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Study of VSN16R for the Treatment of Spasticity in Multiple Sclerosis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02542787
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : September 7, 2015
Last Update Posted : January 31, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Canbex Therapeutics Ltd

Brief Summary:
Phase II a Proof of concept study in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients with spasticity.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Spasticity in People With Multiple Sclerosis Drug: VSN16R Other: Placebo Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Single dose escalation followed by multiple fixed dose administrations to assess short term safety and to determine whether spasticity improves.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 160 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase II Proof of Concept (PoC), Double-Blind, Randomised, Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Pharmacokinetics of VSN16R for the Treatment of Spasticity in Subjects With Multiple Sclerosis
Study Start Date : August 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Active
VSN16R (Canbex name for molecule) oral capsules, 50mg-400mg daily or twice daily, total exposure 26 days
Drug: VSN16R
Small molecule
Other Name: Not yet available
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo capsules, 50mg-400mg daily or twice daily, total exposure 26 days
Other: Placebo
dummy tablet

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Numerical Rating Scale [ Time Frame: 26 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Modified Ashworth Scale [ Time Frame: 26 days ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have a confirmed diagnosis of MS
  • Have an Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) ≤ than 6.5 at screening.
  • Spasticity due to MS of at least 3 months duration with minimum mean score of >/=2 mASH

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acute MS relapse requiring treatment with steroids within 30 days of screening.
  • Initiation or discontinuation of MS disease modifying treatment (DMT) within 30 days of screening.
  • Receiving medications that would potentially interfere with the actions of the study medication or outcome variables
  • Significant renal and hepatic abnormalities
  • Previous history of other significant medical disorders

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02542787

Contact: Dr Rachel Farrell 020 3448 3561 rachel.farrell@ucl.ac.uk

United Kingdom
The Neuroscience Research Centre, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust Recruiting
Liverpool, United Kingdom, L9 7LJ
Contact: Susan Whittam    0151 529 5666    susan.whittam@thewaltoncentre.nhs.uk   
Principal Investigator: Dr Wojciech Pietkiewicz         
The Royal London Hospital Recruiting
London, United Kingdom, E1 1BB
Contact: Maria Espasandin    02035940637/8    Maria.Espasandin@bartshealth.nhs.uk   
Contact: Kimberley Allen-Philbey    02035941765    Kimberley.Allen-Philbey@bartshealth.nhs.uk   
Principal Investigator: Dr Clarence Liu         
The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Recruiting
London, United Kingdom, WC1N 3BG
Contact: Dr Rachel Farrell         
Contact: Michelle Liddicut       Michelle.Liddicut@uclh.nhs.uk   
Principal Investigator: Dr Rachel Farrell         
Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Recruiting
Sheffield, United Kingdom, S10 2JFS
Contact: Kamel Bouakline    0114 271 3339    kamel.bouakline@sth.nhs.uk   
Principal Investigator: Dr Siva Nair         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Canbex Therapeutics Ltd
Principal Investigator: Dr Rachel Farrell University College London Hospitals

Responsible Party: Canbex Therapeutics Ltd
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02542787     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CBX-001
First Posted: September 7, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 31, 2017
Last Verified: January 2017

Keywords provided by Canbex Therapeutics Ltd:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Sclerosis
Muscle Spasticity
Pathologic Processes
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Muscle Hypertonia
Neuromuscular Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists
Cannabinoid Receptor Modulators
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs