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IP Update: Recent Patents Awarded to Alnylam, Regulus, CHOP, and More


Title: microRNA Affinity Assay and Uses Thereof

Patent Number: 8,846,350

Filed: Oct. 18, 2010

Lead Inventor: Simon Spivack, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Title: sVEGFR-2 and Its Role in Lymphangiogenesis Modulation

Patent Number: 8,846,386

Filed: Dec. 18, 2008

Lead Inventor: Jayakrishna Ambati, University of Kentucky

Title: Pharmaceutical Composition for Treating Cancer

Patent Number: 8,846,630

Filed: Nov. 1, 2010

Lead Inventor: Misun Won, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology

Title: microRNA Compositions and Methods

Patent Number: 8,846,631

Filed: Nov. 1, 2010

Lead Inventor: Eric Marcusson, Regulus Therapeutics

Title: Nucleic Acids for Targeting Multiple Regions of the HCV Genome

Patent Number: 8,846,632

Filed: Nov. 1, 2010

Inventor: Linda Couto, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Title: RNA Interference-mediated Inhibition of Gene Expression using Chemically Modified Short Interfering Nucleic Acid

Patent Number: 8,846,894

Filed: Feb. 16, 2007

Inventor: James McSwiggen, Sirna Therapeutics (Alnylam Pharmaceuticals)

Title: Double-stranded RNA Molecules with Stability in Mammalian Body Fluid, Preparation and Application Thereof

Patent Number: 8,846,895

Filed: March 29, 2011

Inventor: Quan Du, Biomics Biotechnologies

The Scan

Another Resignation

According to the Wall Street Journal, a third advisory panel member has resigned following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Novavax Finds Its Vaccine Effective

Reuters reports Novavax's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.

Can't Be Used

The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.