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Clinical Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Pharmacokinetics, and Safety of Immunoglobulin Intravenous (Human) 10% (NewGam) in Patients With Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (Newgam)

This study has been completed.
Premier Research Group plc
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Octapharma Identifier:
First received: November 11, 2009
Last updated: August 24, 2012
Last verified: August 2012
The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy of NewGam in preventing serious bacterial infections, and on quality of life. The safety and pharmacokinetic profile of NewGam will also be evaluated.

Condition Intervention Phase
Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases
Biological: NewGam
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Clinical Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Pharmacokinetics, and Safety of Immunoglobulin Intravenous (Human) 10% (NewGam)in Patients With Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases

Further study details as provided by Octapharma:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess the efficacy of NewGam in preventing serious bacterial infections compared to historical control data. [ Time Frame: Every study visit (every 3 (Q 3) or every 4 (Q 4) weeks) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate the safety of NewGam. [ Time Frame: Every study visit (Q 3 or Q 4 weeks) ]
  • To determine the pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of NewGam. [ Time Frame: After week 24 for Q 3 week patients and after week 32 for Q 4 weeks patients ]
  • To assess the effect of NewGam on quality of life (QoL) measures. [ Time Frame: 5 times during the 52 week trial ]

Enrollment: 51
Study Start Date: November 2009
Study Completion Date: August 2012
Primary Completion Date: June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Newgam
Q 3 weeks
Biological: NewGam
Intravenous Q 3 weeks, up to .08 Ml/kg
Biological: NewGam
Q 4 weeks, Intravenous, up to .08 ml/kg
Active Comparator: NewGam
Q 4 weeks
Biological: NewGam
Intravenous Q 3 weeks, up to .08 Ml/kg
Biological: NewGam
Q 4 weeks, Intravenous, up to .08 ml/kg

Detailed Description:
NewGam is a new 10% human normal immunoglobulin (IVIG) solution developed by Octapharma for intravenous administration. It is supplied as a liquid formulation ready to use. IVIG has proved to be useful in a variety of clinical conditions other than for replacement of immunoglobulins, in which IVIG exhibits an immunomodulatory effect. Children and adults with PID have an increased risk of getting recurrent bacterial and viral infections that typically attack the respiratory tract (sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia) but can also affect the gastrointestinal tract (gastroenteritis). They can be severe and can lead to substantial morbidity. Responses to antibacterial therapy are often poor. At present, most primary immune deficiencies are not curable, but IVIGs have been shown to decrease the total number of severe infections and the duration of hospitalization.

Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 75 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age of ≥ 2 years and ≤ 75 years.
  • Confirmed diagnosis of common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) or X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA).
  • Previously treated with a commercial immune globulin intravenous (human) every 21-28 days for at least 6 infusion intervals at a constant dose between 200 and 800 mg/kg body weight.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acute infection requiring intravenous antibiotic treatment within 2 weeks prior to and during the screening period.
  • Exposure to blood or any blood product or derivative, other than commercially available IVIG, within the past 3 months prior to enrollment.
  • Ongoing history of hypersensitivity or persistent reactions to blood or plasma derived products, or any component of the investigational product.
  • Requirement of any routine pre-medication for IVIG infusion.
  • Severe liver function impairment (alanine aminotransferase [ALAT] 3x > upper limit of normal).
  • Presence of renal function impairment (creatinine > 120 μmol/L), or predisposition for acute renal failure (e.g. any degree of pre-existing renal insufficiency or routine treatment with known nephritic drugs). History of autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
  • History of diabetes mellitus.
  • Congestive heart failure New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III or IV.
  • Non-controlled arterial hypertension (systolic blood pressure > 160 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure > 90 mmHg).
  • History of deep vein thrombosis or thrombotic complications of IVIG therapy.
  • A positive result at screening on any of the following viral markers: human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis B virus (HBV).
  • • Treatment with steroids (oral or parenteral, long-term, i.e. 30 days or more, not intermittent or burst, daily, ≥ 0.15 mg of prednisone or equivalent/kg/day), immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory drugs.
  • Planned vaccination during the study period.
  • Treatment with any investigational agent within 3 months prior to enrollment.
  • Known or suspected to abuse alcohol, drugs, psychotropic agents or other chemicals within the past 12 months prior to enrollment.
  • Pregnant or nursing women.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01012323

United States, Missouri
Dr. Alan Knutsen
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63104
Sponsors and Collaborators
Premier Research Group plc
  More Information

Responsible Party: Octapharma Identifier: NCT01012323     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NGAM01 
Study First Received: November 11, 2009
Last Updated: August 24, 2012

Keywords provided by Octapharma:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Immunologic Factors
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