-Broad partnership will strengthen Invivyd’s development platform and organizational capabilities towards acceleration of NVD200 clinical program and future engineered antibodies for COVID-19 and beyond-
-Population Health Partners to integrate best-in-class capabilities to drive speed and efficiency in clinical development, demonstrated by the success of PHP’s leadership team at The Medicines Company, Pfizer and elsewhere in the life sciences industry-
WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Invivyd, Inc. (Nasdaq: IVVD), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company on a mission to protect humanity from serious viral respiratory diseases, today announced a partnership with Population Health Partners, L.P. (PHP) a global life-science firm dedicated to solving the health and economic challenges presented by prevalent diseases. Through the partnership, Invivyd will leverage PHP’s best-in-class clinical development and regulatory expertise to help optimize Invivyd’s product development programs.
“This partnership is a reflection of our commitment to the rapid, capital efficient development of multiple candidates on an ongoing basis to match the pace of SARS-CoV-2 viral evolution and deliver timely, best-in-class antibody solutions for the prevention and treatment of serious diseases,” said Invivyd CEO Dave Hering. “PHP has great experience in helping organizations like ours overcome the industry challenges inherent in navigating trials focused on large population medicine. This collaboration will add very specific skills and capabilities to our own in-house expertise and will bolster our organization. We are excited to work with PHP and its leadership team at this pivotal point in the evolution of our company.”
PHP – an investment firm focused on deploying its proven strategic and operating expertise to solve the health and economic challenges presented by the most prevalent and costly diseases of our time – will advise and counsel Invivyd on clinical trials and strategies to navigate the regulatory process. PHP will also provide change management guidance to strengthen and augment Invivyd’s internal work processes towards achieving maximum speed and efficiency for delivering antibodies for the prevention and treatment of viral infections to high-need populations.
“We are impressed by the potential of Invivyd’s integrated discovery platform and the energy and commitment of its people, who are laser-focused on combatting viral infections with novel antibody therapies,” said Clive Meanwell, M.D., chairman and managing partner of PHP. “There is a clear, high-value need for effective and durable treatments to help protect the most vulnerable at this endemic stage of SARS-CoV-2. In the recent third fiscal quarter alone, market leaders reported over $1 billion in COVID antibody sales for molecules that are experiencing diminished activity in the face of some new variants of concern, representing a substantial near-term need and opportunity for agile drug discoverers and developers to address a major ongoing commercial opportunity. We look forward to working with Dave and his team to help accelerate their mission in the development of antibody therapies for COVID-19 and beyond.”
Commenting further, PHP partner, Ian Read, said, “Vaccines – particularly those using mRNA technology – have been exceptionally effective in reducing serious illnesses and deaths associated with COVID-19. However, vaccines may be ineffective for people whose immune systems cannot make sufficient neutralizing antibodies on their own in response to vaccines. These – typically immunocompromised – people need and deserve protection, and we believe that injected monoclonal antibodies represent their best hope of living a normal life without untoward risk of COVID-19. Many of these people are asking for an answer. We believe that Invivyd can potentially help them very soon. More broadly, we believe that the medical and market scale of COVID-19 will remain high and that Invivyd’s technology and development platform is positioned to meet this pressing need.”
Invivyd recently unveiled its evolved integrated discovery platform strategy and NVD200, its new combination candidate for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19, expected to enter the clinic in the first quarter of 2023.
Invivyd, formerly Adagio Therapeutics (Nasdaq: ADGI), is a biopharmaceutical company on a mission to protect humanity from serious viral respiratory diseases. The company is developing antibodies to transcend the limits of naturally occurring immunity and provide superior protection from viral diseases, beginning with COVID-19. Invivyd’s technology works at the intersection of evolutionary virology, predictive modeling, and antibody engineering, and is designed to identify high-quality, long-lasting antibodies with a high barrier to viral escape. The company is generating a robust pipeline of products for use in both prevention and treatment of disease. NVD200, Invivyd’s first antibody combination product candidate for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19, includes a re-engineered version of adintrevimab, an investigational monoclonal antibody which demonstrated clinically meaningful results against multiple variants of concern in global Phase 2/3 clinical trials for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19, prior to the emergence of Omicron. The safety and efficacy of adintrevimab have not been established. The company also has multiple discovery stage candidates for the prevention of seasonal influenza. Visit www.invivyd.com to learn more.
About Population Health Partners, L.P.
Population Health Partners, L.P. is an investment firm committed to building great companies around important, late-stage therapeutics and solving the health and economic challenges presented by prevalent diseases. While at The Medicines Company, leaders from Population Health Partners secured eight drug approvals involving 21 clinical trials and 91,000 randomized patients and were ranked #1 in the CNBC RQ 50 for biopharmaceutical R&D productivity.
For more info, visit www.populationhp.com.
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