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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2006-003712-22
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:URT-14/BIO
    National Competent Authority:Germany - BfArM
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2006-09-18
    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 ConcernedGermany - BfArM
    A.2EudraCT number2006-003712-22
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Pharmacokinetics of UDCA in serum and bile in patients with early stage PBC (stage I-III) and in healthy volunteers
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberURT-14/BIO
    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 SponsorDr. Falk Pharma GmbH
    B.1.3.4CountryGermany
    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 Yes
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name Ursofalk® 500 mg Filmtabletten
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderDr. Falk Pharma GmbH
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationGermany
    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 nameUrsofalk® 500 mg Filmtabletten
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Film-coated tablet
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNUrsodeoxycholic acid
    D.3.9.1CAS number 128-13-2
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.3Concentration number500
    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 No
    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
    Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Stage I-III
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 12.1
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10036680
    E.1.2Term Primary biliary cirrhosis
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    - To assess the bile acid composition of cystic bile and serum pharmacokinetics after a 3-week treatment with UDCA and to correlate pharmacokinetic parameters of UDCA in bile and serum during steady state.
    - To compare the composition of bile acids and bile acid metabolites in serum before and after a 3-week treatment with UDCA.
    - To investigate the influence of UDCA on transport proteins and enzymes in the duodenal wall.
    - To compare the composition of cystic bile, the pharmacokinetics of bile acids and bile acid metabolites in serum as well as the influence of UDCA on transport proteins and enzymes between patients suffering from PBC and healthy volunteers.
    - To assess the safety of UDCA treatment.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    All subjects:
    Male or female, adult, body mass index in the range of 18-30 kg/m2, able to give fully informed written consent, clinically acceptable vital signs and ECG.

    Patients:
    Positive anti-mitochondrial antibody testing, alkaline phosphatase or gamma-glutamyl-transpeptidase ≥ 1.5 above normal at initial diagnosis, and within 5 years prior to inclusion histologically proven non-cirrhotic liver disease compatible with PBC stage I, II, II-III and no reliable signs of portal hypertension such as esophageal varices or ascites and/or pylephlebectasia > 15 mm.

    Volunteers:
    Non-smokers, routine laboratory parameters within their normal range or deviations from normal range not clinically relevant according to the investigator.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    All subjects:
    Existing cardiac, hematological, renal, gastrointestinal (other than PBC) diseases and/or pathological findings which might interfere with the drugs' safety, tolerability, absorption, pharmacokinetics and/or endoscopy; other acute or chronic diseases which might affect absorption or metabolism of UDCA; alcohol abuse; positive anti-HIV-test or HBs-Ag-test or anti-HCV-test; intake of cholestyramine or H2-antagonists within the last 3 days prior to first administration of study drug and during the study; intake of antacids within 12 hours prior to first administration of study drug and during the study; repeated intake of drugs which might interfere with gastrointestinal absorption and motility within the last 3 days prior to first administration of study drug and during the study; known allergic reactions to the active ingredients used or to constituents of the pharmaceutical preparations; acute inflammation of the gallbladder or bile duct system; obstruction of the bile ducts; acute hepatitis; patients/volunteers suspected not be able to understand or follow instructions; patients/volunteers in financial difficulties; blood donation or other blood loss of more than 400 ml within the previous 2 months; women of child-bearing potential without two independent methods of contraception.

    Patients:
    Any other hepatic disease of metabolic, viral and/or toxic origin, secondary biliary cirrhosis, other autoimmune hepatitis than PBC; clinically relevant pathological laboratory findings not related to hepatic disorder; histologically proven cirrhotic liver disease or total bilirubin > 3 mg/dl or reliable signs of portal hypertension; complete thrombosis of the portal vein; heavy smokers; pregnant/lactating women; intake of UDCA in the 6 weeks prior to Study Day 1; increases in at least two of the following five liver parameters by ≥ 4 times the upper limit of normal after 4 weeks of UDCA wash-out: AST, ALT, γ-GT, total bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase.

    Volunteers:
    History or clinical evidence of any cardiac, cardio-vascular, hepatic, cholangiolar, renal, pulmonary, endocrine, neurologic, infectious, gastrointestinal, hematological, oncological, psychiatric disease or emotional problems or any other clinical relevant condition, physical finding, laboratory test abnormality which, in the opinion of the Investigator, would pose a significant risk to the volunteer, invalidate the giving of the informed consent or limit the ability of the volunteer to comply with study requirements or interfere otherwise with the conduct of the study, any medication within the last 14 days prior to or during the conduct of the study.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Pharmacokinetic parameters in serum and bile.
    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 No
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic Yes
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic Yes
    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 Information not present in EudraCT
    E.7.1.2Bioequivalence study Information not present in EudraCT
    E.7.1.3Other Information not present in EudraCT
    E.7.1.3.1Other trial type description
    E.7.2Therapeutic exploratory (Phase II) No
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) No
    E.7.4Therapeutic use (Phase IV) Yes
    E.8 Design of the trial
    E.8.1Controlled Yes
    E.8.1.1Randomised No
    E.8.1.2Open Yes
    E.8.1.3Single blind No
    E.8.1.4Double blind No
    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 No
    E.8.2.3Other Yes
    E.8.2.3.1Comparator description
    comparison between patients and healthy volunteers
    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 Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA2
    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 No
    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
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years1
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months3
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days0
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years1
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months3
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial days0
    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) Yes
    F.2 Gender
    F.2.1Female Yes
    F.2.2Male Yes
    F.3 Group of trial subjects
    F.3.1Healthy volunteers Yes
    F.3.2Patients Yes
    F.3.3Specific vulnerable populations Yes
    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 state18
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 24
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 24
    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 Decision2006-10-23
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2006-09-26
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2009-11-25
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