Trevena Expands Commercial and Medical Affairs Leadership Teams with Key Hires

CHESTERBROOK, Pa., June 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trevena, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRVN) announced today the recent additions of three key members to its leadership team. The Company has appointed Linda Wase, M.D. as Vice President of Medical Affairs, Michael Catalano as Vice President of Marketing, and Bob Yoder as Vice President of Sales & Commercial Operations.

Linda Wase, M.D., has worked with Trevena since 2017, first as a consultant guiding Medical Affairs strategy and, since March 2018, as Vice President of Medical Affairs. She has over 30 years of industry experience and has held multiple senior-level roles in Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, working at GlaxoSmithKline, Archimedes Pharma, King Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, and Lederle Laboratories, among others. Dr. Wase is board certified in Internal Medicine. 

Michael Catalano joined Trevena as Vice President of Marketing in February of this year.  He brings a wealth of experience from Merck in US and global marketing, corporate licensing, and business development across oncology, vaccines, pain, and acute care/hospital.  Mr. Catalano is also a licensed pharmacist in Pennsylvania. 

Bob Yoder has joined Trevena as Vice President of Sales & Commercial Operations.  He brings over 20 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in sales operations, sales, and business planning. After holding various commercial roles at Merck, Mr. Yoder was Senior Vice President & Head of Global Commercial Operations, Alliance Management & IT at Orexigen.

“We are excited to add three talented individuals to our team,” said Maxine Gowen, President & CEO.  “Linda, Michael, and Bob each bring considerable industry experience and will play an instrumental role in advancing oliceridine and our other investigational products to help patients in need.”

About Trevena 

Trevena, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies based on breakthrough science to benefit patients and healthcare providers confronting serious medical conditions. The Company has discovered four novel and differentiated drug candidates, including oliceridine injection, for the management of moderate-to-severe acute pain, TRV250 for the treatment of acute migraine, and TRV734 for pain. The Company maintains an early stage portfolio of drug discovery programs.

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Jonathan Violin, Ph.D.
Sr. Vice President, Scientific Affairs & Investor Relations Officer
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