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Safety, Pharmacokinetics and Preliminary Efficacy Study of CFZ533 in Patients With Lupus Nephritis.

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03610516
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : August 1, 2018
Last Update Posted : February 15, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )

Brief Summary:
This study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and preliminary therapeutic efficacy of multiple doses of CFZ533 anti-CD40 monoclonal antibody in patients with moderately active lupus nephritis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lupus Nephritis Drug: CFZ533 Drug: Placebo Phase 2

Detailed Description:

This is a randomized, subject and investigator blind, placebo controlled multicenter study with multiple doses of CFZ533 administered by 1-hour intravenous infusion over a 24 week treatment period, as compared to matched placebo infusion. The treatment period will be followed by a 24-week safety follow-up period.The duration of the study (including the screening period) for each patient will be approximately 53 weeks. The investigational drug or placebo will be administered on top of standard of care therapy for lupus nephritis.

Patients will be screened within 29 days of the first study drug infusion. Eligibility will be confirmed at the baseline visit within one week before the first dose. Eligible patients will be assigned a randomization number and receive the intravenous infusion within 3 days of baseline visit.


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Patient and Investigator Blinded, Study Investigating the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics and Preliminary Efficacy of Multiple Doses of CFZ533 in Patients With Moderately Active Proliferative Lupus Nephritis
Actual Study Start Date : September 12, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 17, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 17, 2020

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: CFZ533
Investigational drug CFZ533 will be administred as multiple doses
Drug: CFZ533
multiple doses of CFZ533 intravenous infusion

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Investigational drug matching placebo will be administered as multiple doses
Drug: Placebo
multiple doses of placebo intravenous infusion




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety as assessed by adverse events [ Time Frame: From baseline to week 49 ]
    Number and percentage of patients with adverse events

  2. Renal proteinuria [ Time Frame: From baseline to week 25 ]
    Ratio from baseline in urinary protein creatinine ratio (UPCR) to week 25


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Urine protein creatinine ratio (UPCR) and hematuria and cellular casts [ Time Frame: From baseline to week 49 ]
    Ratio from baseline for urine protein creatinine ratio (UPCR) and hematuria and cellular casts to evaluate the renal effect.

  2. Plasma pharmacokinetics (PK) of CFZ533: the area under plasma concentration-time curve calculated to the last quantifiable concentration point (AUClast). [ Time Frame: From baseline to week 49, pre dose and 1 hour post dose ]

    The following PK parameter will be determined from the plasma concentration time profile of CFZ533:

    AUClast: AUClast is the area under plasma concentration-time curve calculated to the last quantifiable concentration point.


  3. Immunogenicity of CFZ533 [ Time Frame: From baseline to week 49 ]
    Presence of anti-CFZ533 antibodies in plasma

  4. Complete renal remission [ Time Frame: From baseline to week 49 ]
    Proportion of patients who fulfill the criteria for complete renal remission according to ACR recommendation

  5. Plasma pharmacokinetics (PK) of CFZ533: The observed maximum plasma concentration following drug administration (Cmax) [ Time Frame: From baseline to week 49, pre dose and 1 hour post dose ]
    Cmax: The observed maximum plasma concentration following drug administration

  6. Plasma pharmacokinetics (PK) of CFZ533: The observed minimum plasma concentration following drug administration (Cmin) [ Time Frame: From baseline to week 49, pre dose and 1 hour post dose ]
    Cmin: The observed minimum plasma concentration following drug administration

  7. Plasma pharmacokinetics (PK) of CFZ533: The observed plasma concentration that is just prior to the beginning of, or at the end of a dosing interval (Cthrough) [ Time Frame: From baseline to week 49, pre dose and 1 hour post dose ]
    Cthrough: The observed plasma concentration that is just prior to the beginning of, or at the end of a dosing interval

  8. Plasma pharmacokinetics (PK) of CFZ533: The observed maximum plasma concentration following drug administration at steady state (Cmax,ss) [ Time Frame: From baseline to week 49, pre dose and 1 hour post dose ]
    Cmax,ss: The observed maximum plasma (or serum or blood) concentration following drug administration at steady state [mass/volume]

  9. Plasma pharmacokinetics (PK) of CFZ533 The lowest plasma concentration observed during a dosing interval at steady state (Cmin,ss) [ Time Frame: From baseline to week 49, pre dose and 1 hour post dose ]
    Cmin,ss: The lowest plasma (or serum or blood) concentration observed during a dosing interval at steady state [mass/volume]

  10. Total soluble CD40 concentrations [ Time Frame: From baseline to week 49 ]
    Total soluble CD40 concentrations in plasma

  11. Immunogenicity of CFZ533 [ Time Frame: From baseline to week 49 ]
    Incidence of ADA-positive patients

  12. Pharmacodynamic response of CFZ533 as assessed by receptor occupancy [ Time Frame: From baseline to week 49 ]
    Total soluble CD40 concentrations in plasma: pre-dose, during treatment and follow up. Rate, extent and duration of target engagement



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Key Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) aged ≥ 18 years and ≤ 75 years at screening, fulfilling at least 4 out of 11 criteria for SLE as defined by the American College of Rheumatology (Tan at al 1982, revised by Hochberg 1997)
  • Subjects must have a body mass index (BMI) within the range of 18 - 40 kg/m2 at screening visit
  • Histological diagnosis of proliferative lupus nephritis World Health Organization (WHO) ISN/RPS (Weening et al 2004) Class III or IV within 5 years of screening
  • Presence of antinuclear autoantibody (ANA titer ≥ 1:80) at screening
  • Morning UPCR ≥ 0.5 at screening visit and baseline visit
  • At least one of the following:

    1. low complement level (C3 ˂ 0.9 g/L) or (C4 ˂ 0.1 g/L), and/or
    2. elevated anti-dsDNA (≥ 30 IU/mL), and/or
    3. urine sediment consistent with active proliferative LN such as presence of cellular (granular or red blood cell) casts or hematuria ( ˃5 red blood cells per high power field) if other causes such as menstrual bleeding are excluded
  • Patient must have sufficient kidney function as estimated by eGFR ˃ 30mL/min/1.73 m2 at screening and baseline visits (Levey et al 2009)
  • Patient must have active disease as defined by proteinuria and additional symptoms as above despite standard of care therapy for LN as considered appropriate by the treating physician (e.g., corticosteroids and/or immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory treatments such as mycophenolate, azathioprine, methotrexate or hydroxychloroquine). For guidance, see published guidelines such as Bertsias et all 2012 and Hahn et al 2012.
  • Women of childbearing potential (defined as all women physiologically capable of becoming pregnant) must use highly effective methods of contraception during dosing and until study completion.

Key Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any glomerulonephritis other than WHO Class III or IV lupus nephritis. Patients with proliferative nephritis (Class III or IV) who, in addition, have overlapping histological signs for other glomerulonephritis, e.g., Class V, are eligible at the investigator´s discretion.
  • Hypoalbuminemia (serum albumin of less than 2.0 g/dL)
  • Patients who have received:

    1. oral or i.v. cyclophosphamide within 3 months prior to randomization
    2. i.v. corticosteroid bolus (dose ˃ 1 mg/kg) within 3 months prior to randomization
    3. rituximab or other B cell depleting agent within 12 months. for patients who received such treatment earlier, B cell count should be within normal ranges prior to randomization
    4. belimumab within 6 months prior to randomization
    5. any other biologic drug or an investigational drug within one months or five times the half-life, whichever is longer prior to randomization
    6. any calcineurin inhibitor (e.g., tacrolimus or cyclosporin A) within 3 months prior to randomization
  • Patients who are at significant risk for the thromboembolic events based on the following:

    1. history of either thrombosis or 3 or more spontaneous abortions
    2. presence of lupus anticoagulant or prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) and no prophylactic treatment with aspirin or anticoagulants as per local standard of care
  • Have had signs or symptoms of a clinically significant systemic viral, bacterial or fungal infection within 30 days prior to randomization
  • Live vaccines within 4 weeks of the first study drug infusion

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

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Contacts
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Contact: Novartis Pharmaceuticals 1-888-669-6682 Novartis.email@novartis.com
Contact: Novartis Pharmaceuticals +41613241111

Locations
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Argentina
Novartis Investigative Site Recruiting
Ciudad Autonoma de Bs As, Argentina, C1015ABO
Novartis Investigative Site Recruiting
Cordoba, Argentina, X5016KEH
Germany
Novartis Investigative Site Recruiting
Berlin, Germany, 10098
Novartis Investigative Site Recruiting
Kirchheim, Germany, 73230
Novartis Investigative Site Recruiting
Mainz, Germany, 55131
Hong Kong
Novartis Investigative Site Recruiting
HongKong, Hong Kong
Hungary
Novartis Investigative Site Recruiting
Debrecen, Hungary, 4032
Korea, Republic of
Novartis Investigative Site Recruiting
Seoul, Gyeonggi Do, Korea, Republic of, 03080
Russian Federation
Novartis Investigative Site Recruiting
Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation, 620028
Novartis Investigative Site Recruiting
Moscow, Russian Federation, 115522
Taiwan
Novartis Investigative Site Recruiting
Taichung, Taiwan, 40447
Novartis Investigative Site Recruiting
Taichung, Taiwan, 40705
Turkey
Novartis Investigative Site Withdrawn
Ankara, Turkey, 06230
Novartis Investigative Site Recruiting
Kocaeli, Turkey, 41380
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Investigators
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Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03610516     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCFZ533X2202
First Posted: August 1, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 15, 2019
Last Verified: February 2019

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

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
anti-CD40
CFZ533
moderately active lupus nephritis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Nephritis
Lupus Nephritis
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Glomerulonephritis
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases