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A Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of Namilumab (MT203) in Patients With Mild to Moderate Rheumatoid Arthritis (PRIORA)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Takeda
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01317797
First received: February 18, 2011
Last updated: July 24, 2015
Last verified: July 2015
  Purpose
The purpose of this trial is primarily to investigate the safety and tolerability of repeated subcutaneous injections of MT203 in patients with mild to moderate rheumatoid arthritis. Furthermore, the amount of MT203 in the blood will be measured and it will be investigated how the body responds to MT203 treatment and if MT203 is effective in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug: namilumab (MT203)
Drug: Placebo
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase Ib Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Randomized, Dose-escalating Trial to Investigate the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Efficacy of Repeated Subcutaneous Injections of MT203 in Patients With Mild to Moderate Rheumatoid Arthritis on Treatment With Methotrexate

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Further study details as provided by Takeda:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants With Clinically Significant Clinical Laboratory Results [ Time Frame: From Day 1 Up to Day 118 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Blood was collected for Haematology, Chemistry and Coagulation. Urine was collected for Urinalysis. Alert values for laboratory results include the following: Aspartate aminotransferase (ASAT), alanine aminotransferase (ALAT), gamma-glutamyl-transpeptidase (GGT), alkaline phosphatase (AP), total bilirubin (TBil): > 3 times upper limit of normal (ULN). Creatinine and Glucose: > 2 times ULN. Potassium > 6.0 or < 3.0 mmol/L. Haemoglobin: Male < 8.0 ;Female < 7.0 g/dL. Erythrocytes :Male < 3.5 x 10^12/L or > 7 x 10^12/L;Female < 3.0 x 10^12/L or > 6.5 x 10^12/L. White Blood Cells (WBC): < 2.8 x10^9/L or > 16.0 x 10^9/L. Eosinophils > 20 % of cells in the WBC differential. Platelet Count < 75 x 10^9/L or 600 x 10^9/L. No alert values were identified for Coagulation or Urinalysis.

  • Number of Participants With Clinically Significant Electrocardiogram (ECG) Findings [ Time Frame: From Day 1 Up to Day 118 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Alert values for ECG were: Heart rate < 35 bpm or > 120 bpm, QTc acc. to Bazett (absolute value)> 500 ms or QTc acc. to Bazett (increase versus Baseline (pre-treatment).

  • Number of Participants With Clinically Significant Vital Signs [ Time Frame: From Day 1 Up to Day 118 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Vital signs included Systolic Blood Pressure (BP), Diastolic BP, body temperature, heart rate. Alert values were: BP systolic > 170 mmHg or < 85 mmHg, BP diastolic > 105 mmHg, Difference BP systolic vs. Baseline (pre-treatment) > 40 mmHg or Pulse rate < 35 bpm or > 120 beats per minute (bpm).

  • Number of Participants With Clinically Significant Pulmonary Function Tests [ Time Frame: From Day 1 Up to Day 118 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Pulmonary function was determined by forced expiratory volume in the first second (FEV1), forced vital capacity (FVC) and peak flow.

  • Number of Participants With Clinically Significant Physical Examination Findings [ Time Frame: From Day 1 Up to Day 118 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    The physical examination included body system assessments: eyes, head and neck (including thyroid), ears, nose and throat, lymph nodes, cardiovascular, lungs, mammae, abdomen (liver, spleen), genitals, limbs, central and peripheral nervous system, musculoskeletal system, skin & nails, mucosae. The Investigator classified abnormal findings as either clinically significant or not clinically significant.

  • Number of Participants Reporting One or More Treatment Emergent Adverse Events [ Time Frame: From Day 1 Up to Day 118 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    An Adverse Event (AE) was defined as any untoward medical occurrence in a clinical investigation participant administered a drug; it does not necessarily have to have a causal relationship with this treatment. An AE can therefore be any unfavorable and unintended sign (eg, a clinically significant abnormal laboratory finding), symptom, or disease temporally associated with the use of a drug, whether or not it is considered related to the drug. A treatment-emergent adverse event (TEAE) is defined as an adverse event with an onset that occurs after receiving study drug.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Tmax: Time to Reach the Maximum Plasma Concentration (Cmax) for MT203 [ Time Frame: Day 1 and 29 (Pre-dose and 2 and 6 hours post-dose) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Tmax: Time to reach the maximum plasma concentration (Cmax), equal to time (hours) to Cmax

  • Cmax: Maximum Observed Plasma Concentration for MT203 [ Time Frame: Day 1 and 29 (Pre-dose and 2 and 6 hours post-dose) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Maximum observed plasma concentration (Cmax) is the peak plasma concentration of a drug after administration, obtained directly from the plasma concentration-time curve.

  • AUC(0-tlqc): Area Under the Plasma Concentration-Time Curve From Time 0 to the Time of the Last Quantifiable Concentration for MT203 [ Time Frame: Day 1 and 29 (Pre-dose and 2 and 6 hours post-dose) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    AUC(0-tlqc) is a measure of total plasma exposure to the drug from Time 0 to Time of the Last Quantifiable Concentration (AUC[0-tlqc]).

  • AUC(0-inf): Area Under the Plasma Concentration-time Curve From Time 0 to Infinity for MT203 [ Time Frame: Day 29 (Pre-dose and 2 and 6 hours post-dose) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    AUC(0-inf) is measure of area under the curve over the dosing interval (tau) (AUC(0-tau]), where tau is the length of the dosing interval in this study).

  • AUC(0-tau): Area Under the Plasma Concentration-time Curve From Time 0 to Time Tau Over the Dosing Interval for MT203 [ Time Frame: Day 29 (Pre-dose and 2 and 6 hours post-dose) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Area under the plasma concentration-time curve during a dosing interval, where tau is the length of the dosing interval.

  • Terminal Phase Elimination Half-life (T1/2) for MT203 [ Time Frame: Day 29 (Pre-dose and 2 and 6 hours post-dose) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Terminal phase elimination half-life (T1/2) is the time required for half of the drug to be eliminated from the plasma.

  • Ctrough: Maximum Observed Plasma Concentration Pre-Dose [ Time Frame: Days 1, 15 and 29 Pre-dose ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change From Baseline in Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor (GM-CSF) in Plasma [ Time Frame: Baseline and Days 2, 4, 6, 8 15, 29, 30, 35, 43, 56, 71, 99, End of trial (EOT) Up to Day 118 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    MT203/GM-CSF complexes were analysed using a procedure that quantified GM-CSF after dissociation from the complex. The determined concentrations corresponded to the amount of total (free and complexed) GM-CSF in the plasma sample. A positive change from Baseline indicated improvement.

  • Change From Baseline in MT203/GM-CSF Complexes in Plasma [ Time Frame: Baseline and Days 2, 4, 6, 8 15, 29, 30, 35, 43, 56, 71, 99, EOT Up to Day 118 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    MT203/GM-CSF complexes were analysed using a procedure that quantified GM-CSF after dissociation from the complex. The determined concentrations corresponded to the amount of total (free and complexed) GM-CSF in the plasma sample. A positive change from Baseline indicated improvement.

  • Number of Participants With Anti-MT203 Antibodies [ Time Frame: From Day 1 Up to Day 118 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Serum samples were tested for the presence of anti-MT203 antibodies by a bridging Electro-chemi-luminescent assay (ECL-assay).

  • Percentage of Participants With American College of Rheumatology (ACR 20) Response [ Time Frame: Baseline and Days 13,27,43,56,71,99 and EOT Up to Day 118 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    ACR20 response is defined as a ≥ 20% improvement (reduction) compared with baseline for both total joint count-68 joints (TJC68) and swollen joint count-66 joints (SJC66), as well as for three of the additional five ACR core set variables: Patient's Assessment of Pain over the previous 24 hours: using a Visual Analog Scale (VAS) left end of the line 0=no pain to right end of the line 100=unbearable pain; Patient's Global Assessment of Disease Activity and Physician's Global Assessment of Disease Activity over the previous 24 hours using a VAS where left end of the line 0=no disease activity to right end of the line 100=maximum disease activity; Health Assessment Questionnaire: 20 questions, 8 components: dressing/grooming, arising, eating, walking, hygiene, reach, grip and activities, 0=without difficulty to 3=unable to do; and acute-phase reactant Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate.

  • Change From Baseline in the Disease Activity Score 44-Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (DAS44-ESR) [ Time Frame: Baseline and Days 13,27,43,56,71,99 and EOT Up to Day 118 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Ritchie articular index (RAI); a joint count that grades the tenderness of 26 joints on a scale of 0-3); the number of swollen joints from 44 joints (swollen44); ESR in mm/hour after 1 hour and the patient's global disease activity on a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) of 100 mm (0=no disease activity to right end of the line 100=maximum disease activity) were used to calculate DAS44-ESR using the following formula: DAS44-ESR = 0.54*sqrt(RAI) + 0.065*(swollen44) + 0.33*ln(ESR) + 0.0072*VAS. Lower numbers were better. A negative change from Baseline indicated improvement.


Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: March 2011
Study Completion Date: August 2013
Primary Completion Date: August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Namilumab 150 mg
Namilumab (MT203) 150 mg (low dose), subcutaneous (SC) injection, on Days 1, 15 and 29.
Drug: namilumab (MT203)
administered three times, subcutaneous in the abdomen
Experimental: Namilumab 300 mg
Namilumab (MT203) 300 mg (high dose), SC injection, on Days 1, 15 and 29.
Drug: namilumab (MT203)
administered three times, subcutaneous in the abdomen
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Namilumab-matching placebo, SC injection, on Days 1, 15 and 29.
Drug: Placebo
administered three times, subcutaneous in the abdomen

Detailed Description:
The trial medication will be administered at 2 dose levels as subcutaneous injections. Each patient will receive three injections in total. The trial duration consists of a screening period (28 - 2 days prior to the first injection) and a treatment and observation period (4 months). The trial requires approximately 20 visits at the study site.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Out-patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to the ACR 1987 revised criteria, with low to moderate disease activity (DAS28-ESR ≥ 2.6 and ≤ 5.1)
  2. Patients must be on stable doses of methotrexate (MTX) ≥ 7.5 and ≤ 25 mg/week for at least 12 weeks before the first injection, with appropriate folic acid supplementation
  3. Age ≥ 18 years at Screening
  4. Body weight at least 50 kg at Screening; BMI: ≥ 18.0 and ≤ 30.0 kg/m2 at Screening
  5. Negative tuberculosis test at Screening
  6. Heterosexually active male and female patients of childbearing potential are obliged to follow whatever contraceptive and / or breastfeeding restrictions may be required for their concomitant medication(s), including methotrexate.

In addition, heterosexually active male and female patients of childbearing potential are required to use effective double-method contraception (one hormonal contraceptive or intrauterine device and one other additional contraceptive method) for 1 month before the first administration of the IMP, during the course of the trial, and for 6 month after the last injection of MT203.

No special requirements are made for female patients proven to be post-menopausal (at least 2 years after last menstrual period and FSH ≥ 40IU/L), surgically sterilized or hysterectomized. Likewise no special requirements for heterosexually active male who are surgical sterilized.

Pregnant or lactating female patients have to be excluded.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Participation in another clinical trial or previous dosing in this trial
  2. Use of specified medications within certain timeframes or use of certain comedications
  3. History or presence of specified diseases
  4. Drug abuse
  5. Certain laboratory parameters outside a specified range
  6. Donation of blood
  7. Relevant decrease in lung function
  8. Infections, frequent or chronic infections, herpes zoster
  9. Females: positive pregnancy test
  10. Presence of history of tuberculosis
  11. History of malignancy
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01317797

Locations
Bulgaria
Nycomed Investigational Site
Sofia, Bulgaria
Netherlands
Nycomed Investigational Site
Leids, Netherlands
Sponsors and Collaborators
Takeda
  More Information

Responsible Party: Takeda
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01317797     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: M1-1188-002-EM  2010-018502-36  U1111-1137-3923  NL33507.058.10 
Study First Received: February 18, 2011
Results First Received: July 24, 2015
Last Updated: July 24, 2015
Health Authority: Bulgaria: Bulgarian Drug Agency
Netherlands: The Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO)

Keywords provided by Takeda:
Rheumatoid Arthritis
MT203
Human IgG1 monoclonal antibody
GM-CSF monoclonal antibody

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 28, 2016