A Study to Investigate Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of RO7565020 in Healthy Participants and in Participants With Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Chronic Hepatitis B
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Trial Status:

Recruiting

This trial runs in
Cities
  • Auckland
  • Clichy
  • New Territories
  • Paris
  • Rialto
  • San Francisco
  • Seoul
  • Sofia
  • Taoyuan City
  • Vigo
Trial Identifier:

NCT05763576 EU Trial Number BP44118

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      Trial Summary

      This is a first in human (FIH), multi-center, dose-finding, and dose-escalation Phase I clinical study of RO7565020 to investigate the safety and tolerability and to characterize the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics following single and/or multiple doses of RO7565020 in healthy participants and/or virologically suppressed participants with chronic hepatitis B (CHB).

      Hoffmann-La Roche Sponsor
      Phase 1 Phase
      NCT05763576,BP44118,EU Trial Number Trial Identifier
      All Gender
      ≥18 Years & ≤ 65 Years Age
      Accepts Healthy Volunteers Healthy Volunteers

       

      1. Why is the BP44118 clinical trial needed?

      Around 300 million people worldwide have long-term hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. HBV causes inflammation of the liver (hepatitis) or long-term liver problems, including scarring (cirrhosis) and liver cancer. The two types of standard treatment for HBV infection are nucleoside/nucleotide analogues (NUCs, such as tenofovir, entecavir and adefovir) and interferon (IFN)-alpha preparations. These treatments can reduce HBV levels and the chance of liver problems. Less than 3 in 100 people are cured of HBV infection. Treatment with IFN-based medicines can cause unwanted effects, including flu-like symptoms, and NUCs often need to be taken for life. RO7565020 is a type of drug. It attaches to the HBV and neutralises it. RO7565020 may also help the body’s immune system remove HBV from the body. Researchers hope that RO7565020 and the standard treatment may cure more people or shorten the treatment time. This clinical trial aims to test the safety of RO7565020 at different doses. It also aims to understand how the body processes RO7565020 in healthy people and in people with HBV infection who are also taking NUCs and how well RO7565020 works to reduce HBV levels.

       

      2. How does the BP44118 clinical trial work?

      This clinical trial is recruiting healthy people and people with a health condition called HBV infection. People who take part in this clinical trial (participants) will be given either single or multiple doses of the clinical trial treatment RO7565020 OR placebo. The clinical trial doctor will see them regularly. These hospital visits will include checks to see how the participant responds to the treatment and any side effects they may have. The total time in the clinical trial will be around one to two years, depending on which part of the trial a participant is in (see Section 5). Participants can stop trial treatment and leave the clinical trial at any time.

       

      3. What are the main endpoints of the BP44118 clinical trial?

      The main clinical trial endpoints (the main results measured in the trial to see how safe the drug is) are the number and seriousness of any side effects after treatment with a single dose or multiple doses of RO7565020. The other clinical trial endpoints include how the body processes RO7565020, the change in HBV levels in the blood and how RO7565020 affects the immune system.

       

      4. Who can take part in this clinical trial?

      People can take part in this trial if they are aged 18 to 65 years and are a healthy weight according to their body mass index. Women (if they can become pregnant) will need to either not have heterosexual intercourse or take contraceptive medication for safety reasons. People may not be able to take part in this trial if they are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, are breastfeeding, or have a history of autoimmune disease, cancer, or diseases affecting the heart, kidneys, lungs, or liver (other than HBV) etc., hepatitis A, C, D, E or HIV infection, or a history (or are suspected) of alcohol/drug abuse. People must also not have, within three months of the start of the trial, had blood loss over 500 mL (including blood donation), received any blood product, or taken part in any other clinical trial. Additionally, healthy people must not be an active smoker and not have HBV infection, and people with HBV must have taken standard NUC treatment entecavir, tenofovir alafenamide or tenofovir disoproxil fumarate for at least a year and the same NUC treatment for at least 3 months before the trial starts. People with HBV infection must also have normal blood and urine tests results or judged not clinically significant by the investigator and must not have antibodies against HBV, liver scarring (fibrosis or cirrhosis) or mental health problems.  

       

      5. What treatment will participants be given in this clinical trial?

      The clinical trial is in 3 parts. Part 1 will involve healthy participants only and is in two separate parts (Part 1a and Part 1b). Both parts are ‘placebo-controlled’, which means that some people will be given a substance with no active ingredients (also known as a ‘placebo’); it looks like the drug being tested but does not contain any real medicine. Comparing results with placebo helps the researchers know whether any changes seen result from the drug or occur by chance. Participants will have a 3 in 4 chance of being given RO7565020 and a 1 in 4 chance of being given placebo. In Part 1 neither the participant nor the clinical trial doctor can choose or know the group the participant is in, until the trial is over. This approach helps to prevent bias and expectations about what will happen. However, the participant’s clinical trial doctor can find out which group the participant is in if their safety is at risk. Everyone in Part 1a will be split into groups randomly (like flipping a coin) and given a single dose of RO7565020 or placebo given as an injection (under the skin) or as an infusion (into the vein). Each group will receive a different dose. Part 1b will be started if researchers want to learn more about how safe RO7565020 is and how the body processes it. Everyone in Part 1b will be given multiple doses of RO7565020 or placebo as an injection (under the skin). The dose and how often it is given will depend on the results of Part 1a. Parts 2 and 3 will involve participants with HBV only. Parts 2 and 3 are ‘open-label’, which means everyone involved, including the participant and the clinical trial doctor, will know the treatment the participant has been given. Everyone in Part 2 will be split into groups and given NUC (continued standard treatment) and a single dose of RO7565020 as an injection (under the skin); each group will receive a different dose. Part 3 will be started if researchers want to learn more about how safe RO7565020 is and how the body processes it. Everyone in Part 3 will be given NUC, and multiple doses of RO7565020 as an injection (under the skin) - dose and how often it is given will depend on the results of Parts 1 and 2.

       

      6. Are there any risks or benefits in taking part in this clinical trial?

      The safety or effectiveness of the experimental treatment or use may not be fully known at the time of the trial. Most trials involve some risks to the participant. However, it may not be greater than the risks related to routine medical care or the natural progression of the health condition. People who would like to participate will be told about any risks and benefits of taking part in the clinical trial, as well as any additional procedures, tests, or assessments they will be asked to undergo. All of these will be described in an informed consent document (a document that provides people with the information they need to decide to volunteer for the clinical trial).

      Risks associated with the clinical trial drugs

      Participants may have side effects (an unwanted effect of a drug or medical treatment) from the drugs used in this clinical trial. Side effects can be mild to severe, even life-threatening, and vary from person to person. RO7565020 has not yet been tested in humans. For this reason, this drug’s side effects are not known now. Participants will be told about the possible side effects based on laboratory studies or knowledge of similar drugs. RO7565020 and placebo will be given as injections under the skin (subcutaneous injection) or as infusions into a vein (intravenous infusion). Participants will be told about any known side effects of subcutaneous injections and intravenous infusions.
      Potential benefits associated with the clinical trial

      Participants' health may or may not improve from participation in the clinical trial. Still, the information collected may help other people with similar medical conditions in the future. For more information about this clinical trial see the For Expert tab on the specific ForPatient page or follow this link to ClinicalTrials.gov https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT05763576 Trial-identifier: NCT05763576

      Trial Summary

      This is a first in human (FIH), multi-center, dose-finding, and dose-escalation Phase I clinical study of RO7565020 to investigate the safety and tolerability and to characterize the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics following single and/or multiple doses of RO7565020 in healthy participants and/or virologically suppressed participants with chronic hepatitis B (CHB).

      Hoffmann-La Roche Sponsor
      Phase 1 Phase
      NCT05763576,BP44118,EU Trial Number Trial Identifier
      RO7565020, Placebo, Nucleos(t)ide analogue (NUC) treatment Treatments
      Chronic Hepatitis B Condition
      Official Title

      A Phase I Study to Investigate Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacodynamics of RO7565020 in Healthy Participants and in Participants With Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection

      Eligibility Criteria

      All Gender
      ≥18 Years & ≤ 65 Years Age
      Accepts Healthy Volunteers Healthy Volunteers
      Inclusion Criteria

      Healthy volunteers:

      • Healthy participants
      • Body mass index (BMI) between 18 and 32 kg/m^2

      CHB participants:

      • CHB infection (HBsAg-positive for >/= 6 months)
      • On NUC (ETV, TAF, or TDF) monotherapy for >/= 12 months
      • Liver biopsy, FibroScan, or equivalent test within the past 6 months demonstrating liver disease consistent with chronic HBV infection without evidence of bridging fibrosis or cirrhosis
      • BMI between 18 and 32 kg/m^2
      Exclusion Criteria

      Healthy volunteers:

      • History of any clinically significant disease
      • Concomitant disease that could interfere with treatment or conduct of study
      • Use of any treatment within the 2 weeks or within 5 half-lives prior to first dosing (whichever is longer)

      CHB participants:

      • Evidence of liver cirrhosis or decompensated liver disease
      • History or suspicion of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
      • History or evidence of a medical condition associated with chronic liver disease other than HBV infection, or clinically significant and not adequately controlled non-hepatic disease
      • History of or currently receiving any systemic anti-neoplastic or immune-modulatory treatment within the 8 weeks prior to the first dosing or the expectation that such treatment will be needed at any time during the study.

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