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    EudraCT Number:2020-000287-32
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:D325AC00002
    National Competent Authority:Greece - EOF
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Ongoing
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2021-09-13
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedGreece - EOF
    A.2EudraCT number2020-000287-32
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A Multinational, Randomized, Double-blind, Parallel-group, Placebo-controlled Study to Investigate the Use of Benralizumab as a Treatment Option for Patients with Bullous Pemphigoid (FJORD)
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    A study to investigate the use of benralizumab in patients with bullous pemphigoid
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberD325AC00002
    A.5.2US NCT (ClinicalTrials.gov registry) numberNCT04612790
    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 SponsorAstraZeneca AB
    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 supportAstraZeneca AB
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationAstraZeneca
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointClinical Study Information Center
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street Address1800 Concord Pike
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityWilmington
    B.5.3.3Post codeDE 19803
    B.5.3.4CountryUnited States
    B.5.4Telephone number+13028851180
    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. name Fasenra
    D. of the Marketing Authorisation holderAstraZeneca AB
    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 namebenralizumab
    D.3.2Product code MEDI-563
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Solution for injection 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 INNbenralizumab
    D.3.9.1CAS number 1044511-01-4
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeMEDI-563
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive namebenralizumab
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/ml milligram(s)/millilitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number30
    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. 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 Yes
    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 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
    D.8 Placebo: 1
    D.8.1Is a Placebo used in this Trial?Yes
    D.8.3Pharmaceutical form of the placeboSolution for injection in pre-filled syringe
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboSubcutaneous use
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Bullous Pemphigoid
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    Rare, autoimmune, chronic relapsing skin disorder characterized by blistering and itching
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Diseases [C] - Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases [C17]
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 21.1
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10006567
    E.1.2Term Bullous pemphigoid
    E.1.2System Organ Class 100000004858
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease Yes
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    To compare the clinical efficacy of benralizumab with placebo in participants with symptomatic BP
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    1. To compare the effect of benralizumab with placebo on supportive measures of clinical efficacy in participants with symptomatic BP up to Week 36.
    2. To compare the effect of benralizumab with placebo on clinical efficacy in participants with symptomatic BP up to Week 16.
    3. To estimate the PK and immunogenicity of benralizumab in participants with BP.
    4. To compare the safety and tolerability of benralizumab with placebo in participants with symptomatic BP.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    1. Adult participants ≥ 18 years of age
    2. Participants must have clinical features of BP (eg, urticarial or eczematous or erythematous plaques, bullae, pruritus) at the screening visit and confirmed diagnosis with histology, direct immunofluorescence, and serology at randomization. Required for inclusion:
    (a) Histology.
    (b) Positive direct immunofluorescence (from skin biopsy) (IgG and/or C3 at the
    basement membrane zone).
    (c) AND at least one of the following serologic assessments positive (all assessed from
    participant’s blood sample):
    (i) indirect immunofluorescence (IgG on the roof of salt- split skin).
    (ii) positive serology on ELISA for BPAG1 (230-kd).
    (iii) positive serology on ELISA for BPAG2 (180-kd).
    3. BPDAI activity score ≥ 24 at the screening and randomization visits.
    4. Candidate for systemic corticosteroid therapy.
    5. Able to complete PRO assessments on a tablet and on a handheld
    device. Some
    participants may be exempted from completing home PROs on the
    handheld device upon agreement with the AstraZeneca physician (eg, if
    the patient has a medical condition such as BP lesions of the
    fingers/hand, a neurologic condition affecting fingers/hand, or severe
    visual impairment).
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    1. Forms of BP other than classic, predominantly cutaneous BP: eg,
    mucous membrane BP, epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, Brunsting-Perry
    BP, p200 BP, p105 BP, BP with concomitant pemphigus vulgaris, and
    drug-induced BP.
    2. Comorbid disease that in the Investigator's judgement might interfere
    with the evaluation of the IP or safety of the participant. This includes
    any disorder that in the opinion of the Investigator is not stable (eg,
    cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, hepatic, renal, neurological,
    musculoskeletal, infectious, endocrine, metabolic, hematological,
    psychiatric, or major physical impairment).
    3. Current or history of malignancy within 5 years before the screening
    visit with the following exceptions:
    (a) Participants treated for in situ carcinoma of the cervix who have
    completed curative therapy and are in remission for at least 12 months
    prior to signing the informed consent and
    (b) Participants with superficial basal cell or squamous skin cancer.
    (c) Participants who have had other malignancies are eligible provided
    that the participant is in remission and curative therapy was completed
    at least 5 years prior to the date informed consent was obtained.
    4. History of anaphylaxis to any biologic therapy or vaccine.
    5. A helminth parasitic infection diagnosed within 24 weeks prior to the
    date informed consent is obtained that has not been treated with, or has
    failed to respond to standard of care therapy.
    6. Any clinically significant abnormal findings in physical examination,
    vital signs, electrocardiogram (ECG), hematology, or clinical chemistry
    during screening, which in the opinion of the Investigator, may put the
    participant at risk because of his/her participation in the study or may
    influence the results of the study.
    7. Current active liver disease.
    (a) Chronic stable hepatitis B and C (including positive testing for
    hepatitis B surface antigen or hepatitis C antibody), or other stable
    chronic liver disease are acceptable if participant otherwise meets
    eligibility criteria. Stable chronic liver disease should generally be
    defined by the absence of ascites, encephalopathy, coagulopathy,
    hypoalbuminemia, esophageal or gastric varices, or persistent jaundice,
    or cirrhosis.
    (b) Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) or aspartate aminotransferase (AST)
    level ≥ 3 times the upper limit of normal, confirmed by repeated testing
    during screening period. Transient increase of AST/ALT level that
    resolves by the time of randomization is acceptable if in the
    Investigator's opinion the participant does not have an active liver
    disease and meets other eligibility criteria.
    8. A history of known immunodeficiency disorder including a positive
    human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) test.
    9. Use of immunosuppressive medication, including, but not limited to:
    methotrexate, cyclosporine, azathioprine within 4 weeks or 5 half-lives
    prior to the date informed consent is obtained, whichever is longer.
    10. Receipt of immunoglobulin or blood products within 30 days prior to
    the date informed consent is obtained.
    11. Receipt of any marketed or investigational biologic within 4 months
    or 5 half-lives prior to the date informed consent is obtained, whichever
    is longer. Participants on stable therapy for at least 3 months before
    randomization who intend to stay on treatment throughout the study
    with marketed biologics that are not likely to interfere with the
    assessment of safety and/or efficacy of benralizumab (eg, for the
    treatment of osteoporosis, migraine, pain, diabetes, obesity, ocular,
    cardiovascular, or metabolic diseases) can participate in the study.
    12. Known history of allergy or reaction to any component of the IP
    13. Receipt of live attenuated vaccines 30 days prior to the date of
    14. Previously received benralizumab (MEDI-563, FASENRA).
    15. Change to allergen immunotherapy or new allergen immunotherapy
    within 30 days prior
    to the date of informed consent and anticipated changes in
    immunotherapy throughout the
    16. Planned elective major surgical procedures during the conduct of the
    17. Previous randomization in the present study.
    18. Concurrent enrollment in another interventional (eg, investigational
    drug or device) clinical trial.
    19. Involvement in the planning and/or conduct of the study (applies to
    both AstraZeneca staff and/or staff at the study site).
    20. For females only: Currently pregnant, breastfeeding, or lactating
    (a) A urine pregnancy test must be performed for FOCBP at Visit 1. A
    positive urine test result must be confirmed with a serum pregnancy
    test. If serum test is positive, the participant should be excluded.
    21. Participant is unable to complete PRO assessments because of
    cognitive function (eg, dementia).
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    A binary response, whereby a responder is defined as a participant who is in complete
    remission while off OCS for ≥ 2 months at Week 36.
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    at Week 36
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    Key secondary :
    • Proportion of participants who remain relapse-free up to Week 36.
    • Cumulative OCS exposure (mg/kg) from baseline to Week 36.
    • Change from baseline in BPDAI activity score at Week 36.
    • Change from baseline in BPDAI-Pruritus score at Week 36.
    • Cumulative OCS exposure (mg/kg) from baseline to Week 16.
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    various time points as per protocol
    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 Yes
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic Yes
    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. 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 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 concerned4
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA33
    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
    United States
    United Kingdom
    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
    Last Patient Last Visit when the last randomized participant completes 1 year in the OLE
    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 months8
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years3
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months7
    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: 12
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 108
    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 state6
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 71
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 120
    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)
    After the end of the study, the participant should be given standard of care therapy according to local practice, at the discretion of the Investigator.
    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 Decision2021-11-04
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2021-10-21
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusOngoing
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