Phase 3 Randomized Double-Blind Multinational Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of Teplizumab, a Humanized FcR Non-Binding Anti-CD3 Monoclonal Antibody, in Children and Adolescents With Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes
The purpose of this study is to determine whether teplizumab slows the loss of β cells and preserves β cell function in children and adolescent 8-17 years old who have been diagnosed with T1D in the previous 6 weeks.. Subjects will receive two courses of either teplizumab or placebo treatment 6 months apart.
Teplizumab or matching placebo will be administered in two courses 6 months apart. Each course of treatment will include daily infusions for 12 days. The total study duration for each participant will be up to 86 weeks.
The primary objective is to determine whether two courses of teplizumab administered 6 months apart slows the loss of β cells and preserves β cell function over 18 months (78 weeks) in children and adolescents 8-17 years old who have been diagnosed with T1D in the previous 6 weeks.
The secondary objectives are to evaluate improvements in key clinical parameters of diabetes management, to determine the safety and tolerability of teplizumab, and to evaluate the pharmacokinetics (PK) and immunogenicity of teplizumab
8 Years to 17 Years
Accepting Healthy Volunteers?
1. Is 8 to 17 years of age, inclusive, at the time of randomization/initiation of study drug administration.
2. Has received a diagnosis of T1D according to the criteria from the American Diabetes Association.
3. Is able to be randomized and initiate study drug within 6 weeks (42 days) of the formal T1D diagnosis.
4. Has a peak stimulated C-peptide of ≥0.2 pmol/mL from a mixed meal tolerance test (MMTT) at screening.
5. Has a positive result on testing for T1D-related autoantibodies.
1. Has any autoimmune disease other than T1D with the exception of stable thyroid or celiac disease.
2. Has an active infection and/or fever.
3. Has a history of or serologic evidence at screening of current or past infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), or hepatitis C virus (HCV).
4. An individual who has a medical, psychological or social condition that, in the opinion of the Principal Investigator, would interfere with safe and proper completion of the trial.