Michael Lark Ph.D., Trevena's Chief Scientific Officer, commented that "these findings further support the hypothesis that beta-arrestin biased ligands like TRV120023 and TRV027 may offer unique benefits in treating cardiovascular disease."
About Acute Heart Failure
The American Heart Association estimated that acute heart failure (AHF) hospitalization costs the U.S. healthcare system more than $20 billion each year in direct spending. AHF is already the leading reason for hospitalization of individuals over 65 years old in the United States, with over 1 million hospital admissions per year. AHF is also the most costly diagnosis for Medicare in the nation. Despite the significance of this problem, current therapies are not producing meaningful improvements in patient outcomes. AHF incidence is increasing globally, and both heart failure mortality and hospital re-admission following an AHF event remain extremely high.
Trevena, Inc. is dedicated to discovering and developing the next generation of GPCR targeted medicines. GPCRs are the targets for at least one-third of modern medicinal products, and remain the predominant class of targets under clinical evaluation. Trevena's expertise lies in engineering "biased ligands" that activate only the beneficial signaling pathways downstream of a GPCR to unlock new biology and avoid drug adverse effects. In addition to TRV027, Trevena's pipeline currently includes a clinical stage mu-opioid biased ligand, TRV130, for post-operative pain, and discovery-stage programs for chronic pain and Parkinson's disease.
For more information, please contact:
Ros Deegan, VP Business Development, Trevena Inc., 610-354-8840 x225 (Corporate)
Kimberly Minarovich, Christensen, 917-533-3268 (Media)
|SOURCE Trevena, Inc.|
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