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A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Prasinezumab (RO7046015/PRX002) in Participants With Early Parkinson's Disease


About the study

This multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, Phase 2 study will evaluate the efficacy of intravenous prasinezumab (RO7046015/PRX002) versus placebo over 52 weeks in participants with early Parkinson's Disease (PD) who are untreated or treated with monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) inhibitors since baseline. The study will consist of three parts: a 52-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled treatment period (Part 1) after which eligible participants will continue into an all-participants-on-treatment blinded dose extension for an additional 52 weeks (Part 2). Participants who complete Part 2 (including the 12-week treatment-free follow up visit assessing long term safety and efficacy of RO7046015) will be offered participation in Part 3 open-label extension (all-participants-on-RO7046015-treatment) for an additional 260 weeks.

Who can take part

You may be eligible to participate in the study if you meet the following criteria:


Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Idiopathic PD with bradykinesia plus one of the other cardinal signs of PD (resting tremor, rigidity) being present, without any other known or suspected cause of PD untreated or treated with MAO-B inhibitor
  2. Body weight range between: >/=45 kg/ 99 pounds (lbs) and less than or equal to (
  3. Body mass index (BMI) of 18 to 34 kilograms per meter-squared (kg/m^2)
  4. A diagnosis of PD for 2 years or less at screening
  5. Hoehn and Yahr Stage I or II
  6. A screening brain DaT-SPECT consistent with PD (central reading)
  7. Clinical status does not require dopaminergic PD medication and is not expected to require dopaminergic treatment within 52 weeks from baseline
  8. If presently being treated for PD, a stable dose of MAO-B inhibitor (rasagiline or selegiline) for at least 90 days prior to baseline and not expected to change within 52 weeks
  9. For women of childbearing potential: use of highly effective contraceptive methods (that result in a failure rate of <1 percent [%] per year) during the treatment period and for at least 30 days (or longer if required by local regulations) after the last dose of study drug
  10. For men with female partners of childbearing potential or pregnant female partners, must use a condom during the treatment period and for at least 30 days (or longer if required by local regulations) after the last dose of study drug to avoid exposing the embryo. Men must refrain from donating sperm during this same period. The female partners should use a contraception method with a failure rate of <1% per year during the treatment period and for at least 30 days (or longer if required by local regulations) after the last dose of study drug. Use of contraceptive measures is not required for male participants enrolled in Part 3.


Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Medical history indicating a Parkinson syndrome other than idiopathic PD, including but not limited to, progressive supranuclear gaze palsy, multiple system atrophy, drug-induced parkinsonism, essential tremor, primary dystonia
  2. Known carriers of certain familial PD genes (as specified in study protocol)
  3. History of PD related freezing episodes or falls
  4. A diagnosis of a significant CNS disease other than Parkinson's disease; history of repeated head injury; history of epilepsy or seizure disorder other than febrile seizures as a child
  5. Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE)
  6. Reside in a nursing home or assisted care facility
  7. History of or screening brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan indicative of clinically significant abnormality
  8. Concomitant disease or condition that could interfere with, or treatment of which might interfere with, the conduct of the study, or that would, in the opinion of the Investigator, pose an unacceptable risk to the participant in this study or interfere with the participant's ability to comply with study procedures or abide by study restrictions, or with the ability to interpret safety data
  9. Any significant cardiovascular condition
  10. Any significant laboratory abnormality
  11. Lactating women
  12. Prior treatment with dopaminergic medication (for example, levodopa or a dopaminergic agonist) with no clinical treatment response or a clinical treatment response inconsistent with PD (for example, absence of observable response to a sufficiently high-dose of levodopa [i.e., ≥ 600 mg/day])
  13. Use of any of the following: catechol-O-methyl transferase (COMT) inhibitors (entacapone, tolcapone), amantadine or anticholinergics, or dopaminergic medication (levodopa and both ergot and non-ergot [pramipexole, ropinirole, rotigotine] dopamine agonists) for more than a total of 60 days or within 60 days of baseline
  14. Anti-epileptic medication for non-seizure-related treatment which has not remained stable for at least 60 days prior to baseline
  15. Anti-depressant or anxiolytic use that has not remained stable for at least 90 days prior to baseline. The use of fluoxetine and fluvoxamine is not permitted. For patients treated with a MAO-B inhibitor and an antidepressant (except fluoxetine and fluvoxamine), a 6-month period of stable and tolerated dosing before baseline is required.
  16. Use of any of the following within 90 days prior to baseline: antipsychotics (including clozapine and olanzapine), metoclopramide, alpha methyldopa, clozapine, olanzapine, flunarizine, amoxapine, amphetamine derivatives, reserpine, bupropion, buspirone, cocaine, mazindol, methamphetamine, methylphenidate, norephedrine, phentermine, phenylpropanolamine, and modafinil
  17. Participated in an investigational drug, device, surgical , or stem cell study in PD
  18. Any prior treatment with an investigational PD-related vaccine (including active immunization or passive immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies).
  19. Prior participation in any RO7046015 or PRX002 study
  20. Receipt of any non-PD investigational product or device, or participation in a non-PD drug research study within a period of 30 days (or 5 half-lives of the drug, whichever is longer) before baseline
  21. Receipt of any monoclonal antibody or an investigational immunomodulator within 180 days (or 5 half-lives, whichever is longer) before baseline
  22. Immunomodulating drugs within 30 days prior to baseline
  23. Allergy to any of the components of RO7046015 such as citrate, trehalose and polysorbate (Tween) 20 or a known hypersensitivity or an Infusion-related reaction (IRR) to the administration of any other monoclonal antibody
  24. Any contraindications to obtaining a brain MRI. Patients with a hypersensitivity to iodine may receive an alternative thyroid blocking agent.
  25. For participants consenting to provide optional cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples by lumbar puncture (LP): LP will only be performed if the participant does not have any contraindication to undergoing an LP
  26. Donation of blood over 500 milliliters (mL) within three months prior to screening

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Study’s details


Parkinson's Disease

Age (in years)

40 - 80


Phase 2

Participants needed


Est. Completion Date

Sep 14, 2026

Treatment type



Hoffmann-La Roche identifier


Study number


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