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Study to Assess the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of SAR440340/REGN3500/Itepekimab in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (AERIFY-1)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04701983
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : January 8, 2021
Last Update Posted : November 29, 2021
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sanofi

Brief Summary:

Primary Objective:

Evaluate the efficacy of itepekimab compared with placebo on the annualized rate of acute moderate-or-severe COPD exacerbations in former smokers with moderate-to-severe COPD

Secondary Objectives:

  • Evaluate the efficacy of itepekimab compared with placebo on pulmonary function in former smokers with moderate-to-severe COPD
  • Evaluate the efficacy of itepekimab compared with placebo on occurrence of acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD) in former smokers with moderate-to-severe COPD
  • Evaluate the efficacy of itepekimab compared with placebo on severe AECOPD in former smokers with moderate-to-severe COPD
  • Evaluate the efficacy of itepekimab compared with placebo on corticosteroid-treated AECOPD in former smokers with moderate-to-severe COPD
  • Evaluate the efficacy of itepekimab compared with placebo on respiratory symptoms in former smokers with moderate-to-severe COPD
  • Evaluate the efficacy of itepekimab compared with placebo on Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 second (FEV1) slope in former smokers with moderate-to-severe COPD
  • Evaluate the efficacy of itepekimab compared with placebo on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) as assessed by St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) in former smokers with moderate-to-severe COPD
  • Evaluate the safety and tolerability of itepekimab in former smokers with moderate-to-severe COPD
  • Evaluate the pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of itepekimab in former smokers with moderate-to-severe COPD
  • Evaluate immunogenicity to itepekimab in former smokers with moderate-to-severe COPD

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Drug: Itepekimab SAR440340 Drug: Placebo Phase 3

Detailed Description:
The study duration per participant is approximatively 76 weeks including a 3-to-5-week screening period, a 52-week treatment period on investigational medicinal product (IMP) and a 20-week post-IMP treatment follow-up period.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 930 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel Group Phase 3 Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of SAR440340/REGN3500/Itepekimab (Anti-IL-33 mAb) in Patients With Moderate-to-severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Actual Study Start Date : December 16, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2023
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 2024

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MedlinePlus related topics: COPD Lung Diseases

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Itepekimab Q2W
Subcutaneous (SC) administration of Itepekimab every 2 weeks (Q2W) for 52 weeks
Drug: Itepekimab SAR440340
Pharmaceutical form: solution for injection in pre-filled syringe Route of administration: subcutaneous
Other Name: REGN3500

Experimental: Itepekimab Q4W
SC administration of Itepekimab every 4 weeks (Q4W) for 52 weeks, with alternating SC administration of matching placebo at the 2-week interval between active IMP
Drug: Itepekimab SAR440340
Pharmaceutical form: solution for injection in pre-filled syringe Route of administration: subcutaneous
Other Name: REGN3500

Drug: Placebo
Pharmaceutical form: solution for injection in pre-filled syringe Route of administration: subcutaneous

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
SC administration of matching placebo Q2W for 52 weeks
Drug: Placebo
Pharmaceutical form: solution for injection in pre-filled syringe Route of administration: subcutaneous




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Annualized rate of moderate or severe acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD) [ Time Frame: Baseline up to Week 52 ]
    Annualized rate of moderate or severe AECOPD over the 52-week placebo-controlled treatment period


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in pre-bronchodilator (BD) forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) at Week 52 [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 52 ]
    FEV1 is the volume of air exhaled in the first second of a forced expiration as measured by spirometer.

  2. Change from baseline in post-BD FEV1 at Week 52 [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 52 ]
    FEV1 is the volume of air exhaled in the first second of a forced expiration as measured by spirometer.

  3. Change from baseline in pre-BD FEV1 at Week 24 [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 24 ]
    FEV1 is the volume of air exhaled in the first second of a forced expiration as measured by spirometer.

  4. Time to first moderate or severe AECOPD [ Time Frame: Baseline through Week 52 ]
    Time to first moderate or severe AECOPD over the 52 week placebo-controlled treatment period.

  5. Annualized rate of severe AECOPD [ Time Frame: Baseline up to Week 52 ]
    Annualized rate of severe AECOPD over the 52 week placebo-controlled treatment period.

  6. Time to first severe AECOPD [ Time Frame: Baseline through Week 52 ]
    Time to first severe AECOPD over the 52-week placebo-controlled treatment period.

  7. Annualized rate of corticosteroid-treated AECOPD [ Time Frame: Baseline up to Week 52 ]
    Annualized rate of corticosteroid-treated AECOPD over the 52-week placebo-controlled treatment period.

  8. Change from baseline in Evaluating Respiratory Symptoms in COPD (E-RS:COPD) total score at Week 52 [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 52 ]
    The E-RS: COPD is administered as a part of the 14-item EXACT questionnaire and is completed on a daily basis.The 11-item E-RS:COPD assesses severity of respiratory symptoms overall and severity of individual symptoms such as breathlessness, cough and sputum, and chest symptoms The total score of E-RS:COPD ranges from 0 to 40, with higher values indicating more severe respiratory symptoms.

  9. Rate of change in post-BD FEV1 (L) from baseline (post-BD FEV1 slope) [ Time Frame: Baseline up to Week 52 ]
    FEV1 is the volume of air exhaled in the first second of a forced expiration as measured by spirometer.

  10. Change from baseline in St. George''s Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) total score at Week 52 [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 52 ]
    The SGRQ is a 50-item questionnaire designed to measure and quantify health status in adult participants with chronic airflow limitation. A global score ranges from 0 to 100. Scores by dimension are calculated for 3 domains: Symptoms, Activity and Impacts (Psycho-social) as well as a total score. A lower score indicates better quality of life.

  11. Proportion of participants with a decrease from baseline of at least 4 points in SGRQ total score at Week 52 [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 52 ]
    The SGRQ is a 50-item questionnaire designed to measure and quantify health status in adult participants with chronic airflow limitation. A global score ranges from 0 to 100. Scores by dimension are calculated for 3 domains: Symptoms, Activity and Impacts (Psycho-social) as well as a total score. A lower score indicates better quality of life.

  12. Incidence of treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs), adverse event of special interests (AESIs), serious adverse events (SAEs), and adverse events (AEs) leading to permanent treatment discontinuation [ Time Frame: Baseline up to end of study (Week 72) ]
  13. Incidence of potentially clinically significant laboratory test, vital signs, and electrocardiogram (ECGs) abnormalities [ Time Frame: Baseline up to end of study (Week 72) ]
  14. Functional itepekimab concentrations in serum [ Time Frame: Baseline up to end of study (Week 72) ]
  15. Incidence of treatment-emergent anti-itepekimab antibodies responses [ Time Frame: Baseline up to end of study (Week 72) ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion criteria :

  • Participant must be 40 to 85 years of age inclusive.
  • Physician diagnosis of COPD for at least 1 year (based on Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease [GOLD] definition.
  • Smoking history of ≥10 pack-years, but who are not currently smoking, and smoking cessation must have occurred ≥6 months prior to Screening (Visit 1A) with an intention to quit permanently.
  • Participants with moderate-to-severe COPD
  • Participant-reported history of signs and symptoms of chronic bronchitis (chronic productive cough for at least 3 months in the year prior to screening in a participant in whom other causes of chronic cough [eg, inadequately treated gastroesophageal reflux or chronic rhinosinusitis; or clinical diagnosis of bronchiectasis] has been excluded).
  • Documented history of high exacerbation risk defined as having had ≥2 moderate or ≥1 severe exacerbations within the year prior to Screening (Visit 1A), with at least 1 exacerbation treated with systemic corticosteroids. At least one exacerbation must have occurred while participants were on their current controller therapy:

    • Moderate exacerbations will be recorded by the Investigator and are defined as acute worsening of respiratory symptoms that requires either systemic corticosteroids (IM, IV, or oral) and/or antibiotics.
    • Severe exacerbations will be recorded by the Investigator and are defined as AECOPD that require hospitalization or observation for >24 hours in emergency department/urgent care facility.
  • Participants with standard of care controller therapy, for ≥3 months prior to Screening (Visit 1A) and at a stable dose of controller therapy for at least 1 month prior to the screening, including either: inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) + long-acting beta-agonist (LABA), long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) + LABA or LAMA + LABA + ICS.
  • Body mass index (BMI) ≥18.0 kg/m^2
  • Female participant is not pregnant, not breastfeeding, and at least one of the following conditions applies:

    • not a women of child-bearing potential (WOCBP) OR
    • a WOCBP who agrees to follow the contraceptive guidance during the intervention period and for at least 20 weeks after the last dose of study intervention.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Current diagnosis of asthma according to the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guidelines, or documented history of asthma.
  • Active smoking or vaping of any products (eg, nicotine, tetrahydrocannabinol [THC]) within 6 months prior to Screening (Visit 1A).
  • Clinically significant new abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG) within 6 months prior to, or at Screening (Visit 1A) that may affect the participant's participation in the study.
  • Clinically significant and current pulmonary disease other than COPD, eg, sarcoidosis, interstitial lung disease, bronchiectasis (clinical diagnosis), diagnosis of α-1 anti-trypsin deficiency, or another diagnosed pulmonary disease.
  • Diagnosis of cor pulmonale, evidence of right cardiac failure, or moderate-to-severe pulmonary hypertension.
  • Hypercapnia requiring bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP).
  • Moderate or severe exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD) within 4 weeks prior to Screening (Visit 1A).
  • Prior history of / planned: lung pneumonectomy for any reason, or lung volume reduction procedures (including bronchoscopic volume reduction) for COPD. Note: Surgical biopsy, or segmentectomy, or wedge resection, or lobectomy for other diseases would not be excluded.
  • Unstable ischemic heart disease, including acute myocardial infarction within the past 1 year prior to Screening, or unstable angina in the 6 months prior to Screening (Visit 1A).
  • Cardiac arrhythmias including paroxysmal (eg, intermittent) atrial fibrillation.
  • Uncontrolled hypertension (ie, systolic blood pressure [BP] >180 mm Hg or diastolic BP >110 mm Hg with or without use of anti-hypertensive therapy).
  • Participants with active tuberculosis (TB), latent TB, a history of incompletely treated TB, suspected extrapulmonary TB infection (TBI), or who are at high risk of contracting TB (such as close contact with individuals with active or latent TB) or received Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG)-vaccination within 12 weeks prior to Screening (Visit 1A).
  • History of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or positive HIV 1/2 serology at Screening (Visit 1A).
  • Suspicion of, or confirmed, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection or in contact with known exposure to COVID-19 at Screening (Visit 1A); known history of COVID-19 infection within 4 weeks prior to Screening (Visit 1A); history of requiring mechanical ventilation or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) secondary to COVID-19 within 3 months prior to sScreening (Visit 1A); participants who have had a COVID-19 infection prior Screening (Visit 1A) who have not yet sufficiently recovered to participate in the procedures of a clinical trial.
  • Evidence of acute or chronic infection requiring systemic treatment with anti bacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiparasitic, or antiprotozoal medications within 4 weeks before Screening (Visit 1A), significant viral infections within 4 weeks before Screening (Visit 1A) that may not have been treated with antiviral treatment (eg, influenza receiving only symptomatic treatment).
  • Participants with active autoimmune disease or participants using immunosuppressive therapy for autoimmune disease (eg, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, primary biliary cirrhosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis.
  • History of malignancy within 5 years before Screening (Visit 1A), except completely treated in situ carcinoma of the cervix, completely treated and resolved nonmetastatic squamous or basal cell carcinoma of the skin.
  • Previous use of itepekimab.

The above information is not intended to contain all considerations relevant to a patient's potential participation in a clinical trial.


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04701983


Contacts
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Contact: Trial Transparency email recommended (Toll free number for US & Canada) 800-633-1610 ext option 6 Contact-US@sanofi.com

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Sanofi
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Investigators
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Study Director: Clinical Sciences & Operations Sanofi
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Responsible Party: Sanofi
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04701983    
Other Study ID Numbers: EFC16750
2020-001818-38 ( EudraCT Number )
U1111-1250-2787 ( Other Identifier: UTN )
First Posted: January 8, 2021    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 29, 2021
Last Verified: November 25, 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: Qualified researchers may request access to patient level data and related study documents including the clinical study report, study protocol with any amendments, blank case report form, statistical analysis plan, and dataset specifications. Patient level data will be anonymized and study documents will be redacted to protect the privacy of trial participants. Further details on Sanofi's data sharing criteria, eligible studies, and process for requesting access can be found at: https://www.clinicalstudydatarequest.com/

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: Yes
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Diseases