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Phase I, Open Label Dose Ranging Safety Study of GLS-5300 in Healthy Volunteers

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02670187
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 1, 2016
Last Update Posted : January 9, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Inovio Pharmaceuticals
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
GeneOne Life Science, Inc.

Brief Summary:
The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS CoV), a virus related to Severe Acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS CoV), was first recognized as a cause of severe pulmonary infection in 2012. Infection with MERS CoV has been diagnosed in more than 1600 individuals with a mortality rate between 35% and 40%. GLS-5300 is a DNA plasmid vaccine that expresses the MERS CoV spike (S) glycoprotein. This study will evaluate the safety of GLS-5300 at one of three dose levels following a three-injection vaccination regimen followed by electroporation. The study will also assess immune responses over a 1 year period with respect to the generation of antibody and cellular responses.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Biological: GLS-5300 Phase 1

Detailed Description:
GLS-5300 is a DNA plasmid vaccine that expresses the MERS CoV spike (S) glycoprotein. Following administration of the vaccine, a specialized medical device, CELLECTRA®, will deliver brief electrical pulses in a process known as electroporation (EP), to help move DNA into cells more efficiently.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 75 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Phase I, Open-label, Dose Ranging Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Immunogenicity of GLS-5300, Administered IM Followed by Electroporation in Healthy Volunteers
Actual Study Start Date : February 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2017

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: GLS-5300
GLS-5300 at 0.67 mg DNA/dose
Biological: GLS-5300
Experimental: GLS-5300 at 2 mg DNA/dose
GLS-5300 at 2 mg DNA/dose
Biological: GLS-5300
Experimental: GLS-5300 at 6 mg DNA/dose
GLS-5300 at 6 mg DNA/dose
Biological: GLS-5300



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mean change from baseline in safety laboratory measures [ Time Frame: Day0 through Week 60 ]
  2. Incidence of solicited adverse events after vaccination [ Time Frame: Day0 through Week 60 ]
  3. Incidence of unsolicited adverse events after vaccination [ Time Frame: Day0 through Week 60 ]
  4. Incidence of serious adverse events [ Time Frame: Day0 through Week 60 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Binding antibody response to S protein [ Time Frame: Day0 through Week 60 following the first dose ]
  2. Neutralizing antibody response to S protein [ Time Frame: Day0 through Week 60 following the first dose ]
  3. T cell response [ Time Frame: Day 0 through Week 60 following the first dose ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age 18-50 years; military, civilian, male and female.
  2. Able to provide consent to participate and having signed an Informed Consent Form.
  3. Able and willing to comply with all study procedures.
  4. Women of child-bearing potential agree to remain sexually abstinent, use medically effective contraception (oral contraception, barrier methods, spermicide, etc.) or have a partner who is sterile from enrollment to 3 months following the last injection, or have a partner who is unable to induce pregnancy.
  5. Sexually active men who are considered sexually fertile must agree to use either a barrier method of contraception during the study, and agree to continue the use for at least 3 months following the last injection, or have a partner who is permanently sterile or unable to become pregnant;
  6. Normal screening ECG or screening ECG with no clinically significant findings;
  7. Screening labs must be within normal limits or have only Grade 0-1 findings;
  8. No history of clinically significant immunosuppressive or autoimmune disease.
  9. Not currently or within the previous 4 weeks taking immunosuppressive agents (excluding inhaled, topical skin and/or eye drop-containing corticosteroids, low-dose methotrexate, or corticosteroids at a dose less than 20 mg/day).
  10. Willing to allow storage and future use of samples for MERS CoV related research

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Administration of an investigational compound either currently or within 30 days of first dose;
  2. Previous receipt of an investigational product for the treatment or prevention of MERS CoV except if participant is verified to have received placebo;
  3. Previous infection with MERS CoV as assessed by self report and solicited exposure history;
  4. Administration of any vaccine within 4 weeks of first dose;
  5. A BMI greater than or equal to 35;
  6. Administration of any monoclonal or polyclonal antibody product within 4 weeks of the first dose;
  7. Administration of any blood product within 3 months of first dose;
  8. Pregnancy or breast feeding or have plans to become pregnant during the course of the study;
  9. History of positive serologic test for HIV, hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg); or any potentially communicable infectious disease as determined by the Principal Investigator or Medical Monitor;
  10. Positive serologic test for hepatitis C (exception: successful treatment with confirmation of sustained virologic response);
  11. Baseline evidence of kidney disease as measured by creatinine greater than 1.5 (CKD Stage II or greater);
  12. Baseline screening lab(s) with Grade 2 or higher abnormality;
  13. Chronic liver disease or cirrhosis;
  14. Immunosuppressive illness including hematologic malignancy, history of solid organ or bone marrow transplantation;
  15. Current or anticipated concomitant immunosuppressive therapy (excluding inhaled, topical skin and/or eye drop-containing corticosteroids, low-dose methotrexate, or corticosteroids at a dose less than 20 mg/day);
  16. Current or anticipated treatment with TNF-α inhibitors such as infliximab, adalimumab, etanercept;
  17. Prior major surgery or any radiation therapy within 4 weeks of group assignment;
  18. Any pre-excitation syndromes, e.g., Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome;
  19. Presence of a cardiac pacemaker or automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD);
  20. Metal implants within 20 cm of the planned site(s) of injection;
  21. Presence of keloid scar formation or hypertrophic scar as a clinically significant medical condition at the planned site(s) of injection.
  22. Prisoner or participants who are compulsorily detained (involuntary incarceration) for treatment of either a physical or psychiatric illness;
  23. Active drug or alcohol use or dependence that, in the opinion of the investigator, would interfere with adherence to study requirements or assessment of immunologic endpoints; or
  24. Tattoos covering the injection site area h
  25. Any illness or condition that in the opinion of the investigator may affect the safety of the participant or the evaluation of any study endpoint.

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Locations
United States, Maryland
Walter Reed Institute of Research
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States, 20910
Sponsors and Collaborators
GeneOne Life Science, Inc.
Inovio Pharmaceuticals
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kayvon Modjarrad, MD, PhD Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR)

Responsible Party: GeneOne Life Science, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02670187     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WRAIR 2274
First Posted: February 1, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 9, 2019
Last Verified: January 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes

Keywords provided by GeneOne Life Science, Inc.:
MERS CoV
MERS-CoV
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
MERS
DNA Vaccine