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    EudraCT Number:2005-000784-26
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:IM101-023
    National Competent Authority:Ireland - HPRA
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2005-08-15
    Trial results Removed from public view
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedIreland - HPRA
    A.2EudraCT number2005-000784-26
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A Phase IIIB Multi-center, Randomized, Double-Blind Study to Evaluate Remission and Joint Damage Progression in Methotrexate Naive Early Erosive RA Subjects Treated with Abatacept plus Methotrexate Compared with Methotrexate
    Protocol Version 1.0 dated 06-May-2005 + Amendment 1 dated 16-May-2005.
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberIM101-023
    A.7Trial is part of a Paediatric Investigation Plan Information not present in EudraCT
    A.8EMA Decision number of Paediatric Investigation Plan
    B. Sponsor Information
    B.Sponsor: 1
    B.1.1Name of SponsorBristol Myers Squibb International Corporation
    B.3.1 and B.3.2Status of the sponsorCommercial
    B.4 Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support for the clinical trial:
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing support
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisation
    B.5.2Functional name of contact point
    D. IMP Identification
    D.IMP: 1
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleTest
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community No
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product nameAbatacept
    D.3.2Product code BMS-188667
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Powder for solution for injection
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPIntravenous use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNAbatacept
    D.3.9.1CAS number 332348-12-6
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeBMS-188667
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameCTLA4Ig
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number250
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin No
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Yes
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D. cell therapy medicinal product No
    D. therapy medical product No
    D. Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D. ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D. on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product No
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) No
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms No
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product No
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product No
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product Yes
    D. medicinal product typeFusion protein
    D.8 Information on Placebo
    D.8 Placebo: 1
    D.8.1Is a Placebo used in this Trial?Yes
    D.8.3Pharmaceutical form of the placeboSolution for injection
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboIntravenous use
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Rheumatoid Arthritis, Nos
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    The co-primary objectives for this study will compare the clinical efficacy of abatacept
    used in combination with methotrexate versus methotrexate alone on the following:
    1) The proportion of subjects who achieve remission in 12 months of treatment
    (Day 365), as defined by a DAS score less than 1.6 and
    2) Joint damage progression measured by radiographic evaluation using the
    Genant-Modified Sharp total score at 12 months of treatment (Day 365).
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    1) Compare the proportion of subjects with an ACR50 response at month 12 (Day 365).
    2) Compare the proportion of subjects achieving major clinical response defined by
    6 months of consecutive ACR 70 response at month 12 (Day 365).
    3) Compare the disease activity as measured by Disease Activity Score (DAS) at month 12 (Day 365).
    4) Compare the improvement in physical function using the HAQ disability index at
    month 12 (Day 365) and assess the improvement in physical function at month 24
    (Day 729).
    5) Compare the inhibition of joint damage progression measured by radiographic
    evaluation using the Genant-modified Sharp erosion, and joint space narrowing at
    month 12 (Day 365).
    6) Assess the inhibition of joint damage progression measured by radiographic
    evaluation using the Genant-modified Sharp erosion, joint space narrowing and total
    score at month 24 (Day 729).
    7) Determine the safety and tolerability of abatacept, including evaluation of immunogenicity of abatacept.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study Information not present in EudraCT
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    1) Subject is willing to participate in the study and has signed the informed consent.
    2) Males or females (not nursing and not pregnant) at least 18 years of age. Males and women of child-bearing potential are eligible if they are practicing effective
    contraceptive measures.
    3) Subjects must meet the criteria of the American Rheumatism Association (1987) for
    the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.
    4) Subjects must have a diagnosis of RA less than or equal to 2 years.
    5) Subjects must have high disease activity as defined by a tender joint count of 10,
    swollen joint count of 12, and a CRP of .8 dg/L or 8.0 mg/L.
    6) Subjects that are RF or anti-CCP positive.
    7) Subjects must have evidence of erosion of the hands, wrists or feet on the screening radiograph. (To be read centrally)
    8) Subjects must be methotrexate naive or have minimal exposure to methotrexate
    described as not more than 10mg a week for not more than 3 weeks and no dose for
    three months prior to enrollment.
    9) Men and women, ages 18 - 75 years old. Men and Women of childbearing potential are eligible if they are practicing effective contraceptive measures.
    WOCBP must have a negative serum or urine pregnancy test (minimum sensitivity
    25 IU/L or equivalent units of HCG) within 48 hours prior to the start of study
    Male subjects must be using an adequate method of contraception throughout the study including up to 10 weeks after the last infusion of abatacept so that the risk of pregnancy to their partner is minimized.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    1) WOCBP who are unwilling or unable to use an acceptable method to avoid
    pregnancy for the entire study period and for up to 10 weeks after the last infusion of abatacept.
    2) Subjects who are impaired, incapacitated, or incapable of completing study related
    3) Subjects who meet diagnostic criteria for any other rheumatic disease (e.g., lupus
    4) Subjects who have previously received treatment with an approved or investigational biologic RA therapy (infliximab, etanercept, anakinra, adalimumab).
    5) Subjects with active vasculitis of a major organ system with the exception of
    rheumatoid nodules.
    6) Subjects with current symptoms of severe, progressive, or uncontrolled renal, hepatic, hematological, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, cardiac, neurological, or cerebral disease, or other medical conditions that, in the opinion of the investigator, might place the subject at unacceptable risk for participation in this study.
    7) Female subjects, who have not had age and/or risk factor appropriate breast cancer screening or who have had a breast cancer screening study that is suspicious for malignancy, and in whom the possibility of malignancy cannot be reasonably excluded following additional clinical, laboratory or other diagnostic evaluations (Please refer to Section 7.3.2).
    8) Subjects with a history of cancer within the last five years (other than non-melanoma skin cell cancers cured by local resection). Existing non-melanoma skin cell cancers must be removed prior to dosing.
    9) Subjects who have clinically significant drug or alcohol abuse.
    10) Subjects with any serious acute bacterial infection (such as pneumonia or
    pyelonephritis) unless treated and completely resolved with antibiotics.
    11) Subjects with severe chronic or recurrent bacterial infections (such as recurrent
    pneumonia, chronic bronchiectasis).
    12) Subjects with active tuberculosis (TB) requiring treatment within the previous
    3 years. A PPD response that is equal to or greater than 10 mm should be considered a positive test, although a lower threshold (5 mm) may be applied as determined by the clinical circumstance and investigator according to published guidelines and/or local standards endorsed by the medical society. (Section 7.3.2)
    13) Subjects with herpes zoster that resolved less than 2 months prior to enrollment.
    14) Subjects with evidence (as assessed by the investigator) of active or latent bacterial or viral infections at the time of potential enrollment, including subjects with evidence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection.
    15) Subjects with Hepatitis B surface antigen.
    16) Subjects with Hepatitis C antibody-positive subjects who are also RIBA-positive or PCR-positive.
    17) Subjects with any of the following laboratory values:
    - Hgb < 8.5 g/dL.
    - WBC < 3,000/mm3 (3 x 109/L)
    - Platelets < 100,000/mm3 (100 x 109/L).
    - Serum creatinine > 2 times upper limit of normal.
    - Serum ALT or AST > 2 times upper limit of normal.
    - Any other laboratory test results that, in the opinion of the investigator, might place
    the subject at unacceptable risk for participation in this study.
    18) Subjects with a history of intolerance to methotrexate.
    19) Subjects who have at any time received treatment with CTLA4Ig, BMS-188667
    20) Subjects who have received treatment with any investigational drug within 28 days (or less than 5 terminal half-lives of elimination) of the Day 1 dose.
    21) Subjects currently receiving treatment with leflunomide, mycophenolate mofetil
    (CellCept), cyclosporine, and tacrolimus, D-Penicillamine, Cytoxan, or immunoadsorption columns (such as Prosorba columns).
    22) No approved or investigational biologics
    23) Prisoners or subjects who are compulsorily detained (involuntarily incarcerated) for treatment of either a psychiatric or physical (e.g., infectious disease) illness must not be enrolled into this study
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Co-primary efficacy analysis include, in the order of sequential testing, comparisons
    between abatacept in combination with methotrexate and a placebo control of
    methotrexate alone in remission rate (defined using the DAS definition of remission) by 12 months (Day 365) and total Sharp scores using the Genant-modified Sharp method at 12 months (Day 365).
    The DAS is a continuous variable which is a composite of 4 variables: the Ritchie
    Articular index, the number of swollen joints out of 44 joints, CRP and subject assessment of disease activity measure on a visual analogue scale.
    The evaluation of drug safety is based on clinical AEs, vital signs and laboratory
    abnormalities reported during the study. All safety presentations will include subjects
    who received at least one dose of study medication and will group subjects by treatment received.
    E.6 and E.7 Scope of the trial
    E.6Scope of the trial
    E.6.1Diagnosis No
    E.6.2Prophylaxis No
    E.6.3Therapy No
    E.6.4Safety Yes
    E.6.5Efficacy Yes
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic No
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic No
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response No
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic Yes
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic Yes
    E.6.13Others Yes
    E.6.13.1Other scope of the trial description
    E.7Trial type and phase
    E.7.1Human pharmacology (Phase I) No
    E.7.1.1First administration to humans No
    E.7.1.2Bioequivalence study No
    E.7.1.3Other No
    E. trial type description
    E.7.2Therapeutic exploratory (Phase II) No
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) Yes
    E.7.4Therapeutic use (Phase IV) No
    E.8 Design of the trial
    E.8.1Controlled Yes
    E.8.1.1Randomised Yes
    E.8.1.2Open No
    E.8.1.3Single blind No
    E.8.1.4Double blind Yes
    E.8.1.5Parallel group No
    E.8.1.6Cross over No
    E.8.1.7Other No
    E.8.2 Comparator of controlled trial
    E.8.2.1Other medicinal product(s) No
    E.8.2.2Placebo Yes
    E.8.2.3Other No
    E.8.3 The trial involves single site in the Member State concerned No
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned Yes
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.6 Trial involving sites outside the EEA
    E.8.6.1Trial being conducted both within and outside the EEA Yes
    E.8.6.2Trial being conducted completely outside of the EEA Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.6.3If E.8.6.1 or E.8.6.2 are Yes, specify the regions in which trial sites are planned
    E.8.7Trial has a data monitoring committee Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.8 Definition of the end of the trial and justification where it is not the last visit of the last subject undergoing the trial
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years3
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months0
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years3
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months0
    F. Population of Trial Subjects
    F.1 Age Range
    F.1.1Trial has subjects under 18 No
    F.1.1.1In Utero No
    F.1.1.2Preterm newborn infants (up to gestational age < 37 weeks) No
    F.1.1.3Newborns (0-27 days) No
    F.1.1.4Infants and toddlers (28 days-23 months) No
    F.1.1.5Children (2-11years) No
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) No
    F.1.2Adults (18-64 years) Yes
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.2 Gender
    F.2.1Female Yes
    F.2.2Male Yes
    F.3 Group of trial subjects
    F.3.1Healthy volunteers No
    F.3.2Patients Yes
    F.3.3Specific vulnerable populations Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception For clinical trials recorded in the database before the 10th March 2011 this question read: "Women of childbearing potential" and did not include the words "not using contraception". An answer of yes could have included women of child bearing potential whether or not they would be using contraception. The answer should therefore be understood in that context. This trial was recorded in the database on 2005-08-15. Yes
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.3Pregnant women No
    F.3.3.4Nursing women No
    F.3.3.5Emergency situation No
    F.3.3.6Subjects incapable of giving consent personally No
    F.3.3.7Others No
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state9
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 251
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 750
    G. Investigator Networks to be involved in the Trial
    N. Review by the Competent Authority or Ethics Committee in the country concerned
    N.Competent Authority Decision Authorised
    N.Date of Competent Authority Decision2005-10-07
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2005-10-21
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2009-10-08
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