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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2014-000488-42
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:Teng-001
    National Competent Authority:Netherlands - Competent Authority
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2014-05-09
    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 ConcernedNetherlands - Competent Authority
    A.2EudraCT number2014-000488-42
    A.3Full title of the trial
    The SYNBioSe Study
    A proof-of-concept study involving synergetic B-cell imunnomodulation in patients with refractory systemic lupus erythematosus
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    Synergetic B-cell immunomodulation in SLE
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    SynBiose
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberTeng-001
    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 SponsorLeiden University Medical Center
    B.1.3.4CountryNetherlands
    B.3.1 and B.3.2Status of the sponsorNon-Commercial
    B.4 Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support for the clinical trial:
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing supportLeiden University Medical Center
    B.4.2CountryNetherlands
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationLeiden University Medical Center
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointTeng
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressAlbinusdreef 2
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityLeiden
    B.5.3.3Post code2333 ZA
    B.5.3.4CountryNetherlands
    B.5.4Telephone number31715268157
    B.5.6E-maily.k.o.teng@lumc.nl
    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 rituximab
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderRoche Registration Ltd
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationNetherlands
    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 nameRituximab
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form 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 INNRITUXIMAB
    D.3.9.1CAS number 174722-31-7
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeTeng-001
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB12570MIG
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number2000
    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.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 Yes
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name Benlysta
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderGlaxo Group Ltd
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationNetherlands
    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 nameBelimumab
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form 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 INNBELIMUMAB
    D.3.9.1CAS number 356547-88-1
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeTeng-001
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB25607
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/kg milligram(s)/kilogram
    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 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
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Systemic lupus erythematosus
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    systemic lupus erythematosus
    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 17.0
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10025139
    E.1.2Term Lupus erythematosus systemic
    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
    In this proof-of-concept study the primary objective is to assess whether a combination treatment ofrituximab (anti-CD20) and belimumab (anti-BAFF) will lead to a sustained reduction of pathogenic autoantibodies and thereby inhibition of NET formation, which portentially forms the basis of a new therapeutic approach in severe SLE.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    Secondary goals are to evaluate clinical improvement, reduction of circulating immune complexes, safety and feasibility.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    4.1. Inclusion criteria
    Subjects enrolled in the study must meet the following inclusion criteria:
    1) age 18 years,
    2) ACR diagnosis of SLE (1997 revised criteria, see appendix 1)
    3) Severe SLE flare at screening (see also section 5.2.3.2.), defined as a situation in which 1 or more of the following criteria are met:
    - Increase in SLEDAI (SLE Disease Activity Index) with 12 or more points
    - New or worse SLE-related activity of major organs, i.e.: CNS-SLE (includes NPSLE), vasculitis, nephritis, pericarditis and/or myocarditis, myositis, trombocytopenia < 60, hemolytic anemia < 4.4mmol/L (=7.0g/dL).
    4) Refractory disease, defined as persisting or progressive disease activity (SLEDAI > 6 points) despite conventional immunosuppressive treatment and 1 or more of the following criteria:
    - failure of the initial induction treatment at six months, for which a switch to another induction therapy regime has already been carried out;
    - intolerance or contraindication for cyclophosphamide and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF);
    - exceeding a cumulative dose of 15 gram of cyclophosphamide;
    - a second relapse within two years after start of the initial induction therapy
    - a relative contraindication for high-dose oral or intravenous (iv) prednisone, such as avascular osteonecrosis, previous psychosis on corticosteroids, osteoporosis and/or severe obesity (BMI ≥35 kg/m2).
    5) ANA seropositivity, as defined by a positive ANA-titer ≥ 1:80, before and at screening :
    - Positive test results from 2 independent time points within the study screening period; OR
    - One positive historical test result and 1 positive result during the screening period. Historical documentation of a positive test of ANA (eg, ANA by HEp-2 titer, ANA by ELISA) must include the date of the test.
    6) Anti-DNA seropositivity, as defined by a positive anti-dsDNA serum antibody ≥ 30 IU/mL, before and at screening:
    - Positive test results from 2 independent time points within the study screening period.
    - One positive historical test result and 1 positive result during the screening period. Historical documentation of a positive test of anti-dsDNA (eg, anti-dsDNA by Farr assay or ELISA) must include the date of the test.
    7) Immune-complex mediated complement usage, as defined by:
    - a low C3 serum level ≤ 0.9 g/L; OR
    - a low C4 serum level ≤ 95 mg/L; OR
    - a reduced activation of the classical pathway < 75%
    8) Use of effective contraception
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    Subjects will be excluded from participation if they meet any of the following exclusion criteria:
    1) Active pregnancy, as proven by a positive urine beta-HCG test or a positive serum beta-HCG
    2) Significant B-cell depletion (peripheral B-cell counts < 60x10E6)
    3) Significant hypogammaglobulinemia (IgG < 8.0 g/L)
    4) Immunization with a live vaccine 1 month before screening
    5) Active infection at time of screening, as follows:
    - Hospitalization for treatment of infection within previous 2 months of day 0 of the study
    - Use of parenteral (intravenous of intramuscular) antibiotics ( including anti-bacterials, anti-virals, anti-fungals or anti-parasitic agents) within previous 2 months of day 0 of the study
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    In this proof-of-concept study the primary objective is to assess whether a combination treatment of rituximab and belimumab will lead to a sustained reduction of pathogenic autoantibodies and thereby inhibition of NET formation. Therefore, the primary endpoints are:
    - a sustained reduction of pathogenic autoantibodies, in particular anti-dsDNA autoantibodies, at 24 weeks after treatment start
    - an inhibition of the formation of NETs at 24 weeks after treatment start
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    at 24 weeks
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    The main secondary objective is to evaluate the effects of long-term B-cell depletion which will involve assessments of the clinical response correlated with immunological parameters. To this end, the relevant study parameters will be evaluated after 4 weeks (short term), 24 weeks (intermediate term) and 104 weeks (long-term). The secondary endpoints measured at these times are:
    - the effects on the reduction of pathogenic autoantibodies, in particular anti-dsDNA autoantibodies
    - the inhibition of the formation of NETs
    - seroconversion of pathogenic autoantibodies, in particular anti-dsDNA autoantibodies
    - the normalization of complement usage, i.e. C3/C4 levels and C1Q-binding

    Other secondary objectives are to evaluate:
    - the safety and feasibility of the combination treatment according to the WHO toxicity criteria
    - the clinical response of refractory SLE patients upon long-term B-cell depletion by:
    * a reduction in SLEDAI scores, no new BILAG A involvement and the SLE responder index
    * in case of lupus nephritis: the number of partial and complete renal responders
    * the number of moderate or severe flares and renal flares
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    4 weeks (short term), 24 weeks (intermediate term) and 104 weeks (long-term).
    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 No
    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) Yes
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) No
    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.8.3 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 No
    E.8.6 Trial involving sites outside the EEA
    E.8.6.1Trial being conducted both within and outside the EEA No
    E.8.6.2Trial being conducted completely outside of the EEA No
    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
    The trial ends at the last visit of the last patient
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years4
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months0
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned 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: 15
    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 No
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception No
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception No
    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 state15
    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)
    At the end of the study, the treating physician of the patient will decide whether treatment with belimumab is continued, tapered or replaced by other immunosuppressive therapy
    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 Decision2014-05-09
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2014-05-12
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2018-10-31
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