TREVENA,INC. (NASDAQ:TRVN) Files An 8-K Regulation FD Disclosure

TREVENA,INC. (NASDAQ:TRVN) Files An 8-K Regulation FD Disclosure
Item 7.01 Regulation FD.

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Trevena,Inc. (the “Company” or the “Sponsor”) is providing the following information to clarify and further expand upon the interactions between Trevena and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) with respect to the primary endpoint for the two pivotal Phase 3 studies, APOLLO-1 and APOLLO-2, conducted by the Company with respect to oliceridine.

Prior to the Company’s End-of-Phase 2 meeting, the Division of Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Addiction Products (the “Division”), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research of FDA indicated to the Company that it did not agree with the proposed primary efficacy endpoint for the APOLLO-1 and APOLLO-2 studies. Following this, the Company submitted additional analyses to, and had further discussions with, the Division. In the meeting minutes dated April28, 2016 from the End-of-Phase 2 meeting between the Division and the Company, the Division indicated the following to the Company:

“Regarding the relevance of the proposed primary endpoint, the Sponsor plans to include multiple secondary endpoints in their analyses to reflect appropriate endpoints of clinical importance. They have tried patient global assessments, but these have limitations in the acute setting. The Division stated that while a 30% improvement in summed pain intensity difference (SPID) is acceptable statistically, the clinical relevance of a 30% improvement in this setting using this measure is not clear. Interpretability of SPIDs can be challenging because the value is dependent on the formula for calculating the SPID and has no obvious meaning. Further, the SPID may be different for the two treatment groups, but the difference can reflect only an early or late effect. The Division stated that a 30% decrease in pain has typically been used as a marker to determine a clinically-meaningful difference in chronic pain settings. The Division has no objection to use of a responder rate as an endpoint, however, the Sponsor must incorporate those patients who discontinue into the analysis as non-responders.” (emphasis added)

In its analysis of the primary endpoint of the APOLLO-1 and APOLLO-2 studies of oliceridine, the Company treated any patient who discontinued for any reason as non-responders, as requested by the Division.

The information contained in this Item 7.01 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and is not incorporated by reference into any of the Company’s filings under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, whether made before or after the date hereof, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in any such filing.


Trevena Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company discovers, develops and intends to commercialize therapeutics that use an approach to target G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs). Using its product platform, the Company has identified and advanced three differentiated product candidates: Oliceridine (TRV130), TRV027 and TRV250. Its TRV130 is a Mu-receptor G protein Pathway Selective (Mu-GPS) modulator that activates G protein. Its TRV250 is a small molecule G protein biased ligand of the d-opioid receptor in preclinical development. Its TRV734 is a small molecule Mu-GPS that it has discovered and has developed through Phase I as a first-line, orally administered compound for the treatment of moderate to severe acute and chronic pain. Its TRV027 is a peptide b-arrestin biased ligand that targets the angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R). In addition to these three product candidates, the Company has identified and has completed the Phase I program for TRV734.

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