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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2006-002037-20
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:GA/9016
    National Competent Authority:Czechia - SUKL
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Prematurely Ended
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2006-08-28
    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 ConcernedCzechia - SUKL
    A.2EudraCT number2006-002037-20
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A multi-national, multi-centre, randomized, parallel-group, double-blind study to compare the efficacy, tolerability and safety of Glatiramer Acetate Injection 40 mg/ml to that of Glatiramer Acetate Injection 20 mg/ml administered once daily by subcutaneous injection in subjects with relapsing remitting (RR) Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    FORTE
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberGA/9016
    A.5.1ISRCTN (International Standard Randomised Controlled Trial) NumberN.A.
    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 SponsorTeva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.
    B.1.3.4CountryIsrael
    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.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 No
    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 name40 mg glatiramer acetate
    D.3.2Product code 40 mg GA
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Solution for injection
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPSubcutaneous use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNn.a.
    D.3.9.1CAS number 147245-92-9
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor code40 mg GA
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/ml milligram(s)/millilitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number40
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    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 No
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product No
    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 typeimmunomodulating agent
    D.IMP: 2
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleComparator
    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 Yes
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name Copaxone 20 mg/ml, Solution for Injection, pre-filled syringes
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderTeva Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationNetherlands
    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 nameCopaxone 20 mg/ml Solution for Injection, pre-filled syringe
    D.3.2Product code 20 mg GA
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Solution for injection
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPSubcutaneous use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNn.a.
    D.3.9.1CAS number 147245-92-9
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor code20 mg GA
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameCopaxone
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/ml milligram(s)/millilitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number20
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    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 No
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product No
    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 typeimmunomodulating agent
    D.8 Information on Placebo
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RR MS)
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 8.1
    E.1.2Level PT
    E.1.2Classification code 10028245
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    To compare the efficacy of daily subcutaneous injections of 40 mg glatiramer acetate (GA) to that of 20 mg GA (Copaxone) in RR MS patients as determined by the confirmed relapse rates and to evaluate the long-term safety of 40 mg GA.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    The cumulative number of T1-Gd enhancing lesions at months 3, 6, 9 and 12 (Frequent MRI Cohort).
    The number of new T2 lesions at month 12 (end of double-blind phase) as compared to baseline scan.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study Yes
    E.2.3.1Full title, date and version of each sub-study and their related objectives
    1. Frequent MRI: MRI will be performed at months 0 (baseline), 1, 2, 3, 6, 9 and 12 (end of double-blind phase) and 24 (termination / early discontinuation). The additional MRIs for the ancillary study are at months 1,2,3,6,9, and 24.
    2. Magnetization Transfer: MT will be assessed at months 0 (baseline) and 12 (end of double-blind phase).
    3. Magnetization Resonance Spectroscopy: MRS will be assessed at months 0 (baseline) and 12 (end of double-blind phase).
    4. Anti GA antibodies: blood samples for anti GA specific antibodies will be collected at months 0 (baseline), 1, 3, 6, 9 and 12 (end of double-blind phase), 18 and 24 (termination / early discontinuation).
    5. Pharmacogenetic parameters: blood samples for PGx analysis will be collected for all subjects, pending Ethic Committees approval, once during the study. The assessment of possible relations between genes related to and response to GA will be performed. Evaluations will be based on results from the subjects as a group. Individual subjects will not be identified. Data will be kept confidential and stored separately. Subjects will have to give consent to the sampling and storage. This analysis will be performed in the pooled population of the protocol.
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    1. Subjects must have a confirmed and documented MS diganosis as defined by the Revised McDonald criteria [Ann Neurol 2005: 58:840-846].
    2. Subjects must be of RR MS type [Neurol 1996;46:907-911].
    3. Subjects must be relapse free and in stable neurological condition at least 30 days prior to screening.
    4. Subjects must have experienced one of the following:
    + At least one documented relapse in the 12 months prior to screening.
    + At least two documented relapses in the 24 months prior to screening.
    + One documented relapse between 12 and 24 months prior to screening with at
    least one documented T1-Gd enhancing lesion in an MRI performed within 12
    months prior to screening.
    5. Subjects must have a disease duration of at least 6 months prior to screening.
    6. Subjects must be between 18 and 55 years of age (inclusive).
    7. Subjects must be ambulatory with converted Kurtzke EDSS score of 0-5.
    8. Women of child-bearing potential must practice an acceptable method of birth control.
    9. Subjects must be willing and able to comply with the protocol requirements for the duration of the study.
    10. Subjects must be able to sign and date a written informed consent prior to entering the study.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    1. Any treatment with corticosteroids (IV, IM and/or PO) within 30 days prior to screening.
    2. An onset of relapse or any treatment with corticosteroids (IV, IM and/or PO) between month -1 (screening) and month 0 (baseline).
    3. Chronic (more than 30 consecutive days) corticosteroid treatment (IV, IM; and/or PO) within 6 months prior to screening visit.
    4. Use of cladribine within 2 years prior to screening.
    5. Previous total body or lymphoid irradiation.
    6. Use of immunosuppressive agents (including mitoxantrone) within 6 months prior to screening visit.
    7. Previous treatment with immunomodulators (including IFN beta 1a and 1b, and IV immunoglobulin) within 2 months prior to screening.
    8. Previous use of GA.
    9. Previous use of natalizumab.
    10. Previous stem cell treatment.
    11. Use of experimental drugs (including TV-5010, laquinimod and oral GA) within 6 months prior to screening.
    12. Pregnancy or breastfeeding.
    13. Subjects with a clinically significant or unstable medical or surgical condition that would preclude safe and complete study participation, as determined by medical history, physical exams, ECG, abnormal laboratory tests and chest X-ray. Such conditions may include hepatic, renal or metabolic diseases, systemic disease, acute infection, current malignancy or recent history (5 years) of malignancy, major psychiatric disorder, history of drug and/or alcohol abuse and allergies that could be detrimental according to the investigator's judgement.
    14. Subject's inability to complete the study or if the subject is considered by the investigator for any reason to be an unsuitable canditate for this study.
    15. A known hypersensitivity to mannitol.
    16. A known hypersensitivity to gadolinium (Gd).
    17. Inability to successfully undergo MRI scanning.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Total number of confirmed relapses during the double-blind phase.
    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 Yes
    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) 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 Yes
    E.8.1.6Cross over No
    E.8.1.7Other No
    E.8.1.7.1Other trial design description
    12 months of double-blind treatment + 12 months of open-label extension phase
    E.8.2 Comparator of controlled trial
    E.8.2.1Other medicinal product(s) Yes
    E.8.2.2Placebo No
    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.8.4.1Number of sites anticipated in Member State concerned5
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA78
    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 Yes
    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
    Last visit of last subject undergoing the trial.
    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 months1
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years2
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months1
    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 No
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception Yes
    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 state70
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 600
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 980
    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)
    none
    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 Decision2006-10-13
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2006-09-27
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusPrematurely Ended
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