All compounds are either investigational or being studied for (a) new use(s). Efficacy and safety have not been established. There is no guarantee that they will become commercially available for the use(s) under investigation.
This study will assess the safety and pharmacokinetic comparability of two VAY736 drug products in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Dec 19, 2018
Nov 20, 2023
18 Years - 65 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Human monoclonal antibody (mAb) of type IgG1/κ binding to B-cell activating-receptor (BAFF-R)
Fulfill 2010 ACR/EULAR criteria for RA Aletaha et al 2010 at Screening
Active disease defined as ≥ 2 swollen joints (of 58 evaluable joints) and ≥ 2 tender joints (of 60 evaluable joints) despite stable MTX ≤ 25 mg/week and/or hydroxychloroquine ≤ 400 mg/day treatment for at least 2 months prior to randomization
Prior or previous use of (specific dosages and intervals prior to study start may apply): other investigational drugs, B-cell depleting therapy (e.g. rituximab), monoclonal antibodies (mAb), i.v. / s.c. Ig, thymoglobulin, i.v. or oral cyclophosphamide, oral cyclosporine, soluble cytokine receptors, azathioprine.
Currently receiving prednisone >10 mg/day (or equivalent oral glucocorticoid) or dose adjustment within 2 weeks prior to randomization
Active viral, bacterial or other infections requiring systemic treatment at the time of screening or enrollment, or history of recurrent clinically significant infection or of bacterial infections with encapsulated organisms
Receipt of live/attenuated vaccine within a 2-month period before randomization
Pregnant or nursing (lactating) women
Women of child-bearing potential, defined as all women physiologically capable of becoming pregnant, unless they are using highly effective methods of contraception from screening and for 4 months after stopping of investigational drug