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Efficacy of AIN457 in Adults (18-65 Years) With Psoriatic Arthritis

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First received: December 16, 2008
Last updated: September 30, 2014
Last verified: September 2014

This study is designed as a proof of concept of AIN457 in patients with psoriatic arthritis. The study will address the evaluation of the efficacy at 6 and up to 24 weeks after two doses of AIN457 10 mg/kg administered three weeks apart.

Condition Intervention Phase
Psoriatic Arthritis
Biological: AIN457
Biological: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized, Double-blind Placebo-controlled Multi-center Proof-of-concept Study to Assess the Efficacy of AIN457 in Patients With Psoriatic Arthritis

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • ACR20 response at 6 weeks (ACR includes measures of tender and swollen joint counts, patient's assessment of pain, physician's and patient's global assessment of disease activity) [ Time Frame: Interim analysis at 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 20%, 50% and 70% improvement compared to baseline as measured by ACR response criteria at screening, baseline and weeks 1, 2, 6, 8, 12, 16, 20 and 24 [ Time Frame: Up to 24 weeks post first infusion ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • PsARC response (based on measures of tender and swollen joint counts, and physician's and patient's global assessment of disease activity) at screening, baseline and weeks 1, 2, 6, 8, 12, 16, 20 and 24 [ Time Frame: Up to 24 weeks post first infusion ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • MASES (Mastricht Ankylosing Spondylitis Enthesis Score), SPARCC (SpA Research Consortium of Canada) and LDI (Leeds Dactylitis Instrument) at screening, baseline and weeks 1, 2, 6, 8, 12, 16 and 24 [ Time Frame: Up to 24 weeks post first infusion ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • PASI (Psoriasis Area and Severity Index) at screening, baseline and weeks 1, 2, 6, 8, 12, 16, 20 and 24 [ Time Frame: Up to 24 weeks post first infusion ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Quality of Life Questionnaires: SF-36 at baseline and weeks 1, 2, 6, 12, 16 and 24 HAQ at screening and weeks 12 and 24 [ Time Frame: Up to 24 weeks post first infusion ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 42
Study Start Date: March 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Biological: AIN457
Placebo Comparator: 2 Biological: Placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • A diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with arthritis or ankylosing spondyitis
  • Drug-induced psoriasis
  • Male or female patients who plan to conceive during the time course of the study, or for 6 months after the administration of the second dose.
  • Participation in any clinical trial within 4 weeks prior to initial dosing or longer.
  • Previous use of immunosuppressive agents eg cyclosporine, without the necessary wash-out period
  • History of severe allergy to food or drugs
  • Positive TB test. Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00809614

Novartis Investigator Site
Berlin, Germany
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Hamburg, Germany
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Herne, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Leiden, Netherlands
United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Novartis Novartis Investigator Site
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Novartis Identifier: NCT00809614     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CAIN457A2206
Study First Received: December 16, 2008
Last Updated: September 30, 2014
Health Authority: United Kingdom: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices
Netherlands: The Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO)

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Psoriatic arthritis
IgG1K monoclonal antibody
Interleukin -17A neutralizing

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Psoriatic
Bone Diseases
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous
Spinal Diseases
Spondylitis processed this record on November 24, 2014