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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2019-004468-23
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:version3.0
    National Competent Authority:UK - MHRA
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:GB - no longer in EU/EEA
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2020-02-26
    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 ConcernedUK - MHRA
    A.2EudraCT number2019-004468-23
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Comparison of abatacept with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis pain: A phase IV trial
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    Biologics for RA Pain ( BIORA-PAIN)
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    Biologics for Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain (BIORA-PAIN)
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberversion3.0
    A.5.4Other Identifiers
    Name:Clinical trials.govNumber:NCT04255134
    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 SponsorSt George's, University of London
    B.1.3.4CountryUnited Kingdom
    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 support
    B.4.2Country
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationSt George's, University of London
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointGeorgia Bullock
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressCranmer Terrace
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityLondon
    B.5.3.3Post codeSW17 ORE
    B.5.3.4CountryUnited Kingdom
    B.5.4Telephone number02087255013
    B.5.6E-mailgbullock@sgul.ac.uk
    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 Abatacept
    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 nameAbatacept
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Injection
    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.3.9.4EV Substance CodeAS1
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number125
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeAS2
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeAS3
    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) 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.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 Humira
    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 nameHumira
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Injection
    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 INNHumira
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeAS4
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number40
    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) 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
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Rheumatoid arthritis
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    Rheumatoid disease
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Diseases [C] - Musculoskeletal Diseases [C05]
    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
    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common condition affecting 1-2% of people worldwide. It is a condition that affects the immune system, in which the body attacks it's own joints and tissues. As a result of the inflammation caused, people with RA can experience inflammation, pain and fatigue. Over the last 2 decades, there have been major advances in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The development of new drugs which can target the immune system to slow down or stop the damage to the body caused by RA have been developed. Some of the new treatments being used are antibody, or biologic treatments that are given as regular injections. We have a lot of understanding of how the drug treatments used e.g. adalimumab or abatacept, can control inflammation of the immune system. However, very little is known about how the biologic treatments influence different aspects of pain in RA. Our study will investigate how different biologic treatments, namely adalimumab or abatacept, influence pain
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    In our research group we have developed new techniques to measure pain by examining patients and also performing blood tests. In addition to the pain questionnaires that we collect, we will be investigating whether the pain measurement techniques we use, called quantitative sensory testing (QST and blood testing can help identify distinct features of pain in people with RA.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    • Active rheumatoid arthritis causing pain and functional impairment with DAS28 >5.1
    • Has already received usual care for inflammatory arthritis including conventional DMARD therapy e.g. methotrexate, sulfasalazine, leflunomide, hydroxychloroquine on stable dose of csDMARD at least 4 weeks prior to study drug initiation
    • Willing to participate in the study over a 12 month period
    • Desirably to have positive antibodies to cyclic citrullinated peptide (ACPA/CCP)
    • Between 18 and 75 years of age
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    • Pregnancy or pregnancy planned over next 12 months
    • Current or previous unsuccessful use of the biologics abatacept or adalimumab
    • Co-existing other autoimmune condition, e.g. systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren’s syndrome, connective tissue disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, gout
    • Recent surgery in the last 3 months or imminent surgery in the next 12 months
    • Unable to give informed consent
    • Previous history of cancer in the last 5 years
    • Previous history of multiple sclerosis
    • Uncontrolled heart failure, hypertension or diabetes mellitus
    • Known history of fibromyalgia or other chronic pain disorder
    • females of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test within 7 days prior to treatment initiation)
    • Since the majority of subjects entering into the trial will be taking anchor medication in the form of methotrexate, it is advised that subjects do not conceive during the period of the trial and double contraception is advised at all times during the trial
    • Female subjects should not be breastfeeding
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Pain outcomes by patient reported scores (VAS and painDETECT) and objective measures of pain using quantitative sensory testing (QST) in people on abatacept versus adalimumab biologic therapies for RA after 12 months’ treatment.
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    Blood biomarker levels for pain
    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 No
    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) 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 Yes
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned No
    E.8.4.1Number of sites anticipated in Member State concerned1
    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
    The end of the trial will be LPLV (last patient last visit).
    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 months0
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days4
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years3
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months0
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial days4
    F. Population of Trial Subjects
    F.1 Age Range
    F.1.1Trial has subjects under 18 No
    F.1.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.1.1In Utero No
    F.1.1.1.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.1.2Preterm newborn infants (up to gestational age < 37 weeks) No
    F.1.1.2.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.1.3Newborns (0-27 days) No
    F.1.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.1.4Infants and toddlers (28 days-23 months) No
    F.1.1.4.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.1.5Children (2-11years) No
    F.1.1.5.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) No
    F.1.1.6.1Number of subjects for this age range: 0
    F.1.2Adults (18-64 years) Yes
    F.1.2.1Number of subjects for this age range: 30
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 30
    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 state60
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 0
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 60
    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)
    Adalimumab: Drug will be provided through NHS funding. If disease remission is reached 12 months post trial, subjects will remain under NHS care. Else, they will switch to another DMARD therapy.
    Abatacept: Drug will be provided through the trial. If disease remission is reached after 12 months of trial, subjects will continue treatment under NHS care through NHS blueteq system. Else, they will switch to another DMARD therapy. This will apply on the basis of further NHS funding for abatacept.

    G. Investigator Networks to be involved in the Trial
    G.4 Investigator Network to be involved in the Trial: 1
    N. Review by the Competent Authority or Ethics Committee in the country concerned
    N.Competent Authority Decision Authorised
    N.Date of Competent Authority Decision2020-01-30
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2020-02-10
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusGB - no longer in EU/EEA
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