Intravitreal LFG316 in Patients With Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified January 2014 by Novartis
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First received: February 2, 2012
Last updated: January 14, 2014
Last verified: January 2014

This study is designed to test the efficacy of twelve successive monthly doses of intravitreal (IVT) LFG316 on the growth of geographic atrophy (GA) lesions. The study will also provide information on the safety, tolerability, serum concentrations and pharmacodynamics of multiple intravitreal (IVT) doses of LFG316.

Condition Intervention Phase
Geographic Atrophy
Age-related Macular Degeneration
Drug: LFG316
Drug: Sham
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Randomized, Sham-control, Proof-of-concept Study of Intravitreal LFG316 in Patients With Geographic Atrophy Associated With Age-related Macular Degeneration

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Growth of GA lesions as measured by fundus autofluorescence (FAF) from baseline to month 12 [ Time Frame: Day 1 to Day 337 (starting from the day of first intravitreal injection until the end of the study) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    FAF is a non-invasive imaging procedure that measure the size of the GA lesions.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Frequency of adverse events from 12 successive, every 4 weeks, IVT doses of LFG316 in GA patients [ Time Frame: Day 1 to Day 337 (starting from the day of first intravitreal injection until the end of the study) ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Changes in best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) as measured on the ETDRS (Early Treatment in Diabetic Retinopathy Study) scale from 12 successive, every 4 weeks, IVT doses of LFG316 [ Time Frame: Day 1 to Day 337 (starting from the day of first intravitreal injection until the end of the study) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Concentrations of total LFG316 and total C5 in the blood during the course of the study from 12 successive, every 4 weeks, IVT doses of LFG316 [ Time Frame: Day 1 to Day 337 (starting from the day of first intravitreal injection until the end of the study) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: January 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: LFG316
Drug: LFG316
LFG316 20 mg/0.2 mL solution (in 2 mL vial) for IVT injection,
Sham Comparator: Sham
Sham injection
Drug: Sham
Sham injection (akin to intravitreal injection but without intravitreal needle; no investigational drug given)


Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years to 90 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of AMD
  • Geographic atrophy in at least one eye
  • ETDRS best corrected visual acuity of 60 letters or worse (~≤ 20/63)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Retinal disease other than AMD
  • History of choroidal neovascularization
  • Severe cataract
  • History of infectious uveitis or endophthalmitis
  • Eye surgery in the non-study eye within 30 days prior to study
  • Eye surgery or IVT injection in the study eye within 90 days prior to study
  • Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01527500

Contact: Novartis Pharmaceuticals 1-888-669-6682
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United States, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85014
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85020
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Tuscon, Arizona, United States, 85704-5614
United States, California
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Beverly Hills, California, United States, 90211
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Pasadena, California, United States, 91105-3153
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Sacramento, California, United States, 95841
United States, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States, 80909-1180
United States, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida, United States, 33912-7125
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Miami, Florida, United States, 33143
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Winter Haven, Florida, United States, 33880
United States, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30342
United States, Kansas
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Leawood, Kansas, United States, 66211
United States, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
United States, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States, 49525
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Jackson, Michigan, United States, 49202
United States, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 28210
United States, Ohio
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Beachwood/Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44122
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45242
United States, Texas
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Dallas, Texas, United States, 75231
United States, Washington
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Silverdale, Washington, United States, 98383
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier: NCT01527500     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CLFG316A2203
Study First Received: February 2, 2012
Last Updated: January 14, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Age-related Macular Degeneration
geographic atrophy
GA lesion

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Macular Degeneration
Geographic Atrophy
Retinal Degeneration
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical processed this record on April 15, 2014