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Other namesRG7314
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  • 8-Chloro-5-methyl-1-(4-pyridin-2-yloxycyclohexyl)-4,6-dihydro-[1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-a][1,4]benzodiazepine
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Molar mass409.92 g·mol−1
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  • InChI=1S/C22H24ClN5O/c1-27-13-16-12-17(23)7-10-19(16)28-20(14-27)25-26-22(28)15-5-8-18(9-6-15)29-21-4-2-3-11-24-21/h2-4,7,10-12,15,18H,5-6,8-9,13-14H2,1H3/t15-,18-

Balovaptan (INN; developmental code name RG7314), is a selective small molecule antagonist of the vasopressin V1A receptor which is under development by Roche for the treatment of autism.[1] As of August 2019, it is in a phase III clinical trial for adults and a phase II clinical trial for children for this indication.[2] On 29 January 2018, Roche announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for balovaptan in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).[3] The FDA granted this based on the results of the adult phase II clinical trial called VANILLA (Vasopressin ANtagonist to Improve sociaL communication in Autism) study.[4] The currently-recruiting (Until March 2020) phase III adult study is called V1aduct and the currently-closed (August 2019) phase II child study is called Av1ation.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Roche - Pipeline". 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  2. ^ Clinical trial number NCT01793441 for "Study of RG7314 to Investigate Efficacy and Safety in Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders" at
  3. ^ "FDA grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Roche's balovaptan in autism spectrum disorder" (Press release). 29 January 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  4. ^ Bolognani F, Del Valle Rubido M, Squassante L, Wandel C, Derks M, Murtagh L, et al. (May 2019). "A phase 2 clinical trial of a vasopressin V1a receptor antagonist shows improved adaptive behaviors in men with autism spectrum disorder". Science Translational Medicine. 11 (491). doi:10.1126/scitranslmed.aat7838. PMID 31043521.