Cara Therapeutics has reported summary results from its Phase 1 safety trial showing that I.V. CR845 did not significantly differ from placebo across three quantitative measures of respiratory drive in healthy individuals.

“We are very pleased that I.V. CR845 demonstrated no significant alteration in any measure of respiratory drive, even at doses five-fold greater than the projected therapeutic dose,” said Joseph Stauffer, D.O., M.B.A., Chief Medical Officer of Cara Therapeutics.

“These data further underscore the overall clinical safety profile of CR845 for use in postoperative pain management and continue to differentiate it from traditional mu opioids.”