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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2018-004180-31
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:3119003
    National Competent Authority:Germany - BfArM
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Prematurely Ended
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2019-04-12
    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 ConcernedGermany - BfArM
    A.2EudraCT number2018-004180-31
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Effects of oral Levosimendan (ODM-109) on respiratory function in patients with ALS: open label extension for patients completing study 3119002
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    An open label extension for patients completing study 3119002 to study the effects of oral Levosimendan on breathing function in patients with the disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    REFALS-ES
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code number3119003
    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 SponsorOrion Corporation
    B.1.3.4CountryFinland
    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 supportOrion Corporation
    B.4.2CountryFinland
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationOrion Corporation
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointSenior Regulatory Affairs Manager
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressOrionintie 1A
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityEspoo
    B.5.3.3Post codeFI-02200
    B.5.3.4CountryFinland
    B.5.4Telephone number+358104263059
    B.5.6E-mailclinicaltrials@orionpharma.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 Yes
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation numberEU/3/18/1980
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product nameOral LEVOSIMENDAN
    D.3.2Product code ODM-109
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Capsule
    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 INNLEVOSIMENDAN
    D.3.9.1CAS number 141505-33-1
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeODM-109
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB08493MIG
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number1.0
    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 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
    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    ALS is a disorder that affects the function of nerves and muscles, eventually taking away the ability to walk, dress, write speak, swallow, and breathe and shortening the life span
    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 21.1
    E.1.2Level PT
    E.1.2Classification code 10002026
    E.1.2Term Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    E.1.2System Organ Class 10029205 - Nervous system disorders
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease Yes
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    The primary objective, in addition to continuing treatment for subjects in this study, is to evaluate long-term safety of oral levosimendan in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    The secondary objective is to explore long-term effectiveness of oral levosimendan in the treatment of patients with ALS, by continuing to observe rate of disease progression during the treatment.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    Subjects must meet all of the following criteria to be included into the study:
    1.Written or verbal informed consent (IC) for participation in the study will be obtained from the subject. In case that the study subject him/herself cannot sign the IC, a witness may sign the consent form to indicate that the subject has given verbal consent.
    2. Subjects who completed 48 weeks of treatment according to the REFALS study protocol.
    3. Able to swallow study treatment capsules at the time of completing 48 weeks dosing in the REFALS study
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    Subjects will not be included into this study if they meet any of the following criteria:
    1. Development (or significant worsening from baseline of the REFALS study) of serious cardiovascular disease (e.g. myocardial infarction, heart failure, arrhythmia, stroke, or second or third degree atrioventricular (AV) block).
    2. Pulse/heart rate repeatedly > 100 bpm after 5-minute rest at baseline. If the pulse/heart rate is > 100 bpm in the first recording, then a second recording must be done after another 5 min rest to confirm pulse/heart rate > 100 bpm.
    3. Systolic blood pressure (SBP) < 90 mmHg.
    4. Severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance < 30 ml/min or creatinine > 170 µmol/l at 48 week visit of the REFALS study, or on dialysis.
    5. Severe hepatic impairment at the discretion of the investigator.
    6. Women of reproductive age without a negative pregnancy test and without a commitment to using a highly effective method of contraception (e.g. oral hormonal contraceptives associated with inhibition of ovulation, intrauterine devices and long acting progestin agents), if sexually active during the study, and for 1 month after the last dose of the study treatment. Women who are postmenopausal (1 year since last menstrual cycle), surgically sterilised or who have undergone a hysterectomy are considered not to be reproductive and can be included.
    7. Subject judged to be actively suicidal by the investigator.
    8. Any other clinically significant cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, hepatic, renal, neurological or psychiatric disorder or any other major concurrent illness that in the opinion of the investigator could interfere with the interpretation of the study results or constitute a health risk for the subject if he/she took part in the study.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    This study is not endpoint driven. The primary and secondary objectives are summarized below. Safety will be assessed by adverse events (AEs), vital signs, 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) and by assessment of suicidality.
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    The analysis will take place at end of the study, and be summarized with and without data from REFALS 3119002 study.
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    Secondary objectives is efficacy and include:
    Slope of decline in sitting and supine SVC and ALSFRS-R will be estimated using a random slope model.
    Median time to non-invasive mask ventilation (NIV) or death and to decline (by at least 1 point) in the ALSFRS-R
    respiratory domain will be evaluated using Kaplan-Meier estimates.
    Borg CR10 (sitting, supine and orthostatic changes) will be evaluated using mixed model for repeated measures.
    Health and home care resource use data will be summarized in the study report, but any further analysis for potential pharmacoeconomic purposes will be reported separately.
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    The analysis will take place at end of the study, and be summarized with and without data from REFALS 3119002 study.
    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 No
    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 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) No
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) Yes
    E.7.4Therapeutic use (Phase IV) No
    E.8 Design of the trial
    E.8.1Controlled No
    E.8.1.1Randomised No
    E.8.1.2Open Yes
    E.8.1.3Single blind No
    E.8.1.4Double blind No
    E.8.1.5Parallel group No
    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 No
    E.8.2.4Number of treatment arms in the trial1
    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 concerned7
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA43
    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
    Australia
    Austria
    Belgium
    Canada
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Ireland
    Italy
    Netherlands
    Spain
    Sweden
    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 years3
    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 years3
    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: 440
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 10
    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 state47
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 290
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 450
    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)
    This study provides an opportunity for subjects in the REFALS study to continue treatment with oral levosimendan. The study will continue until the time of marketing approval of oral levosimendan, cessation of development of oral levosimendan for ALS, or 3 years, whichever occurs first in each participating country. On termination of the study, an appropriate method of continued treatment supply will be sought for any subjects still requiring treatment with oral levosimendan.
    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 Decision2019-05-10
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2019-06-17
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusPrematurely Ended
    P.Date of the global end of the trial2020-11-18
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