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Efficacy and Safety of AEB071 Versus Cyclosporine in de Novo Renal Transplant Recipients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier:
First received: January 9, 2009
Last updated: March 13, 2015
Last verified: March 2015
This study will assess safety and efficacy of AEB071 combined with everolimus in a CNI-free (calcineurin inhibitor) regimen in renal transplant recipients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Kidney Transplantation
Drug: cyclosporine (reduced exposure) / everolimus
Drug: AEB071 300 mg b.i.d. / everolimus
Drug: AEB071 200 mg b.i.d. / everolimus
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Extension to a 12-month, Open-label, Randomised, Multicenter, Sequential Cohort, Dose Finding Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Oral AEB071 Versus Cyclosporine in Combination With Everolimus, Basiliximab and Corticosteroids in de Novo Adult Renal Transplant Recipients

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • renal function as measured by the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) using the modification of diet in renal disease (MDRD) formula [ Time Frame: at months 15, 18, 21, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54 and 60 months after transplantation ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • efficacy failure, defined as a composite efficacy endpoint of treated biopsy proven acute rejection, graft loss, death or loss to follow-up [ Time Frame: at months 15, 18, 21, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54 and 60 months after transplantation ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 175
Study Start Date: September 2008
Study Completion Date: July 2012
Primary Completion Date: July 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: cyclosporine (reduced exposure) / everolimus Drug: cyclosporine (reduced exposure) / everolimus
twice daily
Experimental: AEB071 300 mg b.i.d. / everolimus Drug: AEB071 300 mg b.i.d. / everolimus
twice daily
Experimental: AEB071 200 mg b.i.d. / everolimus Drug: AEB071 200 mg b.i.d. / everolimus
twice daily


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria:

  • Patient has been maintained on study drug for 12 months in the core study

Exclusion criteria:

  • Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00820911

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00820911     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CAEB071A2206E1  2008-000531-18 
Study First Received: January 9, 2009
Last Updated: March 13, 2015
Health Authority: Argentina: Administracion Nacional de Medicamentos, Alimentos y Tecnologia Medica
Australia: Department of Health and Ageing Therapeutic Goods Administration
Belgium: Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products, FAMHP
Brazil: National Health Surveillance Agency
France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)
Italy: The Italian Medicines Agency
Spain: Spanish Agency of Medicines
Switzerland: Swissmedic

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Kidney transplant

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Antifungal Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Dermatologic Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Calcineurin Inhibitors processed this record on October 21, 2016