- New name reflects Company focus on leveraging its integrated discovery platform to generate anti-viral antibodies that transcend the limits of naturally occurring immunity
- The Invivyd corporate mission is to provide antibody solutions that provide superior protection against viral diseases, starting with COVID-19
- Company’s shares to trade under new ticker symbol “IVVD” starting on September 13
WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adagio Therapeutics, (Nasdaq: ADGI), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company on a mission to protect humanity from serious viral respiratory diseases, announced today that the Company has changed its name to Invivyd. This new name reflects the Company’s strategy for leveraging its integrated discovery platform to develop and commercialize antibodies that transcend the limits of the human immune system to better prevent and treat infectious respiratory viral diseases, beginning with COVID-19. In conjunction with the name change, the Company will begin trading under the new ticker symbol "IVVD" on the Nasdaq Global Market at market open on September 13, 2022.
“I’m excited for our new name as it reflects our commitment to advancing antibody solutions to overcome limitations in both the immune system and existing COVID-19 treatments,” said David Hering, Invivyd’s chief executive officer. “Our team understands how viruses are constantly evolving to exploit the limitations of the human immune system. Invivyd leverages a platform we believe is nimble enough to target a virus that will continue to change, and durable enough to increase the probability of providing a longer period of protection than other antibody solutions. Our goal is to change the paradigm for combatting viral infection by delivering rapid and lasting antibody immunity to protect the general public and ensure vulnerable populations are never left behind.”
Invivyd (pronounced “in-viv-id”) has best-in-class antibody discovery and development capabilities working at the intersection of evolutionary virology, predictive modeling, and antibody engineering. The company’s discovery platform is designed with the aim of providing better solutions to protect the vulnerable with antibodies engineered to be superior to naturally occurring human antibodies.
"Now, three years into the human experience with SARS-CoV-2, it is more clear than ever that we need more durable, more effective prevention and treatment than can be achieved through the human immune response,” said Laura Walker, Ph.D., co-founder and chief scientific officer of Invivyd. “Invivyd has a powerful, best-in-class integrated discovery platform aimed at identifying and developing high quality molecules as viral evolution demands. I am thrilled with the opportunity to deploy our considerable expertise and resources toward providing ongoing protection to people in need.”
Beyond COVID-19 the company has multiple antibody candidates in discovery stage for prevention of seasonal influenza.
Marc Elia, chairman of the Invivyd Board of Directors commented, "Viral respiratory diseases, including COVID-19, present unique challenges and impose an unacceptable burden on humankind. We are delighted to launch an enhanced corporate identity following a period of change that positions Invivyd to create a meaningful impact for the company’s stakeholders using its best-in-class integrated discovery platform and internal capabilities.”
Along with the new name, the Company has adopted a new logo and refreshed its corporate website to reflect the company’s strategy moving forward. Visit www.invivyd.com to learn more.
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. 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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