How does a new medicine (efmarodocokin alfa) compare to available medicine and placebo – in people with ulcerative colitis

  • Autoimmune Disorder
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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Trial Status:


This trial runs in
  • Bulgaria
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Moldova
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Spain
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Trial Identifier:

NCT03558152 2017-002350-36 GA39925

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      Trial Summary

      This phase 2, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group clinical trial – was done to study “efmarodocokin alfa”, a new medicine for the treatment of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). This study compared how well efmarodocokin alfa works in comparison to vedolizumab and placebo – when given to people with UC. One hundred and ninety-five people took part at 71 study centers in 16 countries.

      Genentech, Inc. (A part of F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Switzerland) Sponsor
      Phase 2 Phase
      NCT03558152,GA39925,2017-002350-36 Trial Identifier
      efmarodocokin alfa Treatments
      Ulcerative Colitis Condition
      Official Title

      A Phase II, Randomized, Parallel-Group, Double-Blind, Double-Dummy, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study To Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Pharmacokinetics of UTTR1147A Compared With Placebo and Compared With Vedolizumab in Patients With Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis

      Eligibility Criteria

      All Gender
      ≥ 18 Years & ≤ 80 Years Age
      No Healthy Volunteers
      Inclusion Criteria
      • Diagnosis of UC
      • Confirmation of moderately to severely active UC, defined by the Mayo Clinic Score
      • Inadequate response, loss of response, or intolerance to prior immunosuppressant treatment (i.e., azathioprine, 6-mercaptopurine, methotrexate, or tumor necrosis factor [TNF] inhibitors [maximum of 2 prior TNF inhibitors]) and/or corticosteroid treatment
      • Use of highly effective contraception as defined by the protocol
      Exclusion Criteria
      • History of psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis; any other inflammatory skin disorders requiring oral corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, or biological therapy within the previous year; or primary sclerosing cholangitis
      • History of cancer as defined by the protocol
      • Significant uncontrolled comorbidity, such as cardiac, pulmonary, renal, hepatic, endocrine, or gastrointestinal disorders (excluding UC)
      • Prior extensive colonic resection, subtotal or total colectomy, or proctocolectomy, or planned surgery for UC
      • Diagnosis of indeterminate colitis or granulomatous (Crohn's) colitis or toxic megacolon within 12 months prior to screening
      • Suspicion of ischemic colitis, radiation colitis, or microscopic colitis
      • Current fistula or history of fistula, pericolonic abscess and stricture (stenosis) of the colon
      • History or current evidence of unresectable colonic mucosal dysplasia or history of high-grade colonic mucosal dysplasia
      • Prior treatment with UTTR1147A
      • Prior treatment with vedolizumab, etrolizumab, natalizumab, efalizumab, or any other anti-integrin agents
      • Prior treatment with rituximab
      • Use of prohibited therapies, as defined by the protocol, prior to randomization
      • Congenital or acquired immune deficiency
      • Evidence or treatment of infections or history of infections, as defined by the protocol

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