Invirsa’s lead compound, INV-102, is derived from a naturally occurring small molecule that modulates the activity of three parallel enzyme systems that are critical to innate immune response. In vitro and in vivo tests have shown that INV-102 significantly reduces signs of viral infection.
Dr. Shalwitz is a pediatric endocrinologist with extensive background in clinical research and experience with the FDA. He has led teams to multiple successful new and supplemental drug approvals (NDAs and sNDAs) while at Abbott Laboratories and Reliant Pharmaceuticals. As one of the founders of both Akebia Therapeutics and Aerpio Therapeutics, Dr. Shalwitz participated in raising over $200 Million, including a successful public offering of Akebia.
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