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    EudraCT Number:2014-001114-26
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:M14-500
    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:2014-08-08
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedGermany - PEI
    A.2EudraCT number2014-001114-26
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A Phase 4 Trial Assessing the ImPact of Residual Inflammation Detected via Imaging TEchniques, Drug Levels and Patient Characteristics on the Outcome of Dose TaperIng of Adalimumab in Clinical Remission Rheumatoid ArThritis (RA) subjects (PREDICTRA)
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    A study of subjects with rheumatoid arthritis who are in clinical remission to investigate patient and disease characteristics that could help identify which subjects may lose disease control upon reducing their adalimumab dose
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberM14-500
    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 SponsorAbbVie Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    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 supportAbbVie Inc.
    B.4.2CountryUnited States
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationAbbVie Ltd
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointEU Clinical Trials Helpdesk
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressAbbVie House, Vanwall Business Park, Vanwall
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityMaidenhead, Berkshire
    B.5.3.3Post codeSL6 4UB
    B.5.3.4CountryUnited Kingdom
    B.5.4Telephone number+441628561090
    B.5.5Fax number+441628461153
    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 Humira 40 mg/0.8 ml solution for injection
    D. of the Marketing Authorisation holderAbbVie 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 nameADALIMUMAB
    D.3.2Product code 331731-18-1
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form 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 INNADALIMUMAB
    D.3.9.1CAS number 331731-18-1
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeHumira
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB20016
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/ml milligram(s)/millilitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number50
    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 placeboSolution 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
    Rheumatoid arthritis
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    Rheumatoid arthritis
    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 20.0
    E.1.2Level PT
    E.1.2Classification code 10039073
    E.1.2Term Rheumatoid arthritis
    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 is to investigate the association between residual disease activity at Baseline as detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the occurrence of flares in RA subjects randomized to an adalimumab dose tapering regimen controlled by adalimumab withdrawal
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    • To assess the occurrence and severity of flares and the time to flare in both taper and withdrawal arms.
    • To investigate the association between Double-Blind Baseline (dbBaseline) subject demographic and disease characteristics and the occurrence of flares.
    • To investigate the association between dbBaseline adalimumab trough concentrations and the occurrence of flares.
    • To evaluate the effectiveness of rescue therapy with open-label adalimumab 40 mg every other week (eow) over 16 weeks in subjects experiencing a flare.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study Yes
    E.2.3.1Full title, date and version of each sub-study and their related objectives
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    1. Male or female subjects ≥ 18 years of age.
    2. Subject has a diagnosis of RA as defined by the 1987 revised ACR classification criteria and/or the ACR /EULAR 2010 classification criteria (any duration since diagnosis).
    3. Subject must meet the following criteria:
    • Must be treated with adalimumab 40 mg sc eow for at least 12 months prior to Week 0 Visit
    • Must be treated with concomitant MTX at a stable dose (oral or sc or im at any dose) for at least 12 weeks prior to Week 0 Visit or if not on MTX, must be treated with other allowed csDMARDs at stable dose for at least 12 weeks prior to Week 0 Visit or if not treated with csDMARDs must maintain this Regimen for at least 12 weeks Prior to Week 0 Visit.
    4. Subject must be in sustained clinical remission based on the following:
    • At least one documented 4 or 3 (if PGA is not available) variables DAS28 (ESR) or DAS28 (CRP) < 2.6 (or calculated based on documented components of the DAS28) in the patient chart 6 months or longer prior to the Screening Visit
    • 4 variables DAS28 (ESR) assessed at Screening < 2.6, with all components including ESR assessed at Screening.
    5. If subjects are receiving concomitant allowed csDMARDs (in addition or not to MTX) the dose must be stable for at least 12 weeks prior to Week 0 Visit (e.g., chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, sulfasalazine, gold formulations [including auranofin, gold sodium thiomalate, and aurothioglucose] and/or leflunomide).
    6. If subjects are receiving concomitant oral corticosteroids, prednisone or equivalent must be < 10 mg/day and the dose must be stable for at least 4 weeks prior to Week 0 Visit.
    7. If subjects are receiving non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), tramadol or other equivalent opioids and/or non-opioid analgesics, the dose and/or therapeutic scheme must be stable for at least 4 weeks prior to the Week 0 Visit.
    8. Subject must be able and willing to provide written informed consent and comply with the requirements of this study protocol.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    1. Any 4 or 3 (if PGA is not available) variables DAS28 (ESR) or DAS28 (CRP) (or calculated based on documented components of the DAS28) assessed within 6 months prior to the Screening visit ≥ 2.6
    2. Subject is on an additional concomitant biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (bDMARD) (including but not limited to abatacept, anakinra, certolizumab, etanercept, golimumab, infliximab, rituximab or tocilizumab).
    3. Subject has been treated with intra-articular or parenteral corticosteroids within the last four weeks before Screening.
    4. Subject has undergone joint surgery within 12 weeks of Screening (at joints to be assessed by MRI and/or ultrasound).
    5. Subject has a medical condition precluding an MRI (e.g. magnetic activated implanted devices - cardiac pace-maker, insulin pump, neurostimulators, etc. and metallic devices or fragments or clips in the eye, brain or spinal canal and in the hand/wrist undergoing MRI)
    6. Subject has a medical condition precluding a contrast MRI with gadolinium [e.g nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, previous anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reaction to gadolinium containing contrast agent, pregnancy or breast feeding, severe renal insufficiency with an estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) below 30mL/min/1.73m2 at Screening, hepato-renal syndrome, severe chronic liver function impairment]
    7. Subject has been treated with any investigational drug of chemical or biologic nature within a minimum of 30 days or five half-lives (whichever is longer) of the drug prior to the Screening Visit.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    The primary explanatory variables are the Baseline hand and wrist synovitis and bone marrow edema (BME) RAMRIS scores as well as a composite of both and the dependent variable is the occurrence of flare up to Week 40 in the tapering arm.
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Up to Week 40
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    • Time to flare
    • Flare severity (Lickert scale)
    • Proportion of subjects experiencing a flare
    • Subject demographics and clinical disease characteristics at dbBaseline
    • Proportion of subjects who regain clinical remission [defined as DAS28 (ESR) < 2.6 and defined as DAS28 (ESR) decrease >1.2 if DAS28 (ESR) was less than 2.6 at flare] in the Open-Label Rescue Arm over time
    • Time to regain clinical remission in the Open-Label Rescue Arm
    • Proportion of subjects who achieve low disease activity [defined as DAS28 (ESR) < 3.2] in the Open-Label Rescue Arm over time
    • Change from dbBaseline in DAS28 (ESR), Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI) and Simplified Disease Activity Index (SDAI)
    • Proportion of subjects maintaining clinical remission [defined by DAS, SDAI and CDAI: DAS28(ESR) < 2.6; SDAI ≤ 3.3; CDAI ≤ 2.8)] throughout the study
    • Change from dbBaseline to Week 40 or final Visit in MRI synovitis, BME and erosions RAMRIS scores
    • Change from dbBaseline in Health Assessment Questionnaire – Disability Index (HAQ-DI) over time
    • Proportion of subjects with HAQ-DI normal (HAQ-DI ≤ 0.5) at dbBaseline and at Week 40
    • Change from dbBaseline in RAPID 3 scores assessed during Visits
    • Change from Flare Week 0 visit week 0 in RAPID 3 at home assessments
    • Change from dbBaseline in Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire for Medication (TSQM)
    • Change from dbBaseline in Work Productivity and Activity Impairment (WPAI)
    • Change from dbBaseline in Short Form-36 (SF-36)
    • Change from dbBaseline in Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy - fatigue (FACIT-fatigue)
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    From dbBaseline up to Week 40 in the Double-Blind period and up to Week 16 in the Open-Label Rescue Arm
    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 No
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response Yes
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic Yes
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic No
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic No
    E.6.13Others Yes
    E.6.13.1Other scope of the trial description
    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) No
    E.7.4Therapeutic use (Phase IV) Yes
    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 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 EEA48
    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
    United States
    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 end of study is defined as the date of the Last subject last visit, or the last follow-up contact, whichever is longer.
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years3
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months1
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days12
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years3
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months1
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial days12
    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: 91
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 59
    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 Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception Yes
    F.3.3.3Pregnant women Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.4Nursing women Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.5Emergency situation Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.6Subjects incapable of giving consent personally Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.7Others No
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state30
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 114
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 150
    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)
    Standard of care
    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 Decision2014-08-18
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2014-11-10
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2018-07-20
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