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A Study to Test How Taking BI 1015550 for 12 Weeks Affects Lung Function in People With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

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: NCT04419506
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 5, 2020
Last Update Posted : November 1, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Boehringer Ingelheim

Brief Summary:

This study is open to adults with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) who are at least 40 years old. People taking standard medicines for IPF, including antifibrotic medicines, can continue taking them throughout the study.

The purpose of the study is to find out whether a medicine called BI 1015550 can slow down the worsening of lung function. Participants are in the study for about 4 months. During this time, they visit the study site about 7 times. At the beginning, they visit the study site every 2 weeks.

After 1 month of treatment, they visit the study site every 4 weeks.

The participants are put into 2 groups by chance. 1 group gets BI 1015550. The other group gets placebo. Placebo tablets look like BI 1015550 tablets but contain no medicine. The participants take BI 1015550 or placebo tablets twice a day.

The participants have lung function tests at study visits. The results of the lung function tests are compared between the BI 1015550 group and the placebo group. The doctors also regularly check the general health of the participants.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Drug: BI 1015550 Drug: Placebo Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 147 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomised, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Parallel Group Study in IPF Patients Over 12 Weeks Evaluating Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of BI 1015550 Taken Orally
Actual Study Start Date : July 28, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 6, 2021
Actual Study Completion Date : October 15, 2021

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: BI 1015550 Drug: BI 1015550
film-coated tablet

Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
film-coated tablet

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. change from baseline in Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) [ Time Frame: up to 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. percentage of patients with Treatment Emergent Adverse Events (TEAE) [ Time Frame: up to 13 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients aged ≥40 years when signing the informed consent.
  2. Diagnosis:

    1. IPF based on 2018 ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT Guideline as confirmed by the investigator based on chest High Resolution Computed Tomography Scan (HRCT) scan taken within 12 months of Visit 1 and if available surgical lung biopsy.


    2. Usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) or probable UIP HRCT pattern consistent with the clinical diagnosis of IPF, as confirmed by central review prior to Visit 2*

      • if indeterminate HRCT finding IPF may be confirmed locally by (historical) biopsy
  3. Stable for at least 8 weeks prior to Visit 1. Patients have to be either :

    • not on therapy with nintedanib or pirfenidone for at least 8 weeks prior to Visit 1 (combination of nintedanib plus pirfenidone not allowed), or
    • on stable* therapy with nintedanib or pirfenidone for at least 8 weeks prior to Visit 1 and planning to stay stable on this background therapy after randomisation.

    [*stable therapy is defined as the individually and general tolerated regimen of either pirfenidone or nintedanib]

  4. Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) ≥45% of predicted normal at Visit 1
  5. Diffusion capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO) (corrected for haemoglobin [Hb] [Visit 1]) ≥ 25% to < 80% of predicted normal at Visit 1.
  6. Signed and dated written informed consent in accordance with ICH-GCP and local legislation prior to admission to the trial.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Relevant airways obstruction (pre-bronchodilator Forced Expiratory Volume in one second (FEV1)/Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) < 0.7) at Visit 1.
  2. In the opinion of the Investigator, other clinically significant pulmonary abnormalities.
  3. Acute IPF exacerbation within 4 months prior to screening and/or during the screening period (investigator-determined).
  4. Lower respiratory tract infection requiring antibiotics within 4 weeks prior to Visit 1 and/or during the screening period.
  5. Major surgery (major according to the investigator's assessment) performed within 3 months prior to Visit 1 or planned during the course of the trial. (Being on a transplant list is allowed).
  6. Any documented active or suspected malignancy or history of malignancy within 5 years prior to Visit 1, except appropriately treated basal cell carcinoma of the skin, "under surveillance" prostate cancer or in situ carcinoma of uterine cervix.
  7. Evidence of active infection (chronic or acute) based on clinical exam or laboratory findings at Visit 1 or at Visit 2.
  8. Any suicidal behaviour in the past 2 years (i.e. actual attempt, interrupted attempt, aborted attempt, or preparatory acts or behavior).
  9. The patient has a confirmed infection with SARS-CoV-2 within the 4 weeks prior to Visit 1 and/or during the screening period.

Further exclusion criteria apply.

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04419506

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Boehringer Ingelheim
Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Boehringer Ingelheim Identifier: NCT04419506    
Other Study ID Numbers: 1305-0013
2019-004167-45 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: June 5, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 1, 2021
Last Verified: October 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description:

After the study is completed and the primary manuscript is accepted for publishing, researchers can use this following link to request access to the clinical study documents regarding this study, and upon a signed "Document Sharing Agreement".

Also, Researchers can use the following link to find information in order to request access to the clinical study data, for this and other listed studies, after the submission of a research proposal and according to the terms outlined in the website.

The data shared are the raw clinical study data sets.

Supporting Materials: Study Protocol
Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP)
Clinical Study Report (CSR)
Time Frame: After all regulatory activities are completed in the US and EU for the product and indication, and after the primary manuscript has been accepted for publication.
Access Criteria: For study documents - upon signing of a 'Document Sharing Agreement'. For study data - 1. after the submission and approval of the research proposal (checks will be performed by both the independent review panel and the sponsor, including checking that the planned analysis does not compete with sponsor's publication plan); 2. and upon signing of a 'Data Sharing Agreement'.

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pulmonary Fibrosis
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Pathologic Processes
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases