for people ages 2-17 (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
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A Multicenter, Open-label Study to Assess the Pharmacokinetics, Safety and Efficacy of Certolizumab Pegol in Children and Adolescents With Moderately to Severely Active Polyarticular-course Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA).

Official Title

A Multicenter, Open-label Study to Assess the Pharmacokinetics, Safety and Efficacy of Certolizumab Pegol in Children and Adolescents With Moderately to Severely Active Polyarticular-course Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)


The overall study consists of a Screening Period of up to 4 weeks and an Open-Label Treatment Period which will continue until the approval of the marketing application for the Polyarticular-course Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) indication in the study participant's country or region or until further notice from UCB (approximately 4-6 years duration; depending on region). A Final Visit will be conducted 12 weeks after last dose of study medication. Overall, study visits will occur monthly during the first 6 months and every 2 months afterwards. All patients will receive active treatment with Certolizumab Pegol. The dose will depend on actual weight. Home dosing will be allowed between study visits.

If less than 50 % of the study population achieves an adequate response to the treatment (American College of Rheumatology Pediatric 30 % (PedACR30) response) at Week 16, the study will be entirely discontinued.


Polyarticular-course Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), Cimzia, JIA, Polyarticular, Oligoarticular, Enthesitis-related-Arthritis, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Juvenile Psoriatic Arthritis, Certolizumab Pegol, PASCAL, CDP870, Arthritis, Juvenile Arthritis, Certolizumab Pegol (CZP)


You can join if…

Open to people ages 2-17

  • Study participant is 2 to 17 years of age (inclusive) at Baseline (Visit 2)
  • Study participants must weigh ≥10 kg (22lb) at Baseline (Visit 2)
  • Study participants must have had onset of signs and symptoms consistent with a diagnosis of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) (according to the International League of Associations for Rheumatology Classification of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, 2001) and initiation of JIA treatment for at least 6 months prior to

    Baseline (Visit 2). Eligible JIA categories include: polyarthritis rheumatoid factor-positive, polyarthritis rheumatoid factor-negative, extended oligoarthritis, juvenile psoriatic arthritis, and enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA)

  • Study participants must have active polyarticular-course disease, defined as ≥5 joints with active arthritis at Screening and at Baseline
  • Study participants must have had an inadequate response to, or intolerance to, at least 1 disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) (nonbiologic or biologic). For example, study participant had prior inadequate response to methotrexate (MTX) (based on the Investigator's clinical judgment)
  • If the study participant is using MTX, then the study participant must have been on MTX for a minimum of 3 months at Screening. In addition, the dose must have been stable for at least 1 month before Screening at ≥10 to ≤15 mg/m2 per week. If the study participant is not using MTX, then the treatment must have been previously withdrawn for documented reasons of intolerability or inadequate response
  • If the study participant is using oral corticosteroid therapy, the dose must have been stable for at least 7 days prior to the Baseline arthritis assessment at a maximum dose of 10 mg or 0.2 mg/kg prednisone (or equivalent) per day, whichever is the smaller dose

You CAN'T join if...

  • Study participant has previously been exposed to more than 2 biologic agents
  • Study participant previously failed to respond to treatment with more than one tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) antagonist drug
  • Study participant is currently receiving or has received any experimental (biological or nonbiological) therapy (within or outside a clinical study) in the 3 months or 5 half-lives prior to Baseline (Visit 2), whichever is longer
  • Study participant had previous treatment with a biological therapy for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) that resulted in a severe hypersensitivity reaction or an anaphylactic reaction
  • Study participant previously participated in this study or has previously been treated with CZP (whether in a study or not)
  • Study participant has a history of systemic JIA, with or without systemic features
  • Study participant has a secondary, noninflammatory type of rheumatic disease or of joint pains (eg, fibromyalgia) that in the Investigator's opinion is symptomatic enough to interfere with evaluation of the effect of study medication
  • Study participant has other inflammatory arthritis (eg, systemic lupus erythematosus, inflammatory bowel disease-related)
  • Study participant has active uveitis or a history of active uveitis within the preceding 6 months
  • Study participant has current, chronic or recurrent clinically significant infections
  • Study participant has a current sign or symptom which may indicate infection (eg, fever, cough), a history of chronic or recurrent infections within the same organ system (more than 3 episodes requiring antibiotics/antivirals during the 12 months prior to Screening [Visit 1]), had a recent (within the 6 months prior to Screening [Visit 1]) serious or life-threatening infection (including herpes zoster), or is at a high risk of infection in the Investigator's opinion (eg, study participants with leg ulcers, indwelling urinary catheter, and persistent or recurrent chest infections or permanently bed-ridden or wheelchair bound)


  • Ra0043 84
    San Francisco California 94143 United States
  • Ra0043 79
    Los Angeles California 90027-6062 United States


in progress, not accepting new patients
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Phase 3 research study
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About 193 people participating
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