Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of AIN457 in Patients With Uncontrolled Asthma

This study has been terminated.
(Further investigations would require changes in study design; the use of different endpoints, a different IL-17 antibody or a different patient population.)
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Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier:
First received: November 17, 2011
Last updated: October 20, 2015
Last verified: October 2015
This study is a preliminary proof of efficacy study of AIN457 in patients with bronchial asthma that is poorly controlled with the current standard of care.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: AIN457 (secukinumab)
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo Controlled, Multiple Dose Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of Intravenous Administration of Secukinumab (AIN457) in Patients With Asthma Not Adequately Controlled With Inhaled Corticosteroids and Long Acting Beta-agonists.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Improvement in the Severity of Asthma as Measured by Change in the Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ) Score [ Time Frame: Baseline and 85 Days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The ACQ scores range from 0 to 6 with lower scores reflecting better asthma control. Without loss of generality, as Day 85 minus baseline (Visit 3) so that improvements in asthma control translate to negative change scores.

Enrollment: 46
Study Start Date: March 2012
Study Completion Date: November 2014
Primary Completion Date: November 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: AIN457
AIN457 10 mg/kg
Drug: AIN457 (secukinumab)
Secukinumab intravenous injection
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo intravenous injection
Drug: Placebo
Placebo intravenous injection


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients with asthma >1 year duration diagnosed according to the GINA guidelines (GINA 2010).
  • Daily treatment with > 1000μg beclomethasone dipropionate or equivalent, plus a long acting beta agonist for ≥ 3 months prior to Day 1, that has been stable for at least 4 weeks prior to screening.
  • Asthma which is not adequately controlled on current treatment
  • Peripheral blood eosinophil count < 400/μl at screening

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women of child-bearing potential unwilling to use effective contraception during the study and for 16 weeks after stopping treatment.
  • Use of other investigational drugs at the time of screening, or within 30 days of screening.
  • Smokers
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01478360

Novartis Investigative Site
Berlin, Germany, 10117
Novartis Investigative Site
Frankfurt, Germany, 60596
Novartis Investigative Site
Grosshansdorf, Germany, 22927
Novartis Investigative Site
Mainz, Germany, 55131
Novartis Investigative Site
Wiesbaden, Germany, 65187
United Kingdom
Novartis Investigative Site
Leicester, United Kingdom, LE3 9QP
Novartis Investigative Site
London, United Kingdom, SE11YR
Novartis Investigative Site
London, United Kingdom, SW3 6PH
Novartis Investigative Site
Manchester, United Kingdom, M23 9QZ
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier: NCT01478360     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CAIN457D2204
Study First Received: November 17, 2011
Results First Received: October 20, 2015
Last Updated: October 20, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
Germany: Paul-Ehrlich-Institut
United Kingdom: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Therapeutic Uses

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bronchial Diseases
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on November 25, 2015