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SOLUTION: Study of Oral Liprotamase Unit-Matched Therapy Of Non-Porcine Origin in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02279498
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 31, 2014
Results First Posted : August 14, 2018
Last Update Posted : August 14, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Anthera Pharmaceuticals

Brief Summary:

Liprotamase powder is a non-porcine, soluble and stable mixture of three digestive enzymes including lipase, protease, and amylase. The purpose of the present study is to provide additional efficacy and safety data compared to approved, porcine-derived, enterically-coated and encapsulated pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy. The primary efficacy endpoint of the study will be comparative efficacy measured as the change in the coefficient of fat absorption (CFA) in Cystic Fibrosis patients with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI).

Liprotamase is stable in stomach and digestive fluids allowing administration in a variety of convenient formulations and with a number of foods without enteric coating.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Cystic Fibrosis Drug: Liprotamase Drug: porcine (pig) PERT Phase 3

Detailed Description:
Porcine derived enzymes are used for pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Liprotamase is a biotechnology-derived enzyme replacement without enteric coating. This is an open-label, assessor blind, parallel group, multicenter, international trial to evaluate the noninferiority of liprotamase and pancrelipase in CF patients aged ≥7 years with pancreatic insufficiency. Subjects were randomized to liprotamase or pancrelipase, dose-matched to pre-study lipase doses. The lower bound of the 95% confidence interval (CI) for noninferiority was -15% for treatment difference in change from baseline coefficient of fat absorption (CFA).

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 128 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 3, Randomized, Open-Label, Assessor-Blind, Noninferiority, Active-Comparator Study Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Liprotamase in Subjects With Cystic Fibrosis-Related Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
Actual Study Start Date : June 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : January 20, 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Cystic Fibrosis

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Liprotamase
Individually-optimized dose to be administered orally
Drug: Liprotamase
oral, soluble, non-enterically coated, non-porcine, pancreatic enzyme replacement

Active Comparator: porcine (pig) PERT
Individually-optimized dose to be administered orally
Drug: porcine (pig) PERT
oral, enterically-coated, pancreatic replacement enzymes prepared from a porcine source

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Treatment Difference in Coefficient of Fat Absorption (CFA) Change From Baseline [ Time Frame: Baseline, 7 weeks ]
    The primary endpoint evaluates the difference between treatment arms in change from baseline in coefficient of fat absorption (CFA). As such, descriptive statistics for individual treatment arms are not provided in this measure, but are reported in the secondary endpoints

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Coefficient of Fat Absorption (CFA) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 7 weeks ]
    Change from baseline in coefficient of fat absorption

  2. Coefficient of Nitrogen Absorption (CNA) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 7 weeks ]
    Change from baseline in coefficient of nitrogen absorption

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Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis based on presentation, genotype and/or sweat chloride
  • Fecal elastase <100 mcg/g stool
  • Minimum Coefficient of Fat (CFA) at screening while on stable PERT therapy
  • Good nutritional status

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History or diagnosis of fibrosing colonopathy
  • Distal intestinal obstruction syndrome in 6 months prior to screening
  • Receiving enteral tube feedings
  • Chronic diarrheal illness unrelated to pancreatic insufficiency
  • Liver abnormalities, or liver or lung transplant, or significant bowel resection
  • Forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) <30%

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02279498

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Anthera Pharmaceuticals
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Study Director: Monica Gangal Anthera Pharmaceuticals
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Anthera Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT02279498    
Other Study ID Numbers: AN-EPI3331
First Posted: October 31, 2014    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: August 14, 2018
Last Update Posted: August 14, 2018
Last Verified: July 2018
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cystic Fibrosis
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
Pathologic Processes
Pancreatic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases