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Phase 1 Safety Study of ALK-001 in Healthy Volunteers

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: September 3, 2014
Last Update Posted: March 24, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alkeus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
This protocol is a phase 1 clinical study to assess the safety and pharmacokinetics of ALK-001 in healthy volunteers. Please contact trials@alkeus.com for any questions.

Condition Intervention Phase
Stargardt Disease Age-related Macular Degeneration Other Retinal Dystrophies Drug: ALK-001 (No generic name) Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: A Phase 1, Open Label, Repeat Dose Study to Investigate the Safety and Pharmacokinetics of 4-week Daily Dosing of ALK-001 in Healthy Volunteers

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Further study details as provided by Alkeus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety of 4-week daily dosing of ALK-001 in healthy adults. [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    Safety evaluations combine: adverse events (AE), laboratory testing (hematology and biochemistry panels), 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs), vital signs, physical examination, and visual function (visual acuity and a self-reported questionnaire).

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: April 2014
Study Completion Date: February 2015
Primary Completion Date: September 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: ALK-001 capsules Drug: ALK-001 (No generic name)
Daily, oral administration of ALK-001 capsules.
Other Names:
  • C20-D3-Retinyl Acetate
  • C20 Deuterated vitamin A


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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Main Inclusion Criteria

  • Adult between 21 and 70 years old (inclusive)
  • Healthy subject, as judged by investigator
  • Subject is able and willing to comply with study requirements (study medication compliance, schedule of follow-up visits)
  • Subject has provided informed consent to participate
  • If female, subject uses a medically accepted birth control method and agrees to use such a method for entire clinical trial period

Main Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject has taken disallowed items during the past 30 days
  • Female with a positive urine pregnancy test at screening
  • Lactating woman
  • Subject has participated in any clinical study involving an investigational drug, biologic or device, during the past 30 days
  • History or current evidence of gastrointestinal malabsorption
  • Subject has any other medical condition, which in the opinion of the investigator, is likely to prevent compliance with protocol and/or interfere with successful collection of study
  • Subject has, in the opinion of investigator, clinically significant laboratory result(s), positive drug or alcohol screening, or ECG, which makes subject unsuitable for participation.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02230228

Sponsors and Collaborators
Alkeus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Study Director: Leonide Saad, PhD Alkeus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Study Chair: Ilyas Washington, PhD Columbia University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Alkeus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02230228     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ALK001-P1001
First Submitted: August 27, 2014
First Posted: September 3, 2014
Last Update Posted: March 24, 2015
Last Verified: March 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Macular Degeneration
Retinal Dystrophies
Retinal Degeneration
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases