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Safety and Efficacy of QAX576 in Adults With Moderate Persistent Allergic Asthma

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Due to the lack of enrolment and complexity of design, the QAX576A2103 study in asthma was terminated. No subjects have been dosed for this study.)
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Novartis Identifier:
First received: January 9, 2008
Last updated: May 18, 2009
Last verified: May 2009

This study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of QAX576 against asthma attacks in adults with moderate persistent allergic asthma

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: QAX576
Drug: Placebo
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo Controlled, Parallel Group, Multi-Center Study to Assess Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Efficacy of Intravenous Doses of QAX576 in Moderate Persistent Allergic Asthmatics Following Inhaled Corticosteroid Withdrawal

Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • - Forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1)at baseline and until study completion - Levels of eosinophils in sputum [ Time Frame: Throughout the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • - Three doses of QAX576 on time to treatment failure, plasma IL-13 levels and immunogenicity in asthmatics - Sputum biomarkers [ Time Frame: Throughout the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: January 2008
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: QAX576
Other Name: QAX576
Placebo Comparator: 2 Drug: Placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • History of asthma attacks
  • Taking inhaled corticosteroids
  • Non-smoking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women of child-bearing potential
  • History of respiratory disease other than asthma
  • History of severe allergy to food or drugs
  • Previous use of monoclonal antibodies
  • Very low or high body weight

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00598104

Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: NOVARTIS Novartis investigative site
  More Information

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Responsible Party: External Affairs, Novartis Identifier: NCT00598104     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CQAX576A2103
Study First Received: January 9, 2008
Last Updated: May 18, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Asthma, interleukin-13

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bronchial Diseases
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on November 27, 2014