A Study to Assess the Efficacy, Safety,and Tolerability of CAT-354

This study has been terminated.
(Business decision)
Cambridge Antibody Technology
PRA Health Sciences
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
MedImmune LLC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: March 13, 2008
Last updated: September 11, 2012
Last verified: September 2012
To investigate the effects of CAT-354 on airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in uncontrolled asthma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: CAT-354
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group Study to Assess the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of CAT-354

Further study details as provided by MedImmune LLC:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Primary endpoint for this study will be the doubling concentration of methacholine at Visit 5 compared with the pre dose value at Visit 2. [ Time Frame: TBD ]

Enrollment: 14
Study Start Date: March 2008
Study Completion Date: April 2009
Primary Completion Date: July 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Drug: CAT-354
1 mg/kg CAT-354 on Day 0, 28, and 56 5 mg/kg CAT-354 on Day 0, 28, and 56 10 mg/kg CAT-354 on Day 0, 28, and 56
Other Name: Anti-IL-13 HuMab
Placebo Comparator: 2
Drug: Placebo
Placebo to match all doses of CAT-354 on Day 0, 28, and 56.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signed and dated written informed consent is obtained prior to any study related procedure taking place.
  • Women either infertile (e.g. hysterectomised, sterile or post menopausal with amenorrhoea of least one year duration) or who are practicing an acceptable form of birth control (contraceptive pill or double-barrier contraception - partner using condom and subject using spermicide, diaphragm, intra-uterine device or contraceptive sponge) for 1 month prior to Visit 1 (screening visit) or longer if requested by the investigator. Women of childbearing potential must continue to practice birth control during the study and for at least 2 months after completing the study. Women of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test at screening and Visit 2, 5, 7 and 9.
  • Uncontrolled (refractory) asthma despite optimal treatment - subjects will have Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA 2006) clinical features of uncontrolled asthma despite treatment with a minimum dose of 800 µg beclomethasone dipropionate or equivalent inhaled corticosteroid per day plus one or more additional controller i.e. long-acting b-agonist, leukotriene antagonist or theophylline. Oral corticosteroids (not parenteral) as additional treatment at any dose are acceptable. The dose of inhaled and oral corticosteroids must have been stable within 4 weeks preceding Visit 1 (screening visit) and will be expected to remain stable for the duration of the study. If subjects are on single inhaler combination products at Visit 1 (e.g. fluticasone/salmeterol - Advair®/Seretide® or Symbicort (budesonide/formoterol) SMART®) they must receive the two components as two separate inhaler medications for the purpose of the trial. This will facilitate withholding the long-acting b-agonist component before lung function and challenge testing (see Section 9.5.7). The GINA 2006 [14] levels of asthma control and treatment are described in Appendix 3.
  • A forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) acceptable for AHR challenge tests (≥ 60% of predicted normal) on the challenge days.
  • A provocative concentration of methacholine causing a 20% fall in FEV1 (PC20) ≤ 4 mg/mL.
  • Aged 18-80 years and are ambulatory and able to travel to the clinic.7. A 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) with no-clinically significant abnormalities.
  • Clinical chemistry, haematology and urinalysis results within the laboratory reference ranges or deemed not clinically significant by the Investigator.
  • Body weight of ≤130 kg.
  • No other clinically significant abnormality on history and clinical examination (see also Exclusion Criteria).
  • Able to comply with the requirements of the protocol.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Experienced a severe exacerbation within 28 days preceding Visit 1.
  • Onset of uncontrolled seasonal allergy symptoms within 28 days preceding Visit 1. Subjects with a history of allergic rhinitis, seasonal allergy or oesophagitis must be optimally controlled and remain on a stable treatment regimen during the study.
  • Participation in another study within five half lives or three months of the start of this study, whichever is the longer. This does not apply to methodological or observational studies in which no investigational medicinal product (IMP) was given.
  • Lower respiratory tract infection within six weeks of Visit 1.5.
  • Current smokers or ex-smokers with greater than 10 pack-years (number of pack years = (number of cigarettes per day/20) x number of years smoked, e.g., 20 cigarettes per day for 10 years, or 10 cigarettes per day for 20 years).
  • Blood donation (more than 550 mL) in the previous two months.
  • Excessive intake of alcohol (as judged by the Investigator) or evidence of drug or solvent abuse.
  • Subjects with a physician-diagnosis of any other significant lung disease, including a primary diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or bronchiectasis, or lung cancer, sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, pulmonary fibrosis and cystic fibrosis.
  • Concurrent medication from Visit 1 (screening visit) and for the duration of the study with any of the prohibited medications.
  • Significant, uncontrolled disease including serious psychological disorders, chronic renal failure, uncontrolled hypertension - systolic blood pressure > 200 mmHg, or diastolic blood pressure > 100 mmHg, heart disease, psoriasis requiring treatment and subjects who have had a heart attack or stroke within the 3 months preceding Visit 1, or who have a known aneurysm.
  • Onset of uncontrolled seasonal allergy symptoms within 28 days preceding Visit 1. Subjects with a history of allergic rhinitis, seasonal allergy or oesophagitis must be optimally controlled and remain on a stable treatment regimen during the study.
  • Any factor which, in the opinion of the Investigator, would jeopardise the evaluation or safety or be associated with poor adherence to the protocol (i.e. inability to complete study diary, perform PEF measurements).
  • The subject's primary care physician recommends the subject should not take part in the study.
  • Known hypersensitivity to CAT-354 or its components, to the challenge agents used in the study or to related drugs.
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Sponsors and Collaborators
MedImmune LLC
Cambridge Antibody Technology
PRA Health Sciences
Study Director: Thomas Mayer, M.D. PRA Health Sciences
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Responsible Party: MedImmune LLC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00640016     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CAT-354-0603 
Study First Received: March 13, 2008
Last Updated: September 11, 2012

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