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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2013-002950-56
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:AC-055E201
    National Competent Authority:Czechia - SUKL
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2014-01-14
    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 ConcernedCzechia - SUKL
    A.2EudraCT number2013-002950-56
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, multicenter, parallel-group, 24-week study to assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability of macitentan in subjects with inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
    Prospektivní, randomizované, placebem kontrolované, dvojitě zaslepené, multicentrické, 24-týdenní klinické hodnocení s paralelními skupinami k prokázání účinnosti, bezpečnosti a snášenlivosti macitentanu u pacientů s neoperabilní chronickou tromboembolickou plicní hypertenzí (CTEPH)
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    Study to evaluate if macitentan is efficient, safe and tolerable enough to be used for treatment of inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH)
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    MERIT-1: Macitentan in thE tReatment of Inoperable chronic Thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberAC-055E201
    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 SponsorActelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
    B.1.3.4CountrySwitzerland
    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 supportActelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
    B.4.2CountrySwitzerland
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationActelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointGlobal Medical Information
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressGewerbestrasse 16
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityAllschwil
    B.5.3.3Post code4123
    B.5.3.4CountrySwitzerland
    B.5.6E-mailmedinfo@actelion.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 Opsumit
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderACTELION Pharmaceuticals 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 Yes
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation numberEU/3/11/909
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product namemacitentan
    D.3.2Product code ACT-064992
    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 INNMACITENTAN
    D.3.9.1CAS number 441798-33-0
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeACT-064992
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB89247
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number10
    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 placeboFilm-coated tablet
    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
    Inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH)
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    Form of pulmonary hypertension caused by the blockage of blood vessels in the lung with blood clots, which can not be treated by surgery
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Diseases [C] - Cardiovascular Diseases [C14]
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 17.1
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10068739
    E.1.2Term Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
    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 evaluate the effect of macitentan 10 mg on pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) at rest in comparison with placebo in subjects with inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH).
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    • To evaluate the effects of macitentan 10 mg in comparison with placebo on:
    – Exercise capacity
    – Dyspnea (assessed by the Borg dyspnea index)
    – WHO functional class (FC)

    • To evaluate the safety and tolerability of macitentan 10 mg in this subject population.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    - Male or female ≥ 18 and ≤ 80 years of age.
    - Subject with CTEPH (WHO Group 4) judged as inoperable due to the localization of the obstruction being surgically inaccessible (i.e., distal disease).
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    - Previous pulmonary endarterectomy.
    - Recurrent thromboembolism despite sufficient oral anticoagulants.
    - Symptomatic acute pulmonary embolism in the 6-month period prior to randomization.
    - Known moderate-to-severe restrictive lung disease (i.e., TLC < 60% of predicted value) or obstructive lung disease (i.e., FEV1 < 70% of predicted, with FEV1/FVC < 65%) or known significant chronic lung disease diagnosed by chest imaging (e.g., interstitial lung disease, emphysema).
    - Acute or chronic conditions (other than dyspnea) that limit the ability to comply with study requirements in the 3-month period prior to Screening visit or during the Screening period.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    PVR at rest at Week 16 expressed as percent of baseline PVR at rest
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Baseline and Week 16
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    - Change from baseline to Week 24 in exercise capacity, as measured by the 6MWD.
    - Change from baseline to Week 24 in Borg dyspnea index collected at the end of the 6MWT.
    - Proportion of subjects with worsening in WHO FC from baseline to Week 24.
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Baseline and 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 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) Yes
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) No
    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.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA24
    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
    Bulgaria
    Canada
    Chile
    China
    Czech Republic
    France
    Germany
    Hungary
    Italy
    Mexico
    Poland
    Russian Federation
    South Africa
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Thailand
    Ukraine
    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
    LVLS
    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 months0
    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 months0
    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: 47
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 31
    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 state8
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 42
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 78
    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)
    An open-label extension study will be considered for subjects who remain in the double-blind study up to Week 24 whether or not the double-blind study treatment was prematurely discontinued (except if permanent discontinuation of double-blind study treatment was due to an hepatic AE or liver aminotransferase abnormalities).
    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 Decision2014-02-13
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2014-02-20
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2016-09-28
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