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IMD-1041 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Proof of Concept (POC) Study (COPD)

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: NCT00883584
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2009 by Institute of Medicinal Molecular Design, Inc..
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : April 17, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 23, 2009
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Institute of Medicinal Molecular Design, Inc.

Brief Summary:

COPD is a lung disease in which the lung is damaged, making it hard to breathe. In COPD, the airways/tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs are partly obstructed, making it difficult to get air in and out. COPD gets gradually worse over time. At the moment there is no cure for COPD. The best way to slow the disease is to stop smoking. Current medications are used to alleviate shortness of breath and cough, and to treat infections of the lungs that can worsen COPD.

Institute of Medicinal Molecular Design, Inc. (IMMD), a Japanese Drug Discovery Company is developing a compound code named IMD-1041. IMD-1041 is an investigational drug, meaning it is not yet on the market. It is an IKKb inhibitor developed for the treatment of COPD. Unlike most other medications used for COPD currently, IMD-1041 is in capsule form and needs to be taken twice a day. It is also unlike all other drugs in use because it treats the underlying cause of the symptoms.

The purpose of this study is to see if IMD-1041 has the ability to reduce inflammatory derived symptoms and airway remodelling (changes) by looking at certain changes in chemical levels in the blood and sputum (phlegm).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Drug: IMD-1041 Drug: Placebo Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase IIa, Proof of Concept Study to Evaluate the Reduction in Inflammatory Biomarkers and Assess Airway Function Following Administration of IMD-1041 in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Study Start Date : July 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : May 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: COPD Lung Diseases

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 1
Drug: IMD-1041
Capsule 4 x 100mg BID (30 minutes after breakfast/dinner) 12 weeks

Placebo Comparator: 2 Drug: Placebo
Capsule 4 x 100mg BID (30 minutes after breakfast/dinner) 12 weeks

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess the ability of IMD-1041 to reduce levels of IL-1β, IL-6, TNF-α and GRO-α in blood and/or sputum [ Time Frame: 10-12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. PAI-1 in induced sputum and PAI-1 and t-PA-PAI complex in blood. Levels of CCL5, IL-8, MMP9, TIMP1, MCP-1 and MPO in induced sputum and/or blood [ Time Frame: 10-12 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males and non-pregnant, non-lactating females aged 40 to 80 years of age at the time of the screening visit. (Women of childbearing potential will be allowed to enter the trial only if they are using one medically approved (i.e., mechanical or pharmacological) contraceptive measure. A female is considered to be of childbearing potential unless she has had an hysterectomy, is at least one year post-menopausal, or has undergone tubal ligation. All women of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test at screening visit and week 12 (Visit 3)
  • Patients with a clinical diagnosis of COPD, grade 2 or 3 according to the GOLD guidelines 2007 and stable airway obstruction
  • Patients with a post salbutamol FEV1 ≥ 30% of the predicted value, < 80% of the predicted value (i.e., 30% ≤ 100 x observed post-salbutamol FEV1/predicted FEV1 <80%) or who is deemed suitable by the Investigator (at either screening or baseline)
  • Post-salbutamol FEV1/forced vital capacity (FVC) <70% (i.e,. 100 x post-salbutamol FEV1/FVC <70%)
  • Current, or ex-cigarette smokers with a smoking history of at least 10 pack-years
  • Patients who have the ability to produce a viable sputum sample (≤ 50% squamous cells)
  • Predominant current diagnosis of smoking related COPD
  • Patients who were eligible and able to participate in the trial and who consented to do so in writing after the purpose and nature of the investigation had been explained to them

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History or current diagnosis of asthma, allergic rhinitis or atopy. N.B. Misdiagnosed asthma or childhood asthma is acceptable, however must be confirmed by the Investigator
  • Eosinophil count >600 cells/mm3
  • A respiratory tract infection (including the upper respiratory tract) or COPD exacerbation in the 6 weeks prior to the screening visit
  • Patients who have been hospitalised for an acute COPD exacerbation in the 12 months or an exacerbation in the last 3 months which was treated with oral steroids prior to the screening visit
  • Use of long-term oxygen therapy (≥15 hours/day)
  • Clinically significant respiratory conditions defined as: Known active tuberculosis, History of interstitial lung or pulmonary thromboembolic disease, Pulmonary resection during the past 12 months, History of life-threatening COPD, History of bronchiectasis secondary to respiratory diseases other than COPD (e.g., cystic fibrosis, Kartagener's syndrome, etc), Patients who in the Investigator's opinion may need pulmonary rehabilitation or a thoracotomy during the trial
  • Clinically significant cardiovascular conditions defined as: Myocardial infarction during the last 6 months, Unstable arrhythmia which required changes in the pharmacological therapy or other intervention during the last 12 months, or newly diagnosed arrhythmia within the previous 3 months, Hospitalisation within the previous 12 months for heart failure functional classes III (marked limitation of activity and only comfortable at rest) and IV (need of complete rest, confinement to bed or chair, discomfort at any physical activity and presence of symptoms at rest) as per the New York Heart Association
  • Patients with any other serious or uncontrolled physical or mental dysfunction at the discretion of the Investigator, which could place the patient at higher risk derived from his/her participation in the study, could confound the results of the trial, or is likely to prevent the patient from complying with the requirements of the trial or completing the trial period
  • Patients who are not able to perform reproducible spirometry attempts at the screening visit or during the repeat at baseline
  • Clinically relevant abnormalities in the results of laboratory, ECG parameters (QTc > 470 milliseconds), or physical examination at the screening evaluation if the abnormality defines a disease state listed as an exclusion criterion, except for those related to COPD
  • Patients with a history of drug and/or alcohol abuse that may prevent compliance with trial activities
  • Treatment with any IMP within 3 month prior to screening visit
  • Changes to any concomitant therapy either for COPD or any other well-controlled illness within 1 month prior to screening visit
  • Treatment with a prohibited medication as detailed in Section 5.8

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00883584

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United Kingdom
King Edward VII Hospital (Imperial College, London)
Windsor, Berkshire, United Kingdom, SL4 3DP
Medicines Evaluation Unit, Wythenshawe Hospital
Manchester, United Kingdom, M23 9QZ
Sponsors and Collaborators
Institute of Medicinal Molecular Design, Inc.
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Principal Investigator: Paul Ford, MB, BS, MRCP, PhD King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3DP, UK
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Responsible Party: Covance CRU Ltd. (Sacha Webber-Cross - Project Manager), Covance CRU Ltd. Identifier: NCT00883584    
Other Study ID Numbers: IMD-10412003-1
First Posted: April 17, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 23, 2009
Last Verified: April 2009
Keywords provided by Institute of Medicinal Molecular Design, Inc.:
Proof of Concept
Inflammatory Markers
Lung Function
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Respiratory Tract Diseases