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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2011-004590-90
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:3415A-001
    National Competent Authority:Portugal - INFARMED
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2011-12-27
    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 ConcernedPortugal - INFARMED
    A.2EudraCT number2011-004590-90
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A Phase III, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Adaptive Design Study of the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of a Single Infusion of MK-3415 (Human Monoclonal Antibody to Clostridium difficile toxin A), MK-6072 (Human Monoclonal Antibody to Clostridium difficile toxin B), and MK-3415A (Human Monoclonal Antibodies to Clostridium difficile toxin A and toxin B) in Patients Receiving Antibiotic Therapy for Clostridium difficile Infection
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    Patients Receiving Antibiotic Therapy for Clostridium difficile Infection
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code number3415A-001
    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 SponsorMerck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
    B.1.3.4CountryUnited States
    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.4.2Country
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationMerck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
    B.5.2Functional name of contact point
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressOne Merck Drive, PO Box 100
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityWhitehouse Station, NJ
    B.5.3.3Post code08889-0100
    B.5.3.4CountryUnited States
    B.5.4Telephone number2673057019
    B.5.6E-mailmary.beth.dorr@merck.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 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.3.2Product code MK-3415
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Solution for injection
    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 INNMK-3415
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeMK-3415
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/ml milligram(s)/millilitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number25
    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 No
    D.IMP: 2
    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 nameMK-6072, MDX-1388, CDB1
    D.3.2Product code MK-6072
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Solution for injection
    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 INNMK-6072
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeMK-6072
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/ml milligram(s)/millilitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number25
    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 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 placeboInjection
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboIntravenous use
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)
    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 PT
    E.1.2Classification code 10054236
    E.1.2Term Clostridium difficile infection
    E.1.2System Organ Class 10021881 - Infections and infestations
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    assess whether MK-3415A given with the standard of care antibacterial therapy (SOC) relative to MK-3415, MK-6072, and placebo given with SOC reduces CDI recurrence over a period of 12 weeks and to evaluate the safety profile of a single infusion of monoclonal antibody therapy compared to placebo.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    determine the proportion of patients with global cure (defined as clinical cure of the initial episode and no CDI recurrence through Week 12) in the treatment group receiving MK3415A given with SOC compared to the treatment group receiving placebo and SOC.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    1. Participant must be 18 years of age or older.
    2. Participant has a diagnosis of CDI as defined by:
    a. Presence of diarrhea, as defined by passage of 3 or more loose stools in 24 or fewer hours, AND
    b. A positive stool test for toxigenic C. difficile.
    3. Participant must be receiving SOC therapy for CDI. SOC therapy is defined as the receipt of oral metronidazole, oral vancomycin, IV metronidazole concurrent with oral vancomycin, oral fidaxomicin, or oral fidaxomicin concurrent with IV metronidazole.
    4. Participant is highly unlikely to become pregnant or to impregnate a partner since they meet at least one of the following criteria: a. A female participant who is not of reproductive potential is eligible without requiring the use of contraception.
    A female participant who is not of reproductive potential is defined as: one who has either (1) reached natural menopause (defined as 6 months of spontaneous amenorrhea with serum follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels in the postmenopausal range as determined by the local laboratory, or 12 months of spontaneous amenorrhea); (2) 6 weeks post surgical bilateral oophorectomy with or without hysterectomy; or (3) bilateral tubal ligation. Spontaneous amenorrhea does not include cases for which there is an underlying disease that causes amenorrhea (e.g. anorexia nervosa). b. A participant who is of reproductive potential agrees to remain abstinent or use (or have their partner use) 2 acceptable methods of birth control starting at enrollment and through the 12 Week study period. Acceptable methods of birth control are: intrauterine device (IUD), diaphragm with spermicide, contraceptive sponge, condom, vasectomy and any registered and marketed hormonal contraceptives that contain an estrogen and/or a progestational agent (including oral, subcutaneous, intrauterine, or intramuscular agents)
    5. Participant or legal representative must have voluntarily agreed to participate by providing written informed consent after the nature of the study has been fully explained.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    1. participant with an uncontrolled chronic diarrheal illness such as, but not limited to, ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease or with a condition that such that their normal 24h boul movement is 3 or more loose stools. Patients with a history of inflamatory bowel disease who are controlled may be enrolled if in the opinion of investigator the symptoms are likely due to CDI.
    2. Participant with a planned surgery for CDI within 24 hours.
    3. Participant has a positive pregnancy test in the 48 hours before the infusion or is unwilling to undergo pregnancy testing if a pre-menopausal female who is not sterilized and therefore has the potential to bear a child.
    4. Participant is breast-feeding or plans to breastfeed prior to the completion of the 12-week study period.
    5. A female participant who plans to donate ova prior to the completion of the 12-week study period, or a male participant who is planning to impregnate or provide sperm donation prior to the completion of the 12-Week study period.
    6. Participant has previously participated in this study, received MK-3415 or MK-6072 (either alone or in combination), has recived CDI vaccine, or has received any other experimental monoclonal antibody against CD toxin A or B.
    7. Participant plans to donate blood and/or blood products within 6 months following the infusion.
    8. Participant has received immune globulin within 6 months prior to receipt of the infusion or is planning to receive immune globulin prior to the completion of the 12-week study period.
    9. Treatment with SOC therapy is planned for longer than 14 days
    10. Participant has received more than 24h regimen of cholestyramine, cholestimine, rifaximin, or nitazoxanide within 14 days prior to receipt of the infusion or is planning to receive these medications prior to the completion of the 12-week study period.
    11. Participant plans to take antiperistaltic agents, which are given to decrease peristalsis such as loperamide (Imodium™) or diphenoxylate
    hydrochloride/atropine sulfate (LOMOTIL™), at any time during the 14 days following infusion. Participants receiving opioid medications at the onset of diarrhea may be included if they are on a stable dose or if there is anticipation of a dose decrease or cessation of use (all such therapies would be allowed if recurrence occurs after study .
    12. Participant plans to take the probiotic Saccharomyces boulardii or receive fecal transplant therapy or any other therapies that have been demonstrated to decrease CDI at any time following infusion (Day 1) and through the completion of the 12-week study period (all such therapies would be allowed if reccurence occurs after study therapy/SOC has completed).
    13. Participant has received another investigational study agent within the previous 30 days, or is currently participating in or scheduled to participate in any other clinical trial during the 12- week study period.
    14. Participant is not expected to survive for 72 hours.
    15. participant has any other condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, would jeopardize the safety or rights of the participant participating in the study, would make it unlikely for the participant to complete the study, or would confound the results of the study.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Proportion of patients with CDI recurrence.
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Week 12 (Day 85±5 days)
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    Proportion of patients with global cure.
    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 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.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 Yes
    E.8.1.7.1Other trial design description
    adaptive design allows for discontinuation of suboptimal treatment arm(s)
    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 trial4
    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 concerned5
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA52
    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
    Australia
    Austria
    Belgium
    Brazil
    Canada
    Chile
    Colombia
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Germany
    India
    Israel
    Italy
    Mexico
    New Zealand
    Portugal
    Puerto Rico
    South Africa
    Spain
    United Kingdom
    United States
    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
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years2
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months4
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years2
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months4
    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: 800
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 800
    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.3.3.6.1Details of subjects incapable of giving consent
    patient or legal representative can provide written informed consent
    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 581
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 1600
    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 Decision2012-02-22
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2012-03-02
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2015-01-19
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