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This multicenter, open-label study will evaluate the safety, efficacy and pharmacokinetics of prophylactic emicizumab treatment in participants previously treated with episodic or prophylactic bypassing agents. Episodic bypassing agent participants will be randomized in a 2:1 fashion to receive emicizumab prophylaxis (Arm A) versus no prophylaxis (Arm B) and will be stratified across Arms A and B according to the number of bleeds they experienced over the last 24 weeks prior to study entry (less than [<] 9 or greater than or equal to [>/=] 9 bleeds); Arm B participants will have the opportunity to switch to emicizumab prophylaxis after at least 24 weeks on-study. Prophylactic bypassing agent participants will switch to emicizumab prophylaxis (Arm C) from the start of the trial; enrollment will be extended for 24 weeks after the last participant has enrolled in Arms A or B or until approximately 50 participants have enrolled in Arm C, whichever occurs first. Episodic bypassing agent participants who previously participated in the non-interventional study BH29768 (NCT02476942) who were unable to enroll in Arms A or B, or participants on prophylactic bypassing agents who were unable to enroll in Arm C, prior to their closure will have the opportunity to enroll in Arm D. Like participants in Arms A and C, Arm D participants will receive emicizumab prophylaxis from the start of the trial. All participants will continue to receive episodic bypassing agent therapy to treat breakthrough bleeds, preferably with recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa).


Hemophilia A

Recruitment Status


Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Body weight >/= 40 kilograms (kg) at the time of screening
Diagnosis of congenital hemophilia A of any severity and documented history of high-titer inhibitor ( that is [i.e.], >/= 5 Bethesda Units [BU])
Documentation of treatment with episodic or prophylactic bypassing agents for at least the last 24 weeks
>/= 6 bleeds in the last 24 weeks prior to screening (if on an episodic bypassing agent regimen) or >/=2 bleeds in the last 24 weeks prior to screening (if on a prophylactic bypassing agent regimen)
Adequate hematologic, hepatic and renal function
For women who are not postmenopausal or surgically sterile: agreement to remain abstinent or use single or combined highly effective contraceptive methods

Exclusion Criteria:

Participants with inherited or acquired bleeding disorder other than hemophilia A
Participants with ongoing (or plan to receive during the study) immune tolerance induction therapy or prophylaxis with Factor VIII (FVIII), with the exception of participants who have received a treatment regimen of FVIII prophylaxis with concurrent bypassing agent prophylaxis
Previous (in the past 12 months) or current treatment for thromboembolic disease (with the exception of previous catheter-associated thrombosis for which antithrombotic treatment is not currently ongoing) or current signs of thromboembolic disease
Participants with other conditions (for example [e.g.], certain autoimmune diseases) that may increase the risk of bleeding or thrombosis
History of clinically significant hypersensitivity associated with monoclonal antibody therapies or components of the emicizumab injection
Known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection with cluster of differentiation 4 (CD4) count < 200 cells per microliter (cells/mcL) within 24 weeks prior to screening
Use of systemic immunomodulators (e.g., interferon or rituximab) at enrolment or planned use during the study, with the exception of antiretroviral therapy
Participants who are at high risk for thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA; e.g., have a previous medical or family history of TMA), in the investigator's judgment
Concurrent disease, treatment, or abnormality in clinical laboratory tests that could interfere with the conduct of the study or that would, in the opinion of the investigator or Sponsor, preclude the participant's safe participation in and completion of the study or interpretation of the study results
Planned surgery (excluding minor procedures such as tooth extraction or incision and drainage) during the study
Receipt of emicizumab in a prior investigational study; An investigational drug to treat or reduce the risk of hemophilic bleeds within 5 half-lives of last drug administration; A non-hemophilia-related investigational drug within last 30 days or 5 half-lives, whichever is shorter; An investigational drug concurrently
Unwillingness to use highly effective contraception methods for the specified duration in the protocol (females only, unless required otherwise by the local health authority)
Clinically significant abnormality on screening evaluations or laboratory tests that, in the opinion of the investigator, may pose an additional risk in administering study drug to the participant
Pregnancy or lactation, or intent to become pregnant during the study


Intervention Type

Intervention Name








Phase 3



Min Age

12 Years

Max Age


Download Date

June 24, 2021

Principal Investigator


Primary Contact Information

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A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Pharmacokinetics of Prophylactic Emicizumab Versus no Prophylaxis in Hemophilia A Participants With Inhibitors NCT02622321