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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 Receipt of €2.3 million in Grant Funding for YAP/TEAD Protein Research Program

Inventiva Announces Receipt of €2.3 million in Grant Funding for YAP/TEAD Protein Research Program

September 19, 2016

Daix, France, September 19, 2016 – Inventiva, an emerging biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies to treat especially fibrosis, today announces that it has been awarded two grants totaling €2.3 million for the YAP/TEAD research program. The first grant, for €1.5 million, was from the European EUROSTARS program, a joint program between EUREKA and the European Commission supporting international innovative R&D projects led by small and medium-sized enterprises. The second grant, for €0.8 million, was from the Agence Nationale de Recherche (ANR), the French national research agency. These grants will support the further development of Inventiva’s YAP/TEAD protein research program through the TheraYAP and Hippocure drug development consortiums, respectively.

The YAP/TEAD program aims to interrupt the interactions between two proteins, YAP and TEAD, which interact in a cell’s nucleus to regulate the genes responsible for the proliferation and death of cells. The program is based on molecules developed and patented by Inventiva that have demonstrated substantial antiproliferative activity in various cancerous cells and could have significant therapeutic potential for treating malignant mesothelioma cancer and severe forms of lung, colon, ovarian, and gastric cancer.

The grants awarded by EUROSTARS and the ANR underscore the significant potential of our technology, as well as the scientific community’s interest in our innovative approach targeting the YAP/TEAD transcription factors. Working collaboratively with other industry leaders, we intend to accelerate the development of our YAP/TEAD program in order to provide new therapeutic solutions to the thousands of patients with malignant mesothelioma cancer and other severe forms of cancer;,” said Pierre Broqua, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Inventiva.

The 33-month TheraYAP consortium focuses on the development of a drug candidate and companion biomarkers for malignant mesothelioma cancer and other severe forms of lung and breast cancers. In addition to Inventiva, the TheraYAP consortium includes Xen Tech, a global specialist in human tumor xenografts, and Atrys Health, a prominent player in personalized oncology.

The 30-month Hippocure consortium aims to identify synergies between the molecules patented by Inventiva and lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma current treatments in order to develop combination therapies In addition to Inventiva, this consortium also includes the prestigious Institut Curie cancer research center in France.

While fibrosis is our primary therapeutic focus, with the clinical development of our IVA 337 drug candidate in NASH1 and systemic scleroderma, the progress in the YAP/TEAD program is a testament to our technology’s potential in other large therapeutic areas, such as oncology. YAP/TEAD is a target of considerable interest for numerous cancers, and we are confident that our collaborations within the TheraYAP and Hippocure consortiums will accelerate the discovery and development of efficient YAP/TEAD inhibitors,” concludedFrédéric Cren, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Inventiva.

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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.