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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2005-001932-61
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:125770
    National Competent Authority:UK - MHRA
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2005-10-24
    Trial results View results
    Index
    A. PROTOCOL INFORMATION
    B. SPONSOR INFORMATION
    C. APPLICANT IDENTIFICATION
    D. IMP IDENTIFICATION
    D.8 INFORMATION ON PLACEBO
    E. GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE TRIAL
    F. POPULATION OF TRIAL SUBJECTS
    G. INVESTIGATOR NETWORKS TO BE INVOLVED IN THE TRIAL
    N. REVIEW BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY OR ETHICS COMMITTEE IN THE COUNTRY CONCERNED
    P. END OF TRIAL
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedUK - MHRA
    A.2EudraCT number2005-001932-61
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Mepolizumab and exacerbation frequency in refractory eosinophilic asthma. A randomised, double blind, placebo controlled, parallel group trial.
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code number125770
    A.5.1ISRCTN (International Standard Randomised Controlled Trial) Number75169762
    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 SponsorUniversity Hospitals of Leicester
    B.1.3.4CountryUnited Kingdom
    B.3.1 and B.3.2Status of the sponsorNon-Commercial
    B.4 Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support for the clinical trial:
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing support
    B.4.2Country
    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 nameMepolizumab
    D.3.2Product code SB-240563
    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 INNMepolizumab
    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.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product No
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product No
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.5Committee 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.3.11.13.1Other medicinal product typeRecombinant humanised monoclonal antibody specific for human IL-5.
    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 infusion
    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
    Refractory Eosinophilic Asthma.
    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
    To investigate whether mepolizumab effectively suppresses the presence of eosinophils in sputum and whether this translates into a fall in the frequency of asthma exacerbations in a cohort of refractory asthmatics who otherwise require a high dose of inhaled corticosteroids and, in some cases, regular oral corticosteroids to control their asthma.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    To assess the effects of mepolizumab on:
    1. Long term changes in airway structure and function (airway remodelling) after 12 months treatment using bronchial biopsy material and CT scans.
    2. Asthma symptoms and quality of life, analysed using diary cards and validated questionnaires.
    3. Exhaled nitric oxide levels.
    4. Concentration of methacholine required to cause a fall in FEV1 by 20% from baseline.
    5. Hospital admission rates over the 12 months.
    6. Obtain blood samples for pharmacogenomic analysis by GSK (N.B. This does not form part of the data collection/analysis of this study).
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study Information not present in EudraCT
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    1. Refractory asthma as defined by the American Thoracic Society guidelines.
    2. Symptoms and objective evidence of variable airflow obstruction as indicated by one or more of the following:
    i) >15% increase in FEV1 following 200 micrograms inhaled salbutamol.
    ii) >20% within day variability in PEF noted on any day following assessment twice daily over 2 weeks.
    iii) and/or a concentration of metacholine causing 20% fall in FEV1 of <8 mg/ml documented at any time during previous assessments at Glenfield Hospital.
    3. A history of 2 or more asthma exacerbations in the previous 12 months requiring oral corticosteroids on at least 3 consecutive days, emergency care visit and treatment or hospitalisation.
    4. Evidence of eosinophilic airway inflammation - a sputum eosinophil count of greater than 3% in last 2 years.
    5. Ability to give written informed consent prior to participation in the study.
    6. Availability to complete the study and all measurements.
    7. Ability to read, comprehend and write English at a level sufficient to complete study related materials.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    1. Current smokers or ex smokers with a smoking history of greater than 15 years.
    2. Evidence of previous exposure to parasite disease, based on positive parasite serology.
    3. History of allergy to antibody therapy.
    4. History of an exacerbation or an escalation of treatment in the 2 weeks prior to baseline assessments. Participants can be recruited once they have been stable for at least 2 weeks.
    5. History of alcohol or drug abuse.
    6. Significant co morbidity pertaining to ischaemic heart disease, severe psychiatric disease and more than two bacterial respiratory tract infections in the last year.
    7. Pregnant and lactating females or those women of child bearing potential who do not wish to practice recommended effective contraceptive measures for the duration of the trial period and 100 days after completing the trial. All women of child bearing potential will be required to have a negative pregnancy test prior to study entry.
    8. Unexplained abnormal blood tests at screening that are considered a contra indication to proceeding with the trial by the principal investiagtor.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Severe exacerbation frequency over the 12 month treatment period defined as a decrease in the morning peak expiratory flow to more than 30% below the baseline value on 2 or more consecutive days, or a deterioration in symptoms requiring treatment with rescue oral corticosteroids.
    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 Yes
    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 No
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic No
    E.6.13Others No
    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.7.1.3.1Other trial type description
    E.7.2Therapeutic exploratory (Phase II) Yes
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) No
    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 Yes
    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 Yes
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned No
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States No
    E.8.6 Trial involving sites outside the EEA
    E.8.6.1Trial being conducted both within and outside the EEA No
    E.8.6.2Trial being conducted completely outside of the EEA Information not present in EudraCT
    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
    End of the trial is at the end of the last visit for the last participant, as specified in the study protocol.
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years2
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    F. Population of Trial Subjects
    F.1 Age Range
    F.1.1Trial has subjects under 18 No
    F.1.1.1In Utero Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.2Preterm newborn infants (up to gestational age < 37 weeks) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.3Newborns (0-27 days) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.4Infants and toddlers (28 days-23 months) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.5Children (2-11years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.2Adults (18-64 years) Yes
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) No
    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 2005-10-24. 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 state60
    F.5 Plans for treatment or care after the subject has ended the participation in the trial (if it is different from the expected normal treatment of that condition)
    Participants willbe recruied from the Difficult Asthma Clinic atGlenfield Hospital. At the end of their participation in the trial, patients will return for follow up at the Difficult Asthma Clinic and managed accordingly.
    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 Decision2005-11-16
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2005-11-16
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2008-08-20
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