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A Trial Investigating the Safety and Effects of One BNT162 Vaccine Against COVID-19 in Healthy Adults

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04537949
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : September 3, 2020
Last Update Posted : September 16, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
BioNTech SE ( BioNTech RNA Pharmaceuticals GmbH )

Brief Summary:
This trial has two parts. Part A, a dose finding part, with three dose escalation cohorts, one dose de-escalation cohort, three dose refinement cohorts, and up to three optional cohorts in older subjects. Part B, a part with expansion cohorts with dose levels which are selected using data generated in Part A. The vaccine BNT162b3 will be administered using a Prime/Boost (P/B) regimen.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Covid-19 Protection Against COVID-19 Biological: BNT162b3 Phase 1 Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 120 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Sequential Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Multi-site, Phase I/II, 2-Part, Dose-Escalation Trial Investigating the Safety and Immunogenicity of a Prophylactic SARS-CoV-2 RNA Vaccine (BNT162b3) Against COVID-19 Using Different Dosing Regimens in Healthy Adults
Actual Study Start Date : September 9, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2021

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Part A participants aged 18 to 55 years
Escalating dose levels
Biological: BNT162b3
Anti-viral RNA vaccine for active immunization against COVID-19 administered as intramuscular injection (Prime/Boost (P/B) regimen).

Experimental: Part A participants aged 56 to 85 years (optional)
Escalating dose levels
Biological: BNT162b3
Anti-viral RNA vaccine for active immunization against COVID-19 administered as intramuscular injection (Prime/Boost (P/B) regimen).




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Solicited local reactions at the injection site (pain/tenderness, erythema/redness, induration/swelling) recorded up to 7±1 days after each immunization. [ Time Frame: up to 7 days following each dose administration ]
  2. Solicited systemic reactions (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, fatigue, myalgia, arthralgia, chills, loss of appetite, malaise, and fever) recorded up to 7±1 days after each immunization. [ Time Frame: up to 7 days following each dose administration ]
  3. The proportion of subjects with at least 1 unsolicited treatment emergent adverse event (TEAE) occurring up to 21±2 days after the prime immunization. [ Time Frame: 21 days following dose administration ]
  4. The proportion of subjects with at least 1 unsolicited TEAE occurring up to 28±4 days after the boost immunization. [ Time Frame: 28 days following dose administration ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Functional antibody responses. [ Time Frame: up to 365 days following dose administration ]
    At 7±1 days and 21±2 days after primary immunization and at 21±2 days, 28±4 days, 63±5 days, 162±7 days, and 365±14 days after the boost immunization.

  2. Fold increase in functional antibody titers. [ Time Frame: up to 365 days following dose administration ]
    At 7±1 days and 21±2 days after primary immunization and at 21±2 days, 28±4 days, 63±5 days, 162±7 days, and 365±14 days after the boost immunization.

  3. Number of subjects with seroconversion defined as a minimum of 4-fold increase of functional antibody titers as compared to baseline. [ Time Frame: up to 365 days following dose administration ]
    At 7±1 days and 21±2 days after primary immunization and at 21±2 days, 28±4 days, 63±5 days, 162±7 days, and 365±14 days after the boost immunization.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have given informed consent by signing the informed consent form (ICF) before initiation of any trial-specific procedures.
  • They must be willing and able to comply with scheduled visits, treatment schedule, laboratory tests, lifestyle restrictions (e.g., to practice social distancing and to follow good practices to reduce their chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19), and other requirements of the trial.
  • They must be able to understand and follow trial-related instructions.
  • For younger adult cohorts, volunteers must be aged 18 to 55 years, have a body mass index over 19 kg/m^2 and under 30 kg/m^2 (i.e., be neither underweight nor obese), and weigh at least 50 kg at Visit 0.

OR For older adult cohorts, volunteers must be aged 56 to 85 years, have a body mass index over 19 kg/m^2 and under 30 kg/m^2 (i.e., be neither underweight nor obese), and weigh at least 50 kg at Visit 0.

  • They must be healthy, in the clinical judgment of the investigator, based on medical history, physical examination, 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG), vital signs (systolic/diastolic blood pressure, pulse rate, body temperature, respiratory rate), and clinical laboratory tests (blood chemistry, hematology, and urine chemistry) at Visit 0.
  • Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) must have a negative beta-human chorionic gonadotropin urine test at Visit 0 and Visit 1. Women that are postmenopausal or permanently sterilized will be considered as not having reproductive potential.
  • WOCBP must agree to practice a highly effective form of contraception during the trial, starting after Visit 0 and continuously until 60 days after receiving the last immunization. WOCBP must agree to require their male partners to use condoms during sexual contact (unless male partners are sterilized or infertile).
  • WOCBP must confirm that they practiced at least one highly effective form of contraception for the 14 days prior to Visit 0.
  • WOCBP must agree not to donate eggs (ova, oocytes) for the purposes of assisted reproduction during trial, starting after Visit 0 and continuously until 60 days after receiving the last immunization.
  • Men who are sexually active with a WOCBP and have not had a vasectomy must agree to practice a highly effective form of contraception with their female partner of childbearing potential during the trial, starting after Visit 0 and continuously until 60 days after receiving the last immunization.
  • Men must be willing to refrain from sperm donation, starting after Visit 0 and continuously until 60 days after receiving the last immunization.
  • They must have confirmation of their health insurance coverage prior to Visit 0.
  • They must agree to not be vaccinated during the trial, starting after Visit 0 and continuously until 28 days after receiving the last immunization.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have had any acute illness, as determined by the investigator, with or without fever, within 72 hours prior to the first immunization. An acute illness which is nearly resolved with only minor residual symptoms remaining is allowable if, in the opinion of the investigator, the residual symptoms will not compromise their well-being if they participate as trial subjects in the trial, or that could prevent, limit, or confound the protocol-specified assessments.
  • Are breastfeeding on the day of Visit 0 or who plan to breastfeed during the trial, starting after Visit 0 and continuously until at least 90 days after receiving the last immunization.
  • Have a known allergy, hypersensitivity, or intolerance to the planned investigational medicinal product (IMP) including any excipients of the IMP.
  • Had any medical condition or any major surgery (e.g., requiring general anesthesia) within the past 5 years which, in the opinion of the investigator, could compromise their well-being if they participate as trial subjects in the trial, or that could prevent, limit, or confound the protocol-specified assessments.
  • Have any surgery planned during the trial, starting after Visit 0 and continuously until at least 90 days after receiving the last immunization.
  • Had any chronic use (more than 21 continuous days) of any systemic medications, including immunosuppressants or other immune-modifying drugs, within the 6 months prior to Visit 0 unless in the opinion of the investigator, the medication would not prevent, limit, or confound the protocol-specified assessments or could compromise subject safety.
  • Received any vaccination within the 28 days prior to Visit 0.
  • Had administration of any immunoglobulins and/or any blood products within the 3 months prior to Visit 0.
  • Had administration of another IMP including vaccines within 60 days or 5 half-lives (whichever is longer), prior to Visit 0.
  • Have a known history or a positive test of any of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 1 or 2, Hepatitis B, or Hepatitis C, within the 30 days prior to Visit 0.
  • Have a positive polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based test for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) within the 30 days prior to Visit 1.
  • Have a positive drugs of abuse (for amphetamines, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, cocaine, cannabinoids, opiates, methadone, methamphetamines, phencyclidine, and tricyclic antidepressants) result at Visit 0 or Visit 1.
  • Have a positive breath alcohol test at Visit 0 or Visit 1.
  • Previously participated in an investigational trial involving lipid nanoparticles.
  • Are subject to exclusion periods from other investigational trials or simultaneous participation in another clinical trial.
  • Have any affiliation with the trial site (e.g., are close relative of the investigator or dependent person, such as an employee or student of the trial site).
  • Have a history (within the past 5 years) of substance abuse or known medical, psychological, or social conditions which, in the opinion of the investigator, could compromise their well-being if they participate as trial subjects in the trial, or that could prevent, limit, or confound the protocol-specified assessments.
  • Have a history of hypersensitivity or serious reactions to previous vaccinations.
  • Have a history of Guillain-Barré Syndrome within 6 weeks following a previous vaccination.
  • Have a history of narcolepsy.
  • Have history of alcohol abuse or drug addiction within 1 year before Visit 0.
  • Have a history of or suspected immunosuppressive condition, acquired or congenital, as determined by medical history and/or physical examination at Visit 0.
  • Have any abnormality or permanent body art (e.g., tattoo) that, in the opinion of the investigator, would obstruct the ability to observe local reactions at the injection site.
  • Have had any blood loss >450 mL, e.g., due to donation of blood or blood products or injury, within the 7 days prior to Visit 0 or plan to donate blood during the trial, starting after Visit 0 and continuously until at least 7 days after receiving the last immunization.
  • Symptoms of COVID-19, e.g., respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
  • Have had contact with persons diagnosed with COVID-19 or who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 by any diagnostic test within the 30 days prior to Visit 1.
  • Are soldiers, subjects in detention, contract research organization (CRO) or sponsor staff or their family members.
  • Regular receipt of inhaled/nebulized corticosteroids.
  • For older adults only: Have a condition known to put them at high risk for severe COVID-19, including those with any of the following risk factors:
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Chronic pulmonary disease
  • Asthma
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Known Stage 3 or worse chronic kidney disease (glomerular filtration rate <60 mL/min/1.73 m^2)
  • Anticipating the need for immunosuppressive treatment within the next 6 months
  • Resident in a long-term facility
  • Current vaping or smoking (occasional smoking is acceptable)
  • History of chronic smoking within the prior year

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04537949


Contacts
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Contact: BioNTech clinical trials patient information +49 6131 9084 ext 1919 patients@biontech.de
Contact: BioNTech clinical trial information desk +49 6131 9084 ext 0 info@biontech.de

Locations
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Germany
Contract Research Organization Not yet recruiting
Berlin, Germany
Contract Research Organization Recruiting
Mannheim, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
BioNTech RNA Pharmaceuticals GmbH
Investigators
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Study Director: BioNTech Responsible Person BioNTech SE
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Responsible Party: BioNTech RNA Pharmaceuticals GmbH
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04537949    
Other Study ID Numbers: BNT162-04
2020-003267-26 ( EudraCT Number )
U1111-1254-4840 ( Other Identifier: WHO Universal Trial Number (UTN) )
First Posted: September 3, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 16, 2020
Last Verified: September 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No
Keywords provided by BioNTech SE ( BioNTech RNA Pharmaceuticals GmbH ):
Protection against COVID-19
Coronavirus
Vaccine
RNA Vaccine
SARS-CoV-2
Coronavirus Disease 2019
Virus Diseases
Coronavirus infection