Hepatitis Delta Virus Clinical Trial
Phase 3, Randomized, Open-Label, Parallel Arm Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of 180 mcg Peginterferon Lambda-1a (Lambda) Subcutaneous Injection for 48 Weeks in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV) Infection (LIMT-2)
The Phase 3 LIMT-2 study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of Peginterferon Lambda treatment for 48 weeks with 24 weeks follow-up compared to no treatment for 12 weeks in patients chronically infected with HDV. The primary analysis will compare the proportion of patients with HDV RNA < LLOQ at the 24-week post-treatment visit in the Peginterferon Lambda treatment group vs the proportion of patients with HDV RNA < LLOQ at the Week 12 visit in the no-treatment comparator group.
This is a randomized, open-label, parallel arm study that will allocate patients (2:1) with chronic HDV infection to one of two treatment groups: Peginterferon Lambda 180 mcg QW for 48 weeks with 24 weeks follow-up (Arm 1, n=100), or no treatment for 12 weeks followed by Peginterferon Lambda treatment for 48 weeks with 24 weeks of follow-up (Arm 2, n=50). All patients will receive concomitant therapy with a potent 2nd generation anti-HBV nucleos(t)ide analogue (NUC) throughout the study duration. Data collected during Peginterferon Lambda treatment in Arm 2 will not be included in the primary analysis. The primary purpose of Arm 2 is to provide benchmark data in a parallel reference group for the expected rate of HDV RNA suppression among patients with chronic HDV infection who receive 12 weeks of anti-HBV NUC therapy alone. Prior to randomization, all patients will enter a run-in phase with 12 weeks of anti-HBV NUC therapy, which will ensure virologic control of HBV (< 100 IU/mL) prior to randomization and start of Peginterferon Lambda therapy. ;