Study of Ivacaftor in Subjects With Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Who Have the R117H-CF Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) Mutation (KONDUCT) (KONDUCT)

This study has been completed.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Identifier:
First received: June 5, 2012
Last updated: January 31, 2015
Last verified: January 2015
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ivacaftor in subjects with cystic fibrosis (CF) who have the R117H-CFTR mutation.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cystic Fibrosis
Drug: Ivacaftor
Drug: Placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Ivacaftor in Subjects With Cystic Fibrosis Who Have the R117H-CFTR Mutation

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Absolute Change From Baseline in Percent Predicted Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 Second (FEV1) Through Week 24 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    FEV1 is the volume of air that can forcibly be blown out in one second, after full inspiration. Hankinson and Wang standards were used to calculate percent predicted FEV1 (for age, gender, and height). The Hankinson standard was used for male subjects 18 years and older and female subjects 16 years and older. The Wang standard was used for male subjects aged 6 to 17 years and for female subjects aged 6 to 15 years.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline in Body Mass Index (BMI) at Week 24 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    BMI was defined as weight in kilogram (kg) divided by height in square meter (m^2).

  • Change From Baseline in Sweat Chloride Through Week 24 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Sweat samples were collected using an approved Macroduct (Wescor, Logan, Utah) collection device. A volume of greater than or equal to (>=) 15 microliter was required for determination of sweat chloride.

  • Change From Baseline in Cystic Fibrosis Questionnaire-Revised (CFQ-R) Respiratory Domain Score Through Week 24 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The CFQ-R is a validated subject-reported outcome measuring health-related quality of life for subjects with cystic fibrosis. Respiratory domain assessed respiratory symptoms (for example, coughing, congestion, wheezing), score range: 0-100; higher scores indicating fewer symptoms and better health-related quality of life

  • Time to First Pulmonary Exacerbation [ Time Frame: Day 0 to 15, Day 16 to 56, Day 57 to 112, Day 113 to 168 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Number of events (pulmonary exacerbation) during the pre-specified time intervals were reported. A subject without an exacerbation before withdrawal from the study was considered censored at the time of withdrawal, and a subject without an exacerbation who completes the study period was considered censored at the end of the analysis period.

  • Number of Subjects With Adverse Events (AEs) and Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) [ Time Frame: Baseline up to follow-up (3 to 4 weeks after last dose [last dose = Week 24]) ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    AE: any untoward medical occurrence, including clinically significant clinical laboratory assessments which occurs during course of study, whether it is considered related to study drug or not. SAE: medical event or condition, which falls into any of following categories, regardless of its relationship to the study drug: death, life threatening adverse experience, in-patient hospitalization/prolonged hospitalization, persistent/significant disability/incapacity, congenital anomaly/birth defect, important medical event.

Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: July 2012
Study Completion Date: October 2013
Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Ivacaftor
Ivacaftor 150 milligram (mg) tablet orally twice daily for 24 weeks.
Drug: Ivacaftor
Ivacaftor 150 milligram (mg) tablet orally twice daily for 24 weeks.
Other Names:
  • Kalydeco
  • VX-770
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo matched to Ivacaftor tablet orally twice daily for 24 weeks.
Drug: Placebo
Placebo matched to Ivacaftor tablet orally twice daily for 24 weeks.

Detailed Description:

Ivacaftor is the first CFTR modulator to show an improvement in CFTR function and clinical benefit in subjects with CF. Results from Phase 3 studies (VX08-770-102 [Study 102] [NCT00909532] and VX08-770-103 [Study 103] [NCT00909727]) showed that ivacaftor is effective in the treatment of subjects with CF who have the G551D-CFTR mutation, as evidenced by sustained improvements in CFTR channel function (measured by reduction in sweat chloride concentration) and corresponding substantial, durable improvements in lung function, pulmonary exacerbations, respiratory symptoms, and weight gain. Ivacaftor was also well tolerated, as evidenced by the rates and reasons for premature discontinuation and results of safety assessments.

Ivacaftor (Trade Name Kalydeco; 150 mg tablets) was initially approved in the United States for the treatment of CF in subjects 6 years of age and older who have a G551D mutation in the CFTR gene.


Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female with confirmed diagnosis of CF
  • Must have at least 1 allele of the R117H CFTR mutation
  • Percent predicted forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) 40 percent (%) to 90% (for subjects aged 12 years or older) or 40% to 105% (for subjects aged 6 to 11 years) predicted normal for age, sex, and height
  • 6 years of age or older
  • Minimum weight of 15 kilogram (kg) at screening
  • Females of childbearing potential must not be pregnant
  • Willing to comply with contraception requirements

Exclusion Criteria:

  • CFTR gene mutation leading to CFTR channel with gating defect (that is, any 1 of the following mutations: G551D, G178R, G551S, S549N, S549R, G970R, G1244E, S1251N, S1255P, or G1349D)
  • History of any illness or condition that might confound the results of the study or pose an additional risk in administering ivacaftor to the subject
  • An acute upper or lower respiratory infection, pulmonary exacerbation, or changes in therapy (including antibiotics) for pulmonary disease within 4 weeks before the first dose of study drug
  • Abnormal liver function, at screening, defined as greater than or equal to (>=) 3 time upper limit of normal (ULN), of any 3 or more of the following: serum aspartate transaminase (AST), serum alanine transaminase (ALT), gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT), serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP), total bilirubin
  • Colonization with organisms associated with a more rapid decline in pulmonary status (for example, Burkholderia cenocepacia, Burkholderia dolosa, and Mycobacterium abscessus) at screening
  • History of solid organ or hematological transplantation
  • History of alcohol, medication or illicit drug abuse within 1 year before the first dose of study drug
  • Ongoing participation in another therapeutic clinical study or prior participation in an investigational drug study within 30 days before screening
  • Any "non-CF-related" illness within 2 weeks before Day 1 (first dose of study drug). "Illness" was defined as an acute (serious or non-serious) condition (for example, gastroenteritis)
  • Use of any inhibitors or inducers of cytochrome (CYP) P450 3A
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics
Principal Investigator: Richard Moss, MD Stanford University
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Responsible Party: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Identifier: NCT01614457     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VX11-770-110 
Study First Received: June 5, 2012
Results First Received: January 31, 2015
Last Updated: January 31, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
United Kingdom: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cystic Fibrosis
Digestive System Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases
Lung Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Pathologic Processes
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