A Study of Bitopertin (RO4917838) in Adults With Non-Transfusion-Dependent (NTD) Beta-Thalassemia

  • Cancer
  • Beta-Thalassemia
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Trial Status:


This trial runs in
  • Italy
  • Lebanon
  • Thailand
Trial Identifier:

NCT03271541 2016-004799-23 BP39642

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      Trial Summary

      This proof-of-mechanism study is being performed to investigate the safety, tolerability, efficacy, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of multiple oral doses of bitopertin in adults with NTD beta-thalassemia. This study consists of two parts: Part 1 - The main study - 16 weeks in total: Participants will undergo a 6-week dose-escalation period followed by 10 weeks of treatment at the attained target dose. Part 2 - Open Label Extension (OLE) - up to an additional 12 months. Participants will be given the option to enroll into the OLE once the 16-week treatment of Part 1 has been completed. Participants who decide not to enroll in the OLE, at the end of Part 1 will enter a 6-week follow-up period.

      Hoffmann-La Roche Sponsor
      Phase 2 Phase
      NCT03271541,BP39642,2016-004799-23 Trial Identifier
      Bitopertin Treatments
      Beta-Thalassemia Condition
      Official Title

      A Phase II, Single Arm, Multicenter, Proof-of-Mechanism Study to Investigate the Safety, Tolerability, Efficacy, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of Bitopertin (RO4917838) in Adults With Non-Transfusion-Dependent Βeta-Thalassemia

      Eligibility Criteria

      All Gender
      ≥ 18 Years & ≤ 55 Years Age
      No Healthy Volunteers
      Inclusion Criteria
      • Confirmed diagnosis of beta-thalassemia
      • Clinically defined non-transfusion-dependent anemia (Part 1 only), defined as Hb concentrations >7.5 grams per deciliter (g/dL) and <9.5 g/dL, less than or equal to 4 transfusions of red blood cell units within 1 year prior to study enrollment, and no transfusion within 12 weeks prior to study enrollment
      • Completion of 16 weeks of treatment with bitopertin in Part 1 of this study with more than 80% compliance from expected use of study medication (based on patient diary and study drug accountability; Part 2 only)
      • A favorable benefit-risk ratio from treatment with bitopertin as assessed by the Investigator (Part 2 only)
      Exclusion Criteria
      • Any history of gene therapy
      • History of hemolytic anemia except for beta-thalassemia
      • Severe symptomatic splenomegaly and/or hepatomegaly with hypersplenism (Part 1 only)
      • Any use of an erythropoiesis-stimulating agent within 24 weeks prior to enrollment.
      • Initiation of iron chelation therapy or hydroxyurea within 24 weeks prior to enrollment (Part 1 only)
      • Depression, treatment with anti-depressants, or other psychiatric illnesses and/or drug abuse
      • Clinically significant/uncontrolled comorbid disease
      • Pregnant or breastfeeding females
      • Use of cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4 inhibitors within 2 weeks or CYP3A4 inducers within 4 weeks prior to study drug
      • Active hepatitis B or C or known positive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) test result
      • Diagnosis of cancer within previous 5 years unless treatment has resulted in complete freedom from disease for at least 2 years
      • Any major illness within 1 month or febrile illness within 1 week prior to study drug
      • Pulmonary hypertension requiring oxygen therapy (Part 1 only)

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