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A Phase I, Open Label Dose Escalation Study to Evaluate Safety of iHIVARNA-01 in Chronically HIV-infected Patients Under Stable Combined Antiretroviral Therapy

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Judit Pich Martínez, Fundació Clínic per la Recerca Biomèdica
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02413645
First received: March 30, 2015
Last updated: August 2, 2016
Last verified: August 2016
  Purpose
The mai purpose of the study is to evaluate the safety and to establish the recommended dose of iHIVARNA-01 as a new therapeutic vaccine against HIV

Condition Intervention Phase
HIV-infection Biological: TriMix_100 Biological: TriMix_300 Biological: 600μg mRNA (300 μg HIV mRNA+300 μg TriMix mRNA) Biological: 900μg mRNA (600 μg HIV mRNA+300 μg TriMix mRNA) Biological: 1200μg mRNA (900 μg HIV mRNA+300 μg TriMix mRNA) Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase I, Open Label Dose Escalation Study to Evaluate Safety of iHIVARNA-01 in Chronically HIV-infected Patients Under Stable Combined Antiretroviral Therapy

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Further study details as provided by Judit Pich Martínez, Fundació Clínic per la Recerca Biomèdica:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Dose limiting toxicity (DLT) [ Time Frame: week 8 ]

    Safety as measured by dose limiting toxicity (DLT), defined as:

    • Grade 3 or above local adverse event (pain, cutaneous reactions including induration)
    • Grade 3 or above systemic adverse event (temperature, chills, headache, nausea, vomiting, malaise, and myalgia)
    • Grade 3 or above other clinical or laboratory adverse event confirmed at examination or on repeat testing respectively
    • Any event attributable to vaccination leading to discontinuation of the immunisation regimen


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Immunogenicity (number of spot-forming cells (SFC) per million of IFN-gamma producing PBMC directed against HIV-1 sequences) as measured by ELISPOT at baseline and weeks 4, 6, 8 and 24. [ Time Frame: week 24 ]
    ELISPOT assays will be performed to measure the numbers of IFN-gamma producing PBMC directed against HIV-1 sequences. Results were expressed as the number of spot-forming cells (SFC) per million of PBMC after substracting the background.

  • Effect of vaccination on plasma viral load (pVL) (ultrasensitive assay) using the Single copy assay (SCA) at screening and weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 and 24 [ Time Frame: week 24 ]
    Effect of vaccination on plasma viral load (pVL) (ultrasensitive assay) at screening and weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 and 24. Low-level HIV-1 viral loads will be measured using the Single copy assay (SCA). The limit of detection of the SCA will be standardized to the highest limit for any individual (0.7 copies/ml)

  • Cell-associated HIV-1 RNA (CA-RNA) quantification at week 0, 4, 6, 8 and 24 [ Time Frame: week 24 ]
    Intracellular HIV RNA species at week 0, 4, 6, 8 and 24. Cell-associated HIV-1 RNA (CA-RNA) will be isolated from cryopreserved PBMCs. CA-RNA will be quantified using a real-time PCR approach with primers/probes targeting conserved regions of the HIV long terminal repeat (LTR)/gag

  • Genome wide transcriptome and microRNA analysis at weeks 0 and 6 [ Time Frame: week 6 ]
    Transcriptome analysis at weeks 0 and 6 Genome wide transcriptome and microRNA analysis on the same PBMC samples will be performed. Plasma samples will be analyzed for protein expression patterns using multiplex ELISA (Luminex technology). All data will be integrated into the multidimensional database "VASP" a web based "-omics" data analysis and storage pipeline developed by Erasmus University Rotterdam to ensure data consistency and ease of analysis to all partners. Advanced bioinformatics and statistical analysis will be used to reveal the impact of vaccination on the virus-host interaction in chronic HIV infection


Estimated Enrollment: 21
Study Start Date: June 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2016
Primary Completion Date: June 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
100 μg TriMix mRNA (TriMix_100)

Cohort 1 (control group) 3 patients will receive 100 μg of mRNA (i.e. 100 μg TriMix mRNA).If two or more of the three patients have a dose limiting toxicity (DLT), DSMB should be consulted and study will be terminated. If one or no patients have a dose limiting toxicity, three patients will be enrolled at the next dose level.

Each patient will receive 3 immunizations (at weeks 0, 2 and 4).

Biological: TriMix_100
100 μg of TriMix in
300 μg TriMix mRNA (TriMix_300)

Cohort 2 (control group) 3 patients will receive 300 μg of mRNA (i.e. 100 μg TriMix mRNA).If two or more of the three patients have a DLT, DSMB should be consulted and study will be terminated. If one or no patients have a dose limiting toxicity, three patients will be enrolled at the next dose level.

Each patient will receive 3 immunizations (at weeks 0, 2 and 4).

Biological: TriMix_300
300 μg of TriMix in
Experimental: 600μg mRNA (300 μg HIV mRNA+300 μg TriMix mRNA)

Cohort 3 (experimental group) 3 patients will receive 600 μg of mRNA (300 μg HIV mRNA + 300 μg TriMix mRNA). If two or more of the three patients have a DLT, DSMB should be consulted and study will be terminated. If one or no patients have a dose limiting toxicity, three patients will be enrolled at the next dose level.

Each patient will receive 3 immunizations (at weeks 0, 2 and 4).

Biological: 600μg mRNA (300 μg HIV mRNA+300 μg TriMix mRNA)
600 μg of mRNA (300 μg TriMix + 300 μg HIVACAT)
Other Name: iHIVARNA-01.1
Experimental: 900μg mRNA (600 μg HIV mRNA+300 μg TriMix mRNA)

Cohort 4 (experimental group) 3 patients will receive 900 μg of mRNA (i.e. 600 μg HIV mRNA and 300 μg TriMix mRNA). If two or more of the three first patients have a DLT, then additional three patients will be enrolled at the previous level dose (dose will be reduced to 600 μg of mRNA per vaccination). If one or no patients have a DLT, additional three patients will be enrolled at 900 μg dose level. If two or more of the six patients receiving 900 μg of mRNA have a DLT, then additional 3 patients will be enrolled at the previous level dose (dose will be reduced to 600 μg of mRNA per vaccination). If one or no patients of the six patients have a DLT, six patients will be enrolled at the next dose level.

Each patient will receive 3 immunizations (at weeks 0, 2 and 4).

Biological: 900μg mRNA (600 μg HIV mRNA+300 μg TriMix mRNA)
900 μg of mRNA (300 μg TriMix + 600 μg HIVACAT)
Other Name: iHIVARNA-01.2
Experimental: 1200μg mRNA(900 μg HIV mRNA+300 μg TriMix mRNA)

Cohort 5 (experimental group) 6 patients will receive 1200 μg of mRNA (i.e. 900 μg HIV mRNA + 300 μg TriMix mRNA) in case one or no patients of the six patients at the previous dose level have a DLT.

Each patient will receive 3 immunizations (at weeks 0, 2 and 4).

Biological: 1200μg mRNA (900 μg HIV mRNA+300 μg TriMix mRNA)
1200 μg of mRNA (300 μg TriMix + 900 μg HIVACAT)
Other Name: iHIVARNA-01.3

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient is ≥ 18 years of age
  2. Voluntarily signed informed consent
  3. Patient is male, or female with negative pregnancy test prior to enrolment
  4. Patient has a proven HIV-1 infection (with positive antibodies against HIV-1 and a detectable plasma HIV-1 RNA before cART)
  5. Patient must be on stable treatment with cART for at least 6 months (cART is defined as an antiretroviral regimen consisting of at least three registered antiretroviral agents)
  6. Nadir CD4+ cell counts must be above or equal to 350 cells/μl (1 or 2 occasional determinations below 350 will be allowed)
  7. Current CD4+ cell count must be at least 450 cells/μl
  8. HIV-RNA must be below 50 copies/ mL for the last 6 months prior to inclusion, during at least two measurements (occasional so called 'blips' up to 50 copies/mL are permitted)

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Treatment with a non-cART regimen of antiretroviral agents prior to the start of cART;
  2. History of a CDC class C event (see Appendix V);
  3. Patient is female and has a positive pregnancy test or the wish of pregnancy:
  4. Active opportunistic infection, or any active infection or malignancy within 30 days prior to screening visit;
  5. Therapy with immunomodulatory agents, including cytokines (e.g. IL2) and gamma globulin, or cytostatic chemotherapy within 90 days prior to screening visit;
  6. Use of anti-coagulant medication;
  7. Use of any investigational drug during the 90 days prior to study entry;
  8. Previous failure to antiretroviral and/or mutations conferring genotypic resistance to antiretroviral therapy EudraCT No. 2014-004591-32 33 Protocol version 1.1, dated 10 February 2015
  9. Any other condition which, in the opinion of the investigator, may interfere with the evaluation of the study objectives.
  10. Active hepatitis C virus or hepatitis B virus co-infection
  11. Non-subtype B HIV infection
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02413645

Locations
Spain
Hospital Clínic de Bacelona
Barcelona, Spain, 08036
Sponsors and Collaborators
Judit Pich Martínez
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Felipe García Hospital Clínic de Barcelona
  More Information

Responsible Party: Judit Pich Martínez, Clinical Research Manager, Fundació Clínic per la Recerca Biomèdica
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02413645     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: iHIVARNA
2014-004591-32 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: March 30, 2015
Last Updated: August 2, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases

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