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A Study of Imlifidase in Patients With Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT03943589

Recruitment Status Recruiting

First Posted May 9, 2019

Last update posted April 12, 2021

Study Description

Brief summary:

The study participants are patients which have been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) and are planned to receive treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg). IVIg is a standard of care treatment for GBS patients. The patients in this study will be treated with the study medicine imlifidase on day 1, and with IVIg on days 3-7. The purpose of this study is to investigate the safety and effectiveness of imlifidase in patients diagnosed with GBS.

  • Condition or Disease:Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)
  • Intervention/Treatment: Drug: Imlifidase
  • Phase: Phase 2
Detailed Description

This is an open-label, single arm, multi-centre, phase II study of imlifidase in combination with standard care IVIg in patients with GBS. The study will recruit approximately 30 patients who are eligible for IVIg treatment based on current practice (i.e. GBS disability score >3 and within 10 days of onset of weakness). All patients will receive imlifidase (Day 1) prior to standard care IVIg. Data from each patient enrolled in this study will be compared with a control group consisting of up to 4 subjects from the International Guillain-Barré Syndrome Outcome Study (IGOS) database (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01582763) fulfilling a subset of the eligibility criteria in the current imlifidase GBS study protocol. Matching will be done on geographical locations, age, presence of diarrhoea, and severity of condition. There is growing body of evidence suggesting that GBS is an antibody-mediated disorder. In addition to supportive care, IVIg and Plasma Exchange (PE) are the two main immunological treatment options aimed at attenuating the autoreactive humoral immune response. Imlifidase is an IgG degrading enzyme with strict specificity. The hypothesis is that reduction of pathological antibodies may result in aborted progression, quicker recovery and less severe disease.

Study Design
  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Estimated Enrollment: 30 participants
  • Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
  • Intervention Model Description: Data from each patient enrolled in this study will be compared with a control group consisting of up to 4 subjects treated with IVIg only from the International Guillain-Barré Syndrome Outcome Study (IGOS) database (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01582763) fulfilling a subset of the eligibility criteria in the current imlifidase GBS study protocol. Matching will be done on geographical locations, age, presence of diarrhoea, and severity of condition.
  • Masking: None (Open Label) ()
  • Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Official Title: An Open-label, Single Arm, Multi-centre, Phase II Study Investigating Safety, Tolerability, Efficacy, Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics of Imlifidase in Patients With Guillain-Barré Syndrome, in Comparison With Matched Control Patients
  • Actual Study Start Date: November 2019
  • Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2022
  • Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2022
Arms and interventions
Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Imlifidase
One (1) dose of imlifidase, 0.25 mg/kg, will be administered IV over 30 minutes, Day 1. IVIg, 0.4 g/kg, will be administered for 5 consecutive Days, starting on Day 3 at least 48 h after imlifidase administration.
Drug: Imlifidase
All subjects will receive imlifidase (Day 1) prior to standard care IVIg
Outcome Measures
  • Primary Outcome Measures: 1. Safety as measured by Adverse Events (AEs) [ Time Frame: Screening up to Day 360 ]
    Safety is assessed as type, frequency and intensity of Adverse Events (AE)/Serious Adverse Events (SAEs)
  • 2. Changed disability outcome at 4 weeks assessed by the 6-point GBS disability score (DS) [ Time Frame: Screening and Day 29 ]
    Efficacy is assessed as proportion of subjects with improvement of one (1) or more grades in disability outcome on the 6-point GBS DS at 4 weeks. The 6-point Guillain-Barré Syndrome disability score (GBS DS) is a widely accepted and easily obtainable scoring system used to assess disability status of GBS subjects. The DS score is as follows: 0=Healthy, 1=Minor symptoms and capable of running (subjects must be asked to run), 2=Able to walk independently 10 meters or more but unable to run, 3=Able to walk more than 10 meters across an open space with help, 4=Bedridden or chair bound, 5=Needing mechanical ventilation, 6=Dead
  • Secondary Outcome Measures: 1. Mean change in disability outcome at week 4 as assessed by the 6-point GBS DS [ Time Frame: Screening and Day 29 ]
    Efficacy is assessed as mean change from screening in GBS DS grade (on the 6-points GBS DS) at 4 weeks. The 6-point Guillain-Barré Syndrome disability score (GBS DS) is a widely accepted and easily obtainable scoring system used to assess disability status of GBS subjects. The DS score is as follows: 0=Healthy, 1=Minor symptoms and capable of running (subjects must be asked to run), 2=Able to walk independently 10 meters or more but unable to run, 3=Able to walk more than 10 meters across an open space with help, 4=Bedridden or chair bound, 5=Needing mechanical ventilation, 6=Dead
  • 2. Ability to walk unaided at 4, 8 and 26 weeks [ Time Frame: Day 29, Day 57, and Day 180 ]
    Efficacy is assessed as proportion of subjects able to walk unaided (i.e. GBS DS=2) at 4, 8 and 26 weeks
  • 3. Time to improvement by at least one (1) GBS DS grade [ Time Frame: Screening until Day 360 ]
    Efficacy is assessed as time to improvement by at least one (1) GBS DS grade. The 6-point Guillain-Barré Syndrome disability score (GBS DS) is a widely accepted and easily obtainable scoring system used to assess disability status of GBS subjects. The DS score is as follows: 0=Healthy, 1=Minor symptoms and capable of running (subjects must be asked to run), 2=Able to walk independently 10 meters or more but unable to run, 3=Able to walk more than 10 meters across an open space with help, 4=Bedridden or chair bound, 5=Needing mechanical ventilation, 6=Dead
  • 4. Time to walk unaided [ Time Frame: Screening until Day 360 ]
    Efficacy is assessed as time to walk unaided (i.e. GBS DS=2)
  • 5. Change from baseline in R-ODS by at least 6 Points at 4, 8, and 26 weeks [ Time Frame: Screening, Day 29, Day 57, and Day 180 ]
    Efficacy is assessed as proportion of subjects with an increase from baseline in Rasch-built Overall Disability scale (R-ODS) by at least 6 Points on the centile metric score at 4, 8 and 26 weeks R-ODS is a linearly weighted disease specific scale, which captures activities and social participation limitation in patients with immune-mediated neuropathies, including GBS. The questionnaire comprises 24 items ranging from ability to read a book or newspaper (as the easiest item to accomplish) to ability to run (most difficult item to accomplish). The response options for each item are: 0=Not possible, 1=Possible with effort, 2=Easy to perform. The obtained raw summed score is subsequently translated to a centile metric ranging from 0 (most severe disability) to 100 (no disability at all).
  • 6. Requirement for ventilator support [ Time Frame: Screening until Day 360 ]
    Efficacy is assessed as proportion of subjects requiring ventilator support (i.e. GBS DS=5)
  • 7. Time in ventilator [ Time Frame: Screening until Day 360 ]
    Efficacy is assessed as time in ventilator (counted only if at least 12 hours/day)
  • 8. Time in an ICU [ Time Frame: Screening until Day 360 ]
    Efficacy is assessed as time in an intensive care unit (ICU)
  • 9. Changes in MRC sum score [ Time Frame: Screening until Day 180 ]
    Efficacy is assessed as change in Medical Research Council (MRC) sum score. The MRC sum score is widely used to assess the motor impairment in subjects with peripheral neuropathies. It is a sum score of power in 6 muscle groups on each side (abduction of arm, flexion of forearm, extension of the wrist, hip flexion, and extension of knee and dorsal flexion of the foot). The sum of these scores ranges from 0 (total paralysis) to 60 (normal power). It provides valuable information about the muscle strength. Change in MRC sum score helps in identification of GBS patients with treatment related fluctuation or exacerbation. The individual MRC grades are defined as follows: 0=No visible contraction,1=Visible contraction without movement of the limb, 2=Movement of the limb but not against gravity, 3=Movement against gravity (almost full range), 4=Movement against gravity and resistance, 5=Normal
  • 10. PK profile of imlifidase: Cmax [ Time Frame: Within 2 hours before imlifidase dose until Day 15 ]
    Cmax=Maximum observed plasma concentration of imlifidase following dosing
  • 11. PK profile of imlifidase: Tmax [ Time Frame: Within 2 hours before imlifidase dose until Day 15 ]
    Tmax=Time point for maximum observed plasma concentration of imlifidase following dosing
  • 12. PK profile of imlifidase: AUC [ Time Frame: Within 2 hours before imlifidase dose until Day 15 ]
    AUC=Area under the imlifidase plasma concentration versus time curve
  • 13. PK profile of imlifidase: t1/2 [ Time Frame: Within 2 hours before imlifidase dose until Day 15 ]
    t1/2=Terminal half-life of imlifidase
  • 14. PK profile of imlifidase: CL [ Time Frame: Within 2 hours before imlifidase dose until Day 15 ]
    CL=Clearance of imlifidase
  • 15. PK profile of imlifidase: V [ Time Frame: Within 2 hours before imlifidase dose until Day 15 ]
    V=Volume of distribution
  • 16. PD effect on IgG [ Time Frame: Within 2 hours before imlifidase dose until Day 15 ]
    The PD effect on IgG will be described qualitatively on a scale. The scale range from score=0 (no intact IgG, single cleaved IgG (scIgG) or F(ab')2 to score=5 (only intact IgG)
  • 17. Presence of ADAs [ Time Frame: Within 2 hours before imlifidase dose until Day 180 ]
    Proportion of patients with anti-imlifidase antibodies (ADAs) at different time-points during the study
  • 18. Patient's health state as assessed by EQ-5D Quality of Life questionnaire [ Time Frame: Day 8, Day 15, Day 29, Day 57, Day 92, Day 180, and Day 360 ]
    Quality of Life will be assessed using the EurQol group's EurQol - 5 dimension (EQ-5D) Health questionnaire. The EQ-5D consists of 2 parts: the EQ-5D descriptive system and the EQ visual analogue scale (EQ VAS). The descriptive system comprises 5 dimensions: mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain/discomfort, and anxiety/depression. Each dimension has 5 levels: no problems, slight problems, moderate problems, severe problems and extreme problems. The patient indicates health state in each of the 5 dimensions. This decision results in a 1-digit number that expresses the level selected for that dimension. The digits for the 5 dimensions are combined into a 5-digit number that describes the patient's health state. The EQ VAS records the patient's self-rated health on a vertical scale, where the endpoints are labelled 'The best health you can imagine' and 'The worst health you can imagine'.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
  • Sexes Eligible for Study: All
  • Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Signed Informed Consent obtained before any study-related procedures.

2. Willingness and ability to comply with the protocol.

3. Male or female aged ≥18 years at the time of screening.

4. GBS diagnosed according to National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
(NINDS) diagnostic criteria (Asbury et al. 1990).

5. Onset of weakness due to GBS is not more than 10 days prior to screening.

6. Unable to walk unaided for >10 meters (grade ≥ 3 on GBS DS).

7. IVIg treatment being considered.

8. Women of child-bearing potential willing or able to use at least one highly effective
contraceptive method from the day of treatment until at least 6 months after the dose
of imlifidase if not abstinent. In the context of this study, an effective method is
defined as those which result in low failure rate (i.e. less than 1% per year) when
used consistently and correctly.

9. Men willing to use double-barrier contraception from the day of treatment until at
least 2 months after the dose of imlifidase if not abstinent.

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Previous treatment with imlifidase.

2. Previous IVIg treatment within 28 days prior to imlifidase treatment.

3. Subjects who are being considered for, or already on, PE.

4. Women of child-bearing potential willing or able to use at least one highly effective
contraceptive method from the screening visit until at least 180 days following
imlifidase dosing.

5. Breastfeeding or pregnancy

6. Clinical evidence of a polyneuropathy of another cause e.g. diabetes mellitus (except
mild sensory), alcoholism, vitamin deficiency, or porphyria.

7. Known selective immunoglobulin A (IgA) deficiency.

8. Hypersensitivity to IVIg or to any of the excipients.

9. Immunosuppressive treatment (e.g. azathioprine, cyclosporine, mycophenolate mofetil,
tacrolimus, sirolimus or > 20 mg prednisolone daily) during the last month.

10. Subject known to have a severe concurrent disease, e.g. malignancy, severe
cardiovascular disease and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

11. Any condition that in the opinion of the investigator could increase the subject's
risk by participating in the study or confound the outcome of the study.

12. Known mental incapacity or language barriers precluding adequate understanding of the
Informed Consent information and the study activities.

13. Subjects with clinical signs of ongoing infection.

14. Subjects should not have received other investigational drugs within 5 half-lives
prior to imlifidase dosing.

15. Present or history of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), or known familial
history of TTP.

16. Positive PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 virus infection.

Contacts and Locations
Contacts

Contact: Charlotte Elfving, BSc +46 705 15 29 15 charlotte.elfving@hansabiopharma.com

Locations

France, Paris
CHU Le Kremlin-Bicêtre. Service Neurologie
Le Kremlin-Bicêtre

France
CHU Bordeaux - Hôpital Pellegrin Tripode
Bordeaux

France
CHU de Limoges - Hôpital Dupuytren
Limoges

France
Hôpital de la Timone - Centre de référence des maladies neuromusculaires et de la SLA
Marseille

France
CHU de Montpellier, Hôpital Gui de Chauliac
Montpellier

France
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nantes
Nantes

Netherlands
Erasmus Medical Centre
Rotterdam

United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow
Glasgow

Sponsors and Collaborators

Hansa Biopharma AB

Investigators

Study Chair: Elisabeth Sonesson, PhD Hansa Biopharma AB

More Information
  • Responsible Party: Hansa Biopharma AB
  • ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03943589 History of Changes
  • Other Study ID Numbers: 15-HMedIdeS-09
  • First Posted: May 9, 2019 Key Record Dates
  • Last Update Posted: April 12, 2021
  • Last Verified: April 2021
  • Individual Participant
    Data (IPD) Sharing
    Statement:
  • Plan to Share IPD: No
  • Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
  • Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
  • Additional relevant MeSH terms: Syndrome Guillain-Barre Syndrome