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    EudraCT Number:2013-004297-98
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:MEA117113
    National Competent Authority:Denmark - DHMA
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2014-04-14
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedDenmark - DHMA
    A.2EudraCT number2013-004297-98
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Study MEA117113: Mepolizumab vs. Placebo as add-on treatment for frequently exacerbating COPD patients characterized by eosinophil level.
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    English Study evaluating safety and efficacy of mepolizumab in the treatment of COPD patients with frequent exacerbations.
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberMEA117113
    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 SponsorGlaxoSmithKline Research & Development Ltd
    B.1.3.4CountryUnited Kingdom
    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 supportGlaxoSmithKline
    B.4.2CountryUnited Kingdom
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationGlaxoSmithKline Research & Development Ltd
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointClinical Trials HelpDesk
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressIron Bridge road
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityUxbridge
    B.5.3.3Post codeUB11 IBU
    B.5.3.4CountryUnited Kingdom
    B.5.4Telephone number+44 208 9904466
    B.5.5Fax number+44 208 9901234
    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.3.1Product namemepolizumab
    D.3.2Product code SB-240563
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Lyophilisate 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 INNMepolizumab
    D.3.9.1CAS number 196078-29-2
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeSB-240563
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameRecombinant humanised monoclonal antibody specific for human IL-5
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB21650
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number100
    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 placeboInjection
    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
    Treatment of severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in patients presenting frequent exacerbations
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    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 18.0
    E.1.2Level PT
    E.1.2Classification code 10009033
    E.1.2Term Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    E.1.2System Organ Class 10038738 - Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal 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 evaluate the efficacy and safety of mepolizumab 100 mg and 300 mg subcutaneous (SC) given every 4 weeks compared to placebo on the frequency of moderate and severe exacerbations in COPD subjects at high risk of exacerbations despite the use of optimized standard of care background therapy.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    To evaluate other efficacy assessments of mepolizumab 100 mg and 300 mg subcutaneous (SC) compared to placebo on changes in quality of life, health care utilization, and symptoms.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    1.COPD diagnosis: Subjects with a clinically documented history of COPD for at least 1 year in accordance with the definition by the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society

    2.Severity of COPD: Subjects must present with the following:
    - A measured pre and post-salbutamol FEV1/FVC ratio of <0.70 at Visit 1 to confirm the diagnosis of COPD
    - A measured post-salbutamol FEV1> 20% and ≤80% of predicted normal values calculated using NHANES III reference equationsat Visit 1

    3.History of exacerbations: A well documented history (e.g., medical record verification) in the 12 months prior to Visit 1 of:
    -at least two moderate COPD exacerbations. Moderate is defined as the use of systemic corticosteroids (intramuscular (IM), intravenous, or oral) and/or treatment with antibiotics.
    - at least one severe COPD exacerbation. Severe is defined as having required hospitalization

    4.Concomitant COPD therapy: A well documented requirement for optimized standard of care (SoC) background therapy that includes ICS plus 2 additional COPD medications (i.e., triple therapy) for the 12 months prior to Visit 1 and meets the following criteria:
    Immediately prior to Visit 1, minimum of 3 months of use of an a) inhaled corticosteroid at a dose ≥500 mcg/day fluticasone propionate dose equivalent plus b) LABA and c) LAMA.
    For subjects who are not continually maintained on ICS plus LABA plus LAMA for the entire 12 months prior to Visit 1 use of following is allowed (but not in the 3 months immediately prior to Visit 1):
    a.inhaled corticosteroid at a dose ≥500 mcg/day fluticasone propionate dose equivalent plus
    b.a LABA or a LAMA and
    c.use of at least one other class of COPD medication suggested by the 2013 GOLD guidelines for patients who are prone to exacerbation (i.e., phosphodiesterase-4-inhibitors, methylxanthines, or a combination of short acting beta2-agonist and short acting muscarinic antagonist).

    5.Informed Consent: Able to give written informed consent prior to participation in the study, which will include the ability to comply with the requirements and restrictions listed in the consent form. Subjects must be able to read, comprehend, and write at a level sufficient to complete study related materials.

    6.Gender: Male or Eligible Female
    To be eligible for entry into the study females of child bearing potential must commit to consistent and correct use of an acceptable method of birth control from the time of consent, for the duration of the trial, and for 4 months after last study drug administration. See Appendix 1 for a listing of acceptable methods of birth control.

    7.Age: At least 40 years of age at Visit 1

    8.Smoking status: Subject with confirmed COPD are eligible to participate independent of their smoking status and smoking history, i.e. current smokers, never smokers or ex-smokers can be enrolled into the study.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    •Current and Former Smokers: Subjects with a current diagnosis of asthma (those with a prior history are eligible if they meet inclusion criteria for a current diagnosis of COPD)
    •Never-Smokers: Subjects with any history of asthma

    2.Other respiratory disorders: The investigator must judge that COPD is the primary diagnosis accounting for the clinical manifestations of the lung disease. Subjects with α1-antitrypsin deficiency as the underlying cause of COPD are excluded. Also, excluded are subjects with active tuberculosis, lung cancer, bronchiectasis, sarcoidosis, lung fibrosis, primary pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung diseases or other active pulmonary diseases. Subjects are also excluded if maintenance use of bi-level positive airway pressure is required for the treatment of respiratory disorder.

    3.COPD stability: Subjects with pneumonia, exacerbation, lower respiratory infection within the 4 weeks prior to Visit 1.

    4.Lung resection: Subjects with lung volume reduction surgery within the 12 months prior to Visit 1.

    5.Pulmonary rehabilitation program: Participation in the acute phase of a pulmonary rehabilitation program within 4 weeks prior to Visit 1. Subjects who are in the maintenance phase of a pulmonary rehabilitation program are not excluded.

    6.Oxygen: Subjects receiving treatment with oxygen more than 4.0L/min. While breathing supplemental oxygen, subjects should demonstrate an oxyhemoglobin saturation greater than or equal to 89%.

    7.12-lead ECG finding: An abnormal and significant ECG finding from the 12-lead ECG conducted at Visit 1 if considered to be clinically significant by the Investigator. Specific ECG findings that preclude subject enrolment are found in Appendix 2. 12-lead ECGs will be over-read by a centralized independent cardiologist to assist in consistent evaluation of subject eligibility. Results from the 12-lead ECG over-read must be received prior to assessing eligibility at Visit 2.

    8.Unstable or life threatening cardiac disease: Subjects with any of the following would be excluded:
    •Myocardial infarction or unstable angina in the last 6 months
    •Unstable or life threatening cardiac arrhythmia requiring intervention in the last 3 months
    •New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class IV Heart failure

    9.Other diseases/abnormalities: Subjects with (historical or) current evidence of clinically significant, neurological, psychiatric, renal, hepatic, immunological, endocrine or haematological abnormalities that are uncontrolled.

    10.Eosinophilic disease: Subjects with other conditions that could lead to elevated eosinophils such as Hypereosinophilic syndromes including Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis or Eosinophilic Esophagitis.

    11.Parasitic infection: Subjects with a pre-existing helminthes infestation within 6 months prior to Visit 1 are also excluded.

    12.Malignancy: A current malignancy or previous history of cancer in remission for less than 12 months prior to Visit 1.

    13.Immunodeficiency: A known immunodeficiency (e.g human immunodeficiency virus – HIV), other than that explained by the use of corticosteroids taken for COPD.

    14.Liver disease: Unstable liver disease, cirrhosis, and known bilary abnormalities (with the exception of Gilbert’s syndrome or asymptomatic gallstones). Chronic stable hepatitis B and C are acceptable if subject otherwise meets entry criteria

    15.Monoclonal antibodies: Subjects who have received any monoclonal antibody within 5 half-lives of Visit 1

    16.Investigational medications: Subjects who have received an investigational drug within 30 days of Visit 1, or within 5 drug half-lives of the investigational drug, whichever is longer

    17.Hypersensitivity: Subjects with a known allergy or intolerance to another monoclonal antibody or biologic including history of anaphylaxis to another biologic

    18.Inability to read: In the opinion of the investigator, any subject who is unable to read and/or would not be able to complete study related materials.

    19.Non-compliance: Subjects at risk of non-compliance, or unable to comply with the study procedures. Any infirmity, disability, or geographic location that would limit compliance for scheduled visits.

    20.Questionable validity of consent: Subjects with a history of psychiatric disease, intellectual deficiency, poor motivation or other conditions that will limit the validity of informed consent to participate in the study.

    21.Drug or alcohol abuse: A known or suspected history of alcohol or drug abuse within 2 years prior to Visit 1.

    22.Previous participation: Subjects who have previously participated in any study of mepolizumab.

    23.Affiliation with Investigator Site: Is an investigator, sub-investigator, study coordinator, employee of a participating investigator or study site, or immediate family member of the aforementioned that is involved in this study.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Frequency of moderate and severe exacerbations.

    Moderate exacerbations are defined as COPD exacerbations that require either systemic corticosteroids (intramuscular (IM), intravenous, or oral) and/or antibiotics.

    Severe exacerbations are defined as COPD exacerbations requiring hospitalization or result in death.
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Over the 52 week treatment period
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    •Time to first moderate/severe exacerbation
    •Frequency of COPD exacerbations requiring emergency department (ED) visits and/or hospitalizations
    •Change from baseline mean total St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire-COPD (SGRQ-C) score
    •Change from baseline COPD assessment test (CAT) score
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    As specified in the endpoint.
    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 Yes
    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. 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 trial3
    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 concerned4
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA37
    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
    Korea, Republic of
    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 months6
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days0
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years2
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months6
    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: 330
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 330
    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 state18
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 268
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 660
    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)
    The investigator is responsible for ensuring that consideration has been given to the post-study care of the subject's medical condition whether or not GSK is providing specific post-study treatment.
    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 Decision2014-04-14
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2014-05-08
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2017-01-16
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