Invivyd Reports Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights
- Enrollment completed in CANOPY Phase 3 pivotal clinical trial investigating VYD222 for the prevention of symptomatic COVID-19
- Company expects to have initial CANOPY primary endpoint data by late 2023 or early Q1 2024
- Company aims to submit an application for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in the U.S. as soon as practicable
- Company continues to advance INVYMABTM, its proprietary platform approach designed for rapid, serial generation of new antibodies to address viral threats
- Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $264.9 million expected to support operating runway remains into the fourth quarter of 2024, excluding potential contribution of commercial product revenue
- Conference call scheduled for Thursday, November 9th at 4:30 p.m. ET
WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 09, 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 financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, and recent business highlights.
“I am immensely proud of our team and their remarkable performance throughout the third quarter. In September, less than six months after initiating a Phase 1 clinical trial, we announced we had dosed the first participant in CANOPY, our Phase 3 pivotal clinical trial investigating VYD222 for the prevention of symptomatic COVID-19. Today we are pleased to announce that we have completed enrollment in the CANOPY trial and continue to expect to have initial primary endpoint data in late 2023 or early Q1 2024,” said Dave Hering, Chief Executive Officer of Invivyd. “Given the urgent unmet medical need, we continue to aim to submit an application for EUA to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as soon as practicable.”
Mr. Hering added, “In preparation for a potential EUA, we have been engaged in commercial planning for an anticipated market entry of VYD222 in 2024. With an estimated total addressable market of more than 9 million immunocompromised individuals in the U.S., our teams have been developing and refining our strategy, which will initially focus on serving the highest risk immunocompromised people. Furthermore, we continue to have constructive dialogue with the FDA regarding potential pathways that would enable us to fully leverage our INVYMAB platform approach to rapidly and perpetually deliver monoclonal antibody candidates designed to keep pace with viral evolution.”
Recent VYD222 Program Updates:
- Enrollment completed in CANOPY Phase 3 pivotal clinical trial of VYD222: Invivyd enrolled approximately 750 participants across two cohorts, including approximately 300 individuals who are significantly immunocompromised in Cohort A and approximately 450 individuals at risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 in Cohort B. The company plans to include Day 28 serum neutralizing titers as calculated from the pharmacokinetic concentrations from the immunocompromised cohort, along with safety data from both cohorts, as part of the clinical data package for a potential EUA submission in the U.S.
- VYD222 shows in vitro neutralizing activity against recent SARS-CoV-2 variants tested: Recent in vitro pseudovirus testing of VYD222 continues to show neutralizing activity against Omicron variants including XBB.1.5.10/EG.5. Importantly, VYD222 shows in vitro neutralizing activity against SARS-CoV-2 variants that harbor the F456L mutation in the spike glycoprotein, which is currently estimated to be present in approximately 80% of CDC-tracked variants.
- Commercial preparations underway for VYD222: The company is actively preparing for the commercial launch of VYD222 in the U.S., if authorized. The company has conducted market research to further refine its understanding of the different immunocompromised populations and mapped the market access landscape, among other go-to-market planning activities. In addition, Invivyd has initiated the manufacturing of VYD222 commercial supply.
Recent Corporate Updates:
- William Duke appointed Chief Financial Officer: On September 5, 2023, Invivyd announced the appointment of William (Bill) Duke as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Duke has more than 25 years of finance, accounting, and operations experience, including over a decade of senior leadership experience in the biotechnology industry.
- Company continues to advance INVYMAB™, its propriety platform approach: In the third quarter, Invivyd filed a trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office for INVYMAB™, the company’s platform approach which combines state-of-the-art viral surveillance and predictive modeling with advanced antibody engineering. Leveraging its INVYMAB platform approach, the company continues to advance its preclinical work optimizing and characterizing potential future anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibody candidates.
- Presented VYD222 Phase 1 clinical trial data at IDWeek 2023 (Abstract #1363): On October 13, 2023, the company delivered a poster presentation at IDWeek which updated previously released safety data showing that, as of September 6, 2023, a single administration of VYD222 or placebo was generally well-tolerated at all three dose levels tested (1500 mg, 2500 mg and 4500 mg) with no serious adverse events reported (N=30).
Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results:
- Cash position: Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities were $264.9 million as of September 30, 2023.
- Cash runway: Based on current operating plans, Invivyd continues to expect its existing total cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities will enable the company to fund its operating expenses into the fourth quarter of 2024, excluding potential contribution of commercial product revenue if a mAb candidate is authorized or approved.
- Research & development (R&D) expenses (including in-process research & development): R&D expenses were $30.2 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, compared to $34.1 million for the comparable period of 2022. The decrease is primarily attributable to higher clinical trial costs in 2022 due to ongoing adintrevimab clinical trials, with no comparable costs during the same period in 2023 due to the wind-down of adintrevimab clinical trials, partially offset by clinical trial costs associated with dosing of our CANOPY clinical trial in September 2023.
- Selling, general & administrative (SG&A) expenses: SG&A expenses remained relatively consistent at $12.9 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, compared to $13.2 million for the comparable period of 2022.
- Net loss and net loss per share: Net loss was $39.4 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, compared to $45.1 million for the comparable period in 2022. Basic and diluted net loss per share was $0.36 for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, compared to $0.42 for the comparable period in 2022.
In connection with this announcement, Invivyd will host a conference call and webcast today at 4:30 p.m. ET. A live audio webcast will be available at https://investors.invivyd.com/. Listeners can register for the webcast via this link. Analysts wishing to participate in the question and answer session should use this link. A replay of the webcast will be available in the investor section of the company’s website approximately two hours after the end of the call. Those who plan on participating are advised to join 15 minutes prior to the start time.
The CANOPY pivotal clinical trial is an ongoing Phase 3 clinical trial designed to evaluate protection against symptomatic COVID-19 after receiving VYD222. The safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetic profile, and immunogenicity of VYD222 will also be evaluated. In November 2023, Invivyd announced the completion of enrollment in the CANOPY clinical trial, with approximately 750 participants enrolled in two cohorts (A and B) across multiple trial sites in the U.S. Cohort A enrolled approximately 300 participants who are significantly immunocompromised. For this cohort, the company will use serum neutralizing titers against relevant SARS-CoV-2 variants at Day 28 as the primary efficacy endpoint, which will be calculated based on the pharmacokinetic concentration of VYD222 from the immunocompromised participants and the IC50 value for VYD222 against relevant SARS-CoV-2 variants. The primary efficacy analysis will use an immunobridging approach comparing data obtained in the CANOPY clinical trial to certain historical data from the company’s previous Phase 2/3 clinical trial of adintrevimab for the prevention of symptomatic COVID-19, in which serum neutralizing titers correlated with observed clinical efficacy. All Cohort A participants received VYD222 administered via intravenous (IV) infusion.
Cohort B enrolled approximately 450 participants at risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2. The primary endpoint is safety and tolerability. Cohort B participants were randomized 2:1 to receive VYD222 or placebo administered via IV infusion.
Invivyd is evaluating the 4500 mg dose of VYD222 in the CANOPY clinical trial. The company expects to have initial primary endpoint data by late 2023 or early Q1 2024.
VYD222 is a broadly neutralizing, half-life extended monoclonal antibody (mAb) candidate in development for the prevention of symptomatic COVID-19 in vulnerable populations, such as immunocompromised people. Globally, there are millions of immunocompromised people, with more than 9 million in the U.S. alone who may not adequately respond to COVID-19 vaccination, increasing their risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19. Currently, there are no monoclonal antibodies authorized or approved in the U.S. for the prevention of symptomatic COVID-19. VYD222 was designed for broad activity and has demonstrated in vitro neutralizing activity against various pre-Omicron and Omicron variants, such as XBB.1.5, XBB.1.16, and XBB.1.5.10, an Omicron variant that has the same spike glycoprotein sequence as EG.5. VYD222 was engineered from adintrevimab, Invivyd’s investigational mAb that has a robust safety data package and demonstrated clinically meaningful results in global Phase 2/3 clinical trials for both the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.
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. The company’s proprietary INVYMAB™ platform approach combines state-of-the-art viral surveillance and predictive modeling with advanced antibody engineering. Leveraging its INVYMAB platform approach, 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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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||181,822||$||92,076|
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||5,218||4,926|
|Total current assets||270,103||376,917|
|Property and equipment, net||2,002||2,282|
|Operating lease right-of-use assets||2,625||3,777|
|Other non-current assets||187||191|
|Liabilities, Preferred Stock and Stockholders’ Equity|
|Operating lease liabilities, current||1,638||1,559|
|Other current liabilities||27||44|
|Total current liabilities||26,791||25,031|
|Operating lease liabilities, non-current||927||2,165|
|Other non-current liability||700||—|
|Commitments and contingencies|
|Stockholders’ equity (deficit):|
|Preferred stock (undesignated), $0.0001 par value; 10,000,000 shares|
authorized and no shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2023
and December 31, 2022
|Common stock, $0.0001 par value; 1,000,000,000 shares authorized, |
109,846,329 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2023;
109,044,046 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2022
|Additional paid-in capital||904,905||889,657|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(2||)||(272||)|
|Total stockholders’ equity||246,499||355,970|
|Total liabilities, preferred stock and stockholders’ equity||$||274,917||$||383,167|
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
|Three Months Ended September 30,||Three Months Ended September 30,||Nine Months Ended September 30,||Nine Months Ended September 30,|
|Research and development(1)||$||25,574||$||30,131||$||96,393||$||159,295|
|Acquired in-process research and development(2)||4,600||4,000||5,575||4,000|
|Selling, general and administrative||12,886||13,200||34,038||36,524|
|Total operating expenses||43,060||47,331||136,006||199,819|
|Loss from operations||(43,060||)||(47,331||)||(136,006||)||(199,819||)|
|Total other income||3,620||2,244||11,017||3,076|
|Other comprehensive income (loss)|
|Unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities, net of tax||20||46||270||54|
|Net loss per share attributable to common stockholders, basic and diluted||$||(0.36||)||$||(0.42||)||$||(1.14||)||$||(1.82||)|
|Weighted-average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted||109,754,812||108,420,674||109,333,684||108,154,397|
(1) Includes related-party amounts of $1,448 and $6,666 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023, respectively, and $1,742 and $6,027 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, respectively.
(2) Includes related-party amounts of $4,600 and $4,975 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023, respectively, and $4,000 for both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022.