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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2022-000439-22
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:67953964MDD3001_VENTURA-1
    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:2023-01-26
    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 ConcernedPoland - Office for Medicinal Products
    A.2EudraCT number2022-000439-22
    A.3Full title of the trial
    A Randomized, Double-blind, Multicenter, Parallel-Group, Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Aticaprant 10 mg as Adjunctive Therapy in Adult Participants with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) with Moderate-to-Severe Anhedonia and Inadequate Response to Current Antidepressant Therapy
    A.3.1Title of the trial for lay people, in easily understood, i.e. non-technical, language
    A study to evaluate the effectiveness of aticaprant as an add on treatment in patients with depression who have not responded sufficiently to their current antidepressant.
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code number67953964MDD3001_VENTURA-1
    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 & 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 NV
    B.5.2Functional name of contact pointClinical Registry Group
    B.5.3 Address:
    B.5.3.1Street Address Janssen Biologics BV- Clinical registry group- Archimedesweg 29
    B.5.3.2Town/ cityLeiden
    B.5.3.3Post code2333CM
    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.3.1Product nameAticaprant
    D.3.2Product code JNJ-67953964
    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 INNAticaprant
    D.3.9.2Current sponsor codeJNJ-67953964
    D.3.9.4EV Substance CodeSUB198023
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number10
    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.8 Information on Placebo
    D.8 Placebo: 1
    D.8.1Is a Placebo used in this Trial?Yes
    D.8.3Pharmaceutical form of the placeboTablet
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboOral use
    D.8 Placebo: 2
    D.8.1Is a Placebo used in this Trial?Yes
    D.8.3Pharmaceutical form of the placeboTablet
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboOral use
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
    E.1.1.1Medical condition in easily understood language
    Depression
    E.1.1.2Therapeutic area Psychiatry and Psychology [F] - Mental Disorders [F03]
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.2 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.2Version 21.1
    E.1.2Level LLT
    E.1.2Classification code 10025453
    E.1.2Term Major depressive disorder NOS
    E.1.2System Organ Class 100000004873
    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 of aticaprant 10 mg compared with placebo as adjunctive therapy to an antidepressant in improving depressive symptoms in adult participants with MDD with moderate-to-severe anhedonia (ANH+) who have had an inadequate response to current antidepressant therapy with an SSRI or SNRI.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    To evaluate the efficacy of adjunctive aticaprant 10 mg compared with placebo in improving anhedonia in adult participants with MDD ANH+ who have had an inadequate response to current antidepressant therapy with an SSRI or SNRI
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study No
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    - Male or female, aged 18 to 74 years of age, inclusive.
    - Be medically stable on the basis of physical examination, medical history, vital signs, and 12-lead ECG performed at screening and baseline
    - Be medically stable on the basis of clinical laboratory tests performed at screening
    - Meet DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for recurrent or single episode MDD, without psychotic features. Participants 65 years of age or older must have had the first onset of depression prior to 55 years of age.
    Male or female, aged 18 to 74 years of age, inclusive.
    - Be medically stable on the basis of physical examination, medical history, vital signs, and 12-lead ECG performed at screening and baseline
    - Be medically stable on the basis of clinical laboratory tests performed at screening
    - Meet DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for recurrent or single episode MDD, without psychotic features. Participants 65 years of age or older must have had the first onset of depression prior to 55 years of age.
    - Have had an inadequate response to at least 1 oral antidepressant treatment, administered at an adequate dose (at or above the minimum therapeutic dose per MHH ATRQ) and duration (at least 6 weeks) in the current episode of depression.
    - Is currently receiving and tolerating well a SSRI/SNRI for depressive symptoms at screening, at a stable dose for at least 6 weeks
    - Have a HDRS-17 total score of 20 or higher at the first and second screening interviews and must not demonstrate a clinically significant improvement between the first and the second independent HDRS-17 assessments
    For a full list of inclusion criteria, please refer to study protocol.
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    -- Have had in the current depressive episode, no response (treatment failure) to 5 or more antidepressant treatments including the current SSRI/SNRI (ie, the one presumed to be continued in the treatment phase) assessed using the MGH ATRQ.
    - Has one or more of the following diagnoses:
    *A DSM-5 diagnosis (which has been the primary focus of psychiatric treatment within the past 2 years)of any of the following: panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobia.
    * current (in the past year) DSM-5 diagnosis of: obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa
    * A current or prior (lifetime) DSM-5 diagnosis of: a psychotic disorder or MDD with psychotic features, bipolar or related disorders, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, borderline personality disorder,
    antisocial personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder,
    narcissistic personality disorders, somatoform disorders.
    - Has a history or evidence of clinically meaningful noncompliance with current antidepressant therapy.
    - Has a history of moderate-to-severe substance use disorder including alcohol use disorder according to DSM-5 criteria within 6 months before screening
    - Has had in the current episode an inadequate response to adequate course of intravenous or intranasal ketamine or esketamine, electroconvulsive therapy (i.e, at least 7 treatments), vagal nerve stimulation, or deep brain stimulation device
    - Has a current homicidal ideation/intent, per the investigator's clinical judgment, or has suicidal ideation with some intent to act within 3 months prior to the start of the screening phase
    For full list of exclusion criteria, please refer to study protocol.
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    Change from baseline to Day 43 in the Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) total score
    E.5.1.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Day 1, Day 15, Day 29, Day 43
    E.5.2Secondary end point(s)
    Change from baseline to Day 43 in Dimensional Anhedonia Rating Scale (DARS) total score.
    E.5.2.1Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point
    Day 1, Day 15, Day 29, Day 43
    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 No
    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 Yes
    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) 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 concerned8
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States Yes
    E.8.5.1Number of sites anticipated in the EEA51
    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
    Argentina
    Australia
    Belgium
    Brazil
    Bulgaria
    Czechia
    Hungary
    Italy
    Poland
    Portugal
    Spain
    Sweden
    United States
    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 study is considered as the last scheduled study assessment shown in the schedule of assessments for the last participant in the study
    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 months4
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days0
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial years1
    E.8.9.2In all countries concerned by the trial months9
    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: 430
    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 state19
    F.4.2 For a multinational trial
    F.4.2.1In the EEA 235
    F.4.2.2In the whole clinical trial 538
    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 who have completed the Double Blind Treatment Phase (Day 43) may be eligible to participate in a separate 52 week open-label long-term safety study 67953964MDD3003.
    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 Decision2023-01-28
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2022-12-06
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusOngoing
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