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Immunogenicity of Repeated Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) Stimulation Cycles

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01785095
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 7, 2013
Results First Posted : March 27, 2015
Last Update Posted : February 10, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
IBSA Institut Biochimique SA

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to evaluate immunogenic potential of FSH-IBSA in healthy volunteers undergoing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) in an oocyte donation program.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Oocyte Donation Drug: FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 41 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Prospective, Open-label, Uncontrolled Clinical Trial Evaluating Multiple Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation Cycles in Oocyte Donor, to Assess the Immunogenicity of FSH-IBSA
Study Start Date : March 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hormones

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: FSH
FSH (Follicle stimulation hormone, 75 IU/vial) will be administered to women according to their need and response assessed by the Investigator.
Drug: FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Patients Producing Anti-FSH Antibodies. [ Time Frame: 4 months. ]
    The immunogenicity potential of FSH in healthy volunteer will be assessed by analysing serum samples collected at different timepoints during two treatment cycle for oocytes donation: cycle 1, serum samples will be collected before treatment start (baseline), after 7-13 days and after 28 days of treatment; Cycle 2: serum samples will be collected before starting the second cycle (baseline 2), after 7-13 days and after 28 days of treatment. Cycle 1 and cycle 2 will be separated by a wash-out period of two months.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Oocytes Retrieved [ Time Frame: after 2 weeks of treatment ]
    the number of oocytes retrieved in the first cycle and in the second cycle are compared.

  2. Total Dose of FSH Units Used. [ Time Frame: after 2 weeks of treatment ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy female volunteers undergoing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation for oocyte donation with the following characteristics:
  • Able and willing to sign the Subject Consent Form and adhere to the study visit schedule;
  • >=18 and <35 years old;
  • Regular menstrual cycle (26 - 35 days);
  • BMI between 18 and 30 kg/m2;
  • First gonadotrophin treatment (i.e. naïve Subjects with regard to exposure to human derived or recombinant gonadotrophins);
  • basal FSH <10 IU/L and E2 <80 pg/ml (~290 pmol/l);
  • Normal TSH levels;
  • Willing to perform at least two consecutive oocyte retrieval cycles (with a wash out period of two months).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age <18 and >=35 years;
  • PCOS;
  • Endometriosis;
  • Subjects with evidences of autoimmune or rheumatic diseases;
  • Hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients (lactose);
  • Abnormal bleeding of undetermined origin;
  • Subject found to be positive to anti-TSH antibodies (i.e. suffering from thyroidal diseases);
  • Uncontrolled adrenal dysfunction;
  • Neoplasia;
  • Severe impairment of renal and/or hepatic function;
  • Use of concomitant medications that might interfere with study evaluations (e.g. immunosuppressant, non-study hormonal medications, therapeutics proteins like insulin, growth hormone…).

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01785095

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Dep.Obstet-Gynec.-Reproduction,Institut Universitari Dexeus
Barcelona, Spain, 8028
Sponsors and Collaborators
IBSA Institut Biochimique SA
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Responsible Party: IBSA Institut Biochimique SA Identifier: NCT01785095    
Other Study ID Numbers: 11E/FSH03
First Posted: February 7, 2013    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: March 27, 2015
Last Update Posted: February 10, 2017
Last Verified: December 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Follicle Stimulating Hormone
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs