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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2012-002104-40
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:BAY63-2521/16097
    National Competent Authority:Sweden - MPA
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2012-12-17
    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 ConcernedSweden - MPA
    A.2EudraCT number2012-002104-40
    A.3Full title of the trial
    An open-label phase IIIb study of riociguat in patients with in-operable CTEPH, or recurrent or persisting PH after surgical treatment who are not satisfactorily treated and cannot participate in any other CTEPH trial
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    To assess safety and tolerability, clinical effects of riociguat.
    To provide access to riociguat for patients with in-operable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), or recurrent or persisting pulmonary hypertension (PH) after surgical treatment who are not satisfactorily treated and cannot participate in any other CTEPH trial.
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    Phase IIIb study of riociguat in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberBAY63-2521/16097
    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 SponsorBayer HealthCare AG
    B.1.3.4CountryGermany
    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 supportBayer HealthCare AG
    B.4.2CountryGermany
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationBayer HealthCare AG
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointBayer Clincal Trials Contact
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressCTP Team/Ref:"EUCTR"/Bayer Pharma AG
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityBerlin
    B.5.3.3Post code13342
    B.5.3.4CountryGermany
    B.5.4Telephone number+49 30300139003
    B.5.6E-mailclinical-trials-contact@bayerhealthcare.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 Yes
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation numberEU/3/07/518
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product nameBAY 63-2521 IR tablet 1.0 mg
    D.3.2Product code BAY 63-2521
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Film-coated tablet
    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 INNRiociguat
    D.3.9.1CAS number 625115-55-1
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeBAY 63-2521
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameRIOCIGUAT
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB32880
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number1.0
    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 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/3/07/518
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product nameBAY 63-2521 IR tablet 1.5 mg
    D.3.2Product code BAY 63-2521
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Film-coated tablet
    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 INNRiociguat
    D.3.9.1CAS number 625115-55-1
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeBAY 63-2521
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameRIOCIGUAT
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB32880
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number1.5
    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.IMP: 3
    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/3/07/518
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product nameBAY 63-2521 IR tablet 2.0 mg
    D.3.2Product code BAY 63-2521
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Film-coated tablet
    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 INNRiociguat
    D.3.9.1CAS number 625115-55-1
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeBAY 63-2521
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameRIOCIGUAT
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB32880
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number2.0
    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: 4
    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/3/07/518
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product nameBAY 63-2521 IR tablet 2.5 mg
    D.3.2Product code BAY 63-2521
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Film-coated tablet
    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 INNRiociguat
    D.3.9.1CAS number 625115-55-1
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeBAY 63-2521
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameRIOCIGUAT
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB32880
    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.IMP: 5
    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/3/07/518
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product nameBAY 63-2521 IR tablet 2.5 mg
    D.3.2Product code BAY 63-2521
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Film-coated tablet
    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 INNRiociguat
    D.3.9.1CAS number 625115-55-1
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeBAY 63-2521
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameRIOCIGUAT
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB32880
    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
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Chronic Trombo Embolic Pulmonary Hypertention
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    Persistent pulmonary hypertension caused by obstruction of a major pulmonary artery by an unresolved embolus or multiple small pulmonary emboli.


    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Diseases [C] - Cardiovascular Diseases [C14]
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 18.0
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10068740
    E.1.2Term CTEPH
    E.1.2System Organ Class 100000004855
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease Yes
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    •To assess safety and tolerability, clinical effects of riociguat..
    •To provide access to riociguat for patients with in-operable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), or recurrent or persisting pulmonary hypertension (PH) after surgical treatment who are not satisfactorily treated and cannot participate in any other CTEPH trial.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    "Not Applicable"
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    •Patients must have given their written informed consent to participate in the study after having received adequate previous information and prior to any study-specific procedures.
    •18 to 80 years of age at screening
    •Patients with inoperable CTEPH
    •The diagnosis is based on pre-existing measurements which have been performed within 1 year of screening
    o Historical pulmonary angiogram , and/or
    o CT or MR pulmonary angiogram , and/or
    o Ventilation /Perfusion (V/Q) Scan AND
    o Historical right heart catheter test confirming mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP) > 25 mmHg and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) < =15 mmHg
    Patients on full anti-coagulation therapy for at least 3 months prior to entry into study
    o Diagnosis has to be confirmed by a surgeon/physician experienced in diagnosing and treating CTEPH (see Declaration of Experienced Investigator or Surgeon/Physician in Appendix 14.5.2)
    • Post-PEA patients with recurrent or residual PH having at least 90 days of full anti-coagulation after surgery
    o Right heart catheter (RHC) test measured atleast 180 days after surgery confirming:
    o mPAP > 25 mmHg and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) <= 15 mmHg
    o Pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR)>300 dyn*sec*cm-5
    • No treatment with riociguat or PDE5-inhibitor, endothelin receptor antagonist (ERA) or prostanoid with a minimum time frame of at least 3 days, or more at the discretion of the investigator prior to start of riociguat treatment.
    • Patients who are able to understand and follow instructions and who should be able to participate in the study for the entire period.
    • Unspecific treatments which may also be used for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension such as oral anticoagulants, diuretics, digitalis, calcium channel blockers or oxygen supplementation are permitted. However, treatment with anticoagulants must have been started at least 90 days before Week 0 (Visit 1)
    • Women without childbearing potential defined as postmenopausal women (= permanent absence of monthly periods for more than 2 years), women with bilateral tubal ligation, women with bilateral ovarectomy, and women with hysterectomy can be included in the study. Women with childbearing potential can only be included in the study if a serological or urine pregnancy test is negative and a combination of safe contraception methods is used throughout the study.
    • Women of childbearing potential and men must agree to use adequate contraception when sexually active. This applies since signing of the informed consent form until the time point of safety follow-up of 30 days after the last study drug administration. Acceptable methods of contraception include (i) condoms (male or female) with or without a spermicidal agent; (ii) diaphragm or cervical cap with spermicide; (iii) intra-uterine device; (iv) hormone-based contraception
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    General exclusions
    • All types of pulmonary hypertension except the one according to the Dana Point Classification Group 4 (1)
    • Pregnant women, or breast feeding women, or women with childbearing potential not using a combination of condoms and a safe and highly effective contraception method (hormonal contraception with implants or combined oral contraceptives, certain IUDs).
    • Patients participating in another clinical trial or who have done so within 4 weeks before screening.
    • Patients with hypersensitivity to the investigational drug or any of the excipients.
    Pulmonary diseases exclusions
    • Operable patients listed for PEA
    • Patients listed for urgent lung transplantation.
    Medication/treatment exclusions
    • Chronic treatment with NO-donors (e.g., nitrates at any time) less or equal to 3 days prior to prior to start of riociguat treatment .
    • Phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) inhibitors, ERAs and prostanoids* less or equal to 3 days days prior to prior to start of riociguat treatment .

    *Single applications of vasoactive drugs in connection with diagnostic vasoreactive testing (e.g. prostacyclines) need not to be considered
    • If the above medication/treatment exclusions are deemed to be medically required in the opinion of the investigator, the patient cannot be enrolled in the study.
    Cardiovascular and pulmonary exclusions
    • Uncontrolled arterial hypertension (Systolic blood pressure >180 mmHg and /or diastolic blood pressure >110 mmHg).
    • Systolic blood pressure <95 mmHg.
    • Resting heart rate in the awake patient <50 beats per minute (BPM) or >105 BPM.
    • History of uncontrolled atrial fibrillation within the last 3 months before screening.
    • Left heart failure with an ejection fraction less than 40%.
    • Pulmonary venous hypertension with pulmonary capillary wedge pressure >15 mmHg.
    • Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy.
    • Severe proven or suspected coronary artery disease (patients with Canadian Cardiovascular Society Angina Classification class 2-4, and/or requiring nitrates, and/or myocardial infarction within the last 3 months before screening).
    • Clinical evidence of symptomatic atherosclerotic disease (e.g. peripheral artery disease).
    • History of stroke within last 3 months prior to screening.
    • Congenital or acquired valvular or myocardial disease if clinically significant apart from tricuspid valvular insufficiency due to pulmonary hypertension. Evidence for recurrent thromboembolism despite sufficient (documented) oral anticoagulation - also when pulmonary arteries are not affected.

    • History or active state of serious hemoptysis / pulmonary hemorrhage including those managed by bronchial artery embolization.

    Exclusion criteria related to disorders in organ function
    • clinical relevant hepatic dysfunction indicated by:
    o Bilirubin >2 times upper limit normal (ULN) at screening and/or
    o ALT (alanine aminotransferase) or AST (aspartate aminotransferase) >3 times ULN at screening and/or
    o Signs of severe hepatic insufficiency (e.g. impaired albumin synthesis with an albumin <2 g/L, hepatic encephalopathy > grade 1 according to West Haven Criteria of Altered Mental Status in Hepatic Encephalopathy [7]) at screening.
    • Renal insufficiency (glomerular filtration rate <30 mL/min, e.g. calculated based on the Cockcroft-Gault formulas at screening.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    This is open-label long- term surveillance study safety and tolerability as well as clinical effects will be measured.
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    In general, data will be displayed as measured at each scheduled time point and individual values will be presented as well as the corresponding changes from baseline (change value = post-baseline value – baseline value).
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    Not Applicable
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Not Applicable
    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 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.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 No
    E.8.1.1Randomised No
    E.8.1.2Open Yes
    E.8.1.3Single blind No
    E.8.1.4Double blind No
    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 No
    E.8.2.3Other No
    E.8.2.4Number of treatment arms in the trial1
    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 concerned3
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA50
    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
    Austria
    Belgium
    Brazil
    Canada
    Colombia
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    France
    Germany
    Israel
    Italy
    Japan
    Korea, Republic of
    Mexico
    Netherlands
    Portugal
    Russian Federation
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Turkey
    United States
    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
    As for the study, the primary outcome will be analyzed after last patient last visit, the end of the study as a whole will be the date when the clean data base is available.
    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 months
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years3
    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: 200
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 300
    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 state10
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 200
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 500
    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)
    If the investigator deems appropriate treatement for the patient, treatment will be continued until Riociguat is approved and commercially available.
    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 Decision2013-01-29
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2013-03-14
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2015-12-01
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