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Phase III Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study of AZD7442 for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis of COVID-19 in Adult. (PROVENT)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT04625725
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : November 12, 2020
Last Update Posted : November 11, 2021
Iqvia Pty Ltd
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Brief Summary:
This study will assess the safety and efficacy of a single dose of AZD7442(× 2 IM injections) compared to placebo for the prevention of COVID-19.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
COVID-19 Drug: AZD7442 Drug: Placebo Phase 3

Detailed Description:
SARS-CoV-2 is the causative agent of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that, as of 29 September 2020, has resulted in a high death toll to date. Unlike the majority of coronaviruses that cause mild disease in humans and animals, SARS-CoV-2 can replicate in the lower respiratory tract to cause acute respiratory distress syndrome and fatal pneumonia. Effective interventions to prevent or treat COVID-19 remain limited in number and clinical experience is limited. Clinical management is limited to supportive care, consequently overwhelming resources of healthcare systems around the world. As a response to the ongoing pandemic, AstraZeneca is developing mAbs to the SARS-CoV-2 S protein. The SARS-CoV-2 spike protein contains the virus's RBD, which enables the virus to bind to receptors on human cells. By targeting this region of the virus's spike protein, antibodies can block the virus's attachment to human cells, and, therefore, is expected to block infection. Amino acid substitutions have been introduced into the antibodies to both extend their half-lives, which should prolong their potential prophylactic benefit, and decrease Fc effector function in order to decrease the potential risk of antibody-dependent enhancement of disease. AZD7442, a combination of 2 of these mAbs (AZD8895 and AZD1061), is being evaluated for administration to prevent and/or treat COVID-19. There is currently one ongoing Phase I study with AZD7442.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 5197 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Phase III Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Multi-center Study in Adults to Determine the Safety and Efficacy of AZD7442, a Combination Product of Two Monoclonal Antibodies (AZD8895 and AZD1061), for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis of COVID-19.
Actual Study Start Date : November 21, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 5, 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 29, 2022

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: AZD7442

Approximately 5150 participants will be randomized in a 2:1 ratio

• Arm 1 (n=approximately 3433) will receive a single dose (× 2IM injections) of 300 mg of AZD7442

Drug: AZD7442
Single dose (× 2IM injections) of 300 mg of AZD7442 on Day 1.
Other Name: Combination of 2mAbs(AZD8895and AZD1061)

Placebo Comparator: Placebo

Approximately 5150 participants will be randomized in a 2:1 ratio

• Arm 2 (n=approximately 1717) will receive saline placebo

Drug: Placebo
Single dose (× 2IM injections) of saline placebo on Day 1.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The incidence of the first case of SARS CoV-2 RT PCR positive symptomatic illness [ Time Frame: Day 183 ]
    To estimate the efficacy of a single IM dose of AZD7442 compared to placebo for the prevention of COVID-19 prior to Day 183

  2. AEs, SAEs, MAAEs, and AESIs post dose of IMP [ Time Frame: Day 457 ]
    To assess the safety and tolerability of a single IM dose of AZD7442 compared to placebo

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The incidence of participants who have a post-treatment response (negative at baseline to positive at any time post-baseline) for SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid antibodies. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    To estimate the efficacy of a single IM dose of AZD7442 compared to placebo for the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection

  2. The incidence of SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR-positive severe or critical symptomatic illness occurring after dosing with IMP [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    To estimate the efficacy of a single IM dose of AZD7442 compared to placebo for the prevention of severe or critical symptomatic COVID-19

  3. The incidence of COVID-19-related Emergency Department visits occurring after dosing with IMP [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    To estimate the efficacy of a single IM dose of AZD7442 compared to placebo for the prevention of COVID-19-related Emergency Department visits

  4. Serum AZD7442 concentrations, PK parameters if data permit. [ Time Frame: Day 457 ]
    To assess the pharmacokinetics of AZD7442 administered as a single dose of 300 mg IM

  5. Incidence of ADA to AZD7442 in serum. [ Time Frame: Day 457 ]
    To evaluate ADA responses to AZD7442 in serum

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 120 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. ≥ 18 years of age at the time of signing the informed consent
  2. Can benefit from passive immunization with antibodies
  3. Medically stable
  4. Negative result from point of care SARS-CoV-2 serology testing at screening
  5. Contraceptive used by women of child bearing potential, condom used by men
  6. Able to understand and comply with study requirements/procedures based on the assessment of the investigator

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Significant infection or other acute illness, including fever >100°F (>37.8°C) on the day prior to or day of randomization.
  2. History of laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection or any positive SARS-CoV-2 result based on available data at screening.
  3. History of infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) or Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).
  4. Known history of allergy or reaction to any component of the study drug formulation.
  5. Previous hypersensitivity, infusion-related reaction, or severe adverse reaction following administration of a mAb.
  6. Any prior receipt of investigational or licensed vaccine or other mAb/biologic indicated for the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 or expected receipt during the period of study follow-up.
  7. Bleeding disorder or prior history of significant bleeding or bruising following IM injections or venepuncture.
  8. Any other significant disease, disorder, or finding. that may significantly increase the risk to the participant because of participation in the study, affect the ability of the participant to participate in the study, or impair interpretation of the study data.
  9. Receipt of any IMP in the preceding 90 days or expected receipt of IMP during the period of study follow-up, or concurrent participation in another interventional study
  10. Currently pregnant or breastfeeding.
  11. Blood drawn in excess of a total of 450 mL (1 unit) for any reason within 30 days prior to randomization.
  12. Employees of the Sponsor involved in planning, executing, supervising, or reviewing the AZD7442 program,, clinical study site staff, or any other individuals involved with the conduct of the study, or immediate family members of such individuals.
  13. In nations, states, or other jurisdictions that for legal or ethical reasons bar the enrollment of participants who lack capacity to provide their own informed consent, such subjects are excluded.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04625725

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Iqvia Pty Ltd
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Principal Investigator: Myron Levin, MD AstraZeneca
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WHO. WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Dashboard. 2020a.
WHO. WHO R&D Blueprint COVID-19 Therapeutic Trial Synopsis Draft 18 February 2020. Published 2020b. Accessed 25 September 2020.

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Responsible Party: AstraZeneca Identifier: NCT04625725    
Other Study ID Numbers: D8850C00002
First Posted: November 12, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 11, 2021
Last Verified: November 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: Qualified researchers can request access to anonymized individual patient-level data from AstraZeneca group of companies sponsored clinical trials via the request portal. All request will be evaluated as per the AZ disclosure commitment:
Supporting Materials: Study Protocol
Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP)
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Access Criteria: When a request has been approved AstraZeneca will provide access to the de-identified individual patient-level data in an approved sponsored tool . Signed Data Sharing Agreement (non-negotiable contract for data accessors) must be in place before accessing requested information. Additionally, all users will need to accept the terms and conditions of the SAS MSE to gain access. For additional details, please review the Disclosure Statements at

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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 AstraZeneca:
Pre-exposure Prophylaxis of COVID-19
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Respiratory Tract Infections
Pneumonia, Viral
Virus Diseases
Coronavirus Infections
Coronaviridae Infections
Nidovirales Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases