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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2019-001505-24
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:NOR-MS
    National Competent Authority:Norway - NOMA
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Ongoing
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2019-05-28
    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 ConcernedNorway - NOMA
    A.2EudraCT number2019-001505-24
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Norwegian study of Oral cladribine versus Rituximab in Multiple Sclerosis (NOR-MS). A prospective randomized open-label blinded endpoint (PROBE) multicenter non-inferiority study.
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    A Clinical Study Comparing Rituximab and Cladribine for Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    NOR-MS
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberNOR-MS
    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 SponsorDepartment of Neurology, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, Oslo University Hospital
    B.1.3.4CountryNorway
    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 supportDepartment of Neurology, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, Oslo University Hospital
    B.4.2CountryNorway
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationOslo University Hospital
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointHead of Department of Neurology
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressBygg 18, Kirkeveien 166
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityOslo
    B.5.3.3Post code0450
    B.5.3.4CountryNorway
    B.5.4Telephone number+4722 11 80 80
    B.5.6E-mailh.f.harbo@medisin.uio.no
    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.2.1.1.1Trade name Rituximab konsentrat til infusjonsvaeske oppløsning 10 mg/ml
    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.3.4Pharmaceutical form Concentrate for solution for infusion
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPIntravenous use
    D.3.11 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 Mavenclad tabletter 10 mg
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderMerck Europe B.V.
    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 nameCladribine
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Tablet
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    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
    Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis (RMS)
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    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 21.0
    E.1.2Level PT
    E.1.2Classification code 10080700
    E.1.2Term Relapsing 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 overall objective of the study is to assess whether rituximab is non-inferior to cladribine for the treatment of RMS.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    Secondly, we will test specific blood samples and MRI biomarkers that may contribute to future personalized treatment for these patients. Furthermore, we want to evaluate the health economic consequences of the two therapies.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    − Age between 18 and 65 years
    − A diagnosis of relapsing MS (RMS) according to the 2017 McDonald criteria
    − Disease activity seen as either a clinical relapse or MRI activity during the last 12 months
    − EDSS between 0 and 5.5
    - Thrombocytes and leukocytes within normal range, and lymphocytes above 0.8 x10 9/L before first dose of study medication
    A) For women of childbearing potential: accepting to use adequate contraception in the trial period. If randomized to cladribine, women who use systemic hormonal contraception must accept to use additional barrier contraception during each treatment cycle and for four weeks after each treatment cycle.
    B) For men: If randomized to cladribine, accepting to use adequate contraception in the safety period of 6 months after each treatment cycle.
    − Able to understand written and spoken Norwegian or English
    − Able to complete treatment or follow-ups in the study (e.g. contraindications for MRI, severe psychiatric disease, drug abuse or plans of moving)
    - Signed informed consent
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    − Any contraindication or increased risk of side-effects from rituximab or cladribine (such as ongoing acute or chronic infection, live vaccination less than 4 weeks before start of treatment or planned live vaccination, immunocompromised, previous or active malignant disease, ongoing glucocorticoid treatment or allergy against any products of the medication)
    - Previous use of any of cladribine, rituximab, alemtuzumab, ocrelizumab, hematopoietic stem cell therapy (HSCT) or other immunosuppression with long lasting effects
    − Current pregnancy or lactation
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    The primary endpoint is the number of new or enlarging cerebral MRI T2 lesions per patient from week 12 to week 96.
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    The inclusion period will span 2 years, ensuring a minimum of 264 participating patients across the ten hospitals that are involved so far. Each patient will be followed for 96 weeks, making the maximum total trial period 4 years. Interim analyses will be performed when all patients have participated for 48 weeks, and will serve as a guide for treatment decisions until the final endpoints are met.
    The evaluation of the primary endpoint will be performed continously through the study, as each patient reaches his/her 96 week follow-up.
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    - Number of new or enlarging cerebral MRI T2 lesions per patient from week 12 to week 48
    - Annual clinical relapse rate (ARR) at 24, 48 and 96 weeks
    - Proportion of relapse-free patients at 24, 48 and 96 weeks
    - Proportion of patients with 24 weeks confirmed disability progression (24-CDP) on EDSS at 48 and 96 weeks
    - Change in disability (EDSS) at 48 and 96 weeks
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Please see the box above. The analyses of the secondary endoints will be performed continously throughout the study for the clinical, MRI and biomarker endpoints. The Health economic analyses will be performed after the full completion of the study for all participants.
    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 Yes
    E.6.13Others Yes
    E.6.13.1Other scope of the trial description
    MR analyses, serum analyses, patient satisfaction, health economic analysis.
    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 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 No
    E.8.1.6Cross over No
    E.8.1.7Other Yes
    E.8.1.7.1Other trial design description
    A randomized prospective open-label blinded endpoint (PROBE) multicenter non-inferiority study
    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 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 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
    LVLS
    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
    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: 264
    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 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 state264
    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 Decision2019-07-25
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2019-06-26
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusOngoing
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