BG9924 in Combination With Methotrexate for Subjects With Active Rheumatoid Arthritis

This study has been terminated.
(Interim analysis of data failed to meet primary endpoint.)
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First received: March 22, 2007
Last updated: June 11, 2009
Last verified: June 2009
This Phase 2b study is designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of BG9924 given subcutaneously (SC) versus placebo in subjects with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have previously had an inadequate response to treatment with anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug: BG9924
Other: Placebo Comparator
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2b, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, PK, and PD of BG9924 When Given in Combo With MTX to Subjects With Active RA Who Have Had an Inadequate Response to Anti-TNF

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluate efficacy of BG9924 in combination with methotrexate in RA patients who have had an inadequate response to anti-TNF therapy [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Assess the safety and tolerability of BG9924 in this patient population. [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Assess the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profile of BG9924 in this patient population. [ Time Frame: 26 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 115
Study Start Date: March 2007
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: BG9924
Subcutaneous administration of BG9924 given every other week for 12 weeks
Placebo Comparator: 2 Other: Placebo Comparator
Subcutaneous administration of placebo given every other week for 12 weeks


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

Key Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (functional class I - III) at least 6 months prior to baseline
  • Methotrexate (10 mg/week to 25 mg/week) > 3 months prior to Day 0 (stable dose > 4 weeks prior to Day 0)
  • Must have had an inadequate response to anti-TNF therapy due to inadequate efficacy

Key Exclusion Criteria:

Medical History

  • Serious local infection or systemic infection within 3 months of Day 0
  • History (Hx) of recurrent infections requiring oral or parental anti-infective treatment
  • Hx of tuberculosis (TB) or positive purified protein derivative (PPD) test during the screening period

Laboratory Tests

  • Clinically significant lab tests at screening; or
  • Positive for hepatitis C antibody or hepatitis B at screening
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00458861

United States, California
Stanford University
Palo Alto, California, United States, 93404
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Biogen Idec Medical Director Biogen Idec, Cambridge, MA USA
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Biogen Idec Medical Director, Biogen Idec Identifier: NCT00458861     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 104RA203, EUDRA CT: 2006-005467-26
Study First Received: March 22, 2007
Last Updated: June 11, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
United Kingdom: Department of Health
Canada: Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Belgium: Ministry of Social Affairs, Public Health and the Environment

Keywords provided by Biogen:
Active Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Autoimmune Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases processed this record on November 27, 2015