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Safety and Immunogenicity of a Novel Vaccine Formulation MV-ZIKA-RSP (V187-001) (MV-ZIKA-RSP)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04033068
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 25, 2019
Results First Posted : December 6, 2021
Last Update Posted : December 6, 2021
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Themis Bioscience GmbH

Brief Summary:
This study is designed to investigate, at first, safety and tolerability of a novel liquid vaccine formulation named MV-ZIKA-RSP, in healthy adults aged 18 to 55 years

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Zika Virus Infection Biological: Two MV-ZIKA-RSP vaccinations (high dose) Biological: Two MV-ZIKA-RSP vaccination (low dose) Biological: One MV-ZIKA-RSP vaccination (high dose) and one placebo Other: Two placebo injection Phase 1

Detailed Description:

This is an observer-blinded, block-randomized, dose-finding, phase I trial, comparing different dose levels of MV-ZIKA-RSP to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity, of this novel ZIKA-RSP vaccine. Placebo (physiological saline solution) will be applied to blind the different treatment schedules.

After the screening procedures, 48 healthy male and female volunteers aged 18-55 years will be randomly assigned to one of four treatment groups (A, B, C or D). Participants will be assessed for immunogenicity on days 0, 28 and 56 (treatment period), as confirmed by the presence of functional anti-zika-rsp antibodies determined by (PRNT50) and by ELISA, at the same time safety will be also assessed. After the treatment period, participants will be called by phone (day 182) for evaluation of safety follow-up.

The investigator and site personnel assessing AEs, all participants, as well as one of the sponsor's representatives involved in the monitoring and conduct of the study will be blinded to which vaccine was administered. Only the unblinded monitor, site personnel performing randomization, preparation and administration of IMP will be unblinded.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 48 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Observer Blinded, Randomized Trial to Evaluate Safety and Immunogenicity of a Novel Vaccine Formulation MV-ZIKA-RSP
Actual Study Start Date : August 2, 2019
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 30, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date : June 10, 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Vaccines Zika Virus

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Two MV-ZIKA-RSP vaccinations (high dose)
14 Participants will receive MV-ZIKA-RSP 1 x10E5/dose on day 0 and day 28
Biological: Two MV-ZIKA-RSP vaccinations (high dose)

In this arm of the study, 14 participants will receive:

  1. V1= day 0; dose vaccination with MV-ZIKA-RSP (high dose).
  2. V2= day 28; dose vaccination with MV-ZIKA-RSP (high dose).

Description:

Visit 1: Participants will receive their first vaccination with MV-ZIKA-RSP (high dose) Visit 2: Participants will receive their second vaccination with MV-ZIKA-RSP (high dose)


Experimental: Two MV-ZIKA-RSP vaccination (low dose)
14 Participants will receive MV-ZIKA-RSP 2,5 x10E4 /dose on day 0 and day 28
Biological: Two MV-ZIKA-RSP vaccination (low dose)

In this arm of the study, 14 participants will receive:

  1. V1= day 0; dose vaccination with MV-ZIKA-RSP (low dose).
  2. V2= day 28; dose vaccination with MV-ZIKA-RSP (low dose).

Description:

Visit 1: Participants will receive their first vaccination with MV-ZIKA-RSP (low dose) Visit 2: Participants will receive their second vaccination with MV-ZIKA-RSP (low dose)


Experimental: One MV-ZIKA-RSP vaccination (high dose) and one placebo
12 Participants will receive MV-ZIKA-RSP 1 x10E5/dose on day 0 and placebo on day 28
Biological: One MV-ZIKA-RSP vaccination (high dose) and one placebo

In this arm of the study, 12 participants will receive:

  1. V1= day 0; dose vaccination with MV-ZIKA-RSP (high dose).
  2. V2= day 28; treatment with placebo

Description:

Visit 1: Participants will receive their first vaccination with MV-ZIKA-RSP (high dose) Visit 2: Participants will receive their second treatment with placebo


Placebo Comparator: Two placebo injection
8 Participants will receive placebo on day 0 and placebo on day 28
Other: Two placebo injection

In this arm of the study, 8 participants will receive:

  1. V1= day 0; placebo treatment
  2. V2= day 28; placebo treatment

Description:

Visit 1: Participants will receive their first treatment with placebo Visit 2: Participants will receive their second treatment with placebo

Other Name: Placebo arm




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage of Participants Who Experienced an Adverse Event (AE) up to Day 56 [ Time Frame: Up to Day 56 ]
    An AE is any untoward medical occurrence in a participant to whom an investigational medicinal product has been administered, not necessarily caused by or related to that product. As specified by the protocol, the percentage of participants who experience an AE up to study Day 56 was presented.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage of Participants Who Experienced a Solicited AE up to Day 182 [ Time Frame: Up to Day 182 ]
    An AE is any untoward medical occurrence in a participant to whom an investigational medicinal product has been administered, not necessarily caused by or related to that product. Solicited AEs include local solicited AEs (e.g. injection site pain, tenderness, erythema/redness, swelling, itching and induration) and systemic solicited AEs (e.g. nausea, vomiting, arthralgia, headache, fatigue, myalgia, fever, pain in limb, rash and flu-like symptoms). Solicited AEs were recorded in a diary by the participant and verified by the investigator. As specified by the protocol, the percentage of participants who experience a solicited AE up to study Day 182 was presented.

  2. Percentage of Participants Who Experienced an Unsolicited AE up to Day 182 [ Time Frame: Up to Day 182 ]
    An AE is any untoward medical occurrence in a participant to whom an investigational medicinal product has been administered, not necessarily caused by or related to that product. Unsolicited or spontaneous AEs were recorded in a diary by the participant and verified by the investigator. As specified by the protocol, the percentage of participants who experienced an unsolicited AE up to study Day 182 was presented.

  3. Percentage of Participants Who Experienced a Serious Adverse Event (SAE) up to Day 182 [ Time Frame: Up to Day 182 ]
    An SAE is any untoward medical occurrence that results in death, is life-threatening, requires or prolongs existing hospitalization, results in persistent or significant disability/incapacity, is a congenital anomaly or birth defect or is another important medical event deemed as much by medical or scientific judgement. As specified by the protocol, the percentage of participants who experience an SAE up to study Day 182 was presented.

  4. Geometric Mean Titer (GMT) of Anti-ZIKA-RSP (Zikavirus Recombinant Subviral Particle) Antibodies by Virus Neutralization Test (VNT) on Days 0, 28 and 56 [ Time Frame: Day 0, Day 28 and Day 56 ]
    The induction of functional anti-ZIKA-RSP antibodies by V187 was investigated in sera from participants by means of a VNT, an immunoassay that detects and quantifies antibodies in serum samples that can neutralize infectious Zika virions. As specified by the protocol, the GMT of anti-ZIKA-RSP antibodies by the VNT on Day 0 (first dose), Day 28 (second dose) and Day 56 (follow-up assessment) was presented. Values below the lower limit of quantification (LLOQ) were set to the half of the true LLOQ value and values above the upper limit of quantification (ULOQ) were set to the true ULOQ value for calculations.

  5. GMT of Anti-ZIKA-RSP Antibodies by Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) on Days 0, 28 and 56 [ Time Frame: Day 0, Day 28 and Day 56 ]
    The induction of functional anti-ZIKA-RSP antibodies by V187 was investigated in sera from participants by means of Immunoglobulin G (IgG) ELISA, an immunoassay that quantifies anti-ZIKA-RSP IgG. As specified by the protocol, the GMT of anti-ZIKA-RSP antibodies by ELISA on Day 0 (first dose), Day 28 (second dose) and Day 56 (follow-up assessment) was presented. Values below the LLOQ were set to the half of the true LLOQ value and values above the ULOQ were set to the true ULOQ value for calculations.

  6. T-Cell Immune Response Assessed by Number of Spot Forming Cells (SFC) Per Million Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMCs) Measured by Interferon (IFN)-γ Enzyme-linked Immune Adsorbent Spot (ELISpot) Assay on Day 56 [ Time Frame: Day 56 ]
    Immune response mediated by functional T-cells was investigated using an IFNγ enzyme-linked immune adsorbent spot (ELISpot) assay. This is an immunoassay that quantifies IFNγ producing cells by assessing the number of SFCs per 10^6 PBMCs stimulated with a peptide pool containing the viral protein prM*; a precipitate forms and appears as spots at the sites of cytokine localization, with each individual spot representing an individual cytokine-secreting cell. As specified by the protocol, median of the number of IFNγ SFCs per 10^6 PBMCs on Day 56 was presented. Values below the LLOQ were set to the half of the true LLOQ value and values above the ULOQ were set to the true ULOQ value for calculations.

  7. T-Cell Immune Response Assessed by Number of SFC Per Million PBMCs Measured by Interleukin-2 (IL-2) ELISpot Assay on Day 56 [ Time Frame: Day 56 ]
    Immune response mediated by functional T-cells was investigated using an IL-2 ELISpot assay. This is an immunoassay that quantifies IL-2 producing cells by assessing the number of SFCs per 10^6 PBMCs stimulated with a peptide pool containing the viral protein prM*; a precipitate forms and appears as spots at the sites of cytokine localization, with each individual spot representing an individual cytokine-secreting cell. As specified by the protocol, median of the number of IL-2 SFCs per 10^6 PBMCs on Day 56 was presented. Values below the LLOQ were set to the half of the true LLOQ value and values above the ULOQ were set to the true ULOQ value for calculations.

  8. Laboratory Parameters (Hematology): Concentration of Basophils, Eosinophils, Leukocytes, Lymphocytes, Monocytes, Neutrophils, Platelets on Days 28 and 56 [ Time Frame: Day 28 and Day 56 ]
    Hematological parameters were investigated in blood samples from participants by means of clinical laboratory assays and evaluated by the investigator. As specified by the protocol, the concentration of basophils, eosinophils, leukocytes, lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils and platelets on Day 28 (second dose) and Day 56 (follow-up assessment) was presented.

  9. Laboratory Parameter (Hematology): Concentration of Erythrocytes on Days 28 and 56 [ Time Frame: Day 28 and Day 56 ]
    Hematological parameters were investigated in blood samples from participants by means of clinical laboratory assays and evaluated by the investigator. As specified by the protocol, the concentration of erythrocytes on Day 28 (second dose) and Day 56 (follow-up assessment) was presented.

  10. Laboratory Parameter (Hematology): Concentration of Hematocrit on Days 28 and 56 [ Time Frame: Day 28 and Day 56 ]
    Hematological parameters were investigated in blood samples from participants by means of clinical laboratory assays and evaluated by the investigator. As specified by the protocol, the concentration of hematocrit on Day 28 (second dose) and Day 56 (follow-up assessment) was presented.

  11. Laboratory Parameter (Hematology): Concentration of Hemoglobin on Days 28 and 56 [ Time Frame: Day 28 and Day 56 ]
    Hematological parameters were investigated in blood samples from participants by means of clinical laboratory assays and evaluated by the investigator. As specified by the protocol, the concentration of hemoglobin on Day 28 (second dose) and Day 56 (follow-up assessment) was presented.

  12. Laboratory Parameters (Clinical Chemistry): Concentration of Alanine Aminotransferase, Alkaline Phosphatase and Aspartate Aminotransferase on Days 28 and 56 [ Time Frame: Day 28 and Day 56 ]
    Clinical chemistry parameters were investigated in sera from participants by means of clinical laboratory assays and evaluated by the investigator. As specified by the protocol, the concentration of alanine aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase and aspartate aminotransferase on Day 28 (second dose) and Day 56 (follow-up assessment) was presented.

  13. Laboratory Parameters (Clinical Chemistry): Concentration of Sodium, Calcium and Potassium on Days 28 and 56 [ Time Frame: Day 28 and Day 56 ]
    Clinical chemistry parameters were investigated in sera from participants by means of clinical laboratory assays and evaluated by the investigator. As specified by the protocol, the concentration of sodium, calcium and potassium on Day 28 (second dose) and Day 56 (follow-up assessment) was presented.

  14. Laboratory Parameters (Clinical Chemistry): Concentration of Bilirubin and Creatinine on Days 28 and 56 [ Time Frame: Day 28 and Day 56 ]
    Clinical chemistry parameters were investigated in sera from participants by means of clinical laboratory assays and evaluated by the investigator. As specified by the protocol, the concentration of bilirubin and creatinine on Day 28 (second dose) and Day 56 (follow-up assessment) was presented.

  15. Laboratory Parameter (Urinalysis): pH on Days 28 and 56 [ Time Frame: Day 28 and Day 56 ]
    Urinalysis parameters were investigated in urine samples from participants by means of clinical laboratory assays and evaluated by the investigator. As specified by the protocol, the pH on Day 28 (second dose) and Day 56 (follow-up assessment) was presented.

  16. Laboratory Parameter (Urinalysis): Specific Gravity on Days 28 and 56 [ Time Frame: Day 28 and Day 56 ]
    Urinalysis parameters were investigated in urine samples from participants by means of clinical laboratory assays and evaluated by the investigator. As specified by the protocol, the specific gravity on Day 28 (second dose) and Day 56 (follow-up assessment) was presented.

  17. Laboratory Parameters (Urinalysis): Percentage of Participants Negative for Bilirubin, Erythrocytes, Ketones, Leukocytes, Nitrite and Protein on Days 28 and 56 [ Time Frame: Day 28 and Day 56 ]
    Urinalysis parameters were investigated in urine samples from participants by means of clinical laboratory assays and evaluated by the investigator. Bilirubin, erythrocytes, ketones, leukocytes, nitrite and protein levels were defined as negative by the local laboratory and reported at the study site. As specified by the protocol, the percentage of participants negative for bilirubin, erythrocytes, ketones, leukocytes, nitrite and protein on Day 28 (second dose) and Day 56 (follow-up assessment) was presented.

  18. Laboratory Parameters (Urinalysis): Percentage of Participants Normal for Glucose and Urobilinogen on Days 28 and 56 [ Time Frame: Day 28 and Day 56 ]
    Urinalysis parameters were investigated in urine samples from participants by means of clinical laboratory assays and evaluated by the investigator. Glucose and urobilinogen were defined as normal by the local laboratory and reported at the study site. As specified by the protocol, the percentage of participants normal for glucose and urobilinogen on Day 28 (second dose) and Day 56 (follow-up assessment) was presented.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Signed informed consent obtained before any trial-related activities
  2. Healthy men or women aged 18 to 55 years on the day of consenting
  3. Ability to comprehend the full nature and purpose of the study, including possible risks and side effects; ability to cooperate with the investigator and to comply with the requirements of the entire study
  4. All female participants must have a negative urine pregnancy serum pregnancy test at screening
  5. Willingness not to become pregnant or to father a child during the entire study period by practising reliable methods of contraception as specified in protocol section 8.11.4
  6. Availability during the duration of the trial
  7. Normal findings in medical history and physical examination or the investigator considers all abnormalities to be clinically irrelevant
  8. Normal laboratory values or the investigator considers all abnormalities to be clinically irrelevant (unless otherwise specified in exclusion criteria)

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Participation in another clinical study (including exposure to an investigational medicinal product or device) within one month before the screening visit or planned concurrent participation in another clinical study before completion of the treatment period (day 56)
  2. History of immunodeficiency, known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or current hepatitis B/C infection
  3. Strong anamnestic evidence for or confirmed the history of or current infection with Zika- or Dengue-virus
  4. History of drug addiction including alcohol dependence within the last 2 years
  5. Inability or unwillingness to avoid intake of more than around 20g alcohol per day during 48 hours after each vaccination (equals roughly 0.5 L beer or 0.25 L of wine)
  6. Vaccination within 4 weeks prior to first vaccination or planning to receive any non-study vaccine until the end of the treatment period (day 56)
  7. Prior receipt of any Zika or Chikungunya vaccine
  8. History of moderate or severe arthritis or arthralgia within the past 3 months prior to Screening Visit
  9. Recent infection within 1 week prior to Screening Visit (possibility of deferral)
  10. Blood donations including plasma donations, 90 days prior to Screening Visit and anticipated blood, plasma, tissue, sperm or organ donation, throughout the study until the end of the treatment period (day 56)
  11. Clinically relevant history of renal, hepatic, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory, skin, haematological, endocrine, inflammatory, autoimmune or neurological diseases or clinically relevant abnormal laboratory values, that in the opinion of the investigator may interfere with the aim of the study
  12. History of neoplastic disease (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer that was successfully treated) within the past 5 years or a history of any haematological malignancy
  13. Behavioural, cognitive, or psychiatric condition that in the opinion of the investigator affects the ability of the participant to understand and cooperate with the study protocol
  14. History of severe adverse reactions to vaccine administration, including anaphylaxis and related symptoms, such as urticaria, respiratory difficulty, angioedema and abdominal pain to vaccines, or history of allergic reaction likely to be exacerbated by any component of the vaccine
  15. History of anaphylaxis to drugs or other allergic reactions, which the investigator considers compromising the safety of the volunteer
  16. Abnormal laboratory values which, at the discretion of the investigator should lead to the exclusion of the subject
  17. Use of medication during 2 weeks before the first vaccination and throughout the study, which the investigator considers affecting the validity of the study, except hormonal contraception or hormonal replacement therapy in female participants. (Prior to taking any medication within 72 h before study vaccination, the subject should consult the investigator)
  18. Use of immunosuppressive drugs like corticosteroids (excluding topical preparations) within 30 days prior to first IMP administration, or anticipated use until completion of the end of treatment visit Receipt of blood products or immunoglobulins within 120 days prior to the Screening Visit or anticipated receipt of any blood product or immunoglobulin before completion of the treatment period (day 56)
  19. Pregnancy (positive pregnancy test at screening or during the treatment period) or lactation at screening, or planning to become pregnant during the treatment period
  20. Unreliable contraception methods (for details please refer to protocol section 8.11.4)
  21. Persons in a direct relationship with the sponsor, an investigator or other study team members. Direct dependent relationships include close relatives (i.e. children, parents, partner/spouse, siblings) as well as employees of the study site or the sponsor

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04033068


Locations
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Austria
Institute of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine
Vienna, Austria, 1090
Sponsors and Collaborators
Themis Bioscience GmbH
Investigators
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Study Director: Medical Director Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by Themis Bioscience GmbH:
Additional Information:
Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: Themis Bioscience GmbH
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04033068    
Other Study ID Numbers: V187-001
2019-000840-93 ( EudraCT Number )
MV-ZIKA-RSP ( Other Identifier: Themisbio )
First Posted: July 25, 2019    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: December 6, 2021
Last Update Posted: December 6, 2021
Last Verified: October 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: http://engagezone.msd.com/doc/ProcedureAccessClinicalTrialData.pdf
URL: http://engagezone.msd.com/ds_documentation.php

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Themis Bioscience GmbH:
Zika virus
mosquito-borne pathogen
Zika fever
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Zika Virus Infection
Virus Diseases
Infections
Arbovirus Infections
Vector Borne Diseases
Flavivirus Infections
Flaviviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections