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An Exploratory Study of the Effects of a Single Dose of QAX576 (an Interleukin-13 Monoclonal Antibody) on Simulated Hayfever

This study has been completed.
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First received: December 21, 2007
Last updated: February 22, 2017
Last verified: February 2017
This study will investigate whether a single dose QAX576 (an interleukin-13 monoclonal antibody) gives protection against a model of hayfever

Condition Intervention Phase
Allergic Rhinitis Drug: QAX576 Drug: Placebo Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Proof of Concept Study of the Effects of QAX576 (an Interleukin-13 Monoclonal Antibody) on Allergic Inflammation Following Out of Allergy Season Repeated Nasal Allergen Challenge in Subjects With Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis Sensitive to Timothy Grass Pollen

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Markers of allergic inflammation in the nose measured over 5-8 days post-dose. [ Time Frame: throughout the study ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • - Nasal symptom scores over 5-8 days post-dose. - Blood levels of QAX576 to 3 months post-dose. - Marker of allergic inflammation in blood to 3 months post-dose. [ Time Frame: throughout the study ]

Enrollment: 36
Study Start Date: December 2007
Primary Completion Date: August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: QAX576
Placebo Comparator: 2 Drug: Placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • History of allergic rhinitis.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Respiratory disease other than mild intermittent asthma.
  • Received immunotherapy in past 3 years.
  • History of clinically significant drug allergy.
  • History of clinical schistosomiasis or travel within 6 months prior to or following study to an area with endemic schistosomiasis.
  • History of exposure to human therapeutic antibodies, immunoglobulins or other plasma products.

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00584584

Novartis Investigator Site
Hannover, Germany
United Kingdom
Novartis Investigator Site
London, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: NOVARTIS Novartis investigator site
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: External Affairs, Novartis Identifier: NCT00584584     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CQAX576A2104
Study First Received: December 21, 2007
Last Updated: February 22, 2017

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Allergic rhinitis, adults, monoclonal antibody, interleukin-13.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rhinitis, Allergic
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Antibodies, Monoclonal
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on August 22, 2017