Invivyd Announces the Appointment of Timothy Lee as Chief Commercial Officer

Invivyd, Inc. today announced that Timothy Lee will be appointed Invivyd’s Chief Commercial Officer and will join the company’s executive leadership team.

  • Mr. Lee joins Invivyd with a history of high-quality commercial execution at Alexion, Biohaven and Amylyx
  • Appointment intended to accelerate the addition of commercial capabilities associated with orphan medicines to the ongoing PEMGARDA™ commercial launch
  • William Duke, Jr., Chief Financial Officer, appointed as Principal Executive Officer

WALTHAM, Mass., May 31, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Invivyd, Inc. (Nasdaq: IVVD), a biopharmaceutical company devoted to delivering protection from serious viral infectious diseases, today announced that Timothy Lee will be appointed Invivyd’s Chief Commercial Officer and will join the company’s executive leadership team. Mr. Lee’s appointment follows the decision by the Board of Directors to eliminate the Chief Operating Officer role as part of its ongoing efforts to reallocate resources to support the launch of PEMGARDA, resulting in Jeremy Gowler’s departure. In the ongoing transitional period, Invivyd’s Chief Financial Officer, William Duke, Jr. will assume the role of Principal Executive Officer, and the Board of Directors will continue its ongoing search for a permanent Chief Executive Officer.

“Invivyd is off to an impressive start serving populations vulnerable to COVID-19. The company has a unique technology platform, industrial strategy and a commercial phase asset in PEMGARDA to show for their rapid and thoughtful approach to addressing the ongoing risk of COVID-19. COVID-19 represents intolerable medical risk for large immunocompromised and high-risk populations that, taken together, resemble very large orphan-style, highly motivated and vulnerable populations. Working together with the dedicated Invivyd team, I look forward to leveraging my network, experience and expertise to accelerate the company’s execution over the long term as we aim to provide durable protection to this population through serial innovation of best-in-class medicines,” said Tim Lee.

“Now is the right time to focus our leadership on commercial excellence, and Tim’s demonstrated track record of leading sales growth and successfully launching multiple global products in rare disease and general medicine markets makes him exceptionally well-suited to accelerate Invivyd’s growth trajectory. I am confident that Tim is the right commercial leader to advance Invivyd’s evolution,” said Marc Elia, Chairman of the Invivyd Board of Directors. “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Jeremy for his valuable contributions to our company’s operations over the past year and a half.”

Tim Lee is a highly experienced commercial leader with an extraordinary track record of building commercial teams, leading successful product launches, and delivering strong results. Under his recent sales leadership at Amylyx, the commercial organization generated $390 million in net product revenue in 14 months and was on track to be in the top five orphan drug launches. Tim also previously held key commercial leadership roles across a variety of life science companies including Biohaven Pharmaceuticals and Alexion Pharmaceuticals.

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 to learn more.


PEMGARDA™ (pemivibart) is a half-life extended investigational monoclonal antibody (mAb). PEMGARDA was engineered from adintrevimab, Invivyd’s investigational mAb that has a robust safety data package and provided evidence of clinical efficacy in a global Phase 2/3 clinical trial for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. PEMGARDA has demonstrated in vitro neutralizing activity in pseudotyped virus-like particle and authentic virus neutralization assays against major SARS-CoV-2 variants, including JN.1. PEMGARDA targets the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein receptor binding domain (RBD), thereby inhibiting virus attachment to the human ACE2 receptor on host cells.

PEMGARDA (pemivibart) injection (4500 mg), for intravenous use is an investigational mAb that has not been approved, but has been authorized for emergency use by the U.S. FDA under an EUA for the pre-exposure prophylaxis (prevention) of COVID-19 in adults and adolescents (12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kg) who have moderate-to-severe immune compromise due to certain medical conditions or receipt of certain immunosuppressive medications or treatments and are unlikely to mount an adequate immune response to COVID-19 vaccination. Recipients should not be currently infected with or have had a known recent exposure to an individual infected with SARS-CoV-2. PEMGARDA is not authorized for use for treatment of COVID-19 or post-exposure prophylaxis of COVID-19. Anaphylaxis has been observed with PEMGARDA and the PEMGARDA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers includes a boxed warning for anaphylaxis. The most common adverse events (all grades, incidence ≥2%) observed in participants who have moderate-to-severe immune compromise treated with PEMGARDA included systemic and local infusion-related or hypersensitivity reactions, upper respiratory tract infection, viral infection, influenza-like illness, fatigue, headache, and nausea. For additional information, please see the PEMGARDA full product Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers, including important safety information and boxed warning.

To support the EUA for PEMGARDA, an immunobridging approach was used to determine if PEMGARDA may be effective for pre-exposure prophylaxis of COVID-19. Immunobridging is based on the serum virus neutralizing titer-efficacy relationships identified with other neutralizing human mAbs against SARS-CoV-2. This includes adintrevimab, the parent mAb of pemivibart, and other mAbs that were previously authorized for EUA. There are limitations of the data supporting the benefits of PEMGARDA. Evidence of clinical efficacy for other neutralizing human mAbs against SARS-CoV-2 was based on different populations and SARS-CoV-2 variants that are no longer circulating. Additionally, the variability associated with cell-based EC50 value determinations, along with limitations related to pharmacokinetic data and efficacy estimates for the mAbs in prior clinical trials, impact the ability to precisely estimate protective titer ranges.

The emergency use of PEMGARDA is only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of the emergency use of drugs and biological products during the COVID-19 pandemic under Section 564(b)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the declaration is terminated or authorization revoked sooner.

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