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Biosimilar Erythropoietin in Anaemia Treatment (Correction Phase Study)

Information source: Shenyang Sunshine Pharmaceutical Co., LTD.
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Renal Anaemia

Intervention: EPIAO® (Drug); EPREX® (Drug)

Phase: Phase 4

Status: Not yet recruiting

Sponsored by: Shenyang Sunshine Pharmaceutical Co., LTD.

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
BOLONG MIAO, Ph.D, Study Director, Affiliation: Shenyang Sunshine Pharmaceutical Co., LTD.

Overall contact:
BOLONG MIAO, Ph.D, Phone: +8624 25386082, Email: miaobolong@3sbio.com.cn


This study is aimed to comprehensively establish the biosimilarity/bioquivalence in EPIAO and EPREX in terms of 52-week comparisons in efficacy,safety and immunogenicity. The targeted population is anaemia patients with chronic renal disease who are naive to epoetin treatment and not yet on haemodialysis.

Clinical Details

Official title: A Prospective, Randomized, Double Blind, Parallel Group Study to Establish the Therapeutic Equivalence of EPIAO With the Standard Treatment EPREX in Subjects With Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Related Anaemia Not Yet on Dialysis

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: Mean absolute change in haemoglobin(Hb)

Secondary outcome:

Mean absolute change in weekly epoetin dosage

Frequency of adverse events

Occurence of anti-epoetin antibodies

Detailed description: This is a prospective, randomized, double blind, parallel group two arm study to establish the therapeutic equivalence, safety and tolerability of EPIAO® as compared to EPREX® in the treatment of CKD related anaemia in subjects who are not yet on dialysis (pre-dialysis). A total of 96 subjects will be randomized into two groups in a 1: 1ratio. Treatment arm A will receive EPIAO® once a week, subcutaneously for period of 52 weeks and treatment arm B will receive EPREX, weight once a week, subcutaneously for period of 52 weeks.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: 75 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Male and female subjects between the age of 18 to 75 years 2. Subjects with renal anaemia (haemoglobin 7. 5 g/dl to 10 g/dl) 3. Subjects who are treatment naïve to epoetin 4. Subjects with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stages* 3 and 4 not yet on dialysis (predialysis) 5. Subjects willing to provide a written informed consent 6. Subjects with serum ferritin ≥ 100 μg/L and/or transferrin saturation ≥ 20%

- CKD staging will be based on the five-stage system for classification of CKD

based on KDIGO guidelines. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Subjects with anaemia due to other reasons (that is not renal anaemia) 2. Subjects on dialysis 3. Subjects who have undergone blood transfusion within the last 3 months 4. Subjects with major complication such as severe/chronic infections or bleeding, or aluminum toxicity 5. Subjects with suspected or known PRCA 6. Subjects with a history of aplastic anaemia 7. Subjects with uncontrolled diabetes (fasting blood glucose > 240 mg/dl) or uncontrolled hypertension (systolic blood pressure > 180 mm Hg, diastolic blood pressure > 110 mm Hg) 8. Subjects with known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients of the investigational products, the mammalian cell-derived product or human albumin products 9. Subjects with history of seizure disorder 10. Subjects with hematological disorder (thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, or hemolysis) 11. Subjects with hyperparathyroidism (intact parathyroid hormone > 1000 pg/ml) 12. Subjects with severe liver dysfunction 13. Subjects with congestive heart failure and/or angina (NYHA class III and IV) 14. Subjects with myocardial infarction or stroke in the preceding 6 months of screening 15. Subjects with active malignancy in the previous 5 years 16. Subjects with gastrointestinal bleeding in the past 6 months 17. Subjects with immunosuppressive therapy in the previous 3 months 18. Subjects with Hepatitis B virus (HbsAg), Hepatitis C virus (HCV), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and syphilis 19. Female subjects who are pregnant, breast-feeding,planning to be pregnant during the study, or women of child-bearing potential (any woman who is not surgically sterile i. e. bilateral tubal ligation, total hysterectomy or < 2 years post menopause) not using a reliable method of double contraception (e. g. condom plus diaphragm, condom or diaphragm plus spermicidal gel/foam, tubal ligation, or stable dose of hormonal contraception) throughout the study period 20. Subjects participating in trials involving erythropoietin in the past 6 months before screening 21. Subjects currently participating or participation in an investigational study within 30 days prior screening

Locations and Contacts

BOLONG MIAO, Ph.D, Phone: +8624 25386082, Email: miaobolong@3sbio.com.cn

Additional Information

Starting date: August 2015
Last updated: August 12, 2015

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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