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Safety and Immunogenicity of CRV-101 Vaccine for the Prevention of Herpes Zoster in Adults Aged 50 Years and Older

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05304351
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : March 31, 2022
Last Update Posted : March 31, 2022
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Mogam Biotechnology Research Institute
Green Cross Corporation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Curevo Inc

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and immunogenicity of CRV-101, an investigational vaccine compared to Shingrix for the prevention of herpes zoster in adults aged 50 years and older

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Herpes Zoster Shingles Biological: CRV-101 Vaccine Antigen High Dose Biological: CRV-101 Vaccine Antigen Low Dose Biological: Shingrix Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Participants will be randomized 1:1:1 to CRV-101 Vaccine high antigen dose, CRV-101 Vaccine low antigen dose, or Shingrix. Both study vaccines, CRV-101 Vaccine and Shingrix will be administered by intramuscular injection on Month 0 and Month 2. Safety, reactogenicity, and immunogenicity analysis will be performed overall and by age group of 50 to <60, 60 to <70, and ≥70 years of age. Participants will be followed for safety, immunogenicity, and herpes zoster cases, from Day 0 to the main study end (Month 14), and through the LTFU extension period (LTFU year 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 678 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomized, Observer-Blind, Phase 2 Study To Assess the Safety and Immunogenicity of CRV-101 Vaccine Head-To-Head With SHINGRIX® for the Prevention of Herpes Zoster in Adults Aged 50 Years and Older
Actual Study Start Date : February 2, 2022
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 26, 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 10, 2028

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MedlinePlus Genetics related topics: Shingles

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Arm A
Investigational Vaccine
Biological: CRV-101 Vaccine Antigen High Dose
Suspension for injection administered intramuscularly (IM) in the deltoid region of the non-dominant arm in Month 0 and Month 2 per study schedule

Experimental: Arm B
Investigational Vaccine
Biological: CRV-101 Vaccine Antigen Low Dose
Suspension for injection administered intramuscularly (IM) in the deltoid region of the non-dominant arm in Month 0 and Month 2 per study schedule

Active Comparator: Arm C
Active comparator
Biological: Shingrix
Suspension for injection administered intramuscularly (IM) in the deltoid region of the non-dominant arm in Month 0 and Month 2 per study schedule




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Occurrence of solicited local and systemic signs and symptoms [ Time Frame: Day 0-Day 6 for each vaccination timepoint ]

    Occurrence, severity, and duration of solicited local injection site reactions within 7 days (Day 0-Day 6) following each vaccination. (i.e., pain, redness, swelling)

    Occurrence, severity, and duration of solicited systemic reactions within 7 days (Day 0-Day 6) following each vaccination. (i.e., myalgia, fatigue, headache, chills, fever)


  2. To compare the reactogenicity of CRV-101 Vaccine to that of the standard 2-dose schedule of Shingrix® [ Time Frame: Day 0-Day 6 for each vaccination timepoint ]
    Comparison of the proportion of participants reporting solicited local and systemic reactogenicity events following each vaccination

  3. Occurrence of unsolicited non-serious adverse events [ Time Frame: Day 0-Day 28 following each vaccination ]
    Occurrence, severity, and relationship to vaccination of unsolicited adverse events within 29 days (Day 0-Day 28) following each vaccination

  4. Occurrence of serious adverse events (SAEs) [ Time Frame: Day 0 - Extension year 6 (as noted in description) ]
    Occurrence and relationship to vaccination of all serious adverse events (SAE) from after first vaccination (Day 0) to main study end (Day 421 [Month 14]) Occurrence and relationship to vaccination of all related or fatal serious adverse events (SAE) in study participants in long-term follow up (LTFU) extension year 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6

  5. Occurrence of adverse events (AEs) of special interest [ Time Frame: Day 0 - Extension year 6 (as noted in description) ]

    Occurrence of any Potential Immune-Mediated Medical Conditions (PIMMCs) from post first vaccination (Day 0) to main study end (Day 421 [Month 14]), and in LTFU extension year 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6

    Medically attended adverse events (MAAEs) from post first vaccination (Day 0) to study end (Day 421 [Month 14])


  6. To evaluate safety as measured by hematology and biochemistry parameters [ Time Frame: Day 7 and Day 63 ]
    Occurrence, intensity, and relationship to vaccination of clinically significant hematologic and biochemical adverse events at Month 0 and Month 3

  7. Vaccine protein-specific antibody concentrations (GMC) elicited by vaccination between Month 0 and Month 3 [ Time Frame: Month 3 ]
    Assess humoral immune response as determined by Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

  8. Vaccine Response Rate (≥ 4 fold increase in antibody concentration from pre-vaccination) at Month 3 [ Time Frame: Month 3 ]
    • Assess humoral immune response as determined by Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

  9. To compare the humoral immune response of Shingrix® to each antigen dosage level of CRV-101 Vaccine [ Time Frame: Month 3 ]
    Comparison of humoral response between CRV-101 Vaccine and Shingrix at Month 3


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Fold rise of vaccine protein-specific antibody concentrations elicited in response to vaccination for durability post Month 3 [ Time Frame: Month 3 ]
    • Assess humoral immune response as determined by Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

  2. Anti-Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) neutralizing antibody titer in response to vaccination between Day 0 and Month 3 [ Time Frame: Month 3 ]
    To assess the functional humoral immune response to vaccination (sub-study)

  3. Frequency of vaccine protein-specific CD4+ T cells expressing at least 2 activation markers in response to vaccination between Month 0 and Month 3 [ Time Frame: Month 3 ]
    To assess the cell-mediated immunity (CMI) immune response to vaccination as determined by intracellular cytokine staining (ICS)

  4. To compare the frequency of vaccine protein-specific CD4+ T cells expressing at least 2 activation markers of between Shingrix® and each antigen dosage level of CRV-101 Vaccine between Month 0 and Month 3 [ Time Frame: Month 3 ]
    To compare CMI immune response between CRV-101 Vaccine and Shingrix® at Month 3

  5. CMI Vaccine Response rate (≥ 2-fold increase in the frequency of vaccine protein-specific CD4+ T cell expressing at least 2 activation markers) at Month 3 [ Time Frame: Month 3 ]
    To assess the cell-mediated immunity (CMI) immune response to vaccination as determined by intracellular cytokine staining (ICS)


Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Vaccine protein-specific antibody concentrations elicited by response to vaccination for durability post Month 3 [ Time Frame: Month 14, and LTFU extension year 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 ]
    • Durability of humoral immunogenicity as determined by Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

  2. Fold rise of vaccine protein-specific antibody concentrations elicited in response to vaccination post Month 3 [ Time Frame: Month 14, and LTFU extension year 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 ]
    • Durability of humoral immunogenicity as determined by Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

  3. Frequency of vaccine protein-specific CD4+ T cells expressing at least 2 activation markers in response to vaccination for durability post Month 3 [ Time Frame: Month 0, Month 14, and in LTFU extension year 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 ]
    To assess the cell-mediated immunogenicity as determined by intracellular cytokine staining (ICS)

  4. To assess the correlation between Vaccine protein-specific Ab concentrations, Anti-VZV neutralizing Ab titer, & frequency of vaccine protein-specific CD4+ T cells expressing >=2 activation markers for each vaccine & correlation across vaccines [ Time Frame: Main study (Month 0 - Month 14) and LTFU extension period (LTFU year 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6) ]
    The immunogenicity of CRV-101 Vaccine alone or compared to Shingrix® will be further evaluated by methods to be determined. Exploratory analysis may include conducting analyses related to furthering the understanding of immunity to VZV and further characterization of the immune responses elicited by CRV-101 Vaccine and/or in comparison to Shingrix

  5. To evaluate the incidence of clinically confirmed herpes zoster cases [ Time Frame: Main study (Month 0 - Month 14) and LTFU extension period (LTFU year 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6) ]
    • Occurrence of clinically confirmed herpes zoster cases during the entire main study and LTFU extension period



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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

Participants are eligible to be included in the study only if all of the following criteria apply:

Age

  1. Male and non-pregnant female participant must be ≥50 years of age inclusive, at the time of signing the informed consent.

    Type of Participant and Disease Characteristics

  2. Participants who are healthy as determined by medical evaluation including comprehensive medical history, comprehensive physical examination, vital signs*, and screening laboratory tests conducted no more than 30 days prior to first study injection administration (Day 0).

    • Vital signs within grade 1 on the severity grading scale, excluding temperature, are allowed. If vital sign parameter meets grade 2 criteria, then subject must be excluded. Vital signs may be repeated 3 times after a period of rest as needed if transient abnormal fluctuation is suspected.
  3. Completed a emergency use authorized (EUA) or licensed COVID-19 vaccine series ≥30 days prior to enrollment (i.e., at least 30 days prior to the D0 visit).

    Laboratory

  4. Screening laboratory values [sodium, potassium, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT), Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST), total bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase, creatinine, random glucose, white blood cell count with differential, hemoglobin, and platelet count] must be within normal ranges or considered not clinically significant by the PI.**
  5. Negative HIV 1/2 antibody, hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody at screening. If HIV 1/2 antibody is positive, and confirmation testing is negative the participant may be enrolled.
  6. Normal urinalysis or, if abnormal, urinalysis determined to be not clinically significant by the PI at screening.**

    • Screening laboratory values that are abnormal but are considered abnormal due to an acute illness or process may be repeated once. Careful consideration regarding enrolling subjects with screening lab values meeting grade 2 severity that are considered not clinically significant must be made as there is less room for fluctuations to increase to grade 3 (severe) lab events.

    Sex and Contraceptive/Barrier Requirements

  7. A female participant is eligible to participate if she is not pregnant or breastfeeding, and one of the following conditions applies:

    • Is a woman of nonchildbearing potential (WONCBP). OR
    • Is a woman of childbearing potential (WOCBP) and using an acceptable contraceptive method as defined below during the 30 days prior to Day 0 (i.e., the first study vaccine) and is willing to continue to do so during the study until at least 90 days after the last dose of study vaccine, and agrees not to donate eggs (ova, oocytes) for the purpose of reproduction during this period. The investigator should evaluate the potential for contraceptive method failure (e.g., noncompliance, recently initiated) in relation to the timing of the first dose of study vaccine.
    • A WOCBP must have a negative serum pregnancy test at screening and a negative urine pregnancy test on the day of each study vaccine (prior to vaccination). If a urine test cannot be confirmed as negative (e.g., an ambiguous result), a serum pregnancy test is required. In such cases, the participant must be excluded from participation if the serum pregnancy result is positive.

    WONCBP is as defined as

    • Postmenopausal: A postmenopausal state is defined as least 12 months of spontaneous amenorrhea.
    • Permanently sterile: Permanent sterilization methods include hysterectomy, bilateral salpingectomy, bilateral tubal occlusion/ligation procedures, bilateral oophorectomy, and successful Essure® placement (permanent, non-surgical, non-hormonal sterilization) with documented radiological confirmation test at least 90 days after the procedure, and still menstruating or <1 year since of the last menses if menopausal.

    WOCBP is defined as any woman or adolescent who has begun menstruation. Acceptable contraception methods include, but are not limited to, sexual abstinence, monogamous relationship with vasectomized partner who has been vasectomized for 6 months or more prior to the participant receiving study product, barrier methods such as condoms or diaphragms with spermicide or foam, effective intrauterine devices, NuvaRing®, and licensed hormonal methods such as implants, injectables, or oral contraceptives ("the pill").

    Informed Consent

  8. Capable of understanding and giving signed informed consent, which includes compliance with the requirements and restrictions listed in the informed consent form (ICF) and in this protocol prior to any screening procedures.

    Other Inclusions

  9. Willing to abstain from donating whole blood or blood derivatives until after Day 84 visit, and within 60 days prior to each study visit after Day 84.
  10. Be able and willing to participate in all study visits and be reachable by telephone or personal contact by the study site personnel.
  11. Participants who the investigator believes will comply with the requirements of the protocol (e.g., completion of the diary cards, return for follow-up visits, have regular contact to allow evaluation during the study).
  12. Capable of understanding and completing diary card electronically, including access to web browser.

Exclusion Criteria

Participants are excluded from the study if any of the following criteria apply:

Medical Conditions

  1. History of herpes zoster (shingles).
  2. History or presence of acute or chronic illness (including cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurological, hepatic, rheumatic, hematological, metabolic, gastrointestinal, endocrinologic or renal disorders, or uncontrolled hypertension) which in the opinion of the Principal Investigator, may interfere with the evaluation of the safety or immunogenicity of the vaccine.
  3. History of autoimmune disease or suspected immunosuppressive or immunodeficient condition resulting from disease (e.g., malignancy, HIV infection) or immunosuppressive/cytotoxic therapy (e.g., medications used during cancer chemotherapy, organ transplantation, or to treat autoimmune disorders).
  4. Rash, tattoos, or any other dermatological condition that could adversely affect the vaccine injection site or interfere with its evaluation.
  5. Abnormal blood pressure >150 mm Hg systolic or >95 mm Hg diastolic prior to first study injection administration (Day 0).***

    • If abnormal, BP may be repeated up to 3 times after a rest period of 5 minutes between each measurement.
  6. History of significant psychiatric illness (including history of suicidal ideation or attempt) with or without current medication.
  7. BMI >33kg/m2 at screening.
  8. Significant underlying illness that in the opinion of the investigator would be expected to prevent completion of the study (e.g., life-threatening disease likely to limit survival to less than 4 years).
  9. Acute disease and/or fever at the time of enrollment (Day 0).

    1. Fever is defined as body temperature ≥38 °C (100.4 °F); oral acquisition will be the preferred route for recording temperature throughout this study.
    2. Participants with a minor illness (such as mild diarrhea or mild upper respiratory infection) without fever may be enrolled after resolution of the minor illness, at the discretion of the investigator.

    Prior/Concomitant Therapy

  10. Immunized with a vaccine against herpes zoster (Zostavax®, Shingrix®, other licensed or investigational HZ vaccine).
  11. Prior varicella vaccination at any time.
  12. Received any vaccine within 30 days prior to enrollment (Day 0) or received any immunizations while on study except for seasonal influenza, pneumococcal vaccines, other vaccines per the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations, or any licensed or emergency use authorization COVID-19 booster. Administration of these immunizations must not occur until 30 days after the final study vaccination and completion of the Day 84 immunology blood draw and must not occur within the 30 days prior to each on-study immunology blood draw after Day 84. Receipt of any VZV vaccine is prohibited on the study.
  13. Use of any medication that, in the opinion of the Principal Investigator, may interfere with the evaluation of the safety or immunogenicity of the vaccine.
  14. Chronic administration (defined as more than 14 days in total) of immunosuppressants or other immune-modifying drugs (e.g., oral, or injected steroids, such as prednisone; high-dose inhaled steroids; biologics (e.g., tumor necrosis factor [TNF] inhibitor, or other cytokine inhibitors); or cytotoxic therapies, such as chemotherapy drugs or radiation) from 180 days prior to enrollment, during the study through Day 421. Exclusionary corticosteroid administration is defined as prednisone ≥20 mg/day (or equivalent); low-dose inhaled and topical and ocular steroids are allowed. Participants who meet this criteria after Day 56, should continue to be followed for safety and immunogenicity but will not be in included in the per protocol population from the date of meeting the criteria.
  15. Received a blood transfusion, platelets, plasma, or immunoglobulin 90 days prior to first dose of study vaccine (Day 0) or planned administration of such products during the study.
  16. Donated blood products (platelets, whole blood, plasma, etc.) within 60 days prior to enrollment (Day 0).

    Prior/Concurrent Clinical Study Experience

  17. Participation in another experimental protocol which includes the receipt of any investigational products or devices within 90 days prior to enrollment (Day 0) in this study, or planned participation in another experimental protocol during the study period through D421. After the D421 visit, participation in another clinical study and concurrent receipt of another experimental product is allowed with medical monitor approval. Any other investigational product with immune modulating effect which would complicate the assessment of humoral and cellular responses must not be used 60 days prior to each LTFU extension year visit. Receipt of another experimental VZV vaccine is prohibited on the study.

    Other Exclusion Criteria

  18. History of previous anaphylaxis or severe allergic reaction to vaccines or sensitivity to any of the study vaccines, or components thereof, or drug or other allergy that, in the opinion of the investigator, contraindicates participation in the study.
  19. Known or suspected alcohol or drug abuse within 5 years prior to enrollment (Day 0).
  20. ≥20 pack-years for a current smoker or a former smoker.
  21. Unlikely to cooperate with the requirements of the study protocol, or deemed unreliable in attending study visits, or otherwise determined by the investigator not to be a good candidate to participate in this study.

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT05304351


Contacts
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Contact: Clinical Operations 206-492-5722 clinopscrv101@curevovaccine.com
Contact: Clinical Trials Associate 206-785-4020 renae.koepke@curevovaccine.com

Locations
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United States, Texas
Clinical Trials of Texas Recruiting
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
Contact: Recruitment Coordinator    210-949-0122      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Curevo Inc
Mogam Biotechnology Research Institute
Green Cross Corporation
Investigators
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Study Director: Lisa Shelton, ARNP Curevo Vaccine
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Responsible Party: Curevo Inc
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05304351    
Other Study ID Numbers: CRV-101-101
First Posted: March 31, 2022    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 31, 2022
Last Verified: March 2022
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 Curevo Inc:
Herpes Zoster
Shingles
Varicella Zoster Virus
Vaccine
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Herpes Simplex
Herpes Zoster
Herpesviridae Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Infections
Skin Diseases, Viral
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Skin Diseases
Varicella Zoster Virus Infection
Vaccines
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs