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Phase I Single Dose, Open-Label Pharmacokinetic Study and Single-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Dose Escalation Study of NFC-1 in Adolescents With Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (NFC1-GREAT)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02286817
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 10, 2014
Last Update Posted : December 23, 2016
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Thomas Jefferson University
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Pearson/Clinical Assessment
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Aevi Genomic Medicine

Brief Summary:
This trial is a Phase 1 study in adolescents with ADHD and genetic disruptions impacting genes in the metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR) network. The objectives of the study are to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics following single-dose, oral administration of NFC-1 and to evaluate safety and tolerability and to obtain evidence for the effect of NFC-1 on ADHD severity and global functioning during and following four weeks of continuous treatment. Exploratory analyses will be performed to assess effect size of specific mGluR-network genes on ADHD based on responsiveness of patients to NFC-1. This study will be conducted at a single clinical site, the Jefferson University Hospital PKU (Philadelphia, PA).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Drug: NFC-1 Phase 1

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I Single Dose, Open-label, Pharmacokinetic Study Followed by Single-blind, Placebo-controlled Dose Escalation Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Plasma Concentration Profiles, and Targeted Efficacy of NFC-1 in Adolescents (12-17 Years of Age) With Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Genetic Disruption Impacting Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Genes (NFC1-GREAT)
Study Start Date : January 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Single arm of 30 subjects
Subjects will be administered single dose of NFC-1 to assess safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics, then proceed to continuous, daily administration of NFC-1 for 4 weeks to assess safety, tolerability, and impact on ADHD severity.
Drug: NFC-1
Single-dose, open label administration to assess safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics in adolescents with ADHD and continuous daily administration for four weeks with weekly escalation to evaluate safety, tolerability, and impact on ADHD severity.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Assessing the safety and tolerability of NFC-1 at each dose level based on assessment of adverse events and other safety measurements including vital signs, electrocardiogram, laboratory safety tests. [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
  2. Profile pharmacokinetics of NFC-1 in adolescents when administered orally as single dose. [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
  3. Assessing the safety and tolerability of NFC-1 during 4 weeks of continuous daily administration based on assessment of adverse events and other safety measurements including vital signs, electrocardiogram, laboratory safety tests. [ Time Frame: 1-4 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The change in Vanderbilt scores during and following 4-week treatment with NFC-1 [ Time Frame: 1-4 weeks ]
  2. The change in Actigraphy scores during and following 4-week treatment with NFC-1 [ Time Frame: 1-4 weeks ]
  3. The change in Quotient ADHD test scores during and following 4-week treatment with NFC-1 [ Time Frame: 1-4 weeks ]
  4. The change in PERMP-MATH test scores during and following 4-week treatment with NFC-1 [ Time Frame: 1-4 weeks ]
  5. The change in Clinical Global Impressions Severity/Improvement scores during and following 4-week treatment with NFC-1 [ Time Frame: 1-4 weeks ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient's weight is within 5th to 95th percentile for age
  2. Patient has ADHD as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5) and the Vanderbilt ADHD Rating Scale score (Parent or Teacher) > 16 at baseline with or without conventional ADHD therapy
  3. Patient has been genotyped (CAP/CLIA certified) to determine whether there are disruptive mutations in genes within the mGluR-network
  4. Patient has been a non-smoker and/or has not used nicotine or nicotine-containing products for at least approximately 6 months
  5. Patient is judged to be in good health, other than having ADHD, based on medical history, physical examination, vital signs measurements, and laboratory safety tests performed at the screening visit and/or prior to administration of study drug
  6. Female patients of reproductive potential will have a negative urine β-hCG test at screening and prior to drug administration. If sexually active, female participant agrees to use (and/or have their partner use) two acceptable methods of birth control beginning at least 2 weeks prior to administration of study drug and throughout the study. Acceptable methods of birth control are abstinence, or 2 of the following: intrauterine device (IUD), diaphragm, spermicides, cervical cap, contraceptive sponge, and condoms
  7. Patient has no clinically significant abnormality on electrocardiogram (ECG) performed at the screening visit and/or prior to administration of study drug
  8. Parent/legal guardian and patient understand the study procedures and agrees to the patient's participation in the study as indicated by parental/legal guardian signature on the patient consent form and patient signature on assent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient or parent/legal guardian is, in the opinion of the investigator, mentally or legally incapacitated, has significant emotional problems at the time of screening visit or during the conduct of the study. Subjects with prior diagnosis of co-morbid major psychiatric disorders (i.e. aside from ADHD), including major depression, bipolar disease, Tourette syndrome, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder or pervasive development disorder, severe anxiety disorders
  2. Patient has a history of any illness that, in the opinion of the study investigator, might confound the results of the study or poses an additional risk to the patient by their participation in the study
  3. Patient has a history of clinically significant endocrine, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, hematological, hepatic, immunological, renal, respiratory, or genitourinary abnormalities or diseases. Patients with a history of uncomplicated kidney stones may be enrolled in the study at the discretion of the investigator
  4. Patient has a history of stroke, chronic seizures, or major neurological disorder
  5. Patient is pregnant or a nursing mother
  6. Patient has a history of extreme psychological aversion to blood draws that in the opinion of the investigator or parents would result in compromising the study conduct. Patient has a history of extreme physiologic difficulty in venous access that in the opinion of the investigator and parents would result in compromising the study conduct
  7. Patient has a history of inability to swallow whole unadulterated pills, which in the opinion of the investigator or parents would result in compromising the study conduct
  8. Patient has a systolic or diastolic blood pressure ≥ the 95th percentile for his/her age
  9. Patient consumes any alcoholic beverages
  10. Patient consumes excessive amounts of caffeine, defined as greater than 4 servings (1 serving is approximately equivalent to 120 mg of caffeine) of coffee, tea, cola, or other caffeinated beverages per day
  11. Patient has a history of significant multiple and/or severe allergies, or has had an anaphylactic reaction or significant intolerability to prescription of non-prescription drugs or food
  12. Patient is currently a regular user (including "recreational use") of any illicit drugs (including marijuana) or has a history of drug (including alcohol) abuse within approximately 3 years
  13. Patient has had surgery, lost more than 5cc/kg of blood, or participated in another investigational drug trial within 4 weeks prior to the screening visit.
  14. Laboratory abnormalities that indicate clinically significant hematologic, hepatobiliary, or renal disease

    1. AST/SGOT > 2.0 times the upper limit of normal
    2. ALT/SGPT > 2.0 times the upper limit of normal
    3. Total bilirubin > 2.0 times the upper limit of normal
    4. Hemoglobin < 9 gm/dL
    5. White blood cell count < 1,000/ mm3
    6. Platelet count < 100,000/mm3
  15. Any investigational drug use within 30 days prior to enrollment

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02286817


Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
Thomas Jefferson University, Clinical Research Unit
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
Sponsors and Collaborators
Aevi Genomic Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Pearson/Clinical Assessment
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Walter Kraft, MD Thomas Jefferson University
Principal Investigator: Josephine Elia, MD Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Aevi Genomic Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02286817     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NFC1-2014
First Posted: November 10, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 23, 2016
Last Verified: December 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disease
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Hyperkinesis
Pathologic Processes
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders
Dyskinesias
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms