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A New Anthrax Vaccine Administered by the Intramuscular (IM) Route in Healthy Adults

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00057525
First Posted: April 7, 2003
Last Update Posted: June 30, 2011
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Information provided by:
DynPort Vaccine Company LLC, A CSC Company
  Purpose
This study will provide preliminary safety and comparative immunogenicity data for the E.coli derived rPA vaccine administered by intramuscular (IM) injection at Day 0 and Month 1.Doses will range from 5 μg to 100 μg rPA, and at each dose-level, rPA will either be combined with phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) or adsorbed to Alhydrogel.

Condition Intervention Phase
Anthrax Biological: Anthrax Biological: Alhdryogel or PBS Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Phase 1 Study of Safety and Immunogenicity of E. Coli-Derived Recombinant Protective Antigen (rPA), a New Anthrax Vaccine Administered by the Intramuscular (IM) Route in Healthy Adults

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Further study details as provided by DynPort Vaccine Company LLC, A CSC Company:

Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: April 2003
Study Completion Date: August 2004
Primary Completion Date: April 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Anthrax vaccine with or without PBS
Administor 1 dose 5 μg rPA with PBS (5 Volunteers)
Biological: Anthrax
Doses will range from 5 _g to 100 _g rPA, and at each dose-level, rPA will either be combined with phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) or adsorbed to Alhydrogel
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Doses will range from 5 _g to 100 _g rPA, and at each dose-level, rPA will either be combinedwith phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) or adsorbed to Alhydrogel
Biological: Alhdryogel or PBS
Doses will range from 5 _g to 100 _g rPA, and at each dose-level, rPA will either be combined with phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) or adsorbed to Alhydrogel

Detailed Description:
This is a safety study with an open-label part (2 groups), followed by a dose-ranging part evaluating safety and immunogenicity using a double-blind, sequential-group design with randomization and placebo-control within each of the 6 groups. Volunteers in each dose group will receive two IM injections at Day 0 and Month 1
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Volunteers are eligible for this study if they meet all the following criteria:

  • Citizens of the U.S.
  • Age 18 to 40 years.
  • For women, a negative serum pregnancy test will be required at study entry and within 24 hours prior to each vaccination, as well as verbal assurance that adequate birth control measures are applied prior to initial vaccination and for 3 months after the last vaccination.
  • Good health as determined by medical history, physical examination, and clinical judgment.
  • Normal Baseline Clinical Laboratory Values at screening including:

    • Complete Blood Count (CBC) including:
    • White Blood Cell Count: 3.8 -10.8
    • Red Blood Cell Count (Mill/MCL)
    • Male: 4.20 - 5.80
    • Female: 3.80 - 5.10
    • Hemoglobin (G/DL)
    • Male: 13.2 - 17.1
    • Female: 11.7 - 15.5
    • Hematocrit (%)
    • Male: 38.5- 50.0
    • Female: 35.0 - 45.0
    • Platelet Count: 140 - 440 (THOUS/MCL)
    • Differential
    • Urine dipstick for protein and blood: negative or trace. If either is ≥ 1+, obtain complete urinalysis (UA). If microscopic UA confirms evidence of hematuria or proteinuria ≥ 1+, the volunteer is ineligible.
    • Negative serology for HIV infection (ELISA test).
    • CPK within normal limits
    • Hepatic Function Tests including AST, ALT, ALK PHOS.
    • Total bilirubin, BUN, serum creatinine, serum electrolytes
  • Availability for at least 13 months of follow-up from the time of the screening visit.
  • Successful completion of the Test of Understanding defined as 90% correct with three opportunities to take test. Errors will be reviewed with volunteer after each test.
  • Commitment for trial participation and signature of the approved consent form.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00057525


Locations
United States, Maryland
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research / Henry M. Jackson Foundation Vaccine Clinical Research Center, 1600 East Gude Dr
Rockville, Maryland, United States, 20850
Sponsors and Collaborators
DynPort Vaccine Company LLC, A CSC Company
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Merlin L Robb, MD Walter Reed Army Institute of Research / Henry M. Jackson Foundation Vaccine Clinical Research Center, 1600 East Gude Dr., Rockville, MD 20850
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Chief Medical Officer, DynPort Vaccine Company, LLC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00057525     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: rPA-EC-02
Anthrax
First Submitted: April 3, 2003
First Posted: April 7, 2003
Last Update Posted: June 30, 2011
Last Verified: June 2011

Keywords provided by DynPort Vaccine Company LLC, A CSC Company:
Anthrax

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anthrax
Bacillaceae Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Vaccines
Aluminum Hydroxide
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Antacids
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Gastrointestinal Agents