The U.S. FDA has posted information on the regulatory review period for several medical devices that incorporate patented inventions, such as the determination for the Simplify artificial cervical disc by Simplify Medical Inc., of Sunnyvale, Calif. According to the FDA, the company seeks to tack nearly 1,100 days back on to the patent in question, an additional three years that may play a significant role in the company’s attempt to monetize the patent in question.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has released a draft version of patent examiner guidelines to address the increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the inventive process, reflecting the standing U.S. position that AI cannot be an inventor.
Sutro Biopharma Inc. has described antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) comprising a cytotoxic drug linked to an antibody or polypeptide residue through a linker reported to be useful for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Jnana Therapeutics Inc. has identified sodium-dependent neutral amino acid transporter B(0)AT1 (SLC6A19) inhibitors reported to be useful for the treatment of diabetes, chronic kidney disease, metabolic dysfunction-associated steatohepatitis, phenylketonuria, metabolic syndrome, obesity, neurodevelopmental and autism spectrum disorders, among others.
Neuroninn Biosciences Co. Ltd. has synthesized G protein-coupled receptor GPR139 agonists reported to be useful for the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, substance abuse and dependence and Parkinson’s disease.
Les Laboratories Servier SAS and Vernalis (R&D) Ltd. have described induced myeloid leukemia cell differentiation protein Mcl-1 inhibitors acting as apoptosis inducers reported to be useful for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases.
Aurigene Oncology Ltd. has divulged cyclin-dependent kinase 12 (CDK12) and/or cyclin-dependent kinase 13 (CDK13) inhibitors reported to be useful for the treatment of cancer, inflammatory disorders, infections, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, frontotemporal dementia, spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy, spinocerebellar ataxia and Huntington’s disease, among others.