A Study to Evaluate the Bioequivalence of Tocilizumab Following Subcutaneous Administration Via an Autoinjector (AI 1000-G2) Versus a Pre-Filled Syringe in Healthy Volunteers

  • Healthy Volunteers
Trial Status:


This trial runs in
  • Salt Lake City
  • Shawnee
Trial Identifier:

NCT02678988 WA30003

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      Trial Summary

      The study consists of an eligibility screening period, two study periods involving single doses of tocilizumab (TCZ) according to an open-label, randomized, two-period crossover design with an interval of 6 weeks between periods, and a 6 week follow-up period. Healthy participants will receive a single subcutaneous (SC) injection of TCZ via a pre-filled syringe-needle safety device (PFS-NSD) and a single injection via an autoinjector (AI). The total duration of the study is up to 16 weeks from screening to follow-up. After screening, eligible participants will be randomly assigned to one of the two possible treatment sequences (Sequence 1: AI-1000 G2 followed by PFS-NSD or Sequence 2: PFS-NSD followed by AI-1000 G2) and assigned to one of three injection sites (1: abdomen, 2: thigh, or 3: upper arm). All participant groups will receive a total of two TCZ administrations each.

      Hoffmann-La Roche Sponsor
      Phase 1 Phase
      NCT02678988 , WA30003 Trial Identifier
      AI-1000 G2, PFS-NSD, Tocilizumab Treatments
      Healthy Volunteer Condition

      Eligibility Criteria

      All Gender
      ≥ 18 Years & ≤ 65 Years Age
      Accepts Healthy Volunteers Healthy Volunteers
      Inclusion Criteria
      • Male participants and their partners of child-bearing potential must be willing to use two effective contraceptive methods
      • Female participants must be either postmenopausal or surgically sterile
      • Intact normal skin in the area for intended injection
      • Body weight less than (<) 150 kilograms (kg)
      • Have no contraindications from the following: a detailed medical and surgical history, a complete physical examination, including vital signs, 12-lead electro cardio gram (ECG), hematology, blood chemistry, serology, and urinalysis
      Exclusion Criteria
      • Participants with any known active current or history of recurrent Infectious disease
      • Positive result on hepatitis B surface antigen, hepatitis C antibody, or human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) and HIV-2 at screening
      • A history of clinically significant gastrointestinal, renal, hepatic, cardiovascular, or allergic disease
      • Evidence of malignant disease, or malignancies diagnosed within the previous 5 years
      • Use of or being dependent within the last 12 months on any substances of abuse, including a relevant past history of alcohol abuse
      • Participants with a history of, or currently active primary or secondary immunodeficiency
      • Participants who smoke more than 10 cigarettes per day or equivalent in tobacco
      • Clinically relevant deviation from normal in the physical examination, including vital signs
      • Clinically relevant ECG abnormalities on screening
      • Evidence of atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, right or left bundle branch block, Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome, or cardiac pacemaker or any other significant cardiac abnormalities
      • Known allergy to TCZ or any other ingredient in the subcutaneous (SC) formulation
      • History of severe allergic or anaphylactic reactions to human, humanized, or murine monoclonal antibodies
      • Known coagulopathy
      • Clinically significant abnormalities in laboratory test results
      • Immunization with a live or attenuated vaccine is prohibited within 4 weeks prior to study drug administration

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