A Study of Tildrakizumab in Pediatric Subjects With Chronic Plaque Psoriasis

Study Purpose

The study has been designed with two components. Part A is an open label PK study followed by a randomized trial component (Part B). The initial PK analysis is first done in adolescent subjects (12 to <18 years) before initiating the PK study in younger cohort (6 to <12 years)

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

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Study Type

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Eligible Ages 6 Years - 215 Months
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • - Subject must be 6 to < 18 years of age, of either sex, of any race/ ethnicity, must weight greater than or equal to 15Kg.
  • - Diagnosis of predominantly plaque psoriasis for ≥6 months (as determined by subject interview and confirmation of diagnosis through physical examination by investigator).
  • - Moderate to severe psoriasis at baseline defined as: at least 10% Body Surface Area (BSA) involvement, PGA score ≥ 3, and PASI score ≥ 12 - Subject must be considered a candidate for systemic therapy, meaning psoriasis inadequately controlled by topical treatments (corticosteroids), and/or phototherapy, and/or previous systemic therapy - Subject is considered to be eligible according to tuberculosis (TB) screening criteria - A maximum of 2 QuantiFERON tests will be allowed.
A re-test is only permitted if the first is indeterminate; the result of the second test will then be used.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • - Subject has predominantly non-plaque forms of psoriasis specifically erythrodermic psoriasis, predominantly pustular psoriasis, medication-induced or medication-exacerbated psoriasis, or new-onset guttate psoriasis - Subject has laboratory abnormalities at screening including any of the following: Alanine transaminase (ALT) or aspartate transaminase, (AST) ≥2X the upper limit of normal, Creatinine ≥1.5X the upper limit of normal serum direct bilirubin ≥ 1.5 mg/dL, white blood cell count < 3.0 x 103/μL, and any other laboratory abnormality, which, in the opinion of the Investigator, will prevent the subject from completing the study or will interfere with the interpretation of the study results - Subject who is expected to require topical therapy, phototherapy, or additional systemic therapy for psoriasis during the trial - Female subjects of childbearing potential who are pregnant, intend to become pregnant (within 6 months of completing the trial), or are lactating.
(Sexually active adolescent girls will be required to use contraception) - Subject with presence of any infection or history of recurrent infection requiring treatment with systemic antibiotics within 2 weeks prior to Screening, or severe infection (e.g. pneumonia, cellulitis, bone or joint infections) requiring hospitalization or treatment with IV antibiotics within 8 weeks prior to Screening - Positive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) test result, hepatitis B surface (HBS) antigen, or hepatitis C virus (HCV) test result

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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Phase 2/Phase 3
Lead Sponsor

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Sun Pharma Global FZE
Principal Investigator

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Principal Investigator Affiliation N/A
Agency Class

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Overall Status Recruiting
Countries United States

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Moderate-to-severe Chronic Plaque Psoriasis
Arms & Interventions


Placebo Comparator: Part B - Placebo

Active Comparator: Part B - Etanercept

Experimental: Tildrakizumab


Drug: - Tildrakizumab

Part A: Pediatric subjects with a body weight in the highest category will be treated with the same dose as adult subjects (e.g. 100 mg for patients weighing >40 kg). Lower doses will be selected with the aim to achieve tildrakizumab plasma exposures in the clinically relevant range across all body weight(BW) categories (e.g. subjects weighing 15 -40 kg, will be given 2.5 mg/kg BW). Part B: Subcutaneous injection of tildrakizumab will be administered at Weeks 0 and 4

Drug: - Placebo - tildrakizumab

Subcutaneous injection of placebo will be administered at Weeks 0 and 4

Drug: - Etanercept

Etanercept will be administered at 0.8mg/kg (for subjects <63kg) and 50 mg (for subjects weighing >63kg body weight) weekly for 12 weeks

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SPARC Site 1, Fountain Valley, California




SPARC Site 1

Fountain Valley, California, 92708

SPARC Site 2, Thousand Oaks, California




SPARC Site 2

Thousand Oaks, California, 91320

SPARC Site 3, Boca Raton, Florida




SPARC Site 3

Boca Raton, Florida, 33021

SPARC Site 6, Miami, Florida


Not yet recruiting


SPARC Site 6

Miami, Florida, 33173

SPARC Site 4, Tampa, Florida




SPARC Site 4

Tampa, Florida, 33609

SPARC Site 8, Portland, Oregon


Not yet recruiting


SPARC Site 8

Portland, Oregon, 97223

SPARC Site 8, West Jordan, Utah


Not yet recruiting


SPARC Site 8

West Jordan, Utah, 84088

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