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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2017-002097-38
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:ABR62020
    National Competent Authority:Netherlands - Competent Authority
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Ongoing
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2018-04-12
    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 ConcernedNetherlands - Competent Authority
    A.2EudraCT number2017-002097-38
    A.3Full title of the trial
    SAMe as an epigenetic treatment of depression in people with childhood trauma, a double blind placebo-controlled trial
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    SAM study: an epigenetic therapy for depression after childhood trauma
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    SAM study
    SAM studie
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberABR62020
    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 SponsorUniversity Medical Centre Utrecht
    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 supportZonMw
    B.4.2CountryNetherlands
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing supportHersenstichting
    B.4.2CountryNetherlands
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing supportUniversity Medical Centre Utrecht
    B.4.2CountryNetherlands
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationUniversity Medical Centre Utrecht
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointProject coordinator
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressPO Box 85500 (A01.126)
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityUtrecht
    B.5.3.3Post code3508 GA
    B.5.3.4CountryNetherlands
    B.5.4Telephone number0031887556370
    B.5.6E-mailm.p.m.boks@umcutrecht.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 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 name S-Adenosylmethionine
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Tablet
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNADEMETIONINE
    D.3.9.1CAS number 29908-03-0
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB05266MIG
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit IU/mg international unit(s)/milligram
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number400
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    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 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 Yes
    D.3.11.13.1Other medicinal product typeIn the Netherlands SAMe is over the counter available as a food supplement. In Italy, SAMe is available by prescription to treat depression. The recommended dosage is: 200 mg to 1,600 mg/day.
    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 placeboTablet
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboOral use
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Depressive episode in people with childhood trauma
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    depression
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Psychiatry and Psychology [F] - Mental Disorders [F03]
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    To compare changes in depression ratings in patients with a history of childhood trauma receiving SAMe with patients receiving a placebo over a 12 week follow-up period.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    1. Changes in a DNA methylation mark of childhood trauma (KITLG methylation)- comparison between the two arms
    2. Genome-wide methylation changes- comparison between the two arms
    3. Altered stress resilience - comparison between the two arms
    4. Long term improvement in depression (6 months) - comparison between the two arms
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    1. Diagnosis of current depressive episode as defined by DSM-IV-R as determined by the SCID.
    2. Age 18 -65 years.
    3. Stable medication use (in the last 6 months).
    4. High levels of childhood trauma (as defined by above moderate to severe cutoff scores for any of the subscales; 13 for emotional abuse, 10 or for physical abuse, 8 for sexual abuse, 15 for emotional neglect, and 10 physical neglect using the CTQ (Bernstein et al., 2003).
    5. Suitable for EMDR treatment.
    6. Capable of providing written informed consent.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    1. Psychiatric admission in the past six months
    2. Compulsory admission or treatment under Dutch law (BOPZ)
    3. Major somatic disorder interfering with treatment or diagnosis
    4. Pregnancy or breastfeeding
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Response is defined as 50% reduction of 50% or more of the Hamilton Depression scale.
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    t1: immediately after the 12 weeks of treatment
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    1. Changes in a DNA methylation mark of childhood trauma (KITLG methylation)
    2. Genome-wide methylation
    3. Stress resilience
    4. Long term depression (6 months)
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    1. immediately after the 12 weeks of treatment
    2. immediately after the 12 weeks of treatment
    3. immediately after the 12 weeks of treatment and six months later
    4. six months after end of treatment
    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 No
    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 Yes
    E.6.13.1Other scope of the trial description
    secundary endpoint: epigenetics
    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) 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 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 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 years3
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    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: 100
    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 Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception Information not present in EudraCT
    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 Information not present in EudraCT
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state100
    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)
    In the Netherlands, where the trial is conducted, SAMe is over the counter available
    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 Decision2018-04-12
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2018-06-05
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusOngoing
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