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Patient Satisfaction Study of Single-Use Autoinjector for the Delivery of Pre-Filled Avonex Syringe

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00915577
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 8, 2009
Last Update Posted : June 8, 2009
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Brief Summary:
Determine patient satisfaction with the single-use autoinjector for the delivery of pre-filled Avonex syringe.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Multiple Sclerosis Drug: Interferon beta-1a Device: Single-use autoinjector Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 74 participants
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: An Open-Label, Multicenter Study to Determine Subject Satisfaction in Using the Single-Use Autoinjector With a Pre-Filled Liquid AVONEX® Syringe in Multiple Sclerosis Subjects
Study Start Date : August 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2006

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1st Injection
Manual injection with pre-filled syringe.
Drug: Interferon beta-1a
30mcg, IM once-a-week
Other Name: Avonex

Experimental: Single-use autoinjector
Single-use autoinjector with Avonex pre-filled syringe
Device: Single-use autoinjector
Single-use autoinjector with Avonex 30mcg pre-filled syringe

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The primary objective of the study is to determine patient satisfaction with the single-use autoinjector for the delivery of pre-filled AVONEX® syringe [ Time Frame: The study duration is 8 Weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must be using liquid AVONEX® to treat MS. In addition, the subject must be on liquid AVONEX® for 12 weeks prior to the Screening Visit.
  • Must have a BMI of 19 to 28 kg/m², inclusive, and a minimum body weight of 50 kg at Screening.
  • Must be able to physically demonstrate use of the device and be able to self-administer all injections.
  • Must be English speaking.
  • Must be able to understand and comply with the protocol.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Abnormal screening or screening blood tests determined to be clinically significant by the investigator for: white blood count (WBC) or differential, platelet count, hemoglobin, serum creatinine, bilirubin, alanine transaminase (ALT) aspartate transaminase (AST), prothrombin time (PT).
  • Known sensitivity to dry natural rubber.
  • Treatment with other agents to treat MS symptoms or underlying disease as specified in the protocol.
  • History of severe allergic or anaphylactic reactions.
  • History of intolerance to acetaminophen (paracetamol), ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin that would preclude the use of at least one of these during the study.
  • Serious local infection

Other inclusion and exclusion criteria apply as per Biogen Idec Protocol

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00915577

Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Biogen-Idec Investigator Biogen
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Responsible Party: Biogen Idec MD, Biogen Idec Identifier: NCT00915577    
Other Study ID Numbers: C-872
First Posted: June 8, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 8, 2009
Last Verified: June 2009
Keywords provided by Biogen:
Multiple Sclerosis
interferon beta-1a
liquid Avonex
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Multiple Sclerosis
Pathologic Processes
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Nervous System Diseases
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Interferon beta-1a
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Adjuvants, Immunologic