Efficacy of Bucelipase Alfa (BSSL) in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis and Pancreatic Insufficiency

This study has been completed.
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Swedish Orphan Biovitrum
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: August 26, 2008
Last updated: August 4, 2009
Last verified: August 2009

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy in patients with cystic fibrosis and pancreatic insufficiency following treatment with BSSL

Condition Intervention Phase
Cystic Fibrosis
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
Drug: Bucelipase alfa (INN)
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open Label, Exploratory Study on the Effect of rhBSSL on the Fat Absorption in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis and Pancreatic Insufficiency

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Further study details as provided by Swedish Orphan Biovitrum:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Coefficient of fat absorption measured in stool collected for a 72-hour period during the final 3 days of each period [ Time Frame: Final 3 days of each 6-day treatment period ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 15
Study Start Date: August 2008
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: BSSL Drug: Bucelipase alfa (INN)
oral suspension, 170 mg BSSL, 3 times daily for 5-6 days
Other Name: BSSL, Bucelipase alfa, rhBSSL

Detailed Description:

In this open study, patients will enter a baseline period of 6 days where the pancreatic enzyme therapy will be discontinued and a standard diet given. After the baseline period, patients will enter a treatment period of 6 days where a fixed dose of BSSL will be administered. The primary efficacy measurements will be made by collecting stool during the last three days of each period.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with cystic fibrosis and pancreatic insufficiency who are able to refrain from their ongoing pancreatic enzyme treatment for a period of 7 days and are able to produce stools >= 5 times per week

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00743483

Erasmus Medical Center
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Specjalistyczny Zespól Opieki Zdrowotnej nad Matka i Dzieckiem w Gdansku
Gdansk, Poland
Uniwersytet Medyczny im. K. Marcinkowskiego
Poznan, Poland
Oddzialu Terenowego Instytutu, Gruzlicy i Chorob Pluc w Rabce-Zdroju
Rabka-Zdroj, Poland
Sponsors and Collaborators
Swedish Orphan Biovitrum
Study Director: Jean-Pierre Isal, MD, PhD Swedish Orphan Biovitrum
Principal Investigator: Janneke Langendonk, MD, PhD Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Maria Öhman, MSc Pharm, Clinical Program Leader, Clinical Development, Biovitrum AB
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00743483     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BVT.BSSL-002, EudraCT Number: 2007-004063-21
Study First Received: August 26, 2008
Last Updated: August 4, 2009
Health Authority: Netherlands: The Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO)
Poland: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Swedish Orphan Biovitrum:
cystic fibrosis
pancreatic insufficiency
bucelipase alfa
bile salt stimulating lipase
coefficient of fat absorption

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cystic Fibrosis
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
Pathologic Processes
Pancreatic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases

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