Invivyd Announces Appointment of Sara Cotter to Board Of Directors
WALTHAM, Mass., July 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Invivyd, Inc. (Nasdaq: IVVD), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company on a mission to protect the vulnerable from serious viral infectious diseases, today announced the appointment of Sara Cotter to its board of directors. Ms. Cotter brings extensive leadership experience spanning healthcare investment management and drug development.
“Ms. Cotter’s comprehensive knowledge of the biopharmaceutical industry, pairing both operating and capital markets expertise, make her an excellent addition to our board of directors,” said Dave Hering, Chief Executive Officer of Invivyd. “Her keen industry insights and impressive accomplishments in drug development and healthcare investing will be invaluable to Invivyd as we advance our lead candidate, VYD222, and our platform designed to generate a stream of optimized antibodies to protect vulnerable people from serious viral diseases.”
“I’m honored to join Invivyd’s board at such an exciting time, with the company recently announcing positive initial Phase 1 VYD222 clinical data and plans to rapidly advance VYD222 into a pivotal clinical trial that could support an emergency use authorization (EUA) request for the prevention of symptomatic COVID-19 in immunocompromised people,” said Sara Cotter. “I look forward to working alongside my fellow board members and the leadership team to advance Invivyd’s mission and unique, platform-based approach to keeping pace with evolving viral threats.”
Ms. Cotter is currently the Portfolio Manager for the UBS Global Biotech Lux Fund as well as a Senior Investment Analyst on UBS Asset Management’s Global Equity Team. Ms. Cotter rejoined UBS in 2022 after spending six years as Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Levo Therapeutics, Inc., a venture-backed biotech company focused on developing impactful therapies for Prader-Willi syndrome. During her tenure as Levo’s CEO, she oversaw all aspects of the company’s late-stage advancement of intranasal carbetocin (LV-101), as well as early-stage pipeline research. Ms. Cotter started her investment career at UBS in 2007, and previously worked at Abbott Laboratories (now AbbVie Inc.) in pharmaceutical marketing, Northfield Laboratories in clinical development, and Deutsche Bank Alex Brown in investment banking. Ms. Cotter received an M.B.A from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. from the University of Notre Dame.
Invivyd, Inc. (Nasdaq: IVVD) is a biopharmaceutical company on a mission to rapidly and perpetually deliver antibody-based therapies that protect vulnerable people from the devastating consequences of circulating viral threats, beginning with SARS-CoV-2. 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 the potential to resist viral escape. The company is generating a robust pipeline of product candidates which could be used in prevention or treatment of serious viral diseases, starting with COVID-19 and expanding into influenza and other high-need indications. Visit https://invivyd.com/ to learn more.
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