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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2008-002226-11
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:SIMaMCI
    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:2008-09-03
    Trial 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 number2008-002226-11
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Randomized Controlled Trial of Simvastatin in Amnestic MCI Patients
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    SIMaMCI: Prevention of Alzheimer´s dementia by administration of simvastatin
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberSIMaMCI
    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 SponsorCharité - Unversitätsmedizin Berlin
    B.1.3.4CountryGermany
    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 supportBundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
    B.4.2CountryGermany
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationCharité - Unversitätsmedizin Berlin
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointKlinik für Psychiatrie
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressHindenburgdamm 30
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityBerlin
    B.5.3.3Post code12203
    B.5.3.4CountryGermany
    B.5.5Fax number0049030450517942
    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 SimvaHexal
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderHexal AG
    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 nameSimvastatin
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Capsule, hard
    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 INNSimvastatin
    D.3.9.1CAS number 79902-63-9
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeSimvastatin
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number60
    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.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 Simvahexal
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderHexal AG
    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 nameSimvastatin
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Capsule, hard
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    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
    Amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI) denotes clinical conditions in the border zone between normal cognitive functioning and dementia. The definition of amnestic MCI by Petersen and his co-workers is an attempt to focus on those MCI patients who are at greatest risk to develop Alzheimer´s disease. There has to be subjective and objective memory impairment, but general cognitive function and activities of daily living must be essentially intact.
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    Mild impairment of Memory-functioning, without significant impact on functioning in the activities of daily living.
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Psychiatry and Psychology [F] - Mental Disorders [F03]
    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
    Simvastatin significantly reduces the conversion rate to Alzheimer’s dementia in probands with MCI as compared to MCI receiving placebo
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    1) The benefit from simvastatin treatment is larger in probands with a low level of β-amyloid (Aβ42 530ng/l; Aβ40 5612 ng/l) / increased level of Tau (t-Tau 350 ng/l; p-Tau 60 ng/l) in CSF as compared to patients above/below the respective cut-off values.
    (2)The benefit from simvastatin treatment is larger in APO-E4 allele carriers than in other APO-E allele individuals
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    (1) Self and informant report of gradually increasing memory impairment for at least six months.
    (2) Objective memory impairment
    (3) Intact basic activities of daily living
    (4) Preserved general cognitive function, not demented
    (5) Absence of a detectable cause of memory disorder
    (6) Age 55 to 85.
    (7) Females without childbearing potential
    (8) A total cholesterol ≥90 mg/dl
    (9) LDL-cholesterol < 130 mg/dl. LDL-cholesterol 130-160 mg/dl ≤ 3 risk factors including age or 160-190 mg/dl and ≤2 risk factors (only controlled hypertension and age);
    (10) Informed consent (according AMG §40 (1) 3b)
    (11) No participation in other clinical trials 2 months before and after participation in this study
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    (1) Hypersensitivity against Simvastatin, active liver disease or lasting increase of serum transaminases for unclear reason
    (2) Unstable medical, neurological or psychiatric disease
    (3) Lack of a spouse or a close relative
    (4) Use of a registered anti-dementia drug or a nootropic
    (5) Chronic use of anti-inflammatory drugs
    (6) History of stroke or myocardial infarction
    (7) LDL-cholesterol 130-160 mg/dl and > 3 risk factors or 160-190 mg/dl and > 2 risk factors including age. LDL-cholesterol >190 mg/dl
    (8) Comedication with Diltiazem, Verapamil, Amiodaron, Itraconazol, Ketokonazol, Erythromycin, Clarithromycin, Telithromycin, Ciclosporin, Gemfibrozil, Nefazodon, HIV-protease inhibitors, benzodiazepines, tricyclic antipsychotics or other anticholinergic drugs; co-medication of statins in high doses; low doses equivalent to 20 mg Simvastatin are allowed if taken for max. 2 years before randomization
    (9) Persons who are detained officially or legally to an official institute
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Prevention of conversion to Alzheimer’s dementia in probands with amnestic MCI by administration of simvastatin. Primary efficacy endpoint: Change in CDR-SOB at 24 months of Treatment.
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    24 months
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    1) Change in ADAS-Cog and FCSRT score
    2) Length of conversion-free Intervall, starting at the time of randomization, with conversion being defined as an increase of the CDR-Score beyond 0.5
    3) Change in ADCS-ADL score
    4) Change in volumetric brain measures (structural MRI)
    5) Change in CSF and blood measures of beta-amyloid peptides, total and phosphorylized TAU Proteins and measures of cerebral cholesterol metabolites
    6) Impact on cost efficacy Ratio (ICER)
    7) Pharmacogenetic prediction parameters
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Time to AD conversion will be tested by means of a log-rank test for differences between two survival functions.
    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 No
    E.6.5Efficacy Yes
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic No
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic No
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response No
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic No
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic No
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic Yes
    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.8.2 Comparator of controlled trial
    E.8.2.1Other medicinal product(s) No
    E.8.2.2Placebo Yes
    E.8.2.3Other Yes
    E.8.2.3.1Comparator description
    20 mg Simvastatin
    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 concerned16
    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 No
    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
    The individual trial duration depends on the cognitive status of the proband, and in particular on the time until conversion to AD. The Maximum follow-up time for non-converting probands will be four years. The participation is no longer possible when dementia (CDR = 1) is diagnosed.
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years10
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months5
    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 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: 150
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 370
    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 No
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception No
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception No
    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 state520
    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)
    Subjects will be followed up by the memory clinics in which they have been recruited for the study. There are no fixed plans for treatment of subjects still fulfilling the criteria of MCI at the end of the trial. Subjetcs fulfilling the criteria for dementia will receive standard treatment from the time of conversion onwards.
    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 Decision2008-10-01
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2008-10-07
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2020-10-23
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