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    EudraCT Number:2017-002124-24
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:ROPROP
    National Competent Authority:Germany - BfArM
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Temporarily Halted
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2017-09-25
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedGermany - BfArM
    A.2EudraCT number2017-002124-24
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Oral Propranolol for prevention of threshold retinopathy of prematurity
    Orales Propranolol zur Prävention einer höhergradigen Frühgeborenen-Retinopathie
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    Oral Propranolol for prevention of threshold retinopathy of prematurity
    Orales Propranolol zur Prävention einer höhergradigen Frühgeborenen-Retinopathie
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberROPROP
    A.5.2US NCT (ClinicalTrials.gov registry) numberNCT03083431
    A.5.4Other Identifiers
    Name:other Study ID NoNumber:01GM1703
    Name:DRKS NoNumber:00013730
    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 SponsorCharité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
    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 supportFederal Department of Research and Technology (BMBF/ DLR Projektträger)
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing supportSwiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing supportthe Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK)
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing supportMinistry of Health (MoH) in Israel
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationCharité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointKlinik für Neonatologie - CCM
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressCharitéplatz 1
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityBerlin
    B.5.3.3Post code10117
    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 namePropranolol-HCl
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Oral solution
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Yes
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPGastroenteral use
    Oral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNPropranolol hydrochloride
    D.3.9.1CAS number 318-98-9
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB10119MIG
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/ml milligram(s)/millilitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number1 mg/ml
    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. 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 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
    D.8 Placebo: 1
    D.8.1Is a Placebo used in this Trial?Yes
    D.8.3Pharmaceutical form of the placeboOral solution
    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
    Retinopathy of prematurity
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a disorder of the developing retina observed only in preterm infants that may lead to blindness.
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Diseases [C] - Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities [C16]
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease Yes
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    To assess the safety and efficacy of orally administered propranolol to reduce the risk of threshold retinopathy of prematurity in extremely preterm infants
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    To assess the safety and efficacy of orally administered propranolol to reduce the rate of extremely preterm infants requiring local interventions for severe retinopathy of prematurity
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    • Preterm infant born before 28 weeks gestation
    • Birth weight below 1250 g
    • Alive at 5 weeks of age
    • Postmenstrual age 31 0/7 – 36 6/7 weeks
    • Ophthalmoscopic evidence of incipient ROP (stage 1 or 2, with or without plus disease)
    • Written informed consent by parents or legal guardian, including saving and propagation of pseudonymous medical data for study purposes, according to national requirements
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    • ROP stage 3 at time of inclusion (endpoint already reached)
    • Thyrotoxicosis, arterial hypertension or congenital heart diseases requiring open-label propranolol treatment (such as tetralogy of Fallot, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, or long QT syndrome)
    • Atrio-ventricular block grade 2 or 3 (contraindication for propranolol)
    • Sinuatrial block (contraindication for propranolol)
    • Uncontrolled heart failure or cardiogenic shock (contraindication for propranolol)
    • Acute severe infection (inclusion may be postponed until infection has resolved)
    • Bronchial asthma
    • Major congenital malformations or known chromosomal anomalies
    • Colobomas and other eye malformations
    • PHACE syndrome (posterior fossa anomalies, large infantile hemangiomas of the face, neck, and/or scalp, arterial lesions, cardiac abnormalities/coarctation of the aorta, eye anomalies) (risk of cerebrovascular complications)
    • Very large hemangioma (risk of hyperkalemia), as judged by the attending physician
    • Heart rate consistently (>1 h) < 100/min
    • Noninvasive mean arterial pressure consistently (>1 h) <40 mmHg
    • Medication of the infant or the mother if breastfeeding with clonidine, reserpine, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin-receptor antagonists, or antiarrhythmic drugs including amiodarone, propafenone, lidocaine, digoxin/digitoxin, quinidine, verapamil, diltiazem, or bepridil (pharmacodynamic interaction)
    • Medication of the infant with rifampicin or phenobarbitone (enhanced metabolic clearance)
    • Concurrent treatment with insulin (risk of hypoglycemia)
    • Severe liver dysfunction (GPT > 900 U/l)
    • Chronic kidney impairment (creatinine > 1.3 mg/dl [100 µM])
    • Persistent hypoglycemia (blood glucose < 36 mg/dl [2.0 mM] in 3 consecutive samples immediately preceding enrollment)
    • Persistent hyperkalemia (venous serum potassium > 5.9 mM in 3 consecutive samples immediately preceding enrollment)
    • Persistent neutropenia (absolute neutrophil counts <1,000/µL in 3 consecutive samples immediately preceding enrollment)
    • Known hypersensitivity to propranolol or any of the excipients
    • Prinzmetal’s angina, Raynaud’s phenomenon (severe peripheral arterial circulatory disturbance), or pheochromocytoma (contraindications for propranolol in adults, not occurring in newborn infants)
    • Participation in another pharmacological interventional clinical trial
    • Any circumstances that make the investigator believe that participation in the study leads to exceptional medical or organizational problems for the patient
    • Lack of willingness to storage and disclosure of pseudonymous disease data in the context of the clinical trial
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Primary endpoint:
    Survival without threshold ROP (stage 3 or more severe ROP(including aggressive posterior ROP))
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    time frame: 48 weeks postmenstrual age
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    Secondary endpoints:
    Survival without ROP treated with ablative laser surgery or intravitreal VEGF antagonists

    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    time frame: 48 weeks postmenstrual age
    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 Information not present in EudraCT
    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) 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 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 concerned10
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA10
    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
    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
    LPLV = Last-Participant-Out
    Final examination at 48 (± 2) weeks postmenstrual age (Visit #5)
    Visit #5: Closeout Visit (outpatient or inpatient)

    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 months11
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days0
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years1
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months11
    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 Yes
    F.1.1Number of subjects for this age range: 276
    F.1.1.1In Utero No
    F.1.1.2Preterm newborn infants (up to gestational age < 37 weeks) Yes
    F. of subjects for this age range: 276
    F.1.1.3Newborns (0-27 days) No
    F.1.1.4Infants and toddlers (28 days-23 months) Yes
    F. of subjects for this age range: 276
    F.1.1.5Children (2-11years) No
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) No
    F.1.2Adults (18-64 years) No
    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 Yes
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception No
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception No
    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 Yes
    F. of subjects incapable of giving consent
    ROP is a disease specific for very preterm infants and does not occur in adults or children of more advanced age.
    F.3.3.7Others Yes
    F. of other specific vulnerable populations
    very preterm infants
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state100
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 100
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 276
    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)
    Study medication is only given to patients treated in the neonatal unit. The study drug is reduced by 50% and discontinued the following day prior to discharge. After discharge, the patient will be subject to follow-up by the study until 48 weeks postmenstrual age. All infants are scheduled to undergo serial pediatric examinations throughout infancy and childhood, have further visits to their pediatrician as needed, and are invited to participate in standardized neurodevelopmental assessments.
    G. Investigator Networks to be involved in the Trial
    G.4 Investigator Network to be involved in the Trial: 1
    G.4.1Name of Organisation Swiss Neonatal Network
    G.4.3.4Network Country Switzerland
    N. Review by the Competent Authority or Ethics Committee in the country concerned
    N.Competent Authority Decision Authorised
    N.Date of Competent Authority Decision2017-12-22
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2017-12-21
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusTemporarily Halted
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