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    EudraCT Number:2012-003054-92
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:CACZ885G2402
    National Competent Authority:Austria - BASG
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Prematurely Ended
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2012-12-11
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedAustria - BASG
    A.2EudraCT number2012-003054-92
    A.3Full title of the trial
    An open-label, multi-arm, non-comparative safety and tolerability study of canakinumab (ACZ885) in patients with active Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (SJIA)
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    A study to check how safe, beneficial and tolerable the drug canakinumab is for patients with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA)
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    β-SPECIFIC 4 Patients
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberCACZ885G2402
    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 SponsorNovartis Pharma Services AG
    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 supportNovartis Pharma Services AG
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationNovartis Pharma GmbH
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointDrug Regulatory Affiars
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressStella-Klein-Löw-Weg 17
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityWien
    B.5.3.3Post code1020
    B.5.4Telephone number+43 1 86657 0
    B.5.5Fax number+43 1 86657 6458
    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. name ILARIS
    D. of the Marketing Authorisation holderNovartis Europharm Ltd
    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 nameIlaris
    D.3.2Product code ACZ885
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Powder for solution for injection
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPSubcutaneous use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNCANAKINUMAB
    D.3.9.1CAS number 914613-48-2
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeACZ885
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB30137
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number150
    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) 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 placeboLyophilisate for solution 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
    Active systemic manifestations of Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (SJIA)
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    SJIA is a serious, potentially disabling form of arthritis that causes swelling in the joints and inflammation in other parts of the body. Symptoms include fever, rash, anemia and joint pain.
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Diseases [C] - Immune System Diseases [C20]
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 14.1
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10059176
    E.1.2Term Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
    E.1.2System Organ Class 100000004859
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease Yes
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    Part I: To evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of canakinumab and to assess the retention rate of canakinumab treated patients

    Part II: To assess the long-term safety and tolerability of canakinumab
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    Part I: - To assess efficacy as a percentage of patients who meet the adapted pediatric ACR, its individual components, and the Juvenile Arthritis Disease Activity Score [JADAS] over time
    - To assess efficacy in the percentage of patients who reported failure to anakinra and tocilizumab using the adapted pediatric ACR
    - To evaluate the level of systemic corticosteroid tapering achieved
    - To assess change in disability over time by use of the cross culturally adapted and validated version of the CHAQ©
    Part II: - To assess time to treatment failure
    - To assess efficacy as a percentage of patients who meet the adapted pediatric ACR, its individual components, and the Juvenile Arthritis Disease Activity Score [JADAS] over time
    - To evaluate the level of canakinumab tapering achieved after randomization to the dose reduction or dose interval prolongation treatment arm
    - To assess change in disability over time by use of the cross culturally adapted and validated version of the CHAQ©
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    Cohort 1:
    1. All patients currently enrolled in study CACZ885G2301E1, including patients who discontinued canakinumab therapy for inactive disease in CACZ885G2301E1 as per physician discretion and who are now currently in a flare and require canakinumab therapy again

    Cohort 2:
    1. Male and female patients aged ≥ 2 to < 20 years at the time of the screening visit
    2. Confirmed diagnosis of SJIA as per ILAR definition that must have occurred at least 2 months prior to enrollment with an onset of disease < 16 years of age:
    • Arthritis in one or more joints, with or preceded by fever of at least 2 weeks duration that is documented to be daily/quotidian for at least 3 days and accompanied by one or more of the following:
    o Evanescent non-fixed erythematous rash,
    o Generalized lymph node enlargement,
    o Hepatomegaly and/ or splenomegaly,
    o Serositis
    3. Active systemic disease at the time of baseline visit defined as having 2 or more of the following:
    • Documented spiking, intermittent fever (body temperature > 38°C) for at least 1 day during the screening period and within 1 week before first canakinumab dose,
    • At least 2 joints with active arthritis (using ACR definition of active joint),
    • C-reactive protein (CRP) > 30 mg/L (normal range < 10 mg/L),
    • Rash,
    • Serositis,
    • Lymphadenopathy,
    • Hepatosplenomegaly
    4. Patient’s willingness to discontinue anakinra, rilonacept, tocilizumab or other experimental drug under close monitoring
    5. Patients who are scheduled to receive an immunization, according to their local vaccination guidelines, with an inactivated vaccine and willing to participate in the assessment schedule for vaccinated patients

    Other protocol-defined inclusion criteria may apply.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    Cohort 1 and Cohort 2:
    1. Active or recurrent bacterial, fungal or viral infection at the time of enrollment
    2. Underlying metabolic, renal, hepatic, infectious or gastrointestinal conditions which in the opinion of the investigator immunocompromises the patient and/or places the patient at unacceptable risk for participation in an immunomodulatory therapy
    3. History of malignancy of any organ system (other than localized basal cell carcinoma of the skin), treated or untreated, within the past 5 years, regardless of whether there is evidence of local recurrence or metastases
    4. Live vaccinations within 3 months prior to the start of the study

    Cohort 2:
    The following additional key exclusion criteria apply for Cohort 2.
    1. Presence of moderate to severe impaired renal function
    2. Clinical evidence of liver disease or liver injury as indicated by abnormal liver function tests at screening
    3. History/evidence of macrophage activation syndrome within the previous 6 months

    Other protocol-defined exclusion criteria may apply.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Long-term safety and tolerability of canakinumab and the retention rate of canakinumab-treated patients will be evaluated by monitoring of serious adverse events and adverse events leading to discontinuation of study drug
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Days 1 to 533
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    1.The percentage of patients who meet the adapted pediatric ACR, its individual components, and the Juvenile Arthritis Disease Activity Score [JADAS] over time
    2. The level of systemic corticosteroid tapering achieved in Part I
    3. The level of canakinumab tapering achieved after randomization to the dose reduction arm or dose interval prolongation treatment arm in Part II
    4. The time to treatment failure in Part II
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    1. Days 1 to 533
    2. Day 1 to start of Part II
    3. From start of Part II to Day 533
    4. From start of Part II to Day 533
    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 Yes
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic Yes
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic Yes
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic No
    E.6.13Others Yes
    E.6.13.1Other scope of the trial description
    Tolerability and immunogenicity, Cellular biomarkers
    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 No
    E.8.1.1Randomised Yes
    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 trial6
    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 Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA70
    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
    Czech Republic
    Russian Federation
    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 years1
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months10
    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 months10
    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: 220
    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: 120
    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: 19
    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
    paediatric patients
    F.3.3.7Others No
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state6
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 170
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 239
    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 Decision2013-01-24
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2013-01-08
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusPrematurely Ended
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