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Edith Mathiowitz, Yong Shik Jong, Kim Boekelheide: Polymeric gene delivery system. Neurotech, Ivor R Elrifi Esquire, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P C, July 17, 2001: US06262034 (207 worldwide citation)

A means for obtaining efficient introduction of exogenous genes into a patient, with long term expression of the gene, is disclosed. The gene, under control of an appropriate promoter for expression in a particular cell type, is encapsulated or dispersed with a biocompatible, preferably biodegradabl ...


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Samuel Weiss, Brent Reynolds: Multipotent neural stem cell cDNA libraries. Neurospheres Holdings, Ivor R Elrifi Esquire, Christina V Karnakis Esq, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC, June 4, 2002: US06399369 (16 worldwide citation)

cDNA libraries may be obtained from neural cell cultures produced by using growth factors to induce the proliferation of multipotent neural stem cells. The libraries may be obtained from both cultured normal and dysfunctional neural cells and from neural cell cultures at various stages of developmen ...


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Samuel Weiss, S Todd Sorokan: Hypoxia mediated neurogenesis. NeuroSpheres Holdings, Ivor R Elrifi Esquire, Christina V Karnakis Esquire, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P C, April 9, 2002: US06368854 (16 worldwide citation)

Methods are described for the production of neurons or neuronal progenitor cells. Multipotent neural stem cells are proliferated in the presence of growth factors and erythropoietin which induces the generation of neuronal progenitor cells. The erythropoietin may be exogenously applied to the multip ...


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John Chapman, Andrei Purmal, James Hope: Method for purifying a biological composition. Ivor R Elrifi Esquire, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris, April 22, 2004: US20040077831-A1

Disclosed is a method for removing an analyte from blood cells that results in a preparation of blood cells in which the level of the residual analyte is significantly reduced in the cell population. The method can be performed on large volume blood cell suspensions, and the cells prepared in this m ...


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Samuel Weiss, Brent Reynolds, Joseph P Hammang, E Edward Baetge: Methods of proliferating undifferentiated neural cells. Ivor R Elrifi Esquire, May 22, 2003: US20030095956-A1

The invention discloses methods of proliferation and differentiation of multipotent neural stem cells. Also provided are methods of making cDNA libraries and methods of screening biological agents which affect proliferation differentiation survival phenotype or function of CNS cells.


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Joseph P Hammang, E Edward Baetge, William G Tsiarias, Peter D Spear: Device and method for treating ophthalmic diseases. Ivor R Elrifi Esquire, c o MINTZ LEVIN, February 13, 2003: US20030031700-A1

The invention provides a method for delivering biologically active molecules to the eye by implanting biocompatible capsules containing a cellular source of the biologically active molecule. Also provided is a method of treating ophthalmic diseases using biocompatible capsules.


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Samuel Weiss, Brent Reynolds, Joseph P Hammang, E Edward Baetge: Methods of screening biological agents. Ivor R Elrifi Esquire, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris, May 1, 2003: US20030082515-A1

The invention discloses methods of proliferation and differentiation of multipotent neural stem cells. Also provided are methods of making cDNA libraries and methods of screening biological agents which affect proliferation differentiation survival phenotype or function of CNS cells.