Proof-of-concept Study for SAR445088 in Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)

  • End date
    Aug 2, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Bioverativ, a Sanofi company
Updated on 24 August 2023
mycophenolate mofetil
immune globulin
immunoglobulin therapy


Primary Objectives:

  • Part A: Efficacy of SAR445088 across three subpopulations of CIDP patients: standard of care (SOC)-Treated, SOC-Refractory and SOC-Naive
  • Part B:Long-term safety and tolerability of SAR445088 in CIDP

Secondary Objectives:

  • Part A:
  • Safety and tolerability of SAR445088 in CIDP
  • Immunogenicity of SAR445088
  • Efficacy of SAR445088 with overlapping SOC (SOC-Treated group)
  • Part B:
  • Durability of efficacy during long-term treatment with SAR445088 in CIDP
  • Long-term immunogenicity of SAR445088 in CIDP


The duration of the study for a participant will include:

Part A Screening period: up to 6 weeks. Treatment period: once successfully screened, enrolled participants will receive study intervention for 24 weeks.

Safety follow-up visit: participants who do not enroll (rollover) into Part B will be asked to attend a final safety follow-up visit that will take place 22 weeks after Week 24, ie, approximately at Week 46.

Part B Treatment period (extension): for all groups, this period will consist of 52 weeks of treatment with SAR445088 (Weeks 24 to 76; Part A and B total treatment period of 76 weeks).

Safety follow-up visit: participants who do not enroll (rollover) into Part C will be asked to attend a safety follow-up visit that will take place 22 weeks after the last SAR445088 dose (Week 98).

Part C Treatment period: participants who complete Part B will be reassessed for continuing eligibility, defined as having successfully completed Part B (received IMP until the Week 76 visit and have responded to SAR445088 based on Investigator's medical judgement), with no new safety concerns. Eligible participants will be given the option of rolling into Part C, where they will continue receiving SAR445088 until end of study.

End of study has been defined as the last safety follow-up visit for the last patient which occurs 22 weeks after last dose.

In addition, there is a follow-up call 56 weeks ±14 days after last dose to confirm negative result of urine pregnancy test for women of childbearing potential who are participating in the study, or to query male participants regarding pregnancy of partners who are women of childbearing potential.

Condition Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
Treatment BIVV020, BIVV020/SAR445088, SAR445088 (IV), SAR445088 (SC)
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04658472
SponsorBioverativ, a Sanofi company
Last Modified on24 August 2023


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Inclusion Criteria

Adults ≥18 years of age at the time of signing the informed consent
Documented definite or probable diagnosis of CIDP (typical CIDP, pure motor CIDP, or Lewis-Sumner Syndrome) according to the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS)/Peripheral Nerve Society (PNS) Task Force first revision
Belonging to one of the following three groups: standard-of-care (SOC)-Treated, SOC-Refractory or SOC-Naive, as defined below
SOC-Treated (all criteria a-c must be met): a) Documented evidence of objective response to SOC, with clinically meaningful improvement. Clinically meaningful improvement is defined as one of the following: ≥1-point decrease in adjusted INCAT score, ≥4 points increase in RODS total score, ≥3 points increase in MRC Sum score, ≥8 kilopascal improvement in mean grip strength (one hand), or an equivalent improvement based on information documented in medical records and per the PI's judgement. b) Must be on stable SOC therapy, defined as no change greater than 10% in frequency or dose of immunoglobulin therapy or corticosteroids within 8 weeks prior to screening, remaining at stable SOC therapy until the time of first SAR445088 dosing. c) Evidence of clinically meaningful deterioration on interruption or dose reduction of SOC therapy within 24 months prior to screening, determined by clinical examination or medical records. Clinically meaningful deterioration is defined as one of the following: ≥1-point increase in adjusted INCAT score, decrease in RODS total score ≥4 points, decrease in MRC Sum score ≥3, mean grip strength worsening of ≥8 kilopascals (one hand), or an equivalent deterioration based on information from medical records and at the PI's judgement
SOC-Refractory (all criteria a-d must be met): a) Evidence of failure or inadequate response to SOC defined as no clinically meaningful improvement and persistent INCAT score ≥2 after treatment for a minimum of 12 weeks on SOC prior to screening. A clinically meaningful improvement is defined as one of the following: ≥1-point decrease in adjusted INCAT score, increase in RODS total score ≥4 points, increase in MRC Sum score ≥3, mean grip strength improvement of ≥8 kilopascals (one hand), or equivalent improvement based on information from medical records and at the PI's judgement
Unable to receive or continue treatment with immunoglobulins or corticosteroids due to side effects
b) Patient has not received immunoglobulins (IVIg or SCIg) within 12 weeks prior to screening. c) Certain immunosuppressant drugs are allowed in this group if taken for ≥6 months and at a stable dose for ≥3 months prior to screening: azathioprine, methotrexate, mycophenolate mofetil and cyclosporine. Oral corticosteroids are allowed if on a stable dose of <20 mg/day of prednisone (or equivalent dose for other oral corticosteroids) for ≥3 months prior to screening. d) INCAT score: 2-9 (a score of 2 should be exclusively from leg disability component of INCAT)
SOC-Naive (all criteria a-c must be met): a) Participants without previous treatment for CIDP or participants who received immunoglobulins (IVIg or SCIg) or corticosteroids but were stopped for reasons other than lack of response or side effects. b) Not treated with immunoglobulins (IVIg or SCIg) or corticosteroids for at least 6 months prior to screening. c) INCAT score: 2-9 (a score of 2 should be exclusively from leg disability component of INCAT
Documented vaccinations against encapsulated bacterial pathogens given within 5 years of enrollment or initiated a minimum of 14 days prior to first dose
A female participant must use a double contraception method including a highly effective method of birth control from inclusion and up to 52 weeks plus 30 days after the last study dose and agree not to donate eggs, ova or oocytes during this period
A female participant must have a negative highly sensitive pregnancy test (urine or serum) as required by local regulations within 24 hours before the first dose of study intervention
Male participants, whose partners are of childbearing potential must accept to use, during sexual intercourse, a double contraceptive method according to the following: condom plus an additional highly effective contraception
Male participants must have agreed not to donate sperm during the intervention and up to 52 weeks after the last dose
Capable of giving signed informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

Polyneuropathy of other causes, including but not limited to hereditary demyelinating neuropathies, neuropathies secondary to infection or systemic disease, diabetic neuropathy, drug- or toxin-induced neuropathies, multifocal motor neuropathy, polyneuropathy related to IgM monoclonal gammopathy, POEMS syndrome, lumbosacral radiculoplexus neuropathy, pure sensory CIDP and acquired demyelinating symmetric (DADS) neuropathy (also known as distal CIDP)
Any other neurological or systemic disease that can cause symptoms and signs interfering with treatment or outcome assessments
Poorly controlled diabetes (HbA1c >7%)
Serious infections requiring hospitalization within 30 days prior to screening and any active infection requiring treatment during screening
Clinical diagnosis of SLE
Sensitivity to any of the study interventions, or components thereof, or drug or other allergy that, in the opinion of the Investigator, contraindicates participation in the study. Specifically, history of any hypersensitivity reaction to SAR445088 or its components or of a severe allergic or anaphylactic reaction to any humanized or murine monoclonal antibody
Participants with a history of suicidality in the six months prior to screening or currently at risk of committing suicide
Presence of conditions (medical history or laboratory assessments) that may predispose the participant to excessive bleeding or increased risk of infection
Evidence of CIDP relapse within 6 weeks after receiving a vaccination
Recent or planned major surgery that could confound the results of the trial or put the participant at undue risk
Treatment with plasma exchange within 12 weeks prior to screening
Prior treatment with rituximab or ocrelizumab in the 6 months prior to SAR445088 dosing or until return of B-cell counts to normal levels, whichever is longer
Immunosuppressive/chemotherapeutic medications such as azathioprine, methotrexate, cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine, mycophenolate mofetil, tacrolimus, interferon, TNF-alpha inhibitor: within 6 months prior to dosing (except for some cases as indicated in the SOC-Refractory group)
Treatment (any time) with highly immunosuppressive/chemotherapeutic medications with sustained effects, eg, mitoxantrone, alemtuzumab, cladribine
Treatment (any time) with total lymphoid irradiation or bone marrow transplantation
Use of any specific complement system inhibitor (eg, eculizumab) within 12 weeks or 5 times the half-life of the product, whichever is longer, prior to screening
Pregnant (defined as positive β-HCG blood test) or lactating females
Positive result on any of the following tests: hepatitis B surface (HBsAg) antigen, anti-hepatitis B core antibodies (anti-HBc Ab)-unless anti-hepatitis B surface antibodies (anti-HBs Ab) are also positive , indicating natural immunity-, anti-hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) antibodies, anti-human immunodeficiency virus 1 and 2 antibodies (anti-HIV1 and anti-HIV2 antibodies)
Evidence of IgG4 autoantibodies against paranodal proteins (NF155 and CNTN1)
The above information was not intended to contain all considerations relevant to a
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