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Sotatercept for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (HYPERION Trial)

Phase 3
Recruiting
Research Sponsored by Acceleron Pharma Inc.
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Symptomatic PAH classified as WHO FC II or III
Females of childbearing potential must meet specific pregnancy testing and contraception criteria
Timeline
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up from time of randomization to the time of first clinical worsening event (up to approximately 47 months)
Awards & highlights
Pivotal Trial

HYPERION Trial Summary

This trial is testing a new drug for PAH patients who are at a high risk for disease progression. The drug is being compared to a placebo to see if it can help prevent worsening of PAH.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for adults over 18 with newly diagnosed Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) who are at intermediate or high risk of disease progression. They must be able to walk a certain distance and adhere to the study's schedule. Women of childbearing age and men must follow strict contraception guidelines.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The trial tests if Sotatercept, on top of standard PAH therapy, can delay the worsening of PAH symptoms compared to a placebo. Participants will either receive Sotatercept or a placebo alongside their regular treatment for PAH.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
While specific side effects for Sotatercept in this context aren't detailed here, similar medications may cause issues like blood pressure changes, fatigue, headache, gastrointestinal discomforts, and potential risks during pregnancy.

HYPERION Trial Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
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My pulmonary arterial hypertension is moderate to severe.
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I am following the required pregnancy prevention measures.
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I am a male and willing to follow specific rules about contraception and not donating sperm.
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I can walk at least 150 meters in 6 minutes, twice, with both tries being consistent.
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I am 18 years old or older.
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I have had a heart cath test showing specific heart and lung pressures, indicating a certain type of high blood pressure in my lung arteries.
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I was diagnosed with PAH less than a year ago and have been on a stable PAH treatment for over 3 months.

HYPERION Trial Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~from time of randomization to the time of first clinical worsening event (up to approximately 47 months)
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and from time of randomization to the time of first clinical worsening event (up to approximately 47 months) for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Time to Clinical Worsening
Secondary outcome measures
Change from Baseline in 6MWD
Change from Baseline in NT-proBNP Levels
Change from Baseline in the Cardiopulmonary Symptoms Domain Score of PAH-SYMPACT®
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Side effects data

From 2022 Phase 3 trial • 324 Patients • NCT04576988
20%
Headache
15%
COVID-19
12%
Diarrhoea
12%
Epistaxis
10%
Telangiectasia
10%
Nausea
10%
Fatigue
10%
Dizziness
7%
Injection site pain
6%
Rash
6%
Hypokalaemia
6%
Flushing
5%
Oedema peripheral
5%
Thrombocytopenia
4%
Nasopharyngitis
3%
Urinary tract infection
2%
Dyspnoea
1%
Fall
1%
Iron deficiency
1%
Atrial flutter
1%
Bronchitis
1%
Pulmonary arterial hypertension
1%
Inguinal hernia
1%
Supraventricular tachycardia
1%
Abdominal pain
1%
Pancreatitis
1%
Cellulitis
1%
Pneumonia
1%
Pneumonia influenzal
1%
Respiratory tract infection
1%
Sepsis
1%
Upper respiratory tract infection
1%
Osteoporotic fracture
1%
Acute kidney injury
1%
Haemoptysis
1%
Pulmonary artery aneurysm
1%
Upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage
1%
Joint injury
1%
Sjogren's syndrome
1%
Cerebral haematoma
1%
Device malfunction
1%
Nephritis
1%
Sarcoidosis
1%
Gastroenteritis viral
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
Study treatment Arm
Placebo Plus Background PAH Therapy (LTDB Period)
Sotatercept Plus Background PAH Therapy (DBPC Period)
Placebo Plus Background PAH Therapy (DBPC Period)
Sotatercept Plus Background PAH Therapy (LTDB Period)

Awards & Highlights

Pivotal Trial
The final step before approval, pivotal trials feature drugs that have already shown basic safety & efficacy.

HYPERION Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Placebo Group
Group I: Sotatercept plus background PAH therapyExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Administered at a starting dose of 0.3 mg/kg, with a target dose of 0.7 mg/kg, subcutaneously (SC) every 21 days plus background PAH therapy
Group II: Placebo plus background PAH therapyPlacebo Group1 Intervention
Administered subcutaneously (SC) every 21 days plus background PAH therapy
Treatment
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Sotatercept
2019
Completed Phase 3
~680

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Acceleron Pharma Inc.Lead Sponsor
26 Previous Clinical Trials
2,601 Total Patients Enrolled
5 Trials studying Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
1,317 Patients Enrolled for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Acceleron Pharma Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Merck Sharp and Dohme, a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.)Lead Sponsor
32 Previous Clinical Trials
3,823 Total Patients Enrolled
5 Trials studying Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
1,317 Patients Enrolled for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Acceleron Pharma, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ USALead Sponsor
32 Previous Clinical Trials
3,823 Total Patients Enrolled
5 Trials studying Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
1,317 Patients Enrolled for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Media Library

Placebo (Other) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT04811092 — Phase 3
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Research Study Groups: Placebo plus background PAH therapy, Sotatercept plus background PAH therapy
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Clinical Trial 2023: Placebo Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT04811092 — Phase 3
Placebo (Other) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT04811092 — Phase 3

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Are there any available vacancies for participants in this research?

"The latest information on clinicaltrials.gov indicates that this study is actively recruiting patients. This trial was originally posted on March 18th, 2022 and the listing was updated on November 11th, 2022."

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What is the existing research on Sotatercept?

"There are presently 4 active clinical trials involving Sotatercept, 3 of which have reached Phase 3. Most research teams studying Sotatercept are based in Edmonton, Canada; however, there are 492 locations worldwide conducting similar studies."

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How many people are being signed up for this clinical trial?

"In order to carry out this study, 662 patients that meet the pre-defined inclusion criteria are required. These individuals can participate in the trial at St Boniface General Hospital (Site 2106) in Winnepeg, Manitoba and Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital (Site 2103) in Montreal, Quebec among other locations."

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What are the main goals that researchers are hoping to achieve with this clinical trial?

"The primary goal of this study, which will be measured over the course of approximately 56 months, is to track Time to Clinical Worsening. This is defined as the first confirmed morbidity event or death. Secondary outcomes include Percentage of Participants who Improve in WHO FC or Maintain WHO FC II at 24 Weeks from Baseline and Change from Baseline in the Cognitive/Emotional Impacts Domain Score of PAH-SYMPACT®."

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What is the official stance of the FDA on Sotatercept?

"Sotatercept has been studied enough that its safety can be estimated to be a 3."

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Does this trial explore new territory in the medical field?

"As of now, there are 4 ongoing trials for Sotatercept being conducted in 182 cities and 28 countries. The first study was completed in 2021 by Acceleron Pharma Inc. and had 700 participants. It successfully completed Phase 3 drug approval. Since then, 18294 more studies have been completed."

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How many different sites are using this clinical trial to test treatments?

"This study is being conducted out of St Boniface General Hospital (Site 2106) in Winnepeg, Manitoba, Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital (Site 2103) in Montreal, Quebec, and University of California San Diego Medical Center in La Jolla, California along with 23 other locations."

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~251 spots leftby Aug 2026