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    EudraCT Number:2008-006333-27
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:105MS301
    National Competent Authority:Latvia - SAM
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2009-04-14
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedLatvia - SAM
    A.2EudraCT number2008-006333-27
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Parallel-Group, Placebo-Controlled, Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of PEGylated Interferon Beta-1a (BIIB017) in Subjects with Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code number105MS301
    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 SponsorBiogen Idec LTD
    B.1.3.4CountryUnited Kingdom
    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.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 namePEGylated Interferon Beta-1a
    D.3.2Product code BIIB017
    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.3.9.2Current sponsor codeBIIB017
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive namePEGylated Interferon Beta-1a
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit µg microgram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number63 to 125
    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. cell therapy medicinal product No
    D. therapy medical product No
    D. Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D. ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D. 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. medicinal product typeInterferon beta-1a
    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 placeboSolution for injection
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboSubcutaneous use
    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.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 9.1
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10028245
    E.1.2Term Multiple sclerosis
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    The primary objective of this study is to determine the efficacy of BIIB017 in reducing the Annualized Relapse Rate (ARR) in subjects with RMS at 1 year.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    The secondary objectives of this study are to determine, whether BIIB017, at 1 year when compared with placebo, is effective in:
    • reducing the total number of new or newly enlarging T2 hyperintense lesions on
    brain MRI scans
    • reducing the proportion of subjects who relapsed
    • improving quality of life as measured by the Multiple Sclerosis Impact Scale-29
    (MSIS-29) physical score
    • slowing the progression of disability as measured by at least a 1.0 point increase
    on the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) from baseline EDSS ≥ 1.0 that is
    sustained for 12 weeks, or at least a 1.5 point increase on the EDSS from baseline
    EDSS = 0 that is sustained for 12 weeks
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    To be eligible to participate in this study, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria at the time of randomization, Day 1:
    1. Ability to understand the purpose and risks of the study and provide signed and dated informed consent and authorization to use protected health information (PHI) in accordance with national and local subject privacy regulations.
    2. Aged 18 to 55 years old, inclusive, at the time of informed consent.
    3. Must have a confirmed diagnosis of relapsing MS, as defined by McDonald criteria
    4. Must have an EDSS score between 0.0 and 5.0.
    5. Must have experienced at least 2 relapses that have been medically documented
    within the last 3 years with at least one of these relapses having occurred within the
    past 12 months prior to randomization (Day 1).
    6. All male subjects and female subjects of childbearing potential must practice
    effective contraception during the study and be willing and able to continue
    contraception for 3 months, after their last dose of study treatment.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    Candidates will be excluded from study entry if any of the following exclusion criteria exist at the time of randomization, Day 1:
    Medical History

    1. Primary progressive, secondary progressive, or progressive relapsing MS (as defined by Lublin and Reingold, 1996). These conditions require the presence of continuous clinical disease worsening over a period of at least 3 months. Subjects with these conditions may also have superimposed relapse, but are distinguished from relapsing subjects by the lack of clinically stable periods or clinical improvement.
    2. History of severe allergic or anaphylactic reactions or known hypersensitivity.
    3. Prior treatment with interferon cannot exceed 4 weeks and subjects must have
    discontinued interferon treatment 6 months prior to Baseline.
    4. Known allergy to any component of the BIIB017 formulation.
    5. History of any clinically significant (as determined by the Investigator) cardiac,
    endocrinologic, hematologic, hepatic, immunologic, metabolic, urologic, pulmonary,
    neurologic, dermatologic, psychiatric, and renal, or other major disease that would
    preclude participation in a clinical trial.
    6. History of malignant disease, including solid tumors and hematologic malignancies
    (with the exception of basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin that have
    been completely excised and are considered cured).
    7. History of seizure disorder or unexplained blackouts OR history of a seizure within 3 months prior to Baseline.
    8. History of suicidal ideation within 3 months prior to Baseline or an episode of severe depression within 3 months prior to Baseline. Severe depression is defined as an episode of depression that requires hospitalization, or at the discretion of the
    9. Clinically significant abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG) values as determined by the
    10. Known history of or positive test result for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
    11. Positive test result for Hepatitis C virus (test for Hepatitis C virus antibody [HCV
    Ab]) or Hepatitis B virus (test for Hepatitis B Surface Antigen [HBsAg] and/or
    Hepatitis B Core Antibody [HBcAb]).
    12. Abnormal screening blood tests exceeding any of the limits defined below:
    • Alanine transaminase/serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (ALT/SGPT)
    greater than 2 times the upper limit of normal (>2 × ULN) or aspartate transaminase/serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (AST/SGOT) >2 × ULN
    or bilirubin >1.5 × ULN.
    • Total white blood cell count (WBC) < 3,700 /mm3
    • Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC) of < 1,500 /mm3
    • Platelet count <150,000 c/mm3
    • Hemoglobin <10 g/dL in female subjects; <11 g/dL in male subjects
    • Serum creatinine >ULN
    • Prothrombin time (PT) or activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) >1.2 × ULN
    13. An MS relapse that has occurred within the 50 days prior to randomization and/or the subject has not stabilized from a previous relapse prior to randomization (Day 1).

    Treatment history:

    14. Any previous treatment with BIIB017.
    15. History of hypersensitivity or intolerance to acetaminophen (paracetamol), ibuprofen, naproxen, or aspirin that would preclude use of at least one of these during the study.
    16. Treatment with other agents to treat MS symptoms or underlying disease as specified in Table P.43 in protocol.
    17. Treatment with another investigational drug or approved therapy for investigational use within the 6 months prior to randomization (Day 1).


    18. Female subjects considering becoming pregnant while in the study.
    19. Female subjects of childbearing potential who have a positive pregnancy test at either the Screening Visit or the Day 1 (Baseline) Visit may not be enrolled into this study.
    20. Female subjects who are pregnant or currently breastfeeding.
    21. History of drug or alcohol abuse (as defined by the Investigator) within 2 years prior to Day 1.
    22. Unable to perform the Timed 25-Foot Walk, Nine-Hole Peg Test (9HPT) with both
    upper extremities, and PASAT 3.
    23. Unable to perform visual function tests.
    24. Subjects for whom MRI is contraindicated, i.e., who have pacemakers or other
    contraindicated implanted metal devices, are allergic to gadolinium, or have
    claustrophobia that cannot be medically managed.
    25. Current enrollment in any other investigational drug study.
    26. Previous participation in this study.
    27. Elective surgery performed from 2 weeks prior to randomization (Day 1) or
    scheduled through the end of the study.
    28. Unwillingness or inability to comply with the requirements of the protocol including the presence of any condition (physical, mental or social) that is likely to affect the subject’s ability to comply with the protocol.
    29. Other unspecified reasons that, in the opinion of the Investigator or Biogen Idec,
    make the subject unsuitable for enrollment.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    The primary objective of this study is to determine the efficacy of BIIB017 in reducing the Annualized Relapse Rate (ARR) in subjects with relapsing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) at 1 year.

    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 Yes
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic Yes
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic Yes
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response No
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic No
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic No
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic No
    E.6.13Others Yes
    E.6.13.1Other scope of the trial description
    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. 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 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 concerned1
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA170
    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 the last patient
    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 months7
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days0
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years3
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months7
    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) 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 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 state20
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 1000
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 1260
    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)
    As stated in the protocol
    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 Decision2009-06-19
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2009-04-17
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2013-10-24
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