Safety, Tolerability, and Immunogenicity of the Ebola Chimpanzee Adenovirus Vector Vaccine (cAd3-EBO), VRC-EBOADC069-00-VP, in Healthy Adults

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02231866
First received: September 3, 2014
Last updated: July 12, 2016
Last verified: July 2016
  Purpose

Background:

- Ebola virus causes an infection known as Ebola virus disease (EVD). This it is generally a severe disease which can also lead to death. The 2014 outbreak of EVD in West Africa is the largest ever. Researchers want to develop a vaccine to prevent Ebola infection. It is impossible for someone to get an Ebola infection from this vaccine.

Objectives:

- To see if an Ebola vaccine is safe and to study immune responses to it.

Eligibility:

- Healthy adults ages 18-65.

Design:

  • Participants will be screened through a separate protocol.
  • Participants will receive the vaccine injection by needle and syringe into an upper arm muscle. - Participants will stay at the clinic for 3 hours after the injection.
  • About 2 days later, participants must speak with clinic staff about how they are doing.
  • Every day for 7 days after the injection, participants will record their temperature and symptoms and look at the injection site. They will get a thermometer and a ruler to measure any redness or swelling. They will report any side effects.
  • In the first 2 months in the study, participants will have at least 6 clinic visits and 1 phone call. They will have at least 3 other visits over the next 9 months.
  • At each visit, participants will be checked for health changes or problems since their last visit. They will be asked how they feel and if they have taken any medicine. Blood will be drawn at most visits. Urine samples may be collected.

Condition Intervention Phase
Healthy Adult Immune Responses to Vaccine
Biological: VRC-EBOADC069-00-VP
Biological: VRC-EBOADC076-00-VP
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: VRC 207: A Phase I/1b, Open-Label, Dose-Escalation Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability and Immunogenicity of the Ebola Chimpanzee Adenovirus Vector Vaccines, VRC-EBOADC069-00-VP (cAd3-EBO) and VRC-EBOADC076-00-VP (cAd3-EBOZ), in Healthy Adults

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Solicited systemic and local reactogenicity signs and symptoms. [ Time Frame: Daily for 7 days following each vaccination. ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Occurrence of adverse events of all severities. [ Time Frame: Through 4 weeks after the vaccination. ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Occurrence of serious adverse events and new chronic medical conditions. [ Time Frame: Through 48 weeks after the vaccination. ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Antibody responses as measured by ELISA and neutralization assays [ Time Frame: 4 weeks after vaccination ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • T cell immune responses as measure by intracellular cytokine staining (ICS) [ Time Frame: 4 weeks after vaccination ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: August 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Group 1
cAd3-EBO at 2x10(10)PU IM
Biological: VRC-EBOADC069-00-VP
cAd3-EBO Ebola Chimpanzee Adenovirus Vector Vaccine GP Zaire + GP Sudan
Experimental: Group 2
cAd3-EBO at 2x10(11)PU IM
Biological: VRC-EBOADC069-00-VP
cAd3-EBO Ebola Chimpanzee Adenovirus Vector Vaccine GP Zaire + GP Sudan
Experimental: Group 3
cAd3-EBO at 2x10(11)PU IM boost of Ebola DNA WT vaccine (VRC 206 participants)
Biological: VRC-EBOADC069-00-VP
cAd3-EBO Ebola Chimpanzee Adenovirus Vector Vaccine GP Zaire + GP Sudan
Experimental: Group 4A
cAd3-EBOZ at 1x10(10)PU IM
Biological: VRC-EBOADC076-00-VP
cAd3-EBO Ebola Chimpanzee Adenovirus Vector Vaccine GP Zaire
Experimental: Group 4B
cAd3-EBOZ at 1x10(11)PU IM
Biological: VRC-EBOADC076-00-VP
cAd3-EBO Ebola Chimpanzee Adenovirus Vector Vaccine GP Zaire
Experimental: Group 5
cAd3-EBO at 2x10(11)PU IM
Biological: VRC-EBOADC069-00-VP
cAd3-EBO Ebola Chimpanzee Adenovirus Vector Vaccine GP Zaire + GP Sudan

Detailed Description:

Study Design: This is a Phase 1/1b, open-label study to examine safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of investigational Ebola vaccines in healthy adults. Part 1 is a Phase 1 dose escalation of the cAd3-EBO vaccine that encodes wild type (WT) glycoproteins (GP) from Zaire and Sudan strains of Ebolavirus. Part 2 is a Phase 1b further evaluation of the cAd3-EBO vaccine at the highest dose and evaluation of the Zaire component, which will be provided as a vaccine designated cAd3-EBOZ. The hypotheses are that the study vaccines, cAd3-EBO and cAd3-EBOZ, will be safe and will elicit immune responses to Ebola GP. The primary objectives are to evaluate the safety and tolerability of the study vaccines administered as single intramuscular (IM) injections at two dose levels. The secondary objectives are related to evaluation of the immunogenicity.

Product Description: VRC-EBOADC069-00-VP (cAd3-EBO) is composed of two recombinant cAd3 vectors in a 1:1 ratio that express Ebola WT GPs from Zaire and Sudan strains. It is formulated at 2 times 10(11) PU/mL.

VRC-EBOADC076-00-VP (cAd3-EBOZ) is composed of a cAd3 vector that expresses Ebola WT GP from the Zaire strain. It is formulated at 1 times 10(11) PU/mL.

VRC-DILADC065-00-VP (diluent) is the formulation buffer used for vaccine production and will be used when needed to prepare the correct dosage of cAd3-EBO and cAd3-EBOZ.

Subjects: Part 1: Healthy adult volunteers, 18 to 50 years old;

Part 2: Healthy adult volunteers, 18 to 65 years old.

Study Plan: Part 1: 20 subjects will be enrolled, with 10 in each of the two dosage groups for cAd3-EBO. The dose escalation plan includes daily review of any new safety data by a study clinician, weekly review of safety data by the protocol team and a staged enrollment plan with required interim safety reviews before proceeding to the next step. The study plan includes no more than one enrollment per day for the first 3 vaccinated subjects in each group. After at least 3 days of follow-up, an interim safety review will occur before enrollment of additional subjects into the group. When there are at least 2 weeks of follow-up safety data for the first 3 vaccinated subjects in Group 1, an interim safety review will occur before proceeding to the next dose level.

Part 2: About 130 subjects will be enrolled as shown in the Schema table.

Group 3 is open only to subjects who received Ebola DNA WT vaccine in protocol VRC 206 to receive cAd3-EBO as a booster vaccine at the 2 times 10(11) PU dose.

Group 4 is for randomization of subjects to two dosage groups of cAd3-EBOZ.

Group 5 is for further evaluation of the cAd3-EBO vaccine at the 2 times 10(11) PU dose.

Study Duration: Subjects will be evaluated by 9 clinic visits over 48 weeks.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria
  • INCLUSION CRITERIA:

A volunteer must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. 18 to 50 years old for Groups 1 and 2; 18 to 65 years old for Groups 3, 4, and 5.
  2. Available for clinical follow-up through Week 48 after enrollment for groups 1-4 and through at least Week 4 after enrollment for group 5, with no planned travel that would preclude completion of the Study Week 4 visit.
  3. Able to provide proof of identity to the satisfaction of the study clinician completing the enrollment process.
  4. Able and willing to complete the informed consent process.
  5. Willing to donate blood for sample storage to be used for future research.
  6. In good general health without clinically significant medical history.
  7. Physical examination and laboratory results without clinically significant findings and a body mass index (BMI) less than or equal to 40 within the 56 days prior to enrollment.
  8. For Group 3 volunteers only, must have received the VRC-EBODNA023-00-VP (Ebola DNA WT) vaccine in the VRC 206 study.

    Laboratory Criteria within 56 days prior to enrollment:

  9. Hemoglobin greater than or equal to 11.5 g/dL for women; greater than or equal to 13.0 g/dL for men.
  10. White blood cells (WBC) = 3,300-12,000 cells/mm(3).
  11. WBC differential either within institutional normal range or accompanied by the Principal Investigator (PI) or designee approval.
  12. Total lymphocyte count greater than or equal to 800 cells/mm(3).
  13. Platelets = 125,000 400,000/mm(3).
  14. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) less than or equal to 1.25 times upper limit of normal.
  15. Serum creatinine less than or equal to 1 times upper limit of normal.
  16. Partial thromboplastin time (PTT) within institutional normal range.
  17. Prothrombin time (PT) within institutional normal range or accompanied by the Principal Investigator (PI) or designee approval.
  18. HIV-uninfected as evidenced by a negative FDA-approved HIV diagnostic blood test.

    Female-Specific Criteria:

  19. Negative Beta-HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) pregnancy test (urine or serum) on day of enrollment if woman is presumed to be of reproductive potential.
  20. Agrees to use an effective means of birth control from at least 21 days prior to enrollment through 24 weeks after study vaccination if presumed to be of reproductive potential.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

A volunteer will be excluded if one or more of the following conditions apply:

Volunteer has received any of the following substances:

  1. Investigational Ebola or Marburg vaccine in a prior clinical trial (except for Group 3 volunteers) or prior receipt of a cAd3 adenoviral vectored investigational vaccine.
  2. Immunosuppressive medications within 2 weeks prior to enrollment.
  3. Blood products within 112 days (16 weeks) prior to enrollment.
  4. Investigational research agents within 28 days (4 weeks) prior to enrollment.
  5. Live attenuated vaccines within 28 days (4 weeks) prior to enrollment.
  6. Subunit or killed vaccines within 14 days (2 weeks) prior to enrollment.
  7. Current anti-tuberculosis prophylaxis or therapy.

    Female-specific criteria:

  8. Woman who is breast-feeding or planning to become pregnant during the first 24 weeks after study vaccine administration.

    Volunteer has a history of any of the following clinically significant conditions:

  9. Serious adverse reactions to vaccines such as anaphylaxis, urticaria (hives), respiratory difficulty, angioedema, or abdominal pain.
  10. Clinically significant autoimmune disease or immunodeficiency.
  11. Asthma that is not well controlled.
  12. Diabetes mellitus (type I or II), with the exception of gestational diabetes.
  13. Thyroid disease that is not well controlled.
  14. A history of hereditary angioedema (HAE), acquired angioedema (AAE), or idiopathic forms of angioedema.
  15. Idiopathic urticaria within the last 1 year.
  16. Hypertension that is not well controlled.
  17. Bleeding disorder diagnosed by a doctor (e.g. factor deficiency, coagulopathy, or platelet disorder requiring special precautions) or significant bruising or bleeding difficulties with IM injections or blood draws.
  18. Malignancy that is active or history of a malignancy that is likely to recur during the period of the study.
  19. Seizure in the past 3 years or treatment for seizure disorder in the past 3 years.
  20. Asplenia or functional asplenia.
  21. Psychiatric condition that precludes compliance with the protocol; past or present psychoses; or within five years prior to enrollment, history of a suicide plan or attempt.
  22. Any medical, psychiatric, social condition, occupational reason or other responsibility that, in the judgment of the investigator, is a contraindication to protocol participation or impairs a volunteer s ability to give informed consent.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02231866

Locations
United States, Georgia
Hope Clinic - Emory Vaccine Ctr
Decatur, Georgia, United States, 30030
United States, Maryland
University of Maryland Center for Vaccine Development
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21201-1595
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Julie E Ledgerwood, D.O. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02231866     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 140183  14-I-0183 
Study First Received: September 3, 2014
Last Updated: July 12, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Filovirus
Healthy
Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
Immunity
Ebola Virus

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vaccines
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 29, 2016