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Invivyd Publishes Model for Evaluating Biomarker Correlates of Protection for Monoclonal Antibodies Against Symptomatic COVID-19
- Research published online today in peer-reviewed journal Science Translational Medicine
- Analysis of data from a Phase 2/3 COVID-19 prevention study (EVADE) of adintrevimab suggests clinically meaningful protection can be achieved at low neutralizing antibody titers
- Work builds on vaccine studies demonstrating neutralizing antibody titers as correlates of protection against disease and could inform evolution of regulatory framework for therapeutic antibodies
WALTHAM, Mass., March 22, 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 publication of research in the peer-reviewed journal Science Translational Medicine describing a model for evaluating biomarker correlates of protection for monoclonal antibodies (mAb) against symptomatic COVID-19. The research concluded that neutralizing antibodies are mechanistic in providing protection against symptomatic disease and identified serum neutralizing antibody titers as a correlate of protection. These findings have potential to support accelerated development and innovative regulatory frameworks for mAbs for prevention of COVID-19.
Invivyd chief medical officer, Pete Schmidt, M.D., M.Sc, was lead author of the manuscript titled, “Antibody-mediated protection against symptomatic COVID-19 can be achieved at low serum neutralizing titers,” which was published online today.
“The dramatic difference in neutralizing activity conferred by adintrevimab against the Delta and Omicron variants observed in the Phase 2/3 prevention study provided a unique opportunity to determine a threshold of serum virus neutralization associated with potential protection against symptomatic COVID-19,” said Dr. Schmidt. “We are proud to make such an important contribution to the collective understanding of SARS-CoV-2 immunity. Establishing correlates of protection for monoclonal antibodies has proven challenging due to the confounding presence of preexisting humoral or cellular immunity, induced by vaccination or natural infection. We believe that our scientific contributions could help inform the development of a new regulatory framework to support accelerated development of mAbs that keep pace with viral evolution.”
The publication provides details of a model incorporating pharmacokinetic and clinical data from adintrevimab and previously published data from other mAbs and vaccines. The model suggests that clinically meaningful protection from symptomatic disease could be achieved with monoclonal antibody titers as low as 1:30 (90% confidence interval, 1:24-1:40). Like vaccine studies, mAb data modeling suggests that protection increases with increased neutralization titers with no absolute threshold for protection.
Dr. Schmidt continued, “Our research positions Invivyd to meet the challenge of rapidly developing next-generation antibodies that provide broad and durable protection against current and future variants of concern. We look forward to continuing to provide our scientific findings to regulators as they explore potential pathways to expedite availability of new products for prevention and treatment of COVID-19.”
Invivyd scientists presented related data at a joint FDA-EMA workshop on SARS-CoV-2 mAbs in December.
Supported by the research included in the Science Translational Medicine manuscript, the company continues to plan to advance VYD222 into the clinic in the first quarter of this year. VYD222 was engineered from adintrevimab, Invivyd’s investigational mAb that has a robust safety data package and demonstrated clinically meaningful results in global Phase 3 clinical trials for both the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. The adintrevimab clinical data package has the potential to support accelerated development of VYD222. Once aligned with regulatory authorities, pivotal studies are planned to swiftly follow Phase 1.
Invivyd, Inc., 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 a high barrier to 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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