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    EudraCT Number:2014-005119-17
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:BAY86-5321/17850
    National Competent Authority:Czech Republic - SUKL
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2015-04-01
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedCzech Republic - SUKL
    A.2EudraCT number2014-005119-17
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Open-label Phase-4 study to examine the change of vision-related quality of life in subjects with diabetic macular edema (DME) during treatment with intravitreal injections of 2 mg aflibercept according to EU label for the first year of treatment.
    Otevřená studie fáze 4 zkoumající změnu kvality života související se zrakem u subjektů s diabetickým makulárním edémem (DME) během léčby intravitreálními injekcemi 2 mg afliberceptu v souladu s indikací schválenou v EU po dobu prvního roku léčby
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    Investigation of the change of vision-related quality of life in subjects treated with aflibercept according to EU label for DME.
    Hodnocení změny kvality života související se zrakem u subjektů léčených afliberceptem v souladu s indikací schválenou v EU

    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberBAY86-5321/17850
    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 SponsorBayer AG
    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 supportBayer AG
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationBayer AG
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointBayer Clinical Trials Contact
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressCTP Team/Ref: 'EU CTR' /Bayer Pharma AG
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityBerlin
    B.5.3.3Post code13342
    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 Eylea 40mg/ml solution for injection in a vial
    D. of the Marketing Authorisation holderBayer Pharma AG
    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 nameAflibercept
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Solution for injection
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPIntravitreal use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNAFLIBERCEPT
    D.3.9.1CAS number 862111-32-8
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeBAY 86-5321
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameVEGF Trap-Eye / AFLIBERCEPT
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB26987
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/ml milligram(s)/millilitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number40
    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
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Diabetic macular edema (DME)
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    Diabetic macular edema (DME) is a manifestation of Diabetic Retinopathy - damage to the blood vessels of the retina caused by complications of diabetes.
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Diseases [C] - Eye Diseases [C11]
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 20.1
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10057934
    E.1.2Term Diabetic macular edema
    E.1.2System Organ Class 10015919 - Eye disorders
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 20.0
    E.1.2Level SOC
    E.1.2Classification code 10015919
    E.1.2Term Eye disorders
    E.1.2System Organ Class 10015919 - Eye 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 change in quality of life (NEI VFQ 25) in subjects with DME during the first year of treatment with aflibercept according to the EU label for DME
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    • To assess further the safety and tolerability of aflibercept in this population
    • To assess the change in the diabetic retinopathy severity score (DRSS) from baseline to Week 52
    • To support patient recruitment for the EMA-requested post-approval efficacy study in DME
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    1. Adults of either sex, ≥ 18 years of age
    2. Willingness and ability to comply with clinic visits and study-related procedures
    3. Women and men of reproductive potential must agree to a method of highly effective contraception (as defined by the Clinical Trials Facilitation group [CTFG] from 15 SEP 2014):
    • Combined (estrogen and progestogen containing) hormonal contraception associated with inhibition of ovulation:
    - oral
    - intravaginal
    - transdermal
    • Progestogen-only hormonal contraception associated with inhibition of
    - oral
    - injectable
    - implantable
    • Intrauterine device (IUD)
    • Intrauterine hormone-releasing system (IUS)
    • Bilateral tubal occlusion
    • Vasectomised partner
    • Sexual abstinence
    Alternatively women and men of reproductive potential can also use two
    acceptable methods of contraception (as defined by the Clinical Trials
    Facilitation group [CTFG] from 15 SEP 2014) simultaneously:
    • Progestogen-only oral hormonal contraception, where inhibition of ovulation is not the primary mode of action
    • Male or female condom with or without spermicide
    • Cap, diaphragm or sponge with spermicide
    Contraception has to be used from signing the informed consent form until 3 months after the last administration of study drug.
    Postmenopausal women must be amenorrheic for at least 12 months in order not to be considered of child bearing potential.
    4. Negative pregnancy test (urine or serum; women of childbearing potential only)
    5. Signed written informed consent
    6. Type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus
    7. Diagnosis of DME secondary to diabetes mellitus involving the center of the macula (defined as the area of the center subfield on OCT) in the study eye
    8. Decrease in vision determined to be primarily the result of DME in the study eye
    9. BCVA in the study eye of ETDRS letter score 73 to 24
    (This corresponds to a Snellen equivalent of approximately 20/40 to 20/320)
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    A subject must not meet any of the following exclusion criteria, at screening and baseline as applicable, to be eligible for enrollment into this study.
    Ocular exclusion criteria (study eye)
    1. Previous treatment with anti-angiogenic drugs in study eye (e.g. pegaptanib sodium, bevacizumab, ranibizumab) within the last 12 weeks
    2. History of vitreoretinal surgery and/or including scleral buckling in the study eye
    3. Prior treatment of the study eye with
    - Long acting steroids, either periocular or intraocular, in the preceding 120 days or
    - Iluvien® intravitreal implant at any time
    4. Active proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), current iris neovascularization, vitreous hemorrhage, or tractional retinal detachment in the study eye
    5. Aphakia in the study eye
    6. Cataract surgery within 90 days before first study treatment in the study eye
    7. Yttrium-aluminum-garnet capsulotomy in the study eye within 30 days before first study treatment
    8. Any other intraocular surgery within 90 days of first study treatment in the study eye
    9. Ocular inflammation (including trace or above) or history of uveitis in the study eye
    10. Vitreomacular traction or epiretinal membrane in the study eye evident biomicroscopically or on OCT that is thought to affect central vision
    11. Pre-retinal fibrosis involving the macula of the study eye
    12. Structural damage to the center of the macula in the study eye that was likely to preclude improvement in BCVA following the resolution of macular edema including atrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium, subretinal fibrosis or scar, significant macular ischemia or organized hard exudates
    13. Filtration surgery for glaucoma in the past or likely to be needed in the future on the study eye
    14. Uncontrolled glaucoma (defined as intraocular pressure [IOP] > 25 mmHg despite treatment with antiglaucoma medication) in the study eye
    15. Concurrent disease in the study eye, other than DME, that could compromise VA, require medical or surgical intervention during the study period, or could confound interpretation of the results (including advanced glaucoma, retinal vascular occlusion, retinal detachment, macular hole, or choroidal neovascularization of any cause)
    16. Significant media opacities, including cataract, in the study eye that
    interferes with visual acuity, fundus photography or OCT
    17. Myopia of a spherical equivalent prior to any possible refractive or cataract surgery of ≥ 8 diopters in the study eye
    Ocular exclusion criteria (either eye)
    18. Any ocular or periocular infection in the preceding 4 weeks in either eye
    19. Evidence of infectious blepharitis, keratitis, scleritis, or conjunctivitis in either eye
    Ocular and systemic exclusion criteria
    20. Presence of any contraindications indicated in the EU commission/locally approved label for aflibercept
    Systemic exclusion criteria
    21. Administration of systemic anti angiogenic agents within 180 days before first study treatment
    22. Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus as defined by hemoglobin (Hb)A1c > 12.0%
    23. Uncontrolled blood pressure (defined as systolic blood pressure > 160 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure > 95 mmHg while subject is sitting confirmed in two separate measurements)
    24. Allergy or hypersensitivity to fluorescein
    25. Current treatment for a serious systemic infection
    26. History of either cerebral vascular accident and/or myocardial infarction within 180 days before first study treatment
    27. Renal failure requiring dialysis or renal transplant
    28. History of other disease, metabolic dysfunction, physical examination finding, or clinical laboratory finding giving reasonable suspicion of a disease or condition that contraindicates the use of an investigational drug, might affect interpretation of the results of the study, or renders the subject at high risk for treatment complications
    29. Breast-feeding women
    30. Previous receipt of at least 1 dose of study drug under this protocol
    31. Concomitant participation in another clinical study with investigational medicinal product(s).
    32. Close affiliation with the investigational site; e.g. a close relative of the investigator, dependent person (e.g. employee or student of the investigational site)
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    The change from baseline to Week 52 in the NEI VFQ 25 total score.
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Week 52
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    Efficacy assessments:
    The change from baseline to Week 52 in the NEI VFQ 25 near activities subscale.
    The change from baseline to Week 52 in the NEI VFQ 25 distant activities subscale.
    The change from baseline to Week 52 in BCVA (ETDRS letter score).
    The change from baseline to Week 52 in CRT measured by OCT.
    Proportion of subjects progressing to ≥ 61 ETDRS diabetic retinopathy severity scale (DRSS) as assessed by FP.
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Baseline (vital signs), every 4 weeks (intraocular pressure) and Week 52 (efficacy assessments and vital signs).
    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 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. 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 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.8.2.4Number of treatment arms in the trial1
    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 concerned3
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA90
    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
    Czech Republic
    United Kingdom
    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 the study as a whole will be reached as soon as the last visit of the last subject (LVLS) has been reached in all centres in all participating countries (EU and non-EU).
    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: 250
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 240
    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 state40
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 436
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 490
    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)
    After the end of this study, subjects will not be restricted with regard to pursuing available treatments for DME.
    After completion of this study, subjects may subsequently be enrolled into the sponsor’s post-approval efficacy study further investigating the efficacy of aflibercept in DME patients.
    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 Decision2015-04-09
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2015-05-14
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2017-08-09
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