MLE4901 vs. Placebo for the Treatment of PCOS

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (The risk/benefit profile no longer indicated continued development.)
First Posted : August 15, 2016
Last Update Posted : October 2, 2017
Medpace, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Millendo Therapeutics, Inc.

Brief Summary:
This is a Phase 2b double-blind, randomized, parallel-group, placebo-controlled study of MLE4901 versus placebo in women with PCOS.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Drug: MLE4901 40mg Drug: Placebo Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Following a Screening/Wash-out Period of up to 12 weeks, an 8-week Lead-in Period (starting with a progestin challenge) will be used to better characterize the study population. A Treatment Period of 28 weeks' duration will follow the Lead-in Period. Then, an 8-week Follow-up Period (i.e., no study drug) will be used to assess the durability of effects of MLE4901. The study duration will be approximately 48 weeks (11 months) per subject

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 55 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-blind, Randomized, Parallel-group, Placebo-controlled Study of MLE4901 for the Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Actual Study Start Date : July 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Plain, round, biconvex, white film-coated tablets that appear identical to MLE4901 tablets
Drug: Placebo
Placebo to match active drug

Experimental: MLE4901 40mg
Plain, round, biconvex, white film-coated tablets of 40 mg strength administered twice per day
Drug: MLE4901 40mg

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Menstrual Cycle Duration [ Time Frame: 28 Week double blind treatment period ]
    Assessment of the number of days between menstrual cycles from baseline to end of 28 week double blind treatment period

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Menstrual Periods [ Time Frame: 28 Week double blind treatment period ]
    Number of menstrual periods from baseline to the end of the 28 week double blind treatment period

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Oligo-/amenorrhea
  2. At least one of the following during Screening:

    • Clinical signs of hyperandrogenism, where clinical hyperandrogenism may include hirsutism (defined as excessive terminal hair that appears in a male pattern), acne, or androgenic alopecia
    • Biochemical hyperandrogenism refers to an elevated serum androgen level (i.e., total, bioavailable or free testosterone level ≥ULN)
    • Polycystic ovarian morphology, defined as the presence of 12 or more follicles 2-9 mm in diameter and/or an increased ovarian volume >10 mL (without a cyst or dominant follicle) in either ovary
  3. Body mass index (BMI) 22 to 45 kg/m2, inclusive
  4. Must be willing to avoid use of all hair removal procedures and products during study participation
  5. Must be willing to avoid all prescription treatments for acne and not increase the dose or frequency of their current non-prescription acne treatment regimen during study participation
  6. Must be willing to avoid the use of all hair growth procedures and products during study participation
  7. Permanently surgically sterilized (bilateral salpingectomy or tubal occlusion) >2 years or male partner(s) has had a vasectomy >2 years or must consent to use two permitted medically-acceptable methods of contraception throughout the study during any sexual intercourse with a male partner. Permitted medically-acceptable methods of birth control for this study are defined as use of a male condom plus one of the following: spermicide, diaphragm with spermicide, or an intrauterine device that does not contain steroid hormones.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Menopausal or peri-menopausal, defined for this study as FSH (follicle stimulating hormone ) >10 IU/L
  2. Irregular vaginal/menstrual bleeding caused by conditions other than PCOS (e.g., uterine polyps or submucosal uterine fibroids)
  3. Abnormal Papanicolaou (Pap) test during Screening requiring follow-up sooner than 1 year after the test
  4. Uncontrolled hypo- or hyperthyroidism
  5. Post-hysterectomy or endometrial ablation
  6. Post-oophorectomy (unilateral or bilateral) or other ovarian surgery
  7. Medical history of type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02865915

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Millendo Therapeutics, Inc.
Medpace, Inc.
Study Director: Vivian Lin, MD Millendo Therapeutics, Inc.

Responsible Party: Millendo Therapeutics, Inc. Identifier: NCT02865915     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MLE4901-101
2016-002179-91 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: August 15, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 2, 2017
Last Verified: September 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Millendo Therapeutics, Inc.:
Menstrual Irregularity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Ovarian Cysts
Ovarian Diseases
Adnexal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Gonadal Disorders
Endocrine System Diseases