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AIN457 Regimen Finding Extension Study in Patients With Moderate to Severe Psoriasis

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier:
First received: May 19, 2010
Last updated: February 28, 2017
Last verified: February 2017
The purpose of this study is to provide long term clinical data for the compound for the treatment of the indication of moderate to severe chronic plaque-type psoriasis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Plaque-type Psoriasis
Drug: AIN457
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Participant, Investigator
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter Extension Trial of Subcutaneously Administered AIN457 in Patients With Moderate to Severe Chronic Plaque-type Psoriasis

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Further study details as provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety and tolerability as measured by the number of patients with Adverse Events and clinically significant changes in vital signs and clinical laboratory variables. [ Time Frame: 81 +157 (prolongation) weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Long-term efficacy as assessed by the number of patients with a PASI 50, PASI 75 and PASI 90 achievement and an improvement of the Investigator' global assessment score during the trial. [ Time Frame: 81 +157 (prolongation) weeks ]
  • To evaluate the long-term immunogenicity by measuring the number of patients developing anti AIN antibodies during the trial. [ Time Frame: 81 +157 (prolongation) weeks ]

Enrollment: 276
Study Start Date: May 2010
Study Completion Date: October 2016
Primary Completion Date: October 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Fixed-time interval regimen
Fixed-time interval regimen
Drug: AIN457
Experimental: Treatment at start of relapse regimen
Treatment at start of relapse regimen
Drug: AIN457
Experimental: Open-label
Drug: AIN457
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Drug: Placebo

Detailed Description:

The purpose of this study is to provide long term clinical data for the compound for the treatment of the indication of moderate to severe chronic plaque-type psoriasis.

In the Proof-of-Concept study (CAIN457A2102), AIN457 has proven to be efficacious in the treatment of moderate to severe chronic plaque-type psoriasis. As a result, a phase IIb regimen finding study has been started (CAIN457A2211).

The data gathered in this extension study of the core study (CAIN457A2211) will be used to expand the safety database of the compound for the treatment of moderate to severe chronic plaque-type psoriasis. The patients in the extension study will continue to stay on the exact same treatment regimen they were taking when completing the core study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who completed the core study CAIN457A2211. A patient is defined as having completed the core study if he/she completed the study up to and including visit 13 (F4) of the core study
  • Patients must be able to understand and communicate with the investigator and comply with the requirement of the study and must given written, signed and dated informed consent before any study assessment is performed.
  • Patients must be expected to benefit from the ongoing treatment with AIN457, as assessed by the patient and investigator
  • Male patients must consent to practice reliable contraception during the study and for 16 weeks after the last dose of study drug administration

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who experience a second consecutive full relapse at visit 13 ( week F4) of the core study CAIN457A2211
  • Pregnant or nursing (lactating) women, where pregnancy is defined as the state of a female after conception and until termination of gestation, confirmed by a positive hCG laboratory test (> 5mlU/mL)
  • Women of child-bearing potential, defined as all women physiologically capable of becoming pregnant, UNLESS they are:

    • women whose career, lifestyle, or sexual orientation precludes intercourse with a male partner
    • women whose partners have been sterilized by vasectomy or other means
    • using a highly effective method of birth control (i.e. one that results in a less than 1% per year failure rate when used consistently and correctly, such as implants, injectables, combined oral contraceptives, condoms (by the partner) and some intrauterine devices (IUDs); Periodic abstinence (e.g. calendar, ovulation, symptothermal, post-ovulation methods) are not acceptable

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01132612

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT01132612     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CAIN457A2211E1
2009-017234-51 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: May 19, 2010
Last Updated: February 28, 2017

Keywords provided by Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ):
Chronic plaque-type psoriasis
Moderate to severe chronic plaque-type psoriasis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous
Skin Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017