Trevena Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

Company reaffirms YE goal of 100 formulary wins

OLINVYK respiratory physiology study currently enrolling, topline data expected by YE 2021

NIH / Vanderbilt University Medical Center-led trial evaluating TRV027 currently enrolling COVID-19 patients

Cleveland Clinic outcomes study investigating potential benefit of OLINVYK on respiratory, GI, and cognitive function on track to enroll patients in Q3

TRV045 IND filing for diabetic neuropathic pain on track for Q3

$91M cash at Q2 funds operations through YE 2022


Company to host conference call today, August 12th, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. ET


CHESTERBROOK, Pa., Aug. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trevena, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRVN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel medicines for patients with central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021 and provided an overview of its recent operational highlights.

“With only five months in the field, our sales team has continued to make progress with hospital formularies on the OLINVYK launch, and we’ve begun to roll out our post-approval clinical study plan to further differentiate its unique clinical profile,” said Carrie Bourdow, President and CEO of Trevena. “Additionally, we achieved meaningful milestones in our pipeline, with trials underway for TRV027 and TRV734 in collaboration with world-class research partners.”

Second Quarter 2021 and Recent Corporate Highlights:

OLINVYK (oliceridine) injection Milestones

  • Continued focus on launch execution. 123 accounts are in various stages of OLINVYK review and 35 accounts have added OLINVYK to formulary. With the first full quarter of the launch complete, the Company reaffirms its year-end goal of 100 formulary approvals.  
  • Start-up activities for clinical outcomes study with Cleveland Clinic in progress. In May, the Company announced a new study assessing the impact of OLINVYK on respiratory, gastrointestinal (GI), and cognitive function outcomes in the postoperative setting. The study is being led by clinical outcomes research experts from Cleveland Clinic. Patient enrollment is on track to begin this quarter. The Company expects to report topline data in mid-2022.
  • Initiated respiratory physiology study in elderly / obese subjects. In July, the Company announced a new study evaluating the role of age and weight in a comparative analysis of the effect of OLINVYK and morphine on respiratory function. The study is being led by a world-renowned research group that specializes in the effects of opioid medications on human respiratory physiology. Patient enrollment is ongoing and on track to support topline data by year-end 2021.
  • Supported clinical development progress made by ex-U.S. partner. In July, the Company announced that Jiangsu Nhwa Pharmaceutical, the Company’s partner in China, had enrolled the first patient in their Phase 3 trial for OLINVYK. Nhwa is conducting and funding this trial to support an NDA regulatory filing in China. The Company expects to receive approval and commercialization milestones, and a 10% royalty on net sales in China.

Pipeline and Corporate Milestones

  • Advanced TRV027 in nationwide NIH / VUMC-led COVID-19 trial evaluating TRV027. In July, the Company announced that the first COVID-19 patient had been enrolled in the NIH-funded ACTIV-4 Host Tissue trial led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). TRV027, the Company’s novel AT1 receptor selective agonist, will be dosed in ~300 patients. The study is evaluating the impact of four investigational agents on recovery, supplemental oxygen use, need for mechanical ventilation, organ failure, and mortality.
  • On track to file IND for TRV045 in Q3 2021. The Company is pursuing a lead indication of diabetic neuropathic pain (DNP). DNP is a significant market opportunity, with over 5 million people affected by this painful condition and few therapeutic options that provide adequate analgesia. TRV045, the Company’s novel S1P1 receptor modulator, may offer a unique, non-opioid based approach to the treatment of DNP and other CNS indications.
  • Announced resumption of NIH-led study for TRV734 in opioid use disorder patients. In June, the Company announced that the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) had resumed recruiting patients for its proof-of-concept study for TRV734, the Company’s novel mu-opioid receptor selective agonist. NIDA is conducting and funding this study to evaluate TRV734 as a potential maintenance therapy for opioid use disorder (OUD).
  • Added to Russell 2000®, Russell 3000®, and Russell Microcap® indexes. In June, the Company announced it had been added to the small-cap Russell 2000® Index, the broad-market Russell 3000® Index, and the Russell Microcap® Index, effective as of June 28th, 2021. Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies.

Financial Results for Second Quarter 2021

For the second quarter of 2021, the Company reported a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $14.0 million, or $0.09 per share, compared to $6.2 million, or $0.06 per share, for the second quarter of 2020. This increase is primarily related to increases in commercialization activities for OLINVYK.

Cash and cash equivalents were $91.0 million as of June 30, 2021, which the Company believes will be sufficient to fund the Company’s operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements through the fourth quarter of 2022.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

The Company will host a conference call and webcast with the investment community on August 12, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time featuring remarks by Carrie Bourdow, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bob Yoder, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Mark Demitrack, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, and Barry Shin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.


Trevena Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m. ET
Conference Call Details: Toll-Free: (855) 465-0180
International: (484) 756-4313
Conference ID: 6799504

About OLINVYK® (oliceridine) injection

OLINVYK is a new chemical entity approved by the FDA in August 2020. OLINVYK contains oliceridine, a Schedule II controlled substance with a high potential for abuse similar to other opioids. It is indicated in adults for the management of acute pain severe enough to require an intravenous opioid analgesic and for whom alternative treatments are inadequate. OLINVYK is available in 1 mg/1 mL and 2 mg/2 mL single-dose vials, and a 30 mg/30 mL single-patient-use vial for patient-controlled analgesia (PCA). Approved PCA doses are 0.35 mg and 0.5 mg and doses greater than 3 mg should not be administered. The cumulative daily dose should not exceed 27 mg. Please see Important Safety Information, including the BOXED WARNING, and full prescribing information at

About Trevena

Trevena, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative medicines for patients with CNS disorders. The Company has one approved product in the United States, OLINVYK® (oliceridine) injection, indicated in adults for the management of acute pain severe enough to require an intravenous opioid analgesic and for whom alternative treatments are inadequate. The Company’s novel pipeline is based on Nobel Prize winning research and includes four differentiated investigational drug candidates: TRV250 for the acute treatment of migraine, TRV734 for maintenance treatment of opioid use disorder, TRV045 for diabetic neuropathic pain and epilepsy, and TRV027 for acute respiratory distress syndrome and abnormal blood clotting in COVID-19 patients.

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Condensed Statements of Operations
(Unaudited, in thousands except share and per share data)
    Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
      2021       2020       2021       2020  
Product revenue   $ 178     $ -     $ 387     $ -  
Total revenue     178       -       387       -  
Operating expenses:                
Cost of goods sold     258       -       421       -  
Selling, general and administrative     10,545       3,300       17,913       6,932  
Research and development     3,449       2,958       6,085       5,149  
Total operating expenses     14,252       6,258       24,419       12,081  
Loss from operations     (14,074 )     (6,258 )     (24,032 )     (12,081 )
Other income     52       36       168       134  
Net loss   $ (14,022 )   $ (6,222 )   $ (23,864 )   $ (11,947 )
Per share information:                
Net loss per share of common stock, basic and diluted   ($0.09 )   ($0.06 )   ($0.15 )   ($0.12 )
Weighted average shares outstanding, basic and diluted   163,370,485       111,297,428       161,936,680       103,814,876  

Condensed Balance Sheets
(Unaudited, in thousands)
    June 30, 2021   December 31, 2020
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 90,952     $ 109,403  
Accounts receivable, net     137       71  
Inventories     1,045       -  
Insurance recovery     9,000       9,000  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     1,998       570  
Total current assets     103,132       119,044  
Restricted cash     1,310       1,310  
Property and equipment, net     2,039       2,253  
Right-of-use lease assets     4,921       5,119  
Other assets     799       13  
Total assets   $ 112,201     $ 127,739  
Liabilities and stockholders’ equity        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable, net   $ 2,374     $ 1,693  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities     2,852       5,168  
Estimated settlement liability     9,000       9,000  
Current portion of lease liabilities     748       703  
Total current liabilities     14,974       16,564  
Leases, net of current portion     6,718       7,101  
Warrant liability     1       6  
Total liabilities     21,693       23,671  
Common stock     165       160  
Additional paid-in capital     556,721       546,422  
Accumulated deficit     (466,378 )     (442,514 )
Total stockholders’ equity     90,508       104,068  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity   $ 112,201     $ 127,739  

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