Entity

Time filter

Source Type

Bells Corners, Canada

Patent
Variation Biotechnologies Inc. | Date: 2010-07-06

The present disclosure provides methods for preparing vesicles. In general, these methods include steps of providing a lyophilized lipid product and rehydrating the lyophilized lipid product with an aqueous solution comprising an antigen such that antigen-containing vesicles are formed. The lyophilized lipid product is prepared by dissolving vesicle-forming lipids in a polar-protic water-miscible organic solvent to produce a lipid solution and then lyophilizing the lipid solution. The present disclosure also provides antigen-containing vesicle formulations prepared using these methods. The present disclosure also provides kits that include a lyophilized lipid product in a first container and an aqueous solution comprising an antigen in a second container.


Patent
Variation Biotechnologies Inc. | Date: 2012-11-16

In one aspect, the present disclosure provides compounds of formulae (I) and (II). In another aspect, a compound of formula (I) or (II) is formulated into compositions with an antigen, optionally with a vesicle. In some embodiments, compositions are administered intramuscularly.


Patent
Variation Biotechnologies Inc. | Date: 2013-03-27

The present disclosure provides methods useful for determining levels of HCMV infection in host cells and, by extension, determining levels of neutralizing antibodies present in a sample. The present disclosure encompasses the recognition that HCMV viruses that have a fluorescent moiety permit detection of viral infection (e.g., by assessing fluorescence in cells after contacting the host cell with the virus). In some embodiments, levels of HCMV infection are determined by fluorescence detection where the virus has been preincubated with a test sample (e.g., a serum sample) from a subject. In some embodiments, the subject has been administered a candidate HCMV vaccine.


Patent
Variation Biotechnologies Inc. | Date: 2012-01-13

The present disclosure provides methods for preparing vesicles. In one aspect, the methods involve providing a molten mixture of vesicle-forming lipids and adding the molten mixture of vesicle-forming lipids to an aqueous solution comprising an antigen such that antigen-containing vesicles are formed, wherein in the step of adding the molten mixture of vesicle forming lipids is at a temperature of less than 120 C. In another aspect, the methods involve providing a molten mixture of vesicle-forming lipids and adding an aqueous solution comprising an antigen to the molten mixture of vesicle-forming lipids such that antigen-containing vesicles are formed, wherein the resulting mixture is placed under temperature-controlled conditions of less than 60 C. In yet another aspect, the methods involve providing a solution of vesicle forming lipids and adding the solution of vesicle-forming lipids to an aqueous solution comprising an antigen by injection such that antigen-containing vesicles are formed.


Patent
Variation Biotechnologies Inc. | Date: 2011-07-06

The present disclosure provides compositions and methods useful for treating influenza. As described herein, provided compositions and methods are based on the development of certain compositions that include an influenza virus hemagglutinin antigen in combination with lipid vesicles that include a non-ionic surfactant (NISVs) and optionally an adjuvant. In certain embodiments, provided compositions remain potent even when they are not stored in a standard cold-chain system (i.e., they are thermostable).

Discover hidden collaborations