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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2011-001863-39
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:ML27837
    National Competent Authority:Austria - BASG
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2011-06-15
    Trial results Removed from public view
    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 ConcernedAustria - BASG
    A.2EudraCT number2011-001863-39
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A multi-center study of the safety and effect on disease activity of Tocilizumab (TCZ) in combination with Methotrexate (MTX) versus Tocilizumab monotheraphy in patients with mild to moderate rheumatoid arthritis, with inadequate response to MTX (defined as DAS 28 ≤ 4,5 and > 2,6)
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    A study of saftey and efficacy of Tocilizumab (TCZ) in combination with Methotrexate (MTX) versus Tocilizumab Monotherapy in patients with mild to moderate rheumatoid arthritis, who have not adequately responded to their current treatment with MTX.
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    OPTIMISE
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberML27837
    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 SponsorRoche Austria GmbH
    B.1.3.4CountryAustria
    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 AG
    B.4.2CountrySwitzerland
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing supportRoche Austria GmbH
    B.4.2CountryAustria
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationRoche Austria GmbH
    B.5.2Functional name of contact point
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressEngelhorngasse 3
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityWien
    B.5.3.3Post code1210
    B.5.3.4CountryAustria
    B.5.4Telephone number+431277 390
    B.5.5Fax number+431277 39254
    B.5.6E-mailpharma.austria@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.3.1Product nameTocilizumab
    D.3.2Product code RO4877533
    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, 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 Methotrexat "Lederle" 2.5mg tablets
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderPfizer 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 nameMethotrexat
    D.3.2Product code RO0029893
    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 INNMethotrexate Disodium
    D.3.9.1CAS number 7413345
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeRO0029893
    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
    Mild to moderate 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 16.1
    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 assess the effect on disease activity of treatment with TCZ+MTX combination therapy versus TCZ Monotherapy by change in DAS28 score from week 12 (time of randomization) to week 24.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    - To assess other efficacy parameters such as DAS28 remission CDAI remission, SDAI remission, RADAI-5 remission
    - To assess quality of life parameters.

    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    - Diagnosis of RA of ≥ 1 years duration (or radiologic evidence of RA if diagnosis of RA < 1 year) and mild to moderate disease activity at screening (defined as DAS 28 ≤ 4,5 and > 2,6)
    - Patients currently receiving MTX for at least 12 weeks and who have received MTX at a stable dose of at least 15mg/week for at least 6 weeks prior to treatment (day 1).
    Patients with a history of parenteral (subcutaneous or intramuscular) MTX prior to baseline are eligible. However, prior to treatment (day 1) these patients must have been on a stable dose of oral MTX of at least 15 mg/week for at least 6 weeks
    - Age ≥ 18 years.
    - Body weight < 150kg
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    - Rheumatic autoimmune disease other than RA
    - Functional class IV as defined by the ACR Classification of Functional Status in RA
    - Treatment with a biologic agent at any time prior to baseline.
    - Treatment with traditional non-biologic DMARDs other than MTX within 1 month (for leflunomide 3 months) prior to baseline
    - History of severe allergic or anaphylactic reactions to human, humanized, or murine monoclonal antibodies
    - Evidence of serious uncontrolled concomitant cardiovascular, nervous system, pulmonary (including obstructive pulmonary disease), renal, hepatic, endocrine (including uncontrolled diabetes mellitus) or GI disease
    - Known active current or history of recurrent bacterial, viral, fungal, mycobacterial or other infections
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    - To assess the effect on disease activity of treatment with TCZ+MTX combination therapy versus TCZ Monotherapy with regard to the following primary endpoint in patients with mild to moderate rheumatoid arthritis (RA):
    - Change in DAS28 score from week 12 (time of randomization) to week 24
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    At week 24
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    - Proportion of patients who achieve DAS28 remission at 24 weeks (DAS28 < 2,6)
    - Proportion of patients who achieve CDAI remission (CDAI < 2,8) at 24 weeks
    - Proportion of patients who achieve SDAI remission (SDAI < 3,3) at 24 weeks
    - Proportion of patients who achieve RADAI remission (RADAI-5 score ranging from 0 to 1.4)
    - Improvement in physical & mental health (HAQ-DI, SF-12, VAS Fatigue)
    - Incidence of adverse events and serious adverse events during study period
    - Patients’ satisfaction with treatments (TSQM)
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    At week 24
    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 Yes
    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 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 No
    E.8.2.4Number of treatment arms in the trial2
    E.8.3 The trial involves single site in the Member State concerned Yes
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned No
    E.8.4.1Number of sites anticipated in Member State concerned1
    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 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 study is defined as the last visit of the last participating patient in this study (LPLV; week 24) or when the sponsor decides to discontinue the study.
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years1
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months8
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days0
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years1
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months8
    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: 120
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 30
    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 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 state150
    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 Decision2011-07-28
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2011-07-06
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2014-02-13
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