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An Exploratory Study to Evaluate FMX-8 to Treat Anemia in CKD

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02228655
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Inability to recruit patients meeting eligibilty criteria.)
First Posted : August 29, 2014
Last Update Posted : February 2, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
FerruMax Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Brief Summary:
FMX-8 is a new type of drug being tested for the treatment of anemia in chronic illnesses.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease Drug: FMX-8 Early Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 2 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Exploratory, Uncontrolled, Open-labeled Trial to Evaluate the Effect of FMX-8 Treatment for Anemia in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Stage 4 or 5
Study Start Date : October 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2015

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Arm Intervention/treatment
FMX-8 for injection, 15mg/kg, twice weekly, 29 days
Drug: FMX-8

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in hemoglobin concentration [ Time Frame: 57 day evaluation period ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • a documented hemoglobin level to be less than 10 g/dL at screening
  • diagnoses of CKD 4 or 5
  • body mass index (BMI) between 18 kg/m2 and 42 kg/m2, inclusive, based upon the height and weight at screening
  • ferritin levels ≥100 ng/ml or Tsat ≥20% at screening
  • erythropoietin (EPO) level greater than 8 ng/mL
  • able to provide written informed consent
  • able to understand and follow all trial procedures
  • willing to use contraception as detailed in the protocol

Exclusion Criteria:

  • receipt of red blood cell (RBC) transfusion within four weeks before screening
  • overt gastrointestinal bleeding or other bleeding episode that required transfusion within 2 months prior to screening
  • infection necessitating antibiotic or anti-viral treatment within a month prior to screening
  • requiring Coumadin (warfarin), Pradaxa®, Eliquis®, or Xarelto®
  • hemoglobinopathies such as homozygous sickle-cell disease or thalassemias of all types
  • active hemolysis or chronic hypoxia
  • active malignant diseases (except non-melanoma skin cancer) or life expectancy less than 6 months
  • chronic, uncontrolled or symptomatic inflammatory disease or non-renal cause of anemia such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, HIV, or systemic acute infection
  • on immunosuppressive therapeutics except topical corticosteroids or nasal sprays
  • chronic congestive heart failure (New York Heart Association Class III, IV)
  • significant hypertension (≥90 diastolic) based on a sitting diastolic blood pressure at screening
  • kidney transplant within the past year: patients who are off immunosuppressive agents following a failed transplant are eligible for the trial
  • end-stage liver disease
  • known hypersensitivity to recombinant protein therapies
  • female patients who are pregnant or breast feeding
  • previous exposure to FMX-8
  • previous exposure to Epogen®, Procrit® (erythropoietin) Aranesp® (darbepoietin alpha), Omontys® or Hematide® (peginesatide) anemia treatment
  • uncontrolled hyperparathyroidism (PTH >750) based upon latest PTH determination within the past 4 months
  • inability to comply with the trial scheduled visits

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02228655

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United States, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
FerruMax Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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Principal Investigator: Stewart Lecker, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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Responsible Party: FerruMax Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02228655    
Other Study ID Numbers: FX-C-888
First Posted: August 29, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 2, 2016
Last Verified: February 2016
Keywords provided by FerruMax Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:
Chronic Kidney Disease
Anemia of Chronic Illness
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Kidney Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Hematologic Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Renal Insufficiency