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A Study of Efruxifermin in Non-Cirrhotic Subjects With Histologically Confirmed Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) (Harmony)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04767529
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : February 23, 2021
Last Update Posted : May 12, 2021
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Akero Therapeutics, Inc

Brief Summary:
This is a multi-center evaluation of efruxifermin (EFX) in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in non-cirrhotic subjects with biopsy-proven F2 - F3 NASH.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
NASH - Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Drug: EFX Drug: Placebo Phase 2

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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 2b, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Efruxifermin in Non-Cirrhotic Subjects With Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
Actual Study Start Date : February 16, 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2024

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: EFX 28 mg Drug: EFX
Administered by subcutaneous injection

Experimental: EFX 50 mg Drug: EFX
Administered by subcutaneous injection

Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
Administered by subcutaneous injection




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline in liver fibrosis with no worsening steatohepatitis assessed by NASH CRN system [ Time Frame: 24 Weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Resolution of steatohepatitis with no worsening of fibrosis assessed by the NASH CRN system [ Time Frame: 24 Weeks, 96 Weeks ]
  2. Change from baseline in liver fibrosis with no worsening of steatohepatitis assessed by the NASH CRN system [ Time Frame: 96 Weeks ]
  3. Responder based on NASH CRN: patients who had a decrease of ≥ one point in fibrosis score [ Time Frame: 24 Weeks, 96 Weeks ]
  4. Change from baseline in hepatic fat fraction [ Time Frame: 24 Weeks, 96 Weeks ]
  5. Change from baseline of lipoproteins - Non-HDL-C, HDL-C, and LDL-C [ Time Frame: 24 Weeks, 48 Weeks, 96 Weeks ]
  6. Change from baseline of markers of glycemic control - HbA1c [ Time Frame: 24 Weeks, 48 Weeks, 96 Weeks ]
  7. Change from baseline of markers of glycemic control - C-Peptide [ Time Frame: 24 Weeks, 48 Weeks, 96 Weeks ]
  8. Change from baseline of markers of glycemic control - Adiponectin [ Time Frame: 24 Weeks, 48 Weeks, 96 Weeks ]
  9. Change from baseline of markers of glycemic control - HOMA-IR [ Time Frame: 24 Weeks, 48 Weeks, 96 Weeks ]
  10. Change from baseline of non-invasive fibrosis biomarkers - ELF [ Time Frame: 24 Weeks, 48 Weeks, 96 Weeks ]
  11. Change from baseline of non-invasive fibrosis biomarkers - Pro-C3 [ Time Frame: 24 Weeks, 48 Weeks, 96 Weeks ]
  12. Change from baseline of non-invasive fibrosis biomarkers - NIS-4 [ Time Frame: 24 Weeks, 48 Weeks, 96 Weeks ]
  13. Change from baseline of non-invasive fibrosis biomarkers - liver stiffness assessed by transient elastography (FibroScan®) [ Time Frame: 24 Weeks, 48 Weeks, 96 Weeks ]
  14. Change from baseline of body weight [ Time Frame: 24 Weeks, 48 Weeks, 96 Weeks ]


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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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males and non-pregnant, non-lactating females between 18 - 75 years of age inclusive, based on the date of the screening visit.
  • Previous history or presence of 2 out of 4 components of metabolic syndrome (obesity, dyslipidemia, elevated blood pressure, elevated fasting glucose) or type 2 diabetes.
  • FibroScan® measurement > 8.5 kPa.
  • Biopsy-proven NASH. Must have had a liver biopsy obtained ≤ 180 days prior to randomization with fibrosis stage 2 to 3 and a non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) activity score (NAS) of ≥ 4 with at least a score of 1 in each of the following NAS components:

    • Steatosis (scored 0 to 3),
    • Ballooning degeneration (scored 0 to 2), and
    • Lobular inflammation (scored 0 to 3).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Weight loss > 5% in the 3 months prior to screening until randomization or from the time of the diagnostic liver biopsy until randomization, whichever is longer.
  • Presence of cirrhosis on liver biopsy (stage 4 fibrosis).
  • Type 1 or uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes.

Other inclusion and exclusion criteria may apply.


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04767529


Contacts
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Contact: Akero Study Director 650-487-6488 HarmonyStudies@akerotx.com

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Akero Therapeutics, Inc
Investigators
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Study Director: Akero Study Director Study Director
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Responsible Party: Akero Therapeutics, Inc
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04767529    
Other Study ID Numbers: AK-US-001-0102
First Posted: February 23, 2021    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 12, 2021
Last Verified: May 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Fatty Liver
Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases