the journal Circulation published online an article titled: β-Arrestin-Biased Angiotensin II Receptor Agonists for COVID-19, Manglik A, Wingler LM, Rockman, HA, Lefkowitz, RJ. This article hypothesizes that targeting the AT1 receptor with a selective agonist, such as TRV027, may offer a new approach to disrupting the cellular pathway that contributes to COVID-19-related acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). It also proposes the potential therapeutic advantage of this approach compared to angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) and ACE inhibitors currently being investigated in clinical trials, due to the unique downstream signaling effects of an AT1 receptor selective agonist. Trevena, Inc. (the “Company”) has received interest from multiple institutions regarding potential studies that could evaluate the use of its investigational new drug, TRV027, in COVID-19 patients. TRV027 has previously been studied in 691 patients, completed a Phase 2b trial in acute heart failure, and has a well-established safety profile.
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