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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2020-002668-29
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:132796
    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:2020-06-10
    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 number2020-002668-29
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A Randomised Controlled Trial of plasma exchange with standard of care compared to standard of care alone in the treatment of severe COVID-19 infection (COVIPLEX)

    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    plasma exchange in severe COVID-19 infection
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    PEX in severe COVID-19
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code number132796
    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 SponsorUniversity College 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 organisation
    B.5.2Functional name of contact point
    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 OctaplasLG
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderOctapharma Limited
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationUnited Kingdom
    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 nameOctaplasLG
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form 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) 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 Yes
    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
    COVID-19
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    COVID-19
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment [E] - Therapeutic techniques [E02]
    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
    Compare reduction in inflammatory markers between PEX and a control group in patients with severe COVID
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial


    Among patients requiring CPAP/ NIV at treatment onset, the ability to prevent deterioration to requiring mechanical ventilation

    Reduction in clinical thrombotic events documented by DVT, or arterial thrombus (cardiac, neurological and peripheral vascular)

    Reduction in the inflammatory-thrombotic response by monitoring VWFAg/ADAMTS 13 activity ratio by 50% from baseline pre PEX to the end of treatment.

    Stable cardiac function throughout period of PEX based on echocardiogram/troponin/BNP measurements

    28 day mortality

    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria

    • Age 18-70
    • Proven Covid-19/high clinical suspicion of Covid-19
    • Hypoxia/respiratory compromise defined as requiring respiratory support of >2L/min of oxygen by nasal cannulae to maintain SpO2<96%.
    • Raised inflammatory parameters: at least 2 of the following:
    a. Raised LDH (> 2 x ULN)
    b. Raised D Dimers (> 2X ULN)
    c. Raised CRP (>2X ULN)

    • Females of childbearing potential have a negative pregnancy test within 7 days prior to being randomised. Participants are considered not of child bearing potential if they are surgically sterile (i.e. they have undergone a hysterectomy, bilateral tubal ligation, or bilateral oophorectomy) or they are postmenopausal


    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    • Significant co-morbid illness with treatment escalation limited to CPAP
    • Active bleeding
    • PF ratio < 100 on mechanical ventilation OR noradrenaline requirement > 0.5mcg/kg/min to maintain MAP > 65mmHg (suggests futility)
    • Pregnancy
    • Known allergies to Octaplas or excipients
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    To compare the reduction in inflammatory markers between Plasma Exchange (PEX) and the control group in patients with severe COVID
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    These parameters will be analysed at the beginning of the trial to assess eligibility and at the end when all the data has been collected
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    Primary: To compare the reduction in inflammatory markers between Plasma Exchange (PEX) and the control group in patients with severe COVID
    Secondary:
    To compare rates of mechanical ventilation between Plasma Exchange (PEX) and control groups in patients with severe COVID requiring CPAP/ NIV at treatment onset

    To compare rates of clinical thrombotic events either venous (deep vein thrombosis DVT or pulmonary embolism PE) or arterial thrombus (cardiac, neurological and peripheral vascular) between Plasma Exchange (PEX) and control groups in patients with severe COVID

    To compare reduction in the inflammatory-thrombotic response by monitoring von Willebrand factor VWFA antigen/ADAMTS 13 activity ratio between Plasma Exchange (PEX) and control groups in patients with severe COVID

    To compare the stability of cardiac function based on echocardiogram/troponin/BNP measurements cardiac function between Plasma Exchange (PEX) and control groups in patients with severe COVID

    To compare incidence of acute kidney injury as defined by KDIGO criteria between Plasma Exchange (PEX) and control groups in patients with severe COVID

    To compare mortality at day 28 between the PEX and control groups
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    These parameters will be analysed at the beginning of the trial to assess eligibility and at the end when all the data has been collected
    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.7.1.3.1Other trial type description
    E.7.2Therapeutic exploratory (Phase II) Yes
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) No
    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 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 No
    E.8.2.3Other Yes
    E.8.2.3.1Comparator description
    standard of care
    E.8.2.4Number of treatment arms in the trial2
    E.8.3 The trial involves single site in the Member State concerned Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned Information not present in EudraCT
    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 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 years0
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months6
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days14
    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: 20
    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 state40
    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 will be standard of care as PEX is only part of the therapeutic pathway for patients during their in patient.
    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 Decision2020-06-22
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2020-06-25
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusGB - no longer in EU/EEA
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