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First Time in Human Study of Protexia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00744146
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 29, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 17, 2010
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
United States Department of Defense
Quintiles, Inc.
QPS, LLC
Information provided by:
PharmAthene, Inc.

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE August 28, 2008
First Posted Date  ICMJE August 29, 2008
Last Update Posted Date September 17, 2010
Study Start Date  ICMJE September 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date July 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: August 28, 2008)
Safety will be assessed by: - The determination of dose limiting toxicity (if reached) - Changes from baseline for clinical laboratory tests, urine tests and vital signs - Descriptive statistics for adverse events and safety parameters [ Time Frame: Volunteers in 4 of 5 Groups will be followed for 72 days. Volunteeers in 1 group will be followed for 142 days. ]
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00744146 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: August 28, 2008)
Pharmacokinetics and immunogenicity will be assessed. [ Time Frame: Volunteers in 4 of 5 Groups will be followed for 72 days. Volunteeers in 1 group will be followed for 142 days. ]
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE First Time in Human Study of Protexia
Official Title  ICMJE Phase I, Randomized, Controlled, Third-party Double-blind, Dose Escalating Study of Protexia Administered Intramuscularly at One or Two Time Points in Healthy Human Volunteers
Brief Summary

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and immunogenicity of Protexia, an experimental drug being developed to protect soldiers against the effects of nerve agents.

Volunteers will be entered into one of five groups. Four of the groups will receive a single intramuscular dose of Protexia or saline placebo on Study Day 1 and will participate in the study for approximately 71 days. One of the groups will receive two intramuscular doses of Protexia or saline placebo - one dose on Study Day 1 and the second dose on Study Day 72. This group will participate in the study for approximately 142 days.

All volunteers will remain at the study site as an inpatient for three days after they are dosed and will be monitored closely by the study doctors and staff. After that, volunteers will return to the study site as outpatients at predetermined intervals. Groups 1, 2, 4, 5 will have a total of 6 follow-up visits and Group 3 will have a total of 12 follow-up visits.

It is expected that this study will provide important information on the safety and tolerabiity of Protexia at one and two doses.

Detailed Description

Protexia is a pegylated form of recombinant human butyrylcholinesterase (PEG-rBChE). Butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) is a naturally-occurring enzyme found in minute quantities in the blood. PharmAthene produces PEG-rBChE from the milk of transgenic goats. The enzyme is purified from the goat milk, formulated and pegylated to create Protexia.

This is a dose escalation study of five dose levels of Protexia. Safety data through 14 days post-dosing will be evaluated by an independent Safety Monitoring Committee (SMC) prior to escalating to a higher dose. The safety and tolerability of Protexia will be assessed using the DMID Adult Toxicity Table, May 2001 (Appendix D).

If a dose limiting toxicity (DLT) is identified in any dosing group, dosing will be suspended until the AE(s) is/are assessed. The SMC will determine if the study can continue or if the previous dose will be declared the maximum tolerated dose (MTD). It is possible that an additional dosing group at a dose midway between the previous dosing group and the dose level that exceeded the MTD may be enrolled after consultation and agreement of the SMC.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 1
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Condition  ICMJE Intervention for Nerve Agent Exposure
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Biological: Protexia
    Single 50 mg IM dose
    Other Name: PEG-rBChE
  • Biological: Protexia
    Single 100 mg dose
    Other Name: PEG-rBChE
  • Biological: Protexia
    Two 250 mg doses, IM, one at Day 1 and one at Day 72
    Other Name: PEG-rBChE
  • Biological: Protexia
    Single 500 mg dose, IM
    Other Name: PEG-rBChE
  • Biological: Protexia
    Single 750 mg dose, IM
    Other Name: PEG-rBChE
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Experimental: 1

    Six volunteers total.

    Randomized such that four volunteers will receive Protexia as a single 50 mg dose and two volunteers will receive saline placebo of the same volume on Study Day 1.

    Volunteers to be followed for approximately 71 days total.

    Intervention: Biological: Protexia
  • Experimental: 2

    Six volunteers total.

    Randomized such that four volunteers will receive Protexia as a single 100 mg dose and two volunteers will receive saline placebo of the same volume on Study Day 1.

    Volunteers to be followed for approximately 71 days total.

    Intervention: Biological: Protexia
  • Experimental: 3

    Eight volunteers total.

    Randomized such that six volunteers will receive Protexia as a single 250 mg dose and two volunteers will receive saline placebo of the same volume on Study Days 1 and 72.

    Volunteers to be followed for approximately 142 days total.

    Intervention: Biological: Protexia
  • Experimental: 4

    Six volunteers total.

    Randomized such that four volunteers will receive Protexia as a single 500 mg dose and two volunteers will receive saline placebo of the same volume on Study Day 1.

    Volunteers to be followed for approximately 71 days total.

    Intervention: Biological: Protexia
  • Experimental: 5

    Six volunteers total.

    Randomized such that four volunteers will receive Protexia as a single 750 mg dose and two volunteers will receive saline placebo of the same volume on Study Day 1.

    Volunteers to be followed for approximately 71 days total.

    Intervention: Biological: Protexia
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 16, 2010)
33
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: August 28, 2008)
32
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE November 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date July 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy male or female volunteers aged 18 to 55 years
  • Willing to give written informed consent to participate in the study and to comply with all study requirements and procedures
  • In the opinion of the Investigator, in generally good health, based upon pre-study medical history, physical examination, electrocardiogram (ECG) and laboratory tests
  • Normal clinical chemistry, hematology and urinalysis results or clinically insignificant values during screening evaluations
  • Women of childbearing potential may be enrolled if one of the following criteria applies:

    • Using effective contraception (e.g., injectable, transdermal, vaginal ring, oral contraceptives, IUD or barrier methods) for at least three months prior to study entry, must have maintained a normal menstrual pattern for the 3 months prior to study entry and agree to continue contraception for the duration of their participation in the study.
    • Females using injectable, transdermal, vaginal ring, oral contraceptives or an IUD must agree to augment this with a barrier method for the duration of their participation in the study.
    • Is sexually abstinent
    • Is monogamous with a vasectomized partner
    • Is postmenopausal (i.e., no cycle for at least the previous 24 months and is of menopausal age (> 45 years)
    • Has not had a menstrual cycle for 12 to 24 months and is of menopausal age as described above
    • Is surgically sterilized
    • Has had a total hysterectomy a minimum of 3 months prior to dosing on Day 1
  • Females with a negative urine pregnancy test at study Screening and a negative serum pregnancy test on admission to the Phase I unit at Day -1

    • Females in Group 3 will also require a negative serum pregnancy test on Day 71 prior to receiving Dose 2
  • Sexually active male subjects may be enrolled if one of the following criteria applies:

    • Has had a vasectomy
    • Using condoms and whose partner is using an acceptable form of contraception (IUD, oral contraceptives, birth control patch or vaginal ring, injectable or implanted contraceptives, or tubal ligation [surgical sterilization]) for the duration of the study
    • Is sexually abstinent
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) 19 to 29, inclusive
  • Abstinence from alcohol for 24 hours prior to study drug administration until discharge from the Phase I unit on Day 4

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to provide Informed Consent
  • Drug or alcohol abuse requiring treatment within 12 months of study screening
  • Positive drug result at time of study screening or positive alcohol result at Day -1 (and Day 71 for Group 3 subjects)
  • Use of cholinesterase inhibitors within 21 days of dosing
  • Receipt of fresh frozen plasma within three months of study screening
  • Allergy to milk or milk derived products
  • History of allergic reaction to procainamide or to its metabolite, p-aminobenzoic acid
  • Diagnosis of myasthenia gravis
  • Participation in any trial of an investigational agent within 30 days of study screening
  • Previous receipt of any investigational BChE product
  • Clinically significant medical or psychiatric condition that, in the opinion of the Investigator, may impair study participation
  • ECG with evidence of clinically significant conduction abnormalities or active ischemia at time of study screening
  • Donation of one or more pints of blood within 30 days prior to study screening
  • Known serum positivity for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibodies, hepatitis B or hepatitis C
  • Extensive tattooing which would preclude adequate assessment at the injection site(s)
  • Females who are pregnant and/or breast feeding
  • Use of systemic immunosuppressive agents, such as used to treat Alzheimer's Disease, within 3 months of dosing
  • Use of dietary or herbal supplements within 3 months of dosing
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE Yes
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00744146
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE QOPK 4439
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Valerie Riddle, M.D., Vice President and Medical Director, PharmAthene, Inc.
Study Sponsor  ICMJE PharmAthene, Inc.
Collaborators  ICMJE
  • United States Department of Defense
  • Quintiles, Inc.
  • QPS, LLC
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Ralph A Schutz, MD Quintiles, Inc.
PRS Account PharmAthene, Inc.
Verification Date September 2010

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