestine by combining the composition with an absorption enhancer. Bioavailability is further significantly increased by administering the composition in an acid-resistant protective vehicle which transports components of the invention through the stomach. The composition may optionally further include a sufficient amount of a pH-lowering agent to lower local intestinal pH. All components are released together into the intestine with the peptide.


Patent
Unigene Laboratories Inc. | Date: 2011-10-27

Acid-containing oral pharmaceutical compositions are provided wherein the pharmaceutical active agents are peptide compounds (i.e., those that include a plurality of amino acids and at least one peptide bond in their molecular structures). Certain barrier layers and/or particulate coated acid are used to reduce any adverse interactions that might otherwise occur between the acid of the compositions and other components of the composition. Use of these barrier layers and/or use of particulate coated acid is believed to promote a more simultaneous release of the components of the composition than is achieved by prior art acid-protection techniques, thus enhancing, and making more consistent, the bioavailability of the active peptide compounds.


Patent
Unigene Laboratories Inc. | Date: 2012-06-04

Acid-containing oral pharmaceutical compositions are provided wherein the pharmaceutical active agents are peptide compounds (i.e., those that include a plurality of amino acids and at least one peptide bond in their molecular structures). Certain barrier layers and/or particulate coated acid are used to reduce any adverse interactions that might otherwise occur between the acid of the compositions and other components of the composition. Use of these barrier layers and/or use of particulate coated acid is believed to promote a more simultaneous release of the components of the composition than is achieved by prior art acid-protection techniques, thus enhancing, and making more consistent, the bioavailability of the active peptide compounds.


Patent
Unigene Laboratories Inc. | Date: 2012-07-09

The present invention provides peptides and pharmaceutical compositions thereof for appetite suppression and weight control. Preferred peptides are calcitonin analogs, preferably with specific amino acid changes to make the peptide more amylin-like.


Patent
Unigene Laboratories Inc. | Date: 2011-11-14

The present invention provides peptides and pharmaceutical compositions thereof for appetite suppression and weight control. Preferred peptides are calcitonin analogs, preferably with specific amino acid changes to make the peptide more amylin-like.


Patent
Unigene Laboratories Inc. | Date: 2012-06-15

Polypeptides having homology to regions of the N-terminal 50 residues of human Annexin 1 are provided for medical use as anti-inflammatory agents. Some of the polypeptides have homology to the N-terminal 48 residues of human Annexin 1, especially to residues 2-48 and 11-48 thereof. In some embodiments, properties of these compounds are improved by at least one modification at residues corresponding to residues 11, 22, 25 and/or 36 of human Annexin 1, and/or by C-terminal amidation of the polypeptide. Analogs of amino acids 2-26 of human Annexin 1, especially acetylated at the N-terminus and/or amidated at the C-terminus and having modifications at 11 and/or 22 are also disclosed for medical use as anti-inflammatory agents.

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