25-01-2012: MorphoSys AG announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted a patent covering the Company's cancer compound MOR202. The new patent (US 8,088,896) covers MorphoSys's HuCAL antibody against CD38 as well as pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same, and has a scheduled expiry date in 2028, not including any potential regulatory extensions.
"In 2011, MOR202 became our third proprietary antibody program in clinical trials, following MOR103 in rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis and MOR208 in chronic lymphocytic leukemia," commented Dr. Marlies Sproll, Chief Scientific Officer of MorphoSys AG. "Strengthening our intellectual property position on our proprietary products, particularly in our most important markets Europe, the USA and Asia, is of high priority for MorphoSys."
MOR202 is a fully human HuCAL antibody directed against CD38, a therapeutic target for the treatment of multiple myeloma and certain forms of leukemia. The HuCAL-derived, fully human antibody is currently being tested in a phase 1/2a trial in patients with relapsed/refractory myeloma.
MorphoSys AG announced that the Company will nominate Ms. Karin Eastham and Dr. Marc Cluzel as new members of the Supervisory Board at the Company's Annual Shareholder Meeting on Thursday, May 31, 2012. Ms. Eastham and Dr. Cluzel will replace Prof. Dr. Jürgen Drews and Dr. Metin Colpan. Pro ... more
MorphoSys AG announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted a patent covering the Company's cancer compound MOR202. The new patent (US 8,088,896) covers MorphoSys's HuCAL antibody against CD38 as well as pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same, and has a sched ... more
MorphoSys AG announced that a phase 1b clinical trial evaluating MOR103, a human monoclonal antibody to GM-CSF (granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor), in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) is now open for enrollment, thereby adding a second indication to the development progr ... more
As one of the leading public biotech companies in Europe, we are committed to developing the medicines of the future. Building on our portfolio of innovative antibody technologies, we are actively pursuing new therapeutic approaches in close collaboration with the world‘s foremost pharmaceu ... more
MorphoSys AG, located in Martinsried/Munich, is one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies focusing on fully human antibodies. With its unique technologies, MorphoSys is developing the next generation of therapeutic antibodies which can be used not only for research and diagnostics b ... more
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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the Federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks. In doing this, the USPTO fulfills the mandate of Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, of the Constitution that the Executive branch "promote the progress of science a ... more