Don't get left behind! The modernized is coming. Check it out now.
Say goodbye to!
The new site is coming soon - go to the modernized
Working… Menu

KBP-201 COVID-19 Vaccine Trial in Healthy Volunteers

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: NCT04473690
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 16, 2020
Last Update Posted : November 14, 2022
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
KBio Inc

Brief Summary:
This is an First In Human (FIH), observer-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel group study to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of KBP-COVID-19 plus CPG adjuvant vaccine in healthy adult subjects in 2 age groups, Part A (18-49 years) and Part B (50-85 years).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Covid19 Biological: Low Dose of KBP-COVID-19 Biological: High Dose of KBP-COVID-19 Biological: Placebo Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Subjects will be screened up to 14 days (Day -14 to Day -1) before randomization.

Approximately 90 eligible healthy adults ages 18-49 years (inclusive) will be enrolled for Part A and 90 eligible healthy seronegative adults ages 50-85 years will be enrolled for Part B.

Sentinel dosing (three subjects in each group) will be utilized in this FIH study. Sentinel cohorts will be used for the following groups:

Part A (18-49 years) low dose Part B (50-85 years) low dose Part A (18-49 years) high dose Part B (50-85 years) high dose

Overall, subjects will be randomized in a 1:1:1 ratio to receive study vaccine or placebo by IM injection on Days 1 and 22.

All study visits will be conducted at the clinical sites on an outpatient basis. Subjects will participate in the study for approximately 1 year from the first dose.

Layout table for study information
Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 101 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Phase I/II, First-in-human, Observer-blinded, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Parallel Group Study to Evaluate the Safety and Immunogenicity of TAP-COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine With CpG Adjuvant in Healthy Adults Aged 18-49 and 50-85
Actual Study Start Date : December 30, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 31, 2022
Actual Study Completion Date : October 14, 2022

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Low Dose KBP-COVID-19 and adjuvant

Two age groups.

Part A (18-49 years).

Part B (50-85 years).

All subjects in these groups will receive the low dose of KBP-COVID-19

Biological: Low Dose of KBP-COVID-19
Low Dose of KBP-COVID-19 and adjuvant

Experimental: High Dose KBP-COVID-19 and adjuvant

Two age groups.

Part A (18-49 years).

Part B (50-85 years).

All subjects in these groups will receive the high dose of KBP-COVID-19

Biological: High Dose of KBP-COVID-19
High Dose of KBP-COVID-19 and adjuvant

Placebo Comparator: Placebo

Two age groups.

Part A (18-49 years).

Part B (50-85 years).

All subjects in these groups will receive placebo

Biological: Placebo
Buffered saline solution

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Solicited Administration site reactions [ Time Frame: 7 days after vaccination ]
    Occurrence of Adverse Events

  2. Solicited systemic events [ Time Frame: 7 days after vaccination ]
    Occurrence of Adverse Events

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Unsolicited Adverse Events and medically attended adverse events [ Time Frame: 43 days after vaccination ]
    Safety Endpoints

  2. Serious Adverse Events, Medically Attended Adverse Events and New Onset Chronic Diseae [ Time Frame: 365 days after vaccination ]
    Safety Endpoints

  3. Vaccine ELISA and neutralizing antibody titers for each treatment group [ Time Frame: Baseline, Day 8, 15, 22, 29, 43, 90, 181, 273, 365 ]

  4. Seroconversion rates [ Time Frame: Days 8, 15, 22, 29, 43, 90, 181, 273, 365 ]

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.

Layout table for eligibility information
Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Subject read, understood, and signed the informed consent form (ICF).
  2. Healthy adult males and females 18-49 years of age (Part A) or 50-85 years of age (Part B), inclusive, at screening.
  3. RT-PCR negative at time of screening.
  4. Body mass index (BMI) of ≥ 18 and ≤ 30 kg/m2 at screening. BMI = weight (kg)/(height [m])2.
  5. Must be in general good health before study participation with no clinically relevant abnormalities that could interfere with study assessments.
  6. Women of childbearing potential (WOCBP) and men whose sexual partners are WOCBP must be able and willing to use at least 1 highly effective method of contraception (ie, include hysterectomy, bilateral salpingectomy, and bilateral oophorectomy, hormonal oral [in combination with male condoms with spermicide], transdermal, implant, or injection, barrier [ie, condom, diaphragm with spermicide]; intrauterine device; vasectomized partner [6 months minimum], clinically sterile partner; or abstinence) during the study. A female subject is considered to be a WOCBP after menarche and until she is in a postmenopausal state for 12 consecutive months (without an alternative medical cause) or otherwise permanently sterile. Note: Subjects not of childbearing potential are not required to use any other forms of contraception during the study. Non-childbearing potential is defined as subject confirmed:

    • Surgical sterilization (eg, bilateral oophorectomy, bilateral salpingectomy, bilateral occlusion by cautery [Essure System is not acceptable], hysterectomy, or tubal ligation).
    • Postmenopausal (defined as permanent cessation of menstruation for at least 12 consecutive months prior to screening) with FSH ≥ 30 mIU/mL at screening.
  7. WOCBP must have a negative urine pregnancy test before each vaccination.
  8. Must be able to attend all visits, including unscheduled visits if respiratory symptoms develop during the study, for the duration of the study and comply with all study procedures, including daily completion of the Diary Card for 7 days after each injection.

Exclusion Criteria

  1. History of an acute or chronic medical condition including dementia that, in the opinion of the Investigator, would render vaccination unsafe or would interfere with the evaluation of responses. Chronic conditions that are NOT included on the Center for Disease Control's list of subjects at higher risk for severe illness from SARS-CoV-2 are acceptable if the condition has been stable for the 3 months prior to vaccine administration (Day 1), with no medication changes, and no hospitalization in the past 6 months.
  2. History of any medical conditions that place subjects at higher risk for severe illness due to SARS-CoV-2 including but not limited to cancer, chronic kidney disease at any stage, chronic lung disease, dementia or other neurological conditions, diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2), Down syndrome, heart conditions, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, immunocompromised state (weakened immune system), liver disease, overweight/obesity, pregnancy, sickle cell disease or thalassemia, smoker (current or former), transplants (solid organ or blood stem cell), stroke or cerebrovascular disease, and substance use disorders.
  3. History of ongoing clinical condition or medication or treatments that may adversely affect the immune system.
  4. Individuals who are PCR positive for SARS-CoV-2 at screening or prior to second dose of TAP-COVID-19 vaccine.
  5. Individuals who are at increased risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 (eg, healthcare workers, emergency responders).
  6. Close contact of anyone known to have SARS-CoV-2 infection within 30 days prior to vaccine administration.
  7. Living in a group care facility (eg, assisted living or nursing home).
  8. Individuals with any elevated (Grade 1 or higher) laboratory test assessed as clinically significant for age by the Investigator at screening.
  9. Individuals with any elevated (Grade 1 or higher) liver function enzyme at screening,
  10. Active neoplastic disease (excluding nonmelanoma skin cancer that was successfully treated) or a history of any hematological malignancy. "Active" is defined as having received treatment within the past 5 years.
  11. Long-term (greater than 2 weeks) use of oral or parenteral steroids, high-dose inhaled steroids (>800 μg/day of beclomethasone dipropionate or equivalent), or immunomodulatory drugs within 6 months before screening (nasal and topical steroids are allowed).
  12. History of autoimmune, inflammatory disease, or potential immune-mediated medical conditions (Appendix B).
  13. Women currently pregnant, lactating, or planning a pregnancy between enrollment and 181 days after randomization.
  14. History of Guillain-Barré Syndrome.
  15. History of anaphylactic-type reaction to injected vaccines.
  16. Known or suspected hypersensitivity to 1 or more of the components of the vaccine, including thimerosal, tobacco, and CpG adjuvant.
  17. History of alcohol abuse, illicit drug use, physical dependence to any opioid, or any history of drug abuse or addiction within 12 months of screening.
  18. Acute illness or fever within 3 days before study enrollment (enrollment may be delayed for full recovery if acceptable to the Investigator).
  19. Individuals currently participating or planning to participate in a study that involves an experimental agent (vaccine, drug, biologic, device, or medication); or who have received an experimental agent within 1 month (3 months for immunoglobulins) before enrollment in this study; or who expect to receive another experimental agent during participation in this study.
  20. Receipt of immunoglobulin or another blood product within the 3 months before enrollment in this study or those who expect to receive immunoglobulin or another blood product during this study.
  21. Individuals who intend to donate blood within 6 months after the first vaccination.
  22. Individuals using prescription medications for prophylaxis of SARS-CoV-2.
  23. Individuals who plan to receive another vaccine within the first 3 months of the study except influenza vaccine which should not be given within 2 weeks of study vaccine.
  24. Receipt of any other approved SARS CoV 2 vaccine prior to the first study vaccine or within 90 days after administration of the first study vaccine.
  25. Receipt of any other experimental coronavirus vaccine at any time prior to or during the study.
  26. Receipt of any investigational vaccine or drug within 1 month of enrollment and through the end of the study (1 year after first vaccination).
  27. Plan to travel outside the subjects' country of residence from enrollment through Day 43.
  28. History of surgery or major trauma within 12 weeks of screening, or surgery planned during the study.
  29. Significant blood loss (>450 mL) or has donated 1 or more units of blood or plasma within 6 weeks prior to study participation.
  30. Strenuous activity (as assessed by the Investigator) within 48 hours prior to dosing (Days 1 and 22).
  31. A positive urine drug screen without evidence of corresponding prescribed concomitant medication(s) at Screening.
  32. Positive alcohol screen.
  33. Positive screen for HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies, hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), or hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody.
  34. Involved in the planning or conduct of this study.
  35. Unwilling or unlikely to comply with the requirements of the study.
  36. Subject is an employee, contractor, friend of or relative of any employee of Sponsor, contract research organization (CRO), study site or site affiliate.

Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT04473690

Layout table for location information
United States, Florida
Palm Beach Research Center
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States, 33409
United States, Idaho
Velocity Clinical Research
Meridian, Idaho, United States, 83642
United States, North Carolina
PMG Research of Winston-Salem
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27103
United States, Texas
PanAmerican Clinical Research
Brownsville, Texas, United States, 78520
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78209
DM Clinical Research
Tomball, Texas, United States, 77375
Canada, Burlington/Ontario
LMC Manna Research
Burlington, Burlington/Ontario, Canada, L7M 441
Canada, Point Claire, Quebec
LMC Manna Research
Montréal, Point Claire, Quebec, Canada, H9R 45B
Sponsors and Collaborators
KBio Inc
Layout table for investigator information
Study Director: Hugh Haydon Kentucky BioProcessing
Layout table for additonal information
Responsible Party: KBio Inc Identifier: NCT04473690    
Other Study ID Numbers: KBP-201
First Posted: July 16, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 14, 2022
Last Verified: November 2022
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: Plan is to share study data by dosing group in publications

Layout table for additional information
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by KBio Inc:
Covid19 Vaccine
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Layout table for MeSH terms
Pneumonia, Viral
Respiratory Tract Infections
Virus Diseases
Coronavirus Infections
Coronaviridae Infections
Nidovirales Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases