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Safety Study in Subjects With Leber Congenital Amaurosis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00516477
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 15, 2007
Last Update Posted : September 29, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Spark Therapeutics

August 13, 2007
August 15, 2007
September 29, 2017
September 2007
July 2024   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
The primary outcome measures are safety and tolerability. Secondary outcome measure(s) include changes in visual function as measured by subjective, psychophysical tests and by objective, physiologic tests. [ Time Frame: Visual function will be measured at designated intervals from baseline visits through 5 years as stated in the protocol. ]
The Primary outcome measure(s) will be change in visual function as measured by subjective, psychophysical tests and by objective, physiologic tests. [ Time Frame: Visual function will be measured at designated intervals from baseline visits through 5 years as stated in the protocol. ]
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Safety Study in Subjects With Leber Congenital Amaurosis
A Phase 1 Safety Study in Subjects With Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA) Using Adeno-Associated Viral Vector to Deliver the Gene for Human RPE65 Into the Retinal Pigment Epithelium (RPE) [AAV2-hRPE65v2-101]
The purpose of this study is to determine whether gene transfer will be safe and effective in the treatment of Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA).
Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA)is a severe early onset retinal degeneration. Diagnosis is usually made during the first few months of life in infants who present with severely impaired vision, abnormal eye movements (nystagmus) and abnormal electroretinograms (ERG) indicating decreased retinal function. There is an inevitable progression to total blindness in these individuals due to death of photoreceptor cells. There is presently no treatment for this disease. The primary objective of this study is to determine the safety and tolerability of subretinal administration of AAV2-hRPE65v2 to subjects with Leber congenital amaurosis due to RPE65 mutations. The secondary objective is to assess the objective clinical measures of efficacy in human subjects.
Phase 1
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Leber Congenital Amaurosis
Biological: AAV2-hRPE65v2
Subjects will be dosed unilaterally (one eye) beginning with the lowest dose. Subjects will be injected with AAV2-hRPE65v2 by means of a subretinal injection. Dose escalation to the next cohort will be dependent on assessment of the safety data by the DSMB out to at least 4 weeks following the injection. Because there is a delay between time of delivery of AAV2 and the peak transgene expression there will be a delay of six weeks between all subjects.
  • Experimental: dose cohort 1
    Intervention: Biological: AAV2-hRPE65v2
  • Experimental: dose cohort 2
    Intervention: Biological: AAV2-hRPE65v2
  • Experimental: dose cohort 3
    Intervention: Biological: AAV2-hRPE65v2

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Active, not recruiting
July 2024
July 2024   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and female subjects of any ethnic group are eligible for participation in this study, providing they meet the following criteria:

    1. Must be willing to adhere to protocol and companion protocol for long-term follow-up as evidenced by written informed consent or parental permission and subject assent.
    2. Adults and children diagnosed with LCA.
    3. Molecular diagnosis of LCA due to RPE65 mutations (homozygotes or compound heterozygotes) by a CLIA-approved laboratory.
    4. Age eight years old or older at the time of administration.
    5. Visual acuity ≤ 20/160 or visual field less than 20 degrees in the eye to be injected.

Exclusion Criteria:


Subjects who meet any of the following conditions are excluded from the clinical study:

  1. Unable or unwilling to meet requirements of the study.
  2. Participation in a clinical study with an investigational drug in the past six months.
  3. Pre-existing eye conditions that would preclude the planned surgery or interfere with the interpretation of study endpoints (for example, glaucoma, corneal or lenticular opacities).
  4. Lack of sufficient viable retinal cells as determined by non-invasive means, such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) and/or ophthalmoscopy. Specifically, if indirect ophthalmoscopy reveals less than 1 disc area of retina which is not involved by complete retinal degeneration (indicated by geographic atrophy, thinning with tapetal sheen, or confluent intraretinal pigment migration), these eyes will be excluded. In addition, in eyes where optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans of sufficient quality can be obtained, areas of retina with thickness measurements less than 100 um, or absence of neural retina, will not be targeted for delivery of AAV2-hRPE65v2.
  5. Complicating systemic diseases or clinically significant abnormal baseline laboratory values. Complicating systemic diseases would include those in which the disease itself, or the treatment for the disease, can alter ocular function. Examples are malignancies whose treatment could affect central nervous system function (for example, radiation treatment of the orbit; leukemia with CNS/optic nerve involvement). Also excluded would be subjects with immuno-compromising diseases, as there could be susceptibility to opportunistic infection (such as CMV retinitis). Subjects with diabetes or sickle cell disease would be excluded if they had any manifestation of advanced retinopathy (e.g. macular edema or proliferative changes). Subjects with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis could be excluded due to increased infection risk after surgery due to poor wound healing. Subjects who are positive for hepatitis B, C, and HIV will be excluded.
  6. Prior ocular surgery within six months.
  7. Known sensitivity to medications planned for use in the peri-operative period.
  8. Individuals of childbearing potential who are pregnant or unwilling to use effective contraception for the duration of the study.
  9. Any other condition that would not allow the potential subject to complete follow-up examinations during the course of the study and, in the opinion of the investigator, makes the potential subject unsuitable for the study.
  10. Subjects will be excluded if immunological studies show presence of neutralizing antibodies to AAV2 above 1:1000.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
8 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
2006-6-4787 ( Other Identifier: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia IRB )
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
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Spark Therapeutics
Spark Therapeutics
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Study Director: Clinical Director Spark Therapeutics
Spark Therapeutics
September 2017

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