WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 24, 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 the appointment of Christine Lindenboom, senior vice president investor relations & corporate communications at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to its board of directors. In addition, Redonda Miller, M.D., M.B.A., president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, has stepped down from her position on the board.
“We are excited to welcome Christine to our board of directors where her business acumen and deep knowledge of the biopharmaceutical industry will round out and enhance our current board roster,” said Dave Hering, Invivyd CEO and director. “Her insights will be invaluable as we continue to grow as an organization focused on the development, engineering and delivery of rapid and lasting antibody immunity to protect populations in need.”
Ms. Lindenboom brings nearly 25 years of healthcare and pharmaceutical experience to Invivyd. Prior to her current role at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, her leadership roles included senior director of corporate affairs at Pfizer and director of corporate media relations and global communications at Amgen where she was responsible for overseeing media relations on behalf of the company’s marketed and late-stage pipeline programs. She currently serves on the board of directors of Kendall Square Association, an internationally recognized innovation district located in Cambridge, MA. Ms. Lindenboom received a B.A. from Northeastern University.
“I’m honored to take on this role at such a critical and pivotal time in the healthcare industry, said Christine Lindenboom. “These are exciting and challenging times, and I look forward to working with my fellow board members as we advance Invivyd’s mission to treat and prevent infectious diseases by leveraging our discovery platform and development capabilities to deliver the best antibody solutions possible.”
Regarding Dr. Miller's departure from Invivyd's board of directors, Hering shared, “We are so grateful to Redonda for her incredible support and guidance over the past year. Her efforts contributed to the current direction and focus of the company as we work our way through developing product candidates to protect against and treat infections. On behalf of the board and the entire Invivyd organization, I want to thank Redonda for all that she has done for Invivyd and wish her continued success.”
Ms. Lindenboom will join current board members Marc Elia of M28 Capital Management L.P., Tom Heyman of Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation, Terry McGuire of Polaris Partners, Tamsin Berry and Clive Meanwell, M.D. of Population Health Partners, Michael Wyzga of MSW Consulting, Inc. and Dave Hering, Invivyd’s CEO.
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 for COVID-19, is expected to enter the clinic in Q1 2023. Invivyd’s most advanced pipeline candidate is adintrevimab, an investigational monoclonal antibody which has demonstrated clinically meaningful results in global Phase 3 clinical trials against multiple variants of concern for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. Adintrevimab is not approved for use in any country. 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.
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