A Study Of Implantation Of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Derived Retinal Pigment Epithelium In Subjects With Acute Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration And Recent Rapid Vision Decline

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Verified March 2015 by Pfizer
University College, London
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First received: September 19, 2012
Last updated: March 3, 2015
Last verified: March 2015

In this Phase 1 trial of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) replacement, the aim will be to evaluate the safety and feasibility/efficacy of treating subjects with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in whom there is rapidly progressing vision loss

Condition Intervention Phase
Age Related Macular Degeneration
Biological: PF-05206388
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 1, Open-label, Safety And Feasibility Study Of Implantation Of Pf-05206388 (Human Embryonic Stem Cell Derived Retinal Pigment Epithelium (Rpe) Living Tissue Equivalent) In Subjects With Acute Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration and Recent Rapid Vision Decline

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence and severity of adverse events. [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Change in baseline in ETDRS best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) - Proportion of subjects with an improvement of 15 letters or more at Week 24. [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in baseline in ETDRS best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) - Proportion of subjects with an impovement of 15 letters or more [ Time Frame: at Weeks 1,2,4,8, 12,16, 36 & 52. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Mean change of best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) from baseline by study visit. [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Position of PF-05206388 by serial biomicroscopic evaluation. [ Time Frame: at Weeks 1, 2, 4,8, 10, 12, 16, 24, 36 and 52 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Position and presence of pigmented Retinal Pigment Epithelium cells by serial fundus photography and SLO autofluorescence. [ Time Frame: at Weeks 4, 6, 10, 12, 16, 24, 36 and 52 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Placement of PF-05206388 by serial spectral domain Ocular CoherenceTomography (OCT) scan [ Time Frame: at Weeks 4, 8, 12, 16, 24, 36 and 52. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change in liver and renal function by blood tests and liver ultrasound . [ Time Frame: at Weeks 24 and 52 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Change in leakage or perfusion in normal fundal vasculature and presence of abnormal vasculature by fundus fluorescein angiography. [ Time Frame: at Weeks 4, 8, 12, 24 and 52 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Change in central 30 degree of visual function by Humphrey Field test. [ Time Frame: at Weeks 4, 8, 12, 24 and 52 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Evidence of diffuse retinal and RPE toxicity by full field ERG and EOG. [ Time Frame: at Weeks 12 and 52 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Photoreceptor survival (indirect indication of RPE survival) by Adaptive Optics. [ Time Frame: at Weeks 16, 24, 36 and 52 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Functional survival of retinal photoreceptors by Nidekmicroperimetry over PF-05206388. [ Time Frame: at Weeks 4, 16, 36 and 52 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change in reading speed by Minnesota (MN) Read test. [ Time Frame: at Weeks 4, 8, 16, 24, 36 and 52 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change in thickness of RPE layer by B-mode orbital ultrasound. [ Time Frame: at Weeks 4, 8, 16, 24, 36 and 52 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Detection of alloactive T-cells and alloreactive antibodies (blood) . [ Time Frame: at Weeks 2, 4, 8 12, 24 and 52 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: May 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Treatment Biological: PF-05206388
PF-05206388 will be provided as a Retinal Pigment Epithelium living tissue equivalent for intraocular use in the form of a monolayer of Retinal Pigmented Epithelial (RPE) cells immobilized on a polyester membrane. The membrane is approximately 6 mm x 3 mm and will contain a confluent layer of RPE cells, at a nominal dose of 17 mm2. The implant is intended to be life-long.


Ages Eligible for Study:   61 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and /or post-menopausal female subjects aged 61 years or above.
  • Diagnosis of wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) plus rapid recent vision decline
  • An informed consent document signed and dated by the subject or a legal representative.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant females; breastfeeding females; and females of childbearing potential.
  • Treatment with an investigational drug within 30 days (or as determined by the local requirement, whichever is longer) or 5 half-lives preceding the first dose of study medication.
  • Current or previous significant other ocular disease in the study eye, as determined by the investigator.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01691261

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Sponsors and Collaborators
University College, London
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Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Pfizer
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01691261     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B4711001, 2011-005493-37
Study First Received: September 19, 2012
Last Updated: March 3, 2015
Health Authority: United Kingdom: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Macular Degeneration
Eye Diseases
Retinal Degeneration
Retinal Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on March 31, 2015