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A Multiple-Dose, Open-Label, Phase 1, Pharmacokinetic, Pharmacodynamic, and Safety Study of Avonex® in Chinese Healthy Volunteer Subjects

Information source: Biogen
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 20, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Healthy

Intervention: Avonex (Drug)

Phase: Phase 1

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: Biogen

Summary

Rationale for the Study: The purpose of this study is to characterize the pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) profile of Avonex in Chinese healthy volunteer subjects. Data from this study will be used to support registration of Avonex in China. Study Design: This is a multiple-dose, single-arm, open-label, PK/PD and safety study. Four weekly injections of Avonex will be administered intramuscularly (IM). Frequent (intensive) blood samples will be collected with the first and fourth injections of Avonex, and a sparse blood sample will be collected with the second and third injections of Avonex.

Clinical Details

Official title: A Multiple-Dose, Open-Label, Phase 1, Pharmacokinetic, Pharmacodynamic, and Safety Study of Avonex in Chinese Healthy Volunteer Subjects

Study design: Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics/Dynamics Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Basic Science

Primary outcome:

Cmax

Tmax

AUC 0-t

AUC 0-infinity

T 1/2

Tlag

Ka

T 1/2ab

Kcl

Kir

Emax

Tmax(E)

Eauc

Induction ratio

T1/2 return to baseline

Secondary outcome:

Number of Adverse Events as a measure of safety and tolerability

Number of Serious Adverse Events as a measure of safety and tolerability

Changes in lab assessments

Changes in vital signs

Changes in physical examinations

Changes in ECGs

Detailed description: Rationale for the Study: The purpose of this study is to characterize the pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) profile of Avonex in Chinese healthy volunteer subjects. Data from this study will be used to support registration of Avonex in China. Study Design: This is a multiple-dose, single-arm, open-label, PK/PD and safety study. Four weekly injections of Avonex will be administered intramuscularly (IM). Frequent (intensive) blood samples will be collected with the first and fourth injections of Avonex, and a sparse blood sample will be collected with the second and third injections of Avonex. Four Avonex IM injections will be administered in this study. Due to the long-term use of Avonex by MS patients, a multiple-dose PK/PD study is necessary in order to provide adequate information to evaluate changes in drug concentrations over time in Chinese healthy subjects. Serum levels of interferon beta in Caucasian healthy volunteers have been shown to peak between 3 and 15 hours after administration of Avonex IM at the dose being used in this study and have been shown to decline at a rate consistent with a 10-hour elimination half-life; therefore, accumulation of interferon beta following multiple weekly Avonex IM injections is not anticipated. Exposure of healthy subjects to multiple doses of Avonex in this study is not anticipated to present safety or tolerability issues based on experience from previous Avonex studies that have been conducted in healthy volunteer subjects and MS patients. Flu-like symptoms associated with this dose of Avonex have generally been mostly of mild-to-moderate intensity and of short duration, typically experienced within the first 24 hours after injection. Prophylactic analgesic medication must be administered prior to each Avonex injection during the study which is a recommended practice with the use of interferon therapies in order to ameliorate flu-like symptoms. Study Location: China, at 1 Phase 1 study site. Duration of Treatment and Follow-up: Approximately 2 months, including a 28-day Screening and Baseline period, a 3-week Treatment and blood sampling period and a 14-day Follow-Up period. Statistical Methods: PK/PD parameters will be calculated using non-compartmental methods. Summary statistics for each PK/PD parameter will be calculated. Mean concentration values will be plotted over time both on a linear and a logarithmic scale. The incidence of treatment-emergent AEs will be summarized. Vital signs will be examined to determine the incidence of clinically relevant abnormalities. Laboratory evaluations will be assessed to determine the incidence of abnormalities. Changes in laboratory evaluations will be summarized using shift tables and summary statistics.

Eligibility

Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: 50 Years. Gender(s): Both.

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria:

- Ability to understand the purpose and risks of the study and provide signed and dated

informed consent and authorization to use protected health information (PHI) in accordance with national and local subject privacy regulations.

- Subjects of Chinese origin (at least both maternal and paternal grandparents of

Chinese origin).

- Body mass index (BMI) within the range of 18. 5 to 30 kg/m2 (inclusive).

- All male subjects and female subjects of childbearing potential must practice

effective contraception during the study and be willing and able to continue contraception for 30 days after their last dose of study treatment. Exclusion Criteria:

- History of seizure disorder or unexplained blackouts OR history of a seizure within 6

months prior to Day 1.

- History of suicidal ideation or an episode of clinically severe depression (as

determined by the Investigator) within 6 months prior to Day 1.

- Any clinically significant presence (as determined by the Investigator) of cardiac,

endocrinologic, hematologic, hepatic, immunologic, metabolic, urologic, pulmonary, neurologic, dermatologic, psychiatric, renal, or other major disease.

- Positive test result for hepatitis C antibody (HCV Ab), or current hepatitis B

infection at Screening.

- Known history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

- Clinically significant abnormal laboratory values.

- History of alcohol abuse (as defined by the Investigator), or a positive blood screen

test for presence for alcohol at Screening.

- History of drug abuse (as defined by the Investigator), or a positive urinary screen

test for presence of cocaine and morphine.

- Premalignant and malignant disease.

- History of clinically significant severe allergic or anaphylactic reactions.

- Known allergy to any component of the Avonex formulation.

- History of hypersensitivity or intolerance to prophylactic analgesic medication that

would preclude use during the study.

- Clinically significant abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG) values as determined by the

Investigator.

- Known allergy to interferon beta-1a.

- Active bacterial or viral infection.

- Female subjects who are pregnant or currently breastfeeding.

- Previous participation in another investigational drug study within the last 1 month

or 7 half-lives, whichever is longer, or previous participation in this study.

- Treatment with any prescription medication within 14 days of Day 1.

- Treatment with any over-the-counter products within the 14 days prior to Day 1.

- Donation of blood (500 mL or greater) within 56 days prior to Day 1.

- Inability to comply with study requirements

Locations and Contacts

Research Site, Shanghai, China
Additional Information

Starting date: August 2011
Last updated: November 3, 2011

Page last updated: August 20, 2015

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