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Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of BCT194 in Psoriatic Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier:
First received: February 22, 2012
Last updated: February 27, 2012
Last verified: February 2012
This study will evaluate the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of BCT194 in psoriatic patients to better understand the skin penetration of topically applied BCT194.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: BCT194
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Official Title: A Single Center, Open Label Exploratory Study to Evaluate the Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Topically Administered BCT194 in Dermal Interstitial Fluid in Psoriatic Patients Using Open Flow Microperfusion

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Further study details as provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • change in Maximum dermal interstitial concentration of BCT194 [ Time Frame: Day 1 and day 8 ]
    Interstitial fluid will be collected and concentrations of BCT194 determined determined on Day 1 and Day 8 at several timepoints

  • Area under the curve interstitial concentrations of BCT194 [ Time Frame: day 1 and day 8 ]
    Interstitial fluid will be collected and concentrations of BCT194 determined on Day 1 and Day 8 at several timepoints

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Concentrations of locally produced tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) [ Time Frame: day 1 and day 8 ]
    Interstitial fluid will be collected and concentrations of Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha determined determined on Day 1 and Day 8 at several timepoints

  • Change in plaque PASI scores of psoriasis lesions [ Time Frame: day 1 and day 8 ]
    Treatment areas will be assessed clinically at baseline and Day 8

  • BCT194 concentrations in skin biopsies [ Time Frame: day 1 and day 8 ]
    Biopsies of lesional and nonlesional skin will be collected 4 hours post dose on Day 1 and Day 8 for measurement of BCT194 concentration.

  • Change in Local tolerability score [ Time Frame: Pre-dose, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 5, Day 8, Day 9 and Day 13 ]

    Local tolerability assessed using a validated score (0-4) for each treatment area

    Safety Issue: Treatment sites will be visually assessed for visible reaction to the treatment.

Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: April 2007
Primary Completion Date: November 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: BCT194 Drug: BCT194
Topically applied BCT194 cream (0.5%)


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

Inclusion criteria:

  • Male patients and post menopausal or surgically sterile female patients aged 18 - 75 years.
  • Diagnosis of stable plaque psoriasis (with or without arthritis); diagnosed or history of psoriasis for at least 6 months prior to screening
  • Psoriatic plaques accessible for microperfusion at body sites (e.g. trunk) convenient for the patients.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Currently have any of the nonplaque forms of psoriasis: erythrodermic, guttate, or pustular.
  • Currently have drug-induced psoriasis (new onset or exacerbation of psoriasis from beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, or lithium).
  • Recent previous treatment with anti-TNF-α therapy (or other biological therapy), immunosuppressive agents such as cyclosporine, mycophenolate, pimecrolimus, or tacrolimus.
  • Current signs or symptoms of severe, progressive, or uncontrolled renal, hepatic, hematological, gastrointestinal, endocrine, pulmonary, cardiac, neurologic, cerebral, psychiatric, or other disease which would make the patient unsuitable for the trial.
  • Presence of major chronic inflammatory autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthropathy, inflammatory bowel disease or systemic lupus erythematosus.
  • Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01539915

Novartis Investigative Site
Graz, Austria
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT01539915     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CBCT194A2102
2006-004690-10 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: February 22, 2012
Last Updated: February 27, 2012

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Stable plaque psoriasis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous
Skin Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017