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Safety and Immunogenicity of a Klebsiella Pneumoniae Tetravalent Bioconjugate Vaccine (Kleb4V)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04959344
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : July 13, 2021
Last Update Posted : July 13, 2021
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
GlaxoSmithKline
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
LimmaTech Biologics AG

Brief Summary:
In this study, the tetravalent bioconjugate candidate vaccine Kleb4V will be tested to obtain first-time-in-human (FTIH) data on its safety and immunogenicity in healthy adults.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Klebsiella Pneumoniae Infection Biological: Kleb4V target dose Biological: Kleb4V target dose + AS03 Biological: Kleb4V low dose Biological: Kleb4V low dose + AS03 Biological: Placebo Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Kleb4V is a tetravalent bioconjugate vaccine including O antigen-polysaccharides of the most predominant Klebsiella pneumoniae serotypes, which will be formulated with or without Adjuvant System, AS03. Study participants will be randomized towards Kleb4V Low dose with or without AS03, Kleb4V Target dose with or without AS03, or placebo.

The study will be conducted in two steps. In Step1 (safety cohort): safety and tolerability of Kleb4V without and with Adjuvant AS03 will be evaluated first in adults of 18-40 y, and subsequently in the target population of older adults 55-70 y. Enrolment will be staggered in groups of small numbers to the different doses and formulations.

In Step 2 (target cohort): Older adults (55-70y) will be concomitantly randomized to receive 1 of the 4 different vaccine formulations or placebo.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 166 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Masking Description: observer-blind
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Safety and Immunogenicity of a Klebsiella Pneumoniae Tetravalent Bioconjugate Vaccine (Kleb4V) Administered to Healthy Adults: A FTIH Phase I/II Randomized and Controlled Study
Actual Study Start Date : July 5, 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2022

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MedlinePlus related topics: Pneumonia

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Kleb4V target dose
Study participants receive 2 target doses of the non-adjuvanted investigational product 2 months apart.
Biological: Kleb4V target dose
Two doses of the non-adjuvanted Kleb4V target dose will be administered intramuscularly 2 months apart

Experimental: Kleb4V target dose + AS03
Study participants receive 2 target doses of the adjuvanted investigational product 2 months apart.
Biological: Kleb4V target dose + AS03
Two doses of the adjuvanted Kleb4V target dose will be administered intramuscularly 2 months apart

Experimental: Kleb4V low dose
Study participants receive 2 low doses of the non-adjuvanted investigational product 2 months apart.
Biological: Kleb4V low dose
Two doses of the non-adjuvanted Kleb4V low dose will be administered intramuscularly 2 months apart

Experimental: Kleb4V low dose + AS03
Study participants receive 2 low doses of the adjuvanted investigational product 2 months apart.
Biological: Kleb4V low dose + AS03
Two doses of the adjuvanted Kleb4V low dose will be administered intramuscularly 2 months apart

Placebo Comparator: Placebo (Diluent)
Study participants receive 2 doses of the Placebo 2 months apart.
Biological: Placebo
Two doses of the Placebo will be administered intramuscularly 2 months apart




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety: Occurrence, severity and relationship of solicited local and general AEs (Adverse Events) [ Time Frame: during 7 days following each vaccination ]
    Occurrence, severity and relationship of solicited local and general AEs (Adverse Events)

  2. Safety: Occurrence, severity and relationship of unsolicited AEs [ Time Frame: during 28 days following each vaccination ]
    Occurrence, severity and relationship of unsolicited AEs

  3. Safety: Occurrence, severity and relationship of medically relevant AEs, AESIs and SAEs [ Time Frame: through the study completion, on average of 1 year ]
    Occurrence, severity and relationship of medically relevant AEs, AESIs (Adverse Events of Special Interest) and SAEs (Serious Adverse Events)

  4. Immunogenicity: IgG (Immunoglobulin G) titers against the Klebsiella pneumoniae O serotypes included in the vaccine [ Time Frame: between baseline and 28 days after the second injection ]
    For each active group vs. placebo: Comparison of geometric mean titers (GMTs) of serum IgG against the four K. pneumoniae O-serotypes included in Kleb4V.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Good general health by medical history, laboratory findings and physical examination before receiving vaccination as judged by the investigator (subjects with a minor controlled illness, such as mild controlled hypertension, asthma or COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), and without fever may be enrolled at the discretion of the investigator)
  2. Subject who is willing and able to comply with the requirements of the protocol (e.g. completion of the diary cards, return for follow-up visits)
  3. Signed written informed consent obtained from the subject
  4. For Step 1 Groups 1 and 2 only: Female or male between 18-40 years (inclusive) of age
  5. For Step 1 Groups 3 to 6, and Step 2: Female or male subjects between 55-70 (inclusive) years of age at the time of first vaccination
  6. Female subjects of childbearing potential are eligible, as long as they practice adequate contraceptive measures from 2 months before the first vaccination until 1 month after the last vaccination.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Health condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, may interfere with optimal participation in the study or place the volunteer at increased risk of adverse events (AEs) Study clinicians, in consultation with the principal investigator, will use clinical judgement on a case-by-case basis to assess safety risks under this criterion
  2. Any clinically significant deviation from the normal range in biochemistry or hematology blood tests in the opinion of the investigator
  3. Clinically significant abnormalities on physical examination
  4. Suspected or known hypersensitivity (including allergy) to any of the vaccine components or to medicinal products or medical equipment whose use is foreseen in this study
  5. History of allergy to any vaccine
  6. Clinical conditions representing a contraindication to intramuscular vaccination and blood draws (e.g. coagulation disorder)
  7. Acute or chronic, clinically significant cardiovascular, pulmonary, hepatic or renal abnormality diseases and/or insufficiency as determined by physical examination or laboratory tests. In particular: unstable current or history of coronary artery disease or cardiac insufficiency, uncontrolled hypertension, clinically significant history of myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation, uncontrolled or clinically significant type 2 diabetes, current or history of rheumatoid arthritis or temporal arteritis, current acute or chronic active pulmonary diseases.

    Note: Subjects may be on chronic or as needed medications if, in the opinion of the site principal investigator or appropriate sub-investigator, they pose no additional risk to subject safety or assessment of reactogenicity and immunogenicity and do not indicate a worsening of medical diagnosis or condition

  8. Known or suspected impairment of immunological function, documented Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection, asplenia/splenectomy, or history of autoimmune disease or lymphoproliferative disorder
  9. Positive blood test for HBsAg, HCV (Hepatitis C Virus), HIV-1/2
  10. Positive test for SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus type 2)
  11. History of systemic administration of immunosuppressive drugs, i.e. corticosteroids, (PO/IV/IM) within the last 4 weeks prior to 1st vaccination or for more than 14 consecutive days within 3 months prior to 1st vaccination, until the last blood sampling visit (i.e. prednisone or equivalent ≥20 mg/day). Inhaled and topical steroids are allowed.
  12. Administration of anti-neoplastic and immune-modulating agents or chemotherapy within 90 days prior to informed consent
  13. Planned administration of a vaccine not foreseen by the study protocol within 4 weeks prior to 1st vaccination and 4 weeks after last vaccination. Vaccination against seasonal influenza virus (or CoVID (Coronavirus disease) vaccine if on the market) is allowed outside of +/- 7 days from each vaccination
  14. Concurrently participating in another clinical study, at any time during the study period, in which the subject has been or will be exposed to an investigational or a non-investigational interventional vaccine/product (pharmaceutical product)
  15. Body Mass Index (BMI) <19 and >30
  16. History of any chronic or progressive disease that according to judgement of the investigator could interfere with the study outcomes or pose a threat to the participant's health
  17. Received an investigational or non-registered product (medicinal drug or vaccine), other than the study vaccine within 3 months prior to 1st administration of study vaccine, or planned use during the study period
  18. Administration of immunoglobulin and/or any blood products within the three months preceding the first dose of study vaccine
  19. Blood donation of at least 500 mL blood draw within 3 months preceding injection or planned during the study period as reported by subject
  20. Use of any antibiotic therapy within 1 week preceding each injection
  21. Subjects with an elective surgical intervention, planned during the study period until 30 days after 2nd vaccination
  22. Females lactating, or pregnancy or intention to become pregnant as reported by subject
  23. Current and/or history of chronic alcohol consumption and/or drug abuse
  24. History of immune-mediated disease (see Table of pIMDs (potential Immune Mediated Diseases) in Annex).
  25. Heavy smokers (> 20 cigarettes per day)

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04959344


Contacts
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Contact: Patricia Martin, PhD +41447338585 patricia.martin@lmtbio.com
Contact: Cristina Alaimo, PhD +41447338585 cristina.alaimo@lmtbio.com

Locations
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Germany
Nuvisan GmbH, Standort Gauting, Robert-Koch-Allee 29 Not yet recruiting
Gauting, Germany, 82131
Contact: Michael Lyssi    +49 89 89 35 69 29    michael.lissy@nuvisan.com   
Principal Investigator: Michael Lyssi         
Nuvisan GmbH, Standort Neu-Ulm, Wegenerstrasse 13 Recruiting
Neu-Ulm, Germany, 89231
Contact: Steffen Haffner, Dr.    +49 731 9840 452    Steffen.Haffner@nuvisan.com   
Principal Investigator: Steffen Haffner, Dr         
Sponsors and Collaborators
LimmaTech Biologics AG
GlaxoSmithKline
Investigators
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Study Director: Cristina Alaimo LimmaTech Biologics AG
Principal Investigator: Steffen Haffner, Dr Nuvisan GmbH
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Responsible Party: LimmaTech Biologics AG
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04959344    
Other Study ID Numbers: Kleb4V01
First Posted: July 13, 2021    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 13, 2021
Last Verified: June 2021

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Klebsiella Infections
Pneumonia
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Enterobacteriaceae Infections
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections