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Pandemic Influenza Plasmid DNA Vaccines (Needle-Free)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Vical Identifier:
First received: June 6, 2008
Last updated: February 11, 2009
Last verified: February 2009
The trial will enroll up to 47 subjects. Qualified normal healthy volunteers will be enrolled in the study to receive the vaccine or placebo vaccine. Subjects will receive 2 vaccinations with the Biojector® 2000, and will be followed for 6 months to evaluate the safety of and the immune system's response to the vaccine. The safety and immune system's response will be studied throughout the trial.

Condition Intervention Phase
Influenza Biological: VCL-IPM1 Biological: VCL-IPT1 Biological: PBS Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Phase 1, Double-Blinded Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Immunogenicity of Pandemic Influenza Plasmid DNA Vaccines Administered With the Biojector® 2000 Needle-Free System

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Further study details as provided by Vical:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety and Tolerability of VCL-IPT1 and VCL-IPM1 administered IM using the Biojector® 2000 in adult subjects. [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Influenza-specific immunogenicity of VCL-IPT1 and VCL-IPM1 administered IM using the Biojector® 2000 [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Enrollment: 47
Study Start Date: August 2007
Primary Completion Date: September 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Biological: VCL-IPM1
IM, 0.5 mg/mL, 2 injections, 0 and 21 days
Experimental: 2 Biological: VCL-IPM1
IM, 1 mg/mL, 2 injections, 0 and 21 days
Experimental: 3 Biological: VCL-IPT1
IM, 1 mg/mL, 2 injections, 0 and 21 days
Placebo Comparator: 4 Biological: PBS
IM, 1 mL, 2 injections, 0 and 21 days
Other Name: Phosphate Buffered Saline


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 to 45 years of age
  • Able to provide informed consent and be followed for 6 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No immunomodulatory therapy within the past 6 months
  • No evidence of immunodeficiency or pregnancy
  • No laboratory or evidence of clinically significant medical disease
  • No history of previous pDNA immunization
  • No influenza immunization within the past 30 days
  • No blood donations within 30 days of screening visit
  • No history of bleeding disorder
  • No use of aspirin and/or anticoagulants within 2 weeks of the administration of the investigational vaccines
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00694213

United States, California
San Diego, California, United States, 92108
United States, Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201
United States, New York
SUNY at Stonybrook, Stony Brook Medical Center
Stony Brook, New York, United States, 11794-8153
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Chair: Don Guterwill, BS, MT Vical
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Don Guterwill, BS, MT, Senior Clinical Project Manager, Vical Incorporated Identifier: NCT00694213     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IPT1-102
Study First Received: June 6, 2008
Last Updated: February 11, 2009

Keywords provided by Vical:
Pandemic Influenza
Avian Influenza
DNA Vaccines
T Cells

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Influenza, Human
Orthomyxoviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Immunologic Factors
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