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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2020-003956-34
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:73763989PAHPB2006
    National Competent Authority:Poland - Office for Medicinal Products
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Ongoing
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2020-12-07
    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 ConcernedPoland - Office for Medicinal Products
    A.2EudraCT number2020-003956-34
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A Phase 2, Open-label, Single-arm, Multicenter Study to Assess Efficacy, Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetics of Treatment With JNJ-73763989, JNJ-56136379, Nucleos(t)ide Analogs, and Pegylated Interferon Alpha-2a in Virologically Suppressed Patients With Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection.
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    A Clinical Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, Tolerability and Pharmacokinetics of Treatment With JNJ-73763989, JNJ-56136379, Nucleos(t)ide Analogs, and Pegylated Interferon Alpha-2a in Virologically Suppressed Patients With Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection.
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    The PENGUIN Study
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code number73763989PAHPB2006
    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 SponsorJanssen-Cilag International NV
    B.1.3.4CountryBelgium
    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 supportJanssen Research and Development LLC
    B.4.2CountryUnited States
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisationJanssen-Cilag International N.V.
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointClinical Registry Group
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street AddressArchimedesweg 29
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityLeiden
    B.5.3.3Post code2333
    B.5.3.4CountryNetherlands
    B.5.6E-mailClinicalTrialsEU@its.jnj.com
    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.2.5The 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.3.2Product code JNJ-73763989
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Solution for 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 INNNot yet assigned
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeJNJ-73763989
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameJNJ-73763989-AAM
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB197801
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg/ml milligram(s)/millilitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number200
    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.IMP: 2
    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.2.5The 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.3.2Product code JNJ-56136379
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Tablet
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNNot yet assigned
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeJNJ-56136379
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameJNJ-56136379-AAA
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB180015
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number25
    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.IMP: 3
    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.2.5The 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.3.2Product code JNJ-56136379
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Tablet
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNNot yet assigned
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeJNJ-56136379
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameJNJ-56136379-AAA
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB180015
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number100
    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.IMP: 4
    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 Viread 245 mg film-coated tablets
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderGilead Sciences Ireland UC
    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.3.4Pharmaceutical form Film-coated tablet
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNTenofovir disoproxil
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameTENOFOVIR DISOPROXIL
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB20643
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number245
    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.IMP: 5
    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 Vemlidy 25 mg film-coated tablets
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderGilead Sciences Ireland UC
    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.3.4Pharmaceutical form Film-coated tablet
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNTENOFOVIR ALAFENAMIDE
    D.3.9.1CAS number 379270-37-8
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameTENOFOVIR ALAFENAMIDE
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB121761
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number25
    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.IMP: 6
    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 Entecavir Mylan 0.5 mg film-coated tablets
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderMylan S.A.S.
    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.3.4Pharmaceutical form Film-coated tablet
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation No
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNEntecavir
    D.3.9.3Other descriptive nameENTECAVIR MONOHYDRATE
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB25434
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number0.5
    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.IMP: 7
    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 Pegasys 180 micrograms solution for injection in pre-filled syringe
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderRoche Registration GmbH
    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.3.4Pharmaceutical 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 INNPEGINTERFERON ALFA-2A
    D.3.9.1CAS number 198153-51-4
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB16452MIG
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit µg/ml microgram(s)/millilitre
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number360
    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 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
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Diseases [C] - Virus Diseases [C02]
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 20.1
    E.1.2Level PT
    E.1.2Classification code 10008910
    E.1.2Term Chronic hepatitis B
    E.1.2System Organ Class 10021881 - Infections and infestations
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    To evaluate the efficacy in terms of HBsAg levels of the study intervention (ie,JNJ-3989 + JNJ-6379 + NA and PegIFN-α2a).
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    1. To evaluate the safety and tolerability of the study intervention.
    2. To evaluate the efficacy of the study intervention at the end of the 24-week treatment period.
    3. To evaluate the efficacy of the study intervention as measured by blood markers (such as HBsAg, HBeAg, HBV DNA, and ALT) during the study intervention and follow-up (FU) period.
    4. To evaluate the frequency of virologic breakthrough during the 24-week treatment period, as well as during the FU period for participants who continue treatment with NA.
    5. To evaluate the efficacy of the study intervention during the FU period.
    6. To evaluate the PK of JNJ-3989 (JNJ-3924 and JNJ-3976) and JNJ-6379, and optionally of NA and PegIFN-α2a.
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    A01. Male or female participants ≥18 years of age (or older if the legal age of consent in the jurisdiction in which the study is taking place is >18) to ≤65 years of age.
    M02. Participants must be medically stable based on physical examination, medical history, vital signs, and 12-lead ECG performed at screening. If there are abnormalities, they must be consistent with the underlying illness in the study population. This determination must be recorded in the participant’s source documents and initialed by the investigator.
    A03. Participants must have chronic HBV infection. HBV infection must be documented by serum HBsAg positivity at screening. In addition, chronicity must be documented by any of the following, at least 6 months prior to screening: serum HBsAg positivity, HBeAg positivity or HBV DNA positivity, ALT elevation above ULN without another cause than HBV infection, documented transmission event. If none of the above are available, the following ways of documenting chronicity are acceptable at the time of screening: liver biopsy with changes consistent with chronic HBV, or absence of marker for acute HBV infection such as positive immunoglobulin M (IgM) anti-hepatitis B surface (HBs) and anti HBc antibodies.
    Participants should:
    • be on stable HBV treatment, defined as currently receiving NA treatment for at least 6 months prior to screening and having been on the same NA treatment regimen (at the same dose) as used in this study for at least 3 months at the time of screening, AND
    • have serum HBV DNA <60 IU/mL on 2 sequential measurements at least 6 months apart (one of which is at screening), AND
    • have documented ALT values <2.0x ULN on 2 sequential measurements at least 6 months apart (one of which is at screening).
    M04. Participants must have a body mass index (BMI; weight in kg divided by the square of height in meters) between 18.0 and 35.0 kg/m2, extremes included.
    A05. Participants must sign a Master ICF (specific for the Master Protocol PLATFORMPAHPB2001) and must sign an ICF specific for this intervention cohort, indicating that he or she understands the purpose of, and procedures required for, the study and is willing to participate in the study.
    M06. Participants must sign a separate ICF if he or she agrees to provide an additional optional DNA sample for research (where local regulations permit). Refusal to give consent for the optional DNA research sample does not exclude a participant from participation in the study.
    A07. Female participants must be (as defined in Attachment 5 of the Master Protocol PLATFORMPAHPB2001):
    a. Not of childbearing potential, OR
    b. Of childbearing potential and practicing a highly effective, preferably user independent method of contraception (failure rate of <1% per year when used consistently and correctly) for at least 30 days prior to screening and agrees to remain on a highly effective method while receiving study intervention and until 90 days after last dose of study intervention. Examples of highly effective methods of contraception are provided in Attachment 5 of the Master Protocol PLATFORMPAHPB2001.
    M08. Female participants of childbearing potential must have a negative highly sensitive serum pregnancy test (β-human chorionic gonadotropin) at screening and a negative urine pregnancy test on Day 1 before the first dose of study intervention.
    M09. In the investigator’s opinion, the participant is able to understand and comply with protocol requirements, instructions, and study restrictions and is likely to complete the study as planned per ISA (including the procedures outlined in the Master Protocol PLATFORMPAHPB2001).
    A10. Male participants must agree to wear a condom when engaging in any activity that allows for passage of ejaculate to another person during the study intervention period and until 90 days after last dose of study intervention.
    A11. Female participants must agree not to donate eggs (ova, oocytes) for the purposes of assisted reproduction during the study intervention period and until 90 days after last dose of study intervention.
    A12. Male participants must agree not to donate sperm for the purpose of reproduction during the study intervention period and until 90 days after last dose of study intervention.
    A13. Participants must have serum HBsAg >100 IU/mL at screening, as assessed by qualitative HBsAg assay.
    A14. Participants must have:
    a. Fibroscan liver stiffness measurement ≤9.0 kPa within 6 months prior to screening or at the time of screening, OR
    b. If a Fibroscan result is not available: a liver biopsy result classified as Metavir F0-F2 within 1 year prior to screening.
    A15. Participants must separately consent if he or she agrees to participate in the PK substudy. Refusal to give consent does not exclude participation in the main study.

    Please refer to the protocol for a full list of the inclusion criteria.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    A01. Participants with evidence of hepatitis A virus infection (hepatitis A antibody IgM), HCV infection (HCV antibody), hepatitis D virus (HDV) infection (HDV antibody), hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection (hepatitis E antibody IgM), or HIV-1 or HIV-2 infection (confirmed by antibodies) at screening.
    A02. Participants with evidence of hepatic decompensation at any time point prior to or at the time of screening:
    a. Total bilirubin >1.5x ULN, OR
    b. Direct bilirubin >1.2x ULN, OR
    c. Prothrombin time >1.3x ULN (unless caused by anticoagulation therapy or vitamin K deficiency), OR
    d. Serum albumin <3.2 g/dL.
    M03. History or evidence of clinical signs or symptoms of hepatic decompensation, including but not limited to: portal hypertension, ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, esophageal varices.
    M04. Participants with evidence of liver disease of non-HBV etiology. This includes but is not limited to hepatitis infections mentioned in exclusion criterion A01, drug- or alcohol-related liver disease, autoimmune hepatitis, hemochromatosis, Wilson’s disease, α-1 antitrypsin deficiency, primary biliary cholangitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, Gilbert’s syndrome (mild cases are allowed) or any other non-HBV liver disease considered clinically significant by the investigator.
    A05. Participants with signs of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or clinically relevant renal abnormalities on an abdominal ultrasound performed within 3 months prior to screening or at the time of screening. In case of suspicious findings on conventional ultrasound, the participant may still be eligible if HCC has been ruled out by a more specific imaging procedure (contrast-enhanced ultrasound, CT or MRI).
    A06. Participants with one or more of the following laboratory abnormalities at screening as defined by the Division of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (DAIDS) Toxicity Grading Scale (see Section 10.9, Appendix 9: DAIDS Table):
    a. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) <80 mL/min/1.73 m2 at screening, calculated by the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) formula;
    b. Pancreatic lipase elevation ≥grade 3;
    c. Pancreatic amylase elevation ≥grade 3;
    d. Hemoglobin ≤10.9 g/dL (males), ≤10.4 g/dL (females);
    e. Platelet count ≤lower limit of normal (LLN);
    f. Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) >100 ng/mL;
    Note: Participants with AFP >ULN but ≤100 ng/mL may be eligible if HCC can be ruled out based on a sensitive imaging study (eg, contrast-enhanced ultrasound, CT or MRI) during screening.
    g. Any other laboratory abnormality considered to be clinically significant by the investigator (also see inclusion criterion A03).
    M07. Participants with hemoglobin A1c >8% at screening.
    M08. Participants with a history of malignancy within 5 years before screening (exceptions are squamous and basal cell carcinomas of the skin and carcinoma in situ of the cervix, or malignancy, which are considered cured with minimal risk of recurrence).
    M09. Participants with abnormal sinus rhythm (heart rate <45 or >100 beats per minute [bpm]); QT interval corrected for heart rate according to Fridericia’s formula (QTcF) >450 ms for males and >470 ms for females; QRS interval ≥120 ms; PR interval >220 ms; abnormal conduction; or any other clinically significant abnormalities on a 12-lead ECG at screening.
    M10. Participants with a history of or current cardiac arrhythmias (eg, extrasystole, tachycardia at rest), history of risk factors for Torsade de Pointes syndrome (eg, hypokalemia, family history of long QT Syndrome) or history or other clinical evidence of significant or unstable cardiac disease (eg, angina, congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, diastolic dysfunction, significant arrhythmia and/or coronary heart disease), moderate to severe valvular disease, or uncontrolled hypertension at screening.
    M11. Participants with any current or previous illness for which, in the opinion of the investigator and/or sponsor, participation would not be in the best interest of the participant (eg, compromise the well-being) or that could prevent, limit, or confound the protocol-specified assessments. This may include but is not limited to significant vascular, pulmonary (eg, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), gastrointestinal (eg, significant diarrhea, gastric stasis, or constipation that in the investigator’s opinion could influence drug absorption or bioavailability), endocrine (eg, thyroid disease), neurologic, hematologic, rheumatologic, psychiatric, neoplastic, or metabolic disturbances. Any condition possibly affecting drug absorption (eg, gastrectomy or other significant gastrointestinal tract surgery, such as gastroenterostomy, small bowel resection, or active enterostomy) will also lead to exclusion.
    M12. Participants who have received an organ transplant (except for skin, hair, or cornea transplants).

    Please refer to the protocol for a full list of the exclusion criteria.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Proportion of participants with a reduction of at least 2 log10 IU/mL in HBsAg levels from baseline to Week 24 (end of study intervention [EOSI]).
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Week 24
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    1. Safety and tolerability including but not limited to the proportion of participants with (S)AEs and abnormalities in clinical laboratory tests (including hematology, blood biochemistry, blood coagulation, urinalysis, urine chemistry, renal biomarkers), 12-lead ECGs, vital signs, and ophthalmic and physical examinations throughout the study.

    2. Proportion of participants meeting the protocol defined NA treatment completion criteria at EOSI.

    3a. Proportion of participants with HBeAg, HBsAg, HBV DNA, and ALT levels below/above different cut-offs.
    3b. Proportion of participants with HBsAg and/or HBeAg seroconversion.
    3c. Change from baseline over time in HBsAg, HBeAg, and/or HBV DNA.
    3d. Time to achieve HBsAg and/or HBeAg seroclearance/seroconversion, and/or HBV DNA <LLOQ.

    4. Proportion of participants with virologic breakthrough.

    5a. Proportion of participants with HBsAg seroclearance at Week 48 (ie, 24 weeks after completion of all study interventions at Week 24) without re-starting NA treatment.
    5b. Proportion of participants with HBV DNA <LLOQ at Week 48 (ie, 24 weeks after completion of all study interventions at Week 24) without re-starting NA treatment.
    5c. Frequency of virologic and/or biochemical flares.
    5d. Proportion of participants requiring NA re treatment.

    6a. PK parameters of JNJ-3989 (JNJ-3924 and JNJ 3976) and JNJ-6379.
    6b. Optionally, PK parameters of NA and/or PegIFN-α2a compared to historical data.
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Throughout the duration of the study.
    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 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 No
    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 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 trial1
    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 No
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA7
    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
    Japan
    New Zealand
    Poland
    Taiwan
    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 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 years1
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months8
    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: 45
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) Yes
    F.1.3.1Number of subjects for this age range: 5
    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 state11
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 15
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 50
    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)
    Participants will be instructed that study intervention will not be made available to them after they have completed/discontinued study intervention and that they should return to their primary physician to determine standard of care.
    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 Decision2021-01-16
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2020-12-08
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusOngoing
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