for people ages 18-45 (full criteria)
study started
estimated completion



Patients receive study drug for one year (Part A). If, after the initial run-in phase, a sustained remission is reached they will be randomly split into one of three dose groups for another year (Part B). The maintenance of the sustained remission will be analyzed.

Official Title

A Multicenter, Open-label (Part A) Followed by a Randomized, Double-blind, Parallel-group, Placebo Controlled Study (Part B) to Evaluate Maintenance of Remission in Subjects With Active Axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA) Receiving Either Certolizumab Pegol 200 mg Q2W or 200 mg Q4W as Compared to Placebo


Axial Spondyloarthrithis Ankylosing Spondylitis Axial Spondyloarthritis axSpA Anti TNF-alpha Certolizumab Pegol Remission Spondylarthropathies Arthritis Spinal Diseases Immunosuppressive Agents Spondylitis Spondylitis, Ankylosing Open-label Certolizumab Pegol Double-blind Certolizumab Pegol 200 mg Q2W Double-blind Certolizumab Pegol 200 mg Q4W CZP 200 mg Q4W to CZP 200 mg Q2W escape CZP 200 mg Q2W to CZP 200 mg Q2W escape


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-45

  • Documented diagnosis of adult-onset axial SpondyloArthritis (axSpA) with at least 3 months' symptom duration and meet the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society (ASAS) criteria for axSpA and symptom duration of less than 5 years prior to the participation of this study
  • Active disease at Screening as defined by
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score (ASDAS) ≥ 2.1
  • Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI) score ≥ 4
  • Spinal pain > 4 on a 0 to 10 Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) (from BASDAI Item 2)
  • for modified New York (mNY) -negative subjects only: C-reactive Protein (CRP) > upper limit of normal (ULN) and/or current evidence for sacroiliitis on the Screening Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Inadequate response to, or contraindication to, or intolerant to at least 2 Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

You CAN'T join if...

  • Presence of total Spinal Ankylosis ('bamboo spine')
  • Diagnosis of any other Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Prior treatment with any experimental biological agents for treatment of Axial SpondyloArthritis (SpA)
  • Exposure to more than 1 TNF-antagonist or primary failure to TNF antagonist therapy
  • History of or current chronic or recurrent infections
  • High risk of infection
  • Recent live vaccination
  • Concurrent malignancy or a history of malignancy
  • Class III or IV congestive heart failure - New York Heart Association (NYHA)
  • Demyelinating disease of the central nervous system
  • Female subjects who are breastfeeding, pregnant or plan to become pregnant during the study or within 3 months following the last dose of the investigational product
  • Subjects with any other condition which, in the investigator's judgment, would make the subject unsuitable for inclusion in the study


  • As0005 2310
    San Francisco California 94143 United States
  • As0005 2305
    Upland California 91786 United States


in progress, not accepting new patients
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Phase 3
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