Mechanistic Studies of Phase III Trial With BAF312 in Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

2015-03-12 02:23:26 | BioPortfolio


The primary goal of this study is to evaluate the effects of BAF312 (siponimod) on select immune and neuronal (nerve) cells by examining laboratory specimens (blood and/or spinal fluid) at multiple time points, prior to, and following the initiation of BAF312 or placebo treatment, in patients with Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS) who are enrolled in a clinical trial (NCT01665144) to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of BAF312.


This study is complementary to a multi-center, randomized, double-blind,parallel-group, placebo-controlled, variable treatment duration study comparing the efficacy and safety of BAF312 to placebo in patients with SPMS (NCT01665144). Investigators will explore both immunological and neuroprotective mechanisms of BAF312 (siponimod), a novel agent in the setting of a SPMS clinical trial.

This study is part of a multi-center study, with the University of Michigan serving as the central site.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective


Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis


Blood Draw, CSF collection by lumbar puncture (Optional)


HOPE Research Institute
United States




National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Results (where available)

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