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Safety, Tolerability and Pharmacokinetic Study of MRG-201 in Healthy Volunteers

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02603224
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 11, 2015
Last Update Posted : July 6, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
miRagen Therapeutics, Inc.

Brief Summary:

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of the investigational drug, MRG-201, in healthy volunteers. MRG-201 is designed to mimic the activity of a molecule called miR-29 that decreases the expression of collagen and other proteins that are involved in scar formation. MRG-201 is being studied to determine if it can limit the formation of fibrous scar tissue in certain diseases.

MRG-201 will be tested in healthy volunteers by injection into intact skin or adjacent to a short skin incision. Volunteers may receive one or several doses of MRG-201, and will be monitored for local reactions in the skin, signs or symptoms of adverse effects on the body, and for the levels of MRG-201 in the blood over time. Skin biopsies will also be collected to study how cells in the skin respond when exposed to MRG-201.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Volunteers Drug: MRG-201 Drug: Placebo Phase 1

Detailed Description:

Study Design:

Cohorts of 3-6 healthy male volunteers, ages 18-45, will receive single or multiple ascending doses of MRG-201 by intradermal injection at one site and placebo at a second site over a period of up to 15 days, with follow-up for up to 28 days after the last dose to determine the maximum tolerated dose in intact or incised normal skin and the tendency for active drug to diffuse through the skin.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 54 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 1, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Single and Multiple Dose-Escalation Study to Investigate the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamic Activity of MRG-201 Following Local Intradermal Injection in Normal Healthy Volunteers
Study Start Date : November 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2017

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: MRG-201 Drug: MRG-201
Intradermal injection of single ascending doses and multiple ascending doses in healthy volunteers.

Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
Intradermal injection of placebo at a second site in healthy volunteers. Each subject will serve as their own control.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety and tolerability of MRG-201 based on vital signs, physical examination, clinical laboratory tests, ECG, and incidence and severity of adverse events [ Time Frame: Up to 43 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Area under the plasma concentration vs. time curve (AUC) of MRG-201 following single and repeat doses [ Time Frame: Up to 17 days ]
  2. Peak plasma concentration (Cmax) of MRG-201 following single and repeat doses [ Time Frame: Up to 17 days ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Exploratory assessment of the levels of miR-29 target mRNAs in skin following treatment with MRG-201 or placebo using the Nanostring nCounter® analysis system [ Time Frame: Up to 16 days ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy males between 18 and 45 years of age inclusive
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) 18-35 kg/m^2 inclusive
  • Must have 2 regions on the lower back/upper buttocks free of striae, scars, tattoos or other skin pathologies
  • If engaged in sexual relations with a female of child-bearing potential, must be willing to use two effective contraceptive methods throughout the treatment period and for at least 12 weeks after the last treatment administration

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinically significant abnormalities in medical history or physical exam which in the opinion of the Investigator would make the subject unsuitable for inclusion in the study
  • History of cutaneous disorder that could interfere with the study or put the subject at risk
  • History of renal or liver dysfunction or evidence of renal or liver dysfunction at screening
  • History of clinically significant anemia or evidence of clinically significant anemia at screening
  • Positive for blood borne pathogen (HBV, HCV, HIV) at screening
  • Prior malignancies within the past 3 years (allowing squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas that have been successfully treated)
  • Use of systemic steroids or topical steroids on the target area within two months of the Baseline visit or use of topical steroids outside the target area within 14 days of the Baseline visit
  • Use of an investigational small molecule drug within 28 days of the baseline visit or use of an investigational oligonucleotide or biologic drug within 90 days of the baseline visit

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02603224

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Canada, Quebec
Innovaderm Research, Inc.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2K 4L5
Sponsors and Collaborators
miRagen Therapeutics, Inc.
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Study Director: Gilad S. Gordon, MD miRagen Therapeutics, Inc.
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Responsible Party: miRagen Therapeutics, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02603224    
Other Study ID Numbers: MRG201-30-001
First Posted: November 11, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 6, 2017
Last Verified: July 2017