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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2017-002878-38
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:IM101-683
    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:2017-09-12
    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 number2017-002878-38
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Abatacept to Silence anti-Citrullinated protein Antibody-expressing B cells in Rheumatoid Arthritis
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    Abatacept to Silence anti-Citrullinated protein Antibody-expressing B cells in Rheumatoid Arthritis
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    ASCARA
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberIM101-683
    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 SponsorLeiden University Medical Center
    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 supportBMS
    B.4.2CountryBelgium
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing supportIMI
    B.4.2CountryBelgium
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationLeiden University Medical Center
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointCRU department Rheumatology
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressAlbinusdreef 2
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityLeiden
    B.5.3.3Post code2333 ZA
    B.5.3.4CountryNetherlands
    B.5.4Telephone number0031715263595
    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 Orencia 125 mg
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderBristol-Myers Squibb
    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.3.4Pharmaceutical form Solution for infusion 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 INNABATACEPT
    D.3.9.1CAS number 332348-12-6
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB20635
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number125
    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 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
    Patients with early, methotrexate-naïve, ACPA-positive rheumatoid arthritis
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    Patients with early, methotrexate-naïve, ACPA-positive 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 20.0
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10003268
    E.1.2Term Arthritis rheumatoid
    E.1.2System Organ Class 100000018818
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    The objective of the study is to investigate the effect of abatacept on phenotype, transcriptional profile, B cell receptor usage and functional parameters of circulating B cells expressing anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) in patients with early, methotrexate-naïve, ACPA-positive rheumatoid arthritis.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    Not applicable
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    In order to be eligible to participate in this study, a subject must meet all of the following criteria. Each patient must:
    - have a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis according to the revised 2010 EULAR/ACR criteria for classification of RA
    - have a positive test for the presence of anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) in serum as determined by routine clinical assay.
    - have adequate hematologic function (ANC ≥ 4000 cells/µL, platelet count ≥ 150000/µL, and hemoglobin ≥ 10 g/dL (corresponding to 6.2 mmol/L)
    - have serum creatinine concentrations < 1.5 mg/dl and/or a normal creatinine clearance
    - be at least 18 years of age
    - if a female patient is of childbearing potential, agree to: comply with effective contraceptive measures, use adequate contraception since the last menses, use adequate contraception during the study, have a negative pregnancy test within one week of study entry
    - be willing to receive a booster vaccination against tetanus toxoid three to four weeks prior to randomization
    - be able and willing to give written informed consent prior to entry in the study
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    A potential subject who meets any of the following criteria will be excluded from participation in this study. Any patient who has:
    - been previously treated with either abatacept and/or methotrexate or another csDMARD
    - been previously treated with a kinase inhibitor
    - been previously treated with rituximab or another B-cell depleting agent
    - been previously treated with a biological DMARD
    - received intra-articular or systemic glucocorticoid injections or has required treatment for acute RA flare (not being part of a regular therapeutic regimen) within four weeks prior to randomization or requires narcotic analgesics other than those accepted by the investigator for analgesia (e.g. paracetamol, codeine, tramadol)
    − been tested negative for anti citrullinated protein antibodies
    − contraindications for a booster vaccination against tetanus toxoid prior to randomization to the treatment arms; if a patient refuses booster vaccination but has detectable numbers of tetanus toxoid-specific B cells circulating in peripheral blood prior to the baseline visit, the patient can still be allowed to participate in the study at the judgement of the investigator.
    − evidence of any other major chronic inflammatory disease (i.e. psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, spondyloarthritis or inflammatory bowel disease)
    − evidence of poorly controlled diabetes, history of clinically significant pulmonary disease including interstitial lung disease or methotrexate-induced lung disease, poorly controlled asthma or a history of severe life-threatening asthma attacks, history of active tuberculosis, history of latent tuberculosis without adequate medical treatment, liver cirrhosis or fibrosis, significant active infection or any underlying diseases that could predispose the subject to infections
    − liver function abnormality (total bilirubin ≥ 1.5 x the upper limit of normal range, AST, ALT ≥ 3 x upper limit of normal range)
    − concurrent treatment with an experimental drug or who has participated in another clinical trial with an investigational drug within 30 days prior to study entry
    − pre-existing sensory or motor polyneuropathy ≥ Grade 2 according to NCI CTC
    − past or current history of neoplasms, except for curatively treated non-melanoma skin cancer, adequately treated in situ carcinoma of the cervix or another cancer curatively treated and with no evidence of disease for at least 10 years
    − significant cardiac disease, cardiac arrhythmia (Lown Grade ≥ III), uncontrolled hypertension or recent history of myocardial ischemia
    − Pregnant or nursing women
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    The primary endpoint is the percentage of ACPA B cells circulating in peripheral blood of patients with early, ACPA-positive rheumatoid arthritis that express the marker Ki-67 at the 24 week time point in the two treatment arms. The primary endpoint will be assessed per patient by flow cytometry–based determination of the percentage of ACPA+ B cells that stain positive for Ki-67, followed by calculation of the mean of the patients in each treatment group. We expect that normal distribution of the groups can be achieved by log transformation, in which case the means of both treatment groups will be compared using an unpaired t-test. In case normality is violated, Mann-Whitney U-test will be used
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    24 weeks time point
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    The secondary endpoint is the the change from baseline in disease activity (expressed as DAS 44) at week 24. Disease activity will be calculated and expressed as numerical variable (DAS 44). Baseline values for each patient will be set to 100% followed by the calculation of the Delta (change-from-baseline in %) at week 24. The mean of the Delta for each treatment group will be compared by a t-test in case of normal distribution or if normality can be achieved by log transformation. If normality is violated, medians of the Delta will be compared by Mann-Whitney U-test.
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    24 weeks time point
    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 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) 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 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) No
    E.8.2.2Placebo No
    E.8.2.3Other Yes
    E.8.2.3.1Comparator description
    Methotrexate only
    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 years4
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months7
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned 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: 31
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 15
    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 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 No
    F.3.3.7Others No
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state46
    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)
    None
    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 Decision2017-09-12
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2018-02-07
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusOngoing
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