Immunovant is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on enabling normal lives for patients with autoimmune diseases.
Our investigational product candidate, IMVT-1401 (formerly known as RVT-1401), is a novel, fully human monoclonal antibody targeting the neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn). We believe that this product has the potential to address a variety of IgG-mediated autoimmune diseases as a subcutaneous injection.
We have initiated Phase 2 studies in two target indications: myasthenia gravis (MG) and thyroid eye disease (TED). We anticipate that we will submit an IND in one additional indication, warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia (WAIHA), in the second half of 2019. We plan to continue expanding our pipeline with innovative therapies that could transform the lives of patients living with autoimmune diseases.
IMVT-1401 is the result of a multi-year research program by Immunovant’s partner, HanAll Biopharma, to engineer a highly potent FcRn antibody specifically optimized for subcutaneous injection with a small gauge needle.
In a Phase 1 study of healthy volunteers receiving weekly 4 subcutaneous injections, IMVT-1401 delivered a mean IgG reduction of 63% at a dose of 340 mg and delivered a mean IgG reduction of 78% at a dose of 680 mg.
IMVT-1401 was also generally well-tolerated by healthy volunteers following subcutaneous and intravenous administration.
Our Board of Directors
Frank Torti, M.D. is Chairperson of Immunovant’s board of directors. Since January 2020, Dr. Torti served as the Vant Chair of Roivant Sciences, Inc. (RSI), where he previously worked as Vant Investment Chair. Prior to joining RSI, Dr. Torti served as a Partner of New Enterprise Associates (NEA), specializing in investments in healthcare. Before NEA, Dr. Torti worked for the Duke University Center for Clinical & Genetic Economics, where he was involved in clinical trials research and economic evaluations of multinational clinical trials. Dr. Torti presently serves as Chairperson of the board of directors of Arbutus Biopharma Corp., Axovant Gene Therapies Ltd. and several private biopharmaceutical companies. Dr. Torti earned an M.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina.
Andrew Fromkin is a member of Immunovant’s board of directors. Since March 2015, Mr. Fromkin has served as Chief Executive Officer of Tarveda Therapeutics, Inc. (formerly Blend Therapeutics, Inc.). From 2005 until 2011, Mr. Fromkin served in various roles for Clinical Data, Inc., including Executive Vice President (October 2005 until May 2006), President, Chief Executive Officer and Director (May 2016 until May 2011). Prior to Clinical Data, Mr. Fromkin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of DoctorQuality, Inc., President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Endo Surgical Devices, Inc. and Corporate Vice President, Business Development, for Merck-Medco, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Merck & Co. Mr. Fromkin began his career at Health Information Technologies, Inc. as General Manager of its subsidiary, MCA, and Director of Marketing and Payer Alliances for the parent company. From 2014 until 2016, Mr. Fromkin served on the board of Regado Biosciences, Inc. which became Tobira Therapeutics, Inc. in 2015. Mr. Fromkin received a B.A. from Brandeis University.
Douglas Hughes is a member of Immunovant’s board of directors. Since 2018, Mr. Hughes has served as Chief Financial Officer of Kalera Medical, an early stage medical device company. From 2011 until 2018, Mr. Hughes was Chief Financial Officer for NeoTract, Inc., a Urology company. Prior to that time, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Nellix, Inc., an endovascular graft biotechnology company. Before joining Nellix, Inc., Mr. Hughes served as Chief Financial officer for Evalve Inc., a medical device company, from 2009 until 2010. Prior to 2010, Mr. Hughes held a variety of senior finance management positions at Boston Scientific, Guidant Corporation and The Clorox Company. Mr. Hughes is currently a director at Kalera Medical, Inc., a position held since 2018. Mr. Hughes received a B.S. in Finance from San Francisco State University and an M.B.A. from University of Chicago.
George Migausky is a member of Immunovant’s board of directors. In 2017, Mr. Migausky served as interim Chief Financial Officer for Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dyax Corp. a position he held from 2008 through the company’s acquisition by Shire for $6.4 billion in 2016. Before joining Dyax, Mr. Migausky served as Chief Financial Officer of Wellstat Management Company from 2007 to 2008; and Chief Financial Officer of IGEN International and BioVeris Corporation from 1986 through their acquisitions by F. Hoffman LaRoche in 2004 and 2007, respectively. Current directorships include Hyperion Catalysis International, a position he has held since 2008, and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute, where he has served as a trustee since 2015. Mr. Migausky has previously served on the board of directors as Chair of the audit committee at Dimension Therapeutics, a position he held from 2015 until the company was acquired in 2017. Mr. Migausky received his BS from Boston College and his MBA from Babson College.
Atul Pande, M.D. is a member of Immunovant’s board of directors. Dr. Pande has extensive experience in treatment development across multiple disease areas. He is currently an independent board member of Axovant Gene Therapies, Karuna Therapeutics, Autifony Therapeutics, and Perception Neurosciences. He previously served as the Chief Medical Officer of PureTech Health, Chief Medical Officer of Tal Medical, and medical advisor to PureTech Health. Since April 2014, he has also served as President of Verity BioConsulting, a drug development consulting firm that provides services to clients in the biopharmaceutical business. From 2007 to April 2014, Dr. Pande was Senior Vice President and Senior Advisor, Pharmaceutical R&D at GlaxoSmithKline. He has also held senior roles at Pfizer R&D, Parke-Davis/Warner-Lambert and Lilly Research Laboratories. He has been on the Scientific Advisory Boards of Cennerv Pharma and Centrexion Corporation. Dr. Pande is a physician who completed his research fellowship training in psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School and his postgraduate specialty training and psychiatry residency program at Western University.
Pete Salzmann, M.D., M.B.A. See above, ‘Our Leadership’
Eric Venker, M.D., Pharm.D. is a member of Immunovant’s board of directors. Dr. Venker has served as Chief Operating Officer of Roivant Sciences, Inc. (RSI) since November 2018. Previously, he was Chief of Staff to RSI’s Chief Executive Officer. From 2015 to 2017, Dr. Venker was a physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, where he trained in internal medicine, and also served as Chair of the Housestaff Quality Council leading operational initiatives to improve efficiencies. Dr. Venker also worked as a Clinical Pharmacist at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Venker presently serves on the boards of directors of Arbutus Biopharma Corp., Axovant Gene Therapies Ltd. and several private biopharmaceutical companies. He received his Pharm.D. from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and his M.D. from Yale School of Medicine.