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A Phase 2 Study of BTA798 in Asthmatic Adults With Symptomatic Human Rhinovirus Infection (RHINO)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Aviragen Therapeutics ( Biota Scientific Management Pty Ltd ) Identifier:
First received: August 3, 2010
Last updated: July 14, 2016
Last verified: July 2016

This study aims to evaluate the safety, tolerability and effectiveness of BTA798 on

  • shortening the length and reducing the symptoms of human rhinovirus infection (also known as the common cold),
  • controlling asthma symptoms, and
  • lowering the risk of asthma symptoms worsening in subjects with asthma.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: BTA798
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2 Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of BTA798 in Asthmatic Adults With Symptomatic Human Rhinovirus Infection

Further study details as provided by Aviragen Therapeutics:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Wisconsin Upper Respiratory Symptom Survey-21 (WURSS-21) Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Days 2-4 ]

Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: August 2010
Study Completion Date: March 2012
Primary Completion Date: March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: BTA798 Drug: BTA798
BTA798 twice daily
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
Placebo twice daily
Other Name: Glucose

Detailed Description:
Subjects with a previous diagnosis of asthma will be pre screened within 90 days prior to enrolment. If a subject develops symptoms of human rhinovirus (HRV) infection they will visit the site for assessment. Symptomatic subjects meeting all eligibility criteria will be invited to enroll.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and female subjects aged 18-70 years
  • Diagnosis of asthma consistent with Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) steps 1 to 3
  • Presumptive human rhinovirus infection

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current severe asthma exacerbation
  • Severe asthma, GINA steps 4 or higher
  • Uncontrolled or clinically significant medical condition, disease or event which could impact subject safety and/or study evaluations and/or compliance to the protocol
  • Current smoker, ex-smoker of <1 year, or history of smoking >/=10 pack years.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01175226

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Biota Scientific Management Pty Ltd
Study Director: John Lambert, PhD Biota Scientific Management Pty Ltd
  More Information

Responsible Party: Biota Scientific Management Pty Ltd Identifier: NCT01175226     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BTA798-202
Study First Received: August 3, 2010
Last Updated: July 14, 2016

Keywords provided by Aviragen Therapeutics:
Human rhinovirus
Aviragen Therapeutics, Inc.
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Aviragen processed this record on April 28, 2017