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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2016-002852-26
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:MS200588-0004
    National Competent Authority:UK - MHRA
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Completed
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2016-09-23
    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 ConcernedUK - MHRA
    A.2EudraCT number2016-002852-26
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, Phase III trial to evaluate the safety, immunogenicity, and efficacy of MSB11022 compared with Humira® in patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    MSB11022 in moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    AURIEL-RA
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberMS200588-0004
    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 SponsorMerck KGaA
    B.1.3.4CountryGermany
    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 supportMerck KGaA
    B.4.2CountryGermany
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationMerck KGaA
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointCommunication Center Merck KGaA
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressFrankfurter Str. 250
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityDarmstadt
    B.5.3.3Post code64293
    B.5.3.4CountryGermany
    B.5.4Telephone number496151725200
    B.5.5Fax number496151722000
    B.5.6E-mailservice@merckgroup.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 nameadalimumab
    D.3.2Product code MSB11022
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Solution for injection in pre-filled syringe
    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 codeMSB11022
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB20016
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    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.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 RoleComparator
    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 Humira
    D.2.1.1.2Name 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 nameHumira
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Solution for injection in pre-filled syringe
    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.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB20016
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    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.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
    moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Diseases [C] - Musculoskeletal Diseases [C05]
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 19.0
    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 of this study is to evaluate the safety profile of MSB11022-acetate compared to reference product in patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) up to Week 52.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    - To compare the efficacy of MSB11022-acetate to reference product at Week 12 in patients with moderately to severely active RA.
    - To evaluate the immunogenicity profile of MSB11022-acetate compared to reference product in patients with moderately to severely active RA up to Week 52
    - To further compare the efficacy and safety of MSB11022-acetate to reference product in patients with moderately to severely active RA up to Week 52
    - To evaluate population pharmacokinetics (PK) on MSB11022-acetate and reference product in patients with moderately to severely active RA
    - To compare quality of life (QoL) and physical function on MSB11022-acetate with reference product in patients with moderately to severely active RA
    - To compare injection site pain levels of MSB11022-acetate versus reference product
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study Yes
    E.2.3.1Full title, date and version of each sub-study and their related objectives
    Pharmacokinetics sub-study - for further details please refer to the MS200588-0004 protocol.
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    Male or female patients ≥ 18 years old with a clinical diagnosis of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with disease duration of at least 6 months from confirmed diagnosis (defined by the 2010 revised ACR/EULAR 2010 criteria or the 1987 Criteria of American Rheumatology Association) despite methotrexate (MTX) therapy (defined as ≥ 6 swollen joints and ≥ 6 tender joints (from the 66/68 joint count system) at screening and randomization and either erythrocyte sedimentation rate ≥ 28 mm/h or serum C reactive protein (CRP) ≥ 1.0 mg/dL at screening.

    Patient must have been treated with MTX for a total of at least 12 weeks prior to baseline and must have been on both a stable route of administration (oral or parenteral) and stable dose of MTX (10 to 25 mg/week) for at least 4 weeks prior to screening.

    Patients must have discontinued infliximab (either originator or investigational or approved biosimilar), certolizumab pegol (either originator or investigational or approved biosimilar) or golimumab (either originator or investigational or approved biosimilar) 8 weeks prior to screening, or etanercept (either originator or investigational or approved biosimilar) 4 weeks prior screening.

    Other protocol-defined criteria could apply
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    A patient will be excluded if he or she is considered ACR functional class IV as defined by the ACR classification of functional status or wheelchair/bedbound or has diagnoses of Felty’s syndrome or any other inflammatory arthritides/systemic autoimmune disease other than secondary Sjögren’s syndrome.

    Patient must not have received therapy with leflunomide within 12 weeks prior to baseline (Day 1); disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs other than MTX including but not limited to oral or injectable gold, sulfasalazine, azathioprine, penicillamine, cyclosporine, or tacrolimus within 4 weeks prior to baseline; or increasing doses of non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (including low dose aspirin and COX-2 inhibitors) in the 2 weeks prior to baseline; had prior exposure to alkylating agents, such as chlorambucil or cyclophosphamide; use oral glucocorticoids > 10 mg/day prednisone or equivalent (dose must have been stable for the 4 weeks prior to baseline); or received any intra-articular, intravenous, or intramuscular use of corticosteroids in the 6 weeks prior to baseline.

    Patients will also be excluded if they have a history of an ongoing, chronic, or recurrent infectious disease (including active or latent tuberculosis [TB]); history of active or latent TB; or a history of hypersensitivity to any component of the IMP formulation, comparable drugs, or latex.

    Patients will be excluded if they have a concomitant diagnosis or history of congestive heart failure (New York Heart Association [NYHA] class III or IV).

    Other protocol-defined criteria could apply
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Treatment-emergent adverse events of special interest (AESI) including and up to Week 52
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    at week 52
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    Key secondary endpoint:
    American College of Rheumatology 20% response criteria (ACR20)
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    at week 12
    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 No
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic No
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic No
    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 No
    E.8.1.7Other No
    E.8.2 Comparator of controlled trial
    E.8.2.1Other medicinal product(s) Yes
    E.8.2.2Placebo No
    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 concerned3
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA53
    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
    Bulgaria
    Czech Republic
    Estonia
    Germany
    Hungary
    Lithuania
    Poland
    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
    LVLS
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years1
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months9
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years1
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months10
    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: 220
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 40
    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 state3
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 251
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 260
    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 a subject has completed the trial or has withdrawn early, no treatment will be provided by the Sponsor. Usual treatment will be administered, if required, in accordance with the local standard of care and generally accepted medical practice and depending on the subject's individual medical needs.
    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 Decision2016-11-15
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2017-01-05
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusCompleted
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2018-08-29
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