Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of LYS006 in Patients With Moderate to Severe Inflammatory Acne

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 13, 2018
Last Update Posted : October 16, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )

Brief Summary:
The main purpose of this study is to assess preliminary efficacy and safety of LYS006 in patients with moderate to severe inflammatory acne and to determine if LYS006 has an adequate clinical profile for further clinical development.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Inflammatory Acne Drug: LYS006 Drug: Placebo Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 75 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Subject and Investigator Blinded, Placebo Controlled, Multi-center Study in Parallel Groups to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of LYS006 in Patients With Moderate to Severe Inflammatory Acne
Actual Study Start Date : September 10, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 18, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 18, 2019

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MedlinePlus related topics: Acne

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: LYS006 high dose Drug: LYS006
Oral administration

Experimental: LYS006 low dose Drug: LYS006
Oral administration

Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
Oral administration

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Total inflammatory lesion count [ Time Frame: Week 12 ]
    Inflammatory facial lesion count (papules, pustules, nodules)

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

Inclusion criteria:

  • Male and female subjects aged 18 to 45 years of age inclusive, and otherwise in good health as determined by medical history, physical examination, vital signs, ECGs and laboratory tests at screening.
  • Body weight between 50 and 120 kg, both inclusive, at screening.
  • Patients with papulo-pustular acne vulgaris (inflammatory acne) presenting with 20 to 100 facial inflammatory lesions (papules, pustules and nodules) at baseline, no more than 2 facial inflammatory nodules or cysts at screening and baseline, and non-inflammatory facial lesions (open and closed comedones).
  • Patients who are candidates for systemic treatment and for whom in the opinion of the investigator, an appropriate previous treatment with topical anti-acne medication failed, or was not well tolerated, or is not indicated (e.g., due to large body surface area affected, e.g., on the back)
  • Patients with Grade 3 (moderate) or Grade 4 (severe) IGA score confirmed by central reading of standardized image capture (Visia® system) by an independent dermatologist at screening and by the investigator's clinical evaluation at baseline.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Appropriate wash out periods are required for investigational drugs, any oral/systemic treatment for acne, systemic or lesional injected (for acne) corticosteroids or systemic immunomodulators, any systemic hormonal treatments, previous treatment with biologics, oral retinoids (in particular isotretinoin) and any topical anti-acne treatment.
  • Previous surgical, physical (such as ThermaClear™), light (including blue or UV light, photodynamic therapy or laser therapy within 4 weeks prior to baseline
  • Use of facial medium depth chemical peels (excluding home regimens) within 3 months prior to baseline.
  • Any other forms of acne
  • Any severe, progressive or uncontrolled medical or psychiatric condition or other factors at randomization that in the judgment of the investigator prevents the patient from participating in the study.
  • Active systemic infections (other than common cold) during the 2 weeks prior to baseline.
  • History of immunodeficiency diseases, including a positive HIV (ELISA and Western blot) test result at screening.
  • Chronic infection with Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C virus.
  • Pregnant or nursing (lactating) women, where pregnancy is defined as the state of a female after conception and until the termination of gestation, confirmed by a positive Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) laboratory test.
  • Sexually active males or women of child-bearing potential, defined as all women physiologically capable of becoming pregnant, unless they are using highly effective methods of contraception during dosing and for 2 weeks after stopping medication.

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03497897

Contact: Novartis Pharmaceuticals 1-888-669-6682
Contact: Novartis Pharmaceuticals +41613241111

United States, Louisiana
Novartis Investigative Site Recruiting
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70115
Novartis Investigative Site Recruiting
Leiden, Netherlands, 2333 CL
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT03497897     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CLYS006X2201
First Posted: April 13, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 16, 2018
Last Verified: October 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Plan Description:

Novartis is committed to sharing with qualified external researchers, access to patient-level data and supporting clinical documents from eligible studies. These requests are reviewed and approved by an independent review panel on the basis of scientific merit. All data provided is anonymized to respect the privacy of patients who have participated in the trial in line with applicable laws and regulations.

This trial data availability is according to the criteria and process described on

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

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Acne, efficacy, safety