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Inventiva Announces Poster Presentation on Its YAP/TEAD Inhibitor Program at the EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium in Dublin

Inventiva Announces Poster Presentation on Its YAP/TEAD Inhibitor Program at the EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium in
Dublin

Novembre 7, 2018

Recent results reveal potential of oral small molecules in pre-clinical development by Inventiva targeting the YAP/TEAD pathway as a potential therapy in the treatment of mesothelioma and non-small cell lung cancer

Daix (France), November 7, 2018 – Inventiva S.A. (“Inventiva” or the “Company”), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), systemic sclerosis (SSc), and mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), today announced that it will be presenting a poster on its YAP/TEAD pre-clinical program at the upcoming EORTC-NCI-AACR Molecular Targets and Therapeutics Symposium being held on November 13-16, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.

The poster to be presented, entitled “Discovery of promising anti-cancer drug combination using YAP-TEAD inhibitors with standard of care treatment in mesothelioma and NSCLC cells”, illustrates some of the recent data observed by Inventiva in pre-clinical studies, which suggest that the YAP/TEAD inhibitor molecules being investigated by the Company may have potential as a therapy in the treatment of mesothelioma, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and other cancers.

Inventiva’s YAP/TEAD approach aims at disrupting the formation of the transcriptional complex formed by YAP and TEAD, which are believed to be key players in the oncogenic process as well as in fibrogenesis.

Inventiva has observed that its lead YAP/TEAD inhibitor molecules have prevented the formation of the YAP/TEAD transcriptional complex in vitro and are associated with a reduction of YAP/TEAD target genes expression and anti-proliferative effects in cancer cell lines where proliferation is under the control of the Hippo pathway. The Company has also observed in xenograft and patient-derived xenograft (PDX) mice models that its YAP/TEAD inhibitor molecules exhibited activity both as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with standard of care.

Based on these promising results, the Company plans to finalize the toxicological studies necessary to advance its YAP/TEAD program into Phase I/II clinical development in 2019.

“We have made significant progress in our understanding of the Hippo pathway, which offers exciting potential for the treatment of rare and prevalent cancers,” stated Pierre Broqua, Chief Scientific Officer and cofounder of Inventiva. “We have observed that our patented small molecules exhibited activity both as a stand-alone treatment and in combination with standard of care in pre-clinical models. In addition, molecules that inhibit the YAP/TEAD interaction have already shown a potential to overcome drug resistance and tumor escape mechanisms, which makes this pathway particularly interesting. Our program is advancing well and we are looking forward to see it progressing into Investigational New Drug (IND) enabling studies.”

The event details for the presentations are as follows:

Poster Title: “Discovery of promising anti-cancer drug combination using YAP-TEAD inhibitors with standard of care treatment in mesothelioma and NSCLC cells”
Session Title: Drug Resistance and Modifiers
Date: Tuesday, November 13th
Time: 10am to 2pm
Location: The Convention Centre, Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin, Ireland

About the EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium

Hosted by the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the 30th edition of the EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium in 2018 brings together academics, scientists and industry representatives to discuss the latest developments in drug development, target selection and the impact of new discoveries in molecular biology.

 

Contacts

Inventiva
Frédéric Cren

Chief Executive Officer
info@inventivapharma.com
+33 3 80 44 75 00

Brunswick
Julien Trosdorf / Yannick Tetzlaff

Media relations
inventiva@brunswickgroup.com
+33 1 53 96 83 83

LifeSci Advisors
Monique Kosse

Investor relations
monique@lifesciadvisors.com

About Inventiva
Inventiva is a biopharmaceutical company specialized in the development of drugs interacting with nuclear receptors, transcription factors and epigenetic modulators. Inventiva’s research engine opens up novel breakthrough therapies against fibrotic diseases, cancers and orphan diseases with substantial unmet medical needs.

Lanifibranor, its lead product, is an anti-fibrotic treatment acting on the three alpha, gamma and delta PPARs (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors), which play key roles in controlling the fibrotic process. Its anti-fibrotic action targets two initial indications with substantial unmet medical need: NASH, a severe and increasingly prevalent liver disease already affecting over 30 million people in the United States, and systemic sclerosis, a disease with a very high mortality rate and for which there is no approved treatment to date.

Inventiva is also developing a second clinical program with odiparcil (IVA 336) for the treatment of patients with mucopolysaccaridosis type VI (or Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome), a rare and severe gene disease affecting children. Odiparcil has also the potential to address other MPS types, characterized by the accumulation of chondroitin or dermatan sulfate (MPS I or Hurler/Sheie syndrome, MPS II or Hunter syndrome, MPS IVa or Morquio syndrome and MPS VII or Sly syndrome). Inventiva is also developing a portfolio of early research projects in the field of oncology.

Inventiva benefits from partnerships with world-leading research entities such as the Institut Curie in the field of oncology. Two strategic partnerships have also been established with world-class major pharmaceutical companies AbbVie and Boehringer Ingelheim in the fields of autoimmune diseases (specifically in psoriasis) and fibrosis respectively. These partnerships provide milestone payments to Inventiva upon the achievement of pre-clinical, clinical, regulatory and commercial milestones, in addition to royalties on the products resulting from the partnerships.

Inventiva employs over 100 employees and owns R&D facilities near Dijon, acquired from the international pharmaceutical group Abbott. The Company owns, a proprietary chemical library of over 240,000 molecules as well as integrated biology, chemistry, ADME and pharmacology platforms.

Important Notice
This press release contains forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates with respect to the clinical development
plans, business and regulatory strategy, and anticipated future performance of Inventiva and of the market in which it operates. Certain of these statements, forecasts and estimates can be recognized by the use of words such as, without limitation, “believes”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “intends”, “plans”, “seeks”, “estimates”, “may”, “will” and “continue” and similar expressions. Such statements are not historical facts but rather are statements of future expectations and other forward-looking statements that are based on management”s beliefs. These statements reflect such views and assumptions prevailing as of the date of the statements and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause future results, performance or future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Actual events are difficult to predict and may depend upon factors that are beyond Inventiva”s control.

There can be no guarantees with respect to pipeline product candidates that the candidates will receive the necessary regulatory approvals or that they will prove to be commercially successful. Therefore, actual results may turn out to be materially different from the anticipated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements, forecasts and estimates. Given these uncertainties, no representations are made as to the accuracy or fairness of such forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates. Furthermore, forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates only speak as of the date of this press release. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements.

Please refer to the “Document de référence” filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers on April 13, 2018 under n° R.18-013 for additional information in relation to such factors, risks and uncertainties.

Inventiva has no intention and is under no obligation to update or review the forward-looking statements referred to above. Consequently, Inventiva accepts no liability for any consequences arising from the use of any of the above statements.

Inventiva Announces Two Poster Presentations at the American College of Rheumatology Conference

Inventiva Announces Two Poster Presentations at the American College of Rheumatology Conference

October 10, 2018

Posters to focus on the anti-fibrotic effect of lanifibranor and the alteration of the PPAR pathway in a mouse model of systemic sclerosis (SSc)

Daix (France), October 10, 2018 – Inventiva S.A. (“Inventiva” or the “Company”), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), systemic sclerosis (SSc) and mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), today announced that two abstracts on the anti-fibrotic effect of lanifibranor and the alteration of the PPARpathway in a mouse model of systemic scleorderma will be presented at the upcoming American College of Rheumatology (ACR) conference being held on October 19-24, 2018 in Chicago, Ilinois. These two posters were prepared as part of the development of lanifibranor as a treatment for SSc, for which the results of the Phase IIb study FASST (For a Systemic Sclerosis Treatment) are expected in early 2019.

The first abstract, entitled “In vivo assessment of lung fibrosis’ prevention using the pan-PPAR agonist lanifibranor in the TβRIIΔk-fib (Transgenic Mouse Model of Scleroderma) mouse model of systemic sclerosis”, shows the impact of Inventiva’s lanifibranor in the treatment of lung fibrosis in a mouse model of SSc. In this model, where transgenic (TG) mice display severe and persistent fibrosis compared to wildtype (WT), lanifibranor produced a significant protection from lung fibrosis compared to controls, reinforcing the rationale for lanifibranor trials in SSc, especially for patients showing lung fibrosis.

The second abstract, entitled “Evidence for Altered Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor (PPAR) Pathway Activity in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Scleroderma (TβRIIΔk-fib): Analysis of Mouse Skin, Lung and Explanted Cells;”, examines the evidence of PPAR pathway perturbations in whole tissue or explanted cells from adult or neonatal TβRIIΔk-fib;TG mice compared to WT littermates. Results suggests that the PPARpathway is downregulated in TG mice.

Pierre Broqua, Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder of Inventiva, commented “The data to be presented at the ACR reinforces our confidence in the potential of our lead product lanifibranor, with which we aim to address important unmet medical needs in the treatment of NASH and SSc;. We are currently evaluating lanifibranor in two parallel Phase IIb clinical studies in NASH and SSc and look forward to presenting top-line results from the SSc trial in early 2019;.”

The event details for the presentations are as follows:

Poster Titles: “In vivo assessment of lung fibrosis’ prevention using the pan-PPAR agonist lanifibranor in the TβRIIΔk-fib mouse model of systemic sclerosis”;“Evidence for Altered Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor (PPAR) Pathway Activity in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Scleroderma (TβRIIΔk-fib): Analysis of Mouse Skin, Lung and Explanted Cells;”
Session Title: Systemic Sclerosis and Related Disorders – Basic Science Poster I & Poster II
Date: Sunday, October 21st and Monday, October 22nd
Time: 9:00AM- 11:00AM (CST)
Location: ACR poster sessions A and B

About lanifibranor

Lanifibranor is a next generation panPPAR modulator, designed as a moderately potent and well-balanced PPAR α, γ and δ. This unique profile was conceived in order to obtain an optimal therapeutic margin with strong efficacy and tolerance. Lanifibranor is currently being evaluated in two parallel Phase IIb clinical studies in NASH and SSc as well as in a Phase II trial in diabetic patients with NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease).

Contacts

Inventiva
Frédéric Cren

Chief Executive Officer
info@inventivapharma.com
+33 3 80 44 75 00

Brunswick
Julien Trosdorf / Yannick Tetzlaff

Media relations
inventiva@brunswickgroup.com
+33 1 53 96 83 83

LifeSci Advisors
Monique Kosse

Investor relations
monique@lifesciadvisors.com

About Inventiva
Inventiva is a biopharmaceutical company specialized in the development of drugs interacting with nuclear receptors, transcription factors and epigenetic modulators. Inventiva’s research engine opens up novel breakthrough therapies against fibrotic diseases, cancers and orphan diseases with substantial unmet medical needs.

Lanifibranor, its lead product, is an anti-fibrotic treatment acting on the three alpha, gamma and delta PPARs (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors), which play key roles in controlling the fibrotic process. Its anti-fibrotic action targets two initial indications with substantial unmet medical need: NASH, a severe and increasingly prevalent liver disease already affecting over 30 million people in the United States, and systemic sclerosis, a disease with a very high mortality rate and for which there is no approved treatment to date.

Inventiva is also developing a second clinical program with odiparcil (IVA 336) for the treatment of patients with mucopolysaccaridosis type VI (or Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome), a rare and severe gene disease affecting children. Odiparcil has also the potential to address other MPS types, characterized by the accumulation of chondroitin or dermatan sulfate (MPS I or Hurler/Sheie syndrome, MPS II or Hunter syndrome, MPS IVa or Morquio syndrome and MPS VII or Sly syndrome). Inventiva is also developing a portfolio of early research projects in the field of oncology.

Inventiva benefits from partnerships with world-leading research entities such as the Institut Curie in the field of oncology. Two strategic partnerships have also been established with world-class major pharmaceutical companies AbbVie and Boehringer Ingelheim in the fields of autoimmune diseases (specifically in psoriasis) and fibrosis respectively. These partnerships provide milestone payments to Inventiva upon the achievement of pre-clinical, clinical, regulatory and commercial milestones, in addition to royalties on the products resulting from the partnerships.

Inventiva employs over 100 employees and owns R&D facilities near Dijon, acquired from the international pharmaceutical group Abbott. The Company owns, a proprietary chemical library of over 240,000 molecules as well as integrated biology, chemistry, ADME and pharmacology platforms.

Important Notice
This press release contains forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates with respect to the clinical development
plans, business and regulatory strategy, and anticipated future performance of Inventiva and of the market in which it operates. Certain of these statements, forecasts and estimates can be recognized by the use of words such as, without limitation, “believes”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “intends”, “plans”, “seeks”, “estimates”, “may”, “will” and “continue” and similar expressions. Such statements are not historical facts but rather are statements of future expectations and other forward-looking statements that are based on management”s beliefs. These statements reflect such views and assumptions prevailing as of the date of the statements and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause future results, performance or future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Actual events are difficult to predict and may depend upon factors that are beyond Inventiva”s control.

There can be no guarantees with respect to pipeline product candidates that the candidates will receive the necessary regulatory approvals or that they will prove to be commercially successful. Therefore, actual results may turn out to be materially different from the anticipated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements, forecasts and estimates. Given these uncertainties, no representations are made as to the accuracy or fairness of such forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates. Furthermore, forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates only speak as of the date of this press release. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements.

Please refer to the “Document de référence” filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers on April 13, 2018 under n° R.18-013 for additional information in relation to such factors, risks and uncertainties.

Inventiva has no intention and is under no obligation to update or review the forward-looking statements referred to above. Consequently, Inventiva accepts no liability for any consequences arising from the use of any of the above statements.

Inventiva to Present the Latest Findings in its RORγ program at the 256th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society

Inventiva to Present the Latest Findings in its RORγ program at the 256th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society

August 01, 2018

Daix (France), August 1st, 2018 – Inventiva S.A. (“Inventiva” or the “Company”), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) and mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), today announced that Dominique Potin, Inventiva’s Principal Scientist of Medicinal Chemistry, will give a presentation on the Company’s ROR? program, entitled “Discovery of novel quinoline sulfonamide derivatives as potent, selective and orally active ROR;? inverse agonists;”, at the 256th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society being held on August 19-23, 2018 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Potin will present results from a high throughput screening of Inventiva’s library of 248,000 compounds using a GAL4 transactivation assay, which has led to the discovery of a new series of quinoline sulfonamides as potent orally inverse ROR? inhibitors. Dr. Potin will discuss the synthesis, structure activity relationship (SAR) and biological activity of these derivatives.

Inventiva and AbbVie, a global, research and development-based biopharmaceutical company, have entered into an agreement to discover and develop available ROR? inverse agonists which has led to the development of several orally available inverse ROR? inhibitors, showing activity in vivo both in a target engagement model and disease models. The most advanced compound, ABBV-157, has demonstrated a good safety profile during GLP- tox studies and has been selected to enter into Phase I clinical studies. Under the terms of the agreement, Inventiva is eligible for development and sales milestones as well as royalties on sales.

Dr. Potin commented: “Targeting the IL-17 pathway has become a very attractive approach for the treatment of immuno-inflammatory diseases in recent years. IL-17 antibodies such as secukinumab have validated the interest of blocking IL-17 secretion for such therapy. The nuclear receptor ROR?t is a critical element in the regulation of IL-17. It does indeed play a key role in the differentiation and development of Th17 cells that secrete IL-17A and other pro-inflammatory cytokines, like IL-17F and IL-22. Small molecule ROR?t inhibitors could be useful for the treatment of various diseases such as psoriasis or inflammatory bowel disease.”;

The details of the presentation are as follows:

Presentation Title: “Discovery of novel quinoline sulfonamide derivatives as potent, selective and orally active RORy inverse agonists”
Speaker: Dr. Dominique Potin, Principal Scientist of Medicinal Chemistry, Inventiva
Session Title:General Oral Session
Date:August 19, 2018
Time: 09:30 am (Eastern Time)
Location: MEDI 10, room 210A, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC)

Contacts

Inventiva
Frédéric Cren

Chief Executive Officer
info@inventivapharma.com
+33 3 80 44 75 00

Brunswick
Julien Trosdorf / Yannick Tetzlaff

Media relations
inventiva@brunswickgroup.com
+33 1 53 96 83 83

LifeSci Advisors
Monique Kosse

Investor relations
monique@lifesciadvisors.com

About Inventiva
Inventiva is a biopharmaceutical company specialized in the development of drugs interacting with nuclear receptors, transcription factors and epigenetic modulators. Inventiva’s research engine opens up novel breakthrough therapies against fibrotic diseases, cancers and orphan diseases with substantial unmet medical needs.

Lanifibranor, its lead product, is an anti-fibrotic treatment acting on the three alpha, gamma and delta PPARs (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors), which play key roles in controlling the fibrotic process. Its anti-fibrotic action targets two initial indications with substantial unmet medical need: NASH, a severe and increasingly prevalent liver disease already affecting over 30 million people in the United States, and systemic sclerosis, a disease with a very high mortality rate and for which there is no approved treatment to date.

Inventiva is also developing a second clinical program with odiparcil (IVA 336) for the treatment of patients with mucopolysaccaridosis type VI (or Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome), a rare and severe gene disease affecting children. Odiparcil has also the potential to address other MPS types, characterized by the accumulation of chondroitin or dermatan sulfate (MPS I or Hurler/Sheie syndrome, MPS II or Hunter syndrome, MPS IVa or Morquio syndrome and MPS VII or Sly syndrome). Inventiva is also developing a portfolio of early research projects in the field of oncology.

Inventiva benefits from partnerships with world-leading research entities such as the Institut Curie in the field of oncology. Two strategic partnerships have also been established with world-class major pharmaceutical companies AbbVie and Boehringer Ingelheim in the fields of autoimmune diseases (specifically in psoriasis) and fibrosis respectively. These partnerships provide milestone payments to Inventiva upon the achievement of pre-clinical, clinical, regulatory and commercial milestones, in addition to royalties on the products resulting from the partnerships.

Inventiva employs over 100 employees and owns R&D facilities near Dijon, acquired from the international pharmaceutical group Abbott. The Company owns, a proprietary chemical library of over 240,000 molecules as well as integrated biology, chemistry, ADME and pharmacology platforms.

Important Notice
This press release contains forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates with respect to the clinical development
plans, business and regulatory strategy, and anticipated future performance of Inventiva and of the market in which it operates. Certain of these statements, forecasts and estimates can be recognized by the use of words such as, without limitation, “believes”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “intends”, “plans”, “seeks”, “estimates”, “may”, “will” and “continue” and similar expressions. Such statements are not historical facts but rather are statements of future expectations and other forward-looking statements that are based on management”s beliefs. These statements reflect such views and assumptions prevailing as of the date of the statements and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause future results, performance or future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Actual events are difficult to predict and may depend upon factors that are beyond Inventiva”s control.

There can be no guarantees with respect to pipeline product candidates that the candidates will receive the necessary regulatory approvals or that they will prove to be commercially successful. Therefore, actual results may turn out to be materially different from the anticipated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements, forecasts and estimates. Given these uncertainties, no representations are made as to the accuracy or fairness of such forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates. Furthermore, forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates only speak as of the date of this press release. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements.

Please refer to the “Document de référence” filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers on April 13, 2018 under n° R.18-013 for additional information in relation to such factors, risks and uncertainties.

Inventiva has no intention and is under no obligation to update or review the forward-looking statements referred to above. Consequently, Inventiva accepts no liability for any consequences arising from the use of any of the above statements.

Inventiva Announces Poster Presentation on a Promising Biomarker for MPS VI at the 15th International Symposium on MPS and Related Diseases

Inventiva Announces Poster Presentation on a Promising Biomarker for MPS VI at the 15th International Symposium on MPS and Related Diseases

July 26, 2018

Study to be presented demonstrates a robust quantitative method for measuring component GAG levels in leukocytes, enabling the identification of a reliable biomarker for MPS VI

Daix (France), July 26, 2018 – Inventiva S.A. (“Inventiva” or the “Company”), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), systemic sclerosis (SSc) and mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), today announced that a poster presentation entitled “Intracellular GAG Level in Leukocytes is a Promising Pharmacodynamic Biomarker for MPS VI;” will be presented by Paul R. Harmatz, MD, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, at the upcoming 15th International Symposium on MPS and Related Diseases being held on August 2-4, 2018 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, California.

Dr. Harmatz noted: “Measuring intracellular glycosaminoglycan (GAG) levels in leukocytes may provide compelling surrogate markers, which could be used in clinical trials and for patient monitoring in MPS VI patients. MPS VI patients treated with enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) have high levels of chondroitin sulfate (CS) in leukocytes compared to age-matched healthy volunteers. Establishing a reliable biomarker in this patient population is important in the development of potential therapies such as odiparcil, an oral GAG clearance therapy from Inventiva, currently in clinical trials.”;

The details for the presentation are as follows:

Poster Title: “Intracellular GAG Level in Leukocytes is a Promising Pharmacodynamic Biomarker for MPS VI” (#024)
Speaker: Paul Harmatz, MD at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
Date: August 3, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm (PDT)
Location: Nautilus Room, Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

About The Annual International Symposium on MPS and Related Diseases

The Annual International Symposium on MPS and Related Diseases, held this year in San Diego, California, provides an important opportunity for the MPS and related diseases community to share and exchange new information, to learn about new breakthroughs in science and medicine, and to develop relevant strategies. More information on the conference can be found at: www.mps2018.com

About odiparcil

Odiparcil is the first new treatment in development for MPS VI in over a decade. The current standard of care is enzyme replacement therapy (ERT), which requires weekly infusions. An orally available therapeutic such as odiparcil would greatly increase the quality of life of patients. More importantly, the data generated in MPS VI mice demonstrate that odiparcil could treat clinical manifestations linked to GAG accumulation in tissues and organs where current ERT is not effective. Odiparcil is well distributed in the body even in tissues that are poorly vascularized, such as cartilages, or protected by a barrier, such as the eye. Inventiva believes odiparcil could meaningfully improve the lives of MPS VI patients, and become the new standard of care. On December 30, 2017, the first patient was enrolled in the Phase IIa iMProveS (improve MPS treatment) trial of odiparcil in MPS VI patients. Results from this study are expected in H1 2019. Odiparcil has received orphan drug designation for MPS VI in the United States and Europe.

About MPS VI

MPS VI is a rare, pediatric, genetic, degenerative disease characterized by the abnormal functioning of the enzyme N-acetylgalactosamine 4-sulphatase (arylsulphatase B; ASB) leading to the accumulation of dermatan sulfate and chondroitin sulfate in the cells, tissues and organs. Patients suffer from short stature, corneal clouding, hearing loss, dysostosis multiplex, hepatosplenomegaly, cardiac valve disease and reduced pulmonary function. As with other MPS, the time of onset, rate of progression and extent of the disease may vary between the affected individuals. The life expectancy of MPS VI patients, if untreated, is approximately 20 years in patients with severe forms of the disease, or longer in patients with less severe forms. The prevalence of MPS VI is estimated to be 1 in 225,000 live births and varies between countries. There is no cure for MPS VI and current treatment options such as ERT or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) leave the patients with high unmet medical needs.

Contacts

Inventiva
Frédéric Cren

Chief Executive Officer
info@inventivapharma.com
+33 3 80 44 75 00

Brunswick
Julien Trosdorf / Yannick Tetzlaff

Media relations
inventiva@brunswickgroup.com
+33 1 53 96 83 83

LifeSci Advisors
Monique Kosse

Investor relations
monique@lifesciadvisors.com

About Inventiva
Inventiva is a biopharmaceutical company specialized in the development of drugs interacting with nuclear receptors, transcription factors and epigenetic modulators. Inventiva’s research engine opens up novel breakthrough therapies against fibrotic diseases, cancers and orphan diseases with substantial unmet medical needs.

Lanifibranor, its lead product, is an anti-fibrotic treatment acting on the three alpha, gamma and delta PPARs (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors), which play key roles in controlling the fibrotic process. Its anti-fibrotic action targets two initial indications with substantial unmet medical need: NASH, a severe and increasingly prevalent liver disease already affecting over 30 million people in the United States, and systemic sclerosis, a disease with a very high mortality rate and for which there is no approved treatment to date.

Inventiva is also developing a second clinical program with odiparcil (IVA 336) for the treatment of patients with mucopolysaccaridosis type VI (or Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome), a rare and severe gene disease affecting children. Odiparcil has also the potential to address other MPS types, characterized by the accumulation of chondroitin or dermatan sulfate (MPS I or Hurler/Sheie syndrome, MPS II or Hunter syndrome, MPS IVa or Morquio syndrome and MPS VII or Sly syndrome). Inventiva is also developing a portfolio of early research projects in the field of oncology.

Inventiva benefits from partnerships with world-leading research entities such as the Institut Curie in the field of oncology. Two strategic partnerships have also been established with world-class major pharmaceutical companies AbbVie and Boehringer Ingelheim in the fields of autoimmune diseases (specifically in psoriasis) and fibrosis respectively. These partnerships provide milestone payments to Inventiva upon the achievement of pre-clinical, clinical, regulatory and commercial milestones, in addition to royalties on the products resulting from the partnerships.

Inventiva employs over 100 employees and owns R&D facilities near Dijon, acquired from the international pharmaceutical group Abbott. The Company owns, a proprietary chemical library of over 240,000 molecules as well as integrated biology, chemistry, ADME and pharmacology platforms.

Important Notice
This press release contains forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates with respect to the clinical development
plans, business and regulatory strategy, and anticipated future performance of Inventiva and of the market in which it operates. Certain of these statements, forecasts and estimates can be recognized by the use of words such as, without limitation, “believes”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “intends”, “plans”, “seeks”, “estimates”, “may”, “will” and “continue” and similar expressions. Such statements are not historical facts but rather are statements of future expectations and other forward-looking statements that are based on management”s beliefs. These statements reflect such views and assumptions prevailing as of the date of the statements and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause future results, performance or future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Actual events are difficult to predict and may depend upon factors that are beyond Inventiva”s control.

There can be no guarantees with respect to pipeline product candidates that the candidates will receive the necessary regulatory approvals or that they will prove to be commercially successful. Therefore, actual results may turn out to be materially different from the anticipated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements, forecasts and estimates. Given these uncertainties, no representations are made as to the accuracy or fairness of such forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates. Furthermore, forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates only speak as of the date of this press release. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements.

Please refer to the “Document de référence” filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers on April 13, 2018 under n° R.18-013 for additional information in relation to such factors, risks and uncertainties.

Inventiva has no intention and is under no obligation to update or review the forward-looking statements referred to above. Consequently, Inventiva accepts no liability for any consequences arising from the use of any of the above statements.

Inventiva to present in vivo data with odiparcil at the 14th WORLDSymposium™

Inventiva to present in vivo data with odiparcil at the 14th WORLDSymposium™

January 31, 2018

> Data confirms potential as first oral therapy for MPS VI patients

Daix (France), January 31st, 2018 – Inventiva, a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative breakthrough therapies, particularly for the treatment of fibrotic diseases, today announced that Dr Eugeni V. Entchev, Head of odiparcil preclinical pharmacology program at Inventiva, will give a presentation entitled “Odiparcil is a promising substrate reduction therapy in MPS VI murine model” at the 14th WorldSymposium;? on February 7, 2018, in San Diego, California.

After an initial closed session presentation during the MPS Society National Conference in July 2017, this will be the first public presentation of the data generated in a genetic mouse model for MPS VI (Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome) after a 6-month treatment period with two doses of odiparcil. The data demonstrate that odiparcil reduced GAG (glycosaminoglycan(s)) accumulation in the liver, kidney, spleen, heart, eye, and skin of diseased animals. Odiparcil also restored normal corneal structure in the eye and reduced thickening of the trachea and femoral growth plate cartilages. These important findings suggest that odiparcil could lead to treating eye- and cartilages-related clinical manifestations seen in MPS VI patients. Finally, mobility was improved by odiparcil in diseased animals.

Presentation title: “Odiparcil is a promising substrate reduction therapy in MPS VI murine model”

Presenter: Dr Eugeni V. Entchev, Head of odiparcil preclinical pharmacology program, Inventiva Session: Translational Research I
Date/Time: Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 10:45 a.m. PT
Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt, 1 Market Place, San Diego, California, U.S.A.

About WORLDSymposiumTM

The WORLDSymposiumTM is a leading annual research conference dedicated to lysosomal diseases. Since 2002, the W.O.R.L.D. (We’re Organizing Research on Lysosomal Diseases) meeting has grown to an international research conference that attracts over 1600 participants from more than 50 countries around the globe.

About odiparcil

Odiparcil is the first new treatment in development for MPS VI in over a decade. The current standard of care is enzyme replacement therapy (ERT), which requires weekly infusions. An orally available therapeutic such as odiparcil would greatly increase the quality of life of patients. More importantly, the data generated in MPS VI mice demonstrate that odiparcil could treat clinical manifestations linked to GAG accumulation in tissues and organs where current ERT is not effective. Odiparcil is well distributed in the body even in tissues that are poorly vascularized, such as cartilages, or protected by a barrier, such as the eye. Inventiva believes odiparcil could meaningfully improve the lives of MPS VI patients, and become the new standard of care. On December 30, 2017, the first patient was enrolled in the Phase IIa iMProveS (improve MPS treatment) trial of odiparcil in MPS VI patients. Results from this study are expected in H1 2019. Odiparcil has received orphan drug designation for MPS VI in the United States and Europe.

About MPS VI

MPS VI is a rare, pediatric, genetic, degenerative disease characterized by the abnormal functioning of the enzyme N-acetylgalactosamine 4-sulphatase (arylsulphatase B; ASB) leading to the accumulation of dermatan sulfate and chondroitin sulfate in the cells, tissues and organs. Patients suffer from short stature, corneal clouding, hearing loss, dysostosis multiplex, hepatosplenomegaly, cardiac valve disease and reduced pulmonary function. As with other MPS, the time of onset, rate of progression and extent of the disease may vary between the affected individuals. The life expectancy of MPS VI patients, if untreated, is approximately 20 years in patients with severe forms of the disease, or longer in patients with less severe forms. The prevalence of MPS VI is estimated to be 1 in 225,000 live births and varies between countries. There is no cure for MPS VI and current treatment options such as ERT or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) leave the patients with high unmet medical needs.

Contacts

Inventiva
Frédéric Cren

Chief Executive Officer
info@inventivapharma.com
+33 3 80 44 75 00

Brunswick
Julien Trosdorf / Yannick Tetzlaff

Media relations
inventiva@brunswickgroup.com
+33 1 53 96 83 83

LifeSci Advisors
Monique Kosse

Investor relations
monique@lifesciadvisors.com

About Inventiva
Inventiva is a biopharmaceutical company specialized in the development of drugs interacting with nuclear receptors, transcription factors and epigenetic modulators. Inventiva’s research engine opens up novel breakthrough therapies against fibrotic diseases, cancers and orphan diseases with substantial unmet medical needs.

Lanifibranor, its lead product, is an anti-fibrotic treatment acting on the three alpha, gamma and delta PPARs (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors), which play key roles in controlling the fibrotic process. Its anti-fibrotic action targets two initial indications with substantial unmet medical need: NASH, a severe and increasingly prevalent liver disease already affecting over 30 million people in the United States, and systemic sclerosis, a disease with a very high mortality rate and for which there is no approved treatment to date.

Inventiva is also developing a second clinical program with odiparcil (IVA 336) for the treatment of patients with mucopolysaccaridosis type VI (or Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome), a rare and severe gene disease affecting children. Odiparcil has also the potential to address other MPS types, characterized by the accumulation of chondroitin or dermatan sulfate (MPS I or Hurler/Sheie syndrome, MPS II or Hunter syndrome, MPS IVa or Morquio syndrome and MPS VII or Sly syndrome). Inventiva is also developing a portfolio of early research projects in the field of oncology.

Inventiva benefits from partnerships with world-leading research entities such as the Institut Curie in the field of oncology. Two strategic partnerships have also been established with world-class major pharmaceutical companies AbbVie and Boehringer Ingelheim in the fields of autoimmune diseases (specifically in psoriasis) and fibrosis respectively. These partnerships provide milestone payments to Inventiva upon the achievement of pre-clinical, clinical, regulatory and commercial milestones, in addition to royalties on the products resulting from the partnerships.

Inventiva employs over 100 employees and owns R&D facilities near Dijon, acquired from the international pharmaceutical group Abbott. The Company owns, a proprietary chemical library of over 240,000 molecules as well as integrated biology, chemistry, ADME and pharmacology platforms.

Important Notice
This press release contains forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates with respect to the clinical development
plans, business and regulatory strategy, and anticipated future performance of Inventiva and of the market in which it operates. Certain of these statements, forecasts and estimates can be recognized by the use of words such as, without limitation, “believes”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “intends”, “plans”, “seeks”, “estimates”, “may”, “will” and “continue” and similar expressions. Such statements are not historical facts but rather are statements of future expectations and other forward-looking statements that are based on management”s beliefs. These statements reflect such views and assumptions prevailing as of the date of the statements and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause future results, performance or future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Actual events are difficult to predict and may depend upon factors that are beyond Inventiva”s control.

There can be no guarantees with respect to pipeline product candidates that the candidates will receive the necessary regulatory approvals or that they will prove to be commercially successful. Therefore, actual results may turn out to be materially different from the anticipated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements, forecasts and estimates. Given these uncertainties, no representations are made as to the accuracy or fairness of such forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates. Furthermore, forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates only speak as of the date of this press release. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements.

Please refer to the “Document de référence” filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers on April 13, 2018 under n° R.18-013 for additional information in relation to such factors, risks and uncertainties.

Inventiva has no intention and is under no obligation to update or review the forward-looking statements referred to above. Consequently, Inventiva accepts no liability for any consequences arising from the use of any of the above statements.

Inventiva to Present New Data on IVA337 at the 15th International Workshop on Scleroderma Research in Pittsburgh, USA

Inventiva to Present New Data on IVA337 at the 15th International Workshop on Scleroderma Research in Pittsburgh, USA

July 27, 2017

> IVA337 Abstract Selected Among Best Papers

> IVA337 has demonstrated preservation of pulmonary activity confirming its potential as a treatment for systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients by acting on several components of fibrosis

Daix (France), July 27, 2017 at 5:45pm CEST – Inventiva, a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies, particularly to treat fibrosis, today announced an abstract entitled “PAN-PPAR Agonist IVA337 is Effective in the Prevention of Experimental Lung Fibrosis and Pulmonary Hypertension” has been selected among the best papers in the upcoming 15th International Workshop on Scleroderma Research being held August 5-9, 2017 at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. The 4-day biennial research meeting is centered on translational medicine related to systemic sclerosis (SSc).

“The paper highlights new data, which confirm the wide anti-fibrotic activity of IVA337, especially in the organs of patients affected by SSc,” said Professor Yannick Allanore, Principal Investigator and President of the European Scleroderma Trials and Research group. “The preservation of pulmonary activity is impressive and could indicate that IVA337 could meet a high unmet medical need in SSc patients.”

“We are very pleased to have been selected among the best papers being presented during this international systemic sclerosis congress,” said Pierre Broqua, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder of Inventiva. “The congress draws interest from leaders in translational medicine and we are proud to see the high level of interest in the activity of IVA337 among this elite group.”

The new data generated show that IVA337 induces a marked protection from the development of lung fibrosis with restoration of respiratory capacity and inhibits pulmonary arteries remodeling with positive impact on pulmonary artery pressure. This large spectrum of activity demonstrates in addition to the previously positive effects demonstrated on skin fibrosis, the therapeutic potential of IVA337 on cardiorespiratory involvements in SSc patients.

For more information on the 15th International Workshop on Scleroderma Research, refer to https://sscworkshop.wordpress.com/about/

Systemic sclerosis is a rare and complex fibrotic disease. Due to the progressive failure of different organs, systemic sclerosis is a severe disease with a high mortality rate. Once patients are diagnosed with systemic sclerosis, generally between the ages of 40 and 50, the median survival period is of 11 years. Close to 170,000 people suffer from systemic sclerosis, with women outnumbering men by a ratio of more than five to one1.

Deeper study of this skin fibrosis has led to its classification into two sub-categories, respectively called limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis and diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis. The latter is more serious and is targeted in the Inventiva’s FASST Phase 2b trial which is enrolling up to a total of 132 patients at 50+ sites across Europe.

To date, only symptomatic drugs with limited therapeutic effects are available in order to attenuate the consequences of fibrosis progression. However, they do not prevent, delay or reverse the disease’s devastating process. IVA337 could offer a curative treatment for SSc patients by acting on several components of fibrosis and on several organs.

About IVA337 and FASST Phase 2b study

IVA337 is a new chemical entity that activates the three PPAR (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor) isoforms. The product has demonstrated good tolerability, safety and efficacy in Phase I and Phase IIa studies, in approximately 100 healthy volunteers and 60 type 2 diabetic patients. IVA337 has received orphan status designation from EMA and FDA in SSc and a Phase IIb FASST trial validated by EMA is ongoing in this indication.

FASST is a one-year randomized double-blind study designed to enroll up to a total of 132 patients at 50+ sites across Europe. Patients are being administered one of the two doses of IVA337 or placebo. The study protocol, approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), has been designed to demonstrate the beneficial effect of IVA337 on progression of SSc. The primary endpoint is a measure of the change in the modified Rodnan skin score, a measure of disease progression accepted by both FDA and the EMA. Inclusion criteria are based on a MRSS (Modified Rodnan Skin Score) between 10 and 25, and diffuse systemic sclerosis diagnosed from less than 3 years. Patients are permitted to continue with their ongoing treatments, including immunosuppressive therapies.

Journal of Rheumatology, 2013

Contacts

Inventiva
Frédéric Cren

Chief Executive Officer
info@inventivapharma.com
+33 3 80 44 75 00

Brunswick
Julien Trosdorf / Yannick Tetzlaff

Media relations
inventiva@brunswickgroup.com
+33 1 53 96 83 83

LifeSci Advisors
Monique Kosse

Investor relations
monique@lifesciadvisors.com

About Inventiva
Inventiva is a biopharmaceutical company specialized in the development of drugs interacting with nuclear receptors, transcription factors and epigenetic modulators. Inventiva’s research engine opens up novel breakthrough therapies against fibrotic diseases, cancers and orphan diseases with substantial unmet medical needs.

Lanifibranor, its lead product, is an anti-fibrotic treatment acting on the three alpha, gamma and delta PPARs (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors), which play key roles in controlling the fibrotic process. Its anti-fibrotic action targets two initial indications with substantial unmet medical need: NASH, a severe and increasingly prevalent liver disease already affecting over 30 million people in the United States, and systemic sclerosis, a disease with a very high mortality rate and for which there is no approved treatment to date.

Inventiva is also developing a second clinical program with odiparcil (IVA 336) for the treatment of patients with mucopolysaccaridosis type VI (or Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome), a rare and severe gene disease affecting children. Odiparcil has also the potential to address other MPS types, characterized by the accumulation of chondroitin or dermatan sulfate (MPS I or Hurler/Sheie syndrome, MPS II or Hunter syndrome, MPS IVa or Morquio syndrome and MPS VII or Sly syndrome). Inventiva is also developing a portfolio of early research projects in the field of oncology.

Inventiva benefits from partnerships with world-leading research entities such as the Institut Curie in the field of oncology. Two strategic partnerships have also been established with world-class major pharmaceutical companies AbbVie and Boehringer Ingelheim in the fields of autoimmune diseases (specifically in psoriasis) and fibrosis respectively. These partnerships provide milestone payments to Inventiva upon the achievement of pre-clinical, clinical, regulatory and commercial milestones, in addition to royalties on the products resulting from the partnerships.

Inventiva employs over 100 employees and owns R&D facilities near Dijon, acquired from the international pharmaceutical group Abbott. The Company owns, a proprietary chemical library of over 240,000 molecules as well as integrated biology, chemistry, ADME and pharmacology platforms.

Important Notice
This press release contains forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates with respect to the clinical development
plans, business and regulatory strategy, and anticipated future performance of Inventiva and of the market in which it operates. Certain of these statements, forecasts and estimates can be recognized by the use of words such as, without limitation, “believes”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “intends”, “plans”, “seeks”, “estimates”, “may”, “will” and “continue” and similar expressions. Such statements are not historical facts but rather are statements of future expectations and other forward-looking statements that are based on management”s beliefs. These statements reflect such views and assumptions prevailing as of the date of the statements and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause future results, performance or future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Actual events are difficult to predict and may depend upon factors that are beyond Inventiva”s control.

There can be no guarantees with respect to pipeline product candidates that the candidates will receive the necessary regulatory approvals or that they will prove to be commercially successful. Therefore, actual results may turn out to be materially different from the anticipated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements, forecasts and estimates. Given these uncertainties, no representations are made as to the accuracy or fairness of such forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates. Furthermore, forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates only speak as of the date of this press release. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements.

Please refer to the “Document de référence” filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers on April 13, 2018 under n° R.18-013 for additional information in relation to such factors, risks and uncertainties.

Inventiva has no intention and is under no obligation to update or review the forward-looking statements referred to above. Consequently, Inventiva accepts no liability for any consequences arising from the use of any of the above statements.

Inventiva Announces Presentation of Preclinical Results on IVA337 in NASH at the International Liver Congress™ 2017 (EASL)

Inventiva Announces Presentation of Preclinical Results on IVA337 in NASH at the International Liver Congress™ 2017 (EASL)

April 20, 2017

Daix (France), April 20, 2017 – 07:30 am CEST – Inventiva, a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies, particularly to treat fibrosis, announced today the presentation of a poster on its lead drug candidate IVA337 at the 2017 International Liver Congress? annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver, currently being held in Amsterdam. The poster entitled “IVA337, a Pan-PPAR Agonist, Reduces NASH Features and Inhibits the Inflammasome in Murine Models of NASH” ;authored by Guillaume Wettstein, et al;, discussed the effect of IVA337 in two mechanistically different preclinical models of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and studied its effect on crucial pathways implicated in NASH and fibrosis development.

“The results of this preclinical study further confirm the potential of IVA337 as a treatment for NASH,” said Dr. Pierre Broqua, Chief Scientific Officer and Cofounder of Inventiva. “The findings demonstrate that IVA337 inhibits the development of NASH through the normalization of different metabolic parameters such as insulin-resistance, through activation of fatty acid ?-oxidation, and inhibition of the inflammasome known to be a trigger of liver inflammation and fibrosis.”

Study Design and Results

  1. C57bl/6 mice were fed for 3 weeks with methionine-choline deficient (MCD) diet and simultaneously treated with IVA337

  2. Foz/foz mice received a high fat diet (HFD) for 6 weeks to initiate NASH pathology and were kept under HFD alone or in combination with IVA337 for another 6 weeks.

IVA337 Activity in the Methionine-Choline Deficient Diet Model

IVA337 inhibits steatosis, inflammation, and the expression of pro-fibrotic genes, and improved global liver condition.

IVA337 Activity in the foz/foz Model

  • IVA337 has no effect on food intake or weight, quickly normalizes glycemia and improves glucose tolerance.

  • IVA337 restores insulin sensitivity

  • IVA337 improves NASH features – steatosis, ballooning, and inflammation were reduced compared to the HFD control group.

  • IVA337 inhibits the expression of pro-fibrotic genes

In both models, IVA337 demonstrated positive effects on the biological pathways that are altered during NASH development. Specifically, IVA337 decreased the expression of the inflammasome components such as caspase 1, IL-1 et IL-18 in both models, and activated the expression of genes regulating fatty acid catabolism. IVA337 also decreased the expression of inflammatory factors such as CCR2, CCL5 and NFKB.

About the International Liver CongressTM

The International Liver Congress? is the annual meeting of European Association for the Study of the Liver, and the flagship event in EASL’s educational calendar. The Congress is attended by scientific and medical experts from a broad range of fields including hepatology, gastroenterology, internal medicine, cell biology, transplant surgery, infectious diseases, microbiology and virology, pharmacology, pathology, radiology and imaging. Specialists share recent data, present studies and findings, and discuss the hottest topics on liver disease. The 2017 Congress is taking place April 19-23, 2017 at the RAI Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The full EASL 2017 scientific program can be found at http://ilc-congress.eu

Contacts

Inventiva
Frédéric Cren

Chief Executive Officer
info@inventivapharma.com
+33 3 80 44 75 00

Brunswick
Julien Trosdorf / Yannick Tetzlaff

Media relations
inventiva@brunswickgroup.com
+33 1 53 96 83 83

LifeSci Advisors
Monique Kosse

Investor relations
monique@lifesciadvisors.com

About Inventiva
Inventiva is a biopharmaceutical company specialized in the development of drugs interacting with nuclear receptors, transcription factors and epigenetic modulators. Inventiva’s research engine opens up novel breakthrough therapies against fibrotic diseases, cancers and orphan diseases with substantial unmet medical needs.

Lanifibranor, its lead product, is an anti-fibrotic treatment acting on the three alpha, gamma and delta PPARs (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors), which play key roles in controlling the fibrotic process. Its anti-fibrotic action targets two initial indications with substantial unmet medical need: NASH, a severe and increasingly prevalent liver disease already affecting over 30 million people in the United States, and systemic sclerosis, a disease with a very high mortality rate and for which there is no approved treatment to date.

Inventiva is also developing a second clinical program with odiparcil (IVA 336) for the treatment of patients with mucopolysaccaridosis type VI (or Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome), a rare and severe gene disease affecting children. Odiparcil has also the potential to address other MPS types, characterized by the accumulation of chondroitin or dermatan sulfate (MPS I or Hurler/Sheie syndrome, MPS II or Hunter syndrome, MPS IVa or Morquio syndrome and MPS VII or Sly syndrome). Inventiva is also developing a portfolio of early research projects in the field of oncology.

Inventiva benefits from partnerships with world-leading research entities such as the Institut Curie in the field of oncology. Two strategic partnerships have also been established with world-class major pharmaceutical companies AbbVie and Boehringer Ingelheim in the fields of autoimmune diseases (specifically in psoriasis) and fibrosis respectively. These partnerships provide milestone payments to Inventiva upon the achievement of pre-clinical, clinical, regulatory and commercial milestones, in addition to royalties on the products resulting from the partnerships.

Inventiva employs over 100 employees and owns R&D facilities near Dijon, acquired from the international pharmaceutical group Abbott. The Company owns, a proprietary chemical library of over 240,000 molecules as well as integrated biology, chemistry, ADME and pharmacology platforms.

Important Notice
This press release contains forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates with respect to the clinical development
plans, business and regulatory strategy, and anticipated future performance of Inventiva and of the market in which it operates. Certain of these statements, forecasts and estimates can be recognized by the use of words such as, without limitation, “believes”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “intends”, “plans”, “seeks”, “estimates”, “may”, “will” and “continue” and similar expressions. Such statements are not historical facts but rather are statements of future expectations and other forward-looking statements that are based on management”s beliefs. These statements reflect such views and assumptions prevailing as of the date of the statements and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause future results, performance or future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Actual events are difficult to predict and may depend upon factors that are beyond Inventiva”s control.

There can be no guarantees with respect to pipeline product candidates that the candidates will receive the necessary regulatory approvals or that they will prove to be commercially successful. Therefore, actual results may turn out to be materially different from the anticipated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements, forecasts and estimates. Given these uncertainties, no representations are made as to the accuracy or fairness of such forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates. Furthermore, forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates only speak as of the date of this press release. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements.

Please refer to the “Document de référence” filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers on April 13, 2018 under n° R.18-013 for additional information in relation to such factors, risks and uncertainties.

Inventiva has no intention and is under no obligation to update or review the forward-looking statements referred to above. Consequently, Inventiva accepts no liability for any consequences arising from the use of any of the above statements.

Inventiva rewarded for its innovative approach with IVA337 at the 4th Systemic Sclerosis World Congress

Inventiva rewarded for its innovative approach with IVA337 at the 4th Systemic Sclerosis World Congress

February 25, 2016

> Presentation on IVA337’s anti?fibrotic properties receives award and picked out from over 400 submissions

> Oralpresentation by Professor Yannick Allanore, Professor of Rheumatology at Hôpital Cochin, on the preventive and curative properties of IVA337 in a systemic sclerosis model

> Confirmation of IVA337’s potential in the treatment of systemic sclerosis (phase IIb trial ongoing)

Daix (France), February 25th 2016 – Inventiva, a biopharmaceutical company specialised in nuclear receptors, transcription factors and epigenetics for the development of innovative therapies for fibrosis, oncology and orphan diseases, announces that the organising committee of the 4th Systemic Sclerosis World Congress awarded Inventiva with a prize for the innovative approach it has taken with its lead product, IVA337, currently in a Phase 2b trial for the treatment of systemic sclerosis.

The research presented shows that IVA337 can treat the fibrosis of organs affected by systemic sclerosis via a unique mechanism of action. More than 400 submissions were presented at this congress of reference held by the World Scleroderma Foundation which brings together for three days the world experts of the disease and representatives from patient associations.

In its poster entitled “Pan PPAR agonist IVA337 has an anti?fibrotic effect in multiple in vitro and in vivo fibrosis models;”, Inventiva demonstrated in several in vitro ;and in vivo ;fibrosis models (lungs, liver, kidneys, etc.) the anti?fibrotic action of its lead product IVA337, a next?generation Pan PPAR agonist. This provides further evidence of the major role played by PPARs in fibrogenesis.

Additional data concerning the effects of IVA337 on skin fibrosis were also presented during the Congress by Professor Yannick Allanore, Professor of Rheumatology at Hôpital Cochin in Paris, in his presentation entitled: “Pan PPAR agonist IVA337 is effective in prevention and treatment of experimental skin fibrosis”.

We are very proud to have been selected from over 400 high?level research submissions presented at this Congress, which is the most important scientific global event in the field of systemic sclerosis,;” commented Pierre Broqua, Chief Scientific Officer and co?Founder of Inventiva. “This recognition reflects IVA337’s promising therapeutic potential, not only in systemic sclerosis, but also in other indications involving fibrosis, such as NASH, for which no effective treatments exist yet.

Alongside the ongoing phase IIb trial in the treatment of systemic sclerosis, in which it plans to enrol a total of 135 patients in 8 European countries, Inventiva also shortly intends to launch a phase IIb clinical trial for the treatment of NASH. NASH is a severe fibrotic disease of the liver that may cause cirrhosis or cancer and that affects several million people worldwide.

About the Systemic Sclerosis World Congress:

The Systemic Sclerosis World Congress is held by the World Scleroderma Foundation, an organisation dedicated to initiating and supporting research into systemic sclerosis. This globally renowned conference aims to bring together and facilitate the sharing of expertise by all those involved in the field of systemic sclerosis through presentations, workshops and a programme specifically dedicated to patients.

About systemic sclerosis:

Systemic sclerosis is a rare and complex disease affecting the auto?immune system, the microvascular system and conjunctive tissues. This fibrotic disease mainly affects the skin, but also the lungs, the heart, the gastro? intestinal tract and the kidneys. Due to the progressive failure of different organs, systemic sclerosis is a severe disease with a high mortality rate. Once patients are diagnosed with systemic sclerosis, generally between the ages of 40 and 50, the median survival period is of 11 years. Close to 170,000 people suffer from systemic sclerosis, with women outnumbering men by a ratio of more than five to one1.

The disease owes its original name of scleroderma, which derives from the Greek words skleros (hard) and derma (skin), to the skin condition it provokes. The disease causes severe physical and psycho-social consequences that may be deadly for patients whose vital organs are affected. The extension of this skin fibrosis has led to the classification of two sub-categories, respectively called limited systemic sclerosis and diffuse systemic sclerosis. The latter is more serious and is targeted in the FASST trial.

To date, only symptomatic drugs with limited therapeutic effects are available in order to attenuate the consequences of fibrosis progression. However, they do not prevent, delay nor reverse the disease’s devastating process.

1 Journal of Rheumatology, 2013

Contacts

Inventiva
Frédéric Cren

Chief Executive Officer
info@inventivapharma.com
+33 3 80 44 75 00

Brunswick
Julien Trosdorf / Yannick Tetzlaff

Media relations
inventiva@brunswickgroup.com
+33 1 53 96 83 83

LifeSci Advisors
Monique Kosse

Investor relations
monique@lifesciadvisors.com

About Inventiva
Inventiva is a biopharmaceutical company specialized in the development of drugs interacting with nuclear receptors, transcription factors and epigenetic modulators. Inventiva’s research engine opens up novel breakthrough therapies against fibrotic diseases, cancers and orphan diseases with substantial unmet medical needs.

Lanifibranor, its lead product, is an anti-fibrotic treatment acting on the three alpha, gamma and delta PPARs (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors), which play key roles in controlling the fibrotic process. Its anti-fibrotic action targets two initial indications with substantial unmet medical need: NASH, a severe and increasingly prevalent liver disease already affecting over 30 million people in the United States, and systemic sclerosis, a disease with a very high mortality rate and for which there is no approved treatment to date.

Inventiva is also developing a second clinical program with odiparcil (IVA 336) for the treatment of patients with mucopolysaccaridosis type VI (or Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome), a rare and severe gene disease affecting children. Odiparcil has also the potential to address other MPS types, characterized by the accumulation of chondroitin or dermatan sulfate (MPS I or Hurler/Sheie syndrome, MPS II or Hunter syndrome, MPS IVa or Morquio syndrome and MPS VII or Sly syndrome). Inventiva is also developing a portfolio of early research projects in the field of oncology.

Inventiva benefits from partnerships with world-leading research entities such as the Institut Curie in the field of oncology. Two strategic partnerships have also been established with world-class major pharmaceutical companies AbbVie and Boehringer Ingelheim in the fields of autoimmune diseases (specifically in psoriasis) and fibrosis respectively. These partnerships provide milestone payments to Inventiva upon the achievement of pre-clinical, clinical, regulatory and commercial milestones, in addition to royalties on the products resulting from the partnerships.

Inventiva employs over 100 employees and owns R&D facilities near Dijon, acquired from the international pharmaceutical group Abbott. The Company owns, a proprietary chemical library of over 240,000 molecules as well as integrated biology, chemistry, ADME and pharmacology platforms.

Important Notice
This press release contains forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates with respect to the clinical development
plans, business and regulatory strategy, and anticipated future performance of Inventiva and of the market in which it operates. Certain of these statements, forecasts and estimates can be recognized by the use of words such as, without limitation, “believes”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “intends”, “plans”, “seeks”, “estimates”, “may”, “will” and “continue” and similar expressions. Such statements are not historical facts but rather are statements of future expectations and other forward-looking statements that are based on management”s beliefs. These statements reflect such views and assumptions prevailing as of the date of the statements and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause future results, performance or future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Actual events are difficult to predict and may depend upon factors that are beyond Inventiva”s control.

There can be no guarantees with respect to pipeline product candidates that the candidates will receive the necessary regulatory approvals or that they will prove to be commercially successful. Therefore, actual results may turn out to be materially different from the anticipated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements, forecasts and estimates. Given these uncertainties, no representations are made as to the accuracy or fairness of such forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates. Furthermore, forward-looking statements, forecasts and estimates only speak as of the date of this press release. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements.

Please refer to the “Document de référence” filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers on April 13, 2018 under n° R.18-013 for additional information in relation to such factors, risks and uncertainties.

Inventiva has no intention and is under no obligation to update or review the forward-looking statements referred to above. Consequently, Inventiva accepts no liability for any consequences arising from the use of any of the above statements.