This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition campylobacter infection
Treatments ace393, placebo vaccine
Phase phase 2
Sponsor TD Vaccines A/S
Collaborator SNBL Clinical Pharmacology Center Inc.
Start date October 2008
End date March 2009
Trial size 72 participants
Trial identifier NCT00859716, ACE393-103, BB013742


The purpose of this study is to determine whether ACE393 vaccination can protect against Campylobacteriosis in a challenge model.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking double blind (subject, caregiver, investigator, outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose prevention
vaccination with ACE393 followed by challenge with campylobacter jejuni
ace393 Campylobacter jejuni
ACE393 250 micrograms as intra muscular injection at day 0 and day 21
(Placebo Comparator)
Placebo vaccination followed by challenge with campylobacter jejuni
placebo vaccine Campylobacter jejuni
Placebo 500 micrograms Alhydrogel as intra muscular injection at day 0 and day 21

Primary Outcomes

Incidence of Moderate or Severe Diarrhea
time frame: 20 weeks

Secondary Outcomes

Median Total (individual) stool number (grade 3-5 stools, diarrheal episodes only)
time frame: 20 Weeks
Median Total (individual) stool volume (grade 3-5 stools, diarrheal episodes only)
time frame: 20 weeks
Maximum stool number and volume in a 24 hr period (grade 3-5 stools, diarrheal episodes only)
time frame: 20 weeks
Incidence of severe diarrhea
time frame: 20 weeks

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 50 years old.

Inclusion criteria (selected): - Male or female between 18 and 50 years of age. - General good health, without significant medical illness, abnormal physical examination findings or clinical laboratory abnormalities as determined by the principal investigator or the principal investigator in consultation with the medical monitor and sponsor. - Negative serum pregnancy test at screening. Exclusion Criteria (selected): - Immunosuppressive illness or clinically significant IgA deficiency. - Positive serology results for HIV, HBsAg, or HCV antibodies. - Evidence of inflammatory arthritis on examination and/or HLA-B27 positive. - Allergy or prior intolerance to selected antibiotics (specified in the protocol) - Fewer than 3 stools per week or more than 3 stools per day as the usual frequency; or passing of loose or liquid stools other than on an occasional basis. - History of diarrhea. - Stool culture positive for Campylobacter, other bacterial enteropathogens and intestinal parasites. - History of microbiologically confirmed Campylobacter infection. - History of vaccination for or ingestion of Campylobacter. - Immunologic evidence of Campylobacter exposure - Serologic evidence of prior Campylobacter infection. - Cell mediated immune response evidence of prior Campylobacter infection. - Fever within 48 hours preceding challenge. - Presence of any signs or symptoms indicative of active infection. - Diarrhea occurring in the 7 days prior to challenge. - Stool culture positive for Campylobacter, other bacterial enteric pathogens or intestinal parasites.

Additional Information

Official title A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Vaccination-Challenge Study of ACE393 to Determine Efficacy Against the Symptoms of Moderate to Severe Campylobacter Jejuni Infection in Normal Healthy Volunteers
Principal investigator Mohamed Al-Ibrahim, MD
Description This study is a randomized, double blind, parallel group, placebo controlled study, in which subjects, with no evidence of prior C.jejuni infections or immunity, will be vaccinated with ACE393, a protein sub-unit vaccine, or placebo, and then subsequently challenged with C.jejuni. The study will include vaccination of approximately 72 subjects, with the aim of challenging a total of 60 subjects. ACE393 or placebo will be administered twice by intramuscular injection on an outpatient basis, three weeks apart and then the subjects will be challenged three weeks later with C.jejuni. During the inpatient monitoring period, volunteers will be evaluated daily for safety, clinical signs and symptoms of disease and stool microbiology). Criteria for early institution of oral hydration, intravenous fluids, serum electrolyte monitoring, blood cultures, and/or antibiotics are predefined. All volunteers will receive antibiotic therapy 6 days after challenge (unless treated early). Discharge criteria are predefined. Post-discharge follow-up will further monitor safety, confirm C .jejuni eradication after antibiotic therapy, and assess immunologic response.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2009.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by TD Vaccines A/S.