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Study of GLS-5700 in Dengue Virus Seropositive Adults

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02887482
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : September 2, 2016
Last Update Posted : June 15, 2017
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Inovio Pharmaceuticals
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
GeneOne Life Science, Inc.

Brief Summary:

The clinical trial will assess the safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of GLS-5700. GLS-5700 is a synthetic DNA plasmid vaccine against the Zika virus. This is a Phase 1 clinical trial of this vaccine which encodes for the premembrane-membrane and envelope regions of Zika virus.

Zika virus, first discovered in the Zika forest in 1947, has caused a large epidemic in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean islands commencing in late 2014 or early 2015. Zika virus can cause significant neurologic disease to include Guillain Barre Syndrome in adults and microcephaly and other birth defects among children born to mothers who are infected during pregnancy. At present no vaccines or treatments have been approved for Zika virus infection.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Zika Biological: GLS-5700 Biological: Placebo Phase 1

Detailed Description:
GLS-5700 contains a single plasmid containing DNA encoding for pre-membrane and envelope (prME) proteins of the Zika virus.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 160 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase I, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Study To Evaluate The Safety, Tolerability, AND Immunogenicity Of GLS-5700, Administered ID Followed By Electroporation In Dengue Virus-Seropositive Adults
Actual Study Start Date : August 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2018

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MedlinePlus related topics: Dengue Zika Virus

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Placebo
Placebo at 0 mg DNA/dose
Biological: Placebo
Experimental: GLS-5700
GLS 5700 at 2 mg DNA/dose. GLS-5700 contains a single plasmid containing DNA encoding for pre-membrane and envelope (prME) proteins of the Zika virus
Biological: GLS-5700
GLS 5700 at 2 mg DNA/dose




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mean change from baseline in safety laboratory measures [ Time Frame: Day 0 through Week 14 ]
  2. Incidence of solicited adverse events after vaccination [ Time Frame: Day 0 through Week 14 ]
  3. Incidence of unsolicited adverse events after vaccination [ Time Frame: Day 0 through Week 14 ]
  4. Incidence of serious adverse events [ Time Frame: Day 0 through Week 14 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Binding antibody titers to Zika envelope [ Time Frame: Day 0 through Week 60 following first dose ]
  2. Neutralizing antibody response against Zika virus [ Time Frame: Day 0 through Week 60 following first dose ]
  3. T cell response [ Time Frame: Day 0 through Week 60 following first dose ]
  4. Mean change from baseline for safety measures and adverse events [ Time Frame: Day 0 through Week 60 ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18-65 years;
  • Able to provide consent to participate and having signed an Informed Consent Form (ICF);
  • Able and willing to comply with all study procedures;
  • Women of child-bearing potential agree to use medically effective contraception (oral contraception, barrier methods, spermicide, etc.) or have a partner who is sterile from enrollment to 3 months following the last injection, or have a partner who is medically unable to induce pregnancy.
  • Sexually active men who are considered sexually fertile must agree to use either a barrier method of contraception during the study, and agree to continue the use for at least 3 months following the last injection, or have a partner who is permanently sterile or medically unable to become pregnant;
  • Seropositive for dengue virus infection.
  • Normal screening ECG or screening ECG with no clinically significant findings;
  • Screening labs must be within normal limits or have only Grade 0-1 findings, except that creatinine may grade 2 at baseline;
  • No history of clinically significant immunosuppressive or autoimmune disease.
  • No history of dengue virus vaccination; no history of yellow fever vaccination
  • Not currently or within the previous 4 weeks taking immunosuppressive agents (excluding inhaled, topical skin and/or eye drop-containing corticosteroids, low-dose methotrexate, or prednisone at a dose less than 10 mg/day, or steroid equivalent).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Administration of an investigational compound either currently or within 30 days of first dose;
  • Previous receipt of an investigational product for the treatment or prevention of Zika virus infection except if subject is verified to have received placebo;
  • Administration of any vaccine within 4 weeks of first dose;
  • Administration of any monoclonal or polyclonal antibody product within 4 weeks of the first dose
  • Administration of any blood product within 3 months of first dose;
  • Pregnancy or breast feeding or have plans to become pregnant during the course of the study;
  • Negative serologic result for dengue virus (any serotype) or history of receipt of either dengue virus or yellow fever virus vaccination at any time in the past;
  • Positive serologic test for HIV, hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg); or any potentially communicable infectious disease as determined by the Principal Investigator or Medical Monitor;
  • Positive serologic test for hepatitis C (exception: successful treatment with confirmation of sustained virologic response);
  • Baseline evidence of kidney disease as measured by creatinine greater than 1.5 (CKD Stage II or greater);
  • Baseline screening lab(s) with Grade 2 or higher abnormality;
  • Chronic liver disease or cirrhosis;
  • Immunosuppressive illness including hematologic malignancy, history of solid organ or bone marrow transplantation;
  • Current or anticipated concomitant immunosuppressive therapy (excluding inhaled, topical skin and/or eye drop-containing corticosteroids, low-dose methotrexate, or prednisone at a dose equal to or greater than 10 mg/day, or steroid equivalent);
  • Current or anticipated treatment with TNF-α inhibitors such as infliximab, adalimumab, etanercept;
  • Prior major surgery or any radiation therapy within 4 weeks of group assignment;
  • Any pre-excitation syndromes, e.g., Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome;
  • Presence of a cardiac pacemaker or automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD)
  • Metal implants within 20 cm of the planned site(s) of injection;
  • Presence of keloid scar formation or hypertrophic scar as a clinically significant medical condition at the planned site(s) of injection.
  • Prisoner or subjects who are compulsorily detained (involuntary incarceration) for treatment of either a physical or psychiatric illness;
  • Active drug or alcohol use or dependence that, in the opinion of the investigator, would interfere with adherence to study requirements or assessment of immunologic endpoints; or
  • Not willing to allow storage and future use of samples for Zika virus related research
  • Any illness or condition that in the opinion of the investigator may affect the safety of the subject or the evaluation of any study endpoint.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02887482


Locations
Puerto Rico
Clinical Research of Puerto Rico
Guyama, Puerto Rico, 00874
Fundacion De Investigation
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00909
University of Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00936
Sponsors and Collaborators
GeneOne Life Science, Inc.
Inovio Pharmaceuticals

Responsible Party: GeneOne Life Science, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02887482     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Zika-002
First Posted: September 2, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 15, 2017
Last Verified: June 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by GeneOne Life Science, Inc.:
DNA
Vaccine