Assess the Non-Inferiority of GSK Biologicals' Mencevax™ ACWY (Manufactured by a New Process) vs Mencevax™ ACWY (the Already Existing Vaccine in the Market) When Given as a Single Dose to Subjects Aged 2-30 Yrs

This study has been completed.
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First received: September 26, 2005
Last updated: May 21, 2009
Last verified: May 2009
The purpose of this study is to evaluate that the vaccine produced with the new process and administered as a single dose is at least as good as the existing Mencevax™ ACWY vaccine in terms of immunogenicity, safety and reactogenicity, in healthy subjects aged 2-30 years.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hepatitis B
Haemophilus Infection
Meningococcal Infection
Biological: Mencevax ACWY
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase IV, Partially Double-Blind Study to Demonstrate Non-Inferiority of GSK Biologicals' Mencevax™ ACWY (New Process) Versus Mencevax™ ACWY (Current Process) When Administered as a Single Dose to Subjects Aged 2-30 Yrs

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 1 month after vaccination, measurement of serum bactericidal titers against meningococcal serogroups A, C, W135 and Y (SBA-MenA; SBA-MenC; SBA-MenW135 and SBA-MenY)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Immuno : the same immuno evaluation performed 1 month after vaccination will also be performed before vaccination; also vaccine response at Post-dose 1.
  • Safety : Solicited symptoms during day 0-3, unsol. symptoms during day 0-30 & SAEs during entire study.

Estimated Enrollment: 324
Study Start Date: June 2005
Detailed Description:
"Randomized study with four groups to receive one of the following vaccination regimens: - One of the 3 lots of GSK Biologicals' Mencevax™ ACWY vaccine manufactured by the new process (3 different groups) - GSK Biologicals' already existing Mencevax™ ACWY

Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 30 Years   (Child, Adult)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion criteria:

  • Healthy male or female between 2 and 30 years of age at the time of vaccination.
  • If the subject is female, she must be of non-childbearing potential. If a subject is a female of childbearing potential, she must be abstinent or have used adequate contraceptive precautions for 30 days prior to vaccination, have a negative pregnancy test and must agree to continue such precautions for two months after vaccination.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Use of any investigational or non-registered product (drug or vaccine) within 30 days preceding the administration of study vaccine, or planned use during the study period.
  • Chronic administration (defined as more than 14 days) of immunosuppressants or other immune-modifying drugs within six months prior to the vaccine dose.
  • Vaccination with a meningococcal vaccine within the last five years.
  • Planned administration/ administration of a vaccine not foreseen by the study protocol during the period starting from 15 days before vaccine administration and ending 30 days after.
  • History of or known exposure to meningococcal serogroup A, C, W135 or Y disease or contacts with subjects who had meningococcal disease.
  • Any confirmed or suspected immunosuppressive or immunodeficient condition, based on medical history and physical examination.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00227422

GSK Investigational Site
Beirut, Lebanon, 1107-2020
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: GSK Clinical Trials GlaxoSmithKline
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Responsible Party: Study Director, GSK Identifier: NCT00227422     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 102394 
Study First Received: September 26, 2005
Last Updated: May 21, 2009
Health Authority: Lebanon: Lebanese Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by GlaxoSmithKline:
Hib diseases
Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A & C diseases

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
Hepatitis B
Meningococcal Infections
Haemophilus Infections
Hepadnaviridae Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Corynebacterium Infections
Actinomycetales Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Neisseriaceae Infections
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Pasteurellaceae Infections processed this record on August 25, 2016