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A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of CAEL-101 in Patients With Mayo Stage IIIb AL Amyloidosis


About the study

AL (or light chain) amyloidosis begins in the bone marrow where abnormal proteins misfold and create free light chains that cannot be broken down. These free light chains bind together to form amyloid fibrils that build up in the extracellular space of organs, affecting the kidneys, heart, liver, spleen, nervous system and digestive tract. The primary purpose of this study is to determine whether CAEL-101, a monoclonal antibody that removes AL amyloid deposits from tissues and organs, improves overall survival and it is safe and well tolerated in patients with stage IIIb AL amyloidosis.

Who can take part

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


Key Inclusion Criteria:

AL amyloidosis stage IIIb based on the European Modification of the 2004 Standard Mayo Clinic Staging (NT-proBNP > 8,500 ng/L) at the time of Screening

Measurable hematologic disease at Screening as defined by at least one of the following:

  1. Involved/uninvolved free light chain difference (dFLC) > 4 mg/dL or
  2. Involved free light chain (iFLC) > 4 mg/dL with abnormal Kappa/Lambda ratio or
  3. Serum protein electrophoresis (SPEP) m-spike > 0.5 g/dL

Histopathological diagnosis of amyloidosis based on polarizing light microscopy of green bi-refringent material in Congo red stained tissue specimens AND confirmation of AL derived amyloid deposits by at least one of the following:

  1. Immunohistochemistry/Immunofluorescence or
  2. Mass spectrometry or
  3. Characteristic electron microscopy appearance/Immunoelectron microscopy

Cardiac involvement as defined by:

  1. Documented clinical signs and symptoms supportive of a diagnosis of heart failure in the setting of a confirmed diagnosis of AL amyloidosis in the absence of an alternative explanation for heart failure AND
  2. At least one of the following:

i. Endomyocardial biopsy demonstrating AL cardiac amyloidosis or ii. Echocardiogram demonstrating a mean left ventricular wall thickness (calculated as [IVSd+LPWd]/2) of > 12 mm at diastole in the absence of other causes (e.g., severe hypertension, aortic stenosis), which would adequately explain the degree of wall thickening or iii. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with gadolinium contrast agent diagnostic of cardiac amyloidosis

  1. Planned first-line treatment for plasma cell dyscrasia is cyclophosphamide-bortezomib-dexamethasone (CyBorD)-based regimen administered as SoC
  2. Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) must have a negative pregnancy test during Screening and must agree to use highly effective contraception from Screening to at least 5 months following the last study drug administration or 12 months following the last dose of her PCD therapy, whichever is longer
  3. Men must be surgically sterile or must agree to use highly effective contraception and refrain from donating sperm from Screening to at least 5 months following the last study drug administration or 12 months following the last dose of their PCD therapy, whichever is longer


Key Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Have any other form of amyloidosis other than AL amyloidosis
  2. Received prior therapy for AL amyloidosis or multiple myeloma. A maximum exposure of 2 weeks of a CyBorD-based PCD treatment after Screening laboratory samples are obtained and prior to randomization is allowed

Has POEMS (plasma cell dyscrasia with polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal protein and skin changes) syndrome or multiple myeloma defined as clonal bone marrow plasma cells > 10% from a bone marrow biopsy (performed ≤ 3 months prior to signing the ICF) or biopsy-proven (performed ≤ 3 months prior to signing the ICF) bony or extramedullary plasmacytoma AND one or more of the following CRAB features:

a. Evidence of end organ damage that can be attributed to the underlying plasma cell proliferative disorder (e.g., multiple myeloma and POEMS syndrome), specifically: i. Hypercalcemia: serum calcium > 0.25 mmol/L (> 1 mg/dL) higher than the ULN or > 2.75 mmol/L (> 11 mg/dL) OR ii. Renal insufficiency: creatinine clearance < 40 mL per minute or serum creatinine > 177 mol/L (> 2 mg/dL) OR iii. Anemia: hemoglobin value of > 20 g/L below the lowest limit of normal, or a hemoglobin value < 100 g/L OR iv. Bone lesions: one or more osteolytic lesion on imaging tests (performed ≤ 3 months prior to signing the ICF): skeletal radiography, CT, or PET/CT, or MRI. If bone marrow has < 10% clonal plasma cells, more than one bone lesion is required to distinguish from solitary plasmacytoma with minimal marrow involvement OR b. Any one of the following biomarkers of malignancy: i. 60% or greater clonal plasma cells on bone marrow examination OR ii. More than one focal lesion on MRI that is at least 5mm or greater in size

Have supine systolic blood pressure < 90 mmHg or symptomatic orthostatic hypotension, defined as a decrease in systolic blood pressure upon standing of > 30 mmHg despite medical management (e.g., midodrine, fludrocortisones) in the absence of volume depletion

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Study’s details


AL Amyloidosis

Age (in years)



Phase 3

Participants needed


Est. Completion Date

Dec 14, 2026

Treatment type



Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. identifier


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