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Trial for Safety and Immunogenicity of a Chikungunya Vaccine, VRC-CHKVLP059-00-VP, in Healthy Adults

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02562482
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 29, 2015
Results First Posted : May 14, 2019
Last Update Posted : May 14, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
The Emmes Company, LLC
Leidos
FHI 360
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Brief Summary:
This is a multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of a 2-injection vaccine Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) virus-like particle vaccine (CHIKV VLP) in healthy adults.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chikungunya Virus Infection Biological: VRC-CHKVLP059-00-VP Other: VRC-PBSPLA043-00-VP Phase 2

Detailed Description:

This is a Phase 2, multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of a 2-injection vaccine regimen (Day 0 and 28) with Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) virus-like particle vaccine (CHIKV VLP, VRC-CHKVLP059-00-VP) in healthy adults ages 18-60 years old that reside in CHIKV endemic regions.

The hypothesis is that the vaccine regimen is safe and induces a neutralizing antibody response to CHIKV. The primary objectives are to evaluate safety and tolerability of a 2-injection investigational vaccine regimen of VRC-CHKVLP059-00-VP at 20 mcg compared to placebo (PBS) in healthy adults in CHIKV endemic areas. The secondary objective is to evaluate neutralizing antibody response in vaccine recipients. The exploratory objectives relate to assessing incidence of CHIKV infection in vaccine and placebo recipients, as well as antigen-specific humoral and cellular immune responses during the study.

The expected study duration per subject is approximately 72 weeks with intramuscular (IM) injections scheduled at Day 0 and Day 28.


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 400 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Phase 2 Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Immunogenicity of a Chikungunya Virus-Like Particle Vaccine, VRC-CHKVLP059-00-VP, in Healthy Adults
Actual Study Start Date : November 18, 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 6, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : March 6, 2018

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MedlinePlus related topics: Chikungunya

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Group 1: VRC-CHKVLP059-00-VP 20 mcg
Group 1 subjects were randomized to receive two intramuscular (IM) injections of CHIKV VLP vaccine (VRC-CHKVLP059-00-VP) at Day 0 and Day 28 (+14 days) at a dose of 20 micrograms (mcg).
Biological: VRC-CHKVLP059-00-VP
VRC-CHKVLP059-00-VP is a virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine that consists of CHIKV VLP composed of E1, E2 and capsid proteins of the CHIKV (strain 37997).

Placebo Comparator: Group 2: Placebo (VRC-PBSPLA043-00-VP)
Group 2 subjects were randomized to receive two intramuscular (IM) injections of Phosphate Buffered Saline (VRC-PBSPLA043-00-VP) placebo at Day 0 and Day 28 (+14 days).
Other: VRC-PBSPLA043-00-VP
VRC-PBSPLA043-00-VP, a sterile phosphate buffered saline (PBS) is the placebo for the CHIKV VLP vaccine.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of Subjects Reporting Local Reactogenicity Signs and Symptoms Within 7 Days of Any Injection [ Time Frame: 7 days after any injection ]
    Subjects recorded the occurrence of solicited symptoms on a memory aid for 7 days after any injection and reviewed the memory aid with clinic staff at a follow up visit. Subjects are counted once for each symptom at the worst severity if they indicated experiencing the symptom at any severity during the reporting period. The number reported for "Any Local Symptom" is the number of subjects reporting any local symptom at the worst severity. Solicited reactogenicity was recorded without an attribution assessment. Grading (Mild, Moderate, Severe) was done using the Toxicity Grading Scale for Healthy Adult and Adolescent Volunteers Enrolled in Preventive Vaccine Clinical Trials (FDA Guidance - September 2007).

  2. Number of Subjects Reporting Systemic Reactogenicity Signs and Symptoms Within 7 Days of Any Injection [ Time Frame: 7 days after any injection ]
    Subjects recorded the occurrence of solicited symptoms on a memory aid for 7 days after any injection and reviewed the memory aid with clinic staff at a follow up visit. Subjects are counted once for each symptom at the worst severity if they indicated experiencing the symptom at any severity during the reporting period. The number reported for "Any Systemic Symptom" is the number of subjects reporting any systemic symptom at the worst severity. Solicited reactogenicity was recorded without an attribution assessment. Grading (Mild, Moderate, Severe) was done using the Toxicity Grading Scale for Healthy Adult and Adolescent Volunteers Enrolled in Preventive Vaccine Clinical Trials (FDA Guidance - September 2007).

  3. Number of Subjects With an Abnormal Laboratory Result [ Time Frame: 4 weeks after last injection ]
    Safety laboratory parameters included hematology (hemoglobin, hematocrit, platelets, red blood cell (RBC), white blood cell (WBC), neutrophil, monocyte, lymphocyte, basophil and eosinophil counts, mean corpuscular volume (MCV)) and chemistry (ALT). Complete blood count, differential, platelet and ALT results were collected at screening (≤ 56 days before enrollment), Day 0 prior to study product administration (baseline), and Days 28 and 56.

  4. Number of Subjects Reporting Unsolicited Adverse Events (AEs) [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 72 weeks after first injection ]
    Unsolicited AEs were reported from receipt of first study injection through 4 weeks after the last study injection administered. After the indicated time period through the last expected study visit at 72 weeks, only new chronic medical conditions and SAEs (reported as a separate outcome and in the AE module) were collected as unsolicited AEs. A subject with multiple experiences of the same event is counted once using the event of worst severity. The number reported for "Any AE" is the number of subjects reporting at least one or more AEs.

  5. Number of Subjects Reporting Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 72 weeks after first injection ]
    SAEs were reported from receipt of first study injection through the last expected study visit at 72 weeks. Grading (Mild, Moderate, Severe, Life-threatening, and Death) was done using the Toxicity Grading Scale for Healthy Adult and Adolescent Volunteers Enrolled in Preventive Vaccine Clinical Trials (FDA Guidance - September 2007). The relationship between a SAE and the study product was assessed by the investigator on the basis of his or her clinical judgment and the definitions outlined in the protocol. A subject with multiple SAEs is counted only once.

  6. Number of Subjects With Confirmed Chikungunya Virus (CHIKV) Infection Events [ Time Frame: Through study completion, an average of 72 weeks after first injection ]
    Confirmed Chikungunya infections by positive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) results reported from receipt of first study injection through the last expected study visit at 72 weeks.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Chikungunya Antigen-specific Neutralizing Antibody Geometric Mean Titer (GMT) - Per Protocol Population [ Time Frame: Week 8 ]
    Antibody responses as measured by neutralization antibody (NAb) assay 4 weeks after last study injection.

  2. Chikungunya Antigen-specific Neutralizing Antibody Geometric Mean Titer (GMT) - Intent-to-Treat Population [ Time Frame: Week 8 ]
    Antibody responses as measured by neutralization antibody (NAb) assay 4 weeks after last study injection.

  3. Chikungunya Antigen-specific Neutralizing Antibody Geometric Mean Titer (GMT) - Modified Intent-to-Treat [ Time Frame: 4 weeks after last study injection ]
    Antibody responses as measured by neutralization antibody (NAb) assay 4 weeks after last study injection.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

A subject must meet all of the following criteria:

  • 18 to 60 years old
  • Available for clinical follow-up through Study Week 72
  • Able to provide proof of identity to the satisfaction of the study clinician completing the enrollment process
  • Able and willing to complete the informed consent process
  • Willing to donate blood for sample storage to be used for future research
  • In good general health, with a body mass index (BMI)≤40, without clinically significant medical history, and has satisfactorily completed screening
  • Physical examination and laboratory results without clinically significant findings within the 56 days prior to enrollment

Laboratory Criteria within 56 days prior to enrollment:

  • Hemoglobin either within institutional normal limits or accompanied by site physician approval as consistent with healthy adult status
  • White blood cells either within institutional normal range or accompanied by site physician approval as consistent with healthy adult status
  • Platelets = 125,000 - 500,000/mm3
  • Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) ≤ 1.25 x upper limit of normal (ULN)
  • Serum creatinine ≤ 1.1 x ULN based on site institutional normal range
  • Negative result on a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) test that meets local standards for identification of HIV infection
  • Negative result on the Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) screening antibody assay.

Criteria applicable to women of childbearing potential:

  • Negative human chorionic gonadotropin pregnancy test (urine or serum) on day of enrollment
  • Agree to use an effective means of birth control from 21 days prior to enrollment through 12 weeks after the last study injection

Exclusion Criteria:

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

Women Specific:

-Planning to become pregnant during the 16 weeks after enrollment in the study

Subject has received any of the following substances:

  • Systemic immunosuppressive medications within 2 weeks prior to enrollment
  • Blood products within 16 weeks prior to enrollment
  • Immunoglobulin within 8 weeks prior to enrollment
  • Prior vaccinations with an investigational CHIKV vaccine
  • Investigational research agents within 4 weeks prior to enrollment
  • Any vaccination within 2 weeks prior to enrollment
  • Current anti-tuberculosis (TB) prophylaxis or therapy

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

  • A history of immune-mediated or clinically significant arthritis
  • Serious reactions to vaccines that preclude receipt of study injections as determined by the investigator
  • Hereditary angioedema, acquired angioedema, or idiopathic forms of angioedema
  • Asthma that is unstable or required emergent care, urgent care, hospitalization or intubation during the past two years or that is expected to require the use of oral or intravenous corticosteroids
  • Diabetes mellitus (type I or II), with the exception of gestational diabetes
  • Idiopathic urticaria within the past year
  • Bleeding disorder diagnosed by a doctor (e.g. factor deficiency, coagulopathy, or platelet disorder requiring special precautions) or significant bruising or bleeding difficulties with intramuscular (IM) injections or blood draws
  • Malignancy that is active or history of a malignancy that is likely to recur during the period of the study
  • Seizure in the past 3 years or treatment for a seizure disorder within the last 3 years
  • Asplenia, functional asplenia or any condition resulting in the absence or removal of the spleen
  • Psychiatric condition that may preclude compliance with the protocol; past or present psychoses; or a history of suicide plan or attempt within the five years prior to enrollment
  • Any medical or social condition 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 (NCT number): NCT02562482


Locations
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Dominican Republic
Instituto Dermatológico y Cirugía de Piel
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Guadeloupe
University Hospital of Pointe-à-Pitre
Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
Haiti
Centres GHESKIO
Port Au Prince, Haiti
Martinique
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU), Martinique
Fort-de-France, Martinique, 0596 55 20 00
Puerto Rico
San Juan Hospital, Research Unit
Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, 00935
Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00936-5067
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
The Emmes Company, LLC
Leidos
FHI 360
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Nicolas Rosario, MD San Juan Hospital
Principal Investigator: Clemente Diaz, MD Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium
Principal Investigator: Bruno Hoen, MD University Hospital Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
Principal Investigator: Yeycy Donastorg, MD Instituto Dermatológico y Cirugía de Piel
Principal Investigator: Jean W Pape, MD Centres GHESKIO, Haiti
Principal Investigator: Andre Cabie, MD Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU), Martinique
Study Chair: Julie Ledgerwood, DO VRC, NIAID, NIH
Study Chair: Grace Chen, MD VRC, NIAID, NIH
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):

Publications:
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Responsible Party: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02562482     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VRC 704
First Posted: September 29, 2015    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: May 14, 2019
Last Update Posted: May 14, 2019
Last Verified: April 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):
Antibody Response
Immune Response
Healthy Volunteer
Vaccine-Mediated Protection
Chikungunya Virus
Vaccines, Virus-like Particles
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Chikungunya Fever
Virus Diseases
Alphavirus Infections
Togaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Vaccines
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs