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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2017-000426-35
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:1.0
    National Competent Authority:Austria - BASG
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Ongoing
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2018-03-12
    Trial 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 ConcernedAustria - BASG
    A.2EudraCT number2017-000426-35
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Efficacy of Rituximab at low doses in Multiple Sclerosis – A prospective, randomized, double-blind, active controlled, pilo trial
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    The efficacy of treatment of patients with multiple sclerosis, a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune, disease that leads to neurologic deficits and aggravates with flairs, with low doses of rituximab, an antibody directed against the CD20 epitope on B Lymphocytes, specific cells of the immune system contributing to the progression of the disease - a pilot trial
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    Low-dose Rituximab in MS
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code number1.0
    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 SponsorMedical University of Vienna - Department of Neurology
    B.1.3.4CountryAustria
    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 supportMedical University of Vienna
    B.4.2CountryAustria
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationMedical University of Vienna - Department of Neurology
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointOffice of the Dept. of Neurology
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressWähringer Gürtel 18-20
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityVienna
    B.5.3.3Post code1090
    B.5.3.4CountryAustria
    B.5.4Telephone number+43 1 4040031230
    B.5.5Fax number+4314040031410
    B.5.6E-mailneurologie-sekretariat@meduniwien.ac.at
    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 Mabthera or biosimilar rituximab product
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderRoche Registration Limited or Producer of biosimilar Rituximab
    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 nameRituximab
    D.3.2Product code Rituximab
    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 INNRITUXIMAB
    D.3.9.1CAS number 174722-31-7
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeRituximab
    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 number100
    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) Yes
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product No
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product No
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product No
    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 Mabthera or biosimilar rituximab product
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderRoche Registration Limited or Producer of biosimilar rituximab
    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 nameRituximab
    D.3.2Product code Rituximab
    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 INNRITUXIMAB
    D.3.9.1CAS number 174722-31-7
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeRituximab
    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 number100
    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) Yes
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product No
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product No
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product No
    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
    Relapse Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    A chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory disease characterized by demyelination of central nervous system areas and consecutive neurologic deficits which is typically chronic but aggravated during flairs
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Diseases [C] - Nervous System Diseases [C10]
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 20.1
    E.1.2Level PT
    E.1.2Classification code 10028245
    E.1.2Term Multiple sclerosis
    E.1.2System Organ Class 10029205 - Nervous system disorders
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 20.0
    E.1.2Level PT
    E.1.2Classification code 10063399
    E.1.2Term Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis
    E.1.2System Organ Class 10029205 - Nervous system 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 main objective of this trial is to investigate whether 100mg rituximab every 10-12 weeks are equally effective compared to other, currently used dosing regimens. This will be evaluated by the annualized relapse rate at 48 weeks
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    To investigate the number of new gadolinium enhancing MRI lesions within 48 weeks.
    To investigate the number of new T2-weighted MRI lesions within 48 weeks.
    To investigate the changes in the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS).
    To investigate the CD19/CD20+ cell counts in the course of the trial.
    To investigate the immunogenicity of both treatments by measuring neutralizing anti-drug antibodies (NADA) and human anti-chimeric antibodies (HACA).
    To calculate the reduction in drug costs.
    To assess the safety and adverse events of very low doses of rituximab.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    • Signed informed consent obtained before any trial related activities
    • Ability to understand the nature and the purpose of the study, including possible risks and side effects; ability to co-operate with the investigator and to comply with the requirements of the trial
    • In female subjects either childbearing potential terminated by surgery or one year post- menopausal, or a negative urine pregnancy test during screening and the willingness not to become pregnant during the entire study period by practicing reliable methods of contraception
    • Normal findings in medical history and physical examination unless the investigator considers an abnormality to be clinically irrelevant
    • Normal laboratory values unless the investigator considers an abnormality to be clinically irrelevant
    • Diagnosis of RR-MS and existing or planned rituximab treatment
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    • Patients with HepBc antibodies
    • Clinically relevant infection (<1 week)
    • Relevant history of renal, hepatic, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory, skin, hematological, endocrine, inflammatory or neurological diseases, that may interfere with the aim of the study
    • Ascertained or presumed hypersensitivity to the active principle and/or formulations' ingredients; history of anaphylaxis to drugs or major allergic reactions in general, which the investigator considers may compromise the safety of the participants
    • Use of medication during 2 weeks before the start of the study, which the investigator considers may affect the validity of the study
    • Drug abuse, alcohol (>1 drinks/day, defined according to USDA Dietary Guidelines)
    • Pregnancy (positive pregnancy test at screening or during study phase), lactation or unreliable contraception in female subjects with child-bearing potential
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    The primary endpoint, the annualized relapse rate, will be calculated during the final visit.
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    48 weeks after first infusion
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    - Annualized relapse rate at other time points (each infusion day)
    - CD19/20+ cell counts
    - MRI lesions (both gadolinium enhancing and T2-weighted)
    - Number of relapses (total and relative)
    - Immunogenicity (HACA and NADA)
    - EDSS
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    EDSS, CD19/20+ cell counts, no of relapses, relapse rate annualized: at all visits
    MRI and Immunogenicity: screening and final visit
    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 Yes
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response Yes
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic No
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic No
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic Yes
    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 Yes
    E.8.1.1Randomised Yes
    E.8.1.2Open Yes
    E.8.1.3Single blind No
    E.8.1.4Double blind No
    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 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
    Final Visit of the Last Patient
    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 months
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years2
    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: 50
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 20
    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 For clinical trials recorded in the database before the 10th March 2011 this question read: "Women of childbearing potential" and did not include the words "not using contraception". An answer of yes could have included women of child bearing potential whether or not they would be using contraception. The answer should therefore be understood in that context. This trial was recorded in the database on 2018-03-12. Yes
    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 state70
    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 were treated by the Department of Neurology before inclusion in the trial and this Department will continue treatment after the trial has ended. Since all patients had already received rituximab before inclusion in the trial or treating physicians had planned on treating patients with rituximab, ongoing treatment, despite reaching the end of the clinical trial, is possible and depends on the decision of the treating physician.
    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 Decision2018-04-17
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2018-02-16
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusOngoing
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