Study of the Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of BCT194 in Healthy Volunteers and Patients With Psoriasis.

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Novartis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00417820
First received: January 3, 2007
Last updated: November 28, 2007
Last verified: November 2007
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to assess the local tolerability of a single topical administration of BCT194 in healthy volunteers and, potentially, to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of a multiple topical administrations in patients with psoriasis.


Condition Intervention Phase
Psoriasis
Drug: BCT194
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Exploratory Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability and Pharmacodynamics of a Single Administration of BCT194 in Healthy Volunteers and Multiple Administrations in Patients With Psoriasis.

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety & tolerability
  • Efficacy as assessed by plaque Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) scoring at 4 weeks

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Potential of absorption of topical BCT194 into the systemic circulation and to determine skin exposure
  • Cellular changes in psoriasis skin by immunohistology at day 8
  • Changes in HSP-27 and phospho (p) HSP-27 in protein lysates of skin biopsies at Day 8

Estimated Enrollment: 35
Study Start Date: November 2006
Study Completion Date: November 2007
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

All participants:

  • Healthy male and female (of non-childbearing potential) subjects age 18 to 45 years of age included, and in good health as determined by past medical history Postmenopausal women must have had no regular menstrual bleeding for at least 1 year prior to inclusion or female subjects must have been surgically sterilized at least 6 months prior to screening supported by clinical documentation.

Male subjects must be using a double-barrier local contraception.

  • Body weight must be between 50 and 100kg (inclusive) to participate in this study
  • Able to communicate well with the investigator, to understand and comply with the requirements of the study. Understand and sign the written informed consent.

Psoriasis patients:

  • Diagnosis of stable plaque psoriasis with or without arthritis for at least 6 months prior to screening.
  • Absence of clinically relevant abnormalities for screening laboratory test results of hematological (hemoglobin, white blood cells, neutrophils, platelets), renal (serum creatinine) and hepatic (aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, gammaglutamyltransferase,bilirubin) parameters.
  • Willingness to avoid sunbeds or unusual sun exposure during the study period.

Exclusion Criteria:

All participants:

  • Use of any prescription drugs within 4 weeks prior dosing, or over-the-counter medication (vitamins, herbal supplements, dietary supplements) within 2 weeks prior to dosing. Paracetamol is acceptable,
  • Participation in any clinical investigation within 4 weeks prior to dosing or longer if required by local regulations, and for any other limitation of participation based on local regulations.
  • Donation or loss of 400 ml or more of blood within 8 weeks prior to first dosing, or longer if required by local regulation.
  • Significant illness within two weeks prior to dosing.
  • A past personal or close family medical history of clinically significant cardiac abnormalities
  • History of:

    • Acute or chronic bronchospastic disease (including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
    • Clinically significant drug allergy or history of atopic allergy (asthma, urticaria, eczematous dermatitis)
    • Known hypersensitivity or severe adverse event to darifenacin or similar drugs
    • Any surgical or medical condition which might significantly alter the absorption, distribution, metabolism or excretion of drugs or which may jeopardize participation in the study
    • Immunodeficiency diseases, including a positive HIV (ELISA and Western blot) test result
    • Positive Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) or Hepatitis C test result.
    • Drug or alcohol abuse within the 6 months prior to dosing.
  • History of abnormal skin reactivity to UV light. Unusual exposure to UV light in the previous 3 weeks prior to study start, including tanning, sunbeds etc.

Psoriasis patients:

  • Currently have any of the nonplaque forms of psoriasis: erythrodermic, guttate, or pustular.
  • Currently have drug-induced psoriasis (new onset or exacerbation of psoriasis from beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, or lithium).
  • Used any investigational drug within the previous 4 weeks.
  • Recent previous treatment with anti-TNF-α therapy (or other biological therapy),immunosuppressive agents such as cyclosporine, mycophenolate, pimecrolimus, or tacrolimus.

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00417820

Locations
Austria
Novartis Investigative Site
Vienna, Austria
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Novartis Investigator site
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00417820     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CBCT194A2101
Study First Received: January 3, 2007
Last Updated: November 28, 2007
Health Authority: Austria: Agency for Health and Food Safety

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Safety, tolerability, pharmacodynamics, single administration, BCT194, healthy volunteers, psoriasis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Psoriasis
Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous
Skin Diseases

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