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    EudraCT Number:2011-000801-39
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:PsAer-IgY
    National Competent Authority:Ireland - HPRA
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2013-02-12
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedIreland - HPRA
    A.2EudraCT number2011-000801-39
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Prospective randomized, placebo-controlled, double blind, multicenter study (phase III) to evaluate clinical efficacy and safety of avian polyclonal anti-Pseudomonas antibodies (IgY) in prevention of recurrence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in cystic fibrosis patients
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    Placebo controlled clinical study to evaluate efficacy and safety of an antibody derived from hens’ eggs building a barrier in the respiratory tract against the Pseudomonas germ in order to prevent infection with Pseudomonas in patients suffering from cystic fibrosis
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberPsAer-IgY
    A.5.4Other Identifiers
    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 SponsorMukoviszidose Institute gGmbH
    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 supportFP7 Call for Proposals Grant Agreemtent No.: HEALTH-F2-2011-261095 Acronym: IMPACTT
    B.4.2CountryEuropean Union
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationMukoviszidose Institute gGmbH
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointSponsor´s Project Manager
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressIn den Dauen 6
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityBonn
    B.5.3.3Post code53117
    B.5.4Telephone number+49 228987800
    B.5.5Fax number+49 2289878077
    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 Yes
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation numberEU/3/08/564 from September 23rd 2008
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product nameavian polyclonal IgY antibody against PA
    D.3.2Product code PsAer IgY
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Gargle
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOromucosal use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNIgY
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codePsAer IgY
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit ELISA unit/ml enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay unit/millitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typenot less then
    D.3.10.3Concentration number5
    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. cell therapy medicinal product No
    D. therapy medical product No
    D. Engineered Product No
    D. ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) No
    D. 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) Yes
    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 placeboGargle
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboOromucosal use
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a chronic and progressive genetic disease of the body's exocrine glands. CF especially affects the respiratory system. A common effect leads to massive production of abnormal mucus of high viscosity, which clogs the airways and leads to infections. Pulmonary infections are major causes of morbidity and mortality. Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) infections are most common in CF patients and chronic infection with PA ultimately occurs in virtually all patients.
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    For CF patients there is a high risk of chronical respiratory infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria. The prevention of infection with PA by the study medication is tested.
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Diseases [C] - Bacterial Infections and Mycoses [C01]
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 16.1
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10011764
    E.1.2Term Cystic fibrosis NOS
    E.1.2System Organ Class 100000004850
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease Yes
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    The primary objective is to find out, if continuous long-term local application of specific egg yolk antibodies (IgY) directed against PA - initiated after successfully treated acute PA infection - can prolong the time to recurrence of a sputum culture positive for PA.
    The objective to prevent infections with PA is also to diminish the need of antibiotics and minimize the problem of bacterial resistance against antibiotics.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    - Change in FEV 1.0 from start to each visit
    - Change in BMI from start to each visit
    - Number of exacerbations
    - Number of days of illness in hospital and at home, i.e. out of school
    or work
    - Control of use of anti-pseudomonas antibiotics
    - Serologic tests for PA precipitins
    - Good tolerability and absence of adverse events
    - Sputum or throat cough swab cultures for bacteria and fungi to ensure that there will not be any new bacteria (especially gram negative bacteria and mycobacteria) or fungi (especially A. fumigatus) appearing in the absence of PA.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    1) CF patients diagnosed according to specific clinical features and either a positive sweat chloride in double proofs or presence of disease-associated CFTR mutations in both alleles.

    2) Males and females  5 years of age (being able to gargle).

    3) CF patients having a FEV1 value between 50% and 130% of predicted value (according to Knudson formula).

    4) CF patients who have had one to several sputum or throat cough swabs or endolaryngeal suction cultures positive for PA within the last three years and for whom PA has been successfully eradicated.

    5) Sputum / throat cough swab/ endolaryngeal suction culture negative for PA and other gram-negative bacteria on study entry.



    8) Patients and/ or their legal representative who are willing and able to give informed consent/ assent to participate in the study after thorough information.

    9) Subjects of child bearing potential and who are sexually active must meet the contraception requirements (i.e. oral or injectable contraceptives, intrauterine devices, double-barrier method, contraceptive patch, male partner sterilization or condoms).
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    1) Microbiologic or serologic evidence of chronic infection with PA.
    Definition of chronic PA infection: Three cultures (sputum or throat cough swabs or endolaryngeal suction) have been positive for PA for 6 consecutive months (at least 3 cultures have to be taken) or more.

    2) Patients, who have positive sputum culture or throat cough swab or endolaryngeal suction culture for gram-negative bacteria, such as PA, S. maltophilia, B. cepacia, A. xylosoxidans (eradication before entry in study is possible) if treatment is to be expected which would be also effective against PA, Patients, who have positive sputum culture or throat cough swab or endolaryngeal suction culture for atypical Mycobacteria and / or Aspergillus fumigates, associated with clinical symptoms that may necessitate specific treatment.

    3) History of allergy/hypersensitivity to hens' egg proteins (including medication allergy) that is deemed relevant to the trial by the investigator. “Relevance” in this context refers to any increased risk of hypersensitivity reaction to trial medication.

    4) Patient with a known relevant substance abuse, including alcohol or drug abuse.

    5) Start of a new concomitant or chronic medication for CF within 4 weeks before inclusion.

    6) Clinically relevant diseases or medical conditions other than CF or CF-related conditions that, in the opinion of the investigator, would compromise the safety of the patient or the quality of the data. This includes, but is not limited to, significant hematological, hepatic, renal, cardiovascular, and neurological diseases (diabetic patients may participate if their disease is under good control prior to inclusion).

    7) Participation in another study with an investigational drug within one month or 6 half-lives (whichever is greater) preceding the inclusion.

    8) The patient is an employee of the investigator or the institution with direct involvement in the trial or other trials under the direction of the investigator or their members.

    9) Patients who are pregnant cannot be included into the study. This will be tested at inclusion visit with a urine pregnancy test (in female patients older than 10 years with secondary sexual characteristics)
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Time from start of treatment (=Day 0) to the first recurrence of PA in the sputum or throat cough swab.
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    each quarterly visit and at unscheduled additional visits because of exacerbations or adverse events or non-compliance
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    - Change in FEV 1.0 from start to each visit
    - Change in BMI from start to each visit
    - Number of exacerbations
    - Number of days of illness in hospital and at home, i.e. out of school
    or work
    - Control of use of anti-pseudomonas antibiotics
    - Serologic tests for PA precipitins
    - Good tolerability and absence of adverse events
    - Sputum or throat cough swab or endolaryngeal suctioncultures for bacteria and fungi to
    ensure that there will not be any new bacteria (especially gram
    negative bacteria and mycobacteria) or fungi (especially A.
    fumigatus) appearing in the absence of PA.

    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    each quarterly visit
    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 No
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response No
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic No
    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 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 No
    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.8.2.4Number 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 concerned18
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA40
    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
    last visit last patient
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years5
    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 years5
    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 Yes
    F.1.1Number of subjects for this age range: 160
    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) Yes
    F. of subjects for this age range: 60
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) Yes
    F. of subjects for this age range: 100
    F.1.2Adults (18-64 years) Yes
    F.1.2.1Number of subjects for this age range: 20
    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 Yes
    F. of subjects incapable of giving consent
    children aged >= 5 years
    F.3.3.7Others No
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state60
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 180
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 180
    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)
    normal treatment of CF patients
    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 Decision2013-04-05
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2013-05-07
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2017-06-27
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