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    EudraCT Number:2020-000421-76
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:AirGOs-biologics
    National Competent Authority:Finland - Fimea
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Ongoing
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2020-03-26
    Trial results
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedFinland - Fimea
    A.2EudraCT number2020-000421-76
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Aggravated airway inflammation: research on biological treatment (Mepolizumab)
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    Aggravated airway inflammation: research on biological treatment (Mepolizumab)
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberAirGOs-biologics
    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 SponsorHelsinki University Hospital
    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 supportGSK investigator sponsored study
    B.4.2CountryEuropean Union
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationHelsinki University Hospital
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointSanna Toppila-Salmi
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressMeilahdent 2
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityHelsinki
    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 Nucala 100mg/dose, injection, R03DX09
    D. of the Marketing Authorisation holderGSK
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationFinland
    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 nameNucala
    D.3.2Product code R03DX09
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Injection
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPSubcutaneous 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. 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 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
    D.8.3Pharmaceutical form of the placeboInjection
    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
    A triad of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP), asthma and NSAID exacerbated respiratory disease (NERD)
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    Tutkimme yhteensä 120 vaikeaa tulehduskipulääkeyliherkkyyttä, eli NERD:ä, sekä nenäpolypoosia ja astmaa sairastavaa potilasta
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Diseases [C] - Ear, nose and throat diseases [C09]
    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
    The objective is to evaluate the effect of Mepolizumab on CRSwNP, asthma and NERD.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    - ≥18 years of age
    - chronic rhinosinusitis with bilateral polyps. Endoscopic bilateral nasal polyp score of at least 5 (out of 8), with a minimum score of 2 in each nasal cavity
    - SNOT-22 ≥25
    - At least one other symptom, such as partial loss of smell (hyposmia), nasal obstruction, total loss of smell (anosmia), or anterior or posterior rhinorrhea
    - ≥1 previous CRS-surgery. Note that the last CRS-surgery must have been performed at least 6 months before 1st visit
    - Peripheral blood eosinophils (PBEos) >300 cells/ul at visit 1 OR (PBEos >150 cells/ul at visit 1 AND a history of PBEos >300 cells/ul during the past 12 months). A history of Nasal polyp tissue eosinophilia (NPeos) ≥30% during the past 12 months is a supportive criterion.
    - patient should have a history of at least one exacerbation during the past two years e.g. at least one criterion must be fulfilled of the following list during the past two years ≥1 oral corticosteroids; ≥3 antibiotic courses; ≥1 CRS-operation; ≥ 1 asthma hospitalization. In patients with contraindications of previously listed treatment or continuous oral steroids, additional criteria are not required.
    - Asthma diagnosis (patient has the National Social Insurance Institution´s reimbursement right for asthma medication)
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    - Age <18 years
    - CRS-surgery < 6 months before 1st visit
    - pregnancy/ breastfeeding
    - complication of CRS (f.ex. mucocele, invasive fungal rhinosinusitis). Take sinus CT scans, if needed!
    - acute rhinosinusitis/respiratory infection
    - severe disease related to airways/ immunology: cystic fibrosis, primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), sarcoidosis, immunosuppression, diagnosed Specific antibody deficiency (SAD), CVI, HIV, fungal rhinosinusitis; Young syndrome; Kartagener syndrome;
    - other severe disease such as active cancer
    - Received biologic therapy/systemic immunosuppressant/ASA desensitization therapy/experimental monoclonal antibody treatment to treat inflammatory or autoimmune disease within 2 months of study entry or 5 half-lives, whichever is longer. The patient is allowed to use ASA dose <100 mg/day due to cardiovascular reasons after ASA desensitization.
    - current immunotherapy
    - communication problems (f.e. neurological/psychiatric disease, language skills)
    - unlikely to comply
    - ASA-challenge negative.
    - History of hypersensitivity to mepolizumab or excipients in the formulation
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Primary: nasal polyp score and SNOT22 symptom score, VAS score (of smell loss, obstruction, postnasal drip, nasal discharge, facial pain/pressure) and, exacerbation-rate.
    Exacerbation means that patient has at least one of the following due to airway symptoms: oral corticosteroid course; antibiotic courses; sinus lavation; hospitalization.
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 months after start of IMP.
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    other medication such as dosing-up medication, and medication of exacerbations (antibiotics, bronchodilators, nasal decongestants, systemic corticosteroids)
    BEos, NPeos
    signs of Type2-inflammation in blood and nasal samples
    nasal and lung function test results (FEV1, peak expiratory flow rate, eNO, nNO and/or MCA in Acoustic rhinometry, PNIF, Sniffin’ sticks 12)
    Number of patients who met criteria for requiring surgery for polyposis at each time point
    Questionnaire-packet: 15D, mini-AQLQ, Asthma control test, iMCQ, iPCQ, WPAI, EQ-5D-5L
    Consideration/planning of a CRS-operation due to airway symptoms
    Cost-effect and productivity (iMCQ,iPCQ questionnaires, sick leaves due to airway symptoms)
    Safety (adverse effects)

    The following clinical data are also collected:
    Lund-Mackay score of Sinus CT scans/Cone beam CT, performed 12 months prior to the study.
    Questions concerning uncontrolled CRS according to EPOS12 and EPOS20 -criteria
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 months after start of IMP.
    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 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) 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 Yes
    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 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 concerned3
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States No
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA3
    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
    visit at 5 months after the start of IMP.
    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
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years2
    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: 100
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 20
    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 state120
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 120
    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)
    The patient will know after the trial has been finished, to which treatment arm he belonged to. The patient can discuss at any time point with the doctor of the need for additional therapy such as advanced therapeutics, or another therapy, or referral to consideration of operation, if needed.
    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 Decision2020-04-08
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2020-04-15
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusOngoing
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