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Universal Anti-Viral Vaccine for Healthy Elderly Adults (ALLOPRIME)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04441047
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : June 22, 2020
Last Update Posted : July 28, 2020
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Mirror Biologics, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Immunovative Therapies, Ltd.

Brief Summary:
This protocol tests the safety and efficacy of a novel universal vaccine concept called "allo-priming" which is designed to protect elderly adults from progression of any type of viral infection, including possible protection against progression of the current outbreak of COVID-19 infection, and any future variants, strains, mutations of the causative SARS-CoV-2 virus as well as protection from any future currently unknown newly emergent novel viruses.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Virus Diseases Drug: AlloStim Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:
The proposed Allo-Prime universal viral protection mechanism involves vaccination with a bioengineered living allogeneic cellular vaccine (AlloStim) derived from healthy blood donors. The vaccine is designed to create high titers of memory immune cells that are specific to the foreign antigens in the living cell vaccine. Upon encounter with any type of virus, these memory immune cells are activated and release cytokines including an immediate release of IFN-ϒ. This non-specific activation causes immune conditions similar to the conditions that occur in healthy younger patients that leads to rapid viral clearance and viral-specific memory immune response to clear infection and protect against recurrence.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Subjects over 65yo in two cohorts: ages 65-74 and age 75+
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Safety and Efficacy of ALLOSTIM® Universal Anti-Viral Immunodulatory Vaccine for Healthy Elderly Adults
Estimated Study Start Date : October 6, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 7, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 31, 2021

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Vaccination
ID injection AlloStim Days 0, 3/4, 7, 10/11 and 14
Drug: AlloStim
Living, activated allogeneic Th1-like memory immune cells




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. frequency of vaccine events [ Time Frame: day 0 to day 28 ]
    vaccine events such as fever, rash, abnormal vital signs

  2. Proportion of subjects with positive T-cell response [ Time Frame: day 0 to 1 year ]
    measurement of Th1/Th2 balance, allo-specific Th1/CTL response

  3. Proportion of subjects able to suppress viral propagation [ Time Frame: day 0 to 1 year ]
    ex-vivo challenge of blood samples with live virus including SARS-CoV-2, influenza A and B



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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Males and females who are at least 65 years of age at time of enrollment
  2. Good general health *
  3. Clinical screening laboratory evaluations (white blood cell (WBC), hemoglobin (Hgb), platelets (PLTs), alanine transaminase (ALT), aspartate transaminase (AST), creatinine (Cr), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), total bilirubin (T. Bili), prothrombin time (PT), and partial thromboplastin time (PTT)) are within acceptable normal reference ranges at the clinical laboratory being used.
  4. Normal EKG
  5. Available for the duration of the study
  6. Peripheral veins suitable for blood draw
  7. Able to provide consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • 1. History of autoimmune disease 2. Currently being treated for cancer (other than non-melanoma skin cancer) 3. History of COPD 4. Any clinical condition requiring systemic steroids or any current immunosuppressive therapy 5. HIV positive or any other type of immunodeficiency disorder 6. History of cardiac disease: congestive heart failure > NYHA class 2; cardiac arrhythmias requiring anti-arrhythmic therapy (beta blockers or Digoxin are permitted) 7. Uncontrolled hypertension defined as SBP ≥130 and/or DBP ≥ 80 mm Hg 8. Active clinically serious infections (> grade 2 CTCAE) 9. History of organ transplant or tissue allograft 10. Oral temperature ≥99.0 degrees Fahrenheit (37.2 degrees Celsius). 11. Pulse < 60 or >100 beats per minute. 12. Oxygen saturation <96% 13. Uncontrolled concurrent serious medical or psychiatric illness 14. History of blood transfusion reactions 15. Receipt of any type of influenza vaccine within two weeks of planned first study drug injection (influenza vaccination after day 28 is permitted)

    • As determined by medical history and physical examination to evaluate acute or ongoing chronic medical diagnoses/conditions that have been present for at least 90 days, which would affect the assessment of safety of subjects. Chronic medical diagnoses/conditions should be stable for the last 60 days (no hospitalizations, emergency room (ER), or urgent care for condition or need for supplemental oxygen). This includes no change in chronic prescription medication, dose, or frequency as a result of deterioration of the chronic medical diagnosis/condition in the 60 days before enrollment. Any prescription change that is due to change of health care provider, insurance company, etc., or done for financial reasons, and in the same class of medication, will not be considered a deviation of this inclusion criterion. Any change in prescription medication due to improvement of a disease outcome, as determined by the participating site principal investigator (PI) or appropriate sub-investigator, will not be considered a deviation of this inclusion criterion. Subjects may be on chronic or as needed (prn) medications if, in the opinion of the participating site PI or appropriate sub-investigator, they pose no additional risk to subject safety or assessment of reactogenicity and immunogenicity, and do not indicate a worsening of medical diagnosis/condition. Similarly, medication changes subsequent to enrollment and study vaccination are acceptable provided the change was not precipitated by deterioration in the chronic medical condition, and there is no anticipated additional risk to the subject or interference with the evaluation of responses to study vaccination.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04441047


Contacts
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Contact: Kim Demonte 1-732-630-9059 axellaresearch@gmail.com
Contact: Thu Bui, MHA 1-619-227-4872 thu@immunovative.com

Locations
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United States, New York
Medical Oncology and Hematology
Bronx, New York, United States, 10469
Contact    718-732-4050      
Principal Investigator: Azriel Hirschfield, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Immunovative Therapies, Ltd.
Mirror Biologics, Inc.
Additional Information:
Publications:
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Responsible Party: Immunovative Therapies, Ltd.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04441047    
Other Study ID Numbers: MBI-001-ALLOPRIME
First Posted: June 22, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 28, 2020
Last Verified: July 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Immunovative Therapies, Ltd.:
vaccine
COVID-19
AlloStim
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Virus Diseases