Dose Finding, Efficacy and Safety of BI 655064 in Patients With Active Lupus Nephritis
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The overall purpose of the study is to assess the efficacy of three different doses of BI 655064 against placebo as add-on therapy to standard of care (SOC) treatment for active lupus nephritis in order to characterize the dose-response relationship within the therapeutic range, and select the target dose for phase III development.
Condition or disease
Drug: BI 655064 dose 1Drug: BI 655064 dose 2Drug: BI 655064 dose 3Drug: Placebo
A Double-blind, Randomised, Placebo-controlled Trial Evaluating the Effect of BI 655064 Administered as Sub-cutaneous Injections, on Renal Response After One Year of Treatment, in Patients With Active Lupus Nephritis
Actual Study Start Date :
May 16, 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date :
December 24, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date :
August 30, 2020
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 70 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Males and females 18-70 years. Women of childbearing potential must be ready and able (as assessed by investigator) to use simultaneously two reliable methods of birth control, one of which must be highly effective. Highly effective method, per ICH M3(R2) is a method that result in a low failure rate of less than 1% per year when used consistently and correctly.
Diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) by American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria 1997, at least 4 criteria must be documented, one of which must be a positive anti-dsDNA antibody OR a positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) at screening or around time of start of induction therapy
Lupus Nephritis Class III or IV (International Society of Nephrology (ISN)/Renal Pathology Society (RPS) -2003 classification) with either active or active/chronic disease, co-existing class V permitted, proven by renal biopsy within 3 months prior to screening or during screening if induction therapy has not yet been started
Active renal disease evidenced by proteinuria ≥ 1.0 g/day [(Uprot/Ucrea) ≥ 1]
Signed and dated written informed consent
Clinically significant current other renal disease
Glomerular Filtration Rate <30ml/min/1.73m²
Dialysis within 12m of screening
Diabetes mellitus poorly controlled or known diabetic retinopathy or nephropathy
Evidence of current or previous clinically significant disease, medical condition or finding in the medical examination that in the investigator's opinion would compromise the safety of the patient or the quality of the data
Any induction therapy for Lupus Nephritis within the last 6 months prior to randomisation except induction with Mycophenolate Mofetil and high dose steroids started within 6 weeks prior to randomisation
Treatment with any biologic B-cell depleting therapy (e.g. anti-CD20, anti-CD22,) within 12 months prior to randomisation
Treatment with abatacept within 12 months prior to randomisation
Treatment with tacrolimus or cyclosporin within 4 weeks prior to randomisation
Treatment with cyclophosphamid within 6 months prior to randomisation
Treatment with investigational drug within 6 months or 5 half-lives, whichever is greater before randomisation
Contraindication for MMF or corticosteroids and/or known hypersensitivity to any constituents of the study drug.
Chronic or relevant acute infections, including but not limited to HIV, Hepatitis B and C and tuberculosis (including a history of clinical tuberculosis (TB) and/or a positive QuantiFERON TB-Gold test
Any active or suspected malignancy or history of documented malignancy within the last 5 years before screening, except appropriately treated carcinoma in situ and treated basal cell carcinoma.
Live vaccination within 6 weeks before randomisation
Patients unable to comply with the protocol in the investigator's opinion.
Alcohol abuse in the opinion of the investigator or active drug abuse .
Women who are pregnant, nursing, or who plan to become pregnant while in the trial
Impaired hepatic function, defined as serum Aspartate Transferase/Alanine Transferase, bilirubin or alkaline phosphatase levels > 2 x Upper Limit of Normal