Trevena Appoints Carrie Bourdow as Chief Commercial Officer

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.--()--Trevena, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of biased ligands targeting G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), today announced the appointment of Carrie L. Bourdow as senior vice president and chief commercial officer, effective immediately.

“Her expertise will be invaluable as we advance our growing portfolio and build our company for long-term success.”

“Carrie has a fantastic track record of leading successful commercial strategies, and brings a wealth of experience in a wide range of therapy areas, including neurology and hospital acute care,” said Maxine Gowen, Ph.D., chief executive officer. “Her expertise will be invaluable as we advance our growing portfolio and build our company for long-term success.”

“I am excited to join the Trevena team as the company progresses towards commercializing intravenous TRV130 for acute moderate to severe pain,” said Ms. Bourdow. “The company’s novel research has generated a diverse therapeutic platform and I look forward to providing commercial insight and perspective as Trevena develops its Phase 3 programs.”

Ms. Bourdow brings over 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical sales and marketing. Most recently, she was vice president of marketing, reimbursement, and operations at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where she led launch strategy, marketing, reimbursement, and operations for five acute care hospital pharmaceuticals totaling over $1 billion in annual revenues. Prior to joining Cubist in 2013, Ms. Bourdow served for more than 20 years at Merck & Co., Inc., where she held positions of increasing responsibility across several therapeutic areas including anti-infectives, acute heart failure, and pain. Ms. Bourdow has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hendrix College and earned her Masters in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University.

About Trevena

Trevena, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and intends to commercialize therapeutics that use a novel approach to target G protein coupled receptors, or GPCRs. Using its proprietary product platform, Trevena is developing four biased ligand product candidates it has identified - TRV027 to treat acute heart failure (Phase 2b), TRV130 to treat moderate to severe acute pain intravenously (Phase 2b), TRV734 to treat moderate to severe acute and chronic pain orally (Phase 1), and TRV250 for treatment-refractory migraine and other CNS disorders (preclinical).

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Contacts

Investor Contacts:
Trevena, Inc.
Jonathan Violin
Director of investor relations
610-354-8840 x231
jviolin@trevenainc.com
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President and chief executive officer
212-600-1902
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or
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