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An Exploratory Study of the Effects of a Single Dose of QAX576 (an Interleukin-13 Monoclonal Antibody) on Simulated Hayfever

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 2, 2008
Last Update Posted : February 24, 2017
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Brief Summary:
This study will investigate whether a single dose QAX576 (an interleukin-13 monoclonal antibody) gives protection against a model of hayfever

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Allergic Rhinitis Drug: QAX576 Drug: Placebo Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 36 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Proof of Concept Study of the Effects of QAX576 (an Interleukin-13 Monoclonal Antibody) on Allergic Inflammation Following Out of Allergy Season Repeated Nasal Allergen Challenge in Subjects With Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis Sensitive to Timothy Grass Pollen
Study Start Date : December 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hay Fever

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1 Drug: QAX576
Placebo Comparator: 2 Drug: Placebo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Markers of allergic inflammation in the nose measured over 5-8 days post-dose. [ Time Frame: throughout the study ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. - Nasal symptom scores over 5-8 days post-dose. - Blood levels of QAX576 to 3 months post-dose. - Marker of allergic inflammation in blood to 3 months post-dose. [ Time Frame: throughout the study ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • History of allergic rhinitis.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Respiratory disease other than mild intermittent asthma.
  • Received immunotherapy in past 3 years.
  • History of clinically significant drug allergy.
  • History of clinical schistosomiasis or travel within 6 months prior to or following study to an area with endemic schistosomiasis.
  • History of exposure to human therapeutic antibodies, immunoglobulins or other plasma products.

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00584584

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Novartis Investigator Site
Hannover, Germany
United Kingdom
Novartis Investigator Site
London, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Principal Investigator: NOVARTIS Novartis investigator site
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: External Affairs, Novartis Identifier: NCT00584584    
Other Study ID Numbers: CQAX576A2104
First Posted: January 2, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 24, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017
Keywords provided by Novartis:
Allergic rhinitis, adults, monoclonal antibody, interleukin-13.
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Rhinitis, Allergic
Respiratory Tract Infections
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases