World Health Organization site
Skip Navigation Links

Main
Note: This record shows only 22 elements of the WHO Trial Registration Data Set. To view changes that have been made to the source record, or for additional information about this trial, click on the URL below to go to the source record in the primary register.
Register: EUCTR
Last refreshed on: 16 November 2020
Main ID:  EUCTR2017-000957-37-NL
Date of registration: 31/10/2017
Prospective Registration: Yes
Primary sponsor: UCB Biopharma SPRL
Public title: Study to test the efficacy and safety of bimekizumab and certolizumab pegol in patients with active ankylosing spondylitis
Scientific title: A Multicenter, Phase 2A, Randomized, Investigator-Blind, Subject-Blind, Parallel-Group Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Bimekizumab and Certolizumab Pegol in Subjects with Active Ankylosing Spondylitis
Date of first enrolment: 18/07/2018
Target sample size: 60
Recruitment status: Not Recruiting
URL:  https://www.clinicaltrialsregister.eu/ctr-search/search?query=eudract_number:2017-000957-37
Study type:  Interventional clinical trial of medicinal product
Study design:  Controlled: yes Randomised: yes Open: no Single blind: no Double blind: yes Parallel group: yes Cross over: no Other: no If controlled, specify comparator, Other Medicinial Product: yes Placebo: no Other: no Number of treatment arms in the trial: 2  
Phase:  Human pharmacology (Phase I): no Therapeutic exploratory (Phase II): yes Therapeutic confirmatory - (Phase III): no Therapeutic use (Phase IV): no
Countries of recruitment
Australia Czech Republic Germany Greece Moldova, Republic of Netherlands Poland Russian Federation
United States
Contacts
Name: Clin Trial Reg & Results Disclosure   
Address:  Alfred-Nobel-Str. 10 40789 Monheim Germany
Telephone:
Email: clinicaltrials@ucb.com
Affiliation:  UCB Biosciences GmbH
Name: Clin Trial Reg & Results Disclosure   
Address:  Alfred-Nobel-Str. 10 40789 Monheim Germany
Telephone:
Email: clinicaltrials@ucb.com
Affiliation:  UCB Biosciences GmbH
Key inclusion & exclusion criteria
Inclusion criteria:
- Documented diagnosis of active adult-onset Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) as defined by documented radiologic evidence (X-ray) fulfilling the Modified New York criteria for AS (1984) of at least 3 months’ symptom duration and age of onset <45 years
- Subject has moderate to severe active disease at the Screening Visit as defined by each of the following:
a) Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI) score >=4
b) Spinal pain >=4 on a 0 to 10 numeric rating scale (NRS) (from BASDAI Item 2)
- Subjects must have had an inadequate response to, have a contraindication to, or have been intolerant to at least 2 nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Subjects taking corticosteroids must be on a maximum daily dose of <=10mg/day oral prednisolone or equivalent
- Subjects taking methotrexate (MTX; <=25mg/week) are allowed to continue their medication if they received a stable dose for at least 12 weeks before randomization
- Subjects taking sulfasalazine (up to 3grams/day) or hydroxychloroquine (up to 400mg per day total) are allowed to continue their medication if started at least 12 weeks prior to randomization
- Subject who has been on an anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFa) agent must have experienced an inadequate response to previous or current treatment given at an approved dose for at least 3 months or have been intolerant to at least 1 administration of an anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF) agent. Subjects may not have been on more than 1 anti-TNF agent.
- Subject has high-sensitive C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP) levels above ULN at the Screening Visit
- Female subjects must be postmenopausal, permanently sterilized or, if of childbearing potential, must be willing to use a highly effective method of contraception up till 20 weeks after last administration of Investigational Medicinal Product (IMP)
- Male subjects with a partner of childbearing potential must be willing to use a condom when sexually active, up till 20 weeks after the last administration of IMP

Are the trial subjects under 18? no
Number of subjects for this age range:
F.1.2 Adults (18-64 years) yes
F.1.2.1 Number of subjects for this age range 50
F.1.3 Elderly (>=65 years) yes
F.1.3.1 Number of subjects for this age range 10

Exclusion criteria:
- Subjects with a total ankylosis of the spine, or a diagnosis of any other inflammatory arthritis eg, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), sarcoidosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, or reactive arthritis
- Subjects with any current sign or symptom that may indicate an active infection (except for the common cold)
- Subject has received previous or current biological treatment other than TNFa inhibitor treatment
- Subject has chronic, recurrent, recent serious / life-threatening or current infection, as defined in the protocol
- Subject has history of certain atypical infections, viral hepatitides, human immunodeficinecy virus (HIV) infection, tuberculosis, as defined in the protocol
- Subjects receiving any live vaccination within the 8 weeks prior to Baseline
- Subjects with known tuberculosis (TB) infection, at high risk of acquiring TB infection, with latent TB infection or current or history of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTMB) infection
- Subject has immunosuppressive condition or treatment, recent history of malignancy (some exceptions) or demyelinating disease
- Subjects with concurrent malignancy or a history of malignancy during the past 5 years will be excluded, with following exceptions that may be included:
a. <= 3 excised or ablated basal cell carcinomas of the skin
b. One squamous cell carcinoma of the skin (stage T1 maximum) successfully excised, or ablated only (other treatments, ie, chemotherapy, do not apply), with no signs of recurrence or metastases for more than 2 years prior to Screening
c. Actinic keratosis (-es)
d. Squamous cell carcinoma-in-situ of the skin successfully excised, or ablated, more than 6 months prior to Screening
- Subject has history of psychiatric disorder, including suicidality (as defined in the protocol
- Subject has major abnormalities on laboratory testing, as defined in the protocol




Age minimum:
Age maximum:
Gender:
Female: yes
Male: yes
Health Condition(s) or Problem(s) studied
Ankylosing Spondylitis
MedDRA version: 20.0 Level: PT Classification code 10002556 Term: Ankylosing spondylitis System Organ Class: 10028395 - Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders
Therapeutic area: Diseases [C] - Immune System Diseases [C20]
Intervention(s)

Product Name: Bimekizumab
Product Code: UCB4940
Pharmaceutical Form: Solution for injection
INN or Proposed INN: Bimekizumab
CAS Number: 1418205-77-2
Current Sponsor code: UCB4940
Concentration unit: mg/ml milligram(s)/millilitre
Concentration type: equal
Concentration number: 160-
Pharmaceutical form of the placebo: Solution for injection
Route of administration of the placebo: Subcutaneous use

Trade Name: Cimzia 200 mg solution for injection

Product Name: Certolizumab Pegol
Product Code: CDP870
Pharmaceutical Form: Solution for injection in pre-filled syringe
INN or Proposed INN: CERTOLIZUMAB PEGOL
CAS Number: 428863-50-7
Concentration unit: mg/ml milligram(s)/millilitre
Concentration type: equal
Concentration number: 200-

Primary Outcome(s)
Main Objective: Evaluate the efficacy of bimekizumab compared to certolizumab pegol (CZP) in the treatment of subjects with active Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)
Primary end point(s): 1. Change from Baseline in Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score (ASDAS) at Week 12
2. Incidence of Adverse Events (AE) during the study conduct
3. Incidence of Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) during the study conduct
4. Number of subjects who withdrew due to an Adverse Event (AE) during the study conduct
Secondary Objective: Assess the safety and the tolerability of bimekizumab
Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point: 1: From Baseline to Week 12
2-4: From Screening until Safety Follow-Up Visit (up to Week 64)
Secondary Outcome(s)
Secondary end point(s): 1. Percentage of subjects with Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score -Inactive Disease (ASDAS-ID) at Week 12
2. Percentage of subjects with Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score - Major Improvement (ASDAS-MI) at Week 12
Timepoint(s) of evaluation of this end point: 1: Week 12
2: Baseline, Week 12
Secondary ID(s)
2017-000957-37-CZ
AS0013
NCT03215277
Source(s) of Monetary Support
UCB Biopharma SPRL
Secondary Sponsor(s)
Ethics review
Status: Approved
Approval date: 18/07/2018
Contact:
Results
Results available:
Date Posted:
Date Completed:
URL:
Disclaimer: Trials posted on this search portal are not endorsed by WHO, but are provided as a service to our users. In no event shall the World Health Organization be liable for any damages arising from the use of the information linked to in this section. None of the information obtained through use of the search portal should in any way be used in clinical care without consulting a physician or licensed health professional. WHO is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness and/or use made of the content displayed for any trial record.
Copyright - World Health Organization - Version 3.6 - Version history