Roivant Announces Positive IMVT-1402 Initial 600-mg MAD Results That Confirm Best-in-Class Potential
Immunovant, Inc. recently 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, MD, 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).
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.
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 more information, visit www.immunovant.com.
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