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Safety Study of Single Administration Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Treatment for Ebola Virus

This study has been completed.
United States Department of Defense
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sarepta Therapeutics Identifier:
First received: May 10, 2011
Last updated: March 27, 2012
Last verified: March 2012
The purpose of this study is to characterize the safety and pharmacology of single administrations of AVI-6002, a post-exposure prophylaxis candidate treatment for Ebolavirus.

Condition Intervention Phase
Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Drug: Placebo Drug: AVI-6002 Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Single-Dose, Dose-Escalation Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability and Pharmacokinetics of AVI-6002 in Healthy Adult Volunteers

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Further study details as provided by Sarepta Therapeutics:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of participants with adverse events [ Time Frame: 28 Days ]
    The frequency and severity of adverse events will be monitored through 28 days post administration.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Drug concentration in plasma [ Time Frame: 28 days ]
  • Drug concentration in urine [ Time Frame: 28 days ]

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: May 2010
Study Completion Date: November 2011
Primary Completion Date: November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
Normal saline
Experimental: AVI-6002
Phosphorodiamidate morpholino antisense oligomer with positive charges on selected subunits (PMOplus™)
Drug: AVI-6002
Single intravenous administration

Detailed Description:

Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) is a rare human disease caused by Ebola Virus (EBOV), a filamentous single-stranded, negative-sense RNA virus. Since 1976 several Ebolavirus outbreaks have occurred with fatality rates ranging from 57% to 90%, with most of these outbreaks traced to single EBOV species; EBOV-Z. No effective therapy is currently available for Ebolavirus.

AVI-6002 is an experimental combination of 2 phosphorodiamidate morpholino antisense oligomers with positive charges on selected subunits (PMOplus™). These oligomers specifically target viral messenger RNA encoding 2 Ebolavirus proteins thought to be important in viral replication and host immune suppression. The present study is designed to characterize the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of escalating single-administration doses of AVI-6002 in healthy human subjects.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female and between the ages of 18 and 50 years in good general health
  • Volunteers must be willing to use barrier methods of contraception or be of non-childbearing potential
  • Volunteers must be willing to undergo a urine screen for drugs of abuse

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • Any clinically relevant abnormalities in physical examinations, vital signs, ECG, clinical chemistry, hematology or urinalysis
  • Positive test for human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B or hepatitis C or known history of HIV infection
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01353027

United States, Tennessee
New Orleans Center for Clinical Research - Knoxville
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, 37920
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sarepta Therapeutics
United States Department of Defense
Principal Investigator: William B Smith, MD New Orleans Center for Clinical Research-Knoxville
Study Director: Alison Heald, MD Sarepta Therapeutics
  More Information

Responsible Party: Sarepta Therapeutics Identifier: NCT01353027     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 6002-us-101
Study First Received: May 10, 2011
Last Updated: March 27, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hemorrhagic Fevers, Viral
Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Filoviridae Infections
Mononegavirales Infections processed this record on August 18, 2017