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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2014-000241-74
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:CNTO148AKS3001
    National Competent Authority:Germany - PEI
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2014-10-01
    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 ConcernedGermany - PEI
    A.2EudraCT number2014-000241-74
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial of Golimumab, an Anti-TNFα Monoclonal Antibody, Administered Intravenously, in Subjects with Active Ankylosing Spondylitis
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    A Study of Golimumab in Participants with Active Ankylosing Spondylitis
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    GO - ALIVE
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberCNTO148AKS3001
    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 SponsorJanssen Biologics, BV
    B.1.3.4CountryNetherlands
    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 supportJanssen Research & Development, LLC
    B.4.2CountryUnited States
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationJanssen Biologics, BV
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointClinical Registry Group
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressJanssen Biologics BV- Archimdesweg 29
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityLeiden
    B.5.3.3Post code2333CM
    B.5.3.4CountryNetherlands
    B.5.4Telephone number+ 31(0)715242166
    B.5.5Fax number+ 31(0)715242110
    B.5.6E-mailClinicalTrialsEU@its.jnj.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.3.1Product namegolimumab
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Concentrate for solution for infusion
    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 INNGOLIMUMAB
    D.3.9.1CAS number 476181-74-5
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameHuman anti-TNFα monoclonal antibody
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB25638
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/ml milligram(s)/millilitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number12.5
    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 placeboSolvent for solution for infusion
    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
    Ankylosing spondylitis (AS)
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    Ankylosing spondylitis (AS)
    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 19.0
    E.1.2Level PT
    E.1.2Classification code 10002556
    E.1.2Term Ankylosing spondylitis
    E.1.2System Organ Class 10028395 - Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of IV administration of golimumab 2 mg/kg in subjects with active ankylosing spondylitis (AS) by assessing the reduction in signs and symptoms of AS.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    The secondary objectives are to assess the following for IV golimumab:
    - Efficacy related to improving physical function, range of motion, health-related quality of life, and
    other health outcomes
    - Safety
    - Pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD), and immunogenicity
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    Each potential subject must satisfy all of the following criteria to be enrolled in the study:
    1. Subject must be a man or woman 18 years of age or older.
    2. Subject must be medically stable on the basis of physical examination, medical history, vital signs, and 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) performed at screening. This determination must be recorded in the subject's source documents and initialed by the investigator.
    3. Subject must be medically stable on the basis of clinical laboratory tests performed at screening. If the results of the serum chemistry panel including liver enzymes or hematology are outside the normal reference ranges, the subject may be included only if the investigator judges the abnormalities or deviations from normal to be not clinically significant or to be appropriate and reasonable for the population under study. This determination must be recorded in the subject's source documents and initialed by the investigator. For tests described in inclusion criteria #6 and #16, results MUST be within the eligibility ranges allowed in inclusion criteria #6 and #16.
    4. Have a diagnosis of definite AS, as defined by the modified New York criteria, for at least 3 months prior to first administration of study agent.
    Both the radiographic criterion and at least 1 clinical criterion must be met:
    a. Radiographic criterion: Sacroiliitis Grade ≥ 2 bilaterally or sacroiliitis Grade 3 to 4 unilaterally.
    b. Clinical criteria (at least 1):
    i. Low back pain and stiffness for more than 3 months, which improves with exercise, but is not relieved by rest.
    ii. Limitation of motion of the lumbar spine in both the sagittal and frontal planes.
    iii. Limitation of chest expansion relative to normal values corrected for age and sex.
    5. Have symptoms of active disease at screening and at baseline, as evidenced by both a BASDAI score of ≥ 4 and a VAS score for total back pain of ≥ 4, each on a scale of 0 to 10 cm.
    6. Have a CRP level of ≥ 0.3 mg/dL at screening.
    NOTE: A one-time repeat assessment of CRP level is allowed during the 6-week screening period and the Investigator may consider the subject eligible if the test result is within acceptable range on repeat testing in the central laboratory.
    7. Either has an inadequate response to at least 2 NSAIDs over a 4 week period in total with maximal recommended doses of NSAID(s), or is unable to receive a full 4 weeks of maximal NSAID therapy because of intolerance, toxicity, or contraindications to NSAIDs.
    8. If using NSAIDs or other analgesics for AS, must be on a stable dose for at least 2 weeks prior to the first administration of study agent. If currently not using NSAIDs or other analgesics for AS, must not have received NSAIDs or other analgesics for AS for at least 2 weeks prior to the first administration of the study agent.
    9. If using oral corticosteroids, must be on a stable dose equivalent to ≤10 mg of prednisone/day for at least 2 weeks prior to the first administration of study agent. If currently not using corticosteroids, must have not received oral corticosteroids for at least 2 weeks prior to the first administration of the study agent.
    10. If using MTX, SSZ, or HCQ, should have started treatment at least 3 months prior to the first administration of study agent and should have no serious toxic side effects attributable to the disease modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD). Methotrexate routes of administration and doses (not to exceed 25 mg/week) should be stable for at least 4 weeks prior to the first administration of the study agent. If using SSZ or HCQ, must also be on a stable dose for at least 4 weeks prior to the first administration of study agent. If currently not using MTX, SSZ, or HCQ, must have not received these DMARDs for at least 4 weeks prior to the first administration of the study agent.
    11. Before randomization, a woman must be either
    - Not of childbearing potential: premenarchal; postmenopausal (>45 years of age with amenorrhea for at least 12 months); permanently sterilized (eg, tubal occlusion, hysterectomy, bilateral salpingectomy); or otherwise be incapable of pregnancy,
    - Of childbearing potential and practicing a highly effective method of birth control consistent with local regulations regarding the use of birth control methods for subjects participating in clinical studies: eg, established use of oral, injected or implanted hormonal methods of contraception; placement of an intrauterine device or intrauterine system; barrier methods: Condom with spermicidal foam/gel/film/cream/suppository or occlusive cap (diaphragm or cervical/vault caps) with spermicidal foam/gel/film/cream/suppository; male partner sterilization (the vasectomized partner should be the sole partner for that subject); true abstinence (when this is in line with the preferred and usual lifestyle of the subject).

    Please refer to the Protocol section 4.1 for further inclusion criteria.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    Any potential subject who meets any of the following criteria will be excluded from participating in the study.
    1. Have other inflammatory diseases that might confound the evaluations of benefit from the golimumab therapy, including but not limited to, RA, PsA, systemic lupus erythematosus, or Lyme disease.
    2. Are pregnant, nursing, or planning a pregnancy or fathering a child while enrolled in the study or within 4 months after receiving the last administration of study agent.
    3. Have received any systemic immunosuppressives or DMARDs other than MTX, SSZ, or HCQ within 4 weeks prior to first administration of study agent. Medications in these categories include, but are not limited to chloroquine, azathioprine, cyclosporine, mycophenolate mofetil, gold, and penicillamine. Corticosteroids are not included in this criterion; see other eligibility criteria regarding corticosteroids.
    4. Have received leflunomide within 4 weeks prior to the first administration of study agent (irrespective of undergoing a drug elimination procedure), or have received leflunomide within 3 months prior to the first administration of study agent and have not undergone a drug elimination procedure.
    5. Have received epidural, intra-articular, IM, or IV corticosteroids, including adrenocorticotropic hormone during the 4 weeks prior to first administration of study agent.
    6. Have ever received golimumab.
    7. Have received infliximab (including biosimilar anti-TNFα agents), adalimumab, or certolizumab pegol within 3 months prior to the first administration of the study agent.
    8. Have received etanercept or yisaipu within 6 weeks prior to the first administration of the study agent.
    9. Have received more than one prior anti-TNFα agent.
    10. Have experienced primary failure to any prior anti-TNFα agent (defined as lack of response as assessed by the investigator or discontinuation due to lack of efficacy within the first 16 weeks of treatment).
    11. Have received prior biologic therapy other than anti-TNFα agents, including but not limited to tocilizumab, alefacept, efalizumab, natalizumab, abatacept, anakinra, ustekinumab, brodalumab, secukinumab, ixekizumab, and B-cell depleting therapies (Section 8.5).
    12. Have ever received tofacitinib or any other Janus kinase inhibitors (JAK) inhibitor
    13. Have a known hypersensitivity to human immunoglobulin proteins.
    14. Have used cytotoxic drugs, including chlorambucil, cyclophosphamide, nitrogen mustard, or other alkylating agents.
    15. Have a history of active granulomatous infection, including histoplasmosis, or coccidioidomycosis, prior to screening. Refer to inclusion criteria for information regarding eligibility with a history of latent TB.
    16. Have had a Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination within 12 months of screening.
    17. Have a chest radiograph within 3 months prior to the first administration of study agent that shows an abnormality suggestive of a malignancy or current active infection, including TB.
    18. Have had a nontuberculous mycobacterial infection or opportunistic infection (eg, cytomegalovirus, pneumocystosis, aspergillosis) within 6 months prior to screening.
    19. Have had a herpes zoster infection within 2 months of first administration of study agent.
    20. Have received, or are expected to receive, any live virus or bacterial vaccination within 3 months before the first administration of study agent, during the study, or within 3 months after the last administration of study agent.
    21. Have a history of an infected joint prosthesis, or have received antibiotics for a suspected infection of a joint prosthesis, if that prosthesis has not been removed or replaced.
    22. Have had a serious infection (including but not limited to, hepatitis, pneumonia, sepsis, or pyelonephritis), or have been hospitalized for an infection, or have been treated with IV antibiotics for an infection within 2 months prior to first administration of study agent. Less serious infections (eg, acute upper respiratory tract infection, simple urinary tract
    infection) need not be considered exclusionary at the discretion of the investigator.
    23. Have a history of, or ongoing, chronic or recurrent infectious disease, including but not limited to, chronic renal infection, chronic chest infection (eg, bronchiectasis), sinusitis, recurrent urinary tract infection (eg, recurrent pyelonephritis), an open, draining, or infected skin wound, or an ulcer.
    24. Subject has a history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody positive, or tests positive for HIV at Screening.
    25. Has a hepatitis B infection. Subjects must undergo screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV). At a minimum, this includes testing for HBsAg (HBV surface antigen), anti-HBs (HBV surface antibody), and anti-HBc total (HBV core antibody total; Appendix C).

    Please refer to the Protocol section 4.2 for further exclusion criteria.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Percentage of Participants Achieving a 20 Percent Improvement in Assessment in Ankylosing Spondylitis (ASAS 20) at Week 16.
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Week 16
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    The following major secondary endpoints are listed in order of importance as specified below:
    1. Percentage of Participants Achieving a 40 Percent Improvement in Assessment in Ankylosing Spondylitis (ASAS 40) at
    Week 16.
    2. Percentage of Participants With at Least 50 Percent Improvement From Baseline in Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI) at Week 16.
    3. Change From Baseline in Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI) Score at Week 16.
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    1. Week 16
    2. Week 16
    3. Baseline and Week 16
    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 No
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic Yes
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic No
    E.6.13Others Yes
    E.6.13.1Other scope of the trial description
    immunogenicity
    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 Yes
    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 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 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
    Australia
    Brazil
    Canada
    Germany
    Korea, Republic of
    Mexico
    Poland
    Romania
    Russian Federation
    Ukraine
    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
    The end of study is defined as the time the last subject completes the Week 60 visit.
    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 months5
    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 months9
    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: 190
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 10
    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 state45
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 127
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 200
    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)
    Patients who end their participation in the trial will return to standard therapy according to their health care scheme.
    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 Decision2014-12-29
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2014-12-30
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2016-10-11
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