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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2008-001847-20
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:MA21488
    National Competent Authority:Denmark - DHMA
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2008-10-21
    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 ConcernedDenmark - DHMA
    A.2EudraCT number2008-001847-20
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Randomized placebo-controlled study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of adding tocilizumab (TCZ) to methotrexate (MTX) versus switching to TCZ (placebo controlled), with possible addition of other disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis who have inadequately responded to prior MTX treatment.
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    Safety and efficacy of tocilizumab in combination with placebo compared with tocilizumab in combination with methotrexate, with possible addition of other disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), in patients with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis who are not responding adequately to their current therapy with methotrexate
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    ACT RAY
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberMA21488
    A.5.2US NCT (ClinicalTrials.gov registry) numberNCT00810199
    A.7Trial is part of a Paediatric Investigation Plan No
    A.8EMA Decision number of Paediatric Investigation Plan
    B. Sponsor Information
    B.Sponsor: 1
    B.1.1Name of SponsorF Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
    B.1.3.4CountrySwitzerland
    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 supportF. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
    B.4.2CountrySwitzerland
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationF. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointTrial Information Support Line-TISL
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressGrenzacherstrasse 124
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityBasel
    B.5.3.3Post code4070
    B.5.3.4CountrySwitzerland
    B.5.6E-mailglobal.rochegenentechtrials@roche.com
    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 RoActemra®
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderRoche Registration Limited
    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 Concentrate for solution for infusion
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    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 INNtocilizumab
    D.3.9.1CAS number 375823-41-9
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeRO4877533
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameIL-6 receptor inhibitor, recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody
    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 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) No
    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 No
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) No
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product No
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy No
    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 Yes
    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 typeIL-6 receptor inhibitor, recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody
    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 Methotrexate 'Lederle' 2.5mg Tablets
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderWyeth Pharma / Pfizer 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 nameMethotrexate 'Lederle' 2.5mg Tablets
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Tablet
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    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 INNMethotrexate Disodium
    D.3.9.1CAS number 7413345
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameMethotrexate as methotrexate disodium
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number2.5
    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) No
    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 No
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) No
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product No
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy No
    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 No
    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
    D.8 Placebo: 1
    D.8.1Is a Placebo used in this Trial?Yes
    D.8.3Pharmaceutical form of the placeboCapsule, hard
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboOral use
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Rheumatoid Arthritis
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    Rheumatoid Arthritis
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Diseases [C] - Musculoskeletal Diseases [C05]
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 14.1
    E.1.2Level PT
    E.1.2Classification code 10039073
    E.1.2Term Rheumatoid arthritis
    E.1.2System Organ Class 10028395 - Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders
    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 effect of TCZ in combination with MTX versus TCZ alone (i.e. receiving placebo matching MTX) on DAS28 remission at week 24 in MTX inadequate responders with moderate to severe active RA.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    To compare the effect of TCZ plus MTX versus TCZ plus PBO on progression of structural damage at week 52 in MTX inadequate responders with moderate to severe active RA who may receive a DMARD in addition to TCZ and MTX/PBO after week 24.

    To compare the safety of TCZ plus MTX versus TCZ plus PBO with regard to AEs and laboratory assessments in MTX inadequate responders with moderate to severe active RA who may receive a DMARD in addition to TCZ and MTX/PBO after week 24.

    To assess clinical and radiographic efficacy over 2 years (including earlier time points) of treatment with TCZ plus MTX versus TCZ plus PBO as assessed by measures including clinical disease activity, x-rays and quality of life and functional scales.

    To assess the course of disease activity as well as treatment efficacy and safety in patients for the duration of 52 weeks after discontinuation of TCZ because of remission.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    • adult patients, >=18 years of age;
    • moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis (DAS28 >4.4);
    • inadequate response to methotrexate;
    • on a stable dose of >=15mg/week methotrexate for at least 6 weeks.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    • prior treatment with a biologic;
    • RA functional class IV;
    • known active current or history of recurrent bacterial, viral, fungal, mycobacterial or other infections;
    • evidence of active malignant disease.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    • DAS28 remission rate (RR) at week 24. DAS28 remission is defined as DAS28 < 2.6.
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    week 24
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    Inhibition of progressive joint damage [ Time Frame: Week 52 ]
    ACR20/50/70/90 response, and time to response [ Time Frame: Throughout study ]
    DAS, DAS28, HAQ [ Time Frame: Throughout study ]
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    week 52 / throughout the study
    E.6 and E.7 Scope of the trial
    E.6Scope of the trial
    E.6.1Diagnosis No
    E.6.2Prophylaxis Yes
    E.6.3Therapy Yes
    E.6.4Safety Yes
    E.6.5Efficacy Yes
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic No
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic Yes
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response No
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic No
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic No
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic Yes
    E.6.13Others Yes
    E.6.13.1Other scope of the trial description
    Quality of Life and Disability Assessments
    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 Yes
    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 Yes
    E.8.1.7.1Other trial design description
    this study is placebo controlled for MTX and open label for TCZ
    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.8.2.4Number of treatment arms in the trial2
    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 concerned3
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA72
    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 No
    E.8.6.3If E.8.6.1 or E.8.6.2 are Yes, specify the regions in which trial sites are planned
    Brazil
    Croatia
    Denmark
    Estonia
    France
    Germany
    Greece
    Israel
    Italy
    Latvia
    Netherlands
    Norway
    Romania
    Russian Federation
    Serbia
    Spain
    Sweden
    Thailand
    United Kingdom
    United States
    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
    The end of the trial is defined as the date of the last visit of the last participating patient in this study (LPLV; week 104 or later, if the last patient has discontinued TCZ for remission and is being followed beyond week 100).
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years4
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months0
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days0
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years4
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months0
    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 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.1.2.1Number of subjects for this age range: 450
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 106
    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 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 state15
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 305
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 470
    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)
    Patients terminating their participation in this clinical trial will be treated for rheumatoid arthritis according to standard of care.
    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 Decision2008-11-07
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2008-12-10
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2013-01-10
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