Roivant Announces Positive IMVT-1402 Initial 600 mg MAD Results that Confirm Best-in-Class Potential
- Results from the 600 mg MAD cohort for IMVT-1402 similar to previously disclosed results from the 300 mg MAD cohort for IMVT-1402
- IMVT-1402 was observed to deliver dose dependent and deep IgG reductions similar to batoclimab in its Phase 1 study
- IMVT-1402 600 mg was observed to deliver placebo-like impact on albumin and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), similar to the previously disclosed 300 mg MAD cohort data
- Potential best-in-class profile enables broad and exciting portfolio of indications, taking advantage of IgG reduction we expect will reach 80% with continued weekly dosing of 600 mg delivered by simple subcutaneous injection
NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Immunovant, Inc. (Nasdaq: IMVT), a clinical-stage immunology company dedicated to enabling normal lives for people with autoimmune diseases, today announced initial data from 600 mg MAD cohort of a Phase 1 clinical trial of IMVT-1402 in healthy adults. The results show that four subcutaneously administered doses of 600 mg produced a mean IgG reduction similar to high dose batoclimab, but with minimal changes in albumin and LDL-C similar to those in placebo, confirming the potential of IMVT-1402 as a best-in-class neonatal fragment crystallizable receptor (FcRn) inhibitor.
“We are energized by this potential best-in-class profile, which opens the door to a unique portfolio of first-in-class and best-in-class indications for IMVT-1402, with an emphasis on those indications where potency matters most,” said Pete Salzmann, M.D., chief executive officer at Immunovant. “FcRn inhibition is a proven mechanism with broad applicability, and we believe that a growing body of evidence supports a consistent correlation between deeper IgG reduction and greater efficacy. This translates to the potential to build a class-leading anti-FcRn franchise with IMVT-1402.”
The Phase 1 clinical trial is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled ascending dose study to assess the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of IMVT-1402 in healthy adults. Four once-weekly SC injections of 600 mg IMVT-1402 reduced total IgG level by a mean of 74%, a potency that is similar to batoclimab at 680 mg that reduced IgG by 76% after 4 weekly doses. In disease settings where batoclimab was administered continuously, a reduction of 80% was observed at steady state after about 6-8 weeks. We believe steady state IgG reduction with IMVT-1402 will match this result and timing.
Across all doses evaluated, treatments with IMVT-1402 were generally well tolerated with only mild or moderate treatment-emergent adverse events observed. Serum albumin and LDL-C at Day 29 (peak pharmacodynamic impact) did not show a significant decrease or increase, respectively, from baseline (p-values > 0.05).
Conference Call & Webcast:
Immunovant will host a conference call with accompanying slides and a simultaneous webcast today, November 28, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. EST to discuss the 600 mg multiple-ascending dose data. To participate in the conference call, please register in advance here. To access the live and archived webcast, please visit Immunovant’s website at https://www.immunovant.com/investors/news-events. The archived webcast will be available for a limited time on the Company’s website.
IMVT-1402 is designed to be a potentially best-in-class anti-FcRn antibody for the treatment of IgG-mediated autoimmune diseases. In the initial results of a Phase 1 clinical trial in healthy adults, IMVT-1402 demonstrated favorable pharmacodynamic and safety data. These attributes, combined with a convenient route of administration that may enable patient self-administration, position IMVT-1402 well as a potential treatment for a variety of autoimmune diseases associated with patient unmet need.
About Immunovant, Inc.
Immunovant, Inc. is a clinical-stage immunology company dedicated to enabling normal lives for people with autoimmune diseases. As a trailblazer in anti-FcRn technology, the Company is developing innovative, targeted therapies to meet the complex and variable needs of people with autoimmune diseases. For additional information on the Company, please visit www.immunovant.com.
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Roivant (Nasdaq: ROIV) is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company that aims to improve the lives of patients by accelerating the development and commercialization of medicines that matter. Today, Roivant’s pipeline includes VTAMA®, a novel topical approved for the treatment of psoriasis and in development for the treatment of atopic dermatitis; batoclimab and IMVT-1402, fully human monoclonal antibodies targeting the neonatal Fc receptor (“FcRn”) in development across several IgG-mediated autoimmune indications; brepocitinib, a novel TYK2/JAK1 inhibitor in late stage development for dermatomyositis and other autoimmune conditions, in addition to other clinical stage molecules. We advance our pipeline by creating nimble subsidiaries or “Vants” to develop and commercialize our medicines and technologies. Beyond therapeutics, Roivant also incubates discovery-stage companies and health technology startups complementary to its biopharmaceutical business. For more information, www.roivant.com.
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