for people ages 18-80 (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California and other locations
study started
estimated completion



This is an open-label, multicentre study to characterize the safety and efficacy of the human anti-CD38 antibody MOR202 in adult subjects with in Anti-PLA2R Antibody Positive Membranous Nephropathy (newly diagnosed/relapsed/refractory)

Official Title

A Phase Ib/IIa, Open-Label, Multicenter Clinical Trial to Assess Safety and Efficacy of the Human Anti-CD38 Antibody MOR202 in Anti-PLA2R Antibody Positive Membranous Nephropathy (aMN)


After treatment subjects will be observed for up to 1 year.


Glomerulonephritis, Membranous antiPLA2R Positive Glomerulonephritis Felzartamab MOR202


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-80

  • > 18 to < 80 years (at date of signing informed consent form [ICF]).
  • Urine protein to creatinine ratio (UPCR) of ≥ 3.000 g/g OR proteinuria ≥ 3.500 g/24 h from 24-h urine at screening
  • Active anti-PLA2R antibody positive MN in need of immunosuppressive therapy (IST) according to investigator judgement and diagnosed on the basis of a biopsy, archival biopsy acquired within 5 years prior to screening is acceptable.
  • Estimated glomerular filtration rate ≥ 50 ml/min/1.73m² or ≥ 30 and <50 ml/min/1.73m², and interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy score of less than 25% on a renal biopsy obtained within the last 6 months prior to start of screening.
  • Not in spontaneous remission despite proper treatment with ACEIs, ARBs (sufficient dose and treatment duration) as per clinical practice and scientific guidelines. If the subject is intolerant to an ACEI or ARB, the reason must be documented and approval obtained prior to enrolment.
  • Systolic blood pressure BP ≤150 mmHg and diastolic BP ≤100 mmHg after 5 minutes of rest
  • Vaccinated against Pneumococcus within the last 3 years prior to date of signing informed consent (subjects may be vaccinated during screening to meet this criterion; interval to first dose of MOR202 must be at least 14 days).
  • Cohort 1 comprises newly diagnosed or relapsed subjects: Serum anti-PLA2R antibodies ≥50.0 RU/mL
  • Cohort 2 comprises therapy refractory subjects: a Subject did not achieve immunological remission after prior IST(s) as documented by the investigator AND b Subject is without promising standard therapeutic options as documented by the investigator (i.e. investigator expects efficacy or safety issues with remaining IST options) AND c Serum anti-PLA2R antibodies ≥ 20.0 RU/mL measured at screening

Note: France will only enroll patients in Cohort 2.

You CAN'T join if...

  • Hemoglobin < 80 g/L.
  • Thrombocytopenia: Platelets < 100.0 x 109/L.
  • Neutropenia: Neutrophils < 1.5 x 109/L.
  • Leukopenia: Leukocytes < 3.0 x 109/L.
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia: Serum immunoglobulins ≤ 4.0 g/L.

Subjects may receive supportive therapies to meet the above criteria

  • B-cells < 5 x 106/L.
  • Secondary cause of MN (e.g. Systemic lupus erythematosus, medications, malignancies)
  • Concomitant renal disease other than MN (e.g., diabetic renal disease, lupus nephritis, IgA nephropathy).


  • UCSF Medical Center
    San Francisco California 94143 United States
  • North America Research Institute
    Azusa California 91702 United States


in progress, not accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
MorphoSys AG
Phase 1/2 research study
Study Type
Expecting 30 study participants
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