A Trial to Determine How Long Insulin and FDKP (the Molecule That Forms Technosphere Particles) Stays in the Lungs of Healthy Individuals After Inhalation of Technosphere® Insulin (TI) Powder Using Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL)
Lavage fluid (BAL) is inserted into a lung lobe using a flexible bronchoscope. The fluid is aspirated out to remove any remaining TI. It's performed twice at specific time points in 12 healthy volunteers. BAL fluid will be analyzed for insulin and FDKP.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Phase 1, Open-Label, Controlled Clinical Trial to Determine the Pulmonary Residence Time of Insulin and Fumaryl Diketopiperazine, Utilizing Bronchoalveolar Lavage, After Administration of Technosphere® Insulin Inhalation Powder in Healthy Subjects|
- Estimation of the amount of insulin in the lungs and amount of FDKP by analyzing BAL fluid, obtained by a flexible fiber optic bronchoscope at various time points after admin of TI Inhalation Powder. [ Time Frame: 2 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||July 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Drug: TI Inhalation Powder
Informed consent and eligibility occur at Screening. Dosing is at Visit 2. Blood glucose levels are monitored and adjusted using IV infusion of glucose. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) is performed at 30 minutes and 6 hours for Cohort 1 and at 4 and 8 hours for Cohort 2, post TI dose. A series of blood samples are taken at specified timepoints. Cohort 3 will proceed with dosing if deemed necessary once analysis of BAL from Cohorts 1 & 2 is performed. Visit 3 is the follow-up safety visit.