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Efficacy and Safety of a PIKA Rabies Vaccine Containing the PIKA Adjuvant With an Accelerated Regimen

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: NCT02956421
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 6, 2016
Last Update Posted : November 8, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yisheng Biopharma (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE November 3, 2016
First Posted Date  ICMJE November 6, 2016
Last Update Posted Date November 8, 2016
Study Start Date  ICMJE February 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date October 2016   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: November 3, 2016)
  • Titer level of Rabies Virus Neutralizing Antibody (RVNA) from serum at accelerated regimen [ Time Frame: 42 days ]
    Evaluation of the accelerated regimen is studied to check if the levels of anti-rabies antibodies (serum RVNA titer) will be better than a classic course with control commercialized vaccine.
  • Identification of any adverse events for all the treatment groups [ Time Frame: 42 days ]
    Assessment of safety based on the identification of any adverse events for all the treatment groups, Group A, Group B and Group C through to the end of the study at day 42.
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: November 3, 2016)
Number of subjects in Group B who has higher RVNA titre level on Day 7 when compared to classic course. [ Time Frame: Day 7 ]
To analyze the titer level of RVNA from serum at day 7 after the first injection and with RVNA titer meeting the 0.5 IU(International units) /ml World Health Organization (WHO) requirement
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 Efficacy and Safety of a PIKA Rabies Vaccine Containing the PIKA Adjuvant With an Accelerated Regimen
Official Title  ICMJE Phase II Study to Determine the Efficacy and Safety of PIKA Rabies Vaccine Containing the PIKA Adjuvant With an Accelerated Regimen
Brief Summary Phase II clinical study for an investigational PIKA(Polyinosinic Polycytidylic Acid Based Adjuvant) rabies vaccine comprising Inactivated and Purified Rabies Virus (IPRV) and the PIKA adjuvant. The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety profile of the vaccine composition in healthy adult volunteers under the accelerated regimen. The secondary objective is to achieve higher seroconversion of the vaccine under accelerated regimen at Day 7.
Detailed Description

A multi-center, open labelled, randomized study in healthy naïve adult subjects. Subjects were randomly assigned to groups A (60) and B (60). Group A as a control arm of the study, had received a commercially available rabies vaccine, RABIPUR®. Group B had received doses of the investigational PIKA rabies vaccine in an accelerated regimen.

Group A followed the vaccine regimen of (1-1-1-1),one injection on days 0, 3, 7 and 14 was administered respectively. Group B received the accelerated regimen (2-2-1), two injections on both days 0 and 3 were administered in different arms; and only one injection was administered on day 7.

Each vaccine dose comprise 1.0 ml of PIKA rabies vaccine for Group B and 1.0 ml of RABIPUR® for Group A after reconstitution. The route of administration is intramuscular injection, given in the deltoid region of the arm.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 2
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Condition  ICMJE Rabies
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Biological: RABIPUR®
    Biological rabies vaccine
  • Biological: PIKA rabies vaccine
    Biological rabies vaccine
    Other Name: PIKA rabies vaccine with PIKA adjuvant
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Active Comparator: RABIPUR®
    Comparator vaccine RABIPUR® Healthy volunteers received rabies vaccination intramuscularly on days 0,3,7 and 14
    Intervention: Biological: RABIPUR®
  • Experimental: PIKA Rabies vaccine
    PIKA Rabies vaccine with an accelerated regimen Healthy volunteers received rabies vaccination intramuscularly on days 0 (2 Doses), 3 (2 Doses), and day 7 (1 Dose)
    Intervention: Biological: PIKA rabies vaccine
Publications * Kalimuddin S, Wijaya L, Chan YFZ, Wong AWL, Oh HML, Wang LF, Kassim JA, Zhao J, Shi Z, Low JG. A phase II randomized study to determine the safety and immunogenicity of the novel PIKA rabies vaccine containing the PIKA adjuvant using an accelerated regimen. Vaccine. 2017 Dec 18;35(51):7127-7132. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.10.097. Epub 2017 Nov 22.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: November 3, 2016)
Original Actual Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE October 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date October 2016   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Informed consent form has been signed and dated
  • Able to attend all scheduled visits and comply with all trial procedures.
  • Never received rabies vaccine before.
  • Refrain from blood donation during the course of the study.
  • Able to attend all scheduled visits and comply with all trial procedures.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • For women who are pregnant and breast-feeding
  • Previous vaccination against rabies (in pre- or post-exposure regimen) with either the trial vaccine or another vaccine
  • History of allergies to the medicine (S), convulsions, epilepsy, mental illness and brain disease and clear serious systemic reaction
  • Known bleeding disorder or suspected impairment of immunologic function, or receipt of immunosuppressive therapy or immunoglobulin since birth
  • Participation in any other interventional clinical trial
  • Donation of blood within the last 2 months or who have donated plasma within the last 14 days
  • Patient with clinical signs of encephalitis
  • Recipient of any vaccine in the 4 weeks preceding the first trial vaccination, except for influenza vaccination
  • Planned participation in another clinical trial during the present trial period
  • Concomitant use or at high probability of expected concomitant use during the planned study of medication such as immune suppressants, steroids, non-study vaccine or similar substances
  • Use of any investigational or non-registered drug or vaccine other than the study vaccine(s) within 30 days preceding the first dose of study vaccine, or planned use during the study period.
  • Administration of immunoglobulins and/or any blood products within 3 months prior to the first dose of study vaccine or planned administration during the study period.
  • History of allergic disease or reactions likely to be exacerbated by any component of the study vaccines.
  • Any confirmed or suspected immunosuppressive or immunodeficient condition, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
  • Uncontrolled acute or chronic, clinically significant pulmonary, cardiovascular, hepatic or renal functional abnormality, as determined by medical history or physical examination.
  • Chronic administration of immuno-suppressants or other immune-modifying drugs within 3 months prior to the first vaccine dose.
  • Clinical Manifestation of Metabolic, blood system, lungs, heart, the gastrointestinal tract, nervous system, kidneys, urinary system, endocrine, liver disease or malignant tumor
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 21 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE Yes
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Singapore
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT02956421
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE RV001-II
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE
Plan to Share IPD: No
Responsible Party Yisheng Biopharma (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Yisheng Biopharma (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Limin Wijaya Singapore General Hospital
PRS Account Yisheng Biopharma (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Verification Date November 2016

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