Safety and Efficacy of Oral Colostrum Derived Anti Influenza Antibodies in Healthy Volunteers

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2009 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : December 4, 2009
Last Update Posted : December 4, 2009
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Hadassah Medical Organization

Brief Summary:
Administration of colostrum enriched with anti-Flu antibodies may alter host's response to the flu virus.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Influenza Dietary Supplement: colostrum enriched with anti flu antibodies Phase 1

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 10 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Study Start Date : January 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2011

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MedlinePlus related topics: Flu Flu Shot
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: study group Dietary Supplement: colostrum enriched with anti flu antibodies
each volunteer will receive six 1.2 g oral tablets (equivalent to 600 mg of bovine colostrum powder each) once a day for two weeks.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. alterations in immune response to flu antigen [ Time Frame: during and after administration of colostrum enriched with anti flu antibodies ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy male volunteers ages 18-60
  • If participating in sexual activity that could lead to pregnancy, the study volunteer must agree that two reliable methods of contraception will be used simultaneously while receiving the protocol-specified medication and for 1 month after stopping the medication
  • Men > 18 years.
  • Ability and willingness of subject to provide informed consent
  • Screening tests' results within 15% of normal values

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Female
  • Continuous use of the following medications for more than 3 days within 30 days of study entry:
  • Immunosuppressives
  • Immune modulators
  • Systemic glucocorticoids
  • Anti-neoplastic agents
  • Active drug or alcohol use or dependence that, in the opinion of the site investigator, would interfere with adherence to study requirements.
  • Serious illness requiring systemic treatment and/or hospitalization within 30 days prior to entry.
  • Subjects with a clinically significant infectious, immune mediated or malignant disease
  • Subjects with anemia (Hb <10.5 gm/dl)
  • Subjects with thrombocytopenia (platelets <100K/µl)
  • Subjects with lymphopenia (absolute lymphocyte count <0.7)
  • Subjects who were previously vaccinated against flu.
  • Subject who received any vaccination within the last 6 months

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01026350

Contact: tomer adar, MD 972-2-6778511

Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Jerusalem, Israel, POB 12000
Contact: tomer adar, md    972-2-6778511   
Principal Investigator: Tomer Adar, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Gadi Lalazar, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Mizrahi Mair, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Yuval Horowitz, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization

Responsible Party: Immuron Limited Identifier: NCT01026350     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4811344-HMO-CTIL
First Posted: December 4, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 4, 2009
Last Verified: November 2009

Keywords provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:
modulating immune response to flu antigen

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