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Safety and Efficacy of Fibrin Sealant Grifols (FS Grifols) During Parenchymous Tissue Open Surgeries

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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Grifols Biologicals Inc. ( Instituto Grifols, S.A. ) Identifier:
First received: December 18, 2012
Last updated: October 5, 2016
Last verified: October 2016
This study is designed to assess the safety and efficacy of fibrin sealant (FS) Grifols in patients undergoing open surgical procedures where bleeding may be present on parenchymous tissue (e.g., solid abdominal organs such as the liver). The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that FS Grifols is not inferior to commercially-available oxidized cellulose pads (Surgicel®) in providing benefit in the time to hemostasis (i.e, the stoppage of bleeding). This study has a Preliminary Part (I) for study teams to become familiar with the application of FS Grifols and a Primary Part (II) to assess the safety and efficacy of FS Grifols. In both parts of the study, patients will be randomized in a 1:1 ratio to either FS Grifols or Surgicel.

Condition Intervention Phase
Parenchymous Tissue Surgical Bleeding
Biological: Fibrin Sealant (FS) Grifols
Device: Surgicel®
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective, Single-blind, Randomized, Phase III Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Fibrin Sealant Grifols (FS Grifols) as an Adjunct to Hemostasis During Parenchymous Tissue Open Surgeries

Further study details as provided by Grifols Biologicals Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of subjects achieving hemostasis within four minutes after treatment start [ Time Frame: From start of treatment until 4 minutes after treatment start ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Subjects achieving hemostasis at the target bleeding site within 4 minutes following the start of treatment without the occurrence of re-bleeding until the completion of surgical closure.

Enrollment: 325
Study Start Date: December 2012
Study Completion Date: December 2015
Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Fibrin Sealant (FS) Grifols
Fibrin Sealant Grifols consisting of 3 mL fibrinogen and 3 mL thrombin in separate syringes assembled on a syringe holder (6 mL of solution in total).
Biological: Fibrin Sealant (FS) Grifols
Combination of 3 mL fibrinogen and 3 mL thrombin, in separate syringes assembled on a syringe holder (6 mL of solution in total), applied topically to the target bleeding site.
Active Comparator: Surgicel®
Surgicel® is a sterile, absorbable knitted fabric prepared by the controlled oxidation of regenerated cellulose.
Device: Surgicel®
Up to four Surgicel® sheets applied to the target bleeding site according to Package Insert instructions and the surgeon's usual clinical practice.
Other Names:
  • Fibrillar absorbable hemostat
  • Oxidized regenerated cellulose hemostat


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hemoglobin (Hgb) ≥ 8.0 g/dL at Baseline (within 24 hours prior to surgical procedure).
  • Require elective (non-emergency), open (non-laparoscopic), hepatic resection (anatomic or non-anatomic resections of at least one anatomical hepatic segment, or equivalent tissue volume).
  • A target bleeding site can be identified.
  • Target bleeding site is identified on the cut raw liver surface (resection area).
  • Target bleeding site has moderate bleeding according to the Investigator's judgment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Require hepatic resection due to trauma.
  • Infection in the anatomic surgical area.
  • History of severe (e.g. anaphylactic) reactions to blood or to any blood-derived product.
  • Previous known sensitivity to any FS Grifols component or any Surgicel® component.
  • Females who are pregnant or nursing a child at Baseline (within 24 hours prior to surgical procedure).
  • Receiving an organ transplant during the same surgical procedure.
  • Undergone a therapeutic surgical procedure within 30 days from the screening visit.
  • A target bleeding site cannot be identified.
  • The target bleeding site has a mild or severe bleeding.
  • Occurrence of major intraoperative complications that require resuscitation or deviation from the planned surgical procedure.
  • Application of any topical haemostatic material on the resection surface of the liver prior to application of study treatment.
  • Radiofrequency precoagulation of the liver resection surface, except focal use of radiofrequency as primary haemostatic treatment.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01754480

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Instituto Grifols, S.A.
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Responsible Party: Instituto Grifols, S.A. Identifier: NCT01754480     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IG1102 
Study First Received: December 18, 2012
Last Updated: October 5, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
Hungary: National Institute for Quality and Organizational Development in Healthcare and Medicines
Hungary: National Institute of Pharmacy
Serbia: Medicines and Medical Devices Agency
Russia: Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

Keywords provided by Grifols Biologicals Inc.:
Fibrin Sealant
Parenchymous tissue open surgery
Hepatic Resection
Oxidized cellulose pads

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fibrin Tissue Adhesive
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