This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition retinitis pigmentosa
Treatments rhngf 60 µg/ml eye drops solution, rhngf 180 µg/ml eye drops solution, placebo
Phase phase 1/phase 2
Sponsor Dompé Farmaceutici S.p.A
Start date January 2014
End date November 2015
Trial size 50 participants
Trial identifier NCT02110225, 2013-003029-26, NGF0113


The primary objective of the study is to assess the safety and tolerability of two dose regimens of recombinant human nerve growth factor (rhNGF) eye drops solution administered over 6 months versus a vehicle control in patients with typical retinitis pigmentosa. The secondary objective of this study is to attempt to show a dose response by assessing the potential efficacy of the rhNGF dose regimens for improving or slowing the deterioration of visual function outcomes at 3 and 6 months. During a 6 month follow-up period patients will be monitored to determine if there is evidence of a persistent biological effect after discontinuation of the study treatment.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking double blind (subject, caregiver, investigator, outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose treatment
rhNGF 60 µg/ml eye drops solution, one drop 3 times a day for 24 weeks in both eyes
rhngf 60 µg/ml eye drops solution recombinant human nerve growth factor 60 µg/ml solution
rhNGF 60 µg/ml eye drops solution, one drop 3 times a day for 24 weeks in both eyes
rhNGF 180 µg/ml eye drops solution, one drop 3 times a day for 24 weeks in both eyes.
rhngf 180 µg/ml eye drops solution recombinant human nerve growth factor 180 µg/ml solution
rhNGF 180 µg/ml eye drops solution, one drop 3 times a day for 24 weeks in both eyes
(Placebo Comparator)
Placebo eye drops solution, one drop 3 times a day for 24 weeks in both eyes.
placebo Vehicle
Placebo eye drops solution, one drop 3 times a day for 24 weeks in both eyes

Primary Outcomes

Number of Participants with Serious and Non-Serious Adverse Events
time frame: up to 48 weeks

Secondary Outcomes

Best Corrected Distance Visual Acuity (BCDVA) (ETDRS chart)
time frame: Day 0, Week 12, 24, 36, 48
Change in ocular tolerability - VAS
time frame: Weeks 1, 2, 6, 12, 24
Change in ocular tolerability - Dilated fundus ophthalmoscopy
time frame: Day 0, Weeks 12, 24 and 48
Presence of Anti-NGF antibodies
time frame: At day 0 and at week 24

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients 18 years of age or older. - Patients with typical forms of RP characterized by the following clinical features: classic fundus appearance (i.e. intraretinal pigment deposits, thinning and atrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) in the mid- and far peripheral retina, with relative RPE preservation in the macula, waxy pallor of the optic disc, attenuation of the retinal vessels), reduced and delayed ERG responses, visual field constriction - Best corrected distance visual acuity (BCDVA) score of ≥ 48 ETDRS letters (equivalent to 20/100 Snellen, +0.7 LogMar, or 0.2 decimal fraction) in either eye at the time of study enrollment. - Documented evidence of disease progression within the 12 months prior to enrollment in the study as demonstrated by ERG (≥20% decrease in b wave amplitude in scotopic conditions or ≥25% in photopic conditions) and/or visual field testing (≥10% of Goldman Visual Field expressed as area square or ≥3 dB decrease of Humphrey Visual Field Mean Deviation). - Only patients who satisfy all Informed Consent requirements may be included in the study. The patient and/or his/her impartial witness must read, sign and date the Informed Consent document before any study-related procedures are performed. The Informed Consent form signed by patients and/or impartial witness must have been approved by the Ethics Committee (IEC) for the current study. - Patients must have the ability and willingness to comply with study procedures. Exclusion Criteria: - Patients with atypical, early onset (first decade) or syndromic forms of RP (e.g. paravenous, pericentral sector or unilateral RP, Leber's congenital amaurosis, Resfum disease, Usher syndrome, Bardet-Biedl syndrome, etc). - Patients with non-recordable 30 Hz cone ERG in either eye. - Patients with Goldman visual field less than 20º using the V4e target or residual central visual field less than -35 dB as evaluated by the 24-2 program of the Humphrey visual field in either eye. - Evidence of an active ocular infection in either eye. - History of uveitis or evidence of intraocular inflammation in either eye. - History or evidence of glaucoma or an intraocular pressure (IOP) greater than or equal 21 mmHg in either eye at the time of study enrollment. - Patients with foveal thickness ≥ 250 micrometers (as evaluated with OCT). - History of cystoid macular oedema or presence of cystoid macular oedema on OCT at the time of study enrolment. - Anterior segment abnormalities or media opacities obscuring the view of the posterior pole in either eye. - History of any ocular surgery (including laser or refractive surgical procedures) in either eye within the 120 days before study enrolment. Ocular surgery will not be allowed during the study treatment period and elective ocular surgery procedures should not be planned during the duration of the follow-up period. - Treatment with corticosteroids (systemic, periocular or intravitreal) or any other non-approved, experimental, investigational or neuroprotectant therapy (systemic, topical, intravitreal) in either eye within 90 days of study enrollment. - Use of any medication other than the study medication for the treatment of ocular diseases with the exception of artificial tears during the study period.

Additional Information

Official title A 24 Week Phase Ib/II, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-masked, Vehicle Controlled, Parallel Group, Dose Ranging Study With a 24 Week Follow-up Period to Evaluate the Safety and Potential Efficacy of Two Doses (60 and 180 µg/ml) of Recombinant Human Nerve Growth Factor (rhNGF) Eye Drops Solution Versus Vehicle in Patients With Typical Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2015.
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