The majority of the bioinformatics work that we perform for our clients is confidential. However, some of that work results in patent filings which offer a glimpse into the quality and extent of our work.
The following are two published patent applications from Corixa Corp. that we have been involved in. All rights to these patents belong to Corixa and its successors.
WIPO Pub Number: WO 01/92581
US Patent Application: 20020132237
PA Algate, R Jones and SL Harlocker
Compositions and methods for the therapy and diagnosis of cancer, particularly ovarian cancer, are disclosed. Illustrative compositions comprise one or more ovarian tumor polypeptides, immunogenic portions thereof, polynucleotides that encode such polypeptides, antigen presenting cell that expresses such polypeptides, and T cells that are specific for cells expressing such polypeptides. The disclosed compositions are useful, for example, in the diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment of diseases, particularly ovarian cancer.
WIPO Pub Number: WO 03/033515
JL Mitcham, YAW Skeiky, DH Persing, A Bhatia, J-FL Maisonneuve, Y Zhang, S Wang, S Jen, MJ Lodes, DR Benson, R Jones, D Carter, B Barth, J Vallieve-Douglas
Compositions and methods for the therapy and diagnosis of acne vulgaris and other related conditions are disclosed. Compositions may comprise one or more Propionibacterium acnes proteins, immunogenic portions thereof, or polynucleotides that encode such portions. Alternatively, a therapeutic composition may comprise an antibody that binds a Propionibacterium acnes protein, antigen presenting cell that expresses a Propionibacterium acnes protein, or a T cell that is specific for cells expressing such a protein. Such compositions may be used, for example, for the prevention and/or treatment of acne.