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The Oregon Clinic | Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine East

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A Study to Find Out Whether BI 1015550 Improves Lung Function in People With Progressive Fibrosing Interstitial Lung Diseases (PF-ILDs)

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Boehringer Ingelheim

Status and phase

Active, not recruiting
Phase 3


Lung Diseases, Interstitial


Drug: BI 1015550
Drug: Placebo

Study type


Funder types



2022-001134-11 (EudraCT Number)

Details and patient eligibility


This study is open to adults with Progressive Fibrosing Interstitial Lung Diseases (PF-ILDs). People who have a form of PF-ILD other than Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) can join the study. If they already take nintedanib, they can continue treatment throughout the study.

The purpose of this study is to find out whether a medicine called BI 1015550 helps people with PF-ILD. Participants are put into 3 groups randomly, which means by chance. Participants in 2 groups take different doses of BI 1015550 as tablets twice a day. Participants in the placebo group take placebo tablets twice a day. Placebo tablets look like BI 1015550 tablets but do not contain any medicine.

Participants are in the study for up to two and a half years. During the first year, they visit the study site 10 times. Afterwards, they visit the study site every 3 months. The doctors regularly test participants' lung function. The results of the lung function tests are compared between the groups. The doctors also regularly check participants' health and take note of any unwanted effects.


1,178 patients




18+ years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

Inclusion criteria

  1. Patients ≥18 years old at the time of signed informed consent.

  2. Signed and dated written informed consent in accordance with ICH-GCP and local legislation prior to admission to the trial.

  3. Diagnosis of progressive fibrosing ILD other than IPF (physician confirmed).

  4. Patients may be either:

    • on a stable therapy* with nintedanib for at least 12 weeks prior to Visit 1 and during screening and are planning to stay on this background treatment after randomization. (*stable therapy is defined as a tolerated regimen of nintedanib (with no dose changes) for at least 12 weeks)
    • not on treatment with nintedanib for at least 8 weeks prior to Visit 1 and during the screening period (e.g. either Antifibrotic (AF)-treatment naïve or previously discontinued) and do not plan to start or re-start antifibrotic treatment.
  5. Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) ≥45% of predicted normal at Visit 1.

  6. DLCO ≥25% of predicted normal corrected for hemoglobin (Hb) at Visit 1.

  7. Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) must be ready and able to use highly effective methods of birth control. WOCBP taking oral contraceptives (OCs) also have to use one barrier method

  8. Patients treated with permitted immunosuppressive agents (other than corticosteroids) for an underlying systemic disease (e.g. Methotrexate (MTX), Azathioprine (AZA)) need to be on a stable treatment for at least 12 weeks prior to Visit 1 and during the screening period.

Exclusion criteria

  1. Prebronchodilator Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 second (FEV1)/Forced vital capacity (FVC) <0.7 at Visit 1
  2. In the opinion of the Investigator, other clinically significant pulmonary abnormalities.
  3. Acute Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) exacerbation within 3 months prior to Visit 1 and/or during the screening period (investigator-determined).
  4. Relevant chronic or acute infections including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and viral hepatitis.
  5. Patients having developed ILD due to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection/coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) within 12 months of screening (based on investigators judgement).
  6. Major surgery (major according to the investigator's assessment) performed within 6 weeks prior to Visit 2 or planned during the trial period, e.g. hip replacement. Registration on lung transplantation list would not be considered as planned major surgery.
  7. Any documented active or suspected malignancy or history of malignancy within 5 years prior to Visit 1, except appropriately treated basal cell carcinoma of the skin, in situ squamous cell carcinoma of the skin or in situ carcinoma of uterine cervix.
  8. Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) or Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) >2.5 x upper limit of normal (ULN) or total Bilirubin >1.5 x ULN at Visit 1.

Further exclusion criteria apply.

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Parallel Assignment


Quadruple Blind

1,178 participants in 3 patient groups, including a placebo group

BI 1015550 low dose
Experimental group
Drug: BI 1015550
BI 1015550 high dose
Experimental group
Drug: BI 1015550
Placebo Comparator group
Drug: Placebo

Trial contacts and locations



Central trial contact

Boehringer Ingelheim

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