Invivyd Elects Two New Independent Members to its Board of Directors

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WALTHAM, Mass., May 22, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Invivyd, Inc. (Nasdaq: IVVD), a biopharmaceutical company devoted to delivering protection from serious viral infectious diseases, today announced that two new independent directors, Dr. Srishti Gupta and Kevin F. McLaughlin, were elected to its Board of Directors at the annual meeting of stockholders on May 21, 2024. Dr. Gupta will serve as the Chairperson of the Compensation Committee and Mr. McLaughlin will serve as the Chairperson of the Audit Committee.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Gupta and Mr. McLaughlin to our Board during a transformational period of growth for the company,” said Marc Elia, Chairman of the Invivyd Board of Directors. “Their deep healthcare expertise and experience building high-performing organizations will be invaluable as we commercialize our first product and leverage our proprietary, cutting-edge tools for variant analysis and predictive modeling to design increasingly intelligent antibody candidates that we aim to deploy over time to provide vulnerable populations with ongoing protection from viral threats, starting with SARS-CoV-2.”

Mr. Elia continued, “I also would like to extend our gratitude to outgoing Board members Tom Heyman, Dr. Clive Meanwell, and Michael S. Wyzga for their contributions and dedication during their tenure. Their contributions have positioned the company for success in its next chapter as a commercial organization."

“I’m thrilled to join the Board as Invivyd begins to realize the potential of its platform approach,” said Dr. Gupta. “With an emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. FDA for pre-exposure prophylaxis of COVID-19 in certain immunocompromised people and the opportunity to pursue an EUA for the treatment of COVID-19 in the same vulnerable population, this is an incredibly exciting time for Invivyd and, more importantly, for the patients and healthcare providers who have been waiting for new options to combat a virus that continues to pose a major threat to those with weakened immune systems.”

“I am very impressed by the Invivyd team and everything the company has accomplished in the recent quarters,” said Mr. McLaughlin. “The authorization of PEMGARDA™ speaks to the skill and dedication of the Invivyd team and the company’s ability to be a leader in the delivery of monoclonal antibodies that address serious viral diseases.”

Following the annual meeting of stockholders, Invivyd’s Board of Directors will consist of seven directors.

About Srishti Gupta, M.D.

Dr. Srishti Gupta, M.D., is an experienced physician leader with over 20 years of experience in health and a global career spanning various sectors, including private, public, and non-profit. Professionally, Dr. Gupta spent 18 years at McKinsey & Company advising clients on topics of strategy, growth, and market access in the life sciences industry and over 10 years leading the McKinsey Global Health Practice. Dr. Gupta currently serves on the Board of Directors at Idorsia Pharmaceuticals, a position she has held since May 2021, where she advises the company on its transition to a leading biopharmaceutical company through the commercialization of innovative small molecule therapeutics. Dr. Gupta completed her M.D. at Harvard Medical School and M.P.P focusing on international development at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. In addition, she holds a master’s degree in Natural Science from the University of Cambridge, a master’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Harvard College.

About Kevin F. McLaughlin

Kevin F. McLaughlin has more than 40 years of financial and operating management experience spanning the biotech, high-tech and education industries. Most notably, from 2010 to 2021, Mr. McLaughlin served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Acceleron Pharma Inc. (Acceleron) until its acquisition by Merck & Co., Inc. At Acceleron, he was a key member of the management team that helped drive the company’s growth from a private research-focused business to a publicly traded commercial entity. Prior to Acceleron, Mr. McLaughlin held several executive leadership roles within different organizations, including serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of PRAECIS Pharmaceuticals Incorporated. Mr. McLaughlin currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vericel Corporation (VCEL), Combined Therapeutics and a recently formed private biotech company. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Decibel Therapeutics (DBTX), until its sale to Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, and the Board of Directors of Stealth Biotherapeutics (MITO), until it was brought private by a venture firm. Mr. McLaughlin received a B.S. from Northeastern University and an M.B.A. from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.

About Invivyd

Invivyd, Inc. (Nasdaq: IVVD) is a biopharmaceutical company devoted to delivering protection from serious viral infectious diseases, 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. INVYMAB is designed to facilitate the rapid, serial generation of new monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) to address evolving viral threats. In March 2024, Invivyd received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. FDA for its first mAb in a planned series of innovative antibody candidates. Visit https://invivyd.com/ to learn more.

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