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A Phase I/II Study of BMN053 in Subjects With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

This study has been terminated.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
BioMarin Pharmaceutical
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01957059
First received: July 2, 2013
Last updated: October 27, 2016
Last verified: June 2015
  Purpose
The purpose of the study is to see whether BMN053 is safe and effective to use as medication for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients with a mutation around location 53 in the DNA for the dystrophin protein.

Condition Intervention Phase
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Drug: Regimen Selection Phase Group 2
Drug: Regimen Selection Phase Group 3
Drug: Treatment Phase Group 4
Drug: Regimen Selection Phase Group 1 (COMPLETED)
Drug: Dosing Extension
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I/II, Open-label, Dose Escalating With 48 Week Treatment Study to Assess the Safety and Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Efficacy of BMN053 (Previously Known as PRO053) in Subjects With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

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Further study details as provided by BioMarin Pharmaceutical:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline in 6 minute walk test [ Time Frame: after 48 weeks of treatment phase ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Muscle function [ Time Frame: after 48 weeks treatment phase ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Muscle strength [ Time Frame: after 48 weeks treatment phase ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Pulmonary function [ Time Frame: after 48 weeks treatment phase ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Functional outcomes questionnaire [ Time Frame: after 48 weeks treatment phase ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Adverse Events [ Time Frame: after single intravenous and subcutaneous doses, and after 48 weeks of treatment phase ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Safety Laboratory [ Time Frame: after single intravenous and subcutaneous doses, and after 48 weeks of treatment phase ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Cardiac function [ Time Frame: after single intravenous and subcutaneous doses, and after 48 weeks of treatment phase ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Pharmacokinetic parameters at different dose levels [ Time Frame: after single intravenous and subcutaneous doses, and after 48 weeks of treatment phase ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Presence of (BMD-like) dystrophin expression in muscle biopsy [ Time Frame: after 48 weeks treatment phase ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Production of exon skip 53 mRNA in muscle biopsy [ Time Frame: after 48 weeks treatment phase ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 9
Study Start Date: June 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Dose escalation phase
In the dose-escalation phase, following screening assessment, two cohorts of three subjects each receive two single doses of BMN 053 in two study periods (i.e., four single doses in total per subject). In each study period they will receive BMN 053 by IV infusion and by SC injection (separated by one week). The proposed doses are 1 mg/kg (Cohort 1, study period 1), 3 mg/kg (Cohort 2, study period 1), 6 mg/kg (Cohort 1, study period 2) and 9 mg/kg (Cohort 2, study period 2). The actual doses may be amended or repeated based on emerging data from previous doses.
Drug: Regimen Selection Phase Group 1 (COMPLETED)
All doses of BMN053 have been administered as subcutaneous injections.
Experimental: Regimen selection
After completion of the dose-escalation period of Cohort 1, the safety data of the subjects will be reviewed by a DSMB and if no safety concerns these subjects will continue to receive 6 mg/kg BMN053 weekly by SC injection for 48 weeks. 3 more treatment-naïve subjects will be entered into this Group. These 6 subjects will form Group 1 of the Regimen Selection phase who received 6 mg/kg SC. At the time of this amendment (4) this part of the study has been completed. Following completion of the dose-escalation study period of Cohort 2 (9 mg/kg), the planned review of the preliminary plasma PK data from the dose-escalation phase showed a relative bioavailability of 50% for BMN053 with SC dosing (50% lower plasma AUC after SC dosing compared to IV dosing). Taking into consideration the risk of injection site reactions noted with similar compounds when administered SC over longer term, the planned 9 mg/kg BMN053 weekly by SC injection will be discontinued to be replaced by an IV regimen.
Drug: Regimen Selection Phase Group 2

All doses of BMN053 will be administered as IV infusions. The proposed doses are as follows:

• 3 mg/kg

Drug: Regimen Selection Phase Group 3

All doses of BMN053 will be administered as IV infusions. The proposed doses are as follows:

• 4-6 mg/kg

Experimental: 48-week Treatment Phase

Thirty additional treatment-naïve subjects will be recruited for the primary evaluation and will receive treatment at the recommended regimen for a total of 48 weeks. Subjects dosed initially in the dose escalation phase and/or the regimen selection phase of the study will not be included in the primary analysis.

Following completion of the 2nd study period for Cohort 2, the safety data will be reviewed by the DSMB and in the absence of safety concerns the subjects may enter the 48 week treatment phase and receive 9 mg/kg PRO053 once weekly by SC injection. Three new subjects will enter cohort 2 (i.e. 6 subjects in total at this dose level).

After the initial 12 subjects have completed 12 weeks of dosing the dose for the Treatment group (30 new subjects) will be selected based on the totality of the 12-week data from those initial 12 subjects. The initial 12 subjects will also be dosed on the selected dose (i.e. continue on their dose or [down-]titrate).

Drug: Treatment Phase Group 4
All doses of PRO053 will be administered as IV infusions. The proposed doses will be decided upon completion of the Regimen Selection Phase of Groups 2 and 3
Experimental: Dosing extension
All subjects who have completed the dose escalation and regimen selection phase of the study (N=15), and subjects who have complete the treatment phase of the study who have tolerated the treatment will be offered to continue dosing in the dosing extension with ongoing assessment of efficacy, safety, and tolerability of BMN 053. Safety, efficacy, PK/PD and biomarker assessments will be performed at scheduled visits; adverse events (AEs) and concomitant medications and therapies will be continuously monitored. The dose extension phase will provide BMN 053 treatment for 48 weeks.
Drug: Dosing Extension
All doses of PRO053 will be administered as IV infusions. The proposed doses will be decided upon completion of the Regimen Selection Phase of Groups 2 and 3 and the Treatment Phase Group 4.

Detailed Description:
A Phase I/II, open-label, dose escalating with 48-week treatment study to assess the safety and tolerability, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and efficacy of BMN 053 (previously known as PRO053) in subjects with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Duchenne muscular dystrophy resulting from a mutation correctable by treatment with BMN053 confirmed by a state-of-the-art DNA diagnostic technique covering all DMD gene exons, including but not limited to MLPA (Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification), CGH (Comparative Genomic Hybridisation), SCAIP (Single Condition Amplification/Internal Primer) or HRMCA (High-Resolution Melting Curve Analysis).
  2. Ambulant boys aged at least 5 years on the day of first dosing able to walk for at least 300 metres in the 6 minute walking distance (6MWD) test. In addition, results of the 6MWD test must be within ±30 metres of each other at 2 of 3 pre-treatment visits (screen 1, 2 and baseline) prior to first BMN053 administration.
  3. Adequate quality for biopsy (confirmed with MRI) of the lateral head of the gastrocnemius muscle. Only under exceptional circumstances will an alternative muscle (preferably brachii) be considered for biopsy and only following discussion between the Principal Investigator and the BioMarin Medical Monitor.
  4. Life expectancy of at least 3 years after inclusion in the study.
  5. Glucocorticosteroid use which is stable for at least 3 months prior to first BMN053 administration. Subjects must have been receiving glucocorticosteroids for at least 6 months prior to the first BMN053 administration.
  6. Willing and able to adhere to the study visit schedule and other protocol requirements.
  7. Written informed consent signed (by parent(s)/legal guardian and/or the subject, according to the local regulations).
  8. In France, a subject will be eligible for inclusion in this study only if either affiliated to, or a beneficiary of, a social security category.
  9. Anticipated adequate vein access for intravenous (IV) infusion.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Current or history of liver disease or impairment.
  2. Current or history of renal disease or impairment.
  3. At least two aPTT above upper limit of normal (ULN) within the last month prior to first dose of BMN053.
  4. Screening platelet count below the lower limit of normal (LLN).
  5. Acute illness within 4 weeks prior to first dose of BMN053 which may interfere with the study assessments.
  6. Severe mental retardation and/or behavioural problems which, in the opinion of the Investigator, prohibit participation in this study.
  7. Severe cardiomyopathy which, in the opinion of the Investigator prohibits participation in this study. If a subject has a left ventricular ejection fraction <45% at screening, the Investigator should discuss inclusion of the subject with the Medical Monitor.
  8. Expected need for daytime mechanical ventilation within the next year.
  9. Use of anticoagulants, antithrombotics or antiplatelet agents.
  10. Use of idebenone or other forms of coenzyme Q10 within 1 month prior to the start of the screening for the study.
  11. Use of nutritional or herbal supplements which, in the opinion of the Investigator, may influence muscle performance within 1 month prior to first dose of BMN053.
  12. Use of any other investigational product or participation in another trial with an investigational product, within 6 months prior to the start of the screening for the study.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01957059

Locations
Belgium
UZ Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg
Leuven, Belgium, 3000
France
Institut de Myologie
Paris, France, 75651
Italy
Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli
Rome, Italy, 00168
Netherlands
Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum
Leiden, Netherlands, 2333ZA
United Kingdom
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
London, United Kingdom, WC1N 3JH
Institute of Genetic Medicine International Centre for Life
Newcastle, United Kingdom, NE1 3BZ
Sponsors and Collaborators
BioMarin Pharmaceutical
Investigators
Principal Investigator: V. Straub, Prof. Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University, UK
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: BioMarin Pharmaceutical
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01957059     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PRO053-CLIN-01 
Study First Received: July 2, 2013
Last Updated: October 27, 2016
Health Authority: Belgium: Ethics Committee
France: Institutional Ethical Committee
Italy: Ethics Committee
Netherlands: Medical Ethics Review Committee (METC)
United Kingdom: Research Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by BioMarin Pharmaceutical:
DMD
Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Duchenne
BMN053
BioMarin

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Muscular Dystrophies
Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne
Muscular Disorders, Atrophic
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Genetic Diseases, X-Linked

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on December 02, 2016