Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of ACZ885 in Healthy Japanese Male Volunteers

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 11, 2007
Last Update Posted : April 30, 2012
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Brief Summary:
This study will evaluate safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of ACZ885 administered via intravenous infusion and subcutaneous injection in healthy Japanese male volunteers.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Drug: ACZ885 Phase 1

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 48 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Single Ascending Dose Study to Demonstrate the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of ACZ885 Administered as Intravenous Infusion and Subcutaneous Injection in Japanese Healthy Volunteers
Study Start Date : December 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2007

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Drug Information available for: Canakinumab

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety and tolerability

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Japanese healthy male subjects age 20 to 45 years of age, and in good health
  • At screening and baseline, the subjects must be in good health as determined by past medical history, physical examination, electrocardiogram, laboratory tests and urinalysis.
  • Body mass index within the range of 18 to 28 kg/m2 and weigh 50 to 100 kg

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Smokers.
  • 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. Acetaminophen is acceptable. Treatment of any biologics within three months prior to dosing. Having live vaccinations within six months prior to dosing.
  • Participation in any clinical investigation within 4 months prior to dosing.
  • Donation or loss of 400 mL or more of blood within 3 months; donation or loss of 200 mL or more of blood within 1 month; or donation of component blood within 2 weeks prior to participation.
  • Significant illness (sinusitis, pneumonia, cystitis, sepsis, etc) within two weeks prior to dosing.
  • A past personal or close family medical history of cardiac disorders
  • History of:

    • fainting,
    • low blood pressure when standing,
    • abnormal heart rhythms
    • acute or chronic bronchospastic disease (including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, treated or not treated).
  • Clinically significant drug allergy or history and complication of atopic allergy (asthma, urticaria, eczematous dermatitis)
  • Known hypersensitivity to the study drug or similar drugs
  • Any surgical or medical condition which might significantly alter the absorption, distribution, metabolism or excretion of drugs or jeopardize participation in the study.
  • History of immunodeficiency diseases, including a positive HIV test result.
  • A positive Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), Hepatitis C or Syphilis test result.
  • Drug or alcohol abuse within the 12 months prior to dosing
  • Tuberculosis symptoms, complication of tuberculosis, contact with patients with suspected tuberculosis symptoms

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00421226

Novartis Investigative site
Tokyo, Japan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Novartis Investigator site

Responsible Party: Novartis Identifier: NCT00421226     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CACZ885A1101
First Posted: January 11, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 30, 2012
Last Verified: April 2012

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, ACZ885, Japanese,

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs