for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
study started
estimated completion



Interventional, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study encompassing 2 development phases (Phase 2 and Phase 3).

Official Title

A Phase 2/3, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Mavrilimumab (KPL-301) Treatment in Adult Subjects Hospitalized With Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia and Hyper-inflammation


The Phase 2 portion of the study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of 2 dose levels of mavrilimumab relative to placebo (standard of care) in participants who have tested positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) with x-ray/computed tomography (CT) evidence of bilateral pneumonia and active or recent signs of hyperinflammation (fever or clinical laboratory results indicative of hyper-inflammation). The Phase 3 portion is intended to confirm Phase 2 efficacy and safety findings. In both Phase 2 and Phase 3, participants will be enrolled into 2 cohorts: Cohort 1 will include non-intubated, hospitalized participants who require supplemental oxygen to maintain oxygen saturation (SpO2) ≥ 92% (ie, "non-ventilated" participants); Cohort 2 will include hospitalized participants for whom mechanical ventilation was recently initiated (ie, "ventilated" participants). Following Screening, enrolled participants in each cohort will be randomized 1:1:1 to receive one of 2 mavrilimumab dose levels, or placebo as a single intravenous (IV) infusion (Day 1). Participants will undergo primary study assessments through Day 29 and will be followed for safety through Day 90.


COVID COVID-19 pneumonia hyper-inflammation Inflammation Mavrilimumab


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Subject (or legally authorized representative) is able and willing to provide informed consent, which includes compliance with study requirements and restrictions listed in the consent form
  • Positive SARS-CoV-2 (2019-nCoV) test within 14 days prior to randomization
  • Hospitalized for SARS-CoV-2
  • Bilateral pneumonia on chest x-ray or computed tomography
  • Clinical laboratory results indicative of hyper-inflammation
  • Cohort 1: Receiving any form of oxygenation or NIV to maintain SpO2 ≥ 92% and not-intubated (examples include nasal cannula, face mask, venturi mask, high-flow nasal cannula, or non-invasive positive pressure ventilation)
  • Cohort 2: Recently ventilated with mechanical ventilation prior to randomization

You CAN'T join if...

  • Onset of COVID-19 symptoms or positive COVID-19 test result > 14 days prior to randomization
  • Hospitalized > 7 days prior to randomization
  • Need for invasive mechanical ventilation (Only for Cohort 1)
  • Need for ECMO
  • Serious prior or concomitant illness that in the opinion of the Investigator precludes the subject from enrolling in the trial
  • Recent treatment with cell-depleting biological therapies (eg, anti-CD20) within 12 months, non-cell-depleting biological therapies (such as anti-tumor necrosis factor [TNF], anakinra, anti-IL-6 receptor [eg, tocilizumab], or abatacept) within 8 weeks (or 5 half-lives, whichever is longer), treatment with alkylating agents within 12 weeks, treatment with cyclosporine A, azathioprine, cyclophosphamide, mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), or other immunosuppressant (except for corticosteroids) within 4 weeks prior to randomization
  • Corrected QT interval Fridericia's formula (QTcF) on Screening electrocardiogram (ECG) ≥500 ms
  • Enrolled in another investigational study of a medical intervention
  • Life expectancy less than 48 hours
  • Known human immunodeficiency virus infection (regardless of immunological status), known hepatitis B virus surface antigen positivity and/or anti-hepatitis C virus positivity


  • UCLA Medical Center accepting new patients
    Los Angeles California 90095 United States
  • Sharp Health Care accepting new patients
    San Diego California 92110 United States


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Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.
Phase 2/3
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