DARTMOUTH, Nova Scotia & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IMV Inc. (NASDAQ: IMV; TSX: IMV), (“IMV” or “the Company”), a clinical-stage company developing a portfolio of immune-educating therapies based on its novel DPX platform to treat solid tumors and blood cancers, announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Andrew Hall to the role of Chief Executive Office and Director of the Board, effective January 1, 2022.
“On behalf of the Board and the Company, I congratulate Andrew on his appointment to the Chief Executive Officer role. Over the last 5 months, Andrew has demonstrated strong leadership and refocused the Company to capitalize on its strengths in immuno-oncology, as well as a strategy designed to fully realize IMV’s clear potential,” said Andy Sheldon, Chairman of IMV’s Board of Directors. “The Board and I thank Andrew for his hard work as interim CEO, during which time he gained the trust of both external stakeholders and the Company’s employees. Andrew has proven he is the right person to lead the Company at this key point in IMV’s development.”
“I am very pleased to be named Chief Executive Officer and look forward to delivering on the promise of our technology,” said Mr. Hall, Chief Executive Officer of IMV. “There is significant potential for IMV and the DPX platform to deliver differentiated therapies to treat a broad range of cancers. IMV is ending 2021 in a strong position. We have achieved our recent milestones, which included compelling clinical and translational data in two Phase 2 trials; initiated several new trials in the last month; and have submitted our Phase 2b protocol for our ovarian cancer program to the FDA. We have also lengthened our financial runway and are well-positioned to execute upon our vision for IMV as we move into 2022.”
“I would like to thank the Board for its confidence in me to create value for all of our stakeholders and to help change patients’ lives for the better,” Mr. Hall concluded.
IMV Inc. is a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company advancing a portfolio of therapies based on the Company’s immune-educating platform: the DPX™ technology. Through a differentiated mechanism of action, the DPX platform delivers instructions to the immune system and generates a specific, robust, and persistent immune response. IMV’s lead candidate, maveropepimut-S (MVP-S) delivers antigenic peptides of survivin, a well-recognized cancer antigen. Treatments with MVP-S have demonstrated the activation of a targeted and sustained anti-tumor immune response, correlated with clinical benefit and have been well tolerated across all clinical trials. MVP-S is currently being evaluated in clinical trials for blood and solid cancers, including in Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL), as well as developing a second immunotherapy leveraging the DPX immune delivery platform, DPX-SurMAGE. This dual-targeted immunotherapy combines antigenic peptides for both the survivin and MAGE-A9 cancer proteins to elicit immune responses to these two distinct cancer antigens simultaneously. A Phase 1 clinical trial in bladder cancer will open early 2022. For more information, visit www.imv-inc.com and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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