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If you are a healthy male aged between 18 and 50, then you may be 
eligible to participate in a study investigating a new drug being developed
for a range of different diseases associated with fibrosis, including Crohn’s Disease.

Inconvenience payments ranging from £1750-£3200.

CLINICAL TRIAL information

Simbec-Orion Clinical Pharmacology will soon be running a three-part study to investigate the study drug, RXC008.

The overall objectives of this study are to determine the safety, tolerability and concentration in the blood, urine, tissue and stool of RXC008 when RXC008 is administered in different conditions i.e., single versus multiple doses, evaluating different dose strengths and the effects of administration in the presence and absence of food. 

Blood, urine, tissue and stool samples will be taken at set timepoints throughout each part of the study in order to measure the levels of RXC008. In the context of the whole study, we will analyse the results from each of the groups and each study part and combine this information in order to better understand how RXC008 works in the body following assessment of different factors within each study part.

 

RXC008 is being developed for the treatment of a condition called fibrosis as a result of Crohn’s Disease. Fibrosis is a condition where tissues in the body scar and stiffen causing permanent damage, and in the case of Crohn’s Disease (which is an inflammatory condition that can lead to fibrosis of the bowel), the affected tissues are the bowel and large intestine.

Currently, there are limited treatment options available for this condition which are considered long term and effective and therefore, there is an unmet need to develop potential new treatments which could be more effective.

This study will be split into three separate parts (Part A, Part B and Part C), and you will only participate in one part of the study (Part A and Part B for healthy volunteers only).

PART A

The purpose of Part A is to evaluate the study objectives when RXC008 is administered as a single dose at increasing dose strengths. In addition, one group in Part A may investigate the effect of food on RXC008 by taking a single dose of RXC008 following an overnight fast and then following a high fat meal. This evaluation is considered to be optional and will only be conducted if deemed necessary to do so.

Part A will consist of up to 6 planned groups of up to 6 participants: each group will evaluate a different dose of RXC008 starting at the lowest dose and gradually increasing in each group. This is known as a single ascending dose (SAD) study. Each group will receive RXC008 or a placebo in the form of an oral capsule(s).

If you participate in this part of the study and are in the non-food effect groups (or choose not to participate in the food effect evaluation if your group is selected for this evaluation) i.e., only completing one treatment period, you will be required to stay at the Simbec-Orion clinical unit for a maximum period of 5 days (4 overnight stays) followed by a post study follow-up visit approximately 14 days following the dose of RXC008 on Day 1.

If you participate in this part of the study and are in the food effect group i.e., completing two treatment periods, you will be required to stay at the Simbec-Orion clinical unit for a maximum period of 5 days (4 overnight stays) per treatment period followed by a follow-up visit approximately 14 days following the last dose on Day 1 of treatment period 2. Each dose in each treatment period will be separated by a period of a few weeks; however this period may be longer so you will be informed during the course of the study as to whether you are participating in this group and in addition, when you will need to return to complete the second treatment period.

Regardless of which group you are participating in, you should ensure that you are able to commit to completing all visits before agreeing to participate in this study.

If you are in the non-food effect groups (or choose not the participate in the food effect evaluation if your group is selected for this evaluation) i.e., only completing one treatment period and you complete this part of the study, you will receive a maximum inconvenience payment of £1750.

If you are in the food effect group i.e., completing two treatment periods and you complete this part of the study, you will receive a maximum inconvenience payment of £3200.

CLINICAL TRIAL timeline

Screening Visit
A visit to assess your suitability for the trial
Treatment Period 1
Day -1 to Day 4 (4 overnight stays)
Washout Period*
Treatment Period 2*
Day -1 to Day 4 (4 overnight stays)
Post Study Follow-up Visit
14 days following last dose

 

Note*: for all groups in Part A, you will be required to stay at the clinical unit for a maximum of 4 overnight stays per treatment period and if you are invited to complete the second treatment period for evaluation of food effect, then the gap between the two doses in each treatment period will be a few weeks in duration. You will be informed as to whether your study group has been selected for this evaluation requiring completion of the second treatment period and therefore how long the study will be for you (including providing details of when you will need to return to complete the second treatment period as applicable).

 

Excellent, can't fault the friendliness, professionalism and helpfulness of the medical, catering, cleaning and security staff. Thoroughly enjoyed participating in the study.
08 February 2023
Had a great time doing a trial, well treated, good facilities and had a good laugh with the other volunteers!
12 June 2019
Very friendly and efficient and thorough with the examinations, monitoring you constantly, making sure you are healthy and feeling well. I had a duvet day for 3 days, bliss.
21 May 2019

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Thank you for your time. To register your interest in this trial please complete the below form.

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