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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2006-005270-47
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:309363
    National Competent Authority:Netherlands - Competent Authority
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2007-04-18
    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 ConcernedNetherlands - Competent Authority
    A.2EudraCT number2006-005270-47
    A.3Full title of the trial
    International, multicenter, Phase IIIb study of subcutaneous every-other-day treatment of patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis with (Phase A) double-blind Betaseron/Betaferon 250 µg or 500 µg or open-label Betaseron/Betaferon 250 µg and (Phase B) open-label Betaseron/Betaferon 500 µg


    version: final internal approved
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    Beyond Follow-up
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code number309363
    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 SponsorSchering AG
    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 Betaferon 250µg
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderSchering AG
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationEuropean Union
    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.3.4Pharmaceutical form Powder and solvent for 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 INNInterferon beta-1b
    D.3.9.1CAS number L03 AB 08
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeZK 157046
    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 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.IMP: 2
    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 nameBetaferon 500µg
    D.3.2Product code ZK 157046
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Powder and solvent for 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 INNInterferon beta-1b
    D.3.9.1CAS number L03 AB 08
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeZK 157046
    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 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
    relapsing multiple sclerosis
    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 increase the knowledge on the safety and tolerability profile of the IFNB-1b 500 µg dose


    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    To increase the knowledge on neutralizing activity to IFNB 1b and on patient-reported outcomes (PRO)
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    1. Completion of the BEYOND study 306440 as scheduled (i.e. no premature EOS in study 306440)
    2. Relapsing multiple sclerosis (i.e. including SPMS with superimposed relapses)
    3. Medical assessment by the investigator that there is no objection to the patient's participation in this trial considering the medical experience from study 306440. Special attention should be given to laboratory abnormalities and clinically relevant liver, renal and bone-marrow dysfunction.
    4. Females of child-bearing potential:
    - Agreement to practice adequate contraception methods (intra-uterine contraceptive device [IUCD], condoms, oral contraceptives, or other adequate barrier contraception) and
    - Negative pregnancy test (urine test and blood sampling for serum test at first visit)
    and
    - No lactation
    5. Written informed consent
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    1. Serious or acute heart diseases such as uncontrolled cardiac dysrhythmias, uncontrolled angina pectoris, cardiomyopathy, or uncontrolled congestive heart failure
    2. History of severe depression or suicide attempt, or current suicidal ideation
    3. Epilepsy not adequately controlled by treatment
    4. Known allergy to IFNs, to human albumin or to mannitol
    5. The following pre-treatments within the specified time frames prior to study enrolment:
    • 6 months before study entry: - Natalizumab (Tysabri)
    • 3 months before study entry:
    - Any other monoclonal antibody treatment
    - Azathioprine
    - Cyclophosphamide
    - Cyclosporine A
    - Cladribine
    - Mitoxantrone
    - Any other immuno-modulating or immuno-suppressive drugs including other recombinant or non-recombinant cytokines
    Exceptions: IFNB 1b, glatarimer acetate, systemic corticosteroids, or ACTH
    - Any other treatment known to be used for putative or experimental MS treatment (exceptions: statins for treatment of hypercholesterinemia or pentoxifylline).
    6. Current or past (within the last 2 years) alcohol or drug abuse
    7. Inability to administer subcutaneous injections either by self or by caregiver
    8. Medical, psychiatric or other conditions that compromise the patient's ability to understand the patient information, to give informed consent, to comply with the trial protocol, or to complete the study
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    The primary variables are the frequencies of the following events:
    1. Flu-like-syndrome
    This variable will consist of a combination of MedDRA terms indicative for this condition.
    2. Injection site reactions
    This variable will consist of a combination of MedDRA terms indicative for this condition.
    3. Liver enzyme elevations
    This variable will include all patients with an elevation of either AST/SGOT, or of ALT/SGPT, or of gammaGT, using the respective laboratory's upper limits of normal.
    4. Hematological abnormalities
    This variable will include all patients with decreased counts of white blood cells, platelets, neutrophil granulocytes, or lymphocytes, or a decreased hemoglobulin level, according to the respective laboratory's lower limits of normal.
    E.6 and E.7 Scope of the trial
    E.6Scope of the trial
    E.6.1Diagnosis Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.2Prophylaxis Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.3Therapy Yes
    E.6.4Safety Yes
    E.6.5Efficacy Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.8Bioequivalence Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.9Dose response Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.13Others Yes
    E.6.13.1Other scope of the trial description
    patient-reported outcomes (PRO) and neutralizing antibodies
    E.7Trial type and phase
    E.7.1Human pharmacology (Phase I) Information not present in EudraCT
    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) Information not present in EudraCT
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) Yes
    E.7.4Therapeutic use (Phase IV) Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8 Design of the trial
    E.8.1Controlled Yes
    E.8.1.1Randomised Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.1.2Open No
    E.8.1.3Single blind Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.1.4Double blind No
    E.8.1.5Parallel group No
    E.8.1.6Cross over Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.1.7Other Yes
    E.8.1.7.1Other trial design description
    two consecutive phases A &B (A: 1 open group and 2 double blind groups and B: all 3 groups open)
    E.8.2 Comparator of controlled trial
    E.8.2.1Other medicinal product(s) Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.2.2Placebo Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.2.3Other Yes
    E.8.2.3.1Comparator description
    Phase A active controlled: IFNB-1b 500 µg versus IFNB-1b 250 µg
    E.8.3 The trial involves single site in the Member State concerned Information not present in EudraCT
    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 EEA81
    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 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
    In any given country participating in this study, the study will run until the soonest of the following timepoints:
    • Results from the BEYOND study 306440 are available and fail to demonstrate a better risk-benefit ratio for IFNB-1b 500 µg compared to IFNB 1b 250 µg.
    • IFNB-1b 500 µg dose receives regulatory approval and is available to patients on the respective country's market.
    • 130 weeks post start of Phase B.

    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 months6
    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 months6
    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) No
    F.2 Gender
    F.2.1Female Yes
    F.2.2Male Yes
    F.3 Group of trial subjects
    F.3.1Healthy volunteers Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.2Patients Yes
    F.3.3Specific vulnerable populations Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception Information not present in EudraCT
    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 state
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 800
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 1880
    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)
    After the patients have ended their participation in the study, they will receive ongoing medical care at their physicians’ discretion.
    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 Decision2007-04-02
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2007-03-27
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2008-03-14
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