Purpose

This study will assess the effects and safety of PTC857 treatment in participants diagnosed with ALS.

Condition

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
Between 18 Years and 80 Years
Eligible Genders
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
No

Inclusion Criteria

  • Males or females aged between 18 and 80 years with a body mass index between 18 and 35 kilograms/meters squared - ALS with preserved function, defined as: 1. Onset of the first symptom leading to the diagnosis of ALS ≤24 months at the time of the initial Screening Visit 2. Revised EL Escorial criteria of either: (i) Clinically definite ALS (ii) Clinically probable ALS - A total ALSFRS-R score of at least 34 at the start of the Screening Period - No significant respiratory compromise as evidenced by slow vital capacity ≥60% at the start of the Screening Period - All concomitant medications (both prescription and over the counter), including standard-of-care therapy riluzole, edaravone, or sodium phenylbutyrate/taurursodiol, and non-pharmacologic therapy regimens should be stable and unchanged from 30 days prior to the start of the Screening Period and intend to remain stable and unchanged throughout the course of the study - Female participants must have a negative breast cancer imaging screening status (not considered clinically abnormal and/or requiring further evaluation/treatment) within 6 months prior to the Screening Visit, or during the Screening Period.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Females who are pregnant or nursing or plan to become pregnant during the study - Participants with clinically significant gastrointestinal, renal, hepatic, neurologic, hematologic, endocrine, oncologic, pulmonary, immunologic, psychiatric, or cardiovascular/ischemic disease or any other condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, would jeopardize the safety of the participant or impact the validity of the study results - Any clinically significant medical or psychiatric condition or medical history that, in the opinion of the investigator or the medical monitor, would interfere with the participant's ability to participate in the study or increase the risk of participation for that participant - Current participation in any other investigational study with an investigational product or participation within 30 days prior to the start of the Screening Period or 5 half-lives of the previously taken investigational drug, whichever is longer - Participant has previously received PTC857 - Participant is receiving a combination of edaravone and sodium phenylbutyrate/taurursodiol treatment, where applicable, within 30 days prior to the start of the Screening Period - For female participants, any past medical history of breast cancer, regardless of remission status, or any first degree relative with history of breast cancer

Study Design

Phase
Phase 2
Study Type
Interventional
Allocation
Randomized
Intervention Model
Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose
Treatment
Masking
Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Experimental
PTC857
Participants will receive PTC857 during the 24-Week Treatment Period. Following successful completion of the Treatment Period, participants have the option to receive open-label PTC857 in the Long-term Extension Period for 28 weeks.
  • Drug: PTC857
    PTC8657 will be administered as an oral solution twice a day.
Active Comparator
Placebo
Participants will receive matching placebo during the 24-Week Treatment Period. Following successful completion of the Treatment Period, participants have the option to receive open-label PTC857 in the Long-term Extension Period for 28 weeks.
  • Drug: Placebo
    Matching placebo will be administered as an oral solution twice a day.

Recruiting Locations

University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) - Landon Center on Aging
Kansas City, Kansas 66103

More Details

Status
Recruiting
Sponsor
PTC Therapeutics

Study Contact

Patient Advocacy
1-866-562-4620
medinfo@ptcbio.com

Detailed Description

Participants will be randomized to 1 of 2 treatment groups: PTC857 or matching placebo. Following successful completion of the 24-week Treatment Period, participants have the option to receive open-label PTC857 in the Long-term Extension Period for 28 weeks.

Notice

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