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Safety & Efficacy Study Evaluating the Combination of Bevasiranib & Lucentis Therapy in Wet AMD (COBALT)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00499590
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : July 11, 2007
Results First Posted : October 6, 2014
Last Update Posted : October 6, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
OPKO Health, Inc.

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to compare the safety and effectiveness of bevasiranib given either every 8 weeks or every 12 weeks after an initial pre-treatment with 3 injections of Lucentis® (ranibizumab injection) compared to Lucentis® given every 4 weeks to people with wet AMD. Patients will be assigned at random (like tossing a coin) to receive one of three treatments options for 104 weeks.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Macular Degeneration Drug: bevasiranib Drug: ranibizumab Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 338 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-masked, Parallel-assignment Study of Intravitreal Bevasiranib Sodium, Administered Every 8 or 12 Weeks as Maintenance Therapy Following Three Injections of Lucentis® Compared With Lucentis® Monotherapy Every 4 Weeks in Patients With Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
Study Start Date : August 2007
Primary Completion Date : March 2009
Study Completion Date : May 2009

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

Drug Information available for: Ranibizumab
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: A
Lucentis® (0.5mg) every 4 weeks.
Drug: ranibizumab
Lucentis® (0.5 mg)administered intravitreally every 4 weeks.
Other Name: Lucentis®
Experimental: B
Bevasiranib (2.5mg) every 8 weeks beginning at week 12, after pre-treatment with 3 injections of Lucentis® and initial priming doses of bevasiranib at weeks 2 & 6.
Drug: bevasiranib
Bevasiranib (2.5mg) administered intravitreally every 8 or 12 weeks
Experimental: C
Bevasiranib (2.5mg) every 12 weeks beginning at week 12, after pre-treatment with 3 injections of Lucentis® and initial priming doses of bevasiranib at weeks 2 & 6.
Drug: bevasiranib
Bevasiranib (2.5mg) administered intravitreally every 8 or 12 weeks



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Visual Acuity [ Time Frame: week 60 ]
    avoidance of 3 or more lines of vision loss


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Need for Rescue Therapy, Time to Rescue Therapy, and Number of Patients With a 3 or More Line Gain in Vision [ Time Frame: Week 60 ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients must be age 50 years or older
  2. Patients must have predominantly classic, minimally classic or occult with no classic lesions secondary to Age Related Macular Degeneration.
  3. The study eye must have ETDRS best corrected visual acuity of 69 to 24 letters (20/40 to 20/320 Snellen equivalent).
  4. Patients must be willing and able to return for scheduled monthly follow-up visits for two-years.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Prior pharmacologic treatment for AMD in the study (patients can not have previously received Avastin®/Lucentis®, Macugen®, or any other anti-VEGF agents, steroid treatments, PDT, radiation treatment, or any experimental therapies for AMD in the study eye)
  2. Any intraocular surgery of the study eye within 12 weeks of screening
  3. Previous posterior vitrectomy of the study eye
  4. Advanced glaucoma or intraocular pressure above 22 mm Hg in the study eye despite treatment.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00499590


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Sponsors and Collaborators
OPKO Health, Inc.
Investigators
Study Director: Denis O'Shaughnessy, Ph.D. Senior VP of Clincial Development

Responsible Party: OPKO Health, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00499590     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ACU301
First Posted: July 11, 2007    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: October 6, 2014
Last Update Posted: October 6, 2014
Last Verified: September 2014

Keywords provided by OPKO Health, Inc.:
AMD
Macular Degeneration
bevasiranib
COBALT study
age related macular degeneration
wet AMD
wet age related macular degeneration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Macular Degeneration
Retinal Degeneration
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Ranibizumab
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Angiogenesis Modulating Agents
Growth Substances
Growth Inhibitors
Antineoplastic Agents