Safety and Tolerability of an Intravenous Infusion of ACZ885 in Patients With Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 18, 2007
Last Update Posted : December 28, 2007
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Brief Summary:
This study evaluates the tolerability and safety of a single intravenous infusion of ACZ885. It also explores the efficacy of the compound in central macular edema and visual acuity in patients with wet age-related macular edema.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration Drug: ACZ885 Phase 1

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Masked, Multi-Center Phase I Study of 6 Months Duration to Assess the Safety and Tolerability of Intravenous ACZ885 in Patients With Subfoveal Choroidal Neovascularization Secondary to Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Study Start Date : July 2006

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rates of adverse events and serious adverse events, as well as changes in ophthalmic evaluations, laboratory values, electrocardiograms (ECGs) and vital signs over 6 months, following single intravenous infusion of ACZ885.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in central macular edema from Baseline up to Month 6 Changes in best-corrected visual acuity from Baseline up to Month 6

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion criteria:

  • Male or female ≥ 50 years old, with aged related macular degeneration
  • Patients with subfoveal choroidal neovascularization secondary to age-related macular degeneration

Exclusion criteria:

  • Active intraocular inflammation or ocular infection in the study eye
  • Eye disease that may result in visual loss during the study
  • Chronic therapy with topical, local or systemic corticosteroids.
  • Pregnant or nursing (lactating) women.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00503022

Bern, Switzerland
United Kingdom
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Bristol, United Kingdom
Liverpool, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom
Nottingham,, United Kingdom
Southampton, United Kingdom
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Chair: Novartis EH 001 862 778 8300 COREC,UK Identifier: NCT00503022     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CACZ885F2201
First Posted: July 18, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 28, 2007
Last Verified: December 2007

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Wet age-related macular degeneration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Macular Degeneration
Choroidal Neovascularization
Retinal Degeneration
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Choroid Diseases
Uveal Diseases
Neovascularization, Pathologic
Pathologic Processes
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs