Cardiome Pharma announced that its partner SteadyMed has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) for Trevyent (treprostinil injection) for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

Trevyent is a novel drug-device product that administers treprostinil in a new parenteral delivery form, using SteadyMed’s PatchPump technology. The PatchPump is a single-use, 2-day disposable drug delivery platform that is pre-filled and pre-programmed with treprostinil at the correct administration rate. Sensors located on the PatchPump aid patients through visual and audible cues to demonstrate complete delivery and end of dosing.  

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Trevyent contain treprostinil, a vasodilatory prostacyclin analogue. It works primarily through vasodilation of pulmonary and systemic arterial vascular beds, and inhibition of platelet aggregation.

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