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CyclASol for the Treatment of Signs and Symptoms of Dry Eye Disease (DED)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03292809
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 26, 2017
Last Update Posted : November 5, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novaliq GmbH

Brief Summary:
The objective of this study is to assess the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of CyclASol Ophthalmic Solution in comparison to vehicle for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of DED.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Dry Eye Disease Drug: CyclASol topical ocular, eye drops Drug: Vehicle topical ocular, eye drops Phase 2 Phase 3

Detailed Description:
This Phase 2b/3 study will assess the efficacy, safety and and tolerability of CyclASol Ophthalmic Solution as one drop twice daily versus vehicle.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 328 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2b/3, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-masked, Vehicle-controlled Clinical Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Topical CyclASol® for the Treatment of Signs and Symptoms of Dry Eye Disease (DED) (ESSENCE Trial)
Actual Study Start Date : October 19, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 22, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : June 20, 2018

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MedlinePlus related topics: Eye Diseases

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: CyclASol Ophthalmic Solution
Cylclosporine A solution in vehicle
Drug: CyclASol topical ocular, eye drops
Cyclosporine A solution in vehicle
Other Name: Ciclosporine (CsA)

Placebo Comparator: Vehicle Ophthalmic Solution
Vehicle only
Drug: Vehicle topical ocular, eye drops
Other Name: Vehicle

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in total corneal fluorescein staining [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
  2. Change in Ocular Surface Disease Index [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signed ICF (Informed Consent Form) and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
  • Patient-reported history of DED in both eyes
  • Current use of OTC (over-the-counter) and/or artificial tears for dry eye symptoms
  • Ability and willingness to follow instructions, including participation in all study assessments and visits

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women who are pregnant, nursing or planning a pregnancy
  • Unwillingness to submit a urine pregnancy test at screening and the last visit (or early termination visit) if of childbearing potential, or unwillingness to use acceptable means of birth control
  • Clinically significant slit-lamp findings or abnormal lid anatomy at screening
  • Ocular/periocular malignancy
  • History of herpetic keratitis
  • Active ocular allergies or ocular allergies that may become active during the study period
  • Ongoing ocular or systemic infection at screening or baseline
  • Wear of contact lenses within 3 months prior to screening or anticipated use of contact lenses during the study
  • History of no response to previous topical Cyclosporine A and/or use of topical Cyclosporine A or Liftigrast within 2 months prior to screening
  • Intraocular surgery or ocular laser surgery within the previous 6 months, or have any planned ocular and/or lid surgeries over the study period
  • Presence of uncontrolled systemic diseases
  • Presence of known allergy and/or sensitivity to the study drug or its components

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03292809

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United States, California
CYS-003 Investigational Site
Newport Beach, California, United States, 92663
CYS-003 Investigational Site
Torrance, California, United States, 90505
United States, Indiana
CYS-003 Investigational Site
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46290
United States, Kentucky
CYS-003 Investigational Site
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40206
United States, Massachusetts
CYS-003 Investigational Site
Andover, Massachusetts, United States, 01810
CYS-003 Investigational Site
Raynham, Massachusetts, United States, 02767
United States, Tennessee
CYS-003 Investigational Site
Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38119
CYS-003 Investigational Site
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37205
United States, Virginia
CYS-003 Investigational Site
Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 23502
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novaliq GmbH
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Study Director: Sonja Kroesser, PhD Novaliq GmbH

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Responsible Party: Novaliq GmbH Identifier: NCT03292809     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CYS-003 (ESSENCE)
First Posted: September 26, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 5, 2019
Last Verified: October 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Dry Eye Syndromes
Eye Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Conjunctival Diseases
Corneal Diseases
Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases
Ophthalmic Solutions
Pharmaceutical Solutions