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MERIDIAN: A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Pegcetacoplan in Adults With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04579666
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 8, 2020
Last Update Posted : October 8, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Brief Summary:
This is a 24-month, Phase 2, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pegcetacoplan in subjects with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Motor Neuron Disease Drug: Pegcetacoplan (APL-2) Other: Placebo Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 228 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Pegcetacoplan in Subjects With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Actual Study Start Date : September 30, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2023


Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1,080 mg pegcetacoplan (APL-2)
administered subcutaneously twice weekly
Drug: Pegcetacoplan (APL-2)
Complement (C3) Inhibitor

Placebo Comparator: Placebo administered subcutaneously twice weekly Other: Placebo
Sterile solution of equal volume to active arm




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Combined Assessment of Function and Survival (CAFS) [ Time Frame: Week 52 ]
    Efficacy


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Incidence and severity of treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs) [ Time Frame: Up to Week 104 ]
    Safety

  2. Number of participants with positive responses (yes) to the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) [ Time Frame: Up to Week 104 ]
  3. Change from Baseline in the Revised ALS Functional Rating scale (ALSFRS-R) score [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 52 ]
    Minimum score of 0 and maximum of 48, with higher values representing better function

  4. Change from Baseline in percentage of slow vital capacity (%SVC) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 52 ]
  5. Change from Baseline in muscle strength [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 52 ]
  6. Time to death, permanent tracheostomy, or permanent assisted ventilation [ Time Frame: Up to Week 52 ]


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Sporadic ALS diagnosed as definite, probable, or laboratory-supported probable as defined by the revised El Escorial criteria
  • Slow vital capacity (SVC) ≥60% of the predicted value at screening
  • Onset of ALS symptoms within 72 weeks (18 months) prior to screening
  • Total ALSFRS-R score of ≥30 at screening
  • Have vaccination within 5 years against Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis (types A, C, W, Y, and B), and Haemophilus influenzae (type B) or agree to receive vaccination

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Confirmed or suspected other causes of neuromuscular weakness
  • Diagnosed with another neurodegenerative disease (examples include Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease)
  • Significant pulmonary disorder not attributed to ALS (eg, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary arterial hypertension)
  • If taking riluzole, participant must be on a stable dose for 30 days prior to the start of the screening period. Use of riluzole is not required for participation.
  • If taking edaravone, participant must be on a stable dose for 60 days prior to the start of the screening period. Use of edaravone is not required for participation.
  • Participation in any other investigational drug trial or exposure to other investigational agent, device, or procedure within 30 days or within 5-half lives of the treatment (whichever is longer) prior to the start of the screening period or during study participation
  • Use of any other complement inhibitor within 30 days or within 5-half lives of the treatment (whichever is longer) prior to the start of the screening period or during study participation

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Contacts
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Contact: Apellis Clinical Trial Information Line 617-977-5700 clinicaltrials@apellis.com

Locations
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United States, Texas
Austin Neuromuscular Center Recruiting
Austin, Texas, United States, 78756
Sponsors and Collaborators
Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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Responsible Party: Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04579666    
Other Study ID Numbers: APL2-ALS-206
First Posted: October 8, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 8, 2020
Last Verified: October 2020

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
ALS
Motor Neuron Disease
APL-2
APL2
Pegcetacoplan
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Motor Neuron Disease
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Sclerosis
Pathologic Processes
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Spinal Cord Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
TDP-43 Proteinopathies
Proteostasis Deficiencies
Metabolic Diseases