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Sevuparin/DF02 as an Adjunctive Therapy in Subjects Affected With Uncomplicated Falciparum Malaria

This study has been terminated.
University of Oxford
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Modus Therapeutics AB Identifier:
First received: September 23, 2011
Last updated: August 18, 2014
Last verified: August 2014

The purpose of this study is to determine the tolerability and pharmacokinetics of Sevuparin/DF02 when administered as an i.v. infusion in combination with Malanil® (atovaquone/proguanil) as anti-malarial treatment in subjects affected with uncomplicated malaria. The study will also assess the potential of Sevupatin/DF02 to reduce infected erythrocyte sequestration and rosette formation.

The study consists of a dose escalation part (part 1) followed by an open labelled, randomized comparison of treatment with Sevuparin/DF02 and Malanil® versus Malanil® alone (part 2).

Condition Intervention Phase
Malaria, Falciparum Drug: Sevuparin sodium + atovaquone/proquanil Drug: atovaquone/proquanil Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I/II, Randomized, Open Label, Active Control, Parallel Assignment, Safety/Efficacy Study of Sevuparin/DF02, as an Adjunctive Therapy in Subjects Affected With Uncomplicated Falciparum Malaria

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Further study details as provided by Modus Therapeutics AB:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Dose limiting toxicities according to specified criteria [ Time Frame: During treatment and 14 days post treatment follow-up. ]
  • Area under the curve of late stage peripheral blood parasitemia over time (Part 2). [ Time Frame: 72 hours ]

Enrollment: 53
Study Start Date: September 2011
Study Completion Date: January 2014
Primary Completion Date: September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Sevuparin/DF02
Sevuparin/DF02 plus anti-malarial regimen (Malanil®)
Drug: Sevuparin sodium + atovaquone/proquanil
Sevuparin 4 times per day and malanil according to label
Active Comparator: Control
Anti-malarial regimen (Malanil®) alone
Drug: atovaquone/proquanil
malanil according to label


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of acute uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria, confirmed by positive blood smear with asexual forms of a single species (P. falciparum)
  • Counts of asexual forms of P. falciparum: 10 000- 100 000/ul with or without gametocytaemia
  • Presence of fever defined as > 38°C tympanic temperature or a history of fever within the last 24 hours

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mixed infection with other Plasmodium species
  • Any criteria of severe or complicated malaria as defined by the WHO, 2010
  • Use of high doses aspirin (more than 100 mg/day) or dual anti-platelet therapy or use of heparin,Low Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH) or warfarin
  • Presence of significant anemia as defined by Hb <8 g/dL or Hct < 25%
  • A platelet count < 50,000/μL
  • Presence of febrile conditions caused by diseases other than malaria
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01442168

Mae Ramat Hospital
Mae Ramat, Tak province, Thailand
Maesot General hospital
Mae Sot, Tak Province, Thailand
Hospital for Tropical Diseases
Bangkok, Thailand
Sponsors and Collaborators
Modus Therapeutics AB
University of Oxford
Study Director: Anna Leitgeb, PhD Modus Therapeutics AB
  More Information

Responsible Party: Modus Therapeutics AB Identifier: NCT01442168     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Sevuparin/DF02_TSM02
Study First Received: September 23, 2011
Last Updated: August 18, 2014

Keywords provided by Modus Therapeutics AB:
Uncomplicated Falciparum Malaria
Plasmodium falciparum
Antimalarial treatment
Adjuvant therapy
Peripheral blood parasitemia
Rosette formation
Maximum tolerated dose

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Malaria, Falciparum
Protozoan Infections
Parasitic Diseases
Anti-Infective Agents
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on August 17, 2017