for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Jonathan Graf



This study is an evaluation of the precision and sensitivity of Tilmanocept Uptake Value (TUV) on Tc 99m Planar Imaging


This is a Manocept Platform prospective, open-label, multicenter, single and repeat-dose study designed to evaluate the reliability and sensitivity of TUV assessments in HCs and subjects with active RA. This study is stratified into 3 arms. The first 2 arms, comprised of [1] disease-free HCs and [2] clinically diagnosed RA subjects on stable treatment. The third arm is designed to assess the efficacy of TUV global in clinically diagnosed subjects with active RA..


Rheumatoid Arthritis RA healthy control HC tilmanocept Arthritis Arthritis, Rheumatoid TC99m-tilmanocept


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  1. The subject is at least 18 years of age and was ≥ 18 years of age at the time of RA diagnosis.
  2. The subject has moderate to severe RA as determined by the 2010 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism (ACR/EULAR) Classification Criteria (score of ≥ 6/10).
  3. The subject has a 28-joint disease activity score (DAS28) of ≥ 3.2 (includes the Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate [ESR] test and Visual Analog Scale [VAS]).
  4. Subjects receiving traditional DMARDs must have been on therapy for ≥ 90 days and at a stable dose for ≥ 30 days prior to the first imaging visit (Day 0).
  5. If the subject is receiving bDMARD or janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor therapy, they have been at a stable dose > 180 days prior to the first imaging visit (Day 0).
  6. If the subject is receiving NSAIDs or oral corticosteroids, the dose has been stable for > 28 days prior to first imaging visit (Day 0). The corticosteroid dose must be ≤ 10 mg/day of prednisone or an equivalent steroid dose.
  7. ARM 3 (only): The subject is receiving anti-rheumatic treatment and is a candidate for initiation of, or change to, a new anti-TNFα bDMARD treatment.

You CAN'T join if...

  1. The subject is pregnant or lactating.
  2. The subject size or weight is not compatible with imaging per the investigator.
  3. The subject has had or is currently receiving radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
  4. The subject has renal insufficiency as demonstrated by a glomerular filtration rate of < 60 mL/min.
  5. The subject has hepatic insufficiency as demonstrated by ALT (alanine aminotransferase [SGPT]) or AST (aspartate aminotransferase [SGOT]) greater than 3 times the upper limit of normal.
  6. The subject has any severe, acute, or chronic medical conditions and/or psychiatric conditions and/or laboratory abnormalities that would impart, in the judgment of the investigator, excess risk associated with study participation or study drug administration that would deem the subject inappropriate for study participation.
  7. The subject has a known allergy to or has had an adverse reaction to dextran exposure.
  8. The subject has received an investigational product within 30 days prior to the Tc 99m tilmanocept administration (Day 0).
  9. The subject has received intra-articular corticosteroid injections ≤ 8 weeks prior to the first imaging visit (Day 0).
  10. . The subject has received any radiopharmaceutical within 7 days or 10 half-lives prior to the administration of Tc 99m tilmanocept at the first imaging visit (Day 0).


  • University of California San Francisco
    San Francisco California 94110 United States
  • Axis Clinical Trials
    Los Angeles California 90036 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSF


in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
Navidea Biopharmaceuticals
Phase 2
Study Type
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