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Growth and Safety Clinical Trial on a New Infant Formula.

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: NCT04671576
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : December 17, 2020
Last Update Posted : April 13, 2022
Paidion Research, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nara Organics

Brief Summary:
The aim of the study is to assess age-appropriate growth of healthy infants fed a new organic milk-based infant formula.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Growth Other: Control Infant Formula Other: Organic Infant Formula Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
A 16-weeks length, randomized, controlled, double-blind, parallel study designed to evaluate growth and tolerance of healthy infants fed milk-based infant formula. The study has been designed in accordance with Good Clinical Practice guidelines and the requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations 21 CFR 106.96

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 160 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description:

A controlled, decentralized, double-blind trial of healthy, term, formula-fed infants randomized to one of two infant formulas:

Control Formula (a standard, commercially available infant formula) or Investigational Formula for 16 weeks.

Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Evaluation of Growth and Safety of Healthy Term Infants Consuming an Organic Formula.
Actual Study Start Date : January 19, 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 30, 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 30, 2022

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Control Formula
A standard, milk-based, infant formula.
Other: Control Infant Formula
Powder, standard commercial infant formula.

Experimental: Investigational Formula
An organic milk-based infant formula.
Other: Organic Infant Formula
Powder, organic milk-based infant formula.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Formula intake. [ Time Frame: Study Day 1 to Study Day 112 ]
    Volume of formula consumed. ml/day

  2. Weight. [ Time Frame: Study Day 1 to Study Day 112 ]
    Weight. Weight gain velocity. g and g/day

  3. Length. [ Time Frame: Study Day 1 to Study Day 112 ]
    Length. Length gain velocity. cm and cm/day.

  4. Head circumference. [ Time Frame: Study Day 1 to Study Day 112 ]
    Head circumference. Head circumference gain velocity. cm and cm/day

  5. Anthropometry Z-scores. [ Time Frame: Study Day 1 to Study Day 112 ]
    Weight for age Z-score. Length for age Z-score. Weight for length Z-score. Head circumference for age Z-score.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Formula tolerance. [ Time Frame: Study Day 1 to Study Day 112 ]
    Frequency of adverse events. Fussiness. Inconsolable crying.

  2. Gastrointestinal characteristic. [ Time Frame: Study Day 1 to Study Day 112 ]
    Stool consistency. Stools/day. Regurgitation. Gas.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 14 Days   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy gestational term (≥ 37 wks; ≤ 41 wks and 6 days).
  • Birth weight of ≥ 2,500 g and ≤ 4,500 g.
  • Postnatal age ≤ 14 days.
  • Singleton.
  • Designated as healthy, that is no recognized diseases.
  • Weight, length, weight-for-length, and head circumference within ≥ 5th and ≤ 95th percentile for age-sex according to World Health Organization (WHO) growth standards (birth to 24 months).
  • Exclusive feeding and tolerating cow milk formula at time of enrollment.
  • Parent(s) or legal guardians are willing and able to feed the assigned formula as sole source of nutrition.
  • Parent(s) or legal guardians are willing and able to participate in anthropometric procedures.
  • Parent(s) or legal guardians have voluntarily signed and dated required participation forms, such as the ICF approved by an IRB.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • An infant from a multiple birth, such as twin, triplet, or the like.
  • Personal or immediate family history of cow-milk protein allergy or intolerance.
  • Currently on any medication to treat growth failure or that may significantly impact growth.
  • Evidence of any anatomic and/or physiologic condition that would interfere with normal growth, development, or feeding, such as genetic, neurological, gastrointestinal, cardiac, pulmonary, hepatic, or renal.
  • A maternal history with known adverse effects on the fetus and/or the newborn infant, such as positive HIV, insulin-dependent diabetes, opioid exposure during pregnancy.
  • Enrolled in another clinical trial involving a drug, nutrition supplement, device, or intervention.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04671576

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United States, North Carolina
TeleResearch Hub
Cary, North Carolina, United States, 27519
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nara Organics
Paidion Research, Inc.
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Study Director: Mera Goodman, MD Paidion Research, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Tiffany Petty, MD Telehub Research
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Responsible Party: Nara Organics Identifier: NCT04671576    
Other Study ID Numbers: NA-101-19
First Posted: December 17, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 13, 2022
Last Verified: April 2022
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
Keywords provided by Nara Organics:
infant formula
cow milk