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AC6 Gene Transfer in Patients With Reduced Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Heart Failure (FLOURISH)

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: NCT03360448
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Clinical development plans and strategy for RT-100 being re-evaluated)
First Posted : December 4, 2017
Last Update Posted : June 7, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Renova Therapeutics

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE November 13, 2017
First Posted Date  ICMJE December 4, 2017
Last Update Posted Date June 7, 2019
Estimated Study Start Date  ICMJE June 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date June 2020   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: November 27, 2017)
Heart Failure Hospitalizations [ Time Frame: Baseline to 12 months ]
Reduce the event rate of all (first and repeat) heart failure hospitalizations
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: November 27, 2017)
  • Cardiovascular (CV) Death [ Time Frame: Baseline to 12 months ]
    Reduce the event rate of cardiovascular (CV) death
  • All Cause Death [ Time Frame: Baseline to 12 months ]
    Reduce the event rate of death (regardless of cause)
  • New York Heart Association (NYHA) Functional Classification [ Time Frame: Baseline to 12 months ]
    Improve NYHA functional classification
  • All Heart Failure (HF) Events [ Time Frame: Baseline to 12 months ]
    Reduce the event rate of all heart failure (HF) events
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures
 (submitted: November 27, 2017)
  • Echocardiographic Parameters [ Time Frame: Baseline to 12 months ]
    Improve echocardiographic parameters of left ventricular systolic and diastolic functions.
  • Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ) [ Time Frame: Baseline to 12 months ]
    Improve clinical summary score for heart failure (HF) symptoms and physical limitations as assessed by KCCQ. Scores will be calculated according to the guidance provided by CV Outcomes Inc.
  • Six Minute Walk Distance [ Time Frame: Baseline to 12 months ]
    Improve the six-minute walk distance (6MWD) using the standard according to the American Thoracic Society March 2002 Guidelines using a 100 foot hallway or corridor
  • Borg Dyspena Score [ Time Frame: Baseline to 12 months ]
    Improve the Borg dyspnea score. The Borg Scale will be used (0-10, 0 = nothing at all, 10 = very, very severe)
  • NT-proBNP [ Time Frame: Baseline to 3 and 12 months ]
    Improve N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP)
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Same as current
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE AC6 Gene Transfer in Patients With Reduced Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Heart Failure
Official Title  ICMJE Randomized, Phase 3, Placebo-Controlled Double-Blind, Multicenter Trial of a One Time Intracoronary Administration of Ad5.hAC6 Gene Transfer for Patients With Reduced Left Ventricular Heart Failure
Brief Summary To determine the safety and efficacy of an intracoronary injection of adenovirus 5 encoding human adenylyl cyclase 6 (RT-100) in patients with heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HFrEF) in a Phase 3 clinical trial.
Detailed Description This is a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded Phase 3 clinical trial using a one-time intracoronary injection of Ad5.hAC6 (or placebo) to determine safety and efficacy in patients with documented HFrEF.
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 3
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description:
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Masking Description:
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Heart Failure
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Drug: Ad5.hAC6
    1:1 randomization (Ad5.hAC6 : placebo) - intracoronary delivery
    Other Name: RT-100
  • Drug: Placebo
    1:1 randomization (Ad5.hAC6 : placebo) - intracoronary delivery
    Other Name: 3% sucrose
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Experimental: Experimental
    Ad5.hAC6: Intracoronary delivery of adenovirus encoding human adenylyl cyclase type 6
    Intervention: Drug: Ad5.hAC6
  • Placebo Comparator: Placebo Comparator
    Placebo: Intracoronary delivery of formulation buffer ( 3% sucrose)
    Intervention: Drug: Placebo
Publications * Hammond HK, Penny WF, Traverse JH, Henry TD, Watkins MW, Yancy CW, Sweis RN, Adler ED, Patel AN, Murray DR, Ross RS, Bhargava V, Maisel A, Barnard DD, Lai NC, Dalton ND, Lee ML, Narayan SM, Blanchard DG, Gao MH. Intracoronary Gene Transfer of Adenylyl Cyclase 6 in Patients With Heart Failure: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Cardiol. 2016 May 1;1(2):163-71. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2016.0008.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Withdrawn
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: June 5, 2019)
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: November 27, 2017)
Estimated Study Completion Date  ICMJE June 2023
Estimated Primary Completion Date June 2020   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age 18 to 80 years, inclusive, with history of heart failure (HF).
  2. Current HF symptoms with NYHA Functional Classification Class II to IV (inclusive) at Screening (Visit 1).
  3. Currently receiving optimally tolerated standard of care HF medical therapy as defined by the American Heart Association (AHA)/American College of Cardiology (ACC) Heart Failure guidelines and Focused Update along with an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEi)/angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB), diuretics and sacubitril/valsartan for 4 weeks or longer, without change in drug therapy or dosage regimen, prior to Visit 1 (and continued same HF therapy through Visit 2).
  4. Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF) ≥ 10 to ≤ 35% as determined by Screening echocardiogram (ECHO).
  5. NT pro BNP ≥ 400 pg/mL.
  6. If subject has had coronary artery bypass surgery, then at least one conduit must be patent and therefore be amendable for test article.
  7. Women of child bearing capacity must have a negative pregnancy test before 2 days of test article administration and must not be currently breastfeeding or nursing, and female and male patients must be willing to use birth control for 12 weeks after test article administration if the female partner is of child bearing capacity. Acceptable methods of effective birth control include total sexual abstinence; a condom with spermicide (men) in combination with barrier methods (diaphragm, cervical cap or cervical sponge); hormonal birth control (oral or injectable contraceptives); intrauterine devices; or surgical sterilization (vasectomy and testing that shows there is no sperm in the semen for men and bilateral tubal ligation +/- oophorectomy for women).
  8. Willing to provide informed consent consistent with International Conference on Harmonisation Good Clinical Practices.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Use of intravenous (IV) vasodilatory or inotropic therapy within 24 hours prior to Visit 2.
  2. Unstable angina within 3 months of Visit 1.
  3. Coronary revascularization planned or predicted within 6 months prior to Visit 1.
  4. Subjects who are candidates for revascularization are not considered appropriate for this trial; therefore, if a subject has Ischemia of viable myocardium > 15% and is a candidate for revascularization, this subject would not be eligible to participate in this trial.
  5. Myocardial infarction within 6 months prior to Screening (Visit 1). Myocardial infarction is defined by documented evidence of a rise and/or fall of cardiac biomarker values (preferably cardiac troponin) with at least one value above the 99th percentile upper reference limit, and either ischemic symptoms, electrocardiogram changes, imaging evidence of loss of viable myocardium or new regional wall motion abnormality, or identification of an intracoronary thrombus by coronary angiography.
  6. Thrombocytopenia (< 100,000 platelets/µL) or bleeding diathesis.
  7. Stroke or transient ischemic attack within 6 months prior to Screening (Visit 1).
  8. Use of sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  9. Cardiac:

    1. Biopsy documenting reversible cause of cardiomyopathy within 6 months of Visit 1 (Screening) if available as part of patient's prior cardiac history.
    2. Acute cardiac decompensation.
    3. If coronary angiogram within 6 months, with a presence of untreated severe three vessel coronary disease or unprotected left main coronary artery disease or coronary anatomy unsuitable for study procedure (eg, arterial tortuosity, etc) prior to Randomization (Visit 2).
    4. Use of IV diuretics within 12 hours of Randomization (Visit 2).
    5. Hemodynamically significant untreated valvular heart disease based on the AHA/ACC Valvular Heart Disease Guidelines.
    6. Current evidence of restrictive, peripartum, viral, infectious, infiltrative, or inflammatory cardiomyopathy.
    7. Significant pericardial effusion at Screening (Visit 1) or at the time of test article administration.
    8. Current untreated ventricular arrhythmias.
    9. Currently awaiting planned heart transplantation or ventricular assist device.
    10. Congenital heart disease (other than small or hemodynamically non significant ventricular septal defect or atrial septal defect).
    11. Device therapy as noted below:

    i. Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), or CRT-D/P, is not allowed within 6 months of implantation.

    ii. Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator or pacemaker implantation is not allowed if implanted < 30 days prior to Screening (Visit 1).

    iii. CardioMems device is not allowed.

    l. Systolic blood pressure ≥ 160 mm Hg or < 90 mm Hg at Visit 1 or 2.

    m. Diastolic blood pressure ≥ 95 mm Hg at Visit 1 or 2.

  10. 6 Minute Walk Test (6MWT):

    1. Inability to perform the 6MWT for reasons unrelated to heart failure (eg, physical limitations, peripheral vascular disease).
    2. Distance walked in 6MWT (6MWD) < 100 m
  11. Pulmonary:

    1. Pulmonary disease requiring oxygen therapy;
    2. Severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; restrictive lung disease.
  12. Upper respiratory infection within 4 weeks of Screening (Visit 1).
  13. History of organ transplant.
  14. Viral syndrome with fever ≥101° Fahrenheit (patient may be reconsidered for enrollment 4 weeks following resolution of viral syndrome).
  15. History of human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, history of hepatitis C virus, or immunosuppressed by medicines (corticosteroids, methotrexate, cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine).
  16. Presence of eGFR ≤ 30 mL/min/1.73 m2 using the Cockcroft Gault equation.
  17. Patients with life expectancy < 1 year.
  18. Documented Child Pugh B or C hepatic disease.
  19. Body Mass Index ≥ 40 kg/m2.
  20. Participation in any other clinical trial or registry within 30 days prior to Randomization (Visit 2).
  21. Hemoglobin ≤ 10 gm/dL.
  22. Prior history of malignancy.
  23. Prior history of gene transfer.
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Not Provided
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT03360448
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE RT-01-HF-REF
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Plan Description: Blinded study - de-identified participant data to become available after completion of study.
Responsible Party Renova Therapeutics
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Renova Therapeutics
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE Not Provided
PRS Account Renova Therapeutics
Verification Date June 2019

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