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Follow-up Study to Assess One Boost Immunization With AFFITOPE® PD01A With Regard to Safety and Clinical Activity (AFF008A)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02216188
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 13, 2014
Last Update Posted : August 17, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Affiris AG

Brief Summary:

This is a follow-up study to assess safety and clinical activity of continued AFFITOPE® PD01A vaccinations in patients with Parkinson's disease. Patients, who have already participated in AFF008 will be involved and will be receive one boost immunization with AFFITOPE® PD01A. One study site in Vienna (Austria) will be involved.

In addition, up to 8 patients will be offered participation within an untreated control group.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Parkinson's Disease Biological: AFFITOPE® PD01A Other: Control Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 28 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase IB Follow-up, Randomized, Controlled, Parallel Group, Patient-blinded, Single-center Study to Assess One Boost With AFFITOPE® PD01A With Regard to Safety/Tolerability, Immunological + Clinical Activity in Patients Who Have Received the Vaccine Within the Study AFF008
Study Start Date : August 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2015

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: A: AFFITOPE® PD01A + Adjuvant
one injection of 15µg AFFITOPE® PD01A/ adjuvanted
Biological: AFFITOPE® PD01A
s.c. injection

Experimental: B: AFFITOPE® PD01A + Adjuvant
one injection of 75µg AFFITOPE® PD01A/ adjuvanted
Biological: AFFITOPE® PD01A
s.c. injection

Untreated control group
Other: Control
Untreated control group

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Tolerability [ Time Frame: 6 month ]
    • Occurrence of any Adverse Events (AE)
    • Occurrence of any Serious Adverse Events (SAE)
    • Withdrawal criteria (number of patients who withdraw due to AEs/ reason for withdrawal)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Immunological [ Time Frame: 6 month ]
    - Titer of antibodies specific for the immunizing peptide, KLH (keyhole limpet hemocyanin; carrier protein), aSynuclein (aSyn), bSyn, aggregated aSyn as assessed by ELlSA, FACS (or equivalent methods)

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Clinical Activity [ Time Frame: 6 month ]
    • Change in motor symptoms (MDS-UPDRS III)
    • Change in non-motor PD symptoms (e.g.; MDS-UPDRS Ia, II, PDQ39, PD NMS, cognition)
    • Change in biological and radiological markers (e.g. CSF alpha synuclein Levels in cerebrospinal fluid)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 68 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Prior participation in AFF008 and AFF008E
  • Written informed consent signed and dated by the patient and the caregiver (caregiver is not mandatory)
  • In the investigator's opinion, does not have visual or auditory impairments that would reduce the patients' ability to complete study questionnaires or be unable to receive instructions for these
  • Female patients of childbearing potential are eligible if they use a medically accepted contraceptive method
  • Stable doses of PD medications for at least 3 months prior to Visit 0 and during the entire trial period and of all other medications for at least 30 days prior to Visit 1 if considered relevant by the investigator

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Women of childbearing potential without birth control or pregnant women
  • Participation in another clinical trial (except AFF008E) within 3 months before Visit 0
  • History of questionable compliance to visit schedule; patients not expected to complete the clinical trial
  • Autoimmune disease or allergy to components of the vaccine
  • History of cancer (Exceptions: basal cell carcinoma, intraepithelial cervical neoplasia)
  • Active infectious disease
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Significant systemic illness or psychiatric illness
  • Alcoholism or substance abuse
  • Prior treatment with experimental immunotherapeutics for PD including IVIG (with the exception of AFFITOPE ® PD01A), with immunosuppressive drugs or treatment with deep brain stimulation
  • Venous status rendering it impossible to place an i.v. access

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02216188

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Studienzentrum der PROSENEX, AmbulatoriumbetriebsgesmbH an der Confraternität-Privatklinik Josefstadt, Skodagasse 32, 1080 Vienna
Vienna, Austria
Sponsors and Collaborators
Affiris AG
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Principal Investigator: Dieter Volc, Prim, Dr. Studienzentrum der PROSENEX, AmbulatoriumbetriebsgesmbH an der Confraternität-Privatklinik Josefstadt, Skodagasse 32, 1080 Vienna
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Affiris AG
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02216188    
Other Study ID Numbers: AFFiRiS 008A
2014-002489-54 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: August 13, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 17, 2015
Last Verified: August 2015
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Parkinson Disease
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases