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Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Novartis Investigative Site
B15 2TH

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ADCC Mediated B-Cell dEpletion and BAFF-R Blockade


Open to: All Genders

Age: 18 Years - 75 Years

Medical Conditions

Autoimmune Hepatitis

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VAY736 dose testing; VAY736 efficacy and safety testing.

This is a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind dose range study in autoimmune hepatitis. The study population consists of female and male adult autoimmune hepatitis patients with incomplete response or intolerant to standard treatment of care. The diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis has to fulfill the IAIHG criteria and must be confirmed by liver histology. Patients will be randomly assigned to different doses of VAY736 or placebo. The primary analysis is planned at 24 weeks. A subsequent study part will then test the efficacy and safety of VAY736 in a parallel group design. For this part of the trial a new group of autoimmune hepatitis patients will be enrolled.

Start dates may differ between countries and research sites. The research team are responsible for keeping the information up-to-date.  

The recruitment start and end dates are as follows:

Feb 2018

Jul 2025


Intervention Type : Biological
Intervention Description : VAY736

Intervention Arm Group : Arm 1;Arm 2;Arm 3

Intervention Type : Other
Intervention Description : Placebo control with conversion to active VAY736

Intervention Arm Group : Arm 4

You can take part if:

Key Inclusion Criteria: 1. AIH diagnosed per International Autoimmune Hepatitis Group 2. Liver biopsy with Ishak modified HAI indicating active AIH 3. Incomplete response to OR intolerance of standard therapy (per AASLD) Key Exclusion Criteria 1. Prior use of any B-cell depleting therapy (e.g., rituximab or other anti-CD20 mAb, anti-CD22 mAb or anti-CD52 mAb) within 1 year prior to Screening or as long as B-cell count <50 cells/µL 2. Required regular use of medications with known hepatotoxicity 3. Decompensated cirrhosis 4. Diagnosis of overlap syndrome with AIH (e.g., AIH+PBC, AIH+PSC). 5. Drug related AIH at screening or a history of drug related AIH. 6. History of drug abuse or unhealthy alcohol use 7. History of malignancy of any organ system 8. Pregnant or nursing (lactating) women

You may not be able to take part if:

This is in the inclusion criteria above

Below are the locations for where you can take part in the trial. Please note that not all sites may be open.

  • Novartis Investigative Site
    B15 2TH
  • Novartis Investigative Site
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 4LP
  • Novartis Investigative Site
    SE5 9RS
  • Novartis Investigative Site
    West Yorkshire
    BD9 6RJ
  • Novartis Investigative Site
    NG7 2UH
  • Novartis Investigative Site
    NW3 2PF

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

The study is sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals .

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