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Summary for Patent: 9,815,904
Title:Pertuzumab variants and evaluation thereof
Abstract: The present application discloses variants of Pertuzumab. In particular, it discloses: an unpaired cysteine variant comprising Cys23/Cys88 unpaired cysteines in one or both variable light domains of Pertuzumab, an afucosylated variant of Pertuzumab, a low-molecular-weight-species (LMWS) of Pertuzumab, and a high-molecular-weight-species (HMWS) or Pertuzumab. The application further discloses the isolated variants, compositions, pharmaceutical compositions, and articles of manufacture comprising the variants, as well as methods of making and characterizing the variants and compositions thereof.
Inventor(s): Gennaro; Lynn A. (San Mateo, CA), Kao; Yung-Hsiang (San Mateo, CA), Zhang; Yonghua (Foster City, CA)
Assignee: Genetech, Inc. (South San Francisco, CA)
Application Number:14/253,038
Patent Claims:1. A composition comprising Pertuzumab and unpaired cysteine variant thereof, wherein the unpaired cysteine variant comprises Cys23 and Cys88 in both variable light domains of Pertuzumab and Cys23/Cys88 unpaired cysteines in one or both variable light domains thereof.

2. The composition of claim 1, wherein the unpaired cysteine variant is a heterodimer variant comprising Cys23/Cys88 unpaired cysteines in only one variable light domain of Pertuzumab.

3. The composition of claim 1, wherein the unpaired cysteine variant is a homodimer variant comprising Cys23/Cys88 unpaired cysteines in both variable light domains of Pertuzumab.

4. The composition of claim 1, wherein the Pertuzumab and the unpaired cysteine variant each comprise the variable light and variable heavy amino acid sequences in SEQ ID NOs. 7 and 8, respectively.

5. The composition of claim 4, wherein the Pertuzumab and the unpaired cysteine variant each comprise the light chain amino acid sequence in SEQ ID No. 11 or 15 and the heavy chain amino acid sequence in SEQ ID No. 12 or 16.

6. The composition of claim 1, further comprising one or more additional variants of Pertuzumab, wherein the additional variants are selected from the group consisting of: afucosylated variant, low-molecular-weight-species (LMWS), high-molecular-weight-species (HMWS), glycated variant, disulfide reduced variant, non-reducible variant, deamidated variant, sialylated variant,VHS-variant, C-terminal lysine variant, methionine-oxidized variant, G1 glycosylation variant, G2 glycosylation variant, and non-glycosylated heavy chain variant.

7. The composition of claim 1, wherein the amount of the unpaired cysteine variant in the composition is .ltoreq.about 25% as determined by Fab hydrophobic interaction chromatography (HIC).

8. The composition of claim 3, wherein the amount of the homodimer variant in the composition is .ltoreq.4.9% as determined by hydrophobic interaction chromatography (HIC) of intact antibody.

9. The composition of claim 2, wherein the amount of the heterodimer variant in the composition is from about 13% to about 18% as determined by hydrophobic interaction chromatography (HIC) of intact antibody.

10. The composition of claim 1, which has been subjected to an analytical assay to confirm that the amount of the unpaired cysteine variant in the composition is .ltoreq.about 25% as determined by Fab hydrophobic interaction chromatography (HIC).

11. The composition of claim 10 further comprising an afucosylated variant of Pertuzumab, wherein the amount of the afucosylated variant is greater than 2% to 4.1% of the composition.

12. A pharmaceutical composition comprising the composition of claim 1 and one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients.

13. An article of manufacture comprising a container with the pharmaceutical composition of claim 12 therein, and a package insert with prescribing information instructing the user thereof to use the pharmaceutical composition to treat a cancer patient.

14. An isolated variant of Pertuzumab, wherein the isolated variant comprises : (a) an unpaired cysteine variant of Pertuzumab, wherein the variant is a heterodimer variant comprising Cys23 and Cys88 in both variable light domains of Pertuzumab and Cys23/Cys88 unpaired cysteines in only one variable light domain thereof; or (b) an unpaired cysteine variant of Pertuzumab, wherein the variant is a homodimer variant comprising Cys23 and Cys88 in both variable light domains of Pertuzumab and Cys23/Cys88 unpaired cysteines in both variable light domains thereof.

15. A composition comprising Pertuzumab and (a) unpaired cysteine variant thereof, wherein the unpaired cysteine variant comprises Cys23 and Cys88 in both variable light domains of Pertuzumab and Cys23/Cys88 unpaired cysteines in one or both variable light domains thereof; and (b) an afucosylated variant of Pertuzumab, wherein the amount of the afucosylated variant is greater than 2% to 4.1% of the composition.

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