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Safety and PK Study of NOV-205 to Treat Chronic HCV Who Fail Standard Therapy

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00372983
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 7, 2006
Last Update Posted : December 21, 2007
Information provided by:
Cellectar Biosciences, Inc.

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE September 5, 2006
First Posted Date  ICMJE September 7, 2006
Last Update Posted Date December 21, 2007
Study Start Date  ICMJE August 2006
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 6, 2006)
  • To evaluate the pharmacokinetic profile of different dosing regimens of NOV-205.
  • To establish the safety profile of NOV-205 in comparison to that of placebo.
  • To compare changes in viral load after treatment with NOV-205 or placebo (as evidenced by a quantitative reduction of >0.5 log10 in serum HCV RNA levels by quantitative analysis as compared to the average of the screening and baseline values).
  • To evaluate the impact of NOV-205 on serum ALT and AST levels in comparison to that of placebo.
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Safety and PK Study of NOV-205 to Treat Chronic HCV Who Fail Standard Therapy
Official Title  ICMJE A Randomized, Placebo Controlled, Phase 1b Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Pharmacokinetics of NOV-205 in Chronic Viral Hepatitis C Subjects (Genotype 1) Who Have Failed Treatment With Pegylated Interferon Plus Ribavirin
Brief Summary The purpose of this research trial is to find out whether NOV-205 is well tolerated compared to placebo (salt water) in people with hepatitis C. In addition, this trial will test how NOV-205 is absorbed by your body after single and multiple doses of the trial drug, and it will look for early signs of therapeutic activity (decreases in indicators in the blood for the hepatitis C virus and for liver damage). This is known as pharmacokinetics (PK). NOV-205 is an experimental drug. "Experimental" means that the trial drug is currently being tested and is not approved for sale in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, NOV-205 has been approved by the Russian Federation for treatment of liver diseases including hepatitis C. Clinical studies in that country showed that subjects treated with NOV-205 alone had decreased indicators in the blood for the hepatitis C virus and for liver damage.
Detailed Description This Phase 1b trial aims to evaluate the pharmacokinetic profile of NOV-205, and in comparison to placebo, identify early signs of antiviral activity (with a quantitative reduction of >0.5 log10 in serum HCV RNA level (Elbeik, 2004)) and establish a safety profile of NOV-205 as monotherapy in subjects with chronic HCV who are non-responders to treatment with pegylated interferon plus ribavirin. This trial will also explore the effect of NOV-205 on serum biochemical markers of liver damage (e.g. alanine aminotransferase, ALT) as indications of biologic activity. Results of this trial will guide the design of future Phase 2 studies of NOV-205 in chronic hepatitis C subjects.
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 1
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Hepatitis C
Intervention  ICMJE Drug: NOV-205
Study Arms  ICMJE Not Provided
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 6, 2006)
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE December 2007
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • A serum HCV RNA level of >100,000 IU/ml using a quantitative, branched-chain-DNA (bDNA)-based assay (lower limit of quantitation = ~650 IU/ml) or other equally sensitive quantitative methods.
  • Infection with genotype 1 HCV
  • Documented failure to respond to treatment (defined as a patient who did not achieve an early viral response (EVR) (≥2 log reduction in serum HCV RNA or undetectable HCV RNA after 12 weeks of treatment) OR is serum HCV RNA positive after 24 weeks of treatment with pegylated interferon plus ribavirin for hepatitis C.
  • Women of childbearing potential willing to use two acceptable methods of birth control during trial participation or are sterile or post-menopausal (defined as not having a menstrual cycle for greater than two years)
  • Sexually active male subjects are practicing acceptable methods of contraception during trial participation
  • Have the ability to understand the requirements of the trial, have provided written informed consent, and agree to abide by the trial restrictions and to return for the required assessments
  • The subject must be able to self administer daily subcutaneous injections or their caregiver must be able to administer daily subcutaneous injections

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical, laboratory, or histological evidence of liver cirrhosis
  • Evidence of hepatic decompensation (presence of or a history of ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, variceal bleeding, or hepatocellular carcinoma)
  • Co-infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or active hepatitis B virus (HBV) (as determined by presence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)
  • Have received pegylated interferon and/or ribavirin within the 60 days prior to randomization
  • Any known preexisting medical condition that could interfere with the subject's participation in and completion of the protocol
  • Pregnant female or nursing mother
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Not Provided
Removed Location Countries United States
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00372983
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE NOV205-C101
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Responsible Party Not Provided
Original Responsible Party Same as current
Current Study Sponsor  ICMJE Cellectar Biosciences, Inc.
Original Study Sponsor  ICMJE Same as current
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Raymond Koff, MD University of Massachusetts, Worcester
PRS Account Cellectar Biosciences, Inc.
Verification Date December 2007

ICMJE     Data element required by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and the World Health Organization ICTRP