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Phase 3 Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of COL-1620 Vaginal Progesterone Gel

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01863680
First Posted: May 29, 2013
Last Update Posted: December 21, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck KGaA
  Purpose
The primary objective of this trial is to demonstrate the non-inferiority of the clinical pregnancy rate per embryo transfer to the historical standard value in in-vitro fertilization (IVF)/embryo transfer (ET) cycles in Japan (Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology [JSOG] 2009 registry data: 24.3 percent [%]). The secondary objectives of this trial are to assess the biochemical pregnancy rate per ET, pharmacokinetics, and safety of COL-1620.

Condition Intervention Phase
Luteal Hormone Supplementation in In-vitro Fertilization Embryo Transfer Drug: COL-1620 Drug: Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogue Drug: Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) Drug: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Open-label, Single-arm, Multicenter Phase III Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of COL-1620 8% Vaginal Progesterone Gel for Luteal Phase Support in In-vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer (IVF/ET) Cycles in Japanese Women

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Further study details as provided by Merck KGaA:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical Pregnancy Rate Per Embryo Transfer [ Time Frame: Week 5 post embryo transfer (2-6 days after Ovum Pick-up [OPU]) ]
    Clinical pregnancy was defined as the presence of a fetal sac on transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS) during Week 5 or the presence of an extra-uterine pregnancy (as confirmed during surgery or by 2 positive serum beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG) results from Week 5). The clinical pregnancy rate was calculated as number of subjects who were clinically pregnant divided by the number of subjects who had at least 1 embryo transferred.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Biochemical Pregnancy Rate Per Embryo Transfer [ Time Frame: Week 5 post embryo transfer (2-6 days after Ovum Pick-up [OPU]) ]
    Biochemical pregnancy was defined as any miscarriage without any evidence of a fetal sac on TVUS during Visit 6 (Week 5), but with a positive serum beta-hCG pregnancy test result at Visit 5 (Day 14+/-3). Biochemical pregnancy rate was calculated as the number of subjects who had no fetal sac observed during Visit 6 (Week 5) TVUS assessment or subjects who had a positive serum pregnancy test at Visit 5 (Day 14+/-3) and no data recorded at Visit 6 (Week 5) divided by the number of subjects who has at least 1 embryo transferred.

  • Serum Progesterone Level [ Time Frame: Visit 2-2 (Prior to hCG administration) and Visit 5 (Day 14+/-3) ]
    Two pharmacokinetic (PK) samples were collected per subject for the measurement of serum progesterone concentrations; 1st sample at Visit 2-2 (prior to hCG administration) and second sample during Visit 5 (Day 14+/-3, 7 hours after the morning of investigational medicinal product administration).


Enrollment: 178
Study Start Date: July 2013
Study Completion Date: October 2014
Primary Completion Date: October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: COL-1620 Drug: COL-1620
The subjects will be administered with COL-1620 vaginal progesterone gel (1.125 grams of progesterone gel containing 90 milligram that is 8 percent [%] gel) vaginally once daily, from the day of ovum pick-up (OPU) until Week 12.
Drug: Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogue
Subjects will undergo conventional controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) therapy for in-vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer (IVF/ET) according to the Investigator's discretion using GnRH analogue (agonist or antagonist) preparation.
Drug: Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
Subjects will undergo conventional COS therapy for IVF/ET according to the Investigator's discretion using FSH containing preparation.
Drug: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG)
Subjects will undergo conventional COS therapy for IVF/ET according to the Investigator's discretion using hCG preparation.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Japanese race
  • Woman with a history of infertility and in whom In-vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF/ET) is indicated
  • The controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) therapy is gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogue (agonist or antagonist) in combination with a follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) containing preparation
  • Healthy premenopausal woman aged between 20 and 45 years (inclusive) and wishing to conceive
  • Body mass index (BMI) of 17.0 to 25.0 kilogram per square meter (kg/m^2) (inclusive)
  • A negative pregnancy test (urinary beta-human chorionic gonadotropin [hCG]) prior to starting COS
  • Normal cervical smear result (Papanicolaou [PAP] test: Negative for Intraepithelial Lesion or Malignancy [NILM] or [Atypical Squamous Cells of Undetermined Significance {ASC-US} and Human Papillomavirus {HPV} negative]) within 12 months prior to the date of informed consent. If not available, a cervical smear and HPV test will be performed as part of Screening
  • No clinically significant abnormal findings in the screening hematology, biochemistry and urinalysis parameters
  • Full comprehension of the study and voluntary written informed consent obtained in writing prior to any trial-related activities

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of recurrent pregnancy loss (defined as 3 or more previous spontaneous abortions)
  • History of 3 or more consecutive cancelled or failed (no clinical pregnancy) IVF/ET cycles
  • Abnormal hemorrhage of the reproductive tract of undetermined origin
  • Any contraindication to being pregnant and/or carrying a pregnancy to term (for example, malformations of sexual organs or fibroid tumors of the uterus incompatible with pregnancy)
  • Uterine myoma requiring treatment
  • Extra-uterine pregnancy within the last 3 months prior to the date of informed consent
  • History or presence of intracranial tumor (for example, hypothalamic or pituitary tumor)
  • Presence of or suspected gonadotropin- or estrogen-dependent malignancy (for example, ovarian, uterine or mammary carcinoma)
  • Ovarian enlargement or cyst of unknown etiology
  • Breast-feeding or lactation
  • History of severe Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) (Classification of OHSS Severity, as per Japan Reproductive/Endocrine Working Group)
  • Known Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-positive status, or a history of or current active infection with Hepatitis B or C
  • Known allergy or hypersensitivity to progesterone preparations or gonadotropin preparations and/or their excipients, or any contraindication to receive medication for controlled ovarian stimulation (for example, gonadotropin, GnRH analogues, combined oral contraceptive pill, as appropriate)
  • History of or suspected alcohol or substance abuse within 5 years prior to the date of informed consent
  • Clinically significant systemic disease (for example, insulin-dependent diabetes, epilepsy, severe migraine, acute porphyria, hepatic, renal or cardiovascular disease, severe corticosteroid-dependent asthma)
  • Active thrombophlebitis, thromboembolic disorder or cerebral apoplexy, or a history of such conditions
  • Other significant disease that in the Investigator's or Sub-Investigator's opinion would exclude the subject from the trial
  • Participation in another clinical trial within 3 months prior to the date of informed consent or simultaneous participation in another clinical trial
  • Legal incapacity or limited legal capacity
  Contacts and Locations
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Locations
Japan
Research site
Fujimino, Japan
Research site
Kobe, Japan
Research site
Osaka, Japan
Research site
Sagamihara, Japan
Research site
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck KGaA
Investigators
Study Director: Medical Responsible Merck Serono Co., Ltd., Japan
  More Information

Responsible Party: Merck KGaA
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01863680     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EMR200113_001
First Submitted: May 23, 2013
First Posted: May 29, 2013
Results First Submitted: November 16, 2015
Results First Posted: December 21, 2015
Last Update Posted: December 21, 2015
Last Verified: November 2015

Keywords provided by Merck KGaA:
Infertility
COL-1620
progesterone gel
Fertilization in Vitro
Embryo Transfer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hormones
Progesterone
Follicle Stimulating Hormone
Chorionic Gonadotropin
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Progestins
Reproductive Control Agents